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2011 OKSCAUG Presentations

Title: Using GIS in Oklahoma's Permitting and Routing Optimization System (OkiePros)
Presenter: Jay Adams
Organization: Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's Size and Weight Permit Division (SWPD) is responsible for issuing Oversized/Overweight (OSOW) vehicles a permit to operate within the State of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is responsible for operating a safe transportation system and performing engineering analysis of the bridge structures to ensure oversized and overweight vehicles can safely pass under and over a particular structure.

In 2006, SWPD manually evaluated and routed over 194,000 permitted loads using manually updated paper maps. In 2007 this number increased to over 217,000 and in 2008 it was 241,000. The time line to receive a permit has been increasing accordingly and delaying the trucking industry in receiving permits thereby affecting economic development. The current process was extremely labor intensive and  not sustainable with the level of staff available. In order to accommodate the increased level of permit requests for OSOW vehicles, the State recognized a need to automate the permitting and routing process.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety developed an automated OSOW Permitting and Routing solution and is making this new  system available to the public via the internet. The purpose of the system was to streamline the workflow for requesting and approving an operating permit for the state of Oklahoma while providing a robust GIS routing application to evaluate safe routes using existing enterprise GIS Asset data and enhanced GIS map capabilities for analysis of the network. The solution also provides a robust map based interface for managing the temporary and long term restrictions which impacts the travel and routing of these vehicles. This presentation will provide an overview of the business drivers for implementing such a solution along with the technical approach selected to satisfy the OSOW permitting and routing requirements.


Presenter: Ashok Wadwani
Organization: Applied Field Data Systems Inc..

The ikeGPS combines GPS /COMAPSS/RANGE FINDER AND CAMERA in one easy to carry package running ARCPAD. For GPS mapping professionals, all they need is to carry this single light weight unit to collect GPS data with offsets and pictures. The unit is available with Windows mobile version 6.XX and therefore runs ARCPAD without a problem. The unit is WAAS enabled and  can offer submeter accuracy. With the availability of this unit, there is no need to carry separate GPS, LASER RANGE FINDER OR CAMERA anymore. The presentation will cover various applications of ikeGPS.   

Title:  Oklahoma Broadband:  How far have we come?
Presenter:   Barb Emery and Steve Anderson
Organization: Sanborn and AppGeo

The purpose of this presentation is to review what the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) coordinated by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) is and to show where this program stands today. The program for Oklahoma involves collecting broadband data from providers of broadband (public and private), and transforming data to a centralized Geodatabase, validating data and providing access to the data to the public through an interactive mapping portal.  Broadband availability is updated on the interactive map every 6 months.  NTIA is also using the data to create a national broadband map.

Title:  High-Speed Viewshed Computation for Web Mapping Applications
Presenters:  Malcolm Williamson, Peter Smith, and Jackson Cothren
Organization: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas

Viewshed, or line-of-sight, calculations are an essential part of many GIS projects, yet they are rarely incorporated into Web-based mapping applications, largely because of the processing time required. This is particularly true when there is a need to calculate viewsheds from multiple points or from polyline or polygon features, which may take minutes or even hours to compute. CAST and the University of Arkansas Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering have collaborated to create a fast, accurate, multi-threaded viewshed engine and the necessary infrastructure to interface it with ArcGIS Server web applications. This engine runs approximately 20 times faster than the standard ArcGIS viewshed analysis tool, and has the additional benefit of also computing the “maximum build height” for each non-visible pixel, indicating how tall an object would have to be before it becomes visible.

Title: IPAS: An ArcGIS Server-based framework for oil and gas E&P decision support
Presenters:  Chad Cooper, Peter Smith, Malcolm Williamson, and Jackson Cothren
Organization: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas

Exploration and production activities can reap significant benefits from the use of GIS-based decision support tools, yet it is rarely practical to distribute desktop GIS tools to every potential user in an organization. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Department of Chemical Engineering and Argonne National Lab, has created a robust framework centered on ArcGIS Server which allows the integration of geoprocessing models both from within ArcGIS and from external platforms, while providing secure, distributed access across organizations. Funded by the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) and from The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), pilot implementations have been developed for both the Fayetteville and Haynesville shale gas plays.

Title: Using ‘Workflow Modeling’ for Purpose Built Web GIS Solutions
Presenter:  Scott Stafford-Veale
Organization: Latitude Geographics Group Ltd.

Using a COTS (Custom Off the Shelf) approach to effectively deploy and manage web-GIS solutions using a workflow-based design and architecture.
The traditional web-GIS viewer has had its place over the years in disseminating GIS data within your organization and to public constituents.  The web-GIS viewer will continue to serve end users well but an evolution is occurring in spatial data delivery architecture and user design that will change the way GIS/IT administrators deliver applications, tools, and data to their end users.
In this session, my intent is to explore a workflow based approach to delivering web-GIS applications that specifically caters to business process within your organization. I will also offer a perspective on trends seen in relation to ArcGIS for Server and REST technology, workflow based spatial SOA, and client side visualization technologies like Flex, Silverlight, JavaScript. (all of which you may already be considering within the bounds of your ArcGIS Server projects). 
Latitude Geographics offers a COTS application framework for ArcGIS Server called Geocortex Essentials, which is in use today by a hundreds of agencies around the world in an array of market segments including local government and the oil and gas industry.

Title:  OKMAPS Project
Presenters: Mike Sharp and Shellie Willoughby
Organization: OK Office of Geographic Information (OGI)

Through a grant from the OK Department of Homeland Security,  the OK Office of Geographic Information with assistance from Coordinate Solutions has created a web mapping application that  can be used by homeland security agencies to meet basic mapping needs.  This project, known as OKMAPS, houses various data layers while also making them available to the general public. OKMAPS was designed so that the general public can easily create maps while also allowing GIS professionals to gain access to the data for more advanced mapping and analysis. This presentation will highlight the various aspects of the OKMAPS application as well as demonstrate the web services available.

Presenter:  Sergio Castro
Organization:  Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council 9-1-1 Department

An insight look on what we are working towards Next Generation 9-1-1 in Texas under GIS. What type of modifications are being implemented to our current procedure. What other process are being set in place so that our Regional ESINET can communicate properly with the state ESINET thru data replication.


Title:  GeoCIP® – GIS in Rural Oklahoma
Presenter: Mike Sexton
Organization:  Oklahoma Commerce

The GeoCIP program offers the benefits of GIS to local governments across the state.  It provides a standardized process to create detailed mapping & inventories of locally owned assets.  It also guides participants through analyzing the data collected & identifying needs.  Additionally, the program assists in developing a 5-year plan to address those needs.  The GeoCIP program has recently incorporated geodatabase technology to better & more efficiently access & query the GIS data.  This presentation will cover some of the aspects & issues of the GeoCIP program. 

Title:  GeoCIP® – Implementing GIS Projects in Rural Oklahoma
Presenter: Sarah Rankhorn
Organization:  Grand Gateway

Implementing GIS based projects in towns & recreational areas in rural Oklahoma present some unique challenges.  This presentation discusses some of the issues of field implementation in local areas & working with local folks.  Success stories in GeoCIP & other GIS programs & applications.

Title: The Oklahoma County Assessor’s Public Access / GIS Website – ArcIms to ArcGIS Server/Silverlight migration.                
Presenter: James E. Mallory, GISP
Organization: Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office.
Access to GIS maps, aerials, property descriptions, building attributes, sales info and other assessment data is crucial for the use of local Governments and the community in regards to emergency management, planning, economic development, real estate trends, ownership information and more. With the advent of GIS technologies becoming common place, available on the web, (Google Earth, Virtual Earth, Bing Maps etc.) as well as smart phones along with numerous applications, the public has become more aware of the use in everyday life for GIS data. With that in mind we are migrating to an ArcGIS Server / Silverlight site that communicates securely and in real time with "live" data. Our users can now have the look and feel of current   web applications they are now using. With a more user friendly environment, larger map viewing area and tools that have more intuitive actions, navigating the site is more fluent. A link back to the current ArcIms site will remain available with advanced specialized tools developed specifically for the Assessors Office until full functionality is migrated to the ArcGIS Server / Silverlight application.

Title: GIS in the Chickasaw Nation, Bridging New Technologies & Old Traditions through GIS                 Presenter: Adam Drannon
Organization: The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Nation GeoSpatial Information Department brings technology and tribal resources together into one data repository, the enterprise level SDE geodatabase.
A great deal of information and effort has been put into the creation of the database and development of the GSI Department, leaving no question as to why the Chickasaw Nation decision-makers use GIS in a multitude of areas ranging from EMS, to cultural preservation, to economic development.
The GSI Department consistently incorporates new techniques into their repertoire to aid the Chickasaw Nation in providing the best services to the Chickasaw people.  Their latest endeavors include web and iPhone applications, an official Chickasaw Nation travel map, and more.

Title:  A Public Land Survey map of Oklahoma, circa 1870
Presenter: Bruce W. Hoagland

In 1870, U.S. deputy surveyor Ehud Darling left Fort Arbuckle to establish the Initial Point for the Public Land Survey of present-day Oklahoma.  Southeast of the Fort he erected a sand stone monument measuring 54'x18'x18' and commenced a survey that continued into 1871.  The 1870 survey did not include all of the state, but only the Chickasaw Nation, western Oklahoma, and lands held by smaller tribes in the northeast.  The plats and survey notes produced by the General Land Office surveyors are a rich source of information for modern scholars on vegetation, settlement, and transportation networks in the 19th century. This paper reports the results of a project that digitized the 1,264 plats compiled during the 1870-1871 survey.  All features present on the plats were assigned to categories (e.g., vegetation, hydrology, settlement, transportation) and digitized using ArcGIS.  This database serves as an important baseline for studies of landcover change and settlement.

Title: Benefits of a GIS-Centric Public Asset Management System
Presenter: Jeremy White
Organization: Azteca Systems, Inc.

This presentation will illustrate the benefits of having of a GIS-Centric work order management system in public works, utilities and permitting.  Maintenance management on public assets has been around long before the computer age.  However, there has never been a time where the efficiencies of a GIS-Centric system and maintenance management have been as needed.  This presentation will focus on the components of such a system, and how it can be used throughout an organization.

Will show screenshots of, ArcGIS, Cityworks Desktop, Cityworks Server AMS and PLL.

Title: Using Census Data in a GIS
Presenter: Craig Best
Organization: US Census Bureau

Enumeration for the 2010 Census is now complete and the Census Bureau is releasing Census geographic files and demographic data collected during the Census.  This presentation will show attendees how to acquire these files and map the 2010 Census data in your GIS using Microsoft Access and ArcGIS.

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