May 4-6, 2015

Music City Center
Nashville, TN

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Monday, April 29
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer 1-3
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 3rd Floor Sky Bridge
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Plenary Session

Experience Esri’s vision for the future and get a detailed look at key initiatives during the Plenary Session. Esri® technology evangelist Bern Szukalski will share his insights on technology trends, like cloud computing and big data, that impact GIS. He will also explain how the newest generation of ArcGIS fosters collaboration between agencies at all levels and how storytelling with maps brings clarity to your data and your work,

Grand Ballroom 1-4
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break Grand Ballroom Foyer
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
GeoDesign: Planning and GeoDesign

Land Use Modeling for Regional GeoDesign
Paul Zwick, University of Florida

Using the LUCIS Land Use Modeling Strategy to better understand the regional preferences and land use conflicts for Geodesign. Using the LUCIS Strategy (Carr and Zwick, 2007 Esri Press) to more comprehensively assign preference within the new 3DUIM (3D Urban Information Model) within a regional context.

US Navy Uses GIS to Support Community Planning
Ryan Warne, NAVFAC SE

Compatible land-use must be considered whenever the military operates in or near a community. Each entity impacts the other. Urban sprawl, population growth, and mission expansion continually force military installations and the general public into closer proximity. This increased proximity caused the Navy to develop Navy Community Planning and Liaison Officer (CPLO) positions.

This presentation will discuss several examples of how GIS is used to support the CPLOs at Navy installations throughout the Southeastern United States in protecting the public while ensuring the continuation of the mission. By collecting and visualizing current land use planning and zoning data as well as monitoring local flora/fauna locations, CPLOs can better detect potential conflicts with military activities and can take actions to mitigate problems before they arise. A demonstration of the web-based viewer, GeoReadiness Explorer (GRX) will show how CPLOs can analyze vital information from their counterparts within local cities or counties.

City Terrace 4
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Utilities and Transportation: Increasing Organizational Efficiency

Web & Mobile GIS for Adding Efficiencies to Water Utilities
Sean Forrester, Gwinnett County

The County’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) implemented a Flex framework for its internal web viewer. This web application enabled DWR to reduce their desktop footprint by over 100 licenses and offer a more intuitive solution to its current read-only users. For mobile, DWR was using a laptop-based solution in the field to support their field crews, but the application was disconnected from the network and was rarely synchronized to get the latest data. DWR recognized the need to provide up-to-date and reliable information to its field crews in a timely manner. Esri’s ArcGIS for Windows Mobile technology helped facilitate this process and streamlined data management to ensure all field crews were up to date on a daily basis. This presentation will focus on the efficiency gains Esri’s ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile can deliver to a water utility.

Cover Your Assets in Both Space and Time
Brian Sovik, Data Transfer Solutions, LLC

Spatial and temporal decision support technology provides tangible assistance with the management of infrastructure and maintenance of transportation and utility systems. This presentation shares how Esri's technology is being used in this regard. The visualization of infrastructure for day-to-day maintenance, risk monitoring, and long term planning are crucial for local governments, utilities, and corporations. The advent of cloud based solutions such as ArcGIS On-line in conjunction with Advanced Linear Referencing Systems have moved beyond simple ways to store information and are now serving as powerful decision support systems. This presentation will demonstrate how organizations are taking advantage of these technologies for smoother running operations with a reduction in risk and resource waste.

City Terrace 11
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
State and Local Governments: 3D Analysis and GeoDesign

GIS in Three Dimensions
Brent Kastor, RS&H, Inc.

Length, Width, and Height can be used as a basic definition for Three Dimensions (3D). This presentation will demonstrate some of the 3D capabilities of ArcGIS. We will begin with managing and using LiDAR data (or LAS files), then move right into 3D analysis, and will wrap up with the use of 3D GIS data in Facility Management.

Geodesign Analysis for Sustainability Planning using Measured Buildings, Canopy and CityEngine GIS Visualization in a Charlotte Community
Kevin DeVito, CyberCity 3D, Inc

Geodesign is making large inroads in both sustainability and new building development. CyberCity 3D will showcase some case studies using CityEngine® 3D Web Scenes for several Southeast Region cities, including Doral, FLA and Charlotte, NC.

City Terrace 12
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Esri Technical Session: Configuring ArcGIS for Local Government

Arthur Robinson, Esri
Lindsay Thomas, Esri

ArcGIS for Local Government provides maps and applications that help bring your operations to life for your staff and citizens. This session will show you how to get started with configuring ArcGIS for Local Government and teach you how to start taking advantage of available maps and applications using your data.

City Terrace 9
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Esri Technical Session: Migrating to ArcGIS 10.1  for Server

Michele Lundeen, Esri

ArcGIS 10.1 for Server introduces a new services architecture based on widely adopted web standards that supports richer functionality, simpler installation and administration, and better performance and scalability. You will learn what these changes mean for your existing system and get the information you need to implement a suitable migration strategy for your organization.

City Terrace 7
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hands-On Learning Lab

Take this opportunity to try out Esri® software and various GIS courses at your own pace. Computers will be set up with 45-minute prerecorded lessons and exercises. Esri staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Come in when you can—advance sign-up is not required.

City Terrace 6
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break Conference Center A (3rd Floor)
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Public Works: Public Works Enterprise

Public Works Discovery: Moving from Disparate to Integrated Systems
Lynn Morgan, Newton County

Newton County was looking for a way to create a consolidated point of access to data and applications that pull together currently disparate systems to create a centralized asset management system. The goal was to provide efficient access to more complete and accurate information, which in turn will help guide more, informed decisions. The process included a discovery workshop that outlined a phased approach that leverages Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government templates and local government information model, as well as Cityworks asset management system. This presentation will focus on the discovery process and provide an update on the implementation and share lessons learned.

Leveraging ArcGIS Online for Public Utility Information
David Speight, True North Geographic Technologies

As an existing ArcGIS shop, Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative (CEMC) considered publishing incident data from their Outage Management System (OMS) to a public information map portal using their on-premise ArcGIS Server instance and a traditional Esri viewer template. Concerns about network security and the capacity of their servers to handle the additional web traffic led them to consider other alternatives. Rather than deploy an additional ArcGIS Server for public access, CEMC opted to publish their operational data to an ArcGIS Online organizational account. This approach proved to be an quick and effective strategy for providing the public with the appropriate level of information in a manner that was easy to find, use, and understand.

This presentation will provide an overview of the technical aspects of the outage map implementation as well as the business operation issues that were considered when deciding on a solution.

Terrace 4
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State and Local Government: Increasing Relevance in an Era of Limited Resources

Big Vision, Small Budget
Anna Phillips, City of Hinesville

The City of Hinesville is like many small governments. Hinesville is progressive in many ways but small in budget. They had been putting money into an office but getting little out of it. I found out that the budget covered salaries and software and not much else. I started with a GPS unit and a part time person in 2006. With that, we now have all sewer manholes, fire hydrants, signs, stormwater structure, street lights and working on commercial water meters and backflow devices, trees and bushes, in files all GPS located within the city. The cost of doing in-house GPS locating of points saved the city money and in the long run, time. Waiting for the money to be available for projects meant some projects would have been delayed; costing more.

We have an inventory that is dependable for use in planning, finance reporting and help in locating items in the field. GIS gave us the tools to create and keep data current and useable for all departments. Fire Department has used the fire hydrant location data to lower ISO ratings; Public Works is using GIS/GPS for utility inspections and road data.

Smaller Cities can have a good GIS on a small budget.

Your ArcGIS for Local Government Launches Next Month
Kevin Stewart, Geographic Information Services, Inc.

Smaller budget, limited resources, higher demands? This presentation will demonstrate how ArcGIS for Local Government can bring value to your organization by deploying multiple targeted, focused applications that help you with a powerful quick win, become more relevant, and support the growing demand for citizen engagement. The Planning Commission successfully implemented Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government Maps & Apps Gallery, deployed two apps, implemented the Local Government Information Model, and was given the training necessary to deploy more maps and apps in the future. The two apps deployed include: Public Comment and Public Notification Not only was the portal completed in less than a month, but since that time, the Planning Commission has been able to continually evolve the gallery by adding several new apps to enable it to better communicate with its citizens.

City Terrace 11
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Public Safety: Technology Integration and Supporting Complete Workflows

The Role of GIS in the National Incident Management System
Tamarin Gullett-Tyrrell, Cherokee County Fire Department

Defines the National Incident Management System according to FEMA, and explores how Cherokee County utilizes GIS & geospatial professionals to provide value to emergency response teams by fitting into the existing framework of the Incident Command System.

Defines the National Incident Management System according to FEMA, and explores how Cherokee County utilizes GIS & geospatial professionals to provide value to emergency response teams by fitting into the existing framework of the Incident Command System. .

Looks at the role of GIS at each of the four phases of Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency's ICS, namely Planning & Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery; and provides examples of how Geographic Information Systems at Cherokee County is complementing the mission of Emergency Response Personnel.


What is NIMS? An overview of NIMS and the Incident Command System (ICS)
Definition of the management system from FEMA
How the National Incident Management System has been implemented at Cherokee County

GIS in the Planning & Preparedness Phase
Situation Evaluation - Base maps, special feature types and imagery
Development of incident objectives - supporting the decisions of Incident Command Officers

GIS for Mitigation
Risk Mapping and Analysis
Risk Reduction
Network Analysis for Asset movement
Evacuation routing and population map

GIS during the Response Phase
Live Support - The GIS/DATA position in the Emergency Operations Center
Preliminary Damage Assessments (CherokeeDARE demo)
Map Production/Damage Tracks/Common Operational Picture (CherokeeSAGE demo)

GIS in the Recovery Phase
Short Term Recovery - Restoring basic life support
Long Term Recovery - Repetitive loss management, asset usage efficiency

Innovations in GIS Public Safety Software - Looking to the Future
David Holstock, Geographic Technologies Group

This session will look at some of the latest tools for policing and crime analysis. Integration of technologies such as next generation SMS, license plate readers, social networking sites, and predictive analysis will be reviewed. Innovative mobile in-car tools will be highlighted.

City Terrace 12
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Esri Technical Session: ArcGIS for Mobile Devices

Ian Feathers, Juan Luera, Esri

Mobile GIS extends the reach of GIS from the office to the field. By implementing an effective mobile GIS solution, you can improve the efficiency of your field work force as well as the accuracy and timeliness of your geospatial data. During this session, you will learn how to leverage Esri's ArcGIS system to build focused mobile GIS solutions that target the needs of your field work force, others in your organization, and your customers. Topics will include configuring ready-to-deploy applications for Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS, Windows Phone, and Android devices.

City Terrace 7
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Esri Technical Session: Creating a Staff Development Plan with Esri

Renee Schreibman, Esri

The success of your GIS relies on the decisions of the people managing, creating, and using its applications. A staff development plan is key to ensure your team is equipped with the knowledge and skills it needs to get the most out of your GIS. A scalable, enterprise-level staff development plan will enable your team to maximize the investment in your GIS solution through utilizing education resources to elevate technology knowledge. The plan can directly address needs such as preparing staff to implement new or upgraded Esri technology, cross-training staff to grow knowledge capital within the organization, educating new hires in GIS technology, and supporting projects. Please join this interactive session to meet with a training solutions representative and to realize these key session benefits: identify the appropriate level of training and staff development plan to scale across your organization, understand the importance of assessing your team's GIS skills to prioritize training needs, and merge your organizational goals with your GIS objectives by coordinating with Human Resources and management to deliver comprehensive training options for your team.

City Terrace 9
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
GIS Solutions EXPO and Social

Meet with Esri partners and GIS vendors offering Esri-based products and services; network with other attendees; and discuss the latest GIS software, data, and services being offered.

Conference Center A

Tuesday, April 30
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 3rd Floor Sky Bridge
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 3rd Floor Sky Bridge
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Natural Resources: Planning and GeoDesign in Natural Resources Management

Wild Lands: Developing an Optimal Conservation Planning Boundary
David Alden, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) utilizes a three-tiered approach to identifying, acquiring or otherwise protecting important conservation lands adjacent to or in proximity to existing FWC-managed areas. This involves development of a GIS-based Optimal Resource Boundary (ORB), Optimal Conservation Planning Boundary (OCPB) and associated Conservation Action Strategy. Increasingly, cooperative land steward partnership efforts with private landowners plays an integral role in this effort as does ongoing land conservation, either through fee-simple or less-than-fee conservation easements. In combination, this tiered model helps FWC to further the regional conservation of important fish and wildlife habitats through a proactive, comprehensive, and cooperative approach towards conservation.

The ORB is a landscape-scale resource-based GIS analysis integrates existing FWC conservation research and analysis into practical planning, acquisition, and management efforts. The ORB focuses on identifying critical and important wildlife species and habitat considerations such as rare and imperiled species habitat on a landscape scale within a particular region or ecosystem within which a FWC-managed area is contained, while masking urban areas and lands that have already been protected or otherwise conserved.

Water Reservoir Site Location and Suitability for Planned Urban Development
Deanna Hohnhorst, Geo-Wiz Technical Services

A water reservoir has many uses such as recreation, flood storage, navigation, hydroelectricity, flow balancing, irrigation, and most importantly for this project, drinking water supply. The Chattahoochee River which is dammed at Lake Lanier is the main source of drinking water for many people in Georgia including Atlanta and Hall County. The watershed that feeds Lake Lanier is relatively small compared to the population is serves and increasingly compromised by urban sprawl. Locating potential water reservoirs in Georgia is more important now than any time in history. Population growth, droughts, and water use concerns call upon the skills of Geospatial Specialists to help decision makers, the community and its stakeholders find common ground while viewing the results achieved with Sensor Fusion, Feature Extraction, Raster Analysis, and GIS. This presentation will help others leverage the analytic capacity of a GIS.

City Terrace 4
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
State and Local: GIS Modernization in Local Government

Guide to the Sweet Path in Government GIS Modernization
David James, Pinellas County

Local governments throughout the USA are being challenged to adapt to the realities of the new economy. They are searching for innovative ways to deliver high quality services with fewer resources at less cost. To meet this challenge Pinellas County is implementing a strategy of consolidation and collaboration supported by the smarter use of technology to realize its high performance organization objectives.

Executive leaders have launched an ambitious program of major technology initiatives that are intended to support this organizational transformation. GIS is a critical component of the new enterprise technology foundation and it is being leveraged to empower employees, facilitate greater internal collaboration and encourage citizen engagement. This presentation will provide a review of the County’s adoption of IT and GIS best practices such as Governance, strategic and operational planning and solution release management. Valuable insights and examples of lessons learned will be provided that can be used to avoid some of inevitable potholes and road blocks that are encountered on such an important and rewarding journey.

Accelerating GIS Implementation in Local Government
David Speight, True North Geographic Technologies
Randy Porter, Putnam County Emergency Services

Putnam County, Tennessee and the City of Cookeville have each been Esri users for well over 12 years, however, many county and city departments still had little or no adoption of GIS technology beyond the use of a limited public map viewer application or hard-copy maps. In 2011, Putnam County Emergency Services acquired a Small Public Safety Enterprise License Agreement which enabled expansion of their GIS to provide more web and mobile applications to the public safety agencies in the area. The city followed suit with a Small Government ELA and began collaborating with the County to work towards adoption of the Local Government Information Model as a common standard.

This presentation will provide an overview of the recent progression of GIS implementation in Putnam County, including strategies that were followed to create quick and effective impact on multiple local government departments, public safety agencies and utilities.

City Terrace 11
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Utilities and Transportation: Utilities Infrastructure

Make Your Map Room a Fitness Center
Rob Bailey, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities

This presentation tells the story of how Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities (CMU) moved from using outdated system maps to a fully functional GIS that provides data updates to users on a daily basis. The presentation highlights the use of Esri products such as ArcGIS Desktop, Enterprise Geodatabases, geometric networks and ArcGIS On-line. In addition, the content will focus on how CMU implemented best practices for system architecture to support a wide variety of users. Lessons learned will include the move to ArcGIS 10.1 and how CMU is leveraging ArcGIS On-line to support field staff and other departments. CMU continues to make business process improvements through the use of GIS and geographic technologies and our future plans will be covered as well.

A Case Study: Cocoa Water Utility Assessment
Grant Raudenbush, Mueller Service Company

City of Cocoa Utilities and CH2M Hill desired to evaluate and maintain the City’s aging Water infrastructure and selected Mueller Service Co. to perform field assessment and maintenance of their Valves, Hydrants, and conduct logger-based leak assessment. Managing this aggressive field effort, production and best delivering an abundance of field collected data would be handled in GIS.

Advanced Spatial Data techniques were used to prepare existing feature locations for field attribute and positional updates, quality control, work-order processing, web maps and reporting. GIS databases were the central repository of data for project management and are the foundation for the City’s parallel project to implement a mobile asset management system for City employee’s to perform additional inspections.

Our hope is to share the complexities and solutions used in this project to provide ideas and example of how other utilities might approach and manage similar utility assessment projects.

City Terrace 12
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m
Esri Techinical Session: A Best Practices Approach to ArcGIS Online for Your Organization

Bern Szukalski, Esri

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps and other geographic information. Using ArcGIS Online, organizations of all sizes can manage their geospatial assets, leverage hosted service capabilities, and increase their value by providing broader access to geographic information. To gain the most of these capabilities, it’s important to understand and establish some key best practices that will enable more effective use of what you deliver, and how users experience it. This session will cover the basic building blocks and key best practices to present your organization in an authoritative way, author effective, shareable maps and apps, and make the most out of your GIS investment.

City Terrace 7
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: ArcGIS for Emergency Management

Kevin Armstrong & Ivan Konermann, Esri

ArcGIS provides a foundation for comprehensive emergency management: preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery. To prepare for and mitigate emergencies, ArcGIS can map and model potential disasters to help visualize critical vulnerabilities and consequences of damage. As rebuilding begins, ArcGIS aids local, state, and federal agencies with technology that supports collaboration between multiple agencies. Field data captured with mobile GIS provides the ability to add updates from remote locations for more efficient incident management. It also supplies rapid damage assessment and supports accurate recovery operations. This session will cover best practices and lessons learned from recent events as well as illustrate the use of free templates to implement GIS in support of the emergency management mission.

City Terrace 9
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hands-On Learning Lab

Take this opportunity to try out Esri® software and various GIS courses at your own pace. Computers will be set up with 45-minute prerecorded lessons and exercises. Esri staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Come in when you can—advance sign-up is not required.

City Terrace 6
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. Am Break 3rd Floor Sky Bridge
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. GIS Solution Expo Conference Center A
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
State and Local Government: Web and Mobile GIS Strategies

Enhancing Enterprise GIS with ArcGIS Online
Anthony Myers, City of Naples

Web based GIS services deliver powerful tools and high value data to end users via lightweight clients and smart phones. With the change in how people consume data and the drive to produce more with less, tools such as ArcGIS Online simplify the ability to expand an Enterprise GIS and simplify workflows. Using internal GIS servers, ArcGIS Online for Organizations, and application templates provided by Esri the City of Naples, Florida was able to provide internal and external clients with a large variety of web maps, applications, geoprocessing services, and data. This resulted in departments gaining operational awareness, streamlining the address maintenance, automating the planning noticing process, and reducing phone calls into the City for information such as zoning, trash pickup, flood zones, bathymetry, trees and much more.

Overcoming Challenges in Managing Esri Server based Mobile and Web GIS Applications
Craig Robinson, Latitude Geographics Group Ltd

Today’s world of WebGIS is considerably more complex than a decade ago, with GIS Managers trying to manage applications that match user needs, but also consider the increasingly complex technologies available. This presentation will review Esri Server technologies – including ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online as well as the increasing popularity of HTML5 and mobile devices. It will introduce the concept of a Spatial Application Infrastructure (SAI), a more efficient way to build, deploy and maintain cross-platform webGIS and mobile mapping applications that can span several server environments. This session will also explore the benefits of using an SAI, and a live demonstration of building simple, portable, functional and elegant applications that leverage ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online.

City Terrace 4
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Utilities and Transportation: Airport Operations

Using ArcGIS Online in Support of Airport Operations
Brian Haren, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA) is an early adopter of ArcGIS Online subscription services and is actively leveraging the platform to bring 'just-in-time' web map and web mapping application services to the airport workforce.

Using a combination of ArcGIS Online cloud-based services and locally hosted GIS services the airport's GIS Group is rapidly expanding desktop and mobile support to a broad range of customers, to include:

Airport operations
Airport security
Facilities & asset management
Fire & police services
Concessions planning
FAA compliance monitoring

The presentation will focus on the broad range of cloud-based web map services, how they are implemented at the airport and lessons learned from over a year of direct involvement in the ArcGIS Online subscription program.

Aviation and GIS for Managing Public Airports
Matthew Baker, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission

Project Goal: In 2011, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) identified asset management, infrastructure condition, and FAA compliance as its top strategic initiatives for 2011. Our goal was to better manage South Carolina airport facilities in order to get the most life out of airport improvement projects. SCAC also needed to control the distribution of existing assets, document management, and safety inspection databases used with the FAA’s Airports-GIS System. The integration of GIS with these core goals was a vital foundation for SCAC’s GIS best practices enhancements.

Business Problem Solving: The SCAC teamed with the Division of State Information Technology and the University of South Carolina to increase our GIS server capacity to ensure having some of the latest windows server technology, as well as the best customer service response time for problem solving. Once we had the GIS server implemented, SCAC developed an Esri powered Flexviewer application to allow us to make our data available for public use. In order to maintain this database we utilized many different tools, including high resolution aerial photography and handheld GPS Geo 6000 and 3000 series units. The 6000 series utilizes ArcPad software and we use ArcMap with the GPS analyst extension to post process the data. The 3000 series utilizes the Terra Sync software and is uses Pathfinder office to post process data. Using GIS for SCAC was vital to our role as a state agency that would be working closely with the FAA and the FAA Airports-GIS program. Using the GIS allows us to do the following:

- Flexviewer Web application for ease of use for the end user and non GIS user
- Update inventories and condition on lighting and electrical systems for all public owned airfields
- Update pavement conditions and other pavement related results to allow more cost effective decisions for future airport pavement projects
- Allow for more accurate FAA planning and engineering documentation

- FAA Airports-GIS ready and compliant
- FAA AC 5300-19 standards compliant
- All information easily and readily available for public use and distribution
- Allow SCAC to make clear zoning and parcel mapping available to anyone

City Terrace  11
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Public Safety: Address Management

Address Data Management - Out of the Box with ArcGIS for Local Government
Sharon Stevenson, Gwinnett County

Out of the box tools were used for addressing at one of Georgia’s largest and fastest growing counties. This presentation will highlight Gwinnett County’s implementation of the Address Data Management ArcGIS for Local Government template and local government information model to streamline their entire addressing workflow. The County will share how this project improved the functionality and quality of address searching in GIS and other IT business systems.

E911 Addressing: An Enterprise Solution Karen Moore, Harnett County GIS

Harnett County, NC, has worked to integrate its required E911 data maintenance and retrieval requirements with its Enterprise GIS. The system includes 1)a custom toolbar (ArcGIS 10.0 Addin) for use in ArcMap to streamline editing of specific layers and to assist with the overall integration effort; 2)a simple to use .Net-based Windows application allows E911 staff to enter non-GIS data; 3)and a java-script-based ArcGIS Server Web application for all County staff and the public at large. Utilizing a carefully designed data model and specific work flows, data is served to the web app allowing for retrieval of up-to-date MSAG data required by E911 staff. In addition to producing maps based on searches, this solution meets the needs of all data consumers in a timely fashion. E911 and GIS departments are able to retrieve data live to further the coordination efforts of the departments .

City Terrace  12
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: Mapping for the Non-GIS Staff in Your Organization

Mike Sweeney, Esri

Explore Esri's latest tools that bring the power of mapping to everyone in your organization. Whether they are an entry level researcher or a senior level executive, staff will be able to add the power of maps to their analysis. We will highlight mapping in Excel with Esri Maps for Office and show how to take your PowerPoint presentations to a new level with dynamic maps. Another tool for your agency is Esri's Community Analyst. We will present several scenarios of how agencies can take advantage of this technology to evaluate the impact of your agencies' programs and policies on citizens.

City Terrace 7
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: Transportation Analysis with ArcGIS

Michele Lundeen, Esri

Enable non-GIS users in your organization to perform transportation analysis. ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, and ArcGIS Online all provide tasks that can be used to perform analyses on street networks and answer diverse questions: What is the quickest way to get from point A to point B? Which houses are within five minutes of a fire station? How do conditions change if a particular street is closed for an event? Which office is closest to a citizen's current location? Which ambulances or patrol cars can respond most quickly to an incident? How can a fleet of service vehicles improve customer service and minimize transportation costs? What are live or historical traffic conditions like, and how do they affect my network analysis results?

City Terrace 9
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hosted Lunch River Terrace 1 – 3rd Floor
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Technology: Making GIS Mobile

GIS on a Tablet: Linking the Field to the Datacenter
Curt Walker, Cardno ENTRIX

When GPS data is collected for natural resource management, descriptive data must often be recorded for each geographic point. This poses several challenges throughout the data collection process. Field teams spend considerable time physically recording said descriptors and must carry additional equipment to do so. Naming conventions are difficult to enforce and additional time and labor is spent on manual data-entry prior to analysis and/or mapping exercises. A more efficient data collection process was sought that would solve these problems. A workflow was developed using editable data stored in ArcSDE, extended over the web via ArcGIS Server, and consumed in the field with the ArcGIS app for iOS and Android running on cellular-capable tablet devices. I will compare this methodology to other data collection methods and discuss how it has expedited our field data collection, saved our clients money, and enhanced the database administrator’s ability to maintain geospatial data integrity.

Moving to HTML5 - Universal Deployment in One Build
Jay Fowler, ROK Technologies

ROK Technologies recently launched a campaign to upgrade web-applications and services for one of their oldest clients, This client’s web-based business has witnessed many changes in the internet during their professional relationship with ROK. The most recent and dramatic change has been the move from web-applications that employ non-native browser plug-ins such as flash, to web-applications that deploy within the framework of modern browsers on various devices. This client’s customer base is no longer confined to a desktop computer. Therefore the services ROK provided needed to be updated to accommodate modern browsers and mobile devices. To do so, applications could no longer use the flash plug-in.

This campaign’s objective was to update this client’s web-applications for use in all modern browsers and on mobile tablets. Creating a universal website that is a mapping application can be daunting.

Because of its platform independence, ROK chose the ArcGIS Server JS api in conjunction with HTML 5 based technologies to accomplish this goal of making's suite of web mapping applications work across many platforms. We'll discuss this migration, and show you some tips and tricks when planning your own web application path to platform independence.

City Terrace 4
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
State and Local: SaaS Solutions for Local Government

Community Analyst as a Portal for Local Demographics - Newton County/City of Covington
Lynn Morgan, Newton County GIS

Why did we look at the Analyst tools offered by Esri? We have a robust GIS department and very talented staff so most of the small routing, buffer and basic analysis were everyday tasks for my crew. I was tasked by the Mayor of Covington and the Chairman of the County’s office to give them a better snapshot of our community. Community Analyst is the perfect tool. We use Community Analyst on a weekly basis now for buffer maps, Executive Summaries and drive times for various requests from the Chamber of Commerce, City of Covington, and Board of Commissioners. Each Commissioner and City Council receives a copy of their District Executive Summary and Site Maps. It is by far one of the most useful tools when looking at the past, present and future for our Community.

Smarter Cities - Deploying ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online (Success Stories from the United States)
Curt Hinton, Geographic Technologies Group

This session will highlight successful implementations of ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online for government organization in the United States.

City Terrace 11
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Education: GIS in Higher Education

Location is Everywhere: Social, Location, Mobile (SoLoMo) Technology Trends
Sonny Beech, Geographic Information Services, Inc

The world we think of is changing, augmented reality, 3D touch-free motion control, Indoor navigation, Un-Manned Vehicles (UAV), Cloud computing and mobile devices are transformative technologies, and Location is everywhere. In this dynamic landscape, opportunities exist, in traditional Business-to-Business markets and in consumer markets. This presentation will provide participants with a lightning style presentation of location based projects, solutions, applications and emerging technology in multiple markets.

Using ArcGIS Online for Business Education at Florida Southern College
Terry Redman, Florida Southern College

FSC is committed to engaged learning in all courses. Mr. Redman’s course satisfies this requirement with the Group Competitive Project (GCP).

Forecast accuracy measures were used to compare the accuracy of several hurricane track models by comparing model forecast tracks to actual hurricane tracks for hurricanes that struck the United States.

ArcGIS Online was used as a graphical tool to display actual hurricane tracks and model tracks. The maps were compared visually to supplement and validate results of the forecast accuracy measure computations.

Results indicated an absolute correlation between the visual spatial results and the forecast accuracy computations. Students were able to use ArcGIS Online to produce maps that validated their modeling results.

The GCP not only was valuable in introducing the students to a practical application of spatial technology, through engaged learning, it also provided them with the opportunity to gain experience with business governance and project management.

Integrating GIS in Earth and Environmental Research and Education
Eric Anderson, University of Alabama in Huntsville

GIS and remote sensing form important components of Earth System Science research and education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s undergraduate and graduate programs. In light of the greater demand and applicability of GIS in such fields, UAHuntsville, Bob Jones High School and James Clemens High School in Madison, AL, have teamed up to incorporate GIS into the Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) curriculum. Specific efforts were focused on introducing GIS, GPS and remote sensing for water resources, water pollution, and related topics. A hands-on approach that introduced students to ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGIS Online, and taking GPS points, allowed students to put concepts to practice and better understand current and past relationships between land use and water quality in a local context. Future developments will aim to create additional GIS modules for other topics in the APES learning objectives.

City Terrace 12
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Esri Techinocal Session: Preparing to Implement an ArcGIS Online Subscription

Matt Still, Esri

This session assumes that you already understand the value of ArcGIS Online and web maps. We will cover the recommended steps to implement your organization’s subscription. Topics include getting started with the initial organization setup, modifying settings such as desired basemaps and default map extents, and understanding available security options. Learn how to add your own branding to your organization site and to the web templates. Explore the best practices for item metadata and options for inviting users to the org and to groups. See examples of scripting with the Admin API to accomplish tasks such as registering content from an ArcGIS Server, changing ownership of items, changing server names and other admin tasks. We will present a step-by-step process you can use to help ensure your subscription supports your business needs and key workflows.

City Terrace 7
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Esri Technical Session: ArcGIS for Land Records

Arthur Robinson, Esri

Managing land records thoroughly and efficiently yields many downstream financial, organizational, and cross-organizational benefits. While assessors work toward this goal, they also struggle to meet citizens' and officials' ever-increasing expectations of quality and transparency of and access to information. Add to that the reality of tight budgets and reduced staff. We'll explore ArcGIS for Land Records and learn how assessors and land-records staff can achieve essential efficiencies and enjoy many new capabilities.

City Terrace 9
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Utilities and Transportation: Railroad Operations

Data Synchronization for WIU Design and PTC Implementation
Jeff Trudnak, CSX

Positive Train Control (PTC) is a Federal regulation which requires railroads to invest in data quality and data sharing as they never have before. One component of PTC implementation is the design and programming for Wayside Interface Units (WIUs) which integrate with signals, switches, and communications. The CSX GIS department and the primary vendor for WIU design support, XORail, have implemented web services, GIS data processes, and an ArcGIS map service with the end goal of having the most current data available to signals engineers for the WIU design process. The WIU design process is performed in a web-based application hosted by XORail. The web services allow for the immediate exchange of data. The GIS data processes include automated data quality checks and reporting. The ArcGIS map service provides visualization of data for error resolution and status reporting.

Applying Real-Time Weather Information for the Railroad with Web Maps
Tony Foisy, CSX

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. In an effort to create a common operational picture to communicate geographic-based information of the railroad, CSX developed a comprehensive internal web map called MapCSX. This indispensable tool is made available to the entire company and offers many valuable tools to make information research and retrieval easier. Recent efforts have added the value of real-time weather from AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, an Esri Business partner, and railroad operational information to the web map. This highly valuable information provides the entire organization the ability to visualize the current view of the day and also provides tools to search by geography and easily navigate around the map. This presentation will focus on the development of an ArcGIS Server 10 web map application, real-time data integration, and the many benefits for the entire organization.

City Terrace 4
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Technology: Mobile GIS Strategies

GIS Tools for Emergency Management: Before, During, and After and Event
Amy Hoyt, Lee County GIS

With hurricane season quickly approaching, Emergency Management GIS preparations become critical for timely response and recovery operations should you be impacted by a storm. Deployment and training on applications shared across agencies can significantly increase the effort to build a common operating picture before and after an event. From evacuation notifications to damage assessment collection to web and mobile reporting tools, this session will show how Lee County Florida uses standard mapping techniques, an iOS/Android app, an ArcGIS Mobile app and ArcGIS Online for Organizations to prepare and respond to events.

Mobile GIS in the Enterprise - Coming to an Organization near You
Russell Minich, Timmons Group

Mobile GIS applications are becoming more prevalent, but do traditional enterprise application development strategies still apply? This talk will present the top ten ways to enhance and streamline the user experience of your geospatial application by “keeping it simple”. Learn how to better target your audience, create intuitive user experiences, make beautiful maps, keep pace with changing technologies, and reintroduce the map to the web! Practical examples will be used to demonstrate how the latest technology can solve today’s geospatial challenges.

Using TerraGo GeoPDF Applications for Monkeypox Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Nathan Roberson, TerraGo Technologies

Among the many infectious diseases being monitored by the CDC, Monkeypox remains one of the viruses that experts are just beginning to fully understand. This presentation will highlight how TerraGo’s GIS solutions were used by CDC scientists to bring geospatial context to Monkeypox ecology research and surveillance in the DRC. When faced with the challenges of operating in disconnected environments and coordinating with people of limited technological experience, TerraGo’s GeoPDF® applications were able help bridge critical geospatial gaps. We’ll explore how any user, regardless of their level of training or access to sophisticated GIS, can compactly integrate, share, and dynamically update geospatial information in connected or offline environments through GeoPDF® applications.

City Terrace 11
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Natural Resources: Modeling and Geostatistical Analysis

Summary of Geospatial and Geostatistical Analyses of 2010 Irrigation Data Collected in the Middle and Lower Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins
Dan Branham, Calvin Johnson and John Lee, Southern Polytechnic State University

This study was undertaken to develop a geographic information system (GIS) database of 2010 growing season agricultural and cropland irrigation data for the Middle and Lower Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins (ACF) located in southwest Georgia. Our goal was to incorporate hydrological, water-use, and geospatial information related to this physiographic province into a geodatabase with 2010 agricultural and irrigation cropland information collected by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission in accordance with and support of the Agricultural Water Conservation and Metering Program. Data analysis objectives were to: 1) develop procedures for creating a multidimensional geospatial database of agricultural data; 2) calculate descriptive statistics of aggregated water-use data, delineated irrigated crop lands, and agricultural water-meter data for the 2010 growing season; and 3) identify spatial trends and temporal distributions of agricultural/irrigation/water-use data, if any. The database is intended to facilitate more focused spatial and temporal analyses of agricultural water-meter studies and to supplement future scientific investigations related to regulatory and water-management decisions involving the limited use of surface-water and groundwater resources across the agricultural region of southwest Georgia.

Developing a Watershed Loading Model as a Custom ArcGIS Toolset for the Indian River Lagoon
Claudia Listopad, Applied Ecology, Inc.

FDEP has identified the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River as impaired waterbodies due to nutrient over-enrichment. In March 2009 FDEP issued TMDLs for the IRL and BRL requiring reductions of TN and TP in stormwater runoff by 21% to 69% across the lagoon. Through an Interlocal Agreement, all MS4 permittees partnered to fund a study team to update and refine the original loading model and associated TMDLs for the IRL. The Spatial Watershed Iterative Loading (SWIL) model was developed to incorporate more available data, recent conditions, and temporally fine datasets. SWIL is a custom Esri ArcGIS toolset, providing a continuous monthly simulation of runoff over a 16-year period, yielding a more robust representation of pollutant loadings and freshwater volumes in the IRL. This presentations highlights the advantages of using Model builder when implementing complex batch processes, creating a highly portable and flexible model, critical features for the TMDL process.

City Terrace 12
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break Conference Center A
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Esri Technical Sessions: Building Apps with ArcGIS Online Web Maps

Bern Szukalski, Esri

ArcGIS online web maps are more than just a map in a browser. To the Esri development teams they’re a specification that ensures their use across a variety of applications and devices. ArcGIS Online web maps can also be used as building blocks for authoring custom applications using a variety of configurable hosted templates, as well as downloadable templates.

This session will focus on how you can leverage the web map and it’s ecosystem to easily build custom configured applications without needing a degree in programming or a tenured history at hackathons. It will also cover basic modifications that anyone can do using any text editor to downloadable templates, including the very popular Story Map templates. All users will leave this session empowered to author and configure their own custom applications, whether using ArcGIS Online hosted apps or hosting apps from their own servers.

Topics covered include:

  • considerations when authoring web maps for use in templates
  • using hosted templates
  • downloading templates and simple customizations
  • using custom templates in organization template galleries
  • an overview of the ArcGIS Online web map APIs

City Terrace 7
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Esri Technical Session: Communicating Business Value: A GIS Survival Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Adam Carnow, Esri

In this session, we will discuss strategies for making your organization's GIS more relevant and valuable and ready for the twenty-first century. Learn how to do the following: get the most out of the technology you already own, expand the influence of your GIS, keep your GIS current and adapt it to the latest trends, make your GIS an enabling technology, and communicate the value of GIS to your organization.

City Terrace 9
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Southeast User Conference Tuesday Evening Social

The Southeast User Conference Social is being held at The Florida Yacht Club, located at 5210 Yacht Club Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210, Roundtrip Bus Transportation will be provided to the venue. The Bus pick-up and drop-off is located outside the hotel Gift shop.

The Florida Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 1
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 3rd Floor Sky Bridge
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration 3rd Floor Sky Bridge
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
State and Local: Cadastral Management

Cadastral Data Inventory
Nancy von Meyer, Fairview Industries
This paper will review a series of inventory studies completed in 2012. The local government inventory examined the availability of parcel data viewers and parcel data download in nearly 4,000 local governments. The state government best practices examined the local data aggregation, standards and standardization and publication of data in 12 states. The results of this process provide some interesting statistics and trends for public sector parcel data publishing. 

Top Ten Insights into the Parcel Fabric
Frank Conkling, Panda Consulting
Panda Consulting, through working extensively with Esri’s Parcel Fabric and its developers, assisting several counties with conversions and teaching dozens of people at three day training sessions across the country, has developed a deep, rich understanding of the inner workings of the new data structure and its implementation. During this presentation, we will provide an overview of what we have learned by describing the top ten things you should know before, during and after your transition to this solution. We will also provide a question and answer period during which you can expand your understanding.

City Terrace 4
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Technology: Spatial Analysis and Modeling

How GIS is Used in Site Selection
Barbara Dendy, McCallum Sweeney Consulting
Site selection is the process a company uses to find the optimal location for a new facility. The process involves a myriad of company objectives and criteria, often conflicting. The use of GIS provides greatly enhanced effectiveness and efficiency in the site selection process. By interpreting project criteria into a set of measurable screening criteria, GIS provides great value in determining and screening a target search region, resulting in qualified “Areas of Interest”. The presentation will show a GIS screening for a project seeking to supply an automotive or truck manufacturing facility. The screening will include nine Attraction criteria (including wage, labor force, and education information) and six Aversion criteria (unionization, natural disaster, and environmental information) and demonstrate the efficiency (speed) and effectiveness (geographic focus) of GIS in the site selection process.

Delivering Citizen Sourced History with ArcGIS Online
Dale Loberger, Bradshaw Consulting Services
Maps have been telling stories for centuries, but too often their message is misunderstood. Inaccuracies in data collection and the bias of cartographers have relegated historic maps to a category of curious artwork rather than a genuine source of scientific research. However, my exploration of techniques in applying modern digital data using ArcGIS actually improve the quality of data that can be extracted from these documents thereby creating a wealth of new information for detailed research. Affine transformations of high resolution scans as well as their vector extractions dramatically improve the fit of historic data with modern geography. Additionally, modeling surfaces through combining strategic layers of modern data using map algebra allow surface pathing algorithms to predict data that is corroborated by extant maps. The results of this study are being communicated through interactive maps on ArcGIS Online using social media to allow verification by other researchers.

City Terrace 11
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: A Best Practices Approach to ArcGIS Online for Your Organization (Encore Presentation)

Bern Szukalski, Esri

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps and other geographic information. Using ArcGIS Online, organizations of all sizes can manage their geospatial assets, leverage hosted service capabilities, and increase their value by providing broader access to geographic information. To gain the most of these capabilities, it’s important to understand and establish some key best practices that will enable more effective use of what you deliver, and how users experience it. This session will cover the basic building blocks and key best practices to present your organization in an authoritative way, author effective, shareable maps and apps, and make the most out of your GIS investment.

City Terrace 12
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: Image Data Management in ArcGIS

Kevin Armstrong, Esri
Managing large collections of imagery can be a challenge for many GIS organizations. Review the image management options in ArcGIS 10.1 and explore the mosaic dataset. Learn how you can serve imagery datasets using ArcGIS Image Extension for Server.

City Terrace 7
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: ArcGIS for Water Utilities

Mike Sweeney & Seth Johnstone , Esri
In this session, we will demonstrate how ArcGIS for Water Utilities is designed to support daily business functions with maps and applications that can be downloaded and configured for your organization. ArcGIS for Water Utilities is the part of the ArcGIS for Local Government solution that focuses on water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities. It is open, scalable, and interoperable and complies with industry standards. By deploying ArcGIS for Water Utilities, you can manage your water system without costly custom software development.

City Terrace 9
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hands-On Learning Lab

Take this opportunity to try out Esri® software and various GIS courses at your own pace. Computers will be set up with 45-minute prerecorded lessons and exercises. Esri staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Come in when you can—advance sign-up is not required.

City Terrace 6
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break  
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
State and Local: GIS Workflows to Support Appraisal Processes

Generating Building Footprints from CAMA using Python
Chris Mathers, Bay County Board of County Commissioners
In the course of trying to aquire building footprints for our county many options were explored for production or purchase. After attempts at hand digitizing proved too costly in time, it was decided to try to generate the footprints from building footprint traverse data stored in the county property appraisers CAMA database using Python and Arcpy.

Using GIS and Integrated Tools for Creating a Paperless Reappraisal System
Matt Bryant, Bruce Harris & Associates
The Wayne County Ohio Auditor's Office and Bruce Harris & Associates began the first Ohio Paperless Reappraisal in June of 2012. This project has integrated county employees and third party vendors to produce a streamlined system.

The Paperless Reappraisal System is a GIS driven workflow that is comprised of six applications. The workflow begins with a building sketch validation routine performed by the County GIS department. Next, appraisers group parcels into routes and digitally review each parcel by comparing the latest oblique and orthophotography to the current CAMA data. Routed parcels are checked out to a touch screen tablet for field editing. Field edits are submitted to a quality control application where County staff review changes and either accept or decline the appraisal. Project managers use thematic maps and reports to view project status in real time.

City Terrace 4
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Technology: Use of Automation for Increased Efficiency

Delaney Creek Floodplain Revision - GIS and Public Information Distribution
Erick Sumner, Hillsborough County
When the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a preliminary Physical Map Revision for the residents of the Delaney Creek area of Hillsborough County, Florida, interdepartmental collaboration between Geomatics, Hazard Mitigation, and Communications provided a streamlined spatial solution to notify the affected citizens. Utilizing spatial overlay tools and Data Driven Pages, the GIS Team generated a spatially-driven map series providing citizens with parcel-specific information on Special Flood Hazard Area changes. The process evolved from manually matching different letters of notice with individual parcel maps, to a single-sheet mailing automatically produced from GIS analysis and cartographic tools. 

These spatially-driven letters have received highly positive feedback from the Association of State Floodplain Managers and representatives from Charlotte, NC. Utilizing GIS and Data Driven Pages for public notice purposes can provide other local and regional agencies with an efficient, spatially-driven process that is not only cost-effective but provides a clear and concise citizen-friendly product.

Developing a Transportation Linear Referencing System for Regional Planning Commission
Daniel Mellott, Sain Associates
Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) struggled with maintaining multiple datasets to represent various information sources such as functionally classified roads, regional transportation plan projects, bicycle and pedestrian projects, and crash history locations. It was determined that a Linear Referencing System would allow RPCGB to maintain and publish these datasets while minimizing the level of effort required to update the core Route feature class upon which the datasets would be based. First, the core Route feature class was developed from RPCGB’s existing functional classification dataset. This required considerable cleanup including alignment to aerial photography to insure distance measurement accuracy. After this, various existing datasets and project tables were converted to Event Tables which could be associated with the Route feature class. Finally, procedure documentation was developed and delivered to RPCGB to allow them to perpetuate the maintenance of the datasets and create future Event Tables as needed.

City Terrace 11
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: Preparing to Implement an ArcGIS Online Subscription (Encore Presentation)

Matt Still, Esri

This session assumes that you already understand the value of ArcGIS Online and web maps. We will cover the recommended steps to implement your organization’s subscription. Topics include getting started with the initial organization setup, modifying settings such as desired basemaps and default map extents, and understanding available security options. Learn how to add your own branding to your organization site and to the web templates. Explore the best practices for item metadata and options for inviting users to the org and to groups. See examples of scripting with the Admin API to accomplish tasks such as registering content from an ArcGIS Server, changing ownership of items, changing server names and other admin tasks. We will present a step-by-step process you can use to help ensure your subscription supports your business needs and key workflows.

City Terrace 12
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: Working with Lidar in ArcGIS 10.1

Kevin Armstrong, Esri
At ArcGIS 10.1, Esri provides the tools to efficiently visualize, manage, analyze, and share your data in 3D. ArcGIS now reads lidar LAS files natively, thereby providing immediate access to lidar data without the need for conversion. The new LAS dataset allows you to manage, display, and edit your LAS files in a desktop environment. LAS data can also be added to and managed by a mosaic dataset. This session requires basic knowledge of ArcGIS for Desktop.

City Terrace 7
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Esri Technical Session: Getting Started with Python

Ken Smith, Esri
Intended for beginners, this session will introduce Python and its role in ArcGIS. The session will begin with the basics of the Python language and demonstrate some of the key scripting functionality in ArcGIS such as calling geoprocessing tools, using ArcPy listing functions to automate workflows, and getting data properties.

City Terrace 9
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hosted Lunch and Closing Session Grand Ballrooms 1-4 (2nd Floor)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Land Records Special Interest Group Meeting

The Land Records Special Interest Group will provide an open forum for anyone interested in Land Records or Parcels to get together and share experiences. Suggested topics of discussion include: Esri's Parcel Fabric solution for Parcel Management, transitioning your data into the Parcel Fabric, using the Local Government Data Model, other approaches to maintaining parcels in ArcGIS, common solutions to serving maps to the general public, benefits of joining and contributing to local and statewide Parcel Mapping organizations, finding common resources to help each other with everyday issues in Parcel Mapping.

City Terrace 4
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FLURISA Special Interest Group Meeting

The Florida Chapter of URISA (FLURISA) membership and all GIS professionals are invited to join us at the conclusion of the Southeast User Conference for a special one-hour block of Ignites that will share insights into various themes such as the GIS profession, trends, and certifications. This special FLURISA event also serves as a great networking opportunity for all GIS professionals. Be sure to come and see what the excitement is all about!

City Terrace 11
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Geocortex User Group Meeting

Set aside an afternoon and join fellow Geocortex users, administrators, partners and others for interactive discussion and presentations around Geocortex technology. Take the opportunity to learn what's new and what's next in Geocortex Essentials and our evolving suite of tools and extensions for ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Hear from fellow users around their specific implementations of Geocortex technology and network with peers.

City Terrace 12

May 4-6, 2015

Music City Center
Nashville, TN