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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

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