Presenter: Jessica Colvin
Organization: McClain County 911 Trust Authority
Abstract: The McClain County 911 Trust Authority has been working with the smaller cities and towns within McClain County as well as surrounding communities to maintain and promote the use of GIS data. Because emergencies do not occur in neat standardized scenarios, nor do they fall within the arbitrary boundaries assigned by state agencies, communication between municipalities is key to responding quickly. When someone calls 9-1-1 for help, it is imperative that the dispatcher know where the call is coming from, and who should be responding to provide the best help. This only works when municipalities, other agencies and businesses work together. By working with numerous agencies, we have been able to establish a more accurate, and updated dataset with communities to serve everyone’s needs better. There are numerous challenges associated with GIS data in rural counties, but McClain County has been working together to provide a better end product and greater understanding of our community so that quick action can be taken when an emergency occurs.
Presenter: Ingrid Landgraf, Geospatial Liaison
Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Abstract: This presentation will cover the latest news on the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) including proposed changes to the LIDAR specifications and products, partnership opportunities for LIDAR, and the on-line elevation inventory. Additional topics include future directions for the National Hydrography Dataset, and deciphering web map services from The National Map.
Title: Putting Python into Practice
Presenter: Joel Foster
Organization: Canadian County Assessor’s Office
Abstract: Python has been integrated with ArcGIS software since the 9.0 days. There are many classes available from a variety of sources that teach Python but it can be difficult to take the things you learn in those classes and use them when you’re back at the office on Monday with your data and your computer, particularly if you learned only the basics. How do you take those ifs, elses, fors, and whiles and use it to your benefit? This presentation can give you a few ideas to help you get some return on your investment in learning Python by covering a few ways the Canadian County Assessor’s Office has found to put Python to practical use in ArcGIS by creating scripts for Model Builder, field calculator expressions, and label expressions.
Presenter: Marcus Arreguin, MIS, EGc(GIS)
Organization: Rogers State University Innovation Center
Abstract: Where do people live that work in your city and why? These questions inspired us to do a study of commuting in Claremore, OK. Every day, almost 2,000 people go to work at the Claremore Industrial Park. Home addresses of most of the employees were obtained from the top employers at the industrial park. The addresses were geocoded, mapped, and analyzed, and results were compared to other areas. In this presentation, results of the study will be shown and discussed.
Presenter: Terry Sherman
Organization: Oklahoma State University
Abstract: This presentation is geared toward those with ArcGIS for Desktop experience interested in storing spatial data in a Relational Database Management System. There are several points to consider before moving beyond file-based datasets to best utilize ArcSDE and a SQL spatial database. This presentation will provide insights on how you can leverage the same spatial database outside the ArcGIS platform as well as situations where file-based datasets are still the best option for your analyses and workflows.
Title: Using GIS to locate historic survey monuments on the eastern Chickasaw Nation boundary
Presenter: Brian McCurdy
Organization: The Chickasaw Nation
Abstract: On January 17, 1837, at the first signing of the Treaty of Doaksville, the Chickasaw people were to be removed into Indian Territory amongst the Choctaws. This territory would become the Chickasaw District of the Choctaw Nation in what is now eastern Oklahoma. At the second signing of the Treaty of Doaksville on November 4, 1854, the Chickasaws were granted separation from the Choctaws and their own permanent territory; the current boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation. Both tribes agreed the Chickasaws would employ a surveyor to mark the eastern boundary of the district and bear all expenses of the survey. It was also agreed that the leaders of each Choctaw district would appoint a commissioner to supervise the running of the line, which was marked at every mile on trees where there was sufficient timber, or otherwise by a stone monument. These stones were inscribed on the western side with the word “Chick or Chickasaw” and on the eastern side with the word “Choc or Choctaw”, along with the year and sometimes the mile number. The survey was to be completed before the first day of August 1855. In May of 2013, the Chickasaw Nation GeoSpatial Information (GSI) Department was given the task of locating all the existing stone survey monuments on the eastern side of the Chickasaw Nation. By utilizing geographic information systems (GIS), new technologies and the historic Government Land Office maps, the department was able to complete the project with great success. County land parcels were used to acquire owner information. These owners were contacted to obtain permission to access the land and to gain any prior knowledge of the survey monument’s location. With data collection complete and stored within the GIS, historic data and information can be easily accessed for cultural preservation and historic reference.
Presenters: John Harrington, Kellie Duncan, and Madeline Dillner
Organizations: ACOG and OK Corporation Commission
Abstract: Over the years, historical aerial photographs, along with electromagnetic and geophysical scanning equipment, have revealed that brine, a common, persistent, and destructive contaminant resulting from oil and gas exploration and productionundefinedespecially old, high-density exploration and production--, was responsible for several groundwater contamination events in the central Oklahoma area. Because of this, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has been conducting brine patch identification studies in their four-county area since 2012 (?). These studies included collecting historical aerial photographs from city governments and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s extensive collection and using those photographs to identify white patches on the earth that could be oilfield brine. In the same groundwater-pollution-prevention vein, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission has created a shapefile of historic dense oilfields (HDOs) across the state of Oklahoma. HDOs are places where salt and oil contamination is more likely to occur, due to the wells’ age (completed before 1980, when big environmental laws came into effect) and density (over 16 per square mile; 40-acre spacing). After the OCC’s HDO shapefile was released, ACOG started using it and census data to identify areas of high-risk and attempt to get an EPA Area-Wide Planning Grant to help clean up some of the areas where the higher risk of groundwater pollution would have a more severe impact. The support goes both ways: after reading ACOG’s white paper on their brine patch identification project, the OCC decided to use their massive historical aerial photograph collection to copy ACOG’s workundefinedbut on a statewide scale. The OCC plans on using the polygon shapefile created from delineating brine patches across Oklahoma to check whether the HDO shapefile is an accurate representation of where pollution exists in the state.
Clearly, historical aerial photographs have helped ACOG and the OCC identify areas of pollution across the state of Oklahoma and move in directions to help protect the groundwaterundefinedand citizensundefinedof Oklahoma. We believe that historical aerial photographs could help anyone, which is why the OCC is pleased to announce that the final step of the Oklahoma Historical Aerial Digitization Project has begun. Since 2007, the OCC has been collecting, digitizing, and georectifying historical aerial photographs from repositories all over the state of Oklahoma. Now, the process of uploading all of these photographs to the state data viewer, OKMaps, has begun. Soon, historical aerial photographs of the entire state of Oklahoma since the 1930s will be available to the public to download easily, for free.
Presenter: Taylor Hatchett, GIS Research Analyst & Eric Long, Research Economist
Organization: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
Abstract: For over 100 years, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber has been the voice of business and the visionary organization in Oklahoma City. The Chamber is directly involved in economic development efforts to attract new businesses and quality jobs to the Greater Oklahoma City region. This presentation will highlight several tools that the Chamber leverages in order to aid retail growth, including ESRI Business Analyst Online, ArcGIS Online, OKCEDIS, OKCLBI, ACOGMaps, Oklahoma County Assessor GIS, and Xceligent. You will also hear stories about how retailers like Cabela’s, TopGolf, and Whole Foods used GIS and location analytics to open their Oklahoma City locations.
Title: What's New at OKAssessor.com?
Name: Dawn M Sowinski, GISP
Organization: Visual Lease Services, Inc.
Abstract: OKAssessor is an unparalleled search tool for property data offering more than 200 ways to search for properties of interest, alleviating the need to manually wade through county courthouse files. Over the past fourteen years, Visual Lease Services, Inc., (VLS) has been revising its online property search tool to include access to building footprints, photos, plat map pages, and more. Now, VLS combines their extensive knowledge of property and assessment and state-of-the-art technology to roll out a leading-edge parcel search web page. This innovative site will include all of the search functionality our customers expect, with so much more. This session will show a sneak-peak of what our clients will be seeing in the near future.
Presenter: Amy Brittain
Organziation: Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Abstract: The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been utilizing ArcGIS Online to create web maps and web GIS applications to share environmental data within the Agency and with the public since 2012. In 2013, DEQ purchased an Agency subscription for ArcGIS Online. This presentation will talk about how the Agency is implementing ArcGIS Online into the everyday business of GIS in the Agency (http://deq.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html). The advantages of using this subscription and the challenges of full scale implementation will be discussed.
Presenter: Kurt Bickle
Abstract: INCOG’s Regional E-911 Board members include the cities of Bixby, Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Tulsa and Tulsa County. INCOG’s Mapping Division maintains the E-911 Streets and the Master Street Address Guide (land line telephone database) for each of these communities. We are also responsible for verifying cell tower routing to each of the Public Safety Answering Points (E-911 Centers). The presentation will describe INCOG’s E-911 mapping program beginning with the process of establishing an accurate Emergency Service Zone (ESN) shape file. Currently there are thirty six (36) emergency service zones within the INCOG E-911 region. We will also describe the process of maintaining and updating the E-911 Streets shape file and the land line telephone data base (MSAG). We will explain the method we use to verify cell tower sector routing to ensure the cell phone caller reaches the proper E-911 Center. This presentation will include examples of each of these processes and show how they come together to ensure that the emergency responders arrive at the caller’s location without delays.
Presenter: Matt Haffner
Organization: Oklahoma State UniversityAbstract: Social degradation is now a serious problem in cities in the United States. People are interacting in physical space with their neighbors, families, and those within their community less frequently. Recently “time geography” has enabled researchers to rethink traditional approaches to studies in social interaction along with studies in transportation, accessibility, and mobility. This subdiscipline of geography is based on an individualized approach that incorporates the constraints that all humans face on a day-to-day basis.