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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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08:45 - 10:00 Seeing the Invisible - Andrew Turner Keynote [Esri] Maps are perhaps uniquely usable by nearly everyone. They provide a visceral, common context for understanding complex relationships. However, not all maps look the same. Our oblique and overhead maps make sense to us, but maps have many shapes. Societies have used maps for millennia to share stories, navigate nomadic travels, cross oceans and build new homes and cities. Our maps have captured the real and perceived past and serve as a simple way to collaborate with others to achieve a common perspective and understanding. How can maps and geospatial technology give us the ability... Seeing the Invisible - Andrew Turner Keynote [Esri] 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 Reality Capture Technology 101 Are you new to the area of 3d scanning? Do you need help figuring out whether a LiDAR scanner will work? Do you need a primer on what technologies you’ll need? This session is intended to help users who want to understand the basic technologies involved in 3d scanning and photogrammetry. We’ll give you better insight into what features matters the most when choosing a 3d scanner or camera for drone. Example questions: What is LiDAR? What’s the difference between a phase shift and a time of flight 3D scanner? What is NIRGB? What is an RTK-GNSS? Reality Capture Technology 101 My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Application of Topo-Bathymetric LiDAR for Mapping Nearshore Coastal and Riverine Environments. Airborne topo-bathymetric (or green wavelength) LiDAR continues to develop as a unique tool for mapping shallow water environments.  Over the past two years a new generation of topo-bathymetric LiDAR sensors has entered the commercial market that offers increased functionality and expanded performance capabilities.  Quantum spatial, Inc. (QSI) has deployed this technology for a variety of clients and applications throughout North America.  In coastal near-shore environments, these data provide extremely valuable information for navigation safety, inundation modeling, and... Application of Topo-Bathymetric LiDAR for Mapping Nearshore Coastal and Riverine Environments. My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback BART EGIS Online Viewer The presentation will describe BART's process in creating a web online service for the District's employees to access geospatial information. BART's EGIS (Enterprise Geographic Information System) is a comprehensive web application for viewing BART assets and their geographic location from a desktop, tablet or mobile device. BART's accomplishments were recently highlighted in an Esri video. The application will showcase some of the available tools and features Search for Information - find map features Search for An Addresss... BART EGIS Online Viewer My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Deep Learning on Aerial Imagery: What does it look like on a map? The pace at which satellite and aerial imagery is being made available at begs the question: how do we get value out of this data when there are so many images that no team of humans could ever look at them all? Increasingly, computer vision and deep learning are being used to make sense of this vast source of data to create easier-to-consume derivative products and to bring human attention to images that algorithms flags as interesting. A key task in computer vision is semantic segmentation, which attempts to simultaneously answer the questions of what is in an image, and where it is located... Deep Learning on Aerial Imagery: What does it look like on a map? My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Connected infrastructure for Effective Asset Management Asset management is a key function where connected devices and sensors are being used to inject more efficiencies. From traffic sensors to storm drains, the impact of information from real-time sensors can have huge implications to mitigate congestion and natural disasters, respectively. The presentation will illustrate use cases from municipalities benefiting from geospatially-enabled IoT to make their environs “smarter.” In addition, the presentation will address a reference architecuture for integrating location analytics and processing within a Hadoop environment, utilizing... Connected infrastructure for Effective Asset Management My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
11:15 - 11:50 Digital Elevation Models Derived from Drones Pix4D makes software solutions for GIS progessionals. One of the solutions is the ability to generate 3D digital elevation models. This presentation will cover how a DEM can be exported as either a digital surface model (DSM) or digital terrian model (DTM). It will also cover how contour lines can be derived to represent the true bare-earth topography of a terrain. A demonstration will presented to showcase best practices for leveraging these 3D elevation products in your GIS workflow. Digital Elevation Models Derived from Drones My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Turning Smart Cities into GeoSmart Cities With patented street level image capture technology and over 30 years of experience, Cyclomedia is supporting some of the most innovative and productive government departments and agencies across the US improve workflows and save time and money. Learn how GIS professionals are using CycloMedia’s cloud-based, highly accurate, and parallax free imagery and related software tools to capture, analyze and archive images and data that will turn what you do today into a future-proof resource for what you need to do tomorrow. Joseph Astroth Bio: Joe Astroth... Turning Smart Cities into GeoSmart Cities My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Bike-sharing the "last mile" in Washington, D.C. Even the best-designed public transit systems often suffer from the “last mile problem”: the distance between final transit station and final destination might be too far to walk, which encourages people to drive instead. Bike-sharing can mitigate the last mile problem sustainably, cheaply, and without new transit infrastructure, but only if the bike-share stations are well located in relation to the metro stations. Cooperatrive metro-bike share systems have three characteristics: most metro stops are within walking distance of a bike share station, there are many bike-share... Bike-sharing the "last mile" in Washington, D.C. My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Workflow and Design of an Emergency Flood Response Mapbook Using ArcMap, InDesign, and Illustrator in tandem has allowed high-volume, high-quality design throughout the production of the Contra Costa County Flood Safety Plan mapbook. Here's an whirlwind dive into our workflow for a 100+ page mapbook for 14 levee districts in the Contra Costa County California Delta. This workflow includes data driven pages map production in ArcMap, customized symbol illustration... Workflow and Design of an Emergency Flood Response Mapbook My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Using open data to get from Point A to Point B and to improve transportation options along the way Using only open-data sources, it's possible to power a wide variety of tools for personal navigation, transportation optimization, and planning and analysis. While open data may not always have the quality or consistency of commercial data sources, the open approach has unique advantages: Developers can more fully customize and tailor their use of data for their particular apps, visualizations, and analyses. New business models can be built when data licensing costs are less of a factor. And, most importantly, the open approach to data can allow for a "virtuous cycle" of consumption and... Using open data to get from Point A to Point B and to improve transportation options along the way My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
11:50 - 13:00Lunch and Keynote Talk: Benjamin Tuttle, PhD, Geographer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
13:00 - 13:30Break in Exhibitor Area
13:30 - 14:05 Street-level Imagery with Mapillary: How to Turn Your Camera into a Mobile Mapping Device Mapillary is a street-level imagery platform powered by computer vision. Mapillary provides apps and tools for everyone, enabling individuals, businesses, and governments worldwide to contribute with street-level imagery. All images are connected in 3D and objects recognized in images are automatically labeled and turned into geospatial data. Mapillary has a viewer, APIs, and developer tools for easy use of this imagery and geospatial data in a wide range of applications. Today, more than 100 million images have been contributed to Mapillary and are being used to better understand the... Street-level Imagery with Mapillary: How to Turn Your Camera into a Mobile Mapping Device My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Unlocking Business Intelligence Insights with the Boundless Ecosystem Open source adoption is taking place at an unprecedented rate by modern enterprises who want to drive competitive advantage and innovation within their industries. This is especially pertinent in the geographic information systems (GIS) community, where organizations need open source software to make the most of their location-based data. Oftentimes, proprietary software architectures prevent companies from reaching their full potential due to high costs and inability to scale. The Boundless Ecosystem offers a complete GIS platform for managing data and building maps and... Unlocking Business Intelligence Insights with the Boundless Ecosystem My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Applications of Procedural Modeling in Transportation Planning Spatial analysis, cartography, and data visualization provide a powerful vehicle to help communities make informed decisions on policies that will shape how our cities will move in the future. Using examples from two projects, David will explore how procedural modeling  can all be applied to provide a better understanding of transportation in our communities. The presentation will start with an introduction to procedural modeling and then describe two case studies in transportation planning.  The first case study explores how CityEngine can be leveraged to produced thousands of... Applications of Procedural Modeling in Transportation Planning My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Understanding Past, Present, and Future Land Change in the United States using Continuous Change Detection and Classification Changes in land use/land cover (LULC) are a first order driver of global environmental change. The benefits of accurate contemporary LULC change rates are far reaching. LULC changes represent both causes and effects in complex change processes, and are essential for projecting future changes under specific scenarios. New research from the USGS Land Cover Trends Project utilizes annual sets of land change maps produced by the Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) Project. LCMAP is produced using the Continuous Change Detection and Classification (CCDC) algorithm, and... Understanding Past, Present, and Future Land Change in the United States using Continuous Change Detection and Classification My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback US Forest Service - Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) The US Forest Service is working to improve its ability to manage and share authoritative agency data. Approved data collected from local units that meets certain criteria is stored in the Enterprise Data Warehouse and published via multiple services for use in many applications. The EDW is a Forest Service repository of geospatial and tabular FS data that is current (as the data is refreshed regularly), trusted (since the data is drawn from authoritative data sources, also known as systems of record), and standardized (as the data has been approved as an FS or generally accepted... US Forest Service - Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
14:15 - 14:50 Global Indoor Positioning - Filling the GNSS Gap Location context has become increasingly important in the way we communicate, navigate and access services – it allows businesses to connect with customers – and we can all find exactly what we want, wherever we are, in an instant. GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) including Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou, have been deployed to provide location information for vehicles and mobile devices around the world.  In order to work accurately, line-of-sight visibility to sufficient number of satellites is required.  Indoor environments... Global Indoor Positioning - Filling the GNSS Gap My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Big data raster analysis with GeoPySpark in a Jupyter Notebook This talk will demonstrate how we can perform large scale raster analysis using GeoPySpark in a Jupyter Notebook. GeoPySpark was created to enable access to GeoTrellis to people with knowledge of Python.  GeoTrellis is a geographic data processing library for high performance applications. It is written in Scala and uses Spark to work with raster and other geospatial data. GeoTrellis 1.0 was recently released under LocationTech, marking a major achievement for the community that has helped to build the project. It is open source under the Apache 2.0 license. We hear frequently... Big data raster analysis with GeoPySpark in a Jupyter Notebook My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback GIS For Ports: Geospatial Security Mapping System at the Port of Oakland AECOM developed and implemented the Geospatial Security Mapping System (GSMS) for the Port of Oakland (Port) - this session will explore that process and implementation. The ongoing objective of the project is to produce an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) comprised of data, hardware, software, process documentation, training, and support that will be used by the Port to improve daily operations, to prepare for and manage crisis events, and to advise recovery efforts. The GSMS provides increased situational awareness of the physical condition of the Port’s emergency... GIS For Ports: Geospatial Security Mapping System at the Port of Oakland My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback A framework for managing, visualizing, and sharing land-change datasets Land-change simulation models such as the Land-use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS), allow researchers to simulate land-use/land-change over multiple spatial and temporal domains, model iterations, and land-cover states and transitions. These models can also track the impacts of alternative management and disturbance scenarios on ecosystem carbon storage and flux (transfer of carbon), and other variables such as water-demand. As such, model outputs are often large and can contain a mixture of spatial and non-spatial data, leading to difficulties in managing, sharing and visualizing... A framework for managing, visualizing, and sharing land-change datasets My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Make your database work for you Part of the challenge with using open source databases in GIS, is getting them set up to work efficiently.  This presentation will include an overview of places where the database can be configured in a way that it does the work for you, as opposed to vice-versa.<!--break--> We will look at the following areas: User/group configuration Schema design Creating Data Views Database Triggers/Stored Functions Within each of these areas, there are configurations that can be performed, or actions... Make your database work for you My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
15:00 - 15:35 Collecting Data through Drones GrandView Services, LLC, in conjunction with Cal Engineering & Geology has been using drones for the past few years to develop data collection through photogrammetery software.  Heller Gregory is a licensed pilot with a Part 333 exemption through the FAA.  The FAA currently requires a Part 107, a simple test through the FAA.   After the first year of research & develpment, GrandView Services, LLC is putting the data to good use.  We've had several large projects with the City of San Ramon and the City of Lafayette.  Our latest client has been... Collecting Data through Drones My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Open Source Transit Trip Planner How did you plan your transit trips to and from the CALGIS conference?  Did you know you can use the VTA Trip Planner.  Open Trip Planner was selected as the trip planner because it caters to creating intermodal trips; meaning you can create a trip plan for bicycling and transit all in one trip.  It is built using Open Trip Planner, Modeify an open source web UI, AmigoProxy; an open source real time data proxy, AmigoCloud; an open source mobile data collection platform, Transitime / Swiftly; a real time data prediction and analytics platform, Google Geocoder.  Real time... Open Source Transit Trip Planner My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Enterprise GIS for Local Government Q&A WEDNESDAY ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM: An open ended Q&A about how you can apply what you've learned this week. Come share your experience in implementing local government enterprise GIS and participate in a best practices Q&A with others. Enterprise GIS for Local Government Q&A My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Bringing High Resolution Land Cover Products to Our Nation’s Coasts Understanding current conditions and past change is essential to improving natural resource management in the future. Through its Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP), NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management produces standardized land cover and change information for the coastal U.S.  Current products include both regionally focused, moderate resolution (30 m) data that is updated every 5 years and high resolution (1-4 m) maps that provide more detail in areas experiencing high rates of land cover change, bringing this national framework to the local level. In the past, high... Bringing High Resolution Land Cover Products to Our Nation’s Coasts My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback GeoWave: Analyzing Massive Datasets GeoWave is an open source project that bridges the gap between geospatial software and distributed computing systems.  This presentation will primarily focus on applications of GeoWave.  In this presentation we will illustrate how GeoWave can visualize massive datasets and further enables distributed processing to perform analysis at scale. We will guide the audience through a variety of examples utilizing GeoWave to efficiently visualize and analyze very large datasets.  Examples include: Visualization and analysis of New York City Taxi and... GeoWave: Analyzing Massive Datasets My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
15:45 - 16:20 Assessing the Processes for UAV and Manned Aircraft Orthomosaic Production The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is undoubtedly emerging technology for spatial data collection.  We acquired data from a UAV and a manned aircraft over the same location, and processed the data for orthomosaic production.  We have assessed the data acquisition, photogrammetric processes with real-world examples for an informative evaluation for GIS users. Assessing the Processes for UAV and Manned Aircraft Orthomosaic Production My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Providing Citizens Access to Local Yard Sale Events through the power of Esri’s ArcGIS Online The City of San Mateo, California has deployed a Yard Sale app providing citizens interactive access to yard sales throughout the city. GISinc helped to develop a custom Geoform, allowing users to submit their locations, item categories, and attach photographs. A Javascript application leverages an ArcGIS Online web map to allow users to use mobile devices to search for sales items, filter locations, get driving directions from their location, and print a map of selected results. Providing Citizens Access to Local Yard Sale Events through the power of Esri’s ArcGIS Online My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Employing science and GIS to assess flood risk information in FEMA's maps, for a fraction of the perceived cost Does it make a business sense to find a way to perform a costly and long term task, for a fraction of what the client's perceived it would take, when you're getting paid by the hour and not for the solution? Congress set a national metric to be met regarding the validity of aging flood studies reflected on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), compared to recent technologies and models currently used.  The steps to achieve this include, building the inventory of current and on-going flood studies, categorizing them, assessing how much resources and time it... Employing science and GIS to assess flood risk information in FEMA's maps, for a fraction of the perceived cost My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Completely revolutionizing the document and data transfer process from submittals into GIS Most organizations face the challenge of capturing GIS and attribute data from electronic submittals – a time consuming process often involving data recapture and careful verification. Come and see how this process can be radically improved and automated from start to finish. Adding value through data accuracy and efficiency is achieved through automated data validation and push button data loading. Submittal drawings can be checked against data standards such as the Local Government Data Model, A-SPEC and output to directly to GIS. Data from plans for a new development, for example... Completely revolutionizing the document and data transfer process from submittals into GIS My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback Data Storage, Analysis, and Visualization with PostgreSQL, ESRI Server, and Geocortex Essentials Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is the Congestion Management Agency and Transit Agency for Santa Clara County.  Our Development Review team "reviews, analyzes, and tracks land use developments within and near Santa Clara County to improve land use/transportation coordination, promote alternative travel modes, and encourage a balanced approach to addressing congestion."   This process has been in effect since the late 1990s and has not had a huge technology overhaul since then.  The team currently uses MS Access to enter in and store data... Data Storage, Analysis, and Visualization with PostgreSQL, ESRI Server, and Geocortex Essentials My Schedule Please sign in to add a session to your schedule. Provide Feedback
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