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Wed. 9:00 — 12:00
Salon B & C
Workshop: Practical Applications of Remote Sensing
Focus on this session will be on regulatory compliance assessment, water resources and use of high resolution imagery.
Kevin Czajkowski - OhioView
Dr. Czajkowski is the director of OhioView and a professor at the University of Toledo in the Department of Geography and Planning. His research interests include the use of GIS and remote sensing to study the influence of agricultural land on water quality.
James Lein, - OhioView
Dr. Lein is professor in the Department of Geography at Ohio University. His research interests include using GIS, remote and applied artificial intelligence to environmental planning, environmental assessment and natural resource management decision making.
Doyle Watts - OhioView
Dr. Watts is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wright State University. His research interests includes the use of seismic reflection to study subsurface processes as well as remote sensing applications of the environment.
Peter Clapham - OhioView
Wed. 9:00 — 12:00
Ballroom I & II
Workshop: New Features in ArcGIS 10
Please join ESRI for this workshop where we'll look at some of the exciting new features in ArcGIS 10: access to imagery via desktop and server applications and expanded GIS capa-bilities for mobile solutions will be presented. We'll look at how ArcGIS 10 provides im-proved tools to make imagery look great, perform fast and manage/access large collec-tions of imagery. We'll also demonstrate how GIS in the field is more than just field data collection, but also encompasses new and improved ways to communicate with other field personnel providing integrated decision support in the field.
Tom Brenneman - ESRI
Tom Brenneman joined ESRI as an instructor in 1996. He advanced to increasingly more responsible positions and is now a project manager in ESRI's Indianapolis, Indiana, project office. There his responsibilities include technical sales support, training, and consulting support for new and ongoing projects. He has more than twelve years of experience working with GIS applications and specializes in enterprise GIS implementations. He earned a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Redlands in California in 1996.
Wed. 9:00 and 10:00
Buckeye Room
Workshop: Applications and Advantages of Ohio’s VRS
(Four sessions - 9:00, 10:00, 2:00, and 3:00)
This demonstration will familiarize users with Ohio's VRS system. We will walk users through collecting data via the VRS using a cell modem, a Trimble GeoXM handheld unit and Trimble Pathfinder Office. We will also discuss settings, equipment options, and sub-scription information.
Tony Williams, P.S. - ODOT
Survey Operations Manager
Scott Hawkins, P.S. - ODOT
Surveyor
Dave Beiter, P.E., S.I. - ODOT
Transportation Engineer
Wed. 9:00 — 12:00
Salon E & F
Workshop: Geocaching Fun for the GPS Expert
Geocaching has become a grown up treasure hunt activity. It can be a useful marketing tool to generate continued activity within your jurisdiction. This workshop will focus on the basics of geocaching and how the GPS expert can develop geocaching targets that can help treasure seekers learn a little more about your jurisdictions history, hidden jewels within your jurisdiction, lure them to fun activities, or marketplace guidance.
Doug Kotnik, GISP - Precision Laser & Instrument
20 years GIS experience in private sector, consulting, and government. Formerly Butler County GIS Director and 2007 OGRIP Best Practice Award recipient.
Ken Carrier - Montgomery County Water Services
Currently, GIS Specialist for Montgomery County Ohio Water Services. Previously, worked for the Butler County Ohio Auditor's Office GIS Department from 2005-2009. Was one of the founding members of SWOGIS (Southwest Ohio GIS Users Group), an OGRIP 2007 Best Practices Award Recipient, ESRI Forums 2009 MVP, and ESRI 2010 SAG Award Recipient . Experience includes ArcSDE, ArcServer, ArcInfo Desktop, ArcPad, VBA, VbScript, Cityworks, and Oracle.
Patricia Moehring, GISP - City of Lebanon
GIS Administrator for the City of Lebanon with 12 years local government GIS experience. Actively involved with non-profit organizations to promote GIS and Geography awareness -- OGRIP (10 years), Ohio URISA (5 years), and Caching Our World K-12 Geography Education (4 years).
Wed. 2:00 — 4:30
Salon B & C
Workshop: Better Policing with ESRI’s Flex Viewer
The ArcGIS API for Flex allows the creation of rich mapping applications on top of ArcGIS Online. It is based on the free Adobe Flex framework. ESRI offers a very robust set of sup-port tools, massive user community, and support forums. Along with tools for creating maps, they also offer a set of free base layers that display everything from streets to to-pography to ortho imagery. My intent is to expose people to the free world of ArcGIS Online and the power of the Flex framework. This workshop is intended to show you just how the Dayton Police department implemented incident mapping and analysis. And per-haps more importantly, how you can map your data on a shoe string budget.
Jason M. Errett - Dayton Police Department
Graduate of Wright State University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. Hold several certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: ASP.Net 3.5; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint Server 2007; Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging; Comptia's A+. Public employee for the City of Dayton for 7 years as a Systems Engineer. Last two years as a Sr. Software Engineer for the Dayton Police Department.
Wed. 2:00 — 4:30
Ballroom I & II
Workshop: New Features in ArcGIS 10—Continued
Please join ESRI for this workshop where we'll look at some of the exciting new features in ArcGIS 10: access to imagery via desktop and server applications and expanded GIS capa-bilities for mobile solutions will be presented. We'll look at how ArcGIS 10 provides im-proved tools to make imagery look great, perform fast and manage/access large collec-tions of imagery. We'll also demonstrate how GIS in the field is more than just field data collection, but also encompasses new and improved ways to communicate with other field personnel providing integrated decision support in the field.
Tom Brenneman - ESRI
Tom Brenneman joined ESRI as an instructor in 1996. He advanced to increasingly more responsible positions and is now a project manager in ESRI's Indianapolis, Indiana, project office. There his responsibilities include technical sales support, training, and consulting support for new and ongoing projects. He has more than twelve years of experience working with GIS applications and specializes in enterprise GIS implementations. He earned a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Redlands in California in 1996.
Wed. 2:00 and 3:00
Buckeye Room
Workshop: Applications and Advantages of Ohio’s VRS
(Four sessions - 9:00, 10:00, 2:00, and 3:00)
This demonstration will familiarize users with Ohio's VRS system. We will walk users through collecting data via the VRS using a cell modem, a Trimble GeoXM handheld unit and Trimble Pathfinder Office. We will also discuss settings, equipment options, and sub-scription information.
Tony Williams, P.S. - ODOT
Survey Operations Manager
Scott Hawkins, P.S. - ODOT
Surveyor
Dave Beiter, P.E., S.I. - ODOT
Transportation Engineer
Wed. 2:00 — 4:30
Salon E & F
Workshop: Lidar for Science
This workshop will be an overview of National Elevation Dataset (NED), USGS Center for LIDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge (CLICK), lidar processing, the USGS lidar specification, and lidar surface flow extraction techniques being researched at the USGS EROS Center. Status, requirements and access to the USGS high resolution elevation data will be discussed with an emphasis on the Ohio lidar collection and the water flattening ef-forts by the USGS.
Gayla Evans - USGS—EROS
Gayla Evans is a Geographer working with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, SD. Gayla has spent the last 25 years developing expertise in lidar elevation modeling, vector and reaster image processing, and project management. Presently, she is task lead for the National Elevation Data (NED) and responsible for daily operations, status, and future innovations of this multi-resolution elevation dataset at the center.
Sandra Poppenga - USGS—EROS
Geographer
Thu. 8:30 - 9:00
Salon B & C
LiDAR for Science
The majority of the National Elevation Dataset (NED) 1/9-arc-second high-resolution data layer is generated from light detection and ranging (lidar) bare earth data. These digital elevation data are merged into a consistent resolution coordinate system, elevation units, and horizontal and vertical datum. Although digital elevation data is by far the most popu-lar use of lidar data, many other research applications are being developed that extract useful information from the raw point cloud data. The raw point cloud data are stored and made available through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for LIDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge (CLICK).

As lidar applications grow, so does the need for this valuable elevation data resource. Therefore, a draft version of the USGS' National Geospatial Program (NGP) Lidar Guide-lines and Base Specification has been written and extensively reviewed in an effort to as-sist the elevation community in establishing standards for a consistent and reliable lidar source dataset. Status, requirements and access to the high resolution elevation data will also be discussed with an emphasis on the Ohio lidar collection and the water flat.
Gayla Evans - USGS—EROS
Gayla Evans is a Geographer working with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, SD. Gayla has spent the last 25 years developing expertise in lidar elevation modeling, vector and reaster image processing, and project management. Presently, she is task lead for the National Elevation Data (NED) and responsible for daily operations, status, and future innovations of this multi-resolution elevation dataset at the center.
Sandra Poppenga - USGS—EROS
Geographer
Thu. 8:30 - 9:00
Ballroom I & II
Cloud Computing & Open Source Software: A new platform for rapidly deploying geospatial tools
For years, GIS has been a niche technology that was developed and used by a small GIS community. With the huge success of social network websites and the proliferation of port-able GPS in recent years, millions of dollars are being invested in location based technol-ogy as it has become a primary interface for information sharing. In only a few years, web based geospatial technology is becoming a widely spread main stream IT technology. Un-fortunately, most of the innovations are happening outside the GIS community. For GIS professionals who have been using desktop GIS for years, even understanding web map-ping could be very challenging. To give a taste of this new platform, several small, fast track projects with very limited budget are presented. Without relying on a cloud comput-ing platform and open source software, building such tools are not even feasible.

The Ohio State University Construction Awareness Map (http://www.osu.edu/map/construction.php) with Google Maps and Google Docs. The data is managed using a Google Docs spreadsheet, displayed using Google Maps. The geometry data is managed using QGIS (Open source desktop GIS software). Python scripts were written for automating the updating process. iiMap for Miller Kelton Inflow/Infiltration Study. The iiMap is an applica-tion that links all the data collected for the Inflow and Infiltration project using a web map interface. The data consists of underground sewer pipe inspection videos, etc.
Mel Meng - DLZ
As a Professional Engineer with two master’s degrees in engineering and geography, Mel Yuanhang Meng specializes in managing geospatial data using emerging mobile and web based technologies. His GIS experiences range from sanitary sewer asset management for the City of Columbus using advanced decision tree algorithm, MS4 outfall inventory collection with handheld GPS for Butler County to 3D animation of proposed roadway projects.
Gary Bowen - DLZ
Gary Bowen is the Construction Services Department Manager for DLZ Ohio, Inc. in Columbus. Gary has been managing construction management, inspection and testing at DLZ for 12 years. Currently, he is the Construction Manager for multiple complex public infrastructure improvements for the City of Columbus, The Ohio State University and other public sector clients. His current role includes providing Global Logistics coordination for the Ohio State University, where geospatial technology has been critical to planning, coordination and communication efforts.
Tom Ekegren - OSU
Tom Ekegren is a Project Manager within Facilities Design and Construction at The Ohio State University. Tom has been managing infrastructure projects with OSU for 3 years. His major projects include management and coordination of full depth roadway replacement projects in the core of the campus’ academic district. Currently, he is working with DLZ on a project coordinating construction activities across the entire campus.
Thu. 8:30 - 9:00
Buckeye Room
How GIS Practitioners Can Assist Ohio’s Elections Administrators
While most Ohio voters think that an election occurs on one given day each May and No-vember, elections administrators are working year-round to assure transparency and ac-countability in the process. The Franklin County Board of Elections has implemented a GIS that can assist with the ongoing aspects of data verification, candidate requests, and public information dissemination.

In an election, the GIS can be used for more than just providing directions to polling loca-tions and displaying results. It can also be used as a planning tool to optimize polling loca-tion accessibility, allocate poll workers, and to dispatch technicians in the field. Following the decennial census, new legislative boundaries can be implemented more rapidly and ac-curately at the local level with GIS involvement. Elections administrators in all Ohio coun-ties can utilize GIS because so many of the logistical challenges they face have a geo-graphical component.
Matthew Shade - Franklin County Board of Elections
Matt Shade attended The Ohio State University where he studied Geography and concurrently held an internship at Ohio EPA. After graduating he worked in consulting for various GIS projects such as stormwater, water/wastewater, phosphate mining, power plant and landfill site locations, and enterprise data migration. Since 2009, Matt has used the same skills in developing a GIS for mapping and analysis at the Franklin County Board of Elections.
Thu. 8:30 - 9:00
Salon E & F
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of GPS Safety Data: Examples of GPS Located Safety Data
The goal of this presentation is to describe, with examples, how GPS is used to locate crash data. Currently 1/3 of all crashes statewide are located and submitted to the Ohio Department of Public Safety with GPS coordinates. These coordinates are becoming more and more a substitution for traditional descriptions of locations. Lack of training and educa-tion has led to even worse locations with the use of GPS by the law enforcement commu-nity. This presentation will illustrate the good practices, the bad practices and the by far ugly practices of locating crashes with GPS.
Jeremiah Glascock
With TSASS for over five years Mr Glascock is currently the GIS project lead and Safety Systems Manager which oversees day-to-day crash data scrubbing/location operations on up to half of all crashes per year in Ohio.He has spoken at several national and local conferences on the importance of a comprehensive LBRS and accurately locating safety data.Mr. Glascock studied Civil Engineering Surveying and Geomatics Engineering at Ohio State University where he received his bachelor's degree in 2006.
Thu. 9:10 - 9:40
Salon B & C
Oil Spill Response Planning in the Western Basin of Lake Erie
Geospatial technology is rapidly becoming an important tool for Area Contingency Plans (ACPs). The Geographic Response Plans associated with an ACP are site-specific docu-ments designed to outline steps to be taken in response to an oil or chemical spill. They are designed to improve the speed and efficiency of a response during the critical 6 to 48 hours after an incident, whether an oil or chemical spill in water, when quick action on the part of responders can keep a small incident from becoming much larger or limit the dam-age caused by the incident while a broader response is initiated. Geospatially enabled pro-tection strategies take advantage of existing data and the capabilities of a GIS to develop variations of protection strategies to allow for strategic changes to plans as a result of sea-sonal or meteorological conditions.

This presentation reviews existing paper based response plans and proposes a framework for geospatially enabled protection strategies for the Western Lake Erie basin in support of the spill response mission of the Western Lake Erie Area Committee.
David Dean - University of Toledo
Research Assistant
Thu. 9:10 - 9:40
Ballroom I & II
Better Policing with ESRI’s Flex Viewer
The ArcGIS API for Flex allows the creation of rich mapping applications on top of ArcGIS Online. It is based on the free Adobe Flex framework. ESRI offers a very robust set of sup-port tools, massive user community, and support forums. Along with tools for creating maps, they also offer a set of free base layers that display everything from streets to to-pography to ortho imagery. My intent is to expose people to the free world of ArcGIS Online and the power of the Flex framework. This workshop is intended to show you just how the Dayton Police department implemented incident mapping and analysis.
Jason M. Errett - Dayton Police Department
Graduate of Wright State University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. Hold several certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: ASP.Net 3.5; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint Server 2007; Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging; Comptia's A+. Public employee for the City of Dayton for 7 years as a Systems Engineer. Last two years as a Sr. Software Engineer for the Dayton Police Department.
Thu. 9:10 - 9:40
Buckeye Room
Sharing the GIS Love—An ArcGIS Explorer Project at Ohio EPA
This project successfully created and implemented a GIS application to support Ohio EPA's summer college intern program work activities, providing GIS access to student interns for the development of specific GIS datasets to support Ohio EPA programs. Using ArcGIS Ex-plorer, an application was designed to support various Ohio EPA intern and staff work ac-tivities in the storm water and water quality programs. The project included the installation and deployment of ArcGIS Explorer (Build 1200) on student intern and staff workstations, the customization of the ArcGIS explorer application, creation of GIS datasets and develop-ment of a training session to support the use of the application.

The presentation will provide important observations and ideas for conference attendees to consider when implementing low-cost, non-technical GIS solutions for a small field office environment. Included will be a demonstration of the customized ArcGIS Explorer applica-tion, GIS Intern. Implementation issues and obstacles will be discussed as well as project costs and benefits. Several important lessons learned will be shared. Finally, future plans for improving the application and further integrating GIS into work activities at Ohio EPA’s Central District Office Division of Surface Water will be presented.
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis is an Environmental Specialist with the Ohio EPA. He works on activities to protect central Ohio streams including conducting water quality studies. Jeff also provides staff GIS support. He confesses to know just enough about GIS to be dangerous. Jeff has been with Ohio EPA for 20 years. Jeff holds a B.S. degree in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University (1983) and will earn an Associate of Science Degree in GIS from Columbus State Community College in September 2010.
Thu. 9:10 - 9:40
Salon E & F
Web-based Transportation Applications
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has developed a com-prehensive, regional Geographic Information System (GIS) which plays an integral role in the regional’s transportation, environmental, and land-use planning initiatives. OKI collects and develops regional datasets to support internal programs and help communities develop land use plans, address infrastructure concerns, plan capital improvements, promote eco-nomic development and develop green space strategies. OKI develops cutting edge appli-cations to distribute information in innovative ways because the use and availability of ad-vanced technology is essential to ensure communities remain economically competitive in today’s international marketplace.

Web-based applications allow for easy visualization of data and provide decision makers greater insight not only into the data, but also into the affect of decision-making. These applications are accessible and easy to use allowing individuals to obtain necessary infor-mation. Internet applications created by OKI serve as the vehicle to make GIS data acces-sible to individuals who may not even realize they are utilizing GIS.
David Shuey - OKI Regional Council
GIS Division Manager
Aaron Crary - OKI Regional Council
GIS Analyst
Thu. 9:50 - 10:20
Salon B & C
Suburban Food Deserts: Island of Food Insecurity in Seas of Affluence
Food deserts are traditionally defined as urban or rural centers with relatively low incomes, high rates of food insecurity and chronic diseases, and poor access to healthy foods. These communities are often characterized by having few full service grocery stores and high concentrations of fast food and convenience stores. However, research suggests that even affluent exurban and suburban communities have unique healthy food access and food in-security problems which have been largely ignored by public health.

Our presentation will describe how collaborative partners in Butler County, Ohio are identi-fying and addressing suburban food deserts through various processes such as GIS map-ping, food assessments, mobile food pantries, community gardens, choice food pantry de-velopment and community engagement.
Robbyn Abbitt - Miami University
Robbyn Abbitt is the GIS Coordinator for Miami University. Robbyn teaches GIS courses, provides GIS technical consulting to students and faculty, and administers Miami's GIScience Certificate Program. (Come visit her at Miami's Certificate Booth!) Robbyn is a certified GIS Professional (GISP)and holds an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho (1999) and a BS Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University (1996).
Daniel T. Remley - Ohio State University Extension, Butler County
Family and Consumer Sciences/Community Development Educator
Thu. 9:50 - 10:20
Ballroom I & II
Freedom Web (Emerging Technologies)
Freedom Web is a web-based data maintenance and collaboration tool. An easy to use map interface provides a common operating picture for all levels of government (including local emergency responders, GIS staff, and policy and decision makers) to communicate nation-wide and share data. Freedom Web enables subscribers to create and share maps nation-wide. Entity locations are visible on the map using FGDC standard icons and downloadable datasets that are available to subscribers. Subscribers can also access the data via WFS or WMS.

In this session you will learn how Freedom Web enables you to: View, edit, and download data - Nationwide communication - Upload data to Whiteboard - Create Impact Inventory list - Create and share maps in near real-time www.FreedomWebData.com
Cheryl Lemon - TechniGraphics, Inc.
Cheryl Lemon joined TechniGraphics in 2005 as a GIS technician. She supported the company's Homeland Security Infrastructure Program pinpointing critical national resources and then moved on to quality control. She subsequently coordinated the receipt and distribution of state sharable data under the HSIP Freedom Project. Cheryl also serves as the company's liaison with state and local governments for Freedom Web, a web based data maintenance and collaboration tool.
David Silvestri - TechniGraphics, Inc.
David joined TechniGraphics in 2004 as a GIS tech. Initially pinpointing critical infrastructure for nationwide datasets, later he moved on to quality control, and feature extraction and field collection. He then became involved in data verification and analysis, and after gaining some experience as a software rep, became part of the Freedom Web team. David currently coordinates Freedom Web’s outreach efforts as well as data collection and improvement process for its base map data.
Thu. 9:50 - 10:20
Buckeye Room
On Planting, Harvesting and Gnomes—How does your GIS garden grow?
Get your trowels, spades and hoes; we're going to be doing a little GIS Gardening. We will discuss how we have learned to create community gardens of GIS by preparing the ground, planting the seeds and acting as fertilizer while letting others prune, weed and harvest. Chefs have chefs gardens, Witchdoctors (and Californians) have medicinal gar-dens and Aunt Mae has her prized roses at all special gardens for special purposes.

We will explore what we call 'micro-GIS' - projects with a very limited geographical or tem-poral scope (Festivals, Golf Tournaments, Art, etc.) and how we learned to “let go”, em-brace the chaos and reap the benefits of specialty gardens. You might join a co-op if you don’t have space or time for all of the varieties you’d like to grow. We will spend a little time discussing how participating in data and knowledge sharing allows us to enjoy a cor-nucopia that we would never be able to fill ourselves.
Rick Frantz - City of Dublin
Working at the City of Dublin for 4 years, Rick has made 23 maps.
Damon Leonhard - City of Dublin
Damon Leonhard has been with the City of Dublin GIS department for two years, and was previously an intern with the GIS department. He loves all kinds of maps, as well as computers and electronic gadgets. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles.
Thu. 9:50 - 10:20
Salon E & F
Putting the Cart before the Hordes: Distributing Digital Data Online
To streamline digital GIS data delivery, NKAPC has made ordering custom data an easy online store experience. That experience includes using an ESRI Flex map viewer to select data tiles, submitting an order, and receiving order confirmation with a download link. The technology players include ESRI Flex API, ArcGIS Server, geoprocessing, WordPress, and PayPal. With a little creativity, these tools can combine into an entirely new system. It can also be used as a system to better manage ordering and distribution of data free of charge. The design and implementation of the online data store will be covered.
Christy Powell - NKAPC
Christy is a Senior GIS Specialist with the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) where she has been a staff member for 13 years. Among several other tasks, she has been part of two complete redesigns of their GIS website. The most recent redesign is the project that forms the basis of her presentation today. Christy holds a MS in Geosciences with an emphasis in GIS and Remote Sensing from Murray State University and is the current president of the Kentucky Association of Mapping.
Ray Rush - Stantec
Senior Consultant
Thu. 10:50 - 11:20
Salon B & C
Satellite Remote Sensing for Environmental Com-pliance Assessment
States were enacted prior to the emergence of a mature science of remote sensing, there exists a degree of skepticism regarding the operational utility and reliability of remotely sensed data as an environmental compliance tool.

In this presentation the capacity of current remote sensing systems to support environ-mental compliance requirements is discussed and a framework to guide the implementa-tion of satellite-based compliance programs is introduced.
James Lein - Ohio University
Dr. James Lein is a Professor of Geography at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He specializes in environmental analysis/ land resource science and the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems in environmental planning, impact assessment and natural hazards/risk assessment. His research interests currently focus on environmental monitoring and the integration of remote sensing and GIS in environmental decision making.
Thu. 10:50 - 11:20
Ballroom I & II
Hudson’s Internet Mapping Revolution—Bringing GIS Editing to the Web
The City of Hudson has been building GIS web applications for the last 8 years to help staff and residents access spatial information quickly and easily. In order to take advantage of the latest technologies, we have delivered these applications in a number of different inter-faces transitioning from ArcIMS to the ArcGIS Server Silverlight API that we use today.

In July 2010, ESRI released ArcGIS 10 and for the first time provided the ability for SDE feature editing through ArcGIS Server. By implementing SDE feature editing in ArcGIS Server applications, there are a few key guidelines and procedures that can help users de-ploy successful GIS applications on the web. We will discuss our experiences and show ex-amples of how Hudson users are using this functionality.
Paul Leedham - City of Hudson
Paul received his BA & MS from the University of Akron. In 2002, Paul was hired to build a GIS program for the City of Hudson. Paul has been able to leverage the latest technologies in order to build Hudson's GIS by building simple applications and tools to allow users to find information quickly and effectively. Most recently, Microsoft showcased the City's use of technology with a case study of how the City has been able to raise staff productivity and optimize their return on investment.
Thu. 10:50 - 11:20
Buckeye Room
GIS and Geographic Data for Real Estate Ap-praisal and Assessment
The State of Ohio has more than 5.5 million parcels of real property. It is the duty of the Auditor to ensure that every parcel of land and the buildings thereon are equitably and uniformly appraised and assessed for tax purposes. Over the decades; systems, methods, and laws have changed creating, in some cases, unwieldy legacy processes. These processes include redundant printing, hundreds of miles of unnecessary driving, and other built in inefficiencies, to list a few.

Lorain County will demonstrate how the County is utilizing an Asp.net web application to create a dashboard appraisal process that dramatically reduces the time and expense associated the reappraisal process. Wayne County will demonstrate the County’s trend mapping techniques to aid in the market trending step of the triennial. Utilizing the GIS cadastral data set, they are able to re-delineate neighborhoods that will in turn create a more uniformly appraisal and assessment for each property. This type of GIS used in combination with another discipline cannot successfully occur unless the GIS data are built correctly and follow best business practices throughout the creation of the datasets.
Jon Cross - Bruce Harris and Associates, Inc.
GIS Account Manager
Brian Hall, GISP - Wayne County Auditor's Office
GIS Director
Marty Rowe, GISP - Lorain County Auditor's Office
GIS Manager
John Cleminshaw - John G. Cleminshaw, Inc.
President
Thu. 10:50 - 11:20
Salon E & F
Advanced Remote Asset Collection and ODOT Educational Partnership
Starting April 5 of this year the Ohio Department of Transportation Districts 1 and 2 formed mutually beneficial partnerships with Penta County Vocation School and Rhodes College GIS programs to assist with the collection of the ODOT’s largest asset inventory: signs.

These signs were collected at minimal cost to ODOT and gave the students experience in solving real world problems with cutting edge GIS solutions. Through the advances in web technologies, ODOT District 2 has been able to develop and deliver sophisticated tools via the internet and form partnerships to help accomplish a monumental task more effectively than any other method of collection to date.

This presentation will cover the technology and partnerships which lasted for a period of 2 months collecting 10,000 signs for an estimated total value of $700,000.
Fred Judson - ODOT
Fred Judson is a certified GIS Professional from the Geographic Certification Institute. Education includes Bachelors of Science and a Post-baccalaureate Certification in GIS. Responsible for the execution and the integration of District’s enterprise GIS standards including GIS web implementations, applications and asset management policies and procedures. Current affiliations include holding the office of Past Chair for the Ohio Chapter of URISA and, Vice Chair of the OGRIP Forum.
Dan Wyandt - Penta Career Center
Dan Wyandt is a SPACESTARS (Digital Quest) certified GIS Technician who runs the GIS lab at Penta Career Center for Juniors and Seniors from 16 feeder schools in Northwest Ohio. Penta's GIS lab is the first of its kind in the state and his 3 recently-graduated GIS Seniors are the first high school age students in Ohio to become SPACESTARS certified GIS Technicians. He has a BS in Business Education and a Masters in Curriculum Technology Integration from BGSU.
John Puente - ODOT
John Puente is currently the ODOT, District 1 Planning Administrator with over 12 years as the ODOT District 1 GIS Coordinator and over 19 years’ experience in CADD. John is responsible for all GIS related activities in the district. Experienced in data management, desktop and web geospatial application development as well as geospatial analysis. Currently assisting with the development of ODOT wide GIS standards and currently active in various other committees and GIS groups.
Thu. 11:30 - 12:00
Salon B & C
An Introduction to FEMA’s New Risk MAP GIS Products
Beginning in Fiscal Year 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initi-ated the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program. To support the pro-gram, FEMA has introduced a new suite of GIS-based products. Attendees will learn about the new Flood Risk Database and how this database and associated products can be used to better plan for, respond to and mitigate flooding emergencies.
Louie Greenwell - Stantec
Louie began his GIS career in 1992 and currently serves as the GIS Practice Leader for Stantec Consulting Services. He has a diverse background in GIS implementation that has covered many levels of federal, state and local government. His experience includes implementation planning, applications and database development, infrastructure and asset management, and floodplain management. He has a BS in Geography from the University of Louisville.
Thu. 11:30 - 12:00
Ballroom I & II
Creating rich and interactive Web GIS Applica-tions using Microsoft Silverlight platform
Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and business applications for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. The Bing Maps Silverlight Control adds stunning aesthetic, great performance and innovative features to an already strong arsenal contained under the Bing Maps Platform’s umbrella.

The Bing Maps Platform brings location data to life by making it easier to visualize, under-stand, and analyze the rich imagery, quality geospatial data and leading-edge technology. All this allows creation of highly customized, rich and flexible Web GIS applications. This session will demonstrate how to start and go about quickly creating such Web GIS applica-tions along with highlighting the key capabilities and features of this platform.
Kishore Patel - CyberSWIFT LLC.
Mr. Kishore Patel is the president of CyberSWIFT, a Columbus based GIS and IT services company having operations in US & India. He has 15 years of experience in architecting, designing & implementing enterprise applications, including those related to GIS. He has worked as senior consultant with numerous government and private enterprises within central Ohio. He has extensive experience with customer interactions at all levels in managing customer expectations & providing business solutions.
Thu. 11:30 - 12:00
Buckeye Room
GIS and Geographic Data for Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment
The State of Ohio has more than 5.5 million parcels of real property. It is the duty of the Auditor to ensure that every parcel of land and the buildings thereon are equitably and uniformly appraised and assessed for tax purposes. Over the decades; systems, methods, and laws have changed creating, in some cases, unwieldy legacy processes. These processes include redundant printing, hundreds of miles of unnecessary driving, and other built in inefficiencies, to list a few.

Lorain County will demonstrate how the County is utilizing an Asp.net web application to create a dashboard appraisal process that dramatically reduces the time and expense associated the reappraisal process. Wayne County will demonstrate the County’s trend mapping techniques to aid in the market trending step of the triennial. Utilizing the GIS cadastral data set, they are able to re-delineate neighborhoods that will in turn create a more uniformly appraisal and assessment for each property. This type of GIS used in combination with another discipline cannot successfully occur unless the GIS data are built correctly and follow best business practices throughout the creation of the datasets.
Jon Cross - Bruce Harris and Associates, Inc.
GIS Account Manager
Brian Hall, GISP - Wayne County Auditor's Office
GIS Director
Marty Rowe, GISP - Lorain County Auditor's Office
GIS Manager
John Cleminshaw - John G. Cleminshaw, Inc.
President
Thu. 11:30 - 12:00
Salon E & F
Advanced Remote Asset Collection and ODOT
With the Microsoft .NET platform, location-enabled applications that execute on any Win-dows Mobile device can now be written as easily as any desktop or Web software, while using the same tools and programming languages that many Windows programmers are already familiar with. Devices that ship with Windows Mobile include cell phones, mapping-grade GPS devices, and high-grade survey equipment. Location applications written for the platform can interact with the device file system, remote servers, Web services, and other mobile devices using the standard .NET function calls.

This presentation will explain in clear terms how to set up, write, and deploy mobile pro-jects using Microsoft Visual Studio Professional edition (or higher) that interact with the GPS chip to provide locational awareness. Prior programming experience, particularly with the .NET platform, is ideal but not required.
Jon Woyame - ODOT
Jon is a GIS software developer in the District 2 IT office of the Ohio Department of Transportation. His work involves the capture, tracking, and visualization of roadside asset information from video images, Web mapping, and GPS. One project is a mobile asset data platform which can be used on field devices ranging from a cell phone to a survey-grade unit. He recently graduated from the University of Toledo College of Engineering and was the Computer Science Student of the Year for 2010.
Thu. 1:10 - 1:40
Salon B & C
Advanced Ortho Image Processing
This presentation discusses the advances in processing digitally-acquired imagery into high quality final products. It is intended to be both informational and educational. New ad-vances in processing algorithms and software have reduced the image processing workload in production, increased product quality, and decreased project timelines. Included are treatment of 4-band imagery and the use of reference images to establish color, tone, and balance prior to production.
Randy Mayden - Surdex
Mr. Mayden has been in the Geospatial Industry for over 26 years. Mr. Mayden spent 23 years as a consultant and Director of Sales with a major photogrammetry firm in Kansas City prior to joining Surdex in 2009. During his career Mr. Mayden has been involved in nearly all phases of the photogrammetric industry including consulting, project estimation, proposal preparation, and project design. In his current role at Surdex, Mr. Mayden is involved Business Development and provides Technical Support to the Surdex Business Development Staff.
Thu. 1:10 - 1:40
Ballroom I & II
Flex Based ArcGIS Server Applications in Delaware County, Ohio
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce Delaware County Auditor’s Flex based ArcGIS Server applications. The County’s GIS office began publishing its comprehensive GIS datasets in the mid 90’s with a Map Objects based application. In 2005 to 2007, a se-ries of ArcIMS applications were launched and starting in 2009, the team turned its focus on a number of Flex based ArcGIS Server applications.

The presenter will discuss the content and various features of the County Auditor’s as well as the Public Safety’s applications.
Shoreh Elhami, GISP - Delaware County Auditor
Shoreh Elhami is the GIS Director for Delaware County Auditor’s GIS office and has over 20 years of professional GIS experience. She has served on numerous Boards and committees including the Urban and Regional Information System Association (URISA) Board of Directors, National Research Council’s Mapping Science Committee, Committee on Land Parcel Databases: National Vision, Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program.
Thu. 1:10 - 1:40
Buckeye Room
Small Utilities GIS Cooperative Feasibility Study Findings
In 2008, several small local governments and water/sewer utilities, coordinated through the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP), were successful in receiving funds through the state Local Government Services and Regional Collaboration Grant Program to investigate the potential for a Small Utilities GIS Cooperative.

A feasibility study was conducted in 2009 by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leader-ship and Public Affairs. The study investigated the feasibility of establishing a cooperative Internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for multiple utilities that would pro-vide both viewing and editing capabilities. By driving down costs through economies of scale, and also by making GIS less complex to use, this approach is intended to provide small utilities and municipalities with GIS technology that would otherwise be out of their reach.

The study, its findings and recommendations will be discussed. An update on efforts to im-plement the recommendations and bring the GIS Cooperative to fruition will be shared.
Sherry Loos - WSOS Community Action Commission
Sr. Rural Development Specialist
Thu. 1:10 - 1:40
Salon E & F
Gas wells and lighting assessments—ROI with GIS
This presentation will describe how to use permitting information from ODNR-Division of Mineral Resources Management and your Auditor’s data to update and correct your oil and gas well inventory and revenues. From time to time, a new gas well is permitted with the State but the County is not notified, or is notified years after prime production early years. Lake County oil and gas taxes experienced an increase of 1.2 million dollars from 2008 to 2009, when this QC process was initiated.

Ensure oil companies are paying their fair share in your County. Are your lighting assess-ments up to date? Lot splits may be missed over time by local authorities, resulting in some property owners paying more than their fair share, and others less. See a classic use of GIS to QC your assessment records. One local township’s budget benefitted significantly by ending the township’s subsidization of their lighting assessment program. Use GIS to ensure assessments to residents were more equitably applied.
Richard Kotapish - Lake County
Mr. Kotapish is a senior GIS Project Manager with over 20 years of experience implementing GIS for local government, including multi-departmental and enterprise-wide geospatial implementations for the City of Cleveland, Geauga County and current employer Lake County, Ohio. Mr. Kotapish is a member of GISCorps with deployment experience to Hurricane Katrina where he spent nearly two weeks in the Control Room of the Emergency Operations Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He the State of Ohio’s Project Manager for the “International Charter – Space and Major Disasters” which aims at providing a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters. He also is a member of the State of Ohio Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Mr. Kotapish is the leader of the GIS Users of Northern Ohio, a local professional group that includes over 300 members and has been gathering for over 15 years.
Thu. 2:00 - 2:30
Salon B & C
Use of Spatial Data for 2D Floodplain Modeling and Mapping
This presentation will provide an overview of the geospatial tools and procedures necessary to create, run, analyze and map the results of a 2-Dimensional hydraulic model. We will present a case study focused on the 2D modeling and mapping process in an area contain-ing levees, beginning with using spatial data to create the input files for the hydraulic mod-eling all the way through to floodplain delineation.
Brad Ziss - Stantec
Brad Ziss is a Senior GIS analyst in the Columbus, Ohio office of Stantec Consulting. Brad has a Bachelor of Science in Geography, specializing in GIS, from the Ohio State University. Recently, Brad has been active in FEMA’s Map Modernization efforts throughout the Midwest specializing in the GIS aspects of projects in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, focusing on floodplain mapping and DFIRM production.
Mark Seidelmann - Stantec
Mark Seidelmann is a Senior Project Engineer in the Columbus, Ohio office of Stantec Consulting Services Inc. Mark received a Bachelors and Masters degree from The Ohio State University in Civil Engineering with a focus on Remote Sensing. Over the past five years Mark has been involved in GIS and Engineering aspects of FEMA’s Map Modernization project from scoping, hydrology and hydraulics to floodplain mapping and DFIRM production.
Thu. 2:00 - 2:30
Ballroom I & II
Historical Web Mapping Using an Open Source Flex Option
In Lake County we have implemented an open-source alternative to Adobe’s Flex Builder called FlashDevelop. Our initial development effort used this software to create, publish, and maintain our new Lake County Historical Mapping Portal. As of June 30th, 2010, over 97% of all internet-connected devices worldwide have Adobe Flash player already installed. That is a 35% advantage over Microsoft Silverlight and a 22% advantage over Sun Java. FlashDevelop eliminates costly software licenses without sacrificing the technological ad-vancements in our industry.

Historical mapping is an invaluable tool. With it we can examine how communities have developed, how natural resources have changed, as well as the temporal differences in property lines, ownership and other lineage. Historical mapping also presents a number of challenges. Locating, digitizing and georeferencing can be extremely difficult; especially when dealing with maps and atlases that are over a hundred years old. Lake County has full atlases as old as 1874 and Aerials as old as 1937. Many are available online, and when paired with the Flex API, the Lake County Historical Mapping Portal becomes a powerful tool to peer backwards into Lake County’s history and heritage.

This presentation will show the value of historic mapping, the power of the Flex API, and the ease of using open-source FlashDevelop to create the latest in web mapping solutions.
Cody Pike
GIS Mapping Tech
Thu. 2:00 - 2:30
Buckeye Room
A Base Map Service and Well Log Web Application for Ohio
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil and Water Resources (DSWR) in conjunction with the Ohio GIS Support Center, has created a series of web-based map-ping services and applications, collectively known as the Earth Resources Information Net-work (ERIN).

This discussion will encompass two aspects of ERIN: a basemap service for Ohio and a wa-ter well application. The Ohio base map is a cached web service that provides spatial refer-ence for operational layers within ERIN and allows GIS users to utilize the service for their needs. Features displayed in the map service include political boundaries, transportation, hydrography, and parks layers. Symbology and labels were created for group layers of base map features at multiple scales and visibility ranges.

Water well logs contain information on well construction and the geologic materials en-countered during drilling. Data from roughly 800,000 well logs are in a database at DSWR with an additional 10,000 filed annually. About 350,000 records contain a coordinate. A well log application was created that allows users to spatially view and select well locations and obtain data for those records.
Paul Spahr - ODNR
Paul Spahr is a geologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil and Water Resources, and has been employed at ODNR since 1988. Paul received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from The Ohio State University in 1989. He received his Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University in 2008. The title of his Masters thesis was “Using Geovisualizations and GIS to Present Spatial-Temporal Water Withdrawals for Ohio and the Conterminous United States”.
Thu. 2:00 - 2:30
Salon E & F
New Data and Applications for Abandoned Under-ground Mine Mapping in Ohio
As Ohio’s abandoned underground mines age and deteriorate and further development oc-curs across the state landscape, the costs of mine subsidence continue to rise, and the need for accurate geologic data also increases.

During the past fourteen years, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Divi-sion of Geological Survey has created and updated statewide GIS datasets that have appli-cation in the mitigation of mine subsidence. As part of a recent cooperative agreement with the Ohio Mine Subsidence Insurance Underwriting Association, the ODNR Division of Geological Survey created a GIS application that gathers all known geologic information concerning a mine subsidence insurance claim on private property and presents it to a staff geologist for evaluation.

The application provides easy access to digital geologic information, which is delivered to geotechnical firms for use not only in evaluating subsidence insurance claims but also po-tential property remediation. Additionally, the new GIS application has significant potential for assisting with the evaluation of mine subsidence that may affect commercial property and public infrastructure.
Jim McDonald - ODNR-Division of Geological Survey
GIMS Specialist 2
Donovan M. Powers - ODNR-Division of Geological Survey
GIS Administrator & Group Supervisor
Lawrence H. Wickstrom - ODNR-Division of Geological Survey
Division Chief and State Geologist
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Thu. 2:40 - 3:10
Salon B & C
Toxic Chemicals Transported by Rail and Public Health Security using GIS in Montgomery County
Hazardous chemicals transported by rail pass directly through urban cities and pose a safety and health threat to the community. Some of these chemicals can be in large quan-tities, extremely toxic, devastating to the environmental and have the potential to cause mass casualties and death. There is always the possibility for accidental chemical release however these soft targets have the potential to be used in acts of sabotage or even ter-rorism. The GIS was used to analyze population density, school locations, hospitals, nurs-ing homes and public venues at designated evacuation distances, according to the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook. Too often response is reactive, this information is impor-tant for taking a proactive approach in planning and prevention. With the potential for ter-rorism it is even more important that security not be overlooked especially in highly popu-lated urban areas.
Jason Lipiec - Wright State
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Thu. 2:40 - 3:10
Ballroom I & II
Leveraging Production Mapping Solutions for ArcGIS
Production Mapping, formerly known as PLTS for ArcGIS’ Foundation, includes a set of powerful tools to create and manage workflows, implement an efficient quality control process, standardize cartographic production, and enhance data editing capabilities. In ad-dition to the tools available in Production Mapping, this presentation will also highlight the value of Workflow Manager, Data Reviewer, and Task Assistant Manager. This demo will be beneficial to those looking to learn more about Production Mapping and some of the excit-ing changes incorporated at ArcGIS 10.
Lana Tylka - ESRI
Lana Tylka has been working on projects using Production Mapping tools with Esri for over 4 years. As Proj. Manager of the Production Mapping (PM) team in St. Louis, she has been a part of exciting opportunities that include implementing Workflow Manager and Data Reviewer with companies that focus on energy, gas, pipelines, Army Corp of Eng, USGS, and others. As a certified PM instructor, she has traveled to many locations, incl. internationally, teaching the capabilities that PM has to offer.
Thu. 2:40 - 3:10
Buckeye Room
Resources for Municipal, County and Regional Land Use Planning and Decision Making
The Earth Resources Information Network (ERIN) Enterprise web based GIS application will soon be available to all of Ohio. ERIN has made complex data sets more useable and ob-tainable to GIS novices and to GIS professionals. Learn how local data can be included and how ERIN is a tool not only for regional planners but for farmers and property owners. Lastly come and see how ERIN makes it possible to get a large amount of spatial informa-tion for any point or area in Ohio.
Aaron Lantz - ODNR
Aaron Lantz is the Soil Information Coordinator at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Soil and Water Resources where he has worked since 2001. He assists Ohio watershed coordinators and county Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the use of GIS and digital soils data. Aaron began his career at ODNR as a field Soil Scientist for the Ohio Cooperative Soil Survey. He has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and a Master of Science in Soil Science from The Ohio State.
Justin Reinhart - ODNR
Conservation Engineer
Thu. 2:40 - 3:10
Salon E & F
From the Vehicle to the Desktop: How Mobile Mapping Benefits Business Process
Engineers, Surveyors, Photogrammetrists & GIS Professionals have more options for col-lecting and processing data than ever before. The needs of the GeoSpatial end user differ widely, often creating unnecessary project or program logjams and unintentionally foster-ing a "stovepipe" culture. Traditional field collection strategies lean heavily on placing sur-veyors in harm's way (e.g. in the right of way on highways). With airborne platforms, chal-lenges from ground obstructions (tree canopy, bridges and cloud cover) and potential air-space restrictions contribute to limitations to the collection process. The Optech Lynx Mo-bile Mapper produces 3D, survey-grade, high precision data and can be fitted into numer-ous vehicles, including cargo vans, ATV's, boats and rail cars. Furthermore, the process of acquiring and processing the Mobile data significantly reduces field collection time and puts more accurate data into the hands of end users quicker than previously possible.
Jack Kuttrus - Woolpert
Project Director
Thu. 3:30 - 4:00
Salon B & C
Geospatially Expanding NFPA 1710: Advancing GIS Applications in Emergency Services
Practical uses of GIS in emergency services continue to mature as more agencies recognize and adopt geospatial functions into their standard operating procedures. This presentation chronicles an assortment of such practical uses. Need to whittle down potential sites for a new fire station? Site suitability analysis to the rescue. Curious to determine if the borders of your emergency response zones are properly allocated? Or else trying to finagle staffing arrangement and mutual aid response order? Use network road distance to model re-sponse times and establish which company can arrive on the quickest average. As a happy bonus, staffing and vehicle costs are curbed because you are spatially maximizing your re-sponse staff by driving in the minimum number of vehicles.
Jennifer Weisser - Deerfield Township
Jennifer serves as the GIS Coordinator for Deerfield Township, Warren County. She is involved at Wright State University (WSU), teaching for the Dept. of Geography and working with students from the School of Medicine. Moreover, Jennifer contributes to her profession by presenting workshops and at conferences, serving on various committees and volunteering for non-profits. She received her Master’s of Public Administration from WSU and her M.A. in Geography from the University of Cincinnati.
Randall W. Hanifen - University of Cincinnati
Randall W. Hanifen is a Lieutenant for West Chester Fire, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati Fire Science and Emergency Management Program, and a Fire Service Consultant. He has an M.S. in Fire Service Executive Leadership and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Executive Management of Homeland Security. Randall serves as the Executive Chairperson of a County Technical Rescue Team and actively volunteers for FEMA’s Ohio Task Force 1 US&R team, as a Taskforce Leader.
Thu. 3:30 - 4:00
Ballroom I & II
Integrated Geologic Hazard Management System
During the past decade, the Ohio Department of Transportation has advanced its efforts to understand and manage its geologic hazards, such as landslides, rock falls, underground mine and karst subsidence across the state. Working in cooperation with several universi-ties, research projects have evolved to produce several risk assessment and inventory pro-grams involving each of the major geologic hazards impacting our state highway systems.

The management system allows field data collection with PC tablets while utilizing Blue-tooth capable cameras, laser range finders, profilers, and GPS units. Uploading data di-rectly to an enterprise database by way of a web connection is relatively painless. Access to all site information and risk scores is available through a web-based, GIS application. On the back side of the inventory application, a user can seamlessly access the remediation cost database application to develop planning level cost estimates. Cost/benefit ratios can then be computed for different remediation scenarios for optimizing remediation strategies. Once complete, the final cost estimate for remediation is transferred back to the inventory program. The final step allows District ODOT offices to submit their annual funding request for remediation of geologic hazards.
Kirk Beach - ODOT
Geology Program Manager
Thu. 3:30 - 4:00
Buckeye Room
Community Engagement, GIS & Zoning: Using maps to help a community plan
Kingsville Township is a small community in Northeast Ohio that after a failed attempt to pass a revised zoning resolution in 2006 is engaging the community in a new discussion about zoning and trying to garner public input and support.

GIS and local data are being used in public meetings as a common starting place for the discussion. The maps not only represent features like roads, streams, and important places like schools and businesses but also include thematic features like the Auditor's property classification, the age of homes, CAUV parcels, non-conforming properties, and flood zones. One of many examples that will be presented is how GIS can be used to delineate a historic district which was suggested by the public. GIS not only has the power to present data in an interesting way but it can also offer solutions to a community planning for change. Rural townships rarely have the resources for a GIS, but with the growing suite of tools like ArcGIS Explorer and the availability of local datasets, GIS is becoming more ac-cessible to the smallest governmental units.

It may take volunteers and the time and energy of GIS professionals but there is no reason the smallest communities shouldn't benefit from everything GIS has to offer.
Jim Branch - Lake County GIS
GIS Database Administrator
Thu. 3:30 - 4:00
Salon E & F
A Complete and Accurate Location Based Response System (LBRS)
The goal of this presentation is to describe the LBRS Data Collection Methodology with respect to Ohio's successful state-wide enterprise GIS Program.

We will discuss the many benefits to an LBRS system with respect to Traffic Safety Data. When created at these highest of standards, the data can enhance not only your inventory of roadway assets and address points, but it can provide a funding mechanism for your roadway safety needs enabling you to accurately locate crashes and determine high hazard locations.

Topics we will discuss: What compels local and county government to develop the Linear Referencing System data the DOT needs? How the field-verified centerline and address data is maintained at the local level without versioning issues. Why you can expect to achieve crash data location success rates of 95% or better using an LBRS dataset. A side-by-side comparison of crash data processed with and without an LBRS dataset.
Bruce D’Autremont - DDTI, Inc.
Bruce D’Autremont has been Business Development Manager at Digital Data Technologies, Inc., since 2002. Prior to joining the DDTI team, Mr. D’Autremont owned a business management and consulting company for five years, and a software development firm for 20 years. He has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences discussing topics related to GIS, emergency response location mapping and transportation engineering.
Jeremiah Glascock - TSASS, Inc.
Safety Systems Manager
Thu. 4:10 - 4:40
Salon B & C
Data Fusion: Impervious Surface Mapping—Columbus, Ohio
For years, municipalities and local governments calculated impervious surfaces through manual methods, involving photo interpretation using stereo-imagery or by heads-up digi-tizing from ortho photography. Both methods are time consuming, costly and labor inten-sive. To provide a more timely and cost effective approach, the City of Columbus (Department of Public Utilities) initiated a process of delineating impervious surfaces by utilizing ortho-imagery and LiDAR (2007 & 2009). Fusing the ortho-imagery and LiDAR provides an accurate means of deriving impervious surfaces located through-out the City and enables the City to maintain a more accurate and up-to-date impervious surface layer.

The presentation will cover the existing methods used to delineate impervious surfaces and review the benefits realized from implementing the automated process. Focus will be given to the technology and methodology utilized to automate the delineation of impervious sur-faces and how the program has benefitted the City.
Brian Stevens - Woolpert Inc.
Project Manager
Thu. 4:10 - 4:40
Ballroom I & II
Working with Spatial Statistics Tools in ArcGIS Desktop
Over the years, GIS has proven to be beneficial in many diverse fields. Some would even say it has revolutionized the way we think in terms of a spatial context, allowing us to visually represent and interpret many different forms of data, quickly and efficiently.

Though GIS is routinely used to show location and display elementary spatial patterns, there are many untapped functions available in the software. One method to extrapolate additional information from datasets is by utilizing spatial statistics. ArcGIS Desktop pro-vides several tools that allow you to obtain this higher level of analysis.

Using poverty in Davidson County, Tennessee as an example, this presentation introduces the audience to several of the Spatial Statistics Tools in ArcToolbox, what they are, and how to use them. Live demos will be presented, specifically for High/Low Clustering, Spa-tial Autocorrelation, Cluster and Outlier Analysis, and Hot Spot Analysis. Spatial regression techniques including the Scatterplot Matrix and Ordinary Least Squares Regression will also be covered.
Rachel Hetzler - Western Kentucky University
Graduate Student
Thu. 4:10 - 4:40
Buckeye Room
Storm Water Conveyance Inventory Mapping—From Ohio EPA Unfunded Mandate to Finished Inventory
In 1987, the EPA, in response to the Clean Water Act, implemented the NPDES storm wa-ter program. In 1990 Phase I, this program required all large and medium MS4s (population more than 100,000) to eliminate the illicit discharge into waters of the state. Then, the Ohio EPA announced in 2006 and 2009, additional storm water mapping require-ments which required all the small MS4s (population less than 100,000) to carry out the same task. The question then arises, how does one MS4 in this economy meet the EPA un-funded mandate requirement? The Answer? Collaboration!

SCRPC GIS department formed a consortium with 7 MS4 districts to carry out this project. All the MS4s had budget constraints, unavailability of qualified personnel and the software/hardware required to carry out the project. By the time the EPA had announced additional Phase II requirements in 2009, SCRPC had carried out a pilot study storm water mapping project for the City of North Canton. With this experience, SCRPC GIS department had de-veloped a very Distinct and Replicable workflow for this project. SCRPC would like to dem-onstrate the process of how we formed this collaboration/consortium, getting started, col-lecting the data and some insights on the project itself.
Sean Phillips - Stark County Regional Planning Commission
Sean J. Phillips,GISP has been the GIS Coordinator at the Stark County Regional Planning Commission since 2006. He graduated from the Univ. of Akron with a B.S. in Geography/Cartography in 2002 and a M.A. in Urban Planning in 2005. He is also the director of SAGIS/Stark Area GIS Technical User Group. This is also his 3rd year as a map gallery committee member. He has been married to his wife Janeen for 5 yrs. and has 2 children, Savannah, age 3, and Aidan,16 months. They live in Brimfield,Ohio.
Adityaraj Chavada - Stark County Regional Planning Commission
My name is Adityaraj Chavada (Raj). I am originally from State of Gujarat, India living in city of Canton, Ohio. I completed bachelors in civil engineering with specializing in water resources with first class from Gujarat University in June 2007. With immense interest in GIS applications used in civil engineering I pursued masters in GIS from University of Akron. I graduated in August 2009 and started working full-time at Stark County Regional Planning Commission since then.
Thu. 4:10 - 4:40
Salon E & F
The Tale of Two Cities—How to Start a Pavement Management Program
Early in the 1800’s along the Great Miami River laid two settlements, Rossville on the west bank and Hamilton on the east. In 1827 the villages were incorporated into one settle-ment. Then in 1831 they severed their connection only to be rejoined in 1854. Three years later, Hamilton officially became a city.

Fast forward to today and the tale of these two distinct communities continue in a unique but interesting pavement management problem. The west side of the city boost of clay soils and rolling hills while the east side is relatively flat with more of a gravel underlay.

In 2009 the Department of Public Works began a pavement management program. Utiliz-ing Micropaver, developed by the Army Corp of Engineers and the LBS data set as the starting point for analysis, the City contracted with Dynatest to do a comprehensive city wide inspection of the pavement network.

In this session we will cover not only challenges faced with such different geological fea-tures, but techniques that you can use to jump start your pavement management pro-gram. Discussion will include how a pavement management system along with Water R&R modeling can help save capital improvement dollars.
Rosemary Haverkos - City of Hamilton
Engineering Tech
Kurt A. Keifer, PhD, PE - Dynatest Consulting Inc.
Kurt Keifer has been a Project Manager for Dynatest Consulting since June of 2008. Before joining Dynatest, Dr. Keifer worked for nearly ten years with the US Army Corps of Engineers as Associate Program Manager of the MicroPAVER Pavement Management System development team. While there, he worked on developing the MicroPAVER software and implementing the system at Army, Navy, and Air Force installations worldwide. Since joining Dynatest, Kurt has spent much of his time implementing pavement management systems for state and local agencies. He is currently juggling pavement management system implementations for Cook County, Illinois, the City of Hamilton, Ohio, the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. He has also assisted the City of Naperville migrate their in-house pavement management system to MicroPAVER. Most of this recent onslaught of work is the result of agencies attempting to justify – in the most effective way possible – their very real needs for pavement-related stimulus funding. Kurt received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he was recently awarded the 2010 Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award by his alma mater.

2010 Ohio GIS Conference Abstracts and Bios

2010 Ohio GIS Conference

"GIS for Everyone"

 

Sponsored by


 The County Engineer's Association of Ohio (CEAO) and OGRIP

 


September 15-17, 2010

 

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