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TractBuilder Drafting Tools
Metes & Bounds and Aliquot (quartering) tools for ArcGIS (ArcView+, 9.3 or above). The best tool for creating features form legal descriptions. Tex-to-Polygon auto-conversion, legal description extraction, specialty aliquots (the South 200 feet of the Northwest quarter of the East half), and more! TractBuilder, LLC
Digital online Plan Room
Valley Blueprint had an antiquated Plan Room in place and had hired a consultant to research and recommend a new Plan Room solution. They needed to digitally archive and index thousands of hard copy construction documents. IDEAL
Escondido Reprographics
Neville Knowles, Manager of Escondido Reprographics Inc., recognized the importance of online print submission and ordering for his small reprographics shop, so he began to explore the various options on the market. IDEAL
PG-STEAMER 4.1 Full Version
PG-STEAMER image processing software. The default evaluation version of PG-STEAMER includes a fully functional copy of the software. Pixoneer Geomatics, Inc.
Sulphur Springs Valley
TC Technology
OS VectorMap Local Loader V1
A free Loader for Ordnance Survey Great Britain (OSGB) VectorMap Local data. Version 1 of this software simply and quickly translates and loads OSGB VectorMap Local GML (Geography Markup Language) formatted data into ESRI SHP format. A second version of this software which translates OS VectorMap Local data into MapInfo TAB format will follow shortly. Rolta UK Limited
Incident Command GIS
The advances in technology increase more capability for firemen to protect life and property in our life. As the country's first Level-1 fire authority established by a local government, the Taipei City Fire Department contains five divisions which are responsible for the effective implementation of fire prevention, disaster relief and emergency rescue, emergency care.

To improve the response of disaster rescue and stimulate the integration of disaster rescue information of districts, the agency developed a Server-based GIS system to provide commanders and emergency personnel with dynamic data to effectively respond to events and conduct rescue command tasks such as preparation of disaster rescue information, tactics deployment, and safety management.

In an effort to satisfy the disaster rescue requirements of diverse map display, the Incident Command GIS System integrates and publishes various types of spatial data and offers front-end applications using SuperGIS technologies to assist emergency personnel in viewing and querying maps and transmitting integrated information of each district in Taipei. Consequently, commanders can obtain real-time disaster information to make prompt decisions for future rescue operations.

GIS allows the agency to build an information system for providing and integrating disaster rescue data of emergency dispatch management, rescue timing and sequence management for consequence rescue deployment. Rescue commander and personnel are also allowed to log in the system to identify the disaster location and distribution of nearby rescue resources to map out evacuation routes of rescue stands where emergencies occur.

In this project, SuperGIS Server enables access of dynamic spatial data and GIS functions that can be applied as GIS services in desktop, mobile and web applications over the Internet. SuperObjects provides COM framework development objects that can be directly embedded in programming language of Windows development environment for creating custom GIS applications to improve the agency’s operation.

In addition to performing the basic GIS functionality including data fusion, query, and map display functions such as zoom in/out, pan, basemap switch, printing, and online editing, the System enables account management, disaster data management, rescue timing management, offering the capability to create, manage, integrate and distribute GIS services.

With the Incident Command GIS System, both the commanders and the safety personnel can obtain the live information they need to deliver appropriate fire services and reduce the impact of unavoidable events.

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Supergeo Technologies Inc.
303(d) Impaired Water
Featured Paper by Fred McCamic Esri Users Group Conference
A Cost Efficient In-House
Featured Paper by Matt George Esri Users Group Conference
A Race without a Course
Featured Paper by Alberto Mendez Esri Users Group Conference
Automatic DEM Generation
This article describes how high resolution satellite data can be used to extract accurate digital elevation model (DEM) for a mining application in the Amazon region. The resulting vertical accuracy can be within RMS error of 1.5m when using a minimum number of ground control points. PCI Geomatics
Use of GIS in Developing
Nowadays, transportation system plays an important role in providing quality services related to different modes of transport and traffic management. By combining the use of GIS, the public could be better informed and make safer and smarter use of transport networks.

In the past, the construction plans in Taiwan were drawn up and submitted to Executive Yuan by individual executives based on their business accountabilities, and then deliberated by Executive Yuan. However, due to the fiscal restriction, Executive Yuan considers the construction plans seriously, especially when the need of analyzing competition among each construction plan increases day by day.

In order to facilitate the development of transportation system and make efficient resource allocation, Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) utilized GIS technologies to assist Taiwan transportation executive in completing public construction, formulating feasible plans, and analyzing critical issues in transport services.

Developed by Institute of Transportation, MOTC, Taiwan Transportation Decision Support System (TTDSS) fully integrates multiple databases and map data to perform map display and analysis functions, helping the commissioners to make better policies and decisions when developing Taiwan transportation system.

With the aim of integrating databases and displaying relevant maps of transportation, TTDSS employed SuperWebGIS 3 to display, operate and analyze maps, allowing the commissioners to view and manipulate map data over the Internet. Moreover, SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 also allows the administrators of TTDSS to modify map content efficiently and facilitate map output with the custom functions.

Due to the development of TTDSS, commissioners of Taiwan transportation executive now can display diverse theme maps and data on-line and implement various analysis functions to reach fateful government decisions. Also, the efficiency of plan scrutinizing is greatly improved, allowing the commissioners to make decision more objectively and effectively.

Supergeo Technologies Inc.
Using An iOS Mobile GIS
Situated on Lan-Yang plain, Taiwan, Yilan County is famous for its natural beauty, a rich culture and abundant agricultural products. Also, the convenient transportation has encouraged more people to travel to this county for holidays. Supergeo cooperated with Department of Applied Economics & Management of National Yilan University and Yilan Leisure Farming Development Association to develop an iOS mobile GIS application by means of GIS and mobile technologies for promoting the local tourism industry in Yilan, Taiwan. With an easy-to-use manipulation interface, Yilan Travel Guide App offers detailed tour guide for the destinations, tourism map display and itinerary plan functions. Therefore, visitors can easily search and obtain the latest tourist information about popular destinations, restaurants and accommodations in Yilan. Integrating with Google Maps, Yilan Travel Guide App can display location of the tourist attractions for helping users have better trip planning and routing online. Yilan Travel Guide App is composed of four themes, including Nearby Tourist Attractions, Specialists Lead the Way, Itinerary Plan and My Favorite, which can be utilized easily on iOS systems. Through using Yilan Travel Guide App, it enables users to query tourist attractions across the county and search recommended stores. In the near future, SuperGIS Server 3.1 will be employed to integrate maps, local tourist spots and related travel information and publish various map services via web browsers, making the tourist information more manageable to system administrators and more accessible to regular users. For more information about the application story, please visit Supergeo Technologies Inc.
A Sharp Eye for Details:
Featured By: S. Michael Gallagher Giving users near-instant access to precise information is a tall order, even within a specific application. But expand that requirement across all an agency’s data, or even sources of related data, and the task could seem insurmountable. Yet that’s the promise of enterprise search technology. Open Text Corporation
Server-based GIS for
Since the growing availability of air travel becomes popular and affordable, the number of both foreign tourists and R.O.C. Citizens’ outbound travel has doubled. However, the increased overseas travel facilitates the spread of infectious diseases which will endanger citizens at home and abroad. To prevent such a scenario from happening, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Taiwan continually focuses on disease prevention, quarantine, and surveillance to meet the needs of disease control.

Situated in subtropical zone, dengue fever has gripped Taiwan in recent years. In order to take control of the epidemic throughout the country, the project aims to help CDC develop an epidemic situation management system by means of sever GIS software, store information of the infected patients and locations where dengue fever occurred, understand epidemic situation in each district, and then clearly distinguish whether the dengue fever is mainly caused by vector mosquito habitats.

The epidemic situation management GIS system ensures the infection control personnel to report dengue fever infection situation anywhere after logging into the online system and consequently employ map display and diverse analysis functions to determine the mutual relations among dengue fever occurrence, locations and vector mosquito habitats.

In this project, SuperGIS Server 3.1 was utilized as the GIS platform core to distribute and manage map information and build map websites. The server GIS allows developers to apply customization functions, Jquery and Javascript syntax to create their own map websites with interactive visual effects. Besides, the system adopts Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as the database management software to manage spatial-related indices and statistic information for efficient data querying.

Serving to integrate legal infectious disease cases with the location where diseases caused, the Epidemic Situation Management GIS System enables relevant departmental executives to access the information about controlled area of mosquito habitats, vector mosquito indices, position of public location, etc; meanwhile utilizing the accurate references to formulate disease prevention plans to combat the threat of communicable diseases and safeguard the life and health of the citizens.

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SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics provides comprehensive supply chain solutions for transportation distribution and integrated logistics. When Penske wanted to help its Route Assist software users lower transportation costs and improve overall delivery performance, they chose Tele Atlas Dynamap®/Routing North America map data and Matchmaker SDK geocoder. The two products deliver the routing attribution Penske sought and provided the engine necessary for improving address matching speed and accuracy. Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas data helps
When the Federal Reserve Board needed to improve the address-matching rate of its FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) Internet geocoding system, they used Tele Atlas Dynamap® /2000 to replace the systems’ existing data. “Since 1999, we’ve used only Tele Atlas (GDT) data in our FFIEC system,” said Tom Nguyen, the Federal Reserve Board’s information technology manager. “Their service and support are excellent.” TeleAtlas
TXU Electric and Gas
"We used to view time as our greatest foe," says Brian Jackson, gas records group supervisor at TXU Gas. "Today, following a significant investment in a compliance management software system that extends to field operations, it's become an ally of our pledge to deliver value and fast customer support." Tadpole Technology Group
United Utilities Plc
Tadpole worrked with United Utilities Plc to deliver a geospatial system that provides enterprise-wide access to United Utilities’ asset records to make business-critical information available to 1,000 office-based and field workers. Tadpole Technology Group
Lutes, James (2006).
Featured By: James Lutes India’s CARTOSAT-1 satellite, launched in May 2005, contains a 2.5-meter resolution optical imaging platform primarily designed for the capture of stereo imagery. Separate fore- and aft-looking camera assemblies are used for collection of same-pass stereo during the entire imaging pass, with collection geometry ideally suited for extraction of 3D features and Digital Elevation Models. GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
PowerSystems (Scottish Power)
Tadpole-Cartesia, in partnership with Logica, has developed an asset inspection system (AIS) for PowerSystems part of the ScottishPower group. The Asset Inspection System utilises and displays information from a number of corporate back-end systems, including Asset Information Management and Work Management, and provides a single integrated view of the information to users. Through the use of workshops and feedback sessions, there has been considerable refinement of the user interface through this project, resulting in a highly efficient and easy to use application. Tadpole Technology Group
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle City Council, a metropolitan authority in the heart of England’s North East, is using mobile GIS to prepare for new regulations, due to come into effect as a result of the Traffic Management Act 2004. Tadpole Technology Group
Microsoft on Endeavors
With each release of its AutoCAD software, Autodesk spent significant amounts of money mailing CD-ROMs to existing and potential customers. Although a standard technique for introducing new software, Autodesk wanted to reduce its delivery costs, accelerate and increase sales, and reduce the risk of software piracy. To meet these business goals, Autodesk deployed an application delivery solution offered by Endeavors Technology. Tadpole Technology Group
Intel on Endeavors
For complex software applications, hands-on trials are crucial to making the sale. But at roughly 500MB, Autodesk’s industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) applications were too large for conventional Web-based trial distribution. Tadpole Technology Group
Web-based GIS for Campus
Accurate and reliable spatial information of an event nowadays plays a crucial role in minimizing human and asset losses. With the aim of preventing disastrous damage caused by sudden natural disasters, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, develops the hazard prevention Web GIS program for enhanced simulation and drills and effective emergency response during earthquakes, tsunami, and fires.

To help people improve preparedness and practice how to keep safe during earthquake strikes on campus, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology conducts biannual earthquake and fire emergency response drills for nearly four thousand participants. The drills always put a strain on the Office of General Affairs.

Developed with SuperGIS Server 3 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the Web-Based Campus Emergency GIS System performs dynamic map display, basic GIS manipulation, and map navigation, delivering high quality spatial information for students and administrators in every department on campus to visualize, integrate, and analyze student population, facilities, and hazard data for better emergency planning and preparation.

In addition, through accessing the web-based GIS system, users can easily query the disaster response plans, tasks of emergency response teams, team member lists, distribution of evacuation routes around the campus, and suitable locations for shelters, as well as equipments and drill procedures to conduct trainings and drills without paying too much labor cost and time on management.

The Web-based Campus Emergency GIS System is expected to integrate the information such as the evacuation routes, distribution of evacuation equipments and fire-fighting facilities, and lists of emergency personnel, to satisfy the requirements in class training and simulation drill of different situations. Therefore, a safe campus for study and work can be ensured and enhanced by means of GIS technologies.

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SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
What Is GIS: A Profession,
What is GIS? Is it a profession unto itself? Is it simply a niche technology inside the broader discipline of information technology? Or is it a tool that cuts across numerous professional and technological boundaries? Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)
Free or Fee: The Governmental
Should federal and local governments sell their geospatial data sets or distribute them for free? And if the data sets are sold, how should they be priced—to cover reproduction, to recoup costs, or to turn a profit? Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)
GITA Board of Directors
In keeping with the Mission Possible theme of the 2007 GITA Annual Conference & Exhibition, we asked the GITA Board of Directors to discuss the many possibilities they see for our industry in the coming year and beyond. Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)
GIS System for Cycling
When global warming is affecting the natural environment of the world, cycling becomes an important and popular activity all over the globe and many cities have designed bike lanes to save on gas consumption. Take Taiwan as an example. The use of bicycle on campus is greatly encouraged as the best way of daily transportation for students. In order to promote safe bike riding and prevent car accidents, Taipei Chengshih University of Science & Technology (TPCU) integrates the visualized map website with mobile App on smart phones to show the current position and road conditions instantly for cyclists. The mobile App for Android users can record and report back riders’ current point and consequently transmit their moving traces to the server. The Cycling Team Management System consists of website platform for displaying information of cycling team and the cycling team APP that is served as the vital tools for better reaction to the contingency on roads. The system has the front-end website to display the map and the back-end platform to manage personal information of each rider such as name, telephone number, etc. Adopting SuperGIS Server 3 as map server, the website platform allows the cycling team administrators to publish and manage the existing map information, integrate riders’ current positions with map website to monitor each rider’s condition. Thus, the administrators can instantly provide the riders with emergency aid when an accident happens. More information about the application story, please visit More product information about SuperGIS Server 3, please visit SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
Creating Geospatial Content
The solution to transform imagery into reliable geospatial content more efficiently lies in a process-driven workflow. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging
ViewWise Enables Groundbreaking
The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust created by long-time Marin residents Leonard and Beryl H. Buck. From the start, MCF’s mission was to use philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition and enhance the quality of life in Marin County, CA. Their mission was successful, and by the end of fiscal 2005, MCF was the largest community foundation in California and one of the largest in the U.S., with assets of $1.1 billion. Last year, MCF made over $55 million in grants and received over $25 million in gifts. Computhink, Inc.
Affordable Document Management:
PRN Medical is different from most companies who install a document management system. They weren’t even looking for one. PRN Medical had accepted their lot as a paper intensive company and all they wanted to buy was a new copy machine. Then, almost by accident, they learned about the ViewWise Document Management solution from Computhink, Inc, and their company was changed forever. Computhink, Inc.
View Leica Virtual Explorer
The demos below require Leica Virtual Explorer Client to be installed and run once. Click on the link above to start installing Leica Virtual Explorer Client. After the installation is complete, start up the application once, then select one of the following demos: View a 3D city scene of Calgary, Canada ERDAS, Inc.
Visualizing the Health
Featured Paper by Sean Finnegan

Visualizing the Health Workforce of the United States
Esri Users Group Conference
IKONOS Performance and
IKONOS Historic Accuracy ~ 7 m CE90 •Accuracy issue in 2006 ~ 15 m CE90 • Corrective Actions – IC9 Instrument Calibration – Interlock Angle Adjustment – NC0 New Calibration Zero • Accuracy after correction ~ 6 m CE90 GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
Lunar Slide Slither:
IKONOS pointing accuracy allows for precise array location over dark, uniform Mare (within a few pixels). High resolution allows for relatively small pixel coverage, reducing effects of cratering on uniformity. GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
Visualizing Australian
Featured Paper by Andrew Bazemore

Visualizing Australian Primary Health Care
Esri Users Group Conference
Using Spatial Statistics
Featured Paper by Julie Spangler

Using Spatial Statistics to Analyze Trends in Poison Center Data
Esri Users Group Conference
Using GIS to Visualize
Featured Paper by Mark Carrozza

Using GIS to Visualize Canadian Primary Health Care and Clinical Service Areas
Esri Users Group Conference
Using GIS for Evaluating
Featured Paper by Abdulkader Murad

Using GIS for Evaluating Accessibility to Health Care Centers in Jeddah City
Esri Users Group Conference
Using GIS for Analyzing
Featured Paper by Yang Xu

Using GIS for Analyzing Optimal Organ Allocation for Liver Transplantation
Esri Users Group Conference
Ferrari Maserati Group
The Ferrari Maserati Group, the worldwide manufacturer of the famous exclusive car Maserati Quattroporte, implements in this model the Blaupunkt navigation system with Tele Atlas map data as a standard feature. Tele Atlas
California Department
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) maintains a hierarchy of classifi cation for thousands of miles of roads throughout California. In addition to tracking new exits, road shortenings, and the re-naming of 166,000 miles of surface roads, the agency must regularly submit 1,600 California Road System (CRS) maps to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Tele Atlas
Michael Rasmussen is Managing Director of MATADOR, a leading real estate agency active in the Danish home market. He is also an enthusiastic user of a navigation system powered by Tele Atlas navigation CDs. Tele Atlas
State of Connecticut,
George J. Pohorilak, Director of the Connecticut Offi ce of Statewide Emergency lecommunications (OSET), measures his department’s success by the number of emergency callers they are able to fi nd. Because OSET operates alongside other state agencies within the Department of Public Safety (DPS), OSET’s record of success is largely dependent on the ability of all Connecticut DPS agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other. This includes the state police, the fi re emergency/fi re marshal, and other state agencies. TeleAtlas
Use and Evaluation of
Featured Paper by Tegan Callahan

Use and Evaluation of GIS in CDC's Emergency Operations Center
Esri Users Group Conference
TOXMAP: Environmental
Featured Paper by Darren Gemoets

TOXMAP: Environmental Health Maps Now Powered by ArcGIS Server
City of Bakersfield
The Virginia Rural Health
Featured Paper by Steve Sedlock

The Virginia Rural Health Data Portal: Phase II
Esri Users Group Conference
The Impact of Travel
Featured Paper by John Hufford

The Impact of Travel Time on Patient Choice of OB Provider
Esri Users Group Conference
The Community Indicators
Featured Paper by Jene Grandmont

The Community Indicators Tool: User-Friendly Data Dissemination
Esri Users Group Conference
Targeting Child Auto
Featured Paper by Mohan Rao

Targeting Child Auto Safety Programs to the Neighborhoods Most in Need
Esri Users Group Conference
Ten Ways to Support GIS
Paper by Bruce Joffe. Controversy has been raging for more than a decade on the appropriateness, legality, and effectiveness of public agencies selling their digital geodata. Recent discussions among professionals from both government and private sectors, representing a wide spectrum of opinion on whether public geodata should be sold or given away freely, have yielded some interesting experiences and useful advice on effective ways for public agencies to support their GIS operations. URISA
Subnational Population
Featured Paper by Robert Leddy

Subnational Population Estimates for Responding to Global HIV/AIDS
Esri Users Group Conference
Policy Review: Blocking
Paper by R. Bradley Tombs. This is a policy review of current public geospatial data dissemination practices and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (May 2004) guidelines for geospatial data access. It evaluates if the federal guidelines give proper weight to the societal benefi ts of record dissemination, the importance of informed citizenry, and its strong Constitutional connection to petition government to redress grievances. Practical examples of state and local policies are exposed, disclosing the confl icts with the federal National Map progam objectives. Homeland security and other public risks associated with nondisclosure of public record geospatial records are identified. The review shows that slow progress is being made in bringing order to public geospatial records disclourse, but ill-informed record holders unduly delay access, causing weakness in homeland security preparedness. URISA
White Knights of Spatial
Paper by William Craig. Most of the literature about sharing data has focused on institutional issues and wrongly ignores the key role of individuals. Data sharing across levels of government is necessary if we are to achieve a National Spatial Data Infrastructure; this is not something the federal government can do on its own. Local and state governments are the primary sources for many of the core data layers and supplementary to others. Using Minnesota as an example, there is ample evidence of state and local developing and sharing of data. In each case, one or more key individuals were responsible for developing that data and making it available to others. Nine individuals were interviewed to learn the roles they played and their motivation for making their data available for sharing. Three common themes emerged that explained what motivated them. First and foremost was their idealism, their sense that better data will lead to better decisions, that sharing good data is valuable. Second is enlightened self interest; by sharing, they got something in return even if it was intangible. Third is their involvement in a professional culture that honors serving society and cooperating with peers. These motivations are similar to those of knights of yore and to our newly adopted GIS code of ethics that focus on serving the needs of others. The GIS profession could encourage more individuals to play the role of White Knight by focusing attention on issues related to these motivating factors. URISA
Emergent Commercial and
Paper by Michael Blakemore and Sinclair Sutherland. A 15-year experience of developing and marketing an online geostatistical database of United Kingdom official statistics is used to evaluate the impact of charging strategies for geographical information and services, and to explore the relative cost benefits of charging and not charging for information. The experience of charging is set fi rst within the policy frameworks for access to Public Sector Information (PSI) and conceptual frameworks for information charging. The historical development of the system and its user market is then detailed in the context of changing technologies, emerging user requirements, and government policy shifts. Conceptual frameworks from the strategy literature are then used to identify the emerging charging strategies. URISA
Delineating “Public”
Paper by Marc Schlossberg and Elliot Shuford. PPGIS is often presented and promoted as a more people-centered GIS compared to a traditional technocratic, expert-driven tool or methodology. Yet, the umbrella of PPGIS is quite broad. Within such a wide context, it may be helpful for practitioners and scholars of PPGIS to better understand exactly what PPGIS is. Or, in other words, having a clearer conception of what “public” and “participation” are, and how they relate to expected outcomes and outputs within a GIS context, is very important as the ideas and ideals of PPGIS continue to gain momentum. Understanding the variations in the types of “public,” cross-referencing them against the distinctions in “participation” and linking the intersection of types of “public” and “participation” to expected GIS outcomes and outputs would greatly enrich the field. Moreover, such delineation would allow PPGIS practitioners and those considering PPGIS approaches to appreciate the linkages of certain types of participation processes, specific elements of the public, and particular types of expected project results. This paper offers a review of key literature relevant to public participation and presents potential integrated matrices to guide future PPGIS thought. URISA
Using Nation-wide Imperviousness
Featured Paper by Erin Marchand

Better Decisions with National Datasets
Esri Users Group Conference
Spatial Analysis of NPRI
Featured Paper by Tali Neta

Spatial Analysis of NPRI Carcinogen Air Emissions in Canada
Esri Users Group Conference
GIS Map of the Philippines
Click on the link to download. Files are in SHP format. You may need a GIS viewer to load the files. A&A Geoinformatics Corporation
The Power of Information
Featured Paper by John Christiansen, Eric Williams

GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
Esri Users Group Conference
Using ArcGIS and Problem
Featured Paper by Kristi Frederickson

Using ArcGIS and Problem Based Learning in the Secondary Classroom
Esri Users Group Conference
Putting Youth On the
Featured Paper by Nancy Cassie, Estella Erbstein, Hartzog Geraghty

Putting Youth On the Map: An Instrument Assessing Youth Well-Being
Esri Users Group Conference
Results of Southern Company’s
Featured Paper by Richard Pike, Jeremy Myers

Safety, Reliability, and Customer Satisfaction
Esri Users Group Conference
Upcoming Changes to the
Featured Paper by Dave Minkel

Better Decisions with National Datasets
Esri Users Group Conference
IKONOS Planetary Reflectance
Planetary reflectance (ρp) is sometimes used with earth imagery to reduce the image-to-image illumination differences by normalizing for solar irradiance. The following equation for band-dependant planetary reflectance was taken from the Landsat 7 Science Data User’s Handbook1 GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
Rapid Damage Assessment
Featured Paper by Tom Counts, Allen Kniphfer

Partner Solution Sessions
Esri Users Group Conference
The Parcel Puzzle
Featured Paper by Wendy Amy

Land Records Management: System Integrations and Emerging Technologies
Esri Users Group Conference
Obstetric Fistula Patients
Featured Paper by Jennifer Lemberger

Obstetric Fistula Patients and Resources in Nyanza Province, Kenya
Esri Users Group Conference
Results of Southern Company’s
Featured Paper by Richard Pike, Jeremy Myers

Safety, Reliability, and Customer Satisfaction
Esri Users Group Conference
The Parcel Puzzle
Featured Paper by Wendy Amy

Land Records Management: System Integrations and Emerging Technologies
Esri Users Group Conference
Obesity GIS Data Library
Featured Paper by Ilir Bejleri

Obesity GIS Data Library and Tools for Obesity Research
Esri Users Group Conference
Rapid Damage Assessment
Featured Paper by Tom Counts, Allen Kniphfer

Rapid Damage Assessment and Recovery When Seconds Count
Esri Users Group Conference
Web Editing - The Transition
Featured Paper by Tim Lesser

IT and Development - GIS Deployment Best Practices
Esri Users Group Conference
The 21st Century Utility:
Featured Paper by Jason Bethke

Data Access for Decision Makers and the Public for Asset Management
Esri Users Group Conference
GIS Collaboration leads
This landmark study illustrates how the use of GIS can help identify significant environmental health issues in the City of Detroit. Detroit Public Schools
The City o f Terrace
The City o f Terrace migrates from MapGuide 6.5 to iVAULT MapGuide Open Source for internal and public web mapping The City purchased iVAULT MapGuide with the Administration module to replace the existing MapGuide 6.5 application. iVAULT is a web based application that allows organizations, to quickly and easily publish GIS content to the web. The City benefitted from the service-oriented architecture of the iVAULT Administrator to provide a fast, scalable, and cross platform web GIS application to realtors, developers, the general public and internal staff. Using MapGuide Studio, the City was able to produce visually stunning cartographic maps and serve those maps to a wide audience. Pacific Alliance Technologies current hosts the new TerraMap site and have written very elaborate FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) scripts. This keeps the data in the development environment within the City of Terrace current, along with the live hosted environment within the PAT collocation. The City now has a fully supported and integrated web based GIS system that facilitates quality decision making. With iVAULT, the City benefits from improved strategic and financial planning. It also provides reliable and meaningful access to the City’s spatial and attribute data. iVAULT’s “Self Service” approach to GIS, has introduced efficiencies in the City’s workflows and provides easy access and increased utilization of City’s existing the resources. For more information, visit or call us at 1.877.691.9171, or email Pacific Alliance Technologies
Neighborhood Models to
Featured Paper by Scott Bell

Neighborhood Models to Identify MAUP Effects Using Spatial Regression
Esri Users Group Conference
Maximizing GIS Performance
Featured Paper by Chris Cushenberry, Arnisa Davis, Steve Veltman

Leading Edge Applications of GIS
Esri Users Group Conference
Up in the Cloud: Migrating
Featured Paper by Vicky Tam

Cloud and Mobile/Field GIS - Supporting Public Safety & Security
Esri Users Group Conference
Survey-Grade GPS Field
Featured Paper by Raymond Brunner

GIS Integrations and Justifications in Municipal Government
Esri Users Group Conference
MedMap-Visualizing the
Featured Paper by Robert Shankman

MedMap-Visualizing the Field at HQ via the Web
Esri Users Group Conference
Leveraging LiDAR Efforts
Featured Paper by Richard Garcia

Trends in the Transmission Market
Esri Users Group Conference
The Northern Virginia
Featured Paper by Michael Smith and Brendan Ford

Government - GIS for Transportation Planning
Esri Users Group Conference
Soils Mapper - An Assessment
Featured Paper by Cathy Raney

Sediments and Soils: Business Justifications and Cost Benefits
Esri Users Group Conference
Making It Work: A Project-Based
Featured Paper by Joshua Tootoo

Making It Work: A Project-Based GIS Training Program for State and Local Health Departments
Esri Users Group Conference
Integrated Enterprise
Featured Paper by Biju Misra, Sridhar Devineni

GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
Esri Users Group Conference
The Modeling & Simulation
Featured Paper by Vic Baker

Government - GIS Supporting Resource Allocation
Esri Users Group Conference
Robustness of Kernel
Featured Paper by Michael Camponovo

GIS for Public Safety and Emergency Management
Esri Users Group Conference
Layers = Shapes = Actionable
Featured Paper by David Schutt

Layers = Shapes = Actionable Plans...Case Study: New Hospital Construction & Major Workforce Expansion at a respected Southern California Hospital District
Esri Users Group Conference
In the Cloud or On the
Featured Paper by Jesse Glasgow, Mike Fourman

In the Cloud or On the Ground? Different Strokes for Different Folks
Esri Users Group Conference
Survey and GIS Integration
Featured Paper by Yongmin Yan, Joe Betit, and Tracy McLane

IT and Development - Approaches to Web GIS
Esri Users Group Conference
Public/Private Partnership
Featured Paper by Pete Magee

Public/Private Partnership for GIS
Esri Users Group Conference
IKONOS Radiometric Calibration
Martin Taylor (2005). "IKONOS Radiometric Calibration and Performance after 5 Years on Orbit." Proceedings of CALCON 2005 Conference, Logan, UT, August 22-25, 2005. GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
Lutes, James (2006).
Featured By: James Lutes

Lutes, James (2006). "First Impressions of CARTOSAT-1". Presented at JACIE 2006 Civil Commercial Imagery Evaluation Workshop, Laurel, Maryland, March 14-16, 2006. (c) GeoEye, 2006.
GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
Influencing Federal Health
Featured Paper by Jennifer Rankin

Influencing Federal Health Policy Using Online Data Visualization Tools
Esri Users Group Conference
Improving the Electrical
Featured Paper by Jafrullah Mohammed, Abhinav Dehariya

Improving the Electrical Design Process by Integration with Network Analysis Software
Esri Users Group Conference
Results of Maryland’s
Featured Paper by Ashley Buzzeo

Government - Spatial Data Management
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Products & Services of
Featured Paper by William Stone

Better Decisions with National Datasets
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Infectious Disease &
Featured Paper by Carrie Kilby

Infectious Disease & Biosurveillance Information Service (BioServ)
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Improved Quantification
Featured Paper by Theo Laughner

Trends in the Transmission Market
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Powering Web, Mobile,
Featured Paper by Michael Haggerty

IT and Development - GIS Deployment Best Practices
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What Is GIS: A Profession,
What is GIS? Is it a profession unto itself? Is it simply a niche technology inside the broader discipline of information technology (IT)? Or is it a tool that cuts across numerous professional and technological boundaries?

This debate raged over a period of weeks on GITA’s GEOXchange list server, where members routinely exchange information and discuss topics relevant to the geospatial industry. This particular thread touched off such a firestorm that the association developed a panel discussion on the topic at GITA’s Annual Conference in Denver in March 2005.
Free or Fee: The Governmental
Should federal and local governments sell their geospatial data sets or distribute them for free? And if the data sets are sold, how should they be priced—to cover reproduction, to recoup costs, or to turn a profit? GITA
GITA Board Keys on Mission
In keeping with the Mission Possible theme of the 2007 GITA Annual Conference & Exhibition, we asked the GITA Board of Directors to discuss the many possibilities they see for our industry in the coming year and beyond. Not surprisingly, they see a bright future for both the end-users and vendors of geospatial technologies in part due to the excitement that Google and the other online mapping sites have brought to the industry. Our fearless prognosticators predict a healthy mix of opportunity and challenge as the industry expands to accommodate new users. Some of them caution that in these exciting times of change, we must also remember to focus on our traditional goal of making data more accessible to the next generations of geospatial technology consumers. Read on for words of wisdom from these geospatial industry leaders. GITA Board Keys on Mission Possible Theme for 2007 20 GITA
Next Generation 9-1-1
Featured Paper by Jerry Steenson

GIS for Public Safety and Emergency Management
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Home and Community-Based
Featured Paper by Bob Laverty

Home and Community-Based Medicaid Services and Local Success Factors
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How GIS Supports Utilities
Featured Paper by Susan Smith-Lee

Partner Solution Sessions
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Planning 2.0: Facilitating
Featured Paper by Elizabeth Stahlman and Gregory Hildreth

Government - GIS Supporting Local Government
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MAG Demographic and Employment
Featured Paper by Scott Bridwell

Data Access for Decision Makers and the Public through Web Applications
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GIS for Targeted Clinical
Featured Paper by Stephanie Foster

GIS for Targeted Clinical Preventative Services
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Glendale Water and Power
Featured Paper by Nagarajan Murali

Leading Edge Applications of GIS
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On-Orbit Geolocation
Current coefficients are based on NIS-traceable pre-launch measurements. Convert DN to spectral irradiance (mW/(cm2-str-um)).Scale factors vary by camera setting Line rate, TDI, scan direction. Scale factors are contained in metadata delivered with the image products. GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
Pennsylvania Historic
Featured Paper by Patrick Jaquay and Samuel Steingrabe

Government - Solving Real-World Problems
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Looking for Signs and
Featured Paper by William Flynn, GISP

Integrating and Serving Data to the Public
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GIS Approach: For Local/Community
Featured Paper by Annette Gardner

GIS Approach: For Local/Community Implementation Assessment
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GIS-Integrated Work Management
Featured Paper by Skye Perry, John Garrett

Leading Edge Applications of GIS
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NCR Geospatial Data Exchange
Featured Paper by Heidi Hammel and Robert Horne

Government - Spatial Data Management
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Long-term streamflow
Featured Paper by Michael Wine

Better Decisions using GIS: Floodplains and Riparian Areas
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Metadata Lite: Faking
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Web Map Server (WMS)
With SpatialAce WMS it has become easy to build user-friendly, web-based mapping applications. Any type of background maps can be combined with dynamic data retrieved from databases, such as facility locations, vehicle positions or traffic information. Carmenta
Investigating Food Illnesses
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Geomarketing for Public
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GIS Integrations - Maximizing
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Implementing the Esri
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Implementing a Modern
Featured Paper by Jennifer Kuchar

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Producing GEOINT with
Featured Paper by Brian Demers, Eric Ray

As publishers of data and maps critical to national security, defense and intelligence organizations require highly tuned data and map production technology. Learn how Esri Defense Mapping standardizes and streamlines production of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).
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Geographic Factors Associated
Featured Paper by Mike Horst

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Portal for ArcGIS
Portal for ArcGIS is a private, collaborative, geospatial content management system. Through a series of demonstrations and presentation slides, attendees will learn why this might be a solution for their organization and what components and functionality are included with the product. Technical implementation requirements and patterns will also be covered.

Featured Paper by Paul Ross, Wittaker Mathot
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GIS Data Assessment for

Featured Paper by John Dirkman
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Managing the Quality
Featured Paper by Christine Hopkins, Sherry Smith

With GIS data being published and used throughout the federal government, it is more important than ever to ensure the quality of data published by your agency. Learn how to use ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension for Desktop to help you simplify and improve the quality control process, reducing your costs and improving confidence in your data.
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Implementing a GIS-Based
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Managing Geospatial Content
Featured Paper by Billie Leff, Sherry Smith

Government agencies face pressure to produce authoritative data and maps quickly, with quality, and under tight budgets. This session will explore how Esri Production Mapping can help you publish standardized data and maps with exacting quality and output requirements efficiently and cost-effectively.
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GIS Integration: A Multi-Enterprise
Featured Paper by Carlos Wilderman

Land Records Management: System Integrations and Emerging Technologies
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Introduction to ArcGIS
Featured Paper by Gary Sheppard Jr

Developers seeking to support modern platforms, including Windows (32 and 64 bit), Linux (64 bit), Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone should attend this session to learn about building powerful, small-footprint, easy-to-deploy GIS applications with ArcGIS Runtime. Java and Qt developers can build cross-platform solutions, WPF developers can build Windows solutions, and mobile developers can build apps for the platforms of their choice.
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Geographic Clustering
Featured Paper by Mike Horst

Geographic Clustering and Factors Associated with Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Obesity Rates in Pennsylvania School Districts 2006-2009: Preliminary Results
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Introducing ArcGIS Online
Featured Paper by Bonnie Stayer, Paul Ross

The growing demand for accessible geographic information is a constant challenge to GIS departments everywhere. Now, with Esri's new ArcGIS Online subscription, organizations will have the ability to store, manage and host their mapping services in Esri's cloud and easily publish their geographic content using cloud services. Join this session to learn what you need to know to be cloud ready.
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GIS Centric One Call
Featured Paper by Lew DuBose

Safety, Reliability, and Customer Satisfaction
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Imagery Management and
Featured Paper by Anthony Calamito III, James Michel III

This session will focus on new management and analysis techniques in ArcGIS 10. The new Mosaic Dataset and Image Analysis window provides enhanced capabilities for the management, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of imagery in ArcGIS 10. This session will also look at the operational use of imagery, discuss management of imagery with web applications, and help users understand when to use imagery or cache for their work.
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Got ArcGIS Server? Create
Featured Paper by Donald Barker

IT and Development - Geodata and Web GIS
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GIS Data: Classification,
Featured Paper by Steve Whitney

Better Decisions with GIS: Avoiding Data Misuse
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Imagery in the Enterprise
Featured Paper by Dan Zimble, Daniel Oleary

This session will walk attendees through an approach for providing a single view of an enterprise image library using image services based on the new mosaic dataset in ArcGIS 10. This approach can be used to support workflows for finding and provisioning imagery for use in analysis. The session will describe a geodatabase design for handling satellite sensors using mosaic datasets and orchestrating various capabilities through ArcGIS for Server services expressed in a Flex-based web application. The session will demonstrate an approach to designing and preparing mosaic datasets and the resultant image services for use in cached basemap services for fast visualization.
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How to Capture, Visualize,
Featured Paper by Adam Mollenkopf

Agencies often need to integrate and analyze real-time data, such as live GPS or sensor inputs with their GIS to manage operations and support situational awareness. This session will show how you can use the ArcGIS Tracking Analyst extension with Esri Tracking Server to monitor and analyze dynamic temporal data to meet these needs.
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Does Geocoding Positional
Featured Paper by Geoffrey Jacquez

Does Geocoding Positional Error Matter in Health GIS Studies?
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GIS Community Standards
Featured Paper by David Danko, Mark Reichardt (OGC), Satish Sankaran

Interoperability is critical for federal, civilian, and defense GIS. Learn about Esri's continued support for interoperability, including new functionality available in ArcGIS 10. This session will be beneficial to users wanting to understand what the various GIS standards accomplish and how they support interoperability. The presentation will cover many of the ISO, OGC, GWG, and FGDC standards critical to the GIS community.
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From the Flintstones
Featured Paper by John Newton, Maurice Thompson

GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
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Getting Started with
Featured Paper by Charmel Menzel, Ken Gorton

Are you interested in ArcGIS for Server but don't know where to start? Perhaps you've worked with ArcIMS and want to know what ArcGIS for Server can offer you. In either case, this is the session for you. You will learn how to make your maps, globes, and other GIS resources available to others by publishing them on a server. You will learn how to create web mapping applications.
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Geospatial Capital Investment
Featured Paper by Chris Kahn

Utilities, Transportation, and A/E/C - Infrastructure Improvements
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Geographic Masking Using
Featured Paper by Su Zhang

Better Decisions with GIS: Avoiding Data Misuse
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GeoDesign and Analysis
Featured Paper by Eric Wittner

This session will demonstrate GIS models and techniques in 2D and 3D that are useful during the design and assessment of facilities, neighborhoods, and land-use plans. Topics will include the integration of 3D models from third-party sources into the geodatabase, 2D and 3D suitability analysis, the use of GIS to drive/simulate urban forms, network-based location allocation of amenities, and quality/quantity of view assessment based on line of sight.
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Exploring the ArcGIS
Featured Paper by Ben Conklin, Carolyn Fish

This session will begin with an overview of ArcGIS as an enterprise system for defense and intelligence. We'll cover examples of how thousands of users across the spectrum are utilizing ArcGIS to better support the warfighter and national policy maker. We will explain GIS as a system, linking the different kinds of users from national to tactical levels, as well as introduce new ArcGIS 10 workflows that are important to this community.
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Comparing Methods for
Featured Paper by Aristithes Doumouras

Comparing Methods for Modeling Access to Trauma Center Care
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Creating Spatial Data
Featured Paper by Marten Hogeweg

In this presentation, users will be introduced to the concept of geoportals and their role in spatial data infrastructure (SDI). We will talk about Esri's open source Geoportal Server and explain how users can benefit from and contribute to the further development of this product when realizing SDI or open government data sharing applications. The session will also address other steps from Esri into the world of open source software.
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Distributing Data via
Featured Paper by Mark Stoakes

Distributing Data via XML from ArcGIS
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Exploring the ArcGIS
Featured Paper by Ben Conklin, Carolyn Fish

This session will begin with an overview of ArcGIS as an enterprise system for defense and intelligence. We'll cover examples of how thousands of users across the spectrum are utilizing ArcGIS to better support the warfighter and national policy maker. We will explain GIS as a system, linking the different kinds of users from national to tactical levels, as well as introduce new ArcGIS 10 workflows that are important to this community.
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Four Iterations of Statewide,
Featured Paper by Lawrence Thornton

Government - Spatial Data Management
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Creating Spatial Data
Featured Paper by Marten Hogeweg

In this presentation, users will be introduced to the concept of geoportals and their role in spatial data infrastructure (SDI). We will talk about Esri's open source Geoportal Server and explain how users can benefit from and contribute to the further development of this product when realizing SDI or open government data sharing applications. The session will also address other steps from Esri into the world of open source software.
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Developing Similar Applications
Featured Paper by Shea Lemar

Data Access for Decision Makers and the Public through Web Applications
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Building Tools with Python
Featured Paper by Evan Caldwell

A geoprocessing tool does three types of work: it defines its parameters, validates them, and executes code that performs the actual work. This session will focus on the first two types-parameter definition and validation. At the end of this session, you will know how to define parameters using data types, direction, filters, dependencies, and multivalues.
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ArcGIS Online: Cloud
Featured Paper by Katie Clift

ArcGIS Online: Cloud Offerings for Your Organization
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Bringing Building Data
Featured Paper by Don Hong

Building data is key to developing a GIS capable of supporting design assessment; construction planning; and real property, asset, and facilities management. Many organizations have invested a large amount of resources in collecting building data in a variety of formats. This session will discuss and demonstrate best practices for importing building data from common data formats-CAD, lidar, and building information modeling-into GIS as well as discuss the importance of utilizing a GIS data schema that corresponds to industry standards for facilities classification and taxonomy.
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Disconnected Editing
Featured Paper by Luke Wenschhof

GIS in the Field (Mobile GIS)
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Flood Map Web Application
Featured Paper by Eric Hopkins

Government - GIS Supporting Resource Allocation
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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for
Featured Paper by Jo Fraley, Nikki Golding

DevGeo - Esri is extending the reach of ArcGIS to smartphone devices. Now you can carry your maps to the field on an iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone device to view and query maps, collect and update GIS features, and do much more. A configurable ArcGIS application and native API for each device platform are included. This presentation will provide an overview of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Phone and illustrate how you can build and deploy mobile GIS solutions for Windows Phone devices.
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ArcGIS Runtime SDK for
Featured Paper by David Cardella

DevGeo - ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS - ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS allows you to extend the reach of your GIS on the Apple iPod touch platforms. The API can access data from ArcGIS Online or your enterprise servers and allows developers to implement custom ArcGIS functionality in iOS applications. During the second half, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android will be discussed.
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Come on Baby Silverlight
Featured Paper by Andy Wright

Come on Baby Silverlight My Fire!
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ArcGIS for Mobile - An
Featured Paper by Bonnie Stayer

Mobile GIS extends the reach of GIS from the office to the field. By implementing an effective mobile GIS solution, you can improve the efficiency of your field work force as well as the accuracy and timeliness of your geospatial data. During this session, you will learn how to leverage Esri's ArcGIS system to build focused mobile GIS solutions that target the needs of your field work force.
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Applying GIS for Knowledge
Featured Paper by Kizito Nsanzya

Applying GIS for Knowledge Management in Rural Limpopo Health Sector
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ArcGIS for Intelligence
Featured Paper by Anthony Calamito III, Chris Albert, Suzanne Foss

ArcGIS for National Government is a system that provides useful GIS maps and apps focused on enabling national government agencies and other authorities in accomplishing their missions - that is, to run their operations more efficiently; to communicate more effectively; to save money; to engage with the public; and to understand, plan, and set policies.
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Customer Service Improvements
Featured Paper by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Customer Service Improvements Using Mobile GIS
ArcGIS for Desktop -
Featured Paper by Charmel Menzel, Scott Cecilio

ArcMap is the main component of Esri's ArcGIS for Desktop suite of geospatial processing programs, and it is used primarily to view, edit, create, and analyze geospatial data and create maps. This presentation and demonstrations will offer tips and tricks for working with ArcMap that will simplify your experience of performing your daily tasks.
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Dam Removal Modeling:
Featured Paper by Jean-Paul Bell

Dam Removal Modeling: A Case Study
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Bus Accident Mapping
Featured Paper by Leo Fothergill and Doy Miller

Bus Accident Mapping and Analysis Application
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ArcGIS for Demographics,
Featured Paper by Charmel Menzel, Evan Caldwell, James Tedrick, Laura McNulty, Thomas Gibbs

ArcGIS for National Government is a system that provides useful GIS maps and apps focused on enabling national government agencies and other authorities in accomplishing their missions - that is, to run their operations more efficiently; to communicate more effectively; to save money; to engage with the public; and to understand, plan, and set policies.
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Collision Motor Vehicle
Featured Paper by Garren Burbank

GIS for Public Safety and Emergency Management
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Agro-Ecology of Malaria
Featured Paper by Ben Wielgosz

Agro-Ecology of Malaria in Uganda: A Spatial-Probit Model
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Wild life management:
Featured Paper by Suparn Pathak

Ranthambhor National Park, is located just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan (India). Some of the problems that are faced by park are excessive grazing by livestock, lack of adequate water and forest fires. Remote sensing analysis has been carried out using Resourcesat -1 multispectral satellite data along with DEM derived from IRS P5 stereo pair. Change detection analysis indicated areas of forest fires.
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West Virginia Water Withdrawal
Featured Paper by Jennifer Todd

Knowing when it is environmentally safe to withdraw water from a stream is difficult. Looking at a stream one cannot determine if water can be removed with no deleterious effects. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has developed guidance and a browser based application (ArcGIS Server Flex API) to help the public know when water can be safely withdrawn from a West Virginia stream to protect the aquatic habitat.
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Avista’s Distribution
Featured Paper by Erik Lee

GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
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Bus Accident Mapping
Featured Paper by Leo Fothergill and Doy Miller

Bus Accident Mapping and Analysis Application
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Visualizing High Speed Rail
Featured Paper by Heather Schuchard

As early as 2012, construction will begin on the Bakersfield to Merced section of the High Speed Rail. In addition to the over 100,000 new jobs it will bring, the 60-foot elevated platform and passenger station will change the face of downtown Bakersfield. Kern Council of Governments has developed 3D visualizations as a powerful public interface tool and has used them at public workshops county-wide.
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Viewshed Analysis of
Featured Paper by David Diggs

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), USA, is rich in Native American sites, many believed to have served religious purposes. Field and consultation data have been incorporated into successive generations of a Geographic Information System (GIS) project designed to model and predict the spatial distribution of sacred sites and ritual features believed to have constituted long-lost landscapes.
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ArcGIS for Aid Transparency
Featured Paper by Bonnie Stayer, Dan Zimble, David Gadsden, Jeff Donze, Ken Gorton

ArcGIS for National Government is a system that provides useful GIS maps and apps focused on enabling national government agencies and other authorities in accomplishing their missions - that is, to run their operations more efficiently; to communicate more effectively; to save money; to engage with the public; and to understand, plan, and set policies.
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Vegetation Community
Featured Paper by Amy Forman

The Idaho National Laboratory Site developed vegetation community maps in 1973, 1978, and 1992, however, no quantitative accuracy assessments were conducted. Our mapping process is being conducted using traditional image interpretation methods performed directly within a Geographic Information System (GIS). We digitized vegetation community boundaries in a GIS which allows image-derived data layers (e.g., NDVI, spatial texture), ancillary GIS datasets (e.g., soils, fires), and other imagery to assist with the delineation of vegetation patch boundaries.
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CalAgPermits GIS Application
Featured Paper by Mikkel Hylden

GIS Applications: Migration and Integration Strategies
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Using Web GIS to Collect
Featured Paper by Brian Gustafson

This paper covers the processes and technology that can be used to capture data from a retiring workforce. It is common for utilities to have a large number of employees scheduled to retire within the next few years and when they do, they will take valuable knowledge and data with them that is not stored in an enterprise system.
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A Spatial Analysis of
Featured Paper by Jane Garb

A Spatial Analysis of the Genome
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ArcGIS Server as An Enterprise
Featured Paper by Tara (TJ) Houle, Brittany Wall

Leading Edge Applications of GIS
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Using Predictive Modeling
Featured Paper by Christopher Oertel

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and GeoEngineers Applied Technology Group implemented a unique geospatial predictive modeling framework, which utilizes a combination of Bayesian statistics and GIS kriging to model the potential for environmental contamination. GeoEngineers' proven modeling framework was adapted through the project to predict where radiological constituents in the soil (Cesium 137) might be found on a large scale at DOE facilities.
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Best Practices and Options
Featured Paper by Steve Anderson

IT and Development - GIS Deployment Best Practices
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Using Mobile GIS Technology
Featured Paper by Andrew Mehos

In 2010 the Philadelphia Streets Department became the first City agency to implement mobile GIS technology. This was achieved with deployment of handheld devices for its fleet of 45 uniformed sanitation officers to aid enforcement of rubbish collection, recycling and dumpster laws. In a later project the Streets Department deployed mobile devices to its Traffic Division, facilitating efforts to replace 70,000 incandescent stoplight bulbs with energy-saving LED's.
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ArcGIS App Templates
Featured Paper by Cardona James

ArcGIS App Templates for JavaScript and ArcGIS API for JavaScript
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Using Hot-Spot Analysis
Featured Paper by Christopher Krawczyk

Spatial analyses were conducted using ArcGIS10 to provide an evidence-based methodology for the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program to identify unmet need. WIC data were merged with vital statistics data for all documented births in California in 2008. Final analyses focused on mothers who were eligible to receive WIC services (i.e., had Medi-Cal coverage) but who did not ultimately receive them.
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Using GIS tools to build
Featured Paper by Arturo Morales

The Codelco-Chile, El Teniente copper underground Mine is located in central Chile. The analysis highlights the usefulness of GIS technologies, ArcGis 10 platform, to analyze designs offered to contractors to build new access roads and facilities for heavy equipments in order to build the new main access of 18 km into the mine.
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Air Pollution Emissions
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Using GIS to Develop
Featured Paper by Chris Puglisi

In the event of an emergency which requires evacuation, local emergency management agencies need to coordinate and provide transportation for those residents who may not have access to a personal vehicle. GIS software can be used to aid these agencies in more effectively allocating their available transportation resources.
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A Community Action Resource
Featured Paper by Martin Wegman

A Community Action Resource Atlas for Alachua County, Florida
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Using GIS and LiDAR to
Featured Paper by Justin Cole

In 2006, Monroe County flew a LiDAR elevation model for various utility or transportation improvement projects. Until a few years ago, most of this data was only available to the GIS group. The problem is, while ArcGIS can handle the size of the data, most of our consultants could not, so we came up with a workflow to help them use the data.
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Annual Report in Just
Featured Paper by Saunders Barbara & Marbury Gerald

GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
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Using Geography Improves
Featured Paper by Christopher Hall

MSD Cincinnati uses its CAGIS Online tool to improve NPDES pretreatment data quality by integrating its iPACS pretreatment system for address validation, field investigations and data sharing. Cincinnati's regional GIS utility assists interagency database coordination which allows data owners to manage their shared data and other agencies to reliably make use of attributes for facilities in which they have a shared interest.
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Baltimore Grand Prix
Featured Paper by Hanna Peter & Potteiger James

Cloud and Mobile/Field GIS - Supporting Public Safety & Security
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A Business Perspective
Featured Paper by Andrew Hendrickson, Marwa Mabrouk

This session will cover models and platforms for deploying ArcGIS for Server in the cloud from a business perspective. We will help you understand how to think about costs when deploying ArcGIS for Server in cloud infrastructures, private clouds, and so forth.
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Using Geography as a
Featured Paper by Chris Hall

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC)utilizes geography to maximize analysis, investigation, collaboration and management of services to its countywide user and inter-agency customers. Our iPACS pretreatment system collects and manages information related to our POTWs industrial users. This information is often requested by other city/County/State agencies for investigation and problem solving such as environmental impact on surface water or residential customers.
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Using Facilitated-Volunteered
Featured Paper by Christopher Seeger

This presentation illustrates how facilitated-VGI techniques and GIS Server processing have been used to collect and analyze information about the built environment from the perspective of individual users. Discussion will include the development of the Server API and geoprocessing tasks used in the processing and analysis of the information.
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Using Esri Software to
Featured Paper by Brandon Jones

In 2009-2010 the California Department of Water Resources was tasked with conducting environmental surveys within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, an area directly east of the San Francisco Bay. The Bay Delta is approximately 740,000 Acres and is home to significant plant and animal life. Esri software was used to rapidly provide up to 60 surveyors with data collection tools.
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Using ArcGIS Server,
Featured Paper by Brett Flodine

In the summer of 2010 the Mayor announced an initiative to reduce the amount of graffiti in the City. This led to the City's GIS staff to be contacted by the police department's Major Crimes Unit to develop a mobile application to document graffiti in the City. The Major Crimes Unit wanted to use the information collected to prosecute the offenders and seek restitution.
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Using ArcGIS Server to
Featured Paper by Brian Jensen

MCO Group operates and maintains water and wastewater systems for many villages, cities, and towns throughout Central Wisconsin. With Operators located throughout a vast geographic area, MCO had a significant need to enhance collaboration between Operators and increase the efficiency among maintenance operations. ArcGIS Server 10 and the Flex API provided the solution to meet those needs.
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Using imagery to aid

- Using ENVI, Dr. Winemiller and his students were able to easily process imagery gathered from many different satellites and prepare it for viewing and analysis.

- The integration of ENVI and ArcGIS allowed Dr. Winemiller to seamlessly integrate the processed and analyzed imagery into ArcMap where detailed maps were created.

- Satellite imagery that was processed and analyzed in ENVI gave emergency responders in Japan critical situational awareness about areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.
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Using multiple data modalities

- NOAA used ENVI to extract and fuse information from sonar, LiDAR and optical imagery so that sea floor depths and habitats could be determined.

- The integration of ENVI and ArcGIS enabled NOAA to easily move habitat maps and other information derived from imagery in ENVI into ArcGIS for additional analysis and the creation of applications.

- Habitat maps created in ENVI provide up-to-date, accurate information that help resource managers determine the best rules, regulations and practices to preserve and conserve vital habitats.
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Use of GIS in Educational
Featured Paper by Fawad Raza

Education is a critical determinant of economic and social development and also of household livelihoods and food security status. Public sector educational data is compiled and released almost every year in Pakistan. Lengthy tabulated report with missing geographic visualization is less friendly for the intended audiences. There was a need to improve this information, not only in terms of data quality but also in terms of linkages with technological leverage like GIS and WWW.
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Transportation Development:
Featured Paper by Joseph Messina

In this research, I develop spatially-explicit model-based simulations of LULCC scenarios within the rubric of sustainability science for Nang Rong town, Thailand. The research draws heavily on recent work in geography, demography, sociology, and complexity theory. An Agent Based model was built named the Settlement model. Results of the simulations are used to examine the spatial distribution and composition of LULCC in the context of urban and regional sustainability in Thailand.
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To Bike or Not To Bike:
Featured Paper by Carrie Carsell

The ultimate goal with any bicycle master plan is to increase the number of persons who bicycle for transportation to work, school, and errands, and for recreation. Sacramento County's Bicycle Master Plan Update was intended to guide and influence bikeway policies, programs and development standards to make bicycling in Sacramento County more safe, comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for all bicyclists.
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The U.S. Army's use of
Featured Paper by Ray Caputo

The U.S. Army Geospatial Center's [AGC] GeoPDF Project has implemented a third party extension for export and import of the GeoPDF file format within ArcGIS. These tools plus the ArcGIS native PDF Map export gives the Army the ability to produce better 'looking' mission specific products that are easier to view by the non-mappers in the Army.
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The Runoff Reduction
Featured Paper by Hajime Koshimizu

This study simulated the storm water retention on the green roof systems. Simulations were using a rational formula and calculated a peak runoff volume per each building. To quantify the effect that these systems have on storm water runoff delay and retention, peak runoff was analyzed from three different conditions; the conventional roof, a green roof system with water condition in early rainfall phase, and late rainfall phase.
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GO! Sync® for ArcPad® Demo
GO! Sync® for ArcPad® is designed to allow organizations using ArcPad to streamline data, device, and application management process. It is a turnkey solution that automates the process of synchronizing GIS data stored on handhelds with data stored in ArcSDE® (SDE) or a personal geodatabase (pGDB). Tadpole Technology
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The On-Line Atlas of
Featured Paper by Richard Lycan

The on-line Atlas of Oregon Lakes was funded by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality through an EPA grant to facilitate sharing of water quality data. The content includes physical, chemical, and biological data; descriptive data for lake watersheds such as land cover and ownership; bathymetric maps; and downloadable PDF maps for 230 lakes.
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The Greater Accra Urban
Featured Paper by Tyler Frazier

The purpose of this research was to create an agent-based urban simulation based on land use at the plot level for projecting the disaggregated electricity demand of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). A simulation system comprised of location choice, regression, and simple models were used to project household, employment and land development decisions.
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The future of GIS and
Featured Paper by Bernard Raterman

KWR Watercycle Research Institute assists water companies in the Netherlands and Flanders by carrying out research and sharing knowledge. In 2009 the research project called Geo-information for water companies started. The goal is to determine and test promising technological developments for applications in the water utility sector, for example the use of Geo-services, augmented reality techniques and mobile GIS.
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The Durango-La Plata
Featured Paper by Nate Archibald

The Durango-La Plata County Emergency Communication Center built a comprehensive geodatabase for e911 dispatch and record management that deploys a complex series of cascading geocode searches bundled into a composite geolocator. The query process allows dispatchers to rapidly call up location information on computer-aided dispatch (CAD) mapping software that provides spatial intelligence such as streets and intersections, residential and business addresses, common places, major and minor subdivisions, buildings, landmarks, highway mile markers, service zones, reporting districts and administrative boundaries.
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The City of Calgary's
Featured Paper by John Lethaby

The City of Calgary has been an innovator in the provision of base mapping (legal survey and ownership) services for over 30 years, maintaining the data in a highly customized MicroStation and Oracle environment. Although this environment was highly regarded for its mapping aesthetics and positional accuracy, The City recognized a growing gap between its business needs and the ability to deliver high-quality, integrated geographic information.
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The Cadastral Information
Featured Paper by Claudia Olmos Gomez

Using Geographic Information Systems Municipal Government updates the characteristics of the territory, such as infrastructure, equipment, services, etc. In conjunction with the Department of Ecology, civil defense, public safety, health, etc., We obtain useful information for decision making, thus minimizing work time, reduce costs and get a good tax revenue, according to the actual characteristics of premises and orderly urban growth.
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The application of GIScience
Featured Paper by Paul Doherty

GIS has helped the Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) team improve its methods of operation and has been used successfully in searches for missing persons in Yosemite National Park since 2007. This presentation will highlight both applied and theoretical research developments in SAR-GIS over the past year. A blend of GIScience, GeoDesign, and interdisciplinary work within Search and Rescue is on the rise.
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Supporting Federal and
Featured Paper by Charles Hamilton

The Western Regional Partnership mission is to provide a proactive and collaborative framework for senior-policy level Federal, State and Tribal leadership to identify common goals and emerging issues in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah and to develop solutions that support WRP Partners and protect natural resources, while promoting sustainability, homeland security and military readiness.
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Status and Vision of Seoul GIS
Featured Paper by Daegun Park

The paper will touch about how Seoul e-government is using in its work process and service to citizens. The GIS mainly consists of the GIS portal and Mobile GIS. It also handles the future plans for the Seoul GIS. The comprehensive Seoul GIS come through three phases: expansion of e-government in 2005; launch of ubiquitous government in 2007; and achieving world's best ubiquitous government in 2010.
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Safe to Save? Archive
Featured Paper by Jefferson Essic

Members of the Geospatial Mulitstate Archive and Preservation Partnership (GeoMAPP) have been engaged for the past three years in building state GIS data archives and developing recommendations for future archivists. One particular focus of study has been the suitability of Personal and File Geodatabases for long term data access and preservation, from which numerous questions have arisen, including: Will software in the future be able to read today's geodatabases?
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Risk Assessment to State
Featured Paper by James Howell

Mountain bugbane is an herbaceous plant associated with eastern hemlock in the southern and central Appalachians. It is rare in Maryland (10 occurrences) (NatureServe 2010) and is restricted to the westernmost county.It is found with the vegetatively similar and more common black cohosh which is wild-harvested for many ailments including menopausal symptoms. Amidst development pressure and hemlock decline, incidental collection may increase the vulnerability of mountain bugbane.
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Responding to an Oil
Featured Paper by Evan Anthony Arias

On 11 August 2006, the tanker MT Solar 1, carrying two million liters of Petron Corporation's bunker fuel sank off the southern coast of Guimaras Island and contaminated marine and coastal environments resulting to an environmental and economic disaster directly affecting 60 percent of the island's residents who depend on fishing for their livelihood.
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Relationships Among Topography,
Featured Paper by Peter DeCelles

ESRI ArcMap software was applied to the Nepal Himalaya in order to understand the relationships among topography, geology, seismicity and land use. Development of a GIS-based multidisciplinary database involved scanning and manual digitization of topographical, geological and seismicity maps. From digitized topographical maps, digital terrain models, shaded relief, slope angle, slope direction and land use maps were developed and visualized in one data frame, providing a basis for several geospatial analyses.
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Regional Management -
Featured Paper by Bill Russell

The Marine Corps GIS Program (GEOFidelis) has implemented regional geospatial technology centers in an effort to better serve the organization as a whole. Established, fully-funded, and charged with providing comprehensive geospatial and technology support to the Marine Corps Installations, the regional centers have recently experienced a significant decrease in available funding from the Headquarters level along with a directive to provide a reduced set of services.
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Redistricting Greensboro,
Featured Paper by Stephen Sherman

Release of the 2010 census population counts (P.L. 94-171) has obliged Greensboro, NC (population 250,000) to redraw its five council district boundaries to re-balance the population of each district. This paper addresses the development of an ArcObjects based application used by the public, staff and legislators to develop and analyze various redistricting scenarios.
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Public Access to County
Featured Paper by Bruce Joffe

In 2009, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the public's right to Santa Clara County's GIS basemap data, but the County has raised some new impediments. In 2010, the Sierra Club sued Orange County for their GIS parcel basemap, and lost in the trial court! They are now appealing the decision. We will discuss the facts of these cases and their implication for the GIS community.
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GO! Sync® is a unique enterprise data management solution for ArcGIS®. It enables the delivery, replication and synchronization of enterprise geospatial data and workflow across the enterprise to multiple office based and mobile users groups. GO! Sync is deployed internationally across many markets sectors including utilities, local and federal government, transportation, and forestry. Tadpole Technology
Precision Forestry: Geoprocessing
Featured Paper by Joabel Barbieri

The objective of this study was to develop a potential forest productivity map for the convertion of a farm to a Eucalyptus plantation using geoprocessing techniques and soil samples (Chemical and physical) and relief characteristics collected from a sample grid. Site-specific forestry supported by advanced sensing and analytical tools is called precision forestry. The plantation was separated into three distinct multi factorial classes each with different potential productivity.
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Powering the NASA-Wide
Featured Paper by Kelly Boyd

The NASA-Wide Institutional Portal is a GIS-based tool that provides consolidated access to data sets related to facility master planning, environmental, cultural resource management, and emergency management to improve situational awareness of location-based issues for NASA Headquarters and interested Center personnel. The portal is enhanced as ESRI technology evolves to leverage the ability for users to add attachments to data sets and to make feature edits.
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Agenda •Seamless integration between GIS and CAD •CAD Support in ArcGIS •Using GIS Data in CAD •Editing GIS Data in CAD Esri Australia
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Agenda •Seamless integration between GIS and CAD •CAD Support in ArcGIS •Using GIS Data in CAD •Editing GIS Data in CAD Esri Australia
Pipe Dream to Reality:
Featured Paper by Kathryn Browning

This presentation will discuss how Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility leveraged GIS for asset management to build a seamlessly integrated asset inventory of horizontal assets. We will discuss where we were and why a GIS upgrade project was necessary. We will explain what we wanted and how we justified the project. We will describe what we did and the payoff.
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Piling On: Using GIS
Featured Paper by Gary Ostroff

Creatively applying GIS to individual built-structures provides ways to simplify engineering calculations, analysis, and inspection work. Halcrow used GIS to speed underwater inspections, to calculate load capacity surfaces (2 and 3-D), and to process LIDAR data to generate accurate bid and quantity specifications.
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Perspectives on the Future
Featured Paper by Anthony Vannozzi

Beginning with an examination of the role of the surveyor in society, this presentation will explore the most significant paradigm shift in the history of the surveying profession. Specifically: GPS and GIS technology are combining to fulfill the destiny of the profession on the one hand while rendering those reluctant to change obsolete on the other. Through a detailed examination of recent practice trends and the impact of emerging technologies, new pathways for practitioners to remain relevant and leverage technology in order to prosper will be presented.
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Modeling & Simulation
Featured Paper by Vic Baker

The Modeling & Simulation Capability for Consequence Management prototype allows emergency planners to design and run dynamic, time aware, ArcGIS 10 based "what-if" gaming simulations depicting the impacts upon critical infrastructure and resource consumption during a large-scale mass evacuation from the National Capital Region to a host-State.
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Migrating the DenverGIS
Featured Paper by Doug Genzer

DenverGIS has worked with ESRI staff to modernize one of the most important information assets for the City and County of Denver: Parcels and the survey data that underpins them. Converted from hardcopy maps in 2002, the amalgamation of two previously-separate layers from the Assessor's Office (Tax Parcels) and the City Surveyor's Office (Subdivisions, blocks and lots) was a signal accomplishment.
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Measuring Patterns of
Featured Paper by Timothy Mulrooney

North Carolina Central University has begun working with the Durham Police Department to measure patterns of crime around the campus of North Carolina Central University. This not only benefits studies in the geospatial sciences, but also coursework in Public Administration, Social Work and Criminal Justice. In addition, these data are used in community outreach endeavors around the NCCU campus such as Habitat for Humanity.
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Maritime Infrastructure:
Featured Paper by Douglas Vandegraft

Developing a marine cadastre can be a daunting exercise. This presentation will focus on a GIS vision for supporting the complexities of establishing and managing offshore boundaries and lease areas. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is responsible for managing the offshore leasing program for the Federal Government, and has contracted with ESRI, Inc. for development of a special suite of geospatial tools.
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LUCIS Modeling for Renewable
Featured Paper by Erik Glenn

Sources of renewable energy are becoming increasingly important throughout the United States. From an economic development standpoint, renewable energy can serve as an important source of jobs and local growth. However, the sighting of potential renewable energy plants depends on a variety of physical and economic factors to ensure their sustainable development.
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Marcellus Shale: Pioneering
Featured Paper by Jerry Klink

The Marcellus Shale just like the Barnett Shale supplies a large portion of today's natural gas within the US. Unlike the Barnett, however, the Marcellus sits beneath mountainous surface parcels divided by streams, roads, and fence lines. Range Resources began its Marcellus exploration during 2004. Leases were limited, well pads small, and facility systems were not within reach. ArcGIS was therefore utilized to develop this age-old region.
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Mapping and Caching Romania
Featured Paper by Andreea Gutu

The Romanian Community basemap project was split into three phases. The first phase, and also the most challenging one, was to create the spatial database from existing authoritative data sources: official maps and aerial images. Using official maps at a scale of 1:100 000, published by the Military Topographic Directorate, we were able to extract all the necessary information that cover the 1:18,000 to 1:72,000 scale templates.
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LUCIS Modeling for Renewable
Featured Paper by Erik Glenn

Sources of renewable energy are becoming increasingly important throughout the United States. From an economic development standpoint, renewable energy can serve as an important source of jobs and local growth. However, the sighting of potential renewable energy plants depends on a variety of physical and economic factors to ensure their sustainable development.
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LUCIS as a Basis for
Featured Paper by Paul Zwick

The Land Use Conflict Identification Strategy (LUCIS) was developed at the University of Florida School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and describe in the ESRI press publication "Smart Land Use Analysis the LUCIS Model" March 2007. The strategy uses suitability analysis for determining land use conflicts between three major land uses 1) urban, 2) agricultural, and 3) conservation uses within a regional study area. The strategy may also be used to identify mixed use or redevelopment opportunities between 1) retail, 2) commercial, and 3) multifamily residential within urban areas.
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Los Angeles Seamless
Featured Paper by Jeff Wingate

Los Angeles County has begun the task of consolidating two GIS landbases separately maintained by two county departments into a single landbase that can be jointly maintained by both departments. The purpose of combining these large datasets, each containing over 2.4 million parcels comprising over 4700 square miles, is to promote data sharing and reduce redundant effort.
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Leveraging the "cloud"
Featured Paper by Dave Williams

How to improve ArcGIS Server's performance, reliability, and scalability by leveraging Akamai's suite of web application acceleration services. Akamai's Application Performance Services accelerate web content by utilizing servers 'closer' to the end user and off-load infrastructure requirements from your organization's infrastructure. Akamai serves ~25% of the Global Internet traffic across their >70,000 Edge servers.
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LAND USE AND LAND COVER MAPPING OBJECTIVES * Creation of Spatial Database (Digitization) for GIS Planning Commission DATA RECIEVED * LISS III DATA (SPATIAL RESOLUTION 23.5M) * TOPOSHEET: 1: 50,000 SGS Infotech
Leveraging GPS to Integrate
Featured Paper by Haritha Vendra

Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) awarded DCSE a Project to collect GPS locations, of its over 100,000 service meters, for water, recycled water and irrigation. The scope involved creating routes as well as linking service meters with parcels. DCSE started with route analyses and generated efficient routes, using service villages and books within them. DCSE field crew used Trimble GeoXH and a DCSE-designed ArcPad application to link parcels with meters, so as to integrate a wide variety of consumer information with GIS.
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Large Scale GIS\CAD Standards
Featured Paper by Bart Matthews

The Southwestern Regional Office of the US Forest Service has been providing engineering and surveying geospatial mapping products for the region for over 2 decades. The Regional office took on an effort to inventory and organize these robust geospatial datasets by developing a geodatabase design that supports engineering data derived from engineering related mapping projects.
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Jobs-Housing Balance:
Featured Paper by Mike Pogodzinski

This paper examines the regional jobs-housing balance at the MSA level in California. Jobs-housing balance has been a concern in economic development for many years. An imbalance, defined as a mismatch between jobs within a pay category with housing affordable to people within that pay category, may be an impediment to economic growth.
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MapGuide Open Source was chosen as it offers numerous benefits, including platform flexibility, a single authoring tool for easier data integration, and programming flexibility. iVAULT provided easy report creation and was easily integrated with Vulcan County’s databases, most noteworthy being the Microsoft Dynamics and Diamond Municipal Databases. Pacific Alliance Technologies
Is your GIS ready for
Featured Paper by Haritha Vendra

DCSE helped Jurupa Community Services District in cleaning up their sewer data and migrating the data to the District's geodatabase. DCSE also configured ArcGIS Server for the District to enable everyone in the District to view District Data and leverage the same in their day to day workflows. The first two phases of the GIS implementation called for GIS data conversion from as-builts, and existing GIS, among other sources.
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Interactive Alumni Mapping
Featured Paper by Ben Overholt

This session describes an alumni mapping application at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The alumni office had a database of 70,000+ records, but no way to understand the spatial distribution/concentration. Alumni are a significant source of revenue for the university tapped through direct mail, but also from alumni receptions and local alumni groups. Geography students used standard ESRI tools including Model Builder, and Flex web mapping.
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Integration of GIS with
Featured Paper by SANJIV SHEKHAR

In 2006 Metropolitan St Louis Sewer District(MSD), St Louis, MO evaluated and decided to migrate all its GIS and Asset information to ArcGIS 9.1 platform. MSD partnered with ESRI to identified its core areas that can be integrated with the GIS system. Areas identified for integration were Environmental Compliance, Billing & Collection, Asset Management (Maximo7.1) and Financial System (Oracle EBS R12.1).
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HandMap Pro supports installable 'plugins'. Plugins are Palm PRC files, which the user install onto their Palm with the standard Palm Install Tool. MapIt!
Integrating GIS and SAP
Featured Paper by Bart Reynaert

Pidpa is a Belgian water utility, offering drinkingwater and wastewater services to 65 communities in the Antwerp province. Over the past few years, Pidpa has implemented and extended an ArcGIS based solution, to maintain geographic information on drinking water and wastewater networks. With an important focus on integrating GIS and 'location awareness' in several workprocesses for technical as well as customer departments.
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Infrastructure Company
Featured Paper by Joseph Hammel

ASFINAG plans, finances, maintains and tolls the entire Austrian motorway and expressway network covering 2,178 kilometers. The ASFINAG Geographical Information System was established in 2003. The initial aim was to store basic information about the road network and producing various thematic maps. During the last 7 years the ASFINAG GIS developed into a strong tool within the company.
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Increasing productivity
Featured Paper by Dani Bramante

Critigen (UK) has a major contract with London Tideway Tunnels (Thames Water) for a multi-million dollar urban waste water tunnel development. The GIS Team is comprised of only six people, supporting a project of almost 300, with very high demanding service requests in response to changing (project) priorities and requirements.
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Implementing Mobile GIS
Featured Paper by Douglas Braeckel

CSX Transportation sought a mobile GIS framework powerful and flexible enough to solve field data collection needs in an extended enterprise environment covering 20,000 miles of railroad assets in 23 states.
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Implementing GIS Inside
Featured Paper by Andrew Blues

In the winter of 2008, the University of Kentucky began a quest to design, build, and implement a custom GIS application to support occupancy of the new 16 floor, 1.2 million square foot Level 1 Trauma Center, UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. UK teamed up with Esri Business Partner, 39°N, and built a system with the primary function of storing asset information and generating room data sheets for tracking and analyzing the status of occupancy.
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Implementing an Analytical
Featured Paper by Conrad Wilson

To comply with the recently enacted Distribution Integrity Management regulation, MichCon is in the process of implementing an analytical risk model that executes within the ArcGIS environment. This session will provide an overview of the Distribution Integrity Risk Model, along with a discussion of the key project tasks and decision factors encountered during the model configuration effort.
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Identifying Optimal Reintroduction
Featured Paper by Dirk Cilliers

The Southern Ground-Hornbill (SGH) Bucorvus leadbeateri has been indicated by various authors as a species that is vulnerable, threatened, or even extinct in parts of its historical range in southern Africa. Reintroduction of hand-reared SGH chicks are considered a viable option to address the aforementioned situation, but in order to successfully reintroduce populations into the natural environment, it is crucial to know where the most suitable reintroduction spots will be.
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Hydrography Event Management
Featured Paper by Kibri Everett

The Hydrography Event Management (HEM) tools, developed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are ArcGIS tools that can be used to create National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) events for both state and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs. These events link water related information with NHD surface water features.
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Featured Paper by Antonio Gomide

Distribution Planning is a very complex task in which the planners must ensure that the system will meet the demand regarding substation and feeder capacity. The basic goal of a distribution utility could be expressed as: Supply of electricity, Good economy and Good safety. The implementation took three years of development. The solution is called GISPLAN, and can perform several types of analysis on existing and planned network: Fault Analysis, Load Flow, Technical Losses Calculations, Load Increase, Outage Management Studies, Reliability Studies, Cost Benefit Ratios Determination, and others.
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GIS Tools for accessing
Featured Paper by Anita Nemesova

The forecast project team have produced geospatial forecasts of roundwood production from private sector forests 2009-2028 in the Republic of Ireland. Three web-based GIS tools have been developed to aid in accessing the forecasts based on free software. The timber supply forecasts are available for the four provinces, the 26 counties and for 42 towns each with 60 and 80 km catchments, stored on web server and can be accessed by hyperlinked GIS tools.
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Integrated Registry and
The purpose of this white paper is to provide an overview of land registration systems and how and why their integration with cadastral systems is so important. We include references to the terms “land registration”, “land administration”, “title registration”, “deeds” and “deeds registration” and how they differ and why they might be important. International Land Systems (ILS), Inc.
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A Unified Cadastral and
Featured By: Maxim Kalyta, This article presents information about the experience implementing a unified cadastralregistration system (UCRS) as part of a World Bank funded pilot-project for the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The solution implemented consists of the ILS Land Register 3.1 – enterprise land title registration system by International Land Systems (ILS), Inc. International Land Systems (ILS), Inc.
GIS Technology Supports
Featured Paper by Alessandro Monteiro

Pipeline projects are capital intensive and their construction and assembly involve many activities and risks that need to be handled in an effective and productive way to guarantee (a) project quality, (b) to stay under budget and (c) manage construction schedule as planned. PCMS is as integrated, GIS based, platform using ArcGIS technology as user friendly graphical interface.
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GIS Solution to Updating
Featured Paper by Larry Rose

Problems were discovered involving billing in our customer database. A variety of issues were uncovered that had eluded attention for many years---due to the lack of an efficient approach to solving them. GIS offered a simple and elegant way of spatially identifying the records that needed attention, as long as geographic information was available---it was not. A public/private sector cooperative effort was created to update and centralize all incorporated boundaries.
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GIS platform for Orange Poland
Featured Paper by Maciej Zuber

Radio network planning in Orange Poland is based on comprehensive GIS database and tools. Database includes scanned topographic maps, clutter data, digital terrain models, buildings maps, cities vector plans, roads and railways network, hydrography and forestry maps as well as administrative borders. It covers all area of Poland. GIS tools are necessary for capturing, storing, analyzing, managing, and presenting spatial data. Topology rules are being used in acquiring process to verify data. Geographical and non-geographical data are stored in spatially enabled database and geoprocessing models plays key role in their analyzing an modelling.
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GIS Mapping and Analyses
Featured Paper by Fumiaki Yamazaki

In Japan, many types of landslides exist and occur. Deep-seated landslide GIS maps have been completed thoughout Japan. In addition, many GIS data on geology and topography such as 10m_DEM are provided by several government, such as Geological Survey of Japan and Geographical Survey Instiute, Japan. Therefore, it is possible to analyze the relationship between the deep-seated landslides and geology and the other factors.
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GIS is a tool for Pipeline
Featured Paper by Americo Gamarra

GIS has proven to be a key tool for Pipeline Management during construction and operation phases. The first challenge was to daily report the progress of pipeline construction activities. Non-gis field crews reporting progress to be summarized in a map report useful for senior management and external organizations. Initial solution was to implement ArcSDE and use linear referencing capabilities of ArcGIS with a custom ArcObjects tool.
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SuperGIS Server Applied
SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, announced a successful Server GIS application to Environmental Pollution Control, called “Yilan Pollution Control GIS.” The GIS project is structured on SuperGIS Server. To effectively manage and control the pollution data and distribution in Yilan, the Department of Environmental Protection Yilan adopts SuperGIS Server to build “Yilan Pollution Control GIS.” Developed by SuperGeo Technologies, SuperGIS Server is for organizations to distribute GIS data and web services easily via the Internet. The website collects the related layer data for the staff and provides spatial data display, such as marine pollution simulation display, air pollution simulation display, and GIS manipulation, like adding annotations on the map. As to the back-end of the website, the staff in Department of Environmental Protection Yilan can keep updating the data through the data management function to provide the colleagues with the latest and most timely information. SuperGIS Server enables enterprises to build, manage, integrate, and publish various GIS services within the centralized server structure.With the ubiquitous Internet, the spatial data, imagery, and GIS functions can be published as GIS services on desktop, mobile, and web applications. Meanwhile, the ideal enterprise workflow can be built, and the enterprises’ capability of decision-making and productivity can be greatly enhanced. SuperGIS Server also offers multiple Web APIs, such as JavaScript, Silverlight, and Flex, and helps developers to customize their own website. More information is available at # # # About SuperGeo SuperGeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, SuperGeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world. SuperGeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. SuperGeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. More information about SuperGeo is available at SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
GIS in Irrigation Districts
Featured Paper by Alejandro Paolini

Henry Miller Reclamation District (HMRD) selected DCSE, for converting their stock maps into GIS and track their irrigation infrastructure. DCSE designed an Irrigation Data Model (first of its kind) to maintain HMRD's infrasructure. A major part of HMRD's business process is to maintain accurate land records. The accuracy of these land records translates to an owner's "stock" or owner's equity within the Company. DCSE used Merced County Assessor Maps and HMRD stock Maps, and the survey information in them, to rebuild HMRD's stocks.
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GIS in Emergency Management
Featured Paper by David Parrish

Technology usage, geographic information systems in particular, has been steadily increasing in the public sector over the past 30 years. During this time, policy makers have shifted their attentions away from the implementation of the technology to understanding the various aspects of organizational cultures in an effort to create a more effective and efficient method of technological response in disaster situations.
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GIS for the FaceBook
Featured Paper by Daniel Miller

The web is full of complicated GIS and mapping applications which are laden with tools, checkboxes and dropdown menus. These systems are designed (usually by GIS experts) for GIS experts, and are mostly unsuitable for the educational audience. Our goal was to design a powerful mapping application aimed squarely at the iPod and FaceBook generation - kids who never read the manual, but expect things to "just work".
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GIS for Everyone - Teaching
Featured Paper by Rachel Kornak

International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) is a research network made up of 13 collaborating universities and non-governmental organizations around the world. Since 1992, we have collected ecological and social data for over 350 community forests in 18 countries. Most of our partners are located in countries where funding limits easy access to GIS software.
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GIS for Developing Local
Featured Paper by Cindy Williams

Despite the tardy realization by non-scientists that climate change is real, significant change already has occurred and globally is causing loss of over 300,000 lives each year. These changes are predicted to become even more severe during the rest of the 21st century. While resources dedicated to global and national climate planning are increasing, resources available for regional scales are sparse and virtually absent for local and individual scales.
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GIS Based Incentivised
Featured Paper by Veena Rao

Where farmers have been provided with an incentive to produce yield of a certain quality and variety it is essential to monitor this method to ensure equitable distribution of loyalty privileges. In the current case study a GIS based method has been developed to maintain a database containing required parameters. The area of study is Sameerwadi, Karnataka, India. The primary crop is sugarcane.
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GIS as a Tool for Rainfall
Featured Paper by Noel Estwick

This paper examines the application of GIS as a tool to analyze rainfall events on a farm in southeast Texas. The study area is located in the Western Gulf Coastal Plain eco-region within close proximity to two other eco-regions. A case-study approach was adopted to explore the spatial variability of rainfall over a two year period. The objectives were to identify trends in rainfall events over the study period and determine if proximity to the two other eco-regions influenced the average rainfall in the study region.
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Featured Paper by DEBAPRIYA DUTTA

In its journey of planned development, the current emphasis in India is on local level planning as embodied in the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments. The concept of spatial planning is in the core of it. Considering the emphasis on development and adaptation of suitable technologies for local needs to make an impact on the lives of ordinary citizens, the Government of India has initiated a number of geo-ICT (Geographical Information and Communication Technologies)based programmes to support the local level planning since 1980s.
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GIS and Asset Management:
Featured Paper by Ming Zhao

Utilities are facing significant challenges and opportunities in developing cost effective business processes for managing infrastructure and assets. Central to that task is the development of accurate and easily accessible asset related information. Whether it is cost, criticality, condition, life expectancy, or decision support - GIS tools and technologies are at the core of the design.
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iVAULT integrates GIS
iVAULT is a web-based geospatial portal to easily search, analyze, report and view data. Pacific Alliance developed an ESRI platform interface to access financial and asset data sets; it was designed with ArcGIS for Microsoft Silverlight. The City of Whitehorse chose Pacific Alliance because of its expertise in system integration and experience with StarDyne Technologies’ sister companies, Diamond Municipal Systems and WorkTech Inc. Pacific Alliance Technologies
GIS Analysis for Multicriteria
Featured Paper by Johan van Zyl

Development and siting of new water resources projects has become increasingly difficult in recent years due to intense scrutiny of stakeholders and special interest groups mobilizing resistance through the internet and social networking. Although public engagement in the decision making process is crucial, GIS combined with multicriteria decision analysis tools can provide a means of enhancing knowledge and information on impacts of the project for promoting compromise and reducing conflict.
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GeoSpace for Singapore's
Featured Paper by Ming Khai Lim

GeoSpace is the central infrastructure of Singapore's SDI. It is an integrated framework of spatial data, metadata, and tools that can be used by public agencies to share, discover and access spatial data in an efficient and flexible way on a whole-of-government level.
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Geographic Coordinates
Featured Paper by emmor nile

The primary concern for Incident Management Teams (IMT) is that of firefighter safety. In the 1990's the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) adopted a standard for the US National Grid (USNG). The push behind this effort was to standardize the map based coordinates used on an incident to enable communication about locations.
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GeoDesign and A Pattern
Featured Paper by Curtis White

In 1977, Christopher Alexander published "A Pattern Language" which described a variety of architecture-related design problems, each of which occurs over and over again in our environment. It then described the core of the solution to that problem as a design "pattern" that can be realized in many ways without ever being repeated exactly.
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GEOCATMIN: Geological
Featured Paper by William Hanco Mamani

GEOCATMIN, is the evolution of the intensive use of information technologies that the Geological Survey of Peru has implemented with the purpose of disseminating in a single platform, the large amount of information that has generated in the last 50 years(47 layers).
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Flood: Are You at Risk?
Featured Paper by Dave Hansen

This concerns studies in support of a determination on whether it is in the public interest to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. Of particular interest to those living along the Klamath River downstream of these dams is the effect on flood risk. FEMA conducted a risk assessment and produced 100 year maps along the river several years ago.
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Fast Tracking Management
Featured Paper by Rouba Zantout

We address when best to select a fast track technique for GIS Census project, and what are the constraints that are required in your project to successfully implement a fast track project management to product accurate and satisfactory results.
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Facilitating Suffolk’s
Featured Paper by Alisa Sposato

The City of Suffolk (City) has entered into a Special Order by Consent (SOBC) with the VA DEQ and other agencies to reduce Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) from the wastewater collection systems. SOBC activities generate large amounts of data regarding the City's sanitary sewer system.
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Examples of Cross-program
Featured Paper by Kibri Everett

The Drinking Water Mapping Application (DWMA) provides a secure application for EPA staff to obtain reports and maps for managing programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The DWMA applies ESRI's enterprise map servers and the EPA's SDE-based enhanced National Hydrography Dataset (the NHDPlus) to locate drinking water surface intake locations within the NHD network and define source water areas relative to the intake facilities.
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Ex Nihilo Nihil: Data
Featured Paper by Gabe Lovasz

Nothing comes from nothing. In the desert southwest, large expanses of land, low population density, and sparse vegetation and infrastructure make ideal bombing ranges; however, these are the same elements used to assess collection priorities for limited budgets. MCAS Yuma has management responsibilities of over 1.5 million acres of non-contiguous aviation training ranges.
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Effects of Logging in
Featured Paper by Rachel Kornak

The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to the world's second largest concentration of tropical rainforests. These forests have been used for multiple activities with competing goals such as timber extraction, conservation, and agriculture. Massive overhauls to laws governing forests were implemented in the region in the late 1990's in an effort to promote more sustainable logging practices.
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Educational Collaborative
Featured Paper by Roberto Flores

Although many GK12 science educators believe GIS to be an excellent tool to teach spacial analysis and reasoning, few educators are successfully implementing it in the classroom. To help solve this problem we are developing a generic ArcGIS web interface implemented as a Rich Internet Application. By emphasizing a web-based and an easy to customize platform, we aim at lessening the technological bar preventing GK12 educators from adding GIS projects to their science education curricula.
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Disturbance Mapping and
Featured Paper by Aaron Maxwell

Mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia continues to be studied to evaluate its cumulative impact on aquatic and terrestrial systems. Vital to the evaluation is the ability to map disturbance features over large extents. Our approach was to integrate both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing to classify disturbed landscape features for mining, forestry, and construction activities.
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Development of Residents
Featured Paper by Eiji Nishikawa

The purpose of this presentation is to show the possibility of developing an information management system for supporting residents to evacuate from their home to evacuation centers and help them inquire safety of their family members, relatives or friends. In order to overcome the sensitive subject of utilizing personal information, which is definitely needed to support residents, especially those who are vulnerable to disaster, in the case of emergency, we propose local governments to cooperate with local autonomous organizations such as "Jichikai" or "Chonaikai" or voluntary disaster prevention organizations.
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Developing Environmentally
Featured Paper by Lucy Arnold

Renewable energy will play a major role in meeting UK targets for reducing emissions. West Coast Group of companies operates within the renewable sector, with West Coast Energy involved in the identification and planning of wind energy developments and Atmos Consulting providing technical and environmental support.
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Developing and Implementing
Featured Paper by Alys Wall

The 2007 Water Act in Australia mandated the Bureau of Meteorology to coordinate national-scale water resource data across Australia. Unconstrained by jurisdictional boundaries, the National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) will enhance understanding of Australia's groundwater resources. Integrated with surface water models it is vital information for national water accounting. In addition, the NGIS will improve understanding of groundwater dependent ecosystems and be compatible with the Australian Hydrologic Geospatial Fabric.
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Delivering geospatial
The District of Mission used internal web GIS across departments, but found that requests from the public, consultants, and professionals were time-intensive to process. They wanted to automate and provide external users access to District data with strong user access controls. Pacific Alliance Technologies
MapGuide® OpenSource
The Resort Municipality of Whistler, famous for recreation, enjoys economic vibrancy and growth. Their strategy was to move their geographic information system (GIS) online to make data updates easier while providing greater access to information and engaging the community. Pacific Alliance Technologies
Self-Service Address
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) serves Kitimat, Terrace, the Hazeltons from Kitwanga to Moricetown, Stewart and includes many First Nations communities, representing one of the largest 9-1-1 response areas in BC. The region covers almost 105,000 square kilometers (an area larger than some countries) with almost 39,900 residents. Pacific Alliance Technologies
iVAULT integrates GIS
iVAULT is a web-based geospatial portal to easily search, analyze, report and view data. Pacific Alliance developed an ESRI platform interface to access financial and asset data sets; it was designed with ArcGIS for Microsoft Silverlight. Pacific Alliance Technologies
Conversion to MapGuide®
Using VanMap, Vancouver had become a leader in the geospatial community. VanMap had been used daily by the City’s staff and the public (including developers, real estate agents, architects and engineers and others interested in seeing current data in a map setting). However, this public geospatial system needed an upgrade and so the City chose Pacific Alliance Technologies to upgrade it to MapGuide Enterprise. Pacific Alliance Technologies
iVAULT helps TELUS Provision
TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, serving over 12 million customers. TELUS provides individuals and businesses with a wide range of communications products and services, including data, Internet protocol, voice, entertainment and video. For over a decade Pacific Alliance Technologies has provided extensive training, professional services and support to help TELUS meet their corporate goals. Pacific Alliance Technologies
Delivering on its regulatory
The Energy Resources Conservation Board is an agency of the Government of Alberta which regulates the development of energy resources (i.e. oil, natural gas, oil sands, coal, and pipelines). ERCB regulates thousands of natural gas and oil wells and batteries, plants and other facilities, as well as 392,000 km of pipelines, 12 producing coalmines, and 38 commercial oil sands plants. Pacific Alliance Technologies
iVAULT Space Management
Headquartered in Chicago, USA, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management. JLL works with corporate occupiers with space requirements for better space utilization, managing costs, efficiency and performance of the real estate they own and occupy. JLL has more than 30,000 people in 750 locations in 60 countries. Pacific Alliance Technologies
Developing a Vegetation
Featured Paper by Chris Zanger

The Vegetation Departure Calculator (VDC) provides a comprehensive look at vegetation conditions across the contiguous United States. The VDC was developed using ArcGIS and exported to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for ease of sharing among partners. The VDC includes a Pivot Table that allows users to interactively summarize and compare current vegetation conditions in many different ways (geography, agency, protected status, ecoregion, portfolio status, etc.) using consistent and comprehensive data.
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Developing a National
Featured Paper by Kuldeep Pareta

Natural Disaster Risk Management is a complex and critical activity that can be more effectively addressed with the support of Geospatial technologies and Spatial-Decision-Support-Systems. The development of better processes, capacity, and systems integrating Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Modelling is a rapidly evolving field in Vietnam.
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Developing a groundwater
Featured Paper by Derrick Whitehead

Developing a regional groundwater simulation model includes a wide array of information on subsurface formations, climate, water sources, discharges, land use, and more. For planning purposes, there is a need to predict how some of these variables will change over time, and how these changes will affect availability of groundwater resources.
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Determining Optimum Ambulance
Featured Paper by Serpil Ates

Health care has been one of the basic human need since the beginning of the human life and if emergency medical services fails that will cause irreversible consequences.Well-defined system requirements and the organization of Emergency Medical Services must be fully established to perform their roles on time and effective way, especially in situations that require urgent intervention such as heart attack.
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Determining and Analyzing
Featured Paper by Jordan Hamm

SD1 is a regional agency in Northern Kentucky that manages the treatment of waste water. Since 2003, SD1 has also played a large role in managing storm water for thirty-three municipalities within its jurisdiction. Recently, the vast majority of these governments transferred their storm water infrastructure to SD1.
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Designing Object-Relational
Featured Paper by Elif Demir

The coordination and effective intervention of fire, ambulance, civil defense and other actors participate in disaster and emergency situations has become a priority need. Interoperable geographic data is urgent need for Disaster-Emergency Management, in mitigation and preparedness stages, access to the region, monitoring of rescue operations, control and management activities of various logistics services depending on the quality of data.
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Demographic Trends and
Featured Paper by Toshio Yamazaki

Minamiosumi-cho, located in the southernmost of Mainland Japan, is outstanding in its high aging rate of population. More than fifty percent of its villages are called "Genkai-Shuraku (Critical Village)"that means more than half of the residents are over 65-year-old.
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Customizing ArcPad for
Featured Paper by Douglas Braeckel

New Positive Train Control requirements from congress require high accuracy location of critical assets for railroads. CSX maintains +/- 28,000 yard switches and tracks for which it must provide sub-meter positional accuracy. The Yard Stamping project had to integrate into an existing scheduled maintenance application, and bypass ArcPad's native one-record-one-location approach.
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Custom Map Books in Arc10:
Featured Paper by Jennifer Sylvester

The presentation outlines two ways to create custom map books in Arc10. It also introduces the ArcPy mapping module and provides a set by step explanation of the data driven pages toolset, map template setup and adding and running scripts. The presentation provides a detailed explanation of creating map books using the new python tools and the ArcPy mapping module.
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Critical Data Collection
Featured Paper by Jianwu Chen

GPS and mobile GIS technology are used for different projects at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Here, three projects will be presented: Healthcare Facility Data Collection, Vulnerability Assessment, and Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER).
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Geographic Information
In order to improve the ability of emergency response and disaster prevention of nuclear plants, Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan, hopes to establish a WebGIS. The system includes abundant information, such as the evacuation route, disaster information in each village, real-time monitoring information, real-time information of nuclear power plants, and population information, etc; which can assist AEC in decision-making during the process of emergency response. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
SuperWebGIS Contributes
SuperGeo Technologies is authorized to develop a WebGIS to integrate the spatial information related to nuclear disaster. The system provides rich real-time information for the officials to check on maps via the Internet. The precision and reliability of decision-making can be greatly improved. In order to improve the ability of emergency response and disaster prevention of nuclear plants, Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan, hopes to establish a WebGIS. The system includes abundant information, such as the evacuation route, disaster information in each village, real-time monitoring information, real-time information of nuclear power plants, and population information, etc; which can assist AEC in decision-making during the process of emergency response. The system adopts SuperWebGIS 3, the Internet map server software developed by SuperGeo, as the GIS platform core and creates map server to share real-time spatial data for users online. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is utilized as the database management software to improve the efficiency on data querying and searching. The Platform Planning is divided into front-end and back-end system. The front-end system is mainly for map navigation, map location, real-time information, attribute data query, evacuation route; the back-end system is for user management, data integration management, data update, importing evacuation route, and simulating disaster development. Different kinds of real-time information and data are successfully integrated with the system and cooperated with the information of AEC and other organizations. With the well-visualized and easy-to-use interface, users can have the most up-to-date information through the text, list, statistic graphic, animation, real-time imagery, layer overlapping, etc. In the future, the system will provide more convenient and effective information for organizations in charge of decision-making, rescue organization, and the general public through various services and analysis. For more information, please visit # # # About SuperGeo SuperGeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, SuperGeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world. SuperGeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. SuperGeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. More information about SuperGeo is available at SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
Crises Information System
Featured Paper by Martin Thoma

Nowadays climate change is often discussed. Obviously, extreme weather conditions e.g. windstorms or lightning can have a large impact on the infrastructure of an electricity supplier. In times of crises events it's necessary for the crisis management group to quickly get information about the outages and influences on the network. Based on this information the group has the ability to decide which actions can be taken to face the problems.
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Coupling of ArcGIS with
Featured Paper by Christoph Rapp

Numerical hydrodynamic models are the basis for the establishment of flooding hazard zones, and GIS is a strong tool for geodata management. Combining both potentials are the condition for a better process support and optimization of flooding risk prevention.
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Connecting with Students
Featured Paper by Michelle Kinzel

Social Media can be used as a valuable tool for educators. Students engage and network in digital mediums and educators can leverage the interest and capabilities of digital learners to mentor students, promote geospatial awareness and develop career building skills. The tools of social media can also be used to promote educational programs, new courses and GIS certificates. Come and discover how you can create and maintain a social media presence that will teach as well as network.
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Climate Change Proofing
Featured Paper by Jorgen Neilsen

Cities - in particular coastal cities - need to adapt their infrastructure to climate change. Climate change will hit first and foremost through the water. Raising sea levels in combination with changes in the precipitation patterns as well as storm patterns will stress the infrastructure not least through increased flooding. There is a need for methods that allow public as well as private organizations to assess the risks and evaluate the cost/benefits (and side effects) of different adaptation measures.
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CitizenGIS - A Configurable
Featured Paper by Tara Baldwin

Chesterfield County, Virginia deployed a new Silverlight web mapping application called CitizenGIS in April of 2010. CitizenGIS was developed using ESRI ArcGIS Server, Microsoft Silverlight 3 and the ESRI Silverlight API and supports average citizens seeking GIS information.
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Challenges of Maintaining
Featured Paper by James Batcheller

The Army Range Mapper (ARM) distributes worldwide GIS data to soldiers, trainers, planners and range control personnel. The ARM is one of the most utilized support web resources in the U.S. Army Europe community.
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Cemetery Restoration:
Featured Paper by Alfred Weiss

Cemetery personnel face various management challenges such as monument conditions and land use maintenance. Having endured decades of physical neglect, the use of GIS has greatly assisted in the restoration of Jewish Graceland Cemetery located in Chicago IL. Problems such as immensely overgrown brush, monument wear, and possible tree hazard impacts against tombstone monuments were solved using GIS.
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Case Study - Using ArcGIS
Featured Paper by Wayne Russell

This case study describes the methodology used to baseline the network infrastructure in a large, government, multi-tenant organization of over 300 buildings and structures. There are also multiple research and test labs connecting various networks. The purpose of this effort is to identify the locations of all networks, conduits, fiber, switches, routers, etc. and to ensure that these resources are updated on a regular basis.
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CALMing Terminal Improvements
Featured Paper by Donald Chinery

Los Angeles World Airports Development Group has initiated the CALM (Coordination and Logistics Management) Program. The mission of the CALM program is to minimize passenger service interruption while over $1 billion of terminal upgrades are performed in the LAX central terminal area.
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Calculating Impervious
Featured Paper by Julia Cole

In April 2008, MSD implemented a revised structure for charging customer stormwater services. Fees were calculated based upon the quantity of impervious surface on the customer's property. Considerations included landuse type, multi-unit billing situations, estimations for buildings under construction, and allowances for environmentally friendly building practices.
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Calculating Impervious
Featured Paper by Julia Cole

In April 2008, MSD implemented a revised structure for charging customer stormwater services. Fees were calculated based upon the quantity of impervious surface on the customer's property.
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Cadastre Information
Featured Paper by Fernando Gil, Luís Mata

The presentation will consist on the Cadastre Information System, designed to support Surveying and Expropriation activities. The presentation includes a brief description of project life cycle and its main milestones, business requirements, scalability, interoperability and standards issues. It will proceed with a demonstration of the solution focusing on key business processes and activities, including quality control, tracing and a platform for the approval process by the client. The demonstration will show the different map management capabilities focusing geographical, alphanumeric and imagery handling as well as associated documents and business outputs.
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Bus Accident Mapping
Featured Paper by Doy Miller

AECOM and Towson University's Center for GIS (CGIS) partnered with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to create an Accident Mapping and Analysis Application. Prior to the application the MTA stored bus accident data in a SQL Server database with no spatial component. The team developed a web-based application using ArcGIS server, ArcSDE and ArcGIS desktop (ArcInfo).
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Building the Geospatial
Featured Paper by Ivan DeLoatch, Karen Siderelis

This interactive session will provide an update on the current status and next steps for the Geospatial Platform. A summary of related Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) activities will also be presented in order to describe key linkages between interagency projects. This session will specifically focus on recent progress made on Geospatial Platform technologies, federal geospatial portfolio management, and platform governance. It will also include updates from key Geospatial Platform partners. For more information, please visit
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Building an Enterprise
Featured Paper by Petra Holzhaus

Waterleidingmaatschappij Drenthe (WMD)is serving 450,000 people through 195,000 connections and producing 30 million m3 of drinking water through groundwater resources. WMD deals with changing regulations and technology, constrained budgets, aging infrastructure and departments using various data and information systems. The original need for GIS at WMD focused on map production, based on Smallworld technology.
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Building an Enterprise
Featured Paper by Bryanna Vaughan, Juliette Nabahe, Thomas Gustie

The Bishop Paiute Tribe is the fifth largest California tribe situated on a small land base of 875 acres. Current GIS users consist of four Environmental Management Office (EMO) staff, although none are full-time GIS professionals. After approximately fifteen years of using GIS with no set protocol, EMO recognized a need for reorganization and standardization of overall data management. Our GIS overhaul started with a grant task to efficiently organize EMO GIS data files with standardized projections, scales and metadata updates.
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Building 3D subsurface
Featured Paper by Norm Jones, Douglas Gallup , Gil Strassberg, Timothy Whiteaker

Building a 3D subsurface model is a complex task that requires the assembly of many GIS datasets including terrain models, borehole data, geologic maps, faults, etc. These data are combined to derive a set of interpolated datasets that represent the subsurface to our best knowledge. We present a workflow for creating subsurface models within ArcGIS using a combination of standard ArcGIS tools and custom tools that are part of the Subsurface Analyst toolset.
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Boulder County Moves to LRS
Featured Paper by John Mosher, Dave Watson

This presentation will detail the steps taken by the Boulder County Regional LRS Cooperative to solve the many technical and organizational challenges arising from a move to the new ESRI Linear Referencing Transportation Data Model. Project participants include Boulder County, the cities of Boulder and Longmont, and BRETSA, the regional 9-1-1 provider. The participants in this regional collaboration are working together to realize the advantages offered when multiple GIS agencies share a single editing process.
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Benthic Habitat Mapping
Featured Paper by John Knowles

Benthic habitat maps are a critical base layer for marine conservation planning. For the country of St. Kitts and Nevis, which is using a GIS to zone surrounding waters, the identification of seagrass, coral reefs, sand and other benthic habitat is critical in setting conservation objectives within its multiuse zoning project. With funding from the US Agency for International Development, the St. Kitts and Nevis Government partnered with the Nature Conservancy and Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center to generate a relatively low-cost, high resolution benthic habitat map for surrounding waters up to 30m.
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AxisGis: A web-application
Featured Paper by Stefan Schlaefli

Axis GIS has been developed to support the natural hazards modeling process. It was a basic requirement, that without any GIS knowledge, exposure data of any ReInsurance policy could be rendered on an interactive base map. The application offers a couple of configurable data reports which allow to visualize ReInsurance policies using different renderers on demand within the browser.
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Automated well permitting
Featured Paper by Scott Kudlas, Thomas Griffiths , Alan Lemon

Permitting new wells is a common task undertaken by many state agencies. In some cases, processing the permit requires running a groundwater simulation model to predict the influence of new wells on drawdown or flows within the regulated aquifers. This case study demonstrates the development of a workflow to automate the process of well permitting in Virginia. The workflow is based on a combination of ArcGIS and MODFLOW Analyst tools that together enable execution of a regional MODFLOW model and the generation of maps with outputs required for the permitting process.
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Atlas of NSW - A framework
Featured Paper by Pedro Harris, Stephen Lead, Danny Savic, Tony Hope and Daniel Miller.

The Atlas Of NSW is a new online data-sharing framework, providing NSW Government with a mechanism for quickly web-enabling GIS layers and non-spatial datasets.
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Assessing the Conservation
Featured Paper by Brian Mac Sharry, IURIE MAXIM

In 2007 the first systematic assessment of the conservation status of the 216 habitat and 1,182 species protected under the EU Habitats Directives was undertaken as part of a regular 6 yearly reporting cycle. This reporting covered 25 countries. The scale of this project was unparalleled, being undertaken by the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity of the European Environmental Agency.
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Army Speech & Sketch:
Featured Paper by Sean Johnson and Craig Oaks

The Adapx CM2C2 (Capturx Multimodal for Command and Control) interface to ArcObjects allows the use of speech and sketch to multi-modally enter units (point features), control measures such as boundaries and phase lines (linear features), and areas (assembly areas, areas of interest, etc.) into a geodatabase.
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Are Judicial Systems
Featured Paper by Tony Graham

This study analyzes male and female teacher sex offense cases and the sentencing guidelines. Data was gathered and compiled on female teacher sex offense cases and male teacher sex offense cases. From the data it was determined what was and was not of relevance (factors of relevance are shown on the map).
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Arc Hydro Groundwater
Featured Paper by Water Resources

Arc Hydro Groundwater is a data model (geodatabase design) for representing groundwater information within ArcGIS. The data models helps archive, display, and analyze multidimensional groundwater data, and includes several components to represent different types of datasets including: representations of aquifers and wells, borehole data, 3D hydrogeologic models (including cross sections, fence diagrams, and volume models), temporal information such as water level and water quality measurements and associated interpolated surfaces, and data from groundwater simulation models with focus on MODFLOW models.
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Applying the Community
Featured Paper by Brett Horr

This session will focus on the participation of the Town of York, Maine, in the Community Maps Program. The Town's participation was an opportunity to become the authoritative source of GIS data for the Town, in addition to opening up a new forum in which to share data.
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Applying GIS, GPS, and
Featured Paper by NIJAZ KARACIC

The first decade of the twenty-first century has led many in the surveying profession to adapt to and embrace the technological applications of GIS. The progress made with GPS and mobile LiDAR now allows surveyors to accurately collect more topographic shots than ever before.
Analyzing Accessibility
Featured Paper by Dennis Zielstra

Transit service is only a realistic option for a pedestrian if the service is available at or near that person's location. Whereas there are a variety of measures for transit availability, such as service frequency, this presentation focuses on the spatial aspect of pedestrian accessibility to transit stations, that is, on service coverage.
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Analysis of Economic
Featured Paper by Jesse Rozelle

During the historic Red River flooding of 2009 and 2010 in the Fargo region it became a priority to develop a site specific structure dataset for use in FEMA's HAZUS (Hazards U.S.) flood model. With this structure dataset, we were able to assess the impacts to Fargo from various flooding event scenarios.
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Advancing Water Utility
Featured Paper by Brandon Pfleckl

The Service Authority of Prince William County (SA), Virginia provides water and sewer services to a population of 360,000 and is in the process of transitioning from an Autodesk MapGuide 6.5 platform to ArcGIS Server 10. This will push the SA to the forefront of technology and business efficiency. The Autodesk platform is a standalone system with limited integration capabilities.
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Advancing Geology: From
Featured Paper by Rachel Lyles

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has been creating geology data and maps for many years. However, the processes from which the geologists create these products have continually evolved. From software packages to new file structures; USGS 7.5' Quadrangles to LiDAR derivatives; and simple symbology to cartographic representations: DOGAMI's entire methodology has undergone significant changes in order to produce a better product.
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A Web 2.0 Enterprise
Featured Paper by Daniel Miller

The host platform described in this paper is a composite of ESRI ArcGIS Server and IBM's WebSphere technologies where these softwares have enabled the NSW Land and Property Management Authority in Australia to converge its transactional business systems with its analytical platforms under a Web 2.0 Enterprise GIS Strategy.
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A Space-time Simulation
Featured Paper by Francesco Tonini

Termites are destructive insect pests that cause billions of dollars in property damage every year. Exotic invasive species have become established pests in parts of the United States. Spread models predicting the areas of infestation following initial introduction of an invasive species are important for an authoritative response.
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A Schema and Delineation
Featured Paper by Jean Dupree

The basin boundary is a fundamental entity used in studies of surface-water resources and for planning water-related projects. Drainage-basin areas published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in annual Water Data Reports and in National Water Information System (NWIS) are still primarily based on hardcopy methods.
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A process-based resource
Featured Paper by Daniel Eriksson

The information management system for mine action, has its roots in humanitarian demining. It is however increasingly used in sustainable development. Having been developed with usability and flexibility as the two core principles, the tool makes it easier for users with limited computer literacy to manage information flows. The tool includes functionalities from the creation of paper-based survey forms to the production of maps and statistical reports.
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A ParcelDrillDown Report
Featured Paper by Michele Dunham

County government agencies and departments provide parcel-based services and information to the public and other governmental organizations. The GIS Division of Ventura County has designed a flexible and easily-configurable Parcel (polygon) Drilldown Report Web Service that leverages ArcGIS Server Map Services, the ArcGIS SOAP API, and a dynamically-generated Crystal Report.
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A New Parks and Trails
Featured Paper by Breece Robertson

Sparsely populated and characterized by rolling hills, fertile farmland, forested hillsides, and miles of marine shoreline, the San Juan islands comprise a rural County with an economy based on recreational tourism, second-home development, and the retirement industry.
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A Landscape Decision
Featured Paper by Jennifer Boggs

A customizeable spatial decision support system (SDSS) that combines principles of landscape ecology and conservation planning is now available as open-access modelbuilder and python scripts. The emerging online collaboratory welcomes interest and new users.
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A GIScience Application
Featured Paper by Yi-Chen Yang

This study presents two decision support plug-ins (uWATER and uWATER-PA) in ArcGIS Explorer Desktop. Both tools are designed to provide easy access to GIS analysis functions on spatial and attribute queries, then further extended for analyzing specific environmental issue of groundwater pumping impacts.
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A Data Management Approach
Featured Paper by Liz Sabeff

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has 160+ offices from which we administer over 250 million acres of U.S. public land. Programs and projects are often managed out of local, autonomous offices, contributing to diverse, individualized datasets throughout the Bureau.
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A Conservation Decision
Featured Paper by Derek Brown

Staff from New Zealand's Department of Conservation have developed a comprehensive GIS-database that provides a consistent national description of river, lake and wetland ecosystems, including their physical environment, biological character and degree of modification by human activity.
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A Comprehensive Method
Featured Paper by Lance Loethen

TRF manages the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI), which provides loan and grant financing for supermarket development in areas that are relatively underserved by fresh food retailers. TRF's Policy Solutions staff used ArcGIS to develop a methodology for identifying communities having disproportionately low access to supermarkets compared to the benchmark distances of their cohorts.
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A Comparison of Aspatial
Featured Paper by Molly Cohn

The modifiable areal unit problem arises when the boundaries that define neighborhoods affect perceived levels of segregation. Scholars postulate that this problem is exacerbated when neighborhoods are defined as administrative units; doing so leads to an aspatial measure of segregation, which may not adequately account for the spatial relationships among residential locations.
Esri Users Group Conference
3D GIS Analysis for Redevelopment
Featured Paper by Cory Whittaker

Land-Use Planning, Redevelopment, and Urban Form
Esri Users Group Conference
Version: 1.0 build 57, System Requirements: OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, RAM: 256 MB and more, HDD: 400 MB International Land Systems (ILS), Inc
Anti-Glare Film on Planar
Planar offers many electroluminescent (EL) displays with a very thin polycarbonate film of anti-glare (AG) coating laminated onto the display. By providing a microscopically rough surface, the resulting construction diffuses glare while transmitting 90% of the luminance of the clear display glass. As shown in Figure 1, the addition of this bonded film scatters the specular reflection, greatly reducing glare and improving viewability. Planar Systems, Inc.
EL Displays Based on
Monochrome and multicolor EL displays are today widely used in industrial, medical electronics, instrumentation and transportation, as well as in special office applications. Excellent picture quality with wide viewing angle, fast response time and very wide operating temperature range, as well as a compact and reliable structure and very long lifetime, are the main haracteristics of these displays. Over 250,000 EL displays are produced annually worldwide and the accumulated number of EL display installed in various end-user equipment is over one million. Planar Systems, Inc.
Upgrading to the Planar
The ability to tier a high-performance monochrome and color display offers the best opportunity for end product differentiation. To date, differences in mechanical and electrical specifications between Planar electroluminescent (EL)and various color active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) have made this a very difficult proposition. It is Planar’s objective to provide its customers with the tools and products they need to quickly and reliably develop a tiered product line. Planar Systems, Inc.
Visual Fusion 4 Demo
IDV Solutions recently released Visual Fusion 4 in Silverlight; take it for a test drive with this demo. Data from diverse sources are brought together in a compelling interface, with powerful tools and controls available to the user. There are lots of fun and interesting things to do in this demo: toggle data feeds on and off, filter data based on underlying attributes, add other web feeds, add results from Wikipedia searches, and more. Take VF 4 for a test drive to see how you can bring your diverse enterprise data together, and bring it to life. IDV Solutions
FME Desktop
FME Desktop is a flexible and powerful spatial ETL toolset used by thousands of GIS Professionals worldwide to quickly translate, transform and integrate data. Lagen Spatial
What’s Great in FME 2009
Enabling people to use their spatial data where, when and how they want to Lagen Spatial
StereoMirror™ Case
Dr. Beyer uses a Planar Systems stereoscopic monitor for visualizing topography of our neighboring planets. Stereo pairs of orbital images are acquired from interplanetary spacecraft and displayed on a high-resolution SD2420W stereo monitor using photogrammetry software called Socet Set from BAE Systems. Before purchasing the 24” stereo monitor Dr. Beyer had extensive discussions with colleagues to determine the best approach to view stereographic images. Dr. Beyer’s colleagues expressed a Planar Systems, Inc.
An innovative beamsplitter-based
LCDs (AMLCDs) into a stereo image through use of a unique beamsplitter design. This approach, called the StereoMirror™, creates a stereo/3D monitor that retains the full resolution, response time and chromaticity of the component displays. Planar Systems, Inc.
Biodiversity Geographic
In recent years, the severe global climate change has altered the habitats of plenty of creatures. Therefore, some specific creatures are reduced dramatically every year, which causes great impacts on the ecology balance. Endemic Species Research Institute is the top government agency to research wild flora and fauna in Taiwan. To improve the interoperability and sharing between the database of the institute and the database of other research units and schools, the institute intended to apply WebGIS technologies to develop a WebGIS which meets international standards. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
Recreational Agriculture
The development of tourism has been enhanced by the raised awareness of recreational agriculture travel and the increased number of people who are interested in in-depth travel in Taiwan these years. Moreover, the maturity of internet technologies also improves the concept of electronic agriculture tourism, and various technological application services are developed as well. The application of WebGIS is an example, which utilizes the structure and concept of WebGIS to develop a website integrating Taiwan agriculture tourism information, social network services, and personal travel planning, etc. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
City of Jacksonville,
City of Jacksonville, Florida, Maps Its Storm Water System with GIS GeoAge, Inc.
National Grid USA
National Grid USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid Transco, an international, London-based company. National Grid’s core U.S. business is the delivery of electricity and natural gas. The company also provides telecommunications infrastructure and services. National Grid is one of the ten largest utilities (by number of customers) in the country and has the largest electricity transmission and distribution network in the New England/New York region. MapFrame Corporation
Continually Improving
Escambia County!s GIS staff regularly collects, maps and analyzes field data for several applications -- now with GeoAge FAST, more data is collected in less time. GeoAge, Inc.
Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy is the fourth largest combination electric and natural gas energy company. Xcel has regulated operations in 11 Western and Midwestern states including: Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma. MapFrame Corporation
The SAL TIFF-QC program simplifies geotiff and Tiff file analysis and editing associated with digital aerial photographic processing. This easy-to-use and robust program makes it a snap to handle even bulk quantities of huge ortho image files. International Land Systems (ILS), Inc
Our client is one of the largest counties in Washington, USA. The project requirement was to develop a parcel level land base with COGO techniques for the clients GIS functional requirement. Since the parcel data and other essential information were available in variety of sources, data integration was a significant aspect in creating the accurate COGO parcel mapping. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
Our client in Germany is focused on the telematics sector and on mobile location based services. Its core competencies are multi-channel communication platforms (personal and automated inquires, SMS, WAP, Internet), location-based information and display of this information on digital maps, and nationwide traffic information. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
European Industry Leader
The customer planned to target users of its marine navigation systems with a street navigation solution designed for use on the same device. Additionally, the new product would help them address the larger personal navigation market with its significant business opportunities. The customer chose Infotech to provide the technology and support to design, develop and deliver a Personal Navigation (P-Nav) solution for these markets. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
Device Configurator
The objective of this project is to design and develop a PC based software that communicates with the client’s temperature control systems using customer specific communication protocols. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
Explorer Madagascar
Welcomes you to the Madagascar Explorer interactive atlas. Feel free to browse the map and view the photos of this intriguing island. Go Spatial Limited
Provisioning to Google™
EarthWhere can now provision custom datasets to use with your Google Earth desktop or Enterprise implementation - see how in this demonstration using DigitalGlobe™ multi-spectral imagery. SANZ
MapInfo ProViewer v8.5
Use MapInfo ProViewer to share maps and analyses with co-workers and clients. MapInfo Corp.
EarthWhere 4.1
See the new features of the soon to be released EarthWhere 4.1 – including enhanced support for mobile users, support for Windows® Server 2003 as well as RedHat® LINUX®, co-branding, image watermarking, and more! SANZ
MapInfo ProViewer
MapInfo ProViewer to share MapInfo Professional® maps and analyses with clients and co-workers. ProViewer allows others to view and manipulate your creations - even if they do not have MapInfo Professional MapInfo Corp.
Dominion Virginia Power
After installing a powerful mobile data system to increase productivity in the field, Dominion Resources decided that — to fully realize productivity goals — the company needed to integrate maps from its ArcInfo™ GIS with the new mobile system. Dominion turned to MapFrame for help and selected its FieldSmart View™ software for map viewing. MapFrame Corporation
Laser scanning uncovers
Defects in a white concrete surface can’t hide from millions of points collected with a high-definition laser scanner.

Things didn’t appear so cut and dried in September 2010, though, when the New Orleans District Corps of Engineers tried to determine if a stage control structure built near Zachary, La., in East Baton Rouge Parish was constructed according to design tolerances. The construction contractor’s surveyor had collected 12,000 shots on the structure surface with a total station without being able to determine if it was within the strict tolerances required. Something more powerful was needed—and laser scanning turned out to be the answer.
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
Rapid Data Collection,
Traditionally, university research projects involve reams of paper forms that require many hours of data entry, re-entry, printing and filing. In most cases, the printed reports remain in the boxes or cabinets … the data isn’t shared or used as it could have been. Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the CADGIS lab at LSU decided to capture research data on New Orleans historical / cultural preservation with the latest mobile technologies, and further, to make that data available to other departments within LSU. GeoAge, Inc.
Faster Data Capture,
The University of Florida's Department of Pediatrics consists of a dynamic and growing faculty dedicated to the highest quality patient care. It devotes research and educational activity to improving the health of Florida's children. GeoAge, Inc.
Introducing ENVI 4.8
ENVI makes it easy to use imagery for information, regardless of your application

  • Easier than ever to integrate data from different sources
  • Innovations in scientific image analysis for users of all experience levels
  • Streamlined workflow and further integration with ArcGIS

  • ITT Visual Information Solutions
    A Concept for American
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will create jobs in the short-term and spur economic growth and competitiveness in the long-term. But this plan must be designed in a new way. We must make smart strategic investments that serve as a down payment on our long-term economic future, create millions of new jobs - and provide the American workforce with new skills. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
    Our Client is the world leader in digital mapping and provides powerful products in routing, mobile applications on multi platforms and serve across industries worldwide. The client offers the single most comprehensive source of map data and real time traffic content that is designed to deliver the highest quality and accuracy to mission critical applications. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
    Our client is a pioneer and leader in the digital mapping industry. Its products are widely used in consumer and business-to-business applications around the world for navigation, location based services, logistics, traffic and fleet management. The client provides the most accurate reproduction of today's street networks to support turn-by-turn route guidance across virtually every road in Europe and North America. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
    Client In Europe
    Our client is among Europe's leading mapping companies known for their accuracy in providing services like aerial triangulation, creation of digital elevation models, ortho rectification, etc. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
    Client In North America
    Our client is a full-service geomatics firm based out of Canada providing traditional photogrammetric, topographic, Planimetric and cadastral mapping, in addition to digital orthophoto production, geographic information systems field surveying, and consulting engineering services. Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.
    Contaminated Land
    Legislation designed to monitor areas of contaminated land has been handed to local governments in order to assess and determine the extent to which this problem exists in different regions. Added to new instruction to record and map the most hazardous areas, this new legislation has resulted in an enormous amount of new work for Local Authorities. Earth Resource Mapping
    Working for the Environment
    For a number of years Exmoor National Park Authority has been using aerial photography which stems back to the early 1970’s (former National Park Officer Leonard Curtis initially set the library up in 1974). Since then the authority has continued to collate aerial photography, which is frequently used by staff and researchers. Exmoor (689 sqkm) has adopted a rolling programme where a quarter of the park is flown every year and the whole park every fourth year. Combining goals Figure 1: A collage of images from all over Exmoor, if the image was placed into a webpage and viewed using a 28.8 bps modem it would have taken 61,062 seconds to download. Once compressed and served using Image Web Server it takes just 4 seconds Earth Resource Mapping
    Prominent Problems -
    The City of San Antonio incorporated the Image Web Server to quickly and easily distribute huge amounts of spatial imagery to internally and to the general public. Earth Resource Mapping
    How Can GPS Vehicle Tracking
    From communications and shipping, to productivity and back office procedures, technology has pervaded every aspect if the business world. But small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with vehicle fleets have an additional tool at their fingertips to gain further benefits from the technological revolution. Increased access to the global positioning system (GPS) has given SMBs a way to directly monitor and manage their most important assets – their vehicle fleets and people. GPS tracking is not a “new” technology. It has been used by progressive fleet owners for years. Early adopters of GPS technology have given their businesses an edge over competitors. Because of its immediately recognizable benefits, GPS tracking has quickly gone mainstream. The technology is being employed by a wide variety of SMBs including plumbing, heating/HVAC, trucking, landscaping services, electrical and general contractors, construction companies and many other business sectors that utilize fleet vehicles. “How Can GPS Vehicle Tracking Improve Your Business?” will discuss the common problems confronting fleet owners and focus on how SMBs can effectively use GPS tracking to solve these issues. This white paper will describe the technical aspects of GPS tracking, provide real-world examples of how GPS vehicle tracking can be used in today’s business environment and help SMBs choose a GPS tracking solution to suit their unique business needs. FleetMatics
    Hurricane Katrina - assisting
    Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. The storm surge caused severe and catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast, devastating the cities of Mobile, Alabama, Waveland, Biloxi and Gulfport in Mississippi, and New Orleans and other towns in Louisiana ER Mapper (has joined erdas)
    ServiceMaster of Onondaga
    ServiceMaster of Onondaga County provides expert commercial and residential cleaning services throughout Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cayuga and Cortland counties in New York State. From emergency fire and water clean ups to carpet and upholstery cleaning, ServiceMaster of Onondaga County delivers fast response, expert service and guaranteed satisfaction. FleetMatics
    Straightline Uses GPS
    Business owners with vehicle fleets have to deal with the constant threat of vehicle theft. Not only do owners have to worry about the cost of the stolen vehicle, but also the costs of any equipment on board. In fact, stolen equipment can often cost more to replace than the vehicle itself. Straightline Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance in Homer Glen, Illinois specializes in custom landscape installation services as well as professional landscape management, and have found themselves in the common position of rising theft at their business location. FleetMatics
    FleetMatics GPS Tracking
    The impact of the economic recession continues to affect businesses throughout the country. Companies continue to look for any way possible to reduce expenditures in order to remain viable. Like many businesses in Dallas, Texas, Concrete Coring Company was feeling the impact of the hard economic times. Competition became intense as work for concrete sawing and drilling services dwindled. FleetMatics
    Plote Construction Uses
    Running a business always comes with inherent risk. But for businesses with vehicle fleets, there are additional risks associated with having drivers in the field. How can you be sure your drivers are obeying the rules of the road? How can you be sure employees are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there? And how can you defend your business from frivolous damage claims? FleetMatics
    Improving your fleet's
    Risk and safety are two areas that are constantly evolving in a fluid business environment. Risk and safety (R&S) represent different issues to various fleet operators but most fleet operators share common challenges. GPS tracking systems generally address the common issues of speeding, driving afterhours and making unauthorized stops. What tends to vary is how the information is delivered to the end user and how your GPS partner helps you understand how to apply the data. A simple example is having reports emailed to all employees with a vested interest in the data is a great way to ensure timely and regular access to the data. GPS Fleet Solutions
    Interim REP Management
    A Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (JWID) category winner in 2002, Envitia designed, developed, delivered and continue to support the Interim Recognised Environmental Picture Management System (iREPMS) for UK MoD. Envitia, in developing iREPMS, exploited earlier research and technology pull-through that included capability demonstrators deployed in support of UK operations. In line with evolving MoD and NATO environmental information doctrine iREPMS is responsible for the management, visualisation, dissemination and exploitation of geospatial information at static, satellite and deployed locations. Envitia
    Featured Paper by

    Chris Padwick, Michael Deskevich, Fabio Pacifici and Scott Smallwood

    A novel pan-sharpening algorithm designed for sharpening WorldView-2 (WV-2) imagery is presented. The WV-2 satellite was launched by DigitalGlobe on Oct 8 2009. WV-2 has 8 spectral bands covering the range from 400nm- 1050nm and a panchromatic band covering 450nm-800nm. The proposed pan-sharpening algorithm accepts any number of input bands, and quantitative color comparisons are performed using different band combinations from original multi-spectral file.
    ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Achieving Sub 20 cm Autonomous
    Dr. Yufeng Zhang is the VP engineering of Nexteq Navigation. He received his PhD degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2001 and has been working on GPS and Inertial navigation since his PhD study. Dr. Zhang has worked 3 years in Huawei Technology as a system engineer and 3 years in the University of Calgary for his post doctoral fellow research before he joined Nexteq Navigation Corporation in 2007. Nexteq Navigation Corp.
    Featured Paper by

    Kevin Lim, Paul Treitz, Murray Woods, Dave Nesbitt and David Etheridge

    Literature from the past two decades documents how airborne LIDAR can be used to predict forest inventory variables, such as basal area, volume, and biomass, at the plot and stand level. However, a key question that has yet to be fully addressed, and that the forest industry continues to ask as it considers operationalizing the use of LIDAR in forest resource inventories, is: What is the optimal point density for predicting forest inventory variables?
    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
    My name is Aaron Herman. I am a fledgling GIS professional and have done some research for an internship with a company out of Austin, TX called Cubit Planning. The research involved determining the existance, recentness, completeness, uniformity, and accuracy of land use data on a national level. I wrote a whitepaper and Kristen Carney of Cubit converted it into two blog-style documents, which are linked below. We're trying to determine the interest level in a service that would provide users land use data. Cubit Planning
    My name is Aaron Herman. I am a fledgling GIS professional and have done some research for an internship with a company out of Austin, TX called Cubit Planning. The research involved determining the existance, recentness, completeness, uniformity, and accuracy of land use data on a national level. I wrote a whitepaper and Kristen Carney of Cubit converted it into two blog-style documents, which are linked below. We're trying to determine the interest level in a service that would provide users land use data. Cubit Planning
    LizardTech GeoViewer 4.1
    LizardTech GeoViewer is LizardTech's free, standalone application for viewing geospatial imagery, vector overlays, and LiDAR files. LizardTech GeoViewer enables you to combine, view and export visual layers from varied sources, such as local repositories, Express Server catalogs, and WMS and JPIP servers, and provides tools for visualizing LiDAR data in MrSID and LAS formats. LizardTech
    LiDAR Compressor
    LizardTech LiDAR Compressor enables you to turn giant point cloud data sets into efficient MrSID files that retain 100 percent of the raw data at just 25 percent or less of the original file size (lossless compression). LizardTech
    Forestry GIS
    Don't let the name fool you. This application is a full featured free GIS editor very reminiscent of ArcView 3.x. Very easy to use and very powerful. I can't believe it's free! LaudonTech
    Conflation of Aquatic
    The complexity of combining multi-scale linear spatial data can be challenging, especially where data are offset, and spatial proximity is the only identifiable connection between features. GIS techniques such as “spatial joins” combine linear spatial data, but allow minimal control over accuracy of the links. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    Census DES Boresight
    This step is to combine the GPS data, IMU data with lidar ranging data during the lidar data processing to develop three-dimensional coordinates of points on the ground. DES has POSPac software from Applanix corp., which consists of a suite of individual software tools used to process and optimize the various aspects of GPS and POS data. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    Quantum GIS 1.6.0 Copiapo
    The custom installation contains various python dependencies included to run external python plugins. Kcube consultancy services
    Quantum GIS 1.4.0 Enceladus
    Quantum GIS 1.4.0 Enceladus with GRASS - Standalone Windows Installation File Kcube consultancy services
    Mortgage Company Chooses
    Mortgage Solutions of Colorado (MS of CO) is a mortgage lending company based in Colorado Springs, CO. The company functions as the hub of a typical lending process where the need for electronic document management has never been more apparent. Computhink, Inc.
    Leading insurance company
    A leading insurance business house in North America with a significant retail insurance business and a high volume of claims processing GSS America Inc
    GSS America’s integrated
    Frontier Airlines is a Denver, Colorado based aviation holding company. Founded in 1994, the company through its subsidiaries currently has an extensive coast to coast network. Its passenger and cargo network also includes services to Canada and Mexico. Frontier’s fleet included Airbus A319, Airbus 318, CRJ 70 and E170, with Q400 awaiting induction. GSS America Inc
    GSS America's remote
    Washington based National Gallery of Art is an undisputed leader in the global modern art and contemporary sculpture collection. GSS America Inc
    Associated Banc-Corp
    Associated Bank-Corp, a diversified bank holding company based at Wisconsin had over 5000 associates and over $22 billion in total assets. The client served customers in over 300 locations. GSS America Inc
    géoColor Explorer II
    Download setup géoColor Explorer II Trial Version(No expiration Date). GeoGraphs Corporation
    Featured Paper by

    John Anderson, Richard Massaro, Jarrod Edwards, Kevin Slocum and Dave Kalin

    Military operations associated with activities such as mobility and landing zone placement depend on accurate information related to terrain morphology and soil characteristics. LIDAR has provided a way to derive timely, high-resolution terrain maps that represent accurate topographic information, but fall short in the derivation of actual terrain feature condition as it relates to soils (e.g., compaction, moisture). We present in this paper a proposed technique and model for deployable soil penetrometers incorporating a new generation of short-wave infrared retroreflective optics for the determination of soil compaction. As a terrain metric, soil compaction is directly related to composition and water potential. These two factors and their association with topographic landscape position provide military planners a more detailed account of soil properties than topography alone. The use of highly efficient retro-reflective optics with a steerable, short-wave IR LIDAR (1064 nm or 1550 nm) permits the determination of soil compaction as a function of penetrometer elevation and depth. Our simple model incorporates terms related to the known reflectance return of the retro-reflector, length of the penetrometer and the difference in the depth of deployed penetrometers related to the ground to determine a compaction value. This value is ultimately used as a calibration metric for judging binary-soft versus hard - soil conditions based on compaction.

    KEY WORDS: LIDAR, Soils, Penetrometer, Soil Compaction, Retro-Reflector
    Mobile GIS Applied to
    The Ministry of Education, Taiwan, selects SuperPad, the full-function mobile GIS software, to collect and measure lands for education. The lands can be better managed and utilized, and thus bring more profits after using GIS technologies. More than 5,000 pieces of lands were donated by people a long time ago for education, like building schools or storing school property. The lands are distributed all over Taiwan and worth over $60 billion US dollars. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    New Mobile GIS Helps
    Emergency responders — firefighters, paramedics, and police officers — have the highest requirements for accurate, reliable, and user-friendly vehicle navigation systems. They need the basic geographic data, such as the centerlines and names of streets, to be very up-to-date, which is a challenge in any fast-growing metropolitan area. Geographic Information Services, Inc.
    Floodplain Mapping
    Cornerstone Engineering requires high-quality digital terrain model (DTM) datasets to map alluvial fan floodplain areas that can impact multi-million dollar land development projects. In order to conduct vital floodplain studies, the firm’s engineers needed large topographical datasets that detail expansive areas across California’s complex and varied terrain – from rugged mountain ranges and farm-rich valleys to arid deserts and coastal plains. “We had been using the outdated U.S. Geological Survey data,” said engineering supervisor Alan Whitten. “We would have to combine this old topographic information with time-consuming field surveys just to get basic data. Basically, we needed quality data in order to serve our customers better and reduce costs.” Intermap Technologies
    Oil & Gas Exploration
    Marathon Oil Corporation needed high-quality 3D topographical data for its onshore oil and gas exploration project in part of a 1.2 million-acre block off the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Intermap Technologies
    Land Use and Planning
    Tejon Ranch Company did not have current topographical information on its 426-square-mile property, which features some fairly remote locations. “We had old 30-meter U.S. Geological Survey data,” said Leah Metzger, geographic information systems (GIS) director for Tejon Ranch Company. “There have definitely been changes since those datasets were created, and we wanted more up-to-date GIS resources with higher accuracy.” Specifically, the Company required enhanced, superior-quality geospatial datasets for water resource planning, agriculture management for livestock and farming, real estate development planning, natural resource planning, and cartographic visualization. Intermap Technologies
    Water Resource Planning
    To handle Los Angeles’ constant demand for water, LADWP imports supplies from resources in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains by using gravity-driven aqueducts. “We must monitor our water exports from the Sierra aquifers and address environmental planning issues,” Dr. Saeed Jorat, water resources engineer, said. “We also need to know how water tables fluctuate as a result of pumping and other surface activities, such as precipitation and animal grazing. If we don’t have good elevation data, we will not be able to evaluate the potential impacts of our pumping on the environment, particularly vegetation. Every 10,000 acre-feet of water has a value of about $4 million. If we improve data, then we can reduce costs and enhance our ability to predict environmental changes resulting from our groundwater management.” Intermap Technologies
    Mobile Telecommunications
    With over 18,000,000 customers, E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG (E-Plus Group) is Germany’s third largest mobile telecommunications network operator. As a basis for the company’s radio network planning, the company needed a more precise digital terrain model of the terrain. Intermap Technologies
    Community Planning
    To address mounting countywide development pressures, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building wanted to “incorporate smart growth into its planning policies. We needed accurate terrain models of the county to make good development decisions,” said John Kelly, supervisor of the geographic technology and design team.

    The county’s geography includes coastal mountains with steep slopes that are subject to landslides as well as rural, undeveloped areas that are designated as high fire severity risks. “Like many places in California, we have to deal with properties falling off bluffs and washing into the ocean, or being consumed by fire,” Kelly added. “We’re responsible for ensuring that these high-risk areas are zoned appropriately for something other than dense residential, single family housing. With so many challenges to address, we needed the best data available to help us develop the county and retain its scenic value,” he noted. “It’s a matter of protecting residents, visitors, and property from disasters.”
    Intermap Technologies
    Spatial Analysis Utilities
    The study of the distributive characteristics of settlement patterns is one of the most important topics in the reconstruction of historical landscapes. Unfortunately, advanced knowledge of GIS techniques, as well as quantitative techniques and methods are required in order to achieve positive results in this area. Furthermore, the application of spatial analysis in the archaeological research requires a large and expensive investment of software and hardware to accomplish such tasks. In order to address all these issues, this year we started the development of an analytical tool for the study and analysis of spatial distributions. This software rather than a GIS application shall be conceived as a general utility for data processing. In fact, the main aim of Spatial Analysis Utilities is to accomplish in a quick and easy manner the entire quantitative process. The philosophy of the software is to provide conclusive statistical data with just some mouse clicks to non advanced GIS users University of Siena
    AutoCAD LT 2011 and Windows 7
    Autodesk, Inc. works closely with Microsoft Corporation to help ensure that Autodesk applications provide the functionality you may require, regardless of the operating system. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of AutoCAD® 2011 software and AutoCAD® LT® 2011 software are supported on all available Microsoft operating systems, including Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows XP. Autodesk
    Precision is a key feature
    With the release of AutoCAD LT 2010 software, professional woodworkers have new functionality that enhances speed and accuracy in their wood design process. This latest release has more of the 2-D features customers have been asking for such as Align, xref tools, block attribute commands, as well as a high-quality PDF output, says Sylvia Knauer, product marketing manager. Autodesk
    MAXXing out bike design
    MAXX Bicycles customers no longer have to select from among the bikes on hand at the local bike shop. When cyclists choose a bike they work with a dealer who helps them select the size and components that are right for them and their budget. Autodesk
    Location in Agriculture:
    The agricultural industry is experiencing rapid changes in how farmers do business and in the resources that are available to them. Governments, the public and farmers are increasing their awareness of the roles that they play in sustaining and developing the environment and ensuring that they conserve and protect the earth’s natural resources. Baseline Business Geographics
    Virtual Charlottetown
    he Town-Know-It-All application is part of the Virtual Charlottetown project, sponsored by Industry Canada’s Smart Communities – a program that aims to make Canada the most connected nation in the world. Baseline Business Geographics
    Charlottetown Area Development
    The Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) is the lead organization responsible for economic growth in the Greater Charlottetown area. Baseline Business Geographics
    AtlasWeb SDK
    The AtlasWeb SDK is a rich development package designed for web developers; it is a client side, JavaScript based, set of routines which implement a large variety of GIS and mapping capabilities. AtlasCT
    AtlasNET™ is an Internet map server that provides mapping capabilities via HTTP. The product is available as a stand-alone server for website mapping applications or as a remote server optimized to supply fast and extensive API for application developers in the mobile and LBS market. AtlasCT
    SuperMap GIS 6R
    SuperMap GIS Downloads SuperMap International Limited
    RZ3 3.3.325
    Full-featured GIS Application for Emergency Response (No license required for a fully functional 30-day evaluation!) RedZone Software
    MapInfo Location Intelligence
    The MapInfo Location Intelligence Component for Business Objects is a complete integration between MapInfo and Business Objects technologies, allowing business and government professionals to make more intelligent decisions. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    Georgia System Operations
    Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) is a Cooperative company owned by and serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations in the state of Georgia. GSOC was established in 1997 during the restructure of Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC), and GSOC currently supports OPC and Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) in supplying electricity to their member-owners, who serve about 70 percent of Georgia’s land area. As such, GSOC contributes to the reliable and safe operation of the state’s power grid. Open Text Corporation
    Cadastral Mapping
    Enhancing of scanned maps and plans, after scanning elimination of linear and non-linear distortions, merging of maps, editing of vector and raster objects, ability to use old maps and plans for new projects, selective tracing of roads, parcels, buildings, preparation for further export into GIS systems, tracing of a whole image. Nucleus GIS Inc.
    Land Information New
    New Zealand is slightly larger than the UK in area and has a unique combination of topography and biodiversity. With many wild areas it is a natural location for many outdoor pursuits. Tourism supports nearly 10% of the GDP, Topo50 maps are designed to help tourists find their way through remote areas, and include updated information on Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and tracks. Emergency services will be using the same maps should help be needed. Navigation to remote locations can be achieved quickly and accurately using GPS and the compatible topographic map based on the global reference system WGS84 (the GPS reference frame). 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    Vodafone Ireland
    Vodafone Ireland is the largest mobile phone operator in Ireland and makes huge investments in technology to ensure their customers receive the best network coverage, care and the highest quality of service. Vodafone Ireland needed a solution that would enable their staff to use their time more effectively and efficiently by integrating the various databases held across the company so that they were accessible from one program. The information also needed to be presented in a clear way relating to the needs of different departments across the company. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    Generalisation at AdV Germany
    AdV (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Vermessungsverwaltungen der Länder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) and 1Spatial have been working in partnership, on one of the largest generalisation projects in Europe, to improve business efficiencies at several state mapping agencies in Germany. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    The Aeronautical Production
    No. 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (No. 1 AIDU) of the RAF publishes aeronautical information in graphical, textual and digital format for use by UK military and allied forces. In conjunction with 1Spatial, the Unit has developed an Aeronautical Production System (APS). This system has been designed and built to enable No. 1 AIDU to maintain a single aeronautical database and produce both paper and digital products from it. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    Roads Generalisation
    A generalisation process needed to be defi ned to draw the first version of the Top100 maps from BDCarto, and IGN needed to introduce BDCarto updates into the Top100 database with a high degree of automation. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    The Aeronautical Production
    No. 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (No. 1 AIDU) of the RAF publishes aeronautical information in graphical, textual and digital format for use by UK military and allied forces. In conjunction with 1Spatial, the Unit has developed an Aeronautical Production System (APS). This system has been designed and built to enable No. 1 AIDU to maintain a single aeronautical database and produce both paper and digital products from it. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
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    Combating West Nile with
    With ERDAS IMAGINE software, supervised and unsupervised classification of vegetation and urban areas were run to identify potential mosquito habitats. ERDAS, Inc.
    mPower Innovations Announces
    mPower Integrator is a geographic information portal product for intranet and Internet data distribution. A completely wizard-based GIS portal with user based distribution and rights creations. "The Integrator product allows our clients to build customized applications based on individual needs without increasing the demands on their IT staff or hiring outside resources. End users can interact with the data they are familiar with and easily create their own queries, reports, buffers, and zoom-to’s, with their data," stated David Falk of mPower. mPower Technologies
    GPS Mapping Software
    The Eye4Software Eye4Gps Mapping Software is GPS mapping software that can be used for a countless number of applications. The software offers functionality for managing GPS receivers (waypoints, routes and tracks), real time navigation and positioning, route planning and engineering. Eye4Software B.V.
    SuperWebGIS Used for
    SuperGeo develops Climate Rainfall Map System by using SuperWebGIS, the professional solution for delivering dynamic maps and GIS data along with GIS services via the Web. The new WebGIS platform is used by Taiwan Central Weather Bureau to centrally manage and conveniently display the rainfall data. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Transportation Mapping
    Continental Mapping has been providing statewide photogrammetric services to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) under several consecutive master service agreements since 2000. Continental Mapping provides full-service photogrammetric mapping services for both urban and rural transportation design. To date, Continental Mapping has completed more than 100 projects throughout the state, and last year was awarded its 5th consecutive master contract. Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
    Facilities Mapping
    Continental Mapping assisted Oshkosh Corporation with their facilities management program by providing orthorectified aerial photography and topographic and planimetric mapping compiled using photogrammetric methods. Aerial photography was flown in the spring of 2008 using a large format aerial film camera, and a field survey team surveyed 14 photo-identified control points. Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
    Army Corps of Engineers
    Continental Mapping provided photogrammetric mapping services as a subconsultant on an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for surveying services with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District in the Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, area. Continental Mapping Consultants, Inc.
    GeoRover software for
    SAIC GeoRover software products for ESRI® ArcGIS® Desktop: Locus Track:Powerful tools for geospatial feature data creation, editing, and geospatial data fusion. RPF Tools:High-speed indexing, display, and management of large file-based raster product format (RPF) datasets, typically map and imagery data. Digital Data Tracker: Field data collection tools Range Tools:Geospatial feature data creation, editing, and ingestion of ring, ellipse, and arc feature data. SAIC
    ITT VIS: Advances in
    Learn about ITT VIS’ advances in enterprise strategies and how software is moving away from the desktop. Data cataloging, discovery, and standards are discussed, and hear an introduction to the new enterprise software product, ENVI Enterprise Services. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Web Based Bicycle Trip
    Featured Paper by Hartwig Hochmair, Jennifer Fu

    To promote the use of bicycle transportation mode in times of increasing traffic congestion and single-occupancy vehicle use, Broward County MPO funded the development of a Web based trip planner for cyclists.
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    Weights of Evidence Modeling
    Featured Paper by David Diggs, Robert Brunswig

    Rocky Mountain National Park, USA is rich in Native American sites, many of which are believed to have religious purposes. Utilizing the ArcSDM (Spatial Data Modeller) extension, both site and individual feature data are incorporated into a Weights-of-Evidence model of the Park’s sacred landscape. The model incorporates elevation, aspect, local relief, slope, a cost distance from historic and pre-historic trails surface, and the relative visibility of five sacred landmarks.
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    Yarra Valley Water streamlines
    The EasyDevelop software uses geospatial technology to meet the needs of land and property developers in Melbourne, Australia. This story is courtesy of Water & WasteWater International's publication "Industrial WaterWorld". Intergraph Corporation
    Using ModelBuilder to
    Featured Paper by Robert Done, Daoqin Tong

    Federal transportation law requires that state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations comply with environmental justice regulations in the development and implementation of transportation plans. Environmental justice requires that protected populations are neither disproportionately denied the benefits of nor disproportionately subjected to the detriments of transportation projects and programs.
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    Using Hybrid GIS for
    Featured Paper by Joyu Liu, Fu-Jen Chien, Ming-Chang Tsai, T.Y Chou

    To manage and monitor diverse environment situations in Taiwan, a hybrid GIS is developed to meet the needs of different users and objectives. Various kinds of data includes multi-scale raster data, vector data and alphanumeric data from SDE, single files or other database can be displayed via one portal . AJAX, XML, web service and mashups are involved to develop the map platform.
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    Using GIS to Teach Economics:
    Featured Paper by Jill Harris

    This research in progress contributes to the emerging scholarship in the area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and higher education. Specifically, the paper summarizes anecdotal evidence from two graduate MBA courses in managerial economics which were enhanced by access to Business Analyst Online (BAO), a GIS software product developed by ESRI
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    Using Regression Analysis
    Featured Paper by Mary Passe-Smith

    ArcGIS 9.3’s new regression analysis tools will be used to explore whether terrain features, especially valley orientation, of areas that experience more tornadoes can be successfully modeled for predictive purposes. Overcoming difficulty in operationalizing directionality is a prime task to be tackled. Past research has shown visual tendencies, and analysis of mean direction confirms, but incorporating this information in to a model has thus far been difficult.
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    Using GIS in the Emergency
    Featured Paper by Devon Humphrey

    The role of GIS in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been expanding in recent years due to its inherent capability to serve as a data fusion environment. During a crisis, information from a variety of sources can be integrated into a Common Operational Picture using GIS so that decision-makers can plan and manage situations better. Elements can include realtime weather, plume models, GPS and other visual intelligence.
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    Using ArcGIS Engine to
    Featured Paper by Rainer Laudien, Alexandra Uesbeck, Valens Mulindabigwi, Sebastian Brocks, Jens Verheyen

    This contribution shows the usage of ArcGIS Engine for computer based spatial decision support in the field of water quality. For a developed Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS), more then 2,000 wells were digitized in the area of the Upper Ouémé Valley in Benin (Western Africa) and included in a comprehensive standpost geo-database (geoDB). Latter contains multi temporal water quality data, digital photographs, addresses in case of an emergency, etc..
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    USDA Forest Service GIS
    Featured Paper by Steve Ramroop, Stanley Glover, Xutong Niu, Justin Mott, William Bumbers

    In this paper the GIS project between USDA Forest Service and Troy University in Alabama is presented. The project’s aim is to provide work experience in the development and maintenance of GIS data resources on the National Forests in Alabama. This includes building metadata files for existing GIS data, updating existing data, preparing ArcGIS map templates for use by Forest Service specialists, conducting spatial analyses, and providing GIS technical support to Forest Service specialists and technicians
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    USGS 2008-2018 African
    Featured Paper by Shawana Johnson

    The US Geological Survey funded a decadal study 2008-2018 of the use of Remote Sensing data and GIS in Africa. This is a follow on study to the NOAA study for the US, Europe,Canada and Asia.
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    Transport and Works Enterprise
    Featured Paper by Shernette Sampson, Kenute Hare

    This is the story of how the Ministry of Transport and Works leverages Geographical Information Systems in driving effective business processes. Having this expertise has facilitated appropriate decision making at all levels, as well as provides transportation services to many organizations.
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    TerraLook: A GIS-Ready
    Featured Paper by Eugene Fosnight, Claudia Young, Gary Geller

    TerraLook aims to provide satellite images that anyone can use to see changes in the Earth's surface over time. Landsat and other satellite sensors have been collecting Earth images for more than 30 years. TerraLook allows users to create their own collections of georeferenced, simulated natural-color JPEG images from Landsat (circa 1975, 1990 and 2000) and ASTER (2000 to present) at no charge.
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    The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan:
    Featured Paper by Giancarlo Ibárgüen

    The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is the first known map of Guatemala. It is also the only firsthand indigenous account of the conquest of Guatemala. Painted on cloth circa 1530, it tells the story of how the Quauhquecholteca Indians of Mexico conquered Guatemala in alliance with the Spanish.
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    Tribal GIS Protocol Using
    Featured Paper by Sandra Gaskell, Danette Johnson, Anthony Brochini

    Indigenous names relating to significant people and places along major tributaries descending from Yosemite Valley and emptying into the great San Joaquin River define culture boundaries. Compilation of data necessary for completing a Tribal GIS database used seven criterion listed by the BIA and implemented into theme layers.
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    Spatial Patterns of Climatic
    Featured Paper by Suna Kim, Woo Lee, Hyunah Choi

    Most of interpolated climatic factors are affected by topographical environments such as elevation and distance from observation site. Although Korea is not in land area, topography is complex. Thereby, Korea shows great variability on spatial and temporal patterns of most of climatic factors. PRISM(Precipitaton elevation Regressions on Independent Slope Model) uses a DEM and brings a combination of climatological and statistical concept.
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    Spatial Regional Framework
    Featured Paper by Ana Turetta, Heitor Coutinho, Gabriel Fonte, Karen Tscherning, Santiago Baeza, Ivan Valencia, Mariano Oyarzabal

    Sustainability of land use in European regions (SENSOR) is a project that has as technical objective: to build, validate and implement sustainability impact assessment tools, including databases and spatial reference frameworks for the analysis of land and human resources in the context of agricultural, regional and environmental policies.
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    Spatial Decision Support
    Featured Paper by Ayako Oide, Kiyohito Fujimoto, Mr Kei, Anri Mizutani, Akiyo Matsui, SeonYeong Yoon, Sachie Tanaka, Ms Shizuka, Satoshi Miyazawa, Kanako Yamada, Seiya Yonezaki, Shoji Nakashoji

    Today, Japan’s self-sufficient rate of energy supply, including nuclear energy, is only 19%. We therefore propose an effective use of natural energy, which supposed to have an enormous potential for energy supply.
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    Temperature Based GIS
    Featured Paper by Nariman Khalil, Amal Iaaly, Oussama Jadayel

    The Strategic Highway Research Program has developed a new system for specifying asphalt materials referred to as Superpave. Superpave mix design procedure has proved its superiority over other methods, and is now adopted in some countries including the United States. Within the system, asphalt binders are characterized according to the upper and lower pavement service temperatures.
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    Re-mapping the World's
    Featured Paper by Benjamin Hennig, Mark Ramsden, John Pritchard, Danny Dorling

    The Worldmapper project has successfully produced a series of maps to visualize data, concerning a range of issues facing the modern world, based upon the idea of density-equalising maps. The Cartogram Geoprocessing Tool incorporating this density-equalising method has also recently been made available for ArcGIS.
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    Transend Establishes
    By using Intergraph’s GeoMedia® technology, Transend Networks was able to gain the ability to share data with staff on the corporate intranet, met government requirements to map easements electronically, and access multiple spatial databases through open architecture. Intergraph Corporation
    Registration & Repatriation
    Featured Paper by Betsi Chatham, Keith Wells, Mark Deboer

    Although the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is located hundreds of miles away from the Gulf Coast, during Hurricanes Gustav and Ike many residents of Louisiana and South Texas found refuge in North Texas. The City of Fort Worth Emergency Management Office relied heavily upon geospatial technology during the response and recovery of these two disasters. The initial response involved identifying a registration hub and shelters, and then providing shelter route maps.
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    Scapes: Inserting Culture
    Featured Paper by Jesse Rouse

    There has long been a reciprocal exchange of ideas and technologies between Geography and archaeology. The spatial nature and material focus of archaeology makes it an ideal discipline in which to apply and test many geographical methods and techniques. Likewise the insight into culture, both past and present, is very pertinent to many geography interpretations.
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    Reconstruction of Holocene
    Featured Paper by Andreas Bolten, Olaf Bubenzer, Georg Bareth

    For the study area in the Western Desert of Egypt, an open model is developed and applied for the derivation of Holocene land-use potential. The model contains the link of geomorphometric and other spatial data in a statistical method.
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    QA/QC to Validate Position
    Featured Paper by Robert Baffour, Chris Davis, Mike Walker, Marcus Reese

    Over the past several years, municipalities mostly cities and counties have embarked on developing various GIS based stormwater inventory. This development is driven primarily by State and National regulations such as the EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 34 (GASB34). A review of most RFP’s in the market reveals that most municipalities want the data on the ArcGIS platform and also want the data to a positional accuracy of ± 1 meter or submeter
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    Predictive Archaeological
    Featured Paper by Philip Mink, Ted Grossardt, John Ripy, Keiron Bailey

    Analytic predictive archaeological models can have great utility for state Departments of Transportation, but it is difficult to model the likelihood of prehistoric settlement using geographical proxy predictor variables because of the complexity of how settlement choices were actually made, and the complex interaction between these variables using GIS. In many cases classic statistical modeling approaches require too much data to be useful.
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    Priority Signaling for
    Featured Paper by Raghavendra Bhalerao, Ketaki Sharma

    We propose a priority signaling topology. Bus should get priority to cross an intersection and accordingly traffic signals should be controlled, without least affecting other traffic. The proposed model control the traffic signal using GPS and GIS interface .A GPS system shall locate a particular route/no bus approaching a traffic signal intersection by querying geodatabase. And using these queries the traffic signal can be controlled.
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    Predicting the Vegetation
    Featured Paper by Sungho Choi, Woo-Kyun Lee, Hanbin Kawk, Sora Kim

    The objective of this study was to predict the distribution of vegetation and terrestrial carbon fluxes in Korea ecosystem by certain simulations of the MAPSS-CENTURY (MC1) model. For the overall simulations, it was required to prepare two categories –climatic and ancillary– of input data. ECHO-G model provided future climate data under A1B scenario.
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    Miami-Dade County Editing
    Featured Paper by Ivelisse Torres-Alejo, Elio Elias, Julian Albo

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the various phases involved in the migration from the world of coverages and AML to the world of ArcGIS desktop and the geodatabase. The paper will describe the unique approach taken at Miami-Dade in creating a multi-user versioned environment for the co-existence of various County departments accessing the same centralized geodatabase with the use of ArcObjects editing applications’ deployed via the Citrix environment.
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    Management and Visualization
    Featured Paper by Constanze Curdt, Dirk Hoffmeister, Guido Waldhoff, Georg Bareth

    Centralized data storage and data exchange is a key issue in many interdisciplinary research projects that focus on environmental field studies and regional modelling on various scales. Furthermore the overall success of such projects depends on a well organized and prepared graphical representation of spatial project data within a Web-GIS.
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    Mapping Dialect: GIS
    Featured Paper by Yasser Ayad, Herb Luthin

    Historically, most surveys of American dialect have focused on large-scale regions of the country: the Linguistic Atlas of New England, the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States, and the Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States, for example. However, even in a region as small and relatively homogeneous as western Pennsylvania, there is measurable diversity of language.
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    Managing Grizzly Bear
    Featured Paper by Julie Duval

    The Foothills Research Institute's Grizzly Bear Program (formerly the Foothills Model Forest Grizzly Bear Research Program) has passed its tenth year of grizzly bear research in Alberta. The Foothills Research Institute is a non-profit organization
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    Investigation of Rainfall–Runoff
    Featured Paper by Veeranna Bommakanti, Muralikrishna Iyyanki, RAJAN EG, LAKSHMI BHAVANI NELAVELLI

    The aim of this study is to determine runoff volume of the Ashti sub-basin of River Godavari by SCS Curve Number using GIS. While determining the results various data sets such as IRS AWiFS satellite image, 1:50000 standard topographic map, drainage map of Ashti and soil map data. Standard 1:500000 are used. AWiFS image is classified by using digital image techniques for extracting Land Use and Land Cover and integrated into GIS with hydrological soil map.
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    Leveraging GIS Benefits
    Featured Paper by Glenn Goodrich, Matt Boyles

    Time Warner Cable, the third-largest cable operator in the U.S., launched an initiative to help their Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) more accurately determine if a given customer is “serviceable.” The serviceability of a customer is determined by several aspects, both spatial and non-spatial. Before the initiative, TWC sent trucks to each potential customer to determine serviceability, at a substantial cost per trip.
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    Leveraging the Enterprise
    Featured Paper by Alison Price McGinnis, Megan Heckert, Thomas Stankiewicz

    The Philadelphia Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has developed a web-based, geospatially enabled Firearms Analysis System (FAS) that has been integrated with the Philadelphia Police Department's (PPD) crime analysis and mapping tools.
    Lebanon Fire District
    Featured Paper by Brent Gaskey

    Frustrated with the expense and labor intensive map book maintenance and update process, Lebanon Fire District began looking for a digital alternative. The product search led to a local software company developing a solution based on ArcGIS Runtime Engine. The resulting mapping application is simple to use while providing much additional tactical information.
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    Integrated Application
    Featured Paper by Chen Hui-Wen, Lin Wen-Yung, Huang Pi-Hui, Chen Yi-Ching

    The data system of the land surveying and drawing is the core of the land information system. It includes the following contents: Control Surveying Results, Cadastral Map Data, Topographic maps, Aerial photography, telemeter the image of the satellite, and so forth. Nowadays, it is also the essential data of the national land planning, national land nursing, and calamity relieving, etc.
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    Integrating Local Knowledge
    Featured Paper by Wilma Robertson, Danielle Bruno-Favreau, Dixie Booker-Lair

    The NHD (National Hydrography Dataset) is the ideal place to maintain and store the best available hydrography data but it can be difficult to directly update for most irrigation organizations. The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) has developed an approach for local water managers to submit updates to the NHD
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    Transelectrica Powered
    Transelectrica SA strives to provide transmission, system, market, and metering services to all of its grid customers in the Romanian electricity market. Transelectrica also secures power generation dispatching and provides real-time control of the power system, while planning and developing the transmission grid. Intergraph Corporation
    Interdisciplinary Research
    Featured Paper by William Bajjali, Donald Davidson, Mary Balcer

    A study of the water chemistry and distribution of aquatic plants in 14 ponds in the Kimmes Tobin wetland in Douglas County, Wisconsin revealed that a great variety of aquatic plants have colonized these shallow man-made ponds. The chemistry of the pond water differs from that of the source water which comes from rain and surface runoff.
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    Initiating a Regional
    Featured Paper by Stanimira Bourova, Albert Hill

    A cooperative relationship between Federal, state, and local geospatial data producing agencies is essential for the efficient development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and successful implementation of the National Map.
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    Hotspot Analysis of Bus
    Featured Paper by Jeff Neely, Julie Henry

    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) needed to create an Accident by Line Analysis tool. The tool was created to provide METRO with a semi-automated way to analyze and map bus accidents that have occurred over a thirteen month period. The application was developed to work with ArcGIS 9.1 and ArcSDE connecting to an Oracle database which is running on an AIX machine.
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    GIS-based Approaches
    Featured Paper by Jonas Andersen, Alex Landex

    Catchment area analyses of stops or stations are used to investigate potential number of travelers to public transportation. These analyses are considered a strong decision tool in the planning process of mass transit especially railroads. Catchment area analyses are GIS-based buffer and overlay analyses with different approaches depending on the desired level of detail.
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    GIS plus Survey Grade
    Featured Paper by Robert Young

    Urbanized drilling operations has created more value for GIS professionals as the on-going changes in municipal ordinances and other regulatory agencies are applied for compliance & permitting. This involves buffering when choosing a well site and pipeline routes in populated urbanized areas. The use of high resolution aerial data, along with Survey Grade data of boundary lines, physical improvements and other hazards that create the criteria for location of facilities saves time and money.
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    Implementation of Portal
    Featured Paper by Kim Jenkins, Gabe Sataloff

    NOAA’s regional collaboration efforts seek to identify and apply NOAA’s full range of capabilities, within and across regions, and to design the best, geographically specific solutions for customers. NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team (SECART) Data Explorer is an on-line data discovery and delivery system that integrates GIS data across NOAA to support SECART priorities.
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    GIS Application for Tea
    Featured Paper by Rajib Bhagat, Dibyajit Buragohain, Kumar Bordoloi, Mridul Hazarika, Rishi Dutta

    While waterlogging is a limiting factor for tea gardens of Bramhaputra plains, soil erosion and landslides are the major problems in the hilly tea plantations of Darjeeling and Barak valley of North-Eastern India. Considering the differences in the nature and extent of soil and water management problems, five major river basins in North Eastern India were selected.
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    Get Involved: Volunteering
    Featured Paper by Chad Flynn

    After being inspired at the 2008 UC by Dr. Peter Raven who said, “The earth is a garden and we must cultivate it”, I decided to put my GIS expertise to use for a good cause. I immediately thought of my local Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden. After contacting the board of directors, we arranged to meet and take a personalized tour. Seeing their minimalistic website, lack of budget I knew that I could offer my help
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    GIS Analyses of Railroad
    Featured Paper by Alex Landex

    Railroad capacity, train delays and passenger delays are correlated. If there is lack of capacity (or the capacity is poorly utilized) there is high risk of train delays and hence passenger delays. Only few GIS-approaches concerning visualization of railroad capacity (and its utilization) exist. For delays, several GIS-approaches of visualizing train delays exist while no GIS-approach for passenger delays exists.
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    GIS Enterprise Architecture
    Featured Paper by Kari Sheets, Ira Graffman

    The National Weather Service (NWS) ingests large quantities of data from various sources, including geospatial data. It also disseminates many products and data, some of it in geospatial formats. In order for the organization to best serve collaborating NWS offices as well as external partners and customers, an enterprise approach to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is necessary
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    Geostatistical Analysis
    Featured Paper by Sang-Chul Lee, Myung-Bo Lee, Myung-Soo Won, Si-Young Lee, Hanbin Kwak, Woo Kyun Lee, Kyo-Sang Koo

    Because of climate characteristic, there is no natural fire ignition in Korea. According to the past records, it was reported that all of forest fire in Korea caused by human. So, it is very important to analyze the factors related to human life. Increasing GDP gives people more chances to access to forest. Like this, specifying the causes of forest fire related to human is essential for protecting human caused forest fire. In addition, climate change also makes high possibility for fire ignition. Basically spatial distribution information is needed.
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    Durango Integrates SCADA
    Featured Paper by Rick Szmajte

    The City of Durango Geographic Information Systems and Public Works Department recently integrated live Scada data and GIS mapping into a citywide utilities management system. The goal of this endeavor was temporal modeling of static water pressures across the infrastructure resulting from changes in multi-water tank elevations.
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    Geospatial Technologies
    Featured Paper by Yu-sheng Lin, Mei-Hsin Chen, Zheng-Dao Xie, Jing-Dan Ho, Tien-Yin Chou, Hsin-Yung Hsiao

    Water resources management is a significant issue in Taiwan because of the extensive mountain areas, vulnerable geological structures, short and rapid river flows, inconsistent precipitation, and difficulties in water storage and resource allocation. This article describes how to apply ESRI ArcIMS, ArcGIS series, and self-developed components to develop the relative management application systems for the central government agencies.
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    Five Decades of Historic
    Featured Paper by Danette Johnson, Anthony Brochini, Sandra Gaskell

    While the NPS held scoping meetings in Wah-ho-gah Village with tribal participation, the Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribal GIS mapping system began an inventory of cultural resources and sacred sites.
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    Drinking Water Mapping
    Featured Paper by James Rineer, Roger Anzzolin, Bill Cooter, Brandon Bergenroth

    The Drinking Water Mapping Application (DWMA) provides EPA with Web-based tools to generate reports and maps vital to managing drinking water programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The DWMA is an application within EPA’s Watershed Assessment, Tracking & Environmental Results architecture that uses ESRI ArcIMS, the Oracle database, GIS mapping layers using ESRI’s SDE, and external image and feature layers from EPA, the USGS, and the Microsoft TerraServer.
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    Development of a GIS-Based
    Featured Paper by Vinod Vasudevan, Vidhya Kumaresan, Shashi Nambisan

    The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate a safety analysis system that integrates crash data and roadway related information obtained from disparate sources. This system is developed using ArcGIS commercial software version 9.2 and its in-built VBA programming. Its customized user interfaces support queries for data analysis and display of results in graphical or tabular formats.
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    Development of GIS Based
    Featured Paper by Masahiro Arima, Hajime Kawamukai

    How to help people in need of support such as elderly, disabled and sick evacuate promptly and properly in a time of disaster is a big problem for local governments in Japan where huge human damage has been brought by typhoons, heavy rains and tsunamis. In order to cope with this problem we must first list those people who need support and then assign neighbors who can help them evacuate to each of those listed.
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    Distribution of Least
    Featured Paper by Andrew Fisher

    For the past three years EDAW, Inc. biologists have conducted surveys to determine the presence/absence, spatial distribution of territories, and territory size of the federally and California state endangered least Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus; LBV) within Border Field State Park. This park lies adjacent to the U.S./Mexico border in southwestern San Diego County.
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    Developing 3D-Route Planning
    Featured Paper by Yi-Ching Chen, Wei lunyi

    This theme illustrates the implementation of the 3D-Router Planning System using ArcGIS Engine. Our system supposes that each aircraft has its facilities, like flight altitude, speed, oil usage, fly distance and turn angle.
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    Challenges in Developing
    Featured Paper by Jeffrey Duke, Monica Day, Ryan Pulis

    The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is the agency responsible for wastewater treatment facilities and interceptor sewers in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area. Recently, the District embarked on the implementation of regional stormwater management program – to provide comprehensive stream/watershed management activities across all or part of 61 communities and 4 counties.
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    Delta Habitat Opportunities
    Featured Paper by Dave Hansen, Robert Twiss

    The California Delta is a key component of the largest estuary on the west coast and is the conduit for the water supply for much of California. Both the Delta environment and the water supply system are in crisis and are at high risk. The area is dynamic. Land use change is active on the periphery of the Delta.
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    Deploying ArcGIS Engine
    Featured Paper by Nirmal Ojha, Gertrud Schaab

    Nowadays biodiversity research and management of natural resources should include also those analyses which consider spatial information. However, complex analysis or even processing chains are not readily available in standard GIS packages and hence require customisation. ArcObjects provides numerous GIS API which facilitates the development of a focused light-weight GIS by means of ArcGIS Engine.
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    CampusGIS-3D Established
    Featured Paper by Simon Hennig, Ursula Baaser, Georg Bareth

    This paper presents recent improvements of the CampusGIS of the University of Cologne. Set up as an ArcIMS based online GIS environment in 2005, this application provides general and spatial campus information by connecting several existing relational database systems of the university with spatial data. The system is used for orientation and functionalities for facility management are planned
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    Analyzing San Diego's
    Featured Paper by Soumya Chennapragada, Karen Franz

    This paper discusses how GIS is used at San Diego Coastkeeper to generate information packed maps and interpretations of the water quality monitoring data collected from 10(out of 11) watersheds of San Diego hydrologic region.
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    Are Geodatabases a Suitable
    Featured Paper by Jefferson Essic

    In partnership with the Library of Congress, the North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project is exploring the many challenges of archiving geospatial data. One of the project’s recurring questions is the preservability of ESRI’s geodatabase format.
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    Assessment of the Greater
    Featured Paper by Harutyun Shahumyan, Sheila Convery

    Management strategies and tools are needed to mitigate the environmental impacts of urban areas. In the past few decades, researchers have made considerable progress in improving the capabilities and usefulness of GIS for urban management and policy evaluation.
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    TransCanada PipeLines
    TransCanada PipeLines combines two in-house applications into an enterprisewide application, taking advantage of GeoMedia software Intergraph Corporation
    A GIS-Based Master Plan
    Featured Paper by Anubandh Hambarde

    Lavasa, a new Hill-Station of 25,000 acres of land, is located in the western mountain ranges of India, approachable from the two major cities, Mumbai and Pune. Lavasa will have 7 towns in its first and second phase.
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    40 Parks in 40 Days
    Featured Paper by Bernard Traphan

    In a traveling salesman problem variant, GIS is leveraged to produce aggressive travel itineraries, including visiting over 61 points of interest covering 8000 miles in 24 days. This paper presents ArcGIS Server enhancements to online travel tools in support of the Joint Information Operations Warfare Command’s (JIOWC) worldwide mission requiring large amounts of temporary duty (TDY) travel.
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    A Resource Planning Tool
    Featured Paper by Daniel Eriksson

    Demining is only a small part of the efforts to address the impact of the explosive remnants of war. The term used to summarise all activities is ‘Mine Action’. This includes activities like surveys, clearance, and awareness-raising. In most conflicts contaminated areas are not properly documented and the exact boundaries of suspected hazardous areas are often unknown.
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    Analyzing and Communicating
    Featured Paper by Jack Settelmaier

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) mission is to protect life and property and promote commerce. For over 135 years, the NWS has fulfilled this mission by providing accurate weather and hydrologic information, timely warnings, and relevant forecasts.
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    130 Years of Change in
    We performed a time series analysis of land cover change in the Missouri River floodplain from 1879 through 2006. A rich legacy of historic maps and aerial photography maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was used in the study to produce detailed mapping for key years during the study period. USACE
    3D Analysis of Makkah
    Featured Paper by Abdulaziz Alhammad

    The task of the Development Commission for Makkah, Madina and the Holy Sites is to coordinate the development in this region in order to secure a fulfilling experience of visitors and pilgrims to the holy sites in Saudi Arabia. As a major tool for this task an enterprise GIS has been established at the Commission.
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    The Electric Club, New Zealand
    Intergraph’s G/Technology provides a Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) environment that reduces the cost of designing, operating, and maintaining the assets that deliver utility and communications services to your customers. Intergraph Corporation
    San Jose Water Maintains
    As the San Jose metropolitan area continues to expand, the utility recognized the need to improve data management for its physical network. Decision-makers wanted a geographic information system (GIS) that could identify and prioritize mains that needed to be replaced, as well as pinpoint water main leaks. San Jose Water required an open system that could deliver geospatial data in many different forms to employees and customers. Intergraph Corporation
    ENVI Overview
    ENVI-The Complete Image Processing Platform

    ENVI is the leading, high-performance product for image processing. Developed for more than 14 years by experts in software technology and remote sensing science, ENVI offers:
    • The most advanced spectral processing tools
    • A full suite of image analysis tools
    • Powerful 3D visualization capabilities
    • Extensive file format and satellite sensor support
    • Terrain analysis tools and capabilities
    • Geometric and radiometric correction tools
    • Vector editing functionality
    • Customizable image application development
    • Many workflow-based tools
    ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Introducing ENVI EX and
    The image processing and analysis solution for GIS users ITT Visual Information Solutions
    ENVI Othorectification
    Scientists, geospatial analysts, and technicians increasingly need to combine data from many sources in order to produce useful geospatial products for their customers. With the rise of commonly available high spatial resolution satellite imagery (such as QuickBird, GeoEye-1, and others), it’s more important than ever before to have accurate geospatial registration to ensure accurate data combination, overlay, and product fusion.

    Geospatial registration accuracy needs for this kind of work can commonly exceed those provided by more commonly used approaches, such as RPC orthorectification and simple geometric registration. In these cases, only a true rigorous sensor model orthorectification will suffice. A effective solution has to work on many different operating systems, perform block bundle adjustments with multiple simultaneous sensor models, ground control points (GCPs) and tie points – all of which is provided in the ENVI Orthorectification Module.

    ITT has partnered with Spacemetric, an image management solutions provider, who are experts in rigorous photogrammetric methods and orthorectification. The ENVI Orthorectification Module uses Spacemetric’s advanced models to quickly achieve high quality results.

    Spacemetric’s solutions are based on rigorous photogrammetric methods. An explicit mathematical formulation defines the image capture process by describing the relationship between individual pixels as imaged by the sensor’s detector array and their location on the Earth. A sensor model characterizing the specific geometrical properties of an instrument provides an interface to the full range of photogrammetric functionality.
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    Using ENVI and Geographic
    GIS (Geographic Information System) professionals recognize that imagery is essential for understanding what is happening in the world, learning how the environment is changing, and giving context to other types of data. Image availability, the power of its information content and the number of dissemination methods are rapidly increasing. While digital orthophotography is an essential element in a GIS professional’s geospatial data store, high resolution color and multispectral satellite imagery is also coming into common use. As the spatial and spectral fidelity of these sources improve, so does the ability to extract information important to GIS professionals.

    One of the most common applications is the use of imagery as a data source to populate, update and assess the quality of GIS databases. Map accurate orthophotos or satellite images are used to collect (digitize) features such as road centerlines, land use areas, building footprints and utility infrastructure. Up-to-date imagery makes it easy to identify areas of development not yet captured in the GIS database. Automated image processing methods tailored for feature extraction can be used to reduce the effort of often tedious digitizing tasks of this type.

    Other applications exploit the spectral content of the imagery to accomplish land use and land cover mapping; measure, monitor and assess environmental conditions; assess the condition of pavement and other public works assets; and identify building materials. Change detection is also possible when imagery is collected over time. The knowledge gained from these analyses is invaluable as input to land development models and forecasts, environmental impact statements, asset management budgets and reports for communicating important issues to community constituents.

    A major focus of recent and future ENVI development is providing tools and methods to extract information from images, and to then integrate these results with GIS databases. ENVI currently has many tools for these purposes, including workflows for common image processing tasks for GIS professionals, converting to and editing common vector data formats, and geodatabase support. Moreover, upcoming releases will improve and add to these capabilities.

    In the most recent version of ENVI, 4.7, there are even more tools to support a variety of GIS image processing tasks, using panchromatic, multispectral, or hyperspectral data. These efficient workflow tools include Change Detection, Image Classification, Orthorectification, Feature Extraction, and the SPEAR Tools, a suite of wizards for performing common image processing tasks. Other GIS functionality in ENVI includes the capability to create maps and reports from existing map templates and the ability to drag and drop layer files between ENVI and ArcGIS.
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    Workflow Tools in ENVI
    The growing reliance on geospatial imagery makes it increasingly important for users to get critical information from imagery. Tools and processes that help easily and accurately extract information are essential, whether information is needed for intelligence, scientific or planning purposes. Today's imagery analysts and scientists in a wide variety of disciplines choose ENVI, the premier software solution for extracting information from geospatial imagery. ENVI provides accurate, scientifically-based procedures that follow the most recent advances in image processing technology, and is well known as a leader in spectral image analysis.

    Now, ENVI provides the tools you need to make these processes and procedures easy, regardless of your image processing experience or professional background, including automated workflows and wizard-based processes that walk you through previously complex tasks, step-bystep.

    A major focus of recent and future ENVI development is providing solution-based tools that are built as workflows, which provide step-by-step processes and instructions to help you get the information you need from your imagery quickly and easily. Users of all ability levels, from novice to advanced, can learn the workflow tools and quickly produce results. The workflow tools have been optimized for a variety of data, and results can be sent to Geographic Information System (GIS) databases, Google Earth, or pushed directly to ArcGIS for map and report creation.

    In the latest version of ENVI, 4.6, you’ll find even more automated workflow tools to support a variety of popular image processing tasks, whether you’re using panchromatic, multispectral, or hyperspectral data. These efficient workflow tools include the ENVI Feature Extraction Module, the SPEAR Tools, and the Target Detection Wizard.
    ITT Visual Information Solutions
    NITF Data in ArcGIS:
    The National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) standard is a raster format defined by the NITF Standards Technical Board. Geospatial analysts in different industries use NITF to store multiple types of data in a single file, including imagery, vectors, annotation, and complex metadata. The NITF format allows for storage and dissemination of imagery and its associated metadata - or the detailed information about the location, context, content, and structure of the image - in a single file. NITF is essential to the interoperability of systems within and among many government organizations worldwide. Further, to ensure proper usage and implementation across systems and customers accessing the NITF data format, the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certifies systems implementing the NITF format for compliance with the standard.

    The NITF for ArcGIS Extension, built by ITT Visual Information Solutions, provides a certified NITF support solution for the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop product. This extension improves the efficiency and timeliness of geospatial analysis workflows by allowing users to read NITF data within the ArcGIS environment and create data products that comply with the latest NITF specifications. The extension provides full NITF read and write support, and has been recommended for full compliance registration by the JITC.
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    GIS Integration Enhances
    Progress Energy is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future in two of the country’s fastest-growing regions, Florida and The Carolinas. That balance includes aggressive energy efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies, and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress has long realized that key to its long-term success is accurate, easily-accessible location-based data. Intergraph Corporation
    Advances in Remote Sensing
    This podcast discusses the increased availability of imagery, and how advances in the remote sensing technology used to process and analyze imagery benefits users. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    The paper shows that highly dense digital surface models (DSM) can be obtained from aerial imagery that till now have only been achievable by LIDAR. Inpho GmbH
    Progress Energy Florida
    Only 35 minutes after a tornado passed near Orlando in 2003, Progress Energy Florida had successfully restored service to almost 1,900 of the 2,000 residents who had lost power. This feat was possible because the utility could rely on integrated applications for geographic information system-based facility mapping, automated outage management, mobile workforce management, and automatic vehicle location technologies – all implemented by Intergraph. Intergraph Corporation
    Managing Community Risk
    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have implemented Innogistic’s Community Fire Risk Management Information System (CFRMIS) as a corporate solution for managing their community safety data and operations. In this case study Julian Parsons (Wiltshire F&RS) and Daniel Ormsby (Innogistic), take a look at some of the benefits of an integrated approach to managing community risk Innogistic
    PWD Road GIS
    "Creating Geographical Information System Database for the Road Maintenance Organization is an integral part of the Intec's GIS offerings" Intec Infocom, Inc.
    Design and Development
    Transmission & Distribution Engineers realize the advantages of maintaining their asset data in a digital spatial environment for easy and cost efficient maintenance. Spatially enabled asset information helps utility business solve many of the planning and O&M issues. Intec Infocom, Inc.
    SERVPRO cleans up with
    SERVPRO® franchisees are fire and water damage cleanup specialists. The SERVPRO of Lexington and Burlington, Massachusetts, had previously tried another provider’s GPS solution to track and report on its vehicles and drivers. “With the previous GPS solution, our employees were continually disabling the unit,” explains Office Manager Star Milinazzo. InterGis LLC
    Advanced Delivery Systems
    Advanced Delivery Systems (ADS) provides home delivery and set-up operations for Boston Home Interiors – a four-store furniture retailer operating in the Boston metro area, but providing home delivery to three states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For many years, ADS would simply receive a carbon copy of customer orders, then fill trucks with orders and plan routes manually. The scheduling process alone would take 2-3 hours a day. Routes were planned by town only, without regard to customer locations within each town, meaning that most routes were inefficient – wasting time and transportation costs. Drivers were expected to find addresses on their own, with only the aid of often-outdated paper maps. InterGis LLC
    Boscov's sees significant
    Boscov's operates 40 full-service department stores in a five-state region throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. In addition to selling retail merchandise, Boscov's has a large service department that handles over one million customer service requests each year, ranging from installations and repairs to maintenance services for just about anything found in a home: appliances, lawn and garden equipment, exercise equipment, electronics and high-tech home entertainment goods. InterGis LLC
    Family business Cross
    Starting in 1946 with just one Texaco filling station and two trucks, today Cross Petroleum’s daily distribution surpasses the annual volume of its early years. Covering the area from Yolo County, California to the Oregon border, operations include five distribution centers, seven cardlock commercial fueling centers, and 12 owned-and-operated service stations. Cross supplies over 61 service stations and several commercial and mill sites, employing over 50 people throughout Northern California. InterGis LLC
    SAL Tiff-QC Version:
    System Requirements: OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, RAM: 256 MB and more, HDD: 400 MB International Land Systems (ILS), Inc
    United Rentals Benefits
    Founded in 1997, United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with nearly 700 rental locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Its diverse customer base includes construction and industrial companies, utilities, municipalities, and homeowners. InterGis LLC
    Geeks On Call doubles
    Geeks On Call® has seen explosive growth in its franchise operation, quickly becoming the nation’s premier provider of on-site computer services. After a successful start-up in 1999, today the company operates via 320 independently owned and operated franchise locations throughout the United States. Everyday, those franchisees send technicians to customer homes and businesses to repair computer problems, install new hardware/software or perform maintenance procedures. All the routing, scheduling and dispatching of hundreds of field workers every day is handled by Intergis routing, scheduling and dispatch software – the Intergis Visual Control Room (VCR) Solution. InterGis LLC
    Spatial Information Solutions
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leslie O’Hara, VP/Director of Communication Spatial Information Solutions, Inc. 662-323-0202 662-323-8229 fax 662-418-0511 Spatial Information Solutions Announces Release of Accuracy Analyst™ Software Starkville, Miss., 20 July 2009 -- Accuracy Analyst™, the first software solution to determine locational accuracy of the image data used to produce maps, is now available from Spatial Information Solutions, Inc. (SIS). The user-friendly interface means staff are productively using the software after 30 minutes of training. This software saves 80% of the time needed for traditional accuracy assessment. Karen Schuckman, an instructor in geography at Penn State, says, “Accuracy Analyst performs a critical function in the production and validation of georeferenced imagery. It is extremely easy to learn to use, and presents all the statistical information required by the photogrammetric professional with effective graphics and informative reports.” With Accuracy Analyst, data providers will differentiate their products and reap the benefits of rapid data assurance, customer acceptance of data, and payment for delivered image data products whose accuracy and quality characteristics have been proven to meet or exceed customer requirements and product specifications. Data providers and customers alike will appreciate the use of Accuracy Analyst to effectively assure and communicate the quality of new map photo data and the ability to distinguish the quality of new data from old products so that maps may be updated using new images without uncertainty or delays. Dr. Chuck O’Hara, President of SIS, will demonstrate Accuracy Analyst at the next meeting of the Mississippi Automated Resource Information System (MARIS) on Wednesday July 22. The meeting will be held in the MARIS Conference Room 706 from 10:00 a.m. till noon. Pricing is per seat, with volume discounts beginning for the sixth seat. Introductory pricing, in effect through September 30, 2009, is $500 per single seat for commercial organizations, $400 per seat for government agencies, and $330 per seat for educational institutions. Enterprise licensing is also available, call 662.323.0202 for details. About Spatial Information Solutions, Inc. Spatial Information Solutions, Inc. (SIS) was formed in 2006 as a spin-off company from Mississippi State University. SIS provides services, support, and technologies in acquiring and quality assuring map accurate photography, modernizing and maintaining maps, and developing custom software and GIS applications to meet the mapping needs of its customers. For more information, visit ### Spatial Information Solutions Inc.
    Hydrographic Work Flow
    The U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office’s (NAVOCEANO’s) six T-AGS 60 class and one T-AGS 51 class survey vessels provide multi-mission survey capabilities using the latest generation high-resolution multibeam and digital side-scan sonar systems, along with state-of-the-art positioning, orientation, oceanographic profiling, and ancillary sensors. IVS 3D
    Quality analysis of a collected depth dataset is important in order to find the statistic accuracy and variance of the depth data. Any systematic errors have to be identified and if possible minimised. It is also important to establish if the data fulfils the accuracy standard stated in the survey specification. The accuracy of collected depth data depends on several parameters such as the accuracy of the sensors in the survey system, the accuracy of the sensor calibration and the accuracy of any additional reductions to the dataset. IVS 3D
    Using ENVI and IDL to
    In order to study the geomorphology of mars, planetary geologists from Paris’ Institute of Physique of the Earth needed a flexible image exploitation solution that provided built-in analysis capabilities, while allowing customization to meet the needs of scientists in the various disciplines that make up the team. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Multibeam processing
    Multibeam sonars have been around now for some 40 years and their use in shallow waters for the last 14 years. Hardware and software have managed to leap frog each other for most of that time but in recent years the volume of data gathered by shallow water multibeam systems operating at up to 40 pings per second has threatened to overwhelm the software and hence the data processor IVS 3D
    NITF Data in ArcGIS
    The National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) standard is a raster format defined by the NITF Standards Technical Board. Geospatial analysts in different industries use NITF to store multiple types of data in a single file, including imagery, vectors, annotation, and complex metadata. The NITF format allows for storage and dissemination of imagery and its associated metadata - or the detailed information about the location, context, content, and structure of the image - in a single file. NITF is essential to the interoperability of systems within and among many government organizations worldwide. Further, to ensure proper usage and implementation across systems and customers accessing the NITF data format, the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certifies systems implementing the NITF format for compliance with the standard. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Visualizing and Analyzing
    IDL is an array-processing language designed from the beginning for image processing applications. It is byte-code compiled to a runtime engine, similar to Java (though IDL predates Java), and implements an efficient array processing engine combined with a large library of analysis routines. This combination of array processing, image visualization, and data analysis routines is what has made IDL an excellent choice in any field involving images ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Tips & Tricks
    From version 12.42 onwards of Survey Controller, use the tick box on the Configuration>Controller>Bluetooth screen to ensure Bluetooth is automatically turned on whenever Survey Controller is started. KOREC
    Trimble 3D scanners use time-of-flight measurement technology that is based upon the principle of sending out a laser pulse and observing the time taken to reflect from an object and return to the instrument. Advanced electronics are used to compute the range to the target. The distance range is combined with angle encoder measurements to provide the three-dimensional location of a point. KOREC
    E9-1-1 Next Generation:
    When your subscribers dial 9-1-1, they expect a public safety responder to answer and dispatch help in a matter of seconds. However, when it comes to 9-1-1, calls made using Voice over Internet Protocol (IP Voice) technology and/or services have not always delivered Kivera
    VSAT vs. INMARSAT: Replacing
    Documentation related to restricted right - use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions set forth in subparagraphs (a) through (d) of the Commercial Computer - Restricted Rights clause at FAR 52.227-19 when applicable, or in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013, and in similar clauses in the NASA FAR Supplement. Kivera
    New Trimble R8 GNSS System
    This years Trimble Dimensions event in Las Vegas was the perfect launch pad for their latest GPS Rover, the new R8 GNSS. Key features include: KOREC
    TV4 Project first UK
    Railways are one of the most environmentally friendly methods of transport and as short haul flights come more and more under attack for their high carbon emissions, the announcement that half the planned construction for the Trent Valley Four Tracking Project (TV4) on the West Coast Main Line has been completed will come as welcome news for travellers between London and Glasgow KOREC
    KOREC & Jones Bros.
    On this project there’s a lot of fill as opposed to cut, with imported shale material being quarried and trucked in from a nearby site. The material is then consolidated in layers of approx 300mm, rolled and compacted to formation level. This provides the road base with a secure foundation, and thus avoiding settlement. Positioning sensors of the grade control system provide an exact position of the dozer’s blade and the on-board computer then computes the information and compares it to the design elevation. KOREC
    CASE STUDY: Wireless
    All across the country, 9-1-1 operators respond to thousands of emergency calls every minute. The crucial determinant of failure or success is speed. The system instantly identifies calls made from stationary locations, allowing paramedics to race directly to the scene—sparing precious minutes. But the same isn't true of 9-1-1 calls made by mobile phone users. Kivera
    Trimble GPS v Japanese
    impeded by heavy vegetation. In recent years we’ve mapped over 4,000 knotweed sites and with locations sometimes being just the size of a single stem, the sub-metre accuracy that the Geo provides is perfect. Initially we achieved this using a Trimble GeoBeacon, and more recently, EGNOS*” KOREC
    The Staubach Company is a market-leading, global real estate advisory firm that delivers cost-effective solutions for office, industrial and retail clients. A part of The Staubach Company, Staubach Retail provides a full range of services including brokerage, development, capital solutions, consulting and managed services to both retail users and retail owners of real estate. With the largest, dedicated staff of retail real estate professionals in the country, Staubach Retail combines national coverage with local expertise to give clients a competitive edge in the retail arena. SRC
    Visual LandPro
    We needed to provide an easy-to-use tool for Land Departments of Oil & Gas Exploration companies in order to help manage the massive amounts of information specific to the numerous leases and contracts they own. This information includes acreage data, important dates, special provisions, special obligations, working interests, interest conveyances, mineral ownerships, acreage, payment obligations, and more. Graphical display of the land tracts as well as document imaging were also required in order to illustrate critical land information. Land Pro Corp.
    TargetSmart Communications
    TargetSmart Communications is a political data firm specializing in providing leading information resources, database services, and communications solutions. Washington, D.C.-based TargetSmart supports a variety of political activities for campaigns and political organizations, including national party committees and the Obama for America Campaign. These applications include fundraising, voter registration drives, polling and political research, grassroots advocacy, and a variety of voter targeting and outreach services. SRC
    Niagara Falls Hydro Chooses
    Niagara Falls Hydro distributes electricity to the Niagara Falls, Ontario area and is responsible for maintaining both the equipment and wires that deliver electricity to approximately 33,000 homes and businesses within a 220-squarekilometer area. The Engineering and Operations Department, within Niagara Falls Hydro, is responsible for managing the information of the physical distribution network. Intergraph Corporation
    A leading Fortune 500
    Challenged in a market place confined by government regulations, profitable marketing channels completely severed and a dwindling consumer base driven by education and weak economics has pushed this leading consumer products company to think and deliver outside-the-box. Standard BI methods used in delivering information that once worked have now become a hindrance to timely market decisions. Strapped with multiple business intelligence tools, high software maintenance and resource costs, and with over-all confusion on how to get pertinent information to the right people at the right time, it was time for a change. Rolta International, Inc.
    The rise of aerial video
    Aerial surveillance has been found to be a rapid, efficient, and low cost way of conducting regular network inspections, as required by the regulations put in place over interstate pipelines and electric transmission networks by governments worldwide. Red Hen Systems
    Nikon Owner "Where in
    Doubtless in most instances you will be able to provide some general details about the location and probably some specific information about the location, such as the area of a city, or region within a country but could you pin point the precise position of your camera at the time of the exposure to within a few metres Red Hen Systems
    PixPoint Manual
    Minor changes to the software may not be reflected in this document. Red Hen Systems is not responsible for accuracy of GPS information, and/or loss of data. In no event, will Red Hen Systems be liable for any damages, either direct, indirect, special, or consequential including lost profits, resulting from ANY defect in the Software and and/or data or their use. Red Hen Systems
    PHOTOMOD GeoCalculator
    PHOTOMOD GeoCalculator is the software for points coordinates transformation, included in the PHOTOMOD system, as well as a stand-alone free application. Racurs
    LP360 v1.6 "What's New" Video
    version 1.6 QCoherent Software
    Data Quality Considerations
    Most system architects know why data quality is important. Still, data management as a discipline is surprisingly underdeveloped in many companies. For example, in a recent Ambysoft survey1 of over 1,100 US IT organizations, only 40% of companies had some sort of developer regression test suite in place to validate data, yet over 95% affirmed their belief that data is a corporate asset. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    Bringing GIS to the enterprise:
    Mapping solutions have become an essential part of the IT infrastructure in hundreds of Local Authority departments where much of the underlying information, required to deliver public sector services, is ‘geographic’ in nature and can be related to a physical location. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    Lot 54, Where Are You?
    You have just purchased Lot 54 in a new housing development where you are building your dream house. You know that its address is 720 Primrose Lane, Newtown Village, Virginia, 23456-7890. But does your address really tell you all you need to know about where you are located? The Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    ABN AMRO involved Tridion and its partners Group1 and Document Dialog to break with ‘bulk thinking’ and create an infrastructure to quickly and flexibly generate and control output. In a dynamic commercial environment, printed documents are continuously updated. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    The value of location
    Electric utility providers face a challenging set of location factors. From managing complex distribution network schemas to simply managing customer addresses -- location is ingrained in almost every operation and opportunity. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    Plum Creek in Florida
    Plum Creek practices sustainable forestry on more than 601,000 acres of forestland in 22 counties in Florida. The company entered Florida in 2001 when it merged with The Timber Company (Georgia-Pacific Timberlands). Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.
    An Intelligent Approach
    Customers today are drowning in a sea of unrelated marketing campaigns, while scams and spam do little to create an environment of trust. Every day companies invest in new communication initiatives and alternative channels, trying to break through the clutter and attract new business. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    Energy Podium
    Listen to newsmakers and credentialed reporters discuss current energy issues. Platts/RDI
    Optimizing the Intelligent
    Across the country, mailers who take advantage of automation discounts are planning for the latest USPS® mandate, the Intelligent Mail® barcode. Compliance with the proposed May 2009 implementation date will require changes to many business-critical communications such as invoices, marketing campaigns, statements and check remittance. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    ERDAS TITAN Network
    Il Network TITAN di ERDAS è una soluzione dinamica on-line per condividere contenuti geospaziali o location-based in un unico ambiente, salvaguardando però la sicurezza delle informazioni. Planetek Italia srl
    Estimation of Generating
    Understanding the expense profile of power generating units is important to benchmark performance and to evaluate prospective cash flow from operations. While the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requires that regulated electric utilities provide this information, Platts/RDI
    Why Choose A GIS Consulting
    A GIS consulting firm, specifically a small, highly specialized firm, is sought by clients of many stripes for some very good reasons. What might some of those be? Why not use in-house expertise or learn it yourself? What qualities might you look for in a GIS consultant? PetersonGIS
    Five Deadly Data Mistakes—
    To most IT people, getting different systems to work together smoothly is dynamic and exhilarating work. Data migration, on the other hand, is a gigantic yawn. But, in many ways, getting the data properly migrated, integrated and validated is just as important as the high-profile system work. If the data is bad—if it’s inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent or otherwise incorrect Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.
    Automated High-Accuracy
    Imagine a fully automated, highly reliable system to produce high-accuracy orthos and mosaics of radar data all over the world. Time-sensitive applications such as oil spills and flood monitoring can now access high-accuracy radar orthos as soon as the data is available. These applications and more are now possible with the successful operation of the ALOS satellite PCI Geomatics
    Increased Image Collection
    WorldView-1, built by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation with the imaging sensor provided by ITT Corporation, is a highcapacity, panchromatic imaging system featu - ring half-meter resolution imagery. With a nominal swath width of 17.6 km at nadir and an average revisit time of 1.7 days, WorldView- 1 is capable of collecting up to 750,000 square kilometers (290,000 square miles) per day of half-meter imagery PCI Geomatics
    National Imagery Project
    To meet the project timelines and high quality expectations, Iunctus Geomatics chose PCI Geomatics’ image-centric technology to develop an enterprise production system. Such technology will be used for the generation of accurate satellite images covering all of Canada, south of 80° North latitude. The 5-year contract from 2006 to 2011 PCI Geomatics
    GIS in Banking Sector
    we demonstrate how demand–covering models may be combined with geographical information systems (GIS) to determine the optimal location of bank branches, taking into account the various factors that characterize local conditions within the demand area. The essence of the proposed models is to employ a GIS to represent various criteria concerning the demand for banking services (geographical, social, economic, etc.) as well as the competition in each particular area. Nucleus GIS Inc.
    Tank monitoring
    Level measurement is an integral part of process control, and requires continuous and accurate measurements under all conditions. Optech tested its Sentinel 3100, a NEMA 4 laser level monitor, at a large public utilities department. It is important to know the water level in the surge compensation tanks; the water has to be above a certain level before the pumps can cycle on or else the pumps can be damaged by pumping air. Other technologies were unsuccessful because of the narrowness of the tanks, and since nothing could be placed inside the tanks, the sensor had to be non-contact. The Sentinel 3100 measured successfully to the water surface inside the tank. When compared to a tape measure, the results agreed favorably. Optech Incorporated
    Mine Planning: Volume
    Data collection for current methods of open mine volume calculations are long and often dangerous undertakings. Single point collection with a total station and pole man along various slopes and faces is labor intensive, costly, and most importantly, hazardous. Optech Incorporated
    South African Department
    Flourishing tourism industry is integral to the socio-economic growth of South Africa—and a thriving environment is integral to tourism. The mission of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism of South Africa is to sustain a healthy equilibrium between the two, and thus create a better life for all—an elaborate mission that should not be delayed by cumbersome paper-based process. Thanks to Livelink ECM™ from Open Text™, the notion of a paperless office environment has now become reality at DEAT, enabling the organization to focus on its integral vision for the benefit of all the people of South Africa. Open Text Corporation
    Nucleus Market Analyzer
    Nucleus Market Analyzer integrated with business, demographic, geographic, and customer data produce applications that can be shared across an entire organization, to the field, and via the Internet. Maximize your return on investment (ROI) through a host of geographic applications that include selecting the best sites, profiling customers, analyzing market areas, updating and managing assets in real time, and providing location-based services (LBS) to users. Nucleus GIS Inc.
    Implementing A Quality
    bioMérieux realizes increased quality and regulatory compliance For companies operating in the life sciences industry, a quality management process is critical, not only for regulatory compliance, but also for continuous improvement initiatives. And for a large, global company Open Text Corporation
    Video - 3D lidar scan
    3D lidar scan of Atlantis at KSC Optech Incorporated
    Navigating Contracts
    A global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defence, and homeland security markets, this Fortune 500 company employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide in over 80 locations across 16 countries. As an international company with numerous types of contracts within each of their business units, a centralized system was needed to track and manage the lifecycle of its contracts, while ensuring it was identifying trends and opportunities along the way. Open Text Corporation
    Central Vermont Public
    Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) is the largest electric company in Vermont, serving more than 159,000 customers. With a portfolio of consolidated companies—some that have provided services to the area for over 150 years—CVPS holds the highest JD Power customer service satisfaction ratings in the East region of the United States. An investorowned utility, CVPS plays an integral role in Vermont’s economic, electric, and energy future. Open Text Corporation
    Livelink ECM™ Provides
    Open Text Corporation, the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, helps organizations capture corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance, and improve competitiveness. With some of the best software on the market and a customer-centric approach, Open Text has been offering its customers access to their own information portal, the Knowledge Center, since June 1996 using its own software, Livelink ECM. Open Text Corporation
    46th Test Wing Test Directive
    The 46th Test Wing (TW) Eglin Air Force Base Florida, is the premier test and evaluation center for Air Force air-delivered weapons, navigation/guidance systems, and Command and Control (C2) systems. The Wing provides expert evaluation and validation of the performance of systems throughout the design, development, acquisition, and maintenance process to ensure the war fighter has technologically superior, reliable, sustainable, and safe systems Open Text Corporation
    Corporate Presentation
    Corporate Presentation Nucleus GIS Inc.
    Digital Elevation Model
    (NOAA), has developed a bathymetric–topographic digital elevation model (DEM) of Adak, Alaska (Fig. 1) for the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (HU The 1 arc-secondF 1 F coastal DEM will be used as input for the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST) model developed by PMEL to simulate tsunami generation, propagation and inundation. The DEM was generated from diverse digital datasets in the region (grid boundary and sources shown in Fig. 5) and will be used for tsunami inundation modeling, as part of the tsunami forecast system SIFT (Short-term Inundation Forecasting for Tsunamis) currently being developed by PMEL for the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers. This report provides a summary of the data sources and methodology used in developing the Adak DEM NOAA National Data Centers, NGDC
    Specially designed software to compute geoid heights for the Caribbean Sea. Boundaries of area are defined as latitude 9-28N and longitude 86-58W. NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    ScanEx Image Processor®
    Welcome to the state-of-the-art technology, developed for preliminary and thematic processing of satellite images, for the creation of value-added products based on the Earth data from space (maps, physical indices, models), and for exporting data into GIS and other image processing systems. ScanEx Image Processor® Microsoft® Windows®-based application consists of the basic configuration and add-on modules. ScanEx RDC
    GIS Skill Builder: Merging
    Before embarking on this task, you’ll want to do a little pre-planning. In ArcGIS 9.0, you’ll use an Append function to combine multiple themes (shapefiles, feature classes, etc.) into a single file.* Because you are appending data to an existing file, you will need to designate which are your input themes and which is your output theme. New Urban Research, Inc.
    SheetCutter takes minutes to provide what has previously taken days or even weeks. Using the power of ArcGIS and the flexibility to access multiple data sources, SheetCutter is a powerful alignment sheet generator. This ArcGIS extension provides feature-rich sheet production and mapping capabilities that are unmatched in the industry. New Century Software, Inc.
    Sample Maps & Alignment Sheets
    An organization needs to be able to produce area maps and alignment sheets in order to realize the full potential of GIS. New Century Software’s SheetCutter and TemplateDesigner applications provide the flexibility to automatically generate a wide variety of easily customizable area maps and alignment sheets. New Century Software, Inc.
    Integrity Management
    Using in-house applications and expertise, New Century’s experienced pipeline and GIS team can help natural gas, hazardous liquid transmission, and gathering line operators meet integrity management program requirements specified by the Department of Transportation in 49 CFR Part 192 and Part 195. New Century Software, Inc.
    DMEX97 - Version 3.1
    Computes deflections of the vertical and Laplace corrections for Mexico. NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    Enhanced Cartography
    The next major release of the ArcGIS platform, ArcGIS 9.2, focuses on quality, usability, and performance. This release includes hundreds of enhancements to ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo), ArcReader, ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, and ArcSDE. Innovations in cartography and improvements to the geodatabase add new capabilities to ArcGIS 9.2 that will help users be more productive. New Urban Research, Inc.
    Newbury Location Appliance™
    The Newbury Location Appliance provides accurate and precise location tracking for thousands of devices over a wireless LAN (WLAN) and enables a host of enterprise mobile applications such as asset tracking, voice and security. The Newbury Location Appliance is designed to run over a wide-range of WLAN infrastructures including 3Com, Aruba, Cisco, Meru, Nortel, Motorola/Symbol and Trapeze. Newbury Networks, Inc.
    The executable programs (INTG.EXE and XNTG.EXE) were compiled for use on an IBM-compatible PC using the respective source code (INTG.FOR and XNTG.FOR). The INTG.EXE program will interpolate geoid heights from data files using user-provided coordinates NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    Use Of Site Locator Maps
    A national advertising agency was faced with the important task of driving consumers to multiple new store openings for their retail client. To increase traffic to the new locations, the ad agency needed more than just the right marketing data. They needed to ensure their best customer prospects would be encouraged to visit the right stores in their area and know exactly where those stores were. So they turned to a leading provider of marketing data and database analysis services for help. Maponics, LLC
    New York Marketer Wins
    A premier Westchester, New York marketing firm wanted to provide a map for clients showing the difference in the mailing list counts they could provide by zip code, so that customers could choose strategic high density zips to bulk mail to. As Monica of the firm expresses: “We needed a way to help prospective clients see the obvious value of precision targeting in direct marketing and loyalty mailing”. But finding a firm to integrate their custom list counts into the most current ZIP Code map data - at a reasonable cost - initially proved difficult. Using USPS generated maps was not an option, and most mapping companies they looked at were unable to handle such an individualized request. Maponics, LLC
    Is Your Service Network
    Preventure’s comprehensive wellness and health improvement programs for corporations have long been at the cutting edge of healthcare cost reduction efforts. Preventure’s International Fitness Club Network program is an important part of its strategy, getting more individuals into fitness programs and physically active. Maponics, LLC
    The “Do Not Call”
    Public awareness of “Do Not Call” legislation is at an all time high, and Matt, president and partner of an east coast marketing strategy and service company, knows cutting edge database marketing services are more essential than ever. His real estate sales/leasing clients’ high response rates depend on how contact with each target is managed over time. In short, calling too frequently or with a non-tailored offer is a sure fire way to lose a prospect forever. Maponics, LLC
    NavCom NMEA GBS/MDE Message
    The GBS message (‘GNSS Satellite Fault Detection’) in the NMEA 0183 Version 3.00 specification is poorly defined. This document offers NavCom Technology’s proposal for interpreting the intended purpose of the NMEA GBS specification and its implementation in NavCom’s products. NavCom Technology, Inc.
    Urban Forest Assessment
    GIS based land cover data including urban tree canopy, grass area, impervious surfaces, bare soil and water at high resolution (sub-meter) NCDC Imaging
    Taking Credit Score Cleanup
    For Trevor Koskovich it was time to go national. For three and a half years, his company, Go Clean Credit, had been helping people clean up their credit reports – primarily in the Phoenix area. But with the increased need to monitor credit scores for identity theft, and more stringent credit requirements from financial services companies, business forecasts were good nationwide. So he started franchising his company. Maponics, LLC
    Energy Company Achieves
    Alan Brown’s mail house in the Midwest is dedicated to executing innovative, targeted mailing campaigns. For over twenty years, his company has satisfied the needs of its clients through use of extensive capabilities in data processing, database management, list sourcing and acquisition, automatic address change updating, postal presorting, laser imaging, ink-jet addressing, standard and oversize inserting, folding, cutting, and tabbing. The company supports its clients from the simplest post card addressing project to the integration of multiple data requirements to successfully roll out very complex ongoing programs. Maponics, LLC
    Carrier Route Saturation
    Fourteen real estate offices in Phoenix, AZ recently joined to form one of the franchise’s first marketing coalitions. As Elaine, the President of the coalition, and a franchisee herself explains, “The Alliance was formed in order to maximize our individual marketing dollars, which gives us greater market penetration.” The concept enables each individual franchisee a way to leverage their marketing budget by combining financial resources to purchase greater amounts of advertising, in order to make a bigger impact. Maponics, LLC
    Maponics Helps List Company
    Finding the correct target audience can be a lot harder than it sounds. A premier list provider in the southeast knows that working closely with their clients and understanding the client's marketing objectives allows them to make sound data selections. They understand that the right approach can make or break a marketing campaign. Maponics, LLC
    Developing water budgets
    In 2006, the Town of Castle Rock Utilities began investigating the concept of water budgets to meet their overall water conservation goals. The Town has long been aware that a lack of access to large sources of renewable water and sustained high population growth places a serious responsibility on a community as far as environmental stewardship and water resource management. NCDC Imaging
    NatureServe Conservation
    This 2009 revision of guidance for documentation of NatureServe conservation status was developed in consultation with the Element Ranking Work Group: Larry Master, Don Faber-Langendoen, Adele Tomaino, Kristin Snow, Jennifer Nichols, Larry Morse, Leah Ramsay, Steve Rust, Bonnie Heidel, Roxanne Bittman, Geoff Hammerson, Troy Weldy, Paul Hendricks, Bryce Maxell, and Ben Wigley. More recently, Bruce Young has joined as a co-chair and commented on revisions to this draft. Most recently, the draft has been reviewed by the NatureServe network of natural heritage programs and conservation data centers. NatureServe
    The geography of private
    we present a coarse-scale, first approximation of the geographic areas where privately owned forests support at-risk species in the conterminous United States. At-risk species are defined as those species listed under the US Endangered Species Act or with a global conservation status rank of critically imperiled, imperiled, or vulnerable. Our results indicate that two-thirds of the watersheds in the conterminous US contain at-risk species associated with private forests, with counts ranging from one to 101 species NatureServe
    Georeferencing Accuracy
    GeoEye-1, launched in September 2008, is the latest in a series of commercial high-resolution Earth observation satellites. With its ground sample distance (GSD) of 0.41m for the panchromatic band, GeoEye-1 offers the highest resolution yet available to the spatial information industry. However, for commercial users, image products are down-sampled to 0.5m GSD. Specifi cations for GeoEye-1 quote an accuracy in geolocation of better than 3m without ground control, specifi cally 2m and 2.5m Circular Error 90% (CE90) in planimetry for stereo and mono, respectively, and 3m Linear Error 90% (LE90) in height for stereo coverage(GeoEye, 2009). GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
    Lousiana National Guard
    In the fall of 2008, Hurricane Gustav was the next big disaster heading into the same area that was pounded three years earlier by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Those devastating storms destroyed entire communities, displacing millions of people. In many areas, the damage was still evident as Gustav approached. Geographic Information Services, Inc.
    Theme Organizer 1.2™
    Theme Organizer is an ArcView extension designed to simplify and speed up the process of organizing a view's table of contents. This extension is particularly usefull when dealing with views that have a large number of themes. As many of you may have noticed the process of turning on and off a group of themes or moving a group of themes can be somewhat tedious in ArcView as you must manipulate the themes one at a time MapLogic Corporation, Inc
    Development of Advanced
    The rationalization of road asset management provides the tools and structure to set goals, identify priorities, advance processes, and measure results to demonstrate an improved performance of a road network. Under this framework, the Greek state initiated a major project for asset data collection in 1000 km of the national road network. The goal is to establish a system-methodology of data collection on site, employing the most current technologies. GEO-3D inc.
    Automation and Mobile
    Proper cross slope of a road surface allows for adequate pavement drainage, thus controlling the tendency for hydroplaning and reducing the water allowed to penetrate and weaken both the road surface and its base materials. Common data collection methods are time consuming and require data collectors to be located on the road, which poses a safety issue. New efficient and economic methods for collecting this data are available using mobile mapping and the technology, results obtained, and the knowledge derived thereof will be examined, as well as a comparison to traditional survey methods. GEO-3D inc.
    Kelag Manages Multi-utility
    In order to adapt to the fast-changing utility market, Kelag needed a highly performant, transaction-based, multi-user geofacilities management system to manage and maintain its electric, gas, district heating, and communications networks. It also wanted the capability to incorporate new functionality into its solution in the future. Kelag plans to integrate G/Electric with SAP, the GPS surveying program, and several network calculation modules. Intergraph Corporation
    Capturing and Delivering
    Based in the Netherlands, CycloMedia Technology B.V. visualizes complete cities, states and countries from public roads, providing geospatial information to central and local governments, homeland security, financial institutions and construction companies. ERDAS, Inc.
    Who is Using ERDAS APOLLO?
    Worldwide, numerous organizations across a broad range of industries have analyzed geospatial enterprise options available. When benchmarked and thoroughly compared against existing market alternatives, organizations consistently determine that ERDAS APOLLO is the best solution to comprehensively manage and deliver their massive amounts of geospatial information. Several of these organizations’ implementations are outlined in this brochure. ERDAS, Inc.
    Geological mapping -
    The client is a leading exploration company based in Australia and has executed several projects in North America and Australia. The client is a geosciences and technology based Exploration Company that has developed an innovative business model that applies geosciences, intellectual and technological capabilities for a new generation approach to sub-surface exploration around the globe that increases the rate of discovery in projects. The aim is to provide the industry with the next generation of quality projects. Magnasoft
    Integration of Survey
    The client is a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure software solutions to support the management, replication and distribution of geographic data within and between organizations. These solutions contribute in improving the Geospatial data, improve customer service, and increase the productivity and efficiency of GIS. Our client’s operations are spread across 5 continents and include government bodies, utility companies, mapping agencies among others. Magnasoft
    GIS View and First Energy
    As is the case with most energy companies today, FirstEnergy Corp of Akron, Ohio, looks at operational efficiency as the key to financial performance improvements and shareholder profit. After a series of mergers, FirstEnergy had grown to become the fifth largest electric system in the U.S., with 4.5 million customers and a service territory extending through Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Gatekeeper Systems
    DistView and Georgia Power
    When engineers and operators at Georgia Power Corporation (GPC) need maps or reports about their electrical distribution network, they turn to the Distribution Viewer (DistView). DistView provides a map-based window into a spatial data warehouse that contains information on every object in the distribution system, every customer and every abnormal condition. Gatekeeper Systems
    FAST in Los Angeles
    The FAST System (Field Automation for Sanitation Trucks) is an exciting new application for managing sewer maintenance work orders and the associated facilities data, and deploying that data to the field. FAST replaces cumbersome and time-consuming manual processes with a modern wireless computer application, dramatically improving sewer maintenance productivity. Gatekeeper Systems
    Galileo BOC(1,1) Prototype
    Inc. has been involved with Galileo based receiver studies for the past three years. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan Waypoint Consulting
    GPS/INS Integration in
    NovAtel offers a GPS/INS solution with a uniquely robust architecture. The SPAN (Synchronized Position Attitude Navigation) system builds on the OEMV receiver, by integrating inertial measurements to provide a high-rate, continuous navigation solution. The integration is tightly coupled with access to the GPS receiver core, with both the GPS and inertial processing benefiting from the integration. Waypoint Consulting
    GrafNav Volcano Monitoring
    The U.S. Geological Survey’s Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) helps keep people safe when living with volcanoes and related natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, and debris flows. Their work is primarily in the western United States Waypoint Consulting
    NovAtel SPAN™: Aerial
    This paper demonstrates how NovAtel’s GPS/INS technology, SPAN (Synchronized Position Attitude Navigation), can be integrated into an aerial photogrammetry application, with the Inertial Explorer® software package, providing post-processing capability. Flight tests were conducted using a Northrop Grumman LN200 IMU, which is one of four IMU types available for use with SPAN. Attitude accuracy is derived by comparison to an aerotriangulation (AT). Accuracy of ground points is verified by comparison to ground control points. Although this paper is primarily concerned with a photogrammetric application, LiDAR users can expect similar attitude accuracies Waypoint Consulting
    The Use of GPS Tracking
    A two-week flight test effort was conducted in September 2003 at a remote location at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Dubbed “Acoustic Week”, the test was sponsored by the Chicken Little Program Office and the National Ground Intelligence Center. The test was designed to examine the effectiveness of data collection techniques for a variety of sensors, while simultaneously collecting signature data for a variety of aircraft. Eight aircraft were tested including two rotorcraft from the United States Army Lead The Fleet program, a Navy fixed wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV), a prototype rotary wing UAV, and four civil helicopters. Sensors included acoustic and seismic arrays, infra-red measurement devices, and a human sound jury. Waypoint Consulting
    Security Solutions for
    Transportation Security Intergraph Corporation
    Aqua3D - Groundwater
    Aqua 3D for Windows The most versatile groundwater flow and contaminant transport modelling software commercially available. Are you tired of making compromises with your model conceptualisation and having to dumb down your data because your modelling software is inadequate to the task? Are you looking for a mathematically stable, truly time varying flow and contaminant transport modelling tool which will give you the freedom to model as you want and as the real world demands? If you are then the solution is available now with Aqua3D. The Aqua3D software is the latest development of the Aqua finite element program group. First developed in 1983 it has been continuously upgraded since then. It has been used worldwide on the most difficult modelling problems. The software comes with support and advice. Aqua3D is compiled to run Windows to obtain maximum efficiency in model set up, the fastest model run times and multi-platform capability. Vatnaskil Consulting Engineers
    More about CitySurf Globe
    CitySurf server based 3d Globe System PiriReis Bilisim Tek. Ltd. Sti
    AQUASEA for Windows software is a powerful and easy to use finite element program to solve flow in rivers tidal flow problems in easturaies and coastal areas, lake circulation and problems involving transport of mass heat and suspended sediments. First developed in 1985 it has been continuously upgraded since then. It has been used worldwide on the most difficult modeling problems. The software comes with support and advice. AQUASEA for Windows is compiled to run in Windows 95/98 or Windows NT to obtain maximum efficiency in model set up, the fastest model run times and multi-platform capability. Vatnaskil Consulting Engineers
    USDA Forest Service's
    The USDA Forest Service is a large, multi-departmental organization, with geospatial data created and stored locally across 16 regions and stations, and also at the main office. This case study illustrates the proposed ERDAS TITAN solution for supporting data sharing at the USDA Forest Service FSGeodata Clearinghouse and its associated regions and stations. ERDAS, Inc.
    Verizon Enterprise Geospatial
    The Verizon Enterprise Geospatial Application (VEGA) vision was to create a ubiquitous, open, and pure Web-based application in support of Telecommunications OSP (Outside Plant) business needs and additionally leveraging that environment for other, non-engineering related business opportunities. R&D was carried out during 2006. Development, using eSpatial's iSMART, started in earnest in 2007 to address OSP planning functions in support of Verizon's FiOS program to provide voice, high-speed internet and video services in a pure fiber network, connected directly to consumers' residence Agnoli, Barber & Brundage, Inc.
    EPCOR Utilities Inc.,Canada
    EPCOR Water Services (EPCOR) supports the entire water network for the City of Edmonton Alberta, Canada. As part of its “Network Field Link” project, EPCOR worked with eSpatial to develop a mobile web mapping solution built using eSpatial’s iSMART™ Web GIS product. The solution integrates its current workflow management system with its GIS database to provide a completely integrated solution which can be utilized across the company to increase efficiencies and provide access to integrated information to company stakeholders. eSpatial
    North Dakota's Online
    The solution, delivered by BullBerry Systems and built using eSpatial’s Web GIS technology, improves information sharing and increases efficiencies through the delivery of accurate location information on 9-1-1 incident calls for the dispatch of First Responders in North Dakota and 22 surrounding counties. eSpatial
    Hull City Council, UK
    Including Award Winning Flood Emergency Management System (Winner 2007 NLPG, National Land & Property Gazetteer, Exemplar Award) eSpatial and Hull City Council (HCC) implemented a web solution enabling the delivery of Geographic Information (GI) internally throughout HCC as well as to the general public. The solution is based on a corporate spatial database providing internal departments with shared access for viewing and analyzing spatial data to support the council's location dependant decision making. eSpatial
    InPrint Spring/Summer 2009
    With a population of 700,000, El Paso, Texas, is the 22nd largest city in the United States and the 3rd fastest-growing metropolitan area. The City maintains 3300 miles of paved streets and has over $2.5 billion invested in pavement alone, with $60 million in backlogged pavement updates. Such an investment necessitates careful management and the City wanted to get the best bang for their dollar when it came to pavement funding. Harold Kutz, P.E. for VELOCITIE Integration, Inc.
    Web GIS Applications
    The SHA-HMIS ArcIMS mapping site was developed for Maryland's State Highway Administration (SHA). HMIS stands for Highway Maintenance Information System. This site was developed utilizing ArcIMS 3.1 and the ActiveX connector object model. It provides a simple query area on the left and supports numerous secondary application report results. Enterprise Information Solutions
    Highway Management Information
    The Maryland SHA Highway Information System Division (HISD) annually provides an inventory of changes to all public highways in the state. The inventory is a collection of a variety of roadway information, GPS, and attributes associated with the centerline. The HMIS application and the Traffic Monitoring System application are the core tools used by HISD to capture and process the data. Enterprise Information Solutions
    Road Asset Tracking Solution
    Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. (EnterInfo) provided road asset tracking services to Charles County, Maryland, Department of Public Facilities. Charles County had a need to perform field data collection and data validation services related to their automated Pavement Management System. Enterprise Information Solutions
    Delaware State Police
    The Delaware State Police (DSP) operates 8 troops in satellite offices within the State of Delaware; 3 in Sussex Co., 1 in Kent Co., and 4 in New Castle County. DSP also operates 911 public safety-answering points (PSAPS) one in each county with the central data operation center in Dover. Enterprise Information Solutions
    Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc (EnterInfo) provided comprehensive IT and GIS services to the Coordinated Highway Action Response Team (CHART). EnterInfo’s responsibility was to develop an Intranet and Internet interface allowing Maryland State Highway Administration Emergency Operation Reporting System (EORS) personnel to access emergency operation information in real-time. Enterprise Information Solutions
    FlexMLS Real Estate Mapping
    FBS Data Systems provides MLS services to real estate agents through the flexmls system. flexmls is a web delivered software solution that allows real estate agents to get current information about real estate listings for their customers based on numerous criteria including locations of interest. This Software as a Service (SaaS) application has been growing in popularity to service more and more MLS systems across the U.S. DM Solutions Group
    Fountains Plc (UK) works
    Fountains Plc is a provider of integrated environmental services for a broad network of customers in the UK and US. The company has specialized knowledge in GIS which is the basis for GPSbased vegetation survey and management services offered to local authorities, parks, energy supply companies. DigiTerra Information Services Ltd.
    Two Countries, One Forest
    Two Countries, One Forest (2C1Forest) is a major Canadian-U.S. collaborative of conservation organizations, researchers, foundations and conservation-minded individuals focused on protection, conservation and restoration of forests and natural heritage from New York to Nova Scotia, across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion. DM Solutions Group
    Australian Water Authority
    The East Gippsland Water (EGW) asset register, which holds information about the authority’s pipeline assets, was intended for financial reporting and not readily available for staff use. Personnel could obtain copies from the Bairnsdale head office and at various depots, but updated plans were only available every three months, which meant that up-to-date data was hard to come by. Intergraph Corporation
    Mapmobility - Canadian
    Mapmobility Corp. is North America’s leading developer of accurate and user-friendly mapping products and cartographic solutions and Canada’s largest producer of retail city and road mapping. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mapmobility Corp. has over 25 years of custom product experience. DM Solutions Group
    G/Pipeline solution to
    Companies such as E.ON Ruhrgas AG are constantly seeking ways to make their processes and workflows more efficient and effective. Therefore, E.ON Ruhrgas AG (formerly Rhurgas AG) decided to optimize the technical administration of its pipeline system and selected Intergraph’s G/Pipeline solution to assist in pipeline operation and maintenance functions. Intergraph Corporation
    WaterWeb is a web-enabled GIS created by the Dublin Region Project Office (DRPO) for water engineers, technicians, operatives and managers to view the water network data they require to perform their duties Safe Software Inc.
    Landcare Research
    Landcare Research is a government-funded environmental research organization that specializes in the sustainable management of New Zealand’s land resources. In compliance with their mandate, Landcare Research manages an extensive repository of environmental data for New Zealand, Antarctica and other regions Safe Software Inc.
    StereoMirror Case Study:
    StereoMirror™ Case Study: AeroTech Mapping, Inc. Aerial Photography Production Process Who Uses Planar’s StereoMirror AeroTech Mapping Inc. is an aerial survey company that handles all aspects of a project including flight plan, flight execution, film processing, scanning, triangulation, compilation, quality control, orthophoto production, and editing. How Do They Use Stereoscopic Imagery AeroTech has three displays for triangulation and compilation, which is the process of collecting digital data from stereo photography for use in creating a topographical map. They use Datem Systems’ Summit Evolution software and three P-3 analytical plotters. They have performed many triangulation and compilation tests between the digital and non-digital versions and found the accuracy of the P-3 using actual film differs from the results of the soft copy. The variation is only a few tenths or hundredths, but they found it difficult to isolate the source of the deviance because of the amount of steps to get from film to soft copy. Why the StereoMirror Provides a Better Viewing Experience Prior to 2005, AeroTech only had one other stereoscopic display in the office. The display could only be used for triangulation of ortho photos. After viewing the Planar’s StereoMirror SD stereoscopic monitor at an ASPRS convention, AeroTech realized that a StereoMirror would give the best real-time display of any soft copy monitor on the market. Within six months of their initial purchase of an SD1710, the firm acquired a few more StereoMirror monitors, including the SD2020. “We were impressed with theStereoMirror. The image quality is the best selling point for the monitor. It is almost as clear as the negative itself,” states Jeff Wind, Production Manager, AeroTech Mapping, Inc.. “The SD monitor has doubled our production stations while using a fraction of space compared to our analytical plotters. The SD monitors are an integral part of this company and its success. They have given us a view into the future of mapping. They will one day surpass the quality of analytical plotters. “ The StereoMirror enables comfortable use for extended periods of time. Technicians at AeroTech use the stereo monitors for up to ten hours at a time with only a few breaks in between. Jeff Wind explains, “The comfort level with these monitors is very high.” For more information about Planar’s stereoscopic display solutions, please visit or Corporate Headquarters: Planar Systems, Inc. 1195 NW Compton Dr Beaverton, OR 97006-1992, USA Toll-Free +1.866.475.2627 (United States & Canada) Phone: +1.503.748.1100 Fax: +1.503.748.5987 Email: © 2009, Planar Systems, Inc. Planar is a registered trademark of Planar Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Technical information in this document is subject to change without notice. Please consult your account manager for up to date and/or custom configurations. Planar Systems, Inc.
    The EasyGIS ( is the first public release of open source Web 2.0 GIS. The release presents a number of core features that allow you to share and publish geo localized data sets on the Web. The EasyGIS 0.1 introduces a simple Web user interface for integration with external data and service providers to prepare so-called GIS mashups. Builtin support for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap serves as a good basement for thematic mapping. All system services are exposed via RESTful API. With the REST Web resources, external clients can leverage the search and map rendering functionality embedding the resources into external applications and sites. EasyGIS
    Disaster Recovery in GIS
    Today enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) are mission-critical for the data center. As more and more organizations implement spatially enabled applications it is increasingly important that these applications remain up, running and available under all circumstances. Spatially enabled applications are often the applications most needed in an emergency. Consequently, GIS being down for any reason is not an option. Davenport Group
    Virtual Disaster Recovery
    Today’s data center has evolved into a complex, inflexible IT environment that can be costly to manage and difficult to recover in the event of a disaster. “Disaster” is a relative term and can mean anything from loss of an important file to loss of an entire site. A disaster can come in many forms, including but not limited to, operator error, malicious virus, hardware failure, or act of nature; and can result from system maintenance and planned downtime. The fact is, for one reason or another systems will go down, and for many organizations this can mean lost revenue and the inability to serve customers. Davenport Group
    ESRI - Location Based Service Delivery - May 2009, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is a world leader in Geographic Information System applications. Using Enterprise Architect, ESRI Professional Services (EPS) worked with a leading retail firm to successfully develop and deploy a wireless workforce management system. Learn why EPS has standardized on Enterprise Architect as its tool of choice for object modeling. Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
    The Convergence Of CAD,
    The World is facing serious challenges including global climate change, aging infrastructure, a shrinking workforce, and lagging productivity. To enable architects, engineers, construction firms, transportation organizations, utilities and telecommunications firms to address these challenges, new technologies are being applied including new technologies for data acquisition such as high resolution satellite and aerial photogrammetry, laser scanning, and subterranean imaging, and new software technologies including geospatial-enabling, modeldriven design such as building information modelling (BIM), Web 2.0 collaboration, and 3D visualization and simulation. The business drivers for this transformative technology advance are productivity and efficiency in the $4.6 trillion construction industry and improving the performance of facilities over their full life-cycle. Autodesk, Inc.
    Intergraph and Ordnance
    "Ordnance Survey (Great Britian's national mapping agency) has, for many years, used photogrammetric methods to revise its large-scale topographic databases, said David Chislett , PS Technical Projects Leader, Ordnance Survey. "Ordnance Survey has been able to create a fully integrated enterprise-wide digital photogrammetric flowline, where data and project information is available to all users, with Intergraph's Z/I DMC (Digital Mapping Camera) and TerraShare digital data management system." Intergraph Corporation
    Winning the War on Weeds
    The control of non-native invasive weeds is of great concern in current ecosystem management. These invaders are recognized by scientists and land managers as one of the primary causes of biodiversity loss as well as a critical threat to local ecosystem processes and plant community structure and composition. Trimble Navigation
    Laser Technology 101:
    Professionals have always sought more cost-effective and safer methods of collecting location data and taking accurate measurements on assets and infrastructure. It can be challenging to obtain accurate location and measurement attributes for data without jeopardizing the budget and the safety of staff. With the increased demand for accuracy comes an increase in the standards by which the location and attributes of this data are measured. Laser Technology, Inc.
    Dynamic Networks, Leveraging
    Electric grids, water networks, gas networks, and other infrastructure assets are not static entities, but in constant flux as field technicians perform maintenance work, inspections, and respond to outages or leaks. With advanced wireless communications and the growing sophistication of mobile mapping solutions, leveraging GIS data in these dynamic situations has become a reality. Real-time updates on the status of the network not only increase the safety of field technicians, but also network down time. Response to emergencies also becomes more efficient. Tensing
    Google Earth for business
    Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth are now common household names and most computer users are familiar with these two popular GeoSpatial applications. These consumer products were initially for personal use, but are increasingly being employed in commercial applications. This presentation is intended to depict an independent perspective on the functionality of Google Earth for both business and pleasure. EPCOR Utilities Inc.
    ENVI Helps Geologists
    Imagine watching a multistory parking garage collapse into a pile of rubble as you try to stay standing, the earth shaking below you. Or, try to envision an apartment complex falling in on itself, chance determining which of the people inside live or die. On January 17, 1994, the people of Northridge, California experienced these terrors as a result of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. By the time it was over, 57 people had perished and property damage totaled more than $10 billion. CREASO GmbH
    Land subsidence pattern
    Fluid storage systems, such as oil, gas, magma or water reservoirs, are often controlled by the host rock structure and faulted terrain. In sedimentary basins, where no direct information about underlying structure is available, the pattern of ground deformation may allow us to assess the buried fault arrangement. We provide an example in the semi-arid area of Iran, in the Kashmar Valley, a region subject to land subsidence due to water overexploitation. CREASO GmbH
    GIS Enables New Uses
    Accurate electronic GIS mapping has become a key enabler of Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) technology for use as an efficient method of monitoring long stretches of natural gas pipelines. Now, new applications are emerging for methane detection with DIAL. These include rapid disaster response where pipelines may have been damaged, and leak flow-rate quantification for determining product loss in transmission and/or for trading of “carbon offsets” in the environmental marketplace. ITT Corporation
    Meta Manager 4
    Meta Manager enables data suppliers to connect their RDBMS catalogs to clearinghouses for searching and data product discovery. Compusult
    FasseTrack is a flexible, multi-user asset management system that keeps you abreast of every item in your organization. It simplifies the process of identifying, locating, and tracking all assets, from computers to general office equipment to furniture .…. every single detail. Compusult
    GIS Mashups on the Web:
    Today’s web user can create content on the web both collaboratively and individually, allowing for a personalized web experience through wikis, blogs, podcasts, photo sharing, and other technologies. GIS and mapping applications have both benefited from and contributed to these trends, collectively called “Web 2.0”. University of North Carolina
    GIS Mashups on the Web:
    Today’s web user can create content on the web both collaboratively and individually, allowing for a personalized web experience through wikis, blogs, podcasts, photo sharing, and other technologies. GIS and mapping applications have both benefited from and contributed to these trends, collectively called “Web 2.0”. University of North Carolina
    GIS Mashups on the Web:
    Today’s web user can create content on the web both collaboratively and individually, allowing for a personalized web experience through wikis, blogs, podcasts, photo sharing, and other technologies. GIS and mapping applications have both benefited from and contributed to these trends, collectively called “Web 2.0”. University of North Carolina
    The Smart Grid cannot
    Electric utilities face serious challenges. Normal demand continues to rise. Should a significant increase in the use of electricity for transportation materializes, demands will soar. Meanwhile, the infrastructure continues to age. Within a short period, a large percentage of skilled utility workers will retire. Many utilities will implement Smart Grid to cope with these challenges. This presentation details how Enterprise GIS is a key technology for Smart Grid. It illustrates how GIS can be an essential tool for the roll out of the Smart Grid technologies, which includes Advanced Metering Infrastructure, selfhealing and demand response components. Esri
    Intergraph Technology
    The Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. (KKC) applies surveying and mapping technologies to urban planning, social research, environmental monitoring, and more. As the owner and operator of numerous aerial mapping platforms, KKC maintains cutting-edge acquisition technology and serves as a reseller of satellite imagery in Japan. Government clients contract KKC to provide 3D datasets and orthoimagery of Japan’s densely crowded cities. Intergraph Corporation
    Biographical Information
    Randy Mayden has been with MJ Harden since 1988 and now serves as the Director of Sales. In this role, Mr. Mayden is responsible for management of the Account Manger team directing client consultation, contract preparation, and new business development. Mr. Mayden is a member of the Management Staff of M.J. Harden and is responsible for forecasting, budgeting and stratigic planning. M.J. Harden Associates, Inc.
    Integrating Vector, Raster,
    In the past, separate tools and systems were needed in order to leverage different types of spatial data; one tool for raster data; another set of tools for vector; and, yet another set of systems and tools for Building Information Modelling (BIM) data formats, such as IFC and CityGML. This paper explores how a single spatial ETL tool can be used to address a variety of data fusion challenges – regardless of the types of data you need to work with. Safe Software
    Increase ROI from your
    Organizations that manage field resources which include both assets and people must continuously find new means to do more with less. Finding these improved operating efficiency opportunities is increasingly difficult for companies that have operated in the same fashion over an extended period of time. It is critical that any initiative which targets operational improvements resulting in cost savings must not negatively impact safety or customer service. This is especially true in the pipeline industry where the safe transportation of product is essential. GE Energy
    Situational Awareness
    North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) implemented a crisis information management system (CIMS) in 2007. This CIMS allows for rapid transmission of information and requests during emergencies and stores it in a SQL Server database. The CIMS was so successful that NCEM soon found they were receiving too much information at a pace so rapid that the decision-makers could not interpret it. To help manage this information, URS worked with NCEM to develop a set of maps organized around their business processes and viewable in a web browser. URS Corporation
    AutoCAD Map 3D and Autodesk
    With open data standards, CAD integration, and a shared API, AutoCAD® Map 3D and Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise software products streamline workflows and maximize the value of geospatial data seamlessly—from the desktop to the Web. Autodesk
    Full Featured GIS Solutions
    GIS is becoming prevalent in all aspects of life and business. Customers and employees expect to be able to see, use and manipulate their spatial data on demand from any location. It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain this user base. Deployment alone can be a huge undertaking with standard thick client architectures. The use of Rich Internet Applications (RIA) solves most or all of these problems. 3-GIS
    FirstEnergy Streamlines
    4.4 million customers. 13,000 square miles of service area. 8,000 service trucks. As the nation’s fourth-largest investor-owned utility, FirstEnergy strives to deliver exceptional service to customers and value to shareholders by perpetually improving its business. And enterprise technology from leading companies like Autodesk and SAP are helping it succeed. Autodesk
    Address Management: The
    The goal of this paper is to provide attendees with insight into Master Address Management – a complex and challenging component of an overall geospatial strategy. Organizations often find themselves challenged with managing decentralized and disparate address databases resulting in erroneous, inconsistent, duplicated and missing location data records and mismatches of information tied to this location data. Understanding how to effectively apply address standards within an organization can have a dramatic impact on organizational success, because so many vital business activities and business data are tied to addresses. This paper, prepared by location intelligence subject matter experts from DMTI Spatial, will take you through best practices and leading technologies for managing address data. DMTI Spatial Inc.
    Portugal Redesigns Map
    In 1977, Instituto Geografico de Exercito (IGeoE) acquired the first pieces of computer assisted mapping equipment from Intergraph. Over the next nine years, the group assembled the automatic cartography system, a completely computerized workflow – from acquisition to output – for production of maps and geographic information at its Lisbon headquarters. Intergraph Corporation
    Geoportal Clients for ArcGIS
    CS-W Clients for ArcGIS—Enables discovering and using GIS resources available at a GIS portal directly from ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Explorer. WMC Opener Client for ArcGIS Desktop—Enables opening a saved map from a GIS Portal Toolkit Map Viewer for viewing and further analysis in ArcGIS ArcMap. Esri
    Applying GIS Technology
    The fundamental driver for developing sites for wind energy projects is the availability of suitable wind resources. However, land availability and proximity to infrastructure assets and natural resources are factors that complicate the siting process. In particular, the economic viability of projects is largely dependent on securing development rights to suitably large or contiguous property parcels, as well as proximity to electrical transmission lines and accessible roads. James W. Sewall Company
    earthmine unveils Wild
    earthmine, inc. today unveiled Wild Style City, a virtual graffiti application that turns the city into one big canvas that any user can draw on with a palette of interactive geo-tagging tools. Announced at the Where 2.0 conference being held this week in San Jose, California, Wild Style City is a “virtual” world that recreates the graffiti sub-culture that exists in real urban environments. The application is uniquely enabled by earthmine’s 3D street level imagery and Flash Viewer API earthmine, inc.
    Meeting Renewable Energy
    Throughout the developed world, there is an on-going interest in the development of renewable energy generation as a replacement for traditional fossil fuel generation. The motives for doing so vary in priority in different locales but can be summarized generally as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (a lower carbon footprint). Very often the strongest emphasis is on wind generation but renewable energy includes geothermal, concentrated solar, tidal, biomass and other types of generation not dependent on coal or natural gas. For the purposes of this paper, we will ignore small scale power sources such as solar panels on residential and small commercial buildings. Esri
    Protecting and Optimizing
    This paper examines the impact of natural and manmade hazards on telecommunications infrastructure and how these hazards can degrade a network’s operating capability. It will also demonstrate how a GIS is an important tool during the emergency management process that can help mitigate damage and improve the response and recovery from major hazards. Esri
    Infrastructure Modeling
    Within our government agencies, cities, utilities and competing global economies today, we continue to see increased demand for better accountability, risk mitigation and collaborative decision making around investment in sustainable urban design and infrastructure rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the design and project delivery marketplace is experiencing tremendous process and cultural change as an explosion of next-generation tools and information rich design models replace older 2D and paper-based methods as well as deliverables. Autodesk
    The Operations Center
    Any discussion of electric utility operations today is remiss without mention of the Smart Grid. One area that is crucial to the success of Smart Grid, and is rarely mentioned, is the impact that more automation technology, greater technical complexity and a “self healing” network will have on the operations control center. This presentation will address the use of infrastructure management, graphic visualization and human factors engineering in the Smart Grid control room. Intergraph Corporation
    GIS: An Integral Part
    GIS continues to evolve. Not long ago Enterprise GIS meant a geospatial technology used by many departments. IT mangers considered a GIS integrated with other IT systems like work, asset, outage and emergency management and occasionally customer billing and information systems as enterprise. Rarely, GIS displayed real time data from systems like SCADA. Still rarer did organizations use GIS for navigation and crew routing. Now, infrastructure industries are beginning to view Enterprise GIS differently. Instead of integrating with key IT systems, GIS has become a key IT technology. More and more companies want business solutions that fuse GIS data, functionality and representations with functionality from other key IT platforms. Esri
    Beijing Xing Tian Di
    Until late 2003, only film-based analog mapping cameras were used in China to capture new imagery of the country. This meant substantial turnaround times from image capture to orthophoto and digital terrain model (DTM) generation due to manual processing and scanning procedures, slowing the availability of up-to-datemaps. Intergraph Corporation
    Corridor Management
    A variety of technologies are available for monitoring, managing and maintaining above ground pipeline systems. Conventional monitoring is most commonly done using visual observation from aircraft flying the pipeline on a weekly or monthly schedule. Detection of unauthorized encroachment and security risk events with aerial observation is low due to inherent limitations with this monitoring approach. These limitations include; infrequent coverage, human error in detection, limited data analysis capability and high mobilization costs. Sanborn
    Enterprise GIS as the
    There is hardly a day in our industry that goes by without mention of the Smart Grid and the promise that it will bring. That isn’t surprising since the potential benefits are many. The intelligent network can deliver significant increases in energy efficiency by providing smarter energy management. A truly intelligent grid also means a higher rate of return on capital investments and potentially large savings on the operational side for utilities. Telvent Miner & Miner
    Implementing a Hybrid
    Hybrid GIS is the result of these changes in the marketplace. A hybrid is a merging of at least two different things; Hybrid GIS is the merging of traditional geographic information systems with the new products and services that comprise the GeoWeb. Hybrid GIS goes beyond packaged software and ‘enterprise GIS’ concepts and gives organizations increased flexibility and choice in deployment options, including on-premise, delivered over the Internet, or mashups that deliver the best of both worlds by combining hosted services with capabilities that can only be achieved by software running locally on a device with a powerful processor. As hybrid forms of GIS emerge, interoperability standards become more important. Standards that apply specifically to GIS are obviously relevant, but additional standards that pertain to service oriented architectures (SOA) are important as well. ISC
    ICW Releases GeoAuthor® 2.0
    Tampa, FL May 8, 2009 - International Computer Works, Inc. (ICW) introduced GeoAuthor® 2.0 at the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) Spring Forum in Washington D.C. to a welcoming audience. Of the numerous special interest groups attending the NCSL Spring Forum, the Elections and Redistricting group was the primary audience. GeoAuthor® is designed to provide the user with an easy-to-use set of tools with which to create a project for a county or county equivalent using TIGER/Line Shapefiles provided by the US Bureau of the Census. Once the project is created the GeoAuthor® permits the user to make edits to the geometry and tabular attributes of the map data. This includes realigning TIGER to local geometry (i.e. parcel maps, aerial photos, etc.), adding missing features (i.e. streets, water, landmarks, etc.), modifying tabular attributes (i.e. names, address ranges, ZIP Codes, etc.) and use the diagnostic routines in GeoAuthor® to confirm the integrity of the data. GeoAuthor® also includes GeoPoints© which is designed to create and maintain geographic databases of points and tabular attributes. GeoAuthor® 2.0 runs in the MapInfo Professional environment and is the only commercially available full featured editing product for making topologically correct edits to TIGER/Line Shapefiles. GeoAuthor® 2.0 represents the next generation of editing from ICW following TIGERUS© which first introduced in 1995. “The Census products have always been extremely valuable to a diverse audience of both private and public sector decision makers. Our goal since 1995 has been to deliver an easy-to-use and well structured means with which the end-user can economically update and enhance the TIGER\Line geography making it suitable for expanded use in decision support systems,” said Ken Tozier CEO of ICW. “At the end of the day one can have over 40 layers of enhanced geographic data produced by GeoAuthor® 2.0.” A special version of GeoAuthor® was previously released which successfully assisted elections officials to participate in the VTD phase of the US Bureau of the Census Redistricting program for 2010 to facilitate the inclusion of VTD geography in the new TIGER/Line Shape Files. International Computer Works, Inc.
    Acme CAD Converter 2010
    Acme CADConverter is a dwg, dxf, dwf format conversion software for batch and vector files. It can conveniently convert DXF, DWF and DWG files into BMP, WMF,GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, TGA, PCX, DXF, DWG, SVG, SVGZ, CGM, EPS, PDF, HPGL(PLT, HGL) etc., and also enable the conversion between DXF and DWG file versions (AutoCAD R2.5-R2009). Supports eTransmit command like AutoCAD,and batch recover drawing files. DWG TOOL Software
    Acme TraceArt
    Raster to Vector converter , which can high-speed convert raster bitmap into vector supports such all kinds of image format as BMP,JPG,TGA,TIF,PCX etc. DWG TOOL Software
    The Spatial Portal –
    Over the last 10 years utilities have made great strides in implementing Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. GIS technology has been used to form a foundation for storing and maintaining location-based data and has become a basis for a number of specialized industry applications. There are, however, a number of key issues which are preventing utility organizations from reaching the full potential of their very large GIS technology investments. A new approach, which we refer to as the Spatial Portal, based on mainstream database technologies, development environments, interoperability and web-based client technology, is allowing utilities to seamlessly transition to a next generation of spatially-enabled business applications. Spatial Business Systems, Inc.
    Acme CADSee
    CAD drawing and image file viewer , browser and Print.The fastest and easiest-to-use DWG/DXF/DWF(AutoCAD R2.5-R2006), PSD, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PCX, GIF, PNG, MNG, TGA, PCX, ICO, WMF file viewer available for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP! AcmeCADSee is two tools in one. A full-featured drawing viewer quickly displays your images in high quality. The drawing file browser lets you efficiently find and organize your drawing file. DWG TOOL Software
    AAMHatch Selects DMC®
    Leading Australian surveying and mapping firm, AAMHatch, plans to go into production with its Intergraph DMC in early 2006, providing both small and large-scale digital images to its customers. The DMC’s streamlined digital processes allow for a more integrated and effective production process with a quicker turnaround of production ready data, facilitating a fast and effective route to market for both AAMHatch and its customer base. Intergraph Corporation
    Mobile Workforce Automation
    The Louisville Water Company (LWC) provides water to more than 810,000 people in Louisville Metro and surrounding counties in Kentucky. Building off of its successful enterprise-wide GIS, LWC implemented the first phase of a Mobile GIS solution in 2006, focusing on specific work groups. As a result of the success of the initial deployment, LWC solicited feedback from field crews and operations managers, and gathered requirements for a next generation of functionality that expanded the scope of the mobile solution to include elements of work order/work management integration. TC Technology
    Accessing Geospatial
    The increased availability of satellite and aerial imagery has introduced a new wave of productivity and improved decision making for Engineering and Construction, Telecom and Utility Infrastructure, Government/Public Works (infrastructure-oriented) and Oil and Gas professionals. Now you can better leverage this information to allow your entire organization to save time and money. DigitalGlobe
    20 years of Utilizing
    This paper will provide an overview of how EPCOR Water Services Inc. (EWSI) has utilized and enhanced their geospatial tools to support Asset management within the water utility. Since 1985 EPCOR has invested over $300 million in water main renewal programs and have brought their water main breaks to the lowest levels since the 1960’s. This multi-year capital replacement initiative would not have been possible without the utilization of supporting GIS technologies. EPCOR Water Services Inc.
    Hybrid GIS Solutions
    The GeoWeb, the merging of geographical information with abstract information on the Internet according to Wikipedia, has created new opportunities for all types of organizations, both public and private sector. From mashups to Enterprise GIS, the GeoWeb is making an impact. Changes began when consumer mapping services began to offer standards based and easy to use interfaces for integration. Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth are the best examples of these consumer oriented services.

    GIS user communities that include state, local and federal government agencies and utilities industries have explored the practical application of online mapping services that were originally created to address the consumer market by providing a platform for store locators, driving directions, and points of interest.

    Hybrid GIS is the result of these changes in the marketplace. A hybrid is a merging of at least two different things; Hybrid GIS is the merging of traditional geographic information systems with the new products and services that comprise the GeoWeb. This discussion will explore various forms of Hybrid GIS and the practical application and implementation of these architectures.
    The Future of Digital Maps
    “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do.” The Cheshire Cat’s remark in Alice in Wonderland is as true today as it was 120 years ago. Of course, most people know where they’re going. They just need help getting there. Tele Atlas
    Gas Pipe network GIS
    Tanggu Gas Company was founded in 1985, and the underground pipes managed by the company have reached more than 6000 kilometers, which is used to serve 160,000 users in Tanggu district of Tanjing. The company has thousands of different scale paper maps of the pipes, as the quick development of Tanggu district, the coverage of gas pipes is increasingly wide, the situation of the pipes are more changeful. They need an easy and efficient way to organize and manage the pipes. SuperMap International Limited
    Urban Management System
    As the capital of China, Beijing develops at a rapid pace, and has become the politic and economic center of China. Chongwen district is one of the old city districts of Beijing, which is located southeast relative to city center (Tiananmen). It spans an area of 16.46 square kilometers and its population, at present, has reached over 430,000 individuals (346,205 in 2000 Census). With the development of the city, they found it difficult to manage various components of the city, such as bridges, street bridges, underground access, parking etc. Knowing the power of GIS, they believe GIS can give them an efficient way to mange the city. SuperMap International Limited
    Customer Service GIS
    Haier is the world’s 4th largest whitegoods manufacturer and one of China’s Top 100 IT Companies, and it has 240 subsidiary companies and 30 design centers, plants and trade companies and more than 50,000 employees throughout the world. Since 2002, Haier has consecutively been ranked first in the row of China’s most valuable brands for manufacture of 18 products, including refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, televisions, water heaters, personal computers, mobile phones and kitchen appliances. SuperMap International Limited
    Sales Management System
    Heilongjiang Jiusan Oil & Fat Co., Ltd(JOFC) is an expert in soybeans. The company produces a variety of products from soybeans such as soybean oil (Grade 1), flakes, germs, isofavaone, and salad oil. Heilongjiang Jiusan Oil & Fat Co. also makes natural vitamin E, as well as soybean saponin, soybean mono-glyceride, soy tissue protein, and soy protein isolated. The company's soybean oil, salad oil, flakes, and germs are certified NON-GMO (non-genetically modified organism) products that have been tested by Hong Kong Dan Chips Limited. China Green Food Development Center has also certified its soybean oil and salad oil as green food. SuperMap International Limited
    Marine SDI Multiple Exploitation:
    Featured Paper by Luis Pacheco

    The Portuguese Hydrographic Institute is a navy organization responsible for producing official nautical paper and electronic charts as well as to conduct studies and research in several marine related disciplines such as physical oceanography, hydrography, marine geology, chemical oceanography and safety of navigation. For the last years, it has been developing a spatial data infrastructure to support its technical-scientific data and products management. This SDI provided the Institute with the capability to respond to several ad-hoc requests, providing decision makers with their raw material - information.
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    Critical GIS Integration
    Featured Paper by Andrew Webster, Jeff Kirshberg, Pete Muserelli

    The California State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ, mandating that publicly owned sanitary sewer collection systems in California develop a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), in order to prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO). As this order mandates that the SSMP be updated internally every two years and externally every five, the development of a successful SSMP must emphasize the creation and maintenance of easily updateable data and analysis.
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    Enhancing a Fats, Oils,
    Featured Paper by Xavier Davis

    ArcGIS has aided Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (PCWASA) in reducing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from entering the local Wastewater Collection System and Treatment Facilities. Through geovisualization, ArcGIS has become a problem analysis tool to help identify possible root causes of line backups and sanitary sewer overflows due to grease from FOG generators. In addition, ArcGIS has simplified the routing and planning of required grease trap inspections. The Authority's ArcGIS serves as the central database for all FOG generators in which attributes are captured and locations are mapped. This has made responding to customer concerns and inquiries straightforward and effortless.
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    ArcGIS and Citrix - A
    Featured Paper by Wendell Hoskins, Jason Thacker, Adam LaBorde

    The United States Marine Corps has established two regional geospatial data centers in an effort to centralize GIS data storage and application hosting. Each of the two regional centers supports ten to twelve Marine Corps Installations and their tenant commands. Meeting application performance and GIS capability expectations is not easily achieved in a centralized environment. However, the Marine Corps model has proven successful where others have fallen short. Cornerstone components of this Enterprise GIS architecture include consolidated and pooled ESRI licenses, a centrally managed ArcSDE geodatabase, a common yet individualized browser-based map viewer via ArcGIS Server/Web ADF, and centralized hosting of the ArcGIS Desktop suite via Citrix Presentation Server (now called XenApp). Overcoming unique challenges with hosting ArcGIS Desktop in a Citrix environment, particularly within the Navy-Marine Corps network, resulted in valuable lessons learned and recommended configurations.
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    GIS and Water Resources
    Featured Paper by Jalayne Spivey, Elizabeth Cervantes

    The Middle Rio Grande is a 180-mile reach that supports the greater part of New Mexico's population, its agricultural base, seven Indian pueblos, and endangered species. The Middle Rio Grande is a fully appropriated, hydrologically connected system. Since 1907, the State Engineer has had statutory authority to administer water rights. Today, the OSE Water Rights Division has transitioned from manual cartographic methods to electronic methods of evaluation of water rights by utilizing GIS. The success of this practice has created the "MRG Project", its goal being spatial and temporal access to land and water use since 1907.
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    Using a Geodatabase to
    Featured Paper by Jon Becker

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Water Management Division (WMD) has developed a geodatabase to manage the georeferenced water quality assessment data from the region's eight southeastern states for various years. The geodatabase's relationships between various assessment unit features and detailed tables provide WMD GIS staff with powerful and versatile analytical capability. By integrating disparate state data formats into a common structure, the geodatabase enables much easier multi-year, multi-state spatial analysis than before. Answers to complex management requests or environmental progress reports can be generated in a fraction of the time it took when the georeferencing data was contained in various, unmatching shapefiles.
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    Reducing Traffic Fatalities
    Featured Paper by Dana Steil, Allen Parrish

    The majority of Alabama State Troopers utilize a GIS-enabled electronic citation system that captures location information. At the time a citation is issued the GPS location is used to automatically populate county and courthouse information. Each location is snapped to a state-route and milepost, the route is then segmented and displayed as part of a graduated line above the roadway. The lines can be filtered by any field within the citation (e.g. speeding citations, alcohol related citations).
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    Headwater Streams and
    Featured Paper by Jason Berner, Mary Thiesing, Robert Simpson, Claire Jantz

    This project acts as a model for identifying ecologic and hydrologic functions of headwater streams and associated wetlands within the Upper Delaware Basin, NY. Geographic Information Systems technologies were employed to prioritize existing headwater streams and wetland landscapes for protection, restoration, and mitigation purposes. The results of this project may assist future floodplain management of the Upper Delaware Basin and provide effective methods for protecting headwater streams and wetlands under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
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    Marine Corps Leverages
    Featured Paper by Jason Thacker, Bill Russell

    During the wildfires of October, 2007 the regional geospatial data center located on Camp Pendleton, CA played a central role in supporting the Marine Corps' response to protect people and property aboard the military installation and the surrounding community. As huge wildfires spread throughout San Diego County, to include four fires aboard Camp Pendleton burning more than 21,000 acres of the Installation, the Camp Pendleton emergency operations center leveraged GIS technology to effectively track and respond to the situation. ArcGIS Server provided a "common operational picture" that enabled the Marines to annotate and track local incidents, integrate information from multiple sources to include Cal Fire data and NASA predator drone imagery, analyze and plan evacuation routes, and coordinate response efforts through a single browser-based solution.
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    Using of ArcGIS Server
    Featured Paper by Mikheil Tsiklauri, Shota Chachkhunashvili, George Gotsiridze

    The successful development of NPIS significantly depends on main principles, including:
    • Existence of data exchange network (WAN/LAN)
    • Completed application of geodatabase and GIS-server technologies
    • Existence of adequately qualified personnel
    • Comfortable and safe delivery of property information to the interested party
    • Simplified and consistent internal procedures within the system
    • Decentralization of delivery of information on real estate to the customers
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    GEOAddress: An Environment
    Featured Paper by Silvana Araujo, Silvio Baldan

    This project proposed the implementation of a corporation system for address management, named GEOAddress. It is integrated with other systems to management of customers and electric networks, and is supported by the street centerline and cartographic feature classes.
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    4MAT2KML is a stand alone application that allows users to convert tabular data (DBF format) into a KML file format. The tabular data must reside in a DBF format and it must contain LAT/LONG numeric data stored in decimal degrees. Product Highlights include: • Quickly create custom KML files from personal geodatabases / shapefiles • Extract only the records you need • Change the description on the field labels • Select icons you wish to use or use a custom icon • No pre-installed GIS software required G-Tek Solutions
    Modeling Urban Sprawl
    Featured Paper by Brady Foust, Lisa Theo

    This presentation examines the use of raw Bureau of the Census TIGER data to model urban sprawl. Because development follows roads, intersection density is an excellent way to anticipate urban infilling. Annual updates of TIGER provide historical data that can be projected ahead using geostatistical analysis.
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    The Strive for a High
    Featured Paper by Thomas Norlin

    The Swedish Road Administration has since the early 70-ties been building a National Road Database. In recent years communities and the forest industry have inserted private- and community roads into the database. This has been done in order to create a database suited for both operating the roads as well as transportation planning and ITS. The database is stored in an internal environment that complies with national and international standards and it is also available on the ESRI platform as a synchronized geodatabase. The creation of this road database is a very large investment and the quality of the data is of outmost importance. Critical parts of the data quality management are done with ArcGIS using Utility Network Analyst, standard GP-tools and specially developed applications. The relationships between different objects are examined and the thematic accuracy is evaluated through statistical selection where attributes are compared to the real world.
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    Intersection Density
    Featured Paper by Josh Pendleton, Erik Sabina

    The paper presents results of a study of the geographic distribution of intersections by type in the metropolitan Denver region, and use of the data in the Integrated Regional Model (IRM), a next-generation travel model being built by the Denver Regional Council of Governments. The paper presents: a description of the methods used to categorize complex intersections, and to account for inconsistent basemap coding practices; depiction of the results of the work, including geographic intersection distribution; and presentation of the use of intersection type in the IRM (for example, its effects on the use of transit and walk modes in the region). The paper will also present other applications of the data, including discussion of the development policy sensitivity supported by the model through the inclusion of this variable (for example, TOD effects, different approaches to urban design such as neo-traditional design, typical suburban design, etc.)
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    Geography of a Regional
    Featured Paper by Lara Perroni

    This paper will describe how the Regional Municipality of Durham has successfully implemented an enterprise GIS in an environment where varying and sometimes conflicting goals arise. The Regions GIS has progressed from a modest beginnings in 2000 with only two members to a fully integrated IT department servicing over 100 power users including 3 core GIS groups, numerous web clients and approximately 40 external stakeholders comprised of Local Municipalities, School Boards, Conservation Authorities, Bell 911, and Transit. Corporate GIS Services mission was, and remains, to foster and provide GIS solutions that enable the coordination of data, technology, standards and partnerships for departmental users, external agencies and the public.
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    Finding a Geographic
    Featured Paper by Chad Smith, Larry Hoover

    The Dallas Police Department is engaged with Sam Houston State University in an evaluation of the efficacy of crime interdiction tactics by uniformed patrol. The evaluative design required three matched pairs of high crime areas, with each matched pair demographically similar and experiencing parallel crime patterns, but dissimilar to one another on both dimensions. Dallas PD analysts used GIS to find a common geographic denominator to identify potential study areas. Data were then refined to consider both quantitative and qualitative crime patterns. Existing political and social boundaries were rejected for lack of consistency and uniformity. Instead, artificial boundaries were created to track and analyze the impact of variation in patrol tactics. This presentation reviews the complexity of combining widely varied geospatial datasets.
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    Implementing Production
    Featured Paper by Andreas Lippert, Isabella Bodechtel, Axel Relin

    Our company has developed and implemented a powerful production line for the mapping of very large areas (> 770,000 square miles) with highly complex interpretation keys containing over 150 object classes. For the system design we undertook a detailed customer requirements analysis and determined which fuctionality from the existing ArcGIS extensions JTX and PLTS to use, and where to adapt them to satisfy the particular requirements of the project.
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    Datasets That Enable
    Featured Paper by Brian McMahan, Amy Rockwell

    In a utility focused on customer service, maintaining and improving a seamless project tracking system that distributes knowledge to the enterprise in a timely manner is a key business requirement. This system has evolved from an Excel workbook which created simple datasets to a custom SQL based application with an Access front-end. SQL scripts pull data nightly from a customer service database located on an oracle server to populate the tracking system. Included in this customer service data is the Parcel ID, when populated into the system is associated with it's proper x,y coordinate and can be spatially represented. Among the tasks, it is used to track project locations, costs, types of work, associate project photos, assists in answering City Council inquiries, inventory collection verification and staff productivity. Yearly, the system is utilized to prepare GASB 34 Asset Tracking Reports, determine trends in land development, forecast staffing and contract resources.
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    Drug Task Force and Metro
    Featured Paper by Mary Beth Stephens

    Felony drug offenses committed within 1,000 feet of the boundary of a Drug Free Zone requires the sentence be served at 100%, no probation or parole. These zones include public and private schools, daycares, libraries, parks, and recreation centers. Instead of using odometers or tape measures, the Drug Task Force wanted to utilize GIS tools for more accurate measurement of distances involved in drug cases. Using ArcMap, Metro Nashville Mapping Department created a layer of 1000' buffers around these zones to determine which cases conform to the requirements of the Drug-Free School Zone Act. Exact locations of illegal activities are determined with GPS equipment, and the data collected can then be us
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    Synchronizing Veolia
    Featured Paper by Charline Avey, Stanley Dallal

    The ability of Veolia Water Indianapolis to generate routes from destination addresses relies on having the most current and complete street data available. We edit our data whenever we find our NAVTEQ street data inadequate to geocode sufficiently. A data synchronization problem arises when NAVTEQ releases a new quarterly update that may not include the edits that we have made during the quarter. We have successfully implemented a process using the Data Synchronizer ArcMap extension to resolve conflicts between our edited data and the latest NAVTEQ quarterly update. The extension identifies where features have been added, moved or deleted and where attribute values have changed. We review each conflict and choose which version to keep. Changes in the Link ID unique identifier are documented so that we can repair relationships to the NAVTEQ data from our associated tables.
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    Innovation Clusters:
    Featured Paper by Indraneel Kumar

    Patents and citations are considered as variables of innovation and used for studying the flow of knowledge between geographic regions. This study looks into the distribution of patents in Indiana, their inventors, the citations database and how these patents have made citations-to or received citations-from other patents all across the U.S.
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    Base Map Updates Using
    Featured Paper by Mita Mathur, Kristin Brown, Larry Stipek

    This paper presents an overview on the Base Map updates project taken by Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Information System. OMAGI updates all base map data selectively according to development patterns. Various parts of the county are updated from aerial photography through stereo compilation and photogrammetry. Ground features are captured and attributed through the base map maintenance services contract kept by the county. Base Map data layers include planimetric (Buildings, roads, miscellaneous cultural features), environmental (Hydrology, forest cover), and topographic (elevation contours and spot heights) features. Many annual cycles (2000 to present) of base map update contribute to the development of these layers.
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    Analytical Models as
    Featured Paper by Nicholas Jackson, Julie Kanzler

    As a part of the Washington DC Metropolitan Statistical Area, both Arlington County and the City of Alexandria are participating in the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) City Readiness Initiative (CRI) mandating jurisdictions to develop a plan for the delivery of medication to 100% of the population within 48 hours. Emergency health planners in these two neighboring jurisdictions turned to their GIS shops in an effort to employ spatial analysis to devise strategies to meet CDC's criteria. Alexandria was the first to respond to the challenge by generating a city-wide boolean raster allocation model of pedestrian barriers and optimizing distribution center locations based on walking accessibility, (relative to population distribution), evenness of allocation, and landmark quality. Arlington County followed suit with a cost allocation model which takes into account walking distance and household population. This presentation will discuss selection criteria and present opportunities for resource optimization between the two jurisdictions.
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    Neighborhood Revitalization
    Featured Paper by Ann Arnall, Jason Krejci

    Lee County, Department of Human Services, located in Southwest Florida, implemented a neighborhood building program in 1997. This program focuses on rebuilding neighborhoods by utilizing federal HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and partnering with other not for profit organizations. Our 6 neighborhoods have a high concentration of poverty and staff works with neighborhood leaders to combat crime and code violations. This partnership between the neighborhood and County staff improves both service delivery and capital infrastructure. GIS is a powerful key component in the process of neighborhood development. It is used in number of ways to map and analyze factors. Some examples of the way that it is used are to map out neighborhood assets, demographics, projections and code violations. GIS is a tool that the Department of Human Services relies heavily on to make planning and decisions easier.
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    Assessing Storm Water
    Featured Paper by Sandy Malesky

    The City of Westminster, Colorado, uses GIS datasets as the basis for determining storm water runoff fees to be charged to City water account holders. The City encompasses 33.5 square miles, and has over 31,000 water accounts that need to be assessed. On average, monthly revenue from storm water fees is $80,000, totaling nearly one million dollars per year that goes into maintenance and management of storm infrastructure. Input data from the billing and building permits divisions is combined with GIS vector representations of meter locations and impervious surfaces to calculate each meter's share of impervious surface.
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    Science Experimental
    Featured Paper by Madalena Mota, Paula Curvelo, Marco Painho, Oscar Vidal

    Since 1996, the Ciência-Viva Program has supported projects whose aim is to encourage the use of experiments in learning science, involving scientific and school communities in an exchange of knowledge and resources. Within this program the ISEGI-UNL, in a partnership with ESRI-Portugal and two secondary schools, is leading an initiative promoting a learning process centered on experience, and in which the focus is given to the use of geographic information technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS). Taking as a starting point the concepts and principles of the various disciplines integrating the curricula, the goal is to give the students research activities directed at the resolution of problems and relevant tasks, in which the space, as the stage for the many relations between phenomena, is the integrating element of learning experiences and tends to supply the privileged context for the establishment of an analysis and exploration framework.
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    The Strive for a High
    Featured Paper by Thomas Norlin

    The Swedish Road Administration has since the early 70-ties been building a National Road Database. In recent years communities and the forest industry have inserted private- and community roads into the database. This has been done in order to create a database suited for both operating the roads as well as transportation planning and ITS. The database is stored in an internal environment that complies with national and international standards and it is also available on the ESRI platform as a synchronized geodatabase. The creation of this road database is a very large investment and the quality of the data is of outmost importance. Critical parts of the data quality management are done with ArcGIS using Utility Network Analyst, standard GP-tools and specially developed applications. The relationships between different objects are examined and the thematic accuracy is evaluated through statistical selection where attributes are compared to the real world.
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    GIS Learning in Indian Country
    Featured Paper by R. J. Kern

    The National Geospatial Resource Center (NGRC) provides ESRI authorized training to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and employees of federally-recognized Tribes. The training program is part of a multi-tiered effort including help desk support, application development, GIS services, and systems administration; these components are geared towards building an enterprise GIS throughout the BIA and eventually Indian Country at-large. Our training focuses less on 'button-pushing' and more on leveraging GIS tools to enable critical thinking and spatial literacy. The resources of the ESRI Authorized Training Program (ATP) have been significant to GIS learning at the enterprise organization facing limited budget and resources. Discuss recommendations on how to train users with mixed technical backgrounds, multi-disciplinary interests, and unique learning differences. Hear firsthand how we 'smooth' the steep learning curve associated with GIS learning. Gain insight into the introduction of GIS as a decision tool for new and experienced users.
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    The Status of GIS Education
    Featured Paper by Kelvin Raiford, Gordana Vlahovic, Rakesh Malhotra

    This research considered the availability of GIS education at sixteen member institutions of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, forty private institutions and fifty-eight community colleges in North Carolina. Research of institutional web sites, direct e-mail, and telephone inquires were used to develop a database of GIS courses and degrees and departments that offer them. The authors were especially interested in comparing GIS educational opportunities at ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state with other institutions. While seventy percent (7/10) of the geography departments are located in the UNC system, only twenty percent (2/10) HBCUs in North Carolina have a geography department.
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    Experimental Approach
    Featured Paper by Hyun Jung Cho, James Kelley, Lloyd McGregor, Duanjun Lu

    Remote detection of submerged plants is often limited due to the water absorption of Near Infrared (NIR) and the light scattering from suspended particles. Spectral variations along depth gradients were collected using a GER spectroradiometer over outdoor tanks that contain submerged plants. Field transect-surveys were also conducted in Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississppi, to collect information on water depth and vegetation cover along depth gradients. The transect data were overlaid with aerial photographs in ArcGIS 9.2. Experimental study results indicated that the NIR region appears to have two peaks at approximately 710-720 nm and 810-820 nm in the submerged plants. Incorporation of these unique NIR reflectance peaks did not improve detection of seagrass beds in turbid, high energy coastal waters, but, it appears to improve the use of hyperspectral aerial photographs in locating canopy-forming oligohaline aquatic vegetation beds.
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    Commercial Remote Sensing
    Featured Paper by Eve Douglas

    The Office of Space Commercialization (OSC) is the principle unit for space commerce policy activities with NOAA and the Department of Commerce. OSC's mission is to foster the conditions for the economic growth and technological advancement of the U.S. commercial space industry. In 2003, the President authorized a new national policy that establishes guidance and implementation actions for commercial remote sensing capabilities. The fundamental goal of this policy is to advance and protect U.S. national security and foreign interests by maintaining the nation's leadership in remote sensing space activities, by sustaining and enhancing the U.S. remote sensing industry. Doing so will foster economic growth, contribute to environmental stewardship, and enable scientific and technological excellence. This presentation will explore how well the United States is implementing the policy. What are the roadblocks? What more can OSC do to help the industry?
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    Applied GIS in Research
    Featured Paper by Elias Nyandwi

    In the tropical mountainous rainforests, the forest canopy structure is highly correlated with local topography, but the relationships with canopy vascular epiphyte - one of its unique biodiversity richness which is poorly described - is yet to be established. This study aimed to model the distribution of canopy vascular epiphyte diversity in the Nyungwe National Park of Rwanda. Canopy vascular epiphyte distributions were mapped by applying a logistic regression equation relating presence/absence data to the parameters of surface shape. The results indicated that there is a significant impact of terrain elevation and geomorphic shape of the land surface (terrain shape index) on vascular epiphyte occurrence. Based on the most accurate logistic model assessed by the residual deviance information, the Akaike Information Criterion and the area under the ROC curve, the probability of vascular epiphytes to occur was predicted at 75 % level of accuracy. That is in line with the role of elevation and landform to determine communities and site suitability.
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    GIS and GPS Technology
    Featured Paper by Syed Ali Naqi, Zawwar Hussain, Nadia Akhter

    GPS and GIS technology is the way of the future for the utility industry. Any organization that requires accurate location information can benefit from efficiency and productivity provided by GPS & GIS technology. Every day, from electric, gas and water utilities to telecommunications companies are using geospatial technology to manage their assets with greater precision, streamline everyday tasks, and analyze field data to make important and informed business decisions.
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    GPS, Centerline and the APDM
    Featured Paper by Joe Bentley, James Moll, Carl Meinke

    GE and Columbia Gas migrated data from a Framme based system to an Enterprise GIS. The migration project had worked out many data errors, but data was not spatially located properly. Columbia performed a gross level GPS data collection for its pipeline system. Attempting to adjust the pipeline to the newly acquired GPS, Columbia discovered that, as a feature based model, the adjustments could not be incorporated efficiently.
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    GIS, Essential Tool to
    Featured Paper by Domenico MASSIMO, Antonino BARBALACE, Riccardo CEFALA

    Paper concerns a long-term research which built-up a Decision Support System for sustainable urban conservation based upon ArcGIS framework coordinated with several tools: CAD, mapping, cost forecast, spreadsheet, regression, as well as energy-climate evaluation and control.
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    National Geospatial Intelligence
    Featured Paper by Michael Kehoe

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has supported Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) with aeronautical safety and navigation data/products since 2003. ODF, which began during the Antarctic summer of 1955-56, is the military transportation operation which supports scientific research of the civilian U.S. Antarctic Program and National Science Foundation in Antarctica. The hazardous Antarctic terrain, in conjunction with the extreme weather conditions, makes Antarctica one of the most dangerous places in the world to operate aircraft. NGA has created a variety of aeronautical safety and navigation products to assist in safer operation of aircraft in Antarctica. The aeronautical products include Strip Charts, Landing Site Graphics, Approach Charts, and 1:250,000 topographic charts and were created with ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, and Abode Photoshop software. Aeronautical safety and navigation data have also been created as digital shape files which work with Falcon View software, both for Antarctica and at ODF training areas in Greenland.
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    Triaging Healthcare Facilities
    Featured Paper by Michael O'Neill, Scott Christman, Michael Byrne

    The Facilities Development Division (FDD) of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) manages building construction permitting for all hospitals & skilled nursing facilities in CA. Under emergency situations, specifically earthquakes, OSHPD is mandated to inspect hospitals & skilled nursing facilities for damage. An emergency operations center gets stood up with each event. We have extended our publicly available web application, called Healthcare Atlas, to include additional intranet-only functionality to assist FDD when triaging facilities after an earthquake. From the application, responders and engineers are able to see event and facility information to aid them when executing OSHPD's business processes during the emergency. A key component of the system is the automated consumption of USGS earthquake data. The architecture includes ArcIMS, ArcSDE, USGS ShakeMap RSS feed, VB.NET, Python, and web services.
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    Public Participation
    Featured Paper by Sheila Steinberg, Steven Steinberg, Josef Eckert, Jennifer Kauffman

    This project employs a mixed-method sociospatial approach to studying agricultural worker health issues in rural California. Sociospatial means considering space, place and social indicators in a holistic and integrated fashion (Steinberg and Steinberg 2007). The California Center for Rural Policy, funded from the California Endowment, worked in partnership with Poder Popular, a community-based networked group to empower farmworker communities throughout the state of California.
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    A Robust Approach for
    Featured Paper by Daniel Olson, Steven Petersen, Randy Larsen, Jerran Flinders, Justin Shannon, Jericho Whiting

    Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) are endemic to the dry, mountainous regions of North America, but many populations were extirpated shortly after European colonization. Consequently, reintroducing bighorn sheep has been a major undertaking throughout the western United States. GIS has been used to evaluate bighorn sheep habitat since the 1990's. In this study, we developed habitat-use models for female bighorn sheep using GIS and logistic regression. We created habitat models for two study areas in north-central Utah, which classified 85.2 to 95.9% of bighorn locations correctly. When the habitat models were extrapolated to areas with bighorn sheep and validated with known bighorn locations, they correctly classified 94.0 to 95.4% of locations. We found slope and tree cover to be robust variables that accurately predicted habitat-use of bighorns. Our results provide managers with a tool to predict habitat-use of bighorn sheep at a landscape scale.
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    Across the Curriculum:
    Featured Paper by John Harrington, Shawn Hutchinson

    Several strategic administrative decisions enabled a coordinated expansion of GIScience capabilities across the academic units at Kansas State University. Administrators and faculty recognize the importance of GIScience. At K-State, GIScience education has been described as "The Fourth R," with spatial reasoning seen as "something that every educated person should know about." We identify important administrative decisions and documents the associated responses that have resulted in a greatly improved environment for GIScience teaching and research. Examples of strategic decisions include the development of an All-University GIScience Steering Committee, the establishment of a GIScience Commons, two Targeted Excellence proposals supporting IT infrastructure, research, and new GIScience positions within the institution. Continued connection with key state-wide GIScience decision makers and participation in related meetings has also been important. We conclude that collaborative and supportive interaction among faculty and administrators has been critical to the success of this effort.
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    Extending ISAT to an
    Featured Paper by William Nagel, David Ellerbeck, Andrea Carlin

    In 2007, El Paso Corporation started a pilot project to migrate its legacy relational database model (ISAT) to an object-oriented feature-based model for an implementation in 2008. This migration would allow us to begin leveraging the many advantages of being in an ESRI GIS environment.
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    Can GIS Models Predict
    Featured Paper by Justin Shannon, Jericho Whiting, Steven Petersen, Daniel Olson, Jerran Flinders

    Habitat-use models for wildlife reintroductions are important management tools. Such predictive models can save managers time and money by ensuring animals are released into suitable habitats. We tested predictive winter and lambing habitat-use models constructed by Whiting et al. (2004) for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) on Mount Nebo, Utah. We used ArcGIS 9.2 to determine the number of bighorn sightings within predicted habitats. Additionally, we documented which variables were violated for bighorn sightings outside of modeled habitats. Our results showed that bighorns used predicted slopes, elevations, and vegetation cover types only 40% to 60% of the time during both seasons. Furthermore, only 14% of winter sightings (n = 70) and 18% of lambing sightings (n = 55) were within habitats predicted by Whiting et al. (2004). Finally, we offer suggestions to improve both models, which will aid in the restoration and conservation of bighorns in Utah.
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    Assessing the Environmental
    Featured Paper by Karl Daines

    This study has assessed the environmental sensitivity of petrol filling station locations across Europe, with regard to proximity to groundwater, surface water and ecological receptors, using a GIS-based methodology. The principle aim of this study is to promote a risk-based approach to implementing the EU Groundwater Daughter Directive. In addition, the study aims to provide a tool for both individual oil companies and the oil industry as a whole to identify areas of higher environmental sensitivity; encouraging rational investment in preventative measures where it is most needed.
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    The Benefit of 3D/GIS
    Featured Paper by Marksuel Bastos, Alessandro Silva

    The management of equipments (manifolds, pipelines, platforms) in a 3D GIS environment, besides all of the analysis functionalities and queries presented in a conventional GIS, supports a better understanding of the data models, because in this environment, they are seen closer to the reality.
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    Using GIS for NPDES Phase
    Featured Paper by Steven Johnson, Kasey Hansen

    The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II rules have been a call to action for many municipalities to improve the quality of stormwater in their communities. This presentation will show how GIS has been used to assist the City of Orem, Utah, in meeting all six NPDES minimum control measures (public education, public participation, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction, post-construction and good housekeeping). GIS can also be used as a central repository for all the data required by the EPA during an audit of a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.
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    Long Term Recovery and GIS
    Featured Paper by Jason Krejci, Patricia Howell

    Long Term Recovery is a community partnership that was formed in January 2005 between not-for-profit, Red Cross, United Way and faith based organizations to coordinate local resources in the time of disaster. These organizations strive to address the immediate needs (food, water, ice, shelter) of those most affected by disaster. Long Term Recovery utilizes GIS in planning, implementation and post disaster events.
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    Modeling Deployment of
    Featured Paper by Nils Johnson, Christopher Yang, Joan Ogden

    As California explores a potential transition to a hydrogen-based transportation system, an important step is to gain insight into the design and costs of a statewide infrastructure for producing and delivering hydrogen during this period. This paper describes GIS-based methods for optimizing the deployment of production, distribution, and refueling infrastructure as hydrogen vehicle market penetration evolves from 1% to 50% in California. Two particular modeling efforts are emphasized: 1) prediction of the spatial distribution of hydrogen demand at fixed market penetration levels and 2) optimization of hydrogen infrastructure to supply statewide demand via centralized hydrogen production with pipeline distribution. The spatial model is combined with technoeconomic models of hydrogen infrastructure components to identify the optimal infrastructure design at each market penetration as well as the costs and CO2 emissions of infrastructure deployment. This paper presents a GIS-based method for evaluating and designing alternative fuel infrastructure in a regional context.
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    Towards a Modular Planning
    Featured Paper by Kim Daal, Kees Vink, Bernard Raterman

    Drinking water companies in The Netherlands have recognized the need to develop adaptive strategies to deal with the direct and indirect effects of climate change. Numerous studies are undertaken to assess the environmental and social impact of climate change. Clearly, water management plays an important role in dealing with these effects. In the water sector already a broad range of models are used to study the interaction of drinking water supply and environmental or social processes. GIS-based models have been developed for hydrological and ecological impact assessment of water abstractions. Land use based models are designed to predict water quality or drinking water demand. Hydraulic models are used for the design of distribution systems. The integration of these model tools into an overall planning instrument has been leveraged by the functionality of ModelBuilder in ArcGIS 9.2. The drinking water supply can be optimized using this approach.
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    Enterprise Geodatabase
    Featured Paper by Dana Nibby, John Farley, Ray Chilcote, Jun Wu

    Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Those who fail to test didn't get the first point. Deciding how to deploy GIS across a large Enterprise presents challenging questions: How might Enterprise GIS impact current IT infrastructure? How much Enterprise GIS is sufficient to meet business objectives? And what evidence can one generate to answer these questions? While sizing charts and models are helpful, empirical results provide the best answers.
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    Rural Addressing in the
    Featured Paper by John Heagin

    Rural areas of Utah are facing increasing population growth and building outside established townships, creating a need for an updated and improved E911 addressing system. Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center joined with several of these counties to assist them in this endeavor. Working with County Recorders, Road Departments and the E911 coordinators, AGRC's task was to consolidate available data, (both digital and non-digital) and to assist and advise in collecting new data using GIS and GPS technologies. This process often involves accommodating existing address schemes, developing grid systems, and ensuring this data can support ALI/ANI, dispatch, house addressing, signage location, and MSAG creation. This paper will review the process and learning experiences working with several county agencies, to develop a workable E911 database.
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    Federal Oil and Gas Accessibility
    Featured Paper by Richard Watson

    The Energy Acts of 2000 and 2005 require the U.S. Department of the Interior to conduct oil and gas inventories of all onshore Federal lands and to determine the extent of any restrictions or impediments to their development. Phase III of this inventory, which now includes the entire United States, was released in 2008 and is available on the Bureau of Land Management's Web site at Using ArcGIS, a spatial intersection of oil and gas resources and Federal lands grouped into nine access categories allows quantification of surface acreages and underlying fossil fuel volumes. This report represents the third in a series of efforts to comprehensively integrate, using geospatial technology, oil and gas resources with Federal land accessibility. This presentation will be informative for anyone who has an interest in Federal lands and energy development.
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    Monitoring of Lukoil
    Featured Paper by Svetlana Khipeli, Alla Krasovskaya, Elena Kurnakova, Elena Sokolova, Mikhail Grigoriev

    We have spent the analysis of oil market in Timan-Pechora oil bearing province. The Leading part in an oil production in the province belongs to oil company Lukoil, begun with 1997 to form upstream activities in region. Lukoil has borrowed the lead position by absorption of the basic enterprises operated here and the further structural transformations inside of the company. We study process of consolidation of the company by the analysis of upstream activities dynamics for the period 1997 - 2007. The activities are displayed in license spatial data. Creation of these and transportation network data in a time series format and use cartographical animation has allowed to show spatial structure of upstream development. Thus Lukoil activity in the various production centers within the province and network development is analyzed.
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    Metrics and Tools for
    Featured Paper by Jason Parent, Shlomo Angel, Daniel Civco

    The change in the spatial structure over a ten year period for a global sample of 120 cities were analyzed using remote sensing and GIS. Land cover data, for each city, were derived from Landsat imagery for two time periods, circa 1990 and circa 2000. The land cover data were used in GIS analyses to identify and measure the characteristics of the spatial structures that are indicative of urban sprawl. These characteristics include polycentricity, ribbon and scatter development, increasing fragmentation of open space, declining population densities, and a declining compactness of the urban area. Metrics were developed to quantify rigorously each of these characteristics and map layers were generated for qualitative assessments. A Python script was developed to automate fully the GIS analyses for the 120 cities.
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    Algorithms for Automated
    Featured Paper by Mariane Dal Santo, Guilherme Wosny, Francisco de Oliveria

    The Geographic Information Systems (ARCGIS-ESRI), have tools to product a cartographical generalization that are based in spatial transformations that alter the data geometrical and topological representation. The major spatial objetcts use vector as the basic entities for representation, the vectorial generalization has been well studied and is the most common transformation used in the existent systems. The three basic elements for vectorial representation are points, lines and areas and are translated to geographical objects as nodes, points, arcs, isolines, polygonal lines and polygons. This article discusses polygonal lines simplifying methods. Searching a good cartographical precision to cadastral scale, this paper explains the experiments and evaluation process for two algorithms to improve line simplification applyied to GIS: an adaptation of Douglas-Peucker algorithm, an area/perimeter cocient, and an adaptation of Wang, algorithm applying arcs techinical recognizition, analysing the characteristics and dropping out the minor significants.
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    Conversion of Lincoln
    Featured Paper by Arnold Radloff

    From January 2004 through October 2006, the Lincoln Water System pursued a goal of converting their Microstation CAD Record files into an ESRI ArcGIS Geodatabase format. This presentation is an effort to briefly describe the processes, problems encountered and how they were overcome, which culminated in a successful conversion. It will describe the unique considerations and customization that needed to be created in order to integrate with the existing workflow between Lincoln Water System functions and the Department of Public Works and Utilities to create a versioned SDE Geodatabase. The incorporation of hydraulic modeling parameters and methodology will be discussed. The presentation will also describe the efforts by the Lincoln Water System to have their Field Crews use SDE enhanced Map Books with Electronic Mobile Devices to reference and add new projects to the Geodatabase.
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    Using ArcGIS Server and
    Featured Paper by Gregory Morlock

    The US Office of Surface Mining (OSM) regulates surface coal mines throughout the United States. Much of this regulation is performed by states in cooperative arrangements with OSM. Because OSM and these state agencies do their work in different ways, there is not a central repository for coalmine permit boundaries for the United States. OSM, in conjunction with the states of Virginia and West Virginia, conducted a prototype project to collect coalmine permit boundary information. The concept of the prototype was to create one-way replicas of the state geodatabases in an OSM geodatabase. The Data Interoperability Extension was then used to perform an extract, transform and Load (ETL) operation on those data as well as internal data from different OSM locations.
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    Using ESRI's ArcScene
    Featured Paper by Thomas Galya, Thomas Mastrorocco

    Downstream of the Abbott Hollow coal refuse disposal site in Kanawha County, West Virginia, Fifteenmile Fork, receives significant metals and acidity runoff from AMD (acid mine drainage) seepage (seeps). The seep water chemistry is characterized as having a pH of 3.2 s.u., 240 mg/L iron (dissolved), 13.2 mg/L manganese (dissolved), and 22.1 mg/L aluminum (dissolved), which results in the degradation of water quality of the receiving stream, Fifteenmile Fork. Data for this project was gathered from several sources: AutoCad files; ortho-photos; company and Office of Surface Mining-Mine Map Repository (MMR) scanned mine paper maps; and GPS locations of the AMD seeps. Both pre-and post-SMCRA (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, 1977) placement of AMD-producing refuse materials in the Abbott Hollow refuse area caused and contributes to the generation of AMD seeps from the refuse area. The underground mines contribute to inflows into the refuse pile, which has the geochemical character to produce and contribute to the AMD seeps. The results of this project demonstrated how ESRI's ArcScene application was used to visualize the complex geospatial relationship between the occurrence of the AMD seeps, underground mines, and the adjacent coal refuse disposal area.
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    GIS Analysis Used in
    Featured Paper by Eric Lesnett, Ed Sherwood, Jennifer Lana

    Seagrasses are vital components of the shallow coastal waters of Florida and serve as critical habitat and food for a variety of marine life. Seagrasses also serve as sentinels for detection of various environmental disturbances. Aside from traditional impacts to this resource such as poor water quality attributable to anthropogenic activities, additional stressors to seagrass resources have been identified in Tampa Bay, FL. In 2007, the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County developed a local seagrass management plan to determine the historic and current extent of seagrass resources in the county and priority issues facing their future management. Various GIS analyses were performed to assess seagrass resources including: delineation of management zones, photo digitization and interpretation of seagrass scarring due to boats, temporal trends at monitored transects and locations, and achievable restoration acreages. Results were used to define specific management actions, such as establishing "pole and troll" seagrass protection zones.
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    Using GIS/GPS to Eradicate
    Featured Paper by Ken DeVore, Will Patterson

    Northern pike (Esox lucius) are a nonnative invasive fish species that threaten California's aquatic resources. They have adversely affected the local trout fishery and local economy. If they escape or are moved from Lake Davis to other areas of the State or region, they could endanger fish in other streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs where they become established. Using GIS and GPS we tracked where the Rotenone (used to stun and kill fish) is applied in the 44 square mile project boundary. We divided the project area into a 1/4 mile grid using ArcInfo. Treatment teams attached Garmin GPS units to backpack sprayers and boats during eradication process. Next we downloaded and processed GPS data with MapSource and DNR Garmin each evening and analyized the shapefiles using ArcView and ArcGIS. Using GIS and GPS we successfully identified treated/untreated areas. GIS/GPS are great tools to map, identify, and track fish eradication. They were the main tools for decision makers during the Pike eradication.
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    Migrating a Road Registry
    Featured Paper by Frederick McCamic, Roy Pickering, Naomi Lizama

    For years San Diego County maintained its Road Register in a database on a Vax minicomputer. Maps were drafted ink on mylar. Over the past 4 years the County has migrated the database to Hansen software, which includes asset management and work order creation and tracking features. Mapping has been migrated to ArcMap, and the Hansen and Arcmap componenents have been linked. Within the enterprise, data access is via Hansen, various PDF documents on shared network drives, and via an ArcIMS mapping application on the County intranet.. Public access is via PDF documents on the County internet website. In the migration process completeness and accuracy have been improved. Internal and external access to data have been improved by moving to digital form.
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    Archaeological GIS Data
    Featured Paper by Dan Martin

    Archaeological GIS for land and resource management among land managing agencies is established as an essential technology. Agency archeologists can open ArcMap, choose Add Data>Add ArcGIS Server or ArcIMS Server with other datasets to work. Site and Areas Inventoried locations and tabular data are available. Using Mobile GIS, archaeologists are able to go afield with existing data on their handheld, edit extant data or collect new data that becomes part of the record without need for data re-manipulation so that errors are reduced. Such systems are operational many places. Sources of such data are diverse. Exception to access is in some of the Wildland Fire situations where such capabilities would often save sites, lives and property. Discussed are Fire senarios, such as the Incidence Command during a fire and rehab situations, etc. with discussion of what the challenges are to realize capabilities through out the Fire system.
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    Implementation of a Mobile
    Featured Paper by Bernhard Mueller

    Bayerische Staatsforsten is one of the largest forest enterprises in Europe. The company is responsible for the Bavarian State Forest and it is the largest wood provider in German-speaking countries.
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    Understanding China Census
    Featured Paper by Susan Haynie, Shuming Bao

    The Census data for China provides comprehensive demographic and business information for research, education and consulting services related to China. This presentation will describe and provide examples from two different censuses in China: The 2000 Population Census and the 2004 Economic Census. Types of data and geographic coverage will be described. The presentation will demonstrate how the demographic and business data can be integrated with GIS maps of China at the province, prefecture, county, and township levels, how to estimate the township boundaries, and how to project the demographic data into 1 sq km GRID data using multilayer information. Some innovative toolkits will be introduced for advanced spatial data analysis and mapping of China.
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    Using ArcGIS to Model
    Featured Paper by Chris Oertel
    ArcGis and its Geostatistical Analyst extension have been used by the Environmental Monitoring group at the Idaho National Laboratory to explore and predict the Cs-137 isotope concentration in soils at the Idaho National Laboratory. Use of this software package has resulted in increasing our ability to predict the surface distribution, the depth profile, and the probability distribution of Cs-137. Cs-137 is measured using high purity Germanium radiation detectors and the data is then analyzed using commerical software. Results are input to ArcGIS for exploratory data analysis, analysis and modeling of spatial dependence (including computation of variograms and cross validation), and spatial mapping. The laater consists of using an interpolation method in the kriging family. Use of this software has allowed us to refine our environmental field measurement scheme in order to become more efficient and generate defensible data
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    Geoscience Australia's
    Featured Paper by Steven Ackerly

    MapConnect is a product of the National Mapping and Information Group inside Geoscience Australia. NMIG provide fundamental spatial data sets to emergency managers, Defence and other government departments. MapConnect improves our spatial information delivery to the public by allowing users to interactively preview and interrogate the Topographical 250k data via a web interface. The design concept means users do not require any plug-ins or applets.
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    Local Governments in
    Featured Paper by Ulrich Huber, Dirk Werther

    Within a recent ESRI Microsoft Case Study people are told that all levels of an organization can use the power of GIS while working with a variety of solutions which take their core data from the same server or integrate data from a variety of web services. There are three concrete examples to illustrate that kind of high sophisticated information management and distribution. One of them is the Bavarian rural district Cham.
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    Vulnerability of Culvert
    Featured Paper by Marie-Eve Gauthier, Ali Assani, Denis Leroux

    Often, in the event of a flooding, culverts can't do their job, which can result in significant damage to the road and in the interruption of highway traffic flow. To help Quebec's Department of Transport to target culverts which are to be replace in priority, a method was created to delineate the drainage area of culverts. This method has been applied on a small and flat watershed located in southern Quebec. The use of a digital elevation model generated from stereoscopy and other auxiliary data such as roads and streams gave excellent results. After the marking out of watershed for each culvert, it was possible to derive, by regression, a linear relationship between the drainage area and the diameter of the culverts. When the diameter of a culvert was smaller than predicted, it was considered as more vulnerable to flooding.
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    Designating Energy Corridors
    Featured Paper by Brian Cantwell, Ihor Hlohowskyj, Robert Sullivan, James Kuiper, Matt Nesta, John Krummel, Robert Moore

    To comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, federal agencies have been working over the past two years to designate energy corridors on federal lands in the West. Developing energy corridors in an 11 state region, while minimizing impacts to sensitive resources, presented significant siting and location challenges. To meet these challenges required the use of large spatial databases and GIS technology. This paper focuses on methods and approaches used to place corridors on federal lands with minimal impacts to sensitive resources and communicating these spatially important issues to decision-makers and the public. While federal lands in the West are managed by many agencies, each with unique missions and management requirements, a GIS-based approach provided a common template to evaluate sensitive resources across the entire region. While the GIS technology helped unify the project, issues of data availability, quality, and scale posed unique challenges for the project team.
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    Land Information Exchange
    Featured Paper by Ming Khai Lim, Siau Yong Ng, Voon How Chim, Anupam Mukherjee

    Sharing of land information among government agencies is not new to Singapore. It goes back to the late 1980s when the Land Data Hub (LDH) was established to facilitate digital land data sharing among government agencies. The objective of LDHthen was to provide a one-stop shop for land information. Over the years, LDH substantially eliminated the cost of data duplication and hassles for agencies to contact data suppliers individually.
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    Data and applications
    Featured Paper by Concetta Caroppo, Michele Gramegna

    The Geographical Information System (SIT-Puglia) is conceived as a cooperative framework for Local Administrations, based on web functionalities and on a geographic data infrastructure, devoted to territorial and landscape planning activities.
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    The Greatest GIS Fusion
    Featured Paper by Bjarne Falk, Anita Enevoldsen, Merete Hansen, Per Jørgensen

    In 2007 300 municipalities were reduced to 100. The presenters will talk about the purpose and the background of this great fusion. This structural reform has had a mayor impact on the use of GIS in the public sector. The level of GIS-maturation amongst the standard GIS-user has increased dramatically during the last 10 months. There are also a lot more professions in the municipalities using GIS for their specific needs. The presentation will address the following topics as cases: Integration of GIS and Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS), handling of administrative application cases and overlay analyzes. GIS-applications for ArcGIS Server in the Danish municipal emergency service. 3D visualisation in environmental recovery projects. Online registration and handling of data catch from citizens.
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    Lake and Golf Residential
    Featured Paper by Matias Nardi, Stephen Sperry, Todd Davis

    Lake gentrification is a major issue confronting planning. With the boomers aging, there is pressure on water resources by retirement homes. In South Carolina, Lakes Jocassee, Keowee and Hartwell, are experiencing these issues. This paper demonstrates the development of a deterministic model to find the most suitable lake and golf areas for development in the Seneca Creek Watershed. The study framework follows Carl Steinitz's Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes. The model explores the criteria underlying land use location for high-end property in a fragile environmental region through a deterministic approach in which a set of criteria combine to produce a mapped index of priority based on different selected variables by the researcher and not randomly as in a probabilistic model. The display of the deterministic variables through tables, combined with the mapping capacity of ArcGIS, allow the region's stakeholders to assess the impact of future development decisions in the watershed.
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    Land Evaluation in an
    Featured Paper by Rujee Rodcha, Aree Sawadruang, Werachai Narkwiboonwong

    The agriculture of Thailand may be traced through historical, scientific, and social aspects which produced modern Thailand's unique approach to agriculture. As Thai's population growth is dramatically, requirements of land for agricultures are also intensive. Remote sensing and GIS were used in order to evaluate and delineate value zoning map of agricultural land in Land Reform Area. The objective of this study conducted in Rayong province, Thailand, physical parameters was used to analyze for agricultural crops land suitability. Furthermore, the land suitability combined with the production yield, product price, production process expense, net income, etc. The value of land would be drawn as value zoning map which its value is calculated by its quantity and quality. This map will be useful for many stakeholders such as banker, farmer, agricultural land developer etc.
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    Seminole Geography: GIS
    Featured Paper by Juan Cancel, Paul Backhouse

    In recent years, the documentation of the indigenous past is one that has been strengthened by the incorporation of geographic technologies. The examples utilized in this paper are based on experiences at a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). Specifically, THPO has utilized GIS to: describe the cultural boundaries of native peoples, relate the past to the present using Historical GIS, and to integrate archaeological databases, oral histories, and traditions with scientific tools (i.e., GPS, GPR). This approach has fostered a new interpretation of native culture and history and, at the same time, has facilitated the appreciation of native customs, traditions, and importance through GIS.
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    ArcGIS Server Web Mapping
    Featured Paper by Cameron Wilson, Keith Wempe

    Accurate and timely communication about the status of work is critical to quality customer service in the water utility industry. There is an average of 1000 open work orders in the GCWW (Greater Cincinnati Water Works) system each day for an area that services 235,000 residents in a 400+ square mile area. To provide this information to the customer service representatives and all other employees, GCWW has created a web mapping application using an ArcGIS Server and the Web ADF. The work order layer available through this application is populated and updated with each transaction that occurs in the work order system and is stored in SDE feature class. GCWW personnel can access this application through the online work order application or separately as an independent application.
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    Building a SDI for Small
    Featured Paper by Rui Pedro Juliao

    Portugal was one of the SDI pioneers in the beginning of the 90's, but after a quick start the project slowed down. Sometimes, small countries do not have the same strength, resources and opportunities of larger nations. Now SNIG project (NSDI of Portugal) is regaining its position and in the paper I will present how a small country can develop a SDI project, INSPIRE oriented and truly useful for public administration and citizens. The paper will focus on describing the SNIG project, referring to key issues like strategy, resources, results and future expectations.
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    Creation of a Master
    Featured Paper by Tong Zhou

    As GIS professionals, we know the importance and the value of a complete and accurate Master Address Point Layer. The article will discuss the creation of such a layer of almost 300,000 address points for Will County, IL, which is an ongoing project.
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    Keeping Your GIS Program Fresh
    Featured Paper by Mary Lynne Lackner

    Seventeen years into the implementation of a shared GIS program, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County, Colorado have experienced success and some pitfalls. Our program is well established as an organizational and community asset but needs to continually evolve to be effective. This session will cover how you can evaluate your GIS program and will offer tips and suggestions to keep your program fresh.
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    Beyond the Enterprise..
    Featured Paper by Elizabeth Young

    Building an enterprise GIS has been a strategic goal for many entities in recent years. Reaching this objective requires dedication and a community of resources with skills and knowledge. The City of Fort Worth has developed an enterprise GIS and continues to evolve the functionality and accessibility of GIS. This presentation will focus on the challenges that were overcome in developing an enterprise GIS; the continued integration of GIS with City business process and applications; and the vision for GIS beyond the enterprise.
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    Accurate Field Control;
    Featured Paper by Bill Rhoades, Karen Koklich

    Geographic Information Systems have been spectacularly successful. As GIS proliferates, it offers innovation and opportunity that no other extant technology can. GIS like all location based activities or services is deeply dependent on the accurate integration of the positional environment. This session there discuss the nature of field control and the role it must play in planning a GIS and in raising the accuracy of any GIS.
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    Evolving Transit Technology:
    Featured Paper by Olayiwola Taylor

    Server-based GIS and Web portal technology is a lucrative way to deploy geographic materials and functionality across an internal enterprise and further forming partnerships externally. With server GIS, data, and focused applications can be hosted centrally and made accessible to end users with varying degrees of GIS needs. As the evolution of the GIS develops technological integration has become the backbone of GIS. By becoming more server oriented, GIS Integrated Enterprise solutions are being deployed in the Transit Industry to facilitate data transfer and real-time data modification. The Enterprise Spatial Information Management has progressively evolved towards Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)-Centric and Web Services-Centric environments creating a viable platform for central and regional partnerships within the transit industry.
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    Evaluation of Remotely
    Featured Paper by Waylon Daniels, Steven Nechero, Dennis Williamson

    There is high potential for increasing the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in presentation and planning of many varied NRCS business activities including conservation practices utilizing spatial analysis processes with remotely sensed high resolution elevation data. Prior to implementation of elevation derivatives into production activities using GIS processes and models, how well the surface generated captures reality needs to be evaluated. Areas in 8 West Texas counties with a variety of landform and vegetation conditions were selected for the collection of elevation data using survey grade GPS systems. Point data were collected, processed, and used for the calculation of fundamental accuracy values for the different landform and vegetation conditions. Results of the evaluation identify some of the conditions that have higher uncertainty regarding the use of different elevation derivatives.
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    Featured Paper by Hoori Ajami, Thomas Maddock III, Thomas Meixner

    RIPGIS-NET is an ArcGIS custom application developed in Visual Basic 2005, .NET framework 2.0 which runs in Environmental System Research Institute, Inc, (ESRI)'s ArcMap 9.2 application. RIPGIS-NET was developed to derive parameters for the Riparian Evapotranspiration (RIP-ET) package in MODFLOW. RIP-ET is an improved MODFLOW evapotranspiration module that simulates ET using a set of eco-physiologically based ET curves.
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    Ecosystem Vulnerability
    Featured Paper by Eric Anderson, Laura Tremblay-Boyer

    This is a compilation and analysis of GIS data in order to create an index of vulnerability to climate change for each ecosystem in Panama. Considering the knowledge obtained from a lengthy literature review in order to understand the dynamics of ecosystems, four domains were considered in this analysis: sea level rise, ecosystem geometry, climatic 'space,' and species sensitivity. Combining these four domains to obtain the overall EVCC index highlighted patches with high vulnerability in all domains. The most vulnerable patches were almost all along coastlines (heavily concentrated in Bocas del Toro and the Gulf of Chiriquí coasts) lowland and swampy forests, occasionally flooded forests, mangroves, and small islands. This was a preliminary attempt to identify ecosystem vulnerability to climate change--results are not definitive and carry uncertainty, but an index like this has flexibility. It is important that this research be continued so that conservation objectives can be met.
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    Spatial Characteristics
    Featured Paper by Sungeun Jung, Han-Bin Kwak, Si-Young Lee, Woo-Kyun Lee

    On this study, we suggest that it is necessary to set up the GIS-based database for monitoring forest fire risk nationwide. Especially, assessment of damage intensity and magnitude for forest fire management should be performed swiftly and it is possible to support fast reconstruction using this evaluation.
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    Is strategic Data Stuck
    Featured Paper by Michael Harris

    Significant information is literally embedded (or "stuck") in the pipeline systems we install. This includes details not only on "where" something is located but more importantly rich attributes of "what" it is. Just as freeing a stuck pig will unblock a line and return it to production and profitability, liberating stuck or previously un-captured information provides for enhanced surveillance, better decision making, and improved operations.
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    Community Wildfire Protection
    Featured Paper by Heather Timmons, Joseph Fluder

    Many GIS-based methods have been used when developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) since the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA) was signed into Law in 2003. CWPP wildfire risk assessments are flexible and diverse, and are developed by individual communities in a collaborative process involving multiple government agencies, stakeholders, and private landowners. Rather than using only derivations of fuel and topography data, as has been done in prior CWPPs and wildfire risk assessments, SWCA Environmental Consultants has incorporated LANDFIRE data and values at risk defined by individual communities into ArcGIS models. This paper will detail the model inputs, process, and outputs. It will also showcase examples of how communities are using CWPPs and GIS to make risk assessments better reflect the collaborative input intended by the CWPP process.
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    Pragmatic GIS: Efficient
    Featured Paper by Alexandra Serio

    Small organizations (such as local and regional conservation groups) struggle with the need to incorporate the abundance of GIS data available and the lack of resources to employ technical professionals and purchase premium software packages. Developing applications at this level (either for in-house GIS use or for Web sites) has become less a function of a full staff armed with pricey software applications and more a function of assembling practical software, relevant open-source applications, and expertise from local professionals. Combining the editing and analysis capabilities of ArcView, a distributable viewer (ArcExplorer), and open-source Web applications, small organizations obtain a large assortment of opportunities at reduced costs. This paper examines the decision making, application building, and implementation process for a non-profit watershed organization in northeast Pennsylvania's formerly mined anthracite coal region.
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    Long Term Fire History
    Featured Paper by David Toney

    Wildland fire is a way of life in southern California and can be devastating to businesses, residential communities, and wildlife. Application of frequency and interval models is an important focus of regional wildland fire management. The San Diego Fire History map series, as seen in the 2007 ESRI Map Book, showcases significant fires in San Diego County, from 1910 to 2003. Now updated to include the October 2007 fires, this presentation will describe the process used to produce this map, and explain how and why this process is important.
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    Lightning Density in
    Featured Paper by Comfort Manyame, Kerry Kelton, Daniel Bethapudi

    More than 4000 power outages were reported in Mid-South Synergy Electric Cooperative's service territory between May 2005 and March 2008. Almost half of these outages were caused by lightning strikes, whilst the other half were attributed to trees outside and inside the right of way, equipment failure, and a small percentage were not accounted for. In this paper, we present a GIS based approach for analyzing lightning strike data to identify areas within our service territory which have high density of lightning strikes. We used the National Lightning Detection Network's lightning strike data, and ArcGIS (9.2) Spatial Analyst extension to achieve our objective. Most (90 %) of the 474175 cloud to ground lightning strikes in our service territory had negative polarity. Stroke density ranged from 4-83 stroke/mi2/year. There was a very weak positive correlation between outage events and lightning strike density (R2 = 0.03) and hence we had more outages in areas with high lighting stroke density. Because we have gained a better understanding of the spatial distribution of lightning strikes within our service territory, we are now in a position to make more informed decisions on where to concentrate lightning arrestors.
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    Up-Scaling Vegetation
    Featured Paper by Taemin Kim, Woo-kyun Lee, Yowhan Son, Sang-won Bae, Han-bin Kwak

    This study suggested a process for up-scaling spatial distribution map of carbon storage in Pinus densiflora stands from plot to landscape level in Korea. Carbon storage in forest stands was divided into vegetation carbon storage (VCS) and soil carbon storage (SCS).
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    Income Indicators Based
    Featured Paper by Eduardo Francisco, Francisco Aranha, Peter Whigham, Tony Moore, Felipe Zambaldi, Rafael Goldszmidt

    The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the spatial relationship between electricity consumption and household income, in order to create an income indicator based on electricity consumption, at the territorial aggregate level, using a set of income-predicting regressions: traditional, GWR (Geographically Weighted Regression) and SAR (Spatial Auto-Regressive) models. GIS techniques were applied to integrate electricity consumption information of all residential customers (points) of AES Eletropaulo, one of the largest Brazilian power distributors, with Demographic Census Data (polygons).
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    Hazards Analyst: North
    Featured Paper by Hope Morgan, Richard Fogleman, Rick Prosser

    The State of North Carolina is committed to protecting the lives and property of its citizens. Planning for and providing basic and emergency services to high risk and special needs populations are critical to saving lives in the event of a disaster. Due to the dynamic nature of events such as hurricanes and ice storms, analyzing and reporting on conditions for emergency response requires close to real-time results. Manual compilation of these analyses can be time consuming, tedious and may take days to get results that are needed immediately for planning decisions. The State of North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program and Watershed Concepts developed the Hazards Analyst tool, which automates such analyses to quickly provide information to planners for use before, during and after an event. Hazards Analyst is an extension to ArcMap and focuses on the analysis of populations via Census block group and block data.
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    Industry - Textile/Apparels
    As textile is an industry involving skilled laborers, costly machines, thousands of specifications and none alike products it was a challenge to cater this industry with our solutions which we succeeded. Senega Systems
    Out of Chaos, Comes Order...From
    Featured Paper by Lisa Vicknair, Alan Poole

    GeoEye maintains millions of reduced-resolution browse images representing our commercial and private product holdings. The existing imagery management systems rely, in part, on outdated technology including server hardware and automated process developed on legacy code. GeoEye is in the process of upgrading existing legacy systems to an objected oriented architecture using current technology and best practices within the following guidelines: ESRI server technologies (ArcServer, JAVA and C## WebADF, ImageServer, ArcMap) will be used to store and serve images, image attributes, presentation layers (both raster and vector). ArcMap plug-ins, Web Applications, Web Services (such as map, geocoding, and geo-location services), one-touch delivery systems, and role-based subscription services will be developed to enhance the GeoEye Customer search, discovery and order fulfillment capabilities as well as enhance the overall user-experience.
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    Bundeswehr Geospatial
    Featured Paper by Susanne Krause, Josef Burkart, Mirko Zibuschka, Timm Ohlhof, Karin Hosse, Lars Mohr

    The Bundeswehr Geoinformation Service is currently building up a geospatial data infrastructure (GDI) as a major step towards a permanent and online provision of geospatial intelligence data and services for German and multinational C4I, mission planning and weapon systems. Central entry point is a geoportal where the user has to register in order to get access to services and data. The most important services are catalogue search, viewing and provision based on OGC's CSW, WMS, and WFS standards. To access the geodatabase a geodata and metadata server is provided. The basic concept was verified during the NATO exercises CWID (Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration) in 2006 and 2007. Aims of the project were the generation of a Recognised Environmental Picture (REP) and the transfer of all relevant geospatial, meteorological and oceanographic information to selected users. The implementation is based on Oracle Spatial, ESRI's ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, and GIS Portal Toolkit.
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    Hub-and-Spoke Model for
    Featured Paper by Colin Murphy, Karl Korfmacher, James Winebrake

    This project continues the work described by Falzarano et al. at last year's conference. The Geographic Intermodal Freight Transport (GIFT) model allows optimization of freight routes and examination of environmental trade-offs associated with different modes of freight shipment. Our previous freight network approximated intermodal connections as a set of arcs connecting endpoints of transport modes (road, rail and water) in the vicinity of intermodal transfer facilities. This schema suffered from inaccuracies in describing freight behavior at the origin and destination of routes. We shifted from modeling facilities as intermodal arcs to modeling facilities as a node with an arc connecting to each transport mode, in hub-and-spoke fashion. This addresses the problem of arbitrary mode selection at freight origins and improves overall flexibility for modeling a variety of phenomena expected during freight transport. Additionally, this paper will report on progress towards creation of a GIS based Geographic Intermodal Freight Transport model.
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    Special Population Planner
    Featured Paper by James Kuiper, Willian Metz, Edward Tanzman

    Emergencies like Hurricane Katrina and the recent California wildfires underscore the critical need to meet the complex challenge of planning for individuals with special needs and for institutionalized special populations. People with special needs and special populations often have difficulty responding to emergencies or taking protective actions. Special Population Planner (SPP) is an ArcGIS-based emergency planning system released as an open source product. SPP provides for easy production of maps, reports, and analyses to develop and revise emergency response plans. It includes tools to manage a voluntary registry of data for people with special needs and locations of special populations, integrated links to plans and documents, tools for response planning and analysis, facility and resource characteristics and contact data, and preformatted reports and maps. The system can be readily adapted for new settings without programming and is broadly applicable. Full documentation and a demonstration database are included in the release.
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    Geospatial Data Extraction
    StereoGIS™ provides a fast and accurate method to extract 2D and 3D planimetric data, digital elevation data and topographic contours from digital stereo imagery data sets. It also provides the ability to overlay vector data onto stereo imagery and to view that vector data in stereo. This allows the user to perform QA/QC and editing functions on existing and newly created geospatial datasets. SimWright, Inc.
    Got Mountains? Challenges
    Featured Paper by Lisa Haskell, Mike Fox, Bob Dorrell

    Jeppesen, the leading supplier of aeronautical aviation data and charts, has produced a terrain database suitable for use in Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) in the evolving aviation industry. Advances in terrain data captured from space-based platforms, like the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), have provided the opportunity for Jeppesen to significantly enhance topographically derived legacy terrain databases with more accurate terrain data models. The data used in aviation must be of the highest quality, and the systems based on sound development principles. This paper will explore the challenges, limitations, and benefits of incorporating the SRTM and other data sources into a new generation terrain database for use in the aviation industry.
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    SanGIS Business Model
    Featured Paper by Andrew Abouna

    The San Diego Geographic Information Source (SanGIS) is a Joint Powers Agency of the City and County of San Diego that is charged with maintaining and serving a centralized landbase, warehousing and hosting a vast collection of widely-used geographic data for the region, and providing member and public mapping services. For more than 24 years, the data and services of the agency have supported many business functions for its member and other agencies. The processes to provide these functions have both evolved and became complex. To help optimize the processes, the agency recently developed extensive documentation of their architecture and coordinated with stakeholders to reengineer the landbase maintenance process. The following presentation will discuss SanGIS's geographic data business functions, the associated processes and architecture, how processes were reengineered to gain efficiency, and work efforts.
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    (Relatively) Automatic
    Featured Paper by Jonathan Bode

    The availability of localized forest layers is quite scarce, generally speaking. Most forest layers that are publicly available often are acquired at state-wide or national scales, which is not particularly useful for county-level mapping applications. So how does one go about developing a usable forest layer for their county? One option would be to pay an orthophotography vendor to create one as part of their contract for remote sensing services, possibly in a topographic/planimetric phase of the project. Another option, which may prove more affordable, while giving the county much more in-house control of the creation of the layer, would be to generate one based on USGS Topographic DRG's. These maps were widely produced at a scale of 1:24,000, which is quite useful for counties. Here I will demonstrate the methodology and workflow I developed to create a county-wide forest layer for Boone County Missouri, using this resource.
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    State of Utah's Implementation
    Featured Paper by Zach Beck

    In the fall of 2006 the Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) began acquiring additional imagery and elevation data. An important role of the AGRC is maintaining and providing access to geospatial data to users across the state of Utah. This new data pushed the AGRC to look for an alternative solution for serving out imagery that would be both fast and cost effective.
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    The State of Montana
    Featured Paper by Erin Geraghty

    The State of Montana's GIS Bureau began an effort in 2006 to create a statewide Government Unit (Boundaries) Framework Layer. Three issues faced by the Bureau will be examined: Montana Statute, technical requirements, and Federal/State duplication of efforts.
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    Creating Walking Routes
    Featured Paper by John Ritsko

    The City of Henderson "Walking Routes to School Program" is an annual program that will provide a comprehensive traffic and pedestrian safety plan for the elementary schools located within Henderson city limits. This program is developed with the use of the ESRI suite of products. The program involves an annual field survey and GPS collection of all school-related and City traffic control devices for the entire City of Henderson which includes 25 elementary schools. This inventory provides the foundation for the walking route network. The goal of our program is to create a web-based, user friendly application for the citizens of Henderson that will provide a visual representation of possible walking routes to school. These specific Walking Routes are generated with the Network Analyst Route Solver tool. We also use the Service Area tool to analyze walking distances from the schools to find deficiencies in our walking routes.
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    Risk Analysis and ArcGIS
    Featured Paper by Dave Hansen

    The Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta is defined by waterways confined by levees. Over 1,000 miles of levees were constructed for wetland conversion to agriculture in the late 1800's. Exposure of the rich organic soils has resulted in substantial land subsidence. There have been over 160 levee failures since 1900. The levee system is at increasing risk from sea level rise or seismic activity. Information about the levees includes failure history, elevation, and materials. Associated information includes geomorphology, soils, and amount of subsidence. Levees consist of individual networks surrounding islands. Many of these island networks are in close proximity separated by narrow sloughs. These are supporting levee networks. ArcGIS is used to integrate this information for risk analysis, and Arc Schematics is used for display of related supporting levee networks.
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    The City of Calgary -
    Featured Paper by Steven Waters

    The initial ESRI GIS environment at the City of Calgary was deployed in 1999. The goal of the GIS was to facilitate publishing of spatial information that originated in other systems and expand as data maintenance applications were migrated to the technology.
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    JUgong GIS (JUGIS) -
    Featured Paper by ByoungHyoun Lee, Teak-keun Kim

    JUgong GIS operated by Korea Housing Corporation (KHC) is built to provide spatial information related to housing & urban for better housing planning process. As a government-invested organization responsible for national rental housing management and new town construction, KHC has been required to be more strategically in making decision process. GIS is a unique solution that helps KHC overcome the following challenges: dynamic support of urban & housing policies being changed, scientific & statistical analysis, and creation of spatial database. The functionality of system includes serving base & thematic maps, satellite imagery and statistical data. Based on these resources, the system supports to plan new town development and to decide candidate sites. Also, search tool is provided so that users can find their houses on the map. KHC is enabled to support tenants & housing management more efficiently. Their workflow for public service became more seamless and competitive.
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    Proximity To Medical
    Featured Paper by Shernette Sampson, Kareen Graham, Kenute Hare

    Although traffic accidents can be prevented, we live with the reality of their frequent devastating occurrences. In 2006, the fatality rate in Jamaica was approximately 13.88 per 100,000 persons, which placed Jamaica in the Medium Level on the International Accident Radar. Research and analysis of the accidents and factors that may influence the extent and severity of related injury is an important component in the identification of appropriate solutions. This study will assess, with the use of Geographic Information System, the spatial patterns of accidents in relation to the proximity of medical services from 2001 - 2006, which may yield results that can be used to design targeted road safety measures, that may affect the survival rate of accident victims.
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    Forests and Wetlands
    Featured Paper by Françoise Pirot, Thao Tran

    Thirty years after the end of the conflict in 1975, the debate on the controversial use of herbicides in Vietnam remains heated. The chemical component of this war carried was the program Ranch Hand (1961-1971), which aimed to the total destruction of the vegetational cover. At that time, the international scientific community already realized what would be the catastrophic environmental and medical consequences in the post-war period. The disappearance of very large surfaces of forests, mangrove forests durably endangered biodiversity; the soils and water were also polluted. Since 1974, reports of the American National Academy of Sciences have listed the number of air missions and the quantity of herbicides spread per military area and year. Nowadays, the American Defense Department tends to open its files to researchers. We can now weigh war as a disturbance and locate the number of missions and the type and quantity of herbicides.
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    Pottawattamie County,
    Featured Paper by David Bayer, Jamie Petersen

    The county has had a GIS web presence since 2004 using ArcIMS. With the recent release of ArcGIS Server to the masses the GIS staff at the county has reevaluated its position on providing GIS data and applications via the internet. Now that we have ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server we have more options for our customers. Part of our plan is to maintain our current ArcIMS site while cannibalizing pieces of it to ArcGIS Server. When a new idea surfaces the solution could be ArcIMS, which we believe is still a viable option, ArcGIS Server, or even Google Maps. Using any of these web mapping solutions allows us to better meet the needs of our customers. We would like to both offer our thoughts and exhibit our applications to other GIS providers that are making their own decisions on web mapping technology.
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    Sustainable Solutions
    Featured Paper by Rosario Giusti de Perez, Ramon Perez

    This paper describes sustainable solutions for improving quality of life in squatter developments. Experiences gained through upgrading high-density squatter developments located in Venezuelan cities has provided evidence that improving poverty conditions requires a full understanding of the function and organization of the development.
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    Native Names Project 2007-2008
    Featured Paper by Miles Henriksen

    In 2007 Native Names Project was expanded to bring other Tribes into the project. With a grant to provide training to participating Tribes training was held to teach participating Tribes the methodology of entering their names into the database. With the success of the training session the project was invited to the Tlingit and Haida GIS User Conference to speak. Follow up has continued and tribes have continued to add their audio, photos, and video to the project. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe also maintains an Internet Map Server on its website and in 2007-2008 it has updated its IMS map as well as adding a KML version of the Native Names Map for use in Google Earth. The Tribe has recently been awarded another grant from the USGS to continue outreach and training to other Tribes and another training session was held in Grand Ronde, OR.
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    Channel Stewardship:
    Featured Paper by Craig Orgeron, Gary Hennington

    The Mississippi Geospatial Clearinghouse provides access to a comprehensive warehouse of Mississippi spatial information via a Web-Portal for use by all levels of government, academia, the private sector, and citizens. Channel pages were created to provide theme-specific information or applications and are accessible to all users from the right-hand menu of the Home Page of the Portal. Representatives from the Mississippi Geospatial Clearinghouse staff will share the collaborative process used in the development and maintenance of Portal Data Channels, and Portal Application Channels. The presentation will center on a description of practices used in initial requirements gathering, selection and training of stewards, design approaches, and technical implementation details.
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    Towards a GIS-Based System
    Featured Paper by Roar Norvik, Snorre Ness

    Since 1999 SINTEF has been developing GIS-tools in ArcView for use in road- and transport planning. There have been developed tools to generate, analyse and present geographic data concerning transport modelling, cost-benefit analysis and environmental calculations. With the latest module developed the user can construct horizontal- and vertical curvature by giving the parameters from the roads- and street design manual. All modules are converted to work on ArcGIS 9.2. The presentation will give a short description of each module developed, and some thoughts about what needs to be done to make this more like a complete system for road- and transport planning at this planning level.
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    Habitat Priority Planner:
    Featured Paper by William Brooks, Danielle Bamford, Dorn Moore, Chrissa Stroh, Edward Dempsey

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center has developed a toolbar for ArcGIS 9.2, the Habitat Priority Planner (HPP). HPP was designed with the local planner, coastal conservation group, or coastal manager in mind. HPP is a spatial decision-support tool that assists users in prioritizing important areas in the landscape or seascape for conservation or restoration action.
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    Improving the Mobility
    Featured Paper by Robert Case

    Research had shown that the mobility of non-drivers is significantly lower than that of their driving counterparts, and that land use--specifically proximity to destinations--impacts non-driver mobility. But the impact of proximity to destinations on non-driver mobility had not been directly measured. Therefore, a survey was designed, implemented, and analyzed to measure this impact. In this paper, data from the survey conducted in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia--augmented with a new GIS technique for calculating the attractiveness of nearby destinations--are used to measure the mobility impact of proximity to destinations. The GIS proximity technique combines a component of 4-step transportation modeling with ESRI distance measurement. It is the first known study to identify and quantify factors which increase the mobility of all non-drivers (i.e. adults of all ages who do not drive), and the first known study to calculate the impact of proximity to destinations--directly measured--on the mobility of non-drivers.
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    Ped-Bike Planning - Data,
    Featured Paper by Michael Bishopp

    The City of Bellevue, Washington's recent update to its Pedestrian and Bicycle plan relied heavily on GIS tools to assemble 2 separate linear datasets into one, and then to analyze each of the over 400 projects to develop funding priorities. All phases used GIS processes including: analyzing the completion status of previous projects; creating a new data structure to simplify the discussion and effort; seeking public opinion on proposed improvements; evaluating inventory versus completion status to accurately account for incomplete projects; and prioritizing projects based upon evaluation criteria. The results of the lengthy GIS analysis were ported to a Virtual Earth platform to solicit public comment. The progression of the project from beginning to end will be discussed including lessons learned in the areas of data development, internal coordination, and community involvement.
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    Capacity Building Workshop
    Featured Paper by Jessie Huart

    In a collaborative effort with the NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC), ESRI, and ESRI Thailand, the NOAA Pacific Services Center (PSC) delivered a capacity building workshop on GIS-based hazard risk information systems. The training was a part of the U.S. contribution to the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS) program, which was implemented in response to the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The goal of the program is to provide technical assistance in the development of an end-to-end warning system for tsunamis and related coastal hazards. The training and capacity building workshop focused on the application, implementation, and maintenance of ESRI ArcIMS software and the recently developed IOTWS Hazard Analysis Template. The objectives were to provide participants with the technical skills to improve use of and access to hazard risk information, as well as demonstrate the utility of using technology to reduce risks and better prepare for coastal hazards.
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    CRESTA: Geographic Zoning
    Featured Paper by Christina Schlenther

    CRESTA (Catastrophe Risk Evaluating and Standardizing Target Accumulations) is an independent organisation with the goal to foster a uniform and global approach to process and transfer accumulation risk control data for natural hazards.
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    A Web-Based Spatio-temporal
    Featured Paper by Ongaya Kizito, Peter Jehopio, Elwin Koster

    There are a number of NGOs providing humanitarian support to people suffering with HIV/AIDS in Gulu District. However, frequently the NGOs end up with uneven distribution of aid resources. There is no easy way for donors to verify that the activity they are funding is being accomplished by another NGO in an area. The aim of the study was to develop a spatio-temporal decision support tool for effective improvement of distribution of humanitarian support. ArcIMS was used to implement the project. The study found out that humanitarian support was not reaching all parishes and the spatio-temporal activities of the NGOs are without analysis of what sister NGOs have to offer and therefore resulting in duplication of services. The study also showed that it was possible to have a web-based GIS for coordinating NGOs.
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    California Healthcare
    Featured Paper by Michael O'Neill, Scott Christman, Michael Byrne

    The California Healthcare Atlas is a web query and mapping application that provides critical metrics about healthcare in California. Built by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the Atlas allows users to (1) locate healthcare facilities, (2) select one or many hospitals and retrieve information like financial and license details, patient summaries and top diagnoses and (3) create patient origin or destination maps with multiple filters for diagnosis, payer source, age and race/ethnicity. The Atlas is not a compendium of other agencies data. OSHPD is the state repository for California healthcare facility, hospital financial, and hospital in- and out-patient data. The Atlas intends to improve the speed and effectiveness of OSHPD's data delivery to the public, researchers, policy makers, and healthcare industry. These data are collected under separate systems but integrated into one data warehouse currently having 80 million records and growing by 20 million records annually
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    Developing Scenic Highway
    Featured Paper by Xiaochun Qin, Michael J Meitner, Xiaoning Zhang, Brent Chamberlain

    In previous decades, highway designers in China focused primarily on the physical design of highways, but placed little emphasis on scenic design around highway. Recently, more attention has been given to the aesthetic improvement of the environment surrounding highways. Our project employed GIS to help explain how highway landscape features relate to the visual perceptions of drivers. A number of experimental landscape visualizations, in the form of video clips, were statistically generated to investigate the relationship of landscape features including topography, visual closure, vegetation type and density to the driving experience. Continuous rating data were recorded for scenic preference allowing us to investigate how the impact of landscape features change and temporal aspects such as rate, frequency and rhythm of change affected driver's visual perception. Based on these results, a series of prescriptive guidelines relevant to the scenic management of highways were presented to make it more applicable globally.
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    Empowering Decisions
    Featured Paper by Jonah Ong

    In realizing the vision of a world class land transport system, Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore adopts GIS technology across its business units to facilitate timely and informed decision making. The nerve centre of LTA's GIS infrastructure is Road Data Hub (RDH), where more than 60 layers of road and rapid transit system features are managed. Leveraging on RDH and integrating LTA's enterprise workflow and document management infrastructure, LTA's GIS solutions enable knowledge sharing across business units and equip LTA to plan, collaborate and manage its roads, traffic, regulatory function and civil works more efficiently and effectively.
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    Spatial and Temporal
    Featured Paper by Changjoo Kim, Yong-seuk Park, Sunhee Sang

    Understanding how people move is critical as traffic volumes on urban roads continue to outgrow respective road capacities. This research seeks to gain an understanding of traffic volumes on roadways in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area for 1997-2006. Traffic volume analysis is conducted using data collected from detectors at stations to realize spatial and temporal patterns in traffic volume. GIS is utilized for visual delineation of spatially and temporally occurring traffic volume patterns. Implications of this research include a better understanding of urban transportation, as well as a foundation for future research on annual changes in traffic volume on the roadways.
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    GIS and Geostatistical
    Featured Paper by David Schiowitz, Scott White, Jeffrey Cary

    The La Plata mining district is located in southwestern Colorado, and contains numerous gold, silver, and copper deposits. Geologic and structural data for the district was obtained from digitizing historic geologic maps. New stream sediment samples were collected at 41 locations throughout the area, and analyzed for metal concentrations. Using ArcGIS's surface hydrologic modeling tools, individual watersheds were delineated upstream for each sediment sample location. A geodatabase has been created consisting of geologic formations and structures, veins, rock ages, historic mines, and geochemical anomalies associated with the 41 watersheds. The Spatial and Geostatistical Analyst extensions are being used to analyze the data to aid in visualization and quantification of the relationships among geology, structure, and geochemistry. The results will provide greater insight into regional geochemical domains of mineralization and in the modeling of spatial associations of known ore deposits within the mining district.
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    Mobile Mapping Application
    Featured Paper by Dan Jackson, Brady Hustad

    The Regional Transportation District manages all public transportation for the Denver Metro area. Over the course of the past decade RTD has developed Geographic Information System capabilities in order to provide a service to citizens and create new functionality and services for its internal client base. This has evolved the need for an ESRI ArcGIS Server Mobile based infrastructure mapping system which RTD has coined MobileMap. MobileMap offers the means to map, track, display, query, and update RTD information while in the field. The MobileMap system will allow an RTD employee to update field inventory for RTD owned infrastructure through an easy to use mobile map-based interface. The data will be stored in ESRI ArcSDE and be immediately accessible via ESRI ArcGIS Server technology to other users both in the field and via existing internal web applications. This system deployed at RTD and will foster future real time mobile solutions.
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    Visualizing Freeway Traffic
    Featured Paper by Grace Chung, Mark Woodall

    The San Diego Association of Governments has pioneered a series of visualization techniques to make freeway performance measures more digestible to planners, decision-makers, and the tax-paying public. This paper describes in detail how California's Freeway Performance Measurement System (PeMS) data can be combined with the ArcGIS 9.2 Animation tool to create effective, comprehensible depictions of freeway performance by way of animation.
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    Swiss Re's New ArcGis
    Featured Paper by Marcel Andriesse

    In spring 2008 Swiss Re rolled out a new version of Swiss Re's hazard atlas based on ArcGIS Server technology and the WEB ADF. The hazard atlas combines global administrative and hazard data with Google Maps. The Intranet application gives users throughout the company access to reinsurance-relevant data in a fast and easy to use way.
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    AMC's Partnerships for
    Featured Paper by Rick Marshall

    Air Mobility Command (AMC) aircrews are not allowed to fly into an airfield unless it has been reviewed and approved by AMC's Airfield Suitability Branch. The airfield suitability review process output is the textual AMC Giant Report. AMC is in the process of taking the text data in the Giant Report and visualizing that data using ESRI products and Google Earth. This presentation will provide an overview of the partnering between AMC's GeoIntegration Office and Airfield Suitability Branch to produce IGI&S enabled Airfield Suitability Diagrams for pre-mission and flight planning use.
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    GeoFish - Tracking Trajectories
    Featured Paper by Tiffany Vance, Christopher Moore, Nazila Merati, Sharon Mesick

    The recent emphasis on an ecosystem approach to management of commercial fisheries leads to increasing dependence on models and modeling. The objective of this project is to investigate how models and a geographic information system (GIS) can be tightly coupled to provide easier manipulation of the model parameters, rapid interaction with the model, and enhanced analysis and 3-D visualization of the results.
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    Multi-Touch Gestures
    Featured Paper by Alan Esenther

    We present an enhancement of interactive map exploration techniques using multi-touch gestures. This enhancement tracks the relative locations of two points of contact on a 2D map that is displayed on a direct-touch surface. The two points allow for simple bi-manual gestures to dynamically and simultaneously adjust the point of view, rotation and zoom-factor of a related 2D or 3D map in a synchronized secondary view. We propose that the ease of simultaneously panning, zooming and rotating a secondary map view will greatly improve the end-user's ability to explore maps. While not central to the technique, we note that that system is designed such that there can be multiple simultaneous 2D or 3D secondary views, each running on any device that can consume a web service, and each optionally controlled by a separate user. We also present our experiences enhancing and using ESRI applications in this environment.
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    Extending Geospatial
    Featured Paper by Thomas Chatfield, Lorena Creely

    While developing National data standards, the BLM has ascertained that those data standards are more consistently applied when supplemented by Implementation Guidelines. BLM has found that Implementation Guidelines documentation is needed to ensure that the standards are applied as desired. While this advances beyond the logical data modeling required for standards development to the area of physical database design, the removal of the existing barriers between the two have become necessary to ensure that the data structures really are standardized (especially in the geospatial realm). The Implementation Guidelines documentation includes a listing of domain values, creation of an empty geodatabase, and the application of geodatabase topology rules. As an example of this we will look at the data standards process within BLM and specifically one of the BLM Administrative boundary data standards and geodatabase.
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    APFO's Role in Geospatial
    Featured Paper by Brian Vanderbilt, Louise Mathews, Zack Adkins

    The primary role of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) is to acquire, manage, archive and distribute digital ortho imagery in support of farm programs administered by the USDA-FSA. APFO provides imagery stewardship services for USDA Service Center Agencies (SCA), cost share partners and the general public, including knowledge about data sources, archiving, distribution and support services.
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    Integration of Geo-Spatial
    Featured Paper by Hugo Groot, Marjolijn Kuyper, Bas Vanmeulebrouk, Marc Hoogerwerf

    Geo-spatial enabled web services enhance existing web applications resulting in innovative applications for complicated geo-spatial challenges. This presentation will show how the Adobe Flex development framework was used to create such a user-friendly Internet GIS application in which geo-spatial web services from different sources (both REST and SOAP) are integrated seamlessly. Examples of geo-spatial web services applied in this Flex Map Viewer include map services such as ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, WMS and WFS, catalog services, geocoding services, a coordinate transformation service and graphing services. In addition to the usual Internet GIS application functionality, the application offers some innovative tools which allow end-users to share spatial data across the Internet. Because of the modular design of the application, adding new functionality is easy. On top of that, changing the user interface and adding support for additional data formats is a breeze.
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    Urban Noise Mapping using
    Featured Paper by YongJoo Cho, GeunHan Kim, Hyeyoung Kim, Chulmin Jun

    Since the residential environment is greatly affected by the noise level, noise maps are being used increasingly in urban planning or design. However, most noise maps currently used are at regional scale and limited to 2D or 2.5D representations, it is impossible to express different levels of noise in a building. In order to represent the noise distribution varying not only horizontally but vertically, we need a different data structure than 2D GIS. In this paper, we expand 2D topological structure to 3D and show the process to build a 2D-3D hybrid data structure. We also test different situations of 3D spatial queries, visualization of temporal change of noise and varying noise levels with soundproofing walls.
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    Building an Enterprise
    Featured Paper by Michael Bieberitz, Sara Hackbarth, Michael Benedict, Sarah Seifert

    In an effort to improve business and mapping efficiency, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), a state-chartered, government agency providing wastewater services for 28 municipalities, developed an Enterprise Geodatabase as part of a requirements gathering and planning phase for the MMSD's Enterprise GIS solution. As an essential component of the planning phase, MMSD identified a need to assemble all its geographic data assets into a single Enterprise Geodatabase Model.
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    Spatial Analysis of the
    Featured Paper by Saffet Erdogan, Levent Özgür, Dilek Toprak

    This study aimed to explore GIS aided spatial analysis of distribution of results of hyperlipidemia, hypertension and diabetes screening between the towns of Afyonkarahisar provinces of Turkey and identify cluster areas to implement precautionary measures and provisions by health agencies for public health. In this study health data have been taken from the health screening. Empirical Bayes smoothing is used to remove background noise from the raw disease rates because of the sparsely populated cities and small number cases of cities. To detect global variations and trends in the values of smoothed rates over the neighboring towns, spatial rate smoothing based on spatial moving areas technique is performed. Cluster analysis is performed whether the cases show clustering or located closer by chance. Early results of analyses indicate that these diseases aren't spatially random and form clusters in the province.
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    GIS for Community Food
    Featured Paper by Steve Ramroop

    A common profession using GIS is health. In this paper we attempt to use GIS to map food accessibility in the state of Alabama and to investigate if there is a relationship to the risk of cancer. When compared with any other American group, African Americans are at the greatest risk for cancer. Data associated with the access to healthy food choices and opportunities for physical activity could impact upon cancer risk. In this project one objective is to audit the community retail food outlets (RFO) to identify opportunities for physical activity in the Alabama Black Belt (ABB). Another objective is to develop and illustrate variations in cost, access and availability of healthy food in the ABB. RFO is audited using the United States Department of Agriculture /Thrifty Food Basket. Results from this study would be used to identify communities within the ABB at risk for cancer.
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    Enabling the Expeditionary
    Featured Paper by Charles Robbins, Mark Watson

    In today's modern Air Force, the Geospatial warrior has become critical to all forms of the military's expanded role in a highly technological ever changing and fast paced world. By enabling this warfighter with tools that allow them to Collect, Access, and Map all portions of the modern war fighting environment. Collection tools such as Survey and Map grade GPS equipment allow the collection of pertinent entities, Assessment tools such as the Software and Hardware to accurately access spatial relationships among these entities. Mapping tools to serve out these assessments allow Command and Control structures to utilize the information in a timely fashion. The Air Force has named this program GeoBase. The GeoBase programs is three tiered, GeoReach with data based upon remotely sensed information, Expeditionary GeoBase ground proofing that information and Garrison GeoBase with permanent personnel to keep the information accurate and relevant.
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    Broadband Demand Aggregation:
    Featured Paper by Steven Steinberg, Rebecca Degagne, Michael Gough

    Using GIS tools we examine opportunities to provide broadband service to residents of four rural counties in northern California, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties. The project combines community and business demand via quantitative and qualitative, survey-based data in conjunction with characterization and mapping of the existing broadband infrastructure (that either serves or runs through this region). This process explores a variety of broadband delivery options (DSL, cable, wireless, etc.) in context of the physical and environmental challenges of the rural north coast of California. This presentation includes a discussion of the steps to develop alternative scenarios (technology, construction and connections) for building broadband infrastructures that meet the adopted criteria and taking into account potential interfaces with broadband infrastructure in adjacent counties. Furthermore, we outline a process for selecting a recommended alternative for broadband service in each community based on infrastructure and demand considerations.
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    Geospatial Data Standards
    Featured Paper by Christine Hawkinson, Tom Chatfield

    Recently, BLM data architects began to use patterns for developing data standards. A pattern is a business-view of the data which identifies the business rules and common data elements (logical data models for standard business situations). Patterns provide a more effective and consistent development process, and provide the basis for business rules. Once the pattern is approved, it can be used by itself or in combination with other patterns in the design of the physical database and implementation of feature-level metadata. Patterns speed up the standardization process. And the data standards have enabled the new BLM National Geodatabase.
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    FEMA-ERT-N Geospatial
    Featured Paper by Joseph Toland, Dane Wilson

    The dynamic world of Disaster Response requires a unique type of GIS to meet the needs for tracking changing situations, and helping decision-makers tackle critical issues in Response and Recovery.
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    Design & Implementation
    Featured Paper by Nate Greenberg

    Mono County has been working on an Enhanced 911 addressing project since the end of 2005, and are going live in early 2008. This project encompasses a number of technical and non-technical issues but is ultimately aimed at the following three areas; Provide infrastructure and technology to support a new dispatch system; Develop new and update existing data to support the system; and Correct field addresses, update Verizon phone records, and initiate a quality assurance system for the future.
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    MobileMapper 6 vs. Juno SC
    This white paper describes test results from a head-to-head comparison of the post-processing performance of Magellan MobileMapper 6 and Trimble Juno SC. These results provide a clear evidence that MobileMapper 6 greatly outperforms Juno SC in terms of accuracy with post-processing by providing sub-meter level positions. Magellan
    Spatial and Temporal
    Featured Paper by Manoj Jha, Bheem Kattel

    Insurgency in the post 9/11 era poses a new threat to the United States' armed forces engaged in combat missions in hostile territories. While insurgency is not a new phenomena, in the post 9/11 era with a rapidly changing geo-political environment its characteristics are fundamentally different than previous insurgencies. An examination of recent insurgencies in Iraq reveals that insurgents constantly change tactics in carrying out their missions, to be successful and maximize damage. In this paper, we develop a GIS model to map the spatial and temporal locations of recent insurgencies in Iraq so that a decision-maker can obtain a historical perspective of insurgent activities. The model can assist in appropriately allocating resources and contingencies as part of counter-insurgency activities. Future works will include adding a 3-dimensional modeling capability and interfacing the GIS with agent-based models for improved decision-making.
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    The ArcGIS Landscape
    Featured Paper by Brian Morgan, Steven Greco, Mary Burke

    This session will focus on the process and results of designing the ArcGIS Landscape Management data model. Originally created with the needs of botanical gardens and zoos in mind, the data model scope has expanded to incorporate the needs of other public landscapes such as campuses and parks. This free to download template is designed to provide organizations of all sizes and funding levels a common starting point for implementing GIS projects. This session will give special attention to the underlying geodatabase schema of the data model, and show examples of how its features, attributes, and relationships can provide a return on investment even to organizations with tight operating budgets.
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    Building Full Geodatabase
    Featured Paper by Scott Humphrey, Jon Wells, Leo Schempp

    The Leucadia Wastewater District's (LWWD) GIS system was built upon a legacy of shape files linked to database tables full of operational, engineering, and management data. LWWD migrated to geodatabase format, but did not implement all of the new tools necessary to take full advantage of the powerful functionality available to wastewater utilities.
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    Zanzibar Multi Purpose
    Featured Paper by Jukka Nieminen

    As part of Government of Finland / Government of Zanzibar technical cooperation a detailed aerial photography was conducted in 2004-2005. The whole area of Zanzibar was covered and the base map production started. More than 200,000 buildings have been digitized together with other layers for the digital topographic map. A Multipurpose Cadastre is now built using ArcGIS 9.2 to enable several central and local government agencies to use this common GIS base. Zanzibar is taking first steps towards a modern land management system, property registration and provision of municipal services to the inhabitants. The MPC pilot will test the technical solutions first in the Stone Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site). If successful, the developed methodology will be replicated to all Zanzibar geographical area. The key users of the GIS application are: Zanzibar Municipal Council, Revenue Board, Land Registrar, Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority, and the Department of Surveys.
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    ArcMap and "The Greatest
    Featured Paper by Graham Gill

    Harper Collins Publishers create a wide range of printed and digital maps and atlases, including the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, which has been described as "the greatest book on Earth". Arc/Info has been part of our print production workflow for 20 years. However, other tools have always been needed to create the final cartographic image. With the improved cartographic functionality now available in ArcMap, this paper looks at the challenges and constraints involved in trying to integrate and simplify the workflow by bringing the production of publication-quality cartography within ArcMap.
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    Leveraging SDE 9.2 Geodatabase
    Featured Paper by Jason Schwartz

    At release 9.2 of SDE, there are significant enhancements in the tools for generating replicas within and between geodatabases. This presentation shows how these enhancements have directly benefited the water-facility as-built processes within the Southern Nevada Water Authority. From initial transfer of information from CAD designs into GIS, through the stages of field data collection during and post-construction, to final as-built facilities storage, a consistent data delivery approach has been applied to ensure consistent, reliable, secure and cost-effective GIS data maintenance. This unifying process relies on a 'best-of-breeds' approach wherein differing tools are utilized for their strengths in a heterogeneous computing environment. The process relies heavily on the creation and management of geodatabase replicas for the delivery data to and from spatial data management steps. The results are shorter data editing cycle
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    Developing a Methodology
    Featured Paper by Talita Oliveira, Giordano Automare, Paulo Soares, Silvio Simoes, George Bernardes

    This study searched to identify the most appropriate areas for eucalyptus plantations from the interactions among natural landscape elements. The area of study is Paraiba do Sul basin (southeast of Brazil), in which eucalyptus plantations have begun a great expansion in the last years. The analysis was performed considering geological, pedological and geomorphological attributes. The thematic maps were overlaid and combined in vector mode using spatial analysis tools in ArcGIS® environment. To each landscape feature (rocks and structures, relief, and soil) was applied a scale which corresponds the most (5) suitable or the less (1) suitable for the forest eucalyptus management. The integrated map obtained (Silviculture Potentiality Map) constitutes an important tool for eucalyptus plantation management particularly for the forestry activities in mountainous areas.
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    Building a County Wide
    Featured Paper by Tim Gahagan

    Located just north of the San Francisco Bay, the Sonoma County Water Agency is responsible for - among other things, the sanitation collection systems for eight separate districts and zones throughout the county. In an effort to comply with state sanitation regulations and mandates, the water agency has begun the process of building a comprehensive sanitation GIS.
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    Cleveland Water's Data
    Featured Paper by Guy Singer, Brian Wopershall

    Over the past 5 years, the Cleveland Division of Water has been converting as-built construction drawings and other system information into an enterprise geodatabase. One of the challenges is to keep the information as up-to-date as possible. Workshops were held to develop flow charts of the existing work processes to determine when and the type edits that need to be made in the GIS. Using those charts as a basis, ESRI's Job Tracking Extension (JTX) and custom applications were designed so that a GIS technician can be assigned a specific job, use the source drawings to make the edits, and post their changes for review. In the case of electronic as-built submittals, data will be automatically converted to the GIS from CAD. At that point, a manager can review the data and determine whether additional changes are needed, or the data is ready to be published.
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    Using Geo-informatics
    Featured Paper by Amarnath Chinchamee, Serwan Baban, Raid Al-Tahir

    Trinidad is undergoing rapid economic development, aiming to achieve the developed nation status by 2020. Coupled with a fast pace of industrialization, illegal settlement and urbanization, the natural resources are being depleted. It is evident that Trinidad urgently requires accurate data to provide decision makers with the critical information required for planning and managing the environment.
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    Enterprise GIS for Facility
    Featured Paper by Mono Simeone, Shreepad Ranadive

    City College of San Francisco (CCSF) uses 300 facilities to accommodate over 100,000 students annually. In 2007, CCSF administration awarded funding to use GIS as a facility management and services tool by utilizing ArcGIS Server. The college had no previous existing GIS system; this paper will talk about, the challenges for migrating disjointed resources into a central ArcSDE repository, where it could be accessed through a single web-based solution. ArcGIS Server was chosen as the foundation and using ASP .NET allowed an application with flexible framework. The application provides a secure intranet browser for administration while allowing individual departments to customize maps for their needs. The public version serves the student population providing individual maps for each campus and the ability to query by building, room, and services.
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    Constructing a Practical
    Featured Paper by William Keever

    This presentation will take the audience from exploring business requirements to software construction of a GIS portal and will detail the opportunities and pitfalls encountered. The City of Aurora, Colorado had a fundamental need to answer geographic related questions in a more intuitive and productive way. A project was initiated and a goal defined to create a web based mapping portal designed in such a way to surface many kinds of documents and data linked to a geographic location. The GIS portal could be used by non-specialized staff in various departments to quickly answer internal, business, and citizen inquiries. The portal framework was built with standard tools and integrated ArcGIS Server, Web ADF, .NET web services, and disparate data sources into a framework designed to easily incorporate additional future data and document types.
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    Generation of Lake Bathymetry
    Featured Paper by Remco Dost, Chris Mannaerts

    Bathymetric information on lakes and reservoirs has important value in hydrology. Besides water level - volume - lake area or stage curve relationships, multi temporal comparison between bathymetries is an indicator for environmental changes like lake or reservoir sedimentation. From this information, lake ecosystem functioning, life times of reservoirs or erosion - sedimentation rates of catchments can be derived. Monitoring lake bathymetry has become attractive using recent advances in Global Positioning Systems, portable sonar sounders, remote sensing data and GIS software analysis tools. A methodology for rapid bathymetric survey and map generation, developed by the International Institute for Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) is described based on surveys performed in Europe, Africa and South America.
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    Charting Future Directions-Baltimore
    Featured Paper by Douglas Adams, Shane Engel

    Baltimore County, Maryland's Office of Information Technology recently completed an Enterprise GIS Strategic Business Plan. The Office of Budget and Finance initiated this effort in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology to assess the status of GIS within the County and identify opportunities for expansion and improvement. The study included a cost/benefit analysis to determine the current return on investment (ROI); analysis of existing business processes impacted by GIS and assessment of potential future applications of GIS; and a comparison of the County's GIS operations to industry best practices. The success of such a large-scale undertaking was dependant on a unified team of consultants and stakeholders, effective logistical coordination, proper inventory and documentation processes, and standardization of information collection and analysis. The study provided a snapshot to County management illustrating the use of geospatial technology within the County.
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    Geoprocessing in FalconView
    Featured Paper by Joel Odom, Chris Bailey

    FalconView(TM) is a government-off-the-shelf application for displaying and analyzing geographical data crucial to the warfighter. Its ease of use and variety of applications has made it the mission-planning application of choice for the warfighter and the standard for geographic mission data interchange in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of FalconView(TM) 4.2, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is expanding the ESRI(R) technology from the Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit (CJMTK) introduced in 4.1 to allow FalconView(TM) users to display ArcGIS data in the same context as other information used by the warfighter such as aeronautical routes, navigation information, and threat information. New features being integrated include ArcGIS features such as feature selection, feature editing, geoprocessing, and tighter integration with native FalconView(TM) data. This paper will outline the techniques used to integrate these features and will present the features of the finished product, its user interface, and its utility to the warfighter.
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    Global Warming: The Bering
    Featured Paper by Alaa Shams, Fulbert Namwamba, Michael Stubblefield, Revathi Hines, Lionel Lyles

    Scientists have been divided over the issue of the existence of global warming. There is new, compelling evidence that global warming is driving climate change and sea level rise in the Arctic Region. Specifically, the Bering Glacier is currently undergoing rapid retreat indicated by its daily release of 30,000 c.f.s. of freshwater into the Pacific Ocean. The purpose of this research paper is threefold: to use remote sensing technology to show the rapid retreat of the Bering Glacier since its last surge in 1995, to use the GIS/GPS Red Hen Technology to create a 2007 aerial photography map of the retreating edge of the Bering Glacier, and to demonstrate exactly how much ice calving has taken place since 2006. During this twelve month period, the Bering Glacier retreated .52 Km. How this retreat is influencing sea level rise globally is considered also.
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    Mapping for Ocean Pollution
    Featured Paper by Hye-jin Kim, Moonjin Lee

    Geographic Information Systems(GIS) have been making important contributions to oil spill monitoring and management. GIS application using an Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI), is used by oil spill planners and emergency responders. In this study, we defined ESI classification for Korean coastal environment and study Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) information. And we have constructed spatial database and implemented GIS application for managing and using ESI and HNS information. This application provides ocean pollution responders and planners with the functions for identifying various information and supports their making the decision. ArcInfo has been used in building database and the application has been developed with Visual C++ and MapObjects.
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    Building and Technology
    Featured Paper by Petr Glos

    Masaryk University maintains a digital version of building passport that currently consists of approximately 200 buildings and 17,000 rooms. For their representation in a geodatabase, several distinct constructions (building primitives) were defined and every building is made up of these objects. The resulting passport data is available to university employees, students and even for public via the internet/intranet as well as it is used by other university's information systems. The university plans to create also a technological passport, which is closely related to the building passport. Additionaly, the building passport is used to generate 3D models of the buildings. In our contribution, we describe our experience with creating and maintaining the building and technological passport geodatabase. We also discuss the utilization of both the passports for our university's Building Management System and Facility Management.
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    To Improve a Public Participation
    Featured Paper by Seho Park, Yunsoo Choi, Jiyeong Lee, Jung Yeol Nam

    Despite the importance of the public participation process, there are methods lacking to support the participation. Web-based technologies have been developed to overcome above the obstacles. Web 2.0 resolves the problems, which allows people to share their opinions. Although the Web 2.0 technology allows users to participate in the planning process easily, the web-based Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) requires another tool to collect and manage user's opinions. The opinions would be submitted in different formats. For example, it is reported by using images and movies or text formats. However, the PPGIS should produce collective and overall summarized information from the public input data in order to support decision makers. Therefore, the purposes of this research are to develop 1) a spatial data warehouse using ArcIMS and .NET Application based on ArcServer, 2) Easy-to-use Web environment using AJAX, and 3) XML-based tools to organize and reclassify various formatted opinions in order to efficiently analyze the data
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    Invasive Plant Arundo
    Featured Paper by Bryan Sesser, Deanne DiPietro, Patricia Stiefer

    The invasive plant Arundo donax has become widespread in California. In Southern California some riparian habitat has been reduced to monotypic stands, devastating native species locally. Eradication has been extensive and costly. In Northern California, Arundo infestations are less widespread. However, eradication efforts have been occurring piecemeal as individual organizations fight local infestations. Team Arundo Del Norte is mapping the distribution of Arundo in the San Francisco Bay and Delta Regions and recommending eradication priorities based on the value of the threatened habitat. We began by integrating available mapping data from disparate organizations, field mapping critical gaps, and combining all data into a single GIS layer. To determine eradication priorities, habitat suitability data for a suite of representative riparian species are combined with Federal and State threat indices to derive a multi-species conservation value index. At a given location, this index suggests the eradication priority for any threatening Arundo.
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    A Data Model for Representing
    Featured Paper by Paul Cote

    This talk will describe an ArcGIS Geodatabase model and model-builder toolkit for organizing and visualizing three-dimensional city models. This simple relational database schema provides means of organizing 3d model assets and retrieving logically consistent visualizations of the city at different time periods, proposed development scenarios, and at appropriate levels of detail. The presentation will discuss the extension of this model with reference to the emerging Building Information Spatial Data Model BIM Standards and CityGML.
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    Presentation Detecting
    Featured Paper by Elaine Schele

    The Classic Maya ruins of Palenque, Mexico are located on a ridge at the base of the east side of Don Juan Mountain. Like so many mountains in Mesoamerica, Don Juan has special significance for the existing local Maya population. Archaeologists working in this part of Mexico believe that the ancient Maya viewed mountains and their caves as sacred places where the rain god resided. Ancient temple shrines have been found on this mountain, as well as caves with evidence of ancient Maya ritual pilgrimage activity. Through the utilization of ArcGIS and ERDIS tools and by using a digital elevation model, aerial photographs, satellite imagery and written sources the ancient paths, streams, caves and springs were detected and mapped on and across Don Juan Mountain.
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    A Unique Approach to
    Featured Paper by Eli Long, Eric Chapman

    Using a number of ESRI software products, Western PA Conservancy's Freshwater Conservation Program has successfully implemented a intensive bathymetry mapping project for the rivers and lakes of western PA. This data will be a key piece of a comprehensive river GIS.
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    Capturing the Geographic
    Featured Paper by Rachel Parrinello, Cynthia Braddock

    Location is a critical attribute when valuing real estate. Traditionally, cadastral GIS layers store properties' horizontal boundaries, which are used for display and analysis.
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    A Piece-Plotting Excavation
    Many constraints and limitations inherent to traditional archeological excavation and interpretation techniques are overcome through the full integration of total station, GIS, and relational database technologies. Using a total station to record the precise provenience of artifacts, features, and excavation-related information yields an intrasite dataset better suited for the advanced spatial analysis techniques inherent to GIS software. The efficiency of electronic data capture facilitates significantly larger excavations through the reduction of time-consuming activities such as manual paperwork. Esri Users Group Conference
    Detecting and Mapping
    Featured Paper by Elaine Schele

    The Classic Maya ruins of Palenque, Mexico are located on a ridge at the base of the east side of Don Juan Mountain. Like so many mountains in Mesoamerica, Don Juan has special significance for the existing local Maya population. Archaeologists working in this part of Mexico believe that the ancient Maya viewed mountains and their caves as sacred places where the rain god resided. Ancient temple shrines have been found on this mountain, as well as caves with evidence of ancient Maya ritual pilgrimage activity. Through the utilization of ArcGIS and ERDIS tools and by using a digital elevation model, aerial photographs, satellite imagery and written sources the ancient paths, streams, caves and springs were detected and mapped on and across Don Juan Mountain.
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    ACES: Analytical Framework
    Featured Paper by Stephen Bourne, Sandra Fox, Jack Hampson, Palmer Kinser

    Assessment of coastal environments is traditionally tackled with complex supercomputer-based modeling techniques due to complex geomorphology, hydrodynamics and biogeochemistry. While these technologies provide useful results, they are unavailable to most coastal professionals. In a pioneer effort, the Analytical Framework for Coastal and Estuarine Studies (ACES) was developed to support coastal studies by a team of academic, governmental, and industry experts. ACES is composed of 1) a GIS-based database of spatial and temporal data that describe the environment, and 2) an accompanying ESRI ArcMap-based toolset.
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    Creating Bathymetric
    Featured Paper by Bill Jeffrey

    As the water source for three cities, serving over 250,000 people, Standley Lake is an invaluable natural resource. A bathymetric map of the lake was created using sonar depth finding. Depth points were created by crisscrossing in an echo-sounder and GPS equipped boat over roughly the entire surface of the lake. The contours of the lake-bottom, as well as subsequent DEM, TIN, and Terrain data types were created in ArcInfo. Volumetric analysis was carried out in 3D analyst, showing a water volume of over 40,000 acre feet.
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    Development of a GIS-Based
    The visual landscape has been recognized as being a basic resource and an integral part of holistic or integrated study of the environment. Visual quality can be directly linked to tourism, and the increased use of the forests by outdoor enthusiasts and the tourism industry add to the demands already placed on it. How can trade-offs be measured objectively for a subjective entity such as visual quality? This is the crux of the problem; how to quantify such an intangible, but important, parameter as public perception of aesthetic value. The development, assessment and modification of a GIS-based model for the quantification of visual quality can help in this regard. A model which is theoretically sound and is truly representative of public perceptions can be an extremely valuable tool. This presentation will discuss the visual quality model in terms of development, validation, and utility. Esri Users Group Conference
    GIS and Archaeology at
    Featured Paper by Elissa Faro, Lynn Carlson

    The Vorotan Project is an international collaborative program of archaeological research in Syunik marz, southern Armenia focused on the diachronic record of settlement and exploitation of the Vorotan River valley. Incorporating both excavation and survey methodologies, the project includes a strong GIS component. A geodatabase is being constructed using a variety of imagery and field data. Before 2007, basic handheld units were utilized to collect field data. To increase efficiency and accuracy, Trimble GeoExplorer GPS units were purchased for this most recent field season. The units presented initial software-related problems, but proved extremely useful mapping intense surface collection grids, locating and re-locating geological sources in remote regions of the southern Caucasus, and collecting site-specific data.
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    GIS and Archaeology at
    Featured Paper by Elissa Faro, Lynn Carlson

    The Vorotan Project is an international collaborative program of archaeological research in Syunik marz, southern Armenia focused on the diachronic record of settlement and exploitation of the Vorotan River valley. Incorporating both excavation and survey methodologies, the project includes a strong GIS component. A geodatabase is being constructed using a variety of imagery and field data. Before 2007, basic handheld units were utilized to collect field data. To increase efficiency and accuracy, Trimble GeoExplorer GPS units were purchased for this most recent field season. The units presented initial software-related problems, but proved extremely useful mapping intense surface collection grids, locating and re-locating geological sources in remote regions of the southern Caucasus, and collecting site-specific data.
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    3D-Building Models Generated
    Featured Paper by Even Stangebye

    The Norwegian Mapping Standard (SOSI) specifies a new innovative way of capturing buildings from photogrammetry, which makes it possible to generate 3D-building models automatically from the original basemap data. This is a ground-breaking method for capturing and storing building-related data in a basemap. Relevant parts of the standards building chapter will be described, together with our experience of automatically generating 3D-building models and examples of use in ArcGIS Desktop.
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    Location-based solution
    The job of coordinating projects among various organizations building and maintaining a public infrastructure can prove to be a complex task. When gas, water, sewer and roadway construction and repair projects are scheduled for the same street, limited coordination among project owners can American Digital Cartography, Inc. (ADCi)
    Satellite Image Data
    In recent years, the related technologies of taking satellite images have accumulated very swiftly, causing the quality of image data display to be greatly improved. However, it also results in a strong need for a powerful system with high processing capabilities to process the attribute data and display images. Moreover, in order to manipulate file display and data query smoothly via WebGIS on the Internet, the performance of image processing under such an environment would be one of the toughest issues that is needed to overcome. Through the application of Internet Map Cache Service of SuperWebGIS, developers can increase the number of GIS functions to the system in accordance with their needs so that users can run many spatial data queries smoothly. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Maturity Model for Enterprise
    This paper explores how organizations evolve from a department focused GIS model to a true enterprise approach. Characteristics for each level are identified in the areas of alignment, data management, applications, and skillsets. Even Keel Strategies, Inc.
    SuperGIS Mobile Engine
    SuperGIS Mobile Engine is a Software Developer Kit (SDK) based on .NET Compact Framework (.NET CF). It allows programmers and developers to rapidly create diversified mobile GIS applications which can be operated in any hand-held devices that support .NET CF and offers many objects and controls in order to fulfill various demands of the developers. Developers can utilize not only all the libraries built in .NET CF but also the objects and controls within SuperGIS Mobile Engine to develop the applications. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    GIS Remote Sensing: A
    Remote sensing is the stand-off collection through the use of a variety of devices for gathering information on a given object or area. Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information (spectral, spatial, temporal) about material objects, area, or phenomena, without coming into physical contact with the objects, area, or phenomenon under investigation. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
    GIS Mapping: An Invaluable
    A GIS helps answer questions and solve problems by looking at the data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. It therefore, helps in managing the variety of challenges in our world. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
    The Age of 3D Drafting
    3D drafting of models using CAD tools brings life and clarity into the design objectives with respect to interference, clearance, tolerance aspects, aesthetics and helps communicate ideas more effectively. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
    Future of 2D Drafting
    2D Drafting is the creation of accurate representations of objects for manufacturing and engineering needs. It is used to fully and clearly define requirements for concepts or products so as to convey all the required information that will allow a manufacturer to produce that component. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
    The Trend Towards Solid
    Solid modeling is the unambiguous representation of the solid parts of an object, that is, models of solid objects suitable for computer processing. Today, 3d solid modeling is preferred over 2d modeling because of its flexibility, ease of rendering and accurate photorealism. AABSyS IT Pvt Ltd
    As part of the DPRA GIS team that developed this innovative product, Steve Miller has spent years using ESRI® software to support various environmental remediation efforts, including chemical clean up projects. Undertakings of this scope require intimate knowledge of not only the area’s topography, but also its subsurface environment and its influence on groundwater contamination and potential impacts on soil remediation, utility work, and other subsurface engineering projects. A-Prime Software
    CrossView™ At Work,
    Jon G. is a GIS manager and professional geologist working at the top of his field for DPRA. A typical day of work for Jon usually involves using ESRI® products for environmental forensics, litigation support, expert witness testimony, and general environmental consulting work. GIS allows Jon’s group to represent complex multi-dimensional data to non-technical audiences such as judges and juries. A-Prime Software
    CrossView™ At Work,
    Jay’s team had problems producing accurate cross sections and had spent many man-hours trying to accomplish this in ArcScene®. Despite the fact that they were able to create some cross sections, the process was not efficient. Jay’s team wound up purchasing software that worked outside the ESRI® environment, but they were never satisfied with the program because of the lack of seamless integratio A-Prime Software
    A Comprehensive Enterprise
    SuperGIS Server is a set of comprehensive and integrated Enterprise GIS software, which performs GIS commercial logical manipulation under an environment based on information-technology-standard. SuperGIS Server also allows enterprises to integrate various GIS functions and services to distribute through WEB or LAN. Therefore, end users can attain and manipulate the data or services provided by the very server to connect to the server host that already installed SuperGIS Server easily. Moreover, SuperGIS Server enables the enterprise to host or distribute the interior GIS functions and services to multiple servers, effectively expanding its value. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Yeliu Geological Park
    Yeliu is a famous scenic attraction on the coast of northern Taiwan. Many unique coastal geological rocks there are important resources for tourists. A good mobile tourism guide device can help tourists to understand more about the natural background and legends of these beautiful rocks. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    SuperGIS Mobile Engine
    Mobile GIS has drawn more and more attention from the GIS field in the recent years. It allows acquiring, storing, integrating, processing, analyzing and presenting of spatial data just like what Web-GIS can do. With the additional significant feature of transferability compared to Web-GIS, Mobile GIS is able to be applied in all fields, such as in personal navigation, E-commerce application, spatial data field surveying system, emergency response and rescue system and more. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    The Updated and Enhanced
    Launched by SuperGeo Technologies in August of 2008, with .NET Compact Framework as the developing component, SuperGIS Mobile Engine 3.0 is a set of software development kit (SDK) for Mobile GIS, with which the developers are allowed to develop Mobile GIS applications under desktop development environments (such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and Borland Delphi 2006). SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Bei-Guan Numeric Cadastral
    The numeric cadastral management information system can effectively manage the land resources within the area, increase the resource usage rate and adequately control the usable resources as well as the position and status of public facilities. Integrating maps and attributes, the file data analyst allows the person in charge to query texts by maps or query maps by texts. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Digital Taiwan SuperTour
    GIS skills are used to set up this tour web. The content focuses on national parks, trails for mountain climbing and introductions of natural animals and plants. After setting up this system, users can easily browse related travel places by the Internet. There are texts, pictures, videos, and audio clips in the system to increase its richness and attractiveness. This system can attract users away from the traditional tour guidebooks to an online tour web. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Disease Control Geographic
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), R.O.C, is responsible for national disease prevention, quarantine and surveillance. CDC has complete information on reported contagious disease cases. In order to process and analyze the disease data, CDC needs to develop a better system to fully monitor and control the diseases and provide necessary information to all levels of medical organizations and the public. SuperWebGIS is applied to increase system stability and provide a more user-friendly system interface. It also provides a faster and more convenient Disease Control Geographic Information System. Changing the core map server software to SuperWebGIS, the system stability is added and a more pleasing interface is created. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Agricultural Environment
    The Agriculture Research Institute (ARI) was established in August 1895. In the past one hundred years, ARI had devoted great efforts to increase the yields and qualities of grains, special crops, fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers and to improve the economic development of farming villages. As a result, a great number of research performances are presented. The project uses SuperPad and SuperWebGIS as the tools to perform field surveys, inspections and building the Internet Service GIS platform. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    SuperGeo offers users complete GIS solutions to implement many GIS applications, comprised of two major components—client products and server products. Client products include Desktop GIS, Mobile GIS, Developer GIS, and GIS Thin Client, which provide many kinds of solutions for client users to edit, query, analyze and demonstrate GIS data on their workstations. As for server products, GIS Service, Server GIS, and Database Gateway are the major solutions for users to process GIS data at their server end. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    Download the free 30-day trial version of SuperGIS series products. You only need to press the button next to the software that you prefer. A mail which contains the URL address for downloading and a set of serial number will be sent to you. Once the trial period is over, you may purchase the products you prefer from online Store or by contacting us directly. Before proceeding, please review the following installation notes to check the compatibility of the hardware on your computer. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    ARIS Geodata Browser

    The ARIS geodata browser is a dockable window with a geodata browser for adding data to ArcMap.

    The ARIS geodata browser is a tool for ArcMap to add data from a dockable window. The ARIS geodata browser can be used as a replacement or in addition to the default ArcMap "Add Data" button.

    With the ARIS geodata browser a fast explorer-like search is performed. It's possible to browse for specific datatypes like:

    • Shapefiles
    • ArcMap layer files
    • CAD datasets (dxf, dwg, dgn)
    • Coverages
    • ESRI Grids
    • Images (jpeg, bmp, tiff, gif, ...)
    • Personal Geodatabases
    • File Geodatabase
    • Data through Spatial Database Connection
    • TINs
    • PC Arc/Info coverages

    This dockable window can stay visible while working in ArcMap. Adding data is easy by using the "Add to map" context-menu option or by double clicking the dataset.

    The ARIS geodata browser dockable window is opened and closed by a button in ArcMap. The state of the treeview (expanding of folders) is saved when closing the dockable window within one ArcMap session.

    Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.2 or 9.3 licenses:

    • ArcView
    • ArcEditor
    • ArcInfo

    Interested? You can download a fully functional, 5-day trial version

    ARIS B.V.
    Transition of Legacy
    The Navy’s information infrastructure is largely based upon aging technologies that impair the ability to effectively and securely share information between applications. Information sharing today is largely accomplished through handshake agreements and periodic exchange of database exports. The cost of maintain obsolescent information infrastructures is significant both from a monetary and operational perspective. In many cases, the Navy maintains duplicative data collection, storage, and dissemination applications to satisfy different users rather than making use of single authoritative data store and service. The immediate financial impact is apparent as multiple infrastructures must be established and maintained. However, the secondary fiscal impact often greatly exceeds this as the duplicative data stores must be fed information which entails costly human-centric processes. Operationally, this approach leads to conflicting data stores which must usually be manually correlated and resolved to develop any semblance of an authoritative view of the environment the data stores are supposed to relate. Avineon
    The construction industry is huge and it involves a large number of activities. Various traditional techniques for scheduling and controlling are still being used in the construction industry which fail to provide the spatial (layouts, drawings) and non-spatial (specifications, cost estimates etc) aspects of information in a construction project. So it was considered that integration between the Project Management and GIS (Geographic Information System) would be a key part of the solution. This integration would show visualisation of construction progress w.r.t. time. In this integration the drawings were drafted using a computer – aided drafting (CAD) program (AutoCAD), the construction schedule was prepared using Project Management Software (MS Project 2003), the updated schedule information (which mainly includes percent complete) which is updated in the Geodatabase (Arc Info). As the updating is being done, a custom application (.net with C# language) had been prepared to automatically update the Geodatabase. Thus the project management software is updated and simultaneously the Geodatabase is also updated and 3-D view of the progress of view can also been seen. The Integrated GIS-Project Management system would help all the parties involved in the construction project (especially for decision making) as they would be able to see all the spatial aspects of project in one system. Gammon India Ltd.
    Importing and Working
    This webinar is presented by Gary Rosen, and was originally broadcast on January 22, 2009. Please join us for this webinar, which will cover the importation of data in the ubiquitous SHP file format. After the data is imported, we will look at using the Carlson GIS program to view and query the data with the GIS Inspector and other tools. Carlson Software
    AtlasMobile SDK
    AtlasMobile™ SDK is a rich development package designed for mobile applications developers; it is a client side J2ME™ based set of classes, which implements a variety of mapping and location capabilities. AtlasCT
    Grade Supervisor 1.1.47
    Grade Supervisor 1.1.47 Carlson Software
    Grade Supervisor v1.0
    Carlson’s Grade Supervisor; powerful yet easy to use 3D site management system Carlson Software
    North Las Vegas plays
    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Identified as the nation’s fastest growing city in 2006, the City of North Las Vegas estimates it has an average growth rate of 9.3 percent annually. While the rate of new residents moving to the city has leveled over the past year, the city is projecting continued growth for the next 30 years. Autodesk
    progeCAD Professional
    AutoCAD design software at less than tenth the cost! DWG DXF native editing. Powerful new CAD interface - similar icons, commands and interface. Raster image editing, raster-to-vector software included. PDF, DWF, SVG, O2C & Google Earth KML support, IntelliCAD AutoLISP, VBA & DIESEL, ACIS 3D Solids modelling, temporary point snap (oSnap), layers, blocks. Hatch and xref editing. 3D shading and rendering options. approx. 11000+ CAD symbols library.
    progeEARTH Civil & Survey
    progeEARTH: Complete Civil Survey: This Survey, Cogo, DTM, and Road Design software, used with progeCAD® Professional, provides a low-cost alternative to otherwise high priced Land survey, coordinate geometry, digital terrain modeling, and corridor design software including working directly with AutoCAD DWG files, without having to pay a fortune to do so. Familiarity of AutoCAD: progeEARTH allows you to use the commands and menus you are used to, the same ones you would find in AutoCAD, and supports the same fonts, hatch patterns, model space/paper space, most of the features to have relied on in the past. The software costs a fraction of the price you would pay for an AutoCAD solution. Perfect for Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Architects... : This software is ideal for Professional Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers who need an economical software solution. It also provides a low-cost way for Architects to communicate their data to the Engineer. This Survey, Cogo, DTM, and Road Design software provides a total solution for importing your point data from data collector files, manual point entry, point manipulation, lot design and annotation, contours, digital terrain models, profiles, cross sections and corridor design.
    Mobile GIS Improves Data
    Using a hosted pay‐as‐you‐go mapping service allows you to, focus on your core business, scale your mapping and data collection functionality as needed and deploy your mapping and data collection projects quickly and seamlessly. This is a success story for the Building Department (Utilities) for Nassau County, Florida. GEO-VISUS Inc.
    Reykjavik City Graffiti
    PROJECT: Rugged handheld computers with built-in GPS capabilities used in Reykjavik City to clean up graffiti
    PROJECT DATE: Ongoing

    Founded in 1786, Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northern-most capital city in the world. The Reykjavik Capital Area has just under 120,000 inhabitants, which is about 40 percent of the total population of the country.
    Trimble Navigation
    The GeoSPIRS-Algorithm by Geoka, Trier Germany. The GeoSPIRS-Algorithm is a completely new view of the earth’s surface by analysing the digital elevation model (DEM: SRTM, LIDAR, terrestrial surveying) of the investigated area. In practice it is an extension on top of a GIS system and uses Raster algorithms. With GeoSPIRS it is possible to identify the whole natural processes of all terrains (also in the plain). In addition to it, it detects until now unknown natural processes and gives information about their causes. The procedure analysis the earth-surface and shares the surface in red (strong), orange (increased) and white (secured) areas. Movements and processes are taking place if the resistance against the effect of the gravitation is insufficient Geoka GmbH Trier, Germany
    Press release /The Land
    The Land Administration of Strasbourg (C.U.S.) chooses the companies Lorienne and Geomod for the Cartographic part of its New Geographic Information System. Lorienne SA
    Digital Terrain Model
    Barnawi uses Landsat images and ENVI to create useful surface representations in the Komodo National Park. Barnawi creates DEMs that provide him with accurate representations of surface features in regions of interest. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Using ENVI with Geographic
    A major focus of recent and future ENVI development is providing tools to integrate information derived from remotely sensed raster imagery into Geographic Information System (GIS) related applications. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    French Space Agency Uses
    CNES uses ENVI to process and analyze data to represent the time-sequenced evolution of Earth's ecosystems, natural and cultivated vegetation, and water and icebergs. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Spectral Mapping Tools
    This study explores algorithms originally developed as improvements on early earth imaging techniques that can be easily translated for use with spectral microscopy. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Using ENVI and IDL to
    Scientists use IDL and ENVI to study the morphology of the Martian surface. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Indiana University Uses
    The Geology department uses ENVI and IDL in a variety of student applications, including spacecraft calibration and analysis of hyperspectral geological data. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Multi-Threading in IDL
    Learn about IDL's powerful multi-threading capabilities, which provides a dramatic performance boost when analyzing and processing data on computers with multiple CPUs. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Visualizing and Analyzing
    IDL’s powerful visualization and analysis capabilities help you understand medical images from virtually any modality, and integrate custom tools across the health care enterprise. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    MidCoast Water: Realising
    MidCoast Water serves an area of 7000 square kilometres of New South Wales in Australia. The delivery of services to such a vast area brings with it many challenges, which are met with innovative and practical thinking. MidCoast Water implemented 1Spatial’s Radius Topology™ product to ensure both ongoing data quality and compliance with state government legislation, which requires utility organisations to be able to accurately pinpoint assets. With the support of 1Spatial’s Australasian partner, Open Spatial, the organisation has now met this objective on time and on budget. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    Indiana University Uses
    The Geology department uses ENVI and IDL in a variety of student applications, including spacecraft calibration and analysis of hyperspectral geological data. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Learn about IDL functionality that allow you to import IDL functionality to your COM or Java application, and to export your COM & Java routines to an IDL application. ITT Visual Information Solutions
    Radius Check Lite
    The Radius Check suite is designed to enable any user of spatial data to manage their database effectively, without the need for a significant level of technical expertise. The Radius Check suite encompasses three versions of a user-friendly, Windows-based application that allows easy identification and administration of 2D, 2.5D, 3D and 4D spatial data that are held in Oracle databases. Using “multi-thread” processing, analysis on all sizes of dataset can be executed quickly and efficiently and results viewed through a colour-coded and easy to view interface. The free trial version of the product, Radius Check Lite, features the foundation-level functionality that can be found across the entire suite, and can be downloaded from the 1Spatial website. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    City of Tucson, AZ -
    Avineon was selected by the City of Tucson Water Department to convert potable and non-potable water infrastructure data located on existing paper-based maps (Valve Maps) into an ArcGIS SDE Geodatabase. Tucson Water (TW) is building an enterprise GIS that will improve management of its largest asset, the water system infrastructure. A major component and the foundation for the GIS is the conversion of the hardcopy Valve Maps to a digital format to create a seamless data set. This project will compile existing mapping resources into a single continuous network database that will allow the Water Department to better manage, plan, and model its water system and resources. The completed GIS will be tightly integrated with the Maintenance Management System (MMS), another concurrent technological initiative that will contain most of the physical asset information for TW. Tucson's primary sections involve in the GIS Valve Map Conversion Project are Mapping/GIS, Information Services, and System Planning and Development. Avineon
    Southern Company
    Southern Company is one of America’s largest electricity producers, operating four major electric utilities as well as a rapidly growing and competitive wholesale generation business. This super-regional energy company serves more than 4.2 million electric customers and has nearly 40,000 megawatts of generating capacity. In addition to providing energy to a 120,000 square mile service territory covering four states, Southern Company also provides a wide range of customized energy-related services through its Southern Company Energy Solutions subsidiary. Avineon
    Financial Management
    Financial Management Service (FMS) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. Acting as the U.S. government’s money manager, FMS provides centralized payment, collection and reporting services for the government. Staffed by approximately 2,100 career civil servants, FMS disburses more than $1.5 trillion in federal payments annually, including Social Security, veterans’ benefits and income tax refunds, to more than 100 million people. FMS also collects nearly $2.4 trillion each year in federal revenues, oversees a daily cash flow of more than $58 billion, provides centralized debt collection services to most federal agencies and provides government-wide accounting and reporting. Avineon
    Naval Flight Information
    The Naval Flight Information Group (NAVFIG) develops, reviews and validates terminal instrument flight procedures (TERPS) at worldwide Navy and Marine Corps air stations and at certain host nation airports when operating around airfields under instrument flight rules. Additionally, NAVFIG arranges for their publication in the Department of Defense (DOD) Flight Information Publications (FLIP). Avineon
    Applications of GIS in
    Applications of GIS in Health Sciences Esri
    The Citrix Delivery Center Extends Impact and ROI of ESRI ArcGIS

    ESRI’s mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) help fight forest fires, determine new national boundaries during peace negotiations, find promising sites for fast-growing companies, rebuild cities around the world, support optimal land-use planning, route emergency vehicles, monitor rain forest depletion, contain oil spills, and perform countless other vital tasks every day...
    Advanced Digital Imaging
    This paper deals directly with digital images and the file sizes they create. In addition it takes a close look at Stereo Imaging, the requirements for accurate stereo pairs, Ground Resolution and Measurement Accuracy. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
    A Comparison of Methods
    The purpose of this paper is to gather and review the different methods of transforming geocentric coordinates to geodetic coordinates. The direct procedure is fairly simple and straightforward. Formulas for this transformation will be given in the next section. Problems exist for the reverse transformation since no pure inverse relationship exists. The methods presented can be broken down into two general categories: iterative and direct or non-iterative methods. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
    RouteIt! is a sophisticated and feature rich geographic network modeling and analysis product. With RouteIt! you will be able to take advantage of advanced capabilities to solve variety of problems. The product is highly business oriented. That implies developers can focus of solving business problem rather than getting involved in the learning curve. Manchitra Services
    MrSID Decode
    Command line utility that allows for decompression of MG2 or MG3 .sid files to .tif, GeoTiff, and other formats. Documentation and Sample commands included. LizardTech
    GPS Data Manager V.3.1
    GPS Data Manager allows you to upload and download data from your unit to your computer. You can easily access and manipulate Waypoints, Routes, Plot Trails and Icons. The perfect tool for planning a route, the GPS Data Manager allows you to build a collection of route information that you can download to your unit Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    Command line utility that generates .sdw file for associated georeferenced .sid file. LizardTech
    GlobalMap® 7600C HD
    GlobalMap® 7600C HD update software will run on any Java-enabled machine running Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/2003, Mac OS X, or Linux. Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    iFINDER Explorer™
    iFINDER Explorer™ update software will run on any Java-enabled machine running Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/2003, Mac OS X, or Linux. Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    LMS-334C iGPS
    Enhanced support for LGC-2000 GPS modules Added support for LGC-3000 GPS modules Many minor enhancements to the NMEA 2000 features Improved Tides and Currents to compensate properly for Daylight savings time Improved waypoint sharing Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    Lowrance SD/MMC Interface
    MMCI-USB card reader drivers. These drivers are for use with SD/MMC Interface card readers that have the Lowrance label on them. Important install for Avionics customers that want to purchase Jeppesen Updates online or for MapCreate 6.3 customers that are having issues with their card reader. Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    MrSID Echo ID Utility
    Returns locking codes needed to unlock GeoExpress. Extract 3 files from to your desktop. Run 'echoid.exe' to retrieve the locking codes needed to obtain unlock code for GeoExpress. Only needed if having licensing or installation problems. LizardTech
    CyberCom & LSI 100
    With CyberCom, software developers are able to develop Windows® 95/NT or Windows 3.1 based applications that access and modify saved Waypoints, Routes, Plot Trails and Icons contained in Lowrance GPS products. Both 32 and 16 bit versions of the OCX are provided. This is a development tool, not a stand alone application. Thanks to the Lowrance Software Engineering Group, all the dirty work of serial communication protocol has been taken care of for you. Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    AirMap® Software Upgrade
    This file is a self-extracting file which contains the program files necessary to update your unit's operating system. Included is a text file named readme.txt, this file contains important instructions. After downloading the upgrade, double-click on it to start the extraction process. Before upgrading your unit, you should take the precaution of backing up your data (waypoints, routes, etc) with GPS Data Manager. Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    Enhanced support for LGC-2000 GPS modules Added support for LGC-3000 GPS modules Many minor enhancements to the NMEA 2000 features Improved Tides and Currents to compensate properly for Daylight savings time Improved waypoint sharing Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
    eXplorerFree.exe version 6.6
    GeoConcept eXplorer FREE, the ActiveX component for cartographic visualisation It enables preparing presentations with dynamic GeoConcept maps in the tools of the Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Handlings (zoom in/out, move...) are done via a drop-down menu under the right button of the mouse or can be accessible behind Macro buttons of Microsoft (to set up in Visual BASIC). GeoConcept SA
    Todarmal-Handheld GIS
    Todarmal is a mobile mapping GIS Software and belongs to the JT Maps GIS Software family. Todarmal is meant for handheld devices especially Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). With the help of Todarmal one can easily create maps on the field itself i.e. map digitization and collect data in the form of map attributes. JT Maps
    DjVu Browser Plug-in
    The DjVu Browser Plug-in is the primary means of viewing DjVu documents. It runs inside most modern browsers including IE, Firefox and Safari. LizardTech
    International Mobile
    Xmarc developed and supplied specialised database and visualization software to Vodafone Ltd, the UK's leading mobile-phone network, to optimize the frequency planning, design and services offered by the Vodafone cellular network in the UK. Xmarc Services Limited
    PDT Demo Software
    See and use Pliable Display Technology on your own computer. The PDT demo applications listed below will give you a firsthand impression of some basic PDT functionalities which can be embedded in your own applications Idelix
    UK Roadside Response
    Green Flag is a partner company to Direct Line insurance company, which in turn is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland - throughout, a group that relies on a customer-relationship approach and systems to maintain levels of service and profitability. Xmarc Services Limited
    RealTopo Program fro
    The fastest and easiest way to put USGS topo maps into AutoCAD. RealTopo is USGS Topo Maps for AutoCAD. High resolution color scanned images of USGS 7½' topographic quads. RealTopo allows the user to georeference and seamless join multiple maps in minutes. Gecko Software Mapping Solutions
    Architecture and System
    As a GPS receiver manufacturer, NovAtel is in a unique position to build a GPS/INS navigation system. The Synchronized Position Attitude Navigation (SPAN) system is based on OEM4 receiver technology combined with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU integration is tightly coupled with access to the GPS receiver core. The integrated system provides real time position, velocity and attitude. GPS outages can be seamlessly bridged, enabling more reliable navigation through challenging environments like urban canyons. NovAtel Inc.
    GPS-704X Antenna Design
    This report discusses the application and performance of NovAtel’s GPS-704X Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) multi-band antenna. The 704X antenna has a wide bandwidth that is capable of acquiring RF signals from several GNSS systems. In this report, the multi-band antenna design is compared to NovAtel’s 702-GG antenna design and the results of tests performed on the multiband units are presented. The outcomes of the tests confirm that, compared to the 702-GG antenna, the bandwidth of the 704X antenna is wider, enabling the use of satellite ranging systems in the 1100 to 1600 MHz bands. NovAtel Inc.
    High Performance GPS
    There is a need for improved antenna performance in view of a recent decision by the DOD to disable SA at L1 GPS channel. For single frequency receivers SA had been the main cause of the largest errors of code and carrier phase measurements. With SA turned off, the multipath, ionosphere and antenna phase center variations are now the biggest contributors to code and carrier phase measurements. Ideally the antenna must be smaller and lighter than a typical “choke ring” antenna for surveying and man pack applications. NovAtel Inc.
    L-band Antenna Performance
    NovAtel’s GPS-702L provides combined L1/L2 and L-band reception in a single antenna. Designed for use with the OmniSTAR and Canada-wide Differential GPS (CDGPS) correction services, the GPS-702L is a replacement for NovAtel’s GPS-600-LB antenna. The difference of the GPS- 702L over its predecessor is its ability to improve on RTK while maintaining L-band performance. NovAtel Inc.
    Galileo Ground Segment
    NovAtel, under contract to ESA, has initiated the development cycle for the high quality Ground Reference Receivers to be used in the future Galileo Sensor Stations (GSS). During the design process NovAtel is leveraging their experience as the world’s leading supplier of Ground Reference Receivers to satellite augmentation systems in Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and China. NovAtel Inc.
    Theory and Performance
    The reduction of multipath biases on GPS measurements has traditionally been achieved through innovative antenna design, such as choke ring ground planes, and careful antenna site selection. These methods, although effective, are not always practical, especially in a kinematic environment. The implementation of Narrow Correlator spacing design in GPS receiver code tracking loops has greatly reduced the multipath bias and the measurement noise on C/A code pseudorange measurements. Even with these advancements the bias due to multipath is still dominant in GPS position calculations. NovAtel Inc.
    Red Spider Image Archive
    Featured By: Luc Donéa Every day, millions of sensors produce geo-referenced data. • These sensors work 24 hours a day, producing large data flows, usually stored in geographical grid formats. • In terms of volume, imagery is the dominant form of geographic information. Ionic Enterprise
    Macomb County, Michigan,
    It is a rewarding mission – to enhance water quality by reducing polluted storm water runoff at construction sites – but an enormous task. In 2003, the last full year for which statistics are available, the department issued 3,548 permits and conducted 19,844 inspections. Accela, Inc.
    GDS Data Migration: Analysis
    Translating a few drawings from one system to another and migrating an entire CAD/GIS database to a different system should never be confused as similar tasks. They differ not just in the level of effort involved, but also in the different kinds of issues which come up. Kinetic Solutions, LLC
    Central Contra Costa
    Since its inception in 1946, CCCSD has been a leader in adopting innovative strategies to improve their services and protect the environment. Some of these strategies have been technical—for example, replacing its chlorine gas disinfection system with a non-chemical, ultraviolet light process. However, other innovations have taken place because of the District’s commitment to utilizing technology to improve operations. Accela, Inc.
    Accela Asset Management
    Water districts are faced with unique challenges in maintaining their infrastructure assets because failure to take a proactive approach to regularly upgrade water lines and wells can cause catastrophic problems. Poorly maintained infrastructure can lead to contaminated water that is damaging to public health and the environment, and can incur excessive repair costs. Accela, Inc.
    Initiate Systems and
    Featured By: Scott Harper "As an IBM Business Partner and member of the IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks, we expect that our enhanced visibility and our priority access to IBM capabilities will expand our solutions to many more clinical information systems environments." IBM
    IDV co-founder Clemens
    Featured By: Nora Macaluso Grand Ledge-based IDV Solutions, founded a year ago by Clemens and partner Mark Morrison, uses mapping techniques to perform sophisticated data analysis for clients, including Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government. IDV Solutions
    Sole source procurement
    Transportation Agency (TEA) This synopsis is published for informational purposes only.

    Department of the Army
    10 coolest technologies
    A multimedia drink coaster? A TV screen that never dies? Pop-up displays on your car windshield? That’s just a hint of some of the cool and unusual technologies waiting for us, just around the corner. We’ve narrowed down these fantastic innovations from the near future—everything from neurochips and inexhaustible fuel cells to smarter TVs and a faster Internet. Read today what will marvel you tomorrow. Hewlett-Packard
    Beyond the logo: creating
    Creating a consistent identity will make it easier for customers to buy. A professional appearance builds trust, making your business identity a boon to your sales force. As customers come to recognize and rely on your brand, you’ll build equity for future growth. Hewlett-Packard
    Featured By: Bob Longo Leader in “hands-off” services improves remote management services to 25,000 users. "HP ProLiant servers combined with HP management software makes the jobs of our technicians a lot easier. HP has the most proactive tools in the market." Hewlett-Packard
    Factory Five Racing
    Featured By:-- Jesper Ingerslev Component carmaker powers new designs with HP workstations. "The HP xw4400 Workstation is fast, dependable and handles applications extremely well." Hewlett-Packard
    Securing your future
    Customer guide to assure AlphaServer Tru64 UNIX customers that HP is protecting their investment while providing excellent transition tools and services to help them plan and implement their transition to Integrity servers when their business needs require. Hewlett-Packard
    TecServicEurope AG
    Featured By:-- Bernd Wunsch Print service provider heads for the great outdoors with an HP DesignJet 900. "Since we got the HP DesignJet 9000 large format printer our business has grown because we can now offer outdoor printing and very good prices because we no longer need any additional finishing like lamination." Hewlett-Packard
    Demystifying Firewalls
    The concept of firewalls can be perplexing for some, especially as the term is applied to different things in and out of the IT arena. It refers to several types of hardware and software, and it encompasses multiple different technical approaches. On top of this, firewalls are available as enterprise-grade products, consumer desktop versions, freeware, and are even built into most standard operating systems. Hewlett-Packard
    ITL has been a provider
    For twenty four hours a day and seven days a week since 1978, ITL, a wholesale marketer, contract carrier, and retailer of fuel and petroleum products, has provided its clients with safe and efficient bulk delivery services. Telogis Inc.
    The Hussmann Corporation,
    The Hussmann Corporation has provided innovative products for preserving and displaying fresh foods since 1906. Today, Hussmann is a world leader in the manufacture, sales, installation and service of its merchandising equipment and refrigeration systems to customers in over 80 countries. Hussmann serves several key markets in the food industry. Telogis Inc.
    Albuquerque Publishing
    Albuquerque Publishing Company (APC) is a leading provider of newspaper advertising sales, production, printing, circulation, and distribution for The Albuquerque Journal and The Albuquerque Tribune. It is the largest publishing company in the state of New Mexico. Telogis Inc.
    The Namasco Corporation,
    Namasco Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Klockner & Co., is a metal distributor of prime carbon steel products. As a reliable partner to more than 8,000 metalworking businesses across the United States, Namasco uses its technical, commercial, operational and financial resources to address the evolving steel and metal needs of its customers. Telogis Inc.
    Discover 9.0
    This file contains an installation of Discover 9.0 with example datasets and tutorials. This release boasts an extensive range of new features and benefits and is available to all Discover users with a valid Support and Update subscription. Discover 8.0 users will receive a 20 day evaluation upon installing. An activation code must be requested for permanent use. Encom
    Engage3D 3.0
    This file contains a full installation of Engage3D 3.0. Also use this installation for Engage3D Pro. Encom
    Encom PA 8.0 software
    This file contains an updated version (from version 8.0.10) of Encom PA (formerly called Profile Analyst), which includes installations for PA Explorer, PA Professional and the free PA Viewer plus documentation, tutorials and example data.. Encom
    Contingency and public
    In a crisis, GeoConcept is the ideal project coordinator, capable of handling containment and recovery in the face of natural or technological disaster, social unrest, or any exceptional circumtances... GeoConcept SA
    VirtualGeo for GeoConcept
    With VirtualGeo for GeoConcept, real time 3-dimensional representations can be made interactive so the user accesses geographic data stored in the GIS directly, displaying, validating, analysing and exchanging dynamically with their data resource. These functionalities are indispensable in a wide variety of professional settings in industry, and in many specialist fields in defence, environmental research, urban and rural development.... GeoConcept SA
    GeoScheduling SuiteTM
    Whether your teams include engineers, sales personnel, or delivery specialists, with the GeoScheduling SuiteTM solution you benefit straight away from the numerous advantages brought by geoptimising their appointment planning.... GeoConcept SA
    ArcGIS ArcSDE Administration
    TuxedoDB is a powerful graphical, unique and specialized tool that centralizes the ArcSDE Administration duties. ArcSDE is part of ESRI ArcGIS enterprise middleware software strategy and TuxedoDB supplies ArcSDE Administrators users an intuitive and graphical environment where those operations are easier than ever before. GIS Administrators users will have many features on their hands to make them more productive. GeomMatters Technologies
    Profile Description: Telogis provides next generation technologies powering emerging Location Based Services (LBS). GeoBase is an enterprise LBS platform that allows systems providers to easily add rich spatial functions to their applications. OnTrack is a turn-key, web based asset tracking application available to resellers and systems integrators. GeoBase provides the core LBS functions of mapping, reverse geocoding, address look-ups, driving directions, route optimization and free-form spatial queries. GeoBase is platform independent with support for client, ASP and AJAX deployments. GeoBase is in use by many of the major LBS systems providers. OnTrack is a scalable, secure, feature rich On-Demand web application for GPS tracking and fleet management. OnTrack is a complete fleet productivity and management package built to provide fleet managers and operators the tools necessary to manage and maintain their fleet easily and most efficiently. The new OnTrack Enterprise Fleet management application has been updated to use the new GeoStream technology provided by Telogis. GeoStream uses AJAX technologies to provide a rich user interface in the browser environment. Website: Telogis Inc.
    Security Solutions for
    Transportation Security Intergraph Corporation
    Data Collection in Remote
    This case study from Surveylab, entitled “Data Collection in Remote Communities” describes the “Nunga Wali Spatial” project of the South Australian Department for Families and Communities (DFC). A key component of the project, ikeGPS allows DFC staff to work independently across the thousands of kilometres of remote South Australia outback, whilst ensuring data verifiability and continuity through the integrated mobile data capture solution. Surveylab USA Inc
    AutoCAD Map 3D Trial
    Download your FREE 30-day fully functioning trial, and as a bonus, you’ll receive the Electric, Water and Wastewater Toolkits – all for free.

    AutoCAD Map 3D delivers:
    • Seamless integration of CAD design data with GIS systems
    • The ability to work with virtually any native data format
    • Improved data accuracy with automated cleanup
    The Free Utilities Toolkits include:
    • AutoCAD Map 3D Drawing and Object Classification templates
    • A set of industry objects with corresponding real-world attributes
    • A set of pre-configured industry symbols
    • User documentation including user's guide, workflows, and data model schema
    • Instructional videos
    The Relevance of Emerging
    This presentation to the November 2006 MISAC meeting discusses how organizations can deploy GIS solutions that leverage spatially aware relational database management systems like Oracle Express, free SOA-based mapping API's like Google Maps and Google Earth, and open source software like Autodesk Mapguide to manage data, integrate systems, and deliver compelling geospatial applications for a fraction of the cost of traditional GIS. Fairfax County Government-Fairfax County Government
    Data Visualization Tools
    The patented StrataVarious Data Visualization Tools enable graphic representations of objects, places, and data to be viewed in a single, compact, layered and slotted, interactive interface. For online shoppers, travel-planners, designers, researchers, and analysts, the system gathers, sorts, and presents graphics, descriptions, and links into a personalized catalog, map set, picture library, or multi-dimensional diagram or chart. StrataVarious, Inc.
    free digital map - Europe
    Digital maps for ESRI, MapInfo and other GIS from the largest digital map archive worldwide. Postcode and administrative maps are included. Europe for free download. GfK Macon
    ProVec Color 4.0
    ProVec Color 4.0 is the complete professional solution for Raster to Vector Conversion. Developed in Australia by the Spatial Division of Sinclair Knight Merz, ProVec is designed to convert raster engineering, mining, geological and architectural drawings, information, to vector formats suitable for use in common CAD and GIS applications. The new ProVec Version 4 retains all the best features of the earlier black and white versions, including an easy-to-use graphical interface, OCR, layer separation, a preview facility, a parameter assistant, powerful raster editing, and batch processing. It adds an expanded range of input and output format handling capabilities, greyscale, and 8 and 24 bit colour functionalities including colour reduction, colour separation into layers for vectorisation, and palette manipulation. Download this 30 Day evaluation version and try the software on your applications. Sinclair Knight Merz
    South America
    Free digital maps for ESRI, MapInfo and other GIS- The largest digital map archive worldwide provides South America for free download. Administrative maps totally attributed can be downloaded. Northwood Technologies Inc.
    EarthData International mobilized to Little Rock, Arkansas, last week to kick off its recent $1.3 million contract award with the Arkansas Geographic Information Office (AGIO) for updated orthophoto mapping. Using multiple digital cameras, EarthData will acquire aerial imagery over the entire state – approximately 52,100 square miles – in a single flying season EarthData
    EarthData International (EarthData) today announced the award of a $4.3 million contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to map portions of one of South America's largest countries using the GeoSAR radar mapping system. GeoSAR, owned and operated exclusively by EarthData, will produce high-resolution image and terrain maps to support a variety of land and information management activities. EarthData
    RapidEye Standard Image
    RapidEye offers image users a data source containing an unrivaled combination of large-area coverage, frequent revisit intervals, high resolution and multispectral capabilities. For the first time, there is a constellation of five earth imaging satellites that contain identical sensors, that are in the same orbital plane and are calibrated equally to one another. This document provides detailed information on the following subjects related to the RapidEye Standard Image Products: * Product Level Descriptions: RapidEye offers three different processing levels which are described in detail. * Pr64oduct and Delivery Options: Each image data product is offered with several processing and delivery options. * Product Licensing: RapidEye allows customers several licensing options to ensure that all users that need to used the imagery may do so. * Product Naming: Provides a description of the product naming convention used for the RapidEye Standard Image Products. * Image Support Data: All images are supported with several different metadata files to aid the customer with the use and analysis of the data. RapidEye
    Frederick, MD - EarthData will mobilize to Paramaribo this week to kick-off its recent $1.8 million contract award with the Government of Suriname for high-resolution geospatial data products and services. Flight crews will acquire color-infrared aerial photography over 3,615 square miles of the country’s coastal plain where the majority of the population resides. EarthData
    EarthData International, Inc., and Triangle Aerial Surveys, Inc. (TAS), are pleased to announce their participation in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Mentor-Protégé Program, a federal initiative to promote technology transfer. EarthData
    EarthData International, Inc. (EarthData) announced its role in last week's release of the critically-acclaimed, World Trade Center, Oliver Stone's portrayal of five Port Authority police officers who battle the devastation of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Central to the movie are three-dimensional renderings of the collapsing towers, which Stone uses to recreate the police officers' perspectives and help audiences comprehend the horror of being trapped in the underground inferno. EarthData
    CEO Anne Hale Miglarese announced plans to work with Microsoft Corp. to bolster Windows Live Local powered by Virtual Earth, Microsoft's online mapping tool. Under the 5-year agreement, EarthData will supply Microsoft with new imagery, lidar, and radar data acquisition and map production support to keep Windows Live Local populated with current, accurate, high-resolution geospatial information. Microsoft will also have access to EarthData's own data archives EarthData
    Vancouver, BC - Further to its news release of June 21, 2004, Pacific GeoInfo Corp. (TSX-V: PGO) ("Pacific GeoInfo") reports the establishment of EarthData Pacifica, Co. ("EDPC"), the joint venture company formed between Pacific GeoInfo’s subsidiary, PGO Holdings Corporation ("PGOH"), and EarthData Pacifica, Inc. (Delaware) ("EDPI"), an affiliate of EarthData Holdings, Inc. ("EarthData"). EDPC is an unlimited liability company incorporated under the laws of Nova Scotia. EarthData
    Video Interviews at ESRI
    Video Interviews taken by IBSystems at the ESRI Conference 2008 IBSystems, Inc.
    QuickBird Imagery
    QuickBird Imagery Products offer customers a variety of options for accurate and timely imagery. DigitalGlobeTM offers QuickBird Imagery Products at three processing levels: (1) Basic Imagery with the least amount of processing (geometrically raw), designed for customers desiring to process imagery into a useable form themselves, (2) Standard Imagery with radiometric and geometric correction, and delivered in a map projection, and (3) rthorectified Imagery with radiometric, geometric, and topographic correction, and delivered in a map projection. Please refer to Section 5 for more details about QuickBird Imagery Products. DigitalGlobe
    Radiance Conversion of
    Featured By: Keith Krause This tech note discusses the conversion from a corrected counts QuickBird product to top-of-atmosphere spectral radiance. QuickBird products are delivered to the customer as radiometrically corrected image pixels (qPixel,Band). Radiometric correction includes a dark offset subtraction and a non-uniformity correction (detector-to-detector relative gain). Corrected counts are specific to the QuickBird instrument and therefore QuickBird imagery MUST be converted to spectral radiance before radiometric/spectral analysis or comparison with imagery from other sensors in a radiometric/spectral manner. DigitalGlobe
    Best Value Procurement;
    Featured By: J. McGettigan, P.E.*, N. Andgren1, R. Kerley, P.E.1, and D. Dobbs, P.E., An innovative approach for securing equipment pricing for multiple, multi-phased construction packages was development and implemented in accordance with the County’s purchasing guidelines for competitive bidding. Utilizing a Best Value procurement process allowed the County to secure an optimum balance of pricing and performance for critical equipment based on the long-term interests of the customer (rate payer), the operations staff, and the maintenance staff. Earth Tech
    Controlling and Monitoring
    Featured By: L.G.A. Potts* PhD CEng MIChemE and M Jolly* MA MEng CEng MIChemE (Member) A Sludge Treatment Centre (STC) has been constructed at Nigg wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Aberdeen to receive sewage sludge from a number of wastewater treatment plants in the area. The sludge is treated to a USEPA Class A standard before being used in agriculture. Achieving this standard is based upon the sludge passing through a thermal hydrolysis plant where it is heated to 165°C for 30 minutes in batch reactors. The hydrolysed sludge is subsequently pumped to an anaerobic digestion plant at 10-12% dry solids where the temperature is maintained at 39°C for a minimum of 15 days. Earth Tech
    Advanced Oxidation Ditch
    Featured By: Nathan Cassity, P.E., Steve Arant, P.E., DEE The Ripon, Wisconsin wastewater treatment facilities needed upgrading to comply with new effluent requirements for BOD and TSS, and to provide reliable nitrification. An oxidation ditch system was selected from the several process alternatives evaluated based on ease of operation and capital costs. The proposed oxidation ditch system included separate basins for biological phosphorus removal, automatic dissolved oxygen control system utilizing oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) probes, and deep final clarifiers with energy dissipating inlets. ORP monitoring and set points were used to control the speed of the aerators for matching oxygen demand. These same probes were used to identify periods of high organic loadings and automatically control urea feed rate. Earth Tech
    Imagery Solutions for
    Featured By: Matt Wood DigitalGlobe is a global, commercial, company specializing in the distribution of innovative Earth information solutions • QuickBird is one of many components used to build customer solutions: – SPOT – Landsat – Aerial DigitalGlobe
    Featured By: David K. Nale, President DigitalGlobe with their QuickBird satellite, capable of 60 cm resolution, is at the forefront of commercial satellite imagery acquisition. As such, they are uniquely positioned to exploit the local government imagery market. The purpose of this imagery comparison report and analysis is to provide DigitalGlobe Staff , Senior Management and Resellers with an unbiased analysis of digital ortho imagery obtained from their QuickBird sensors. DigitalGlobe
    Keyhole technology accelerates and enhances decisions for business and government by enabling fast, fluid interaction with multi-terabyte network-resident databases of earth imagery and geospatial information. Users can "fly" from space to street level seamlessly while interactively exploring layers of information including roads, schools, businesses, and demographics. DigitalGlobe
    Detecting buildings and
    Using high resolution remote sensing data such as IKONOS data makes it possible in principle to detect man-made features such as buildings and roads. However, due to the high spatial resolution of the IKONOS data, an automatic or semi-automatic detection of such features based only on their spectral entities can be difficult, especially in heterogeneous situations such as dense urban areas. DEFINIENS AG
    Mapping urban areas in
    Definiens eCognition has proven its excellent concepts for improved mapping of urban areas from VHR remote sensing data. Object-oriented classification provides a superior approach in deriving detailed land cover information. DEFINIENS AG
    TIGER to “Snapbase”
    The US Census Bureau has improved the accuracy of TIGER files for over four hundred of the nation’s three thousand counties, and is in process of completing the job at the rate of six hundred counties per year. States and counties are eager to make maximum use of the new datasets, and to work them into a maintenance cycle. Four hundred twelve counties in 22 states now meet the national 7.6 m positional accuracy standard and are available to be downloaded from the US Census Bureau website. Data Enhancement Services, LLC
    Operational burned area
    A classification model has been developed to reliably access the ecological impact of fires that affect the Mediterranean region. Whereas previous techniques based on pixel-based multispectral classification were unable to distinguish between burned areas and other types of land cover Definiens eCognition has facilitated the development of a highly accurate classification system that can be applied to any areas similarly affected by wildfire. DEFINIENS AG
    Airport Mapping and Change
    High-resolution satellite imagery has been a boon for airport mapping applications, allowing analysts to identify runways, taxiways, buildings, roads, rivers and other relevant features. Such applications are made even more effective with imagecontent analysis software. DEFINIENS AG
    Definiens Cellenger--High-Content
    Definiens Cellenger® high-content analysis software is a complete system for analysing automated cell-based experiments. This unique image analysis approach enables much deeper scrutiny and understanding of the data, while the new user interface provides a simple yet flexible environment where analysis can be tailored to the assay. It works seamlessly within any Definiens Enterprise Image Intelligence product and provides tools to complement your workflow whether assay development, screening or informatics. independent high-content analysis software DEFINIENS AG
    "Error 1720" While Installing
    The following error message may display: "Error 1720. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A script required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor." If this message displays, it may be because you are trying to register online without an Internet connection or there is a problem the Windows Script application. To fix the problem, try Scenario one below. If the problem still exists, try Scenario two. Delorme
    Definiens Enterprise
    Definiens Platform Deeper insights Faster results Better decisions Image courtesy of Dr. K. Patel, GlaxoSmithKline Ltd, Harlow, UK Image courtesy of Dr. E. Ainscow, AstraZeneca Ltd. Charnwood, UK Definiens Ente DEFINIENS AG
    "Error 1402" or "Error
    You may receive one of the errors below during installation if the SYSTEM account does not have Full Control in the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes" registry keys. "Error 1402. Could not open key: UNKNOWN\DeLorme.FeatureCrypto.1\CLSID. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel." "Error 1406. Could not write value {"String of Alpha Numerical Characters"} to key \Software\DeLorme\SA2007\Delorme Components." Delorme
    Unmanned Ground Vehicle
    Featured By: Mr. E. Alex Baylot,Mr. Derek Ward,Ms. Ursula Benz,MAJ John Willis, Mr. Harold Yamauchi The ability to navigate an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is highly dependent on the perception of the underlying terrain. Obviously, the proverbial “billiard table” is the easiest to navigate rather than the true complexity and dynamics of real terrain. The logic of current autonomous onboard navigation systems for UGVs is fairly simplistic due to the overwhelming flow of raw sensor data and the need to better match the speed of manned vehicles. Thus, borrow from the unintended simplification of the M&S world...simple logic on simplified terrain data. Better still, use M&S to pre-plan the best routes and estimate the operating speed. Better still, use real-time or near-real-time remote sensing to build/enhance the M&S terrain data set. Thus, was born the concept of the Remote Imaging for Unmanned Ground Vehicles (RIUGV) project. DEFINIENS AG
    Diagnostic Installation
    The most common errors associated with any DeLorme® program are the result of other programs running in the background during installation. The procedure below uses the Microsoft System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) to temporarily disable most programs upon startup. Once the system is restarted in Normal Mode, the settings will revert to their default settings. While these steps are not always necessary, they are the first step in troubleshooting errors that may occur with DeLorme software. Delorme
    The Area of Facility
    Four years ago DeTe Immobilien GmbH (DTI), the facilities management division of Deutsche Telekom AG was facing a fundamental decision: How could they transfer their technical paper documents into a more efficient digital archiving system?
    Following thorough evaluation, the best solution was the storage of scanned drawings in a database and processing them with hybrid software inside AutoCAD. For their 450 PC workstations, DTI decided to use VPraster, a program authored by softelec GmbH, Munich.
    Enhancing the Value of
    A recent study that combines satellite imagery with federal census and demographic data in India has produced unexpected results sure to please government and business analysts alike. RMSI
    A Mapping Marriage -
    The word cartography has its origins in the Latin "carta," or map, and the Greek "graphic," or writing. Although cartography often is defined as mapmaking, or the study and practice of making maps, the word evokes a sense of craftsmanship and artistry, which the prosaic synonym lacks. RMSI
    WiseImage for GIS
    WiseImage Presentation
    Corporate GIS and Internet
    Martin Pordage, Property and GIS Manager at Adur District Council, explains how SIA’s dataMAP GIS has been heavily utilised throughout Adur Council, culminating in the implementation of SIA’s GIS Internet Browser within the Council’s website SIA Limited
    Corporate dataMAP GIS
    Photocopying, taping sheet maps together and drawing/writing data onto the maps, were very time-consuming processes. The major problem was that these map sheets were a treasure of information wealth that was not available corporately to all departments SIA Limited
    Rupert Dick, Director of UKVillages, describes the concept of the website and how SIA’s dataMAP web mapping software is being utilised. SIA Limited
    Planning the Future with
    Bridget Humphrey, GIS Officer, Wealden District Council, explains how dataMAP has proved to be extremely user-friendly for planning purposes. SIA Limited
    Drum Housing - dataMAP
    Tim Leather, Assistant Director, Drum Housing Association Ltd, explains how SIA’s dataMAP GIS has been utilised to date and the plans for usage of the system in the future. SIA Limited
    SIA in Partnership with
    SIA has a proven track record of working in close partnership with software vendors to embed SIA software into their systems. This would provide mapping, GIS or routing capabilities, which are delivered via a suite of .NET and ActiveX controls.

    SIA have always been keen to support innovative new ways of working with their partners. Therefore, they have been working alongside NDMC Ltd to embed SIA’s dataMAPx GIS control within NDMC’s .NET-based Enterprise Information Flow Architecture, to deliver an exciting new solution
    SIA Limited
    Mr.SID free viewer LizardTech Software
    Mr.SID free compression software LizardTech Software
    Next ESA SAR Toolbox
    NEST is a new free ESA toolbox with an integrated viewer for reading, calibration, post-processing and analysis of ESA and 3rd party SAR data starting from Level 1. Distributed as fully open source, NEST allows users to easily develop new readers and post-processors for SAR data by means of a Java Application Programming Interface (API). NEST is developed by Array Systems Computing Inc. under contract to ESA. NEST 1C includes the following features: * A Display and Analysis Tool (DAT) SAR data visualisation, analysis and processing. * A Graph Processing Tool (GPT) for command line execution of batch processing chains. * A rich collection of readers and writers with an abstracted internal representation to allow easy and efficient access to SAR data * Convert data to COTS file formats for use with third-party software * Create and process graphs * Tiled image viewing and support for very large datasets * Read, display and calibrate ENVISAT ASAR and ERS 1 & 2 * Provide statistics, quick-looks and ingest parts or entire datasets * Coregister detected products * Convert Slant Range to Ground Range * Time domain mulitlooking * Mean, Lee, Frost, Gamma Map Speckle Filtering * ASAR WSS Debursting * Band Arithmetic * Image Filtering * Third-party developers are able to extend software and add new readers, writers and operators. Supported product formats include: * ENVISAT ASAR * ERS AMI 1 & 2 (CEOS & Envisat format from PGS and VMP) * JERS SAR (CEOS format) * Partial support for ALOS PALSAR and TerraSarX * BEAM DIMAP * GeoTIFF * GETASSE30 DEM * ACE DEM Download and install NEST 1C for Windows and Linux at European Space Agency
    RapidEye Standard Image
    RapidEye offers image users a data source containing an unrivaled combination of large-area coverage, frequent revisit intervals, high resolution and multispectral capabilities. For the first time, there is a constellation of five earth imaging satellites that contain identical sensors, that are in the same orbital plane and are calibrated equally to one another. This document provides detailed information on the following subjects related to the RapidEye Standard Image Products: * RapidEye Satellite Constellation * Product Level Descriptions * Product and Delivery Options * Product Licensing RapidEye
    MapRelate is a complementary component for AutoCAD that allows users to gain instant and direct access to their local or corporately held spatial data from within their native AutoCAD environment. This means a user can combine or overlay their design accurately against detailed spatial data, improving design precision and providing a simple solution for architects, engineers and data administrators to meet legal and customer obligations. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    WATER PROJECT MANAGER WorldView Solutions
    MapRelate is a complementary component for AutoCAD that allows users to gain instant and direct access to their local or corporately held spatial data from within their native AutoCAD environment. This means a user can combine or overlay their design accurately against detailed spatial data, improving design precision and providing a simple solution for architects, engineers and data administrators to meet legal and customer obligations. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    Professional raster to vector conversion software ideal for design involving any type of printing or modeling. Ideal for design, prepress, print, CAD/CAM, and 3D modeling professionals. Vector convert directly from any scanned result directly within the program, made possible through it's TWAIN support. MagicTracer has many useful raster and vector editing tools for manipulating raster and vector data during pre-processing and post-processing. Elgorithms
    eLandjamaica Case Study
    Jamaica's National Land Agency (NLA) faced a daunting challenge. The Jamaican government had created the fledgling agency in April 2001 by consolidating four separate government agencies in an effort to create a modern national land information system and enable sustainable development. Through the consolidation, however, the NLA inherited multiple databases and document management systems. As a result, NLA administrators had to wrestle with various non-integrated systems; moreover, the Jamaican public lacked a single gateway for dealing with land titles, surveys and maps, and land valuation issues. Orion Technology Inc.
    Leveraging the Data Collection
    GeoVisus leverages the ArcGIS Server Suite from ESRI to provide their DCI©™ solution in a hosted services orientated architecture. The DCI©™ enables organizations to extend their investment in ESRI products by taking advantage of the highly-scalable hosted environment. DCI©™ is ideal for clients looking to take advantage of online mapping, wireless data collection, and hosted QA/QC tools for supporting a range of business processed that require accurate and fast access to infrastructure maps. GEO-VISUS Inc.
    Carlos Domingo, President

    Carlos Domingo
    President and CEO,
    LizardTech, Inc.
    Carlos Domingo holds a Masters in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan and a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. Previous to working in the IT industry, he was a European Union Science and Technology Fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was CTO of Synera Systems, a company specialized in data mining and data analysis and after that worked as a consultant for a number of IT startups. He joined Celartem Technology in March 2002 after leading a worldwide content management project for Toyota in Tokyo. Prior to joining LizardTech, he was the COO of Celartem Technology where he led and completed the acquisition of LizardTech. He joined LizardTech as the President and CEO in August 2003
    Genesys The Land Records
    Genesys Corporate Presentation Genesys
    Neten'Map LT v1.0.0 zip.
    Neten' Map LT allows you, from ArcView 3.x, to create quickly statistical maps to publish them on your Web site or to spread them on a support like floppy disk or CD-ROM. NETENCY
    Business Value Analysis
    Topobase is Autodesk’s platform for integrating infrastructure design and management. This study details the business benefits of using Topobase within utilities. We conducted this study using standard IDC methods for assessing business value in terms of return on investment. We also outline industry trends that drive utilities toward integrated information management platforms like Topobase. We include two case studies from established Topobase users. Autodesk
    WaynaSoft Evaluation
    (WaynaSoft-ep4msw) is designed to perform a full installation of Apache, PHP, MapServer CGI, and to provide the capability to install the additional application WaynaSoft WebMapper Evaluation Package for MapServer Windows (WebMapper-ep4msw) easily and quickly: WaynaSoft
    Hummingbird Exceed? Evaluation
    Exceed PowerSuite offers enterprise users everything they need to connect to any type of legacy system in the enterprise and access data in ways that is most convenient to them. Exceed PowerSuite combines a powerful PC X server,comprehensive Terminal Emulator,kernel -based Network File Systems solution and a complete set of TCP/IP utilities. Hummingbird Ltd.
    Featured Paper By Jason R. Scarlett

    Long before the last paper map is converted, utilities are faced with a growing backlog of un-posted work orders into their GIS. The requirements needed to keep the newly developed database maintained with the latest system changes are frequently underestimated. The timely accuracy of this data is a critical requirement to the cost-justifying applications. The application of the information technology concept of outsourcing can be an alternate approach for utilities trying to reduce data maintenance costs, increase the reliability of their databases, and accelerate the speed with which changes can be made.
    Analytical Surveys, Inc.
    Empowering Applications
    Oracle has several products that support efficient and effective analysis of warehouse data. For exploratory analysis, using OLAP/warehousing techniques users could analyze data by rolling-up/drilling-down on specific dimension hierarchies. Unlike such OLAP processing, data mining allows automatic discovery of knowledge (or information content) from a database. Acquis, Inc.
    Leica ADE Demonstration:
    Case Study and Live Disconnected Demonstration ERDAS, Inc.
    LookOUT is a great new add-in for Microsoft® Outlook® that streamlines your daily planning by eliminating the tedious task of copyi