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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
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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
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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.

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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

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