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Monday, October 29


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


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


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