Presentations (Papers List)
NameTitle of PaperDescription
Tripp CorbinUsing Data Driven Pages to create Map Books in ArcGIS 10This presentation will cover how to use the new Data Driven Pages functionality in ArcGIS Desktop 10 to create map booklets. Topics covered will include creating indexes, setting up a layout, enabling data driven pages, and using dynamic text.
C. Henry DepewHow Accurate Is Your Data?The presentation is on some of the considerations that might impact the accuracy of the data being used in the project.
C. Henry DepewPresentng Your ProjectYou have done your research and developed your presentation. Now it is time to make the presentation. The focus of this presentation is the basics of making a presentation.
Duane 'JT' TreadonGeorgia's Opportunity Zone Identification, A Spatial ApproachThe language of Georgia's Opportunity Zone law lends itself well for spatial analysis. A parcel based analysis of criteria outlined in the law can help a community identify potential areas eligible for Opportunity Zone status. We will explore the criteria and how to assemble a Geo Database for analysis.
Linc Clay/Chris JuddOpen Source Web Mapping with MapServerThis presentation will focus on a leading open source web mapping solution. We will describe web mapping based on MapServer, Apache, PHP, and PHP/Mapscript. This technology stack is fairly simple to use, is simple to run, is very robust in operation, and the users control the upgrade path. Oh, did we mention it's free?
Chris Judd/Linc ClayStructured GIS Application DevelopmentThis paper introduces the techniques and software packages we used to foster a dependable, manageable, and repeatable process to developing a web based redistricting application. The application development cycle lasted over four years and mechanisms included ticketing, source code control, automated and manual testing, automated builds, and executable installation packages. Our goal was to stamp out software snowflakes!
Leah SchwizerThe Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Working Group (HIFLD WG) The Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Working Group (HIFLD WG) was established in February 2002 to identify, share, and protect geospatial infrastructure data and information used for visualization and analysis. Topics will include an overview of the HIFLD WG; updates on the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) Gold and Freedom datasets; the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN); and free viewers, tools and services available for mission partners.
Frank ConklingTransitioning to the Parcel Fabric - Considerations, Techniques and IssuesWith ArcGIS 10, Esri introduced the Parcel Fabric, a comprehensive data model for managing land records. This presentation will review the process of transitioning your current parcel layers to the parcel fabric, including a discussion of things that must be considered prior to transition; approaches to this transition; and issues that must be addressed before, during, and after the transition.
Carol A. WalkerFACM - Mapping Education, Designations, and OpportunitiesThis presentation will discuss the Florida Association of Cadastral Mappers, its history, the benefits of FACM Membership, committee work, election to the board, and our various education programs. We will also provide information on obtaining points towards your GISP by being a member, working within FACM, taking our classes, and obtaining a mapping designation.
Ellen M. Edwards, CCF, CFEAdverse Possession in Florida TodayThis presentation will touch Adverse Possession in the State of Florida and the recent changes to F.S. 95.18 and what these changes mean to the public and your Property Appraiser’s office. The focus will highlight the changes to the law and give examples of how Property Appraiser offices will now handle these claims. Also, will show GIS slides of areas of our 926 adverse possession claims in Polk County.
Albert HillIntroduction to Metadata for ManagersIt’s all about communicating your standards. Data about your data (metadata) is a critical component to any GIS and it’s recently been reported that over 75% of GIS operations fail to adequately document their data for regional or national sharing. This presentation introduces participants to metadata requirements including recent Florida law, the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) standards and both ISO 19115 and the North American Profile of ISO 19115 requirements.
Brad TathamEmerging Technologies For Field Data Access & CaptureEmerging technologies can eliminate the barriers to GIS data and allow for creation of geospatial features and data by those who have no background in GIS. Inexpensive and easy to use solutions for public works, planning, appraisers, emergency responders, managers and support personnel provide intra agency and inter agency coordination for daily workflow requirements as well as a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each to help in emergencies to save lives and property.
Keith SandellMap Making for the BlindColor is a fickle thing, especially for those of us who can’t see it correctly! Cartography is an art. The colors you choose decide if it is good or bad art. This presentation will discuss methods, and provide opportunity for discussion of methods, which color challenged individuals, can use to safely generate maps that are professionally acceptable.
Keith SandellGeospatial Intelligence Solution & Mapping Overlay (GISmo)This presentation will demonstrate a mapping application developed for Citizen’s Claims Department to aid in catastrophe operations, fraud detection and other projects. This will be a high level discussion and demonstration of the functions of this application.
Keith SandellGISmo Behind the ScenesThis presentation will dive behind the scenes of what makes GISmo go. During this discussion we will explore the Esri Javascript API, ArcGIS 10 Query Layers, SQL Spatial Types and their methods, mixing Python and SQL through pyodbc, and reading and writing geometry for use in SQL Spatial Types.
Georgianna Strode / Ned Cake ESRI Flex Viewer Made SimpleThe ArcGIS API for Flex can produce rich, high-performing, engaging web mapping applications. This presentation provides an overview of lessons learned and a practical ten-step guide for beginning Flex developers. In addition, sample maps from the Tallahassee Leon County GIS demonstrate the more advanced capabilities of Flex.
Dean K. Jue / Stephen HodgeAn Open Source Framework for Implementing Multi-User Web-Based Mapping SolutionsRecent technological advances have increased the public’s use of maps on the web, including as citizen scientists to collect data. Since many map functionalities are generic, one can develop a software framework that is easy to customize to different requirements. FREAC developed a multi-state application with the flexibility to suit a wide variety of different agency needs. This session will describe the key software used and its modular approach that make it easy to customize.
Open ForumWhat Do You Do?GIS is an awesome mix of science and art. A mix that all too often is underappreciated and/or misunderstood by those who need and use it most; the general public. How often have you found yourself trying to explain what it is you do only to lose your audience? This open discussion forum will provide an opportunity to discuss best practices and effective methods of eloquently describing what you do to help others truly appreciate the power of GIS and those that make it happen.
James RobesonA New GPS Technology for Higher Accuracy and ProductivityGPS accuracy has been a matter of money and having a clear unobstructed view of the sky. Trimble’s new Floodlight Technology and the use of VRS-Now have made decimeter an affordable and highly productive process. We will look at the kind of situations where this technology will provide an improved solution and increase speed, accuracy and productivity. Jim will also include a briefing on the status of Light Squared and their potentially harmful effects on GPS.
Erik HazzardOpenSource Web Map Development with OpenLayersThis talk will offer an overview of OpenLayers, a powerful open source web mapping library for creating dynamic maps. We'll start with an overview of OpenLayers then go on to cover most parts of the library, creating a map in the process.
Jared Causseaux, Martin Roche, Teresa Townsend The Florida Statewide Aerial Imagery Business Plan UpdateThe State of Florida is developing a Business Plan to support the creation, maintenance, and distribution of terrestrial aerial imagery. This session will present an overview of the project to date along with the summary of findings from the outreach process. Attendees will have the opportunity to express their needs for aerial imagery and detail what they would like to see from a statewide program.
Bill Alfred, MS, GISPBecoming a Certified GIS Professional (GISP)The GISP Certification is intended to provide professionals who work in the GIS field with a formal process that will: Allow recognition by their colleagues and peers. Establish and maintain high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct. Encourage aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification. Encourage established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills. This session will provide an overview of the GISP Certification and renewal process.
Kevin CowartUsing NASA's Earth Observation Systems to Map and Monitor the Habitat of the Threatened Plumleaf Azalea at Providence Canyon State Conservation Park, GeorgiaProvidence Canyon State Conservation Park is home to the largest population of Plumleaf Azaleas in the world. The Marshall Space Flight Center DEVELOP Team partnered with the Providence Canyon State Conservation Park and Thomas University to explore how NASA Earth Observing Systems (EOS) could be used to help restoration efforts of the Plumleaf Azalea. Field data and satellite imagery analysis showed that the majority of the Plumleaf Azaleas could be found in close vicinity to the canyons
Jacob Coble, Greg Mauldin, Jason McEachernApplications of Arc Hydro in Local GovernmentThe City of Tallahassee and Leon County are in the process of implementing a Hydrographic Information System using Arc Hydro. This presentation focuses on the primary phases of the project and the GIS data layers derived from this process. A case study of the integration of Arc Hydro with hydrologic modeling is presented. Discussion topics include source data requirements, (soils, landuse, and rainfall), runoff models and the presentation of the model results.
Tripp CorbinUnderstanding the AutoCAD DWG formatMuch of the data that finds its way into our GIS databases was orginally created by engineers, surveyors, and other professionals using AutoCAD or similar programs. This presentation will help GIS users and professionals understand how AutoCAD Drawing files work for easier importing into a GIS database.
Kathryn ZiewitzNew Urbanism on the ground in central FloridaThe location of residential settlements within a region affects the extent of auto use, carbon emissions, land consumption, and other sustainability factors. This GIS analysis evaluates sustainability for central Florida New Urbanist communities. Location, land use, transportation, and housing variables are examined to determine where these communities tend to be located, and an index is used to rate the sustainability of these developments based upon variables linked to sustainability goals.
Joe NobleLANDFIRE Geospatial LayersLANDFIRE or Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools, is an interagency vegetation, fire, and fuel characteristics mapping program. LANDFIRE produces geospatial products that describe potential and existing vegetation, surface and canopy fuel characteristics, and simulated historical fire regimes conditions. Data products such as existing vegetation cover, height, type, biophysical setting, as well as others will be discussed.
Mark NelsonGIS-Centric Asset & Maintenance ManagementOur cities and counties are increasingly challenged with managing and maintaining our aging infrastructure with fewer resources. Improving operational efficiencies becomes the key to meeting this challenge and doing more with less. To this end, the implementation and effective use of a GIS-centric work management system is how many agencies are achieving this goal. This presentation will cover many of the aspects of a Cityworks implementation and how it can be leveraged to do more with less.
Mark NelsonMapping and Assessing our Water Quality LiabilitiesEPA's Total Maximum Daily Loads and Numeric Nutrient Criteria will require significant nutrient reductions and create new potentially large fiscal liabilities for our cities and counties. Getting a handle on the sources, fiscal extent and timing of these liabilities is becoming increasingly important. This presentation will cover a geospatial approach to assessing these liabilities through the use of SIMPLE (Spatially Integrated Model for Pollutant Load Estimates), an ArcMap tool.
Mira BourovaA Regional Structures Layer Stewardship Program-past, present and futureIn July 2008 USGS, LYNX, and four central Florida counties engaged in a cooperative agreement to provide a regional model for a critical structures theme stewardship program. The success of this initial program led to expanding the program to 16 counties in central Florida funded by the USGS and led by the CFGIS Workshop. This presentation discusses the approach, results, and implications for expanded employment of this initiative at the state level.