2013 Ohio GIS Conference Abstracts and Bios

 2013 Ohio GIS Conference


September 11-13, 2013

(Last updated on September 6, 2013)
Wednesday 8:30am - 11:30am
Dublin Room I & II
Workshop: ArcGIS Platform Best Practices
How is success or failure of GIS measured in your organization? Building a successful ArcGIS platform implementation requires more than just knowing software features and hardware system requirements. As GIS has evolved to become a mission critical component to IT systems, the implementation of the ArcGIS platform requires basic architecture considerations at the GIS server and database tiers, as well as an understanding of the potential benefits of Cloud-based infrastructure and Software as a Service to extend the reach of your investment in ArcGIS. A successful ArcGIS platform implementation also requires contributions from both GIS professionals as well as IT Managers and decision makers.

This workshop will explore successful ArcGIS platform implementations that employ best practices for authoring, publishing and sharing geographic information to all of your users, whether they’re working in the desktop, a web application or a mobile device. Additionally, we’ll address important architectural considerations around the development of Service Level Agreements (SLA), environment isolation, deployment environments, security and business continuity. Whether you’ve deployed ArcGIS locally, in the Cloud, or both, this workshop will help you get the most out of your implementation.

Eric Rodenberg - Esri
Eric Rodenberg is a Solution Engineer and has been with Esri for 11 years. Eric specializes in designing ArcGIS platform deployments and implementing efficient GIS workflows. Eric has presented technical workshops at the Esri International User Conference and Esri Developer Summit, and has earned Esri certification in Enterprise Geodatabase Management and Enterprise Administration. Since joining Esri, Eric has had the opportunity to teach hundreds of users during his time as an instructor. Eric is a graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. In his spare time, Eric enjoys traveling with his family, playing sports and following his Wittenberg Tiger football team.

Wednesday 8:30am - 11:30am
Dublin Room V & VI
From the Office to Field and Back: An Overview of Mobile Data Collection
This workshop will cover various options for data collection in the field. We will explore the challenges and advantages of various software and hardware solutions. We will discuss best practices for field data collection and how best to integrate field data collection into your GIS. Among the software products we will discuss; ArcMobile, ArcPad, Trimble TerraSync and TerraFlex. Weather permitting, hands on data collection will be a part of the workshop.

Doug Kotnik - Precision Laser and Instrument
Over 20 years GIS experience in private sector, consulting, and government. Formerly Butler County GIS Director and 2007 OGRIP Best Practice Award recipient. Currently in charge of Trimble MGIS/GPS sales in Ohio for Precision Laser and Instrument.

Jeremy Summerville - Precision Laser and Instrument
Jeremy Summerville is a Trimble Certified MGIS Trainer and technical support representative for Precision Laser & instrument Inc. Jeremy trains and supports clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Southern Michigan. . Jeremy is a graduate of the Slippery Rock University Geography, Geology, and Environmental Studies department as well as the Slippery Rock University department of Parks and Recreation. With an undergraduate degree in Applied Geographic Technologies, and a master’s degree in Resource Management

Wednesday 8:30am - 11:30am
Franklin Room
Workshop: Implementing a Geospatial Technologies Monitoring System to Support Sustainable Development
Bring forth the nuts and bolts of physically crafting a monitoring program using remote sensing assets, GIS, and GPS in the context of sustainability to address our state needs. The focus on sustainable development will provide the long-term (future) connection that integrates the data products from the sensor (remote sensing), GIS, GPS, and modeling applications into the planning/decision making process. Demonstrations of the latest remote sensing and GIS techniques, other practical concerns, etc. will be included in this session.

Terri Benko -
OhioView is a statewide partnership of remote sensing scientists from 13 universities and one community college who support the use of Landsat and other public domain satellite data and GIS and GPS technologies through applied research, K-12 and higher STEM education, workforce development, and technology transfer. The OV consortium works together to sustain a network of state and local geospatial technologies scientists, educators, analysts, and technicians. OhioView's networks, facilities, and capabilities are highly leveraged and used for sharing and applying satellite data and GIS and GPS technologies in a wide range of civilian applications, from formal and informal education, to ecosystem analysis and natural resources management, to disaster response. Our primary goal is to support the many beneficial uses of remote sensing, GIS, and GPS in service to society. OhioView is the successful research and education pilot project initiated in 1998 by several Ohio universities and USGS to overcome Landsat data access challenges. OhioView created a rapid data delivery system, supported the use of the data, and derived products such as land cover maps in a range of civilian, non-profit research, and educational applications including the K12 program, SATELLITES. In 2000, impressed with the success of OhioView in leveraging the federal investment, Congress instructed the USGS to implement the vision nationwide, and AmericaView was created. Thirty-nine 'StateViews' currently participate in the AmericaView network.

Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Dublin Room I & II
Workshop: Cartographic Workflow Techniques
Bring your laptop! This will be a hands-on learning opportunity but attendees are welcome to come watch and take notes if they don’t have a laptop.

Software: ArcGIS 10.1 and Adobe Illustrator (You can download a trial version of this software at adobe.com)
• Basic cartographic principals
• Design and Map Making workflow
• Building a permitting map book in 10.1
• Exporting to Illustrator
• Advanced cartographic workflow in Illustrator
• Create an overview map in Illustrator

Brian Greer - URS
Working in the GIS field since 2007, I have grown into the role of GIS Cartographer. My specialty is high quality cartography utilizing spatial and design software. I also have worked hard to develop templates for maps and symbology along with cartographic guidance to help others achieve high quality products.

Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Dublin Room V & VI
Workshop: Get Your Community on the Map!
The Community Maps Program represents a cooperative effort by the ArcGIS user community to build multi-scale basemaps of the world using the best available data sources from GIS organizations in cities, counties, countries, and private companies. This session will introduce users to Esri's Community Maps Program and describes how they can benefit from participation. Seminar attendees will learn how the program is structured, best practices for preparing their authoritative content to be published in Community Maps online maps services, and how they can leverage their published content to create dynamic and useful web mapping applications. This session will also focus on enhancements to the program, and will include best practices with work flows, web application demonstrations, and examples of how the ArcGIS Community is using Community Maps.

Shane Matthews - Esri
Shane Matthews is a Cartographic Specialist on the ArcGIS Content Team. His responsibilities include leading recruitment efforts for the Community Maps Program, training support, and serves as curator for the ArcGIS Online U.S. and World map galleries. He has worked for federal and local government, public and private agencies and non-profit organizations. Shane has been with Esri since 2011 and has a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Appalachian State University.

Tamara Yoder - Esri
Tamara Yoder is a Geospatial Analyst on the ArcGIS Content Team. Her responsibilities include co-instructing workshops and leading the quality control aspect of the program. She has been at Esri for three years. In 2010 she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University. She also recently acquired a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in GIS from The Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus.

Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Franklin Room
Workshop: Managing, Manipulating and Delivering Massive Imagery & LiDAR Datasets
- Getting imagery and LiDAR data out to the field for emergency/critical response applications and field data collection
- Interoperability across different GIS and client applications
- Data management for imagery and LiDAR
- New technology and the ease of working with compressed imagery

Ryan Burley - LizardTech
Ryan is the Federal Accounts Manager for LizardTech and he currently resides in Virginia. He has been involved in GIS for thirteen years and has held positions in regional and federal sales, as well as technical support. Ryan is originally from Washington State and he received a BA in Geography and a Minor in Russian from the University of Washington.

Thursday 9:00am - 9:30am
Dublin Room I & II
Giving Historical Maps Life in a World of Digital Mapping
As humans we have been mapping our world for centuries; however only in recent history has this mapping moved to the digital world. Much of our history lives in old maps, most notably those in paper form. Students at Miami University have been working with a local Ohio family that has historic ancestral land holdings in Tennessee. Over the course of 3 semesters students have used modern georeferencing techniques to map the historic location (circa 1840s) of this family using disparate source data spanning decades. Included in these efforts has been the re-creation of portions of 2 historic survey districts within Tennessee. Results are providing a modern context for the historic land holdings of this family and are also providing a repeatable method for mapping other historic geographic information.

Robbyn Abbitt - Miami University
Robbyn Abbitt is the GIS Coordinator for Miami University. She currently teaches GIS courses and manages Miami's GISci Certificate Program. Robbyn has 15 years experience doing GIS for non-profits, state/federal agencies, and education institutions.

Glenn Julian - Miami University

Thursday 9:00am - 9:30am
Dublin Room V & VI
GIS Application development for the Internet. What you need, and where to get started.
GIS application development for the Internet is nothing like developing on the desktop. Hosting services, database servers, free or paid maps, APIs, e-commerce, Internet security, licensing terms are all issues that must be addressed before a single line of code is written.

This presentation will provide an overview of the issues that must be addressed before starting a GIS Web development project. It will include an overview of the technology components behind today’s GIS web application. Technical and licensing differences between GIS mapping services such as ESRI’s ArcGIS Online, Here.com, Google Maps and Bing, as well as free and open source services such as openstreet maps, CartoDB and Mapbox. How to select the right service for your project. What type of technical skills are required for developing Internet and mobile applications. And, finally a discussion on where the technology is heading in the next 12 to 18 months.

Fred Hejazi, the presenter, is currently the Director of Geospatial Services at Avineon. He has been developing applications for the web for over 8 years. Additionally, he has over 22 years of GIS consulting, implementation and software development experience.

Fred Hejazi - Avineon Inc

Thursday 9:00am - 9:30am
Franklin Room
Intergraph’s GeoMedia Smart Client
Traditional GIS is well-suited for project or departmental use by experienced GIS users. However, working in multi-disciplinary environments introduces complex requirements and challenges that most conventional products cannot manage without extensive customization. We will look at how the City of Virginia Beach has used GeoMedia Smart Client to address this problem via an enterprise geospatial platform engineered for workflows that need advanced geospatial functionality.

Jeff Tomlinson - Intergraph Corporation
Jeff Tomlinson has been involved in the geospatial technology field since 1994, with degrees in both geography and computer science. For more than twelve years, he has held various positions in technical support and professional services. Currently, he serves as application specialist for Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). In this role, Tomlinson leads the customization, development and maintenance efforts for enterprise GIS implementations. He is also an active leader in several GIS user groups.

Brandon Tourtelotte - Intergraph Corporation
Brandon Tourtelotte is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for the Geospatial Division of Intergraph Corporation. He was worked in the geospatial field for 11 years. Prior to joining Intergraph, Brandon worked for a Trimble dealer, and prior to that he worked for East View Geospatial in Minneapolis. He graduated from the University of MN with a BS in GIS, and is a native of the Twin Cities.

Thursday 9:35am - 10:05am
Dublin Room I & II
Reminisces of a Civil War Topographer: William Emery Merrill
Reminisces of a Civil War Topographer:

This first person presentation will review the service and mapmaking of a Union Civil War Topographer, William Emery Merrill, from his admission to the United States Military Academy through his service during the War Between the States and post war service in the Corps of Engineers. The setting is in his office in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1891 as his wife Margaret Spencer Merrill assists him in packing for an upcoming trip. Merrill recounts his experiences throughout the war years. Specific emphasis is placed on his inter-relationship with superiors and colleagues such as Robert E. Lee, P.T.G. Beauregard, George A. Custer, George B. McClellan, William T. Sherman and other 19th Century Notables. Also recounted are the techniques in map making developed by Merrill during the Atlanta Campaign which resulted in the Army of the Cumberland becoming the premier topographical department in the U.S. Army during the war. Examples of the maps and equipment are displayed as props in Merrill’s Office.

Robert Mergel - Ohio State University

Thursday 9:35am - 10:05am
Dublin Room V & VI
High Performance Computing & OGC Web Services: Delivering Data at Statewide Scale
As the capacity to collect and store geospatial data increases from gigabyte to terabyte scale and beyond; the challenge arises to process, deliver, and view this data in an efficient manner. This presentation demonstrates that commodity hardware, open-source software, open storage formats, and OGC-standard web services can be used to quickly process and deliver such datasets over the web for the purposes of quality control, visualization, and analysis.

By leveraging high-performance, cluster computing techniques and the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), it is possible to generate a web-optimized image cache in a matter of minutes. This cache can be stored in a compact, portable database and exposed via Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard-compliant web services. The web services can then be easily ingested by any number of desktop, web, and mobile products.

An overview of the system architecture is presented, including hardware components and software libraries used. Additionally, visualization of a variety of datasets is demonstrated; highlighting the integration of raster, vector, and elevation datasets from co-hosted web services and third-party sources.

Chris Morabito - Woolpert, Inc.
Chris is a software developer and has been with Woolpert's geospatial service line for four years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University, and develops mapping applications and services for desktop, web, and mobile platforms--including work for the Army Geospatial Center and Air Force Research Labs. Chris currently serves as the lead developer and administrator of SmartView Connect, Woolpert's geospatial web hosting platform.

Thursday 9:35am - 10:05am
Franklin Room
Maximizing GIS during a Real Estate Revaluation Project
Every 6 years an Auditor’s Office Real Estate division must complete a Revaluation of every property in the county. Most revaluations take 2 years to complete due to the complexity of the process. Every property must be reviewed at least 3 times. In Butler County’s 2014 Revaluation, we are using GIS to its fullest capabilities. The first review of the property was done by using 2012 oblique and orthogonal photography flown by Pictometry. We overlay our parcel and roads layers inside Pictometry to give our appraisers the boundaries of a property. The second review of the property was completed by gps street view photography completed by Tyler Verify, a division of Tyler Technologies. The final and third review will be accomplished by a field check to approximately 160,000 parcels. GIS was not only used during the reviewing period but will be used as a check against the data inside the Real Estate CAMA system. Maps comparing attributes such as grade, and condition will be created for every neighborhood in the county. Along with maps with complex definition queries to find data that contradicts itself. This is the first revaluation process that Butler County has utilized its GIS department to its maximum capability.

Katie Evers - Butler County Auditor
Katie Evers, GISP, works for the Butler County Auditor’s Office, GIS department. She has been employed with the county for 7 years. Her responsibilities include maintaining an enterprise database, developing web applications, and providing training of GIS software. Her education background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Wright State University.

Thursday 10:25am - 10:55am
Dublin Room I & II
Geospatial Integration for Remediation and D&D Project at PORTS
The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) was constructed by the United States Atomic Energy Commission to provide enriched uranium for the nation’s nuclear defense system and later for use in commercial nuclear power reactors. The plant enriched uranium from 1954 until 2001. Fluor-Backcock & Wilcox (FBP) under the supervision of the DOE started the process of the demolition and remediation of the remaining structures including the gaseous diffusion process buildings and remaining support facilities.
The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has played a critical role since the beginning of the remediation and D&D part of the project. This presentation would give an overview of the challenges to implement and development of an enterprise GIS that would serve the environmental/remediation and the engineering group. Also will show how the data sharing/standardization is playing a key role at the site. Furthermore it would show the current use and future implementations of geospatial technologies at the site to achieve a more integrated GIS.

David Alvarez - FBP (Department of Energy)

Thursday 10:25am - 10:55am
Dublin Room V & VI
Case Study Using Smart Phones, Volunteers and Web-Based GIS
In the current economic climate nearly every municipality is faced with challenging budgetary decisions, as available resources struggle to keep pace with necessary delivery of services to the community. Governments at all levels need to identify creative ways to get the most out of every dollar. This session will present a case study that used smart phones, volunteers and a web-based GIS system to collect and manage assets on a very limited budget. In this example, a city desired to place notices on storm drain inlets that warned citizens that any material dumped in the inlet would outlet into area creeks, and could potentially contaminate drinking water resources.

The project managers sought a more efficient and accurate process than was used in the pilot. The answer - ArcGIS Online. Tracking project status overall management was then made highly efficient using these innovative and inexpensive tools. This approach identified efficient data collection and management tools that freed the project team to perform the required tasks within the project budget.

Craig Gallant - LJB Inc.
Mr. Gallant is a GIS specialist and web designer with LJB who has more than 20 years of experience. He specializes in GIS applications, visual basic programming and 3D visualizations. Mr. Gallant is certified to use ESRI ArcMap software and is also responsible for the technical and CAD operations for all phases of traffic and planning projects. He has extensive experience programming in Microsoft Silverlight, .NET, Visual Basic, and ESRI development protocol. Additionally, Mr. Gallant created LJB’s custom web-based infrastructure management system and creates custom software tools within ArcMap to allow additional flexibility for the end user.

Thursday 10:25am - 10:55am
Franklin Room
Rolling with the Changes: Keeping a GIS Program Current
Over the past 5 years the Field of GIS and Higher Education have both experienced unprecedented rapid changes. The field of GIS has exploded and there is no longer the hope of one person "knowing it all." Simultaneously higher education in the US has seen dramatic decreases in funding. With increasingly limited resources, degree programs are faced with necessary updates in order to stay current with "the real world.” Miami's story is like many others. We have learned to leverage local professional knowledge to upgrade courses and supplement our own software administration tasks. We have also learned that crossing academic departmental lines is opening new opportunities to our students. No longer can only GIS professionals/academics teach all of the skills needed to be successful. We believe our story shows one way to rolling with the changes while still providing the high-quality education that our students expect and deserve.

Robbyn Abbitt - Miami University
Robbyn Abbitt is the GIS Coordinator for Miami University. She currently teaches GIS courses and manages Miami's GISci Certificate Program. Robbyn has 15 years experience doing GIS for non-profits, state/federal agencies, and education institutions.

Thursday 11:00am - 11:30am
Dublin Room I & II
The Role of GIS in NG9-1-1
In many cases the role of GIS technology in NG9-1-1 is not well known. This presentation provides a vendor-neutral look at the role of GIS in NG9-1-1. Highly accurate GIS data is the “fuel” for NG9-1-1 systems and is used for both address location validation and call routing. Moreover, “legacy” components such as selective routers and the MSAG will eventually be replaced by GIS-based NG9-1-1 components such as the ECRF and LVF. These realities require careful planning and consideration be given to all aspects of the GIS that drives today’s 9-1-1 system and NG9-1-1 in the future.

Chris Knights - GeoComm
Chris Knights, Emergency Number Professional (ENP) and Regional Account Manager for GeoComm, has been actively involved in consulting with the Public Safety community about Next Generation 9-1-1 issues for the past seven years. He has 12 years experience in sales of Public Safety and GIS technology within all levels of government. He has worked to support government GIS and Public Safety technology efforts for 18 years on wide-ranging initiatives including GIS applications, geospatial mapping, enterprise data storage, wireless 9-1-1 and IP telephony networks and mobile 9-1-1 applications. Since 2007 Chris has held a Governor-appointed position on the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) Advisory Board.

Thursday 11:00am - 11:30am
Dublin Room V & VI
Exploiting Real-Time Data with ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server
There is a growing demand among a wide range of communities to incorporate real-time data as a normal part of everyday GIS applications, workflows, and analysis. Who would not like to know that the features you see in a map truly reflect the state of things out in the real world? This session will demonstrate how an organization can integrate and exploit real-time data within the ArcGIS platform. Commercial organizations, transportation managers, public safety analysts, educators, and anyone else with a need to leverage streaming data can use GeoEvent Processor to receive and continuously analyze events from a variety of sources including mobile devices, in-vehicle GPS devices, online social media content, sensor networks, environmental monitoring devices, and more.

Eric Rodenberg - Esri

Thursday 11:00am - 11:30am
Franklin Room
Proper Care and Feeding of Metadata
Do you feel you are overrun with metadata requests? Does dealing with metadata make you want to "go postal"? With preparation, the care and feeding of metadata maintenance will no longer constitute time-killing drudgery. Several tips and tricks for taming metadata will be presented. Template snippets will be provided to minimize the time necessary to preserve metadata. A metadata maintenance schedule will also be discussed. Ultimately, by taking a few small steps to making metadata meaningful and manageable, it will also go from savage to subdued.

Ryan Bowe - Photo Science, Inc.
Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP works for Photo Science in Lexington, Kentucky. She has a passion for metadata and she has created tens of thousands of metadata files for geospatial datasets, some of which she acquired, edited, documented and delivered to clients. Co-author of “Avoiding Last Minute Metadata Misery” in ArcNews Summer 2012, she stays active in her profession as a Vanguard Cabinet member of URISA; a Young Professional Committee member of ASPRS; and a GIS Certification Institute’s Geographic Information System Professional application reviewer.

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Dublin Room I & II
Holistic GIS Mosh Pitting - Designing your Map as Content and the Tools to Get You There
We are finally at a point where you can believe the commercials, it really is that easy to create/edit once and use often in very compelling ways.

Our previous measure of success for a web map was four (4) unique visitors. I would like to share a method we have been employing for our data and map creation and sharing that has resulted in much better utilization of our data, so much so that now our measure is up to nine (9) unique visitors.

The main notion is to design your map as content rather than as a map. It should simply live embedded on the content page where it belongs, just like a picture or video and it should have a very narrow focus in data and tools (sorry, we've all heard this before).

Where it gets more fun is that now that we have a very specific map, we can use all of the pieces of Esri's platform (ArcGIS Online, Desktop, Servers, Mobile) to very easily create and manage all of the ingredients of our content.

I will use one past project, monitoring and reporting the status of a sewer lining project, and some current projects to show how we utilize all of these pieces to lower our overall workload and to deliver the content being requested by our customers. I will also discuss the equipment we use and some of the problems we run into. I am excited to hear your questions and ideas.

Brandon Brown - City of Dublin
Brandon is the GIS Administrator, City of Dublin, Ohio. He has been heavily involved with GIS and public service for the past 17 years and is in his 10th year with Dublin. Past positions include GIS Analyst/Programmer for Livingston County, Michigan and Lucas County, Ohio. Brandon holds a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Ohio University. He leads and works on projects involving asset management, community and economic development, CIP/budgetary planning and more. Brandon’s professional honors include published articles in GIS trade journals and requested speaking engagements at professional conferences and webinars. Material honors include being a recipient of the 2010 OGRIP Best Practices award in GIS and the 2011 Esri SAG Special Achievements in GIS award.

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Dublin Room V & VI
How Does a Community Maintain a Storm Water Infrastructure Database Using ESRI’s Local Government Information Model in ArcGIS 9.3?
Stantec Consulting completed a storm water infrastructure database project for an urbanized city. The initial phase of this project was to gather paper as-built drawings and collect storm water features through digitization. The next phase incorporated all digital storm water features into ESRIs Local Government Information Model. The city chose the Local Government model because of its standardized layout of features and attributes. This model only works with ArcGIS 10.X. Some communities have not upgraded from ArcGIS 9.3 to ArcGIS 10.0. Stantec developed the database for use in ArcGIS 9.3, to keep the standardized model schema, while keeping the 9.3 functionality.

Adam Pooler, GISP - Stantec Consulting
Adam Pooler is a Senior GIS Analyst with the Cincinnati office of Stantec Consulting in his eight year of professional practice in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Adam received an Associate of Applied Science in GIS/GPS from Hocking College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from Wright State University. Adam has received his Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification. Adam has participated in a variety of municipal and data collection projects that have included utility location and conversion. Adam is skilled in manipulating GIS data and managing databases. Adam has working experience in Geometric Networks to validate connectivity and flow.

Emily Whitehead, GISP, CFM - Stantec Consulting

Troy Sova - Stantec Consulting
Troy Sova is a GIS Analyst with the Cincinnati, Ohio office of Stantec Consulting and the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR), and is in his 10th year of professional practice in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Troy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography with a concentration in GIS from Central Michigan University. Over the past several years, Troy has participated in a variety of municipal and data collection projects that have included digitizing and attributing assets from as-built drawings, performing Quality Assurance /Quality Control on asset databases and producing locational maps for efficient planning of field verification efforts.

Thursday 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Franklin Room
Connecting With the Future: GIS Users in the Ohio K-12 Environment
We are excited that future ArcGIS users in the State of Ohio have an opportunity to learn and utilize the ArcGIS software with the use of the site license for the K-12 schools in the State. Currently, there are a small number of schools using the software with the teachers reaching out looking for mentors and opportunities for their students to gain experience using the software from the classroom. Let us collaborate so we can build opportunities for Ohio’s students and educators to engage with local professionals and prepare the foundation for ArcGIS users/professionals in the future using Ohio students.

Tracy Taylor - State of Ohio - eTech Ohio

Steve  Crumbacher - eTech Ohio

Thursday 1:35pm - 2:05pm
Dublin Room I & II
History of the GIS-World, Part II – The Sequel: A 2nd Look at the History of GIS in Film and Television (Back to the Past…and Future!)
Can a sequel capture the grandeur of the original or are they forever doomed to the bargain bin of direct to DVD GIS presentations? Since the early 20th century movies and television have been portraying GIS and geospatial systems. From map tracking devices in James Bond, to police station maps plotting criminal activity to sci-fi futurescapes were every piece of information is spatially modeled (and available by talking to a voice-enabled computer). This presentation will provide a historical look of how GIS technologies have been presented in the past in both film and television. In 2012 we showed you some of the most interesting clips of how GIS technologies have been portrayed in both films and television. This year we will show you the clips we didn't have time to present last year…with a vengeance!

Todd Tucky - Heartland GIS
Todd Tucky GISP – Todd is the owner and senior consultant of Heartland GIS. He has been using GIS technologies for the past 23+ years and has an extensive background in GIS planning and implementation projects. He teaches GIS classes at Columbus State and serves on their GIS program advisory board. His is a certified archaeologist and GIS/Information Systems professional, and has vested interest in Ohio’s archaeological and historical cultural heritage as well as the development of emerging technologies. Recently he served as primary author of Ohio’s GIS Statewide Strategic Plan and has been active in Ohio GIS for several decades.

Gene  Del Greco - KE McCartney and Associates Inc
Gene Del Greco GISP, GIS Manager of KE McCartney and Associates, brings 35 years of experience working with local governments in three states. As GIS Manager for the Richland County, Ohio GIS Consortium he guided the efforts of a 22 member GIS Consortium. As Development Director of Weirton West Virginia he coordinated the citywide GIS and as Planning Director of Chautauqua County, New York he headed up the county’s initial GIS development efforts. Gene has been an active member of the GIS professional community for 20 years. He has served as Chairman of the Ohio Chapter of URISA and served for two years as Chairman of the OGRIP GIS Forum. He has been a member of URISA International since 1990 and has served on many URISA Subcommittees.

Thursday 1:35pm - 2:05pm
Dublin Room V & VI
Prioritizing Sewer Extension to Eliminate Home Sewage Treatment Systems
The Columbus Department of Public Utilities is continuing its efforts to eliminate Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) within the City. When malfunctioning, these systems release untreated sewage to ground and surface waters creating environmental and public health hazards. HSTS elimination is not a new activity for the Department. However, new tools are being used to address risk posed by these systems. The Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP) is a financial assistance program for homeowners. This program allows homeowners to differ costs of abandoning their HSTS and connecting to the sanitary collection system. Another tool, the focus of this presentation, is a method to prioritize sewer extension projects to reach unsewered areas. In Columbus, 75% of known HSTS are in unsewered areas and exists in clusters of varying sizes throughout the city. Using GIS, future capital projects are being prioritized by a variety of factors such as land use, ground water pollution potential, and potential impact to DPU water treatment plant intakes.

Greg Horch - City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities

Thursday 1:35pm - 2:05pm
Franklin Room
Alternate GIS Workflows.
The Dynamic GIS Duo is back again to explore innovative GIS workflows. We are all very busy with numerous responsibilities at our jobs but when do we really evaluate the tools we use to get these tasks accomplished? We will discuss numerous workflows that a typical GIS professional will face on a daily basis and evaluate the tools available to see what our options are as GIS professionals to stay productive and work effectively. Topics will include cartography with TileMill, database storage with PostGIS and analysis with GDAL.

Aaron Crary - OKI Regional COG

Richard Frantz - City of Dublin

Thursday 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Dublin Room I & II
A Picture CAN Be Worth More than a 1000 words; it could Literally Save you Time AND Money!
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Construction Departments have been asked to integrate project management systems to identify conditions before, during and after projects have been built in an effort to mitigate contractor dispute claims and property owner law suits.

As a result, District One ODOT incorporated a secure and editable document management strategy to help produce the required output. The district has employed the use of a GIS imaging software package that utilizes geographically referenced pictures to export watermarked images, various reports, relational databases, KML and KMZ Google Earth files, ESRI Shape files and Microsoft Excel/Access files all in one pass.

This presentation will demonstrate and educate users about a functional and relatively in-expensive way to bridge the documentation gap and quantify the district’s experience with the software.

The conversation will also feature the latest photo collection and documentation process initiated by ODOT’s Office of Environmental Services (OES) and feature the newest software release of GeoJot + (Team).

John Puente - Ohio Department of Transportation
John Puente has over 15 years’ experience as a GIS Coordinator, 24 years’ experience in CADD/Design and recently held the position as the ODOT District One Planning Administrator. John is experienced in data management, desktop and web geospatial application development and analysis. He recently assisted in the development of ODOT’s GIS and WebMap standards and the statewide culvert inventory process. John served as Chairperson of the ODOT GIS Committee and is a member of various local/countrywide GIS groups. John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toledo in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Database Management and GIS. He attended UT’s Graduate Program in Geography and Planning before assuming his new position in ODOT’s Division of Planning as a Data Administration Manager. New duties include division-wide data administration and policy/processes. He is also involved in GIS consultant selection and GIS strategies within the department.

Thursday 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Dublin Room V & VI
The "Nuts & Bolts" Of Building A Sewer & Water GIS
John Woodard graduated from The University of Akron with a Masters in GIS/Geography in 2005. He worked with the Summit County Health Department for 5 years and has been employed with Chagrin Valley Engineering since 2007. He has designed successful GIS Systems for: Summit County Public Health and Medina County Health Departments, The Cities of Lyndhurst, Bedford Heights, Brunswick, and the villages of Moreland Hills and Bentleyville. Currently, John is the GIS lead in the design and building of a Sewer & Water GIS for the City of Strongsville, City Engineer.
This presentation will cover the "Nuts & Bolts" or the How and Why things are done a certain way! John will share his experiences with: data capture, geo-referencing, geodatabase construction, and project design. How to distribute or share your information over a network without destroying your budget will be discussed.

John  Woodard - Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd

Thursday 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Franklin Room
Tracking Snow & Ice Vehicles in Real-time. City of Columbus, Department of Public Service
During the winter weather season, the City of Columbus’s snow and ice removal operations are a high profile activity that significantly impacts anyone using the street network within the City. The unpredictable nature of snow and ice events makes it difficult to track costs, measure resources, and monitor where and how these resources are distributed throughout the City during an event.
The City of Columbus, Department of Public Service (DPS) is developing a web based mapping application to improve their ability to coordinate resources and costs associated with snow and ice removal activities. ESRI’s geoevent processor extension for ArcGIS server provides access to real-time monitoring of sensors located on snow plows which provide their location, heading, speed, whether the plow is up or down, and whether the salt spreader is activated. This presentation will provide a brief introduction to ESRI’s geoevent processor extension and a review of web mapping tools developed to assist City staff monitor both real-time and historical performance of the City’s snow and ice removal activities.

Rick Garrabrant - City of Columbus, Department of Public Service
I am a registered professional surveyor and have worked for the City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, for 33 years. I have been working with GIS for the last 16 years. I am currently GIS Manager for the Department.

Erick Lobao - T&M Associates
Erick Lobao is a GIS manager for T&M Associates working in the Columbus, Ohio office. Mr. Lobao has a wide range of experience performing spatial analysis, network analysis, GIS needs assessments, designing and administering enterprise databases, designing desktop and mobile web mapping applications, and providing GIS training to individuals with varying amounts of experience in GIS.

Darlene Scott - T&M Associates

Thursday 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Dublin Room I & II
Roadway Maintenance Management System
The Licking County Engineer’s Office contracted with TEC to perform an inventory of assets and deficiencies along approximately 420 miles of county road. Inventoried assets include signage, guardrail, advisory curve speeds, passing zones, and hazards. Licking County will utilize the data by recognizing safety concerns along county roads and efficiently mitigating potential hazards. Collected data can be used to locate concerns and relate crash patterns to specific areas within the county. With continual upkeep of roadside assets, Licking County can track, record and prioritize any dangerous areas along county roadways related to inadequate signage, incorrectly marked passing zones, guardrail attributes and any roadside item that may hinder safety. Inventoried deficiencies can be used for road maintenance planning and budgetary purposes by foreseeing annual replacement needs and tracking maintenance records. The final product will be a roadway maintenance management system that will track roadside deficiency reductions, budget planning, and crash reduction.

Kim Christian - Licking County Engineer

Thursday 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Dublin Room V & VI
Applying GIS to Analyze Urban Ecosystems in Communities for Green Infrastructure Planning
While Geographic Information Systems provide an array of problem-solving solutions in traditional urban planning applications, they also offer great advancements in assessing the health and integrity of urban forest ecosystems that was once not possible. The spatial patterning of urban landscapes are closely linked with general land use categories and are under constant pressure from urban development. Until recently, urban forests were vastly underappreciated in terms of their value because their impacts were difficult to quantify. Due to introduced efforts to preserve and increase urban forests through federal and state grants, the emphasis on these ecosystems has been brought to the forefront of today’s environmental concerns.
By using GIS to analyze spatial data, urban planners are able to make more informed decisions about the health of their urban forest and city as a whole. To solve the problems associated with today’s urban environments, GIS is used to conduct tree inventories and urban tree canopy assessments in addition to focused environmental analyses such as stormwater management, forest fragmentation, resource assessments, urban heat islands, and ecosystem benefits. Analysis of current land cover datasets allows for urban planners to set goals and regulations regarding their urban forest as well as ways to maintain and improve their current green infrastructure by means of proper tree planting plans.

Deborah Sheeler - Davey Resource Group
Deborah Sheeler is a GIS Analyst/Cartographer with over 16 years of professional experience applying advanced GIS and remote sensing technology to environmental analysis.

William  Ayersman - Davey Resource Group
Will Ayersman serves as a GIS Analyst providing clients with urban forestry and environmental analysis. He has 5 years of experience in forestry and GIS.

Thursday 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Franklin Room
Implementing a Remote Sensing Monitoring System to Support Sustainable Development: The OhioMAP Concept
Sustainable development has been broadly defined as a pattern of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future. At its core, this concept is a form of decision making aimed reducing the negative impacts on the environment while building healthy, resilient communities where the resources needed to achieve a high quality of life can be accessed without exceeding the capacity of our natural ecosystems. Sustainability, as with as decision making process, is a data driven activity with a need to understand how choices made today achieve goals realized only over an extended time horizon. The provision of timely information is essential to guide sustainable develop agendas, but data acquisition is often an uneven process particularly over extend time periods. Remote sensing is a well recognized approach to document and describe the baseline status of the environmental system and the capacity of remote sensing systems to provide multi-temporal images of land surface objects enhances our ability to observe the progression of human and natural forces as they act on the landscape. With these capabilities understood remote sensing assets can play a fundamental role in environmental monitoring as it relates to sustainable development plans. This presentation focuses on the process and strategies of crafting and a remote sensing monitoring system and introduces the OhioMAP concept as an integrated model to support long-term sustainability planning.

James Lein - Ohio University

Thursday 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Dublin Room I & II
TIMS - ODOT's Mapping Portal
One of the biggest challenges with transportation data is organizing, analyzing and disseminating spatial information both internally and externally. ODOT has created an ArcGIS Server, web based, Flex application (Transportation Information Management System or TIMS) that acts as a data repository and contains sophisticated spatial analysis tools. The application uses geoproccessing tools such dynamic segmentation (on-the-fly) and log point reverse geocoding. This enables users to view data through user uploads and map services to perform analysis using ODOT’s linear referencing system. TIMS also provides many export, graphic and interactive data options allowing for user flexibility. The result is an easily accessible, scalable application for both internal and external users for access to dynamic traffic, crash, pavement, infrastructure and facility information.

Ian Kidner - ODOT
Ian Kidner is a GIS Systems Administrator with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Ian has been with ODOT for 3 years, and was previously with a GIS consulting firm. Ian coordinates GIS products, services, and standards.

Garrett Staats - ODOT
Garrett Staats is a Solutions Architect with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Garrett holds a Master of Information Systems Management and a Bachelor of Science in GIS. He has worked at ODOT for eight years, spending the first four years in the Office of Technical Services as a GIMS Specialist and is currently a Solutions Architect in IT. Garrett's involvement in ODOT's GIS program consists of architecting software deployments, administering ArcServer and ArcSDE instances and assisting in the development of GIS products, standards and data.

Melissa Williams - Stantec
Melissa Williams is a Senior Project Engineer at Stantec Consulting and has over 12 years of GIS experience in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive knowledge of ESRI software and routinely uses ArcGIS Model Builder and Python to develop customized tools for GIS data conversion, attribute population, and analysis. Melissa received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Geography from Ohio State.

Thursday 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Dublin Room V & VI
Resourcefulness: Our Biggest Asset
As we are all preaching, GIS is a fantastic tool! But what other tools and resources are out there that can help improve our productivity?

This session will introduce and demonstrate inexpensive and often free tools for project and data management. I'll also direct you to resources that can help you get started in software and web development and help polish you're map-making skills.

Specifically, I plan to cover Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive/Docs, Codecademy, the variety of GIS blogs and podcasts I frequent, and anything else I find helpful between now and then.

It'll have to be fast-paced to cover everything, but you'll come out knowing what is possible and how to get started integrating it into your workflow.

Nathan Saylor - Hardin County
Nathan Saylor has been serving GIS needs since 2006. He began his professional career at the Lima/Allen County Regional Planning Commission, then went on to Findlay doing work for the pipeline industry as well as designing and implementing GIS for small utilities and mapping for wetlands research. Nathan later became involved in the Rhodes State College GIS Advisory Committee and has mentored at local GIS Day events and to local schools about practical geography. In 2011, Nathan began his position as the Hardin County GIS Coordinator. His experience there has given him the opportunity to meet a variety of needs. In this capacity, he continues to map for community events, law enforcement, 9-1-1, the prosecutor's office, fire departments, economic development, and many other GIS needs throughout the county. In early 2013, Nathan began Saylor Mapping to answer the growing need for GIS particularly as to how it applies for local cemeteries. You can follow his GIS blog at www.gisn8.com.

Thursday 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Franklin Room
Monitoring Lonicera maackii invasion in Southwest Ohio using Landsat Time Series Data
Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle) is an exotic shrub that invades forest understories throughout the Eastern United States, since being introduced in the late 1800s. Our previous work has focused on relating satellite-based greenness measures to L. maackii percent cover in rural woodlots, since the shrub retains leaves later in the fall than native trees. In this study, we examine the temporal patterns of fall (November) greenness between 1985 and 2010 to determine if recently invaded woodlots show distinct trajectories from uninvaded woodlots. Eight Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and three Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) scenes were obtained for nine years between 1985 (to coincide with the initial invasion) and 2010 (to coincide with our field measurements of L. maackii cover). Following radiometric calibration, Spectral Vegetation Indices (SVIs) including NDVI, EVI, and Tasseled Cap were calculated for each image and mean values were extracted for plots with high levels (>50% cover) of L. maackii and control plots with 0% L. maackii cover. Preliminary results indicate that currently invaded woodlots have a positive trend in greenness over the 25 year time span, while non-invaded woodlots have slopes near zero. The linear trend lines do not seem overwhelmed by ‘noise’ in the data caused by variations in image acquisition (between early and late November) or differences in leaf drop timing. Full results of the analysis will be presented here.

Mary Henry - Miami University

Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Dublin Room I & II
Simply Produce Your PCI Values Using MicroPAVER
Transmap Corporation is currently supporting the City of Kettering, Ohio in their goal of having intelligent pavement distress data that will keep their pavement network at the high level of support that their constituents demand. Transmap set up the City of Kettering with MicroPAVER to analyze pavement distress data that Transmap collected to make objective decisions on pavement rehabilitation projects.

This was the City of Kettering’s first MicroPAVER PCI calculation. Once the maintenance activities are completed, the City will supply information to Transmap to perform MicroPAVER updates.

MicroPAVER is one of the most popular pavement management systems on the market. It has been adopted as the de-facto standard for pavement condition analysis and budget planning with transportation departments and public works agencies all over the country.

We will discuss how to collect the data using ASTM D6433 standards. We will also review how to display your PCI results to present to council or management.

Craig  Schorling - Transmap Corporation
Craig Schorling, GISP has been in the GIS transportation business for over 19 years. He has been with Transmap for 15 of those 19 years. He has extensive background and knowledge pertaining to roadway infrastructure. Craig’s main focus is helping Cities and Counties track and maintain GIS infrastructure. Craig is a graduate of the State University of New York, Albany with a major in Geography.

Andrew Aidt - City of Kettering
Andrew has been working for the City of Kettering, Ohio since 1992. He started as a Co-op while he was getting his Undergrad at the University of Cincinnati. Urban Planning and development review were his first jobs, then he transitioned into the GIS field about 10 years ago. Andrew has been managing the City's GIS system since. A couple years ago, he decided to get his Masters in Public Administration from Wright State University.

Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Dublin Room V & VI
What's New in ArcGIS 10.2
ArcGIS 10.2 builds upon the success of the 10.1 release, introducing important enhancements and new functionality. This session will give you an overview of what is new in this version, including: Geoprocessing enhancements, LiDAR Dataset improvements, disconnected GIS, Feature Service improvements, support for real time data, and other topics of interest.

Eric Rodenberg - Esri

Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
Franklin Room
Mobilizing an Enterprise GIS for Ohio’s Abandoned Mine Land Inventory
Ohio’s AML program maintains an inventory of abandoned mine land features eligible
for reclamation under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
The AML GIS section developed a Mobile GIS using Trimble Juno series data collectors
and a customized ArcPad suite to aid in more effective and efficient field work for staff
members. The project leverages the field work of over a dozen non-GIS staff members
through 2 GIS professionals. The goal of the project was to ease the process of
discovering and submitting eligible problem sites to the federal government registry for
We will discuss the Abandoned Mine Land reclamation process, how we designed the
Mobile GIS, hardware and software evaluations and decisions, and the workflows
utilized to manage this system.

Mathew Riley - Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Chris Freidhof - Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Friday 9:35am - 10:05am
Dublin Room I & II
Three Times a Week: Mapping the Transportation of Dialysis Patients in Dayton, Ohio
Dialysis is a clinical purification of blood when the person’s kidneys can no longer filter toxins from the blood. The rising rates of dialysis patients and related causes increases demand for support services. Transportation to dialysis centers is crucial for health of patients. When kidneys fail, patients must attend dialysis sessions three times per week for the rest of their life with each session requiring four hours to complete. Many patients are elderly with limited mobility and some patients experience a weakness from a drop in blood pressure resulting in increased reliance upon others for transportation. This project analyzes the current transportation system for dialysis patients in the Miami Valley in partnership with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission using multiple research methods. The primary objective is to learn how patients who depend on any kind of transportation travel to and from the dialysis center with the end goal to provide recommendations to improve efficiency, coordination, and customer-friendliness of the system. Data is collected from the three public transit providers in the Miami Valley (and one private), field observations, and a patient survey. Patient transport networks are presented using systematic mapping techniques for service provision, “hot spot” density of demand, origin and destination flow, and interactions of transit system service areas.

Langdon Sanders - Wright State University
GIS Technician at the City of Kettering. Master of Public Administration at Wright State University 2013. Bachelors in Anthropology from Hendrix College 2011.

Ambreen Hasan - Wright State University
Pursuing Masters of Public Administration from Wright State University (and graduating in December 2013) and also working as a Graduate Student Research Analyst at the Office of Institutional Research at Wright State University.

Friday 9:35am - 10:05am
Dublin Room V & VI
Depth Mapping the Disastrous Flood of 1913 in Southwest Ohio
One hundred years ago in March 1913 the citizens of the Miami Valley, in southwestern Ohio, witnessed a natural disaster unparalleled in the region's history. Within a three-day period, 8 to 11 inches of rain fell throughout the Great Miami River Watershed. More than 360 people lost their lives. Property damage exceeded $100 million, more than $2 billion in today’s economy. The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) was born as a direct result of the 1913 flood. In efforts to engineer and construct a flood protection system of dams, levees, and modified channels MCD engineers needed detailed topographic information to calculate and design the system. By 1915 MCD surveyors had gathered enough survey data to develop 1-foot and 2-foot contour maps for the areas along the Great Miami River. These contour maps included topographical information, 1913 flood limits, and observed high water marks. In some areas sub-water- surface elevation were collected and mapped. Until recently these maps were used by MCD for estimating flood depth. Now these data have been geo-referenced and 1913 flood depths have been interpolated using modern geographic information system methods.

Barry Puskas, PE, GISP - The Miami Conservancy District

Friday 9:35am - 10:05am
Franklin Room
Warren County GIS and SWCD Partner to Improve Stream Water Quality.
Warren County experienced significant subdivision development, increasing in parcel count from 60,000 to nearly 100,000 over the past decade. During this time, the Soil and Water Conservation District(SWCD) in the County was charged with administering aspects of the 1972 Clean Water Act, in particular the erosion and sediment control regulations (ESC) and in general the promotion and ensurance of water quality for waters of the state. SWCD monitors hundreds of on-going development projects at one time for the ESC, which until 2013 was conducted with clip-boarded paper forms, redundant data entry, and manila file folders. Additionally, SWCD was the watchdog of a voluntary streamside setback, which had no enforcement measure, and was scrutinized for the setback distance values. SWCD partnered with the County’s GIS staff to develop tools and methods that would aid in their particular regulatory monitoring and administration tasks and would validate their setback regimen. The partnership created the Data Tracker web-based tool to map, track, catalog, and report all the development projects in the jurisdiction. The Data Tracker portal also integrates data with ODNRs SWIMS reporting tool. With regard to the streamside setback zone, GIS applied out-of-the-box ArcHydro tools and Python scripts from OSU Graduate Student Ming Sheng, to establish Streamway locations, in order to validate existing and proposed setbacks on Warren County streams.

Dawn Johnson - Warren County, Ohio
Dawn Johnson has been the GIS Coordinator for Warren County, Ohio since 2002. Before that, she was a project manager and technical writer at Woolpert LLC, and has worked with database development since 1991. She builds, guides and contributes to outstanding teams that develop and maintain Geographic Information Systems for a wide variety of client types, including airports, utilities, and local government. She has both private sector and public sector experience managing projects that range from data conversion, integration, modeling, UI experience, and exceptional cartographic presentations. She prefers to use her skills for the “good of the citizens” by creating ROI, using or enhancing institutional data whenever possible to create operational efficiency. She holds a B.S in Agriculture and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning, both from The Ohio State University. When she is not wearing her GIS superhero cape, Dawn enjoys organic gardening with family in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Caitlin Botschner - Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District
Caitlin Botschner serves as the Stormwater Program Coordinator for the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Warren County Engineer’s Office. She coordinates the Phase II water quality program for the County. She also creates, manages, and analyzes Geographic Information Systems data as it relates to stormwater and natural resources. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Miami University’s Institute for Environmental Sciences.

Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Dublin Room I & II
Unmanned Aircraft Systems at the Ohio Department of Transportation, Part 2
This presentation will cover the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for a GIS\remote sensing operations supporting roadway surveys, construction and project documentation as well as asset locations and conditions. As a continuation from the last 2012 Ohio GIS Conference presentation, this years’ presentation will cover operations, examples from data collection and implementation. We will also be presenting partnerships that were formed and operational challenges to implementing this new technology for mapping professionals.

Fred Judson - Ohio Department of Transportation

Ben Cordes - Ohio Department of Transportation

Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Dublin Room V & VI
GIS Guy + Planner Guy + Web Guy = Cool New Way to Update a Community Plan (if you think these types of things are cool)
We all know that comprehensive plans are not meant to sit on a shelf gathering dust, but all too often that’s exactly what happens. So why not just eliminate the shelf altogether? This session will share the City of Dublin's recent experience with converting the Dublin Community Plan from a traditional print format to a fully interactive website, the city’s reasons for moving in this direction, and the advantages (and some challenges) of having a web-based plan. Learn about Dublin’s tradition of comprehensive planning and how the City is redefining what a comprehensive plan can be. During this session, speakers will use the website itself to demonstrate how the online plan is structured, including the use of GIS-based interactive maps, embedded videos and slideshows, intuitive search and navigation features, public comment options, and more. Participants will learn how to leverage the efficiencies of a digital plan to promote government transparency, save money (and trees!), improve public outreach, expand user access, maintain relevancy with more frequent updates, and ultimately, to enhance their plan’s effectiveness as decision-making tool. Participants can explore the Dublin Community Plan before or after the session (or even during by using a smartphone or other mobile device) at http://communityplan.dublinohiousa.gov.

Justin Goodwin - City of Dublin

Brandon Brown - City of Dublin
Brandon is the GIS Administrator, City of Dublin, Ohio. He has been heavily involved with GIS and public service for the past 17 years and is in his 10th year with Dublin. Past positions include GIS Analyst/Programmer for Livingston County, Michigan and Lucas County, Ohio. Brandon holds a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Ohio University. He leads and works on projects involving asset management, community and economic development, CIP/budgetary planning and more. Brandon’s professional honors include published articles in GIS trade journals and requested speaking engagements at professional conferences and webinars. Material honors include being a recipient of the 2010 OGRIP Best Practices award in GIS and the 2011 Esri SAG Special Achievements in GIS award.

Friday 10:20am - 10:50am
Franklin Room
NHD Stewardship
This presentation will describe the Stewardship Process within the NHD Program. It will address the History of the National Hydrography Dataset, the maintenance and stewardship of the program, and how stewards are using the data.

Joel Skalet - US Geological Survey
National Hydrography Dataset Technical Point of Contact - Region 3