2016 Washington GIS Conference

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2016 Washington GIS Conference

Transforming Our World!


Workshop Presentations

The morning workshops

Create Great Web Apps - No Coding Required - ESRI

Move Beyond Static Maps: Introduction to ArcGIS Online - Mary Ullrich, King County

Key Surveying and Geodesy Elements Geospatial Professionals Should Understand - Gavin Schrock

The afternoon workshops

ArcGIS Open Data: Get Started & Use Best Practices - ESRI<

Using ArcGIS Online and Esri Collector to Capture GIS Data - Jim Lahm, Electronic Data Solutions

All Day Workshop

GIS Program Management (All Day) - Cy Smith

For more information on the workshops, please visit the Workshops Page.

Conference Presentations

The conference presentation can be found below. Some presentations are being worked on or need to be submitted. Please check back periodically if a presentation you are looking for is not found. Thank you very much for attending this year's WAURISA Conference!

Lighting Talks

Lessons Learned Teaching GIS Workshops in a Developing Country - Robert Catherman, MEDRIX

Making the most out of mobile GIS, City of Burien moves twice as fast with stormwater inspections - Fernando Llamas Jr., City of Burien

Streamlining the Cartographic Workflow with QGIS - Evan Derickson, Alphabet Inc.

Teaching GIS Programming - A Sustainability Management Perspective - Christy Heaton, University of Washington

The Awesome POSM - A portable street map of the world. - Jubal Harpster, SpatialDev IT

The Evolution of ArcGIS Online at the City of Seattle - John Edwards - Seattle Public Utilities and Suzy Brunzell - Seattle Dept. of Transportation.

What’s Happening Now at the Tacoma Widget Factory? - Mike Murnane City of Tacoma, Community & Economic Development

Panel Discussions

Creating a State Standard Pertaining to Critical Infrastructure - Ray Brooks , Washington Army National Guard

FAMIS - Use cases for leveraging the Esri Platform - Aaron Paul , First American Title

GISPD.com: GIS Professional Development Perspectives - David Howes - David Howes LLC, Jeff Berry - Erlandsen, Inc., Jason Eklung - Kittitas County, and Aaron Paul - First American Title.


An online tool for evaluating Land Use Suitability for Maize - Karsten Vennemann , Terra GIS Ltd

Being creative with GIS solutions for business - Don Burdick, GISP , Salish Coast Sciences

Building Aggregated, Master Addressing API’s – from concept to pre-production - Joy Paulus , WA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) andd David Wright. Dept. of Revenue

Building An Asset Management Foundation with GIS - Steve Schunzel , City of Tacoma Environmental Services

Calm, Cool and Collected - Vanessa Simpson , City of Tacoma,Environmental Services

Creation of a regional public safety GIS to fit a GIS-centric Computer Aided Dispatch - Shawna Ernst , Spokane County

Developing Owner Notify Tool using Geocortex Essentials - Subramanian Swaminathan and Yunsik Choi, Pierce County Spatial Services

Efficient Caching of Spatial data for Offline Navigation on Mobile Device Browsers - Venkata Sai Girish Konda , Arizona State University

Evaluating King County GIS Against the GMI GIS Assessment - Greg Babinski , King County GIS Center

Exploring Recreation in Washington State - Jennifer Hackett , Manastash Mapping

Finding land to designate as Agricultural Resource Land, easy with GIS, correct? - Aaron Petersen , Pierce County, Planning and Land Services

GIC-Centric Asset Management at the King County Road Services Division - Denise Ainslie , King County DOT, Road Services

GIS in Land Protection Assessment and Mapping - A comparison of tools and spatial analysis in ArcGIS and QGIS - Karsten Vennemann , Terra GIS Ltd

Husky Lines: Incorporating Qualitative Survey Data into the Spatial Environment - Alexa Brockamp , University of Washington, City of Tacoma

Improving Utility Decision Making - Andy Simpson , Tacoma Water

Integrating Office 365 and ArcGIS: Developing Skills for the Modern GIS Age - David Howes , David Howes, LLC

Landslide Mapping ni Pierce County - Kate Mickelson and Stephen Slaughter, Washington Geological Survey

Learning Geodesign through a series of survivable GIS labs - Philip Murphy, Ph.D - Dept.of Geography, University of Washington and Eugene Martin is a GIS doctoral student at University of Washington

LiDAR Program Development at the Division of Geology and Earth Resources - Abigail Gleason , Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Mapping Historic Ballard with Crowd Sourced Mobile Data Collection - Matt Stevenson , CORE GIS

Revolutionizing Hydrant Inspections with a Beautiful Mobile Solution - Greg Heintz - PIerce County and Radcliffe McKenzie - Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Spatial region growing approach for generating realistic spatial solutions to identify forest fire fuel treatm - Vaishnavi Thakar , GISciences, University of Texas at Dallas

Tacoma All-Hazards Risk Assessment, GIS Analysis and PSRC’s Daytime Population - Donna Wendt - Wendt GIS and Andy Norton - Puget Sound Regional Council.

Tacoma Water - Collections in the Watershed - Lisa Sievers , Tacoma Water

Transforming Tacoma Water with GIS - Lisa Stapleton , Tacoma Water

Updating the City of Seattle’s GIS Applications using Web App Builder - Harvey Arnone and Toby Semroc - City of Seattle.

Use of PhoDar to monitor riparian change in agriculture zones - Joshua Greenberg , Skagit County

Using GIS to Enhance the Collaboration, Creation and Management of Assigning Addresses and New Roads in Island County - Becca Blackman , Island County

Using GIS to Estimate Earthquake Pipeline Damage - Bill Heubach and Nathan Hildebrandt, Seattle Public Utilities

Using High Resolution LiDAR to Update Hydro - Joey Bisig , Pierce County Spatial Services

Using Python for Data QAQC in an Enterprise GIS - Ann Stark, GISP , City of Bellingham

Vendor Presentation

ArcGIS Online for Communication and Production: Learning Things the Hard Way - Molly Jackson , GIS

ArcGIS Online: Management Tips and Tools for Success - Shane Clarke , Esri

ArcGIS Pro Part 1 - John Sharrard , Esri

ArcGIS Pro Part 2 - John Sharrard , Esri

Build Simple and Powerful ArcGIS Applications with Geocortex - James van Dyk , Latitude Geographics

Drone2Map/Full Motion Video - An Introduction - Scott Moore, ESRI

From Imagery to 3D: The Added Benefits of Intelligent Imagery - Paul Canizaro , Pictometry: An Eagleview Company

King County Regional Services - More than just GIS - Greg Babinski , King County GIS Center

Transforming asset management inspections leveraging the GIS. - Joe Pilimai , Sales