May 2-4, 2018 | Charlotte, NC | Charlotte Convention Center
Friday, May 4
Time Session Presenter Location
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast West and East Prefunctions
8:00 am - 11:30 am Registration
Concourse C
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Hands-On Learning Lab and Data Health Check
Hands-On Learning Lab

Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.

Data Health Check
Schedule your Data Health Check, a free, 45-minute service provided by an Esri expert, who will review and analyze your GIS data, focusing on features and attributes.
Room 218 AB
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Conservation - Environmental GIS Research (User Presentations)
Room 217 BC
Assessing Vegetation and Precipitation Indices to Aid Habitat Management
This project utilized NASA Earth observation data, paired with in situ measurements of population distribution, to monitor and assess Bighorn sheep habitat resource quality and availability in the Mojave Desert. The results and methods provide the National Park Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife improved understanding of areas where Bighorn sheep have steadily-available resources to effectively support habitat management and aid in future management decisions.
Jake Ramthun, Devon Burks, Mariah Heck, NASA DEVELOP Program
CANCELLED - Surveyors, Sustainability, Society and Social Satisfaction

9:00 am - 10:00 am Education - Public Safety (User Presentations)
Room 208 B
Geospatial Visualization of Mobile Stroke Unit Dispatches
All first-year Mobile Stroke Unit dispatches were grouped (true stroke vs. otherwise). Raw count was aggregated by zip code, normalized, and geocoded. Incidence rate was symbolized by SD. Five- and ten-minute drive time service areas were defined from our base. Impressions were confirmed by Moran’s I and t-test. High dispatch and high stroke burden required a five- and ten-minute service area, respectively. Our analysis will help evaluate 911 dispatch scripts and protocols.
James P. Rhudy Jr, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Crime Pattern Analysis at a Finer Scale
This paper describes the technique to map the distribution of people, land use, and road network using GIS at a much finer scale – land parcel. The map also differentiates such variables by daytime and nighttime, which generates a dynamic urban heatmap for crime pattern analysis at a much finer scale.
Long Chen, Florida State University
9:00 am - 10:00 am Modeling 3D (User Presentations)
Room 209 AB
Modeling the Hidden River Groundwater Basin at Horse Cave, Kentucky
Groundwater recharge to the Hidden River groundwater basin was modeled using ArcGIS Desktop with field techniques that included fluorescent dye tracing. Using data from the Kentucky Geoportal, land use was determined from aerial imagery, and base maps were created for a karst hydrologic inventory. Collector for ArcGIS was used for mapping dye injection locations, and sinkhole occurrences were determined using the hydrologic tools in ArcToolbox. A 3D model of the basin was created in ArcScene.
Cesalea Osborne, Western Kentucky University
Land, Air & See Remote Sensing in ArcGIS Pro
Choosing the most appropriate tool from the technology toolbox, including photogrammetry or LiDAR unmanned aircraft systems, GPS/GNSS, hydrographic survey systems, and/or conventional survey can be a difficult decision. This presentation highlights how all of these methods were combined on a geomatics project to generate and visualize a complete 3D model using ArcGIS Pro and story maps, in a way that streamlines accuracy and convenience.
Travi Howell, WithersRavenel
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Insights for ArcGIS: An Introduction (Esri Technical Session)
Insights for ArcGIS is a new user experience for analysis that focuses on simpler ways to work with your data to answer questions and share results. Insights for ArcGIS is designed to make interactive and exploratory analysis fast and intuitive so you can gain understanding from your data in a spatial context. Capabilities that make Insights more intuitive including visualization first, drag and drop analytics, as well as on-the-fly filtering and aggregations. This session will provide an overview of techniques for data exploration and analysis with Insights for ArcGIS.
*All Users
Michele Lundeen, Esri Room 217 A
9:00 am - 10:00 am
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server: Real-Time GIS (Esri Technical Session)
ArcGIS GeoEvent Server extends the ArcGIS Platform to connect with and analyze virtually any type of streaming real-time data. Real-time observational data can come from moving objects, changing attributes of stationary sensors, or both. Learn about the advantages of using stream services for real-time data, options for real-time outputs, and new tools for analyzing the large volumes of data created from archiving real-time data streams along with how to publish, configure, and incorporate the data into web based applications.
* All Users
Jay Fowler, Esri Room 208 A
9:00 am - 10:00 am
An Overview of the ArcGIS for Local Government Homelessness and Opioid Map and Apps (Esri Technical Session)
The increasing presence of opioids and homelessness in local communities is dramatically impacting service providers, causing economic hardships, and in some cases putting the lives of first responders at great risk. This session will provide an overview of the new homeless and opioid maps and apps available in the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. These ready-to-use maps and applications help organizations reduce homelessness and tackle the opioid epidemic.
*All Users
Scott Oppmann, Esri Room 217 D
10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking and Refreshment Break West and East Prefunctions
10:30 am - 11:30 am Airports - Digital Migration (User Presentations)
Room 217 BC
Regional Airport Inspection Application Using Collector with Related Features/Tables
Manassas developed a Regional Airport Inspection App using ESRI Collector. This App replaces the paper inspection process and allows inspectors to migrate from paper reports & maps to gathering GPS coordinates, photos/video, and electronic data.

Related Features/Tables were utilized to link Daily Reports with categories of defects found (e.g., lighting). Mid-way through the project, we moved to ArcPro for service update. Reports were developed using ArcMap to meet FAA reqs.
Margaret Montgomery, Richard Allabaugh, City of Manassas
ArcGIS Enterprise in the Cloud: Hosted and Managed Strategies
The Atlanta Airport's Geospatial Engineering Group has embraced the cloud and has integrated ArcGIS Enterprise in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and ArcGIS Online (AGO) to support projects across the airport. The reliability of the cloud and the ability to setup applications quickly has allowed the GIS staff to expand their GIS program by supporting additional clients and continuously providing new offerings.
Steve Mulberry, GISinc
10:30 am - 11:30 am Collector for ArcGIS -Datum Transformation & ArcPad Transition to Collector
(User Presentations)
Room 209 AB
Datum Transformations Explained and Effects on Field Data Collection
GNSS Receivers, Imagery, LIDAR continue to provide higher accuracy asset locations. As such datum transformations are required to project geographic data on a map. This presentation will detail the common datum transformations used to project GIS data as well as the implications these choices will have with respect to accuracy when choosing a datum transformation for use with Esri’s Collector app. Publishing apps such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, & ArcGIS Online will also be discussed.
Tiffany Puett, Duncan Parnell
Modernizing Geologic Field Systems: the Transition from ArcPad to Collector
This talk covers the hurtles faced by transitioning field teams from a custom, yet unsupported ArcPad application to ESRI's Collector. Many complications, drawbacks, successes, but namely compromises followed. First, setup and customization was outsourced. Second, adherence to geologic nomenclature and methods. Third, remote locations and limited GPS functionality. Finally, dependence upon Wifi for real-time data updates to teams. This talk will cover these issues and our workflow solutions.
Katherine White, Florida Geological Survey
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Esri Technical Session: Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS: Monitoring GIS Operations (Esri Technical Session)
Dynamic dashboards are great for viewing the activities and key performance indicators most vital to meeting your objectives. In this session you will see how to set up the new browser-based Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to create executive dashboards that integrate maps, lists, charts, and gauges for real-time operation views. Learn about the different visual elements that can be used to reflect the status and performance of people, services, assets, and events in real time.
*All Users
Michele Lundeen, Esri Room 217 A
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Introduction to Drone2Map (Esri Technical Session)
Drone technology is fundamentally changing long-held field work practices and business models, and organizations are learning how to effectively leverage this emerging technology. With Drone2Map for ArcGIS, drones become more than just capture devices – they are enterprise GIS productivity tools. During this session we will discuss usage of drones and how to create orthomosaics, point clouds and 3D meshes with Drone2Map for ArcGIS, quickly sharing the results with your organization.
*All Users
Will Meyers, Esri
Room 208 A
10:30 am - 11:30 am
ArcGIS Solutions for Fire (Esri Technical Session)
Around the world, fire agencies of every size use spatial data to improve their preparedness, response, and risk reduction programs. Agencies gather reliable, actionable information that every fire service professional can use anytime, anywhere. Come see our out-of-the-box templates for the fire service which can be used to improve your planning, communication, and collaboration to realize better outcomes.
*All Users
Kevin Armstrong, Esri Room 217 D