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OKSCAUG User Group Meeting at Tulsa

  • 02 Aug 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tulsa City Hall @ One Technology Center 175 E 2nd ST Tulsa, OK 74103
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OKSCAUG User Group Meeting at Tulsa

Tulsa City Hall @ One Technology Center
10th Floor, North Conference Room
175 E 2nd ST Tulsa, OK 74103

Directions to One Technology Center

Downtown Tulsa Parking is $5

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Leveraging UAV/Drone Technologies for GIS: A Project Based Example

Willard Gustafson,
Senior GIS Specialist Meshek & Associates

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV), commonly referred to as Drones, are an emerging technology that is experiencing incredible growth. The rapid advancement in this technology has many organizations excited to use it for their own purposes. However the lack of a comprehensive set of regulations for their use had left many confused about how to do so legally. It took a while but the FAA has recently finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of UAV's, thus opening the door for many more organizations to employ the technology.

This presentation will focus on an ongoing project for the City of Tulsa that is using UAVs to collect high resolution(5cm) aerial photographs of open storm sewer channels. These aerial photos will be used to help perform a condition assessment of the channels, an assessment previously accomplished using a traditional field survey. We will discuss the legal requirements necessary to undertake a project like this, some of the practical considerations to be aware of when planning a project like this, and how this methodology compares to the previous condition assessment performed by conventional field survey methods. In addition we are excited to have our UAV contractor (Dale Parrish @ Hovervisions) available to answer your specific questions.

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. 

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
From Paper to GIS: Modernizing the City of Tulsa Water and Wastewater Atlases to a Dynamic GIS Format
Matt Parsell, GIS Analyst City of Tulsa 

For years, the City of Tulsa (City) Engineering Department, field crews, consultants, and developers have relied on a paper atlas to visualize data required to fulfill their jobs. The printed information was always out of date due to the arduous tasks of regularly producing the paper atlases and coordinating the mass manual distributions throughout the year. The City’s Engineering Graphics Department is tasked with trying to balance the maintenance of constant infrastructure changes being made, while delivering up-to-date spatial information in an easily accessible format. Previously, the infrastructure data was maintained in a CAD-based system with little or no attributes; the attribution was stored as a graphic on the individual atlas pages.  The rapid rise of instant up-to-date information quickly made the significance of the once-useful paper atlas much less profound. With a foundation in ESRI technology, the City Water and Sewer Departments recently adopted Lucity as its asset-management software. The key to the implementation of this new software was the transformation of the CAD data and techniques to an ArcGIS format utilizing a comprehensive database model. The Engineering Graphics Department, with the help of the IT Department and various other departments throughout the City, undertook the task of converting the CAD data into a multi-user geodatabase and finally into a dynamic web-map. What used to be a complex assortment of detailed drawings, providing a completely visual display, is now a cohesive system of geospatial objects that can interact and connect to the real world. With the ability to view daily updates, attribute data, query data, and conduct analysis, as well as other benefits, the pervasiveness of the atlas has all but faded into a larger GIS-driven application.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. 

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Everyone has a story to tell - Harness the power of maps to tell yours!
Michael Beavers - ESRI Solutions Engineer

PowerPoint is SO OVER. The days of trying to connect with your audience via static demonstrations and inert presentations is done. With the continuing evolution of  ArcGIS Online, you have never been more able to engage with your audience in a way that resonates – with Location-Centric Story Maps. Because so much of what we do is geographic, interactive maps and apps that are embedded in intuitive, web-based Stories are the most effective methods to express your message. Building and sharing your own web-based stories has become a simple and powerful way to engage and inspire your audience. Come on a journey of discovery during this introduction to Building Story Maps. You will learn how to combine authoritative maps and apps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to harness the power of maps and geography. Tell your story!

11:45 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

Attendees GISP credits : 4 hours - EDU - 0.1 credits
Presenters GISP Credits : 1 hour - CON -  1 credit

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