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Monday, October 17


Technical Session. Data Management Through ArcGIS Online
AUTHORS: Michael McGill, Quinn Molloy - MassDOT GIS Services

ABSTRACT: MassDOT's GIS Services has been working to expand service and functionality of GeoDOT and GeoDOT for MPOs, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation official ArcGIS Online enterprise portals for GIS data sharing in the Commonwealth. GeoDOT has been identified as a successful tool to enhance GIS collaboration within and between state agencies and other stakeholders, and GeoDOT for MPOs has increased the quality of expert data creation by knowledgeable regional entities. Using these new technologies, the MassDOT Road Inventory has moved from traditional maintenance through interpretation of physical documents, to a versioned, dynamic, web-based platform. MassDOT hopes that in sharing this information with a wider professional group, we will be able to foster interest in relevant parties, and create better, more accurate state transportation spatial products.

Monday October 17, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm


Technical Session. Delivering Maps and Data from the Cloud: MassGIS and ArcGIS Online
AUTHORS: Michael Trust, MassGIS - Commonwealth of Massachusetts MassIT

ABSTRACT: MassGIS has been using ArcGIS online (AGOL) extensively to support web mapping application, development, and ideas. Using the cloud, MassGIS is able to deliver datalayers and orthoimagery tile caches as web services to its users. Now, users do not need to have their own copy of the data; rather, they can simply add it to their map project as a MassGIS provided map service. In addition to providing an important platform to deliver data, maps and online applications to the public, AGOL has served as a primary tool to respond to the many requests from state agencies asking to depict a specific story through a simple interactive web map. This presentation will provide an overview of MassGIS' work with AGOL; it will also detail how MassGIS creates and publishes tile caches for orthoimagery, parcels and base maps, and leverages its own ArcGIS Server implementation in conjunction with the cloud.

Monday October 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm


Technical Session. Peterborough’s (NH) ArcGIS Online Implementation: Small Towns Can Do It
AUTHORS: Fash Farashahi, Town of Peterborough (NH); Ray Corson, CorsonGIS Solutions

ABSTRACT: Over the last 16 years, Peterborough NH (pop. 6300) has built one of NH’s most comprehensive GIS system. Originally, most of this data was only available to a limited audience using Desktop and ArcGIS Server Intranet sites. This presentation will describe how Peterborough utilizes ArcGIS Online combined with custom applications built utilizing the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to rapidly deploy desktop and mobile solutions both to field staff and the general public.

Monday October 17, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday, October 18


Technical Session. Pictometry Integrations with Esri
 Pictometry provides numerous integration possibilities to streamline workflow for GIS professionals.  In this talk we will review:

1) Pictometry ArcGIS Desktop toolbar - allowing for retrieval, display and analysis of a Pictometry-captured oblique or orthogonal image from a desired location.
2) ArcGIS uploader for Connect - allowing Pictometry users to upload GIS data directly to their Pictometry CONNECT cloud-based viewer directly from an MXD, therefore maintaining symbology.
3) We will also review the recently released Pictometry for ESRI Web AppBuilder integration.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Nauset IV


Technical Session. Big Data Is the Answer... What Is the Question?
AUTHORS: Steve Anderson, VHB

ABSTRACT: “Big Data” is a generic phrase that is often used to describe what people are doing with extremely large amounts of data, but the concepts behind it are not often understood. This presentation will provide an overview about Big Data and answer a number of questions including; What is Big Data? How does Big Data work? What is being done with Big Data and how is it different from traditional data and approaches to solving problems. It will also cover some of the latest advances in Esri technology that will make it easier for us to work with Big Data.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Nauset IV


Technical Session. Implementing ArcGIS Open Data in Rhode Island
AUTHORS: Erica Tefft, Greg Bonynge - University of Rhode Island Environmental Data Center; Peter August, University of Rhode Island Department of Natural Resources Science

ABSTRACT: This presentation will offer a road map for implementing a new ArcGIS Open Data website. The University of Rhode Island Environmental Data Center is developing an ArcGIS Open Data website on behalf of the Rhode Island GIS (RIGIS) consortium, building upon the consortium's adoption of an open data distribution policy in 2014. Although the standard RIGIS data distribution website will live on, we believe that an ArcGIS Open Data site will further expand the RIGIS user base and be more inclusive of prospective users and developers who do not necessarily work with Esri software and data formats. During this presentation I will focus on the process of getting an ArcGIS Open Data site up and running. First, I will discuss data preparation – creating field aliases and removing empty or sparsely populated fields. Then I will discuss metadata preparation – ensuring metadata have been exported from ArcCatalog in the ArcGIS metadata format so that it can be imported to ArcGIS Online. Finally, I will discuss some of the logistics of creating an ArcGIS Open Data site, including creating and assigning groups, and uploading data to these specially designated groups.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Nauset IV


Technical Session. If You Could Tell a Story with a Map, What Story Would You Tell?
AUTHORS: Shane Bradt, UNH Cooperative Extension; Paula Lazrus, St. John's University; Richard Quodomine, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

ABSTRACT: Whatever your field, Story Maps can be a powerful way to connect with your audience. A Story Map is a multimedia format that allows for the integration of interactive webmaps, images, weblinks, and video into a single visual presentation. The use of Esri Story Maps is expanding across sectors and disciplines. People have been creating these maps for a wide range of purposes, including: analysis, introducing your employees to colleagues, the public or your customers, outreach and advocacy, highlighting environmental issues, explaining the results of research, and generally sharing maps and the results of geospatial projects. In this panel we will explore the range of applications for Story Maps in different disciplines. Our panel members, hailing from state government, traditional academia, and an outreach organization, have all used Story Maps or helped others to do so. In addition to highlighting how these maps are used by different constituencies, we will also consider how different Story Map formats might best suit specific needs. We will share some of our best practices, as well as, highlight some common pitfalls. We also hope to bring different views into the conversation by learning about the Story Map work of audience members.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Nauset IV