Krysia Chris Sapeta, CP, PMP, SP, GISP – The Sanborn Map Company
Water flows downhill, and our water models should reflect that. LiDAR is a superior technology for water modeling, but it needs to be enhanced with breaklines in order to ensure proper delineation of the terrain. This presentation will give a brief overview of the latest USGS LiDAR Base Specification, Version 1.2. It will also discuss how the LiDAR water model is generated, including initial acquisition, point cloud classification, development of a ‘Bare Earth’ Digital Elevation Model (DEM), hydro-flattening and hydro-enforcement.Then we can be assured we are flowing downhill and not have to paddle upstream!
Title: Mobile LiDAR in the Civil Industry and 3d Design Using Autodesk Infraworks
Bartley Estes – CEC Corporation
Rusty Steel – CEC Corporation
This presentation will introduce mobile LiDAR and its applications in infrastructure design. Topics to be covered include: a brief introduction to LiDAR and 3D laser scanning technology, exploiting LiDAR data to create precise existing models, mobile LiDAR applications for engineering and blending LiDAR data with proposed design. Industry innovations such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will also be discussed.
We will also demonstrate preliminary design software that helps improve your project outcomes. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information to make decisions in context. We will virtually and conceptually design a project within its existing environment.
Title: Asset Visualization and Engineering Support Tools for the Enterprise
Jay Adams – Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and Retired Transportation Manager for Oklahoma DOT
In the Transportation World (Roads, Railroads, and Transit) there are ever increasing amounts of data available to the enterprise for analysis functions such as planning, asset management, safety & traffic management, and bridge & pavement management. Two new applications that support these critical functions are Image Viewer and Straight Line Diagrams (SLD).
Image Viewer is an enterprise web application for analyzing photo logs and associated inventory data that can be used by any stakeholder for transportation data. Image Viewer can function as a standalone application or has been architected to be easily integrated with other applications such as decision support portals. It’s developed in HTML5 and offers a public API for system integration. Transportation Agencies are able to call the Image Viewer Application by simply passing the required parameters in a browser URL Address bar.
Another valuable application that allows more information to be disseminated to decision makers are SLD’s. SLD’s provide a robust tool to allow engineers and analysts to view information such as pavement conditions, signal information and traffic counts in a two-dimensional visual depiction with all its related data. It’s based on the data from an underlying Linear Referencing System (LRS) and is browser-based so it can be used by anyone throughout the enterprise or in other applications.
Image Viewer and SLD provides quick visual analysis through maps, charts, diagrams and images and is based on the same flexible architecture that can be integrated with other applications or function in a standalone capacity. This presentation will address typical business drivers, development methodology and functionality of both of these solutions.
Matt Gaffner – Weather Decision Technologies
Weather is responsible for a staggering amount of lost revenue, costs, and critical decisions each year. This presentation will explore the impacts weather has on various industries and the ROI associated with integrating weather data into maps/apps on the ESRI platform. ESRI’s platform empowers GIS developers and analysts to easily consume data published as map services, so there’s no reason that your business continuity and situational awareness maps and applications can’t include high-end, reliable weather data.
Title: UAS Mapping: Making the case for Ground Control Points
Mark R. Paulson, RPLS – Vertical Aspect, LLC
Vertical Aspect specializes in helping train professionals and organizations in developing their own in-house UAS mapping capability. In order to achieve survey grade accuracy, absolute accuracy is needed on a UAS Mapping project, which requires either the use of Ground Control Points or an RTK (Real Time Kinematics) capable aircraft. This presentation will compare an identical project processed using RTK, GCPs and no GCPs. Our presentation will discuss proper positioning and number of GCPs, attributes of good GCP targets, the difference between a CGP and a check point and different types of equipment capable of measuring Ground Control Points. It will then cover the insertion of GCPs into a project using Pix4D.
Title: Developing ArcGIS Web Mapping Applications
Nick Tonias, P.E. – CEDRA
Ian Peebles, GISP – City of Edmond
The use of web based mapping applications by municipalities has greatly increased over the last few years. The ability to have multiple users accessing the municipality's GIS without acquiring multiple ArcGIS desktop licenses is extremely beneficial. Additionally, the ability to deploy these applications on mobile devices also provides tremendous benefit.
This presentation discusses how a web based mapping application can be developed, including the Pros and Cons of the various development environments, and deployed. Case studies discussing how the City of Edmond has developed and deployed web based mapping applications will be presented. The City of Edmond has more than 5 years of experience in developing web based mapping applications and 26 live web based applications. Examples of the City's applications to be presented include: Wastewater Line Maintenance, Emergency Management, Urban Forestry and Art in Public Places.
Title: New Trimble TDC 100 and the Cloud
Cody Cantrell – Western Data Systems, Inc.
Trimble has released the TDC 100 smart phone running Android.
Running Android 5.1 (lollypop), and featuring full support for the Google Play Store (Google Mobile Services Certified) the TDC100 gives you access to all types of Apps right at your fingertips. Supporting both Trimble TerraFlex and ESRI’s Collector solutions. The TDC100 is available in both a WiFi only platform or with 4G LTE technology. The TDC100 features a GPS + Glonass receiver that is capable of 2-5 meter accuracy. If higher accuracy is needed the TDC100 can paired with the Trimble R1 or Trimble R2 GNSS Receivers for Submeter, Decimeter and Centimeter accuracy.
Aaron Kreag, GISP – Cityworks
Cityworks is an industry leader in the GIS-centric public asset management space. Whether you are a Cityworks customer, a potential customer or even if you have never seen the software before, stop on by this session and take a quick look at some of the different ways that the ESRI and Cityworks platforms integrate or function together right out of the box. We will take a look at using ArcGIS Collector, pulling real time data from Cityworks into AGOL and the Web App Builder and some analytics to name a few.
Title: Unique ID Issues – A Thing of the Past!!!
Kevin Koon, GISP – NewEdge Services, LLC
NewEdge Services, LLC has developed an ID tool that allows users to customize unique ID’s within their geodatabases to meet client specific needs. Designed to work seamlessly with your GIS database, the NewEdge Unique ID Tool generates custom unique ID’s for GIS features. Features include: batch ID generation, automatic generate of new ID’s for both new or spilt features, globally unique ID’s across the database, easy modification. The tool is Cityworks and E911 compatible as well. During the showcase, we will explain and discuss multiple deployment options available.
Title: Ultra High Resolution (UHR) Imagery with a Sub-One-Inch Resolution
Jonathan Ballard – Pictometry
Pictometry will be giving a demonstration of Ultra High Resolution (UHR) Imagery with a sub-one-inch resolution that was captured last flight season in Fresno, CA. UHR can be used by GIS professionals for identifying very specific locations such as fire hydrants, irrigation structures, signs and and access points, chemical plant layouts, intersections and front doors. There are many other uses for property assessors, public safety and infrastructure professionals.