Presentations

NameTitle of PaperDescription
Bill Timmins and Scott HutchinsonUnmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Air Photo Mapping and Event ResponseUAVs and digital cameras allow a high level of automation in feature extraction and pixel matching. Collected imagery can generate highly detailed 3D data or provide imagery LiDAR data. As this technology continues to evolve, an increasing number of applications will be developed, ranging from survey accuracy feature extraction to 3D visualization. Examples of APM and for event planning and response will be presented, as well as an overview of FAA guidelines.
Bill Timmins and Scott HutchinsonCapturx Digital Pen SolutionsDigital pen solutions provide inexpensive and easy to use solutions. The pen solutions eliminate technology boundaries for public works, planning and code departments as well as emergency responders and operational managers and support personnel - many who have no GIS training. Immediate access to filed data can improve input into GIS workflow requirements and can provide critical information to help in time of emergency response to help save lives and property.
Tripp CorbinGIS Certification: To certify or not to certify In this economy, GIS Professionals and practitioners are looking for ways to build their resumes to increase their chance of getting a job or to win projects. One of the ways to do this is with certifications. But which certification should they get? Do they actually provide any benefit? What does it take to earn one? This presentation will try to help answer many of those questions.
Tripp CorbinNow your a Manager. What do you need to know?As as move through our careers in GIS, we will eventually find ourselves in a position of leadership. For many GIS practitioners, we find ourselves in this new position little prepared for all the challenges we might face. This presentation will touch briefly on some of the new skills and challenges you will need as a manager.
Craig RobinsonEfficiently deploying web-based GIS Solutions for Public SafetyWhen a crisis strikes, public safety agencies require data and information that can help expedite decision making. We will explore a platform approach to building and deploying web-based GIS applications with workflows and reports that can be delivered via a browser to workstations, laptops, tablets and Smartphones in both connected and disconnected modes. This will include a live demonstration of web-based GIS applications for policing and damage assessment that leverage HTML5 technology.
Georgianna StrodeContinuous Surface Models Made Modern Accurate population estimation is important in many fields of study. Continuous surface models are the ideal method for visualizing and analyzing population data. FSU has developed a collection of over 100 continuous surfaces with statewide coverage showing socioeconomic characteristics (race, age, education, linguistic isolation, travel time to work, vehicle ownership, persons living alone, etc.) using data from the 2010 Census plus the American Community Survey.
Khaleda Hatim, Muni Melpati, and Mark WelshRail Basemap and Linear Referencing SystemThe FDOT is developing a Rail basemap for RCI. This paper explains the process of creating the database and the importance of the Rail basemap. It also explains feature and facility types and how rail ids are derived. This database will not only efficiently manage railroad systems and track locations of various facilities associated with rail systems, but also supports FDOT’s Work Program. It is also meant to streamline data collection processes and support the multimodal CFP and Needs Plan.
Tripp CorbinGNSS: GPS was just the beginningDid you know that GPS was only one of several satellite positions constellations in use? Several countries have launched their own versions of GPS and now you can start taking advantage of those to provide more satellites and better locations. This presentation will introduce you to other Global Navigation Satellite Systems now deployed, how this might improve data collection and discuss the current state of the US GPS constellation.
C. Henry DepewPresenting Your InformationTips on how to make your presentation more interesting and informative to your audience.
Frank ConklingTrials, Tribulations and Rewards of Mapping in the Parcel Fabric. The ESRI Parcel Fabric is a huge step forward in managing parcel and land records information. During this presentation, we will review our multitude of experiences in both converting existing parcel data into the ESRI Parcel Fabric, mapping entire counties from scratch, and using the tools available for maintaining the parcels.
Jennifer MorganOvercoming the road blocks to success: How eGIS Associate’s Geospatial Road Map helps guide our path forwardLike many established GIS groups, Bay County GIS had become a victim of our own success. We got so locked in to the services we provided that we hit a road block when we looked for ways to implement new technologies. In 2012, Bay County GIS contracted with eGIS Services to provide a Geospatial Road Map. This presentation discusses the process and how our Road Map has provided us with highly focused and obtainable objectives and strategies which we consider to be our working guide for success.
Adam Carnow, Anthony MyersSharpen Your GIS SkillsSharpen Your GIS will cover best practices & workflows to simplify your work. Don’t let your skills grow dull. Attend this session to: Learn about the wealth of resources available for your projects. See examples of how & when to use analysis tools to drive better decision making. Get ideas for extracting more value & better information from your existing software & data. Expand your knowledge of the latest GIS tools & how you can take advantage of them.
Jessica RogersBuilding a Data Management System for Cartographic ProductsHistorically, the Florida Official Transportation Map has been produced using a non-spatial vector data software. This past year, FDOT has moved this product into a GIS system. This presentation will explore the challenges and issues that arose during the development of this product and will explore topics revolving around cartographic data management including: database design, editing workflows, and the use of cartographic representations and other cartographic tools available within ArcGIS.
Dixie M. Davis, Mark WelshThey Took the Keys! Managing GIS Services with Diminished PrivilegesThis presentation outlines the strategies taken by the Transportation Statistics Office to mediate the loss of administrative control of production GIS servers due to recent legislative mandate. The use of focused permissions, scheduled tasks, log file access, service accounts, a .NET service control panel and system monitor, have allowed GIS staff the ability to relinquish administrative access, while at the same time having the ability to effectively manage their GIS service infrastructure.
Keith CookeSustainable Solutions for State GovernmentA change in IT philosophy has occurred as more organizations realize that an over-reliance on customized apps is no longer a sustainable business model. The ArcGIS for State Government suite provides configurable, out-of-the-box maps and apps to the citizens of the State, helps address the needs of stakeholders, and facilitates implementing GIS effectively and widely within your organization. We'll examine the free and fully-supported maps and apps that are available and preview the road ahead.
Craig RobinsonDelivering What Users NeedCreators of web mapping applications often struggle when deciding whether to offer comprehensive applications that risk being overly complex or simple applications that can risk being too limited. The challenge is to leverage the strengths of both approaches, while minimizing associated downsides. We’ll explore the pros and cons of comprehensive vs. targeted apps and discuss best practices for delivering the mix and style of applications that are most appropriate for your end-users.
Jason PlaistedEnvironmental Detemination using GIS and Accela AutomationThe Environmental Determination in Accela Automation is used to help citizens and agency staff to determine what they can build on their property. It does this by using Accela Automation’s integration with GIS to perform a series of automated buffer checks around the parcel boundary or Area of Interest to determine what other layers come into contact with the GIS boudary. It returns a data set for each object it encounters and builds a report of this information.
Duane TreadonELA/LGIM/ArcGIS Online, Pulling It All TogetherThis session will explore the benefits of leveraging ESRI's Enterprise License Agreement, Local Government Information Model, and ArcGIS Online in a local government setting to expand GIS resources to the organization and community.
Philip GriffithAutomating Arc Hydro with PythonThis presentation covers the basic ArcHydro geoprocessing tools currently being used in a long term project at Tallahassee-Leon County GIS to update legacy watershed data for Leon County. It also demonstrates the benefits that basic Python scripts can bring to any project, with particular emphasis on automating Arc Hydro's geoprocessing workflow for workspace setup and watershed delineation. Solutions to common problems associated with Arc Hydro will also be addressed.
Mike KissaneThe City’s Migration to ESRI’s JavaScript APIThis presentation will provide an overview of our transition from ESRI’s .Net WebADF development platform to the ESRI JavaScript API. We will showcase some of our new applications and some code examples will be provided.
Daniel ThomasMastering the ETL Process: A Guide to Better Modeling and ScriptingTopics covered in this presentation are geoprocessing scenarios where the extract, transformation, and loading process is examined under object oriented programming principles for designing more efficient model and python scripts.
Jacob CobleIntroducing the Geoportal: Its Uses and CustomizationsThis describes the ESRI Geoportal Server, in particular, the Geoportal application that is in development at TLCGIS. The Geoportal is an open-source Web application that can be used for data discovery. It publishes metadata and it can make GIS files available for download. The Geoportal is becoming an important part of the Web presence of many GIS organizations. I will also show how a Geoportal can be customized but I will not get into too much technical detail.
Joshua PopePictometry - Implimenting Cloud based ObliquesLet us show you how to utilize the power of oblique imagery while benefiting from the power and simplicity of a cloud environment. With new ArcMap integrations, management could not be simpler.
Ned Cake GISP, Susan Redmond, Tricia McClenahanGeoenabling Asset and Work Order Management at Leon CountyThis session will focus on the collaborative effort between the GIS, Applications, Database, and Public Works Operations sections of Leon County Government to integrate GIS with an enterprise solution for asset and work order management. It will also provide an overview of Leon County's migration to the latest Infor Public Sector solution.
Ned Cake GISP, Dan Thomas, John Marquez, Hector HoTrailahassee - Enjoy the Ride, Hike, Run, Walk!Trailahassee is a regional trail oriented map application developed by TLCGIS and the Zimmerman Agency. This session will focus on collaboration challenges faced by a development team that featured a unique partnership between public and private agencies. The team members will discuss their approaches to styling for multiple devieces, database, cartography, map services and social media opportunities. The session includes a demonstration of the application.
Bill MillinorDrivers and Benefits of a Modern Asset Management System (AMS)This session provides case studies on recent Cityworks AMS implementations for St. Johns County, Destin Water Users, and the City of Sanford. Each faced challenges with managing infrastructure with fewer resources. We’ll review their reasons to modernize their AMS and discuss their results and ROI. A modern AMS can streamline your work and data flows by reducing overhead and increasing efficiencies. Integration with existing systems often includes SCADA, billing, and automatic metering.
Charley Schwartz, PEDrainage & Floodplain Analysis using GISPowerpoint Presentation will focus on the use of GIS to evaluate drainage and floodplain conditions. The presentation will outline general evaluation procedures, follow an actual drainage evaluation, and identify relevant GIS coverages including: LiDAR, Elevation isocontour lines, FEMA polygons, Drainage infrastructure, Easements, Aerial imagery, Roads, Railroads, Soils, etc. Question & Answer to follow presentation.
Thomas TricaricoProgrammers Corner: Code Snippets for OpenLayersThis session covers some basic concepts using OpenLayers and other native geocoding tools. It focuses on using current HTML5 technologies to your advantage and some examples of mapping with those technologies. The examples include mobile applications and web applications, including an example of using social media with Twitter.
Karen KebartUtilization of LiDAR data toward the Redelineation of the HUC12 Basins of the Apalachicola River and Bay Basin in FloridaLiDAR data was utilized to produce updated sub-basin boundaries for the Apalachicola River and Bay in the Northwest Florida Water Management District. Processing was completed using the Spatial Analyst extension in ArcMap. Discussion will Include the tools, process, and interim products. A comparison between the original and redelineated basins highlights the value and limitations of the base and interim datasets.
Scott WeismanOur Changing Workplace:Are we ready?Within the next 2-3 years thousands of people will be retiring, you probably know a few. Does your organization have a strategy for recruitment and retention?. This presentation will explore some of the challenges our organizations will be up against very soon. We will also look at how this impacts the IT/GIS working environs.
Jim RobesonIs NAD83 Dead? Originally NAD83 and WGS84 were essentially identical for all practical purposes. Many in the GIS industry built their GIS around NAD83 or later NAD83 HARN. In a discussion on changes that have occurred over the years and new direction by the National Geodetic Survey, we will look at the increasing difficulty and deficiencies in continuing to support the original NAD83.
Richard ButgereitUS National Grid for data aggregation and information sharingThe US National Grid is a point reference system of grid references that provides a nationally consistent language of location in a user friendly format. Use of the National Grid has been widely adopted within emergency management for use in preparedness, response,& recovery efforts. Particularly identified as a tool to support search and rescue, this presentation will explore some other uses of the National Grid for data aggregation & information sharing.
Keith SandellNeat Things To Do With PythonThis presentation will discuss various things you can do, and probably a few things you shouldn't do, with Python. Topics discussed will include automated data creation and processing, emailing, website data mining, GUIs for python and SQL database integration.
Duane JT TreadonMap Services and ArcGIS Online, Making Web Apps SimpleIn this session we will explore how to use a map service to create a map app in ArcGIS Online.
Jean Michael MarcelinDeveloping a spatial modeling framework for siting hurricane relief centers in HaitiThis paper explores the development of a spatial modeling framework for relief facility siting with the goal of enhancing hurricane management strategies in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Specifically we propose spatial optimization models that site hurricane shelters in the metropolitan area of Port-Au-Prince respectively under efficiency, equity, and efficiency/equity-combined objectives. The model trade-offs and their implications on accessibility to the relief facilities sited are also examined.

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Every year we receive feedback that the SHRUG Workshop should have more presentations about a particular topic. Some of these requested topics are utilities, environmental, transportation, census, and many more. You might be working on a project that could be helpful to someone else in our GIS community. Share what you are working by presenting it at the 2013 SHRUG Workshop.
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Deadline to submit: 11/4/2013