Often, mappers get new deeds that have descriptions that are difficult to properly map. Sometimes they are just wrong. Many of us do not know what they must accept and when they can demand something better. Too often we don’t know what is and isn’t required in Kansas Law. Someone else at the county government level tells you that they have to take it so you have to work it. I have studied this. I dealt with attorneys and counselors. Our county has made adjustments to perform within the law and eliminate many of the bad descriptions.
In this discussion we will seek to better understand:
Administrative Boundaries Data Committee: Panel Discussion and Forum
This session will describe the immediate value ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 can bring to your organization today. Discover the different components, including Excel, Power BI, SharePoint and Teams. See demonstrations on how you can take advantage of Esri mapping capabilities, and even use your ArcGIS data, in each of these components.
Whether you are just getting started with ArcGIS Pro or have used it for years, there is always something new to discover. Learn crafty tips and wily tricks to boost productivity and efficiency when completing your work in ArcGIS Pro. Areas covered will include mapping, data and content management, analysis, sharing… and speaking of sharing, we’ll be sure to leave time for you to share your favorite ArcGIS Pro tips!
This session is designed to cover the various facets of a professional career, especially from a geospatial perspective. Included will be a discussion of certification and professional credentials in general, and the GISP specifically, and how this area can help an individual succeed early and throughout one's career. GISPs who may have questions about renewing their certification are also encouraged to attend. The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of proficient GIS professionals through its international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) certification program. The Institute fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry.
Does your organization use AutoCAD and want access to better base maps? Are you looking to edit GIS in AutoCAD? In this session, you'll learn how the CAD designer becomes an active participant in GIS by creating and maintaining native GIS content. In addition to accessing certain free services from Esri’s Living Atlas, you’ll learn how to leverage your organization’s secure map, imagery, and feature layers from ArcGIS Online. This plug-in helps you generate GIS-ready content and streamlines interoperability between AutoCAD designers, field staff and GIS professionals. We will also cover how to integrate similar workflows with Bentley's Microstation and how TREKK has begun to integrate between their GIS and Design/Transportation department.
This session will focus on building your GISP portfolio whether it’s for becoming a GISP or recertifying as a GISP. We will take a dive into each of the submission areas: Education, Experience and Contributions to the Profession. And we’ll also spend some time on ethics and professional certification. Anyone interested in learning more about creating their portfolio is encouraged to attend. The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of proficient GIS professionals through its international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) certification program. The Institute fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry.
Over the past few years, airborne lidar and imagery technology advances have led to more powerful and compact systems. The development of modular pod remote sensing systems that can be attached and removed without permanently modifying aircraft have created new opportunities for aerial mapping. In particular, STC mounts have made it easier to switch between different types of sensors and customize data collection for specific projects while reducing installation time and enabling operator cost-sharing. This presentation will discuss the benefits of swappable remote sensing pods and modular mounting systems for aerial mapping. We will explore how these systems enable a larger aircraft fleet to be utilized for data collection, reducing the need for ownership of expensive aircraft and decreasing project costs. In addition, we will provide examples of how these systems have been used in real-world projects, including the types of data they can collect and how they compare to traditional airborne lidar and imagery systems. Furthermore, we will examine the implications of these developments for remote sensing. As aerial mapping becomes more accessible and cost-effective, what new opportunities and challenges might arise? What impact might this have on the broader applications of remote sensing technology? Join us as we explore these questions and more in this presentation on the changing landscape of aerial mapping.
This session will be a discussion among attendees on the topic of creating a statewide user group for ArcGIS Enterprise. Among the many questions to be asked:
Bring your questions and ideas for discussion and we'll see where the conversation leads.
This presentation will focus on implementations for federal, state, and local public sector organizations to enhance Data Governance through automated business rules. 1Spatial helps organizations validate incoming data and streamline workflows using its automated Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products to validate, clean and integrate data sources into their enterprise systems. Implementations have included data supply chains to feed Spatial Data Infrastructures for US Census Bureau, State of Michigan as well as for several Next Generation 9-1-1 implementations including Los Angeles County, States of Georgia, Minnesota, Arizona, Montana and, most recently, Arkansas. These organizations are helping their partners to easily understand data requirements and are empowering them to correct issues by identifying and pinpointing the exact location of potential non-conformances in the data as well as providing what rule might have been broken. The solution also provides valuable metrics on the overall health of the data over time. Once data meets an agreed upon threshold of quality it is integrated with multiple other sources of data into seamless organization-wide enterprise databases. Join us to learn about how to implement these methodologies and ultimately improve data quality to support resilient data governance within your organization.
Local GIS data is used to route 911 calls in Kansas to the proper Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) based on the caller's current location. But how is that location determined in the first place? In this session we will discuss how caller location is established in Kansas, whether the caller uses a landline, a cell phone, an alarm company, a telematics provider, or any other technology. We will focus on the way things work today, but we'll also speculate on what will be coming in the future.
GIS Applications in Local and State Governments
Modern GIS applications in local and state government are diverse and wide-ranging. At this presentation, we will demo GIS-based applications that local and state governments are using to support a wide range of workflows and projects including highway, streets, utilities, stormwater, and land use planning, engineering, and operations. Applications shown will be a mixture of tools and GIS software packages including unmanned aerial systems (e.g., drones), ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Pro.
How to Find the Best Candidates for Your Organization
The job market is hot! From new graduates to established professionals, there seems more job openings than candidates. What are best practices for screening for new employees? What are pitfalls when the screen and interview process does not identify the right type of candidates? Join us for an interactive panel discussion on the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to finding the right person to hire.
Join us for a look at Esri’s Quick Capture App. Learn how the City of Lawrence has incorporated this quick and easy to use data collection tool into some of our field data collection workflows. We’ll walk through the basics of design and setup of a Quick capture project in ArcGIS Online and/or Portal. We’ll walk through a typical project, used to collect point feature data by field crews for general reporting and site inspections. Then we will look at how to configure the app and your enterprise account for real-time data collection. Generating streaming data used for situational awareness during snow operations or other emergency response events.
The Kansas NG911 User Group session will provide a brief update on the Kansas NG911 GIS program including the NG911 Toolbox, the Kansas NG911 GIS Data Model v3, and geoMSAG processing, followed by an open discussion of NG911 GIS. We encourage NG911 GIS Data Maintainers, Data Stewards and anyone interested to bring your questions and curiosity to this session!
I will cover what KCMO has been applying over the last year with their on-street enforcement program. This includes mapping new single space and multispace locations, analyzing changes through PowerBI, and creating footpaths, vehicular and bicycle license plate recognition routes for our enforcement team.
Base Level Engineering (BLE) is an automated and cost-effective engineering approach that uses high-tech modeling software and high-resolution ground data to provide communities with a baseline understanding of their flood hazards. Many states, including Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas have initiated an effort to produce BLE statewide. The most common approach to BLE is utilizing the latest and greatest Two-Dimensional (2D) Hydraulic modeling methods, rather than the typical One-Dimensional (1D) method. This presentation will discuss differences between 1D and 2D modeling, project specific mapping approaches, and challenges we have had to overcome in the process.
Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have driven the miniaturization of the navigation systems and payloads for today’s drones. Prior to these advances sensors like LIDAR and inertial navigation systems were too large for smaller drones to carry. We will discuss some of the sensors placed on today’s drones and their impact. Also National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has officially announced target dates for the implementation of the new 2022 National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) datums. We will discuss the implementation that is expected to take place from 2025 to 2030 and its impact on us!
ArcGIS Experience Builder is built on the latest web technologies. As more capabilities are added to Experience Builder, it might be time to consider modernizing your ArcGIS Web AppBuilder apps. In this session, you will learn how to improve your app with the most modern technology Experience Builder offers while keeping a consistent user interface and workflow to minimize the impact on your existing audience. We will talk about Experience Builder templates, building complete experiences and mobile optimization.
Since 2007, the City of Andover has employed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to inform decision-making, and enhance the quality of life for residents. This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of Andover's GIS applications and its impact on the community. The presentation begins by discussing initial use of GIS, such as storm sewer mapping and asset management, before exploring the evolution of the city's GIS presence and transition to ArcGIS Online (AGOL). AGOL enabled field data collection and inspections of public utilities, improving infrastructure management. The integration of GIS into a comprehensive asset management software package, which includes work orders, resource management, and asset conditions, allows Andover to optimize urban development and preserve natural resources. GIS also supports community engagement through interactive online maps and data visualization tools.
Migrating to ArcGIS Pro offers GIS users significant improvements in geospatial design and analysis, however, it is something that needs through thought and planning in order to be successful. This presentation takes you through how the City of Wichita recently migrated GIS users across various departments within the City from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. Key areas covered include:
Preparing and Planning for a Migration:
Tips and Tricks:
Mapping permits within Wichita will allow staff to better target the use of incentives, analyzing trends to more efficiently use CIP dollars on infrastructure and targeting areas for housing and investment opportunities. City of Wichita GIS developed a method of extracting permits from an external web service, and through advanced processing, uploaded the data into a hosted feature class within Portal 11.1. Presentation will cover post processing techniques for publishing to a hosted feature class, and the challenges while developing operations dashboards and web applications within ArcGIS Enterprise 11.1.
The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council is implementing a phone application that will put the current map data used in 911 centers in the hands of the paid and volunteer responders across the state for no cost to the local agencies. In this session we will look at the current map data, discuss the app's capabilities, demo the app (if possible), and discuss the what this potentially game-changing technology could mean to Kansas and to local GIS maintenance.
Shawnee County has utilized its drone for over a year. The discussion will include drones, image software, and projects completed in the last year. We will touch on general data collection, processing, and ways to utilize the imagery.
The City of Lawrence, as an urban area in the USA, has chosen to undergo Safe Routes to School (SRTS) as a portion of its multi-modal transportation planning responsibilities. SRTS is a federal program which helps name critical paths for pedestrian and bicycle commuters. The routes may then be used to prioritize capital improvement projects throughout the City, drastically improving non-motorized connectivity. In 2023, two elementary schools closed in the Lawrence school district, requiring SRTS routes to be re-calculated. Planning and GIS staff were activated for this task, and worked in close coordination to produce new routes. A route analysis tool was utilized, a database schema was updated, and many cartographic products were generated. This presentation will review the tools, practices, and findings of the 2023 process. Participants of the lecture should expect a grounded deep-dive into the logic of pedestrian planning, the network analyst tool in Arc Pro, and how to use “page queries” and “definition queries” in tandem to produce cartographic layouts.
Coordinating with the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), the Data Access and Support Center (DASC) worked on creating statewide contours derived from QL2 level LiDAR tiles. The main goal of this project was to help users better visualize elevation on KDA’s Kansas Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Portal. The 2-foot contours were clipped at the county level and will be available for download by county and available as a service through the DASC Geoportal Hub. This presentation will focus on the project life cycle from LiDAR data acquisition to processing methodology to system architecture to quality assurance to providing the finished product to KDA and to the public. Along the way, the presenters will cover issues faced in LiDAR data quality and coverage, geoprocessing methodology, IT infrastructure, and resource allocation. We will present on how DASC faced these issues and the ways that project staff negotiated available resources and found a path forward while improving on processing runtime, product quality, and customer satisfaction.
Multi-date composited Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data are commonly used for examining vegetation growth, condition, and composition. The Sentinel GreenReport is developed as a web application leveraging Google Earth Engine (GEE) to measure and monitor vegetation across the United States. The report is produced using NDVI images derived from 10 m Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery from 2015-present. Four maps are created to characterize vegetation greenness for an area of interest: 1) Greenness Map - a composite max NDVI within a user-defined time period; 2) Period-over-Period Map– the difference between current NDVI and the previous composite period within the same year to illustrate recent vegetation change; 3) Departure from Previous Year Map – the difference between current NDVI and the same period from the previous year to examine year-over-year vegetation change; 4) Deviation Map – the difference between present NDVI to the average NDVI from previous years to examine vegetation change relative to the recent average. The Sentinel report has higher spatial and temporal resolution. As a cloud-based geospatial data analysis platform, GEE provides computing resources for handling massive geospatial datasets in large-scale geospatial analysis. By leveraging GEE, the Sentinel GreenReport makes the data easily accessible to stakeholders, both GIS and non-GIS users alike, and can be used in monitoring crop and investigating vegetation damage.
Are you keeping pace with your peers in the application of GIS in government? There are many drivers that shape how state and local agencies use GIS, ranging from crisis response, to legislation, to the introduction of new technologies or solutions. This session will draw from the pioneering work of users to showcase how emerging technology and trends are reshaping the industry. Learn how other organizations are: leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence; leading community recovery efforts; building intelligent operations; managing successful infrastructure projects; and achieving digital transformation.
Come see what is new and exciting at the GISCI and what we have planned for the future. This session is ideal for anyone that wants to learn more about the GISCI and the GISP program. The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of proficient GIS professionals through its international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) certification program. The Institute fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) provides foundational digital geospatial data representing the topography, natural landscape, and manmade environment of the U.S. and is in the process of establishing the 3D Hydrography Program (3DHP) to modernize the mapping of the Nation’s inland waters. High-resolution, light detection and ranging (lidar) elevation data have been collected across much of the conterminous US (CONUS) through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). This data will be used as the source to derive a positionally accurate and detailed stream network. 3DHP is the first systematic remapping of the Nation’s hydrography since the original USGS 1:24,000-scale topographic mapping program that was active between 1947 and 1992. By using modern acquisition, validation, and data management techniques, 3DHP will enable analysis and visualization for a broad range of environmental, climate, and infrastructure applications. This presentation will provide information on 3DHP, and on partnerships and data acquisition needed to support 3DHP.
As a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP), the Kansas Department of Agriculture Works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide up-to-date flood hazard maps and information for the State of Kansas. This includes providing a web map that shows the location of Letters of Map Change (LOMC) throughout the state. LOMC’s provides official letters that amends the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and contains latitude and longitude coordinates that can be used to map the property of an issued LOMC. A custom Python script was created to collect the data needed to map the location and provide information of a LOMC so that people can use a web map to search for and access LOMCs issued in Kansas.