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2016 Ohio GIS Conference Abstracts and Bios

 2016 Ohio GIS Conference

 CEAO  URISAOGRIP

September 28-30, 2016

This is a tentative agenda and is subject to change. Last Updated: 9/16/2016
Wednesday 8:30am - 11:00am
Taft A & B
Workshop - Ohio DOT's Implementation of Esri’s Roads and Highways Solution – Product Demos and Lessons Learned Intermediate
This workshop will highlight the successes and challenges associated with implementing Esri’s Roads and Highways solution at Ohio DOT. It will describe the project objectives and lessons learned, and will include demonstrations of Transcend’s tools deployed at ODOT that provide dynamic segmentation, data validation, analysis, reporting, and visualization capabilities.

Bryan Kelley - Transcend Spatial Solutions
Bryan Kelley is a Senior Business Analyst for Transcend responsible for providing geospatial expertise and transportation business process guidance to projects. He has sixteen years of experience managing and implementing GIS solutions and integrating supporting business applications, databases and systems for public transportation agencies and private geospatial firms.

Adam Stevens - Transcend Spatial Solutions
Mr. Stevens is a Senior GIS Analyst for Transcend responsible for providing LRS and GIS subject matter expertise and technical support for transportation projects. He has eleven years of experience using ArcGIS and is proficient in Esri’s Roads and Highways extension. More recently he has developed expertise in automating processes for LRS route and event conflation, as well as automated procedures for spatial validations and attribute validations within production databases.

Wednesday 8:30am - 11:00am
Taft C & D
Workshop - ESRI: Using Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS BasicIntermediate
This session will cover both mobile field use of GIS technology and how that field work can tie into daily operations management. Providing the ability to use smartphones and tablets to visualize, collect and update GIS data regardless of an internet connection is critical to the success of your mobile solutions. We will discuss the capabilities new to the ArcGIS system to support disconnected use, workflows for managing, publishing and synchronizing data for disconnected use and demonstrate how the Collector for ArcGIS app can be used within your ArcGIS organization to satisfy your field data collection needs in a disconnected environment. In addition, in the latest release of Collector support has been added for related tables and related features. This make Collector an even more valuable tool for doing field inspections. Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS targets decision makers that need to monitor, track, and report on daily operations. You will learn how to use this app and configure it with a gallery of Esri-provided widgets. Learn to create and share operations views that include interactive maps, charts, gauges and other performance indicators. These dashboards can be viewed on any web browser if configured as a single display operation view.

Mitch Winiecki - Esri, Inc
Mitchell Winiecki is a Solution Engineer with Esri and specializes in city and local government. Prior to his role with Esri, Mitch worked for LOGIS as a GIS Specialist providing GIS consulting services to a consortium of Minneapolis cities. Mitch has worked in the GIS realm for over a decade with diverse roles including Cadastral Survey Technician in Alaska, GIS & Botany Technician for the Catalina Island Conservancy, Engineering Technician for the City of Maple Grove, MN, and GIS Project Specialist for MN-GEO. Mitch earned a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in 2006 and a M.S. in GIS from St. Mary’s University in 2012. Fun fact: On July 4th, 2006 Mitch summited Denali during a solo expedition that took 20 days.

Wednesday 8:30am - 11:00am
Grant/Harding
Workshop - UAS and Geospatial Applications for Analyzing Water Problems Advanced
This workshop will discuss the current state of unmanned and manned data acquisition, processing of geospatial data exploitation for our current water problems. Representatives from NASA, Ohio University, Ohio State, Sinclair and Woolpert will discuss current research projects focused on algae boom, acid mine drainage and other water infrastructure problems and projects.

Aaron Lawrence - Woolpert
Serving as a research scientist for Woolpert specializing in our UAS services, Aaron Lawrence has over 14 years of GIS and remote sensing experience developing processes for data creation, data exploitation, and information gathering. Having implemented industry-quality software using a broad knowledge of geomatics, with particular emphasis on GIS, he spearheads algorithm research and development for the state/local governments, commercial and U.S intelligence communities.

Andrew Shepherd - Sinclair College
Unmanned Aerial Systems Director at Sinclair College, Dr. Andrew Shepherd also volunteers as Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems Managing Editor, Two Cultures Journal Editorial Advisory Board Member, and Aviation Trail Board Member. He was named to Dayton’s top 40 Under 40 and top 100 Defense and Aerospace Professionals in 2014.

Jennifer Bowman - Ohio University’s Voinovich School
Acting director of environmental programs at the Voinovich School. Jen has 20 years of water quality experience and holds a Master's in Environmental Geochemistry. She coordinates the research efforts of the Appalachian Watershed Research Group across OU’s campus. She leads the statewide online database management system for watershed stakeholders and has done extensive research in acid mine drainage water quality characterization and restoration.

Justin Chaffin - The Ohio State University
Chaffin is the research coordinator at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on South Bass and Gibraltar Islands. He conducts cyanobacterial bloom research using routine sampling, experiments, data buoys, and citizen scientists. In addition he coordinates the lab’s undergraduate research program and visiting scientists who utilize the lab’s facilities and vessels.

Steven Porter - Ohio University
Steven is a member of the Geographic Information Systems team at the Voinovich school. He performs both spatial and non-spatial data analysis, creates visualizations, and develops software tools with a preference for open source technology. Steven holds a BS in Physics-Meteorology and an MS in Geography from Ohio University.

Wednesday 8:30am - 11:00am
Harrison
Workshop - How Enterprise Architecture Can Build Enterprise GIS Intermediate
This workshop will teach and demonstrate a method for improving any Enterprise GIS system. We will review the differences and similarities between Enterprise Architecture and GIS. Through interactive teaching sessions, group discussions, and small projects workshop attendees will participate in designing and developing an Enterprise GIS system plan.

John Woodard - Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd.
John Woodard is employed by Chagrin Valley Engineering in 2007 and is the company’s GIS Coordinator. He is GISP certified and holds a Master’s in GIS. John has been actively involved in the GIS since 2000. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Taft A & B
Workshop - Datums, Coordinate Systems, and Transformations: Preparing For Accurate Data Collection in the Field Intermediate
With the popularity and use of nontraditional data collection devices in the field, it is now more important than ever to understand coordinate systems and transformations and how they can affect the results of your data collection. This presentation will cover a range of topics related to datums and transformations and will provide real world examples using software from Esri and Trimble.

Carl Snyder - Geo-Precision Laser
Carl Snyder has 10 years of GIS and GPS experience in the smart meter, utility, government, and private industries. Carl earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with a minor in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 2007, and was formerly a GIS Field Analyst with Aclara Technologies where he was involved with large water and gas utility smart meter projects in northern California and Toronto. Carl is currently in charge of MGIS / GPS Sales and Support in Eastern Ohio for Precision Laser and Instrument, Inc.

Doug Kotnik - Geo-Precision Laser
Doug Kotnik, GISP, has 25 years of GIS and GPS experience across many disciplines in the private sector, consulting, and government industries. Doug was formerly the GIS Director for Butler County, Ohio and recipient of the 2007 Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) Best Practices Award. Doug is currently in charge of MGIS / GPS Sales and Service in Ohio for Precision Laser and Instrument, Inc.

Timothy Michael - Geo-Precision Laser
Timothy Michael is the Director of Solutions and Technology at GeoPrecision Solutions, LLC. Timothy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with an emphasis in Applied Geographic Technology from Slippery Rock University in 2005 and a PostBaccalaureate Certificate in GIS from Penn State University in 2009. Over the last 10 years Timothy has worked in forestry, local government, and GIS consulting firms and has played a key role in developing and deploying GIS systems for local government and utility organizations.

Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Taft C & D
Workshop - ESRI: Expanding Your Mobile Portfolio BasicIntermediate
In an increasingly mobile world there is a need for new and better apps to help people accomplish their day to day tasks. This session will cover brand new mobile apps from Esri that are designed to help manage your workforce, get them to where they need to go quickly, and efficiently do their work once they get there. Discover how to use Workforce for ArcGIS, Navigator, Survey 123 and more.

Ryan Sellman - Esri, Inc.
Ryan Sellman is a Solution Engineer with Esri, where he focuses on developing GIS solutions that support the business requirements of local government customers. Ryan specializes in ArcGIS platform design and web GIS implementations within the local government space. Prior to his role with Esri, Ryan worked for Summit County’s Planning & GIS Division as a GIS Technical Application Administrator for 4 years. Ryan earned a B.A. from Youngstown State University in 2009 and a Master’s Degree in Planning & GIS from the University of Akron in 2012.

Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Grant/Harding
Workshop - Parcel Fabric Hands-on Workshop Intermediate
The session will consist of how to prepare for a conversion into the Fabric, what to consider and the necessary steps. This will include a "bring your own data" forum to have an expert review your data prior to migration and answer any questions. Data will be provided if necessary.

Travis Gregorich - Bruce Harris & Associates
Travis Gregorich is responsible for overseeing all Ohio GIS accounts for Bruce Harris & Associates, which includes managing parcel fabric conversions. Mr. Gregorich has editing experience in the fabric as well as experience with data cleanup. Mr. Gregorich has a diversity of experience from land records to assessment application within ArcGIS Online.

Steve Ptak - Bruce Harris & Associates
Steve Ptak is an expert in ArcGIS for Local Government Solutions and ArcGIS Online. He has over 10 years experience working with Esri products. Mr. Ptak is responsible for promoting solutions to clients and managing all Local Government Implementations.

Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Harrison
Workshop - Compressing Imagery & Building Raster Mosaic Datasets Advanced
Using open source and Esri tools to compress aerial imagery and disseminate that imagery through both desktop and web applications.

Ken Carrier - City of Hamilton
Ken Carrier has been in the GIS industry for over 10 years and has experience with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcSDE, Web Development, and programming.

Thursday 8:30am - 9:00am
Taft A & B
Automating Crash Data Analysis for Local Communities Intermediate
By applying experience from statewide crash analysis projects and utilizing a custom toolbar-based interface within ArcMap, LJB assisted an Ohio community in automating and analyzing crash data cleanup to improve safety reporting. The updated system allows City personnel to use their data to better identify crash patterns within the City.

Kevin Miller, P.E., PTOE - LJB Inc.
Mr. Miller is a principal with 18 years of experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning. He also has expertise with GIS applications and led the development of a web-based asset management system that assists communities in managing data related to traffic crashes, signs, guardrail, pavement markings and construction plans. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in business administration.

Thursday 8:30am - 9:00am
Taft C & D
Public vs. Private: Navigating GIS Through Different Work Environments Intermediate
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between managing a GIS for a Public entity versus a Private Company? Many GIS professionals go through entire careers within the private or public sectors of GIS and take very little time to understand the differences between the two. During this presentation, we will discuss common obstacles we face in each sector ranging from preserving proprietary data, state/local and federal regulations, to tight control agendas, and maintaining license agreements. Additionally, we’ll discuss how we navigate daily operations such as budgets, organizational structure, career development, executive support and many more.

Wally Johns - JPMC


Brandon Brown - City of Dublin
Brandon has been the GIS Administrator at the City of Dublin since 2003 and has been involved with public sector GIS for over 20 years. He enjoys sharing his experiences about his adventures in creating things, breaking things and pushing the boundaries of all things spatial.

Thursday 8:30am - 9:00am
Grant/Harding
Exploring the Capabilities of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Fine Resolution Data Collection Intermediate
The UAS has become a promising instrument for collecting high spatial resolution data over relatively small geographic areas. The trade-off between spatial detail and areal extend is an important consideration when employing the UAS solution. The limitations imposed by current systems suggest that UAS applications will necessarily focus on data collection and analysis problems where ultra-fine spatial resolution is essential. Examples of application these areas include site characterization and analysis and the more challenging aspects of environmental compliance assessment. However fine spatial detail also produces comparatively large data volumes that can strain most processing systems, this presentation illustrates the potential of “off-the-shelf” systems and examines the analysis/workflow issues that can frustrate UAS applications.

James Lein - Ohio University
James Lein is a professor of geography at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He specializes in the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems in land resource analysis, environmental management,monitoring and hazard assessment. Lein has served on the faculty at Ohio University since 1989 and has served as Executive Director of the OhioView Consortium for Remote Sensing Research and Education and as President of the Eastern Great Lakes Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. His major publications include the books Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability: Theory and Method (2016), Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation (2012), Integrated Environmental Planning: (2003) and Environmental Decision Making: An Information Technology Approach (1997)

Thursday 8:30am - 9:00am
Harrison
3DEP Program - What is it and Why Participate? Intermediate
The need for up-to-date and accurate surface data has continued to grow since the commercial availability of aerial LiDAR in the late 1990's. With the advances in LiDAR technology, the opportunities to acquire high density aerial LiDAR over large geographic areas have become financially and technologically feasible.

The presentation will cover the USGS 3DEP LiDAR Program, what it is, how does it work, accuracies, benefits (financial, data) and project examples. The presentation will also touch upon the added uses of the LiDAR, from a perspective of it's use within County Auditor and Engineer Offices.

Brian Stevens - Woolpert, Inc.
Brian Stevens is an experienced project manager who facilitates state and county-wide data acquisition projects as well as projects for large industrial clients. He identifies resource needs, develops data acquisition QA/QC standards and provides technical assistance while ensuring quality client services. Mr. Stevens is especially adept at complex projects and recently completed the Ohio Statewide Imagery Project and its byproducts. Brian is currently working with several communities in South Carolina in developing work plans for acquiring imagery and Lidar to produce impervious area delineations for use in stormwater utility setup and billing rate adjustments. Brian Stevens is an experienced project manager who facilitates state and county-wide projects as well as projects for large industrial clients. He identifies resource needs, develops data acquisition QA/QC standards and provides technical assistance while ensuring quality client services.

Thursday 9:10am - 9:40am
Taft A & B
Using Survey123 from Esri for Asset Inventory and Conditions Intermediate
PennDOT’s Maintenance group currently employs a method for its interns and field personnel to capture, validate, and assess its assets in the field, specifically drainage, shoulders, and guiderail as part of its STAMPP program. This method includes the use of desktop software based on forms within an Access database. This software is installed on laptops which are used to survey assets in the field and are then brought back to the office and synced with a master database. This process works but has its limits and issues. PennDOT is currently evaluating and piloting the use of Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 to replace their method for field data collection of assets and condition ratings. This presentation focuses on the status of that pilot, the findings so far, the benefits and also the shortcomings/lessons learned.

Nate Reck - GeoDecisions
Nate Reck has more than 16 years of experience designing and implementing solutions for numerous DOTs nationwide. He serves as GeoDecisions’ Director of Solutions and is the technical lead of GeoDecisions' Government Unit.

Thursday 9:10am - 9:40am
Taft C & D
Parcel Fabric - Lessons Learned Intermediate
The advances that Esri has made in parcel management have culminated in the development of the ArcGIS Parcel Editing Solution. This solution consists of a data model (parcel fabric), editing environment, tools (parcel editor) and workflows for editing parcels in the local government information model. There has been a lot of buzz over the past couple of years around this new environment and naturally a lot of learning pains. Fortunately we have taken on the tasks of understanding the ins and outs/dos and don’ts of this environment so you don’t have to!! This presentation will focus on our experiences with migrating data into the parcel fabric, editing workflows within the APES environment and tips and tricks we have picked up along the way to ensure that your experience within the APES will be smooth and efficient.


Van O'Brien - The Sidwell Company


Thursday 9:10am - 9:40am
Grant/Harding
GIS Utility and Records Management Intermediate
The GIS team at EMH&T developed a GIS Utility and Records Management platform to link government staff, property owners, and the general public. The app provides access to tax parcel and property information and allows government staff to quickly identify and organize records of property ownership. The utilities assessment feature of the app maintains water, sewer, and stormwater records. Additionally, the app gives on-site utility information to field workers and allows users to report utility issues in real time. The GIS Utility and Records Management app is an easy to use and versatile tool for property and utility management.

Richard Moussopo - EMH&T
Richard Moussopo is a developer at EMH&T, a civil engineering company based in New Albany, OH. Richard designs innovative applications using Javascript and ASP.net that incorporate AngularJS and ArcGIS API for Javascript. Richard is continually developing new GIS projects in new formats, and he is excited to share his work with a larger audience.

Thursday 9:10am - 9:40am
Harrison
The Nuts & Bolts of GIS: “Curse of the Interns” Intermediate
John Woodard MS, GISP continues his Nuts & Bolts of GIS series with this presentation on interns. Interns, do you love them, hate them, or tolerate them as a necessity? Why do we even have these people? Students, why are you an intern? Do you even want to be in the field? These are questions (yes, answers will be provided) that are covered in this 30 minute presentation. John will cover the responsibilities of the student, mentor, and coordinator who must work together to create a successful internship experience. What is a successful internship experience? One where the intern leaves with knowledge, some experience, and your organization receives a benefit (project completed, data collected, etc.). Join John in this entertaining and informative interactive presentation.

John Woodard - Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd.
John Woodard is employed by Chagrin Valley Engineering in 2007 and is the company’s GIS Coordinator. He is GISP certified and holds a Master’s in GIS. John has been actively involved in the GIS since 2000. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Thursday 10:20am - 11:20am
Taft A & B
SQL Server FILESTREAM Facilitates Best Practices for File Management of Attachments within ESRI Advanced
A discussion and review of the paper that was published in Directions magazine at the URL below. While the paper references Collector specifically this applies to any use of attachments within ESRI products when SQL Server is the underlying database used.

Additional discussion outside of what's in the paper below would include the intricacies and challenges of deploying Collector as a true Enterprise application.

http://www.directionsmag.com/entry/odot-reveals-workaround-for-using-filestream-collector-with-large-datasets/453930


Scott Fierro - ODOT
An 11 year multi-industry (defense, electric & transportation), tested and proven GIS Analyst & Manager with a complimentary background in many IT roles offering a unique bridge between users, businesses and IT. Extensive experience architecting, developing, testing, implementing, administering and integrating Enterprise GIS environments and non-GIS environments within Development, Test and Production environments to meet business needs. Worked closely with SQL and Oracle DBA’s planning, architecting, developing, implementing and integrating Enterprise ArcGIS SDE spatial databases. Has continuously pushed envelopes and helped write the way for a number of GIS/IT projects from time in the military through today. For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-fierro-gisp-74249825

Dustin Brown - ODOT
Dustin is currently the SQL Server DBA for the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he has worked for 7 years. He attended the University of Findlay and Columbus State Community College. Most recently, he worked on the URISA ESIG award-winning TIMS project, administering the GIS database, monitoring, performance tuning and implementing Microsoft best practices. Alongside the TIMS project, Dustin oversees the SQL Server environment for ODOT. He assists on multiple state-wide projects including ODOT weather tracking system, traffic monitoring, data warehousing and many others related to database server installation, migration and consolidation. Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinlbrown01.

Thursday 10:20am - 11:20am
Taft C & D
Periodic Cartography: A Map of Elements (not elements of a map) Intermediate
This presentation (and subsequent map) focuses on the geographical history of the discovery of each of the elements on the period table. A history of which combines political intrigue, love, war, nationalism, brilliance, madness and even a bit of science. Also explored is the unique geography of the periodic table itself and how the ‘geography’ of the rows and columns make speak to the very building blocks of nature and how humanity has come to understand it (naturally).

Todd Tucky GISP - Heartland GIS
Todd is Senior Consultant and owner of Heartland GIS. Since being formed in 2009, Heartland GIS has provided consulting services for multiple State/Local Agencies and State/Local/National agricultural associations. Todd is the primary author of the State of Ohio GIS Strategic Plan. Throughout his career, Todd has designed several award winning and nationally recognized GIS systems. He has been using GIS technologies for the past 26+ years and has an extensive background in GIS Planning, Data Visualization and Mapping. His is a certified GIS professional (GISP) and also teaches GIS classes at Columbus State. He has been active in Ohio GIS for three decades and continues to try and communicate and promote the personal application of GIS and its connection to people, places and events. In particular, using GIS technologies for creating engaging presentations of historical places, events and people, and awareness of the importance and interconnectedness of agriculture the modern world.

Thursday 10:20am - 11:20am
Grant/Harding
The Benefits of Participating in OSIP - Value Added Datasets Intermediate
The need for improved planning, assessment, and response has been a heightened subject of concern for federal, state, and local agencies nationwide. As conditions in the economy increasingly impact resources, more cost-effective and efficient means of managing and maintaining a state’s assets are becoming more of a challenge. The statewide imagery program provides a current, accurate and seamless solution to produce an interoperable resource used by all agencies, eliminating duplication of maintenance and collection efforts while providing improved communication between organizations.

This presentation offers a review of the benefits of a statewide imagery program, primarily focusing on the value added products, which can be gleaned from the initial investment by the use of feature extraction techniques, to produce data layers including, but not limited to: building outlines, impervious surfaces, land-cover, change detection, cropland delineation.


Brian Stevens - Woolpert, Inc.
Brian Stevens is an experienced project manager who facilitates state and county-wide data acquisition projects as well as projects for large industrial clients. He identifies resource needs, develops data acquisition QA/QC standards and provides technical assistance while ensuring quality client services. Mr. Stevens is especially adept at complex projects and recently completed the Ohio Statewide Imagery Project and its byproducts. Brian is currently working with several communities in South Carolina in developing work plans for acquiring imagery and Lidar to produce impervious area delineations for use in stormwater utility setup and billing rate adjustments. Brian Stevens is an experienced project manager who facilitates state and county-wide projects as well as projects for large industrial clients. He identifies resource needs, develops data acquisition QA/QC standards and provides technical assistance while ensuring quality client services.

Thursday 10:20am - 11:20am
Harrison
Back to the Basics – Basic Map Skills Basic
We love to learn advanced GIS skills and advance our knowledge and abilities. But sometime we need to revisit and refresh our BASIC MAP SKILLS.

How do you make a basic map? What are the components of a basic map? How do you label layers, how do you set up your layout view?

This presentation will show how the basic map is created and the important components or essential elements are of a basic map. We will also trouble shoot on how to solve problems, what and where do you go for help and what if all else fails?



Tamera Sulak, GISP - Ashtabula County Auditor's Office
Tami Sulak, GISP, has over 15 years of experience in GIS, 5 of which with the Ashtabula County Auditor’s Office as GIS Manager. She also has been a GIS instructor at the University of Akron, Engineering and Science Department for the last 7 years. Tami earned her BA in Urban Studies, a Graduate GIS Certificate and a MAES at Cleveland State University. Tami digitized road data for Cuyahoga County in 2001, lead poisoning analysis for Environmental Health Watch in 2002, Tinkers Creek Water Shed analysis in 2005. Tami manages parcel fabric, Flex Viewer, SDE geodatabase, SQL server, ArcGIS on line, CAMA (IAS World) Maps, and Pictometry Connect Explorer. She works with DDTI, ESRI, Pictometry and Tyler Technologies to coordinate updates, data and solve issues. Tami’s husband, Mike, teaches philosophy at Lakeland Community College, Bryant & Stratton, and Lake Erie College. Their daughter Heather has a BA in dietetics from UA and son Anthony is working on his BA in Mathematics at CSU

Larry Shubat - University of Akron, Engineering and Science Dept.
Professor Shubat received his Masters Degree in Geodesy at The Ohio State University in 1987, and a second Masters Degree in Geography/GIS in 2005 at The University of Akron. He served 20 years in the US Army in the Mapping, Charting and Geodesy fields. He has been teaching at the University of Akron in the Surveying and GIS Programs since 2001. Professor Shubat is the current Chair, and Professor of the Geographic and Land Information Systems (GIS/LIS) and Associate Degree Program (AAS).

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Taft A & B
Which Waze Did They Go? The City of Dublin's Participation in Waze's Connected Citizens Program. Intermediate
Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. In the fall of 2015, the City of Dublin became the smallest partner in the Waze Connected Citizens Program. Our goals are to gain better understanding of our roadway conditions, to assist the Waze user community as they traverse our City and to serve as a model for larger cities and regions.

Some background on the Waze CCP: the mission is to help Wazers, cities and citizens collaborate to improve their community and answer the question "What's happening on our roads right now, and where?" Established as a two-way data share, Waze receives partner input such as planned road closures, speed limits, school zones and other transportation related data. In turn, Waze provides data back to the partner in the forms of aggregated traffic flow, jams, roadway incidents.

Come hear about how we entered this partnership, how we share data, how we analyze the data and the insights we have discovered.


Brandon Brown - City of Dublin
Brandon has been the GIS Administrator at the City of Dublin since 2003 and has been involved with public sector GIS for over 20 years. He enjoys sharing his experiences about his adventures in creating things, breaking things and pushing the boundaries of all things spatial.

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Taft C & D
From Mylar Tax Maps to the Parcel Fabric in Morrow County Intermediate
Come and learn how Morrow County converted their Mylar tax maps into the Esri Parcel Fabric. This presentation will describe all facets of this project, including the planning involved, the conversion process, Parcel Fabric lessons learned and the changes required to County departmental workflows.

Richard Kotapish - Geo-centric Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Kotapish, GISP is a senior GIS Project Manager, implementing GIS for local government, natural resource conservation organizations and others for 28 years. In the public sector, this included implementations of GIS for both Lake and Geauga Counties and the City of Cleveland. He has extensive experience implementing cadastral, imagery and land-records based conversions, QA/QC, database development and training. He enjoys geospatial application development, striving for integration of Enterprise-wide business processes. He also has been consulting through his firm, Geo-centric Consulting, Inc. since 1997. In the disaster response space, Mr. Kotapish responded with GISCorps to Hurricane Katrina and with the State of Ohio All-Hazards Incident Management Team to Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and major floods as the GIS Specialist. He has also advised Vietnam with a UN Technical Advisory Mission and Denmark through Geo-centric. Also, he leads the GUONO User Group, meeting since 1993.

Jim Branch - Lake County
Jim Branch, GISP has over 20 years of GIS experience and has worked the last 16 years for the Lake County GIS Department, most recently as the GIS Director. In his spare time, he provides GIS consulting services for clients like Geo-centric Consulting, Inc. He attended Kent State University where he received a B.S. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Anthropology / Archaeology.

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Grant/Harding
Tackling Cleaner Water from a Technology Perspective – MS4, TMDL, and Outfall Collection Best Practices Advanced
Government agencies are required to maintain their stormwater infrastructure, develop a Stormwater NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program, and maintain TMDL compliance.

In response to the need for stormwater system data, JMT has worked with local and state agencies to design and develop custom tools and solutions in support of the EPA stormwater management program. Using these tools, agencies can analyze impaired watersheds and develop solutions to achieve compliance including drainage polygon delineation, Statewide ROW calculations, TMDL reporting, NPDES permitting, EPA reporting, best management practices (BMPs) implementation, and outfall inventory collection.

JMT will discuss the tools, processes and lessons learned in supporting clean water MS4 programs.


Jeanne Ruthloff - JMT Technology Group
Ms. Ruthloff has twenty years of experience in developing Information Technology Solutions and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for various government agencies throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Ms. Ruthloff's experience is in areas such as GIS project management, database design, application development, systems integration, data conversion and maintenance projects, assessment of user needs, requirements analysis and user training. Additional experience includes design and development of Oracle and SQL Server databases, integration of data with various applications, and web design and implementation.

David Alvarez - JMT Technology Group
Mr. Alvarez is a GIS Specialist/Environmental Scientist with over ten years of experience in data management, quality control (QC), data collection, geospatial analysis, cartography and Lidar with specific emphasis in hydrology, environmental management plans and urban infrastructure.

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Harrison
Mobile Mapping with Asset Integration Basic
Displaying the benefits and real-time features of Assets (traffic signs, guardrail, no-passing zones, right-of-way hazards) integrated into Mobile Mapping. Linking traffic assets to orthographic GIS imagery and 360˚ Mobile Mapping video while allowing virtual distance measuring and simplified GPS placement.

Nick Hickman - MasterMind, LLC
Nick Hickman is the current President and co-founder of MasterMind, LLC along with over twelve (12) years’ experience in the traffic safety field. Nick Hickman also directed and aided in the development for each of the MasterSuite 7 Asset Management software modules offered by MasterMind, LLC including: Mobile Mapping, Sign, Guardrail, ROW/Hazard, GIS, No-Passing, Pavement Marking, and Horizontal Curve/Ball Bank.

Thursday 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Taft A & B
Beyond GIS Day: Adventures in GIS Education and Outreach Intermediate
While GIS Day offers a wonderful avenue to highlight all things geospatial, there are also barriers to taking advantage of this one day event. Issues of program planning, staffing, venue selection, and hardware needs can be barriers to deploying your own GIS Day program. Over the years the Dept. of Geography at Miami University have moved away from focusing solely on GIS Day for outreach and education. By being aware of existing public education and outreach programs we have successfully added our geospatial outreach to other programs that have already existing infrastructure and personnel support. Events and activities such as local festivals and existing STEM outreach programs offer a venue and a structure to highlight our geospatial activities and programs. This has allowed us to focus more on content and less on logistics. This talk will show examples of how we have embraced this model for our geospatial outreach and education.

Robbyn Abbitt - Miami University
Robbyn has been teaching GIS and advising Miami University's GiSci Certificate program since 2005. Prior to that she worked as a GIS Specialist doing conservation planning GIS work. Robbyn has a BS in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Indiana University and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho.

Thursday 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Taft C & D
The Steps of Making CAUV More Accurate, Efficient and Equitable Through OSIP Intermediate
This presentation will cover how Fairfield County has benefitted by utilizing OSIP, specifically by employing remote sensing to extract cropland information from the base mapping layers (ortho-imagery and LiDAR) obtained through the imagery program.

The presentation will include a review of the base mapping layers, the multi-step implementation process being employed by the County and a review of the final results gleaned from the program. Benefits of the program will also be covered, including a description of the remote sensed data layers and how those layers provided added value to the County. The data layers include countywide landcover, which provided a more accurate land breakdown and an editable dataset to incorporate changes over time, as well as, a delineation of each CAUV parcel, which included the area where crops are being grown, but also the type of crop.

Participating in OSIP has provided the citizens of Fairfield County an accurate, fair and equitable process that also provides the County Staff an efficient means to maintain and distribute information.

Dave Burgei - Fairfield County, Ohio
Dave Burgei, GISP, has over 22 years of public service with Fairfield County. The first 5 years with the Regional Planning Commission and as the Administrator of the GIS Department for the County Auditor since 1999. He received his bachelor degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati in 1992.

Thursday 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Grant/Harding
Capitol Region Water Infrastructure Mapping Basic
Capital Region Water (CRW) began the development and implementation of an enterprise GIS and asset management solution in 2012. With HRG as their GIS and data development consultant, various data collection techniques have been used to designate, locate and investigate the system's assets throughout the project's many phases. This presentation will discuss the history of the project and the various steps involved with planning, data collection and implementation completed to date.

Howard Hodder - HRG, Inc.
Mr. Howard Hodder, MGIS, GISP, is the Director of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.’s (HRG) Geomatics Service Group, which includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Surveying. He is an Associate of the firm and has over 18 years of experience. During his tenure with HRG, he has been responsible for multiple tasks associated with the development, implementation and support of various geospatial solutions for private and public sector clients. Howard is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Geomatics Quality Management Plan that ensures the group’s processes are in conformance with HRG established policies and objectives and the industry standard of care. Howard also serves as a project manager on complex and high profile projects and collaborates with the Chief Technical Officer, Regional Vice President, and Marketing Manager on business development and client management activities.

Thursday 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Harrison
Tracking - System Monitoring Tools for an Enterprise GIS Intermediate
Enterprise administrators have a need to understand and quantitatively explain what is happening in their system. This presentation will provide resources to put tracking in place for an enterprise system including the license manager, web applications, ArcGIS server and SDE. The presentation will also highlight how the City of Columbus deployed these tracking measures to gain valuable knowledge and metric that were used to make better decisions about their GIS infrastructure and the services they provide.

Jaclyn Meade - City of Columbus


Thursday 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Taft A & B
A New Generation of Agriculture: The Rise of GIS and Precision Farming, an Ohio Case Study Intermediate
A new generation of farmers is leading the charge to adopt a practice known as precision agriculture. Precision agriculture has emerged as an effective group of tools that allow farmers to increase crop productivity while simultaneously improving environmental stewardship. Precision agriculture enables farmers to apply precise amounts of various inputs needed for optimal production while reducing environmental contamination that plagues the industry standard practice of “bulk application.” Geographic information system (GIS) is the backbone of precision agriculture and continues to revolutionize the industry today. This article details how GIS is used at a farm in Central Ohio as part of a precision based production system. The objective of this research is to provide information about the use of GIS in precision agriculture that would be useful to those considering the adoption of this practice.

Alexandria Horne - Horne Family Farms
Serving as Farm Manger for Horne Family Farms. Also working as Senior Computer Programming Analyst for the Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS). Primarily responsible for providing geospatial expertise and developing software, integrated with land and infrastructure information, to help implement local government management solutions.

Thursday 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Taft C & D
Visualizing and Analyzing Industrial Development Patterns with GIS Intermediate
The American Electric Power Economic and Business Development Group (AEPED) works to attract capital investment and jobs to its 11-state, 200,000 square mile service territory. To assist the team in understanding and identifying recent industrial development trends, AEPED has implemented an interactive map and dashboard using ESRI’s Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and the Conway New Plants Database, a monthly data set of large-scale new projects and expansions. This presentation will focus on the implementation of the system, its current use, and future goals.

Robb Watson, GISP - AEP
Robb Watson is an analyst for the American Electric Power Economic & Business Development Group, where he is responsible for research and analysis that applies geography and leverages technology to support and empower decision-making. Prior to joining AEP in 2014, Robb worked for 10 years in GIS and planning positions in the transportation, facilities planning, and natural resources fields. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in geography from Miami University, a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University, and is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP).

Thursday 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grant/Harding
Fusion of Statewide Aerial and Mobile Mapping to Improve and Maintain Infrastructure Intermediate
This presentation will demonstrate the benefits of "FUSING" Mobile Mapping technology(MMS) with statewide imagery and Lidar data to provide multiple solutions for the re-design of an existing bridge/overpass project located within Montgomery County, Ohio and an asset management application for the extraction of planimetric features including street signs, pavement markings, wheel chair ramps, light/power poles, etc.. The project demonstrated will show how the use of the MMS services fused with data from multiple statewide sources reduced traffic lane closures, safety risk to field workers, schedule, and cost. The MMS collection provided very high accuracy road surface and asset information, including horizontal and vertical data in regards to the location of signs, poles, overhead utility structures, and vertical obstructions, etc. The existing statewide aerial imagery and lidar provided additional collection support for areas outside of the roadway surface or asset management project area to include surrounding terrain, drainage, and infrastructure. The data was then fused together to create one complete master dataset that the engineers could use in their roadway design program.

Ken Chaffman - Woolpert, Inc.


Crystal Childress - Woolpert, Inc.


Thursday 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Harrison
State and Local Project Planning – GIS is the Key to Success Intermediate
GIS is a perfect fit for state and local governments to plan projects and share those plans with stakeholders and the public. GeoDecisions has worked with numerous state DOTs and also MPO/RPOs to manage their STIP, TIP, and LRTP programs, using GIS as the key piece to help define and manage those programs. For example, GeoDecisions is partnering with WVDOT to manage and disseminate its STIP data using GIS to legislators, stakeholders, and the general public to provide awareness for projects being planned across the state. GeoDecisions will also highlight tools created for MPO/RPOs that provides a GIS-centric suite to create, manage, and amend its TIP and LRTP, which ultimately feeds the DOT’s STIP program.

Nate Reck - GeoDecisions
Nate Reck has more than 16 years of experience designing and implementing solutions for numerous DOTs nationwide. He serves as GeoDecisions’ Director of Solutions and is the technical lead of GeoDecisions' Government Unit.

Thursday 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Taft A & B
Improving the Accuracy of Your GIS Intermediate
The level of accuracy in GIS has been increasing rapidly over the years. End users are expecting data to meet higher standards to provide for better analysis. Software and hardware have evolved making higher accuracy data collection more efficient and cost effective. Ever hear the sayings "Do it right the first time." or "Collect it once, use it a hundred times."?

This workshop will discuss the uses and issues surrounding the data supporting your modern day GIS.


Howard Hodder - HRG, Inc.
Mr. Howard Hodder, MGIS, GISP, is the Director of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.’s (HRG) Geomatics Service Group, which includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Surveying. He is an Associate of the firm and has over 18 years of experience. During his tenure with HRG, he has been responsible for multiple tasks associated with the development, implementation and support of various geospatial solutions for private and public sector clients. Howard is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Geomatics Quality Management Plan that ensures the group’s processes are in conformance with HRG established policies and objectives and the industry standard of care. Howard also serves as a project manager on complex and high profile projects and collaborates with the Chief Technical Officer, Regional Vice President, and Marketing Manager on business development and client management activities.

Matthew Warner - HRG, Inc.
Mr. Matthew Warner, PLS, began his professional career and experience with HRG and has devoted over a decade to HRG’s client-focused, quality-driven services. Matt currently leads HRG’s Geomatics Service Group as the Eastern Region Manager responsible for oversight of operations, staff supervision and project management. With a strong background in innovative geospatial technology applications, Matt and his team provide multidisciplinary approaches to diverse project challenges. Prior to joining HRG, Mr. Warner was an instrument/rod person and crew chief with Dalrymple Sand & Gravel in Pine City, NY, an instrument/rod person and crew chief with Boyer Kantz Surveyors & Foresters in Wellsboro, PA, an instrument/rod person with T.G. Miller, PC in Ithaca, NY, an instrument/rod person with Weiler Associates in Horseheads, NY, and a CADD draftsman with Thomas & Betts in Horseheads, NY

Thursday 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Taft C & D
Utilizing Collector for ArcGIS in Green Infrastructure Modeling and Design Intermediate
Blueprint Columbus is a new City of Columbus (City) initiative focused on eliminating sanitary sewer overflows while also investing in neighborhoods and the local economy. Linden is the second neighborhood area of focus. Blueprint Columbus was approved by the Ohio EPA in 2015 and will be greener and more innovative than building the more traditional deep storage tunnels which is a gray infrastructure method typically used in combined sewer overflow (CSO) control.

The presentation will discuss the collection of points, polylines, and polygons utilizing the Collector for ArcGIS mobile application in support of the City’s Blueprint Linden project. It will detail the project’s specific goals, challenges, and importance of collecting field data to build a detailed hydraulic model that will support Green Infrastructure (GI) design.

To accurately size GI facilities, runoff is estimated using the EPA - Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) software. The modeled runoff is highly dependent on accurately representing field conditions and land cover. Collector for ArcGIS was utilized for characterizing parcel-level drainage including rooftop area, downspout location(s), and downspout discharge location(s). The location of utility features and vegetation features were collected for later use in the design phase.


Mike Edwards -
Prior to joining the City of Columbus as their GIS Manager for the Department of Public Utilities, Mr. Edwards was employed by CDM Smith as a GIS Specialist.

Afaf Musa, P.E. - CDM Smith
Ms. Afaf Musa is a water resources engineer with 9 years of experience in analyzing wastewater, combined and stormwater models, implementing control rules to mimic system operation, performing alternatives analysis and RDII analysis, RTK calibration, applying SWMM 5 LID module to simulate bioretention facilities, siting and designing of green infrastructure, as well as applying GIS and field data for hydraulic and hydrologic systems for SWMM 5 model development. She’s a certified professional engineer in the state of Ohio, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.

Thursday 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grant/Harding
GIS Mapping of Pipelines Intermediate
Proposed Presenters: RJ Lumbrezer, PS of DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC and Ted Muns of City Blueprint of Toledo and Michigan Surveyors Supply.

RJ Lumbrezer, PS has 30 years of experience in surveying, right-of-way design and data collection. His background includes both field and management experience for private companies and public agencies, including ODOT District 2.

Ted Muns has been with City Blueprint for over 19 years, is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a BS in Surveying. Ted is responsible for managing the sales teams in Michigan and Ohio with additional responsibilities of sales, training and support for surveying and mapping equipment and software in Northern Ohio.

RJ and Ted will discuss and demonstrate the Trimble Access Pipeline module as it relates to a pipeline mapping project DGL is leading. They will also share spreadsheets and results during the presentation. In short, the software is a best practice for pipeline mapping and collecting pipe attribute data. The software records the tally, maps joints, merges tally and joint mapping, creates pipeline “as-builts”, and much more. This software organizes enormous amounts of data, but also allows checking for accuracy which is imperative on these project types!



RJ Lumbrezer, PS - DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC
RJ has 30 years of experience in surveying, right-of-way design and data collection. His background includes both field and management experience for private companies and public agencies, including ODOT District 2.

Ted Muns - City Blueprint of Toledo
Ted Muns has been with City Blueprint for 20 years, is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a BS in Surveying. Ted is responsible for managing the sales teams in Michigan and Ohio with additional responsibilities of sales, training and support for surveying and mapping equipment and software in Northern Ohio.

Thursday 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Harrison
Using a GIS to Analyze Crashes in Regional Transportation Planning Basic
The Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO), recently designated as a Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), is in the process of developing a Safety Report for the five-county planning region. This report will identify high crash locations in urban and rural intersections and roadway sections, as well as regional crash trends. With the amount of crash data available, GIS provides the perfect mechanism to analyze a large geographic area like the MVPO region to determine where crash ‘hot spots’ exist. This presentation will include details on various tools, such as spatial join, intersect, and erase and how these were incorporated into the crash analysis process. In particular, linear referencing will be covered, which was instrumental to successfully and accurately analyzing crash data. This analysis developed by MVPO can now be duplicated in the future when updating the Safety Report.

Ellen Smith - Maumee Valley Planning Organization
Ellen Smith graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Geography and a focus on GIS. Since 2013, Ellen has been employed by the Maumee Valley Planning Organization as a transportation planner and GIS Analyst and oversees the organization's transportation program. Her duties include long and short range transportation planning activities, technical assistance, grant writing, and data collection. In 2015, she completed the organization's first long range transportation plan. Ellen has also been employed by Marcos Pizza as a GIS Consultant since 2015.

Emma Kirkpatrick - Maumee Valley Planning Organization
Emma Kirkpatrick graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Sustainability, and a Master of Environmental Science with a concentration in planning and GIS. Emma has been employed by the Maumee Valley Planning Organization since January 2016 as a Planner and GIS Technician. Since her employment, she has been involved in several projects and assists primarily with grant writing, environmental review records, and providing technical assistance in data collection, analysis, and mapping.

Thursday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Taft A & B
Statewide Asset and System Integration - Bringing an Organization Together Intermediate
This presentation will detail how providing data and asset management policy standards enables a very large organization the ability to reel in the enormous task of normalizing vast amounts of data. You will be provided with information related to the formation of a Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Audit Group, the process in which each asset is vetted through the TAM Audit Group Workflow and how the resulting data model and requirements formulated by asset discovery are passed through to the ODOT GIS Group for creation of the related tables used in the ArcGIS Collector environment.

This method of asset discovery includes identifying and creating data attribute requirements, domain values, stored values for databases, data transfer ESRI ETLs for importing existing data and automatic processing of attribute values using ESRI Spatial Analysis tools to automatically populate field values through back-end processes.

The overall TAM Audit Group workflow outlined in this presentation enables ODOT to govern the creation or improvement on any ODOT asset through a systematic process that touches the asset business owner, Subject Matter Experts, end users, field collectors and ultimately decision makers.


John Puente - Ohio Dept. of Transportation
John Puente is the Administrator of the Office of Asset Inventory and Systems Integration at the Ohio Department of Transportation and Chair of the ODOT Transportation Asset Management Audit Group

Thursday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Taft C & D
GIS Anywhere: Integrating Desktop, Cloud, and Mobile GIS Intermediate
Today, using GIS isn’t just limited to working on a desktop computer. You can work with GIS through a Web browser via the internet or with an app on your phone or tablet. However, the full utility of GIS comes into play when you can integrate desktop GIS together with the cloud and mobile devices. This presentation will examine how to use ArcGIS for Desktop (GIS on a personal computer) together with ArcGIS Online (GIS in the cloud), and Collector for ArcGIS (GIS on a mobile app) and other mobile device apps for quick and easy field data collection and publishing that data via a Web map. The use of these technologies for classroom usage will be highlighted, as well as how these tools can be combined together as an alternative to the traditional methods of collecting data in the field and bringing it back to the lab to plug into the desktop computer for mapping purposes.

Bradley Shellito - Youngstown State University
Dr. Bradley A. Shellito is a geographer whose work focuses on the application of geospatial technologies. Dr. Shellito has been a professor at Youngstown State University (YSU) since 2004, and was previously a faculty member at Old Dominion University. He teaches classes is GIS, remote sensing, GPS, and 3D visualization and his research interests involve using these concepts within a variety of real-world issues. His books, Introduction to Geospatial Technologies and Discovering GIS and ArcGIS were published by Macmillan Education. He also serves as the director of OhioView, a statewide geospatial consortium. A native of the Youngstown area, Dr. Shellito received a bachelor's degree from YSU, a master's degree from the Ohio State University, and a doctorate from Michigan State University.

Thursday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grant/Harding
City of Columbus – From Paper-Based to Electronic Tracking of Valve Exercises Intermediate
Water valves need to be opened and closed (“exercised”) on a regular basis for maintenance purposes. The City of Columbus was tracking these valve exercises using paper records up until earlier this year when it switched to a map-based electronic system. During this presentation, we will discuss the process of going from paper to digital, the technologies used and the advantages of this new process.


Marianne Cardwell - Woolpert, Inc.
Marianne Cardwell is a geo-geek at heart and has over 17 years of experience in the GIS field. She started out as a GIS Analyst, managing data and creating maps, and quickly found her niche in the geospatial development world. She has seen the GIS development environment change drastically, from Avenue and AML back in the ArcView 3 and ArcInfo 7 days, to .NET, Python, HTML, and JavaScript today. Marianne currently leads a wonderful team of geospatial developers for Woolpert.

Thursday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Harrison
State Agencies / Clearinghouse – How to Effectively Manage Geospatial Data Basic
With the ever growing sensors and the constant capture of geospatial data, state agencies and/or clearinghouse skilled in remote sensing / image processing, GIS / Geospatial and Information Technology (IT) needs to have an effective way to offer a data service to state, local, and national government, nonprofit, and private agencies, organizations, and businesses and the public. In this session we will review how the Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) develops, manages, and enhances the NM RGIS (New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System) Program and Clearinghouse (rgis.unm.edu). We will look at how ERDAS IMAGINE is being used for remote sensing and image processing in creating information product that can then be quickly made available through a centralized searchable Geospatial catalog managed by ERDAS APOLLO.

Michael Ann Lane - Hexagon Geospatial


Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Taft A & B
Geoform: “Need an Address!” -- Streamlining the Address Process Intermediate
Summit County government has been consolidating and collaborating both within the county government and with local and regional jurisdictions to better serve our citizens. The current Planning and GIS division was formed by consolidation in 2012. Summit County Planning/GIS continues to develop new desktop and web applications to assist employees, local governments and citizens.

This presentation will focus on our new web application where citizens and businesses submit requests for new addresses utilizing the ArcGIS Online Geoform template. The default Esri template had limited spaces for written instructions. Minor customization of the downloadable template improved user experience. These edits to the code allowed for greater instructions at the key points of data entry which alleviated public user confusion. A custom JavaScript web mapping application is used by staff to generate the address certificate with the information submitted via the Geoform saving staff from having to re-enter values.


Stephen M. Knittel - County of Summit
Stephen M. Knittel is the Land Development Administrator at the County of Summit, Department of Community & Economic Development since August 2012. Stephen earned his BA Geography and Urban Planning from the University of Toledo in May 2011 and his Masters of Geography and Urban Planning from the University of Akron in May 2013. At Summit County Stephen has provided GIS support for a number of organizations including various county departments, Planning Commission, and Summit County Council, as well as the Summit County Land Reutilization Corporation, Summit ReWorks, and the Downtown Akron Partnership. Recently Stephen has been expanding into ArcGIS Online capabilities including WebApp Builder for Developers, ArcGIS API for Javascript, ArcGIS for Server and GeoEvent Extension for Server.

Dennis Tubbs - County of Summit
Dennis Tubbs, GISP, Deputy Director, has been with the County of Summit for 22 years. He has 18 years’ experience as an engineering technician, and was then promoted to Technical Applications Administrator / Engineering Tech. Supervisor, working on various engineering and GIS projects. The last four years have been spent with The County of Summit Executive’s Department of Community and Economic Development, as the Deputy Director of Planning/GIS. His job involves managing staff activities for the Planning Commission, and leading the consolidated GIS division. Prior to working for the county, Dennis worked for Environmental Design Group for 8 years as an engineering Technician.

Karla K. Streharsky - County of Summit
Karla K. Streharsky earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geography from The University of Akron and is a certified GISP. She has over 20 years of GIS experience with city and county governments, and has been with Summit County since 2000. She currently is a GIS Technical Applications Administrator for the Summit County Executive in the Department of Community & Economic Development, Planning & GIS Division.

Carissa G. Signore - County of Summit
Carissa G. Signore is employed by the County of Summit, Ohio as a GIS Technical Applications Administrator, specializing in Web AppBuilder for Developers, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Solutions, ArcGIS for Server, GIS analysis, and Python. Carissa graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2013 and a Master of Science degree in GIS in 2016. She has been involved in the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) as well as developing web applications for Summit County departments such as Emergency Management and Sanitary Sewer Services in her short time with Summit County.

Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Taft C & D
Developing Spatial Mobile-First Websites Intermediate
Over the past few years, many of us have developed Silverlight and Flex-based websites. As we all know, these websites do not work on most mobile devices. In other cases, even our HTML websites were not designed to work well on these devices. While converting an existing Silverlight site to HTML5/JavaScript, and during development of a new enterprise information portal, we learned a few important lessons for developing a truly responsive website on all devices.
This presentation will discuss the design considerations and libraries used that allow for effective use of these websites on everything from phones to large monitors.



Marianne Cardwell - Woolpert, Inc.
Marianne Cardwell is a geo-geek at heart and has over 17 years of experience in the GIS field. She started out as a GIS Analyst, managing data and creating maps, and quickly found her niche in the geospatial development world. She has seen the GIS development environment change drastically, from Avenue and AML back in the ArcView 3 and ArcInfo 7 days, to .NET, Python, HTML, and JavaScript today. Marianne currently leads a wonderful team of geospatial developers for Woolpert.

Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Grant/Harding
City of Columbus Benefits from OSIP Intermediate
This presentation will cover how the City of Columbus has benefitted by utilizing OSIP, specifically by referencing multiple years of ortho-imagery and LiDAR and how those datasets have been used to produce citywide applications and collaboration between city departments.

Topics covered will include 3-inch ortho-imagery created from aerial imagery flown at a 60% sidelap, 3DEP 0.7-meter LiDAR and how those datasets were used to create additional data including: 1-foot contours, impervious surface delineation, the wet basement project, the bathemetric study for Griggs, O'Shaughnessy and Hoover Reservoirs and numerous other projects (collect it once and use it a bunch).

Mike Merchant - Woolpert, Inc.


Dave Hupp - City of Columbus, Ohio


Greg Horch - City of Columbus, Ohio Public Utilities


Grant Pittman - City of Columbus, Ohio Public Utilities


Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Harrison
Future of GIS – Experiments in Web Mapping Using Open Source Tools Intermediate
In 2015 OVRDC began a mission to improve our web presence and incorporate open source tools and software. As part of this effort we expanded our capabilities in GIS to include web-based data visualization. These tools are now used throughout our organization, from interactive ACS data tables, customized collection apps and transportation-based maps and charts.
In this presentation OVRDC will examine our experience with web-mapping using open source and proprietary software. Examining GIS trends and practices will allow for discussion on the additional tools and skills needed to keep pace with the ever changing landscape of cartographic and data representation. Comparing and contrasting open source and proprietary software with OVRDC templates and projects will help you understand how your organization can get started with web-based data visualization and mapping.

Audience: Web designers, GIS Analysts, IT Professionals, Government Officials



Nick Kroncke - Ohio Valley Regional Development Comission
Nick Kroncke has been the Research and Planning Specialist at OVRDC since 2015. His duties include: GPS infrastructure mapping, regional data planning, RTPO data analysis and transportation planning, and creating GIS-based web and print maps. He currently leads the OVRDC GIS User Group and is the Projects Chair for AOGDP.

Malcolm Meyer - Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission
Malcolm works as the Transportation Planning Coordinator for OVRDC, specializing in regional short and long term planning efforts. His previous work experience includes GIS positions with the City of Columbus, EMH&T and TechniGraphics. Malcolm received a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Ohio University, and a BA in Sociology/Urban Planning from The College of Wooster. He is a devoted supporter of open source software and works to expand the accessibility of GIS to small communities throughout southern Ohio.

Friday 9:40am - 10:10am
Taft A & B
Election Night is More Thrilling with a Public Live Results Map! Intermediate
This session will demo the county election results dashboards for both Stark County, OH and Middlesex County, NJ.
You were learn about the design choices that were made to give the public an easy and informative interface in each
county, along with the technical details of how the pieces were brought together for high performance without major
server investments. We also cover the tricks for incorporating live display into the existing election data workflow.

Darlene Magold Scott - Prime AE


Jon Woyame - Prime AE


Friday 9:40am - 10:10am
Taft C & D
Combining GIS Data and Oblique Imagery in Mobile and Web applications Intermediate
This presentation will detail how various government entities in Ohio are using native iOS and Android mobile applications to push out their oblique imagery and current GIS data for field operations. This presentation will also cover incorporating intelligent oblique imagery into an ArcGIS Online widget.

Brian Kienle - Pictometry
Brian Kienle has been providing geospatial technology solutions to local government his entire career. He obtained a Geographics degree from Hocking College followed by a Business Management Degree from Franklin University. He was certified GISP in 2009. Brian worked for DDTI in Columbus Ohio for 8 years in positions ranging from field data collector, to Project Manager, and finally Implementation and Support Manager. He has since worked for Pictometry for the past 8 years, 5 of which was in Colorado as the Regional Technical Manager. The last 3 years he has served as the District Manager for Ohio and Michigan.

Friday 9:40am - 10:10am
Grant/Harding
Dam 3D, Why’d You do that? Advanced
Dam 3D, Why’d you do that?
In 1922, the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) constructed the Two Mile low dam on the Great Miami River in Hamilton, Ohio as a part of the regional flood protection system. The dam was constructed to manage gravel accumulation in the river channel. 91 years after completion of the dam, MCD used modern technology called an acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP) to monitor scour both upstream and downstream of the dam. During data collection, a MCD engineer noticed some unusual water flow under the dam. Using 3D GIS the dam structural information and ADCP measurements were visualized to determine further action. A repair project was developed and completed by dewatering the dam, inspecting the problem, and repairing the issue. The repair was again surveyed the following year to assess the project success, mission accomplished. The presentation will include original construction photos from 1920s, 3D mapping, repair photographs, and project overview.


Barry Puskas - The Miami Conservancy District


Friday 9:40am - 10:10am
Harrison
Wildfire Initial Attack Planning Using Geospatial Tools Intermediate
Ohio is not often thought of as a state with a “wildfire problem,” but fire departments in the Buckeye State respond to more than 5,000 brush, grass, forest and field fires in an average year. While these fires may not be as large as those that occur elsewhere in the country, each one represents a potential threat to life and property. With limited wildland resources, Ohio fire departments depend on mutual aid networks when responding to most wildfires. Bellefontaine Fire & EMS conducted a study to determine the optimal mutual aid arrangements for wildland fire response in our jurisdiction. We modeled several wildfire response scenarios based on historical fire incident reporting, weather station data, predicted travel times, and dispatch response delays versus current and proposed expanded fire department resource configurations. The results of the study demonstrated where current response arrangements could be improved, and provided a basis for planning for wildland capabilities for the department and our mutual aid partners.

Jeremy A. Keller, CF GISP - Bellefontaine Fire & EMS
Jeremy Keller is a volunteer member of Bellefontaine Fire & EMS, serving as a Firefighter/EMT and managing the department's wildland fire program. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University (BS in Forestry and MS in Natural Resources Management) and Western Oregon University (BS Fire Administration), and is a Certified Forester (CF) and GIS Professional (GISP). Jeremy's full-time gig is as State GIS Specialist and Resource Inventory Coordinator for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ohio. Previously, he worked a variety of wildland fire and forestry-related positions with several state and federal agencies around the country.

Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Taft A & B
Columbia Gas Precision GPS Program Intermediate
Columbia Gas of Ohio, a gas distribution utility for many communities in Ohio, has embarked on a three-phase GPS collection program for its buried pipelines using survey-grade GNSS hardware enabled with electronic utility locating equipment, and integrated directly with enterprise GIS. Presentation will cover the genesis and goals of the program, technical specifics of the field collection effort, ETL into enterprise GIS, and GIS quality review including UI customizations.


Joshua Bates - Columbia Gas


Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Taft C & D
Coordinating Location Based Traffic Count Data Collection Using Arcgis Mobile Apps and Arcgis Online Intermediate
This session will focus on the use of ESRI's ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Navigator mobile apps to assist field crews with the collection of location based traffic count data.

DLZ developed a new traffic count collection workflow built around the ArcGIS Collector and ArcGIS Navigator apps that allows field crews to better manage the collection of traffic count data. With the new workflow, field crews are able to quickly identify locations assigned to them, plan driving routes with voice guided navigation, and collect traffic count data using a single device. The ArcGIS Collector app allows us to quickly and accurately enter information using drop down menus and prepopulated fields, and capture photos of the traffic count locations. In addition, project managers can monitor ongoing counts, and send and receive updated information to/from the field.

We'll discuss how we developed the new workflows and data models, lessons learned along the way, and future enhancements.

Jason Woodman - DLZ
Jason is a software developer that is obsessed with developing applications that automate tedious work and free users from repetitive tasks. When he's not making his coworkers more productive, he's busy learning about new technology to automate more of his life. He also has over 20 years experience in the GIS industry developing desktop, web, and mobile applications. He has helped communities large and small to develop and improve their GIS, and likes to talk shop with anyone who'll listen.

Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Grant/Harding
Flood Depth Grids Supporting Local Mitigation Intermediate
As part of FEMA Region V’s Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (MAP) Community Engagement Program, our team used GIS solutions to developed depth grids for multiple flood frequencies to support Lake County, Ohio and the Chagrin River Watershed Partners (CRWP). This development was in support of their efforts to identify and advance mitigation actions as well as future land use planning. Based on the Flood Risk Database depth grid dataset, rasters representing potential flooding depths were used along with building footprint data to identify structures with unique risks and mitigation opportunities. We will discuss the use of ESRI’s ArcGIS software on the development of the data, how communities and CRWP utilize this data to assess flood risk impacts upon structures and public infrastructure at multiple flood frequencies and prioritize future mitigation projects.

Ryan Branch - Stantec


Matt Lesher - Stantec


Emily Whitehead - Stantec


Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Harrison
Using GIS to update Ashtabula County Voting District Boundary Lines Basic
GIS is a great tool to keep up with changing boundary lines. Data management, working with all departments, and editing is essential with having the correct boundary lines. We not only updated voting district lines, but also checked and updated other data such as roads, and parcels in this project. Team work of the county to create current and accurate data.
In the past boundary lines may follow parcels lines, road lines, or rivers. When changing boundary lines for the Board of Elections we reviewed all lines to form correct voting district lines.
We began with the old voting district lines and how the wards were laid out and how they were presented on the map. The new voting district lines merged several districts together, changed areas, and voter precincts.
This presentation outlines and demonstrates the techniques involved in updating voting district lines, which can also be used to update all boundary lines. This project also shows the involvement of all departments in cooperating to update voting district lines as well as keeping all data and boundary lines correct and current. (Next project: updating Library district lines to vote on the library levies.


Tamera Sulak, GISP - Ashtabula County Auditor's Office
Tami Sulak, GISP, has over 15 years of experience in GIS, 5 of which with the Ashtabula County Auditor’s Office as GIS Manager. She also has been a GIS instructor at the University of Akron, Engineering and Science Department for the last 7 years. Tami earned her BA in Urban Studies, a Graduate GIS Certificate and a MAES at Cleveland State University. Tami digitized road data for Cuyahoga County in 2001, lead poisoning analysis for Environmental Health Watch in 2002, Tinkers Creek Water Shed analysis in 2005. Tami manages parcel fabric, Flex Viewer, SDE geodatabase, SQL server, ArcGIS on line, CAMA (IAS World) Maps, and Pictometry Connect Explorer. She works with DDTI, ESRI, Pictometry and Tyler Technologies to coordinate updates, data and solve issues. Tami’s husband, Mike, teaches philosophy at Lakeland Community College, Bryant & Stratton, and Lake Erie College. Their daughter Heather has a BA in dietetics from UA and son Anthony is working on his BA in Mathematics at CSU

Denise Hodges - Ashtabula County Auditor's Office
Denise Hodges is Ashtabula County’s GIS/Cadastral Technician; she has been with the county tax map department since 1999, beginning with the Engineer’s department and now with the Auditor’s office. She did field work with county surveyor obtaining GPS points to build original GIS map. Denise has managed, researched, created and edited data to maintain county parcels and solve mapping problems. She works with the public and title companies reviewing legal descriptions for transfer. She has progressed through paper maps, AutoCAD, to GIS maps drawing new survey’s and entering information on the parcel fabric. Denise owns a small family farm (3 generations) in Plymouth Twp. Member of E. Plymouth Grange, holds several offices; Plymouth community United Methodist Church and choir director; Plymouth Twp. zoning commission for 20 years as secretary and commission member. Denise researched the roads, parcels and owner data to verify accuracy of voting and library district lines.

Dennis DeCamillo - Ashtabula County Auditor's Office
Dennis DeCamillo As Real Estate Manager for the Ashtabula County Auditor he has updated the processes for CAUV inspections-conveyances-Board of Revision and appraisal, moved the deed review duties from the County Engineer to the Auditor, replaced the legacy CAMA/Tax software, and launched a GIS program. A member of IAAO, he earned an Assessment Administration Specialist designation. He has also received a BA in Business Mgt from Hiram College, and an MBA from Cleveland State He started his career in the US Air Force as an avionics technician. After, he owned and operated a small design and consulting business in the electronics industry. In this capacity he solved an electronic test problem for Goodyear Rubber & Tire, designed a headphone system used in colleges world-wide for music instruction, built video editing and theater facilities for M. Night Shyamalan and rebuilt Paisley Park Studios for Prince Dennis and his wife Missy have six children and four grandchildren between them

Friday Keynote
Franklin
Mobility Solutions for Smart Cities to Improve Citizens Lives Intermediate
Mobility Solutions for Smart Cities to Improve Citizens Lives

Carla Bailo - The Ohio State University
Carla Bailo is Assistant Vice President – Mobility Research and Business Development at The Ohio State University. Also, she is President and CEO of ECOS Consulting, LLC which specializes in Engineering Efficiency and Optimization as well as Electrification and Computer Operated (Autonomous) Vehicles.

Until Feb 1, 2014, she was senior vice president, Research & Development-Nissan Americas. In this role, she was responsible for all of Nissan’s vehicle engineering and development operations in Michigan, Arizona, Mexico and Brazil. She was also a member of Nissan’s MC-A, the company’s highest-ranking decision-making body in the Americas region.

Bailo was previously based in Japan where she served as OEM business unit divisional general manager for Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. In this multi-dimensional role she was responsible for overall operations, revenue and profitability of Nissan’s OEM relationships for vehicle, powertrain, technology and intellectual property business worldwide.

Bailo joined Nissan in 1989 as a vehicle testing engineer at the Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Farmington Hills, Mich. In 2003 she was promoted to director of Vehicle Program Management where she oversaw all of NTCNA’s engineering development projects, as well as cost, quality and delivery metrics. Also in 2003, she served as the assistant chief vehicle engineer for the Nissan Sentra and Nissan Quest.

Later, Bailo was transferred to Nissan’s global headquarters in Japan as vehicle program director with responsibility for the profitability and product presence of Nissan’s SUV’s worldwide. She was also recovery program director through the financial crisis, reporting directly to the chief recovery officer, and supported measures to offset economic business plan financial risks during fiscal year 2009.

Bailo began her automotive career with General Motors’ Truck & Bus division, where she was in charge of truck durability testing and test development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

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