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"Always aggressive, always
Featured By: David Bruser Glenor Pitter pulled out of her Markham office at midnight,bleary-ead eyed frustrated with another day of unrequited hard work. DMTI Spatial Inc.
"An Ancient Mystery Revealed"
Last year, a team of researchers used a Trimble S6 Total Station to help uncover the mysterious structure of an Egyptian monument that today stands in New York’s Central Park. Here’s how they did it." Trimble Navigation
Many companies sell "data"; but selling data without the ability to analyze and use it in creative ways will not release the knowledge that lies within it. Terrapoint is committed to understanding the real needs of its clients, and in doing so forging solutions that provide knowledge and information better and faster than our competitors. TerraPoint, LLC
"DEM Generation Using
This article examines the extraction of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from QuickBird stereo image pairs without the use of ground control points (GCPs). Due to the frequent unavailability of ground control points, a DEM generation method requiring no GCPs would be of significant interest to users of stereo data. The article also explores the refinement of extracted DEMs by applying horizontal shifts based on reference DEMs from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). PCI Geomatics
"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
"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
"From the Ground Up:
My last column (“Digital camera technology,” May 2006) focused on the impressive capabilities and explosive growth of today’s high-end digital mapping cameras. Without question, digital sensors have and are changing the way imagery is acquired for mapping projects around the world.

These devices are also opening new markets, resulting in new and innovative uses of mapping in nontraditional applications, and providing increased capabilities to the end-users of mapping information. As mapping professionals, our knowledge and understanding of the capabilities of these systems is growing exponentially, both in terms of the information found within the imagery and the accuracy that can be expected from map products generated from the digital images.
Photo Science, Inc.
"From the Ground Up:
Surveying and mapping professionals have worked closely together in the production of topographic and planimetric maps over time. However, tremendous changes in technology over the last several years have affected the balance between the surveying effort and the mapping effort, lessening the amount of ground control and the manpower effort on the ground required for the typical project. Photo Science, Inc.
"GIS-Based Line-Siting
Controversy over transmission line construction has some Georgia Transmission Corp. (GTC) officials thinking that public pressure against new power lines is second only to public pressure for more electricity.

That's saying something in a state where the population in the 1990s grew by 26% and energy demand grew by 46%. Although less than 3% of the company's property transactions were heard in court in 2003, and Georgia's not-for-profit cooperative prevailed in nearly every case, the company is proud to point out that it does not hide behind its law firm
Photo Science, Inc.
"Help is getting there FASTER"
"Help is getting there FASTER" GeoAge, Inc.
"Lidargrammetry" Combines
Early light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors provided only X,Y,Z locations. The ability to capture the return signal's amplitude (i.e., intensity) was introduced relatively recently, but intensity data have been primarily used to create ancillary information such as black-and-white supporting images as well as improved automated-classification routines and sensor-calibration techniques. GeoCue Corporation
"Liftoff: First Modernized
In addition, the rst Galileo test satellite (British-built GIOVE-A) was launched on December 28, 2005 from Russia's launch site at Baikonur, Kazakhstan. e launch marked the rst step to realization of Europe’s new GNSS, under a partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission (EC). Trimble Navigation
"Mapping of QuickBird Images"
The QuickBird satellite has panchromatic and multispectral sensors with resolutions of 61- 72cm and 2.44-2.88m, respectively, depending upon the off-nadir viewing angle (0-25 degrees). The sensor therefore has a coverage of 16.5-19km in the across-track direction. In addition, the along-track and acrosstrack capabilities provide stereo geometry and a revisit frequency of 1-3.5 days. PCI Geomatics
"Online Locators: A Five-Point
Store, dealer and office locators have become essential applications on business and consumer Web sites. Retailers, hotels, banks, insurance companies, restaurants and other businesses use locators to help drive customers and prospects to brick & mortar locations to obtain services, shop and buy. SpatialPoint
"Spatializing" the Enterprise:
Massive efforts have been expended over the last several years in streamlining and integrating exploration and production data. The problem has now turned into how to serve that streamlined data back to the user community in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly, low-maintenance, high accessibility, collaborative, and enterprise-wide deployment. An easily deployable thin client web portal with a GIS interface can greatly help visualize complex data sets and spatially enable the enterprise. Intelligent application launches from a map can bring real collaborative benefits to data management. Esri
"Trimble 3D Scanning
"The area surrounding Paris is full of forests, parklands, upscale residential areas?and traffi c delays. For years, there has been a ?missing link? in the A86 expressway encircling the Paris area because of public debate over how to protect the environmentally rich woodland areas and the historically signifi cant monuments in the Versailles area." Trimble Navigation
"Trimble 3D Scanning
"Operated by Elf Exploration Angola (Luanda, Angola), the FPSO Girassol is one of the largest Floating Production, Storage and Offl oading (FPSO) vessels in the world. Located in the Gulf of Guinea, 150 km (93 miles) off Angola, the huge, ship-like vessel is connected to numerous drilling platforms pumping 200,000 to 250,000 barrels of oil daily..." Trimble Navigation
"Trimble's MagDrive Servo
The Trimble S6 Total Station incorporates a revolutionary servo/angle system called MagDrive servo technology. The principle behind MagDrive servo technology is the same as that used in the world's fastest commercial maglev trains. No wonder the Trimble S6 Total Station is exceptionally fast!" Trimble Navigation
"Where Is That Place?"
Featured Paper By Heather Kostura, Rob Hudson & Philip Henderson

The South Florida Water Management District in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, have taken on the challenges of the largest ecological restoration project in the world--the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The CERP partnership expects to commission nearly 70 "place-based" projects over the next 20 years. Due to the place-based nature of the restoration projects, CERP requires a standardized place name database that is spatially explicit and can be used to couple financial, electronic document management, and environmental monitoring computer systems. This place name database for CERP is the prototype for the Florida Gazetteer. The Prototype Florida Gazetteer geodatabase design is predicated on the USGS National Gazetteer (Geographic Names Information System [GNIS]), and is taking on the challenge of incorporating "footprints" for the places. The CERP partnership is working closely with the USGS to ensure compatibility of the Florida Gazetteer with the GNIS.

“Topobase Helps
Aqua America, a leader in the water utility industry, is one of the fastest growing companies providing water supply services in the US. Over the past decade it has achieved consistent customer growth and record earnings while remaining a low-cost provider of quality drinking water. Autodesk
“We Are Very SPATIAL
Featured Paper by Tracy Moy

Would you ask your electrician to fix your plumbing? Probably not! People who perform GIS come from many disciplines and possess varying levels of expertise. I like to think we are very "spatial" people, but I believe few are experts in everything.

Just because someone is in the construction business does not make them an expert in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc., likewise, performing GIS functions does not make someone a programmer, database guru, network administrator, etc. Often the consumers of GIS inadvertently think we are proficient in all of these roles.
Esri Users Group Conference
'EXplore India' Using
'GTViewer: Next Generation
The Next Generation of GIS tools meet the need for a fast, scaleable and ultimately interoperable system that functions equally well with the enterprise application layer, the desktop and across the internet. The COGNET Group
(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.
Esri Users Group Conference
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
Register for 100 free geocodes Etak
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
14-Day Free Evaluation of FME
Thank you for your interest in evaluating FME, the market-leading GIS data translation and migration tool. Safe Software Inc.
17th Annual GIS in the
Pictures taken by at the 17th Annual GIS in the Rockies Conference Internet Business Systems
1Spatial and Ordnance
Ordnance Survey Great Britain - We have been working with Ordnance Survey Great Britain on digital mapping for more than 20 years. Most recently 1Spatial has been helping organisations in their migration and adoption programmes to move from OS LandLine to OS MasterMap. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
2-D Modeling of Hurricane-Induced
In this multi-year research program funded by the National Defense Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences (CEROS), EKNA, in association with Engineering Methods & Applications of Jacksonville, Florida. Watershed Concepts
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.
2001 Census - Improving
From June 2003, organisations have been able to purchase 2001 census data from the General Registry Office for Scotland (GROS). The Census results provide a wealth of social, economic and demographic information about Scotland’s population. The way this information has been gathered and supplied means there are endless possibilities for using this information within local authorities to assist with policy decisions and service planning. Forth Valley GIS Ltd.
2001 GIS Market Overview
This 2001 industry forecast provides detailed projections of GIS revenue growth, market share, market segmentation, and market share within segments for 2001. Key trends in the GIS market revealed by the statistics in this forecast are highlighted below. Daratech
2005 American Community
The Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey of three million addresses, was fully implemented on a national basis starting in January 2005. ACS collects detailed information on the characteristics of population and housing in the United States and Puerto Rico, including counties in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. ArcNews Online
2005 American Community
The Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey of three million addresses, was fully implemented on a national basis starting in January 2005. ACS collects detailed information on the characteristics of population and housing in the United States and Puerto Rico, including counties in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. ArcNews Online
2005 Hurricane Impacts
Featured Paper by Karl Morgan

Coastal Louisiana provides 27% of the U. S. energy production and transports 40% of its energy products through a pipeline system that extends for many miles offshore through the coastal marshes. Much of this infrastructure was severely impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, resulting in rapidly rising energy costs for Americans.
Esri Users Group Conference
2006 Census: Producing
Featured Paper by Daniel Paquin

With every census, the Geography Division of Statistics Canada produces a large quantity of maps. They are conceived in such a way that the enumerators could familiarize themselves rapidly with the extent and limits of their individual territories. The Geography Division reengineered their automated map generation software, CMS (Census Mapping System), using ArcGIS 9.x, ArcSDE, geodatabase, Visual Basic .NET, ArcObjects, and Maplex. CMS has allowed the Geography Division to meet its map production goals where it did not suffer any production delays and has in fact allowed the production team to complete its work one month in advance.
Esri Users Group Conference
2007 Business GeoInfo
Christian Solomine, Business Development Manager at WeatherBug, discusses showcasing WeatherBug’s Web services feeds and other service offerings at the 2007 ESRI Business GeoInfo Summit. Esri
2007 ESRI Business GeoInfo
Simon Thompson, Industry Manager for the Commercial Sector, presents an overview of the upcoming ESRI Business GeoInfo Summit which takes place in Dallas, Texas on April 23–25. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Tom Counts, president and founder of ESRI Business Partner 3-GIS, discusses their latest innovation solution, Field Express Chameleon®, a mobile application built with ArcGIS Server 9.2. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to Harborow and Davie talk about Business Objects' products and offerings and the integration with ESRI server-based technology. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to Harborow and Davie talk about Business Objects' products and offerings and the integration with ESRI server-based technology. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to Mattingly talk about CMS' new product CMSDialog and the services that CMS provides to customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to Rose talk about the two versions of Dream Builder software that The Planning Center developed to help ensure that building permits meet architectural design standards. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen as Wenninger talks about how WennSoft, a new partner of the year award winner, develops business solutions that integrate financial systems with GIS in order to provide a greater level of efficiency to customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen as Wenninger talks about how WennSoft, a new partner of the year award winner, develops business solutions that integrate financial systems with GIS in order to provide a greater level of efficiency to customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to Stokes talk about the datasets that Navigate provides for ESRI products in Australia such as StreetMap Australia and Business Analyst. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to Stokes talk about the datasets that Navigate provides for ESRI products in Australia such as StreetMap Australia and Business Analyst Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Listen to the Palmers talk about the training that GISetc provides to K-16 teachers and how teachers learn to implement GIS in their classrooms. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Rodrigo Tomasi de Castro, Project Manager at INFLOR Consultoria e Sistemas Ltda., talks about his company's Partner of the Year Award at the 2007 ESRI Business Partner Conference. Listen to de Castro as he discusses the services that INFLOR Consultoria e Sistemas Ltda. provides to their customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Linda Dean is the co-owner of Electronic Data Solutions, a Partner of the Year Award winner at the 2007 ESRI Business Partner Conference. Listen as Dean discusses the products and services that Electronic Data Solutions provides to their customers and the upcoming services planned for 2007. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Martijn Nanninga is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Realworld Systems, a Partner of the Year Award winner at the 2007 ESRI Business Partner Conference. Listen as Nanninga discusses applications that Realworld Systems has built using ESRI's ArcGIS Server and the products they offer to customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Business Partner
Brent Mainzinger, Vice President of Business Development, discusses the products and services that The Sidwell Company provides to their customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Bergeron and Rouse comment on their experience at the 2007 ESRI Developer Summit and how it compares to other conferences they have attended. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Jeff Shaner, program manager, and Mike Shaw, developer, talk about their technical session at the upcoming ESRI Developer Summit. Listen as they discuss the applications that can be built with Mobile SDK and some of the best practices they will share during their session. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Tamrat Belayneh and Nathan Shephard, both 3D visualization product engineers, talk about their technical session at the upcoming Developer Summit. Listen as they talk about important points to consider when developing 3D applications and discuss the best practices they will provide during their session. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Arnold discuss GeoAge's Field Adapted Survey Toolkit (FAST) which allows you to rapidly create and deploy mobile forms for mobile devices. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Mark Bockenhauer and Dara Hughes, both product engineers, talk about their technical session at the upcoming Developer Summit. Listen as they talk about the three topics they will cover and the demos they will provide during their session. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Alam discuss the two sessions that he presented at the 2007 ESRI Developer Summit. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen as Swanson talks about trends in mobile technology and also gives advice to developers who want to build mobile GIS applications. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Schreiber talk about being an ESRI business partner and the enterprise solutions that ms.gis provides to customers. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Bouwman discuss developing custom GIS solutions for forestry and describe some of the large projects he has worked on. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Jeanne Foust, Global Manager for Spatial Data Infrastructure at ESRI, talks about why interoperability is important to GIS users. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Roberts discuss how the Town of South Windsor uses GIS and how GIS has been incorporated into some of their recent projects. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Listen to Bradley discuss how Walgreens incorporates the use of GIS and ESRI technology in particular to support site selection of new store locations. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Lola Akinmade, System Designer at Woolpert Inc., discusses the services that they provide to customers and how they developed an enterprise-wide ArcGIS Server implementation for the city of Indianapolis. Esri
2007 ESRI Developer Summit:
Lola Akinmade, System Designer at Woolpert Inc., discusses the services that they provide to customers and how they developed an enterprise-wide ArcGIS Server implementation for the city of Indianapolis. Esri
2007 ESRI Federal User
Listen as Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, discusses the importance of building a national GIS along with technological changes and advancements that are affecting a new approach to GIS. This podcast was recorded at the 2007 ESRI Federal User Conference. Esri
2007 ESRI Federal User
Listen as Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, discusses the importance of building a national GIS along with technological changes and advancements that are affecting a new approach to GIS. This podcast was recorded at the 2007 ESRI Federal User Conference. Esri
2007 ESRI Federal User
Listen to Pennsylvanian Congressman Paul Kanjorski talk about how collaboration and coordination play important roles in implementing successful geographic information systems (GIS) across all levels of government. This podcast was recorded at the 2007 ESRI Federal User Conference. Esri
2007 ESRI International
David Maguire, Director of Products at ESRI, gives a technology keynote presentation at the 2007 ESRI International User Conference that highlights key approaches and new trends in dynamic modeling with ArcGIS. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Scott Morehouse, Director of Research and Development at ESRI, provides an overview of information modeling as it relates to ArcGIS. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Petra Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Geography at Ball State University in Indiana, talks about using GIS in college curricula. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Clint Brown, Director of Software Products at ESRI, gives a technology keynote presentation at the 2007 ESRI International User Conference that focuses on how GIS users can leverage advances in 3D visualization. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Anita and Roger Palmer of GISetc discuss the upcoming four book series Our World as an expansion to the Mapping Our World books published by ESRI Press. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Megan Blewett, a student from Madison, New Jersey, discusses using GIS for her epidemiology research on the cause of multiple sclerosis which helped her win two college scholarships. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Listen to David Maguire talk about his Technology Keynote session at the upcoming 2007 ESRI International User Conference. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Don Cooke, Chief Scientist at Tele Atlas, reflects on his career and discusses his Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 ESRI International User Conference. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Listen to Thomas discuss the topics that will be covered during the session he will be co-presenting at the upcoming 2007 ESRI International User Conference and who might benefit by attending. Esri
2007 ESRI International
Cain and Agrios share what they will discuss in their session at the upcoming 2007 ESRI International User Conference. Esri
2007 Year-end Stock Performance
Featured Article By Joe Francica

It would have been prescient to sell stocks on December 31, 2007 believing that the stock market gods had blessed the location technology sector with abundant gains during the year and so investors could be excused for taking some much-deserved profits. And perhaps some of you did just that. Despite the current tumultuous situation in the stock market, 2007 was a superb year for location technology stocks. For 2008, I'd stick around and pick up some of the high-flyers that have seen their valuations tumble, because they will be back. But first, a look at a year that saw location technology stocks take a "hockey stick" runup in value.
Directions Magazine
2007/2012 Demographic
Lynn Wombold talks about the 2007/2012 demographic data updates and the value of updating the data yearly. Esri
2007/2012 Geographic
Lynn Wombold discusses the geographic changes and demographics trends of the 2007/2012 demographic data updates. Esri
Avenue scripts from the Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection... They include click, apply and update event scripts for controls in View, Table and Layout, docGUIS that add themes, label themes, identify themes, edit themes, select features, find features, print tables, and print maps freeware
21 Principles for Consideration
The authors consider the nature of underlying truths that may apply to surveyors and all spatial scientists, regardless of their field of endeavor or employment circumstances. Drawing on and expanding previous work, a set of practice principles is proposed in three themes: Application (of the sciences), Behaviour (conduct) and Context (business or research environment). The authors have taken the work forward to the professions, particularly young professionals, with encouraging results. AAMHatch Pty Limited
2D-3D Air traffic performance
VEMMIS (Safety, Efficiency and Environment Management Information System) is a web-based information system that is used to monitor and analyse Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Luciad provides the VEMMIS application with geographical two- and three-dimensional display components that visualize and analyze this performance. Luciad
Real Value Add Provides Competitive Edge (PDF: 167 KB) Tele Atlas
3-D model development
Featured Paper by Steve Ramroop

The development of GIS applications has over the years been increasing. The visualizations of the end results from such GIS applications form part of the end product that is used in the final output. This paper discusses the procedure and results adopted for the development of a three dimensional (3-D) model of the Troy University Campus, located in Troy, Alabama, USA. Further processing of the CAD datasets into a format usable for the generation of a 3-D model of the campus is presented. The processing included further enhancements such as adding an orthophoto and the draping of other physical features, such as extruded building, to make the model as realistic as possible. Updates to the CAD file were done by making use of field survey, which included adding the new changes to the University campus. Problems and the solutions of the entire approach are critically reviewed.
Esri Users Group Conference
3001 appears on General
Video 3001, Inc.
3001 Extruded Contours
Video 3001, Inc.
303(d) Impaired Water
Featured Paper by Fred McCamic Esri Users Group Conference
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.
Esri Users Group Conference
3D Building Reconstruction
Due to the large number of buildings in East Berlin and project time constraints, photogrammetric extraction was immediately deemed as being too time consuming and costly. virtualcitySYSTEMSGmbH was therefore selected to perform 3D building reconstruction from Berlin’s LiDAR data using their BuildingReconstruction software. All LoD2 building models are untextured geo-referenced geometry. Due to their accuracy, they form an excellent basis for applying facade texture using aerial oblique imagery. 3D City Model specialist virtualcitySYSTEMS successfully finalized 3D reconstruction of 244,000 buildings from airborn LiDAR in an area totalling aprox. 498 sqkm. virtualcitySYSTEMS
3D Cadastre System using
The foundation for the development of GIS throughout a local government is cadastral GIS applications. The applications need to maintain the cadastral data known as the tax assessment role, to evaluate land values including buildings and physical structures. Because the current 2D Cadastre systems with 3D visualizations (ArcScene) is a framework to support comprehensive land-related information such as land use, buildings, flood hazards, income and population at the parcel level, there are limitations in representing the complex internal structure of the buildings on geometric and thematic dimensions in the 3D entity (room units) level. It may create difficulty to understand and analyze the human behavior in micro-scale environments. This study, therefore, intends to propose a new approach in creating a 3D cadastre using a 3D topological data model based on Node-Relation Structure in order to represent the 3D attribute data integrated with the 3D spatial data (geometric and topological data) of 3D objects in 3D GIS. Esri
3D City Models in the
Featured Paper By Kilian Ulm, Xinhua Wang & Franz Steidler is a Web-based 3D GIS service which provides user interaction between 2D city maps and 3D visualizations and query based information. As a marketing tool, it allows organizations to present their services and products via the internet and shows their physical location in both 2D and 3D formats. Queries can be run on the GIS database by selecting a category (e.g., tourism, public health) and select a group (e.g., hotels, golf courses) from the query window. Additional user requirements are met by having area/distance measurement capabilities, support for 12 languages, and individual customization of the interface appearance allowing for different color schemes. The relation between the 2D map and the free navigation 3D visualization is updated dynamically. The queried results can be approached automatically with smooth flight in the 3D environment, which consists of high resolution imagery, Digital Terrain Models, and 3D city models.

CyberCity AG
3D Data Generation
3D Data Generation - 16MB ppt ERDAS, Inc.
3D GIS Analysis for Redevelopment
Featured Paper by Cory Whittaker

Land-Use Planning, Redevelopment, and Urban Form
Esri Users Group Conference
3D is the Future
In spring 2004, as the county of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning (DRP) contemplated the acquisition of high-resolution terrain and orthophoto imagery, it became clear that several county departments and cities within its borders were investigating doing similar, smaller projects in the near future. Previously, many Los Angeles County municipalities independently contracted for medium-quality (one-foot-resolution), usually orthogonal (straight-down-view) imagery. Cyber City LLC
3D Mapping and Broadband
3D Model of EXPO Science
3D Model of EXPO Science Park, Daejeon Bentley Systems
In 2005 the City of Los Angeles decided to incorporate three dimensional (3D) modeling software into its sewer system design projects. The idea for this modeling application originated in part from the coordination activities with the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LAR-IAC) involving high-resolution terrain and orthophoto imagery for the Los Angeles region. This paper discusses the practical application of the Terrain View 3D model to one of the City’s major sewer projects, the Central Outfall Sewer (COS). Methods used to develop the model are described as well as applications of the final model, including lessons learned, during the design phase. Cyber City LLC
3D Product Model in Tribon
GRSE is among the leading shipyards in the country and the premier yard in the East. It builds a wide range of ships from modern Warships to sophisticated Commercial Vessels, from small Harbour Craft to fast and powerful Patrol Vessels. It is among the few shipyards in the world with its own Engineering and Engine Manufacturing divisions. Growing on its solid base of experience of over 100 years of excellence, GRSE looks confidently ahead to the challenges of the new millennium Rolta International, Inc.
3D Topology
US Army Corps – 1Spatial is currently participating in a research programme to deliver database functionality for a 3 Dimensional Topology Model. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
3D Visualization of MODFLOW
Featured Paper By Bruce Rindahl, Monique Ammidown Brown and Caldwell
3D Visualization Using
Featured Paper by Barry Bitters

This paper describes the conceptual design, development methodology, and potential uses for a recently developed geographic feature ontology--a hierarchical data structure. The first version of this ontology is now available for public review and possible implementation in existing and future software systems. This new system is based on the logical union of more than 170 existing taxonomic structures. This new data structure now allows unambiguous inventorying of natural and cultural landscapes. It also assists in the unambiguous importing of disparate sources of feature data with minimal loss of information. A significant portion of this research effort also involved the creation of a public domain library of generic 3D models--models closely aligned to concepts in the ontology. The availability of the data structure will be discussed. The trials and tribulations encountered during development, potential uses of the data structure, and future developments will also be discussed.
Esri Users Group Conference
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.
Esri Users Group Conference
3D-GIS Application for
In major cities in Japan, various issues have been appeared in urban development projects. Visual presentations are recognized as powerful tools for the project committee to reach a consensus. A 3D-GIS application prototype was developed to visualize the existing state of cities and to perform simulations of district development plan. In this application, the high-resolution 3D city model is introduced, combined with the 2D urban planning database. The Application was developed based on ArcView8 and 3D Analyst with ArcObjects, to analyze and visualize existing buildings, regulations for urban planning and results of simulations. Esri
3DInControl tries to give the user control over the positioning of the Observer and Target. The user can walk interactively (or along predefined path) through 3D scene he has created
Tool for viewing,redlining, printing 3D CAD Drawings Allegria Software
3rd Generation, Statewide,
Featured Paper by Lawrence Thornton, Craig Coutros, John Tyrawski

In 1984, the New Jersey DEP launched a pilot project to delineate the Land Use/Cover(LULC) at 2.5-acre minimum map unit (MMU) using 1984 orthophotos. The project was expanded to the entire state using 1986 hard-copy orthophoto basemaps. In 1995 the LULC was updated with a 1-acre MMU to 1-meter resolution color infrared (CIR) digital imagery using ArcView. The NJDEP has completed the third iteration of the detailed LULC mapping. 2002 1-foot CIR digital imagery was used. Anderson et al. (1976) was employed to code 80 classes. Statistics can be generated for any area of interest in the state for the trends in LULC from 1986-1995 and from 1995–2002. In addition, the NJDEP contracted for the entire visible stream network of the state to be redelineated to the 2002 imagery. The stream layer is currently being attributed and prepared for a geodatabase employing the Arc Hydro data model.
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4-H and GIS—A Combination
The image of 4-H youth showing cows, plows, and sows at the local county fair has grown to include 21st century cutting-edge technologies. A typical youth 4-H project today could very well involve youth learning life skills in GIS, GPS, remote sensors, emergency readiness, movie making, food engineering, sports science, Flash animation, robotics, and engineering. ArcNews Online
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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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
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
5 Questions: IDV's Visual
Featured Article by Nora Parker

In this brief interview, IDV Solutions explains the "how and why" their Visual Fusion differs from other composite applications. Visual Fusion has the ability to focus the display of data around its "where" and "when" elements, and then display this in a rich, highly interactive user environment. Senior Managing Editor Nora Parker posed five questions to IDV Solutions' Product Manager Scott Caulk about the company's latest release, Visual Fusion Server 3.0.
Directions Magazine
David Stanley, Chief

David Stanley,
Chief Technology Officer
David Stanley is responsible for all aspects of Research and Development at PCI Geomatics. Mr. Stanley has been with the company since 1981 and has been involved in a variety of image analysis and systems design software projects at varying levels – from systems driver level modifications, language design and development, to high level application code. Most recently, he received national recognition by being one of several PCI Geomatics members cited for exceptional contributions to the GeoComp development project, through the Sector Award of Merit, issued by the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada.

Mr. Stanley received his B.Sc in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1981, and became involved in graduate work pertaining to Artificial Intelligence.
PCI Geomatics
Michael Dager, Chief

Michael Dager Chief Executive Officer
Michael Dager joined Arxan as Chief Executive Officer in July 2006. He has led the company in successfully commercializing Arxan's software protection technology by hiring a new senior commercially savvy management team, expanding engineering by 121 percent, and investing in commercial sales, marketing and go-to-market people and programs. Mr. Dager's efforts have resulted in revenue growth of 146 percent from 2006, tripling the customer base, attracting $13 million in Series C funding for future growth, and creating a clear path to profitability. The CEO has more than 22 years experience in senior level positions at leading companies in the software, security and electronics fields and holds a track record of bringing innovative technologies to market that stimulate business growth and yield profitable revenues.
Michael Dager, Chief

Michael Dager Chief Executive Officer
Michael Dager joined Arxan as Chief Executive Officer in July 2006. He has led the company in successfully commercializing Arxan's software protection technology by hiring a new senior commercially savvy management team, expanding engineering by 121 percent, and investing in commercial sales, marketing and go-to-market people and programs. Mr. Dager's efforts have resulted in revenue growth of 146 percent from 2006, tripling the customer base, attracting $13 million in Series C funding for future growth, and creating a clear path to profitability. The CEO has more than 22 years experience in senior level positions at leading companies in the software, security and electronics fields and holds a track record of bringing innovative technologies to market that stimulate business growth and yield profitable revenues.
Mladen Stojic, Vice

Mladen Stojic Vice President, Product Management and Marketing
With over 10 years of experience within Leica Geosystems (including time at ERDAS), Stojic has extensive product development and management experience, coupled with a broad understanding of the rapidly expanding geospatial markets. Stojic has held several Product Management positions within the company. In 2004, Stojic became the Director of Enterprise and Visualization Solutions, spearheading the market strategy and vision for Leica Geosystems’ growing enterprise and visualization portfolio. Now a Vice President, Stojic provides direction in product management and marketing strategies. Stojic holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Canada and a Master of Science from University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.
A "Technological Gearing"
Featured Paper by Linda Way

A staged implementation strategy was developed based on ESRI’s Enterprise Implementation Strategy and Microsoft’s Process Model for System Design. The key components of this strategy included the early purchase and use of one ArcInfo Desktop license to develop a number of small personal geodatabases and prototype applications. This relatively substantial purchase was supported and extended through the use of ArcExplorer to provide free internal data viewing and map display and Open Source Server Software to facilitate timely deployment of data to clients for ventures such as seismic survey reporting.
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A Beautiful Town, A Team's
Baghdad may be more than 6,200 miles from Leesburg, Virginia, but when it came time for the Town Council to vote on funding for a local GIS project, America’s Shock and Awe campaign offered valuable lessons. Geographic Technologies Group (GTG)
A Biogeographic Assessment
NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment has recently collaborated with the National Marine Sanctuary Program to assess large-scale biogeographic patterns of marine fauna in three California sanctuaries. Using ArcGIS and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst extensions, CCMA conducted a suite of quantitative spatial and statistical analyses based on the distribution and abundance of species found in the study area. The sanctuaries are conducting a joint review process to update sanctuary management plans. The management plans for these sanctuaries have not been updated for more than 10 years and the status of the natural resources and their management issues in and around the sanctuaries may have changed. In addition, significant accomplishments in research and resource assessments have been made with the region. Thus, it is important to incorporate new and expanding knowledge into the revised management plans for these sanctuaries. Esri
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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A Campus-Wide Geodatabase:
Featured Paper By Katherine O'Brien

In the year 2000 funding for Phase I of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Capital Improvement Project was approved. Construction spending of $1.1 billion over an eight year period meant renovation and upgrades to existing buildings and utilities as well as construction of new facilities. The University's Capital Improvement Project highlighted the need to share geographical information between project stakeholders and data custodians. A Mapping/GIS needs assessment was conducted and an implementation plan that included an enterprise solution for twelve business units was developed. This presentation will discuss a methodology for implementing an enterprise GIS, including data modeling workshops, application workshops, end-user workflow analysis, training, project management, and integration with existing systems.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Planning and Construction
A Clearinghouse for the
Featured Paper By Cheng-Lien Fan, Hsiung-Ming Liao & Kun-Chi Lai

The Digital Archives Program of Taiwan has accumulated a colossal amount of spatial and temporal GIS data. It becomes critical to set up a GIS environment and a comprehensive platform through which spatial databases created by various participating organizations can be integrated and cross-referenced in a catalog with spatial indexing capability. It is essential for the comprehensive platform to be accessible to all digital archive users and be effective in retrieving data with cross tabulation and indexing. The application of GIS concepts and techniques enables the comprehensive platform to provide powerful spatial querying and referencing functions which are not feasible in traditional cataloging systems. The clearinghouse framework for the catalog of Taiwan Digital Archive Program is developed by using ArcGIS Server, which provides necessary functionality and flexible architecture for future expansion.

Academia Sinica
A Close Look at Data
A Collegiate Geodatabase
Featured Paper by Allen Bottorff, Dave Coleman, Henry Mogilevich, Brian Anyzeski

Indian River Community College (IRCC) welcomes the use of new tools to analyze its campuses and help plan for the future. Engineering consultants suggested such a tool, a GIS representing IRCC infrastructure in the geodatabase format. Items such as historical engineering and architectural drawings and underground utilities could be viewable from the system. GPS data was collected for many visible assets, the data was imported to the geodatabase, and existing record information was added. IRCC has begun the GIS at two of its campuses and planning for the incorporation of more assets.
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A Commercial and Industrial
Featured Paper By César Pérez, David Coleman & Henry Mogilevich

Due to current and anticipated growth, Martin County, Florida, realized the need for an updated commercial and industrial land inventory and analysis. The spatial nature of the project and the massive databases involved made ArcGIS a prime candidate for use in the project. Indeed, GIS was used in all facets of the project from data compilation to analysis. The County's goals were to identify and analyze lands that may be unsuitable for targeted industrial development and to determine the true supply of available land for targeted industries such as information technology and biotechnology. In addition, the County hoped to better determine if the current inventory of industrial land was appropriately located. This paper will include a summary of the project methodology and results.

Martin County-Martin County Administrative Center
A Common Vision for Homeland
A Community Action Resource
Featured Paper by Martin Wegman

A Community Action Resource Atlas for Alachua County, Florida
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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.
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Paper Presented By : Robert Black

Upon completion of the SRTM project, assessing the accuracy of the SRTM elevation data and its correlation to conventional photogrammetric methods has been a focus for many research projects. To date, elevation models derived from OrbView-3 and IKONOS have not had a significant number of comparisons to SRTM data. This study attempts to quantify the relative differences between elevation data collected under the SRTM program against OrbView-3 and IKONOS digital elevation models on a common point-by-point basis. Through the use of automated tie point matching and automated elevation extraction algorithms commonly employed in commercial software, and using no ground control points, elevation datasets were created and compared.
GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging & OrbImage)
A Comparison of Fisheye
Interactive fisheye views allow users to edit data and manipulate objects through the distortion lens. Although several varieties of fisheye lens exist, little is known about how the different types fare for different interactive tasks. In this paper, we investigate one kind of interaction – layout of graphical objects – that can be problematic in fisheyes. Layout involves judgments of distance, alignment, and angle, all of which can be adversely affected by the distortion of a fisheye. We compared performance on layout tasks with three kinds of fisheye: a full-screen pyramid lens, a constrained hemispherical lens, and a constrained flat-topped hemisphere. We found that accuracy was significantly better with the constrained lenses compared to the full-screen lens, and also that the simple hemisphere was better at higher levels of distortion than the flat-topped version. The study shows that although there is a cost to doing layout through distortion, it is feasible, particularly with constrained lenses. In addition, our findings provide initial empirical evidence of the differences between competing fisheye varieties. Idelix
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)
A Complete Building Extraction
Buildings are one of the most important geospatial features for spatial analysis and mapping; however, the collection and maintenance of these features in a GIS database is a slow, expensive, and manually intensive process. Previous attempts at automating the building extraction process from images has met with limited success due to (1) spectral similarities between building rooftops and roads, (2) lack of spatial processing parameters for building geometry and (3) the failure of these systems to incorporate auto-editing tools for vectors such as building squaring. Feature Analyst® extracts building footprints automatically using digital elevation models obtained from LIDAR, stereo, or radar sources and also provides tools for post-extraction clean up including automated building square-up. Buildings can subsequently be analyzed in either 2 or 3 dimensions using ArcMap or 3D Analyst to support modeling and simulation planning efforts. Visual Learning Systems, Inc. and University of Montana
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.
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 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)
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 Conservation Plan for
Featured Paper by Matt Stevenson

The Columbia Land Trust (CLT) works to conserve land in the Columbia River region of southern Washington and northern Oregon. CommEn Space worked with CLT to develop a plan that will guide the land trust's conservation activities for the next five years. The plan prioritizes watersheds within an ecoregional context based on the conservation value for terrestrial biodiversity and salmonid species.
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A Cost Efficient In-House
Featured Paper by Matt George Esri Users Group Conference
A Cost-Effective Approach
Archaeological investigation often begins with systematic field surveys to inventory cultural features and artifacts visible on the ground surface of a particular site or region. These inventories are then used, in part, to gain insight into the overall spatial and temporal dimensions of a site based on artifact types found and to make decisions about which areas within a site will receive priority when conducting traditional ground excavations. ArcNews Online
A Cost-Effective GIS
The safety of highway travel in Florida is of paramount concern to the state authorities responsible for managing the highway system. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has developed a cost effective, user-friendly GIS-based safety analysis tool for law enforcement officers in Florida using MapObjects 2.2 development kit. The tool allows automatic creation of crash shapefiles using two crash location methods i.e., GPS coordinates and street information. The tool performs numerous crash analyses and creates crash maps by querying information from TraCS (Traffic Criminal Software) database. The tool was customized to allow law enforcement officers to perform numerous spatial analyses by integrating TraCS database with other spatial databases to obtain hazardous crash location in their jurisdiction and undertake appropriate measures. Through user-friendly interface, law enforcement officers and transportation officials could perform numerous analyses and produce maps that can be used for safety improvement programs in their jurisdictions. Esri
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 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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A Decision-Support Model
Featured Paper By Allan Scott, Bruce Rindahl. This paper describes the use of a well site prioritization tool that can be used by water resource planners to identify new well sites for potable water production. The tool incorporates user-defined factors such as water quality, aquifer characteristics, and impacts on existing wells. This tool uses cell-based data layers to score and weight each of these factors for the entire region based on selected shapefiles. The results are displayed as color-coded values identifying the sites that best meet the criteria. New data can be incorporated and scoring criteria changed, providing a sustainable decision making tool for water supply planners. Brown and Caldwell
A Discussion of Return
GeoCue™ is a geospatial production management system aimed primarily at data production companies and agencies who need to track a geospatially organized process. Classic examples are LIDAR and Ortho production workflows. More novel examples are managing a bridge inspection process or monitoring the progress of field survey crews. Beyond “out-of-the box” workflows, GeoCue is a user extensible framework that can be tailored to meet a very wide variety of geospatial process management needs. GeoCue Corporation
A Down-to-Earth GIS Plan
How the City of Phoenix, Street Transportation Department developed a comprehensive GIS Implementation and Data Conversion Plan based on a simple set of concepts and a checklist approach to problem solving. Esri
A Fast Track implementation
Featured Paper by Martin Demblowski, Sam Shamsi, George Brown

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works is replacing their existing work order and asset management system due to the lack of developer support. The new system utilizes Azteca System's CityWorks Asset Management software package in conjunction with ESRI's ArcGIS platform to provide a GIS-centric and enterprise geodatabase-connected Management Information System. The overall goals of this project include establishing a replacement maintenance management system that addresses the following components: Service Request Module, Work Order Management Module, Asset Management Module, and a Pavement Management Module. The central focus of the new system is the maintenance of the following five assets: roads, roadside assets, bridges, parks, and buildings. The initial implementation was completed in record time frame--six months--with the efforts of Motorola and ATS Chester Engineers. The implementation is broken down into three phases and will aid in Allegheny County's pursuit of the American Public Works Association accreditation.
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A Flood Forecasting System
Featured Paper by Michael Butts, Anders Klinting, Martin Ivan, Jacob Larsen, Jørgen Brandt, David Price

Effective operational flood forecasting systems must provide the right information at the right time to decision makers responsible for initiating flood response measures and issuing flood warnings. Key information includes the current river levels, meteorological observations and conditions, rainfall estimates (for example, from weather radar and satellites), as well as quantitative precipitation and hydrological forecasts together with their uncertainty.
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A Framework for the Modern
A Fun Way to Promote
Which country is the largest consumer of oil? Can you name the world's most spoken primary language? What is the current U.S. population? These and other questions were posed by the 2006 National Geographic–Roper Survey of Geographic Literacy, designed to test the geographic knowledge of a randomly selected sample of 18- to 24-year-old students representing the target group across the Unitd States. The results highlighted the limited geographic knowledge young Americans possess. ArcUser Online
A Functional Taxonomy
Featured Paper By Brent Johnson, Evan Brown, David Crosby & Stephen Brown

Since 2002, Sarasota County, Florida, has had an established Enterprise GIS. Once the GIS operations were in place the county recognized the strategic value of GIS technology and the need to apply its use to business processes. The county began an Evolution of GIS from reactive project development to proactive customer driven project planning. This effort was driven by a set of GIS Vision Meetings, which allows the county to analyze, identify, develop, and prioritize GIS. This new organizational model is based on four functions or taxonomy's of county services, built, environmental, social, and economic rather than the traditional departmental or unit based organization. This allows more of a distributed GIS, which leads to collaboration, cooperation, coordination, and commonality of GIS within the county.

Sarasota County
A Fundamental Utility
With the growing demand to back Electricity of Lebanon (EDL) in its struggle to crack down illegal network connections, collect its outstanding bills, and fight mal-administration. The GIS Distribution Operation Support (GISEL-DOS) project has succeeded in making the quantum leap for this worn out sector. EDL / Khatib and Alami
A Geodatabase for Groundwater
Featured Paper By Eric Bernard, David Steward & Philippe Le Grand

A single geodatabase is created to facilitate groundwater modeling with both the Analytic Element Method (AEM) and the Finite Difference method (MODFLOW). The geodatabase schema follows the Arc Hydro data model and furthers the development of the groundwater data model by including objects for use with MLAEM (Multi-Layer Analytic Element Model). The groundwater geodatabase relies upon hydrogeology features common to previous Arc Hydro data models, which are related to modeling objects specific to either MLAEM or MODFLOW. By sharing common hydrogeology features and establishing common features such as boundary conditions, both MLAEM and MODFLOW model inputs are streamlined from ArcGIS feature datasets readily available from FGDC clearinghouses. Additionally, the groundwater geodatabase structure affords efficient creation of inputs for MLAEM using Python Scripts. Groundwater model results from MLAEM are returned to the geodatabase for storage and visualization.

Kansas State University-Landscape Architecture Planning
A Geographic Timeline
There have been three major influenza outbreaks in the 20th century; the worst of which known as the Spanish Flu occurred in 1918-1919 and killed an estimated 50 million people. There has not been a major flu outbreak in the last 36 years (1968 Hong Kong); however during the past several years, there has been a growing risk of flu outbreak from a high morbidity influenza strain that almost exclusively affects wild and domestic birds known as H5N1. XPAND Corporation
A Geographic Timeline
There have been three major influenza outbreaks in the 20th century; the worst of which known as the Spanish Flu occurred in 1918-1919 and killed an estimated 50 million people. There has not been a major flu outbreak in the last 36 years (1968 Hong Kong); however during the past several years, there has been a growing risk of flu outbreak from a high morbidity influenza strain that almost exclusively affects wild and domestic birds known as H5N1. The H5N1 strain more commonly known as bird flu is spreading across Asia into western Russia with an increasing number of rare human infections. Just recently, the some health experts characterized the threat of an H5N1 global pandemic as alarming with a potential death toll of between 5-150 million people. This article attempts to geographically illustrate the movement of the H5N1 avian influenza virus between October 2003 and August 2005. Although thorough data sources are limited, it was possible to piece together some regional views of the disease. It is important to note, that at the time this draft was released, there was an upsurge in reported H5N1 poultry and human cases in Indonesia that warrant further scrutiny. XPAND Corporation
A GIS Energy Model for
Featured Paper By Liane Thuvander& Jonas Tornberg

Toward sustainable management of building stocks, descriptions of the environmental performance are needed in a structured form, accessible to several actors and addressing a local context. However it is often difficult to get an overall picture or to identify hotspots of the resource use in buildings within a region in spite of the fact that buildings, and by that, environmental data are spatially referenced. A GIS implemented energy model will be presented, used for the building stock in the city of Göteborg. What energy data is accessible and how those data can be presented is discussed. The aim of the model is to support the decision making process by benchmarking and communicating of the environmental performance of buildings between property managers and municipal administrations. Energy data comprises energy source and amount of energy used for heating, hot water, and for electrical appliances. Data is collected from energy suppliers and property managers.

A GIS Model for Predicting
Featured Paper By Stephen Brown, Susan Stuver, Vincent Romero. As the cost of disposing trash, garbage, and construction materials continues to increase, it is likely that there will also be increasing incidences of illegal dumping across the United States. This paper will demonstrate how a GIS model was developed by the University of Texas at San Antonio to predict the susceptibility of urban areas in San Antonio, Texas, to illegal dumping. This paper will also demonstrate how the model was developed using the ModelBuilder utility of the ArcView Spatial Analyst extension and how illegal dump site data collection can be streamlined using GPS. City of San Antonio - Public Works
A GIS System Development
Featured Paper By Cheng Qiu, Tetsuro Esaki, Mo Xie, Yasuhiro Mitani & Chun Wang

When using a 3D deterministic model to evaluate the landslide susceptibility of regional area, processing large amounts of spatial data and identifying the objective for applying the deterministic model would be arduous works. In this research, an enhanced hydrology tool is developed to automatically identify the objectives of research, which are called slope units, from terrain raster data. A new grid-based 3D slope stability model is applied to evaluate the failure probability. Finally, the landslide susceptibility map showing the location and the shape of potential slope-failures is obtained. All the approaches are implemented by an integrated system which has been developed in ArcGIS 9.0 using ArcObjects. This system convert all related input data, including topographic and geological raster data, to a point dataset for calculation. The output will be a polygon shapefile of the critical slip surfaces with the attributes of failure probability and the minimum safety factor.

Kyushu University
Flooding is considered to be one of the most catastrophic forms of natural disaster. The adverse effect of flooding is recognised when it disrupts the road transportation system of a country since it is considered as a country’s socio-economic lifeline. The level of interactions between various measurable flood dimensions and transportation networks determines the potential impact of a flood. By determining interaction probabilities, the flood impact can be modelled, visualised, quantified and evaluated by developing a sophisticated GIS. Besides this, the ways for the reduction of flood impact on the road transportation systems can be demonstrated using the GIS. The paper presents the development of such a system within the framework of an advanced Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Finally, the application of the GIS has been demonstrated taking a case study area into account. This enables an understanding of the applicability of the system in analysing, visualising and reducing the addressed problem from various perspectives. In future, the system could be used to assess the flood impact on various objects apart from route networks in an interactive and user-friendly way and therefore can be used as a spatial decision support tool. Esri
A GIS Tool for Fish Habitat
An ArcGIS fish habitat modeling tool is developed to model the extent of fish habitat under different flow conditions. The study of the impact of change in flow on availability of fish habitat in river channels involves biological sampling, river surveying and hydraulic modeling. Biological sampling seeks to associate fish species with the hydraulic habitat they utilize and the habitat conditions are defined in terms of depth and velocity. The velocity and water depth for different flow rates are obtained by using a two-dimensional hydraulic model. The fish habitat modeling tool combines the results of the hydraulic model and the biological sampling statistics to determine the spatial extent of available hydraulic mesohabitat and the available hydraulic habitat for individual fish species at each of a number of different flow rates. The application of the habitat modeling tool is demonstrated by applying it to a short reach of the lower Brazos River in Texas. Esri
A GIS, GPS, Database,
The First Arabian GIS Software©

Elshayal Smart© software is an almost First Arabian GIS software© which completely developed by Arabian developers team and independent of any commercial software package. The software current Features are View and Edit shape files, build new layers, add existing layers, remove layers, swap layers, save layers, set layer data sources, layer properties, zoom in & zoom out, pan, identify, selecting features, invert selection, show data table, data query builder, location query builder, build network, find shortest path, print map, save map image, copy map image to clipboard, save project map, edit move vertex, edit move features, snap vertexes, set vertex XY, move settings, converting coordinate system, applying VB script, copy selected features to another layer, move selected features to another layer, delete selected features, edit data table, modify table structure, edit map features, drawing new features, GPS tracking, 3D view, etc... The software expected Features are: Viewing raster image and image geo-referencing, read other map formats such as DXF Format and Tiger Line Format.
Smart Web on Line Software©
A GIS-Based Kriging Approach
Featured Paper by Ta Chien Chan, Po-Huang Chiang, Jen-Hsiang Chuang, Mei-Lien Chen, I-Fang Mao

This research utilized data from the Bureau of National Health Insurance (NHI) and Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) during 2000 to 2002. We used asthma's daily outpatient visit record from National Health Insurance database (NHI) in Taiwan. Our definition o asthma case was coded in 493 which was defined by the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). We chose four air pollutants--sulfur dioxide, ozone, suspended part. <= 10 microns in diameter, and nitrogen dioxide. The Ordinary Kriging spatial interpolation technique was employed to create prediction maps for the pollutants. Exposure calculation and batching processing were performed using ESRI's ArcView 9 and ArcView Spatial Analyst extension. Unlike traditional buffer analysis in environmental health, the automated kriging method that we used here can be applied to a large number of sampling data in public health research.
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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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A GIS-Based Probabilistic
Featured Paper By Linda Beale, John Gulliver & David Briggs

A probabilistic time-activity model has been constructed in a GIS to enhance existing time-activity data or simulate complete time-activity patterns at the individual level, as a basis for exposure modelling. Time-activity surveys typically contain information on the type of location (e.g., home or work) and occupancy times, but very rarely do they include detailed spatial data on journey routes. Journey exposures represent an important component of human exposure modelling with potentially important health effects. Combining probabilistic techniques with route modelling in GIS provides the opportunity to model individuals' paths through the environment. Journey and occupancy times are modelled on the basis of population distributions from existing time-activity surveys or national statistics. These individual-level routes, along with other fixed-site locations (e.g., homes), can then be intersected with maps of environmental hazards (e.g., air pollution, noise pollution, accident risks to road transport) to make population, or sub-population (e.g., schoolchildren), distributions of exposure.

Imperial College London
A GIS-Enabled Simulation
Featured Paper by Dali Wang, Eric Carr, Jane Comiskey, Louis Gross, Michael Berry, Nicholas Buchanan, Shih-Lung Shaw

A distributed simulation framework is presented to enable natural resource managers to take advantage of both GIS functionality and computationally intensive ecosystem modeling. Based on ArcGIS Engine, a user interface was developed to manipulate and visualize digital maps and spatially explicit simulation results. It is one of very few practical projects today to allow access to computationally intensive simulations while utilizing ArcGIS interface system. Distributed communication services were developed to support spatially explicit ecological modeling on both local and remote computational platforms. Such a capability is important for natural resource agencies that may have little in-house capacity for extensive computation and could greatly benefit from the use of a computing grid. Two ecological modeling cases were presented to demonstrate practical uses. In both cases, we illustrate how the framework provides user access to computationally intensive, dynamic, spatially explicit simulations, enhancing the capabilities available through a stand-alone ArcGIS Desktop.
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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 Global Transportation
Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) client, one of world’s leading transportation and logistics service provider, wanted to integrate its global customer management processes to facilitate a unified view of its customers and deliver the desired customer experience at all interaction points. TATA America Inc
A Graphic Designer's
A presentation making the case that by applying the basic principles of design, anyone from any background can create high-quality, attractive maps. Farallon Geographics, Inc.
A Growing GIS for a Growing
Featured Paper by Kara Kennedy

Las Cruces, NM is currently the 11th fastest-growing city in the nation. In 2006, the city saw four annexations and the addition of 43 major subdivisions. The City GIS basemapper uses COGO within ArcEditor to maintain the parcel database as new plats are released. This parcel basemap serves as a foundation for all the City's data layers. It is used to create street centerlines and address points in the correct spatial locations and is directly implemented in the creation of features in many other data layers such as Rights-of-Way, Subdivisions, and Zoning.
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A Guide to the Python
ArcGIS 9 will provide scripting capabilities with the Geoprocessing Framework. This will allow scripting languages like Python to automate tasks with ArcGIS. Python has historically provided many other opportunities for scripting GIS. This paper describes an overview of the GIS tools available for use scripting with Python. Functionality such as working with grids, image manipulation, reading and writing shapefiles, delivering maps to the Web, and communicating with the Microsoft TerraServer are described. An overview will give the reader more tools in his/her toolbox to integrate with existing software. Iowa State University
A Highly Adaptive Rapid
Conventional software development methodologies often fail to address the GIS application development needs due to the complex and dynamic nature of GIS projects. This paper presents a highly adaptive rapid development method for GIS application development. It was designed to quickly setup the GIS software development with small project initiation/startup cost, and allows high flexibility and continuous refinement and enhancement to the design during the software development process. It is an incremental development approach which strives to provide cost effective GIS solutions to meet customer’s short term and long term needs. It is a rapid application development process committed to quickly deliver quality GIS software products to customers in a tight schedule and offers continuous improvement as the customers gradually adapt to the new GIS system and become ready to take advantage of more advanced GIS and information technologies. Esri
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 Large Travel Company
While a complex business model involving partners, customers and influencers makes the travel industry challenging, companies in this sector have to often battle huge customer churn. Retaining customer loyalty has become a key concern and organizations have realized the need to invest in the “right” customer loyalty solution. When a leading travel company was evaluating customer loyalty systems available in the market, they wanted to be certain that the solution they chose was the right one. TATA America Inc
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.
A Local Government Case
Listen to Hecht describe a typical local government scenario for integrating the two systems and making it much easier to retrieve drawing documents. Esri
A Look at GPS
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
A Methodology for Evaluating
Featured Paper By Don Downey

The advent of global positioning satellites has increased the accuracy of spatial measurements by orders of magnitude. The luxury of these extremely accurate measurements may induce us to forget some basic cartographic principles of data precision which govern older spatial datasets. A ChevronTexaco study of more than 700 well locations shows that data rounding and truncation, not geodetic datum shifts, are the most likely source of well location errors. The study shows that for this dataset of 764 well locations, 125 wells (16 percent) could be rounded by >1,000 m and 15 wells (2 percent) could be rounded by 10,000 to 56,000 m. Unfortunately, most of the wells with large rounding errors are older, wildcat wells that are critical for regional stratigraphic correlation studies. This method was applied to three independent well location datasets to identify the best-quality well location for each well at a significant cost savings compared to using satellite imagery.

ChevronTexaco ETC
A Multi-Purpose Geodatabase
Featured Paper By Jack Martin, Micheal Deamer & Thomas Moen

This paper presents the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive ArcSDE geodatabase (Transportation Spatial Database-TSD) and related applications that provides a foundation for a diverse set of services and users at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). Access to the database through the TSD Portal supports SHA users by allowing for the export of standard products or selected feature classes from the geodatabase to the users desired output format whether vector, raster, shapefile, personal geodatabase, or CAD format with associated attribute tables. The TSD also supports Web applications developed using ArcIMS and was designed to serve as a web server to deliver base maps to many different web applications, such as the SHA Image viewer application. Services provide cartographers with a set of map development capabilities and the ability to edit TSD data from either ArcMap or MicroStation and provides printable versions of the standard SHA map product.

Maryland State Highway Administration-Highway Information Services
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Bishop's Stortford College was founded in 1868 in the ancient English market town of Bishop's Stortford, about 30 miles north of London. The coeducational institution has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students that range in age from 4 to 18 years old. Geography classes are offered to students at Bishop's Stortford throughout their entire academic career at the school. In 2003, geography teacher Peter O'Connor completed a yearlong course in GIS, accredited by the United Kingdom's Qualification and Curriculum Authority. ArcNews Online
A Multifaceted Approach
Featured Paper by Roobesh Modi, Ranjit Menon, Roshni Panwar

Reliance Energy Limited (REL), incorporated in 1929 is India's leading private sector, integrated power utility company, serving 25 million customers about 125,000 square kilometers. REL has a well-established SCADA DMS (ABB) that monitors and controls the electrical distribution network. GIS, that is primarily used for asset and facility management was interfaced with SCADA to integrate static geographic data with real-time electrical information. The GIS-SCADA Interface project involved receiving messages from each SCADA server over a WAN and processing and displaying that information in the single, integrated GIS environment accessed by both local and remote users 1,000 miles away. Several technologies were used such as Distributed COM, DAIS Bridge, OLE for Process Control (OPC) as well as multi-threading, multicasting and .NET Remoting.
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Paper Presented By : John Dolloff,Michelle Iiyama & Reuben Settergren

This paper presents a new and efficient method for the generation of a ground control network that is both accurate and consistent (high relative accuracy) across its entire area of coverage, which can range from a few kilometers squared to the size of countries and conceivably continents. Due to its unique generation process and data content (the 3D locations of the ground control points, their multi-point error covariance, image patches, and ancillary meta-data), the network is termed the Metric Information Network (MIN). The MIN is generated and maintained using only the standard inputs and outputs from a series of individual image block adjustments (triangulations) in conjunction with a fusion algorithm. The fusion of information from a new image block adjustment with the current MIN improves the accuracy of all ground control points already in the network and allows for the addition of new points in an optimal and theoretically correct manner.
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A New Curve Number Calculation
Featured Paper by Allen Xu

Runoff Curve Number is a key factor in determining runoff in the hydrologic modeling based on the SCS (Soil Conservation Service) runoff Curve Number (CN) method. The traditional method to calculate the weighted CN is very tedious, which takes up a major portion of hydrologic modeling time. CN is a function of soil type and land use. With the GIS, formatted soil and land-use data are becoming increasingly available from the public domain. This paper introduces data retrieving and processing using ArcGIS 9.1. After overlaying the soil survey data polygon, drainage subbasin polygon and land-use polygon, a new intersection shapefile can be created as a base file for the CN calculation. The technique to convert SSURGO soil data into hydrologic group and the method to calculate the weighted CN based on the polygon’s land-use category are also described. The CN calculation using this method can be dramatically simplified.
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A New Method to Model
In addition to an overall quasi-periodic 24 hour cycle, the ionosphere features many irregular disturbances. The detailed structure and dynamical evolution of the ionosphere continues to be one of the largest unpredictable factors in GNSS measurements. Across local area networks, however, the total electron content on the line of sight between the stations of a network and a given satellite is highly correlated between the stations due to the proximity of the signal rays as they propagate through the ionosphere. Trimble Navigation
A New Paradigm for Modeling
Featured Paper by Steven Gay

This presentation will demonstrate perhaps a new GIS model for managing and publishing address points. For Boone County, the primary focus of this initiative was to streamline the management and updating of address information across all data sets. Another focus of this project was automating the creation of a robust published address point layer that is more efficient and ultimately more effective for end users. A great deal of attention was also given to geodatabase topology rules that can be used to enforce spatial integrity and ensure an accurate address point data set.
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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 New Perspective on
Featured Paper by Shannon Porter

Oblique photography, which is low elevation angled photography taken in multiple directions, is becoming a popular tool for governmental agencies. The photos facilitate viewing structures on all four sides, measuring of heights, and creating 3D representations of buildings. In March 2006 Johnson County AIMS acquired oblique photography as part of a regional effort. In an effort to maximize the user base of the new imagery, AIMS was dedicated to integrating them into an Internet-based interface. To accomplish this, AIMS developed innovative means for displaying and distributing this dataset in a simple but powerful interface. An additional goal was to make the images accessible through various software packages specific to local government. These software packages included emergency dispatch systems for public safety and mass appraisal systems. Implementation into these sytems and integration challenges will be presented.
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A New Statistical Model
A New Three Frequency
The smoothing of the code measurements with the carrier phase measurements is routinely done in most GPS or GNSS receivers. In single-frequency receivers this smoothing is normally limited to time constants of one to two minutes to avoid biasing the smoothed measurements with a component of the diverging ionospheric effects. NavCom Technology, Inc.
A new weather forecast
Recent studies identify weather as the primary reason for delays and disruptions in the air transport system. For instance, during the summer months flights are often delayed or even cannot be operated because of thunderstorms in the terminal manoeuvring area, while during winter operations at the airports might be substantially affected by winter storms, snowfall and icing conditions. There is a clear need for integrated systems that analyse and forecast weather hazards for air traffic as precisely as possible in order to enable the mitigation of the weather hazard's effects. CREASO GmbH
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 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
A Pipeline Case Study
Listen to Hecht describe a pipeline company scenario for integrating GIS and DMS to help meet inventory and inspection requirements. Esri
A practical approach
OS MasterMap is of keen interest to all users of Ordnance Survey large-scale mapping data. Early adopters’ workshops, industry-level marketing communications and media coverage have all raised the profile of the Digital National Framework and its rebranding as OS MasterMap. Cadcorp’s Chris Holcroft examines issues and questions that potential users need to consider and offers practical advice on how to take advantage of this new data’s many benefits. Cadcorp
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
A Practical Method for
Featured Paper by Igor Lacan, Krishna Feldman, Kathleen Matthews

To determine changes in water availability for the imperiled mountain yellow-legged frog (MYLF, Rana muscosa), we used resource-grade GPS and ArcGIS with 3D Analyst to estimate lake volume, water surface area and perimeter as lake levels decreased during the summer. Water availability is crucial to MYLF because tadpoles require multiple years before metamorphosing into adults, and breeding is now often restricted to small, shallow fishless lakes that sometimes dry during the summer. To track intra- and inter-annual changes in volume we developed a method that did not require permanent depth markers or survey-grade GPS equipment to collect highly accurate altitude data. We constructed 3D lake bottom topography (bathymetry) in 3D Analyst of lakes at the beginning of summer (maximum water volume) by systematically recording horizontal GPS points on the lake bottom while simultaneously measuring the water depth at each point with a tape measure. Lake perimeters were mapped with GPS multiple times as the lakes receded during the summer, and their water surface areas (SA) were calculated. Because each surface area value is presumed to occur at a unique lake depth, we determined the volume for each perimeter mapped by adjusting the “height of plane” in 3D Analyst until the reported “2D area” matched our calculated water surface area (SA). The difference in volume estimated for one lake using this method and the volume calculated using a depth marker ranged from 0% to 12%. This technique is a practical method for measuring volume changes in small lakes where permanent markers can not be established.
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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 Project on Development
With the availability of some information about remote sensing of rubber vegetation and soils under rubber, a project on development of database on some aspects of rubber cultivation has been started. This project envisaged use of combination of remote sensing and GIS to develop themes based on spectral reflectance as well as survey-based data in GIS environment as a decision support system. The Rubber Board had spent considerable amount of money and got the soils under rubber in the traditional region of Kerala surveyed and mapped in 1:50000 scale. PCI Geomatics
A Project Study in Digitizing
Four years ago DeTe Immobilien GmbH (DTI), the facilities management division of Deutsche Telekom AG and a whollyowned subsidiary, was facing a fundamental decision. softelec
A Proposed Intelligent
Featured Paper By Abdul Ahmed & Adnan Saad, PhD, P.E.

The sequential nature of the process used in floodplain map revisions including technical reviews, "regulation specific" reviews and map re-delineations is examined in the light of efficiency and quality control. The current process is in contradiction to long term objectives of map modernization and automation. The paper will identify common and relatable characteristics of the floodplain regulations to modeling data and mapping. These characteristics were then structured to formulate an automated map review protocol in the form of an extendable GIS System that ensures quality and efficiency of map revision. This is an intelligent, GIS enabled protocol that substantially improves efficiency of processing, improves requester understanding of NFIP process and thereby abridges the progression of revision process from request to approval. The System also eliminates or minimizes erroneous interpretation while maintaining sound engineering judgment through interactive tools that enable the reviewer and requester to directly work out specific revision.

Arizona State University Graduate Research Fellow
A Proposed New World
Featured Paper by John Kostelnick, Jerome Dobson, Alan Arnold, Stephen Egbert, Matthew Dunbar

A new world standard is proposed for cartographic representation of land mines, minefields, and mine actions (mine education, technical surveys, clearance, etc.). Currently, there is no standard, and great disparity exists even among neighboring countries where land mines are common. The proposed standard, recently developed for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) by geographers at the University of Kansas, certainly will be employed by operational demining programs throughout the world, but GICHD would also like to see it adopted by mapping agencies, GIS vendors, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). To promulgate the new standard, the American Geographical Society held workshops in New York, New York, and Reston, Virginia. Both workshops had a good presence of international organizations such as the United Nations, private firms such as ESRI, and NGOs such as the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF). The enthusiasm shown by workshop attendees bodes well for a future global standard.
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A Race without a Course
Featured Paper by Alberto Mendez Esri Users Group Conference
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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A Revolution in Building
(BSIM)PowerCAD SiteMaster is a revolutionary mobile, wireless and collaborative office solution which at minimum doubles the productivity and halves the cost and manpower for anyone who owns, operates, manages, measures, designs, constructs, inspects or sells/leases buildings, and works with floor plans and related information. GiveMePower Corp.
A RFID tag and ubiquitous
Featured Paper by Shigeru Oishi

In institution administrative tasks such as public facilities,It explains the case with system construction that makes the field operation related to the maintenance check and the maintenance of operation and maintenance facilities efficiency by using electronic tag (RFID) and portable terminal (PDA).

The feature of this system is to be able to recognize facilities (facilities specification, positional, past check record etc.) where abnormality is caused instantaneously by using electronic tag (RFID) that records the facilities management number and the location information when an abnormal location are discovered on the site.
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To improve the efficiency of existing emergency response and facility management systems, many utility companies choose to implement the ArcFM GIS. Based on my experience designing and implementing an ArcFM GIS for the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Washington D.C., this paper provides a road map through implementation of an enterprise-wide GIS using technologies built-on ArcInfo 8 platform (Geodatabase, ArcFM and ArcSDE). The paper summarizes the implementation process in four phases: Data Model Design, Building a Geodatabase into a Multi-user GIS, Migrating CAD Data to a Geodatabase, and GIS Deployment and Data Maintenance Strategies. Major roadblocks related to each phase are identified, and alternative solutions are provided. Avineon
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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A Safe Approach in Implementing
When a GIS solution was first considered at Petrobras Gas Business Unit by the beginning of 2003 the scenario we faced was demanding a reliable and efficient system to support the engineering division responsible for the conceptual design of new gas pipeline projects and management of the existing one’s. Esri
A Sampling Scheme for
Featured Paper By Fran Evanisko

Peirson's Milk-Vetch is an endangered plant species that occurs on the Algodones Dunes in the Imperial Valley of California. John Willoughby, a BLM botanist, devised a systematic random sampling design for monitoring the occurrence of the plant over time. The sampling is stratified by 12 sample areas within eight management areas. The design requires 135 transects with a total length of 930 km and 37,169 sample points 25 meters apart. This paper will discuss the algorithm used to generate the sampling scheme and the code required to implement the design in both AML and ArcObjects. The two methods are compared in terms of complexity and performance.

Bureau of Land Management and American River College
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 Schematic First Workflow
The typical workflow in most current GIS systems focuses on creating networks in the geospatial view and then creating schematics as an afterthought. This flies in the face of the way many networks would naturally be built however, which is to first create a schematic of how the network should be connected, and then place it in the correct area in the geospatial environment. 3-GIS
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
A Simplified Total Station
Electronic total stations enjoy widespread use in surveying practice. From time to time these instruments need to be calibrated (testing against true values and evaluate “true values”). These calibrations usually require a large amount of effort and investigations into various influences such as temperature, air-pressure, and so on. Such a process while required, involves high cost. An alternate method of checking the total station’s performance (not calibrate) in an easy to operate measurement scenario is described in this paper. By executing some 5 to ten shots (measurement of horizontal and vertical circle readings and slope distances) to arbitrary target points a number of significant computations is executed that provide necessary and sufficient information on total stations measurement accuracy. Results from both, a three-dimensional free station position and the point accuracies from a three dimensional co-ordinate transformation using minimax technologies, reveal practical information on the total station for the surveyor. In this age of “black box” technologies, when monitoring the state of operation of one’s instruments is difficult, the authors propose this method to help surveyors track the performance and reliability of their instruments. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
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 Spatial Analysis of
Featured Paper by Jane Garb

A Spatial Analysis of the Genome
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A Spatial Analysis of
Featured Paper by Brian Ward, Bryce Wells, Brian Davenhall

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is one of the most popular events in both athletics and entertainment. Each year, millions of people watch the games, but not only that: they also bet on the games; travel hundreds or thousands of miles to see their teams play; and most important, they compete in NCAA tournament bracket contests. This study takes a look at historical NCAA Tournament results since 1985 (the year the tournament expanded to 64 teams) to determine whether or not there is spatial correlation between the distance of competing teams to their game sites, based on either their seeding and/or the Vegas lines, relative to their success in tournament games. The end result will not only be the results of the study but also a fascinating visualization of the last 20 years of the NCAA tournament.
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A Spatial Approximation
Featured Paper by Steven Castongia, Wei-Ning Xiang, William Tolone, Andrew Schumpert, Seok-Won Lee

In the practice of homeland security planning, an important task is to isolate service areas that would be affected by a future catastrophic event in a power grid. The delineation of such areas is often hindered by the lack of information because most critical infrastructure (CI) data is in the private sector. Professionals who work in homeland security planning must experiment with a variety of spatial approximation methods in delineating service areas. The resource allocation method is more advantageous methodologically as it is capable of considering surface conditions. However, this method has two major challenges: (1) how to define and represent the demand of electricity and (2) how to allocate resources to meet the demand under certain constraints. Previous research has not dealt with these challenges. This paper will conclude with a real-world application of the methodology in a GIS and an assessment of its reliability and accuracy.
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A Spatial Model for Protection
Featured Paper by C. Parma

The City of San Antonio, Texas, commissioned a Scientific Evaluation Team to develop a spatial model analyzing sensitive lands for protection of the Edwards Aquifer, the primary water supply for the region. The three-county study area covered almost 1,500 square miles over the aquifer. Built upon ArcGIS ModelBuilder, Spatial Analyst, and Python scripting functionality, three submodel components were developed. Permeability was composed of slope, geology, soils, caves, and faults; Biology used vegetation and endangered karst invertebrates; and Adjacency/Watershed utilized stream orders, parcel size, and adjacency.
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A Spatial Representation
This study is based on Louis C. Peltier’s 1950 study “The Geographic Cycle in Periglacial Regions as it is Related to Climatic Geomorphology” published in the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and uses graphs that define the Chemical Weathering, Frost Action, Weathering Regions, Pluvial Erosion, Mass Movement, Wind Action and Morphogenetic Regions based on Mean Annual Temperature and Mean Annual Precipitation. The goal of this study is to create maps of the continental United States for each of Peltier’s graphs. The data for this project is from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and is in PRISM data for the time period 1961-1990. The ASCII raster text format covers the lower forty-eight States. The raster files are processed using a complex methodology that employs GIS, Excel, Word, TextPad and WordPad to derive the new raster images. The resulting maps are used to illustrate the weathering, erosion and climatic processes occurring within the continental United States per Peltier’s graphs. Esri
A Spatially Enabled Event
Featured Paper by Pieta Le Roux

This paper discusses a spatially enabled system that has being designed within the City’s Water Services Technical Operations Centre. This solution is tightly integrated into business processes and manages all incoming events generated within the City for Water Services. These events are spatially referenced, classified, and stored in the Geodatabase. The system has a set of rules which guides what response is initiated for each event (Standard Operating procedures, SOP’s). In addition to the SOP’s each of the spatially enabled events have rules to analyse spatial patterns (e.g. water bursts). The system is tightly integrated into the City’s existing GIS architecture and harvests the data through a map service. It also integrates with the City’s ERP (SAP)system, Tetra Trunking Radio & Scada networks as well as GPS enabled vehicles. It therefore ensures one point of access for all events and consistent responses to events within the City.
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A Study of Spatial Analysis
Featured Paper by ChungWeon Oh, Chulsue Hwang

The purpose of this study is to see how an urban spatial configuration using Space Syntax theory is integrated into a GIS model for spatial structure analysis in Anyang city in Korea. This study examines urban land-use variation and urban spatial structure in a large development such as a New-town project in 1990s. The result of this study is as follows: First, there is a drastic change in urban spatial structure caused by extensive development. Second, the changes in commercial land-use patterns are caused by New-town project. Third, the changes in urban spatial structure is related to changes in commercial land-use patterns. In conclusion, the potential of the Space Syntax approach within GIS should be of interest to many GIS users.
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A Successfully Planned
Like many government planning professionals, a few years ago Frank McKenzie found himself at the center of a groundswell of interest in GIS. As officials began to hear about the new technology, they could see the possibilities it held for Wicomico County and the City of Salisbury, Maryland. McKenzie, the city and county’s chief of technical services and environmental planning, saw the potential, too, but also recognized the challenge inherent in creating a GIS program that would be enterprise-wide, that would serve all departments in the city and county. Geographic Technologies Group (GTG)
A Survey of GIS Usage
Spatial information is a key element in any petroleum venture, from the initial opportunity analysis and exploration, through appraisal, production and the abandonment phase. It is generally estimated that over 80% of the data used in the Exploration and Production (E & P) upstream business has a spatial component, implying that it can be accessed through a map.

However, despite growing maturity in underlying GIS technology and increasing industry awareness, it is perceived that the spatial component of data is still under-utilised. Many E & P companies are struggling to define the role of GIS in their business. Most see GIS as a specialist role rather than an integrated part of their business and few companies are extracting maximum value from their investment in spatial data and analysis systems.
Exprodat Consulting Ltd.
A Symbiotic Relationship
More than 400 surveyors convened for the 2006 Survey and GIS Summit at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from August 5 to 8 to discuss what is new, what is changing, and what is in store for the future of surveying and GIS.

This year's summit focused on the intrinsic relationship between surveyors and those, such as GIS professionals, who rely on spatial data. "We're going to talk about the successes that surveyors have had with GIS and the new things that GIS has to offer surveyors; but most important, we're going to talk about what surveyors have to offer GIS," said Brent Jones, ESRI surveying industry solutions manager, as he kicked off the Summit's Plenary Session. Jones' sentiments echoed throughout the summit as surveyors dove into the newest GIS technology and explored their role in the evolving GIS field.
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A Tailored GIS Forecasting
Featured Paper by Claus Skotner, Anders Klinting, Finn Hansen, Jacob Høst-Madsen, Qian-Ming Lu

Accurate and reliable flow forecasting forms an important basis for efficient real-time river management including flood control, flood warning, reservoir operation and river regulation. To achieve this objective, it has become a common practice to apply GIS-based software that integrates data management and forecast modeling tools in a single environment. Such systems provide the ability to interface telemetry; manage real-time data; carry out manual, event-driven or scheduled forecasts; publish results and generally serve as a tool for making decisions in real-time.
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Description of an INDEX smart growth exercise tool for metropolitan Chicago with three learning locations: rural, suburban, and urban Criterion Planners
Description of an INDEX smart growth exercise tool for metropolitan Chicago with three learning locations: rural, suburban, and urban. Criterion Planners
A Tour of the AIXM Concepts
The Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and the related Aeronautical Information Conceptual Model (AICM) contain hundreds of entities, data types, and relationships used to represent aeronautical data. AICM and AIXM were originally developed by EUROCONTROL to aid in standardizing data exchange and aeronautical products within the European States. The models are primarily based on ICAO requirements for international aeronautical data exchange (Annex 15 to the ICAO Convention) and on industry standards such as ARINC 424. AICM and AIXM's adoption within the United States government means that aeronautical data providers and consumers are almost certain to encounter AIXM in the near future. This paper provides an overview of the AICM and AIXM structure. AICM and AIXM may be divided into six concepts—Airspace, Services, Fixes, Routes, Aerodromes and Procedures. We highlight the major entities and relationships within these data concept areas and discuss AIXM's geographical model for representing the locations and extents of the aeronautical data entities. MITRE
A true browsing device
The StrataVarious system provides a true browsing device for smoothly pursuing a question, for analyzing, exploring, and discovering, for collecting and comparing variations, for studying patterns and relationships, and for reaching well-informed decisions. StrataVarious, Inc.
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.
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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A Very Spatial Podcast
Jesse Rouse and Sue Bergeron comment on their use of GIS and their experience as the hosts of A Very Spatial Podcast. Esri
A Vision for Valves:
otay Water District, a water utility that provide services to the southeast side of California's San Diego Country, Keeps a close eye on underground assest . GBA Master Series, Inc.
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 web GIS Application
Using ESRI ArcIMS, ArcSDE, and Geodatabase technologies, EarthData developed a web-based project tracking application. This paper describes the functionalities and operational use of this tool within EarthData, with which project managers monitor production and delivery status of map products based on their tiling index, production technicians report workflow status, and customers track the progress of their project and provide on-line quality control feedback on individual products. This application has provided the following benefits: an improved production process with greater first-time-right delivery rates, improved production organization resulting in reduced management time. The use of this application has also resulted in a greater customer satisfaction by increasing their visibility on project progress, and improving interaction through the ability to review deliverables and provide feedback at any time. EarthData International
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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A White Paper on MetaCarta’s
Everyone acknowledges that information and knowledge are the lifeblood of business and government. But all of have experienced how difficult it is to find the information we need. How many times have we executed a search which retrieved thousands of hits and then spent hours refining the query and combing through the results? The problem is not lack of information. The problem is finding the right piece buried in the enormous and expanding digital universe of feeds, documents, and web pages located both within and outside the organization. MetaCarta, Inc.
A3D JMapping GIS applet
A3D JMapping applet allows to integrate easily extended GIS features such as map browsing, address searching and trip calculations into your web site. Now this applet is available for free! Anything3D
A3D Scheduler System
This is the demo version of A3D Scheduler Client (with tutorial), a complex mapping based software for effective scheduling and management of delivery and outside appointments. Anything3D
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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. Intergraph Corporation
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
ABACO Viewer & Author demo
Author & Data Manager make GIS portal construction easy. With Data Manager included, DbMAP Viewer & Author ensures the DBA and WebGIS applications developers a fast productivity keeping complete control on the system and spatial Data. Data Manager, directly connected with the DB to manage, makes the geospatial charts peopling easy and fast and warrants the best flexibility and control of the data migration activities. DbMap ASJ Viewer & Author is connected with DbMAP server component via http (internet or intranet) and allows: the best control on the data; the choice of the layers (even from different data sources, driver engines and web servers); the choice of the services and the layout deployed for every application; the geometries direct editing using all the times the features of the engine chosen for the data management. ABACO Srl
ABC Supply Company
ABC’s Raleigh office has been a Meteorlogix customer since 1998, having recently upgraded to MxVision WeatherSentry® for its storm tracking capabilities. “In fact,” said Dunn, “the first day we installed it, we got a storm. It hit within a minute of when the system said it would and lasted as long as it predicted.” On that particular day the storm passed through quickly. Thanks to the weather information available through MxVision WeatherSentry, ABC management knew that they would not have to send crews home for the day. “They covered up the materials and we saved half a day’s work,” Dunn recalled Meteorlogix
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) resides along the Chesapeake Bay and encompasses 72,000 acres of land and water, 510 miles of road, more than 2000 buildings, 189 miles of utility lines and 389 miles of electrical distribution lines, some of which date back to 1917. As with many DoD installations, the cantonment (“built up”) area is similar in size and density to a small city. Michael Baker 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
ABN AMRO: To Work Well,
Businesses with a global reach often face a crucial choice when outsourcing IT functions: choose a partner to gain efficiencies of scale, but accept the risk of an all-eggs-in-one-basket approach; or spread the functions among several partners, gaining access to better technologies with lower risk, but increasing project complexity and costs. TATA America Inc
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    Abuja Geographic Information
    Featured Paper by Anthony Adeoye

    Manual record-keeping has been in use by land-related departments of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory (MFCT) since the inception of the Federal Capital Territory almost 30 years ago. The city and its surroundings have been expanding, and with this rapid expansion, manual record-keeping became inefficient, time consuming and prone to abuses. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, shortly after assuming office, directed for the computerization of all land operations. This gave birth to Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS). AGIS has two components: GIS and land information system (LIS).
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    Abutters Notification
    MainStreetAbutters is a plug-in for use with ArcGIS that offers easy buffering and selection of map features for the purpose of notifying abutters, or adjacent property owners, of important information about a near-by property, building, or street. Attributes from the selected features are exported to a table or viewed as mailing labels, envelopes, letters, and other customizable documents. This Abutters Notification Tool allows buffers to be applied to any Point, Line, or Polygon feature and information to be exported can come from native feature attributes or from joined tables. Once the Buffer and Selection layers are selected on the main tool window a Search Field loads a list of unique values from that field. Clicking on an item in the list will buffer the selected feature. All features from the Selection Layer that are found within the buffer zone will be selected. A buffer can also be applied to any feature selected using ArcMap’s Selection Tool, Select By Attributes dialog, or any other selection method. Once features are selected, the results can be saved to a table or viewed with one of the template documents. The tool comes with pre-configured with Mailing Label documents formatted for the Avery™ line of office products. The number in the document name corresponds with the Avery document product number. MainStreetGIS
    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.
    Accela Automation®
    Accela Automation® increases productivity and efficiency by automating the managing and tracking of permits, assets, licenses, and more. Accela, Inc.
    Accelerated Feature Extraction
    Airborne and satellite imaging of the earth provide disaster and emergency services (DES) managers with an “eye in the sky” view for rapid assessment of infrastructure damages caused by catastrophic events such as wildland fires, earthquakes, or terrorism. Extracting information from images to support geographic information systems (GIS) represents a major bottleneck in the race against time. Communication centers and responder teams increasingly rely on GIS technology to map the current condition of features such as roads, buildings, bridges, and structures. At stake is the Golden Hour, the narrow window of time when emergency medical services can mean the difference between life and death for victims. Visual Learning Systems, Inc.
    Access Connect
    Connects a theme to a MS Access 97 database. V 1.10 has DB table browsing facilities
    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
    Accessing Maryland Cadastral
    Featured Paper by Kuang-Yao Lee, Mike Lettre, John Coleman, Bob Dadd

    Since 1996 the Maryland Department of Planning has electronically maintained a statewide set of georeferenced property maps and parcel databases for Maryland's jurisdictions. Now completing the 10th Edition Year, the property maps and parcel databases along with a variety of related map layers are annually updated and released on CD-ROM for each jurisdiction. The property maps appear on the CD as georeferenced raster images in TIFF format and the parcel databases point shapefiles referenced by x,y to their location on the property map images. To increase the data accessibility, we developed a Windows-based desktop application that specifically displays the property map images and supports spatial queries of the parcel databases. This application is developed and maintained using Microsoft Visual Basic and ESRI MapObjects LT, which provides viewing, selecting, and printing capacities for spatially referenced property assessment information, market sales and transfer records, and detailed Computer-Aided Mass Appraisal data (CAMA). In addition, it efficiently displays seamless tax images with a transparent background, which consequently facilitates overlaying effects of map layers. This paper focuses on the approaches adopted to utilize Windows API and the downloadable ESRI ArcScripts to achieve desired functionality and improve performance.
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    Accessing the Alexandria
    We describe two experimental desktop library clients that offer improved access to geospatial data via the Alexandria Digital Library (ADL): ArcADL, an extension to ESRI's ArcView GIS, and vtADL, an extension to the Virtual Terrain Project's Enviro terrain visualization package. ArcADL provides a simplified user interface to ADL's powerful underlying distributed geospatial search technology. Both clients use the ADL Access Framework to access library data that is available in multiple formats and retrievable by multiple methods. Issues common to both clients and future scenarios are also considered. University of California,
    Accident Reconstruction - A14
    The StreetMapper system was used by Reality Mapping Ltd. for a trial by Cambridgeshire Police in a project aimed to help reduce congestion on the A14 after accidents. 3D Laser Mapping
    AccuGlobe 2004
    A FREE but powerful desktop GIS software program for viewing, editing, and plotting vector and raster data. Supports the most common GIS data formats. Digital Data Technologies, Inc. (DDTI)
    Accuracy Analysis, DEM
    TK-350 stereo-scenes of the Zonguldak testfield in the north-west of Turkey have been analysed. The imagery had a base-to-height ratio of 0Æ52 and covered an area of 200 km · 300 km, with each pixel representing 10 m on the ground. Control points digitised from 1:25 000 scale topographic maps were used in the test. PCI Geomatics
    Accuracy of Airborne
    Technical Paper By Xiaopeng Li, A. Bruce Baker & Thomas Hutt GISVision Magazine
    Accuracy of Airborne
    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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    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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    Achieving Integration
    Finavia administers all of the airports in Finland, a network of 25 sites. Through ProjectWise Geospatial Management, Finavia is able to provide a single environment that handles and integrates GIS and engineering information for different departments. The information is diverse, including building documentation like HVAC and architectural drawings, site plans, their landbase and aeronautical charting information. Due to the nature of the data, Finavia’s implementation sets high security and access control requirements for ProjectWise. The ProjectWise solution supports interdepartmental cooperation by organizing the output from a number of applications including MicroStation for landbase maintenance, AutoCAD for building design applications and ArcGIS for environmental planning and analysis data. Bentley Systems
    Achieving Interoperability
    Staffordshire County Council uses Radius Topology to provide a persistent, server-side solution for ensuring ongoing data quality management. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    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.
    Acid Deposition Response
    Featured Paper By Julie Narayan & Chul-Un Ro

    The Canadian National Atmospheric Chemistry (NAtChem) Database is a data archival and analysis facility operated by the Meteorological Service of Canada since 1987. The purpose of the database is to enhance atmospheric research through the archival and analysis of North American air and precipitation chemistry data. Such research includes investigations into the chemical nature of the atmosphere, atmospheric processes, spatial and temporal patterns, source-receptor relationships and long range transport of air pollutants. The use of ArcGIS has made it possible to observe the results of long-term wet deposition analyses, which show that there are significant changes in non-sea-salt sulphate (nssSO4=) wet deposition patterns between two 5-year periods (1990-1994 and 1996-2000) due to SO2 emission reductions in the five years before and after the implementation of the 1995 Phase 1 emission reductions mandated by the United States Clean Air Act Amendment. The implementation of ArcGIS for determining these results in Eastern North America will be described during the presentation.

    Environment Canada
    Acme CAD Converter
    DWG Converter - Batch converter that allows you to convert DWG DXF DWF to PDF, WMF, JPEG, TIFF, EPS, SVG, CGM...,Free DWG Viewer. Supports command line parameters. DWG TOOL Software
    Acme CAD Converter
    DWG Converter - Acme CAD Converter is a dwg dxf dwf format conversion software for batch and vector files. It can conveniently convert DXF,DWF and DWG files into WMF BMP, GIF,JPEG,TIFF,PNG,TGA, DXF, DWG, SVG , PDF, HPGL, CGM, EPS etc., and also enable the conversion between DXF and DWG file versions (R2.5-R2008).Supports replace font file. Supports eTransmit command like AutoCAD,and batch recover drawing files. Characteristics: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Open various DXF / DWG versions ( R2.5-R2008) and DWF; Identify literal fonts and entity color correctly; Supports batched conversion of multiple files; Select the printout of color or monochrome raster file; set background color freely; Print out raster mask file; be used as image channel (used in Photoshop etc.); Replace font files; Set the size of raster file to be printed out freely; Supports full-screen mode ( press F ); Supports printing; Supports AutoCAD pen sets; Can adjust page size with layout. Convert to PDF; Multi-files transmit; Batch recover DWG / DXF files; Can export Layer and Raster image in the dwg/dxf file to PDF file; Can export OLE entity to PDF file; Supports 3d object hidden line removal. Can select a window area for exporting; Export the arc/circle objects to true arc/circle objects of other vector file; Supports true color; Supports pen width and destination colors settings, and can export/import these settings; Create PDF bookmark automatically with layout name and file name, and you can edit them; SHX font, XRef and Image search path; What you see is what you get ; Command line parameters; Free viewer of dwg/dxf/dwf files; Register once and upgrade free permanently; Supports Windows95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista,without AutoCAD; DWG TOOL Software
    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 CADPacker
    CADPacker is tool software for issuing and viewing CAD graphic files. With CADPacker, you can pack your design files, project explanations, photos and design effect drawings (DWG, DXF, TXT, BMP, JPEG, TGA, PCX, GIF, WMF) into self-executive exe file. It's convenient for your clients to view and know more about your design proposal. It's not necessary for your clients to install into the computer any CAD software and the font and other data adopted in the document because you can provide the computer with a complete self-executive demo package for the project design proposal. CADPacker is an ideal choice for you. DWG TOOL Software
    Acme CADPacker
    Easy [DWG / DXF /DWF/ Image] to EXE converter. With CADPacker, you can pack your design files, project explanations, photos and design effect drawings (DWG, DXF,DWF, TXT, BMP, JPEG, TGA, PCX, GIF, WMF) into self-executive exe file. It's convenient for your clients to view and know more about your design proposal. It's not necessary for your clients to install into the computer any CAD software and the font and other data adopted in the document because you can provide the computer with a complete self-executive demo package for the project design proposal. CADPacker is an ideal choice for you. Main Characteristics 1 . You can pack the design documents (explanation files, design drawings, photos and effect drawings) into exe file. 2 . The outputted exe package can automatically browse the files in the package (the operation is the same as AutoCAD) without installation of any kind of CAD software. 3 . You can set whether or not the outputted exe file supports print. 4 . It supports DWG , DXF and DWF format (v2.5-2005). 5 . It supports raster image formats in common use such as BMP, JPEG, PCX, TGA, GIF, WMF, etc. 6 . It supports TXT files. 7 . User-defined encryption format is adopted for the outputted file to ensure the safety of your design file data. 8 . Data compression is used for the outputted file to decrease the size of file and to make it easy for network transmission. 9 . It supports full-screen display and provides a group of convenient keyboard shortcuts to make it easy to demonstrate your design proposal. 10. The operation for viewing the file is the same as AutoCAD. 11. The operation mode of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) is adopted so that the operational effect of the outputted exe can be seen at real time. DWG TOOL Software
    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
    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
    Acme CADSee
    The fastest and easiest-to-use DWG DXF DWF and BMP PSD JPEG TIFF PCX TGA PNG MNG GIF WMF ICO file viewer available for Windows /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. Acme CADSee can run in one of two modes: 1. Browse window presents an Explorer-like interface that allows you to locate and manage images stored in your file system. This is the default mode when you start Acme CADSee. 2. View Window allows you to view a selected sequence of drawing, one at a time. This is the default mode when you double-click on an drawing file in Explorer to view it in Acme CADSee. 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
    Acme TraceART
    Raster to Vector converter, which can high-speed convert raster bitmap into vector image. it supports such all kinds of image format as BMP,JPG,TGA,TIF,PCX etc. which can identify the center line, contour line and provide the function of the vector fill in, convenience of the industry innovation, configuration ways of the parameters intuitionisticly, what you see and what you get. These functions will considerably help you to configure parameters in the each item. It supplies the filters of the noise to high resolution image, which will effectively improve the image in the quality. This version of the software has multi-image batches processing function and more friendly use interface. The output format of the vectorgrah supports DXF, WMF, EPS ,SVG,and HPGL(PLT) at present. Target vector formats are supported by most CAD applications that use vector graphics, such as AutoCAD and Corel Draw. ------------------------ - Recognizes orthogonal lines, inclined lines, arcs and circles; - Has three various conversion methods (outline, centerline,fill); - Forms correct corners at crossing lines, arcs and circles; - Keeps scale of the initial drawing; - Can transform a grey and colored images to black-and-white for the - Preview result when setting parameters (what you see and what you get.). - Easy in use. DWG TOOL Software
    Acme TraceArt v3.87
    TraceART is a professional raster to vector conversion program (Vectorizer) released by us. TraceART can let you quickly convert uneditable scanned paper drawings into accurate vector files for editing in any CAD program. It saves the converted file as an industry standard DXF file (Data Exchange Format) that can be read by any CAD program that supports this format. TraceART is a direct replacement for traditional tracing and digitizing, releases you from tiring work. DWG TOOL Software
    Acquis ADE & Oracle 10g
    ADE editing Oracle 10g Topology and Oracle 10g Feature layers Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis ADE & Oracle Polygon
    ADE editing Oracle Polygon Geometries with powerful split/merge polygon functionality Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis ADE & Ordinate
    ADE (Co)Ordinate Tolerancing engine in operation Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis ADE Remote
    ADE Remote application in action. Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis ADE Search Engine
    ADE Perform Database Searches using the ADE Search Engine Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis ADE Segmentation Engine
    ADE Segmentation (Splitting) Engine in action Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis ADE Snapping Engine
    ADE Snapping engine Acquis, Inc.
    Acquis Presentation
    Acquis ADE Demonstration Acquis, Inc.
    EarthData International, Inc. founder Bryan J. Logan announced today that he has signed an agreement in which Fugro NV, a global provider of geotechnical, survey, and geoscience services, will acquire 100 percent ownership of the EarthData group of companies, including Horizons, Inc. The agreement culminates years of planning to ensure the long-term growth and stability of the EarthData organization. EarthData
    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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    Active Matrix Stereographics
    Active matrix stereographic imaging is a powerful tool in today's VR and immersive visualization systems. It provides a very realistic hologram type image of computed objects. Panoram Technologies, Inc.
    All About ActiveCGM Maps created by GeoMedia Web Map Louisiana State University Atlas
    30 day trial period.Active Map Components gives you the tools to create a wide variety of products, for the deliverance of mapping and geographic analysis capabilities to your customers. ActiveMap
    Adaptable Real-Time Turn-By-Turn
    Airbiquity’s aqNav is a real-time, turn-by-turn audio navigation platform for GPS-enabled mobile handsets. It leverages existing wireless voice networks to create enhanced 411 navigation services using a commercially available Text-to-Speech (TTS) navigation server. These services are available anywhere within the widely-deployed wireless voice coverage area. Because aqNav updates location information once every second, it is the only real-time adaptive handset navigation system that is able to re-route callers within seconds of making a wrong turn. The aqNav platform is founded on Airbiquity’s proven aqLink® technology, which has already been deployed for mainstream consumer services in over four million vehicles. Airbiquity Inc.
    ADC WorldMap 5.0 Factsheet
    You�ve come to rely on ADC WorldMap to bring you the most comprehensive, current and seamless geographic data for the world. Now, for the first time, ADC WorldMap Version 5.0 provides you with complete and current Country and Level 1 administrative boundaries for the entire world! In addition to other exciting updates, ADC WorldMap 5.0 is even more aesthetically appealing, and easier to manipulate than ever before! American Digital Cartography, Inc.
    ADC WorldMap 5.3 Manual
    ADC WorldMap Version 5.3 brings together the most comprehensive, current and seamless geographic digital data for the whole earth. ADC WorldMap v5.3 has proven to be a crucial tool for leaders in a variety of industries including education, tourism, government, military, Internet-based, fleet management and transportation, communication and various business sectors. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
    ADC WorldMap Africa Factsheet
    Configured for optimum performance, ADC WorldMap Africa offers 1:250,000 scale coastlines, over 2,192,942 km of roads, 482 international boundaries, and internal administrative boundaries. You canâ™t find the depth and breadth of information found in this single source anywhere else. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
    ADC WorldMap South America
    Configured for optimum performance, ADC WorldMap Central and South America offers 1:250,000 scale coastlines, approximately 986,997 km total for all road classifications, 398 international boundaries, and internal administrative boundaries. You canâ™t find the depth and breadth of information found in this single source anywhere else. American Digital Cartography, Inc.
    Add Custom Commands and
    As part of the evolution of ESRI products, users tell ESRI what additional functionality they want in the next release of the software. In the past, clients could purchase ESRI object code and develop specific functionality, but this was not an affordable option for everyone. With the adoption of object-oriented architecture, users are now able to use any COM-compliant programming language to modify ESRI software. ArcUser Online
    'Add Theme' button modified to add a theme without the filename extension showing in the theme name. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    Adding Another Dimension
    In the City of Vienna, Austria, three-dimensional geoinformation is being used for noise protection and city planning tasks and for managing the underground train system. Ideally, this information should be shared with the city's GIS users. For this reason, the City of Vienna began moving its existing geodata into a database that manages a three-dimensional city model. This data will be regularly updated and made available to ArcGIS users. The surveying department, as the central service agency for all survey-related inquiries, has taken over the task of maintaining the city model. ArcUser Online
    Adding digital photographs
    This paper presents three approaches to linking digital photographs with GPS field data, so that a GPS position and photographs associated with it can be easily displayed in the GIS. It is intended as a guide so that readers can choose a method which best suits their workflow. Trimble Navigation
    Adding Value to LiDAR Data
    Although many organizations own or have access to light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data, most of those organizations only use their data in the format provided by the vendor and for one or two specific purposes. LiDAR is a significant investment for any organization, so it makes sense to maximize that investment. Many LiDAR data users already have the tools they need to get more out of their LiDAR first, last and intensity returns through the use of ArcGIS software from ESRI ( and its Spatial Analyst extension. The simple ArcGIS processes outlined here may not provide the highquality feature outlines delivered by a dedicated feature extraction software package or by manual compilation, but they can be used to extract common features such as vegetation, stream banks, buildings, etc. Sanborn
    The AddLegendStyle MapInfo application updates coded objects with Styles (color, pattern, symboltypes, linetypes ....) from a user defined Legend map to another map. Great tool when you need to put color to maps when colorinformation is lost due to conversion. Relief
    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.
    Address Search Tool for
    MainStreetAddressSearch is a FREE plug-in for use with ArcGIS that loads a list with values from a Street Name field in a Parcel layer. Clicking on a Street Name will load a list of Address Numbers. Clicking on an Address Number will zoom the map to the Parcel at the selected Address. This tool can be also be used with other layers that contain Street and Address fields. MainStreetGIS
    Addressing the Addressing
    Featured Paper By Neil Nikkinen & Manuel Padron

    Two years ago the Hernando County Florida Property Appraiser's office assembled a group of GIS Stakeholders composed of county, municipal, and state government offices and agencies including the local Sheriff. The greatest common factor that affected every department and agency in one form or another was the county's addressing system, particularly pertaining to computer aided dispatch and E-911. The previous system had not kept pace with technological advances, was not centrally maintained, and could not be accessed electronically by interested departments and agencies. Also, the privately purchased addressing data used by the Sheriff was out of date and inconsistent. The Property Appraiser's Office selected 3001 Inc. to migrate legacy data, create address point data, create geocoded centerline attributes from existing address data, and establish centerline directions in ArcGIS. As a result, the Sheriff's Office now has access to current address information increasing the effectiveness of its E-911 system.

    Hernando County, Florida Property Appraiser
    Addressing the Challenges
    Featured Paper by Jack Scholl, Andrew Schwartz

    The multiyear Natural Infrastructure (NI) Project seeks to enhance southwestern Pennsylvania’s depressed economic vitality by leveraging the nine counties’ natural resources. The NI Project used GIS to analyze and assess the full range of uses of the natural world including mineral reserves, water supply, habitat areas, landfills, agriculture and recreation. These GIS-based analyses provided a foundation for developing physical planning and economic development strategies. The NI Project’s data, 95 percent of which was created through specialized GIS analyses, included more than 125 GIS layers and 800 data attributes, covering a land area of 4.3 million acres. Queries built on facts and scientific input were developed to generate new GIS layers from existing information. This derived GIS data allowed for detailed analyses and was used to identify, prioritize and resolve conflicts between NI uses. The resulting policy framework improves regional economic vitality by limiting the loss of resources and optimizing potential development areas.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Addressing: The Revenge
    Featured Article By Timothy Grayson

    Canada Post's Timothy Grayson takes a deep dive into addresses and explores their relevance in an increasingly online world. "Pondering a future for location intelligence is a speculative journey through geographic permanence and human transience that ends with proving location intelligence to be evermore crucial to businesses and governments," says Grayson.
    Canada Post Corporation
    AddStyle is a Digitizing Tool for MapInfo and helps you easily chose among 540 MapInfo Symbols, 118 MapInfo Line types and 68 MapInfo Region Patterns. Different Styles can efficiency and quickly be changed from user defined toolbars. This is a fully functional 45 day shareware Relief
    ADE Remote Overview Flash Demo
    ADE Desktop - 3 levels of architecture in 1 application ERDAS, Inc.
    ADE Remote Presentation
    Acquis ADERemote is a unique data editor for Oracle 10g Topology, Oracle 8i/9i/10g Spatial & Locator that supports connected and occasionally connected editing of Oracle complex data types with full support for Oracle GeoRaster. Acquis, Inc.
    ADE Remote Product Brochure
    ADE Remote™ is a unique web based editor which supports connected, disconnected and occasionally connected data editing of Oracle 9i/10g Locator, Spatial, Geometries, Oracle 10g topology and attribute data for field based and other disconnected users. Acquis, Inc.
    ADE Search Engine
    ADE Perform Database Searches using the ADE Search Engine . Acquis, Inc.
    ADE Segmentation Engine
    ADE Segmentation (Splitting) Engine in action. Acquis, Inc.
    ADRG/CADRG Production
    ADRG/CADRG data produced by East View is utilized in a variety of systems requiring map background, coordinate selection, and perspective view generation. This includes, but not limited to, mission planning, C4, simulation and training, and theater battle management systems. East View Cartographic
    Advanced Authentication
    Featured Paper By Michal Batko

    While publishing data using ArcIMS software, it is sometimes necessary to restrict the access to authorized personnel only. Two standard authentication mechanisms are provided by default--a file based authentication and a JDBC connection to a database. However, both methods use only plain-text passwords and require exactly defined structures in either the file or the database. Moreover, only one file or one database can be used for authentication. Our proposal describes two different methods that enhance ArcIMS with advanced authentication. These methods provide the ability to authenticate a user with a password against any number of databases with different structures using different hash functions on a per IMS service basis.

    Masaryk University
    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
    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)
    The local variation of terrain properties causes profound changes in the biosphere, microclimate, hydrologic cycle, and in the distribution of human activities on this planet. With the dawn of computerized technology, the terrain is represented in a digital form and new methods are needed to effectively describe, evaluate and quantify terrain properties. The purpose of this project is to develop new methods and procedures for terrain analyses within a GIS environment. The focus is to develop tools for capturing the local terrain variability. The selected parameters such as the hypsometric integral (modified Martonne’s index), roughness index, and basic statistical measures (mean, range and variance) are combined with newly developed dissectivity parameters, drainage lengths and landuse characteristics in one unified package and programmed in GIS using the ARC Macro Language (AML). The digital terrain data from this analysis can then be correlated with other spatial information to determine the influence of terrain properties on the ecosystem or other variables of interest including the human systems. Esri
    Advanced Geometry Semantics
    Geometry has always been central to spatial information because it allows complex spatial forms to be accurately represented. As requirements for spatial information become more complex, geometry is again being used to manage that complexity, but in ways that might not be recognizable to many GIS experts. Within this shifting framework, this presentation will examine the present and potential future requirements affecting the spatial paradigm. Bentley Systems
    Advanced Metering Infrastucture
    We help you develop a system design with sufficient detail to prepare a buisness case for your AMI solution.Our approach includes : establishing and redifining your integration requirements and evaluating candidate AMI and IT systems with respect to these : creating a rank order of AMI and IT technologies based on their compatibility with your existing IT infrastructure ; developing a proposed solution architecture consisting of the proposed AMI and IT technologies , an integration model , licensed software requirements , and software configuration and customization requirements; and identification of potential resks and their impacts . Enspiria Solutions, Inc.
    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
    Advanced Use of GIS for
    Featured Paper byBertrand De Longueville, Bruno Henquin

    The AESN French public agency challenged I-Mage Consult to delimit all the Wetlands, including small wet zones scattered in the whole landscape, of the Seine-Normandy watershed (100.000 km²). Various data sources (satellite and aerial imagery, topographic maps, thematic GIS datasets) where used to elaborate an exhaustive and homogenous GIS database on these valuable natural habitats. I-Mage Consult applied a hybrid interpretation methodology using a wide range of ESRI tools.
    Fleming College
    Advancement of an Enterprise
    The growing number of issues governing coastal projects in Martin County, Florida has resulted in the increase in both the number and specificity of all grants and permits. To address these issues and to streamline the management of its coastal programs, the Coastal Division is developing a customized, GIS-based Coastal Information Management System (CIMS). Recent improvements to ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of software are enabling Martin County to integrate disparate datasets, often spatial by nature, into the coastal GIS database and the CIMS. Martin County has invested considerable time and money to create a prototype Coastal GIS. The County is focusing its resources on building a sustainable, standardized, and documented Coastal GIS that meets the needs of Martin County and that contributes and conforms to the evolving state of the national coastal geo-spatial initiatives. The Marine Data Model, among other initiatives, provides the point of departure from which Martin County is designing, building, and integrating GIS data into its Coastal GIS. Taylor Engineering, Inc./Taylor Engineering, Inc.
    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
    Advancing Conservation
    Ducks Unlimited Canada has been using GIS/GPS technology for more than a decade to help deliver wetland conservation programs throughout Canada. Program work including waterbird surveys, water quality sampling and remote sensing ground-truthing throughout remote forested regions of Western Canada is largely aerial based, requiring mobile GPS/GIS tools to aid staff in acquiring science based information. Application development for specific program needs has led to the development of a customized moving map software tool for ArcMap called "DUC Navigator," which includes support for multiple GPS data types; moving map navigation; the ability to upload and download GPS routes, tracks, and waypoints; and the central storage of the data in a personal geodatabase. This paper will provide an overview of the extension and its application to Ducks Unlimited's conservation work. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Adventure Mapping
    Featured Paper by Alison Stones, Ken Sochats

    The Lancelot Project applies GIS technology to analyze medieval manuscripts that chronicle the search for the Holy Grail. The manuscripts studied represent approximately 200 surviving manuscripts that were written and copied from about 1200 to 1550. They have significant differences in their treatment of religion, feudalism, politics, technology, geography, history and other factors depending on the location and date of manufacture. In this aspect of the project, the quests of knights in search of the Grail are mapped using the narratives of the manuscripts. These maps are compared across manuscripts and with existing maps of the day. This analysis will allow us to paint a picture of how the inhabitants of those times viewed their world and how that view changed with time. We believe that the techniques developed to relate reports to maps will prove useful in areas such as tourism, emergency response, and military command and control.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    AEM Automates Field Service
    With approximately 50 landfill facilities currently in AEM’s operations, which include semi-annual groundwater monitoring, and quarterly methane gas monitoring, field technicians were taking approximately 5,000 samples a year. That means that AEM administrative personnel were required to read and manually enter the field results recorded on 5,000 separate pieces of paper. The old system of pen and paper was not only inefficient, but also prone to human error, resulting in the need to return and retest areas at times. GeoAge, Inc.
    Aerial Photo Preservation
    East View Cartographic offers photo scanning services to protect and preserve your aerial photo collection. We have extensive aerial photo preservation and historical photo preservation experience scanning upwards of 30,000 photos for our clients. East View Cartographic
    Aerial Photography -
    Feature Article By Paul Rogers San Jose Mercury News
    Aerial Surveying in Mining:
    The evolution of aerial surveyors, their tools and capabilities in the mining industry is discussed. A snap shot of the present day “aerial mine surveyor” is described. Speculation is made as to what issues and technologies will influence the aerial surveyor of tomorrow, and how these may impact upon spatial information services delivered to the mining industry of the future. AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Aerial Thermography -
    Geo-referenced aerial Thermal Imagery provides mine planning, surveying and engineering staff with data which accurately records the temperature of the ground and objects on it. AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Tele Atlas Data Enhances Total Quality Commitment from AeroComputers (PDF: 543 KB) Tele Atlas
    Import aeronautic maps from the web using GPS Pilot Aeroplanner. GPS Pilot
    Aeronautical Information
    Featured Paper By Brett Brunk & Eduard Porosnicu

    The Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) is an ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)-based XML exchange format originating from Eurocontrol that is now readable using ArcGIS, PLTS for ArcGIS--Aeronautical Solution. Currently, AIXM contains a custom model for representing geographical features. To standardize the GIS elements of AIXM and improve our ability to read AIXM using ESRI tools, we have shown how to integrate Geography Markup Language (GML) into the AIXM specification (GML is an Open Geospatial Consortium [OGC] standard that is now undergoing the ISO standards process.). The resulting "AIXM profile of GML" defines a subset of GML geometry features and GML application schema constructs. We are planning to use this new capability to serve AIXM data through Web Feature Services (WFS) producible with IMS. Incorporating GML into AIXM should reduce the costs of using AIXM by allowing adopters to benefit from existing ArcGIS GML support.

    Aeronautical Transformation
    Transformation of the Aeronautical Flight Information Publications (FLIP) and Navigation/Planning (Nav/Plan) Chart production process at the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) has been underway for the past two years. These efforts have culminated in the successful transition of the methodology to produce and maintain FLIP for the DOD aircrews. Esri Users Group Conference
    Aeronautical Transformation:
    Transformation of the Aeronautical Flight Information Publications (FLIP) and Navigation/Planning (Nav/Plan) Chart production process at the National Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) has been underway for the past two years. These efforts have culminated in the successful transition of the methodology to produce and maintain FLIP for the DOD aircrews. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Afghanistan Information
    Neal Bratschun is Project Manager for the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) winner of a Special Achievement in GIS Award. Listen to Neal discuss how AIMS continues to make remarkable progress helping local Afghanistan governments throughout the country build and sustain GIS knowledge and capacity within an exceptional and challenging environment. Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
    Afghanistan Information
    Neal Bratschun is Project Manager for the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) winner of a Special Achievement in GIS Award. Listen to Neal discuss how AIMS continues to make remarkable progress helping local Afghanistan governments throughout the country build and sustain GIS knowledge and capacity within an exceptional and challenging environment. Esri
    African Elephant Cause
    ArcNews Online Feature Article ArcNews Online
    After Access - Creating
    Featured By: William S. Holland, CEO, GeoAnalytics Overview Overview The Context The Information Evolution Model Strategy Driving Value Examples Best Management Practices GeoAnalytics, Inc.
    AgGPS Autopilot system
    Because he likes to keep up with new, highyield peanut varieties, Bud Hargrove planted a 200-acre test batch of new Georgia 01R seed last spring. As the season progressed, field checks told him the new variety would deliver a lot of good peanuts. But at digging time, he didn’t know where to dig. Trimble Navigation
    AgGPS EZ-Steer and Autopilot
    As farm manager, Pickel knew that his crew was spending a lot of time and, subsequently, money, trying to avoid skips and overlaps when making passes through the fields, and everyone agreed that this was an obvious place to cut costs. Trimble Navigation
    AgGPS FieldLevel system
    With development surging around their Phoenixarea farming operations in the mid 1980s, brothers Clyde and David Sharp purchased land near Roll, Arizona, 30 miles east of Yuma near the Gila River. “We relocated here because of the good, efficient irrigation system they had, which fit right into the type of farming we wanted to do,” says David Sharp. Trimble Navigation
    Aggressive Urban Annexation
    Featured Paper By Edward Cherry & William Welsh

    Aggressive urban annexation is a land use control tactic used by incorporated municipalities to exert political authority (especially taxation and zoning) upon proximate, unincorporated areas. In North Carolina annexation has been actively encouraged since 1959, and cities have unilateral power to annex without being subject to popular referendum or other authority. North Carolina leads the nation in the percentage of state population annexed. In terms of biodiversity North Carolina's ecoregions are among the richest in North America. Subsequently, the conservation protection status of many ecologically-sensitive sites is subject to the consequences of dramatically changed land use regulations resulting from municipal annexation. Aggressive annexation trends were compared to ecologically-sensitive sites and ecoregions using ESRI geoprocessing tools. Datasets were statewide in extent, spatially-detailed, for the time period 1994 to 2002. This research demonstrates the potential of geodatabase technology for allowing multiple stakeholder assessment and monitoring of urban development threats to environmentally-sensitive areas.

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    AGI Viewer
    This new freeware enables you to turn proposals, presentations, and web pages into dynamic deliverables by seamlessly embedding STK scenes into PowerPoint, Word, HTML, or by simply using AGI Viewer as a stand-alone demonstration tool. AGI
    AGI Viewer
    The AGI Viewer family of visualization-only products (AGI Viewer, AGI Viewer Pro) offers STK users and non-users alike the ability to gather a full understanding of complex STK analyses and mission studies through an interactive, easy-to-use visual environment. These products allow users to share, modify, and interact with STK scenarios by controlling animations; selecting preset viewpoints and camera paths; setting new viewpoints; and recording digital video files or screen snaps. To enhance presentations or program deliverables, AGI Viewer files can be embedded into any Microsoft COM-compliant application such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or Excel. In addition to the capabilities of the free AGI Viewer tool, AGI Viewer Pro allows users to control the display of imagery, terrain, and ArcGIS data; view and create multiple globe windows; and republish the results for others to view. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
    AGI Viewer 8.1.3
    AGI Viewer is free application that offers anyone a full understanding of complex STK analyses and mission studies through an interactive environment in 4D. This product allows users to control animations, select preset viewpoints and camera paths, and record movies. Allegria Software
    Agile Adoption in the
    Featured Article By Chris Spagnuolo

    The software development world has taken a keen interest in agile development practices and agile project management. The practices have crossed the chasm, becoming part of mainstream application development, according to Chris Spagnuolo. But has the geospatial development worldpicked up on agile? Spagnuolo explores the results of a recent survey on that topic.
    Data Transfer Solutions
    Agilent Technologies:
    As the pressures of timely innovation intensify in the Life Sciences industry, Agilent meets the demand for sophisticated tools to keep its customers at the forefront of biotechnology research. Using Camstar's products, Agilent has built a highly automated factory to deliver sophisticated DNA Microarrays at unparalleled speeds. Camstar Systems, Inc.
    AGIS for Windows
    AGIS for Windows is a simple mapping & GIS shareware package. AGIS
    AGIS: Integrated GIS
    In the past, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been extensively applied to the management of various forms of ground based transportation, such as highway and rail. No large-scale applications of GIS technology have been applied to the management of civil and military aviation. This paper will discuss a GIS application that provides data and support to the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) currently under development by Hughes Aircraft of Canada. It will discuss the unique spatial problems involved in the world of aviation, focussing on the issues raised in the design of Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems. Forte Consulting Ltd.
    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.
    Agriculture in California:
    Featured Paper By Pat Parsons

    The task is to translate data collected 'in the field' to produce a viable, queryable spatially oriented dataset that could be displayed accurately with various base maps. The system needs to be able to incorporate historical data and changes in technology that result in savings of both time and money. Basic development has been done using AutoCad, GeoSql, ArcView, ER Mapper, aerial photography, DRG's, and DEM's. ArcGIS with Mobile GPS on Tablet PC's with DOQQ referenced satellite imagery for field data entry will be the future of this program. The result is an ever changing "Big Picture" of Agriculture in California.

    Department of Water Resources
    Agro-Ecology of Malaria
    Featured Paper by Ben Wielgosz

    Agro-Ecology of Malaria in Uganda: A Spatial-Probit Model
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Air Pollution Emissions
    Data Access for Decision Makers and the Public for Asset Management Esri Users Group Conference
    Airborne Direct Georeferencing
    This paper presents an error analysis for the airborne direct georeferencing technique, where integrated GPS/IMU positioning and navigation systems are used in conjunction with aerial cameras for airborne mapping. The technical specifications for the Applanix POS/AVTM family of airborne positioning and attitude determination systems are used in this study. Two cases are discussed herein, namely the standard stereo model case and the single photo case. SimWright, Inc.
    Airborne GPS Test Plane
    The first GIOVE-A test satellite has been in orbit since December 2005 and the second GIOVE test satellite (GIOVE-B) was launched in April 2008. Galileo is expected to be fully operational in 2013 with up to 30 satellites orbiting the earth. It is designed for both civilian and government purposes with civil management. NovAtel Inc.
    Airborne Hyperspectral
    Airborne hyperspectral systems that span the visible near-infrared to short wave-infrared (VNIR-SWIR) wavelength range acquire a rich data cube that can be used for many applications. A VNIR-SWIR data cube can be effectively used for evaluating environmental, facility, and geologic conditions. The distribution and vigor of vegetation; characteristics of soils (including the surface distribution of clays, iron, and other minerals); water conditions, and stratigraphy can be derived from the data cube. Integration of enhanced images with DEM's improves mapping for natural hazards and structural geology. The dataset can be effectively classified for land use and to support change detection. Recently we completed a new VNIRSWIR spectral library for detecting oil-impacted surfaces (including onshore oil seeps). A cooperative R&D effort coordinated by The Geosat Committee, Inc. and sponsored by progressive petroleum companies enabled the library to be built. With this library, VNIR-SWIR hyperspectral technology can be more effectively applied to detect oil-impacted soils and surfaces within industrial sites and brownfields. The most significant issue facing broader use of the technology and integration of images and derived products with GIS is the cartographic error associated with line-scanner technology. Acquiring VNIR-SWIR hyperspectral datacubes reduces the risk for management because the data can be effectively used to achieve several different business objectives. HJW GeoSpatial, Inc
    Airborne Laser Scanning
    As Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) enters its second decade, it can now be safely regarded as a viable and valuable tool in the surveyor’s toolbox. The sub-industry is creating an infrastructure by offering its own technical standards, conferences, discussion lists and information resources. AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Airborne Laser Scanning
    In 1999 AAM Surveys joined with the Dutch company Geodan Geodesie to form AAM Geodan. AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Airborne Laser Scanning:
    A methodology for forest inventory in south-east Queensland utilising airborne laser scanning was assessed. Trials were conducted in open dry sclerophyll forest in St Marys State Forest near Maryborough and dense wet sclerophyll and complex notophyll vine forest near Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland. Use of a laser scanner for the production of digital terrain models (DTM’s) of the ground and derivation of canopy height and foliage density was evaluated. AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Airborne Laser Scanning:
    AAM GeoScan recently returned to Asia to undertake an ALS project in Seoul, Korea with a local company, The Mobile Mapper Co. Ltd. AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Airborne Laser Scanning:
    Airborne Laser Scanning: Developments in Intensity and Beam Divergence AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Airborne LIDAR and GIS
    Featured Paper By Ana Paula Kersting, Juliano Kersting, Carlos Felsky Filho & Mauricio Müller

    The growing energy demand is an issue that electric utilities continually face. The construction of new transmission lines is not always possible due to difficulties in acquiring rights-of-way and obtaining environmental approvals. The solution has been to increase the capacity of existing lines. In order to do that, knowledge about the current clearances and available safety margins is necessary for the analysis of the maximum capacity of the line. Airborne LIDAR uses a precise laser scanning technology that provides highly accurate terrain and conductor elevation data for the transmission line corridor. Algorithms aimed primarily at the extraction of necessary information for re-rating projects were implemented using ArcObjects, C## language, and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, and 3D Analyst extensions. The developed tools allow the analysis of critical distances, obstacles identification, sag calculation, catenary shape determination, video imagery linked with the data, structures location and data exporting to specialized engineering softwares.

    LACTEC - Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento
    Airborne Rapid Imaging
    Featured Paper By Karen Schuckman

    Following the World Trade Center Crisis, a need existed to improve the response time for imagery collections to support GIS and emergency operations. With a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness, EarthData demonstrated that imagery can be collected, processed, ortho-rectified, and disseminated almost immediately following a crisis. ARIES (Airborne Rapid Imaging for Emergency Support) demonstrated this capability at the Picatinny Arsenal in November 2004. Using GIS and remote sensing tools, more than five gigabytes of data was collected and made available to users in a field setting.

    EarthData Solutions
    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.
    16 MB.AirPlan is an easy to use, graphical user interface based flight planning program for general aviation pilots. AirPlan uses great circle routing to plan flights anywhere on the earth. Razor
    Airport Management and
    Featured Paper By Mohamed Arafa, Ahmed El Zanaty & Laila Hasan

    Many passengers, both Egyptian and foreigners, are not familiar with the Cairo airport. Egyptians themselves could be using the airport for the very first time. We are introducing a system into the Cairo international airport, offering the visitor an automated GIS system that reduces the hassle of finding information for places inside or outside the airport. With the increase in Airport traffic, several approaches have been taken by Airport authorities to improve the efficiency of Airport operations. The Arab world's first system provides Air Traffic Controllers with reliable information on the identification and location of aircrafts on the ground. The system provides complete control, guidance, and routing of movements. Information is displayed on an overlaid airport map providing a clear user interface. Each aircraft on the airport maneuvering area is labeled with target information for presentation to the controllers.

    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
    Airport Shuttle Service
    “The single biggest customer service issue facing airport parking facilities, whether they are on-site or off, is shuttle bus frequency,” says Steve Sundberg, President of International Parking Management Inc. (IPM), the Seattle-based owner and operator of Located more than 10 miles from the Denver International Airport, the off-airport lot represented by relies on global positioning system (GPS) satellites to compete with on-airport shuttle lots closer to the terminal. uses GPS to track and space its shuttle buses so customers never have to wait more than five to 10 minutes for a ride to or from the parking facility. As Sundberg sees it, “Parking operations lose customers if people have a long wait to be picked up.” CompassCom, Inc.
    Database of 13,445 World airport and city locations in dBASE format. airportcity
    Akimeka's Digital Bus:
    Featured Paper by Ellen Federoff, Leslie Wilkins, Isla Young

    Akimeka's "Digital Bus" is a mobile science and technology lab supporting K12 schools and community organizations throughout Maui County. This mobile learning platform offers field-based, engaging science projects at outdoor locations and at school sites. One of the many technologies available on the Digital Bus is GIS. Students are exposed to the technology, and are introduced to a "sense of place", and encouraged to think spatially in their daily lives. This technology is a wonderful expansion for the buses mission to provide students with science, tech, engineering, and math exposure.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Alaska Communications
    Alaska Communications Systems (ACS) is a statewide telecommunications company. It serves three-quarters of the Alaska’s population in some 74 communities. ACS was awarded a large multi-year contract with the State of Alaska to provide telecommunication services to some 24,000 State employees. GeoNorth was asked to join the ACS project team along with Computer Associates, the vendor, to configure the web-based automated service delivery system. The overriding goal was to meet the customer (State of Alaska) as well as the owner’s business (ACS) needs. GeoNorth, LLC
    Alaska DNR - Fire Reporting
    This project was conceived in the late 1990’s to stop the loss of critical geologic data that is used in the compilation of geologic maps, modernize the way that DGGS delivers geologic data to the public, and provide tools to enable multiple groups of users to interact with databases at multiple agencies such as the National Geologic Map Database, Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group, and the Alaska State Geographic Data Clearinghouse. GeoNorth, LLC
    The municipality of Anchorage, Alaska was faced with a challenge. Dependent on a paper record keeping system for tracking its 65,000 street signs, Anchorage was not able to fully comply with Title 9 of its municipal code. The code required Anchorage to maintain an accurate record of its traffic control devices for maintenance and operation. Associate traffic engineer, Lee Coop, municipal traffic engineer Bob Keniefel, and foreman Dan Carlson were assigned by Anchorage to help spearhead the task. Marshall
    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.
    Alcan Aluminum: Deploying
    In January 2000, Alcan Aluminum selected InSite as the collaborative manufacturing solution for its North American Sheet Products Division. The deployment goal was to improve profitability and facilitate the optimization of current assets. Camstar Systems, Inc.
    Alcoa, Inc.
    With $20.3 billion in annual revenues, Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. Alcoa's aluminum products and components are used worldwide in industries ranging from construction to sports and recreation to consumer products such as Reynolds Wrap® aluminum foil. Alcoa’s 127,000 employees work out of locations in 40 countries.
    Corporate pilots in Alcoa’s San Antonio, Texas, offices transport nearly 2,500 passengers a year between company operations in North America, Costa Rica, and South America.
    ALG Data Server adds the ability to display geometry files to Intergraph's GeoMedia in order to spatially locate the data. Intergraph Corporation
    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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    Aligning GIS to Developmental
    Featured Paper by Philip Farrant

    The advent of Integrated Development Planning has constituted a major watershed for local authorities in a post-Apartheid South Africa. In relation to the amalgamation process as defined by the municipal structures act, Buffalo City Municipality confronted a serious (geographical) information management problem. While the area of jurisdiction has expanded to include vast rural areas, little base line information has been available to support planning activities. The focus on Integrated Development Planning to combat inequitable spatial distribution of resources and imbalances between supply and demand, stressed the need for relevant and updated data as well as methods to analyse and improve the situation.
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    Aligning Polygon Boundaries
    A polygon alignment example is described in which timber stand areas are aligned with a road layer. The roads are sometimes located along the borders of the timber stands.In these instances, the timber stand boundaries will be replaced with the road geometries. ESEA
    All Nippon Airlines aims
    All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “ANA”) declared its intention of becoming Asia’s number one airline for quality, customer satisfaction and value creation in line with the ANA Group Medium-Term Business Strategy FY 2006 – 2009. The medium-term business plan aims to expand business, reinforce the corporate structure and establish the world’s highest standard safety management system. IBM Corporation
    All-Main Modeling with
    Rajan Ray, IDModeling Bentley Systems
    Allegheny Power Field
    Allegheny Power had a very smart, simple idea: replace paper maps with a mobile system to make it faster and easier to find map data in the field. The utility, which has a Smallworld GIS, saw an opportunity to provide important information to field crews as well as leverage existing technology. MapFrame Corporation
    Alliance Pipeline
    Completed in 2000, Alliance delivers natural gas from Northeast British Columbia to the Chicago area, some 3000 km (1850 miles), through 36" and 42" pipes. Fourteen compressor stations, each averaging 31,000 hp, pump the gas and some 100 block valves control its flow. LinearVision
    ALLTRANS can be used for world wide professional coordinate transformations. Transformations between State-Plane-Coordinates (NAD83, NAD27, Gauss-Krueger, Transverse Mercator, Lambert, Soldner-Cassini, Mercator, EOV, Krovak, LV95, ...), UTM-, Geographical- and 3d-Coordinates. Moduls to calculate datum shift parameter and interface to geoid models (EGM96, EGG97,...). English/German program design. Allsat GmbH network+sevices
    ALOV Map. Free Java GIS
    Portable Java application for publication GIS data to Internet and interactive view on web browsers. ALOV
    ALS or Aerial Photogrammetry
    Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) was first introduced into Australia in 1998 and has since proved its worth as a broad-acre terrain-modelling tool. But is this technology relevant to the spatial data needs required in the Australian mining industry? This paper discusses the pros and cons of the ALS system in comparison with photogrammetry, AAMHatch Pty Limited
    Alternative Data Interoperability
    Featured Paper by Keith Shaw

    Johnson County AIMS serves as a GIS data service provider for 21 cities and 510,000 residents. In addition to providing data, AIMS also receives GIS data from both the private and public sector. AIMS must be able to import and export GIS data to multiple GIS and CAD formats. In looking at various solutions, including ESRI's data interoperability extension, AIMS has incorporated Safe software's FME (feature manipulation extraction) into their everyday business processes. FME is used in generalizing Johnson County's utility data from multiple service providers and allows for easy re-distribution of this data in different formats.
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    Alton B. (Buddy) Cleveland
    Senior Vice President, Bentley Software
    Buddy Cleveland explains that each infrastructure project is essentially a distributed enterprise and that efficient information creation and delivery is integral to realizing tangible project return on investment.
    Bentley Systems
    ALZ: Using InSite to
    ALZ NV, a Belgium-based producer of coils, sheets and plates in hot- and cold-rolled stainless steel, deployed Camstar's InSite solution in an effort to improve production efficiencies and the bottom line. Camstar Systems, Inc.
    AM/FM + GIS + WEB
    AMANDA assists the Northwest
    The Northwest Territories is a vast geographical region with a dispersed population, with an area larger than Ontario and equivalent to Texas and California combined. They chose to centralize licensing and application tracking and data management functions for their territorial government. In 1999, they selected and Implemented CSDC Systems' innovative AMANDA solution to service the unique demands of their entire region. AMANDA is a unique tracking and data management system that can automate all functions within departments, such as planning, building, inspections, bylaw enforcement, prosecutions, fire and others. CSDC Systems
    AMC GIO Approach to Portfolio
    Featured Paper by Luke Dustin

    The AMC Web-based Software Management System is a method to enhance real-time awareness of available software assets and forecast future requirements. The Air Force GeoBase Program has realized a substantial increase in ESRI software assets requiring an efficient management approach. Software and maintenance costs affect the ability of the GeoBase program to meet customer expectations. Unfortunately, without an enterprise agreement, software costs would continue to rise at a rate which could take available money away from future program capabilities.
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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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    AMD Selects Camstar’s
    Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Turns to Camstar for World-Class Multi-site Final Manufacturing Operations Camstar Systems, Inc.
    The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration as part of the CareerOneStop Portal developed America's Service Locator as a tool to locate public service offices and driving directions including one-stop centers. It needed a means to connect these separate services on different websites through one location on the Internet and also make available a wealth of resources for jobseekers, employers, students and workforce professionals. XPAND Corporation
    American Digital Cartography,
    The Road to Customized Data (PDF: 272 KB) Tele Atlas
    American Electric
    AEP is America's largest power generator and has one of the largest transmission and distribution grids on the continent. In the spring of 2002, it contracted LinearVision to acquire data for two of AEP's subsidiaries, The Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSCO) and Southwest Electric Power Company (SWEPCO). These systems were 3400 and 3500 miles long, respectively, and contained some 69,000 structures. The project was part of AEP's need to cost-effectively build an accurate and timely database of its entire 34,400-mile T&D infrastructure LinearVision
    American Suzuki Motors
    merican Suzuki Motors Corporation (ASMC) started business in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works. After World War II, Suzuki’s motorized bike, Power Free, was successfully introduced followed by the 125 cc motorcycle, Colleda. The lightweight car, Suzulight, helped bring along Japan’s automotive revolution, solidifying Suzuki’s reputation as a company optimizing the most advanced technologies available. Today, the company is constantly thinking ahead to meet changing lifestyles, and the Suzuki name is seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and related products including generators and motorized wheelchairs. Esri
    American Suzuki Motors
    American Suzuki Motors Corporation (ASMC) started business in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works. After World War II, Suzuki’s motorized bike, Power Free, was successfully introduced followed by the 125 cc motorcycle, Colleda. The lightweight car, Suzulight, helped bring along Japan’s automotive revolution, solidifying Suzuki’s reputation as a company optimizing the most advanced technologies available. Today, the company is constantly thinking ahead to meet changing lifestyles, and the Suzuki name is seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and related products including generators and motorized wheelchairs. Esri
    Amiglobe 2000 is a world atlas and database. You can use it for 30 days free of charge. Amiglobe 2000
    Amkor Selects Camstar’s
    Leading Provider of Semiconductor Test, Assembly and Packaging Services to Use Camstar Technology to Streamline Operations and Provide Best-in-class Customer Service Camstar Systems, Inc.
    AMR/OMS Integration:
    Advances in Automated Meter Reading (AMR) have prompted utilities to integrate their network of smart meters with their Outage Management System (OMS). Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is using this integration in the restoration verification process and has given dispatchers the ability to ping meters directly within the OMS from an interactive map. WPS also plans to leverage this integration for future endeavors. The integration has led to increased operational efficiencies and enhanced customer value. Intergraph Corporation
    An Advanced GIS to Legacy
    Featured Paper By Roxanne Gregorio, Chris Peluso, Andrew Hu & Rami Raad

    CH2M HILL, Inc., has developed an advanced ArcGIS application for the Philadelphia Water Department which links newly acquired GIS data to legacy valve, inlet, and hydrant data. The application includes a Legacy Data Conversion Toolset, a Legacy GIS Linking Toolset, and a Legacy GIS Matching Geodatabase. Legacy Data Conversion Toolset contains functions to automatically map each legacy record based on an advanced geocoding and migration algorithm. Legacy-GIS Linking Toolset automatically determines possible matches between legacy data and nearby GIS data based on complex matching rules. It also contains manual checking tools for correcting multiple matches and non-matched data records. By using the ArcGIS application, we were able to map 88 to 92 percent of legacy data records and match 74 to 86 percent of them to GIS in a very short time, thus significantly reducing the manual effort required to link the databases and increase the confidence in the matching results.

    Philadelphia Water Department GIS
    Paper Presented By : David Opitz& Stuart Blundell

    Urban environments represent one of the greatest challenges in automated feature extraction (AFE) due to the density of cultural features and high-levels of clutter. Lately, many urban environments have high resolution LIDAR and multi-spectral imagery that together contain a wealth of information to address this challenge; however, existing techniques and software systems fail to provide effective image-fusion workflows for extracting features. In this paper we provide detailed AFE workflow methodologies for combining LIDAR data and high-resolution multi-spectral imagery that includes both automated and semi-automated techniques. Buildings, for example, are easier to collect in LIDAR than multi-spectral imagery since the 3D signature for buildings are homogeneous whereas rooftops differ greatly in color. LIDAR also provides an excellent source for segregating ground versus non-ground points, trees, and other features with strong and consistent 3D signatures.
    Visual Learning Systems, Inc.
    An Alternate Approach
    Some two years ago the Hernando County Florida Property Appraiser's Office assembled a group of GIS Stakeholders composed of a wide variety of county, municipal and state government offices and agencies. The purpose of this meeting was to advise the attendees of the current status of the Property Appraiser's base map and to discuss the future of the GIS system in Hernando County. It was determined that the greatest common factor that affected every department and agency in one form or another was the county's addressing system. The concerns were that it had not kept pace with technological advances and that it was not a singular centrally maintained system that affected departments and agencies could access electronically. The Property Appraiser's Office selected 3001 Inc. who was contracted to migrate legacy data, create address point data, create geocoded centerline attributes from existing address data and to establish centerline directions in ArcGIS. Esri Users Group Conference
    An Analysis of the Heat
    Featured Paper by Shuuji Gotou, Daigo Ito

    This study resulted in the creation of the thermal environmental map in Osaka, which shows the characteristics of the thermal environment. At first, the infrared radiation sensor in an aircraft measured the ground surface temperatures in Osaka, a 1,000 km2 area. Next, the image data that showed the distribution of the ground surface temperatures was analyzed by using ArcGIS 9. In addition, the characteristics of the thermal environment in the region were identified by the heat island factors, anthropogenic heat, ground surface conditions and meteorological conditions.
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    An analytical model of
    This paper describes the development of overland windfield due to cyclone using an analytical model based on the research works of Holland (1980) and Georgiou (1985). The gradient windfield of Holland is improved to consider the asymmetry of windfield due to translation of the cyclone. The profile parameter B is calibrated from ships’ data around the cyclone by compositing for the same stages of the cyclone. The over-land windfield were estimated after applying suitable degradation factors. The model is calibrated with ships’ data of 6 severe cyclone and validated against Chirala (Andhra Pradesh) cyclone of 1977. RMSI
    Paper Presented By : Dr. David Opitz, Stuart Blundell, Rajendran Rao & Matthew Morris

    Airborne LIDAR systems provide useful information from a top-down perspective; however, such sensors do not provide information about critical urban features (windows, doors, signs, etc) that are located below rooftops and under tree canopies. Vehicle-mounted terrestrial LIDAR sensors, on the other hand, provide the capability to capture highly accurate 3D measurements of the urban environment with spatial resolutions on the order of 5 centimeters or less. The 3D imaging capability of these collection systems is negated, however, by a lack of software tools and approaches capable of exploiting terrestrial LIDAR datasets with a high degree of automation. Current approaches for creating high-resolution 3D urban models are expensive, requiring for even a small scene thousands of man-hours to digitize feature geometries, assign textures to features, and then attribute features.
    Visual Learning Systems, Inc.
    An Approach to Integrating
    Featured Paper by Brian Spaulding, Jorge Morales

    Distributed simulations are widely used for training, concept evaluation, and increasingly for operational uses such as embedded training, course-of-action analysis, mission planning/rehearsal, and predictive situational awareness. The Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), High Level Architecture (HLA), and Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) are the DoD standard protocols used to link together distributed simulations.
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    An Approach to Regional
    Featured Paper by Bruce Durtsche, D. McCluskey, Christopher Benson

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking ways to maintain and conserve existing habitat connections and restore severed connections between habitat patches. BLM is developing and testing a raster-based approach to describe and report the location and extent of terrestrial habitat connectivity and fragmentation over large regional landscapes using a 30-meter minimum mapping unit. This analysis is spatially explicit and repeatable, thus allowing for monitoring and reporting of changes in landscape conditions in broad regions over time. GIS technology is used to link regional habitat (land cover) data with land-use activities, disturbances, and associated management actions. This methodology is being applied in the prairie-grassland region, rangewide sagebrush/greater sage-grouse region, and other large regions of the western United States in support of the BLM assessment-inventory-monitoring, greater sage-grouse, land-use planning-NEPA, and vegetation management national strategies.
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    An ArcGIS Analysis of
    Featured Paper by Martina Zabic

    This paper presents the methods and some of the resulting maps from a study of GPS quality in relation to road pricing in a dense urban area. Data from 500 cars was collected over a two-year period in the Copenhagen region (Denmark). The data was analyzed in ArcGIS to determine whether the GPS quality and reliability were adequate for implementation of a road pricing system. The GPS log files were imported into ArcGIS and analyzed in relation to the digital road network and the density of high-rise areas to determine whether high buildings and narrow street canyons cause too many gaps in the position logs. The results show that satellite availability is not sufficient was illustrated on different maps showing satellite availability in relation to the road network and the density of the high-rise areas.
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    An ArcGIS Path to Infrastructure
    Featured Paper by Darlene Lister, Leonard Barnhill

    The city of Ottawa, Kansas, has realized the value of GIS and has taken steps to implement a comprehensive program that will allow the city managers and governing bodies to make better decisions about their aging infrastructure. With the assistance and guidance of a local consultant, the Utility Department began by establishing a basemap in Kansas State Plane coordinates; rectifying existing CAD drawings; and field verifying all existing sanitary manholes, utility poles, hydrants, valves, and meters. Using Trimble GeoXT handheld GPS/data collectors, the process has been fast and allowed the city to save money by using temporary summer help to gather the data. Immediate payback will be seen through increased revenue from utility companies hanging lines on city-owned utility poles. Additional benefit has been increased knowledge of connectivity and locational accuracy of sanitary sewer network. This paper details the process of getting the GIS to today and future goals.
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    An ArcGIS Schematics
    Featured Paper by Diego Portillo

    How do you display a network of more than 6 miles of line in a small monitor? Using the new version of ArcGIS Schematics and your network, your organization should be able to move its lines and points any where to make the display 'pretty and fitted.' Using your network, you are still able to do any trace, edit your data, move your points and line, and keep the integrity of it without duplicating work and efforts. You can even use your enterprise or personal geodatabase and bring it to the field. ArcGIS Shematics is not just for military applications, electric utilities can profit immensely from it. This is an example of the application.
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    An ArcGIS-based System
    Featured Paper By Patricia Stiefer. Modeling ozone formation in the atmosphere requires the input of spatially resolved estimates of precursor emissions distributed across a geographic grid pattern that defines the modeling domain. A GIS-based approach has been used to develop gridded spatial allocation factors (SAF) for several air quality studies in California and Texas. Sonoma Technology Inc.
    An ArcObjects Software-Based
    Featured Paper By Thomas Heinzer & Diane Williams

    A new model, REALM (River, Estuary, and Land Model) is under development at the State of California Department of Water Resources. This effort is driven by the need to improve upon the functionality and performance of existing simulation models from a traditional water resources modeling standpoint. REALM will also incorporate management tools from other disciplines needed to solve the Department's and California's increasingly complex and difficult water issues in the Delta, tributaries, and bays. One component of this strategy is the implementation of a 3D cross section editing and analysis tool. When viewed in 3D, the bathymetric data are represented by a cloud of points. Using this cloud for reference, the analyst can digitize a cross section into georeferenced 3D space, resulting in a more representative cross section at any given reach interval. A summary of the methods and ArcObjects programming techniques employed will be presented.

    An Ecological Characterization
    Featured Paper by Bryan Costa, Tim Battista, Simon Pittman, Randy Clark, Connie Kot, Kate Eschelbach, Falk Huettmann, Ian Hartwell

    The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment's (CCMA) Biogeography Team collaborated with the National Marine Sanctuaries Program (NMSP) to perform a biogeographic assessment of the marine region surrounding Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. This work integrated physical and biological GIS and remotely sensed datasets in an effort to temporally and spatially characterize fish, seabird, macroinvertebrate, and marine mammal distributions in the Gulf of Maine. The resulting statistical relationships among these variables were used to predict cetacean and seabird species distributions where there were gaps in the survey effort.
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    An Enterprise Approach
    The right mix of software components combined with a flexible development environment and organizational framework go a long way to implement a successful enterprise GIS for Adams County. This paper provides a detailed look at enterprise GIS from both a software design and system implementation perspective. It provides a proven approach to successfully managing,integrating, and delivering ESRI software to a diverse user base. Esri Users Group Conference
    An Enterprise Geodatabase:
    Montgomery County, Maryland has a long history of supporting GIS applications with a SDE/ArcSDE based geodatabase. By migrating into the latest ArcSDE release (ArcSDE 8.3), the County geodatabase has been advanced a big step and rose from a small scale, localized database into an enterprise level database. The geodatabase powered by the Oracle enterprise DBMS and coupled with enhanced ArcSDE functionality is serving the GIS users, IT specialists and engineers with a vast amount of vector data, raster data, attribute data, and CAD drawings. In addition to hosting and serving the GIS specific data collection, the geodatabase is also connected to multiple County databases, which enables data sharing and integration from heterogeneous data sources throughout the County. The details of system and architecture design, data organization, and the range of IT applications the geodatabase is supporting will be discussed. Esri Users Group Conference
    An Enterprise Geospatial
    Featured Paper By Giampaolo Cimino, Alessio Fabiani, Simone Giannecchini, Giuliana Pennucci, Farid Askari, Raffaele Grasso, Francesco Spina & Peter Ranelli

    The planning and support of military naval expeditionary operations rely on precise environmental data, which must be available on time, at the right place and in the requested format. These data sets, usually obtained from a wide number of sensors (satellites, sonars) and models (meteorological and oceanographic), have a common feature: the geospatial component. This paper will present a client-server Geographic Information System, developed at the NATO Undersea Research Centre, based on an enterprise Java application and a geospatial database, to store, convert, fuse and deliver the above mentioned data sets. The system is also able to run applications deployed on the server to produce new products (for tactical decision support) from the data stored in the database. Users may use many types of client applications to connect to the server, ranging from thin clients, like a web browser, to thick clients, like ESRI ArcMap/ArcView (provided with ad-hoc extensions).

    NATO Undersea Research Centre
    An Enterprise GeoSpatial
    Featured By: William S. Holland GEOSPATIAL DATA INTEGRATION ( GDI) PROJECT: PROBLEM STATEMENT Reconcile, organize, enhance, and make readily understandable and accessible relevant data to support domestic security Complexities: More than 100 business applications across FDACS Challenges with respect to data quality GeoAnalytics, Inc.
    An Evaluation of Nextmap
    Until about 20 years ago terrain data covering large areas was primarily presented as contours on paper maps. As digital mapping became possible and widespread, these contours were digitised and converted to raster format as a digital elevation model. This type of data was put onto the market for general use but at that time applications were not well developed. Intermap Technologies
    An Exchange for Broadband
    The ITU, with the help of two software companies, Microsoft and IDV Solutions, has already created a more limited database called Global View, which tracks the spread of information and communications technologies in Africa, showing how different regions stack up in terms of mobile network coverage, broadband access and other communications benchmarks. IDV Solutions
    An Expedition into the
    Featured Article By Joe Francica

    At the Intelligent Enterprise Expedition (IEE) Conference hosted by DMTI Spatial in Toronto on March 5-6, Joe Francica heard a recurring theme that is reverberating throughout the industry: Addresses linked to customer files are too often wrong. This problem is costing forward-thinking companies time and profits to fix and clean customer records before they even attempt spatial analysis. Even basic geocoding is still a major "pain point."
    Directions Magazine
    An Image Classification
    A slide presentation that demonstrates GRS's approach to developing image classification training site locations. Presented at the 2004 ASPRS Conference, Denver, CO Geographic Resource Solutions
    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.
    An Insider's View of
    Featured Article By Rhett Butler

    Remote sensing is increasingly used as a tool for conservation management. Beyond traditional satellite imagery popularized by Google Earth, new sensing applications are allowing researchers located anywhere in the world to track fires, illegal logging and mining, and deforestation in some of Earth's most isolated regions using a computer or handheld device.
    Paper Presented By : Stuart Blundell & Dr. David Opitz

    This paper presents a novel hyperspectral feature-extraction toolkit that provides a simple, automated, and accurate approach to materials classification from hyperspectral imagery (HSI). The proposed toolkit is built as an extension to the state-of-the-art technology in automated feature extraction, the Feature Analyst software suite. Feature Analyst uses, along with spectral information, feature characteristics such as spatial association, size, shape, texture, pattern, and shadow in its generic feature extraction process. While current HSI techniques, such as spectral endmember classification, can provide effective materials classification, these methods are slow (or manual), cumbersome, complex for analysts, and are limited to materials classification only.
    Visual Learning Systems, Inc.
    An Integrated Enterprise
    This paper presents the implementation of an integrated enterprise GIS system for forest management at Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. The system is implemented by using ESRI GIS technology (ArcGIS Desktop with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension plus ArcSDE) as well as Oracle database system, which is a GIS system to update all tabular and spatial data efficiently and manages and facilitates the forest management and local government planning. With the conclusion of this initial foundation GIS implementation, the system will help bring all of its source information into a single geodatabase and will improve communication and sharing of geospatial information with other management systems. Esri Users Group Conference
    An Integrated Multi-users
    Featured Paper by Yingjie Wang

    The Geographic Area Analysis and Delineation System (GAADS) is being developed in order to facilitate the analysis and creation of the geographic entities for 2010 Census. The system is designed to support multiple concurrent users to conduct remotely for reading and writing operations on a centralized database built using ArcSDE and Oracle. GAADS allows users to import data, delineate entities, visualize and analyze entity properties, and perform quality assurance checks. GAADS has been used for the delineations of Assignment Area (AA), Crew Leader District (CLD), Field Operations Supervisor District (FOSD), and Local Census Office (LCO)/Early Local Census Office (ELCO)
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    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
    An Intranet Web GIS in
    Featured Paper By Seiji Hirabayashi & kikuji ueno

    In many local governments, each department has thousands of geographic data, which are arranged in different scale or created in different basemap and do not allow the staff to make use of this in GIS application. In Shiga prefectural office intranet Web GIS has started, establishing GIS database and maintenance system for making use commonly in the prefectural office. This realizes the efficient and advanced work, and enables to share, in several departments, the GIS data created by staff. This paper will introduce the efficiency of using and managing the shared data in administrative GIS.

    Pasco Corporation
    An Introduction to ESRI
    This episode provides an overview of the many training solutions ESRI offers, and discusses how you can use the ESRI Training and Education Web site to find the most appropriate training for your needs. Esri
    An Introduction to High
    An Introduction to High Resolution Land Cover Mapping Sanborn
    An Introduction to OpenGIS
    OpenGIS is the activity pursued by the Open GIS Consortium (OGC). OpenGIS seeks to achieve transparent access to disparate geo-data and geo-processing resources in a networked environment by providing a rich suite of open interface specifications. These interface specifications will enable GIS developers to create inter-operable components that provide this transparency. Cadcorp
    An Introduction to Spatial ETL
  • Overview of Safe Software
  • What is Spatial Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL)
  • Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) Overview
  • Technology Demonstration
  • FME ETL Technology
  • Import and export operations using GeoMedia
  • Demonstrate edits against ESRI’sArcSDEand Enterprise Geodatabase
  • Q and A
  • Intergraph 2006
    An Introduction to Surfaces
    In this episode, Clayton Crawford, a product lead on the ArcGIS 3D Analyst team responsible for terrain datasets, and Colin Childs, an instructor with the ESRI Educational Services division, discuss how surface data is stored and managed in ArcGIS, what a terrain dataset is, and some common uses of terrain datasets. Crawford explains why terrain datasets can be a good solution for ArcGIS 3D Analyst users who work with large amounts of surface data. Esri
    An Introduction to the
    This discussion provides an overview of the Instructional Series Podcasts. Nick Frunzi, Director of Educational Services at ESRI, explains why we are creating podcasts and how you can provide feedback. Future plans and other general information are also discussed. Esri
    An Introduction to the
    This discussion targets existing or potential users of ESRI products. Learn how the information contained within the ESRI Support Center can help you become more successful with your GIS tasks. Key areas of the ESRI Support Center that are frequently accessed by the user community are highlighted. Esri
    An Introduction to the
    NGB CD's DMS Portal is based on the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Geospatial Information Database (GIDB) Portal System and is a standards-based portal for geospatial information discovery, access and mapping over the Internet. DMS focuses on 3 GIS user groups ? the casual user, the operational user and the power user. A recent analysis estimated that the ratio of these three types of users was 1000:20:1. National Guard Bureau Counterdrug
    An Online, GIS-based
    Water Information System Data Online Management System (WISDOM) is an online GIS-based water information system developed for the Central Water Commission (CWC), India. Rolta International, Inc.
    An Open Enterprise Architecture
    Featured Paper by Caner Guney, Rahmi Celik, Sevda Gul Erturk

    The purpose of this paper is to describe an open enterprise architecture framework, called “GeoHistory,” for GIS-based cultural heritage management. The focus will be on technological rather than business, data or information aspects. GeoHistory faces the challenge of designing, building, and maintaining a “small- and medium-scale” distributed enterprise system that is able to adapt to changing business needs by improving e-business through semantic, interoperable, and enterprise integration. UML 2.0 was selected as the primary enterprise modeling tool for advanced modeling using a top-to-bottom approach for GeoHistory. Under this model, component-based GeoHistory provides service-oriented applications through a Web portal. GeoHistory is spatially enabled because it integrates geospatial technologies, in particular, GIS with historical research and documentation. Finally, the growth stages of GeoHistory will be examined followed by how GeoHistory promotes effective management of the project by maximizing the use of geospatial data.
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    An Open-Source Virtual
    With the recent addition of the capability to import and display OpenFlight 3-dimensional models into ArcScene, ESRI has entered the arena of traditional real-time simulation technology; a technology that has been used for many years by NASA and the Department of Defense. Real-time simulation technology is a mature simulation environment and is a viable means to display GIS data in conjunction with realistic virtual landscapes. A prototype version of a non-proprietary, virtual object model and its associated library of 3D objects were tested. The object model and its associated 3D model library provide translation and display mechanisms to port GIS data into the simulation environment. This paper will provide background on the history of real-time simulation, efforts to promulgate this technology into the GIS arena, and current efforts to deliver a robust virtual object model and its associated 3D model library. Esri Users Group Conference
    An overview of ALTM (Video,
    Our customers experience with ALTM systems in their own words Optech Incorporated
    An overview of ALTM (Video,
    Customers experience with ALTM systems in their own words Optech Incorporated
    An overview of PondPack
    An overview of PondPack, Bentley's solution for detention pond analysis and design. The FEMA-approved PondPack will save you hours of manual calculation time when analyzing pre- and post- development hydrology. Bentley Systems
    An overview of SewerCAD
    An overview of SewerCAD, Bentley's solution for sanitary sewers modeling and design. With an easy-to-use interface, SewerCAD brings you automated design, scenario management and much more! Bentley Systems
    An overview of StormCAD
    An overview of StormCAD, Bentley's solution for storm sewer design and modeling. Learn how its intuitive interface, automatic design feature, and numerous data management tools, make it easier than ever to design and analyze storm sewer systems! Bentley Systems
    An Overview of the Geodatabase
    The geodatabase is the common data storage and management framework for ArcGIS. This discussion describes what a geodatabase is and how GIS data is stored within it. It outlines five reasons why it is an advantageous data format for ArcGIS users to implement. Esri
    An Overview: GIS and
    Listen to Hecht present an overview of DMS technology and learn some of the benefits of integrating GIS with a DMS Esri
    Analysis of a High Performance
    The results of a land semikinematic or stop-and-go test, conducted under normal operational conditions to assess the performance of a high-accuracy and multipathresistant new C/A-code receiver technology, are presented. This type of test was selected to provide an accurate assessement of both the carrier phase and code data under static and kinematic conditions. The control points determined with the phase data are in agreement at the centimeter level with the values determined by a conventional GPS survey. The double-difference code residuals, which are affected by measuring noise and multipath, were found to behave in a quasirandom manner, with an estimated standard deviation of 50 cm. NovAtel Inc.
    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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    Analysis of Forest Road
    Featured Paper By Ajay Prasad, Charles Luce, David Tarboton & Thomas Black

    A set of GIS tools has been developed to analyze sediment production from forest roads and the impacts of forest roads on streams, considering both sediment inputs and fish passage barriers. Sediment production for each road segment is calculated from slope, length, road surface condition, and road side drain vegetation gathered by a GPS inventory and by overlaying the road path on a Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Sediment production is accumulated at each drain point by adding the sediment production from contributing road segments. These drain point sediment loadings are then used in a DEM weighted flow accumulation function to calculate sediment load inputs to streams. Inventory information on the fish passage status of stream crossings is used to demarcate contiguous clusters of stream habitat and assess the impact of fish passage barriers on the extent of habitat. A geodatabase model relates connected road, drain point, and stream feature classes.

    Utah State University-Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Analysis of Forest Structure
    Featured Paper By Doo-Ahn Kwak, Woo-Kyun Lee & Min-Ho Son

    LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) makes it possible to detect and measure individual trees. In this study, a method that estimated position, height, diameter at breast height of individual trees, stand volume and accuracy of digital elevation model derived from of LiDAR data was validated with field data. Tree species used for accuracy measurement were Pinus Koraiensis, Larix Leptolepis and Quercus spp. Because all the tree in this study were measured with high accuracy, their positions could be matched with laser point LIDAR data, making validation on an individual tree basis possible. DBH estimated with LiDAR data has highly accurate and stand volume estimated with end-area equation was validated. DEM from LiDAR data had 0.3m spatial resolution and was moe accurate than 1:5,000 and 1:2,5000 Digital Maps.

    Korea University
    Analysis of Nitrate and
    Featured Paper by Anjana Sahay, Charlla Adams

    A project for the Idaho Department of Water Resources examines the relationships between land use and groundwater contamination of shallow aquifers in the western Snake River Plain of southwestern Idaho. Statistical analysis tools are used to analyze temporal and spatial data of nitrate and atrazine, and the results are represented in ArcMap in graphical and tabular forms to provide to regional environmental quality managers. Even given the limited data available, the results suggest activities at the surface that are reflected in nitrate concentrations in underlying groundwater. ArcGIS proves useful in analyzing temporal trends of groundwater quality and monitoring land use and contaminant levels. The results and methods of this study can be applied toward land-use planning for this and other regions.
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    Analysis of Soil Erosion
    Featured Paper By Kyung-Tak Kim, Joo-Hun Kim, Yun-Seok Choi & Jung-Sool Park

    This paper is aimed at analyzing the soil erosion hazard zone in farm lands. RUSLE was used for the analysis of soil erosion by extracting the respective topography using DEM, Landuse, and Soil map as base map. We used ArcInfo and ArcView for data processing. As a result of the analysis it was determined that most soil erosion occurred in orchard area (i.e., 40.08 ton/ha/year at average). Erosion was classified into 5 classes depending on the calculated soil erosion amount, of which Class V was decided as a soil erosion hazard zone (72.5ha or so) in which 2.4 percent of the entire farm land was assessed as erosion hazard zone.

    Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT)
    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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    Analyzing a Drivers Stops
    Featured Paper by Christian Würtz

    The AKTA project was carried out in 2001 to 2003, examining the effects of introducing road pricing in the greater Copenhagen (Denmark) area. Data was collected as GPS points with 1-second intervals and map matched to a highly accurate map. In the process of analyzing the change in driver behavior, it was essential to distinguish between different kinds of stops. In other words, it was important to distinguish between involuntary stops (e.g., stops because of traffic congestion) and deliberate stops (e.g., a parent dropping off their children at a school).
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    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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    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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    Analyzing Head and Neck
    Age-, race-, and gender-specific information for 20 major cancer sites of the head and neck was obtained for the 46 South Carolina counties during 1979-2000 (mortality) and 1996-2000 (incidence). More than eighty age-adjusted analyses of head and neck cancer incidence and mortality by county were completed for these major anatomical sites. Many detailed maps presenting age-adjusted mortality and incidence rates by quartile at the county-level were prepared using both color-coding methods and three-dimensional displays, allowing rapid assessment of statistically significant geographic patterns. Multiple county-based indicators of healthcare access (distribution of physicians, dentists, and general hospitals) were obtained along with indicators of education, income, poverty, air emissions, and water pollution. County-based survey results indicating use of alcohol, cigarettes, and chewing tobacco by teenage respondents (N=223,663 respondents) was obtained. Many multiple regression models have been developed to investigate the etiology of head and neck cancer in South Carolina. Esri Users Group Conference
    Analyzing Motion with
    Generally speaking, GIS is not well suited to the analysis of phenomena that move. Analytical operations in GIS tend to focus on vertical relationships between layers. Further, it is sometimes very difficult to detect spatial movements. Figures 1 and 2, for example, illustrate areas of Gypsy Moth defoliation in 1982 and 1983 respectively. This insect was accidentally released in the late 1860's by an amateur entomologist, and has since spread over much of northeastern North America. However, it is hard to detect any spread with this much variability on a year-to-year basis. It is possible to describe such phenomena though with the TREND module (possibly with the assistance of the MDCHOICE module). Clark Labs
    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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    Analyzing Sanitary/Storm
    Featured Paper by Paul Tessar, Darren Mollendor

    Cross-contamination of the Storm Sewer System with exfiltrates from the Sanitary Sewer System is a common problem that has been difficult to address using traditional approaches and tools. This presentation will describe the methodology used to analyze current conditions, discuss how this information was fed into the City Work Order System to coordinate investigation and remediation activities, and review the current status of the project.
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    Analyzing Transit-Route
    Featured Paper by Hina Golani, Michael Stubbe

    We describe some of the ways in which archived AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) and APC (Automatic Passenger Counter) information were used to analyze the performance of a bus route that was known to experience regular delays. GIS was used to understand the observed schedule deviations and passenger counts along the route, their relationship to one another, and how they varied with different trips and time periods. A tabular representation of the deviations or passenger flow is certainly not an appropriate method when a large number of stops are involved. A graphical representation can show a general trend; however, exporting this information to a GIS and adding street layers enabled displaying the numbers along the route while making it possible to comprehend and analyze different types of information simultaneously.
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    Arcscript for Avenue: Draw line with anchor at end Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    Anchorage Reducing Wildfire
    Using ERDAS IMAGINE Professional, IGIST ran an unsupervised classification on a Landsat TM image of Anchorage. ERDAS, Inc.
    Animal Movement
    An ArcView extension containing over 4 functions specifically designed to aid in the analysis of animal movement. USGS
    ArcInfo: Animate grids or images into a MPEG file ArcTools provides a "fly through" animation generator, which creates an MPEG movie file from a terrain surface and a flight path. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    Animating the Battle
    On September 10, 1813, Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry met and defeated a British flotilla at the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry, with a squadron of nine ships, achieved one of the most significant victories of the War of 1812. The victory secured control of the lake for the United States and became a valuable morale booster for a country desperately in need of good news. To record this historical event, artists have made many paintings of the battle. These presentations, however, usually do not contain accurate spatial information. Scales and directions, for example, are always distorted. In this presentation, maps of ships' location at different time during the battle, based on the latest researches, are produced with ArcGIS. Landsat images are used as the background of the maps. An animation of the battle is also produced. Esri Users Group Conference
    Convert an annotation subclass to a line coverage, preserving the text angle and orientation, and saving the text information as an attribute. Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    Annotation Tools
    In order to create feature-linked annotation using ESRI ArcGIS, a user must have either an ArcEditor or ArcInfo license. The AnnoTools extension expands on the functionality of ArcGIS by allowing a user to create and maintain Non-standard feature-linked annotation in a personal geodatabase using ArcView. The annotation created using AnnoTools has all of the benefits of feature-linked annotation created using standard ArcEditor and ArcInfo tools and more.... West-East GIS Solutions
    Create, manage and manipulate annotation objects with Annotation Suite v1.0 for CAD annobjects
    Announcing the Allegro
    Juniper Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative field computer solutions for rugged applications, announces the new Allegro MX Field PC. Juniper Systems, Inc.
    Annual Report in Just
    Featured Paper by Saunders Barbara & Marbury Gerald

    GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
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    Antarctica Digital Database
    Version 3.0 is a free premier source of vector topographic data for Antarctica, provided in ArcInfo uncompressed export format, compressed & encrypted for download using zip. Antarctica Digital Database (ADD)
    Anthropologist Builds
    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.
    AnySite Online
    AnySite Online is an Internet based mapping and reporting system. Try out a free version. AnySite Online
    APAC, Inc. - Southeastern
    APAC is the largest transportation construction contractor in the United States, with operations in 14 states. While the company is headquartered in Atlanta, each of its local divisions operates separately, providing paving, bridge construction services, and construction materials throughout the country. Meteorlogix
    Apex Office Supply
    Apex Office Supply is a small office supply company that thinks big about getting value from its geographic information system (GIS). Based in Vinton, Iowa, the company serves approximately 300,000 people in east central Iowa, bringing services and products to 1,500 active customers in two major cities, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. With a delivery radius of approximately 50 miles, five ever-changing routes, and an average of 200 deliveries a day, the company knew it had to make the best use of its fleet to stay ahead of local and national competitors. Esri
    Apex Office Supply
    Apex Office Supply is a small office supply company that thinks big about getting value from its geographic information system (GIS). Based in Vinton, Iowa, the company serves approximately 300,000 people in east central Iowa, bringing services and products to 1,500 active customers in two major cities, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. With a delivery radius of approximately 50 miles, five ever-changing routes, and an average of 200 deliveries a day, the company knew it had to make the best use of its fleet to stay ahead of local and national competitors. Esri
    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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    APOnline: E-governance, an interactive Government to Citizen (G2C) portal of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, is a step towards delivering citizen services that are timely, efficient, economical, transparent and corruption-free. It is a comprehensive web-enabled service portal that serves as a gateway for all the government transactions carried out by the citizens of the state. TATA America Inc
    Application Development
    Geoinfosys has developed many applications for users in the field of GIS and CAD. These applications are successfully installed and running at the client locations. One of the applications is a classic route finder that Geoinfosys has developed for of specifically optimizing the routes for cabs of call centers. Geoinfosys Technologies
    Application of Geographic
    Featured Paper By Hui Li, Fazlay Faruque, Worth Williams & Richard Finley

    We have developed a real-time syndromic surveillance system with geographic information system disease mapping capabilities. The system includes four major components: real-time data collection, syndrome classification, dynamic spatial mapping, and query capabilities. An electronic medical record system at an urban teaching hospital is the source of real-time ICD-9 discharge data which are then mapped into syndrome categories. The GIS disease mapping is a web-based tool of value to epidemiologists and public health officials for the interpretation and analysis of both routine and outbreak related health data.

    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Application of GIS for
    Regional earthquake loss studies are being performed for several years to assist local and state governments, and emergency response planners in preparing for and mitigating damage from future seismic events. Earthquake loss studies often include estimates of repair costs, deaths and casualties, functional loss to lifeline systems and emergency response facilities, and regional economic impacts on a short-term and long-term basis. A major limitation of many past regional loss studies is that they are stagnant in the sense that the inventory and geologic data collected, analysis done and the reports produced cannot be updated to reflect changes in the inventory, demographics or economy of the region. One possible reason for this is since the inventory data can not be realistically included in the final reports, updating existing studies without undertaking a major data collection effort is virtually impossible. In addition, the effectiveness of the loss estimation results was limited in the sense that the analysis results have typically been summarized in a report or tabular format, making it cumbersome to quickly identify those geographic areas most likely to experience significant damage. RMSI
    Application of GIS in
    Featured Paper By Zoran Micovic

    The Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) is a hypothetical flood that is considered to be the most severe "reasonably possible" at a particular dam location. The UBC Watershed Model (UBCWM) was used to derive the PMF estimates for several BC Hydro dams in Southwestern British Columbia. The UBCWM uses the concept of area-elevation bands and point-input precipitation data. This means that a watershed is split into several elevation bands and the precipitation measured at a point (usually at one or two meteorological stations) is distributed to the elevation bands using the orographic precipitation gradients. However, the Probable Maximum Precipitation causing the PMF was provided in a rectangular-grid format of 3.5 km2 resolution, and as such could not be used as the UBCWM input. ArcView 3.2 with the Spatial Analyst extension was utilised to enable the UBCWM to use the gridded precipitation input and derive the corresponding PMF estimates.

    BC Hydro/University of British Columbia
    Application of GPS in
    Featured Paper by Vineet K Gahalaut

    In recent years, conventional land based precision surveying has been replaced by Global Positioning System (GPS) based measurements. GPS based measurements are not only fast, but also accurate. GPS measurements have been used to measure coseismic, postseismic and interseismic deformation associated with earthquake occurrence processes
    National Geophysical Research Institute
    Application of Hand-held
    Featured Paper by Dr. Subhan Khan, Dr. Shakti Prakash

    The intended paper focuses on use of a GARMIN iQue M5 Pocket PC integrated with hand-held GPS & accompanied by Nav Talk GSM Phone/GPS which is being used for cadastral mapping & updating existing sizra viz. village cadastral map by incorporating all the existing fragmentations in case of village Chharora, district Mewat of Haryana.
    National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS)
    Application of Multi-objective
    Featured Paper by Chen Hui-Wen, Chang Yu-Cheng, Huang Pi-Hui, Chang Chung-chi

    Since the aftermath of typhoon Herb in 1996, all sorts of flood and drought followed in 2002 have claimed lives and countless property, which have imposed serious economic damage on the country. The collection of flood information is the basis for establishment of flood prevention system. It is anticipated that flood information management system will include flood insurance, flood warning, damage notification, and incorporation with GIS in the future to provide further capabilities.
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    Application of Spatial
    Over the past four years, the Southern Yucatan Peninsula Region (SYPR) Project has been engaged in an effort to develop a detailed mapping of tropical forest classes in the region of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (see Turner et al., 2004). The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (Figure 1) is the largest continuous forest area region in Mexico and an important component of the Meso-American Biological Corridor. It is also a significant cultural resource with an extraordinary range of Mayan sites including Calakmul, Becán and Hormiguero (Figure 2). Unfortunately, the region has been experiencing continuing pressure from development at its margins. A central goal of the SYPR Project has been to understand, model and monitor the intricate relationship between humans and the environment in the general region of this important environmental reserve, and to ultimately gauge the implications of that relationship for biodiversity. An important component of this activity has been the mapping of land cover classes - largely natural seasonally dry tropical forest classes - over time. Clark Labs
    Application of the National
    Featured Paper by Kang, Chongsoo Lee

    This study was performed for developing the National Environmental Assessment Map (NEAM) in Korea and presenting the application method of NEAM. This NEAM adopted the least indicator method and uses ArcGIS 9.0. This map is made through evaluation of 67 items. As a result, the construction of NEAM was defined as a process of identifying land use to scientifically assess the physical and environmental value of land and classify conservation value into several grades for the sustainable management of environmental resources. After applying NEAM criteria of five degrees to the whole of Korea, Grade ?, showing the highest conservation value, accounted for 45.6 percent by land area of NEAM. Grades ?, ?, ? and ?likewise accounted for, respectively, 23.6 percent, 17.9 percent, 6.3 percent and the lowest conservation value of 6.6 percent. This map can be widely used in urban and regional planning, development planning and environment impact assessment.
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    Applications of GIS in
    The Geoherbs is a conception that has special meaning and root in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It usually refers to some Chinese Crude Drug which growing in specific place. Since Geoherbs result from the special environment, the ecological factors have very important influence on their forming. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system of computer to visualize, manipulate, analyze, and display spatial data. In recent years, GIS is used in geoscience, ecology, agriculture, pedology and phytophysiology. It is combined with Remote Sensing (RS) technique, Global Positioning System (GPS), and makes a significant development in these fields. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
    Applications of GIS in
    Applications of GIS in Health Sciences Esri
    Applications of GPS Tracking
    GPS is an abbreviation that stands for "Global Positioning System" and is used in many different industries throughout the world to monitor and track mobile assets, such as vehicles, boats, ships, airplanes, school buses, as well as people. GPS tracking technology is also used in personal security systems, Emergency Management Systems (EMS), hazardous material tracking or HAZMAT tracking, prison parolee tracking, sexual offender tracking, wildlife and endangered species tracking, and vehicle theft recovery. ThinkGeo LLC
    Applications of GPS Tracking
    GPS is an abbreviation that stands for "Global Positioning System" and is used in many different industries throughout the world to monitor and track mobile assets, such as vehicles, boats, ships, airplanes, school buses, as well as people. GPS tracking technology is also used in personal security systems, Emergency Management Systems (EMS), hazardous material tracking or HAZMAT tracking, prison parolee tracking, sexual offender tracking, wildlife and endangered species tracking, and vehicle theft recovery. ThinkGeo
    Applications on Slope
    Land resources in Taiwan are limited, and two thirds of the territory is the mountainous and hilly areas that can't be highly developed. Due to the population explosion, people gather in urban areas. The slope lands predominate three fourths of Taiwan Island becomes the target of urban sprawling. The limited land resources are getting less, worse, and beyond its tolerance under the circumstances of over-development. Improper development causes damages to natural environment easily because of the complicated and special natural environment. Damages caused by natural disasters in recent years can approve the counterattacks of mother nature. Otherwise, insufficient human resource and heavy workload in supervising slope land developing behaviors lead to occurrence of frequently illegal development that is a threat to conservation and homeland security. Hence, RS, GPS, and GIS technologies are integrated and used to assist the monitorship on slope land development and to hold back the illegal behaviors. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    Applied GIS: Reducing
    Featured Paper by Kevin Gunn

    The City of Killeen, Texas is rapidly growing. The demand for critical infrastructure: streets, water/waste water, and drainage is outpacing the funding available for these projects. Leaders in the Public Works Department surmised that a significant portion of engineering and design fees were attributed to contingency. Under current construction practices, design consultants have to plan and budget for the unknown. Public Works staff theorized that by minimizing or even eliminating the unknowns for the design consultants the City could realize significant savings. GIS proved to be the means to accomplish the task.
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    Applied Mobile GIS for
    Featured Paper by Andy Fisher, Karen Martini

    Since the 1980s, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has served as technical advisor in a court proceeding to determine the nature, extent, and priority of surface water rights in Arizona. Field investigations are a major part of ADWR's role in the Arizona General Stream Adjudications, and in the past, standard paper-based cartographic methods were used.
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    Applied Research in ArcObjects
    Featured Paper By Diane Williams &Tom Heinzer

    This paper will present an overview of some of the research performed at the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific GIS Service Center over the past two years related to the application of ArcObjects technology involving hydrodynamic modeling. Topics include finite element mesh generation and the representation of mesh components as a geometric network, construction of 3D fence diagrams in applications using the Hydrosphere model, and interface development between ArcGIS and various other hydrodynamic models.

    Applying 'GIS Services
    Featured Paper by Sohail El-Abd

    Enterprise GIS could be defined as an architecture that integrates geospatial data and services sharing across an organization. The paper shows the traditional approach that is based on the presence of a central geodatabase in which the whole organization's datasets are migrated, highlighting the drawbacks of orienting the whole business toward GIS. The paper presents the GIS Services Bus (GSB) approach, which is a new practical approach of applying GIS in the enterprise based on service-oriented architecture technology. The GSB approach is most appropriate for high-level organizations that have many departments and where GIS isn’t mission critical. The paper explains the concept of generalizing global GIS services in a common service bus to broaden usability in the whole organization, serving users' required data along with the appropriate customized interface, creating on-call GIS services to be delivered to every user in the organization.
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    Applying ArcGIS Server
    Featured Paper by Hsin Fang Chang

    Traditional educational administration relies on nonspatial information and lacks visual representation of regional difference. Web GIS technology is adopted to assist in visualizing the real world and to integrate data from various sources. ArcGIS Server is chosen to perform advanced GIS functionalities and to distribute information to the public. A Web service application is developed to help educational administrators distribute subsidies to the schools based on certain criteria. The functionalities include query, statistical analysis, and map display. The geodatabase contains locational data, school basic data, and subsidy data. The issues of integrating various data are discussed in this paper as well. In addition to existing functionalities, online data updating service will be introduced into the application in the future.
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    Applying fused multispectral
    The article presents results of object oriented classification of Landsat ETM+ satellite image using fused multispectral and panchromatic data. Channels 2, 3 and 4 of the ETM+ image have been fused by applying PanSharp automatic algorithm (PCI Geomatica software) which preserves spectral characteristics of multispectral channels. Object oriented classification has been performed using eCognition software. On the basis of original and fused data, the rules of segmentation have been specified. PCI Geomatics
    Applying Geodesy: The
    Featured Paper by Patrick Cunningham, Victor Minor

    What good is a map if it is not accurate? When accuracy is important, the basics matter. This will be a discussion on the basic concepts of geodesy and mapping and applying those fundamentals to your day-to-day work. Some topics covered will include horizontal and vertical datums, methods of transformation between datums and their consequences, and the nuts and bolts of various map projections. We will examine how all the pieces add up and why every step is important.
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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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    Applying GIS in Stability
    GIS-based analysis is a key analytical tool which military intelligence analyst can exploit in Stability Operations and Support Operations (SOSO) when dealing with crime and corruption, terrorism, force protection and other mission related issues. This paper describes the development of GIS efforts and a geospatial common operational picture (COP) employed during Stabilization Force 13, beginning in the early spring through the fall of 2003. This effort involved various host nation civilian, US military, NATO allies, the United Nations, and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and was used to focus limited US and multi-national operational forces. The Geospatial framework and techniques were ultimately used to provided a rapid assessment of the Multinational Bridge North (MNB-N) area of operation (AO) by combining combat information from various sources. The paper also explores the technical, organizational, and operational challenges of creating and applying Geospatial technologies in a fluid SOSO environment. Esri Users Group Conference
    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
    Applying GIS to Involve
    Featured Paper by Ya-Hui Huang, Jungchun Chen, Tien-Yin Chou, Ching-Yun Mu

    Albeit the primary focus of Taiwan’s agricultural sector has remained maximizing "production gains" over the past two decades, the agricultural industry underwent a paradigm shift. Sustainable agricultural development is being integrated methodically with the recreational industry, necessitating corresponding changes in commercial operations. Although GIS can aid propaganda via promotional Web sites and provide accurate travel information, it has rarely been used in these domains. A route planning map, for instance, facilitates trip planning and is indeed a valuable asset to tourism. Of late, a new trend in GIS is PPGIS (Public Participation GIS), wherein GIS is being used as a media to involve public opinion. We employ PPGIS as a tool to promote rural villages and local agriculture industry while simultaneously incorporating public participation. Villagers and other interest groups are provided an interactive graphical platform with simple model components to design better landscape scenarios, thus providing a comprehensive picture to the government.
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    Applying GIS to Track
    Featured Paper by Heather Gilbert, Kim Owens, Robb Wright

    During the 2005 hurricane season, the U.S. Gulf Coast was impacted by the most intense hurricane season ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Incident Coordination Center (ICC) is responsible for directing and tracking NOAA assets in response to natural or man-made incidents. The requirement to have all necessary information readily available drove the need to create an NOAA ICC GIS. The focus of this presentation will be on the integration of intra- and interagency geospatial data, the resulting NOAA ICC ArcIMS Web site, and the GIS and map-derived products created to support NOAA’s hurricane response. The GIS allowed key staff to monitor NOAA facilities and deployed assets including NOAA personnel, aircraft, and ships in the Gulf Coast region during this critical time. The presentation will also include key challenges, lessons learned, and a road map for an NOAA Enterprise ICC GIS.
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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.
    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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    aqLink® Overview
    By the end of 2005 there were already more than 200 million wireless subscribers in the U.S., and two billion worldwide.1 As the wireless network infrastructure continues to expand, the demand for the ability to transmit application data quickly and reliably continues to grow. Airbiquity’s aqLink technology enables a highly reliable end-to-end wireless data transport solution for a variety of applications without the need for network infrastructure upgrades. This paper provides an overview of Airbiquity’s end-to-end transport solution as well as a comparison of its cost, coverage and features relative to competitive technologies. Airbiquity Inc.
    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
    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
    Aquatic Weed Control
    The State of California's Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is the lead agency responsible for controlling the invasive Egeria Densa and Water Hyacinth plant species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, its tributaries, and Suisun Marsh. For two years, DBW has been collecting paper-based information on the environmental effects of various weed treatments. Realizing the inefficiency of this paper-based system, DBW initiated a project to develop an automated method using geospatial technologies for field data collection, centralized data storage, distribution and analysis. The selected solution integrates mobile GIS (ArcPad), desktop GIS (ArcInfo and ArcView), enterprise data management (SQL Server with ArcSDE), and web-based map viewers (ArcIMS). DBW contracted with VESTRA Resources, Inc., an ESRI business partner, to assist with this 'enterprise' GIS implementation. The enterprise GIS deployment has improved DBW's workflow process, from field data collection to environmental reporting and has improved the efficiency of data collection and management. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    Arc4You Advanced Extents

    This is a FREE extension to ESRI ArcView 3.x for defining often used map extents.

    Advanced Extents is an improvement of the ESRI extension Named Extents with the following innovations:
  • An extent is valid for all views and layouts of the project and not only for the active view.
  • The Extents menu is available for layouts - you can choose the extent of view frames too.
  • Only those extents that overlap with the active view are shown in the Extents menu.
  • You can assign a fixated scale to each extent by naming it like "Overview 1:100,000".
  • You can define fixated scales without extent (only the scale is changed, the extent is kept).
  • The view size can be adjusted to the extent (it is resized to display the extent only).
  • You can assign access keys to extents by entering an ampersand "&" in its name.
  • When you highlight an extent in the menu you see the resulting scale in the status bar.
  • Named extents of the ESRI extension NAMEDEXT.AVX are converted automatically.

  • Overview of the functions::
    º Add Extent Store the currently visible extent of the view or update an existing one.
    º Import Extents Import extents from other projects.
    º Delete Extents Delete a single or several named extents.
    º Rename Extents Rename a single or several extents.
    º Show Extents Display extents as named graphics in the view that can be edited.
    º Sync Extents Sync named graphics with extents after editing (apply changes).

    Find out all the details by reading the product documentation here.

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    GIS software extending the functionality of ESRI ArcView 3.x.
    Several extensions are available. More Information

    Arc4You Data for ArcView 3.x
    This is an extension to ESRI ArcView 3.x for manipulating fields in multiple tables or themes.

    Arc4You Data is designed for optimizing and maintaining a consistent data structure.
  • You can not only work with a single table, but with several tables at one step.
  • Check at a glance if all required fields exist in all tables, have the same type and width.
  • You can work with the active table or the selected tables in the project window.
  • You can work with the themes of the active view too (shapefiles, coverages or grids).
  • You can define feature properties (Area, Thinness etc.) or your own calculations.
  • The source table is modified directly - no unnecessary output tables are created.

  • Overview of the functions::
    º Add Fields Add new fields to multiple tables (reuse previously added fields).
    º Delete Fields Delete multiple fields in multiple tables at one step.
    º Update Fields Create or update status fields (feature properties or field calculations).
    º Rename Fields Rename fields in dBASE/INFO files (use function for multiple fields).
    º Optimize Fields Optimize field width and decimal places in multiple tables.
    º Freeze Fields Copy values of joined fields to real table fields (freeze dynamic joins).
    º Modify Fields Modify field name, type, width, precision or value (Avenue function).
    º Reorder Fields Reorder fields in the virtual tables or adjust field order in the table files.
    º Load Attributes Load attributes from a source theme (multiple spatial join).
    º Sum Attributes Summarize attributes of a source theme (aggregated spatial join).

    Find out all the details by reading the product documentation here.

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    GIS software extending the functionality of ESRI ArcView 3.x.
    Several extensions are available. More Information

    Arc4You Poly Clean for
    This is an extension to ESRI ArcView 3.x for cleaning the Topology of polygon shapefiles:
    º Truncating Coordinates of polygons can repair several errors or prevent their occurrence.
    º Multipart Polygons can be exploded into multiple single polygons (records).
    º Incorrect Polygons are cleaned with the maximum settings of ArcView (checking intersections, grain direction and overlapping rings).
    º Overlapping Areas can be identified and removed easily. The overlapped areas are stored in a separate shapefile whereat the visibility of the polygons is considered.
    º Sliver Polygons are very small or thin polygons. They can be removed by appending them to adjacent polygons with several methods (area, border length, enclosed area or angle).
    º Gaps between polygons are empty areas that are surrounded by polygons on all sides. You can easily fill thin or small gaps with different methods (like above).
    º Hidden Gaps are a kind of inversions or indentations in marginal polygons that are closed at a single point. As there are no adjacent polygons normally no gap is found.
    º Zero Point Vertices (at coordinate 0/0) occur due to calculation errors in ArcView when intersecting polygons. They are noticeable as narrow stripes that run out of the theme.
    º Fuzzy Vertices are slightly displaced vertices in the contours of adjacent polygons (the borderlines are not identical) and cause tiny little gaps and overlaps.

    The trial version is restricted to the first 400-600 polygons of the theme.

    Find out all the details by reading the product documentation here.

    Arc4You Homepage

    GIS software extending the functionality of ESRI ArcView 3.x.
    Several extensions are available. More Information

    ArcCadastre is a next-generation software for handling geographic information and the production of cadastral and other maps for a range of activities carried out by local authorities. ArcCadastre is the modern replacement for AutoKa-PC. ArcCadastre was released in December 2002. Lantmäteriet - ArcCadastre
    ArcExplorer 9.2—Java
    ArcExplorer 4 (Free) is the Java edition of this useful software. ArcExplorer 4 can be used on Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Linux operating systems. Esri
    ARCFUELS: Forest Planning
    Featured Paper By Alan Ager

    Landscape analysis of wildland fuel treatment strategies on Federally-managed lands is a complex modeling problem that has received relatively little attention. A number of vegetation and wildfire behavior models are available (e.g., FVS, FVS-FFE, SVS, FARSITE, NEXUS, BEHAVE), but integration among models and the data they require is weak. Key questions concern the response of forest landscapes to fuel treatment in terms of forest structure, composition, fire behavior, visuals, etc. We developed a library of Visual Basic macros ("ARCFUELS") within ArcMap to link and drive a number of models that are useful for analyzing fuel treatment scenarios. We applied the system to a wildland urban interface in Northeastern Oregon and examined a number of long-term (60-year) treatment strategies. The treatment strategies used spatial goals and constraints to explore how different management approaches affected potential fire behavior. The library of macros facilitates the analysis and visualizaton of forest management scenarios.

    USDA Forest Service
    ArcFVS: An Integration
    This paper presents the design and implementation of an integrated application called ArcFVS that links the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and a GIS. FVS is the simulation system chosen for forests in the Upper Wabash river basin by two research projects in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. ArcFVS allows to select spatially or by attribute the forest plots to be projected by FVS, create the FVS input files for the selected plots and display in a geospatial environment different types of FVS output (FVS output files, tables with variables of interest and visualization image files). These functionalities are tested and demonstrated using FIA and newly collected field data from the Upper Wabash region. ArcFVS is designed using ESRI ArcGIS software and ArcObjects in the VBA programming environment. Advantages of ArcFVS include the new GIS capabilities, enhanced format translation functions, and the standardized programming environment. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcGIS 8.x Benthic Habitat
    Remotely sensed multibeam data can produce high quality maps of the marine and coastal benthic environment. However, to date there has not been a widely adopted methodology for translating multibeam data into a useful product for characterizing and predicting benthic biotic community assemblages. Our goal was to develop a systematic and robust methodology by which multibeam data can be transformed into a classified product that is useful for coastal and marine resource managers, scientists and educators in American Samoa. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcGIS 8: The Complete
    ESRI ArcGIS is a scalable system of software for geographic data creation, management, integration, analysis, and dissemination for every organization, from an individual to a globally distributed network of people. The 8.x releases introduce a comprehensive, integrated system designed to meet the needs of a wide range of geographic information system (GIS) users. Esri
    ArcGIS 9.2 Now Available:
    ArcGIS 9.2 introduces a new way of sharing and accessing the rich geographic knowledge maintained in a traditional GIS. ArcGIS has been designed as an integrated system that allows desktop users to continue authoring geographic knowledge (e.g., data, maps, models, visualizations, and metadata) and have the capability to easily publish this knowledge as Web services using one GIS server. ArcNews Online
    ArcGIS 9: Deploying Sever-Based
    This presentation focuses on ArcGIS Server and its usefulness in providing GIS data and functionality in the form of web services. Address matching web service that utilizes standard geocoding services, exposed through ArcGIS Server, as a means to validate a user or machine entered address will be explored. Discussion will cover functionality of the service as well as design and implementation practices in an ArcGIS Server environment. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    ArcGIS and FME
    This paper describes how FME technology was integrated into the ArcGIS framework, allowing seamless access to the FME data transformation processor and the vast library of formats that FME reads and writes. Safe Software Inc.
    ArcGIS App Templates
    Featured Paper by Cardona James

    ArcGIS App Templates for JavaScript and ArcGIS API for JavaScript
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    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
    ArcGIS ArcSDE Administration
    TuxedoDB for ArcGIS ArcSDE is a powerful graphical, unique and specialized tool that centralizes the ArcGIS ArcSDE Administration duties. TuxedoDB makes creating, editing and manipulating ArcGIS ArcSDE objects and configuration parameters setting easier and faster. GeomMatters Technologies LTDA
    ArcGIS as an Instrument
    Featured Paper by Tânia Nóbrega, Niedja Lemos, Katia Silva

    This work was developed in the city of Joao Pessoa, Brazil. First, we analyzed the improper occupation of public areas during the urbanization process. Areas originally planned to be used as public use areas were, due to disorderly occupation and undue invasions, deprived the population of green areas and public facilities that would have contributed to their well-being. The shape of city lots was used as a methodological procedure, where allotment aimed at becoming public use areas were highlighted and a database with information about those areas was created. Finally, we used the Tax Collection System database (SQL) to compare the intended use of those areas with their present use. Based on this data, we identified a 66 percent loss of green areas and a 74 percent loss of public facilities for areas of irregular occupation, private and/or religious facilities and community associations.
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    ArcGIS as Information
    Featured Paper By Mohammed Hoque

    Getting information quickly and efficiently and sharing them with other departments are very crucial for local government. Using ArcGIS as a gateway to information made that a reality in Town of West Springfield, MA. Spatial data are organized in a Personal GeoDatabase, and non-spatial data are maintained in a department's own databases in Oracle or Microsoft Access. ArcMap and ArcIMS, with customized interface and Java/VBA functions, connect databases such as Tax database, Permit database, etc., using ActiveX Data Objects or JDBC, and help town officials find spatial and non-spatial information from a single platform. ArcMap is extensively customized to search parcels, plans, streets, engineering drawings, etc.; open sale deeds, plans, drawings, etc., in external applications or add them to maps, and generate reports or create mail merged letters for notification. Now town officials spend more time on decision-making and less on information searching.

    Town of West Springfield
    ArcGIS Business Analyst
    For nearly 150 years, cooperative societies have played an important role in the commerce of Norway and its Scandinavian neighbors. Coop Norge AS, the dominant retail market cooperative in the country, includes 165 individual cooperative societies and more than 1,000 shops. Esri
    ArcGIS Explorer
    ArcGIS Explorer is ESRI's (world leader in GIS products) free GIS data viewer. This is very similiar to Google Earth with more GIS type functionality. LaudonTech
    ArcGIS Explorer Overview
    Bern Szukalski is ESRI's Product Manger for ArcGIS Explorer. Listen to his discussion of the evolution of ArcGIS Explorer, what can be expected with the initial release, as well as plans for the software in the coming year. Esri
    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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    ArcGIS for Certified
    Certified Crop Advisers help farmers make decisions about growing crops. ArcGIS is a tool that is finding its way into more CCA toolkits. We developed this hands-on workshop for CCAs on how to use ArcGIS to manage and analyze data and help make decisions on farmers' fields. The workshop is designed for a two-day session with an optional third day for more advanced users. The workshop emphasizes practical applications of the software to solve problems common to Midwest agriculture production. While the workshop is designed with Midwest agriculture examples, its modular design allows for inclusion of examples from other regions as needed. This talk will discuss the development of the workshop and demonstrate one or more of the hands-on modules and accompanying instructor notes. The workshop is part of the educational materials produced by the Foundation for Agronomic Research, made possible via contributions from supporting companies and organizations. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    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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    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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    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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    ArcGIS Geostatistical
    Methyl-Tert-Butyl-Ether (MTBE) is an oxygenated fuel addictive to reformulated gasoline, it is considered as the leading groundwater contaminant that causes a threat to public health and living environment. This paper first discusses background of MTBE contamination, it then utilizes the ArcGIS Geostatictical Analyst to explore sample data, analyze and predict MTBE concentrations in the groundwater of City of Temecula, California. MTBE concentration data were collected from various sources including the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Geotracker Web site. Finally, spatial distribution and autocorrelation of MTBE concentration were estimated. The MTBE concentration spatial surface was generated, and the probability maps of the MTBE concentration that exceeds a critical threshold were created and cross-validated. The findings are that ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst is well developed and would greatly assist the MTBE remediation if the sample data is large enough. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcGIS Network Analyst:
    This discussion provides an overview of network datasets used by ArcGIS Network Analyst. You will learn about the components of a network dataset and how to begin creating one. Esri
    ArcGIS Network Analyst:
    This discussion is tailored to ArcGIS software users who may deploy geometric network functionality or ArcGIS Network Analyst functionality to model-directed or undirected network flow. Learn what the differences are and how to decide which is appropriate to use for specific applications. Esri
    ArcGIS Network Analyst:
    The Network Analyst extension provides network-based spatial analysis including routing, travel directions, closest facility, and service area analysis. This discussion introduces the network dataset and explains how to set its properties, including connectivity policies, connectivity groups, and network attributes. This discussion also covers how to include elevation, hierarchies, and turns in the analysis. Esri
    ArcGIS Network Analyst:
    The Network Analyst extension provides network-based spatial analysis including routing, travel directions, closest facility, and service area analysis. This discussion introduces the network dataset and explains how to set its properties, including connectivity policies, connectivity groups, and network attributes. This discussion also covers how to include elevation, hierarchies, and turns in the analysis. Esri
    ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS
    Bern Szukalski presents ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Explorer. Esri
    ArcGIS Online Overview
    Bern Szukalski, Product Manager at ESRI, presents an overview of the new product ArcGIS Online. Listen as he discusses the content and capabilities that ArcGIS Online services provide to ArcGIS users. Esri
    ArcGIS Online: Cloud
    Featured Paper by Katie Clift

    ArcGIS Online: Cloud Offerings for Your Organization
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    ArcGIS Product Development
  • ArcGIS information model
  • Geodatabase cross-platform solutions
  • Data management
  • GIS servers
  • Image Server
  • Esri
    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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    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 Server (Audio,
    Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI, talks about ArcGIS Server and how organizations are going to use it to collaborate and serve their data to users. Esri
    ArcGIS Server as An Enterprise
    Featured Paper by Tara (TJ) Houle, Brittany Wall

    Leading Edge Applications of GIS
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    ArcGIS Server Provides
    Featured Paper by Jeffrey Duke, Mark Kramer, David Cox, Tyler Huehmer

    The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) has been using two separate systems to accommodate its staff’s GIS needs. The current systems, which have been in place for five years, consist of a desktop application and an ArcIMS application with limited functionality. The challenge facing NEORSD was migration of existing applications into a single intranet-based solution, which included all existing features of the old systems, while providing a sustainable path forward. After thorough evaluation and planning, NEORSD chose ArcGIS Server as the foundation for its enterprise-wide GIS application. Using ASP .NET, an intranet application was developed that provides NEORSD with an innovative and flexible framework for its evolving business needs. The user interface was designed to be intuitive and requires little training. The application provides end users with the ability to work with a map customized to their departmental and individual needs. Available tools range from simple reporting to complex analysis.
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    ArcGIS Server Saves Time
    Located just north of Atlanta and just south of the North Georgia mountains, the city of Marietta offers a unique blend of small-town values and big-city opportunities. From its vibrant downtown square to its old-style Victorian homes, Marietta displays all the pageantry of the Old South—while keeping an eye on the future. Geographic Information Services, Inc.
    ArcGIS Server Solutions
    Featured Paper By Carlos Hathcock, Daniel Levine & David Brooks

    The Safety Office of the Training and Education Command (TECOM) of the U.S. Marine Corps has been using an ArcGIS desktop solution, the Range Managers Toolkit (RMTK), for creating and managing Surface Danger Zones (SDZ) for live fire training exercises. TECOM had also invested in a robust ArcIMS site that distributed GIS views for all Training Ranges. The desire was to begin migrating the desktop GIS tools used by TECOM to the ArcIMS system. The first application migrated was the SDZ component of the RMTK, specifically creating SDZs, managing the SDZ Library, and creating printable maps of each SDZ function. This presentation will describe how ArcGIS Server, ASP .NET, and ArcSDE were used to provide this SDZ functionality through the existing ArcIMS interface. We will discuss systems integration issues, lessons learned, and plans for additional application migrations.

    U.S. Marine Corps
    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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    ArcGIS Software Deployment
    Featured Paper by Mark Negri, Curtis Price, Curtis Price

    Since June 2001 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has deployed five major releases of ESRI software under various Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) with ESRI. Until recently, ESRI has provided USGS with a limited number of CD/DVD media kits, which were then replicated in part and distributed to approximately 175 physical sites. The most recent release, ArcGIS 9.1, was accomplished using 80-gigabyte external hard drives loaded with unlimited use of ESRI software covered under the ESRI ELA. It is anticipated that the external hard drives acquired for that deployment will be reused for the next two major releases of ArcGIS. While the deployment media and shipping costs will roughly be equal for these next two releases, the personnel time savings and convenience will be greatly increased based upon our experience with the version 9.1 deployment. The time savings is realized on both the distribution end, and to a greater extent, the field office installation end.
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    ArcGIS Software-Based
    Featured Paper by Khalid Al-Arfaj, Bader Al-Khlaiwi, Zhang Huaisu

    Detecting land use and feature changes over time is fundamental and necessary for updating GIS base maps and the management of both facilities and natural resources in Saudi Aramco huge land reservations. The extraction of feature changes was traditionally conducted by visual comparison between multi-date images, or between old maps and updated remote sensing images without reliable GIS or engineering accuracy.
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    ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
    The Cleveland (Ohio) Division of Water has four main pump stations that deliver treated Lake Erie water to approximately 1.5 million customers. At 4:11 pm on August 14, 2003, these pumps were knocked out by the blackout that hit most of the Northeast United States. Using ArcInfo 8.3 and the Spatial Analyst extension, elevation data and hydraulic grade information taken at Cleveland Water facilities were utilized to produce hour-by-hour raster plots of water pressure and estimates of the number of customers without water from the time of the blackout until service was restored. With these plots, the impact of the outage could be realized on a detailed level, both spatially and temporally. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcGIS Survey Analyst
    Clint Brown and Christine Leslie demonstrate the new capabilities of ArcGIS Survey Analyst. Esri
    ArcGIS Tool for BFE Placement
    Featured Paper by Richard Stuhan, Andrew MacLeod

    Base Flood Elevation (BFE) contours are drawn on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to represent the 100-year flood water surface elevation. The FEMA Map Modernization Program (MMP) includes the creation of Digital FIRMs (DFIRMs). One goal of the MMP is to convert all flood maps from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88. BFEs are placed as whole-foot contour lines to represent the Flood Profile. Typically, the datum conversion value is not a whole number, which necessitates a revision of BFE contour locations. A semiautomated toolset was developed with ArcGIS ModelBuilder to assist in locating the datum converted BFE locations. This toolset uses existing streamline and cross section data as inputs and produces a point shapefile. This point shapefile is the location of the datum converted whole-foot BFE locations.
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    ArcGIS Tools for the
    This paper presents the use of ArcGIS in ecological modeling by Kiwa Water Research and Dutch Water companies. The ability to predict the effects of water management measures on wet terrestrial ecosystems is essential in environmental impact assessment and sustainable water resources management. Knowledge about steering natural processes, plant communities, and site conditions is used in various (GIS) models that we have developed in the past (in AML and Avenue). These models have recently been redesigned and developed for ArcGIS mainly using raster-modeling techniques and VBA. This paper elaborates on both ecological and GIS backgrounds and methods. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcGIS Tools: Helping
    Casey Trees Endowment Fund (CTEF) uses ArcGIS tools to restore, enhance, and protect the tree cover in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 2002, CTEF led an unprecedented GIS citizen-based inventory of 109,000 street trees in the District of Columbia. Compaq iPAQs were programmed with ArcPad 6 to provide the data collection interface. Based on inventory findings, CTEF and D.C.'s Urban Forestry Administration set an objective to fill the 23,000 empty tree spaces in 10 years. CTEF partnered with NYPIRG/CMAP to develop an interactive Web mapping site using ArcIMS to make the data publicly accessible and easy to use. The street tree inventory was the first step in creating a comprehensive GIS inventory of D.C.'s green infrastructure. Further inventories supported by ArcGIS software provide additional data for identifying other re-greening opportunities. The National Park Service is considering using this model in national parks across the U.S. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcGIS® Business
    For nearly 150 years, cooperative societies have played an important role in the commerce of Norway and its Scandinavian neighbors. Coop Norge AS, the dominant retail market cooperative in the country, includes 165 individual cooperative societies and more than 1,000 shops. Coop Norge manages six distinct retail chain outlets that sell a variety of goods ranging from groceries to sports equipment. More than 25 percent of all groceries sold in Norway are purchased at one of Coop Norge’s shops by its more than 1 million loyality card customers. Esri
    ArcGIS, HAZUS-MH, and
    Combining HAZUS-MH (FEMA's newest loss estimation model running on the ArcGIS 8.3 platform) with (the Visual Risk Technologies Hazard Mitigation Planning System), the State of Arkansas Department of Emergency Management developed a unique method of incorporating county mitigation plans into the State Plan with the click of a button. Contracting with private consultants, Arkansas was able to streamline the planning process to create their statewide plan as counties developed individual plans. Integrating the methodologies set forth in FEMA's "How-to Guides", HAZUS-MH generated reports and maps to develop "what-if" scenarios to determine the best mitigation strategies for counties to pursue, saving lives, property, and tax dollars. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    Archaeology and GIS:
    Archaeologically, site-catchment analysis can provide valuable information on ancient survival strategies and social organization. From a cultural resource management perspective, developing models of prehistoric site selection and settlement patterns can improve analysis methodology. Digital access to archaeological data allows the incorporation of cultural resource information into the overall planning process and GIS provides a means to integrate environmental and archaeological information into an effective tool. GIS technology can be used to create environmental archaeology maps to facilitate cultural resource management, planning, mitigation, preservation, excavation, and analyses. This GIS research project establishes site-catchment areas and identifies environmental variables associated with those areas. The sites are then statistically evaluated to determine if the distribution of artifacts is due to chance or related to specific environmental variables. The results are interpreted with ecological, anthropological, and geographical theories to provide insight on prehistoric socio-economic behavior as reflected by the corresponding settlement patterns. Esri Users Group Conference
    Architectural Reconstruction
    Featured Paper by Todd Brenningmeyer, D.J. Begg

    Excavations conducted at the site of Tebtunis, Egypt, between 1929 and 1935 uncovered numerous architectural features representing more than 1,000 years of continuous occupation. Unfortunately, the results of these excavations were never fully published. Wind, sand and time have since buried or eroded much of the architecture identified during these excavations. In 1998, a series of overlapping stereo pairs of the site were discovered within the Archives of Gilbert Bagnani at Trent University. The aerial images provide a photogrammetric snapshot of the site as it appeared when fully uncovered during the 1934 and 1935 field seasons. A project to reconstruct the site’s architecture using these overlapping stereo pairs and ArcGIS and Stereo Analyst software is currently underway. Architectural details, as well as wall heights, widths, and excavated room volumes, are reconstructed using photogrammetric techniques and GIS software.
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    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.
    Architectures for Fleet
    Featured By: B. L. Kizzort With the increasing reliance on space systems for communications, the number of multi-satellite, multi-mission operators, in both the government and commercial sectors, is also increasing. To prevent the operations and maintenance costs from increasing linearly, or worse, with the number of satellites, operators are attempting to consolidate operations and maintenance across the satellite fleet ImageLinks, Inc.
    Archiving and Management
    Featured Paper by Timm Ohlhof, Rainer Syffus, Elke Weisgerber

    To handle petabytes of aerial and satellite images, raster maps, vector data, DEMs, and other geospatial intelligence data, an automated archive system and an efficient metadata information system are necessary. We have developed a high-performance solution for the archiving, management, retrieval, display, and dissemination of all kinds of imagery and geospatial information. The metadata and vector data are stored in an Oracle database, whereas the imagery and other mass data are stored file-based within a SAN (storage area network). During data ingest the original data is automatically georeferenced and converted into standard formats like GeoTIFF. All data can be queried, displayed in the form of footprints located in a reference map and ordered and downloaded in a LAN, an Internet, or intranet environment. The archiving and management software has been integrated as application within ArcGIS. It is in operation in several German civil, military, and intelligence agencies.
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    ArcIMS 9 Architecture
    The ESRI® ArcIMS ® 9 architecture and functionality have been engineered specifically to publish maps, data, and metadata on the Web. The software is designed so that it is easy to create maps, develop Web pages that communicate with the maps, and administer a Web mapping site. The software is also designed to be distributed across a network and to be scalable as the demand for maps increases. Esri
    ArcIMS and Internet Animation
    Featured Paper by Jan Bliki

    The European Environment Agency developed an entire ArcIMS component library for Macromedia Flash making this development environment fully compatible with ArcIMS. The free component library allows you to make powerful client applications in minutes and gives developers full freedom toward the open source library. Functionalities include among many others zooming, panning, select, query, virtual layers, insets, etc. The extra power of animation makes it easier to handle and visualize complex environmental geospatial data. Operational map services based on ArcIMS and animation tools are developed by the European Environment Agency for several applications such as the first European-wide register of industrial emissions into air and water ), the European Nature Information System (, and the European land-cover viewer (
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    ArcIMS Draw Polygon with
    Using the Select Polygon tool isValidPolygon() function to determine if any lines in the polygons intersect. GrandLeap GIS Technologies
    ArcIMS Implementation
    The San Antonio River Authority has implemented ArcIMS and Metadata Explorer. The paper will focus on the issues observed when implementing Internet Map Server and Metadata explorer on a completely new and, at the time not yet ESRI endorsed, platform of Windows 2003 using IIS 6, Tomcat 4.1.12. Evaluation of both HTML-based and Java-based or custom viewers will be made. The emphasis will be placed on the functionalities needed to make the ArcIMS technology applicable for dynamic, real-time, Web-based modeling. The methods of customization for ArcIMS and the importance of focusing ArcIMS design to meet the needs of users will also be explained. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcIMS Intranet Application:
    At any given time, the City of San Diego has thousands of construction projects in various stages of planning, design, or construction. Many of these projects are pipelines or other work affecting the public right-of-way. These and other Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) requires coordination with other staff and citizens within the various communities. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcIMS Software-Based
    Featured Paper By Zorica Nedovic-Budic, Gerrit Knaap & Tolga Yilmaz

    The goal of this project was to design and develop a prototype GIS Web site that would facilitate monitoring of local urban development. In the face of persistent problems with urban sprawl and increasing efforts to curb it with smart growth and other policies, this Web site would allow the various stakeholders to review the location, pattern, and intensity of previous development; examine the development capacity allowed by existing land use regulations; and explore the development setting in terms of environmental sensitivity, demographic, and economic trends and availability and accessibility to local amenities. The prototype was created using ArcIMS and customized using JavaScript for online selection, display, editing, and analysis of GIS data and land monitoring indicators. It will be used for developing Web sites for other counties in Maryland. This project is sponsored by the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland.

    University of Illinois
    ArcIMS Solution for Harris
    After the devastation of Tropical Storm Allison, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Harris County Flood Control District joined forces to develop new Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Harris County, Texas. These maps will be released to the public via the internet on an easy-to-use Web-based ArcIMS platform with several custom functions, which allows the public to view the new floodplains and their current flood risk by locating properties by street address, ZIP Code, or select by area. The site uses the ArcMap Server to take advantage of the ArcGIS ArcMap advanced cartographic capabilities. It uses an image cataloging technique to manage the 3,500 aerial photographs that cover Harris County. The application was customized using JavaScript, DHTML, ArcXML, and ASP .NET and the Web server uses Microsoft's IIS with the Tomcat servlet/JSP container and JRE to support the ArcIMS image server. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcIMS® 4 Architecture
    The ESRI ? ArcIMS ? 4 architecture and functionality have been engineered specifically to serve geographic data and services on the Internet. The software is designed so that it is easy to create maps, develop Web pages that communicate with the maps, and administer a Web mapping site. The software is also designed to be distributed across a network and to be scalable as the demand for maps increases. Ibsystems
    Much of the free geographic data available on the internet comes in the form of ArcInfo export format files (*.e00). This utility will convert these files into a GeoMedia Access warehouse Courtesy of Lars Tungen
    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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    ArcMap as a Quality Assurance
    This paper presents the use of ArcMap, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, and ET geowizards to perform quality assurance of targeting efforts, positioning of aerial photography and analysis of analytical aerotriangulation. Planned target location data are compared to GPS (global positioning system) surveyed target location data. Planned flightline photo centers are compared to airborne GPS derived photo centers to detect possible flightline anomalies. Aerotriangulation results are overlayed and analyzed to detect potential control and tie point problem areas and to determine flying height above terrain. The necessary reformatting of point data that is generated from different software packages is discussed. Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcMap editing techniques
    This is the third in a series of tips and tricks articles on editing in ArcMap. ArcGIS at the ArcEditor or ArcInfo license level is required for these operations. This article will help make editing sessions more productive by supplying information on dividing features, changing XY coordinates for features, and working with more complex features. The material is presented as a series of challenges and solutions. See the accompanying table for an overview of the content. ArcUser Online
    ArcMap editing techniques
    Featured Paper by Colin Childs

    This is the third in a series of tips and tricks articles on editing in ArcMap. ArcGIS at the ArcEditor or ArcInfo license level is required for these operations. This article will help make editing sessions more productive by supplying information on dividing features, changing XY coordinates for features, and working with more complex features. The material is presented as a series of challenges and solutions. See the accompanying table for an overview of the content.
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    ArcPad and GPS Enhance
    ArcPad and GPS can be used to enhance the landscape design process, making design more aesthetic, accurate, and sensitive to the environment. Combining a PDA, ArcPad, and GPS provides a powerful tool for design. ArcPad and GPS can be used to collect detailed and accurate inventory and analysis information. GPS data can be combined with digital photography and video to seamlessly link the photography with actual positions. The design process continues with conceptual, draft, and final designs. ArcPad can be used to virtually walk through a design in the field, which is an extremely powerful tool that provides participants with an improved understanding of the future landscape. ArcPad can be used to create "as-built" maps, which show how the designed landscape features were actually constructed. How would you like to go for a "virtual walk-through" to a landscape design before it is built? Esri Users Group Conference
    ArcPad Application for
    Featured Paper by Shelton Udayakumara, Mark Berkovitz

    Abstract Back ArcPad Application for Municipal Transportation Assets Management Track: State and Local Government Author(s): Shelton Udayakumara, Mark Berkovitz The City of Toronto Transportation Services needs field data collection application that can be used to observe and collect field data related to transportation assets such as pavements and sidewalks. ESRI ArcPad 6.0.3 was customized to design the field data collection tools using ESRI ArcPad Application Builder 6.0.1. ESRI ArcGIS 9.0 was used to manipulate supporting spatial dataset. Enhanced Municipal Pavement Management Application (MPMA), a third-party application, from Static Consulting provides required standardized attributes and historical data related to transportation assets.
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    ArcPad Application Supporting
    Featured Paper by Kevin Buckley, Janina Barnes

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has been using an Oracle database for several years to track inspections of sites where storm water runoff issues are a concern. An ArcPad interface has been developed running on Trimble GeoXTs that allows the inspection and maintenance records to be entered directly in the field. The field units can download/upload data directly with the main Oracle database. This system allows users to enter an inspection for each area of concern, with all of the related Best Management Practices (BMPs). Maintenance that is required or has been completed may also be entered. This allows for inspections to be completed and entered more quickly and accurately than with the previous paper map and inspection sheet. It also ensures follow-up is completed in a timely manner. The GPS aspect of the system ensures that users inspect the correct area and that areas needing maintenance can be easily located.
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    ArcPad Field Data Collection
    Featured Paper By Kevin Lacefield

    The Sonoma County Law Enforcement Consortium (SCLEC) regional emergency dispatch system for law, fire and EMS requires accurate dispatching of Public Safety resources. Traditional street centerline "geocoding" is insufficient for dispatching to areas with irregular address ranges, necessitating point addressing to resolve this shortcoming. SCLEC explored the available options and, given that the address data was already maintained in the Enterprise GIS, opted to deploy ArcPad for field collection of address locations. This inexpensive and easy-to-use solution enabled public safety personnel to leverage their personal knowledge of the landscape and to quickly and efficiently collect the required information by using GIS data as a reference. This paper will describe SCLEC support staff's role in customizing the ArcPad interface and preparing the hand-held computer for data collection, describe how public safety personnel use the data collection tools, and explain how data was transferred from the GIS to the dispatch system.

    County of Sonoma
    ArcPad Today Powertoy
    The ArcPad team has released the ArcPad Today Powertoy. a small, configurable Today Screen plug-in for Pocket PCs. The powertoy allows you to have quick access to useful tools and monitor vital device status information from the Today screen of your Pocket PC. MapTel
    ArcPad downloads an image or map layer via wireless technology. ArcPad can act as a client to ArcIMS, ESRI's Internet Mapping and GIS software ArcPad software
    ArcReader is ESRI's free and easy-to-use application that allows users to view and print maps. Esri
    Use to "copy + paste" documents between projects. courtesy of Stephen Lead
    ArcSDE Database Administration:
    Featured Paper by Greg Tudor

    The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) implemented SDE 3 (Spatial Database Engine) in 1997. Since that time, many changes and improvements have been made to the ArcSDE enterprise database and the geodatabase (GDB) extensions. When did we last review our SDE configuration? As part of the DNR’s GIS migration project, database administrators (DBAs) reevaluated the ArcSDE/GDB environment focusing on configuration, storage, tuning, monitoring, management, and maintenance. DBAs evaluated and modified the operating system, Oracle database, and SDE configuration parameters. DBAs improved storage portability and revised the sdedbtune keyword definitions. Spatial reference definitions, spatial indexes, and spatial view were tuned. SQL views of common orphan SDE/GDB objects and monitoring scripts were developed to assist with identifying problems and tracking usage trends. Several developing ArcSDE management and productivity tools were reviewed. The ArcSDE evaluation findings, recommendations, and results of implementation revisions are presented.
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    ArcSDE Enterprise Geodatabase
    Featured Paper by David Torraca, Marsil Zook, Rupali Kale

    For the past several years, Loudoun County, Virginia has been ranked among the fastest growing counties in the nation. Loudoun's GIS, a mature, enterprise system, having its beginnings in 1986, is also growing as the SDE Enterprise Geodatabase model is being developed to standardize GIS operations throughout the organization. The County's mainframe database, DB2, is the relational database used with ArcSDE, which presents its own unique challenges. This paper explores the challenge of implementing ArcSDE in conjunction with supporting existing procedures and developing new business practices.
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    ArcSDE: An Introduction
    This discussion introduces the topic of ArcSDE log files, including background information on what they are and how they are implemented in ArcGIS 8 versus ArcGIS 9. The content of this discussion is not specific to any supported database, and so is applicable to all database administrators and ArcSDE managers. It is recommended that you are familiar with database and ArcSDE architecture and terminology. Esri
    ArcSDE: Log File Management
    This discussion focuses on the ArcSDE log file management options and ESRI recommendations for ArcGIS 9 with Microsoft SQL Server. The intended audience is database administrators and ArcSDE managers. It is recommended that you are familiar with database and ArcSDE architecture and terminology, and suggested that you first listen to ArcSDE: An Introduction to Log Files. Esri
    ArcSDE: Log File Management
    This discussion focuses on the ArcSDE log file management options and ESRI recommendations for ArcGIS 9 with Oracle. The intended audience is database administrators and ArcSDE managers. It is recommended that you are familiar with database and ArcSDE architecture and terminology, and suggested that you first listen to ArcSDE: An Introduction to Log Files. Esri
    ArcSDE: Top Five Versioning
    This discussion dispels the most common misconceptions in the user community about how versioning works while also presenting some best practices. The intended audience is database administrators and ArcSDE managers, but may be valuable to anyone who has begun editing in a multiuser geodatabase. It is recommended that you are familiar with versioning terminology and workflows. Esri
    ARCTool for Air Traffic
    Featured Paper by Justin Boesel, James DeArmon

    In air traffic control, each controller is assigned a 3D portion of airspace called a sector. Periodically, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) redesigns some sectors to accommodate new traffic patterns and to take advantage of technological changes. The MITRE Corporation works with the FAA to support sector redesign. As part of this work, MITRE uses a customized suite of Python-based ArcTools to help evaluate whether a proposed sector is likely to be too busy and to identify several common problems.
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    ArcView shapefile to DXF/DWG converter Arcv2CAD3.2 newly updated GuthCAD
    ArcView 3.x Script
    Update date+time information when printing layout. Attach this script to the Print menu and button to automatically update the date and time information each time a layout is printed (other document types will print as per normal). Compliments of Stephen Lead
    ArcView and ArcEditor
    Featured Paper by Walt Austin

    The state of Arizona's Department of Water Resources is in the third year of a pilot program designed to help farmers located in AMAs make the best use of groundwater. Maps of participants' farms have had to be created using base layers of aerial images, grandfather water rights, and farm field boundaries. Direct field observations are then made to add features, such as wells, turnouts, CLDs, field flow direction, sumps, pumps, pipes, and farm equipment, to the maps. Maps help track farmers' water management practices. Those who demonstrate good water conservation practices are given greater latitude in the types of crops they can grow and the amount of water they are allowed to use. ESRI ArcView and ArcEditor are employed to generate the maps. This discussion will show the steps needed for creating the customized maps used in this program.
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    ArcView and SynerGEE
    Featured Paper By Dan Stover & Brett Beaver

    This presentation will illustrate one method for integrating ArcView and SynerGEE, a system modeling software, to generate Cost of Service (COS) calculations for select gas customers. Utilizing the strengths of each system, a pipe contribution report was generated and then linked in ArcView with other plant data creating a powerful yet easy to use application. Follow our trials and tribulations (including schedule constraints, staffing limitations, spatial differences, technology gaps, etc.) as we worked with paper, raster, vector, and database records to create a flexible and reusable solution.

    Puget Sound Energy
    ArcView Oracle Data Translator
    An extension of ArcView GIS 3.X, that allows translation of Oracle spatial and non-spatial data to ArcView without presence of an ODBC connection. The main functionality of the extension : - Importing spatial and attribute data from ORACLE; - Exporting spatial and attribute data to ORACLE; - Executing the SQL and PL/SQL statements in ArcView environment; TechnoLogica LTD
    ArcView plug-in for Mfworks
    requires a fully registered copy of ArcView 3.1 for Windows and the registered version of MFworks 2.6+ for Windows. The version currently available fixes a known issue with files containing Lat/Long geometries exported from ArcView. It also corrects a problem caused by having ArcView installed on a locked volume. ThinkSpace Inc.
    ArcView Shape Editing Extesion
    A suite of functions providing powerful editing of features, graphics and attributes in ArcView.Providing snap between features from different themes, offsetting boundaries of polygons and lines ,drawing normals from and to features and etc. Petio Zaffirov
    Choose selection color with ArcView 3.x Script "Color" Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    This extension allows the 'Draw Straight Line' tool to work in edit mode. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    In order to install EvokeBrowser, save EvokeBrowser.exe to temporary space on your disk. Double click it to run the install. An install wizard will appear to guide you through the installation process. EvokeBrowser
    convert coverages to shapefiles with filled indexes download courtesy of Stephen Lead
    GeoSnap offers a variety of ArcView scripts and extensions on this page. GeoSnap
    ArcWeb Services Integrate
    Data is integral to every organization's decision-making process. Companies, agencies, and organizations collect data every day in various files and databases, such as point-of-sale data. Oftentimes, these data sources are then aggregated, analyzed, and distributed in report format, either digitally or in hard copy. For example, a retail franchise business may produce a report comparing the number of new stores opened this year to last year, while also providing the location of each new store. The report provides an understandable framework to help answer questions, such as: Have we opened enough new stores in the right locations this year to meet our goals? ArcNews Online
    ArcWeb Services, Data,
    Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI, briefly discusses ArcWeb Services, data, and solutions products. Karl Terry, Product Manager, demonstrates ArcLogistics Route in a paratransit application. Esri
    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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    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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    Are Republicans Sprawlers
    Featured Paper By Stephen Sperry

    After the 2004 Presidential Election, a perception within planners was that voting pattern represented urban sprawl, even with little empirical research. The author used the 2004 Presidential Election results and 2000 Census data to examine the relationship between sprawl and the election winner by county. The study analyzed election results and compared it to the 83 metropolitan sprawling regions in the "Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact" study. The author provided a quantitative examination of how a Sprawl Index (residential density, neighborhood mix, centrality and street accessibility) relates to political ties. The study evaluated whether the voting pattern of the Republican win had sprawl and exurban ties. The author used ArcGIS and its Spatial Statistics tools to assess the association of population density and metropolitan location on a county's political tie. The study found that election results were unrelated to the location of sprawl but were significantly related to population density.

    Clemson University
    Area Director, Brian
    video 3001, Inc.
    Area of Benefit Application
    Featured Paper By Mehmet Kutsal

    This application enables the user to revise the official Oracle inventory of parcels which is in Areas of Benefit (AOB). This application is designed to be employed in two distinct sequential periods of operation--an "inventory" period and a "maintenance" period. The primary reason the AOB application was developed was to ensure that the fees for capital improvements were assessed and collected properly for transportation and flood control improvements. This application automates many procedures that would normally take a highly skilled GIS Analyst to complete. Speed in viewing, querying, and updating data is greatly enhanced. The Area of Benefit application allows experts in other fields, such as accounting, to avail themselves of the latest GIS technology and to reap the benefits of the data that GIS Departments maintain.

    Contra Costa County
    Area Profile View Flash
    The Area Profile template includes a map and a profile chart. It provides a view of all indicators for any selected area and makes the comparison/overlay of profiles belonging to different areas quick and easy. GeoWise
    ARGOS-Tools is an extension for the ArcGIS 9 programme, designed for importing, processing and exporting data obtained by satellite telemetry via Argos system. Argos-tools supports batch processing, filters, reports and track functions. GIS-Lab developer group
    Arid Environments: The
    The United States Army is trained, equipped, and expected to fight and win on any terrain, in any weather condition. In today's era, the dominant environment is the desert. To prepare soldiers to successfully fight under desert conditions, the Army must conduct realistic training over the array of challenging natural settings that the desert provides. This study is focused on better understanding the challenges soldiers face in deserts/arid operational environments and identifying suitable training areas that are characteristic of these conditions. In this study, desert regions were defined by temperature, precipitation, and landscape characteristics. Databases defining the spatial distribution of these parameters were developed and analyzed within the framework of a GIS to delineate regions that provide the necessary desert conditions in which to train. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Arkansas' Black Bear
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Bear Program is using GIS to visually represent relationships between nuisance black bear complaints and nuisance black bear captures in Arkansas. This paper discusses the path taken to develop databases to carry us from 'onion paper to digital,' the experience of managing data from the past, the difficulties unearthed while attempting to maintain uniformity and accuracy, and lastly utilizing GIS to provide a comprehensive visual representation of the data. The information derived from this data can ultimately be used to predict areas of high risk for nuisance black bear problems and hopefully assist us in reducing the amount of negative bear-human contacts in those areas. Future plans include creating a master database that would house all AGFC black bear related information, including nuisance, harvest and research information. Esri Users Group Conference
    Arlington County, Virginia,
    Featured Paper by Mary Beth Fletcher, William Roper

    The paper presents recent results from the GIS Mapping Center in Arlington County, Virginia, focusing on the application of a flexible integrated web GIS solution for data viewing, query and communication with the public. Multiple data sets are presented including engineering drawings, utilities, construction projects, transportation planning, parks and recreation area planning and management. For instance, for projects under construction the user can find geospatially referenced information on the name and location of a project, building plans, the year the site plan was approved and when construction began, information on the type of units (office, residential, retail), the number of stories, the height in feet, the number of parking spaces, etc.
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    Army Corp of Engineers
    From its birth on the battlefields of the American Revolution to today, the United States Army Corp of Engineers provides vital services to support military and civilian interests across a full spectrum of operations. Army Corp missions include everything from water resources to environmental concerns, national infrastructure and homeland security in addition to their ongoing support of America’s troops at war. These days, many of the geographers and engineers are discovering innovative ways to leverage their GIS data utilizing solutions from TerraGo Technologies. TerraGo Technologies, Inc.
    Army Corp of Engineers
    The Army Corp of Engineers is the nation’s primary federal engineering agency and is responsible for hazardous waste clean-ups, military ordnance/ explosive clean-up, the construction and maintenance of reservoirs and dams, emergency response and other public services throughout the U.S. Farallon Geographics, 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.
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Army Use of GeoPDF for
    Featured Paper by Ray Caputo

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Engineering Center has begun to use georeferenced PDF files as a way to distribute NGA standard map products for demand-based replication. The small size (2-9 MB) makes it possible to disseminate the files across the Internet even with low bandwidth. The files support the distributed printing concept and enables customers to use local plotters to create standard products on demand.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Arresting the Decline
    Featured Paper By Toya Merritt

    Code enforcement along with public improvements, rehabilitation, and services to be provided, may be expected to arrest the decline of blight within the city of Durham. To meet national objectives, all required criteria and proper documentation must be maintained. Geocoding the locations of accepted activities help meet both needs of Durham's Department of Housing and Community Development. Our most crucial task is identifying code enforcement and other pertinent activities that occur within low to moderate census tracts. Spatial analysis is conducted to select activity locations that fall within low/mod polygons. Both low/mod and non-low/mod activities are uniquely symbolized as spatial data. This entire process provides significant information to be used for recording purposes.

    City of Durham
    Article how easy to setup
    This is an article about GIS using OpenLayers and javascript for the front-end and Java for the back-end implementation. This article explains how easy it is to setup your own interactive map on your website including any back-end business logic you may need. Its available at CRI
    As easy as ASC –
    Cadcorp SIS Active Server Component or ASC, is a powerful means of Web-enabling spatial data-based Microsoft Windows technology. The ASC allows Web developers to place geographical information online and offer GIS functionality to the end-user. Because the ASC accesses the power of Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System desktop GIS software, sites can be as simple or as complex as required. These online applications range from simple map images returned from user queries i.e. ‘show me the nearest’, to complex thematic mapping tools or online drawing facilities. Cadcorp
    Asarco's Ray Complex:
    GPS gives mine managers and operators constant real-time data that gives everyone the ability to know exactly where ore is, what type it is and exactly where every piece of equipment is at any given time..." Tahles
    Asarco's Ray Complex:
    "GPS gives mine managers and operators constant real-time data that gives everyone the ability to know exactly where ore is, what type it is and exactly where every piece of equipment is at any given time..." Thales Navigation
    ASCII Grid Reader for ArcGIS

    The ARIS ASCII Grid Reader adds native support for ESRI ASCII Grids and some non-ESRI ASCII Grids to ArcMap and ArcCatalog. So this tool does not convert ASCII Grid files but reads them directly as an ArcGIS image.

    ASCII Grid Reader makes it possible to preview ASCII Grids directly and without conversion in ArcCatalog, and to use them in ArcMap. All the usual raster operations in ArcMap (for example the Raster Calculator) can then be applied to the ASCII Grid.

    No temporary files are created, whereas a conversion always produces a new file on the hard disk, which needs to be cleaned up after some time. Floating-point and integer type ASCII Grids are recognized automatically, whereas ArcToolbox creates a floating-point raster by default, unless explicitly specified by the user. An important difference between floating-point and integer type rasters is that a Unique Value Classification is available for integer rasters.

    When an ArcGIS projection file (.prj) is placed next to the ASCII grid with the same name but different extension (e.g. world.grd and world.prj), the projection information is passed automatically to ArcCatalog and ArcMap.

    ARIS ASCII Grid Reader calculates automatically MIN and MAX values in order to display the grid in the applicable range.

    ASCII Grid Reader recognizes the following file extensions:

    • .agr
    • .aig
    • .asc
    • .grd

    New features
    The ARIS ASCII Grid Reader for ArcMap 10 has some exciting new features to support also some non-ESRI ASCII Grids:

    • Non-square cell size by using keywords XCELLSIZE and YCELLSIZE
    • Non-square cell size by using keywords XDIM and YDIM
    • Non-numeric Nodata value like "NULL", "NA", "mv", "!", "-"
    • Any order of the keywords in the header

    Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.3, ArcGIS 9.3.1, ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2 licenses:

    • ArcView / ArcGIS for Desktop Basic
    • ArcEditor / ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced
    • ArcInfo / ArcGIS for Desktop Enterprise

    The Spatial Analyst extension is not required.

    Available as 5-day trial version.

    ARIS B.V.
    Aspects of ESRI-SAP Integration
    The objective of integrating ESRI with SAP at the City of Phoenix, Arizona, Street Transportation Department was to make information from both systems available to department staff. A strategy was developed for building a two-way interface that enables SAP users to view the location of assets on a map and GIS users to view SAP attributes of assets on a map. ArcNews Online
    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
    ASPRS 2008 Pictures
    Pictures taken by at ASPRS 2008 Internet Business Systems
    Assessing Spatial Variability
    Nitrogen has been widely studied as a plant nutrient and as an environmental pollutant. The amount of nitrogen that is mineralized in the soil is important for plant growth and therefore important when determining proper nitrogen additions to the soil for optimum crop production. Being able to predict soil mineralization could also help to minimize nitrogen loss to the environment. The Illinois Soil N Test has been shown to be a good indicator of nitrogen mineralization and has related directly to crop responses to fertilizer nitrogen. In order to use this test to determine nitrogen use rates, analysis of the spatial variability that exists in producer's fields needs to be studied. This paper looks at the spatial variability of soil mineralizable nitrogen levels as determined by the Illinois Soil N Test using ArcView to map and analyze a number of data sets. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Assessment method for
    The weights-of-evidence analysis, a quantitative mineral resource mapping tool, is used to delineate favorable areas for epithermal gold deposits and to predict future exploration activity of the mineral industry for similar deposits in a four-county area (222 x 277 km), including the Okanogan and Colville National Forests of northeastern Washington. Modeling is applied in six steps: (1) building a spatial digital database, (2) extracting predictive evidence for a particular deposit, based on an exploration model, (3) calculating relative weights for each predictive map, (4) combining the geologic evidence maps to predict the location of undiscovered mineral resources, (5) measuring the intensity of recent exploration activity by use of mining claims on federal lands, and (6) combining mineral resource and exploration activity into an assessment model of future mining activity. USGS
    Assessment of Chemical
    Featured Paper by Ricardo Smith

    The 90 percent of the State of Antioquia's industry is located in the Medellín metropolitan area (Colombia, South America), and 80 percent of the Antioquia's GDP is produced in the same region. Furthermore, a significant number of the Colombian chemical, textile, and pharmaceutical industries is located in the Medellín metropolitan area. This phenomenon increases the number of accidents caused by handling and transportation of hazardous materials. With the aid of the ArcGIS software and methodologies for risk assessment, several maps of chemical risk and transportation routes of hazardous materials were built. This study, novel within the Colombian context, assessed the chemical risk, threat, and vulnerability triggered by handling and transportation of hazardous materials.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Assessment of Groundwater
    Featured Paper by Bernard Raterman, Kees Vink, Gijsbert Cirkel

    Drinking water companies need insight into the future quality of abstracted groundwater. Activities on the surface level linked to land use mainly determine the quality of groundwater. There is fundamental uncertainty about the quality of groundwater that will be pumped in the future because measurements of groundwater quality at monitoring wells only cover a very small part of a capture zone. RESPOND (Risk Evaluation of Soil Pollution for ProductiON of Drinking water) is a recently developed modeling instrument by which risks of groundwater pollution can be assessed. This instrument can be applied efficiently within an ArcGIS ModelBuilder environment, coupled with groundwater flow and transport models in which dilution, retardation and attenuation are taken into account. RESPOND facilitates the identification of effective risk-reducing measures such as changing land use in the capture zone or selection of additional monitoring sites.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Assessment of Landscape
    Featured Paper By Yasser Ayad

    The study of the structure and function of landscapes has been a demanding field that reveals issues in man and environment interactions. Various landscape metrics have been adopted to assess both natural and man-made processes which helped understanding patterns and functions of the landscape. This study examines two of those metrics--fragmentation and patch shape complexity. Two methods for each metric were applied to assess the recovering abandoned strip mine areas in Toby Creek watershed located in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Contagion and Patch-Per-Unit area (PPU) represented fragmentation, and Fractal Dimension and Square Pixel (SqP) represented patch shape complexity. Similar metrics were statistically analyzed in order to reveal differences and/or similarities.

    Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Assessment of the New
    The GEOID03 model was developed in the same manner as GEOID99 using an underlying gravimetric geoid, USGG2003, and updated GPS ellipsoidal heights on leveled Bench Marks (GPSBMs). USGG2003 is similar to G99SSS, however, it included an updated model for gravity anomalies in the deep ocean areas, GSFC00.1. The conversion surface for GEOID03 was developed from 14,185 GPSBMs at a 5 arc-minute grid interval, which provided a substantial increase in the spatial coverage and reduced errors due to interpolation. The fit to these same points afterwards was 4.8 cm (2“´¬–”²ª› ), which is comprised of both correlated (attributable to GEOID03) and uncorrelated (GPS observation error) signal. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
    Assessor’s Office with
    The Boulder County, Colorado Assessor’s Office faced a complex task migrating their sizeable application and data set to support their new architecture. Hart InterCivic, Inc.
    Asset Management
    Sanborn utilizes the LANDMark solution for asset collection and LIDAR imaging to map highways, bridges, college campuses and cities. Applanix
    Stantec captures pavement data and digital videolog imagery with continuous positioning provided by POS LV. Applanix
    Asset Management System
    Featured Paper By Ben Ouellette

    The Portland Water District provides safe and reliable drinking water to more than 200,000 people in Southern Maine through a network of over 950 miles of pipe. Maintaining a network that covers more than 140 square miles can be challenging. The seamless integration of PWD's GIS, work management and asset management system, allows the PWD to analyze and maintain operational data in a much more efficient manner. This presentation will demonstrate the District's use of an ArcIMS intranet site accessed by field crews through Citrix, work order management using Hansen and ArcMap, and project planning using disconnected editing.

    Portland Water District
    Tracking and managing corporate assets or equipment is a challenge for most organizations, especially when there is a large volume of assets or when those assets move frequently between departments, campuses or multiple trading partners. However, in today’s regulatory environment it has become more important than ever for companies to maintain visibility and control of its fixed and mobile assets. Fluensee, Inc.
    MDL application to assign the active feature to the (closed) surrounding lines around a centroid. Bentley Systems
    Assimilating GIS-Based
    Featured Paper By Tim Johnson

    Accurate district coding is essential to the proper functioning of the election process. This presents an ever-present challenge to Maricopa County, Arizona, with more than 1.5 million registered voters and an extremely fluid and growing population. GIS-based technologies provide an effective solution. This paper will present a project undertaken by the Maricopa County Recorder/Elections Department to assimilate GIS data and methods into the Department's Voter Registration System to automatically place voters in their proper precincts and districts. The project combines address locations and spatial data maintained by ESRI software with the enterprise system and voter data to derive the proper district codes. The software and technology employed include ArcGIS and ArcSDE, Microsoft SQL Server and VB. NET, and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant methods and spatial data types. The project demonstrates a successful assimilation of GIS technology into an existing system architecture and development environment.

    Maricopa County
    Assisting Voters Using
    Featured Paper By Lisa Kraft, Stan Shelton & Jane Poole

    Using the Internet is an efficient way to get pertinent voting information to citizens. In Jefferson County, Kentucky, it has been used for several years through the Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) GIS to provide polling locations and elected official contact information for specific addresses. During the 2004 Presidential Election, 279 unique sample ballots were also linked to specific addresses. Care was taken to insulate the voter's registration and personal information from the inquiries and geographic responses given to quell the possibility of identity theft or misuse of data. The online system greatly reduced the number of routine phone calls, except where a question of proper registration remained. The cooperative efforts of the Jefferson County Board of Elections, the Jefferson County Clerk's Office and LOJIC enabled 475,805 registered voters to access voting information at their convenience, helping staff more efficiently respond to voters' needs and effectively encourage voter participation.

    Jefferson County Board of Elections
    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
    Assorted MapInfo
    Assorted MapInfo
    Assuring Port Operations
    Ports represent aggregation points of various incoming and outgoing goods that are use both economically and militarily. As a result, it is of great benefit to the nation to be able to assure the operations of ports in times of peace and crisis. In providing their services, ports perform a wide variety of operations. Many of these operations place requirements on commercial infrastructre networks that can extend well beyond the boundaries of the ports. By focusing on specific operational capabilities of a port, the supporting infrastructure networks can be identified and analyzed to minimize vulnerabilities to port operations. Mission assurance analysts have found GIS tools to be an effective means of identifying, capturing, analyzing and reports information about supporting infrastructure networks and their component assets. This paper will discuss how out-of-the-box GIS tools have been extended to support mission assurance activities for ports and other types of facilities. Esri Users Group Conference
    Free ASTER Geospatial products are available on our website. ORTHOCOVERAGE is a new15 meters package (orthoimagery + DEM + ortho-anaglyphs). Available datasets in : Algeria, Bolivia, Iran, Morocco, Syria, Egypt, Madagascar ... Thoses free samples can be used without restrictions (formats : GeoTIFF, TNTmips/TNTlite, and more coming soon). Product website : 3-GIS
    Asvaco Company Presentation
    Asvaco Assessment and Pre-Planning Software Asvaco
    Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world Atlapedia Online
    Atlas of Cyberspace by
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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
    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
    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
    Geoscript for copying text into a database linkage that will be attached to a nearby symbol. Bentley Systems
    Attendees Rave –
    GITA attendees from around the world came to Annual Conference 27 for specific educational purposes and to see new technology. Overall, the attendees were happy with their experiences. Lori Odegard, senior GIS analyst for BP Canada, Calgary, Alberta, said, “I usually go to GITA’s Oil & Gas Conference in Houston, but this year I wanted to come here because there is more to choose from. I’m here to select new technologies for our company. We’re out of the data harvesting stage and are now bringing data together so that we have more control over it.” GITA
    Attica S.A. - The Provision
    Attica Telecom S.A. was founded by a group of major Greek construction companies in 2001 with the objective of developing a modern and secure telecom infrastructure in Greece. Initial business activities included leasing lines to telecommunications company. Bentley Systems
    Attitude Determination
    Multi-antenna GPS receiver configurations and methods are assessed to determine roll, pitch and azimuth of a survey launch operating at cruising speeds of 10 to 15 knots. Two receiver configurations are inter-compared, namely a 4- antenna Ashtech 3DF system and a 3-GPSCardTM configuration. NovAtel Inc.
    Attribute Editing with
    Swipe It! is a fast way to enter attribute data found on scanned maps. Faster and easier than typing, this ArcMap extension automates attribute editing. UCLID Software
    Attributor 1.0 for ArcGIS 9.0
    Attributor is an application that integrates with ESRI's ArcMap™ to automate repeated attributing task during an edit session. The attribute settings are managed and controlled through an easy to use interface allowing for customized attribute setups. Features: •Automatic attribution of new features •Automatic attribution of existing features •Broadcast attribute settings to all layers or to a single layer •Override GDB Default Attribute Values •Save/Open Custom Attributelist •Enable/Disable a single attribute setting •Utilizes existing Geodatabase Domains •Turn Attributor ON or OFF •Tutorial and Sample Data included Attributor works on Windows NT4, Windows 2000, and XP running ArcGIS 9.0. Installation instructions are included with the Zip file. Additional support can be found at or by email All comments or suggestions can be directed to Soto Technologies Soto Technologies
    Auf ins All
    Auf ins All RapidEye
    Aurora Public Works uses
    The City of Aurora Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining more than 850 miles of municipal roads and streets in the third largest city in Colorado. Located 14 miles east of Denver and only five miles south of the Denver International Airport, the City of Aurora has its work cut out for it with seasonal snow removal and year-round road maintenance and street sweeping. CompassCom, Inc.
    Import & process AUSLIG Topo250K interchange files Courtesy of Stephen Lead
    AUSTAR United Communications Limited (AUSTAR) was established in 1995 and is the leading subscription television provider in regional and rural Australia. It has a steadily growing customer base of over half a million subscribers, in a market whose geography covers 5.7 million square kilometres and one third of all Australian homes. Pitney Bowes MapInfo Corporation
    Australian Roads and
    New South Wales, Australia was hosting the Rugby World Cup. With ZEH software, the RTA printed 200 maps in close to 24 hours, just in time to deliver them to each venue. ZEH Software
    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
    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
    Austrian Tunnel Animation,
    Video 3D Laser Mapping
    Autobound is a GIS-based system for redistricting, reapportionment, and resource allocation . Digital Engineering Corp.
    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
    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
    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
    Autodesk and Oracle
    Using the rich visualization, analysis, and editing capabilities of Autodesk Map® 3D and the webbased GIS of Autodesk MapGuide®, organizations can manage, analyze, view, and share locationbased information quickly, effi ciently, and cost-eff ectively. Autodesk, Inc.
    Autodesk DWF Viewer
    Use the DWF™ file format to electronically share 2D and 3D designs. DWF files are small, secure, and retain rich design data. DWF is easier to use than any other format, thanks to one-click publishing from AutoCAD® software and other design applications. Autodesk
    Autodesk Geospatial
    We will fi rst look at the fi ve stages of the Autodesk Geospatial value chain to show how the value of an organization’s information increases with each step up the value chain. Then, we will review the entire Autodesk Geospatial ecosystem, illustrating how the components of Autodesk Geospatial work together to break down barriers around geospatial data and enable organizations to design, manage, publish, and integrate spatial data more effi ciently. Autodesk, Inc.
    Autodesk Green
    The sustainability center is an online meeting place to share ideas, stories, and resources about sustainable design. It features environmentally progressive projects, thought leader profiles, case studies, and public Autodesk, Inc.
    Autodesk Positions Itself
    A few years ago Autodesk decided that sharing information about new products with the press at Autodesk University, typically held in late November, and then waiting until spring to release those products wasn't working out. So, last year, the company launched a new event, Autodesk World Press Day, held in February, to give journalists insight into the company's thinking, a look at new products and to give the company a chance to hear from customers. (Last year's coverage appeared in All Points Blog.) The second iteration was held in San Francisco just before Valentine's Day. Directions Magazine
    Autodesk University 2005
    Pictures taken by at Autodesk University 2005 Internet Business Systems
    Autodesk's GIS Mission
    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
    Automated integration
    San Mateo County manages over $100 million of infrastructure assets such as roads and sewer infrastructure, equipment and facilities Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    Automated QA/QC Tests
    BAE Systems produces cartographic products including Topographic Line Maps (TLMs) (1:50,000 through 1:250,000) and feature databases (FDBs). BAE Systems’ products and services must meet high quality control (QC) standards, be produced in a timely manner, and allow the production staff to make updates quickly. “Raw extraction or updating existing feature databases has been a primary task,” said Allan Blades, production manager at BAE Systems. “Some of the tools that we have used for feature extraction at our facility were good mapping tools but left much editing and end processing to be done to achieve a product compatible with customer specifications for FDBs.” Esri
    Automated QA/QC Tests
    BAE Systems is an international company of nearly 100,000 employees engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. BAE Systems designs and develops a family of commercial products that provides comprehensive imagery display, exploitation, and photogrammetric production software. BAE Systems serves customers in both the government and business sectors in more than 70 countries. Esri
    Automated Rectification
    Traditional vector rectification technology has produced unsatisfactory results as data integrity was distorted through rubber sheeting processes along with prohibiting consistent adjustment of associated annotation. An intelligent automated technique is now available, producing rigorous and repeatable results in bringing disparate vector layers (and associated annotation) synchronous and improving spatial integrity while adhering to ground control constraints and apparent occupation. The resounding success of the first U.S. commercial application in Jefferson County Colorado is presented and demonstrated. The result is more reliable, accurate, faster, credible, and usable GIS data. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Paper Presented By :W. A. Harvey & David M. McKeown, Jr.

    While many commercial cartographic feature extraction systems process panchromatic and color imagery, few systems fully integrate airborne LIDAR data as a component of the feature extraction process. Most computational techniques seek elevation discontinuities at object boundaries or use the physics of the LIDAR signal to detect regions indicative of sharp edges and/or foliage. Automated road extraction presents a particular problem for these techniques because the height of the road surface is not significantly different from the height of the surrounding terrain.
    TerraSim, Inc.
    Automatic Contour Line
    An automatic process of contour line generation using Intermap’s core DTMs (Digital Terrain Models) has been developed and described. The efficiency of the process is assessed by comparing with other contouring processes. The quality of the automatically produced contours (APContours) is evaluated using higher quality data or other publicly accepted contours as references. Intermap Technologies
    Automatic Crash Notification
    Seconds make the difference between life and death in a vehicle crash. What if Emergency Medical Services could be immediately dispatched to the location? The Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network and others have joined to provide Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) to the existing 9-1-1 infrastructure. In a crash the ACN device provides GPS location and other critical data elements. This information is routed to the nearest 9-1-1 call center, and a voice link is established with the vehicle occupants. Even if the occupants are unable to communicate, the location information is used to dispatch the closest emergency response to the vehicle. This technology has shown that existing 9-1-1 infrastructure can use this information. The next step is to provide critical crash data from the ACN device to the nearest trauma center. GIS plays a critical role in ACN. Come see how 9-1-1 and GIS are helping save lives. Esri Users Group Conference
    Automatic Delineation
    Featured Paper By Venkatesh Merwade & David Maidment

    Aerial photographs are used by river scientists and engineers in studies related to river channel morphology, channel migration, habitat classification and flood inundation mapping. All these studies involve manual digitization of river banks using aerial photographs. Although human judgment is required in the overall process, manual digitization of river banks is a tedious task often prone to human errors. Using ArcObjects, a GIS tool is developed that uses aerial photographs in conjunction with stream lines from the National Hydrography Dataset to delineate river channel banks. The tool uses multivariate analysis to classify aerial photographs based on pixel statistics. The tool is applied to the lower Brazos River in Texas to delineate river banks for instream flow studies. Although developed primarily for delineating river banks, the tool can be easily modified to delineate other waterbodies in a watershed.

    University of Texas at Austin Center for Research in Water Resources
    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
    Automatic drainage extraction
    The study of the topography is important of in terms of distribution and flux of water (runoff) in natural systems. The automated extraction of topographic parameters (like stream network etc.) from digital elevation models (DEMs) using Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of the latest research endeavors carried out in the field of hydrology. In this study, the Mugamureru River basin (lying in the western part of Cuddapah District) was taken to analyze the different aspects of automatic drainage extraction. An initial comparative analysis was carried out between the drainage network derived from topographic sheets and the drainage network extracted from DEM using automated techniques. In a starling discovery a structural control over a major segment of the Mugamureru River was discovered as a result of inverse interpretation of the results. This also led to the delineation and mapping of the Paleo-channel course of the Mugamureru river - which otherwise was not apparently visible with the naked eye. From the comparison study with other maps (like Soil map etc.), a logical correlation could be drawn between the paleo-river course detected and the existing map categories. This application example of the GIS based Automated Drainage Extraction techniques, in a way highlights the efficiency of the technique in drainage network and watershed area extraction. This study also highlights the inter-applicability of subjects (GIS, hydrology and structural geology) in the interpretation of the results. water resources management Authority
    Automatic drainage extraction
    The study of the topography is important of in terms of distribution and flux of water (runoff) in natural systems. The automated extraction of topographic parameters (like stream network etc.) from digital elevation models (DEMs) using Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of the latest research endeavors carried out in the field of hydrology. In this study, the Mugamureru River basin (lying in the western part of Cuddapah District) was taken to analyze the different aspects of automatic drainage extraction. An initial comparative analysis was carried out between the drainage network derived from topographic sheets and the drainage network extracted from DEM using automated techniques. In a starling discovery a structural control over a major segment of the Mugamureru River was discovered as a result of inverse interpretation of the results. This also led to the delineation and mapping of the Paleo-channel course of the Mugamureru river – which otherwise was not apparently visible with the naked eye. From the comparison study with other maps (like Soil map etc.), a logical correlation could be drawn between the paleo-river course detected and the existing map categories. This application example of the GIS based Automated Drainage Extraction techniques, in a way highlights the efficiency of the technique in drainage network and watershed area extraction. This study also highlights the inter-applicability of subjects (GIS, hydrology and structural geology) in the interpretation of the results. University of Delhi
    Automatic vehicle location
    Automatic vehicle location (AVL) is an automated vehicle tracking system made possible by navigational technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), dead reckoning, and signposts. AVL has been used for more than 20 years for purposes ranging from emergency location of vehicles to fleet management and monitoring to data collection. NEWDITECH
    Automating Facilities
    Pretend for a moment that you're an engineer at a large telecommunications company and you've been notified that there's been a break in service that affects 12 square miles of the city. You need to examine the landline network for the most likely location of the break. Unfortunately, your only recourse is to examine the hundreds of paper drawings showing the network for the area. The drawings are to scale (tied to geography), so devices are crowded together and become almost indecipherable where the density of housing is high. Furthermore, some of the drawings are out of date. This was the type of problem that confronted engineers at Qatar Telecommunications (Qtel) until February of this year. ArcNews Online
    Automating Feature Extraction
    Featured Paper By Michael Hewett

    LIDAR data can be overwhelming to use for manual feature extraction, and specialized feature extraction software can be expensive to purchase. ArcGIS provides tools that can be utilized to help get more out of LIDAR first, last and intensity returns through automated processes. By following a few basic principles, it is possible to extract some common features such as vegetation, stream banks, some buildings, etc. This session is aimed at general ArcGIS users who wish to start making better use of their LIDAR datasets by automating extraction of features with the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.

    Automating GIS Analysis
    Sarasota County's Watershed Management Department processes applications to rezone parcels of land for development. Engineers process rezone applications by analyzing how the proposed changes will effect drainage patterns in the applicant parcel and surrounding land. Engineers previously used paper map sources to formulate estimates and make subjective judgments in their analysis of an application. Spatial data was developed to enable the engineers to provide a more objective analysis of these rezone applications. Spatial data provides definitive information regarding elevations, soil types, floodplains, hydrodynamic networks, and drainage basins in the applicant area. This GIS analysis was conducted manually. The analysis was soon automated using ArcView 3.3 and Avenue to produce an analysis summary. The analysis summary provides objective data to the engineers to make an application determination. The automated creation of an analysis summary saves time, enhances productivity, and provides documentation for the application determination. Esri Users Group Conference
    Automating Production
    This research discusses benefits of the synergistic use of Feature Analyst and the Production Line Tool Set (PLTS) over traditional methods in extracting features from scanned digital nautical charts. We start by describing algorithms to modify the line and point predictions from Feature Analyst to meet NIMA specifications. Though Feature Analyst is traditionally used with satellite imagery as opposed to scanned maps, test results demonstrate that Feature Analyst in its current form automates several time-consuming tasks. Further we propose additional tools for improving the quality of results, including manual clean-up tools designed for refining predictions, and an automated convert-to-line process. Esri Users Group Conference
    Automating Road System
    The Department of Public Works—Transportation/Traffic Division is responsible for maintaining more than 2,600 miles of road in a county that covers more than 20,000 square miles. In addition, the Traffic Division is required to annually provide the Controller for the State of California, through the State Department of Transportation, the total road mileage for the County Maintained Road System (CMRS) per section 2121 of the California Street and Highway Code. ArcUser Online
    Automating Texas' First
    The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) is the groundwater management agency responsible for a 15-county, 10,700 square mile region of West Texas. Since 1951 the HPWD managed wells permits using paper maps with extensive cross-filing system. Today an application integrating ArcGIS and a web-based interface to MS Access allows non-GIS staff to manage permits for compliance with district regulations. A groundwater database was designed and database of 72,000 wells was created. Wells were digitized from 328 scanned and registered USGS quads. A customized ArcGIS toolbar allows permit records to be updated, added or edited. A buffering tool enables District staff to evaluate distance compliance. The application generates letters and reports to the Texas Water Development Board, District board of directors, county appraisal districts, and stakeholders. In this regard the GIS has allowed the District to more efficiently communicate and disseminate information among staff, other agencies ,and their constituents. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Automation of Cadastral
    As a response to Western Governors Association Policy Resolution 03-05, a partnership between Bureau of Land Management (BLM), State of Utah, and Millard County, is piloting a procedure to automate parcel boundary data for rural counties of Utah. The goals of the pilot are: provide seamless cadastral data across geo-political boundaries, convert land records from paper to digital format, and perpetuate the cadastral infrastructure. The pilot utilized current BLM Geographic Coordinate Database/Public Land Survey System legacy software to construct a cadastral framework suitable for import as the survey fabric within ArcGIS Survey Analyst. A consensus resolution of such overarching issues as, identification of the limits of data custodianship where cadastral jurisdictions overlap and efficient data sharing between independent custodians, will constitute the benchmarks of success for the pilot. Esri Users Group Conference
    Automation of Cadastral
    Featured Paper by Mike Cohen

    The County of San Bernardino has some of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States. It is also the largest county in geographical area, covering more than 20,000 square miles. To improve the quality of government services and better manage development and growth, the county elected to complete the automation of its cadastral (parcel basemap) data. Lasting more than three years and costing approximately five million dollars, this project proved challenging for the county and its lead vendor, ESRI. Utilizing accurate coordinate geometry (COGO) technology and converting the cadastral data from coverage to SDE ensured both accuracy and compatibility with the newest technologies.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Autonomous Vehicles
    Carnegie Mellon's Red Team utilizes the POS LV for precise positioning during the DARPA Grand Challenge. Applanix
    AutoSnap for ArcView 3.x When AutoSnap is on, Draw Point, Draw Straight Line and Draw Line tools will automatically snap to active theme. Works in edit or graphics mode. Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    When AutoSnap is on, Draw Point, Draw Straight Line and Draw Line tools will automatically snap to active theme -- Works in edit or graphics mode ! Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    AV Garmin
    AV Garmin is an ArcView extension. Used with a Garmin GPS and either Waypoint+ or MapSource download software or GarTrip, AV Garmin allows you to easily create shapefiles in ArcView. Point, Line or Polygon features can be created from either waypoint or track data. Shapefiles can be projected into any ArcView supported format. California Department of Fish and Game
    Use GeoSnap's free extension to recover Avenue scripts from damaged ArcView proj ect files. Scripts can be browsed, selected and viewed in AV Salvage before moving them to a new ArcView project. AV Salvage will soon handle other types of ArcView documents. GeoSnap
    AVALabel 2.1 adds many new capabilities to ArcView's labelling funtionality Map Logic Corp.
    In version 3.1 there is a new legend tool for layouts which gives you many more options than ArcView's standard legend tool. MapLogic Corporation
    AVArrows was developed as an alternative to the ESRI arrows line symbol in ArcView Coulter Mapping Solutions, Inc
    AVAtlas is an ArcView extension providing all the tools necessary to create a printed atlas within ArcView Map Logic Corp.
    AVAtlas 2.x™
    AVAtlas is an extension to ArcView GIS which provides all the tools necessary to create a printed atlas (sometimes called a map book) within ArcView. MapLogic Corporation, Inc
    ViewPoint AVCatalog lets you store ArcView documents outside of ArcView project files Eagle Information Mapping
    Avenue Dialog Converter
    Avenue dialog converter helps to automate the process of user interface migration by converting Avenue dialog extensions to Visual Basic. Data East, LLC
    Avenue to VB: Migrating
    Featured Paper By Timothy Whiteaker

    The University of Texas at Austin Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project (GBDS) is a petroleum industry sponsored research project to provide a comprehensive synthesis and interpretation of basin scale sedimentation patterns and history as a tool for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. GBDS began in 1995, and created a GIS database in ArcInfo coverage format. Additionally, custom tools were developed in Avenue as an extension for ArcView to visualize and extract information from the database. In 2004, GBDS began the migration into ArcGIS 8. Using Visual Basic to develop an ArcMap extension to provide the same functionality as the ArcView GBDS extension proved challenging, and led to several insights. Methodologies were developed for shifting from ArcView's multiple layouts to ArcMap's single layout, handling graphic operations in ArcMap, and tagging objects in an ArcMap document.

    University of Texas at Austin
    Avenue To VBA Migration
    TriGeo leverages its experience and expertise in software application development, GIS, data conversion and database handling to migrate Avenue scripts to ESRIs latest software ArcGIS. Avenue scripts are not compatible with the new release of ESRIs ArcGIS. TriGeo has several resources dedicated to execute migration projects of similar nature. TriGeo has to date migrated several Avenue programs to the new platform TriGeo Technologies Pvt. Ltd
    Aviation Accident Litigation
    A twin-engine light plane lost an engine during a cross-country flight. The pilot made several course corrections and attempted to reach a nearby airport. The plane did not have enough altitude to clear the mountain and the pilot attempted to land in a high meadow near the ridge of the mountain. The plane's wing struck a large rock during landing and the plane caught fire and the pilot was killed. Solid Terrain Modeling Inc.
    Avineon Geospatial Solutions
    Avineon is a global technology company specializing in information technology, geospatial, and engineering services for government and private industry.

    We deliver total system solutions that provide outstanding value by applying our innovative approaches, skilled people, and disciplined processes.
    Avineon Geospatial Solutions
    Visualize IT. See IT Through. Avineon
    Avineon Geospatial Solutions
    Visualize IT. See IT Through. Avineon
    Avineon Presentation
    Corporate Overview Avineon
    Avineon Presentation 2005
    Corporate Overview Avineon
    AvisMap Free Viewer 5.2.1
    The free AvisMap Viewer opens most GIS/CAD and raster image file types and most ArcView, ArcExplorer, and MapInfo projects. Besides just opening and viewing files, the Viewer supports an extensive list of features including visual layer properties control, legend control, thematic mapping, spatial and attribute querying, custom labeling, on-map measurements, hyper-linking, PDF export and much more. Because the GIS Viewer is compiled from the AvisMap Map Engine, it provides an easy way to evaluate the AvisMap technology and support for various data formats and common GIS functionality. The free Viewer can be used to generate AvisMap project files that are compatible with any other AvisMap product or custom applications created from the AvisMap GIS Engine. The AvisMap Desktop product extends the free Viewer by adding an extensive set of features for editing, digitizing, merging, exporting, converting (between formats), building/correcting map topology, etc. GIS shapefile map data. AvisMap Viewer feature summary: * Open/read data in the following file formats: - Raster image: TIFF/GeoTIFF, ECW/ECWP, MrSID, JPEG2000, JPEG, IMG, BMP, BIL/SPOT, PNG, CADRG, CIB, AvisMapPixelStore - Vector: SHP, E00, MIF/MID, TAB, DXF, DGN, TIGER, GML, KML, VPF, GDF, DLG, SDTS, GPX, Geomedia SQL Server & Access Warehouses, SQL DB Layers: Geomedia SQL Server & Access Warehouse, per OPENGIS Simple Features for SQL implementation, AvisMap binary - DTM formats: ESRI ASCII GRID, Surfer ASCII Grid (DSAA), FLOAT GRID, BT, DTED, and ADF - Georeferenced Images: GeoTIFF, World File, and TAB based * All formats supported natively, with no importing of data to any internal format * Open data in many different formats in the same project, with no need for format conversion AvisMap GIS Technologies
    AvisMap GIS Engine
    AvisMap GIS Engine is a comprehensive SDK for the development of custom GIS applications and solutions. This SDK provides several ActiveX (OCX) controls which support Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, Visual C++ and other ActiveX compatible programming languages, with Microsoft Visual Studio versions 6, 2003, 2005, and Express. Supports .NET via COM. While the SDK is excellent for desktop GIS application development, it is also appropriate for the development of enterprise level, multi-user user GIS solutions using SQL database map layers. The SDK supports the storage and access of vector map and image data in three SQL database formats: a) the proprietary SDB file database b) SQL Server and c) Oracle and Oracle Spatial. AvisMap GIS Engine is the basic development platform for AvisMap GIS suites, which is a new generation component GIS development platform for GIS application developers. AvisMap GIS Engine 5 provides powerful GIS functions through Active X controls based on Microsoft COM component technique. It allows users to rapidly develop professional GIS applications and increase GIS functions for classical management information system (MIS) by adding graphic visualization, spatial data processing, data analysis or other functions. AvisMap GIS Technologies
    Avista Mobile GIS Integration
    Avista is using GIS to gain ground in mobile response.Avista’s mobile dispatch GIS application is rendering a return by decreasing manhours in the field, lowering costs, and increasing efficiency for gas service response. TC Technology
    Avista’s Distribution
    Featured Paper by Erik Lee

    GIS Addressing Business Processes and Needs
    Esri Users Group Conference
    AVIVA : Extranet Web
    Aviva is one of the leading providers of life and pensions products in United Kingdom. In 2003, Aviva began offshoring some of its IT projects to partners such as TCS. For Aviva, the ODC set up by TCS acted as an extension of its network and team. Aviva wanted to have clarity and transparency on its offshore projects to ensure better management. TATA America Inc
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Draw polylines using angle and length-- azimuth.avx, azimuth.ave Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    Azteca INPRINT Spring 2007
    The City of Lima Ohio introduced Cityworks to nearly 100 personnel in its Utilities Department to facilitate its customer service, water treatment, water delivery, sewer collection, and wastewater treatment operations. Cityworks replaces multiple systems and databases to provide a single, easyto- use system for computerized maintenance of its water and wastewater operations. VELOCITIE Integration, Inc., an Azteca Systems business partner since 1996, assisted the City with the full implementation of Cityworks in four divisions. Personnel in customer service, wastewater treatment plant, field services, and water supply and treatment have the ability to view, generate and manage customer service requests as well as work order information for asset maintenance. VELOCITIE Integration, Inc.
    Azteca INPRINT Winter 2005
    A citizen reports a pothole, a broken street light, or graffiti on a fence. Each year, the City of Ontario, California receives thousands of citizen requests for service. The real challenge is tracking these requests and managing the City’s response as part of an overall maintenance management strategy. VELOCITIE Integration, Inc.
    B.I.T.S Polygon Tool
    This extension extends the capability of Arcview's polygon heads-up digitizing. Barr Information Technology Services
    B2B market analysis and
    How much of the market belongs to you, how much more is out there, and…how do you get a bigger business to business share? InfoGrow Corporation
    Back to Basics with GPS -- ACP
    Construction costs continue to escalate, especially when you start talking about concrete products. Not only is cement costly, so is aggregate, and in some areas of the country if you add in the increased fuel costs, … well, it is in your best interest to control your costs as much as possible. On a concrete job, control starts at the very beginning of the project. Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Baklava from is a Sprite Java Toolkit that includes all the source code in the completely free download.
    Balancing Drought-Proofing
    Brisbane and the surrounding region is in the grip of a drought. It is important to ensure that implementation of the Pressure and Leakage Management Programme (which safeguards water usage across the system) will not adversely affect the ability of the water network to support an adequate level of fire-fighting capacity. Checking the fire-fighting capacity of reconfigured networks is regarded as perhaps one of the most time and labor intensive modeling processes that can be undertaken. Combining WaterCAD with the Brisbane WaterGEMS Modeling System produced a powerful and highly effective desktop analysis engineering system. Bentley Systems
    Ballooning in Antarctica
    Baltimore Grand Prix
    Featured Paper by Hanna Peter & Potteiger James

    Cloud and Mobile/Field GIS - Supporting Public Safety & Security
    Esri Users Group Conference
    BAM Infratechniek - High-Speed
    On January 7, 2005 the Dutch company BAM Infratechniek Zuid signed a contract for the construction of a large fiber optic system in Eindhoven.

    The system was to be built in only eight months; a race against the clock that began when BAM chose Bentley Fiber for the design of the network. BAM was an early adopter of Bentley Fiber in Europe, and afterwards many companies began to adopt the technology. Although the local requirements appeared to be different to a standard American fiber optic network- Bentley has proven to be very responsive in evolving the software.

    See how BAM, with help of Bentley, won its race against the clock.
    Bentley Systems
    Bangladesh Industrial
    BIPES is a modeling system which combines data from industrial with data on pollution emissions to calculate pollution intensity factors, i.e. the level of pollution emissions per unit of industrial activity. Esri Users Group Conference
    Barrett Technology, Inc.
    Barrett Technology manufactures high-performance robots for the advanced research community and the flexible automation industry. To stay competitive, Barrett needed to accelerate its design cycle time and reduce manufacturing costs. CADD Edge, Inc.
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Free base station data CompassCom
    BasinPro: Serving Busy
    Busy professionals in water quality, public health, emergency management, and other public decision making roles have specific information needs and limited time. An ArcGIS solution from the NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis (CGIA) titled "BasinPro" gets GIS on the table. CGIA organized the best available statewide GIS data into groups of themes in a river basin framework with attention to symbolization, theme properties, and metadata. To the ArcMap interface, CGIA added ArcObjects tools that enable the user to estimate population in a user defined area, join selected Census 2000 fields to a boundary theme, and summarize point features into watersheds or other polygon themes. CGIA coached users through practice sessions to apply the tool to their specific information needs. This paper describes the requirements for and the design of the ArcObjects tools in the context of the NC dataset and practical applications in state and local government. Esri Users Group Conference
    Battlespace Terrain Reasoning
    Featured Paper By Daniel Visone

    Terrain and weather effects represent a fundamental, enabling piece of battlefield information supporting situation awareness and the decision making processes within C4ISR. These effects can both enhance and constrain force tactics and behaviors, platform performance (ground and air), system performance (e.g., sensors) and the soldier. The BattleSpace Terrain Reasoning and Awareness (BTRA) program focuses on the development of software analytics designed to create information and knowledge products that capture integrated terrain and weather effects and develop predictive decision tools to exploit those products. Through a Memorandum of Agreement between the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Topographic Engineering Center is developing and delivering BTRA software components built upon ArcObjects to meet Analytical requirements of the Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit Version 9. This paper will focus on the development and functionality of the BTRA Spiral 2 engines that will be transitioned to CJMTK.

    U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center
    BattleView: Integrating
    Featured Paper by Edward Liu

    BattleView is Canadian Army's command and control (C2) application deployable in high-level headquarters in network centric operations. GIS is instrumental to support battle management, situation awareness and operational planning. As an important system infrastructure in BattleView, GIS enables digital mapping, symbolization, geographic data presentation and management, terrain analysis, network analysis, 3D visualization, etc. GIS technologies provide the foundation for the C2 GIS capabilities in BattleView.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Bay Area Air Quality
    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District ("BAAQMD") is responsible for maintaining air quality standards within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. The Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) program was established to assess the health risks associated with exposure to high concentrations of toxic air contaminants (TACs). Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    Bay Area Geological Hazard
    Two San Francisco Bay Area Geological Hazard Abatement Districts (GHADs) manage risk related to property damage from potential landslides. Over a 15 year period, the GHADs received quarterly data, each with about 15,000 data points tracking water levels, angles of slopes that have been sliding, and homeowner reported cracks Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    Bay City Gas Company
    Bay City Gas Company has provided natural gas service to the citizens of Bay City, Texas, for more than 60 years. Located 75 miles southwest of Houston, they service 1,115 square miles. With a staff of 15, the utility serves 19,000 people at 4,300 locations. Ninety percent of their customers are residential households. Meteorlogix
    BE Conference 2008 Pictures
    Pictures taken by at BE Conference 2008 Internet Business Systems
    Be More Productive With
    Making decisions based on geography is basic to human thinking. Where shall we go, what will it be like, and what shall we do when we get there are applied to the simple event of going to the store or to the major event of launching a bathysphere into the ocean's depths. By understanding geography and people's relationship to location, we can make informed decisions about the way we live on our planet. A geographic information system (GIS) is a technological tool for comprehending geography and making intelligent decisions. GIS
    "Bearing" Arcscript for Avenue: Bearing//Show bearing, distance, and angle of PolyLine Courtesy of Ron Schultz
    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.
    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
    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
    Bell Actimedia
    Bell ActiMedia is the owner of the trademarked walking fingers logo and the Yellow Pages brand name across Canada. Bell ActiMedia manages a customer base of more than 320,000 advertisers in Québec and Ontario. It also manages a business database of more than 2.5 million up-to-date listings available in print and on the Internet. DMTI Spatial Inc.
    Benefits of a GIS-Centric
    The Cityworks GIS-centric approach for asset maintenance management relies on a GIS to build and maintain an inventory for infrastructure assets. This approach is more accurate, more reliable, less complicated, and it less costly – leveraging an agency’s investment in GIS data. Azteca Systems, Inc.
    Benefits of Using Geo-Mashups
    A mashup is a system which combines two or more separate data streams to create original content. Although mashups do not have to have a geographic component, the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have allowed the creation of geo-mashups with little expert knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS). There are many advantages of an enterprise using a geomashup. These include; large data catalog, good performance and scalability, a userfriendly interface and the ability to leverage existing software. As markets become more competitive the use of geo-mashups will allow enterprises to stay competitive and provide information to its users and decision-makers. Intergraph Corporation
    Benefits of using Leica
    Leica ADE Suite enables GIS and business users to utilize location and geospatial data in an integrated way without having to separate the data, business processes or system architectures. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Bentley DATAExchange
    DataExchange provides Bentley SELECT subscribers access to a wealth of shared data, including cell libraries, image files, font resource files, and more. Bentley Systems
    Bentley FlexUnits - Engineering
    Download FlexUnits today and keep it in your desktop to easily perform unit conversions for virtually any dimension type including length, velocity, viscosity, power, volume, torque, temperature and more. FlexUnits lets you customize units and dimensions to create your own unit conversion library and share it with colleagues and friends. FlexUnits leverages the fundamental concept of unitized numbers also included in Bentley's engineering modeling applications such as the Haestad Methods product line. Bentley Systems
    Bentley Haestad Product
    Robert Mankowski, Bentley Systems, Incorporated Bentley Systems
    Bentley International
    Bentley Map, Bentley
    Bentley Map is a major step forward for geospatial users. This presentation provides an overview of the robust mapping and analysis capabilities of Bentley Map and provides a technical overview of XML feature modeling (XFM), available in Bentley’s geospatial products including Bentley Map.

    XFM is an open, flexible approach to modeling geospatial information that facilitates easy administration, simplifies customization, ensures design and mapping standards are met, and facilitates easy interoperability with other systems. The presentation also covers the features and benefits of Bentley Cadastre which leverages Bentley Map technology.
    Bentley Systems
    Bentley Map- Bentley
    Bentley Map is a major step forward for geospatial users. This eSeminar gives you an overview of the robust mapping and analysis capabilities of Bentley Map. You'll see a technical overview of XML feature modeling (XFM) available in Bentley’s geospatial products, including Bentley Map.

    XFM is an open, flexible approach to modeling geospatial information that facilitates easy administration, simplifies customization, ensures design and mapping standards are met, and facilitates easy interoperability with other systems.

    This eSeminar also covers the features and benefits of Bentley Cadastre, which leverages Bentley Map technology.
    Bentley Systems
    Bentley MicroStation GeoParcel
    Bentley SELECTServices
    Bentley offers files and applications to general users and Bentley SELECT subscribers. Bentley Systems
    Bentley sisNET Multi-Utility
    Bentley sisNET is a powerful multi-utility documentation solution used by utilities of all sizes. Bentley sisNET allows all types of utility networks (water, gas, electric, and district heating) to be documented and accessed within a single user interface using a single data store. This presentation provides an overview of the system and a preview of upcoming developments. Bentley Systems
    Bentley's Federated Data
    This presentation examines techniques and Bentley products that enable using Oracle Spatial as an enterprise data store working in unison with a workflow management system and MicroStation desktop applications. It will discuss the technical considerations and present example use cases and achievable benefits. The presentation also shows how data and documents of all kinds can be shared cross-departmentally and how municipal workflows can be supported by a collaboration engine and connection to enterprise applications through Bentley Geospatial Server. Bentley Systems
    Bentley's Federated Data
    Examine the techniques and the Bentley products that let you use Oracle Spatial as an enterprise data store that works in unison with a workflow management system and MicroStation desktop applications. This presentation gives you technical considerations, example use cases and achievable benefits. You'll also see:
    • How data and documents of all kinds can be shared cross-departmentally
    • How municipal workflows can be supported by a collaboration engine and connection to enterprise applications through the Bentley Geospatial Server.
    Bentley Systems
    Bentley's MicroStation
    Bentley's Solutions for
    Bentley's solutions for substation design capitalize on a wide breadth of applications to offer a comprehensive solution ranging from civil/site design to structural or control house design to intelligent electric schematics to full 3D modeling of the substation.

    This presentation describes the components and business model for deploying Bentley's solutions for substation design.
    Bentley Systems
    Best Practice Guidance
    A usuful guide on making a planning application from the former ODPM department mapfinity
    Best Practices and Options
    Featured Paper by Steve Anderson

    IT and Development - GIS Deployment Best Practices
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Best Practices and Process
    Featured Paper By Jessie Yan

    Intermap is working its way into the second year of a multiyear project to produce digital elevation model at 5 m posting for the entire continental USA. The substantial amount of data to be processed proved and shipped each day pose tremendous challenge for both operation and management. Intermap is constantly optimizing its work process to maximize throughput and efficiency. This paper will focus on best practice criteria and process automation during interactive 3D editing and value added vector extraction practices, which are the most critical and time consuming phases in the entire workflow. A complicated toolset in stream network checking, data finishing, data management and quality control will be discussed. This toolset is currently being expanded into a larger enterprise wide production control system in which one of the functions is to use selected public data in predictive analytics to assist in knowledge-based decision making, scheduling, planning and management.

    Intermap Technologies
    Best Practices: Defining
    This discussion is targeted toward ArcIMS Developers, Site Administrators, and General ArcGIS users who consume ArcIMS map services in client applications, such as ArcGIS Explorer, ArcMap and the HTML Viewer. Learn why it is important to include projection information in ArcIMS map services, and the steps involved in defining projection information. Esri
    Best Practices: Loading
    When loading raster data into an enterprise geodatabase, users can specify four raster storage settings: compression, pyramids, statistics, and tile size. This discussion focuses on some best practices for these settings, and raster data throughput between clients and the server. It is recommended that you are familiar with raster data concepts and ArcSDE architecture. Esri
    Best Practices: Working
    Storing symbology in the geodatabase requires planning. This discussion of cartographic representations addresses questions about when to create representations, how to name them, when to use multiple representations for a feature class, why style files are important, and how best to use rules, overrides, and explicit representation fields. To benefit from this discussion, you should have some working knowledge of representations. Esri
    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
    Best Value Procurement;
    In order to improve treatment capabilities, address aging infrastructure, increase redundancy and reliability, and increase flow capacity from 30 MGD to 40 MGD, the Arlington County Water Pollution Control Plant (ACWPCP), located in Arlington, Virginia, has begun construction on a new phase in their program for capital improvements.

    A Best Value procurement process allowed the County to secure an optimum balance of pricing and performance for selected equipment based on the longterm interests of the customer (rate payer), the operations staff, and the maintenance staff.
    Earth Tech
    Better Wetland Restoration:
    Wetland profiling is the classification and cataloging of wetland types for a given watershed. Classification of wetland types follows the Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach which emphasizes landscape position and hydrology as driving factors of wetland function. Information regarding wetland types, distribution and geospatial location aid decision makers in assessing the impacts and subsequent compensatory mitigation of wetland fill permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. GIS lends itself to the efficient compilation of this wetland information over large areas. Esri Users Group Conference
    Beyond Maps: GIS Support
    Featured Paper By Kearey Smith & Garlynn Woodsong

    Discover how GIS is used to support the development of Smart Growth and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policies in the San Francisco Bay Area region. The overall goal of MTC's "Transit Oriented Developments at Bay Area Transit Stations" project is to create a comprehensive set of information that can be used as an informational foundation for effective policies to support transit oriented developments at Bay Area transit stations. The study has created a comprehensive set of information for the entire Bay Area regarding plans, proposals, and land use status in the vicinity of transit stations/corridors. Because this is an ongoing effort, the study will report impediments to such developments and will explore steps to support implementation of Smart Growth and transit-oriented development, as well as other land use development strategies that support transit usage. A discussion will be presented that outlines how GIS is used to facilitate the policy and decision making process.

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission
    Eliot Allen and Randy Goers Max Dieber, research director of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, is trying to find space for a million new residents in the Chicago region. Alan Hirsch, an environmental advocate in Sacramento, is calculating pollution emissions from alternative development designs. And Michelle Bene, a Tampa resident, is identifying unfriendly pedestrian conditions in her neighborhood. What unites these three is their use of a powerful new generation of geographic information system (GIS) tools Criterion Planners
    Beyond Spaghetti: Polygonizing
    In order to spot oil wells and draw lease polygons for oil and gas exploration or pipeline management, a fully polygonized and attributed land database is required. The original data were generated on a legacy system of mid 1980s vintage. Land polygons are represented as a database of "spaghetti" type linework. WhiteStar Corporation
    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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    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
    Free 30 day evaluation of the popular BeyondGeo Internet Mapping Solution Blue Marble Geographics
    Bhupinder Singh 2006
    Senior Vice President, Platform, Bentley Software
    Bhupinder Singh provides a technical presentation on Bentley’s MicroStation and ProjectWise V8 XM Editions, which, he explains, enable distributed enterprises to function as one entity instead of a disconnected enterprise.
    Bentley Systems
    Big Sur Vector
    Big Sur Vector GeoPDF TerraGo Technologies, Inc.
    Bilingual Marine Data
    American Samoa is home to some of the most unique coral reefs in the United States. They face several threats, including climate change, pollution, destructive fishing methods, and invasive species. Additionally, the remote location of American Samoa makes distribution of scientific research and data problematic. As part of an ongoing project at Oregon State University, this project will provide for the distribution of research about coral reefs in American Samoa to educators, managers and the public for promotion of reef conservation. Several steps will be necessary to accomplish this goal, including creation of benthic habitat maps for Fagaitua Bay and the National Park of American Samoa, development of a Web-based Geographic Information System in Samoan and English (including a bibliographic database of resources related to reefs in American Samoa), and creation of educational modules about benthic habitat GIS for use by American Samoa Community College. Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    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.
    BioMapper is a kit of GIS- and statistical tools designed to build habitat suitability (HS) models and maps. It is centered on the Ecological Niche Factor Analysis (ENFA) that allows to compute HS models without the need of absence data. Uses same file format as Idrisi Courtesy Alexandre Hirzel
    Birdstrike Data Integration
    The Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) sought to link its birdstrike Access database with its departmental ArcView software-based GIS in order to begin collection of locational information of bird strikes at SBA and develop a novel way to analyze and manage bird strikes on and near the airfield. The Airport Engineering and Planning Division worked in conjunction with Airport Operations to develop a procedure for data collection of locational information of bird strikes in combination with the previously required FAA Form 5200-7 for data collection of new bird strikes in an Access Database. The birdstrike Access database was linked to ArcView using the ArcView SQL connection feature. The ability to analyze locational information related to individual bird strikes has allowed SBA to assess risks to aircraft, identify environmental hazards that could contribute to bird strikes, and enhance experimental methods and data collection for ongoing studies in the Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve. Esri Users Group Conference
    BirdVision is a new application for birdwatchers everywhere. It is a stand-alone Windows application that incorporates the use of remote sensing and GIS technology with the exciting world of birding. Features: - Affordable software to track bird sightings using maps, aerial images, and a database. - Easy and simple interface -Sophisticated enough for professional naturalists, rangers, and ornithologists. - Links sighting points on a map to a database of included or custom photos, information, and field notes. - Maps are grouped into Data Sets and are available for download - Accepts Latitude and Longitude coordinates which may be recorded from a handheld GPS as geographic ?bookmarks? for field sightings. NVision Solutions Inc.
    Blackpool Council Local
    Blackpool Council 2007 Local Election Results GeoWise
    Blair County, PA Vector
    Blair County, PA Vector GeoPDF TerraGo Technologies, Inc.
    Body-Worn PC Increases
    Boliden-Westmin (Canada)
    Featured By: Gavin C. Dirom Boliden-Westmin's mining operation at Myra Falls in central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, puts a strong emphasis on collecting and maintaining environmental data GemTeck Environmetal Software Ltd.
    Bookmark Manager for ArcGIS
    MainStreetBookmarks is a plug-in for use with ArcGIS that organizes and saves location bookmarks, or extents, for easy recall. Automatically imports bookmarks from your ArcMap project and optionally stores the On / Off visibility state of each layer. If your computer is on a network, a master list can serve bookmarks to other users. MainStreetGIS
    BookmarkTool for ArcMap
    Mapwares - GIS Software Development and Consulting Services BookmarkTool for ArcMap allows you to store extents, name them, organize them into groups, and save those groups into files. Mapwares
    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
    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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    Bournemouth Council Local
    Bournemouth Council Local Election 2007 atlas GeoWise
    BP Cuts Hours Off Emergency
    “This solution is changing the way we do business. When the data is presented through a map-based interface, it’s amazing. It gives you a richer, bigger, more intelligent picture of what’s going on.” Steve Fortune, Information Management Director, Gulf of Mexico Strategic Performance Unit, BP IDV Solutions
    Brad Workman 2006 BE
    Vice President, Bentley Building
    Hear from industry leaders about why building information modeling (BIM) is getting so much attention these days, and what benefits it offers. Industry leaders and editors of leading industry publications will discuss how BIM is affecting the practices of building design, construction, and operations. You will also hear from Bentley executives about our vision for BIM solutions, open standards such as the IFCs, and how BIM can improve quality in the building industry.
    Bentley Systems
    Breaking Down Barriers:
    Featured Paper By Ken Field

    In the UK, published national indices of deprivation are routinely used for resource allocation at a local level yet are constructed from national datasets. Data are usually derived from aggregate population based census sources using comparable geographical frameworks. This can ignore locality specific socio-economic and environmental factors associated with deprivation such as the location of crime hot spots, road traffic accidents, or air pollution levels. The methodology developed here allows the combination of data collected using different spatial frameworks, from a range of sources and at both individual point level and aggregate area level to create a flexible approach to mapping deprivation at the local level. Deprivation surfaces are calculated using a combined statistical and GIS approach to more accurately portray deprivation at the local level in the county of Northamptonshire, UK. This approach has been adopted by local authorities to augment national indices to improve local decision making processes.

    Kingston University
    Breaking down the barriers
    This paper examines current trends in providing access to geographical information. It considers the changing pattern of demand for geographical information in general. These patterns are illustrated by the specific experiences of Forth Valley GIS in providing leading edge GI services to local government in Scotland. Forth Valley GIS Ltd.
    BridgeStreet Worldwide
    BridgeStreet Worldwide is a corporate housing provider offering fully-furnished apartment accommodation services in more than 100 U.S. metropolitan areas and more than 50 locations around the globe. BridgeStreet Worldwide’s initial mapping solution offered little more than static road maps for clients and guests who were evaluating the company’s accommodations online. The company replaced its static solution with Microsoft® Virtual Earth™ mapping software, which offers high-resolution satellite imagery, aerial views of available apartments, and an interactive mapping solution with point-of-interest information around apartment locations. BridgeStreet Worldwide also utilized Microsoft MapPoint® 2006 business mapping software to better analyze customer travel data with available property locations. Microsoft MapPoint
    Bridging the Gap Between
    The independent, yet concurrent implementations of both GIS and ERP applications left Alagasco with the need to streamline its gas distribution engineering design processes. Engineers were using paper and antiquated tools to create the designs, and subsequently reentering the designs in both the GIS and the ERP systems. To create a more efficient process, Alagasco implemented an engineering tool to leverage the existing functionality of their GIS and ERP applications, enabling engineers to perform designs in the GIS, generate the necessary design documentation, track the design through the approval process, and then transfer the design specifications to the ERP system. This customized engineering tool reduces data entry, encourages design standardization, and ensures better data quality in both the ERP and GIS applications. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    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
    Britain?s Ordnance Survey
    Check out Britain's Ordnance Survey Page for ?Free and Fun? maps, games, fly-throughs, a mapping index and more. Ordnance Survey
    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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    Broadband Mapping and
    A major goal for the State of Michigan is to sustain efforts needed to strengthen the state's economic base. While a number of strategic policy initiatives and programs have been enacted to meet this goal, none is more important than improving access to high-speed telecommunication services and assuring that comprehensive information is available from carriers and other service providers regarding the type, quality, and location of services. This paper presents the development of a "realtime" online mapping application deployed during the data collection phase of the LinkMichigan Regional Telecommunications Planning Program. The integrated software application designed utilized ArcSDE, ArcIMS, and Java to provide telecommunication providers a means to map their facilities, service areas, and proposed broadband networks online in realtime. The relevance of employing these technologies for creating realtime, online mapping applications is limited only by one's imagination. Esri Users Group Conference
    RouteSmart Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of route optimization software and logistics professional services for the newspaper, postal/local delivery, public works and utility meter reading industries. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Bowne AE&T Group, RouteSmart Technologies has worked closely for over 20 years with the leading organizations found in these industry segments. With headquarters in Columbia, MD and business partners worldwide, RouteSmart Technologies is committed to solving the unique complexities of high density residential and also low density commercial service routing problems. RouteSmart software computes results with address-specific, side-of-street level precision and models both driving and walking route planning problems. Workload balancing, territory planning and daily routing are all available in a single integrated product environment that is continually being enhanced based on customer requirements. RouteSmart software operates seamlessly within the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop suite of products. RouteSmart Technologies, Inc.
    Broward County's Web-Based
    Featured Paper By Diana Umpierre, GISP & Glenn Margoles

    A web-based tool was developed to help planners with estimating the potential amounts of debris that hurricanes could cause in Broward County, Florida. It uses parcel, tree canopy and storm surge data to calculate potential debris amounts at the Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ) level. This interactive tool uses ASP and ArcIMS to calculate the three main types of debris caused by hurricanes: construction & debris (C&D), vegetation-related (downed trees/ branches), and sediment (from surge effects). This paper will present the logic behind the model, as well as some of its pros and cons, and comparison to other models.

    Brownfield Redevelopment
    Bruce Gittings' Digital
    This catalogue includes details of elevation and bathymetric data, together with a section on available software for the display and manipulation of these data. Download the catalogue. University of Edinburgh
    BTS Data Viewer
    for use with the NTAD and NORTAD ASCII format files. Bureau of Transporation Statistics
    Buildable Land Inventory
    The City of Fort Collins, Colorado has developed a procedure to create, track, and maintain an inventory of vacant and buildable land inside the urban growth area. Ideally, this would be a clean and seamless system that would be updated as needed. But in reality, it is a time consuming assembly of various data from different sources that needs to be cleaned, massaged, and wedged into a GIS format. Then the fun begins. The data is run through a series of geoprocessing procedures that create the buildable land inventory. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building 3D GIS Content
    While I am sure it might surprise some people that not every architect is using SketchUp, we have found that recovering from this oversight can be a rather simple task. This is particularly true when we take advantage of SketchUp®'s free plug-in that creates an interoperability link with ESRI's ArcGIS®. This case involved simulating a proposed office building. Google, Inc. (Formerly @Last Software, Inc)
    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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    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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    Building a European Spatial
    INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) is a recent initiative launched by the European Commission and developed in collaboration with Member States and accession countries. It aims at making available relevant, harmonised and quality geographic information to support formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Community policies with a territorial dimension or impact. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building a Future for
    Featured Paper By Jim Mossman

    There are many pre-numbered/lettered highway symbol sets available for free download from ArcScripts. More sets could be created, but maintaining the existing ones is already a large burden. What will happen when these sets are no longer maintained? Application Coyote was developed to address this issue. Each application is a package of fonts, tables and executables. It moves part of the marker creation process into the end user domain, giving the user some control over the route numbers to be produced. This paper will discuss the pluses and minuses associated with that approach and how the application interfaces with ArcGIS. Coyote is a bit of a trickster and incorporates several features new to highway marker sets. The paper also discusses how to use marker symbols for labeling line features (some assembly required, batteries not included). As with the existing marker sets, Application Coyote packages are distributed free of charge.

    Data Deja View
    Building a Geodatabase
    In Sanborn's current contract with the City and County of Denver coverage deliveries were required. The City and County also desire an enterprise GeoDatabase delivery at the end of the data conversion. This paper will address how Sanborn used ArcObjects together with their conversion software to produce the enterprise geodatabase. Topics that will be addressed are vector translations along with annotation translations and the issues encountered with both. How Sanborn addressed topology issues and how TrueType fonts were handled will be two of the detailed topics addressed in this paper. Also addressed will be how the raster data was handled in ArcSDE and the problems encountered with the loading of TIFF images. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building a GIS Budget
    As an automated mapping and updating facility, a GIS will literally return a 1:1 cost/benefit ratio. As the functionality of the system expands to include planning and analysis between one to three departments within a single organization, the ratio approaches 2:1. Ultimately, a 4:1 benefit/cost ratio can be realized when the system functionality is maximized, and information is shared across the entire organization.2 Schneider Corporation
    Building a GIS Budget
    One of the foremost questions in any decision maker’s mind regarding GIS implementation is “how much will it cost?” Oftentimes it is in conjunction with another monetary question, “how much money can it save?” Common perceptions within this context include: �� GIS is expensive. �� We can get cash back by charging people to use it. �� GIS can generate revenue. �� GIS can reduce the number of Schneider Corporation
    Building a GIS With the
    Georgia Power, the largest electric utility in the Southern Company, is an investor-owned company with $13.5 billion in assets and 100,000 acres of land. An Enterprise GIS Strategy is integrating GIS into Southern's business processes. Unique challenges lay ahead in modeling how land is bought, sold, and managed under a metes and bounds survey system. The original 13 U.S. colonies still use the system, which involves irregular parcel boundaries often based on physical "landmarks" such as trees or rock piles now long gone. The state of Georgia also has odd physical boundaries that are part of the legal description. Once a GIS is implemented, developers must tie a document management system containing more than 500,000 plats, deeds, and other items to each polygon. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building a GIS-Based
    Managing elections for the most populous county in the United States is a complex and year-round job. Los Angeles County uses geographic information system (GIS) technology not only for drawing precincts but also for managing census, street, and district data associated with election activities as well as efficiently managing logistics for its workers. GeoDecisions
    Building a High-Availability
    New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) hosts a variety of e-government web based applications to serve the public, some of those are ArcIMS applications that DoITT hosts for city agencies: My Neighborhood, My Neighborhood Statistics and EMOLs. Due to the increasing demand for an ArcIMS hosting infrastructure for New York City agencies and the need for a robust environment to host emergency applications, DoITT ventured in upgrading its aging equipment and moving it in-house. The result is a 24x7 scalable environment consisting of more than 25 Sun Microsystems servers, 10 of which are in production and the remaining are part of the development, test, staging and disaster recovery environments. This paper describes the process of designing a high-availability ArcIMS hosting infrastructure for New York City starting from the architecture design to the sizing of servers, integration, configuration, and the deployment of applications with zero downtime. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building a Public Works
    Public works and geographic information system (GIS) technology have a long and successful history together. GIS has provided public works departments with the data management and visualization tools necessary to support daily operations from mapping to data collection to analysis— helping plan, implement, and maintain the critical infrastructure of the community. However, in recent years, information management has become an equally crucial function of local government, requiring a parallel infrastructure of computerized systems to help meet demand, track progress, and plan for the future. Esri
    Building a Regional Traffic
    Featured Paper by Lina Kulikowski, Ilir Bejleri

    The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of Broward County, Florida, has developed a procedure for mapping and analyzing automobile, bicycle and pedestrian crashes to identify problematic areas in order to prioritize transportation improvement funding and develop countermeasures. In the Broward County metropolitan area, traffic crash reports are generated and maintained by various local law enforcement agencies and state safety and transportation departments. This paper discusses challenges and successes of integrating crash databases from multiple agencies as well as the process of crash mapping using a customized ArcGIS geocoding extension and crash analysis using a combination of ArcGIS geoprocessing, linear referencing, ModelBuilder, Spatial Analyst, Tracking Analyst, Network Analyst, and 3D Analyst.
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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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    Building America's Anti-Terror
    Feature Article By Stuart F. Brown - shows how GIS and infotech can fight homeland insecurity Fortune Magazine
    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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    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 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 John Farley, Jun Wu, Hardee Cox, Terry Norris, Chris Tilley, L.C. Smith

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation has long desired an enterprise linear referencing system. This desire has led to various efforts over the years without a successful implementation. To face and overcome the challenges and problems that have plagued the LRS efforts in the past, an LRS Task Force was formed. The purpose of this LRS Task Force is to clearly define the LRS Project in terms of deliverable data products, establishment of a repeatable business process and, finally, development of the ability to manage these products. This document will attempt to explain this purpose by providing an LRS model, business process, and a list of deliverables.
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    Building an Integrated
    Featured Paper By Charles Barnwell, Dale Avery , Yushuang Zhou & John Sutton

    The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) is building an integrated transportation network in order to meet the transportation GIS data needs of a variety of stakeholder groups including Planning and Public Works, Traffic Engineering, Public Safety, Transit, and other business units at the Municipality. Cambridge Systematics was contracted to design and build the new transportation network in an ArcSDE geodatabase environment. This presentation will describe the development of the new Roadnet geodatabase including user requirements, data model design, network features and functionality, and the linear referencing techniques being implemented to integrate the variety of transportation data. The Roadnet network is a joint MOA and State of Alaska project and is designed to comply with the Anchorage Regional ITS Architecture, support the state's ITS projects such as CARS 511 and HazMat vehicle routing, support critical Municipal functions such as public safety, and interface with the highway geodatabase being developed in State DOT.

    Municipality of Anchorage-Data/GIS Resources Division
    Building and Maintaining
    Featured Paper by Jennifer Reek

    The City of Brookfield, Wisconsin migrated closer to a City enterprise GIS system by integrating the utility based GIS data with the public works databases. In 2006, the City implemented a GIS and utility integrated system with the use of ArcSDE and a public works software application. This presentation describes migrating the data to build the system, integrating the public works system with geodatabases, maintaining the data throughout several city departments, benefits from using an integrated system, and future additions to the system.
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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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    Building and Using 3D
    Featured Paper by Darryl Clare, Andrew Harrison

    Cape Coral, FL has experienced a recent rapid population and economic boom to make it one of the nation's top five fastest growing cities. They recognized the need to evaluate potential developments in the central business district early in the approval process to ensure the 'right' developments occur. The city worked with The Schneider Corporation of Indianapolis to create a GIS model of the city core and 3D architectural renderings of proposed developments as well as integrate the two and provide training for future analysis.
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    Building Applications
    Developing and Deploying embedded Spatial Applications and Web Services in a standard enterprise IT enviroment. eSpatial Solutions
    Building Custom GIS Quickly
    Nobel Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation, provides geographic information system (GIS) data conversion, GIS data viewing and hosting, and GIS consulting. Nobel Systems is headquartered in San Bernardino, California, with offices in San Marcos, California; Reno, Nevada; and Vineland, New Jersey. It has an affiliate in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as an additional production facility in Bangalore, India. Founded in 1992, the company has as its mission to be the premier supplier of geospatial and GIS services for water-related markets in the United States, with a special focus on public agencies. Esri
    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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    Building GIS Data with
    Building GIS data with
    Building Green Infrastructure
    For the past three years, Natural Lands Trust has been developing a land assessment process called the SmartConservation Model. This model identifies, evaluates and prioritizes landscape conservation resources. An important component of this model is an open space and conservation protection plan--a 'Green Infrastructure' plan--for the 15 counties around Philadelphia. This plan is being developed as a series of hubs and corridors that reserve a critical network of the remaining undeveloped land with the highest conservation value. ESRI's ArcGIS, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, and the ArcObjects framework are being used to automate the identification of the greenspace network in a process that combines an innovative series of landscape permeability layers with a sophisticated conservation resource mapping process and which ultimately deciphers between terrestrial and aquatic connectivity across the landscape. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building Information Bridges
    On a bright, sunny morning, one day in the near future, Sharon, a Defense Intelligence Agency analyst working in support of the U.S. Northern Command, begins to prepare a threat analysis for the upcoming World Series. The World Series draws national and international attention and was declared a National Security Special Event (NSSE). Northrop Grumman IT
    Building Intermap's Data
    Featured Paper By Richard Asselin

    Intermap is in the business of creating digital descriptions of the Earth's surface. Our unique data acquisition technology enables us to quickly and affordably acquire large and continuous datasets. Through our NEXTMap program, we're acquiring complete and accurate map databases of entire countries - something never before undertaken on a commercial basis. Managing such a large undertaking demands a thorough understanding of what's happening in production, and where the work is heading. A tool called the "Data Management System - Explorer" (DMSe) was developed to aid production staff and management to tackle this daunting task. This paper focuses on the design, development, and implementation of the DMSe. Details are given regarding the programming of the ArcReader / Microsoft SQL Server production database interface, as well as the various DMSe database views and stored procedures. Time-saving tips are also discussed, allowing for speedier changes to the DMSe with minimal or no downtime.

    Intermap Technologies
    Building Internal Community
    Featured Paper By Kyu-Sang (Joshua) Lee, Michelle Thompson & Anna Karwowska

    Technology is vital to many businesses, governments, and organizations and can be especially useful for Community Base Organizations (CBOs). The Cornell University (Fall 2004) GIS project tackled this issue by analyzing the use of data and technology with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative® (DSNI). The community-university partnership between the GIS Workshop Class (Sibley Consulting) and DSNI focused on community economic empowerment. However, this partnership included many more actors and relationships such as Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston Assessing Department and other public-private agencies that provided the group with the data and technical knowledge needed. While ArcGIS 8.3 was the primary tool, Websurveyor, CommunityViz, and Blackboard were also used for capacity building. The final report is an educational tool for DSNI's development of a geodatabase. The project will serve as a good model for future partnership projects in fostering usage of technology among CBOs.

    Sibley Consulting-c/o Thompson RE Consultants
    Building Landscape Visualizations
    Building Local Government
    This paper will present the enterprise GIS Administration solutions to beating the all too common challenge of the development of an enterprise GIS from a decentralized and distributed department based GIS with limited impact to budgets due to current depleted fiscal environment. The approach includes the implementation and development of prioritized, focused phased projects using the existing enterprise GIS and IT resources to build an integrated rules-based GIS database design from the existing environment. The approach includes the evaluation of existing GIS datasets, GIS resources, elimination of redundancy, creation of GIS-based data service levels, implementation of GIS standards, and taking advantage of the GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS) to deliver an enterprise level database supporting City needs. This report is the culmination of the first of five fiscal years of the project. The results are based upon the previously identified enterprise needs, accomplishments, and pitfalls of the enterprise GIS program and the baseline of the previous departmental GIS. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building Public Web Sites
    Through examining the benefits and rewards of communities using Geo Web Publisher to build public Web portals, this presentation provides an overview of how to implement successful public Web portals and the newest capabilities of the new Bentley Geo Web Publisher. Bentley Systems
    Building Public Web Sites
    This presentation provides an overview of how to implement successful public Web portals and the newest capabilities of the new Bentley Geo Web Publisher.

    Loubier examines the benefits and rewards gained by communities that use Geo Web Publisher to build public Web portals.
    Bentley Systems
    Building Spatial Information
    Since 1998, the city has taken leadership in city development. Metropolitan has overall responsibility over urban spatial database development in response to the citizens' demands. The city has to not only respond to the citizens as a local government body and deliver services, but also disseminate GIS information. The methods of providing efficient urban service deliveries to the people simplifying decision-making are not implemented to the full extent because of a lack of basic spatial information infrastructure applied to complex city management tasks. Based on this concept, ISC and KMC are building a spatial information infrastructure to support in the planning and service delivery functions of KMC. This paper will outline applications and elements of the spatial information infrastructure being developed for the city. Esri Users Group Conference
    Building the Business
    Featured Paper By Danny Childs & Mehrdod Mohseni

    Southern Company is a premier energy company in the southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. The company owns five electric utilities in four states, as well as a retail natural gas business and a fiber optics and wireless business. Recently, Southern Company undertook an initiative to bring about an enterprise GIS approach for all its five electric utilities. Recognizing the potential of an Enterprise GIS and the real benefits it could generate, the company kicked off its Enterprise GIS (E-GIS) strategy development project with the goal of exploring the benefits of an enterprise GIS and developing a plan to achieve those goals. This paper will highlight the challenges, findings, and lessons learned as Southern Company completed its detailed Business Case for E-GIS, identifying and quantifying the operational and financial considerations related to an enterprise approach to GIS.

    Southern Company
    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
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Building the Next Generation
    Studying the Desert Horned Lizard (aka Horny Toad) with GIS Fourth Grade Class, Waterville Elementary School, Washington
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Building Tsunami Analysis
    Featured Paper by Nazila Merati, Chris Chamberlin, Edison Gica

    Scientists at the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR) utilize a variety of software programs to develop and analyze tsunami propagation and inundation models results. NCTR software developers are developing tools and applications for ArcGIS and OpenGIS for data management, visualization, and analysis to enhance our capabilities. The ability to directly read netCDF into ArcGIS opens up the opportunities such as analyzing time series of propagation runs and integrating data sets such as critical infrastructure and census information that are not available using traditional tools.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Division of Real Estate Servicesmanages all land held in trust for California Indian Tribes. The Pacific Regional Office needed to develop and deploy a working land management system that would support business needs and leverage partnerships with other Federal Agencies and Indian tribes on a very aggressive timeframe. Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    Bureau of Land Management
    Jeff Nighbert, past winner of the ESRI map gallery competition, reflects on his passion for creating great maps with ESRI's GIS software during the past 30 years. Jeff explains how his personality as a geographer and artist allows him to create maps that explore the landscape and reveal the beauty of the geography. Esri
    Bureau of Land Management
    The Homeland Security San Juan Basin Demonstration Project (SJBDP or “Project”), in simple terms, is a survey-based geographic information system (GIS) utilizing the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) as its base layer. However, upon closer inspection one will find more than boundary surveys and “traditional” GIS coverages referenced to the PLSS. The SJBDP is a unique combination of public, private, and corporate data sets, all referenced in one system designed to meet the business needs of the Project’s partners. This paper will describe the origins of the Project, the current status of the Project, and will describe what the partners foresee for the Project’s future. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
    Bureau of Reclamation
    The Bureau of Reclamation’s Phoenix Area Offi ce is up against a document management challenge with a century’s documents fi led in multiple formats, multiple offi ces, and multiple storage schemes. Hart InterCivic, Inc.
    Bus Accident Mapping
    Featured Paper by Leo Fothergill and Doy Miller

    Bus Accident Mapping and Analysis Application
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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).
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Bus Accident Mapping
    Featured Paper by Leo Fothergill and Doy Miller

    Bus Accident Mapping and Analysis Application
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Bus Route Changes Impact
    Featured Paper by Linda Loubert

    This analysis of the Greater Baltimore Bus Initiative (GBBI) uses geographical information systems as a tool to incorporate data from the Maryland Transportation Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, and data compiled at the Institute for Urban Research to understand the relationship of changes in the bus stops and the population the lost bus stops serves. Three different views of the geographical areas are portrayed in this analysis. One uses the transportation analysis zone (TAZ) to understand where the bus routes take passengers compared to where jobs are located. The second analysis uses U.S. Census 2000 tract data to understand the relationship of populations over 65 years old and bus stops before and after changes in bus stops. The third analysis uses the neighborhood statistical areas (NSA) to understand the loss of bus stops created by GBBI in neighborhoods where 25 percent of workers use the transit system.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Business Analyst Online
    Business Analyst Online combines GIS technology with extensive business, demographic, and consumer household data. For businesses and marketing professionals, it delivers Web capabilities previously available only through ESRI's Business Analyst desktop software. Esri
    Business Decisions with
    Business GeoInfo Summit
    Listen to Jay R. Lucas, CCIM and President of STDB Inc. as he provides a brief preview of his upcoming keynote address at the ESRI Business GeoInfo Summit, April 23–25 in Dallas, Texas. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Linda Peters, Senior Sales Executive at ESRI, talks about how businesses can benefit from using ArcWeb Services and the types of applications she will demonstrate during her session. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Kathy Gambee talks about her session at the upcoming Business GeoInfo Summit in Dallas, Texas. Listen to Kathy discuss what customer profiling means and how understanding customer types and their consumer behavior can help make better business decisions. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Listen to Fromm discuss his presentation on market analysis at the 2007 Business GeoInfo Summit and how Great Harvest uses GIS and Business Analyst to conduct site selection. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Listen as Wilde discusses the IT brands and home consumer brands that MarketStar represents and how they use GIS to increase their clients' sales.. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Listen to Meador discuss the mobile applications that MobileGates provides and share his experience at the 2007 Business GeoInfo Summit. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Garry Burgess talks about his session at the upcoming Business GeoInfo Summit in Dallas, Texas. Listen to Garry discuss new features in ArcGIS Business Analyst and present highlights of the new product ArcGIS Business Analyst Server. Esri
    Business GeoInfo Summit:
    Jim Herries talks about his session at the upcoming Business GeoInfo Summit in Dallas, Texas. Listen to Jim discuss the data that is available in Business Analyst Online reports and maps and who can benefit from using Business Analyst Online. Esri
    Business GIS: Applicable
    GIS data comes from many sources: images, survey data, digitized data, scanned data. The unique integration capabilities of GIS bring together data from many sources for visual display and analysis. Consequently, GIS must support platform-independent solutions that can be implemented for varying server hardware, operating systems, networks, databases, development tools, and desktop applications in addition to Web and mobile clients. (ESRI, 2003) American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
    Business Partners Creating
    With the release of ArcGIS 9.2, ESRI's Business Partners have been working hard to create solutions that work on the 9.2 platform. Several partners had prototypes or beta versions of their applications to showcase at the Twenty-sixth Annual ESRI International User Conference. Some of the Business Partners and their applications are featured below and in the Winter 2006/2007 issue of ArcNews ArcNews Online
    Business Performance
    Featured Paper by Steven Hills, Nicholas Macdonald

    The past decade has seen immense changes to the practice of forestry in North America. The modern forest management company has an ever-increasing wealth and complexity of data that is available to them. Integrating the flow of information into the business and ensuring that it is available to the decision maker are critical to the success of the company. The escalation of information available to and generated by forestry activities is increasing, without a proactive approach to management; the very information that should enhance business practices quickly becomes a liability. Louisiana-Pacific Swan Valley utilizes a Forest Information System, which is a fully integrated and comprehensive forestry supply chain management system. It provides access to critical business information enabling foresters to track and manage plans and activities across the full forest supply chain from planning and procurement to certification and financial settlements from the office to the field.
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    Business ROI –
    Attendance was up this year for the popular seminar “Business Case and ROI: Justifying IT Spending Seminar,” drawing over 60 attendees mostly from county and city government utilities. At the start of the session, audience members were issued a calculator which, when the tab from the battery was removed, played music. The room was alive with the sound of electronic music during the first few minutes as attendees figured out how to turn off the sound. GITA
    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
    BusinessMAP Financial
    BusinessMAP Financial, an industry-specific version of ESRI's BusinessMAP database mapping software, is designed so that financial services professionals can quickly visualize and analyze tabular data geographically. In just seconds, BusinessMAP Financial automatically converts address records into pushpins on colorful maps, creating a geographic picture of business data not readily apparent from rows and columns of tabular data. BusinessMAP Financial is packaged with ESRI's demographic and Community Tapestry segmentation system data, along with industry-specific data and reports from ESRI Business Partner RPM Consulting, a leading financial services data provider. ArcNews Online
    Butler County Department
    Featured Paper by Bruce Butler

    BCDES, located in southwestern Ohio, is pushing GIS to where it is needed most--the streets. Field crews, responsible for maintaining 1,400 miles of both water and sewer mains and providing wastewater treatment and drinking water for 100,000 people, are using GIS to make their jobs more effective. Applications: Maintenance crew uses real-time GIS data during water line and sewer line failures. Meter-reading is more efficient with mobile GPS units to create GIS map layers that reflect multiple meter locations.
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    Butler County, Ohio Saves
    Butler County, Ohio recently saved several hundred thousand dollars using inmates of the Ohio Prison System to convert 8,000 infrastructure record drawings of water, wastewater, and storm assets into the ESRI-based enterprise GIS. In addition to the significant budget savings, the project demonstrated commitment to their community by training inmates in GIS software. The County also benefited from implementing simple, low cost, and highly effective ESRI extension software. ArcReader was deployed throughout the entire County for enterprise map printing with direct hyperlinks to raster scans of record drawings. ArcPad and ArcReader were deployed in the field on a tablet PC with similar functionality. In the near future, the County plans to deploy ArcGIS Schematics for water and sewer networks. With this asset register foundation investment in place, the County is prepared to move forward in business focused application development and system integration to support enhanced utility Asset Management. Esri Users Group Conference
    By Popular Demand
    CAD and GIS
    Engineering design and geographic analysis are extremely important to the organizations that employ CAD and GIS. These distinctive technologies deliver mission critical answers and excel at discipline specific-tasks that the other performs poorly or not at all. However, there is increasing demand for CAD and GIS software that is well integrated. Integration helps professionals throughout a project lifecycle to exchange data and collaborate more efficiently. Autodesk, Inc.
    CAD Services
    emGISt India provides the most comprehensive Computer Aided Drafting & Design services available today. emGISt India is a one stop solution for various CAD services, including: CAD conversion, CAD drafting, CAD digitization, CAD designing etc. We possess skilled process engineering teams and always stay ahead of cutting edge technology. We have established quality procedures to ensure the most accurate conversion to our worldwide clients. emGISt India
    Features include standalone CAD to shapefile conversion, translates all AutoCAD DXF and DWG up to & including 2000i, attributes translation.
    CAD WebViewer CADWEB
    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.
    Cadastral Mapping Data
    Featured Paper By Brent Mainzinger

    There are several very different data models to consider when designing a land records geodatabase--fully spatial, traditional linear, multi-tagged linear, ArcParcel Data Model, and various combinations of each. When is feature-linked annotation justified, and when isn't it worth the overhead? This session will discuss these options from the standpoint of productivity, practicality, and usability. We'll compare the cost and benefit of various approaches. A single data model will not be recommended because there is no single data model that is right for everyone. The various options, benefits, and drawbacks of each will be presented.

    The Sidwell Company
    Cadastral System Modernization
    MGE -GeoMedia Intergraph 2006
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Cadastres (Land Registries)
    Ownership outside the bounds of formal property maps is possession by force; logically any country that does not formalize property ownership is doomed to internal violence or tyranny. That assertion, made in support of a GIS mapping project for Colombia, applies everywhere. Its corollary: Developmental projects waste time and money when attempted where property rights and transparent records don't exist. The consequence is obvious, and, among other things, advises industrial-level GIS cadastral projects for countries of special interest in the war on terrorism. The strategic and intelligence uses of property data are spectacular--land records, when placed in a geodatabase, uncover money laundering, extortion, and corruption. They support effective asset forfeiture and geographic crime prediction. Finally, when land ownership is public knowledge, when anonymity of wealth and impunity are gone, landowners are less likely to support terrorism. Esri Users Group Conference
    Cadcorp and Oracle brochure
    Digital mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) are widely recognised as key enablers in e-Government service delivery worldwide. Modern government, both in policy making and in service delivery, relies on accurate and timely information about the location of citizens, assets, incidents and policy. It has been widely reported that over 80 per cent of corporate data has a geographic or spatial component.

    The management, distribution and sharing of spatial data is therefore crucial to effective and efficient service delivery and policy formulation. Increasingly, government is being measured, targeted and funded for ‘e-Enabling’ its services, ensuring that information and, more recently, online services are shared across departments, agencies and citizens. Examples include: Implementing Electronic Government (IEG), the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Priority Outcomes, and the Cabinet Office’s Transformational Government initiatives in the UK.

    Cadcorp and Oracle work in partnership via the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to facilitate the deployment of GIS applications that store business and spatial data in the same underlying Oracle database, and without the need for additional proprietary middleware. This reduces both the cost and complexity of developing, deploying and managing GIS applications.
    Cadcorp Corporate and
    Cadcorp® is a developer of world leading geographic information systems (GIS) software. The Cadcorp SIS® – Spatial Information System® suite runs on Microsoft Windows and encompasses desktop GIS modules, Web-based GIS software (GeognoSIS.NET™), software developer kits and a mobile data capture solution (mSIS®).

    Established in 1991 in the UK, Cadcorp has its headquarters in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and a development office in London. Regional offices operate in Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia.
    Cadcorp in Emergency
    It is widely recognised that the application of geographical information systems (GIS) increases the capability and effectiveness of the emergency services to respond in an emergency situation. Modern emergency services, both in planning and operational support, rely on accurate and timely information about the location of incidents, crimes or assets, often from dispersed sources of data. The ability to access and process spatial information quickly, from multiple sources, and to give visual feedback, is crucial to planning and operational effectiveness. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp in Government brochure
    Digital mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) are widely recognised as key enablers in e-government service delivery worldwide. Modern government, both in policy making and in service delivery, relies on accurate and timely information about the location of citizens, assets, incidents and policy. It has been widely reported that over 80 per cent of government data has a geographic or spatial component. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp Mini-Apps
    Mini-Apps are provided free of charge to be used as productivity tools, enhancing some of the functionality of Cadcorp SIS for specific tasks New and enhanced Cadcorp Mini-Apps include Cool Labels, New Boolean, Db Text, Spatial Wizard, Quick Print, Cadcorp SIS ITN Tools and Cadcorp SIS Gazetteer. Full documentation is provided. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp SIS 6.0 - the
    Cadcorp, the British GIS vendor, is rapidly becoming an international GIS vendor with its flagship product Cadcorp SIS. Robert Barr examines the software and offers his explanation for the company's growing international success. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp SIS Dataset Plug-ins
    For Cadcorp users, the current Cadcorp SIS Dataset Plug-ins. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp SIS Format Support
    150 Supported GIS, CAD, Graphic and Database Formats

    Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System has the ability to directly read and/or write to over 150 native GIS, CAD, graphic and database formats on-the-fly, without translation.
    Cadcorp SIS Gazetteer II
    perform address searches based on Ordnance Survey Address Point data. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp SIS Map Browser
    Cadcorp SIS Map Browser is a free application to browse geographic data served by OGC W*S services on the web. It has been designed to view and query data served using OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) specifications, as well as supporting Geographic Markup Language (GML) and Web Map Context XML data sources. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp SIS Map Reader
    Cadcorp SIS Map Reader: provides users of Cadcorp SIS with a powerful free tool to easily view, query and print ‘published’ map data. The strength of Map Reader lies in its ability to view over 150 formats that are open to Cadcorp SIS as long as they reside within a Published Window Definition (PWD).

    Generated by any of Cadcorp SIS Map Manager, Map Editor and Map Modeller, your PWD viewed by Map Reader can now open up new possibilities. Imagine viewing all your SHP files, DWG drawings, TAB files, Ordnance Survey data, ECW images and more in an integrated whole – that’s the power of Map Reader.

    For more sophisticated geographic data viewing, Map Viewer provides valuable additional capabilities.
    Cadcorp SIS Pictometry Viewer
    The Cadcorp SIS Pictometry Viewer is an easy-to-use free application (GB only) for viewing Pictometry® oblique view imagery within Cadcorp SIS – Spatial Information System. The new Cadcorp SIS Pictometry Viewer, developed by Cadcorp using Pictometry’s software development kit is available for use with Cadcorp SIS desktop products, including Map Modeller, Map Editor and Map Manager. Cadcorp
    Cadcorp Storm Tracker
    Digital mapping-based software to visualise the path of hurricanes and other storms Developed to satisfy the requirements of insurance and re-insurance specialists and other organisations concerned with damage caused by hurricanes and other storms, Cadcorp Storm Tracker is a light-weight digital mapping application for the visualisation of hurricane storm tracks. Using data from the Unisys Weather Web site, a respected source for global storm data, Cadcorp Storm Tracker enables users to take live storm information, automatically convert it to geographical line features and visualise it over a digital map base. It also enables the user to export the resulting storm track to commonly-used GIS data interchange formats for integration into other software, such as catastrophe modelling products. Cadcorp
    Active Server Component web map sampler Cadcorp
    software for the creation of flyround movies in Cadcorp SIS V5 Cadcorp
    CAD file editing in ArcView Cogiterra
    CADopia 8 Professional
    CADopia 8 Professional Edition is the latest release of this popular CAD software. It is an ideal tool for engineers, architects, and other GIS and CAD professionals who need a full-featured solution at an affordable price. Written for the Microsoft Windows environment, it is well suited for working in conjunction with other Windows applications and supports in-place editing. The features include AutoCAD 2008 support, Xref manager, DWF support, display and print lineweight, template files, plot style tables, draw order enhancements, solid modeling enhancements, performance enhancmeents, and bug fixes. You can read and write .DWG files (upto Autodesk AutoCAD 2008) using CADopia. Includes comprehensive suite of drafting, design and detailing tools. Version 8 requires users to install the product as an administrator. CADopia
    CADopia 8 Standard
    CADopia Standard is a full-featured 2D and 3D CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) software based on IntelliCAD technology. Architects, engineers, interior designers, students, and educators will find CADopia useful in creating, editing, and viewing professional drawings. This downloadable version includes a comprehensive suite of drafting features including boundary hatch, dimensioning, fly over snapping, complex linetype support, polyline and spline creation, 3D view creation, and printing and plotting support. It also supports AutoLisp for customization of the product. Improvements in CADopia Standard 8 include support for 2007/2008 format drawings, multi-language character support, new esnap options, updated ACIS solid model visualization, improved stability and performance, and improved support for multi-line texts. Version 8.0 can open, modify and save 2007/2008 format Autodesk AutoCAD drawing files, supports export of drawings as PDF files, adds a new wipeout entity, a new esnap options. CADopia
    This extension includes a number of tools to aid in working with CAD files in ArcView freeware
    CADViewer 3.2
    view all DXF/DWG drawing files up to AutoCAD 2000, HP-GL plot files, raster files GuthCAD
    CalAgPermits GIS Application
    Featured Paper by Mikkel Hylden

    GIS Applications: Migration and Integration Strategies
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Tablets, Digitizers from Calcomp GTCO CalComp, Inc
    Large format plotter/printer files CalGraph Technology Services, Inc.
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    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.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Calculating Soil Areas
    Featured Paper by Brandy Woodcock, Benjamin Byars

    The use of ArcMap to calculate soil areas for storm water pollution prevention plans has allowed for more accurate and comprehensive calculations. Present and proposed layouts of projects were initially used in AutoCAD to calculate the area of soil under the right of way; this value was then used to estimate the soil areas under the existing road and the proposed road. However, through the use of ArcMap the actual areas of individual soils under each of the roads can be calculated and eliminate any error caused by estimation.
    Esri Users Group Conference
    Calculating Wildfire
    Featured Paper By Julia Christiansen

    Arc GIS Spatial Analyst, one tool in the ArcGIS software suite, was used to develop a raster grid predicting hazard levels in wildfires within a western Colorado fire management zone. The term hazard refers to dangers related to fire behavior rather than risk of ignition. This layer was constructed using the Reclassify and Raster Calculator utilities within Arc GIS Spatial Analyst and ESRI extension Raster Clipper. Spatial Analyst evaluated hazard factors such as slope, aspect and fuels. Reclassify assigned break and integer values to analyzed hazards. Map Algebra expressions derived output cell values based on summed integers and included the condition that a zero score in the fuel model must return a zero value to the output cell. Wildfire management agencies are using electronic versions of the project, as well as paper maps constructed from it, to anticipate fire behavior, safety concerns and resource allocations during the 2005 wildfire season. Analysis based on comparisons of the new map with historic fire perimeters is proceeding and development may include weighted calculations of reclassified fuel models within such boundaries.

    Bureau of Land Management
    Calculation of Health
    Featured Paper By Chakib Battioui

    Socioeconomic indices are strongly believed to be associated with the risk of disease. The objective of this project is to determine which area-based socioeconomic measures would be most appropriate for U.S. public health surveillance. The specific objective is to determine the relationship between the rate of cancer and the various indices of social and economic (SES) conditions for the study area consisting of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    University of Louisville
    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
    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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    California ISO GIS and
    The California Independent System Operator manages the transmission of electricity through the State's network of high voltage lines. ISO's control area is the second largest in the U.S. and fifth largest in the world. To support the management of the electrical grid in response to factors such as wild land fires and extreme weather, the ISO needed a geographically accurate representation of the grid. Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    California Public Lands
    The California Legacy Project provides tools and information to help protect and restore California's natural resources and working landscapes. GIS is central to this initiative, facilitating the development and dissemination of information used to guide resource conservation decisions-for state agencies, local governments, and community-based groups. One of Legacy's important GIS datasets is the Public, Conservation and Trust Lands (PCTL). Traditionally maintained in ArcInfo coverage format, the Legacy Project supported the development and implementation of an ArcGIS geodatabase model for the PCTL dataset. The multi-user editing environment, topography tools, and more efficient data management capabilities have decreased the update process from months to weeks. This paper explores the institutional and technical components of this collaborative effort, which has brought State and Federal agencies, local governments and non-profit groups together create a single, comprehensive, and current dataset of public lands in California. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    Caltrans - Linear Referencing
    The California Department of Transportation, (Caltrans) is a large agency that supports numerous departments, business processes, projects and personnel. It has a long history of managing all state-run transportation systems, thus its cache of highway data has been collected over decades and in varying formats Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    CamMap is an interactive map guide to the city of Cambridge, England. You can navigate any direction and choose level of detail. Can be used with CamWAP (wireless application) CamMap
    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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    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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    Can Power Companies Use
    The assessment and avoidance of risk are crucial in electrical asset management.Asset managers must ensure that transmission corridors (which contain poles, lines, and utilities) remain clear of objects that may cause faults. Electrical distribution companies are required by energy regulators to submit records detailing the number of hours lost to faults, therefore, companies strive to improve risk assessment via reducing the total minutes lost to faults. DELTA Utility Services and Otago University are researching methods to classify the danger trees pose within transmission corridors. Potential dangers are classified using satellite imagery combined with ArcGIS vector to produce hazard maps. The traditional monitoring method uses ground-based line patrols; however, high resolution satellite images used in conjunction with ArcGIS provide an alternative method of line monitoring. High resolution satellites are capable of identifying both power lines and poles, as well as differentiating both species and tree heights. Esri Users Group Conference
    Canadian Coast Guard
    System takes tide effects and 'squat' into consideration in crucial depth measurements... Thales Navigation
    Canadian Forces Base
    Like many organizations, Canada’s Department of National Defence – Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield recognized that to operate the base more efficiently, they needed to integrate vast amounts of information kept in numerous databases. The Construction and Engineering (CE) branch is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all base infrastructure as well as environmental management. Intergraph Corporation
    Canadian Wheat Board
    The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), the largest single seller of wheat and barley in the world, uses IDRISI Kilimanjaro to both assess and forecast crop yields internationally. Crop surveillance is a critical activity within the CWB, enabling them to make better estimates about global production on cereals, guide their marketing efforts, and determine sales strategies based on import and export forecasts. Crop surveillance and forecasting rely on several types of data, primarily satellite imagery and weather-based models. IDRISI Kilimanjaro is used as the primary image processing and analytical tool in the satellite surveillance component. Clark Labs
    Canvas 9 Advanced GIS
    Download a fully-functioning demo of Canvas 9 Advanced GIS Mapping Edition. This version adds even more features and file options for Geographic Information System (GIS) data. ACD Systems
    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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    Cape Hatteras Geo Raster
    Cape Hatteras Geo Raster GeoPDF TerraGo Technologies, Inc.
    Capital Project Tracking:
    Featured Paper by Neil Garlock

    Seminole County's Public Works Department needed a way to view and share its 300-plus Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) among its' five divisions and residents in an easy to understand, accurate and up-to-date environment. Previously project data was only available though multiple spreadsheets and databases littered amongst project managers and budget administrators computers from five divisions, in multiple locations.
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    Capitola Events and Amenities
    An easy-to-use interactive géoflash Explorer Flash-based GIS Interface developed to promote economic development via tourism and marketing of commercial space and activiites to Capitola's local community. Site features interactive "Photo Tours," searches by event or amenity, toggle layers by business type, aerial photos, dynamic geo-coding, context analysis and detailed site information. Client is the City of Capitola. GeoGraphs 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.
    Capturing Flood Control
    Featured Paper By Irma Bergeron & Kevin Dawdy

    The CCCPWD Flood Control Division had to transfer hard-copy map information to a GIS format. These maps detail the right-of-way parcels owned by the County. In addition to outlining the boundaries of these parcels, many of these maps contain hand-written notes and additional information. In most cases the information contained in the notes and maps is unique with no backups and the person maintaining the information had long since retired. The goals were to capture right-of-way boundaries and attributes to graphically show data and create an archive of the right-of-way information. Users will be able to view the information to determine who owns the land and to determine possible encroachment issues. Once in a digital format, right-of-way information can be easily maintained and changes can be tracked. Additionally, the information can be easily backed up and kept safe in the event of a catastrophe.

    Contra Costa County
    Capturing Historic Preservation
    Featured Paper By Bruce Thomas, Janet Hansen & Camille McFadin

    The City of Riverside Planning Department maintains and updates an extensive database of historic resources that have been surveyed over time including landmarks and historic districts. Putting this information on the city website means citizens, researchers and visitors can search and learn about the history and architecture of residences, commercial and civic buildings, and historic neighborhoods ( Historic property information includes an interactive map and photographs.The property maps are generated dynamically by ArcIMS. The map images and controls are just one part of the ASP .NET web page. This paper will discuss how the Web application interacts with the ArcIMS map service and some of the important technical issues involved.

    City of Riverside
    Capturing Speed and Location
    TCS was just awarded a U.S. patent for geographic monitoring that provides information on when a mobile phone or device user enters or exits an area, as well as the speed of that user. Joe Francica explains what this capability offers consumers and why it's exciting. Directions Magazine
    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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    Capturx for ArcGIS at
    See an informative video showing how Capturx for ArcGIS equipped and improved the restoration of a local park in the City of Nashua, on Earth Day. Adapx
    Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop
    John Calkins, ESRI, introduces Adapx' Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop product to over 16,000 attendees of the ESRI User Conference Adapx
    Capturx Forms for Excel
    We did a sneak peek of Capturx Forms for Excel at DEMOfall08. Adapx
    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)
    Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) viewer that reads in S-57 data. Displays S-57 objects according to IHO S-52 standards, Vector Product Format (VPF) and BSB files, TIFF and GeoTIFF images, and transient symbols, lines, polygons and text. CARIS
    Carl Zeiss Meditec
    Camstar, the leading provider of Enterprise Manufacturing Execution and Quality Systems for medical device and diagnostics, high technology semiconductor and electronics, and other global manufacturers, announced today that Carl Zeiss Meditec successfully deployed Camstar’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES), InSite | Medical Device Edition, to increase productivity, improve quality, reduce the cost of compliance, and support the plant’s Demand Flow Technology (DFT). Camstar Systems, 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
    Carmenta ResQMap
    ResQMap is a multi-user map display system that is designed to meet the needs of demanding rescue operations. ResQMap combines sophisticated features with a highly usable interface, in order to help operators locate callers and dispatch the right resources quickly and accurately. Carmenta
    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
    Cars with Built-in Vehicle
    Vehicle tracking is widely known now as something that can be bought and then placed inside the car. These vehicle tracking devices make use of a global positioning system (GPS) that can find the location of the device anywhere on the planet Global Tracking Communications Inc.
    CartaLinx--The Spatial
    30-day Trial Version. CartaLinx vector digitizing and full topological editing software with support for over 300 tablets, on-screen digitizing and live GPS data input. Output Shape, MIF and other GIS formats. Clark Labs
    Cartisan Total Map Coordinate
    To download the Cartisan Total Map Coordinate Converter (3.76mb, RAR compression), This product is made available as-is, and we cannot guarantee customer support. This utility is not to be used in for-profit ventures without contacting Cartisan Maps. Cartisan Maps
    Cartographic Institute
    The Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (ICC), or Cartographic Institute of Catalonia, is a public agency of the Catalan Autonomous Government. Its mandate is to lay the technical groundwork for the development of cartographic information in various government agencies and to carry out mapping and development projects requested by public and private institutions. The ICC turned to LizardTech Express Server to make its image data available to users at high speed and high resolution. LizardTech, Inc.
    Cartographic Quality:
    Featured Paper By Ralph Wagnitz

    Map production in ArcMap has been vastly improved in the latest version of ArcGIS 9. However, in many cases maps must be refined further to high-quality maps for publication. Costs can be significant for post-production if maps must be sent to a graphic artist. In a recent project, we utilized Adobe Illustrator software to produce presentation style graphics from ArcMap exports. The methodology used was unique in that it required no supplemental software or filters for export or import, while still maintaining geographic integrity in Illustrator. ArcMap was used for all data creation and manipulation, such as smoothing and generalization. This paper will outline the processes used and display and discuss cartographic examples.

    National Park Service
    Cartography and Mapping
  • Working with geographic features
  • Cartographic representations
  • Specifying rules for symbolizing and rendering features
  • Esri
    CartoMAP free viewer is designed for ease-of-use, to be used with Microsoft Windows compatible software CartoWorld
    allow you to design custom map symbols for lines and points in vector and CAD objects. Microimages
    Case Ekisaikai Hospital, Japan
    “When disaster strikes, it is vital that hospitals quickly find irreplaceable medical staff and patients needing urgent treatment. Using Ekahau’s location tracking system in conjunction with the hospital’s existing patient databases will allow the hospital to vastly improve patient and staff tracking.” Ekahau, Inc.
    Case Ekisaikai Hospital, Japan
    Featured By: Shigehiro Mochizuki, President of IBS Japan “When disaster strikes, it is vital that hospitals quickly find irreplaceable medical staff and patients needing urgent treatment. Using Ekahau’s location tracking system in conjunction with the hospital’s existing patient databases will allow the hospital to vastly improve patient and staff tracking.” Ekahau, Inc.
    Case Hawk Tour – A
    “Using Ekahau’s technology allows us to focus more closely on the other aspects of our project, and negates the need for us to worry about just how we’re going to get location information.” Ekahau, Inc.
    Case Palmetto Health, USA
    “Why did we choose Ekahau? Simple. Aside from the cost savings and elimination of downtime, their solution just works.” Ekahau, Inc.
    Case Study
    ArcGIS 9.1 Network Analyst success story Murray City
    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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    Case Study 1: Heating
    A local heating and cooling company wanted to improve the service they provide to their customers by streamlining the scheduling of their truck rolls and allowing customers to see where the truck they've been assigned is located. ThinkGeo
    Case Study 2: Trucking
    A trucking supply company wanted easy-to-deploy, versatile satellite tracking software they could offer to their customers in the trucking industry. Cygnus Track for Resellers delivered the goods. ThinkGeo
    Case Study 3: Specialist
    A global security organization wanted to ensure the safety of their armed detachments covering a worldwide scope. Cygnus Track for Enterprises helped them stay in-the-know about every asset under their command. ThinkGeo
    Case Study: Southern
    Perchlorate contamination is of major concern in many parts of the country and particularly in the Southwestern United States. In a recent event held at California State University, San Bernardino, perchlorate data from a 2 million record EQuIS data set incorporating the data from over 2000 sample points were examined by environmental professionals from utilities, water districts, several cities, the county, and consulting firms from the San Bernardino area. EarthSoft, Inc.
    Case Study: Southern
    Perchlorate contamination is of major concern in many parts of the country and particularly in the Southwestern United States. In a recent event held at California State University, San Bernardino, perchlorate data from a 2 million record EQuIS data set incorporating the data from over 2000 sample points were examined by environmental professionals from utilities, water districts, several cities, the county, and consulting firms from the San Bernardino area. EarthSoft, Inc.
    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
    Case Tuusula Hospital, Finland
    “With the Ekahau RTLS we managed to avoid considerable additional costs and the installation of a separate location infrastructure for our nurse safety system” Ekahau, Inc.
    Case Underground Workers,
    “To install a proprietary system on a 25 km long tunnel would have been impossible. With Ekahau, however, it took only a few days to implement the software-based tracking solution on the existing Wi-Fi network to ensure the emergency tracking of employees and trains.” Ekahau, Inc.
    Cataloguing your resources,
    To satisfy data exchanges between users, the EC INSPIRE initiative (INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe), intend to trigger the creation of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) that delivers to the users integrated spatial information services. It also means observing ISO TC/211 and OGC1 standards. Ionic Enterprise
    Cave and Karst Mapping Today
    CDS: There Are Times
    Imagine operating a computer system through which thousands of parties – bankers, brokers, fund managers, clearinghouses, stock exchanges, and investors – transfer hundreds of billions of dollars every day. Now imagine executing a total transformation of this system that doesn’t result in significant system or procedural changes for its users. TATA America Inc
    CEGIS Response to NRC Report
    Featured Article By Adena Schutzberg

    Last week our January 29 podcast focused on the National Research Council Report titled "A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey," which offered 12 recommendations to the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS), a research arm of USGS. E. Lynn Usery, acting director of CEGIS, contacted me to provide a bit more information and to, in his kind words, "correct some misunderstandings."
    Directions Magazine
    Cell tower locations
    Cell tower data - Loudoun County, Virginia Tower Maps
    Cellcom Navigator transforms
    Cellcom is Israel's largest cellular operator, with 2.5 million customers. It currently operates a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS network based on European technology, in addition to its American TDMA infrastructure Telmap
    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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    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
    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
    The PL94 site provides free access to the most current Census 2000 data from Claritas Claritas
    A Google/géoflash Explorer Mashup designed as an on-line interactive web GIS service to quickly retrieve, map, export, and print US Census data. It serves as the base framework for the géoflash Explorer system and thus can be fully customized to suit unique needs. GeoGraphs Corporation
    Center for Global and
    Many interesting download links to software from the University of Iowa's GIS department. University of Iowa
    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.
    Central Lincoln PUD -
    The electric utility facility viewer GeoNorth developed for the Central Lincoln People's Utility District (CLPUD) is a simple, light-weight desktop application that enables staff in remote offices or working in the field to access detailed facility data and maps very quickly. This enables faster and better response to customer calls. This is important since CLPUD has seven offices and serves more than 32,000 customers in four counties covering more than 700 square miles along the stormy Oregon coastline. GeoNorth, LLC
    Central London - Bloomsbury
    3D Models with roof textures. Requuires latest version of Google Earth for proper viewing. GeoMap Systems
    Central London - Bloomsbury
    Solid color models without textures GeoMap Systems
    Central Maine Power Company
    Avineon was selected to migrate Central Maine Power Company ’s (CMP)existing ArcView Shape files of radial distribution circuits and devices from a preliminary conversion state to a final connectivity,database,and cartographic state.CMP provides service to approximately 550,000 customers in 344 communities,encompassed within an 11,000 square mile service area. The work consisted of reviewing and adjusting circuit and device Shape file layers to provide circuit connectivity,feature attribute completeness,and cartographic quality in conformance with CMP's detailed specifications.The migration task also included executing numerous quality control programs to verify circuit connectivity and attribute completeness once the initial editing was performed.Additional tasks involved white space management and the placement of labels on the circuit line Shape file using existing CMP ArcView programs. Scope: Avineon
    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
    Centrifuge White Paper
    Centrifuge® is a knowledge discovery tool that helps analysts and investigators visualize nonobvious patterns and relationships in large sets of data. Centrifuge was created to help analysts and decision makers synthesize and extract meaning from the massive and heterogeneous data sources frequently encountered today. Tildenwoods Corporation
    Inundated by over 8000 franchise inquiries and unanticipated interest by trade, business, and consumer media, management of this early stage, innovative experiential restaurant chain wanted to capitalize on the early buzz and establish conditions for long-term corporate and franchisee success... geoVue, Inc.
    CH2M HILL: Establishing
    Featured By: David Sonnen(ISSI), Henry D. Morris IDC believes that worldwide demand for integration of spatial information management (SIM) into enterprise systems is growing and is becoming an important component of enterprise IT strategy. Successful integration of spatial capabilities into enterprise IT requires much more than technology. Sustainable integration also requires broad expertise in areas like organization change, data infrastructures, and process engineering — the domain of systems integrators, like CH2M HILL. CH2M HILL
    CH2M HILL: Establishing
    IDC believes that worldwide demand for integration of spatial information management (SIM) into enterprise systems is growing and is becoming an important component of enterprise IT strategy. Successful integration of spatial capabilities into enterprise IT requires much more than technology. Sustainable integration also requires broad expertise in areas like organization change, data infrastructures, and process engineering — the domain of systems integrators, like CH2M HILL. CH2M HILL
    Challenges and Solutions
    Featured Paper by Ara Erickson, Luke Rogers, Phil Hurvitz, Justina Harris

    A land-use change analysis for western Washington produced repeatable, yet accurate, results in a short amount of time--primarily with automated methods. Combining ArcGIS with eCognition Professional® and ERDAS IMAGINE®, we tested and showed that a relatively simple and repeatable object-oriented classification is a fast, accurate, and realistic method of land-cover classification. Further processing of the land-cover data using eCognition and a number of customized applications in ESRI GIS software resulted in actual land-use classes for a large study area. Interfacing with ArcGIS 9.x and ArcView 3.x, multiple applications were implemented to produce seamless land-use maps for three time periods and the change in land use over those time periods. ThIS data will be used for local decision making as well as providing baseline land-use data for tracking future change at a regional level.
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    Challenges and Successes
    This paper discusses the challenges and successes of Enterprise-GIS Applications, YavGIS, for Yavapai County Government, Prescott, Arizona, moving from paper map to a Web-based application with digital Aerial map to Satellite Imagery. Applications of GIS for Yavapai County focus on property assessment, schools, law enforcement, land use, planning, roads, flood control, and facilities management. Property valuation, taxes, gographic reference, political resources (precinct mapping), and permit reference information are accessible over the World Wide Web to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week through an Interactive Mapping Application using ArcIMS, ArcSDE, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. More than 50 GIS data layers on various features have been created. The paper also mentions the problems and solutions when migrating ArcStorm using Oracle to ArcSDE using SQL Server 2000. Currently, YavGIS is migrating from ArcInfo to the new ArcGIS technology. Esri Users Group Conference
    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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    Challenges in Student
    Featured Paper by Yasser Ayad

    Successful student recruitment efforts lead to higher enrollment in various programs. This helps the higher education institutions to sustain their resources and maintain high level of educational services throughout its wide variety of academic programs. This study proposes a method that involves the application of GIS in: first, better understanding the available body of student and school district data by means of inter-relating important variables such as the median household income and driving distances, and second, tracing recommendations for future recruitment efforts based on the observations and analysis results.
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    Challenges of Defence
    Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and their geospatial derivatives, commonly called Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) are gaining visibility as key future technologies in a range of commercial, civil and defence environments and in a number of cases are becoming reality. TENET Defence Ltd.
    Challenges of Defence
    Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and their geospatial derivatives, commonly called Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) are gaining visibility as key future technologies in a range of commercial, civil and defence environments and in a number of cases are becoming reality. TENET Technology Ltd
    Challenges of Defence
    Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and their geospatial derivatives, commonly called Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) are gaining visibility as key future technologies in a range of commercial, civil and defence environments and in a number of cases are becoming reality. TENET Technology Ltd
    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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    Finds the change in different polygon themes for the same area freeware
    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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    Chaos Crystal 2.0.001
    This small Windows program allows you to set the transparency of any program window running in Windows 2000 or XP. This program does not work for Windows 98 and below. Elgorithms
    Chaos desktop 3.2.1
    Chaos desktop 3.2.1 software Chaos Systems
    Characterizing Sea Turtle
    Featured Paper By Kirt Rusenko, Eric Householder & Jennifer Marangos

    The City of Boca Raton has monitored sea turtle nesting activity on its five miles of beach since 1976. Ten one-half mile zones locate the crawls, and this activity is reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The zones generally do not provide biologists enough detail to locate problem areas where lighting or predators are adversely impacting nesting sea turtles. In 2004 the Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation Program began recording nesting activity with handheld computers fitted with GPS receivers and ArcPad. The high resolution offered by GIS has shown that there is more nesting activity in front of condominiums and less in City Parks this season. The unexpected drop in nesting density is visualized with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst. City Glow may be responsible for this pattern, and sea turtles are seeking the shaded areas in front of condominiums. This detailed information will help resolve this problem.

    City of Boca Raton
    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
    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
    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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    Charting the Tidal Thames
    Charting the Tidal Thames Cadcorp
    Chatham-Kent Case Study
    First, it would coordinate implementation at a technical level. Chatham-Kent's vision was to implement GIS as an enterprise wide initiative. With widely varying individual department interests, the plan of action would have to align activities, putting enterprise wide priorities first.

    Second, it would form the instrument upon which senior management and council could place their support. Only with a plan can there be any expectation of getting approvals and funding.
    Orion Technology Inc.
    Chemseal Asphalt Maintenance
    Located in Columbus, Georgia, about a hundred miles southwest of Atlanta, Chemseal Asphalt Maintenance Co. provides seal coating and striping for parking lots and recreational surfaces like running tracks and tennis courts. In business for nearly 25 years, the company has eight employees, four trucks, and 10 to 15 projects underway at any one time. Founded by John Byrnside, the company is now owned and run by his daughter, Deborah Algarin, and Byrnside serves as general manager. Meteorlogix
    ChingKuo INstitute of
    It’s a goal for all educational units to materialize the campus environment into the real world. In order to provide campus related information for students, householders, and residents from the neighborhoods, Ching-Kuo Institute of Management & Health, cooperating with SuperGeo Technologies Inc., builds up a “PDA campus life and a life environment information system” by utilizing SuperPad Suite. The system successfully integrates PDA and GPS devices, and digitalizes campus life by displaying plentiful and detail information of food, clothing, living, and transportation around the campus on the map. This system provides not only the data query function but also accurate positions of the specific locations on the map and the surrounding Point of Interests information. Moreover, this system relies on the surveyors’ hard work to enrich the shapefile and database. SuperGeo Tech. Inc.
    chngcell Demo
    Chngcell is a MicroStation design file utility that enables you to manipulate cell elements. You define a command file that contains instructions that indicate how to process the cells. Geographic Resource Solutions
    Christine GIS system is free GIS software allows you viewing and spatial querying vector and raster data, creating and editing tabular data, creating light user's applications by integrated script language, and so on... Christine-GIS
    Christopher Roberts,
    Chris Roberts is the co-founder and CEO of PixSell Inc. and has primary responsibility for business development and corporate finance. An experienced business entrepreneur, he has served as the chief financial officer for three successful startups. Mr Roberts has almost 20 years experience in the aerospace and information technology industries.
    Chugach Electric Assocation
    GeoNorth developed a desktop GIS Dataviewer for Chugach Electric. The Dataviewer is based on the GeoNorth's CityMap™. GeoNorth, LLC
    Citigroup needed an application that facilitated their e-commerce pipeline and allowed for customer service agents to call customers and track their interactions via the Internet. The application had to combine different platforms and be deployable from the web for remote access. Additionally, all data needed to pass through a 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Technium Services, Inc.
    Adds CIT raster format support to AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map and CAD Overlay. CAD Studio
    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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    Citizens Mobilize GIS
    In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia went down in disaster over eastern Texas. Realizing that satellite image mapping and local assistance would be required, the Humanities Urban Environmental Sciences GIS lab at Stephen F. Austin University immediately began to mobilize units. Volunteer support arrived from all over the state of Texas and reports from various agencies were gathered in order to compose accurate information. GPS data poured in and proved to be highly accurate, demonstrating the importance of geospatial technology. Utilizing ERDAS IMAGINE® software, this large scale event encompassed a process of data mining, data processing, spatial analysis and map composition, which aided in search and recovery efforts. ERDAS, Inc.
    Citizens Mobilize GIS
    In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia went down in disaster over eastern Texas. Realizing that satellite image mapping and local assistance would be required, the Humanities Urban Environmental Sciences GIS lab at Stephen F. Austin University immediately began to mobilize units. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging
    City of Alpharetta -
    The City of Alpharetta, GA is a fast-growing community in the Atlanta metropolitan area, with 51,000 residents and a daytime workforce population of more than 100,000. To keep pace with the demands of growth and to provide crucial mapping services for seven different departments, the city’s GIS Group requires a high-quality, accurate and up-to-date base map with a rich set of attributes. Primus Geographics Inc.
    City of Boulder, Colorado,
    This paper will outline the processes, work tasks and results obtained in creating an interactive ArcIMS Web site application for the City of Boulder, Colorado Transportation Department. This ArcIMS application went online November 19th, 2003 and displays both existing and proposed transportation geographic features and attributes (bike, pedestrian, transit, and auto). The Web site serves the dual role of providing accessible transportation information to the public and also functioning as a desktop geographic work tool for engineers, planners and developers to help them better understand the city's transportation system, policy plans, and infrastructure needs. Esri Users Group Conference
    City of Budapest Business
    The Budapest District Land Office uses Autodesk Topobase to help it manage and maintain cadastral data. As a result, the organization is updating cadastral maps and data 50% faster. Autodesk, Inc.
    City of Charlotte Enterprise
    The City of Charlotte has recently completed development and implementation of an Enterprise GIS Data Model to serve as the high-level framework for managing GIS data assets within the context of providing citizen service. Development of the model was initiated by a recommendation from the City's GIS Strategic Plan to achieve a number of goals including to identify, model, and leverage spatial and related data to improve business practices; provide a better way to maintain, manage, and share geographic information throughout the city and county; and eliminate redundant copies of data accessed by users and applications, thereby increasing efficiency and quality of data. Development of the model was based upon NSDI core themes as well as data initiatives at the State level. Local and regional business drivers such as air quality, urban development, and homeland security influenced the final design. Esri Users Group Conference
    City of Chicago Automated
    This presentation will discuss the technical details of providing a Web-based mapping and reporting system within ArcIMS. Key operational considerations during the initial roll out of the project and how the system has been received within City departments will be discussed. Additional insight will be provided on how to provide the system in an incremental fashion and how technical considerations were addressed as the system evolved over time during the project's implementation. Other points of interest will include technology enhancements that provide tangible benefits in key functional areas such as monitoring key vehicle maintenance items, ensuring personnel operate City fleet vehicles in a secure manner, and providing access to department applications and Citywide operations (such as the 311 citizen compliant system) to vehicle computers. Esri Users Group Conference
    City of Cincinnati GIS-Based
    Featured Paper By Daniel Young & Raj Chundur

    This presentation will discuss the technical aspects of developing and implementing the Cincinnati Customer Service Request system. The system was created by the Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS) with assistance from the Telecom and CINSY sections of the Regional Computer Center. The system leverages CAGIS's extensive integration of the GIS with transactional data stored in an Accela Permits Plus database. Cincinnati is in the middle of a three-year project to implement the system. As CAGIS works with each department on its service requests, data and workflow hurdles are identified and analyzed. As a result, new projects are created to ensure that the vision of progressive improvement in customer service delivery, not just customer service tracking, becomes a reality. Supporting projects underway include the automation and enterprise tracking of city-owned property and right-of-way, inventory of poles and signage, and improvement of data to link requests to infrastructure features.

    City of Denver Addressing:
    Featured Paper by Allan Glen

    The City and County of Denver's many agencies and departments require accurate addressing to support daily business operations. A centralized addressing system has been developed to support increasing demands for address-related services. Multiple address databases have been centralized into an enterprise geodatabase. Web services have been developed to provide real-time integration with enterprise applications including customer relationship management (CRM) and permitting.
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    City of Denver Addressing:
    Featured Paper by Daniel Hauser

    The City and County of Denver relies on accurate addressing in order to provide location-based services to its residents, businesses and visitors. A centralized addressing system has been developed to support increasing demands for address-related services. Denver has developed a comprehensive addressing geodatabase model using Visio UML. Denver's address maintenance staff and DenverGIS have performed extensive data quality control and clean-up tasks to migrate data from legacy sources into the new Denver Address Database (DAD).
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    City of Durango's 2004
    The City of Durango, Colorado, utilized ArcView 8.3 and ArcPad Application Builder to design and implement an inventory of all city-owned trees and planting sites within the city limits. Student volunteers were equipped with HP iPAQ handheld computers and field-trained in the use of GPS and the botanical techniques of species identification, measurement criteria, conditional assessment, and maintenance needs. Field data was then uploaded to city park personnel via customized ArcPad forms and stored in a geodatabase. Esri Users Group Conference
    City of Edinburgh Council
    The requirement for local government to conduct rigorous and extensive consultation in all aspects of planning and development is a huge undertaking. This can be particularly complicated when neighbouring authorities have to work jointly as in the case of the Lothian authorities preparing a replacement structure plan. IME UK Ltd.
    City of Fairfield Enterprise
    The City of Fairfield, California faced several challenges in building a functional enterprise GIS. Fairfield had fragmented, disparate GIS technologies and limited communication with other city business units and external partners. Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    City of Fairfield GIS
    This presentation to the ESRI 2005 user conference in July 2005 discusses the City of Fairfiled GIS portal for interdepartmental collaboration and property management: what it does, why it is successful and how it was built technically. Farallon Geographics, Inc.
    City of Folsom - Economic
    Developing and maintaining a healthy and diversified base of local businesses is critical to the on-going success of the Folsom community. The Folsom community, located at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, has experienced a rapidly evolving commercial business sector as the population has nearly doubled over the last 10 years. GeoPrise
    City of Fort Worth Emergency
    Featured Paper by Betsi Chatham, Robin Britton

    In emergency situations relating to safety and homeland security, spatial data becomes critical in developing responses, containment, and assessing damage. Geographic information systems and the spatial data they contain are tools that have been successfully integrated to augment the capabilities of the Fort Worth–Tarrant County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The City of Fort Worth Homeland Security Planning Group discussed ways to apply GIS to the needs of emergency preparedness and response, which set the wheels in motion for GIS integration with the Emergency Management Office (EMO). Response for EOC activation, standardized maps, emergency planning, continuity in data gathering for damage assessment and reporting, and data analysis and visualization were all identified as critical applications of GIS needed for emergency operations. With this newly found relationship between EMO and GIS, if and when duty calls, the City will respond confidently with a well-designed and practiced plan of attack.
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    City of Grapevine Makes
    Featured Paper By Teri Landrum & Kevin Stewart

    The City of Grapevine, TX, is a small but growing city located on the northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 1999, John Jennery, the City IT Manager, with the backing of Assistant City Manager Bruno Rumbelow, successfully applied for an ESRI Local Government Start-Up Grant. This case study will review how Grapevine was able to leverage the grant and create the foundation for what has blossomed into a comprehensive Enterprise GIS. Taking a closer look at one of the city's departments we will examine how the Planning Department utilized ArcObjects to automate the entire Zoning and Land Use Case Management process. The City of Grapevine is an outstanding example of how a GIS can flourish in a small city when it has dedicated, capable personnel and the backing of city administrators and department directors.

    City of Grapevine, TX
    City of Grapevine Streamlines
    Sometimes starting late means you the chance to learn from everyone else's mistakes. That's what John Jennery, IT manager for the city of Grapevine, Texas, hoped when he recieved an ESRI Local Government StartUp grant in 1999. Geographic Information Services, Inc.
    City of Hartford, Connecticut,
    Eugene Cieri is the deputy chief of the Hartford Fire Department in Hartford Connecticut and a Special Achievement in GIS Award winner. Listen as Cieri discusses how the idea began for this project and how GIS was used in order to provide more information for first responders on scene. Esri
    City of Houston - Work
    The City of Houston selected iSMART and Oracle Spatial as the basis for a Work Order and Service Monitoring Application. As the data was stored in Oracle, the City leveraged the routing and logistics capabilities of Oracle Spatial and eSpatial’s iSMART for the development of a role based, enterprise application. eSpatial
    City of Hudson GIS Department
    Paul Leedham is the GIS coordinator in the GIS department at the City of Hudson in Ohio. The department won a Special Achievement in GIS Award. Leedham discusses the development of the city's enterprise GIS including the challenges faced along the way and the benefits of this implementation. Esri
    City of Jacksonville,
    City of Jacksonville, Florida, Maps Its Storm Water System with GIS GeoAge, Inc.
    City of Las Vegas Geodatabase
    Featured Paper by Anthony Willis, Elizabeth Marshall, Masao Matsuoka

    With 500,000 residents and 113 square miles, Las Vegas is the largest city in the U.S. founded in the 20th century, and one of the fastest growing metropolitans in the country. The City of Las Vegas is one of ESRI's earliest adoptors, using ArcInfo since the late 1980s. Recently, the City implemented Hansen as its enterprise system. Integration between Hansen and GIS, creation of a spatial data warehouse, and migration to current ArcGIS technology became a priority.
    Led by the IT Department, the City's GIS users worked closely with professionals from Marshall to design a geodatabase that laid the foundation for both integration and migration. The geodatabase design takes advantage of ArcSDE, but also has built-in structures to allow effective synchronization between spatial and Hansen databases. This article summarizes the issues encountered and their solutions, the achievements, and the lessons learned during the enterprise geodatabase design process for a major city.
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    City of Longboat Key
    Longboat Key is a barrier island community that stretches for 12 miles along the west coast of Florida. It lies just north of Sarasota, with the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Sarasota Bay along the island’s east shore. With 8,000 permanent residents, Longboat’s population grows to approximately 20,000 during peak season, as tourists and snowbirds come to enjoy all the warmth, beauty, and recreation the island has to offer. Meteorlogix
    City of Memphis - Internet
    Assisted with the design and implementation of two Internet crime mapping applications and assisted with automating data management and generation of crime incident data. For the project GeoNorth developed an ArcView application that would perform the necessary geocoding of crime incident data from the Department’s Visionair RMS. GeoNorth, LLC
    City of Mercer Island,
    The City previously utilized an MS Access database to store capital improvement project (CIP) information. To be more functional and to accomodate access by multiple web users the model needed to be moved into a multiuser SQL Server database. The model also needed to be expanded and modified in order to accommodate additional content. GeoNorth, LLC
    City of Miami GIS Enterprise
    Featured Paper by Diana Umpierre

    The goals of the City of Miami GIS data infrastructure include to speed the process of quality-driven data updates, to streamline the process of exposing spatial data to other City systems (such as Police CAD, workflow-driven permitting applications and document management systems), and to facilitate data sharing with other government agencies and the public. This paper provides an overview of the current City of Miami GIS data infrastructure, its associated maintenance workflows and the user applications it supports. It includes a discussion about the automated ETL processes and custom editing applications currently in use.
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    City of Mississauga:
    You can use VBA in MicroStation to develop an interface for creating report maps that are usable throughout the enterprise. Bentley Systems
    City of Montgomery GIS
    The capital of Alabama is experiencing revitalization over following the installation of a farsighted new mayor (Bobby Bright) and his proactive Planning Director Ken Groves. A major implementation tool for this vision is the City’s geographic information system. According to Mr. Groves “Information is the key to effective planning. Geographic Information Services, Inc.
    City of Naperville, Illinois
    The City of Naperville,Illinois is a rapidly growing western suburb of Chicago in DuPage and Will counties with approximately 135,000 residents.The City's GIS is a multi-departmental implementation that was built not only to serve the application requirements of the City's Electric utility,but also the Water/Wastewater utility and the Departments of Public Works,Development Services,Transportation & Engineering,Fire and Police.The City's electric service territory,roughly equivalent to the City's municipal limits,comprises approximately 46 square miles and 52,000 customers. Avineon
    City of Oregon City
    If you live or work in the City of Oregon City, there’s a good chance you’ve used or heard about Internet-based GIS. Geocortex Internet Mapping
    City of Oslo
    (City of) Oslo - City of Oslo has updated its planning database to be more streamlined and user-friendly. Tasks can now be completed much more quickly and accurate data is widely available both internally and externally. 1Spatial (Formerly Laser Scan)
    City of Philadelphia
    BAE Systems subcontracted our services to prepare a comprehensive Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) methodology and supporting tools for the City of Philadelphia’s 2003 land base update project. geographIT