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September 19, 2017

Cityworks & ArcGIS Enables the Power of WHERE

Bradley Chatman – Cityworks

Cityworks is a GIS-Centric application built on a platform of web services. Over the last year, we focused development efforts on not just being GIS-Centric, but web GIS-centric. This opened the pathway to incorporate a number of Esri apps as part of a solution offering. What we’ll be walking through is a solution showing how Cityworks can be used with Esri’s Crowdsource Reporter, Workforce, Collector, and Operations Dashboard to leverage their complementary functionality.

Data Validation and Collaboration Made Easy through an Automated Rules Based Approach

Lori Sullivan – 1Spatial

Over the last decade a number of states and government agencies have established complete spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) or enterprise databases incorporating core digital map bases such as the land or parcel layers, road networks, administrative boundaries, topography, hydrology, etc. Due to the volume data, number of layers and in some cases time sensitive maintenance, managing the data brings many challenges. When data must be aggregated, this usually entails dealing with multiple data schemas and/or varying data quality/standards which presents many difficulties in establishing an authoritative data layers for the SDI. The process of maintaining data quality across multiple data sets is a time consuming task which increases tremendously when agencies must aggregate the data up to regional or state database such as statewide initiatives for streets, parcels, etc. Some of these challenges include integration of multiple data sets, validation and correction while maintaining metadata. In addition, the aggregation of the data for these agencies most often must maintain repeatable but be dynamic as business data needs change. This presentation will share how many agencies are overcoming these data validation, integration and management challenges by using a rules based engine to establish data validation, enhancement and aggregation in an automated, repeatable process. In lieu of complex developer’s programs or scripts, intelligent software is being used to establish rules for such data integration tasks as schema standardization, data validation, data aggregation and even change detection. These rules can be applied to both geospatial and non-geospatial data across enterprise data sets. User stories will be shared as examples of successful data management and collaborations from small to large agencies. These examples will demonstrate how automation of business rules within organizations work process can save time and money for the task of maintaining accurate and up to date database across the enterprise or within a SDI collaboration.

Developing a 3D GIS using CityEngine

Nick Tonias, P.E. – The CEDRA Corporation

As many know, in the past few years Esri has been actively promoting 3D GIS. As a result, the interest in 3D GIS has been steadily growing. This presentation discusses how Esri’s CityEngine software can be used to develop a 3D GIS using 2D GIS data. Intended for those unfamiliar with or with limited familiarity with CityEngine, this presentation provides a guide in how to create a 3D GIS using existing 2D GIS features. Covered in the presentation are the following topics:

Applications of a 3D GIS

2D Datasets included in a 3D GIS

Importing Ortho-Imagery into CityEngine

Importing 2D Datasets into CityEngine

Developing 3D Roads from 2D Centerlines

Developing 3D Buildings

Discussion of CityEngine Rule Files

Additionally, this presentation addresses the typical questions that arise when considering developing a 3D GIS, those being: (a) how long does it take, (b) how difficult is it and (c) how much?

Digital Revolution: The Future of Affordable, Professional-Quality Imagery Procurement

Randy Mayden – Hexagon Geosystems

This presentation will discuss the availability of commercially available professional quality digital ortho imagery as Content as a Service (CaaS). Topics will include the benefits and applicability of CaaS and program specifics that should be understood when purchasing commercially available data.

Gaining Insights Using Real-time Weather & the GeoEvent Processor

Matt Gaffner – Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

ESRI’s GeoEvent Extension gives users insights into when and where specific events are occurring in real-time. Naturally, real-time weather data is a powerful input that empowers GIS Analysts and Developers to generate alerts to help protect assets, keep employees safe, and drive better business decisions. Weather continuously affects everything, so the applications are endless. A tutorial will be presented on how to get started using weather in the GeoEvent Server.

Land Scout is a Quick, Comprehensive Visual Resource for Project Planning

Madeline Cole – Land Scout

Land Scout was created to meet the need for streamlined project planning by bringing together a multitude of mapping resources. Land Scout is an Esri ArcGIS based mapping application which enhances desktop surveys and simplifies the project siting process. Land Scout is based on-line and can be accessed from the field or office, utilizing a tablet or desktop computer.

Land Scout is the sister company to Reagan Smith Energy Solutions, which is a full-service state and federal regulatory consulting firm. Reagan Smith Energy Solutions extensive collection and knowledge of BIA and BLM records has allowed Land Scout to synthesize available data and provide comprehensive regulatory reports to clients.

Mobile GIS Data Collection and Reporting: A Stormwater Case Study

Chris Hill – Meshek & Associates, LLC

Jason Kleps – Meshek & Associates, LLC

Many Oklahomans rely on their community’s stormwater systems to keep them safe from flooding during Oklahoma’s severe weather. At the municipal level, stormwater management involves the use of many different datasets including mapped FEMA floodplains, landuse planning/permitting, capital improvement planning (CIP), and infrastructure maintenance. GIS provides the tools to make work easier for communities that wish to effectively maintain their stormwater program.

Oklahoma communities are leveraging GIS to help them manage these datasets and to improve the efficiency of handling their drainage systems. One of the more important aspects of a community’s stormwater program is inventorying the condition of the existing stormwater infrastructure. Leveraging GIS tools for data collection, processing, and visualization can help local officials make informed decisions about how to better maintain their system. With the support of GIS, the City of Tulsa has developed a program for inventorying and reporting on the condition of the storm sewer system and their open channels. This presentation will highlight the methodology, technology, and mapping utilized to inspect the condition of the City’s stormwater infrastructure using Collector for ArcGIS and hosted WebGIS services.

WebGIS for Local Governments

Stacey Priest – The Schneider Corporation

This session is geared toward the use of WebGIS for improved communication, coordination and cooperation that meets the goals of a transparent local government, in addition to understanding how it can be used to save time, lower cost, reduce risk and increase services to local government. While we know local government transparency is critical, not everyone can envision a realistic plan for implementation, much less for its funding. This seminar will give you options to help you realize your WebGIS implementation.

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