2016 Inland Northwest Fall GIS Seminar

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Technical Workshops and ESRI Road-Ahead Sponsored by WAURISA

A Two-Day event was held in Spokane, Washington on November 7 & 8, 2016 in classrooms and auditorium of the EWU (WSU) Downtown

The conference had four half day workshops, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon on Monday with time for Special interest groups discussion as a bridge to Dinner at Luigi's. On Tuesday, the meetings were held in the auditorium with Lightening Talks and a presentation from ESRI was given about program developments.



Event held at:

Washington State University Spokane Campus
668 N Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, Washington 99202

The schedule of the event was as follows:

Monday:

8:00 registration
8:30 to 11:30 - Morning Workshops in the Classroom

11:30 to 1:00 - Lunch on your Own
1:00 to 4:00 - Afternoon Workshops in the Classroom

4:30 - 5:30 Special Interest group discussions
6:30 to 9:00 - Dinner at Luigi's (buffet style inclusive except for alcohol and fancy drinks)

Tuesday:

8:30 to 9:30 - Lightning Talks in the Auditorium
9:30 to 10:00 - Break
10:00 to 11:30 What's on the horizon: The Road ahead for GIS.
11:30 - Noon Wrap and group discussion


Hotel Accomondations  

Fairfield Inn
311 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202

Room block was set up at the Fairfield Inn for a $99/night for reservations made before 10/26/2016

Registration

Costs: $80 per person to include dinner
Students - $10 without dinner
$35 attending dinner only
(No same day registration)


Workshops

Monday Morning


ArcGIS Solutions - Real-world maps and apps to jumpstart your work  (back to top)

Instructor: Shane Clarke, Esri Solution Engineer

Description:

ArcGIS Solutions consists of over 300 ready-to-use, industry specific, maps and apps that have been developed in collaboration with real customers to meet real needs. When introduced in 2011, most of the ArcGIS Solutions required the implementation of the Local Government Information Model - but this is no longer the case.

This presentation will discuss the current design approach of the ArcGIS Solutions, which uses common workflow patterns and multi-purpose apps to develop solutions for a wide variety of application needs. This presentation will also explain why the ArcGIS Solutions should be your first resource for meeting the needs of your customers, and for delivering innovation and best practices to your organization.

Intended Audience: GIS Technicians/Analysts and GIS Managers

Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives: Gain a better understanding of the ArcGIS Solutions and how these can enable you to deliver solutions to your customers.




24/7 GIS: Managing GIS data for Next Gen 911 & Computer Aided Dispatch  (back to top)

Instructor: Shawna Ernst, GIS Senior Analyst Spokane County

Description:

With the implementation of Next Generation 911 as well as modern, GIS-centric Computer Aided Dispatch systems, GIS professionals need to be prepared for the use of spatial data in mission-critical 24/7 systems. This workshop will cover techniques to validate your addressing data (both points and centerlines) to ensure that call receivers can quickly find locations, and officers can be efficiently dispatched and routed. Additionally, this workshop will cover change reporting techniques- because effective communication between GIS staff and 911/Dispatch staff is almost as important as the data itself.

Intended Audience: GIS Technicians/Analysts

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives:

  • Next Gen 911 - Washington State's Plan for implementation
  • Overview of a modern Computer Aided Dispatch System
  • How do call receivers/dispatchers use GIS?
  • Data Management Strategies to Ensure Accuracy: Attribute Assist
  • Attribute Assist
  • Using SQL to QA/QC
  • Maintaining Historic Data
  • Making your data routable
  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Build a Change Report using ArcGIS
  • Use ArcGIS Online to show data changes




Monday Afternoon


Drone2Map for ArcGIS  (back to top)

Instructor: Shane Clarke, Esri Solution Engineer

Description:

Drone technology is fundamentally changing long-held field work practices and business models, and enterprises are learning how to effectively leverage this emerging technology. This Presentation will discuss and demonstrate the application of UAV technology in ArcGIS. Drone2Map for ArcGIS is a new desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into orthomosaics, 3D meshes, and more, in ArcGIS. Create 2D and 3D maps of hard-to-access areas for land analysis, infrastructure inspection, and monitoring events such as natural disasters and environmental changes. ArcGIS now also supports Full Motion Video (FMV) technology and it's a natural complimentary technology to UAV deployment.

Intended Audience: GIS Technicians/Analysts and GIS Managers

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives: Drone technology is fundamentally changing long-held field work practices and business models, and enterprises are learning how to effectively leverage this emerging technology. This Presentation will discuss and demonstrate the application of UAV technology in ArcGIS. Drone2Map for ArcGIS is a new desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into orthomosaics, 3D meshes, and more, in ArcGIS. Create 2D and 3D maps of hard-to-access areas for land analysis, infrastructure inspection, and monitoring events such as natural disasters and environmental changes. ArcGIS now also supports Full Motion Video (FMV) technology and it's a natural complimentary technology to UAV deployment.




Emergency Incident Mapping: Leveraging ArcGIS Desktop and Web GIS Tools  (back to top)

Instructor: Jason Eklund, GIS Coordinator Kittitas County

Description:

As ESRI customers we have a variety of tools available at our disposal that can be leveraged for affective management of an emergency event concerning flood or wild fire. During this workshop I'm going to share with you how Kittitas County has affectively prepared for, and managed our wild fire events over the last few years. From planning, to incident mapping, to reporting, I will demonstrate a workflow using out-of-the-box ESRI tools to track events as they happen. I will also show you a custom field collection application built using ESRI's Runtime SDK for .NET for post-event damage assessments.

Intended Audience: GIS Technicians/Analysts, Emergency Management Staff, GIS Managers

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives:

  • Preparing GIS data and templates in advance of an emergency event
  • Publishing event templates to ArcGIS Online and content management
  • Understanding of how ArcGIS Online content must be shared and tagged
  • How to leverage the Operations Dashboard in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Editing/Update workflow of feature services as the event progresses
  • Leveraging ArcGIS Pro's capabilities and custom toolboxes for hardcopy maps and reporting
  • How the ESRI Runtime SDK for .NET can be used as an alternative to Collector for ArcGIS




Workshop Instructors Bios


Shane Clarke is a solution engineer for the local government team at Esri. Shane has over 25 years of experience in GIS, across multiple markets. The last 10 years have focused on state and local government, helping customers to maximize their investment in location data for both employees and citizens.

Jason Eklund has been the GIS Coordinator for Kittitas County over the last 9 years where he manages the enterprise GIS data and software for all departments. He earned a B.S. in Natural Resource Management with a minor in Spatial Information Systems Management from Colorado State University. With 18 years of professional experience in GIS, Jason's passion is workflow automation through application development and enterprise GIS integrations with other systems. In 2015 ESRI awarded Kittitas County with the Special Achievement in GIS for their use and incorporation of ESRI's Local Government solutions. Jason is actively involved in the newly formed Washington Government GIS Leaders group, a sub-committee of WAURISA, and enjoys giving an annual presentation to the local elementary school on GIS Day.

Shawna Ernst has worked at Spokane County for the past ten years. GIS at the County is primarily centralized, so she has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of departments- from Public Safety to Planning. Shawna's GIS interests are focused around the use of GIS in all aspects of local government, the use of Agile techniques in GIS, and python scripting. Shawna holds a Bachelor's in Geology and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning, both from Eastern Washington University. She recently became a certified Project Management Professional and is attending Washington State University in pursuit of an MBA.

Scott Wolter has been a GIS Professional for 17 Years predominantly working with State and Local Governments. He has recently relocated from North Carolina to Washington. Currently, he holds the position of Accounts Manager for Esri for local Government accounts in the State of Washington.