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2011 OKSCAUG Poster




Title: Using Data Driven Pages to Accelerate Map Generation
Authors: Chloe Howlett, Chad Corcoran
Organization: Chesapeake Midstream

Data Driven Pages is a new feature of ArcGIS 10 that allows for the quick generation of a map series from a single map document without needing to use a special extension. This poster demonstrates the use of Data Driven Pages, along with Dynamic Text, and Page Definition Queries for a pipeline meter collection project.  During this project, a large number of meter locations have been captured in the field and are uploaded into a geodatabase for processing.  The Data Driven Pages feature is then used to quickly generate maps that can be sent back out to the field for verification of the meter location.  One benefit of data driven pages is that it helps accelerate the QA/QC process for each meter by reducing the time it takes to generate an individual map.  In addition, the use of Dynamic Text and Page Definition Queries prevents any typos that could potentially occur during the map generation process.  Data Driven Pages is an ArcGIS feature that has been easy to implement and has realized true time savings in our workflows.

Title: How do landscape compositions impact mental health in attention restoration?
Authors: Grace Chang, Ying-Hsuan Lin, Weichia Su, & Chun-Yen Chang
Organizations: Leisure Studies, Oklahoma State University & Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University

Studies have supported that contacting with natural environment promote health and wellbeing. Although the health effects of elements in natural environment are apparent, measures that represent environment variable have only been classified primarily as a dichotomy. Based on the fundamental theories of landscape effects, not only is the existence of green spaces, but also are the landscape composition and arrangement vital  to human behavior. Consequently, the aims of this study are to identify how environmental composition affects the mental health of attention restoration. The study variables include (1) the measures of environmental component which defined by spatial metrics and landscape contents; and (2) the mental health component developed on the basis of Attention Restoration Theory (ART). The objectives of this study are to investigate whether and how environmental components, measured by spatial metrics, affect attention restoration. This advance of investigation into spatial arrangements allows practical suggestions for better environmental planning and design that promotes attention restoration for users who participate in outdoor settings. Environmental composition: This study categorized six types of structures including forest, grass and bare land, water feature, road, farm land, and built environment. Six indices of spatial metrics were used to illustrate environmental composition. Psychological survey: The instrument used to measure attention restoration was developed based on the framework of Perceived Restorative Scale (PRS) and the Restorative Components Scale (RCS). Data analysis: Environmental structures were digitized using 1/5000 aerial photographs, categorized using eCognition 4.0, and then transformed into a vector format for analyses. Environmental metrics were calculated using FRAGSTATS 2.0. Coupled with geographic information system softwareundefinedArcGIS, the analyses yielded the values of spatial metrics indices. Multiple regression technique was executed to detect the effects of spatial composition on attention restoration. Assumptions of such technique were examined for data eligibility.


Title: Web-based Geo-spatial Service for Resource Planning and Management
Authors: Grace Chang, Lowell Caneday, Michael Bradley, & Diane Hassell
Organization: Leisure Studies, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State Parks has developed a web-based geo-spatial service for the transformation from a drawing form of park information to a webGIS for assisting on resource planning and management. While many webGIS systems aim at providing information for potential visitors, the primary purpose of this GIS is to server park operation and planning. With a drawing form of park information, constant renovations and spread locations of state parks increase the difficulties in updating and obtaining accurate information for park planning and management. Consequently, much precious park knowledge has lost with the departure of park staffs familiar with the property. Often, the current employees will need to spend years to gain such knowledge. Drawing format of park facility inventory can only provide very limited information. It is also difficult when performing systematic inquiries across state parks for resource or capital improvement allocation. The design of this webGIS system is to overcome those obstacles by integrating existing drawings and updating recent changes with GPS. In addition, quality aerial photographs and elevation data are combined in the system for managing strategies when flooding, presenting surface objects, and assisting constructions. In the webGIS, facilities are categorized into systems based on their management purposes; for example, sewer system, water, electric, transportation, ownership, and recreational facility. Each facility is recorded with its attributes. With Flex web application, the information can be viewed in a friendly interface with intuitive operation to smooth learning curve. Consequently, managers in different locations are able to, for example, obtain and update current park information in detail for a macro assessment on a statewide system or a micro query. By overlaying with
other geo-data resources, more flexible usages can be applied.


Title: Utilizing Survey Control to Enhance Existing Data
Author: Dustin Holt
Organization: East Central University

During the summer of 2011 I worked as an intern for the City of Ardmore GIS department. One of the main projects I was working on was updating of city base map data, specifically subdivisions, and that is the focus of this presentation. In this project I utilized survey control data for updating, and editing of existing subdivision data. Subdivision polygons were first updated using existing 10 scale base maps previously gathered by the City. Survey control data used to create or edit subdivision and parcels throughout the city was also used to provide reliable updated control points. Recent or newly acquired ground control point data was used to tie in to the 10 scales base map deflection, direction and length data with existing polygons.Unprojected survey control data was also used in the project after establishing it on the local monument control network. When recently gathered or reliable ground control points were not available alternative methods for correcting and editing of subdivisions were used. One of the main ways of doing this was using right of way center line geometry off of 2006 half foot orthophotography.

Title:  Think local, buy local, be local: Defining local in Oklahoma's local food system
Author:  Jennifer M. Sebesta
Organization:  Oklahoma State University

 In recent years, research focusing on local food systems, or alternative food networks, has increased.  Much of the literature uses the term local as a catchall for non-conventional food production and distribution operations.  However, researchers often fail to discuss the geographic meaning of local.  This research seeks to alleviate this limitation by geographically defining the concept of local.  Focusing on Oklahoma's farmers' markets, the research maps the distance food travels from production site (farm) to distribution site (market) in order to determine the geographic reality of local food.

Title:  2011 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Members in the United States by County
Author:   Brenda Fennel
Organization:  Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Tabular data in Excel format with fields for number of Choctaw Members by zip code was joined to ESRI  points, then the joined data was exported as a point shapefile. This point shapefile of Choctaw Membership by zip code points was spatially joined to ESRI County polygons and symbolized with 10 Classifications of Choctaw Population by County Geography to show the distribution of Choctaw Tribal Membership across the United States. The purpose of the map is to show the distribution of Tribal Membership to be able to provide better services to tribal members.

Title: 48 Hours in June 2010
Author: Taylor Denniston

This map highlights precipitation quantities that fell during a 48 hour period on June 14 and 15, 2010, using various data sources including NEXRAD Level III digital data.


Poster Competition Winner
Title:  Chickasaw Nation – Lighthorse Police Response Times – All Districts
Author:   Adam Drannon
Organization:  The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police have jurisdiction covering 7,443 square miles in all or parts of 13 counties in south-central Oklahoma. There is currently a tribal police headquarters and three substations.  The Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Response Times map depicts the response times for all three Lighthorse Police districts so that estimated response times can be determined for incidents.  With these estimates, decision-makers can determine if and where a new substation or new patrol routes would best be located within the Chickasaw Nation service area to better provide services for, and protection to, the Chickasaw people.

Title:  Run for Stevy, We Believe
Author:   Dawn Sowinski
Organization:  The Chickasaw Nation

The Department of GeoSpatial Information creates maps for a multitude of purposes.  This map depicts the routes runners/walkers took during a race supporting the Stevy Cellum family.  The map includes the cause logo, three race routes, and Stevy’s favorite color, orange.  It also displays sites of interest for some of the hundreds of people that participated, e.g. convenience stores and lodging. Stevy is a 16-year-old girl fighting leukemia and bone cancer.  Hundreds attended the run/walk and over $30,000 was raised to help the family.

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