SUPERMAP: Truth, Justice, and the GIS way
Matthew Wormus; Amy Brittain - Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Sharing our story is the top priority for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, one way to do that is using web based GIS. Recently, the DEQ has compiled a series of Story Maps and their new Dashboard developed for the OK Legislatures into one “Mega” Story Map. This new application compiles in one place spatial stories for the public. Learn how the application came to be, where the application is going next, and what lessons were learned along the way.
This Land is My Land: How Ownership of Real Estate Happens
Tami Mohow; Joel Foster - Canadian County Assessor’s Office
Private ownership of land has been a fundamental idea going back at least as far as early systems of writing but how does that happen in today’s world. How does anyone know, let alone map, who owns what land? This presentation will cover some basics on the types of documents that prove to the world, or at least the property tax system, that you own what you think you own. It will cover different types of instruments, or deeds, parts of those instruments, and some of the problems that could be encountered. It will also cover basics of legal descriptions used in Oklahoma, the peculiarities of real estate in Oklahoma, and how parcel data, which can be a fundamental GIS layer for many types of projects, is pieced together from those descriptions. It may even be helpful in general for all those who own or live on land.
Drone mapping at UNT Facilities
Peter Palacios - University of North Texas
This presentation will outline the journey of using drone technology for mapping purposes at the University of North Texas Facilities department. The department currently operates two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and uses the derivative orthomosaic products to extract features for integration into the department’s GIS by using GNSS-enabled registration markers that allows them to georeference the images. The topographic derivative products also support campus planning.
Collector for Water Rescue
Lieutenant Ronald Vaughn - Dallas Fire Rescue
Summer time brings people to lakes for recreation. Individuals spend time on the water fishing, water sports and relaxing. Unfortunately accidents do occur on lakes and some of these individuals need assistance.
In this presentation I will show how Dallas Fire Rescue has begun using the Collector App to assist in Water Rescue.
Label Manager, ArcMap BFF
Pamela Jurney - Cross Timbers Consulting, LLC
Are you one of those people to whom using ArcMap comes easily? Like it’s smooth sailing to navigate through the software? Yeah, me neither. ArcMap is hard but sometimes you find tools that make your mapping life a lot easier. Label Manager is one those things. I have often called in my ArcMap BFF. It gets me, I can communicate with it, and in the end, it helps me (well, my map) look good. So, if you want to explore label classes, expression queries, placements, abbreviation dictionaries, and more, join us for this Label Manager / Maplex Label Engine session.
Do you recall one of the standard definitions of GIS – Digital Mapping with Data Management? This presentation is all about data management in Excel. We will look at efficient ways to clean up and organize U.S. Census data. We will explore formula expressions. We will build pivot tables to summarize data. We will dabble with arrays (a formula that can perform multiple calculations on one or more items). In this session, we will share ideas and techniques to save time and ensure accuracy.
Christopher L. Rogers - Quantum Leap Geospatial Intelligence Solutions
This presentation, “Supercharging Survey123”, will introduce you to several powerhouse features that can be implemented through Survey123 Connect. Officially released at Esri’s 2016 User Conference, Survey123 for ArcGIS has continued to make its mark in the GIS user community while maturing at a rapid pace. Built upon the XLSForm and ODK XForm Standards, Survey123 for ArcGIS is a powerful and intuitive form-centric data collection tool which can transform paper forms and field data collection into “Intelligent Workflow Processes”. New Survey123 features and bug fixes are released about every six to eight weeks making it a challenge for even the best end-users to keep up with and take advantage of all these new capabilities. Survey123 can also be easily integrated with other Esri solutions such as Web App Builder, Workforce, Operations Dashboard, and/or Story Maps. If you want to find out how to improve your data collection and analysis workflows while taking advantage of the advanced features in Survey123 for ArcGIS then this session is a must.
Making Lawton Beautiful with ESRI Solutions
Judy Franco - City of Lawton
When the City of Lawton started looking for a citizen engagement app, the GIS division to the initiative to show what GIS can do. With the use of ESRI’s solutions, ArcGIS Online, and Portal, we were able to empower our citizens with the tools to report issues in their neighborhood or around the City of Lawton. It provides management to view the status of issues and how quickly it is resolved.
Understanding the Locations of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and their Effects on Local Businesses
Ashley Hicks - Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Application of State Natural Heritage Program Databases for Biodiversity Planning and Research:
The Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory and the Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
Bruce Hoagland; Todd Fagin - Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory / Oklahoma Biological Survey
The Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory (ONHI) is legislatively mandated to maintain dynamic, georeferenced information on the state's biological diversity, including rare and endangered species, species of special concern, and significant ecological communities. ONHI biologists conduct field inventories to find and evaluate occurrences of species and communities throughout the state. These data, as well as biodiversity data collated from a variety of sources, are stored within a centralized database, the Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System (OBIS), for dissemination to researchers, state and federal policy makers, educators, and other interested parties. ONHI is also one of the few state heritage programs located at a university and that effectively services as both a research unit and a state agency. We present several ongoing ONHI projects, with a focus on the Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System, to demonstrate the role state natural heritage programs can play to inform biogeographic knowledge, assess biodiversity and species rarity, provide consistent methodology and standards for data storage and dissemination, and aid biodiversity conservation from the local to global.
Fun with Projections: When the Misuse of a Projection Causes a Kerfuffle or a Brouhaha
Michael Larson – Oklahoma State University Cartography Services
How many times have we opened up a third-party data set only to scratch our collective heads and wonder what projection is this and why does it not match my existing data? Or, how many times do we accept the software defaults not knowing we can or even should change the projection parameters? This presentation will briefly examine the basic properties of projections and explore what can happens when we get it wrong.
Pathway to 2022: The Ongoing Modernization of the United States National Spatial Reference System
Daniel B. Prouty - National Geodetic Survey
In 2022, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will be replacing the US horizontal and vertical datums (NAD 83 and NAVD 88). We will discuss what activities are being undertaken to ensure a smooth transition. Also, NGS is currently in the process of producing a much-improved national hybrid-geoid model in 2018, to replace GEOID12B. We will also discuss the history of the North American Datum of 1983 and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988, their relationships to other reference frames, and the reasons for their ongoing evolution. This presentation will also provide information on the National Geodetic Survey's powerful Coordinate and Transformation Tool (NCAT), capable of 3D transformations between all commonly used datums.
Organizing Chaos: Operations Dashboards in the Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Center
Zach Stanford - Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
For many, the first thought when hearing of our great state is the movie “Twister!” While Oklahoma is the unfortunate touchdown capitol for a myriad of tornadoes, we’re also no stranger to wildfires, floods, earthquakes and ice storms. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is tasked with monitoring and responding to disasters across the state. Their secret weapon to coordinate the chaos? The State Emergency Operations Center, a cold war era nuclear fallout shelter, nestled deep beneath the State Capitol. With an impressive array of monitors displaying multiple ArcGIS Operations Dashboards, strong interagency data partnerships and some high tech tools help emergency managers across the state capture, monitor, and respond to events that threaten the safety of Oklahomans.