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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.
Experience level: 
Beginner

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

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

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

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

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

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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