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Wednesday, October 19 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Technical Session. Bringing Your Legacy Data into the Future (Using MS Access and ArcGIS Together)

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AUTHORS: Melissa Albino-Hegeman, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

ABSTRACT: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has a large amount of historical and legacy data that has yet to be digitized. This data exists in a variety of formats including the original paper data forms. I've quickest way to pull this historical spacial data into the ArcGIS environment is using MS Access and Python. MS Access is available and familiar to all employees where as ArcGIS has limited availability to staff and there are only a small number of people trained to use it. By using a combination of arcpy and open database connectivity (ODBC) python libraries staff are able to quickly enter data into a form and update the information in the ArcGIS geodatabase. This new workflow is helping to alleviate data entry backlogs and will hopefully allow the data to be used both in-house and shared with the public via open data portals.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am EDT