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Monday, October 29


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


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