Accepted Sessions

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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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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 Trail People.  

Experience level: 
Advanced

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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 relating to any new and/or existing

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.
Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Drone Technology and Data Analysis

Drones are now becoming mature technology for data collection in agriculture, natural resources management, mining, facilities management, emergency response, and other fields. Working with drone data, however, is a non-trivial affair because it requires a special suite of knowledge and skills related to remote sensing, photogrammetry, spatial data management, spatial analysis, mapping, specialized equipment, and regulatory considerations.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Drone Technology and Data Analysis (Continued)

Drones are now becoming mature technology for data collection in agriculture, natural resources management, mining, facilities management, emergency response, and other fields. Working with drone data, however, is a non-trivial affair because it requires a special suite of knowledge and skills related to remote sensing, photogrammetry, spatial data management, spatial analysis, mapping, specialized equipment, and regulatory considerations.
Experience level: 
Beginner

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:

Experience level: 
Advanced
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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. 

Experience level: 
Beginner

Extending QGIS

Any GIS becomes more useful when you can connect it to other programs and data services.  In this workshop, you will learn how to connect QGIS to spatial databases, work with data from data services, use QGIS in conjunction with programming languages like R and Python, use plugins, and work with algorithms and processing tools from other GIS programs from the Processing Toolbox.  We’ll also specifically address how to get help and resources for learning on your own.  We recommend that participants have intermediate-level experience (equivalent of an introductory college course) with GIS con

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Extending QGIS (Continued)

Any GIS becomes more useful when you can connect it to other programs and data services. In this workshop, you will learn how to connect QGIS to spatial databases, work with data from data services, use QGIS in conjunction with programming languages like R and Python, use plugins, and work with algorithms and processing tools from other GIS programs from the Processing Toolbox. We’ll also specifically address how to get help and resources for learning on your own.
Experience level: 
Intermediate

From hours to seconds: Multi-dimensional indexing with GeoWave and HBase

Participants in this workshop will learn how to use GeoWave’s multidimensional indexing capabilities to preserve spatial and spatial-temporal locality in a distributed key value store. Each participant will set up a test cluster on his or her own machine using the GeoWave RPMs and Docker. We will then use the GeoWave command line functionality to ingest and analyze both vector and raster data. The participants will also use our GeoWave Geoserver plugins to render their data.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

From hours to seconds: Multi-dimensional indexing with GeoWave and HBase (Continued)

Participants in this workshop will learn how to use GeoWave’s multidimensional indexing capabilities to preserve spatial and spatial-temporal locality in a distributed key value store. Each participant will set up a test cluster on his or her own machine using the GeoWave RPMs and Docker. We will then use the GeoWave command line functionality to ingest and analyze both vector and raster data. The participants will also use our GeoWave Geoserver plugins to render their data.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Geodev Hackerlab

Bring the power of location to your apps with ArcGIS.  Regardless of your developer experience, you can build web, mobile and desktop applications that include mapping, visualization, analysis and more.  In this full-day workshop, we will explore how to build meaningful applications and take advantage of the multitude of resources freely available to developers of all levels.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Geodev Hackerlab (Continued)

Bring the power of location to your apps with ArcGIS.  Regardless of your developer experience, you can build web, mobile and desktop applications that include mapping, visualization, analysis and more.  In this full-day workshop, we will explore how to build meaningful applications and take advantage of the multitude of resources freely available to developers of all levels.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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:

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

GIS Workflow at the Heart of NG9-1-1

This NG9-1-1 Workshop shows how GIS is at the heart of NG9-1-1 and is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may soon support their emergency communications division in the future or the PSAP stakeholder interested in learning more about the data needed to support the ESInet.  Deadlines are looming for the GIS Professional to have their data and workflows in place by 2020 to support NG9-1-1.

Experience level: 
Beginner

GIS Workflow at the Heart of NG9-1-1 (Continued)

This NG9-1-1 Workshop shows how GIS is at the heart of NG9-1-1 and is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may soon support their emergency communications division in the future or the PSAP stakeholder interested in learning more about the data needed to support the ESInet.  Deadlines are looming for the GIS Professional to have their data and workflows in place by 2020 to support NG9-1-1.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

How to use climate projections data on Cal-Adapt for building web applications and visualizations

Cal-Adapt (launched 2011) provides access to the wealth of climate data produced by California’s scientific and research community through interactive climate tools, data downloads and a new public Web API. Cal-Adapt is developed by UC Berkeley's Geospatial Innovation Facility with oversight and funding from California Energy Commission. Through the public Cal-Adapt Web API, users can currently access future climate projections for the following climate variables:

Experience level: 
Beginner

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. 

Experience level: 
Advanced

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Introduction to GeoServer

GeoServer is an open source server that allows users to share and publish spatial data over the web.

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to load, publish, style, and share spatial data with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling.

This is a popular workshop geared toward those with no prior GeoServer experience. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts is suggested.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Introduction to GeoServer (continued)

GeoServer is an open source server that allows users to share and publish spatial data over the web. In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to load, publish, style, and share spatial data with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user interface, loading and publishing data, OGC web services, and styling. This is a popular workshop geared toward those with no prior GeoServer experience. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts is suggested.
Experience level: 
Beginner

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 transit stress.  Web s

Experience level: 
Intermediate

LocationTech 101: IP, Process and Projects

This workshop would cover the basics of open source project management and development processes at Eclipse's LocationTech working group. The goal of the workshop is to take attendees through the best practices we have developed over the years for governance, intellectual property management and community building. The intended audience is people who are interested in learning more about what open source is and how they can make it work for their organization

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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:

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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 vehicle information

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Post-Conference Eclipse Codesprint at Off-Site Location

Post-Conference Eclipse Codesprint at Off-Site Location.

Codesprint will be hosted at the Michael Baker International office at One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA 94612.

The Michael Baker office is about an 8-minute walk from the 19th Street BART station which is 1 BART stop north of the 12th Street BART station that is adjacent to the Marriott Convention and Hotel.

The walk from the Oakland Marriott to the Michael Baker office is about 20 minutes.

See map below that shows walking route from the 19th Street BART station..

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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 be combined to perform color correction, create custom mosaics, and analyze data. This talk will introduce the technologies on which Raster Foundry is being built and the lessons learned thus far. The session will close with a demonstration of Raster Foundry.
Experience level: 
Beginner

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?
Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner
Track: 

Simple is Better. An Intro to Event-Driven Serverless Architecture on AWS

The network is the computer, especially when your data is already in the Cloud. This workshop will show how, without concern for the details of servers and storage, you can use small amounts of code to run big geospatial batch jobs with help from GDAL, Amazon Lambda and S3. Participants will need AWS accounts, know how to create an S3 bucket and upload data to it. Most of the session will be using the AWS Command Line Interface and little bit of Bash on a Linux EC2 instance.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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) analysis

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner
Track: 

Survey123 for ArcGIS Hands-On Workshop

Survey123 for ArcGIS is an intuitive form-centric application that makes creating, sharing and analyzing surveys as easy as 1-2-3. In this workshop, we will learn how to quickly design and publish surveys for capturing and reviewing data from the field to support better decisions.
Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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:

Experience level: 
Beginner

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 wetlands, and shor

Experience level: 
Advanced

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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.

Experience level: 
Intermediate
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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!

Experience level: 
Beginner

Young Professionals/Mentorship Session

Part 1: Becoming a Geospatial Leader What does it take to be a leader in the ever-evolving world of geospatial sciences and technologies? In this discussion forum, learn about URISA resources, educational opportunities, and the value of mentorship in furthering personal and professional development for success.

Experience level: 
Beginner

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