Posters
NameTitle of PosterDescriptionPoster Type
Aisa CericStatus Network Water Quality Sampling within the St. Johns River Water Management District: The Second Sampling Cycle (2004 to 2008)Since 1996, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been working together to implement a new kind of water quality monitoring network, known as the Integrated Water Resources Monitoring (IWRM) - Status Monitoring Network. This is a probabilistic network whereby 30 randomly selected sites of each of six inland water body types are sampled only once in a specific area of the state called a Reporting Unit. The main advantages of the Status Network are two-fold 1) elimination of sampling bias in the data collection and 2) establishment of a database that can be used for determination of statewide or region-wide conditions. FDEP contracted the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) to sample surface water quality sites in its area. During the period from 2000 to 2008, two sampling cycles were completed. This poster presents results from the second five-year sampling cycle that started in 2004 and ended in 2008. During the last cycle, one or two of seven basins in the SJRWMD were sampled each year and 30 samples were collected for each of four surface water body resource types (major rivers, streams, large lakes, and small lakes) in each basin. The resource types were sampled during a so-called “index period”, which was established as a time of the year with high biological activity. Thus, the Status Network would potentially indicate the “worst-case scenario” for the selected indicator of each resource type. In general, the Status Network is useful for: 1) characterizing regional and basin water resource conditions using a rotating, multi-year probabilistic sampling approach, 2) determining percentages of each resource type that met/exceed state standards within each reporting unit with known confidence limits using core indicators (e.g., DO < 5.0 mg/L), 3) comparing resource conditions within reporting unit, region and state (e.g., Ocklawaha River Basin to St. Marys-Nassau Basins), and 4) comparing resource types with each other (e.g., large lakes to small lakes).Project Presentation
Jeff BracewellReporting on Land-Use Change for National Park Service Gulf Coast ParksLand use changes adjacent to park boundaries can impact park resources in a variety of ways. Consequently, many approaches have been taken to record and measure land-use change on a variety of scales. The Gulf Coast Network has developed a GIS-based system to predict land-use change based on publicly available GIS data. Largely centered on municipal parcel, zoning, and permitting information, the system highlights changes in attribution or geometry of parcels near park units. The system has variable outcomes for each park unit due to variations in data quality and data availability. This poster will outline a process for collecting and storing municipal GIS data, discuss the utility of these base data as stand-alone products, and explore the use of municipal GIS data in measuring habitat fragmentation and human population density.Project Presentation
Larry KungCreation of Federal Aid Eligibility MapsThis poster describes what the Fed Aid maps are and how the maps are used after a disaster occurs in Florida. The maps consist of roadways maintained by Fl. Dept. of Transportation and other public roads. The fundings from federal aid help with the repairs of the damages on these roadways. A general explanation of the difference between fundings by the federal aid from the Federal Highway Administration and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) is also included. These Fed Aid maps are available on the website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/planning/statistics/fedaid/ Project Presentation
Arifa OzairPRINCIPELS OF CADASTERAL MAPPING EXPLANING STEPWISE WHAT THE PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REPRESENTPrinciples of cadasteral mapping.Explaining the breakdown of 13 character Tax ID (Parcel Number). Further describing to make it easy to understand the Townships, Sections, Subdivision and Block and Lot. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Berry ShafiiSuwannee River Water Management DistrictThis poster reflects density of Watee Use & Environmental Resource Permits.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Jason McEachernThe Cascade: Then and NowThe purpose of this poster is an effort to spatially depict the former Tallahassee Cascade and the associated sinkhole. Historic references, aerial imagery and maps were used in tandem with GIS software to re-create the location as best as possible. Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Artie White and Erin EmmonsTennessee River Trails Scenic HighwayThe poster was developed for the Tennessee River Trails Scenic Highway to market the region for economic development purposes. The poster highlights nature and heritage-based tourism opportunities and includes a story and photographs that reflect the region's rich history and abundant natural resources. The location of these resources were collected using GPS during field visits and were spatially referenced on the map in GIS.Project Presentation
Kenya RolleUtilizing GIS to extract primary data for watershedsGIS was used to obtain primary data for two of FLoridas watersheds. The mapping results gave reference to land use descriptions/locations, streams and water bodies, locations of inlets, outlets to assist in the identifying areas of land contamination in order to move forward in watershed modeling.Not Applicable
Erin EmmonsKissimmee Trail LoopThe City of Kissimmee, FL contracted Kimley-Horn and Associates to assist in developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the City. Included within the report were a series of maps that illustrated existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit facilities, right-of-way easements and land uses that were overlaid in GIS to identify trail opportunity corridors. Once the corridors were identified the proposed facilities were created in GIS and used to calculate construction cost for each proposed segment to be included in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The map presented is of the Kissimmee Trail Loop trail opportunity corridor and illustrates how the proposed facilities add to the City’s overall bicycle and pedestrian network. Sources: Aerials were obtained from the FDOT Survey and Mapping department and all other existing conditions data was provided by the City of Kissimmee’s GIS department. Proposed network was created by Kimley-Horn and Associates. Projection: Florida State Plane East. Project Presentation
Erin EmmonsScenic 30-A Corridor MapThe Florida Scenic Highway Program is a program developed to preserve, maintain, protect and enhance Florida’s outstanding culture, historical, archeological, recreational, natural and scenic resources. Scenic 30-A in Walton County, Florida was designated a State Scenic Highway in 2008. To receive designation the corridor had to demonstrate how and what features within the corridor met the cultural, historical, archeological, recreational, natural and scenic resources required to be considered ‘Scenic’. The map presented is of the Scenic 30-A Corridor map created to illustrate the multiple intrinsic resources that support the program’s mission. Sources: UF GeoPlan, US Fish and Wildlife Services, County GIS departments, Florida Natural Areas Inventory, FDOT. Projection: Florida State Plane North. Project Presentation
Wesley PalmerMeasuring Levee Elevations in North LouisianaThe Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) has contracted with Louisiana Tech University to capture the levee elevation heights in north Louisiana. This ongoing project employs the use of survey grade Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology to capture the measurements and utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for pre-planning, data processing and map production. The scope of the project consists of surveying up to 400 miles of state and federal levees along the Red, Ouachita, and Black rivers. The result of this project will be a GIS dataset that contains elevation points collected every 25 feet along the crest of the levees. The accuracy of these measurements will be kept within a precision interval of ± 3/10ths of a foot vertically and 1/10th of a foot horizontally. Two survey grade GPS receivers are used in the data collection process. One receiver operates as a static base station transmitting GPS corrections via radio waves while the other operates as a rover receiver mounted on top of a vehicle collecting elevation measurements then applying the corrections received from the base station in real time. The resulting data collected in this study will provide LaDOTD with a geographical inventory of the levees in North Louisiana. Armed with the knowledge of precise levee height and location, the LaDOTD can make better informed decisions when dealing with flood control issues. Louisiana Tech undergraduate GIS students are involved in this data collection project which will prove to be a tremendous learning experience. The poster will outline the methods used and detail the RTK GPS data collection process. Project Presentation
Amy KnightCooperative Land Cover MapThe Cooperative Land Cover Map is a project to develop an improved statewide land cover map from existing sources and expert review of aerial photography. The new statewide map (published August 2010) includes 189 land cover classes and consists of over 6 million acres derived from local, regional and site-specific sources and 1.4 million acres classified during aerial photo review. The remaining area (32 million acres) consists of Land Use Land Cover data developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida's water management districts. All data were crosswalked into the Florida Land Cover Classification System developed by FWC in 2009. This work was funded through the State Wildlife Grants program.Project Presentation
Robert CliftGeographic Distribution of Florida's Physician WorkforceThis poster will detail the data processing and visualization techniques implemented to analyze the results of the Florida Physician Workforce Survey and will showcase several of the resulting analysis products.Project Presentation
Preservation of Natural Floodplain Benefits througPreservation of Natural Floodplain Benefits through Non-Structural TechniquesFloodplain Preservation by land acquisition & management, LiDAR acquisition, FEMA map modernization and coastal surge modeling.Not Applicable
Brent KastorNortheast Florida Development MapThis map was prepared to represent various types of land use in Northeast Florida. A combination of carographic methods were used to generate the map - from ArcGIS Desktop 9.x to manual cartography.Project Presentation
Larry WaszinkWhere are are the foreclosures in Tallahassee?Shows clusters of foreclosures and other distressed properties in Tallahassee.Student Entry
Brent KastorParcel Impact Calculation ModelThe RS&H, Inc. GIS Team developed a model that automates the calculation of the parcel impacts of corridors. A process which previously took months can now be done in a fraction of the time.Spatial Analysis or Visualization
Brent KastorReality Check First CoastGrowth modeling of Northeast Florida to the year 2060.Project Presentation