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September 17, 2019


Integrating Environmental CAD Drawings to a GIS

Lisa Maslanka - Oklahoma Department of Transportation

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The GIS Branch at the Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation saves time and money by working inclusively with the Environmental Programs Division to help with GIS related projects. One high in demand project involves converting design-level CAD drawings of environmental projects into shapefiles with ArcGIS ArcMap. The Environmental Specialists at ODOT use the pre-construction outline CAD drawings to help identify habitat impacts of Federally Threatened and Endangered Species in Oklahoma. The goal is to avoid as much habitat destruction and disturbance for these species that play an important role in their ecosystem.

Tulsa County Maternal Child Health Profile

Kiran Duggirala; Sandra Braun - Tulsa County Health Department

The Tulsa Health Department collects and analyzes data to inform public and health professionals about the health status of Tulsa County residents. This data is used to compile the Tulsa County Health Status Report, which highlights areas that Tulsa is excelling in as well as areas where improvement is needed. Through community partnership, Tulsa can address these areas to become the healthiest county.

Maternal Child Health (MCH) is an important indicator of the well-being of the next generation. This data can help predict future public health challenges and assist with planning programs. Protecting the health of mothers, infants and children is an essential component in maintaining the overall health of the entire population. Health conditions, health behaviors, and health system indicators are all areas of concern that fall under the umbrella of maternal child health. This poster displays indicators used to assess MCH in Tulsa County. Providing quality preconception, prenatal and inter-conception care at the correct times is instrumental in reducing the risk of maternal and infant mortality and pregnancy-related complications. Premature birth and low birth weight are two of the more serious risk factors associated with increased infant mortality and can also indicate long term health issues. Environmental and social factors also influence MCH. These factors include tobacco use, education attainments and marital status. All these components of maternal child health affect the health, wellness, and quality of life of women, children and families in Tulsa County.

Visualization of Sensitive Information using ArcGIS Pro: Storm Shelters in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alana Kleven - City of Tulsa

Working with sensitive information is often unavoidable in data-related industries. Both advantages and difficulties arise when trying to visualize sensitive information for parties not privy to specific content. For example, privately-owned storm shelters are generally regarded as non-public, sensitive information; during an emergency, storm shelter owners would be averse to strangers locating and attempting to gain access to their structure. In Tulsa, storm shelters are fairly common, and are usually registered with the City in case of an emergency. These data must be guarded from the general populace, thus the problem emerges: how can the data be safely expressed to help inform decisions or satisfy data requests? ArcGIS Pro makes it easier than ever to visualize sensitive information, such as storm shelter data, with restraint yet ample substance.

History of Flooding in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alana Kleven - City of Tulsa

Tulsa has witnessed many storms and subsequent flooding due to its location on the Arkansas River and in tornado alley. Over the course of Tulsa history since settlement around 1830, stormwater-related disasters have cost the city millions of dollars and claimed dozens of lives. Flood hazards, both natural and man-made, hinder efforts to protect residents from future stormwater damage and destruction. However, learning from past events, Tulsa has made significant improvements through implementation of effective, dynamic stormwater management.

This poster explores the history of flood events in Tulsa, as well as reactions of city government and other entities. Although risk to property and life from flood hazards may never be entirely diminished, with cohesive efforts from government and citizens alike, the threat to Tulsans is lower today than ever before. This was witnessed in the recent 2019 floods, wherein not a single life was lost due to flooding in the City of Tulsa.

GIS-based Environmental Risk Screening

Brandon Wesbury - Enercon Services, Inc.

Operating safely is an important goal for every company in every industry. Even with “accident-free” being the expectation and intention, a significant component of operating safely is proper planning that helps to ensure that potential impacts are mitigated in the event of an unintentional release. With this in mind, ENERCON has worked with our clients to develop customized GIS-based risk screening tools for a variety of potential risks to support our industry partners so that they, in turn, can better plan and execute their projects. This presentation will outline the criteria and methodology we used to develop the risk tools and also discuss the benefits that ArcGIS brings in identifying high risk areas. Additionally, we will walk through a recent example of a risk tool developed to assess potential secondary containment concerns in the event of an unintentional release.

Residential Properties That Are Walking-Distance To Public Pools in San Antonio, Texas

Alberto Solis III - Bexar County Appraisal District

This map illustrates Total Value Assessment (Land Value and Improvement Value) for the residential properties within walking-distance to public pools in San Antonio. San Antonio has 303 public parks, 25 of these public parks have swimming pools. Focusing on residential properties, there are a total of 9,960 properties within 500 meters of a public pool. Dellview Park ranks 1st with 780 properties and Lady Bird Johnson Park ranks last with just 27 properties. The purpose of this map is to show how many residential properties are within walking-distance to a public pool. We are also using this as a proof of concept to demonstrate to our appraisal staff how we can identify properties based on known landmarks.

Prevention to Recovery: Visualizing Resources to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Ray Bottger, PhD; Carrie Daniels, MS; Vi T. Pham, MPH, CPH

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Oklahoma is in the midst of an opioid crisis. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) uses prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery strategies to assist in mitigating this crisis. ArcGIS was used to visualize the magnitude of the crisis and the geographic distribution of resources to abate the crisis. Several maps were developed during this process:

  • To display geographic differences in opioid-related overdose deaths, a map was created showing the number and rate of death per 100,000 residents by county.
  • Safe storage and disposal of prescription opioids are key strategies in preventing prescription opioid misuse and opioid-related overdose deaths. Oklahomans’ level of access to selected safe prescription drug storage and disposal options was determined by mapping the locations of these resources along with population data.
  • A map was created showing ODMHSAS certified facilities that treat opioid use disorder at no or low cost.
  • Facilities where ODMHSAS distributes naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose, free of charge were mapped.
  • A hot spot map was created from data that shows addresses that filled opioid prescriptions from 5 or more prescribers and 5 or more pharmacies in a 6-month period.

While not inclusive of all facilities and resources available through other agencies, tribes, and organizations, these maps will assist ODMHSAS program planners in directing Oklahoma residents to various resources and identifying areas where additional resources are potentially needed.

Implementing GIS into the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s Driving Forward Program

MaKyla Tipken; Kyndra Spencer; Craig Moody - Poe & Associates

Poe & Associates has been overseeing all of the GIS efforts for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s Driving Forward Program. The Driving Forward Program, announced in late 2015, has grown to over $1 billion and includes six turnpike corridor projects – three of which are being designed on brand new alignments. The GIS team at Poe & Associates has worked to create weekly, bi-weekly and monthly status updates that are used in all aspects of planning, coordination, design, and construction projects included in the program. The GIS team utilizes CAD survey and designs to monitor and track changes in all aspects of the program including right-of-way, design, and utility relocation projects in an expedited design environment.

Commercial Account Density in San Antonio, Texas

Marissa Acuña - Bexar County Appraisal District

Bexar County Appraisal District is responsible for appraising residential and commercial accounts according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). The maps above show the commercial account density per square mile for tax years 2009 and 2019. The commercial density within Bexar County, Texas has increased approximately 3.21% in the past decade. The district can use this to identify trends in commercial property movement between tax years.

Bexar Appraisal District Protests (2014-2018)

Roy Cooper - Bexar County Appraisal District

In Texas, every year, property owners and tax agents have the ability to protest their appraised value. This map was developed to help identify areas of protest by mapping the protests for the prior four years. By using the maps created, management can identify trends of protest across Bexar County. By identifying these trends and patterns we can help serve the community by providing information to less protested areas.

Identifying Dangerous Intersections in the OCARTS Boundary

Lauren Wood; Jordan Evans; Hayden Harrison; Jennifer Sebesta

Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)

This poster will be showing the most dangerous intersection in each city within the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) boundary using a weighted severity index based on crash data from 2013 to 2017. This area includes 47 cities and towns located with Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties, and portions of Canadian, Grady, Logan, and McClain Counties. The analyzed crash data will locate the most dangerous intersection overall, as well as look at the most dangerous intersections for bicyclists and pedestrians. An overview of the top causes, collision types, and environmental impacts will be shown.

Heat Islands: Big and Small?

John McIntosh - Northeastern State University

Urban heat islands occur when urban areas experience warmer temperatures than nearby rural areas. The difference in temperature observed in rural and urban areas is from human activities, primarily a result of how well the surfaces in each of these environments absorb energy from the sun during the day and hold heat. Rural areas typically have more plant cover than urban areas and the associated transpiration cools down the air. Urban areas on the other hand have a much higher proportion of the surface covered with buildings, roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces. These surfaces tend to absorb sunlight and radiate sensible heat into the environment. Even vegetated areas within urban areas are warmer than similar areas outside of the heat island. Even modest temperature increases of a few degrees can have impacts on things such as human health and energy consumption.

Mitigations such as application of coatings to lighten streets and roofs, plants on rooftops and other measures have been advocated to reduce the urban heat island effect. Most of the research on urban heat islands has focused on large urban areas. Is there a significant urban heat island in smaller cities that should, or could, be mitigated? This poster reports the analysis of the urban heat island effect on four small cities in Oklahoma. The urban heat island effect was analyzed using land surface temperatures derived from Landsat imagery using ArcGIS.

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