South Central Arc User Group


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PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

User Sessions Wednesday Track II, 2:45 pm

Minuet Room - 2 30-minute sessions

ArcGIS Enterprise: Deployment Tips and Tricks

Gary Parker

At 10.5.1 ESRI introduced ArcGIS Enterprise, combining Portal for ArcGIS, Server for ArcGIS, SDE, ArcGIS Datastore and ArcGIS WebAdaptor. This presentation explores the different components of ArcGIS Enterprise and how they work together, including ArcGIS Online. ESRI Best practices will be highlighted throughout the presentation which aims to outline tips and tricks for your journey into Enterprise from design to implementation.

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John May

Web based deployments of GIS data means organizations no longer need to deploy desktop applications to support their users. While web based GIS data viewers are much easier to use they suffer from having even less reporting capability than their desktop cousins. This gap can be easily filled using Sql Server Reporting Services (SSRS). SSRS provides the ability to create, deploy and manage traditional paginated reports as well as Mobile reports which are device aware. With SSRS you can create parameterized reports that incorporate sub-reports, charts, Tablix objects, and more. Reports can be leveraged for all your spatial and non-spatial data stores and are deployed through a web portal and can be viewed in any modern web browser. With SSRS any GIS data viewer can have a powerful reporting tool to accompany it.

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Patio Room - 1 60-minute session

Democratizing GIS in Government

Jordan Carmona

The resources and budgets of local government are somewhat constrained when compared to for-profit companies engaging in GIS activities; however, increasing the goods and services provided by your team does not necessarily require additional GIS staff. This presentation is geared towards small and medium-sized GIS shops working for municipal, county, and regional entities. Discussion focuses on several strategies to engage traditionally non-GIS members of your organization to perform GIS-centric tasks. The session covers in detail: how to approach needs-analysis discussions / presentations, implementing data collection, field verification, and attribute updates with members already on your organization’s payroll. These no-nonsense solutions were implemented within the City of McKinney and range the technology spectrum from pen-and-paper, Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets, to Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) ArcGIS Online applications.

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Cavalier Room - 2 30-minute sessions

Getting What You Want Out of SCAUG (repeated Thursday, Session III, 1:00 pm)

SCAUG Officers

Ever wonder about SCAUG? What questions might you have? What is SCAUG and What is available to a member? Or, are you curious about supporting SCAUG? Perhaps you would like to know something about the officers or the positions they hold and how that positions serves SCAUG members. This session will afford audience feedback with the intent to point the ways to gain from, or improve, SCAUG

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Gauging Citizen Sentiment With Crowdsource Polling

Shari Forbes

The City of Plano Planning Department wanted to show transparency of citizen sentiment regarding pending Zoning Cases. The “Zoning Case Response” interactive map is the Planning Department’s new crowdsourcing tool empowering citizens to share their observations tied to their location. In this presentation, you will learn about the background of the “Zoning Case Response” project, technical aspects of what is involved in configuring ESRI’s Crowdsource Polling application, and our experience six months after launch.

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Poolside Room - 2 30-minute sessions

Crash Analysis Using 3-D Visualization in GIS

Lauren Rogers & Daniel Chantlos

The concept of this project is to create an easily accessible web-based 3D GIS visualization of all crashes within Bexar County from 2012-2017. The 3-D visualization will aid in analysis of traffic crashes throughout the geographic area, as well as over time, enabling users and decision makers to quickly identify hotspots and trends. Identification of the most dangerous intersections in the area will allow municipalities and traffic engineers to redesign the intersections for a safer city and community. Variables that will be analyzed to determine the most hazardous areas will include: time of day, contributing factors, and crash severity.

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2D and 3D Edwards Aquifer Structural Visualization Using ArcGIS

Ned Troshanov & Sarah Eason

ArcGIS Desktop was used to develop an ArcGIS model of the geometric body of the Edwards Aquifer (Balcones Fault Zone), its overlying geologic overburden, underlying confining formation, and outcropped basaltic intrusions in the frame of aquifer’s unconfined and confined zones.  The 3D aquifer visualization of geometric bodies of interest as well as structural framework of inferred faults was achieved in ArcScene.

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User Session Wednesday Track III, 4:00 pm

Minuet Room - 1 60-minute session

Python for Local Government

Neil Rose & Parker Jones

This hour-long user presentation will demonstrate the capabilities of streamlining a wide range of processes relevant to local government through Python scripting.  Examples of workflows that will be examined include the street name approval process, web scraping, and map layout manipulation and exporting to PDF.  Python is an ideal scripting language for automating such a wide range of processes because of the many built-in modules as well as downloadable packages that are available.

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Patio Room - 1 60-minute session

Waze Connected Citizens Program

Jordan Carmona

Community-based navigation app Waze offers a free two-way partnership with governmental and other organizations to promote the exchange of data; access to the Waze live feed is granted in exchange for advance notice of road closures and other major traffic events. This presentation is geared towards GIS shops working for municipal, county, and regional entities that are seeking to enter into the data-exchange known as the Connected Citizens Program (CCP). Discussion focuses on the path to Waze integration from background research of benefits to accepting and maintaining the legal agreement. The session unpacks the mystery from A-to-Z: putting together a presentation for executive approval, “out of the box” capabilities, and longer-term automated integration using the Waze API. Follow these turn-by-turn directions to join the cutting edge of a real-time, crowd-sourced GIS.

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Cavalier Room - 1 60-minute session

Techniques for Effective Street Centerline Mapping

Jeff Barnett

Street centerline features are the foundation of most local GISs because they are typically the frame of reference for all other geographic datasets and the foundation for 911 response.  Maintenance of street data can be challenging for even the most patient and meticulous editor but can be even more difficult for someone new to the role. This presentation will cover some techniques that will help those responsible for street data to identify and correct problems with positional accuracy, connectivity, addresses, and other street attributes.  Techniques will include: setting symbology to identify positional and attribute errors, using geoprocessing tools to discover unmatched street endpoints, modifying streets with editing tools, using queries and scripts to find attribute errors, and employing geodatabase topology for positional connectivity.

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Poolside Room - 2 30-minute sessions

3D Elevation Program (3DEP): Status and Updates

Claire DeVaughan

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, by the end of 2023. Benefits of such data apply to flood risk management, agriculture, water supply, infrastructure management, and aviation safety. This presentation will provide an update on 3DEP status in the SCAUG region, the 3D Nation Study that is currently underway, the recent release of the USGS Lidar Base Specification version 1.3, and other timely topics.


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Improving Locates Workflows

Toni Jackson

Five years ago the GIS department at the San Antonio Water System inherited the job duty of writing service requests for utility locates. A locate is a request to mark an underground main before an excavator digs. Toni Jackson, GIS Analyst and Cindy Tuttle, GIS manager developed an application for local contractors to request a locate at the site of excavation. A workflow was designed with web services in GeoCortex to allow the contractor to draw a polygon in the excavation area. Once drawn, a service request is generated. Block maps and a reference number track progress. From a spatial approach, it seemed simple. But, this had to interface with the work management software as well as a front end for the user login. Other departments had a stake in the application as well. The customers had a long list. Savings to the utility was 4 fulltime positions and self-serve customers.

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User Sessions Thursday Track III, 1:00 pm

Minuet Room - 2 30-minute sessions

Big Data, Bigger Decisions
Tim Bohn

The evolution of statewide orthophotography programs has yielded some exciting enhancements to publicly available data sets; however, these improvements have come with challenges of funding, data storage and distribution.  Utilizing online imagery inspection is an excellent way to keep your project on schedule and not overload servers with multiple copies of data while still conducting a thorough review of data before final delivery. This presentation will provide insight into lessons learned from the past and best practices moving forward.

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Utilizing Drones for GIS Data Collection

David Denham

With the capabilities of drones evolving at a rapid pace and the relatively inexpensive cost of this technology, more users are exploring how drones can be utilized in their daily operations.  This presentation will review the requirements that must be met to use a drone commercially and the initial experiences of the City of Plano with drones, how we can use the data that they generate and potential uses for this technology in the future.

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Patio Room - 2 30-minute sessions

Lidar: Expanding beyond Framework Elevation Data Source to the Smart Community Infrastructure

Darin David

Lidar has undoubtedly emerged as the predominant remotely sensed elevation data source. Higher point densities, full waveform processing, and emerging photon counting technologies are all broadening the domain of advanced lidar applications and analytics. New commercial lidar technology offers unique competitive advantages; but with several options available, having introductory knowledge on how these systems operate and how to leverage the data is valuable for successful lidar program execution.

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Remote Sensing Transportation with LiDAR

Chuck Boyer

The power of LiDAR gives geospatial clients the fastest, safest and most cost effective methodology to collect high accuracy remote sensing surveys.  LiDAR enables you to design surfaces, transportation models and hydro models for storm drainage.  The fast and accurate 3D surface model can be within one tenth of a foot accurate (with proper control) and can be flown in helicopter or fixed wing aircraft.  Turn around for delivery is days/weeks versus months for traditional surveys.

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Cavalier Room - 2 30-minute sessions

Getting What You Want Out of SCAUG

SCAUG Officers

Ever wonder about SCAUG? What questions might you have? What is SCAUG and What is available to a member? Or, are you curious about supporting SCAUG? Perhaps you would like to know something about the officers or the positions they hold and how that positions serves SCAUG members. This session will afford audience feedback with the intent to point the ways to gain from, or improve, SCAUG

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New Braunfels Leverages Esri's Flood Basemap to Improve Flood Response

Greg Brown

The City of New Braunfels, TX is located in the heart of Flash Flood Alley.  With the impending threat of flooding in the area, response to those events must be proactive, efficient and effective.  There can be no time wasted during a flood response so the City incorporated Esri’s flood basemap to develop response plans that improve all phases of emergency management.  Gone are the days of guessing where the flooding will be and replaced by predictive analysis using Esri’s inundation modeling.

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Poolside Room - 1 60-minute session

No Holds Barred GIS: Post-Maria Data Collection & Management for Departmento de Educacion de Puerto Rico

John McEwen

In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico only a few weeks after Hurricane Irma had blown over its eastern islands. The Commonwealth hired consulting firms to assist with developing Project Worksheets to submit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to obtain funds to repair and rebuild public buildings and facilities. One agency in particular, the Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico, is responsible for 1,131 public schools each of which required on-site inspections to evaluate health and safety as well as damage to decide which schools could reopen as soon as possible. This required leveraging GIS, data collection technology, web development, and programming to efficiently collect, organize, and disseminate reports for individual schools. The presentation highlights the challenges, methods, data, technology, and products related to the project.

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