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User Presentations

Oklahoma Asset Inventory

John Hall - Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Devin Hargus - Oklahoma Department of Transportation

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) created and continually maintains a database containing state-maintained roadway assets in the state of Oklahoma. The ODOT GIS specialists use a photogrammetry application called Roadview to collect data in ArcGIS. From the ArcGIS tables, the data is georeferenced using ODOT’s existing road network. The georeferenced assets are then put into an ArcGIS Online (AGO) story map format using multiple dashboards for easy user-access. Future progress for the project will include Lidar information for more expansive and accurate data. Through the Asset Inventory project, ODOT seeks to inform the public and private sectors about the quality and quantity of Oklahoma roadway assets.

Visualize Your Work and Experience Flow

Tim Nolan - Collin County, Texas

Do you have a “to do” list at work? Have you ever added something to your “to do” list just so you can scratch it off? We discuss several techniques to manage your own personal workload. By the end of the session, you will have the necessary tools to get your work life in order and get stuff done (or your money back).


Gustavo Orozco - Tetra Tech, Inc.

The analysis of environmental and human risks in oil & gas industries is an essential process in order to minimize costs for environmental damage and social disturbances during the process of construction, extraction, and abandonment of oil and gas wells. The stage of leasing parcels for new oil and gas wells is one of the first steps towards the minimization of these risks. The development of a complete spatial analysis is the best solution in order to determine parcels with less or minimum risks and maximum benefits.

The Wide Wide World of Transportation Data

Sam Coldiron - Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Come one, come all to the amazing world of Transportation Data! Do you need a truckload of rail data or maybe a train full of roadway data? How about a trunk full of traffic counts? What about keeping up with ODOT project locations or knowing where those scenic bridges are? The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Data Catalog has a wide range of information and GIS Data that is readily available online and completely free for anyone to consume. This talk will give an overview of the data items that are available and how to access them.

Putting Transit on the Map: the Longview Transit Mapping Project

Marcus Arreguin - City of Longview, TX

Longview Transit serves the city of Longview with bus services and operates six routes that cover most of the city. In 2017, I began updating our data on the bus routes and stops utilizing information from Longview Transit, remote sensing, and field verification. I used this data to create a web app in 2018 which showed bus users the routes and stops and helped Longview Transit with planning route and stop modifications.

Recently, Longview Transit has made extensive changes to its routes, and I have implemented updates to the data and the web app while also enhancing the app. In conjunction with the web app, I have created static maps for download and for inclusion in the new printed bus route guide Longview Transit is publishing.

The routes were made using representation layers, and the data collection and web app are based on the ArcGIS Online platform. During the presentation, I will show the final products of this project while discussing the creation process.


Midwest City's Curbside Bulk Waste Collection Using GIS Technology

Greg Hakman - City of Midwest City, OK

Bryan Salsieder - City of Midwest City, OK

The City of Midwest City started a curbside bulk waste pickup service that runs quarterly within the City. GIS has created a Survey123 application for collectors to use when picking up these bulk waste piles. They have the ability to log all collections and note whether the bulk waste left included prohibited materials or if the waste was over the size limits. Collectors are also running Tracker and these location feeds are being fed to an executive dashboard used by the PWA Director and the Sanitation managers allowing them to see exactly where the trucks are at any time along with the pick up locations and statistics for each zone.

What’s New with the Oklahoma Next Generation 911 and Address Standard and How Do We Get There?

Charles Brady III - City of Ardmore, OK

An overview of the latest changes to the Oklahoma GIS Standard as well as what drove those changes. Topics include what fields changed, new fields added, and why it is important to keep your GIS data current with the new standard. The Oklahoma 911 Management Authority will review GIS grant opportunities and provide updates about 911 GIS vendors available on the Oklahoma Statewide Contract.

Tool set for Oklahoma GIS users to improve and validate NG911 GIS data prior to upload to statewide GIS repository

Emma Baker - Oklahoma Department of Transportation

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will provide an overview which will cover seven categories of tools they are customizing for the Oklahoma 911 community to help with the challenges of aggregating NG911 GIS data into a statewide dataset.

Digging Into the Future

Tyler Dunlap - Okie811

At OKIE811, a yearly metric we look at is the percentage change in registered service areas. Service areas are the areas where our members own underground facilities and need to be notified of excavation taking place. We bill them on the amount of notifications they receive, which funds our operation. Being able to forecast this change helps us plan our budget changes for the following year. The pandemic has prompted us to now need to get this metric monthly to help foresee any budget spending that may need to be changed right now. The yearly process can be lengthy, and not reasonable to provide this report every month. So, we turned to Model Builder to aid us in automating the process. This presentation will give a brief overview of who OKIE811 is and our mission. Then detail our yearly process, how we used to report the information, how the pandemic has complicated the process, and how Model Builder has provided an efficient way to provide this information.

Public History Through Story Maps and Community Collaboration: Exploring Black History in McKinney, Texas

Tonya Fallis - City of McKinney, TX

In February of 2020, the City of McKinney, Texas launched an ArcGIS Story Map to recognize Black History month, tracing almost two centuries of African-American history in Collin County. The Story Map drew on information from archaeology, oral and published history, and historic photos, public records, and newspaper articles. The direct involvement of members of McKinney's Black community was critical to the success of the Story Map. This presentation will discuss how Story Maps can be a valuable tool in combining academic research, community collaboration, and local government to share dynamic, rich and inclusive Public History with the community.

"Got WORMS?"

Amy Seiger - Oklahoma Conservation Commission

Working on Regenerative Management Systems is a Survey 123 used to help regenerative farmers, landowners, and governments to assess soil health systems. The data collected will be collected yearly and will help address systems that work effectively in all areas of Oklahoma. Soils, climates and farming systems can be different counties or just miles apart. Many regenerative systems are being compared to each other with very little in common, this application assists in data collection that will help address improvements and changes on the same place year after year.

Out of Order: ArcGIS Arcade to Play When You Otherwise Couldn't

Jordan Carmona - City of McKinney, TX

Not just for fun and games, Esri's expression language Arcade allows you to get the most out of map services made and maintained by others. This presentation will walk through a series of code examples on altering data formatting, conditional logic, and symbolization derived from complex values. Grab a bag of quarters and come explore the Arcade.

Spatial dynamics of nest success in white-throated sparrows

Sarah Moore - Inner Corridor Technologies

White-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) exhibit two color morphs that breed disassortatively with each other, creating a rare four-sex system. This polymorphism, linked to an inversion on Chromosome 2, also results in two distinct behavior profiles and alternate reproductive strategies. Males settle in territories with characteristics that optimize their reproductive strategy, using both the physical and social landscape. We sought to create an interpolated risk map for nest failure, a major cause of decreased reproductive success in both sexes. We hypothesized that nesting risk would be equally distributed among territory areas associated with males of both morphs, reinforcing the reproductive equilibrium between them. In the field, we monitored nests to fledging or failure, and took GPS locations for each. Nest locations and population densities from 2002 to 2019 were then analyzed to detect patterns in the distribution of successful and failed nests. This was assessed using IDW interpolation to assess nesting risk based upon know successful and failed nest locations. This presentation will go through the GIS workflow in detail, including QC processes, data manipulation, analysis specifics, post-processing, QC, and visualization.

Determining Fire Severity of the Santa Rosa, CA 2017 Fire

John Cortenbach - California State University of Long Beach

Richard Williams - California State University of Long Beach

Buddhika Madurapperuma - California State University of Long Beach

This study examines the 2017 Santa Rosa wildfire using remote sensing techniques to estimate the acreage of burned areas. Landsat 8 imagery of the pre- and post-fire areas was used to extrapolate the burn severity using two methods: (i) difference Normalized Burn Ratio (dNBR) and (ii) change detection analysis. We compared our analyses with data provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The results of burn severity using both methods were on average 24% under-approximated in comparison to Cal Fire values. When comparing our acreage burn analysis to Cal Fire data, our results were on average 76 ± 8% accurate in identifying burn severity. Of the two methods, the change detection using an iso-clustered unsupervised classification scheme was more accurate. Landsat-based burn severity mapping provides cost-effective tools for forest managers to identify fire risk areas for wildfire planning and ecosystem management.

FEMA Reimbursement Toolkit

Ed Copeland - Woolpert

Woolpert developed an AGOL based user friendly application to help government entities to enter, track, and submit reimbursable expenses to FEMA during disaster declarations. The application has three modules data entry, dashboard and reporting.

The Urban Nature - Our Neighborhood Trees in Education

Stefan Stamenov - Space Research and Technology Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Vanya Stamenova - Space Research and Technology Institute - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The purpose of this presentation is to show the tree species variety in urban environment, based on the example of a municipality administrative unit (neighborhood) in the metropolitan area of Sofia, Bulgaria. The paper presents the results of field mapping of the tree species’ variety in the Hadji Dimitar neighborhood, Sofia Municipality, their storing and processing in ArcGIS online and consequent data processing and map generation in ArcMap. About 50 tree and shrub species are identified on the field, and the ways of urban planting are also revealed in the presentation. This small project aims to provide educational materials for school students for the overall process from field mapping to generation of end product. It also aims for providing a ready-to-use mapped areas where students can learn about the tree species on the field and receive knowledge about the nature in urban areas.

RTO: Using GIS to Safely Return to the Workplace

Matt Wormus - Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

This year has been full of unexpected projects and tasks in the workplace. One of these has been helping employees safely return to the office. Learn how the DEQ is using GIS in the plan to return staff to the office.

Project Planning and Change Management: Steps to Successful Implementations

Carrie Landgraf - Williams Company

Successful implementations require not only careful project management, but also the management of expectations and preparation of the staff for the changes the project will impose. Learn about Williams's journey to navigate issues to successfully implement new technology (ArcGIS Pro, Utility Network,Collector) and change the way our workforce uses GIS.

Sponsor Presentations 

GIS Data Validations for NG9-1-1

Jon Greene - DATAMARK, Michael Baker International

Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), a GIS-based 9-1-1 system, expands the importance of GIS’ role by asking it to perform real-time decisions for emergencies to include routing the 9-1-1 call and supporting emergency services response. This expanded role requires a level of quality assurance rarely asked of GIS. Join this session to discuss the role of GIS in the 9-1-1 and public safety environment, the quality assurance and validations that GIS practitioners should be aware of, and the measures to take to ensure highly accurate reliable GIS.

GIS/GNSS Data Collection Mission Planning

Noah Ward - AllTerra Central

AllTerra Central is an authorized Trimble and GeoSlam Dealer specializing in the sales, rentals, training and technical support for the Survey, Mapping and GIS, Marine, Utility and Environmental industries. With such a variety of field collection solutions available, it can be challenging to narrow down the best and most efficient option to fit your needs. Join this session to explore the steps and considerations to successfully plan and implement the best solutions to meet your project requirements. This session will touch on a variety of topics such as high accuracy GNSS integration with ESRI mobile apps, real-time correction versus post-processing considerations, office side data management, and integrating 3D laser scanner data into your projects.

Cityworks & GIS

Veronica Schindler - Cityworks

Esri Presentations

Using ArcGIS Across Your Organization (Maximizing Your Investment)

Sean Gill - Esri

Understanding the scope of your current GIS will help you address the needs of your organization far beyond what you may think. It is a common misconception that you need to have a large budget to advance GIS across your organization. What if I told you that one ArcGIS Desktop license can provide capabilities for your whole organization? We often assume that the organization next door or the presenters on the UC stage must have all the Esri software in the world at their disposal. The truth, however, is that most innovation comes from the ability to get the most out of what you already have. This session will show you all the capabilities and resources that you may be overlooking and how their utilization can likely increase your return on investment (ROI).

ArcGIS Hub

Kathleen Clancy - Esri

ArcGIS Hub is a cloud-based engagement platform that helps organizations work more effectively with their communities. Learn about Hub workflows for coordinating and engaging with external agencies, volunteers, NGOs, and residents to tackle issues and projects in your community. Get a better understanding of the use of ArcGIS Hub sites, initiatives, teams, community identities, and feedback tools.

Esri’s New Field Maps App

Joseph Bowles - Esri

Learn more about the new ArcGIS Field Maps, the only app your mobile workforce needs to complete their map-centric workflows. Field workers will be able to collect data, mark up maps, capture location tracks, complete assignments, and navigate to assets all from one app. This saves time for the field worker, because they will only have to download, sign in to, and work with one app – and it saves time for you, because you will only have to configure maps for one application.

What’s New in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1

Jon Doherty - Esri

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1 is a long-term release that offers new possibilities and updates throughout the product, including improvements for content and user administration. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest enhancements to Enterprise including the first release of ArcGIS Enterprise to come with ArcGIS Experience Builder, ArcGIS StoryMaps, and the new Map Viewer Beta.

Drone2Map Collection (SiteScan)

Phillip White - Esri

The use of drones for mapping, emergency management, and public safety has become one of the fastest-growing fields within GIS. Esri’s ArcGIS Drone Collections provide turnkey solutions for capturing, processing, analyzing, managing, and enhancing drone imagery. Each collection provides a pre-packaged configuration of ArcGIS products specifically tailored to different kinds of users and projects. The presentation will cover the capabilities of Esri’s Drone Collections, including Drone2Map and SiteScan, to help you unleash the power of drones!

Getting the Most Out of Your ArcGIS Online (Best Practices)

Laura Chapa - Esri

ArcGIS Online includes a suite of mapping, analysis, and collaboration tools which is ever-growing and changing. From administrative management to sharing web maps and apps, come learn about the best practices to get the most out of ArcGIS Online for your organization.

The Parcel Fabric

Pam Kersh - Esri

Lisa Schaefer - Pro-West & Associates

Join Esri and Pro-West & Associates to learn the fundamentals of the Parcel Fabric for efficiently managing land records information. Discover the value it offers, key capabilities, and practical steps you can take to get started. During the presentation Esri will cover important updates including what’s new in the Parcel Fabric 3.0 version, requirements for migrating to the latest Parcel Fabric, and some of the migration tools and tasks available for parcel workflows.

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