South Central Arc User Group


Established 1990

23rd Annual South Central Arc User Group Conference

USER PRESENTATIONS - THURSDAY, APRIL 11th

Building a Pipeline Design Support System with GIS

Mark McGuire, GIS Manager, IEA, Inc

John May, Technology Manager, IEA, Inc.

 

Download Presentation

 

The Integrated Pipeline (IPL) Project is a new 152± mile fresh water supply system which will provide 350 million gallons a day of raw water to more than 5 million people. Because of the sheer size of the project 9 separate engineering firms were selected to design different segments of the pipeline. Prior to the design a comprehensive geophysical and geotechnical survey was conducted for the purpose of identifying critical subsurface information that would affect the pipelines’ design. The challenge was to develop a platform that would support the geophysical data collection / interpretation effort and streamline delivery of the data to the separate design teams. GIS was identified as the best platform to facilitate data conversion, combine disparate data types (csv, pdf, images, CAD, etc.), and streamline data delivery, while accruing the additional benefit of becoming an online archive which will be used by future planners and engineers.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Implementation of a GIS System to Support the Garland Independent School District

James Walker, GIS Analyst, Garland ISD

Download Presentation

 

For the past few years Garland ISD has been exploring the potential of GIS as a tool for the facility management department.  One of our major projects has been the standardization of CAD drawings and a workflow for converting CAD floor plans to feature classes so that changes can be made in CAD and quickly updated to GIS. This past summer we sent workers to verify information in every room of every building in 7 high Schools, 12 Middle Schools, and 47 Elementary schools, as well as other administrative, athletic and special use facilities.

Other GIS projects include

1.  The creation of a parcel level geocoding service to precisely locate student addresses which is critical for determining things such as bus eligibility.

2.  Creating transportation zone maps for internal use and publication on the GISD web site.

3.  Mapping of sprinkler system, irrigation zones, mowing zones, and a tree inventory.

4.  Analysis of facility capacity and usage.

5.  Network Analyst based bus routing program working with U.S. Computing inc, an ESRI business partner.

6.  Creation of internally used web applications built using Adobe Flex, these are currently used by members of the administration and by the student services department. Plans are underway to expand the internal user list.

We propose to present a brief description of our GIS implementation with power point slides and perhaps a live demonstration of one of our web apps.  While we have a lot of things to show and tell about we can narrow the scope of the presentation to fit the time allowed.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

A Network Analyst Approach to Wrong Way Driving in San Antonio, Texas

Ray Maldonado, GIS Analyst, Texas Dept of Transportation

Download Presentation 

San Antonio, Bexar County is the seventh largest populated city in the

United States*, and resides centrally in the state of Texas, which ranks first in total roadway miles by ownership with over 300,000mi. built for public use**.   With such a vast roadway infrastructure comes many problems to include Wrong Way Driving (WWD).   Despite a downward trend in total crashes, wrong way driving persists in San Antonio, but the origins and routes taken by such drivers are still largely unknown.  By developing a geoprocessing task – geographically enabled Python script – to route such crash incidents from their likely point of origin -- alcohol serving facilities -- specific analyses can be performed using the resulting polyline dataset to make several conclusions based [its] spatiotemporal attributes.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Can GIS be Agile?

Tim Nolan GISP, Senior Applications Manager, Collin County IT

Download Presentation

 Purpose:  Identify How Agile Development Principles Apply to GIS teams

Agile software development has formally been around since 2001.  However, the spirit of Agile has been with us since we started doing stuff together.  Working with each other, collaborating with customers and responding to change (see Agile Manifesto) are all core to Agile, but are also the mantra of a polite society. 

We will discuss how Agile principles can be used for GIS projects and requests.  We will exhibit how Scrum can be used to manage project requirements and tasks.  We will even cover how to estimate or size work to be done.

The presentation will examine Agile/Scrum in progress.  We’ll demonstrate how we manage effort and each other.  What has improved since going Agile?  What still needs work? And finally, why this works for GIS and government agencies?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Unique Weather Content and Geospatial Technology for Weather Sensitive Organizations

DeWayne Mitchell, Senior Meterologist, Weather Decision Technologies

 

Download Presentation

 

Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) routinely uses geospatial technology for a variety of purposes including but not limited to historical weather assessments, real-time monitoring of severe and hazardous weather and automated alerting for impending severe weather.  Naturally, weather data are well suited for GIS applications and geospatial analysis.  WDT generates a suite of unique weather datasets including but not limited to lightning threat and occurrence, precipitation accumulation, wind speed and hail analyses.  Furthermore, these data are readily made available for desktop, online and mobile applications for the purpose of situation awareness and decision making.  The technology and applications leveraged by WDT include ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS Server and custom mapping applications developed and deployed by WDT using Google Maps and MapBox.  Ultimately, the goal is to prevent property losses and keep people safe from hazardous weather.  WDT will illustrate how specific weather content is generated and how geospatial technology is used to expose this weather content within weather-sensitive industries to help keep people safe.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Using GIS to update the TxDOT field services pricing model

John May, Client Manager Technology Services, IEA, Inc.

Jim Crisp, Operations TxDOT, Dallas District

 

Download Presentation

 

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is required to comply with the National Discharge Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. This means it must map and inspect all outfalls along the TxDOT right of way within regulated areas. Traditionally TxDOT has used a uniform pricing model for these services. The model assumes a water crossing every 2,000 feet along TxDOT roadway and 4 outfalls at each crossing, yielding an average of 10.5 outfalls per mile. This was used to estimate the labor needed to map and inspect a length of road. To measure the accuracy of the pricing model GIS datasets were analyzed to identify stream crossings in within the state. Field surveys were performed to test the predictions made by the GIS and a matrix was developed comparing the results of the field surveys, GIS analysis and current assumptions concerning the frequency of outfalls.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Deploying Esri-based Web-GIS Applications Across Multiple Platforms and Mobile Devices

Scott Stafford-Veale, Latitude Geographics

 

Download Presentation

 

Many organizations today are building mapping applications using ArcGIS Server and technologies such as Flex, Silverlight, and JavaScript/HTML5. Historically these mapping applications were viewed only on traditional desktop machines, however, there is increasing demand to deploy them in the field on mobile devices including smart phones and tablets that use iOS, Android, and Windows Phone operating systems. These devices consume a combination of browser-based and native applications, and are beginning to include cloud-based services such as ArcGIS Online.

With varying levels of support across these platforms for each client technology, what is the best way for GIS administrators to build applications that can be viewed cross-platform by the greatest number of people?

With growing sets of mobile users, administrators are forced to balance browser compatibility issues with limited resources to build and maintain applications from multiple software vendors. This presentation will introduce the Spatial Application Infrastructure (SAI) concept, a more efficient way of deploying mapping applications.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Automating Processes Using Model Builder, Python and Windows’ Task Scheduler

Kelly Klose, GISP, GIS Manager, City of Mansfield, Texas

Download Presentation

 

Using Python to run geoprocessing tasks outside of ArcGIS can speed workflows.  Tasks requiring simple user input such as query variables for data extraction may be run as standalone applications, without the need to load data into ArcGIS.  Models created in Model Builder may be exported to stand-alone Python scripts, and Windows’ built-in Task Scheduler may be used to execute those Python scripts at the required time.  Data can be processed, compiled, and placed on local network drives and FTP sites, or compressed and sent to recipients via email.  Checks of data may be performed, allowing users to be notified when others have made updates to data.  Various tasks may be automated through the use of Model Builder, Python, and Task Scheduler, either together or separately.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Tower, this is GIS Requesting a Flyby.

Andrew Clem, GISP, CDM Smith

 

Download Presentations

 

Many have heard the Airports GIS buzz and just as many are wondering what is next for GIS. Airports GIS is one of these next steps. As part of its NextGen program, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using GIS as its standard for collecting and managing aeronautical geospatial data. What has traditionally been known as the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) will soon become the Electronic Airport Layout Plan (eALP). Through its early Advisory Circulars and pilot testing, GIS support of the FAA’s forward-thinking NextGen plan has created quite a buzz. This 30,000 foot view presentation will cover an overview of NextGen, take a look at some of the characteristics of the eALP, and gain an understanding of how GIS will be supporting the entire effort.

Keywords:  GIS, FAA, airport, eALP, ALP, airport layout plan

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Public Asset Management - The Complete Lifecycle of City and County Assets

Brent Wilson, Executive Director of Sales, Azteca Systems, Inc | Cityworks®

Download Presentation

It's no secret - local governments face some hefty financial challenges.  From staffing to statues, the cost to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of their citizens is pushing city and county officials to do more with less. More than 15 years ago, Cityworks changed the game in asset and maintenance management with a solution that directly leverages an agencies GIS.  For the first time, this unique approach put their spatial data to work in an application built specifically to track and extend the lifecycle of the public infrastructure.  Today, nearly 500 organizations around the world are Empowering GIS™ for Public Asset Management with Cityworks, improving customer service and lowering operational costs.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Leveraging Esri Technology to Drive Intelligent Business Decisions: How the Mosaic Spatial Analytics Team Adds Value

David Drury, GIS Manager, Mosaic

 

Download Presentation

 

Mosaic is a marketing firm with offices in Dallas and Toronto that provides "in-store" marketing and merchandizing services to a wide variety of leading manufacturers.  One of the key services provided by Mosaic is influencing consumer purchasing decisions with in-store executions to drive sales for the manufactures we represent. The Mosaic Spatial Analytics Team supports marketing and in-store executions by providing the Mosaic Business Units with locational intelligence to drive their client opportunities.  This presentation will provide an overview of how the Spatial Analytics Team leverages esri technology and the analysis and models that are utilized to drive decision making. Spatial analytics that will be discussed include Business Analyst tools, Spatial  Analysis tools, optimum location model and market potential model.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Can ArcGIS Online Transform Your Organization? Come Find Out!

Krystal Clem, GIS Specialist, CDM Smith

 

Download Presentation


There has been a lot of talk about ArcGIS Online (AGO) for Organizations and how it can change the way we use GIS. AGO has the potential to create greater transparency within organizations via quickly making GIS data available to non GIS Staff and the public. It also increases efficiency in data sharing and collaboration. This presentation will explore how the AGO Platform can change the way your organization does GIS, including tips and tricks for setting up your account, sharing data, estimating credits and quickly deploying mobile and web applications with minimum programming skills. Additionally, this presentation will cover some of the add-on functionality available to the AGO Organizational account such as Maps for Office and Collector for ArcGIS.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

GIS In Mississippi: Advancements, Resources and Struggles

Scott L. Trapolino, DeSoto County GIS Department    

 

Download Presentation    

                           

Our presentation is a statewide collaboration of projects to inform SCAUG members of GIS work in

Mississippi.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Basics of Asset Management and GIS

Leann Wheeler, CDM Smith   

 

Download Presentation                                                                 


As organizations continue to watch assets deteriorate, break, and even explode, the need for quality asset management becomes more and more important.  But what does that mean?  Is field collecting the data enough?  This presentation will cover the basics of asset management of which GIS is an important part.  Developing the correct GIS environment is critical to collecting data today, maintaining assets tomorrow, and integrate with key systems.

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Smarter Cities - Deploying Arc GIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online

David Holdstock, co-owner of Geographic Technologies Group    

               

Success Stories from the United States - This session will highlight successful implementations of ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online for government organization in the United States.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Using SQLite in ArcGIS Python Scripts

Leslie H. Morgan, Ph.D., GIS Nuts 

 

Download Presentations 

                                              

SQLite is an open source, widely deployed SQL database engine that is included in the Python standard library (Python 2.5+).  It requires no configuration, and the data is stored in a single file or in memory. Attribute data in an ArcGIS feature class or table can be easily transferred to and from a SQLite table, functionality that has been made easier and more efficient with the new data access module (arcpy.da) in ArcGIS 10.1.  SQLite supports most standard SQL (SQL92), making it straight-forward to write queries involving aggregate functions and table joins.  This presentation will introduce the Python SQLite3 module in the context of an ArcGIS Python script tool, demonstrate data transfer to and from a file geodatabase, and show some of the query functionality available in the SQLite module.

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Breaking down Barriers for GIS Use - New and Innovative Tools for Enterprise-Wide Enablement and Integration

David Holdstock, Geographic Technologies Group   

 

Download Presentation                                            

Abstract

Organizations continue to fight the battle of having silos of data.  GIS has become the one tool that allows organizations to integrate all of their IT data.  This session will highlight an innovative enterprise toolset that enables organizations to leverage their GIS data with their existing non-spatial data.

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Visualizing Ownership and Maintenance Responsibilities through GIS          

Jenni Moore, Bartlett & West  

 

Download Presentation     

                                                           

Ownership and maintenance responsibilities of assets change frequently and are often not documented outside of the legal contract in layman’s terms. A Visual Ownership and Maintenance (VOM) program can be developed to specifically maintain this data. A key component to this program is the use of GIS to represent both historical and current contracts. Spatial analysis can be conducted on this geographic data for reporting purposes. The VOM program can also provide a means to demonstrate future options prior to new agreements being made between participating parties. This presentation will focus on how the VOM program can be used within the railroad industry for documenting the track ownership and maintenance responsibilities of the parent railroad and the industrial companies receiving rail service.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AGS and The Ugly Truth: Your Paper Map Is Out of Date

Gabriela Voicu & Bret Fenster, Collin County

 

Download Presentation

                                           

Collin County GISproduces a lot of paper maps for various departments, but we continue to try to talk people into using web maps for their daily work. The maps we plot are usually outdated within a short period of time due to annexations and ongoing editing. We’ll show you our ArcGIS Server sites and how we use ArcGIS Online for spatial projects.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Analyzing Demographic Data for Transportation Planning

Bryson Koziell, GISP, Ram Maddali, P.E. & Yagnesh Jarmarwala, CDM Smith   

 

Download Presentation  

         

Travel demand models are used for transportation planning and to project future traffic volumes. These models require accurate population and employment data inputs, which are widely available through several sources.  This presentation will focus on available population and employment data sources such as Census,  LEHD, County, and State data that can be used to support transportation planning and the development of models.  Limitations of the datasets and associated resources and costs will be discussed as well as how the different datasets can be compared to one another in a GIS environment to produce future population and employment forecasts.  During the presentation we will discuss techniques for importing, working with, and displaying population and employment data in a GIS environment, and how GIS can be used to enhance transportation planning and traffic projections.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

History Cartography in Contemporary GIS

Dustin Holt, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

 

 Download Presentation               

Historical cartography played a major role in the development of the

United States , and the settling of the West. The rectangular survey system was a key component in private property rights and laws. Although many of us look back at the maps and feel nostalgic about the past and the people that created them, they are still just as valuable today in the modern world of GIS. This presentation will focus mostly on the use of U. S. Geological Survey maps from the 1870’s to the 1890’s, but can be applied to many other types and periods of historical cartography.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Data Integration in Building Virtual Models

Erik Singels, Brent Vollmar, Adewale Okunoren, & Carlos L. V. Aiken     

 

Download Presentation

                  

University of Texas at Dallas students with a variety of backgrounds are creating a photorealistic three-dimensional (virtual) model of a campus building (the Research and

Operations Center- ROC) at the highest possible accuracy and resolution.  Graduate students from Geoscience and Geospatial Information Science departments are collaborating to seamlessly combine available airborne LiDAR and photography with our own acquired terrestrial LiDAR data and oblique photography.   Throughout this process, high precision GNSS is used to ensure proper integration. The data are of different types, formats, resolutions, timeframes, coordinate systems, and datums.  A variety of LiDAR, Camera, and GNSS hardware and software is used.  The challenges faced and their solutions are discussed.  The ultimate goal is to generate very high accuracy and resolution virtual models of the campus.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Crowdsourcing and Citizen Engagement

David Holdstock, Geographic Technologies Group     

Download Presentation

                                    

As GIS professionals we have to stay on top of industry trends and demands from citizens.  Citizens and their organizations are demanding transparency and applications which allow citizen engagement and interactivity.  This session will discuss some of the latest trends in the industry and showcase some of the latest tools.  GIS centric tools for citizen engagement will be detailed to include 311 and Public Safety citizen engagement.  These tools elevate a GIS program.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 Ways to Improve Your Public Safety with GIS

James Kelt, Geographic Technologies Group   

 

Download Presentation

                                            

GIS in public safety is grossly underutilized.  This session will identify how GIS should be utilized in Public Safety and the tools needed for success.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


| SCAUG is a not for profit organization dedicated to benefit users of ESRI’s geographic information software | Founded in 1990 | © SCAUG 2009 |
| South Central Arc Users Group | P.O. Box 96 | Ardmore, OK 73402  | Fax- 214-291-5659 | Email Webmaster | SCAUG Email |

Email me & I'll chat back at ya later, Tug out!!!

Follow us on Facebook

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software