2008 Conference Agenda and Presentations

Updated 7/14/08

8:00 am- 4:00pm

Conference Registration

8:00am- 9:00am

Continental Breakfast -Olympic Room

9:00am - 10:30am

Opening Session - Rainier Room
Keynote Address by Tom Nolan, City of Seattle


Management Track

Technical Track

Exhibitor Track



Public Safety

Exhibitor Presentations

'A Survey and Analyst of GIS Web Mapping Applications in Washington State'
by Greg Babinski - King County GIS

'Utilization of GIS in the WSDOT EOC – the Value Added Approach' by Richard Daniels - WSDOT

10:30 – 11:00

Ricoh 500SE GPS Camera with GPS Photo Link Software

'GIS on the Quick (& Cheap)'
by Steve Schunzel & Jason Sullivan - City of Des Moines

'Disaster & Emergency Preparedness - Solid Waste Crisis Planning using GIS' by Jon Greninger – Snohomish County

3Di West
11:00 - 11:30

Mapping & GIS Services with live demonstrations

'Agile Project Methodologies for GIS Development: Identify Issues of Scaling' - Mobile Data Collection' by Shaun McMullin & Austin Hildreth- PSE

'Developing a Comprehensive Address Data Standard for the United States' by Carl Anderson, Fulton County, Georgia


11:30 – 12:00

Extending your Enterprise GIS to the Public

12:00pm- 1:00pm

Lunch Break - Rainier Room



Application Development
Exhibitor Presentations

'Geographic Programs & Census 2010' by Elena Baranov – US Census Bureau

‘ 'Automating the Creation, Maintenance, and Distribution of PDF Maps' by Reily Love & Dan Christiansen – Plum Creek

1:00 – 2:30
CAD & GIS Integration

'Using Maps in the 2008 Election Cycle' by Chad Lupkes, Roger Crew, Fred Morris - King County Democrats

'Annexation Tracking and Reporting' by Bob Pool – Clark County

'Kirkland Master Address Database Application' by Xiaoning Jiang, Karl Johansen, Kim Sun – City of Kirkland

‘ Public Works Asset Management by Joe Platner – City of Kirkland

2:30 pm-3:00pm

Afternoon Break - Olympic Room

3:00pm– 4:30pm     
The Lone GIS Professional
Environmental GIS

 Exhibitor Presentations

Supporting the Lone GIS Professional: The Concept and Rationale by David Howes – Compliance Services International

Integrating GIS with an Existing Environmental Database at Alameda County Dept. of Environmental Health by Keith Palmer– Weston Solutions, Inc.

3:00 – 3:45

What’s New in ArcGIS 9.3

Supporting the Lone GIS Professional: A Federal Agency Perspective by Jan Benson – NOAA

Sultan River GIS for Evaluation & Modeling of Riverine Habitat & Physical Processes by - Eric Edlund

Panel Discussion: Supporting the Lone GIS Professional

Moderator: David Howes

Panelists: Jan Benson, NOAA

Allison Bailey, Sound GIS

Monitoring River Channel Movement in Snohomish County by Suzy Brunzell, Bob Aldrich, Paul DeVries, Mike Rustay – Snohomish County


3:45 – 4:30
The GeoPDF File - A New Solution for the Digital Publication, Distribution & Collaboration of Geospatial Data

7:00 pm - ~10 pm

Mariner Game - Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers

8: 00am - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast - Rainier Room


Management Track

Technical Track

Exhibitor Track

8:30am - 10:00am   

Tribal GIS

Open Source

Exhibitor Presentations

‘Implementing ArcGIS Server for Realty & Public Works Apps' by Grant Timentwa - Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

'3D Visualization & Animation' by Chis Schaefer & Keith Legg - Metro Planning

  Terra GIS
8:30-9:00 am
Open Source Web Mapping, Custom Built Tools & Other GIS Services  

‘The Development of a GIS - Based Decision Support Tool to Evaluate Land Use Options on the Quinault Reservation' by Tony Hartrich - Quinault Indian Nation

‘The Right Mix of Technology for Gluing Proprietary and Open Systems Together' by Jubal Harpster - CH2MHILL


9:00 - 10:00 am
Going Agile: A Project Management Perspective

‘Native Place Names Project' by Miles Henriksen - Coeur d' Alene Tribe

'Web Solutions Using Open Source Geospatial Software by Karsten Vennemann - Terra GIS Ltd.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Break - Olympic Room

 10:30 am - 12:00 pm



Dick Thomas Student Award Presentations

Imagery & 3D

Exhibitor Presentations

'Crime Mapping at Deception Pass' by Cathy Walker

'Identification of Suitable Sites for Low Impact Development Using LIDAR & Photogrammetry' by Taylor Davis - Terra Remote Sensing 

10:30am - 11:15 am ArcGIS Server: Tips and Trips 

' GIS Wildfire Hazard Assessment of Eastern Clallam County' by Chris DeSisto  

‘Creating a Seamless Digital Ortho-Photo' by Michael Kulish - King County Transportation

‘Small Stream Mapping Using Topographic and Spectral Information' Joowon Park

'Effective Methods and Media for Communicating Geographic Data and Analyses - 3D, Maps, Animations, Markers, Google Earth, Adobe, PowerPoint' by Michael Stoddard - Tacoma

Lattitude Geographics 11:15am - 12:00pm Building and Managing Effective ESRI Server Applications Using Geocortex 

Storm Water Outfalls of Puget Sound (SWOOPS) by Robyn Carmichael, Liz Green, Collin O'Meara & Matt Yarrow

'Image Server' by TJ Abbenhaus & Bob Pool - Clark County

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break and Leadership Meeting - Rainier Room

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm     

Managing Data & Models


 Exhibitor Presentations

How to Quickly & Easily Publish Your Data Online Using Open Source' by Josh Livni - Umbrella Consulting, LLC

'Developing a Mobile Mapping Solution for County Roadway Feature Inventory' by Michael Kulish - King County Transportation

The Sidwell Company
1:30 pm - 2:30pm 'Managing Your Land Records Workflow with Parcel Builder'   

'Spatially Enabling Historic Data & Enterprise Integration' by Shawn Blaesing Thompson & Jordyn Mitchell - WSDOT

'Can WinCams speak GIS? Data Systems Integration with ArcGIS Routes' by Terri Clark - San Juan County

The Value of Automation: Geoprocessing with .NET and ArcObjects by David Howes, Compliance Services International

'Where Are They Now? Integration Enterprise GIS, GPS, and AVL' by Xuejin Ruan - Pierce County

Spatial Wave
2:30 - 3:00pm 'Implementing GIS for Enterprise Mobile Workflows'

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Session : Board Election, Poster Contest Winners & Dick Thomas Award Winner Announcements - Rainier Room