A special thanks to :
National Weather Center
University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren Blvd
NWC Suite 1100
Norman OK, 73072-7303
The National Weather Center for the facility
The Center for Spatial Analysis for helping coordinate the event & provide the morning coffee & drinks.
Cross Timbers Consulting, LLC & Garver are providing breakfast.
Pizza lunch will be provided by SCAUG.
The first two parking rows are reserved for visitors & carpooling is encouraged as parking space will be limited.
8:30 – 8:45 - Welcome and Announcements
8:45 – 9:30
Increasing Situational Awareness of River Flooding by Applying a GIS Extent Mapping Approach
Jared Allen - NOAA / National Weather Service - Austin/ San Antonio, TX
Situational awareness of river flooding events and their evolution is critical for emergency management resource allocation, decision making, and overall public alertness. Currently, however, National Weather Service (NWS) mapping efforts for flood extents per gage site can equate to $10,000-50,000 and six months to 24 months of resource expenditures before finalization. To offset these high costs, an experimental GIS method for deriving river flood extents has been developed in partnership with the Corps of Engineers. Through a GIS protocol and the use of the Flood Estimation Simulation Model (FESM), early results indicate near 70-95% accuracy and completion times on the order of days, if not hours. Spatial correlations using the kappa coefficient statistic show quality-controlled flood extents to have substantial to near perfect agreement with NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) standards (0.70 – 0.99). Furthermore, in testing this technique, we have shown that flaws exist within the existing AHPS flood extent libraries. This technique has proven to save resources in an operational setting, and through the use of dynamic web maps, has increased internal and NWS core partner situational awareness during river flooding episodes.
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:30
Implementing an ArcGIS Server and SDE based GIS program at the Noble Foundation
Michael Komp - Spatial Technology Services Supervisor Noble Foundation
Have you ever considered migrating to ArcGIS for Server or SDE? Has team size, complexity, or risk deterred you from making the switch? For nearly thirty years, the Noble Foundation provided cartography and GPS services to support South Central Oklahoma and North Texas ranching operations with a small staff using traditional ArcGIS data management. Now, the Foundation is migrating to GIS services administered using ArcGIS for Server and ArcSDE. With a small team serving a large organization, managing this change while maintaining production has been challenging. Please learn from our experience implementing these technologies as you look towards future change in your organization.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45
Creating beautiful applications without writing code.
Brig Bowles - Esri
11:45 Closing, Door Prizes and Lunch
Attendees GISP credits : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits
Presenters GISP Credits : 1 hour - CON - 1 credit