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Monday, October 29


Census Track. The 2020 Census: Geographic Partnership Opportunities
AUTHORS: James Bogart, U.S. Census Bureau

ABSTRACT: As part of the 2020 Decennial Census operation, the Census Bureau provides many opportunities to collaborate with state and local governments through several different geographic partnership programs. The SAID (Spatial, Address and Imagery Data) program acquires partner data for continual updating of the Master Address File (MAF) and the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Reference system (TIGER). The Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) allows local governments to review and update selected statistical area boundaries (tracts, block groups, census designated places (CDPs), and census county divisions (CCDs) to allow geographic data tabulations for the 2020 Census data and ACS data for the next 10 years. The New Construction program will give governments an opportunity to submit addresses for units constructed after the 2020 Local Update of Census Address (LUCA) operation. For governments who participated in the 2020 LUCA program, the Census Bureau will be providing submission feedback and entering the appeals phase in 2019, which will provide transparency to governments regarding the result of their address list update submission, and the ability to dispute any disagreements with the Census Bureau’s decisions. The annual Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) will continue to collect the legal boundaries as of January 1 of each year. Local geographic knowledge obtained through these programs is essential for the Census Bureau to provide the quality data local governments rely on when making decisions that affects the lives of their population over the next ten years.

Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Broadway 1&2


Census Track. Synchronization and Standardization of Address Points and Street Centerline Files
AUTHORS: James Coyle, Geographic Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau

ABSTRACT: Synchronizing and standardizing address points with street centerlines can be highly advantageous in maintaining large address databases. This presentation will advance a spatial methodology for synchronizing the 6.1 million New York State E-911 address points with the US Census Bureau TIGER line files. The methodology has a significant number of useful outputs which include a drop point on the street centerline for use in network analysis, an offset point that may be used for cartographic labeling, coding for each address point that indicates the specific standardization method used. Finally, since each address point is allocated to a specific TIGER segment, this method establishes a framework for small area analysis or spatial analysis at the block face level that can be used to advance community health analysis. Finally, this presentation will present how owner occupancy has evolved in Erie County, New York in the time period 2005-2015 utilizing the methodology advanced in this presentation.

Monday October 29, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Broadway 1&2


Public Sector Apps Track. Creative Applications of Spatial Analysis in Public Sector Auditing
AUTHORS: Hilary Papineau, Rachael Southworth, Bob Mainello, Heather Pratt, Andre Spar, Theresa Nellis-Matson, Lisa Rooney, Marsha Daugherty, Jonathan Julca, Rachelle Goodine – Office of the New York State Comptroller, Division of State Government Accountability

ABSTRACT: The Office of the New York State Comptroller’s (OSC) Division of State Government Accountability (SGA) conducts performance audits of New York State and City entities to determine if taxpayer money is being used effectively and efficiently and to help improve government operations, programs, and financial management. SGA recognizes the value of using GIS to conduct spatial analysis and enhance its audit reports by highlighting risk in public programs and increasing the impact of its audits. This presentation discusses examples of SGA audits using spatial analysis in unconventional ways – analyzing relationships between traditionally unrelated data sets and identifying gaps in services across the State – with the end goal of strengthening public health and safety. For example, in an audit of the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) entitled Registration and Enforcement of Automotive Services, Sales, and Salvage Facilities (Report 2016-S-71), SGA auditors identified locations where automotive businesses could potentially be operating without a valid registration by matching land use data from New York State tax parcels with DMV records. SGA’s audit of the Department of Environmental Conservation entitled Drug Management and Disposal (Report 2016-S-82) identified large areas of the State that were underserved by the program. SGA has found that the creative application of geospatial technology to diverse data sets allows public programs to more strategically and proactively focus their limited resources. We aim to engage organizations responsible for overseeing public programs in how GIS can be an innovative tool for evaluating the effectiveness of programs and improving government operations.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Broadway 3
Tuesday, October 30


Public Data Track. New York State Parcel Map Program: Past, Present and Future
AUTHORS: Katherine Kiyanitsa, NYS Office of Information Technology Services GIS Program Office

ABSTRACT: The NYS GIS Program Office has a program to develop and share a statewide GIS tax parcel file. The objective is to assemble a single layer of tax parcel polygons with a standardized and robust set of assessment roll attributes that can be shared among all state agencies, other government entities, and the public. The presentation includes a brief history of the program; benefits of the use of the data; challenges in broadening public access to the data; and the future direction of the program.

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


Public Data Track. Out of Many, One: Vermont’s Statewide Parcel Mapping Project

ABSTRACT: Parcel data in Vermont comes in over 200 flavors that vary widely in completeness, content, and age. Led by the Vermont Center for Geographic Information and Agency of Transportation (VTrans) with support from eight other state agencies and the Federal Highway Administration, the State of Vermont has undertaken the creation of a statewide parcels layer for Vermont’s 255 municipalities. This presentation will share experience of the project’s productive multi-agency collaboration, as well as challenges that need to be overcome in a small, rural New England state to ensure a successful, standardized parcel dataset.

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