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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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08:45 - 10:00 Welcoming Remarks from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Charlie Loyd Keynote [Mapbox] Californian Pixels: Raster data, remote sensing, and new scales of understanding The past few years have given us new ways of looking at Earth's surface, and new ways of distributing and understanding that data. So what's possible today that wasn't just a few CalGIS'es ago? Where are the most interesting open problems? What's still difficult? I'll address these questions, and raise others, with a focus on California's landscapes. I hope to leave the listener with a clear picture of where remote sensing is today, its meaning for people in other areas of geography... Welcoming Remarks from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Charlie Loyd Keynote [Mapbox] My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
10:00 - 10:30Break in Exhibitor Area
10:30 - 11:05 Understanding The Flexibility of Open Source Open source is gleefully rewriting the rules of the GIS industry at all levels of industry and government. Adoption of open source in is well underway, with success stories illustrating the benefits. This decade we are going further - fostering a healthy, sustainable, working relationship between industry/government and open source: This presentation digs into the flexibility of open source licensing and how organizations can meet the challenges of using and customizing open source. We will look at the advantages of participation in open source at the... Understanding The Flexibility of Open Source My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Why Aren't You Using Centimeter Accurate GNSS Receivers With Esri's Collector? With advances in Esri's Collector app, users can now fully utilize the satellite metadata capture tool to record horizontal and vertical accuracy estimates with each field collected data point.  These accuracy estimates are provided by Bluetooth-enabled submeter and centimeter GNSS receivers paired with phones or tablets.  This update along with Collector's ability to create a Location Profile to account for various datums, now allows RTK GNSS users to take advantage of centimeter accuracy on a tablet for their mobile GIS workflow.  RTK centimeter-grade equipment is... Why Aren't You Using Centimeter Accurate GNSS Receivers With Esri's Collector? My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback UAVs, Remote Sensing, and Field Biology: An Integrative Approach to Habitat Restoration Design and Monitoring Restoration projects aim to restore, enhance, or protect critical habitats for endangered and endemic plant and wildlife species. These projects are often funded through significant financial investments by multiple stakeholders, and also provide valuable ecosystem services through green infrastructure establishment. The successful implementation of a restoration project is a complex combination of design, biology, and construction, and performance criteria monitoring provides project managers and regulators with a way to determine the efficacy of the restoration effort.  Failure to... UAVs, Remote Sensing, and Field Biology: An Integrative Approach to Habitat Restoration Design and Monitoring My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Identifying network segments for potential mitigation for vehicle-based tsunami evacuations The growing size and cost of vehicular evacuations to evade hazards in recent decades have drawn attention to a need for more comprehensive evacuation planning. Transportation modeling research focused on road network vulnerability and evacuation potential has increased the available knowledge for decision makers. Despite this need and the availability of new methods and tools for assessing evacuations, most work focuses on hypothetical or simplified networks, or relies on pre-determined route assessments. This work estimates multiple demand scenarios and compiles real road network data... Identifying network segments for potential mitigation for vehicle-based tsunami evacuations My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government – The City of Berkeley Example David Holdstock, GISP, GIS consultant and author of Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government, CRC Press 2017, talks about planning, building and maintaining a true enterprise-wide, scalable, sustainable and enduring GIS.  David introduces a corporate style diagnosis strategy, and offers an in depth discussion about the following: • Six pillars of GIS sustainability • Challenges, barriers and pitfalls • Governance and staffing models • Training, education and knowledge transfer • Return on Investment (ROI... Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government – The City of Berkeley Example My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
11:15 - 11:50 Raster Foundry: Developing an Open Web Platform to Model, Monitor, and Respond to Change at Any Scale Earth observation imagery from satellites, drones, and ground vehicles is growing in size, resolution, and volume at prodigious rates. Raster Foundry is a new open source software platform for storing, visualizing, and analyzing earth observation data at scale.  With funding from two research grants with NASA and the Department of Energy, Azavea, has been leveraging GeoTrellis, a LocationTech project, to develop the new platform. Raster Foundry can access and search data from NASA and ESA sensors, the Radiant open imagery network, Earth on AWS, Planet and other sources. Multiple sources can... Raster Foundry: Developing an Open Web Platform to Model, Monitor, and Respond to Change at Any Scale My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Hub and smart communities: How open data and platforms are transforming government Communities are leveraging the power of open data and geography to transform how they do business and engage with their constituents. Changes in technology and demographics are driving this pivot in government and agencies need to adapt to attract new talent, reach their customers, and conduct business more efficiently. This talk will review the Hub approach to community GIS and the initiatives that are driving change such as Vision Zero, reducing homelessness, and constituent engagement.  Hub and smart communities: How open data and platforms are transforming government My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Scaling Up Drone Science for Agriculture and Nature Resources through Cooperative Extension Advances in drones technology offer tremendous possibilities for applications in agriculture and natural resources management. Today's drones are easier and safer to fly than ever, and multi-spectral sensors have come down in size, weight, and price. However the jump from drone hobbyist to drone operator for scientific and resource management missions can be enormous. Among the many additional skills required are a deeper understanding of remote sensing and photogrammetry, higher standards for regulatory compliance and safety, data processing and management, flight planning, quality... Scaling Up Drone Science for Agriculture and Nature Resources through Cooperative Extension My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback USGS structures data – crowdsourcing through The National Map Corps TNMCorps is an online crowdsourcing mapping project with volunteers successfully editing structure features in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Part of The National Map content, structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, cemeteries, police stations, and other important public buildings.  By updating and verifying structures data, volunteers are making significant contributions to the USGS National Structures Dataset, The National Map, and ultimately US Topo Maps.  TNMCorps has recently incorporated a new online editor and this... USGS structures data – crowdsourcing through The National Map Corps My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Level of Transit Stress; A Transit Network Analysis Evaluating deterrents for the public to ride transit has brought us to the first phase of measuring the level of transit stress.  Determining where transit stops are located, how frequently the transit stops are served, amenities the stops may have, how on-time the transit vehicles are at your stop.  Established criteria is simply the first take at analyzing how stressful it may be to ride transit and helps us to identify places to improve, re-engineer, conduct a broader study to evaluate and enhance current transit infrastructure.  The end goal is lessen the level of... Level of Transit Stress; A Transit Network Analysis My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
11:50 - 13:30Lunch and Exhibitor Lightning Talks (East 1 and 2)
13:30 - 14:05 Using Open Source and Commercial Tools for Mobile Data Collection and Web Visualization of Stormwater Assets Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) falls under a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit which requires reporting a range of information on the structure and status of stormwater assets and potential areas of concern including bus stops and VTA owned properties.  Most of the information on the stormwater system was only accessible through PDF As-Builts.  Thus, field verification and data collection was required to ensure accurate information.  To reduce the cost of purchasing expensive hardware and software, VTA utilized an open source mobile... Using Open Source and Commercial Tools for Mobile Data Collection and Web Visualization of Stormwater Assets My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Public Data and Mapping for the Greater Good For more than 20 years, GreenInfo Network has developed critical datasets about the public landscape of California and provided map-based communications solutions to a long list of nonprofit organizations working on a wide range of environmental and social issues. And we've built a stable business and strong staff in the process. We maintain California's Protected Areas Database, Conservation easements Database, and as of late 2016 the California School Campus Database. From spatial datasets to printed maps to custom web applications, we work to help organizations develop... Public Data and Mapping for the Greater Good My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Environmental Health Engaging Staff and Public with Web Mapping Applications The County of San Luis Obispo's Environmental Health Division develops mobile web mapping applications that engage the public and county staff with timely data that supports multiple programs and emerging events that impact public health and the environment.  Currently we have the following ERSI ArcGIS-based map viewers developed completely in-house with Latitude Geographic’s Geocortex Essentials:HealthView provides GIS tools for staff to track and respond to complaints and information request from the public regarding food, pool,... Environmental Health Engaging Staff and Public with Web Mapping Applications My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Building Partnerships for Data Stewardship; The California National Hydrography Dataset Program Maps can only be as good as the data they are built upon, and data is only as useful if it is good data. One of the foundations of the National Map is the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). The digital version of the blue lines on USGS topographic quad maps has evolved into a hearty dataset serving as the geospatial framework for the mapping, modeling, and planning of the nation’s water resources. The NHD is maintained in a rigorous process that utilizes technical mapping standards, custom tools, and a stewardship-maintenance system. Through this process, coordination among data... Building Partnerships for Data Stewardship; The California National Hydrography Dataset Program My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Addresses as Public Information There are many practical reasons for local governments to assemble a master address repository.  One fundamental reason that is little explored, however, is the role of the address in civic life.  Open addresses allow citizens to participate in their communities, and are part of the fabric of a "high trust" society.  Addresses are open when they can be validated, when their spatial logic is obvious at the street level, and when the address data are free of dependencies on closed data. This paper will explore the ways that addresses can be assigned,... Addresses as Public Information My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
14:15 - 14:50 Protecting Cultural Heritage with Open Source Arches Tool Archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures and other cultural heritage is at risk in countries around the world.  Working with the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, we’ve developed an open source, web-based geospatial data management system called Arches (http://www.archesproject.org) that lets organizations build and manage inventories of their heritage objects, a key step in protecting built heritage.  Because describing cultural heritage objects is so dependent on location (think of the difference between Egyptian and Californian culture... Protecting Cultural Heritage with Open Source Arches Tool My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Women in GIS: Thriving as one and priming those around you to thrive! Thriving as a woman in GIS is not impossible, it's possible and many women are doing it. We'll go over some labor statistics and numbers to start off and then dive into what you as a woman can do to help yourself thrive and what allies can do to help women around them thrive as well. Many of these things are common across business, science, and engineering vocations but we might not think about how applicable they can be in our roles. Take home some tips and thoughts to ponder as you thrive and help women around you thrive! Women in GIS: Thriving as one and priming those around you to thrive! My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Cloud Based GIS Standardizes NPDES Monitoring and Reporting for Bay Area Cities National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System discharge permits for regulated MS4s require permittees to develop a Storm Water Management Plan, which describes the stormwater control practices that will be implemented consistent with permit requirements to minimize the discharge of pollutants. Documenting stormwater control practices and reporting to the Regional Water Quality Control Board is a complex and arduous process for each permittee.  The Contra Costa Clean Water Program initiated a GIS pilot project to streamline and standardize information management and reporting... Cloud Based GIS Standardizes NPDES Monitoring and Reporting for Bay Area Cities My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Mapping Water Quality Standards to the NHD in California California's complex water quality regulatory system of overlapping laws, plans, policies and guidelines makes it difficult to determine the particular standards that apply to a specific water body. To address the problem, the CA Water Resources Control Board and CSU Northridge developed a geospatial database that maps the relevant uses and water quality thresholds to the high-resolution National Hydrologic Dataset. This dataset now forms a key component of the Water Board’s data infrastructure. Mapping Water Quality Standards to the NHD in California My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback The Big Schlep: OpenAddresses After Two Years and 400 Million Points Address data is essential infrastructure. Street names, house numbers and postal codes, when combined with geographic coordinates, are the hub that connects digital to physical places. At OpenAddresses we’ve been building a collection of the world’s authoritative data sources, and we've generated a sizable collection of data on a shoestring budget and exclusively volunteer effort. This talk is a retrospective on our Github-centered expert volunteer coordination, our open source Python + Amazon Web Services ETL codebase, and some of the... The Big Schlep: OpenAddresses After Two Years and 400 Million Points My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
15:00 - 15:35 Esri's Local Government Information Model: Thinking Through Municipal GIS Esri's Local Government Information Model (LGIM) is offered by Esri as a general solution to Municipal GIS. If a Municipality has already bought into the Esri ecosystem, there is no additional licensing needed. Farallon has implemented the LGIM for multiple municipalities and has experienced the quirks and intricacies in deployment.  This talk will discuss when the LGIM would be useful as is, what to do when it is not and identifies strategies for implementation. This talk will also discuss lessons learned in the implementation for multiple municpalities as well as how to... Esri's Local Government Information Model: Thinking Through Municipal GIS My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Adding Geospatial Alerting and Stream processing to GIS Applications Many tools in the geographic information system (GIS) domain are built around styling, author, and managing datasets. Many of these tools require you to have all the data in a database, file, or resource in order to transform it.  These tools built around bounded datasets do not make it obvious when something unique is added at a later date. One way this is solved is through visualization techniques and manually use temporal sliders and search to manually see what has changed. Boundless Signal is meant to take unbounded data streams as input, and let the user be notified on... Adding Geospatial Alerting and Stream processing to GIS Applications My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Transforming Land Stewardship with Enterprise GIS In 2016 Midpen, a 60,000-acre greenbelt system in the San Francisco Bay Area and global biodiversity hotspot, implemented an enterprise GIS to support its land conservation lifecycle. The new system plays a crucial role in improving land stewardship by providing actionable intelligence through mobile data collection tools for Rangers, webmaps for staff and managers, and data for executive decision making. All these are vital components of a truly transformational enterprise GIS. Transforming Land Stewardship with Enterprise GIS My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Stitching the Quilt: The 3D Elevation Program for California Authors: Carol Ostergren, Nate Roth, and Drew Decker Abstract: The national 3D Elevation Program, also known as 3DEP, has become a focal point around which states can bring together communities of practitioners whose programs depend upon mission-critical terrain datasets such as lidar. California, in partnership with the US Geological Survey, will put in place a number of initiatives over the next several years to build out lidar for areas of critical need; revisiting and updating the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment; and bringing in key state and local agencies in the... Stitching the Quilt: The 3D Elevation Program for California My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback GIS Data, Workflow and Software Solutions for Next Generation 9-1-1 Has your public safety communications manager come to you to ask for your addressing and centerline data yet?  Will you be ready by 2020? Do you have the staffing and resources to face this challenge?  This presentation is essential to the GIS professional who manages municipal addressing data, centerline layers, and supports public safety municipal boundaries. California’s almost 600 911 public safety answering points (PSAPs) currently face a mission critical transition from the legacy analog-based telecommunications infrastructures to an all IP network.... GIS Data, Workflow and Software Solutions for Next Generation 9-1-1 My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
15:35 - 16:15Break in Exhibitor Area
16:15 - 16:50 GeoTuple: a Multi-scale Geo-Analytics Framework Introduction This presentation will describe a technical framework, based on open source tools, for performing point-based exploratory data analysis and analytics over a range of viewing scales, together with examples of its usefulness. The technical development was divided into two phases: first, compiling the geographic data themes in a point grid designed to encode and access data; second, visualizing and analyzing the themes on a map by developing a Web application, offering on-demand visual and API services. Objectives The... GeoTuple: a Multi-scale Geo-Analytics Framework My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Graduate Urban Planning Students Create a Neighborhood Assets WebApp with Esri WebApp Builder Graduate urban planning students at San Jose State University partnered with community leaders of Mayfair, a low-income and minority neighborhood, to produce a smartphone app that highlights Mayfair's assets. Residents and visitors use the app to learn about the community's many social services and businesses. The students used Esri's WebApp Builder, ArcMap, field work, a client-consultant project approach, and a deep commitment to neighborhood empowerment to produce the highly successful webapp. Graduate Urban Planning Students Create a Neighborhood Assets WebApp with Esri WebApp Builder My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback City of Indio: Innovative Pavement Management and Asset Data Collection The City of Indio is located in the southern California desert region just outside of Palm Springs.  Michael Baker International, Inc. (Michael Baker) partnered with Indio to provide Mobile LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) mapping and Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS) data collection services in support of the City’s 5-year pavement management plan and to augment the City's ongoing public works asset management systems. The mobile LiDAR data, LCMS pavement surface condition data, and 360° high-resolution spherical digital imagery data... City of Indio: Innovative Pavement Management and Asset Data Collection My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback HERA: visualizing impacts of coastal storms and rising sea levels in California Have you wondered how rising sea levels may affect our California communities?  Could these rising sea levels cause more flooding during our coastal storms? Are we prepared for what our coast may look like if sea levels rise 1, or 2, or even 6 feet and we get one of our big winter storms? The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hazard Exposure Reporting and Analytics (HERA) web application (www.usgs.gov/apps/hera) shows how California coastal communities may be affected by coastal storms and rising sea levels.  Interactive maps, charts, and graphics help to visualize potential... HERA: visualizing impacts of coastal storms and rising sea levels in California My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback US Census Bureau: Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Operation The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) operation is a voluntary decennial census operation. LUCA is the only opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to review and update the U.S. Census Bureau's address list for their jurisdiction in preparation for the 2020 Census. The accuracy and completeness of the address list is critical to the accuracy and completeness of the decennial census. The presentation will be an introduction to LUCA for the 2020 Census. US Census Bureau: Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Operation My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
17:00 - 17:30 Mapping Per Capita Water Availability with Open Source Tools California has been described as a dry place, with some unusual wet years. The last five years of drought – and precipitation this winter – support this. Per capita water availability is often reported at the state level, yet this spatial scale is not well suited to how we actually can use water. Looking a watershed level gives a different picture of how much water would naturally be available within area. Using open data and open source tools we compare water resources and population by watershed for California and another Mediterranean region to compare how much water would... Mapping Per Capita Water Availability with Open Source Tools My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Virtual Reality GIS In the Classroom: Although Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality headsets have been creating much buzz in the realms of video games and other fields, due to new generations of devices and consumer affordability, the ecosystem of Virtual Reality GIS arguably requires more maturity before adoption can be justfied in certain settings.  In this presentation, I discuss my attempts to incorporate the open source VR headset "OSVR" into a GIS course curriculum, and relate issues of accessibility, compatibility, and other issues that have been encountered. I discuss the current... Virtual Reality GIS In the Classroom: My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Building Equity, Resiliency and Mobility in the City of Oakland 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'  -George Santayana Tasked with addressing the tensions of transportation and equity in the City of Oakland, we are seeking to reexamine the lens through which the planning process is executed.  Following from the famous quote referenced above that it is neccesary to understand past patterns and strategies so as not to make the same mistakes repetitively.   Given the current political climate supporting a more modern approach to Capital Project Planning we were given an... Building Equity, Resiliency and Mobility in the City of Oakland My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback UAS-based Orthomosaic and Elevation Modeling for Montezuma Wetland Restoration Project, San Francisco Estuary Description/Abstract:  Northgate Environmental Management, Inc., in collaboration with GeoWing Mapping, Inc., performed an aerial survey of the Montezuma Wetlands Restoration Project, an approximately 2,400-acre dredged sediment disposal, management, and reuse site located in the Suisun Marsh in the San Francisco Estuary.  The site was previously diked and drained for agricultural use over 100 years ago.  The project will allow the placement and reuse of dredged sediments from San Francisco Bay to restore approximately 1,450 acres of intertidal marsh, seasonal and managed... UAS-based Orthomosaic and Elevation Modeling for Montezuma Wetland Restoration Project, San Francisco Estuary My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
17:30 - 18:30Happy Hour (Exhibit Area)
19:00 - 22:00Evening Crawl
22:00 - 23:00Late Night at Hotel Bar (Iron and Oak on Second Floor)

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