May 5-7, 2014

Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

User Presentations

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3D for Master Planning—Visualizing Tomorrow

Presenter: Eric Brady, Bergmann Associates

3D GIS offers Master Planners a unique tool to represent a city or campus' vision for development. CityEngine is a powerful tool to represent the built environment, conveying anticipated growth as realistic buildings within the city or campus fabric. Parametric scripting offers a tangible way to represent complex zoning as interactive 3D models. This presentation will explore how 3D visualizations of urban and campus environments offer a tangible and immersive portrayal of a Master Plan.

A Visual Analytics Platform for Improving Enforcement Planning

Presenter: Andy Belcher, North Carolina State University

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) is responsible for reducing commercial motor vehicle crashes and decreasing damage to roads. This presentation demonstrates how NCSHP uses geospatial data visualization and BI technologies to improve enforcement. Further, it will show how a geospatial analytics web application known as VANTAGE is being used by MCE to prioritize and target commercial vehicle enforcement activities to optimize resource deployment and increase enforcement effectiveness.

An ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online Jump Start

Presenter: Angie Hein, City of Hollywood, Florida

Do you face a smaller budget, limited resources, higher demands? This presentation will demonstrate how together, ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online can bring value to your organization by deploying multiple targeted, focused applications. Destination Hollywood is the new online mapping portal and landing page for City staff and citizens to get access to maps and apps. Today, the City has the infrastructure and skills to launch new maps and apps more frequently, making the GIS more relevant.

Animal Services Spay/Neuter Voucher Progam: A Spatially Driven Review

Presenter: Autumn Schwab, Hillsborough County

When Hillsborough County Animal Services sought assistance reviewing the efficacy of their spay/neuter voucher program, it was critical that any evaluation process include spatial analysis to provide clear data-driven review. Interdepartmental coordination between Animal Services and Geomatics resulted in spatial reviews that provided new insight into the voucher program. This information contributed to the acquisition of funding approval for the voucher program for the following budget cycle.

ArcGIS Online for Utility Asset Inspections

Presenter: Russell Shirley, Hart EMC

The Hart EMC wanted a way to record the inspection of the utility's assets using our iPads. ArcGIS Online was selected because of the quick implementation time. All the data needed in ArcMap and ArcGIS for Server was in place; we just needed an app and some reporting tools. I engaged SSP Innovations to set up scheduled data migration tasks for the inspection datasets, and for the inspection reporting tools. In just a few days, using the Esri iOS app, we had a working inspection solution.

Are You Underwater?: Finding the Affected Structures within a Flood Inundation Mapping Alert Network Scenario.

Presenter: John Lay, NCEM

The State of North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) monitors over 80 river and coastal flood gauges for its Flood Inundation Mapping Alert Network (FIMAN). Flooding scenarios were built for each of these gauges, however they do not contain any information other than flood water elevation. During an event, NCFMP needs to determine how many buildings will be impacted and the extent of the building damage (including monetary loss). NCFMP created a tool in Python to solve this problem.

Case Study: Esri GIS as a Platform in Condition Assessment Operations

Presenter: Grant Raudenbush, GISP, Echologics/Mueller Service Company

Echologics is a water condition assessment company with offices in Florida and Toronto, providing Valve and Hydrant assessment and non-invasive, acoustic technologies for water main leak detection and pipe (wall) condition assessment. This presentation will discuss our implementation of 'GIS as a Platform' from Source data through field operations and deliverables using ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS (iOS/Android), Web-based GIS Flex Apps, and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS implementations.

Characterizing Stream Buffer Condition in GIS for the Neuse River Regional Watershed Plan

Presenter: Scott Gregory, Wildlands Engineering, Inc.

Riparian buffers along the Neuse River were characterized in Spatial Analyst using a reclassified land use raster from the 2006 NLCD. Euclidean distance, Focal, and Zonal Statistics were used in a raster analysis to measure and attribute buffer widths of the NHD layer. Subwatersheds were prioritized for buffer condition using the resulting classifications of buffer width. This presentation will provide insights in the use of raster for modeling environmental stressors related to water resources.

Developing Sophisticated GIS Solutions on a Small Government Budget Using AGOL

Presenter: Margaret Montgomery, City of Manassas

Using ArcGIS Online, the City promotes GIS to answer questions posed by citizens. In the past, GIS solutions provided datasets and put the onus on citizens to find answers. With AGOL, staff members efficiently build "one-up," mobile friendly solutions to answer simple questions such as "When will my leaves be picked up?" This provides timely answers and eliminates hard-copy distribution. This presentation will highlight a spectrum of solutions and the efficiency with which these solutions were developed.

Drivers and Benefits of Asset Management Systems

Presenter: Mark Nelson, Jones Edmunds

Organizations are often challenged with managing and maintaining their infrastructure with fewer resources. A GIS-centric asset management system (AMS) can streamline work and data flows by reducing overhead and increasing efficiencies. This often includes integration with other existing enterprise information systems. Client case studies will be presented reviewing reasons to implement and integrate their AMS, experiences in the transition and their results and return on investment.

Empower Your Land Records with the Parcel Fabric

Presenter: Tiffany Puett, Highland Mapping Inc

Save time and resources by leveraging the advantages of the Parcel Fabric. It is a seamless data model that marries survey-level accuracy standards and concepts with tax office data workflows. Maintain increased accuracy and efficiency using intelligent COGO with integrated control information. Analyze neighborhood trends using the built-in history that mimics land records workflows. Keep other parcel-dependent GIS layers (zoning, etc.) coincident using the Feature Adjustment tool.

Event Management & First Response Powered by Web Mobile GIS

Presenter: Bruce Bishop, City of Marietta, GA

The City of Marietta, GA goes live with a mobile-ready, GIS-based event management solution supporting event/incident management and first responders at the city. Powered by Esri ArcGIS Server technology, the solution was developed with HTML5/JavaScript to provide access via web and mobile (tablets). The solution consists of components that serve four primary end users: Dashboard, First Responders, Incident Management, and Field Collectors all aimed to visualize consequences and support needs.

Extending the Esri Platform for ROI in Appraisal

Presenter: Brandon Harris, Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc.

Taking advantage of the ArcGIS for Local Government COTS development strategy for the ArcGIS platform, Bruce Harris & Associates has extended the platform to create a modernized methodology for the reappraisal process that has resulted in substantial tax recovery and increased productivity. By modernizing land records operations through the ArcGIS platform, direct ROI can be recognized on your GIS investments.

From Local Desktop to Cloud to ArcGIS Online in 6 Months

Presenter: Jason Harris, ROK Technologies

Migrating from a legacy system to a fully integrated cloud environment is no easy task. Or is it? Habersham County, Georgia, recently undertook a complete migration from local ArcGIS (9.3x) using local shapefiles to a fully integrated, Citrix based ArcGIS 10.2 hosted cloud environment. County employees now utilize a Citrix based 'virtual' ArcGIS Desktop hosted in the cloud, which directly edits against a hosted enterprise geodatabase - all in the cloud.

Getting It Done: When Doing More with Less Isn't Possible

Presenter: Kathryn Clifton, City of Salisbury

We've all heard the phrase, "doing more with less." But what if that isn't an option? What if you are only one person, supporting multiple departments? New developments in the GIS world have made that a little easier. The City of Salisbury, NC is evaluating 311GIS, a city-wide non-emergency problem reporting solution. 311GIS makes GIS accessible and user-friendly to the public, and supports the city's mission of providing excellent customer service.

GIS Analysis, Using Pavement and Work Management Data, Helps Pave the Way

Presenter: Greta Finney, Pinellas County, Department of Environment and Infrastructure

Pinellas County has a number of unpaved roads. GIS added powerful analytical intelligence to the road improvement selection process. We brought our pavement condition data and our pothole repair data together by using GIS and the power of WHERE. We then used spatial overlays and Hot Spot analysis to identify areas of greater necessity. We aligned our paving selections with our other important initiatives. We used our information to make informed pavement management decisions.

"GIS, What's Your Emergency?" Fire-Rescue Didn't Dial 911 to Get Help

Presenter: Albert Hill, Volusia County Government

Volusia Fire Services provides support throughout the unincorporated County and in three of our 16 cities. To expand the use of our Firehouse software and to improve efficiencies, reduce redundant data entry, force standardization, and improve data sharing an initiative to more fully integrate several enterprise systems, including GIS, CAD, and multiple business systems was begun in 2013 by a team of Fire and IT staff. This presentation will detail approaches and efficiencies gained to date.

Going Mobile in a Small Town

Presenter: Lee Harris, City of Statesville, North Carolina

Here at the City of Statesville we are using ArcGIS 10.2 along with ArcGIS Online to gather information in the field through feature service layers. By implementing Collector on our iPhones and iPads we have various departments that are benefiting from this easy to-use technology. Planning uses Collector to capture zoning violations in the City. Public Works capture sewer creek crossings and tracks maintenance. Our Street Department captures storm water infrastructure data.

ICAV—Automated Community Assisted Visits

Presenter: Hope Morgan, NCEM

Per FEMA requirements the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) is required to meet with communities to assess their compliance to locally adopted ordinances. NCFMP built a tool in ArcGIS Online to allow for assessments from the field. This tool uses SharePoint and ArcGIS Online to access the maps, fill out location information, then print the reports to submit to FEMA at their desktop. This tool allows work to be done more efficiently and effectively.

Implementing ArcGIS Online in Greensboro

Presenter: Steve Averett, City of Greensboro

The City of Greensboro recently implemented ArcGIS Online 10.1 at an enterprise level and would like to share its story. We will briefly touch on the planning phase, data management, implementation, training, and deployment of applications and services. The City is currently using Collector for ArcGIS to edit data in the field and has published multiple storyboards across the organization to share information with the public. Please join us for an overview of an ArcGIS Online municipal implementation.

Improving the Accuracy of Mapping Stormwater Features by Integrating ArcGIS and Google Maps StreetView Add-in

Presenter: Layi Taylor

Mapping stormwater features with a high level of precision was required to develop a seamless stormwater network model. We incorporated vector and raster data with hard-copy engineering drawings to increase the level of precision for interpretation. As the project progressed the coarse raster imagery and conflicting CAD data were considered major limiting factors. The integration of ArcGIS with the Google StreetView Add-in provided a viable solution for differentiating between distinct features.

Increasing Department Efficiency with a Single Address Source through LGIM

Presenter: Mike Pappas, Gwinnett County

By leveraging a single authoritative addressing source, Gwinnett County, GA was able to improve efficiencies in their Planning, Assessment, and 911 departments with a comprehensive addressing database. After converting parcel based addresses, they were able to leverage the Esri Local Government Information Model (LGIM) and Address Data Management tools for a single point of data with efficient maintenance tools.

Innovative Strategy for Facilities Rehabilitation

Presenter: Gerhard Sehnalek, Orbis, Inc.

Orbis, Inc. was hired by the Fort Monroe Authority, VA to develop a program to establish a baseline indicating the conditions of 187 structures and buildings. High resolution digital stereo models, 3D building wire frames and true digital orthophotos were developed and seamlessly integrated in the existing ArcGIS GDB. Over 8,000 high resolution terrestrial TIR images were mosaicked, orthorectified and applied as textures to the 3D building using Esri CityEngine for analysis.

Land Cover Trends (1996 to 2010) and Application in the Southeast

Presenter: Nate Herold, NOAA Coastal Services Center

Information on what and where land change is occurring improves our understanding of past practices, and informs our future planning or response. We will explore the development, wetland, and other changes mapped in 2010 Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) land cover data in the southeast coasts. A demonstration of how users can make use of this data, related web services, an online Land Cover Atlas application, and several tools available in ArcGIS will be provided.

Land Records at Your Fingertips

Presenter: Lak Krishnan, Mecklenburg County

The evolution of technology and the changing habits of the user drove us to repackage our land records system into a mobile friendly application. ArcGIS Server and JavaScript API enabled us to take the super fast parcel maps to the fingertips of our citizens. The implementation, testing, training and the final roll out of Polaris 3G took us through a roller coaster journey that made us understand our tangled systems and our customers better. Most of all it taught us some invaluable lessons.

Living LiDAR

Presenter: Hope Morgan, NCEM

In 2013 NC GTM began the process of collecting LiDAR again after 12 years. How do we begin again with new technologies, new sensors, new specifications, and software that can live up to the Big Data produced for a 2 points per square meter project? Working to include as many partners as possible we want to include and incorporate any terrain information collecting in the state. This would give us Living LiDAR tracking work in the state and not stopping with a onetime flight.

Offline Field Inspections Using iOS Devices with ArcGIS

Presenter: Brandon Fyffe, GISbiz

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation has implemented an iOS/ArcGIS Server based field inspection system that works offline without Internet connectivity. By using iPads or iPhones, their field inspectors file inspection reports and perform storm assessments of poles, lines, transformers and other assets. Their Supervisors get notifications on their iPhones and they assign the jobs to technicians who get notifications/driving directions and perform completion reports on their iPhone.

Online GIS for Improved Project Management

Presenter: Heather Vollmer, Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc A CBI Company

By utilizing the online GIS services within the company intranet project management has become more efficient by increasing communication between departments and personnel, allowing data sharing for non-GIS personnel, on-the-fly reviews and field planning. The implementation of this workflow has also improved the company GIS data by creating data standardization, file structure and data transparency.

Scenario Planning—A Case of GeoDesign

Presenter: Ming-Chun Lee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

GeoDesign integrates GIS into planning built environments in a way that is evidence-based, data-driven, and inclusive. Scenario planning, a style of simulation‐based land use planning that employs GIS analysis, visualization, and public participation, is a clear example of GeoDesign. This presentation will discuss two regional scenario planning projects. Despite two projects sharing similar goals, their approaches, in terms of structure, software choice and deployment, are very different.

Seamless Field Data Collection Combining ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and ArcGIS for Server

Presenter: Richard Pascoe, Grimail Crawford, Inc.

In an effort to collect locations and characteristics of 18,000 light poles throughout a five-county area, the Florida Department of Transportation District Seven chose ArcGIS for Windows Mobile as the application platform for mobile data collection. With ArcGIS for Windows Mobile, they can quickly and easily generate streamlined forms to increase efficiency in the field. Furthermore, ArcGIS for Server simplifies data synchronization and project monitoring, resulting in significant time and cost savings.

Sharing GIS to Empower the End User

Presenter: David Wray, Roanoke County, VA

The new expectation for local governments is to deliver data to a broad audience, including GIS users and the public, in a knowledge appropriate format. To meet the demand, Roanoke County, VA looked to a hybrid solution anchored on Esri's ArcGIS for Local Government templates - with enhanced functionality to achieve the desired experience. This along with ArcGIS Online and an all-inclusive viewer has allowed the County to substantially expand access to data that truly maximizes their investments.

Smarter Cities Deploying ArcGIS for Local Government and ArcGIS Online

Presenter: Curt Hinton, Geographic Technologies Group

Windsor needed a solution that could be customized for each department but still serve the Town as an enterprise system. GTG proposed a cloud-based GIS solution using Esri's ArcGIS Online technology implemented over five years. Newly created utility data layers, parcel layers, assessor maps, aerial layer and data layers sourced from outside agencies were loaded into Esri's ArcGIS for Local Government data model. By using Esri technologies, the Town of Windsor has a true enterprise-wide GIS.

Spatial Analysis for Sea Turtle Conservation in Georgia

Presenter: Lara Hall, Chatham County—Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

Sea turtle interactions with shrimp boats continue to be the main source of non-natural mortality for adult loggerhead turtles. To assist the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with choosing among management options for sea turtle conservation, GIS spatial analysis techniques are used to identify spatio-temporal patterns and correlations between the locations and time of shrimp trawler activity, sea turtle strandings, and recorded turtle excluder device violations on the Georgia coast.

The Need to Reevaluate Land Records

Presenter: Frank Conkling, Panda Consulting

Surveyor and parcel mappers have been mapping and managing land record information for years and constrained by the limitations of the current data models. This presentation will review those methods and discuss their deficiencies together with a discussion of what the ESRI Parcel Fabric offers, the challenges associated with the transition into it and the various ways to overcome these hurdles and several reasons why the time is ripe to move into this new way of managing and maintaining land records.

Using GIS as a Tool for Effective School Space Planning

Presenter: Carol Crutchfield, Beaufort County School District

Beaufort County School District Facilities Department partnered with PenBay Solutions in 2012 to develop a GIS system to manage and organize construction documents and workflows. Staff decided to allow principals access to the classroom design and usage data as part of the workflow of determining building capacity. As a result, facilities planning staff have given principals a tool to effectively plan the academic use of standard and non-standard instructional space for each new school year.

Using the Data Reviewer and LGIM for Road Center line QC

Presenter: Lesley Hampton, Macon-Bibb ITS/GIS

Legacy road centerline data had to be corrected to be inserted into enterprise software. The new software has geocoding and routing capabilities. Test area evaluation determined we could fix the errors. We used the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension and Attribute Assistant to clean 12,000 road segments in-house and saved money and time. A third party would need to clean the data. Road CLs are now ready to be inserted into the GIS Module of Enterprise software. Others can use Data Reviewer to save time and money.

Using the Geodesign to Model Development Trends in Upstate South Carolina

Presenter: Stephen Sperry, Clemson University

This session describes a template for Geodesign and comprehensive planning for Ten at the Top, a South Carolina Upstate organization of public, private, and nonprofit leaders. The project built consensus on a shared regional vision to protect and enhance the economic vitality, natural and cultural resources and assets, and quality of life within the region. Clemson University students prepared locational, assessment and 3D decision models that identified sensitive areas for twenty-year growth plans.

Where to Enjoy Wildlife Resources in North Carolina

Presenter: Kimberly Sparks, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission provides programs and opportunities for hunters, anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation. One of the ways we communicate information to the public is through the use of interactive web maps. In 2013, we subscribed to ArcGIS Online for Organizations and rewrote our interactive maps using ArcGIS API for JavaScript. This has significantly improved the functionality and data quality of our websites.

May 5-7, 2014

Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC