May 4-6, 2015

Music City Center
Nashville, TN

Technical Sessions

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ArcGIS for JavaScript Development

Presenter: Ben Ramseth

This session will focus on getting started with ArcGIS API for JavaScript. The presenter will explore the steps to building a map centric web application. ArcGIS API for JavaScript provides building blocks to build a robust web mapping application. This web application will communicate with GIS content made available on the ArcGIS Platform. The ArcGIS Platform provides many ways to visualize, store and analyze spatial data. Using HTML5/JS/CSS3, a person can build a cross-platform, mapcentric web application that will run in a browser on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. 
ArcGIS for Land Records - Think Outside the Parcel

Presenters: Arthur Robinson, Scott Wolter

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.
ArcGIS for Server in the Amazon Cloud

Presenters: Michele Lundeen

Are you having trouble quickly acquiring and deploying servers on-site?  Do you need to establish a public facing GIS presence using your ArcGIS Server licenses?  Or do you want to setup a testing environment for your developers on a specific ArcGIS release? Leveraging the Amazon Cloud can help with these workflows and more!  Learn how you can be productive with ArcGIS for Server in the cloud in minutes.   This session will focus on practical steps and concrete advice that you can take back to your organization.

We'll start with the ArcGIS Cloud Builder, a tool included with ArcGIS for Server, which makes it easy to get an enterprise geodatabase and ArcGIS Server site running in the cloud in minutes. We will then cover how to really take advantage of what the cloud offers including auto-scaling, automatic recovery, and more. This session will be valuable for people new to Amazon Web Services and will also include tips for those with some experience.

ArcGIS for State and Local Government: An Overview

Presenter: Scott Oppmann, Nikki Golding

This session will provide an overview of ArcGIS for State and Local Government and a set of maps and apps for State and Local Government users.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor - An Introduction

Presenter: Anthony Myers

ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor is an extension to ArcGIS for Server. It expands the capabilities of ArcGIS for Server to enable organizations to connect with virtually any type of streaming data and automatically alert personnel when specified conditions occur, all in real time. This session will show how you can incorporate real-time information streams with your existing GIS data and IT infrastructure, perform continuous processing and analysis against streaming data, and produce new streams of data that work seamlessly with the rest of the ArcGIS products.

ArcGIS Online: Getting Started and Beyond

Presenter: Bern Szukalski

ArcGIS Online is a powerful tool for allowing you to share data, maps, and applications with GIS professionals, non-GIS staff, and external users, like the public. It gives you the ability to create maps and perform powerful spatial analysis while at the same time being simple to use. We will cover topics such as embedding web maps into existing web pages, creating focused, stand-alone apps for specific use cases, basic mobile workflows for empowering your field workers, as well as useful ways you can engage the public. This session will cover the five Ws (Who is it for?What does it do? When can I start? Where do I get it? and Why should I use it)? and will give you the information you need so you can show the true value of GIS across your organization.

Community Maps - Esri's Living Atlas of the World

Presenter: Seth Sarakaitis

ArcGIS includes a living atlas of the world with useful and authoritative maps on hundreds of topics. It combines reference and thematic maps with rich content relating to people, earth, and life. This presentation will describe the living atlas with a focus on how to participate by sharing your organization's content with the world through Esri Community Maps.

By joining Community Maps, you become part of the global living atlas community, and your authoritative data will enrich a widely available cloud-based platform comprised of ready-to-use maps, applications, and topics that include demographics, imagery, oceans, streets, topography, the natural environment and urban systems.

Configuring ArcGIS for State and Local Government

Presenter: Scott Oppmann

This session will describe how to configure and extend the ArcGIS for Local Government maps and apps to meet specific business needs in your own organization.

Creating a Smart 3D City Model from Start to Finish

Presenter: Geoff Taylor

3D city models are no longer just "nice to have" in rich, exotic cities. In this session, we will show how the use of 3D has moved beyond its earlier time-consuming and costly manual modeling routine into a practical, automated modeling process. This presentation will cover the entire smart 3D city creation process and introduce you to Esri's new enterprise 3D city information model. You will also be exposed to the concept of procedural rules that enable the rapid modeling of smart 3D city models from data attributes. We will also take a deep dive into the data requirements for creating a smart 3D city model, extracting features from existing LiDAR and imagery if data does not exist, and the different levels of detail of the 3D city model and benefits of each.

Creating a Staff Development Plan

Presenters: LaTonya Williams, Renee Schreibman

A skilled and capable workforce is essential to deliver innovative geospatial products that earn the confidence of your existing customers and engage new customers. A staff development plan is a tool to help you align workforce skills with your organization’s strategic business goals. This session will walk through a proven three-step process to design a GIS staff development plan. You will collaborate with other attendees in breakout groups, where you will discuss strategic planning needs and a roadmap to secure executive sponsorship. You will leave this session armed with the information you need to communicate how planning for staff development benefits your entire organization.

Getting the Most Out of Your Imagery and Lidar

Presenter: Kevin Armstrong

Managing large collections of imagery and lidar can be a challenge for many GIS organizations. Review the image management options in ArcGIS 10.2 and explore the mosaic dataset. Learn how you can perform change analysis and other advanced techniques. We will also discuss how to serve imagery/lidar datasets using ArcGIS Image Extension for Server. This session requires basic knowledge of ArcGIS for Desktop.

GIS…Modernizing the Management of your Buildings and Campuses

Presenter: John Young

Whether you manage a single building, an entire campus, or a global portfolio of buildings/campuses, GIS can help you to better plan, design, utilize, and manage your assets. Used throughout the facility lifecycle, GIS enables faster, more holistic decision support by tying together disparate facilities information from different systems (e.g., CAD, IWMS, CMMS, CAFM, and ERP) into a common operational picture. Our solution includes facility-specific templates and applications that enable you to easily stand up your facility/campus base map and begin using it to better manage your spaces and assets. During this session we will hone in on the three aspects of facilities and real property management -- Portfolio, Operations and Safety & Security -- to look at how GIS can improve facilities workflows and decision support from site selection, to space management, to safety and security, to sustainability.

How Important is Indoor Location Analytics to You? Come Find Out

Presenters: Kevin Steward, GISi & Esri Person TBD

Learn how Indoor Analytics is being used by organizations to understand how people are moving through their buildings and Cities. We will demonstrate how you will have direct access to view data at a glance or dive into the data for up-to-date information on a variety of metrics. Understand how using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other technologies analyze pedestrian foot traffic in venues like parks, downtown business districts, shopping malls, and other types of businesses.

Python - Beyond the Basics

Presenter: Joel McCune

Join us as we step through the process of creating geoprocessing tools in Python. We will demonstrate how to create script tools and Python toolboxes. This workshop will highlight the important decisions in making fully functional geoprocessing tools.

Python - Getting Started

Presenter: Joel McCune

Repetitive tasks are meant for computers, not humans. Python combined with ArcGIS can empower you to automate redundant tasks, freeing up your time to do more interesting and useful GIS. Take the first step and discover how to get started with Python and make the computer do the work.

Smart 3D Cities: Use Cases for 3D City Models

Presenter: Geoff Taylor

3D city models are more than just a visual. They are analytics in 3D and are paving the way for new GIS capabilities never thought possible. Every object contains intelligent real-world data attributes that allow anyone to visualize the world through a new medium. In this session, we will uncover the top 3D use cases for local government and disclose practical, real-world workflows for visualizing information in 3D. This presentation covers applications for several industries such as planning, community and economic development, public safety, utilities, transportation, and facilities.

Strategic Planning - A Modern Approach to GIS in the Enterprise

Presenters: Adam Carnow, Keith Cooke

Technology trends are changing fast. In order for today's enterprise GIS to stay current, valuable, sustainable, relevant and effective, it is necessary to learn some new techniques and embrace some new philosophies. This session will highlight some of these such as:

  • How to Highlight and Articulate the Value of GIS to Managers/Executives
  • The Power of Spatial Analysis
  • Understanding & Implementing ArcGIS as a Location Platform
Tying it All Together with GIS, Permitting to Asset Management

Presenters: Dave Bramwell, Cityworks & Esri Staff

Using a GIS-Centric approach to asset management and permitting, an integrated solution can track and manage the complete work flow process from start to end. From the application process, reviews, issuance of permit, inspection, construction to the maintenance of an infrastructure asset. The Cityworks method will be described and shown, with GIS as its platform.

Using Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

Presenter: Mike Sweeney

This session will cover both mobile field use of GIS technology and how this field work can tie into daily operations.

Providing the ability to use smartphones and tablets to visualize, collect and update GIS data regardless of an internet connection is critical to the success of your mobile solutions.  We will discuss the capabilities that are new to the ArcGIS system to support disconnected use, and workflows for managing, publishing and synchronizing data for disconnected use and demonstrate how the Collector for ArcGIS app can be used within your ArcGIS organization to satisfy your field data collection needs in a disconnected environment.

Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS targets decision makers that need to monitor, track, and report on daily operations. You will learn how to use this app and configure it with a gallery of Esri-provided widgets. Learn to create and share operations views that include interactive maps, charts, gauges, and other performance indicators.

May 4-6, 2015

Music City Center
Nashville, TN