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Monday, October 29
 

10:30am

Education Track. Transforming UNH Cooperative Extension Outreach with ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and Mobile Mapping
AUTHORS: Shane Bradt, UNH Cooperative Extension

ABSTRACT: While geospatial technologies have been taught as a topic and employed in outreach at UNH Cooperative Extension for nearly two decades, the recent increased use of ArcGIS Online and related applications have made substantial improvements to outreach programs in New Hampshire. Once focused on desktop GIS and standard GPS units, the Geospatial Technologies Training Center now teaches a variety of workshops on online and mobile mapping technologies, including ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, crowdsource mapping, Survey123 and Collector. In addition to helping the NH public learn how to put these technologies to use in their lives, UNH Cooperative Extension has begun incorporating ArcGIS Online-base approaches across a variety of outreach programs, as well as, for internal communication and collaboration. While some applications of ArcGIS Online have served simply as a way to improve web-based communication with the public, others have deeply changed the way in which programming is delivered. In these cases, not only has ArcGIS Online allowed UNH Cooperative Extension to create new programming, it has allowed the organization to reach new audiences. Come join this session to learn how UNH Cooperative Extension is using ArcGIS Online for outreach and share examples of your own outreach using online mapping.


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

11:00am

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

1:30pm

3D Track. 3D Solar Rating for Cambridge Street Trees
AUTHORS: Katie Grillo, City of Cambridge, MA

ABSTRACT: The City of Cambridge has nearly 30,000 street trees that are maintained by the City's Department of Public Works (DPW). DPW was interested in reviewing their watering plans and also investigating tree mortality in relation to a tree's location. ArcGIS Pro tools and models were used with both LiDAR and 3D multipatch buildings to determine how much sunlight each street tree receives throughout the summer. As a way to make the results of this study more accessible to city staff, the solar rating is incorporated into the street tree data and displayed in a 3D web scene on ArcGIS Online.

Monday October 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Saratoga 1/2

2:00pm

Water Track. Water Analytics: Using ArcGIS Online to Integrate Stormwater Utility Models with near Real-Time Data Feeds
AUTHORS: Brittney Gibbons, CDM Smith; Darren Mackiewicz*, CDM Smith

ABSTRACT: A ‘Water Analytics’ platform was implemented by CDM Smith and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) of Hartford, Connecticut to empower proactive real-time geospatial decision-making—enabling a smarter infrastructure approach to monitoring, operating and improving collection system infrastructure. This is accomplished through automated integration of system data and hydraulic models for validation of expected performance, displayed through an easy-to-use geospatial web viewer.

The platform is proving to be valuable in monitoring and refining the MDC’s $2 billion Clean Water Project to mitigate combined sewer overflows (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO), and has enabled the MDC to identify and address collapsed pipes, capacity constraints and other O&M issues proactively before becoming larger problems.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Broadway 1&2

2:00pm

Web Apps #1 Track. Using GIS Tools to Better Manage Staff, Projects and Better Utilize Acquired Data
AUTHORS: John Diaz, Robert Nalewajk – Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

ABSTRACT: GPI is actively utilizing in-house UAS services for a variety of project related tasks. These can vary from obtaining simple graphics for marketing/presentation purposes to complex, surveys and infrastructure assessments. Keeping track of the flights, in terms of planning, scheduling, assigning pilots and notifying Project Managers of the completion of the flight as well as data processing was becoming more difficult as more and more applications for UAS services grew. One of the biggest issues was communicating with the UAS pilots to assign projects and for them to notify staff of the status (planning, complete, etc.).

Utilizing a variety of ESRI GIS products; including Workforce, Collector, Web Apps, AGOL and Desktop, GPI was able to provide a more direct way for Project Managers to coordinate and schedule UAS flights. Through building a Web App, Managers could submit a flight request and check on the status of the flight. Through integrating the Flight Request with Workforce, the flight could be assigned to the UAS Pilot through the mobile application. Integrating the Collector application with Workforce allowed the UAV Pilot to view all details of the project as well as giving them the opportunity to edit relevant data from the field.

Once the flight was completed, a dashboard was developed to provide a quick update of the flight request status.

The discussion will also include GPI's use of Collector and Survey 123 as tools to more efficiently and effectively collect field data for a variety of applications.


Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Alabama
 
Tuesday, October 30
 

8:30am

Web Apps #2 Track. Data Management Tool (DMT): How a Web-based Application Helps to Manage and Inventory Multiple Internal, Private and Public Geodatabases, Map Services and Online Items Throughout an Enterprise
AUTHORS: Michael Blair, Innovate! Inc.

ABSTRACT: Innovate developed a custom application, or Data Management Tool (DMT) to improve the quality, consistency, and transparency of US EPA Region 9 geospatial resources. As background, the US EPA Region 9 utilizes a wide range of Esri products in multiple internal, sensitive, and public environments. Maintaining an up to date and accurate inventory of data in enterprise geodatabases, ArcGIS Server services, and ArcGIS Online items is both arduous and complex. Further, a historical focus on project-centric operations tended to silo data by project area or support division, often resulting in data and metadata replication. While EPA Region 9 has deployed previous data management systems, their faults were often in the reliance of manual inventory updates and user input.

The DMT application provides a searchable, sortable, user-friendly interface that not only relates all of the content but checks for the existence of and completeness of related documentation, including hosting environment, metadata, unique identifiers, update cycles, and sharing settings. The application serves as a live, single point of entry for all analysts to find resources, and immediately identify their location, accuracy, and relevance.

The new DMT leverages the backends of enterprise geodatabases in Microsoft SQL Server, ArcGIS for Server, and the ArcGIS Online API to harvest and relate features in all three Esri products. The system is deployed in each environment and automatically harvests items in the enterprise geodatabases and those related to map service layers, including the metadata for all ArcGIS Online items to identify if any contain rest services.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Alabama

9:00am

Web Apps #2 Track. MassDOT Highway Division Interactive Mapping Portal and Crash Tracking (IMPACT) Project
AUTHORS: Larry Spraker, Sam Berg – VHB

ABSTRACT: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division is tasked with collecting crash data and providing timely, accurate vehicular crash information to Federal, State and Local authorities in addition to ensuring the information is publicly available. The data is also critical to supporting Highway’s roadway safety management process. In 2018 the Highway Division embarked on an effort to streamline its existing crash data collection, geocoding, review and validation, and reporting processes by designing, developing, and deploying a modern, stable, extensible, scalable, and integrated enterprise system titled Interactive Mapping Portal and Crash Tracking (IMPACT). Deploying a methodology steeped in collaboration, the project has resulted in a suite of process improvements by developing streamlined workflows and integrating new functionality as elicited through a comprehensive requirements elicitation phase coupled with an agile development process. Balancing a desire for commercial off the shelf (COTS) based solutions with unique workflow requirements, IMPACT achieves the goals of replacing the existing system, leveraging Esri’s Roads and Highways, enhancing critical workflows, realizing an updated and integrated data model, and deploying a comprehensive reporting and analytical toolset. This presentation will outline process improvements, system design patterns, management challenges, and ultimate success realized through this important effort.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Alabama

9:30am

Lidar/3D Track. Vegetation Analysis in 3D
AUTHORS: Andrew Flynn, Vermont Electric Power Company

ABSTRACT: LiDAR data can be a powerful tool to support decision making at an organization, but simply viewing the data can be a cumbersome process that limits its usage to a handful of individuals. Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has deployed tools in ArcGIS Online to empower users across the company by providing on demand access to LiDAR deliverables in a high performance 3D environment.


Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Saratoga 1/2

10:30am

Natural Resources #1 Track. Don't Clam Up! Trend Analysis Everyone Can Use...a Shellfish Sanitation Case Study
AUTHORS: Melissa Albino Hegeman*, Matt Richards – NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources

ABSTRACT: Using ArcGIS Online allows the Shellfish Bureau at NYSDEC to easily keep an eye on all aspects of their operation. Marine Resources has been using ArcGIS to keep track of station locations, shellfish harvest zones and shellfishing closure locations for years. We are now using the analysis tools available through ArcGIS Online to add value: the data is easier to find, easier to understand, and more up to date. The operations dashboard allows staff to look at water quality trends both over time and across space. The ArcGIS Online tools allow all staff to work with the data from any computer without installing any extra software. The new “Shellfish Dashboard” integrates with existing water quality analysis, temperature and salinity readings to show everything in one view. It also allows staff to keep track of the number of sampling runs occurring and where, so they can quickly determine any deficiencies. This visual representation also allows decision makers to better understand shellfish closures in the context of other activities and proposed activities in the nearby area.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Broadway 1&2

1:30pm

Facilities Track. Where am I? Floor Plan Application Integrating Multiple Facilities and Human Resource Data
AUTHORS: Michael Blair, Innovate! Inc.

ABSTRACT: Innovate! Inc. developed a web-based Floor Plan application tool for US EPA Region 9 that provides access to information about Region 9 people, places, and resources. It displays the current list of all Region 9 employees, including contractors, grantees, volunteers (if any), and other EPA and federal agency staff stationed in R9. It also provides detailed floor plans for each space at EPA R9 Headquarters, other regional offices and place-based individuals. There are many layers that can be turned on that offer details of resources and emergency information for the building. The application was built using Esri JavaScript API and ArcServer and integrates AutoCAD floor plan data. Innovate was honored with a Federal Small Business Specialty (FSBS) Award during the Esri FedGIS Conference. Innovate! was named Esri’s 2018 Innovation Partner for our innovative usage of Esri technology in support of our client’s operations (https://www.innovateteam.com/innovate-inc-honored-at-esri-fedgis-conference-as-2018-innovation-partner/).


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Alabama

3:30pm

Enterprise GIS #2 Track. ArcGIS Hub: Bringing it all together
AUTHORS: Pam Brangan, Melanie Needle, Chris Dubin - Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

ABSTRACT: GIS is integral to much of what we do at CCRPC, whether it is maps, data development, or analysis. Using ArcGIS Hub we will highlight our work and offer one-stop shopping of our data and online maps as well as develop Initiative pages for specific projects. This presentation will cover the design and development of CCRPC’s Hub, how we will integrate it within our existing website as well as how we plan to utilize Initiative Pages to engage our partners.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Alabama

4:00pm

Enterprise GIS #2 Track. Implementing an ArcGIS Hub: Tips and Tricks and Lessons Learned
AUTHORS: Nicholas Floersch, Katie Budreski, David Healy – Stone Environmental, Inc.

ABSTRACT: The ArcGIS Hub is a new data-driven approach to frame a community's open data, and engage with that community, and its constituents, around specific community initiatives and goals. Stone is working with a Vermont community to develop an ArcGIS Hub solution within their ArcGIS Online environment. We will share our approach to gaining interest from non-GIS audiences, defining a framework for outlining initiative content, collecting and centralizing a community's data, developing stories around the community's data, and using the contextualized data to engage the community towards its initiatives. We will also discuss strategies for ongoing maintenance.


Tuesday October 30, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Alabama

4:00pm

Tools Track. Python, Pro, and Portal: Deploying Geoprocessing Tools for a Complex Workflow
AUTHORS: Jason Wise, Terracon

ABSTRACT: We needed to deploy geoprocessing tools to multiple offices and automate a workflow involving ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Collector, and multiple in-house applications. At the same time, we were weaning ourselves off ArcMap, starting to use ArcGIS Portal, and responding to changes in Pro's Python management functionality. Learn how we deployed our own conda packages, used the Python API to manage portals, used Python to wrangle challenging Excel files, and streamlined tool installation and configuration for users and developers.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Saratoga 1/2