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Monday, October 29


Field Data Collection Track. Using GIS Field Data Collection Tools to Help Protect NY Lakes
AUTHORS: John Marino, NY Natural Heritage Program; Cathy McGlynn, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

ABSTRACT: Across New York state there are many boat launch steward programs (aka Watercraft Inspection Stewards). Perhaps you have spoken with a boat launch steward? Watercraft Inspection Programs are an integral part of the state’s aquatic invasive species prevention work. Over the past several years the number of organizations sponsoring boat launch stewards has grown substantially, and with that growth there has been a need to have standardized data, collected statewide, that is easily accessible. To that end, the NY Natural Heritage Program, a partnership between SUNY ESF and NYS DEC, has developed a Survey123 app (titled the “Watercraft Inspection Steward Program App” [WISPA]) with help and support from numerous partners including NYS DEC and NY Sea Grant. In 2018, 15 organizations participated with WISPA, representing over 200 boat launch stewards, and over 100,000 records were collected. Cathy McGlynn will highlight the statewide effort and the value of the standardized, centralized data. John Marino will discuss the specifics of the Survey123 app, the AGOL online map editor interface, and “dashboard”.

Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Broadway 3


Field Data Collection Track. Using ARCGISOnline, Collector, and Survey123 as Field Data Collectors and Report Publishers
AUTHORS: Richard O'Gara, PEER Consultants, P.C.

ABSTRACT: The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) is a $2.3 billion construction project to extend the Green Line from Lechmere Station in Cambridge to Union Square in Somerville and Tufts University in Medford. The Green Line Extension (GLX) Extension Project consists of construction of 7 new stations and over 4.3 miles of new Light-rail track and appurtenances.

PEER Burlington was awarded the contract for providing the Pre-construction survey services in support of the GLX project. The survey requires performing damage assessment and elevation surveys for approximately 1000 properties along the project right of way. The large number of properties, separate survey crews, and varied types of data and deliverables necessitated a structured, computerized approach to field data gathering and data reporting. PEER chose to use ARCGIS, ARCGISonline, Collector, and Survey123 to collect data in the field, check the data, and create deliverables.

Mr. O’Gara has more than 25 years of experience developing, analyzing, and visualizing large infrastructure and environmental geographic data sets for the public and private sectors. He has significant experience developing geospatial data models. Mr. O’Gara has managed several data creation projects. He has also provided technical services and guidance on a wide variety of topics. Richard has been “in the field” on many occasions, but only got his work truck stuck in mud once!

Monday October 29, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Broadway 3


Field Data Collection Track. Are You Ready Yet? ArcGIS Online: Helping to Bring the Field to You
AUTHORS: David W. Pollock, Lloyd’s Register

ABSTRACT: ArcGIS Online is becoming the primary hub of many organization’s GIS activities. Most computing functions are either already in the cloud or offer cloud options. ArcGIS Online provides the online foundation for your cloud-based GIS. As a focal point of Esri’s development, it continues to improve and grow at a rapid pace. As part of this growth, the “locate and capture” field applications that tie into ArcGIS Online: Collector, Survey 123, and Explorer have also matured and expanded their capabilities. This presentation will take look at the use of these field applications and ArcGIS Online on several distinctly different projects and uses to demonstrate their versatility in field and how that translates to enterprise data management. Municipal applications such as structure inspections and sign inventory, to job safety survey forms and a marketing tool for pipeline survey and construction materials tracking will be discussed. These demonstrations will show that data collection using these tools can be an easier, more streamlined process, allowing it to be applied in more field situations than ever before. The lessons learned, including on the hardware used, will be shared in the hopes that both those thinking about getting started or implementing similar solutions can take away something valuable.

Monday October 29, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Broadway 3