South Central Arc User Group

Established 1990

The Past and Present of GIS in Texas
Richard Wade,Texas Natural Resources Information System

As the state clearinghouse and referral center for geographic information, TNRIS has legislated responsibility to collect and distribute geographic data for Texas. TNRIS accomplishes these tasks in several different ways to ensure the State and its citizens are using the most current publicly available geographic information. Technology has shaped the way we do business and the GIS Community in Texas is embracing the changes. TNRIS and DIR have joined forces to create a GIS Governance Council that will study and make recommendations on how to build a statewide enterprise GIS for Texas. Come listen to what the State has accomplished and what plans are being made for the future.Presenter – Richard Wade, TNRIS Director/State Geographic Information Officer: Richard has over 25 years of experience in GIS and computer mapping. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Texas State University. He started his career as an intern with TNRIS in 1986. He helped establish one of the first Statewide GIS systems at TNRIS and the Texas Water Development Board. Richard joined Earth Information Systems Corporation as the Director of Telecommunications. He managed and maintained several high profile data contracts for Qualcomm, Motorola, and Verizon. He went on to co-found the Windrose Data Corporation, which provided GIS data and services to large environmental and energy firms across the country. He returned to TNRIS in 2005 as the Information Services Team Leader responsible for the development and implementation of the TNRIS website and supporting GIS applications. He now serves as the Director of TNRIS and the Geographic Information Officer for Texas. TNRIS was established by the Legislature in 1968 as the Texas Water-Oriented Data Bank. In 1972, after four years of growth and diversification, it was renamed the Texas Natural Resources Information System. The mission of TNRIS is to provide a "centralized information system incorporating all Texas natural resource data, socioeconomic data related to natural resources, and indexes related to that data that are collected by state agencies or other entities." (Texas Water Code, 16.021). The staff includes individuals trained in the natural, computer and library sciences. TNRIS supplies data to government, academia, private sector, and to the public.

Public Asset Management: Local Government Asset Lifecycle
Fredrick Warzwick, Cityworks® | Azteca Systems, Inc.

It's no secret - local governments face some hefty financial challenges. From staffing to statutes, the cost to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of their citizens is pushing city and county officials to do more with less. GIS-centric public asset management has changed the way assets are tracked and managed. Using a GIS-centric asset management system standardizes data and allows interoperability, providing users the capability to reuse, coordinate, and share information in an efficient and effective manner by utilizing the Esri geo-database as the asset repository. This also provides an environment where everyone, from citizens to employees, has the ability to touch GIS as part of an enterprise workflow. This unique approach puts their spatial data to work in an application built specifically to track and extend the lifecycle of the public infrastructure, allowing them to better serve their constituency.

Leveraging Mobile GIS via ArcGIS Online
Ajay Jadhav, CDM Smith, Inc.

New technologies allowing for advanced data access in the field are streamlining collection efforts and promoting a more cost effective solution for analysis and decision making among municipalities and utilities. Key among these are GIS-based mobile, web, and cloud solutions that allow to effectively develop, access and provide key data regardless of location, time and device. During this presentation, we will focus on the advantages gained by implementing mobile GIS solutions via ArcGIS Online for a stop light LED conversion project. Technologies and methods such as Implementing ArcGIS Online, Migrating Existing GIS to the ArcGIS Online Platform, Using ESRI Collector for Field Work and Employing ESRI’s Dashboard to monitor progress will be discussed. Our goal is to demonstrate the relative simplicity and effectiveness of these solutions as well as present options of how the technology may be extended to address specific project and business problems.

Innovations in Aerial Imagery
Kevin Beers, GISP, Pictometry International Corp.

Aerial imagery has become an increasingly valuable tool for the GIS and mapping community in recent years. This presentation will provide a brief historical overview of aerial imagery, explore the significant evolution of the technology over the years, as well as highlight some typical as well as more unique use cases for aerial imagery.

Mobilize Your Workforce
Brant Scheidecker & Quint Pertzsch, Cartegraph

Take your entire Esri asset inventory with you into the field. No matter where the task is located, Cartegraph gives the mobile workforce everything it needs to easily assign and track daily work, and learn the status of ongoing and planned work. Using the power and simplicity of the ArcGIS online platform, you can consume professional base maps in the field to fully capitalize on the locational data of the work your organization needs to complete.

Asset Inventory Using High Definition Street-Level Imagery
Dan Bellissemo, CycloMedia Technology

For over 30 years, CycloMedia has pioneered the creation and use of panoramic street-level imagery (Cycloramas) for mapping applications. By using our accurate terrestrial, high resolution Cycloramas users can visualize, analyze, and extract new information from our annually updated databases as well a verify existing data. We will share our customer's experiences in Washington DC. DDOT (as well as other local governments using our data) to highlight best-practice approach.Learn the advantages of using a new and growing class of geo imagery for asset management and GIS database updating.

Django Your Webmaps
Leslie H. Morgan, Ph.D.,

JavaScript has been hailed as the GIS web language of the future, and Esri’s recently launched Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS makes these applications easier to build/deploy. Esri’s JavaScript API allows for rich user interfaces executed in the client’s browser, but adding the Django web framework enables the development of truly dynamic web applications. Esri’s JavaScript applications can be deployed through Django, giving access to the Python language for generating web content and performing tasks. This presentation will demonstrate how Django can be used to implement user-based authentication and authorization for a web application employing the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. It will show how Django can facilitate the implementation of web application tasks such as exporting attribute tables to downloadable files, sending automatically generated emails/texts to users, and executing geoprocessing jobs. It will also show how Django can be used to employ a proxy page for service and image security.

Utilizing Weather Data in GIS

Matt Gaffner & Amber Cannon, Weather Decision Technologies

Based in Norman, OK, WDT is a premium weather content provider that has been in business since 2000. WDT has been standing up a reliable set of Map Services based on our weather content with application in the agriculture, oil and gas, insurance, and other industries. WDT adds value to many basic weather data sets such as radar and surface observations through our unique QA/QC procedures. WDT also runs unique algorithms to produce premium weather layers such as lightning, hail swaths, and growing degree days. WDT’s vast catalog of weather data and expert meteorologists allow WDT to provide quality weather data or custom tailored weather solutions to help your organization protect your assets (people and property) and make better business decisions.

Maximize Your Esri Investment for Proven Success
Kevin Stewart & Michael Parma, GISi

GISi is the premier Esri Platform implementation partner and has helped over 400 state and local governments across the country maximize their Esri investment. Come learn how you can maximize your Esri investment to take full advantage of the Esri platform. We will walk through our own story map with stops across the Country, and yes, in Texas (Collin County, City of Austin, and Aqua Water Supply Corporation) of where we’ve partnered with our clients helping them get started with embracing the platform, extend the platform, or compliment the platform with other enterprise GIS solutions.

Our Esri Upgrade and Migration - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Aaron Kreag, GIS, BIS Consulting

Not so long ago our organization underwent a massive Esri v10 to 10.2.2 mulit-server upgrade and migration that took over 400 man hours to complete. In the discussion we will share our story, detail our previous configuration, current configuration, why we made the decision, how it was done, mistakes made and lessons learned. This will be informational, mildly entertaining and far from a sales pitch.  Come share in our pain.

Hosting GIS in the Cloud – Debunking the Myths
Laura Carr, Associate & Gary Parker, NTB Associates, Inc.

NTBA has offered hosting services for GIS and work order management software for three years. In this presentation we will review our hosting services model and our client success stories. We will also go over some of the “myths” of cloud hosting – such as security, cost and accessibility of data.

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