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MAC URISA 2018 Conference
Resorts Casino & Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, October 24th - Friday, October 26th
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Tuesday, October 23
 

4:30pm EDT

Social Event #macurisa2018
Join us at The Iron Room for a tutored bourbon tasting with MAC President and Executive Chef Kevin Cronin.  Together we will celebrate our MAC volunteers while enjoying the subtle smoothness of this MAC President favorite, alongside globally inspired contemporary American cuisine.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Iron Room

7:30pm EDT

Social Event #macurisa2018
“Its Quiz Time!”-I will attempt to host a quiz game using the XBox and your smartphone where the winner will receive a delicious craft brew.

OCEAN TOWER 801

Tuesday October 23, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
 
Wednesday, October 24
 

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
The menu should include:
Omelet Station: Farm Fresh Eggs, Egg Whites & Egg Beaters,  Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Baby Tomatoes, Bloomsdale Spinach, Shredded Cheddar, Diced Ham
Rendezvous Deluxe Buffet: Assorted Fruit Juices, Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruits,  Assorted Bagels, Breakfast Pastries, Butter, Cream Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Granola, Seasonal Berries, Challah Bread French Toast with Vermont Maple Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage and Home Fried Potatoes


Wednesday October 24, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
Horizon Ballroom

8:45am EDT

Field Data Collection using ArcGIS
The ArcGIS platform provides powerful tools for collecting, publishing, sharing, and using data to support a mobile workforce, within the structure of a modern web GIS.  In this workshop, you will use ArcGIS Pro to create and publish an ArcGIS Online feature service.  You will then learn how to use Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS to capture information around the facility.  An ArcGIS Online Organization has been provisioned for use with the workshop, and your instructor will give you an identity to use for the workshop.  This account will remain active for 5 days after the conference, then will be deleted.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Ziegler

Adam Ziegler

Solutions Engineer, ESRI


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Atlantic 8

8:45am EDT

Introduction to Spatial SQL
This half-day workshop will provide you with an introduction to SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS) with a special focus on using databases to maintain, query, and modify spatial data. Using the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL and its spatial extension PostGIS, we will explore using SQL to perform tasks you may have previously performed using a desktop GIS. ETL processes, data analytics, and modeling can all be extended and enhanced through the use of SQL in a spatially-enabled database.

Outline
Introduction to SQL and the database
Bringing GIS into the database using PostGIS and open source tools
Querying your data

Intended Audience:
Beginner to Intermediate
Attendees must be familiar with desktop GIS software. Experience with QGIS is a plus.
Attendees must bring their own laptop with wifi/wireless capabilities. Prior to the workshop, attendees must install the PostgreSQL software and workshop data on their laptop. Attendees are also encouraged to install the open source QGIS desktop GIS software if the laptop does not have an existing desktop GIS installed.

Speakers
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Atlantic 7

8:45am EDT

When to Use Ground, Aircraft and/or UAS Mapping Techniques
This session will cover today’s decision-making process for employing three automated surveying technologies when approaching a mapping project.  The session will present considerations for using land surveying, aircraft, UAS and/or a combination of the 3 techniques for a particular mapping project.  Consideration of scope, accuracy, precision, site location, site conditions, site access, FAA airspace limitations, deliverables, budget and schedule are all factors to be evaluated in order to be competitive, meet client requirements and expectations, and be in compliance with applicable state and federal law.

Speakers
JL

Justin Lahman

President/CEO, Axis Geospatial


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Atlantic B

8:45am EDT

A Conversation Between a Surveyor and a GIS Manager about Parcels
This Full Day Workshop will be presented with two instructors, one a GIS staffer (F. Peirce Eichelberger) and one a surveyor (Peter Borbas) using with many graphics, illustrations and photographs.  The point/counterpoint format encourages attendee interest and engagement. The format allows for the development of two perspectives on many key issues that need to be discussed and better understood by all involved.    Interactive sections in the workshop are planned. 
This workshop will benefit the larger GIS, survey and related communities, ex. title communities, assessment and Clerks and Recorders.  GIS interests will get a new appreciation for the role of surveyors in GIS including, geodetic control, base map accuracy, precision, as-builts and other GIS theme/layer involvement.  Surveyors will gain a new appreciation of what is GIS and better understand their important role with all things pertaining to legal descriptions.  A goal of the workshop is for both the GIS and survey communities to better understand each other’s perspectives and what each brings to the table.  
What Really is GIS?—What exactly is a GIS map?Role of the GIS base map.All layers are not created equal!Parcel role/Subparcels3-D DiscussionWhere does GIS data comes from?Imagery’s Role Photogrammetrists and (versus) the SurveyorGeodetic Control—the real framework, yet still poorly understood.  The Ideal vs. the Practical.State Plane Coordinates joint perspectives for parcel mappingParcels/lots survey/GIS perspectiveGet ready for a new datum in 2020.How the map is built/maintained/improved?IT Keys and Things that tie it all together.  Addresses, names, contact information.  Data standards.  Surveyors/Developers/Engineers and the Title Community—How GIS can help?Why GIS Needs Surveyors?  Read Legal Descriptions.Subdivision ordinances, SPS, monuments and workflow.    Why the Title Community Needs Surveyors?    Uniform Parcel Identifier (UPI) program in PennsylvaniaThe PRIA (Property Records Industry Association) Land Records/GIS Integration Initiative.GPS/GIS/CORS—the Europeans are coming, so are the Chinese!Monuments from A-ZPLSS Versus the Original 13 ColoniesStaffing/CertificationURISA’s (Urban and Regional Information System Association) G-LIS’ RoleVarying State Roles and Responsibilities


Speakers
PB

Peter Borbas

Borbas Surveying & Mapping
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:45am - 5:45pm EDT
Atlantic A

8:45am EDT

Hands-on Workshop: Data Documentation for ArcGIS Online, using ArcCatalog Metadata Editor
Edith Konopka, NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems

 This all-day workshop will cover hands-on use of Esri’s ArcCatalog 10.3.1 (or later) ArcGIS metadata editor, as well as a brief overview of why writing metadata is important, what standard(s) are applicable, and a mention of alternate tools for non-Esri users.

 The goals of the course are:
  1. To prepare Geographic Information System users to create metadata that properly documents their geospatial data.
  2. To encourage and facilitate geospatial data documentation efforts on ArcGIS Online/Open Data and the revamped New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN 3.)

Speakers
avatar for Edith Konopka

Edith Konopka

GIS Specialist, NJ Office of Information Technology
Edith Konopka is a GIS Specialist at the NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS in Trenton. Geospatial metadata creation, training, and management have been part of her responsibilities since she started there in 2001. Previously she managed the NJ Historic Preservation... Read More →



Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:45am - 5:45pm EDT
Atlantic C

10:15am EDT

Break
The menu should include:
Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Hot Teas Assorted Soft Drinks and Bottled Waters
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Brownies, Blondies,  Assorted Cookies,  Assorted Biscotti


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am EDT
Horizon Ballroom

12:30pm EDT

Lunch
The menu should include:
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella & Basil Salad,  Aged Balsamic Oven Roasted Chicken with Cannellini Beans & Prosciutto Ragu Meatballs with House Made Marinara Baked Ziti with Hand Dipped Ricotta Broccoli Rabe with Garlic & Olive Oil Garlic Bread Rolls and Butter Tiramisu, Biscotti

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

2:15pm EDT

Advanced Spatial SQL
This half-day workshop will provide you with a deeper understanding of analyzing, processing, and managing spatial data using SQL. Using the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL and its spatial extension PostGIS, we will explore using SQL to perform tasks you may have previously performed using a desktop GIS. ETL processes, data analytics, and modeling can all be extended and enhanced through the use of SQL in a spatially-enabled database.

Outline
Advanced SQL Queries
Creating New Data
Developing ETL Processes

Intended Audience:
Intermediate to Advanced
Attendees must be familiar with desktop GIS software. Experience with QGIS is a plus.
Attendees must bring their own laptop with wifi/wireless capabilities. Prior to the workshop, attendees must install the PostgreSQL software and workshop data on their laptop. Attendees are also encouraged to install the open source QGIS desktop GIS software if the laptop does not have an existing desktop GIS installed.

Speakers
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Atlantic 7

2:15pm EDT

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction
Whether you have many years experience working with desktop GIS or you are just starting out, chances are ArcGIS Pro is new to you. ArcGIS Pro is an essential application for creating and working with spatial data. With a completely redesigned interface and project-centric approach, ArcGIS Pro provides the capabilities you need from a desktop GIS but in a more modern application. In this workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience working with ArcGIS Pro by exploring a project that will guide you through authoring a map, symbolizing data, working in both 2D and 3D, common editing workflows, and analysis tasks. This is a half-day workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Weeden

Rachel Weeden

Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, speaker, Esri
Rachel Weeden is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager at Esri, a role where she combines her interests in geography, applied technology and improving government services. Prior to Esri, she worked for the City of Philadelphia and Chester County PA as a GIS Specialist, a career path introduced... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Atlantic 8

2:15pm EDT

The EOC, E Team, and GIS
The goal of this half day workshop is to strengthen the relationship between GIS and Emergency Management communities.  The first topic to be covered will teach the GIS user how an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is organized and where they fit into the overall response to the disaster.  You will learn about the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and study the relationship between the EOC and the on-scene Incident Command System (ICS) used by first responders.  Next you will learn how to create and view reports within E Team, the State of New Jersey’s situational awareness platform.  The workshop will conclude by teaching how to spatially enable the real time data so that they can be migrated into your agency’s native GIS environment.

Requirement for registration:  This workshop is intended for those who will staff or directly assist an EOC during a disaster.  Since you will be receiving the same training and have the same access to E Team as all emergency managers you will need to receive permission from your local, county, or state Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prior to the workshop.  When you submit your registration for the workshop you will be given instructions on how to contact your appropriate OEM for approval.  Certain exemptions can be made for private sector employees, please contact Tom Rafferty at NJOEM for details.  Walk in registrations will not be accepted.  

Speakers
TR

Tom Rafferty

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Atlantic B

3:45pm EDT

Break
The menu should include:
Soft Philly Pretzels, Mustard, Route 11 Chips, House Made Pop Corn Jones Sodas, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Peanut Chew

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

5:30pm EDT

Social Event #macurisa2018
It's Tuckahoe Time!
Visit the workshop common area and join us for a delicious Tuckahoe craft beer.  The menu should include Quatrain  and Steelman Town Porter, (please don't forget to tip your beer server).

Wednesday October 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT

9:30pm EDT

Social Event #macurisa2018
Project Karaoke with Johnny Bonez: so what is your singing voice like?

OCEAN TOWER 801

Wednesday October 24, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
TBA
 
Thursday, October 25
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast - Horizon Ballroom
The menu should include:
Rendezvous Deluxe Buffet: Assorted Fruit Juices, Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruits,  Assorted Bagels, Breakfast Pastries, Butter, Cream Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Granola, Seasonal Berries, Challah Bread French Toast with Vermont Maple Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage and Home Fried Potatoes.
Home-Made Waffles,  Warm Vermont Maple Syrup,  Whipped Cream and Seasonal Berries.


Thursday October 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Horizon Ballroom

9:00am EDT

Keynote Speaker - Dan Martin, Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor
In 2022, the National Geodetic Survey will be replacing the U.S. horizontal and vertical datums (NAD 83 and NAVD 88). We will discuss the history of these datums, their relationship to other reference frames, the reasons for the change, and how it affects positioning professionals and their use of these datums. We will spot light how good coordinates can go really bad, without proper planning. The amount of data, how data is used and the type of data users have exponential increased since the NAD 27 to NAD 83 conversion, which has also increased the potential for introducing error.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Martin

Dan Martin

Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor, National Geodetic Survey
Dan Martin works for the National Geodetic Survey and has been the Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor since May of 2015. As the Regional Advisor, he instructs local surveyors, state and municipal agencies, and the geospatial community at large, on how to use and preserve the National... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Horizon Ballroom

10:15am EDT

****CANCELED****Expanding UAS Capabilities****CANCELED****
As technology continues to improve, so does the capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within the field of engineering and surveying. Remote aircrafts are no longer viewed as a mere pastime for hobbyists, they are now valuable instruments for firms on a global scale. This cutting-edge technology aids in various applications such as emergency response, agricultural monitoring, volumetric data collection, marketing, etc. Quick and safe deployment of airframes enable inspectors to be more versatile than their previous practices. While LiDAR and other technologies serve their purpose, UAS proves to be a fast and efficient alternative to data collection. With this in mind, Michael Baker International is demonstrating an impressive effort in expanding their fleet; currently, there are over fifty certified remote pilots throughout the country. For clients seeking accurate data at an economical price, UAS applications are the best option to date.

Speakers
MK

Megan Kelly

Michael Baker International
Ms. Megan Kelly has GIS and sUAS experience within business and local government platforms. Through a B.S. in environmental science, she has developed an understanding in several branches such as environmental chemistry, land use planning, and hazard mitigation. With over 25 hours... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic C

10:15am EDT

Field Team Manager - Building a Scalable Team Routing & Tracking System
How does one build an application that creates optimized routes, schedules and collects data in real-time from teams of field technicians treating over 150,000 catch basins in NYC? This talk will cover all aspects of the "Field Team Manager" web and mobile applications, project inception and challenges, as well as technical features and lessons learned. Technical features include: web editing of routes with many stops (400+) and differing modes of transportation, optimizing of paths for treatment routes, viewing progress of active teams in the field, report generation and dashboard view. The custom mobile application enables field technicians to sequentially treat catch basins and provides a map view for navigation and route status. These applications were built using a combination of cloud, open source and Esri technology. The talk will discuss these technical components as well as architecture.  

Speakers
EF

Ed Farell

DVG
Ed is the Director of GIS Solutions at DVG. Ed has over 10 years GIS experience in the public and private sectors, as well as academia.  
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Chris Klaube

DVG
Chris Klaube is a Senior GIS Developer with DVG where he works on GIS projects related to enterprise level data collection, systems administration, and software development. He has worked on a diverse range of projects across many public sector tiers, from municipal apps for data... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic C

10:15am EDT

Sussex County, NJ - The Integration of Hyland Onbase with Esri ArcGIS Online
Sussex County, NJ is leveraging two enterprise systems as part of an overall technology strategy to improve County workflows.  The implementation of Hyland’s OnBase electronic management system (EDMS) and Esri ArcGIS Platform has largely driven the County’s success of managing county information at the enterprise level.

This presentation will provide an overview of the County’s implementation and the integration of these two technologies of managing and delivering information to the public, knowledge workers, and elected officials

Speakers
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic C

10:15am EDT

Atlantic County Planning & City of Ventnor Partnership for Improved Emergency Management and Fire Safety
Atlantic County Office of GIS and the City of Ventnor Office of Emergency Management have worked together over the last year to produce several GIS products to help plan for Emergency Situations.  Ventnor OEM has produced web maps showing the critical infrastructure that has been identified by both Atlantic County and Ventnor City.  This web map is the foundation for the web mapping application, collecting and editing Fire Hydrant locations within the city.  Points representing fire hydrants have value added information such as being coded with water pressure information as well as fitting information.  This data will serve as the basis for the Ventnor Fire Department hydrant inventory so that Fire personnel can easily identify which hydrant is in the vicinity of an active fire.

Speakers
MC

Mike Cahill

Fire Chief, Ventnor City
ST

Sarah Taylor-Deak

Atlantic County
Sarah Taylor-Deak has worked as a GIS Specialist with Atlantic County GIS for 16 years. In that time Sarah has received her GISP and  has participated in MACURISA and the NJ Geospatial forum as well as worked with Atlantic County's municipal partners.  


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic D

10:15am EDT

Mapping our Roads for 911 and Working with the State of New Jersey’s Roadway Centerlines
Since 1998, Burlington County has been maintaining its own GPS road centerlines which are heavily used internally for mapping.  However, the GPS centerlines do not contain address attributes thereby causing us to rely on commercial datasets for addressing.  In 2012, the commercial dataset was replaced by the newly created road centerlines provided by the New Jersey Office of GIS.

In order to support our 911 call center, it became necessary for Burlington County to review and edit the centerlines from NJ OGIS.  This effort is still ongoing in a maintenance phase.  Roads and addresses do not exist in a vacuum; they are related to and interdependent on many other layers as well as information and processes that can feed into GIS.  Burlington County tries to account for this in our update methodology.

This presentation will cover Burlington County’s initial experience editing and enhancing the centerlines, the workflows and processes we have in place to continually update both the GPS road centerlines and the roads for 911, and our recent work to prepare the 911 centerlines to support an upgrade to our 911 CAD software.  This upgrade will bring us a step closer to Next Gen 911.

Throughout the past 6 years of editing and maintaining the 911 centerlines, we have worked with the New Jersey Office of GIS so our updates can be incorporated into their statewide NJ Roadway Centerlines.  In 2018, we are embarking on a partnership with NJ OGIS to supply them with new roads and edits through a geodata service.

Speakers
KG

Kiersten Gauntt

GIS Specialist, Burlington County
Kiersten is a GIS Specialist with Burlington County and has been employed with them since 2005. She is the county’s GIS support for Public Works, some of her duties include mapping centerlines, county owned infrastructures, the county’s Potter’s field.Additional activities include... Read More →
avatar for David Rickert

David Rickert

GIS Specialist, Burlinton County
avatar for Merrilee Torres

Merrilee Torres

Burlington County
Merrilee is a GIS Specialist at Burlington County where she has been employed since 1995.  She is charged with supervising the IT Department’s GIS Section and coordinating the County's internal GIS efforts as well as being liaison to local, regional, and state agencies.  A MAC... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic D

10:15am EDT

Save time, effort, and money with Street-Level Imagery
CycloMedia imagery and software is comprised of authoritative, high-resolution images embedded with geometrically true coordinate, date and time stamps. The resulting solution provides a seamless, 360-degree street level view that allows users to remotely assess sites, assets, features, and conditions. This informational session will highlight several ways our valued customers are leveraging this technology to solve real business problems.

Speakers
JM

Jim Michel

CycloMedia
avatar for Jason Sealy

Jason Sealy

Cyclomedia Technology, Inc.
With 18 years of experience serving the public sector, Jason gains great satisfaction in helping State and Local Government customers address their ever-changing business challenges by leveraging enterprise solutions. He has a diverse history – and maintains a continued fascination... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic D

10:15am EDT

***CANCELED*** The Shifting Sands of Time: Changing Coastal Dune Blowout Extents***CANCELED***
***CANCELED***Disturbances are frequently the impetus for habitat change, but this is especially true at the land-sea interface. In coastal dunes that buffer upland areas, dynamic flux is the norm, and wind events, especially major storms, have the potential to drive change by denuding once vegetated microhabitats and creating hollow blowout depressions. These blowouts are considered ephemeral, ripe for recolonization, and inherent among coastal systems, both recently storm-affected and ‘healthy’, worldwide. However, we do not understand on what timescale recolonization operates or what factors control the rate and magnitude of localized changes associated with further erosion or vegetated stabilization. Since Superstorm Sandy, October 2012, we have conducted a yearly census of blowouts created by the storm along a 3km stretch of a model barrier island coastal dune system, Island Beach State Park, NJ. We use a Trimble GeoXT Explorer 2008 and vertex mapping to map the outermost vegetated blowout edges as a metric of extent change over time. Using various GIS tools, we split these polygon bowls up into quadrants and halves to explore extent shifts directionally within quadrants defined by compass direction as it relates to wind direction; substrate stability and blowout extent shifts are likely coupled with wind forcing dictating where vegetation is able to root and survive. We are also using structure from motion with drones to create RTK-GPS referenced digital elevation models (DEMs). With these models, we can explore how the boundaries of the bowls, as defined by ground truthing the plant extents, differs from the boundaries of the bowls, as defined the change in angle or drop off from foredune into the depression. Thus far, we have mapped the bowls with ArcMap and Trimble four times, since Sandy in Fall 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. After Sandy, there were 55 blowouts of various sizes and shapes within the foredunes. As of 2017, 29 of these 55 have become colonized and 26 remain unvegetated though their extents have changed. Distinctly new bowls have been created each year and fragmentation of existing bowls from colonization has also occurred. The edges of bowls have been changing location over time primarily due to vegetation encroachment via clonal growth, with negligible germination from the seedbank. Results show that the smaller the blowout, the more ephemeral it will be. We have thus far flown three drone flights, March 2017, December 2017, and March 2018. We can visualize the bowls with these flights and subtract the DEMS to look at changes in the bowl geometry. Similarly, we compare the March 2017 DEM extents to the Fall 2017 ground truthing to relate the two definitions that one might define as the boundary of a blowout. Understanding the controls on dune recolonization in a natural setting has implications for management with dictating planting locations as well so for understanding how habitats will likely change and evolve as a function of increasing disturbances related to climate change.
***CANCELED*** This talk has been canceled ***CANCELED***

Speakers
BC

Bianca Charbonneau

University of Pennsylvania
I will be a 5th yr PhD candidate looking to defend my thesis in August from the University of Pennsylvania in the Biology Department.  I am studying how coastal dunes ecologically respond to and recover after storm events like hurricanes.  


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic A

10:15am EDT

Raster Mosaic Methodologies for Underground Mine Maps
Harrisburg University is working on a large grant project in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to create raster mosaic datasets of underground mine maps in the State of Pennsylvania. This compilation of datasets involves a great deal of map analysis – looking for elevation points, common mine workings, and other underground mine features, as well as examining cross sections of coal seams. After many maps are analyzed to determine which have optimal features, the georeferencing and the digitizing of the mosaic footprint is performed. Underground mine maps are often georeferenced to surface maps and surface features, and sometimes even to each other using specific edge-matching techniques. Once a mosaic dataset is created, analysis of the workings begins and leads to the digitization of particular mine workings that are valuable to examining mine subsidence risks in the state. This presentation will discuss the methodology behind the creation of underground mine map mosaics using the Mosaic Raster Tools in ArcGIS and some of the problems that are encountered along the way. Lastly, this presentation will look at the significance of these mosaics in terms of how they effect the public.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic A

10:15am EDT

Wildlife Corridor Design Using FOSS Geospatial Technology
Wildlife corridor analysis is a conservation tool used to identify and preserve undisturbed habitat connectivity, allowing species to have access to breeding sites, and food sources that minimize the risk of vehicle collisions. As the human footprint increases habitat fragmentation threatens the health of these ecosystems. Historically, corridor analysis has been directed at larger mammals, but the same principles can be applied to smaller species such as reptiles and amphibians. This project details a methodology for modeling a series of fine-scale wildlife corridors with high-resolution data layers using a geographic information system (GIS). A focus of this project is to use Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for geospatial technology to model fine-scale wildlife corridors. I developed a fine-scale approach based on the habitat needs of the Eastern Tiger Salamander in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province of Virginia. Both raster and vector GIS data formats were used along with Python scripting to create a repeatable process. The analysis identified widespread fragmentation of habitat and breeding sites throughout the species’ habitat and identified key areas where mitigation techniques should be initiated. Relying solely on FOSS technology, data preparation and analysis were completed with PostGIS, GDAL, QGIS, and Python. The analysis process was designed to be easily adopted by groups without access to often expensive proprietary software and aims to highlight high-risk areas and inform conservation efforts so that mitigation strategies can be developed.  

Speakers
TR

Tom Rubino

Penn State University
Tom Rubino has worked as a Geospatial Analyst for the Federal Government for the past seven years. A 2006 graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, he is currently completing his Masters in GIS at Pennsylvania State University.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic A

10:15am EDT

****CANCELED**** TECHSPO - Leveraging Vector Tiles to Query Statewide Habitat Data in a Browser ****CANCELED****
Leveraging Vector Tiles to Query Statewide Habitat Data in a Browser.  Need to use large datasets for environmental projects? This is the talk for you!  We’ll dive into the process we used to make a statewide wildlife habitat dataset of 1 million polygons accessible in the browser. Previously, GIS technicians took minutes or hours to process this huge data set for custom operations in order to answer questions about habitat details on specific sites. Now, a user can draw a custom area in a browser window and return results in seconds, enabling efficient compliance with environmental regulations. Learn how we used multiple open source libraries/tools like GDAL ogr2ogr, Tippecanoe, Turf, and Mapbox GL JS to build the tool.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Ford

Dan Ford

Community Ambassador, Azavea
Wildlife biologist and env consultant turned geotech, dataviz, civic tech, open data, humanitarian mapping professional. GeoPhilly Organizer. Azavea Community Ambassador. Let's talk geospatial technology for civic, social, and environmental impact.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic 4

10:15am EDT

TECHSPO - An Overview of the Linkage Mapper Toolkit
An Overview of the Linkage Mapper Toolkit. Linkage Mapper is a GIS toolkit, created by the Nature Conservancy, designed to support habitat connectivity analyses. Linkage Mapper uses vector maps of core habitat areas and raster maps of resistance to movement to identify and map least-cost linkages between core areas. The toolkit also provides the ability to map pinch-points and barriers within corridors, and analyze network centrality. This session will give an overview of the toolkit’s modules, provide useful tips for setting tool parameters, and discuss applications and limitations of the toolkit’s products.



Speakers
TH

Thomas Hopper

GIS Analyst, Princeton Hydro
Thomas Hopper is a GIS analyst for Princeton Hydro, a New Jersey based environmental consulting and engineering firm. Prior to that he attended Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and worked as a research assistant for the Department of Ecology, Evolution... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic 4

10:15am EDT

TECHSPO - Exploring Data at the Speed of Thought with Insights for ArcGIS
Exploring Data at the Speed of Thought with Insights for ArcGIS.  Insights for ArcGIS is a web-based, data analytics workbench where you can explore spatial and non-spatial data, answer questions you didn't know to ask, and quickly deliver powerful results. Use maps, charts, and tables to visualize data, apply advanced spatial analysis with a simple drag-and-drop, and begin telling your story like never before.



Speakers
avatar for Rachel Weeden

Rachel Weeden

Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, speaker, Esri
Rachel Weeden is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager at Esri, a role where she combines her interests in geography, applied technology and improving government services. Prior to Esri, she worked for the City of Philadelphia and Chester County PA as a GIS Specialist, a career path introduced... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic 4

10:15am EDT

Modern Approach to Assessment, Tax and Land Records
Parcel management has evolved from ink on linen and Mylar using uncontrolled aerial photography to measurement-based parcel fabrics.  Valuation has evolved from simple cost-per-square foot calculations to linear and geographic weighted regression analysis.  Registry is evolving from a recording system to an integrated land records system leveraging PINs, and public engagement has evolved from simply viewing printed maps and property cards to deploying maps and apps used on smart devices.

GIS is evolving too.  Beginning with mainframes and mini computers to servers and desktops delivering core analytical and data management tools.  Now web GIS delivers enterprise capabilities with apps, dashboards and service-driven capabilities.  This has enabled the delivery of a preconfigured, purpose-built, domain specific solutions out of the box.

This presentation will discuss in detail how GIS is used in assessment, tax and land records from collecting data and managing it in the parcel fabric, to assessing and valuing property and public delivery of authoritative government data.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
Atlantic B

10:15am EDT

ESRI Hands-On Learning Lab
Hands-On Learning Lab offers self paced training sessions. The Lab is open from 10:15AM to 6:00PMThe HOLL consists of a group of laptops with headphones where students can work through lessons at their own pace. A lesson consists of a recorded presentation followed by a hands-on exercise. Each lesson typically takes about 45 to one hour to complete and students can generally come and go as they please. Ed Services instructors are on hand to assist with questions and to discuss Esri products, other training  opportunities and Esri Technical Certification.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic 8

12:00pm EDT

Lunch - Horizon Ballroom
The Menu should include:
Rittenhouse Square-Tossed Garden Salad Philadelphia Cheesesteak Philadelphia Chicken Cheesesteak Fried onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce Vegetarian Hoagies French Fries with Cheese Sauce Warm Philadelphia Soft Pretzels Cheese Cake
Rolled Sushi-Freshly Rolled Sushi served with Wasabi,  Soy Sauce, Ponzu and Pickled Ginger

Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

1:30pm EDT

OneURISA Discussion Forum
Brent Jones, URISA Board Member and  Board Liaison to Policy Advisory and Marketing Committees; will present the OneURISA initiative and answer any questions that you may have about the changes that will affect our chapter.

If you recall many of your participated in SurveyMonkey Survey on the topic in the summer of 2017.  MAC URISA had the most participants of any chapter and the results were considered when creating the final OneURISA plan. 

As written, OneURISA is mandated to be implemented by January of 2020 and will place certain requirements on our chapter and all members, including individual member dues of $195. It does appear that MAC URISA will be able to continue to be own legal entity with our own tax ID, exempt status and financial responsibilities, however, all details have not yet been finalized.  Now is the time for our entire GIS Community to ask questions about these changes and provide feedback about what additional information we need before we can vote as a membership to accept the OneURISA initiative.
 https://www.urisa.org/chapters/oneurisa/  http://www.urisa.org/clientuploads/directory/Documents/Chapters/OneURISA%20Letter%20from%20the%20President%20072017.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Dawn McCall

Dawn McCall

Director of GIS Services, Control Point Associates, Inc
Dawn McCall, GISP is the Director of GIS Services at Control Point Associates, Inc.  I am a member of MAC URISA and have served on the board for 20 years holding many positions including President. 
avatar for Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Brent Jones, PE, PLS

Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

2:30pm EDT

Introducing GeoAuditing
Some of the biggest benefits from GIS will be in areas we have yet to explore.  These areas are in Finance and auditing.  This session will describe 12 projects where GeoAuditing was used to generate over $60M!  The repeatability/transferability of these projects will be shared with the attendees.  

The techniques and methods of GeoAuditing will be described and explored.  The 12 projects will be used as repeatable case studies.  The importance of geography as a “ground truth” for other datasets will be explored.  The foundation of Enterprise GIS makes these Geoauditing activities possible.  We will use the five precepts of Enterprise GIS as a framework to undertake Geoauditing.

A typology of Geoauditing procedures will be introduced and described 
 
The five precepts of Enterprise GIS are:
Need to support time slices and historic data, including attribute data.
GIS has the highest quality of data, with staff charged to keeping it that way!
Addresses and supporting framework are fundamental when working with external data.
GIS has the most complete datasets, and
Enterprise GIS has 3-D and subparcel entities defined.

Geoauditing may become the next big thing for GIS?   


Speakers
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic B

2:30pm EDT

Enterprise GIS - What Does it Really Mean?
Over the past 5 years, Middlesex County, NJ has been creating and updating its underlying data layers to create an Enterprise GIS. Now the County is actively using GIS in day to day processes from capital improvement projects to asset management. The County created a web portal so that users can view, download and manage GIS data and applications from the County’s Enterprise GIS. Users can download data layers in multiple formats such as CSV, GeoJSON, Shapefile and FileGDB. The tiered log-in model allows administrators to manage data dissemination and monitor site activity with a robust dashboard showing metrics such as server status, data download frequency and availability. The dashboard also shows detailed metadata updated live from SDE layers edited by multiple stewards. Administrators can easily edit, update and add applications from other sites for easy viewing by the public on the front page. The interactive map also allows users to view, print and download spatial information. Technology for this portal consists of .NET, JavaScript, Bootstrap, and D3. This presentation will demonstrate the application and management tools developed.

Speakers
JG

Julia Gerdes

Middlesex County
ED

Erica Del Plato

Administrative Analyst, Middlesex County


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic C

2:30pm EDT

LocateNYC – Integrating a Non-Esri Geocoder With The Esri Platform in NYC
New York City has a powerful custom-built geocoder for addresses, streets, places, buildings, and tax parcels, but has been inaccessible in the Esri platform…until now. This talk will focus on how we integrated and enhanced the geocoder to work with the Esri AGO/Portal environment and how city departments are currently leveraging it. Enhancements to the geocoder include batch geocoding, suggestions, reverse, and 3D building floor geocoding. All aspects of technology will be discussed including API development, cloud architecture, specific key technologies and roadmap.  

Speakers
EF

Ed Farell

DVG
Ed is the Director of GIS Solutions at DVG. Ed has over 10 years GIS experience in the public and private sectors, as well as academia.  
avatar for Chris Klaube

Chris Klaube

DVG
Chris Klaube is a Senior GIS Developer with DVG where he works on GIS projects related to enterprise level data collection, systems administration, and software development. He has worked on a diverse range of projects across many public sector tiers, from municipal apps for data... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic C

2:30pm EDT

Stormwater Basin and Outfall Collection Using Survey123 and Collector for ArcGIS
Michael Baker International, Inc. was tasked by the NJDOT Bureau of Environmental Program Resources to inventory stormwater basins and outfalls for assessment purposes.  The primary goal of the project was to obtain and compile assessments to identify maintenance requirements and remedial actions to address issues including erosion and sedimentation, which may affect downstream surface water quality.  The project involved collecting stormwater outfalls and basins along 650 miles of roadway across central New Jersey, which was previously a paper based process.  Two-person field crews were responsible for collecting characteristic information about each basin and outfall as well as additional data points such as inlets, manholes, control structures, ditches, swales, and basin boundaries.  Multiple images were captured for each location to aid in identifying maintenance requirements and remedial actions.  Field data collection was performed using Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 using a high accuracy GPS receiver connected to iPad and Android tablets via Bluetooth. At the completion of each route inventory a final package was created based on field data analysis which included reports, recommendations, maintenance cost estimates, and photos in addition to the field collected data in multiple formats.

Speakers
GE

Grant Ervin

Michael Baker International
Grant Ervin is a Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT) Project Manager with Michael Baker International, Inc.  


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic C

2:30pm EDT

TECHSPO - Building a Public Safety Services Investment Tool
Building a Public Safety Services Investment Tool.  Choosing how to allocate not just building dollars, but where and how to locate programs and capital assets across multiple locations. Using geographic principles such as multivariate and hotspot analyses, the City of Philadelphia and Geodecisions, Inc. have created a tool that helps better define where to place investment in municipal public safety services and how to improve the use of those services.
The presentation will also highlight the multi-criteria Decisions Support System that was developed using Web App builder for ArcGIS and ESRI JavaScript API. The application uses hosted feature services data that covers the different criteria needed for evaluating public safety funds allocation. The widget that was developed for the project enables the users to give different weighting for each criteria and run the decision model to get an instant rank for fund allocation.

Speakers
RQ

Richard Quodomine

Project Manager, City of Philadelphia
Rich Quodomine is the lead GIS Analyst and project manager for the City of Philadelphia's Department of Public Property. He manages several smart city GIS applications. His writing has been published by the American Association of Geographers, Canadian. Geographic Magazine, and other... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic 4

2:30pm EDT

TECHSPO - Integrating CAD and GIS for Infrastructure Asset Management
Integrating CAD and GIS for Infrastructure Asset Management.  The principal goal of asset management (AM) is to meet a required level of service in the most cost-effective way. AM processes are often characterized by high diversity of involved stakeholders, each with their own interests, tools and workflows - often non-interoperable. Furthermore, hurdles to effective AM includes data silos and diversity of data types used for asset life cycle analysis.  This results in data intensive, complex AM processes and costly, inefficient information management throughout the life cycle of assets. The key elements for effective infrastructure asset management include taking a lifecycle approach and monitoring performance to understand and manage risks associated with asset failures.  This can be accomplished through a Decision Support System (DSS) that integrate Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. The aim of this paper is demonstrate a means of reducing some AM complexities by integrating CAD and GIS technologies on a pilot project of a water distribution system for the City of Newark NJ.

Speakers
avatar for Laramie Potts

Laramie Potts

Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Laramie Potts is Associate Professor of Applied Engineering and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored over 80 journal and conference articles on geodesy, Geophysics, GIS, and  Remote Sensing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic 4

2:30pm EDT

TECHSPO - LRS 101: A Walkthrough of Creating a Feature Class from a Database Table and NJDOT’s Roadway Network
LRS 101: A Walkthrough of Creating a Feature Class from a Database Table and NJDOT’s Roadway Network.  This presentation will explain some of the fundamentals of what Linear Referencing is and how it works.  A step by step example will show how to take a table from NJDOT’s extensive Straight Line Diagram (SLD) MS Access database, map it onto NJDOT’s Roadway Network LRS, and create a feature class from it.

Speakers
avatar for Merrilee Torres

Merrilee Torres

Burlington County
Merrilee is a GIS Specialist at Burlington County where she has been employed since 1995.  She is charged with supervising the IT Department’s GIS Section and coordinating the County's internal GIS efforts as well as being liaison to local, regional, and state agencies.  A MAC... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic 4

2:30pm EDT

Geodata Service for Partner Data Exchange
The New Jersey Office of GIS (NJOGIS) serves as the data steward for a statewide, comprehensive address point and road centerline dataset that is used for various purposes throughout the state. In order to facilitate the maintenance of this data set while promoting a standardized schema, and assuring quality control, NJOGIS provides the ability for data contributors to perform check outs from and sync back updates to an enterprise database via a secure geodata service. This presentation will provide an overview of the infrastructure behind the geodata service, how data intake is performed, and highlight some of the reasons that the establishment of this service is so critical to the NJ Office of GIS.  

Speakers
DS

Deepa Sanjeevaraya

GIS Specialist, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Deepa Sanjeevaraya is currently working as GIS specialist at NJ Office of Information Technology- Office of Geographic Information System; Where, she is one of the data advisors and Coordinators for various projects including Road centerlines and address point database.She has Bachelor’s... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic A

2:30pm EDT

NJGIN 3.0 - Discovery & Sharing
 The New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN) portal, v. 1.0, was built 16 years ago to be a central place for the GIS community to find geospatial content. Since that time, technology has evolved, the way that geospatial content owners share their content has evolved and expectations about searching for content has also changed.  The NJGIN portal, https://njgin.nj.gov, is also evolving and being rebuilt from the ground up to streamline how people find and access content as well as make it easier for data stewards to share their authoritative information.  This session will review lessons learned from operating the original NJGIN portal and focus on how the NJ Office of GIS, along with its partners, are modernizing the way geospatial content is shared and discovered in the Garden State with the NJGIN 3.0 project.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Embley

Brian Embley

Enterprise Architect, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Brian is an Enterprise Architect with 25 years of experience in spatially enabling enterprises in state and local government, NGOs and utilities.  After positions with Esri, The Nature Conservancy, Civil Solutions & Michael Baker, Brian rejoined the NJ Office of GIS in late 2017... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic A

2:30pm EDT

NJGIN 3.0 - Metadata Requirements & Recommendations
NJGIN 3.0 - Metadata Requirements & Recommendations / Good news! Handling documentation for shared data will be much easier in the NJGIN 3.0 environment than it has been in earlier NJGIN releases.
The need to document shared data has not changed, and structured metadata is still the best way to do that. Structured metadata can both document data for internal and shared use, and also serve as an efficient cataloging tool.
Because there are big changes both in hosting environments for sharing data and metadata, and in metadata authoring tools, there is a learning curve involved. For ArcGIS Online Items, full metadata is accepted only in ArcGIS format. NJGIN 3.0 initially is using ArcGIS Online metadata style FGDC-CSDGM (Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standard for Geospatial Metadata - the old one.)
ArcCatalog 10.3.1 and later can be used to transition from existing FGDC-CSDGM metadata and to update the resulting ArcGIS format files, or to write informative metadata from scratch; both products will function properly on ArcGIS Online sites configured to use FGDC-CSDGM style metadata. Uploaded metadata can be used to fully populate the ArcGIS Online Item Information.
In order to do the work described above, a user has to configure the ArcCatalog metadata editor properly. It also helps to understand that the editor interface and the ArcGIS metadata file are organized around the ISO geospatial metadata standards; as a result, authors familiar with the FGDC-CSDGM often need some assistance in learning new “locations” for some pieces of information.
The NJ Office of GIS publishes help documents to provide guidance on what information is required for cataloging data to be shared on NJGIN 3.0, and what additional information is required for full documentation of state resource GIS data. 
Authors of New Jersey data who do not use Esri products are welcome to contact the NJ Office of GIS for assistance in getting their data and standard-compliant metadata published.
The future is rapidly approaching when one of the suite of ISO 19115 standards for geospatial metadata will be the metadata style for NJGIN. The NJ Office of GIS anticipates making the transition after Esri’s Pro software has full metadata functionality. 



Speakers
avatar for Edith Konopka

Edith Konopka

GIS Specialist, NJ Office of Information Technology
Edith Konopka is a GIS Specialist at the NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS in Trenton. Geospatial metadata creation, training, and management have been part of her responsibilities since she started there in 2001. Previously she managed the NJ Historic Preservation... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic A

2:30pm EDT

NJGIN 3.0 - Sharing Your Content: Walkthrough
The actual process of publishing content, sharing it and getting it included in the statewide NJGIN Search is simpler that you may expect.  In this last presentation of this session, we will pull it all together and show how a local government partner actually publishes content, such as a data file or map service, and how that same content is configured for Search in the NJGIN site by OGIS. We will publish content, attach a metadata record to it and share it as well as demonstrate the steps taken by OGIS to include that content in NJGIN Search.  The publisher retains control of their content throughout the entire process including content updates and removing one’s content from the NJGIN Search.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Borowik

Ann Borowik

GIS Coordinator, Somerset County
avatar for Brian Embley

Brian Embley

Enterprise Architect, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Brian is an Enterprise Architect with 25 years of experience in spatially enabling enterprises in state and local government, NGOs and utilities.  After positions with Esri, The Nature Conservancy, Civil Solutions & Michael Baker, Brian rejoined the NJ Office of GIS in late 2017... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic A

2:30pm EDT

Mercer County Bicycle Master Plan
 In New Jersey’s County Planning Act, county master plans are intended to drive the local capital program.  Most system-level bicycle facility plans are so high-level or conceptual that they cannot achieve this.  This presentation will outline Mercer County’s past efforts to identify priority routes and the 2017-2018 effort to develop a segment-level plan for creating safer facilities for cyclists on county highways.

Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic D

2:30pm EDT

PRIME- A Web Based GIS Application for Transportation Planning & Decision Support
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Inc. (NJTPA) is the federally funded Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the northern New Jersey region, which is home to 6.7 million people and covers about three quarters of the state. The NJTPA, with support from JMT Technology Group, developed the Planning Recommendations Integration Management Engine (PRIME) based on a prototype developed by agency staff.  PRIME is a web-based relational database system composed of individual geo-referenced records. It contains specific transportation problems (needs) and solutions (recommendations) taken from a wide range of planning studies developed by the NJTPA, its subregions and partner agencies. PRIME enables transportation planning and engineering professionals to enter these records, search through category, keyword and lasso search methods, set connections between the needs and recommendations records and core policies and investment strategies of the NJTPA, query and view records at varying geographic scales, assess them in context with the NJTPA’s performance based planning process and use analysis tools that will help bundle related recommendations into possible projects that could be advanced for further study or implementation.

PRIME provides an intuitive interface for mapping study needs and recommendations, tools for packaging complementary needs and recommendations with information from other planning efforts, analytical tools to draw spatial and non-spatial connections between needs and recommendations, and tools to export reports.PRIME utilizes Esri’s JavaScript API to interact with ArcGIS server.  PRIME’s functionality includes the capability to create project boundaries from existing GIS layers, to support the import of project locations, and to support tracking the history of data entry and editing.  Reporting and analysis tools provide the ability to package data and generate specific reports based on analysis of the system database.  The PRIME report allows for the generation of summaries of the recommendations that have advanced toward implementation phase pull information from complementary agency datasets and produce real-time summary statistics and graphical charts for all attributes and relationships.  The Scoping report assists users with packaging related needs and recommendations based on the location and to specifically define attributes regarding the relationships.  ArcGIS server provides all required spatial analytical functions that are not handled with built-in SQL Server spatial functionality.
The presentation will address the NJTPA’s vision for PRIME, how GIS provides decision support through both spatial analysis and providing spatial context, the key project challenges, and important takeaways from the project.  Slides will be used to guide the presentation and to provide visuals where appropriate.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlynn Davis

Kaitlynn Davis

NJTPA
Kaitlynn Davis has been with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority since 2012; a member of the Systems Planning department, she is involved in application development, database development, and other technical projects for the agency. She holds a Masters in City and... Read More →
avatar for Bob Pliszka

Bob Pliszka

Vice President, JMT Technology Group


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic D

2:30pm EDT

The Continuous Improvement of NJ TRANSIT’s Commuter Rail Roadway Sign Trail Blazing System
NJ Transit employed the services of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) to improve Transit’s roadway trail blazing sign system located along roadways in proximity to the Raritan Valley commuter rail line.  NJ Transit owns and maintains signs along New Jersey roadways that direct motorists to convenient commuter railway stations. GPI inventoried signs, and suggested updated placement of signs based upon a variety of data inventoried along the Raritan Valley rail line.

Speakers
DW

Dave Wagner

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)
Dave Wagner, GISP, MBA is an experienced Department Director and Project Manager, and an expert in Asset Management Systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) who has managed Asset Management and GIS projects for New Jersey transportation agencies as well as numerous transportation... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Atlantic D

4:00pm EDT

Break - Horizon Ballroom
The menu should include:
Movie Time-Fresh Popcorn in to-go bags, Warm Soft Pretzels with Mustard, Individual Bags of M&M’s, Twizzlers & Gummy Bears, Assorted Sodas


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

4:30pm EDT

Quantum Leaps in Geospatial Systems
In this talk we will discuss the emerging Technologies in 3D 4D 5D information systems as related to geographic information systems technologies of today.  We will discuss the integration of precise 3D measurements systems using active and passive sensor technologies, 3D object modeling, real time sensor technologies and real-time data feeds into geospatial systems for complex systems analysis.  

Speakers
MC

Mike Cicali

Stockton University
Mike first began using GIS technology as an Atlantic County Public Health official in the early 1990s.  Currently he is a professor at Stockton University teaching courses on related technology for both under graduate and graduate level course work.  Mr Cicali is also the GIS Program... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic B

4:30pm EDT

Shared Transportation Services Mobile Application Data Support
 In an effort to provide the traveling public with timely and accurate information about transportation mode choices, particularly “shared-ride” alternatives to driving alone, Michael Baker International, in conjunction with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) developed a data model and workflow for creating, publishing and maintaining a General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS). The NJTPA Shared Pilot Shared Transportation Services Data Model project included information from twenty-three (23) data feeds from fifteen (15) shared-ride agencies. Using a variety of technology including ArcGIS, python, and SQL server, Michael Baker developed an extract, transform and load (ETL) process to collect and validate transit data from the various transit agencies into one unified GTFS feed to be consumed by third party applications like Google and Apple.  Additionally, Michael Baker and the NJTPA developed outreach, implementation and maintenance plans to support future development and expansion of the system as need and interest of shared-ride mode choices increase.   In this session, attendees will learn about the GTFS format, its utilization for transit information dissemination, and how to leverage Python/ArcPy for automating the data unification process.

Speakers
SH

Stephen Holt

Michael Baker International
Stephen Holt is a Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT) Specialist for Michael Baker International, Inc.  


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic B

4:30pm EDT

Using Docker to Explore Open Source GIS
Virtualization allows for a great degree of flexibility when deploying applications across your enterprise. You can also use virtualization technologies like Docker to run applications on your desktop workstation. This presentation will explore the use of Docker and will provide demos of how you can use Docker on Windows to explore a variety of Linux-based Open Source GIS offerings. 

Speakers
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic B

4:30pm EDT

TECHSPO - ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool
ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool. The ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool is an ArcGIS Pro Add-in that allows you to browse a catalog of ArcGIS Solutions and deploy them to an ArcGIS Online organization or Portal for ArcGIS. In this presentation, you will learn how to configure and deploy, within minutes, ready-to-use maps and apps designed to meet your organization's needs.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Ziegler

Adam Ziegler

Solutions Engineer, ESRI


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic 4

4:30pm EDT

TECHSPO - Collector Disconnected Revisited
Collector Disconnected Revisited: That Was (not quite) Easy… but now it works!  At MAC URISA 2016, Burlington County shared their trials, tribulations and successes on the way toward setting up disconnected versioned editing using Collector on an iPad and syncing back to their Enterprise geodatabase.  This presentation is a follow-up which will cover lessons learned since 2016 and how the process is being successfully used now for capturing attribute changes to the 13,000+ fire hydrants in Burlington County.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Nagy

Christopher Nagy

County of Burlington
Chris Nagy is a GIS Specialist for Burlington County, NJ. His primary responsibilities there include maintaining county assets such as hydrants & inlets, regular updates to county-wide parcel layer, Private Well Testing Act mapping for the Health department, assisting the Sheriff’s... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic 4

4:30pm EDT

TECHSPO - NJGIN 3.0 – Federated Search & Sharing
NJGIN 3.0 – Federated Search & Sharing. The familiar NJGIN portal, https://njgin.nj.gov, is being rebuilt as part of a project known as NJGIN 3.0. NJGIN 3.0 uses an entirely new technology foundation compared to the previous NJGIN portal, released back in 2003. Today we are leveraging Esri’s ArcGIS Online Open Data web application as the search interface for geospatial content. ArcGIS Online also forms the distributed Software as a Service framework that allows data stewards to retain complete control over their authoritative content while supporting federated Search from the central NJGIN 3.0 portal. In this techspo we will present this underlying technical architecture, the capabilities that it provides to the NJ GIS community and also a number of best practices for those data stewards who wish to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Embley

Brian Embley

Enterprise Architect, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Brian is an Enterprise Architect with 25 years of experience in spatially enabling enterprises in state and local government, NGOs and utilities.  After positions with Esri, The Nature Conservancy, Civil Solutions & Michael Baker, Brian rejoined the NJ Office of GIS in late 2017... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic 4

4:30pm EDT

Lightning Talks (and one moderated presentation)
*New Jersey Roads and Addresses – Taking the Collaborative Route (Deepa Sanjeevaraya): As an initiative to support- geocoding, 911 Emergency dispatching, routing and transportation needs, the New Jersey Office of Geographic Information System (NJ OGIS) has created a statewide centerlines and addresses database. Which successively will also serve as foundation information for New Jersey’s Next Generation 911 database.
To attain these goals, the NJ OGIS is requesting local government partners (county, municipal and Public Safety Answering Point(PSAP) entities) to collaborate with us on reviewing, updating and validating the records to generate and maintain an accurate and encompassing database. This talk will present various collective methods available for potential partners for data maintenance and sharing.
**Detailed Statewide School Locations - The NJ Office of GIS Approach (Yelena Pikovskaya): Knowing the locations of schools throughout New Jersey is very important. They are needed for uses like proximity to known contaminated sites, emergency dispatching, homeland security, prospective homebuyers, Megan’s Law applications and drug free school zone development.
Every year the NJ Office of GIS (NJOGIS) works in conjunction with the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) to update school locations throughout the state.  This process includes taking the NJDOE tabular data, running various models, analysis queries, research and manual verification using multiple sources to update the spatial location points of all the schools throughout the state.  The school locations include known public, public charter and non-public schools.  The annual updates include new school locations, relocated schools, closed school campuses and additional campus locations.
***Introduction to BIM - GIS Integration (Moderated Presentation ~25 minutes): Building Information Modeling or “BIM” technology has become the the hottest trend in the construction industry since Autodesk released their white paper “Building Information Modeling” in the early 2000’s. Promising improved planning, design, construction, and operations of the facility over its entire life cycle was what the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry was looking for.
Similar to GIS, BIM is a digital representation of the different elements within a facility with the added value of performing advanced geospatial based analysis. BIM is the evolution of CAD towards GIS while focusing on its strengths for the AEC industry.
Last November, Esri’s president Jack Dangermond, and Autodesk’s president and CEO, Andrew Anagnost, announced “the start of a new relationship to build a bridge between BIM and GIS mapping technologies”. This unusual cooperation between the two toughest and largest competitors in the market ignited the spark for a new era: the GIS-BIM integration.
This presentation will focus on the BIM technology and its effect on the GIS technology and community. The presentation will present some of the challenges, opportunities and concerns in GIS-BIM integration through case studies. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on the future engagement of the GIS and BIM communities.
****CANCELED* Effects of Uber in Low-Income Communities (Moderated Presentation ~25 minutes): Transportation options have recently evolved into the sharing economy; however, not all communities have access to these options due to multiple historical and contemporary barriers. Is the sharing economy inaccessible to low-income communities? In the context of major transportation, hospitality, and marketplace branches evolving due to new
ventures, how will low-income communities adapt to changes in established public transportation modes?
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of Uber on low-income communities. Specifically, the accessibility of services, or lack thereof, being provided to these communities and testing their feasibility as a mode of transportation in comparison with higher-income communities. Six randomly selected low-income and high-income census tracts will be used to explore the service coverage and accessibility of Uber. The data collected from low-income census tracts will be compared to those from high-income census tracts using a t-test and regressions to determine similarity or difference of service coverage between the tracts and the significance of different variables. Results are expected to display disparities between high-income and low-income census tracts. Low-income census tracts are predicted to have less service coverage and accessibility as determined by price and wait time. *CANCELED***



Speakers
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Yelena Pikovskaya

GIS Specialist, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Yelena Pikovskaya is currently working as GIS specialist at NJ Office of Information Technology - Office of Geographic Information System in Data Development Team, where she is one of the data advisors and coordinators for various projects including School Locations, Road Centerlines... Read More →
avatar for Ronen Rybowski

Ronen Rybowski

Behar Mapping
Ronen Rybowski has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and is an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ronen is the owner and founder of Behar Mapping... Read More →
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Deepa Sanjeevaraya

GIS Specialist, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Deepa Sanjeevaraya is currently working as GIS specialist at NJ Office of Information Technology- Office of Geographic Information System; Where, she is one of the data advisors and Coordinators for various projects including Road centerlines and address point database.She has Bachelor’s... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic A

4:30pm EDT

ArcGIS Open Data
Speakers
avatar for Seth Van Aken

Seth Van Aken

ESRI
Seth Van Aken is an Account Executive for the Esri State Government Sector.  For over 20 years he has been supporting State and Local government customers in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. He brings a broad range of experience from working across all sectors of government, assisting... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic C

4:30pm EDT

Base Maps and Deep Dives: Using tools to easily explore, prepare, and examine geospatial data!
Have you ever wished for a tool that allowed you to easily access recent basemaps of remote sensing data? How much time have you spent researching, downloading, subsetting, reprojecting, mosaicking, and examining geospatial data in your favorite GIS program, only to realize later it was not right for your project? This presentation will provide demonstrations of two tools that can help you solve these common problems in the GIS world. First, we will look at NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center’s (LP DAAC) Web Map Services (WMS) tool to access rolling Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imagery as basemaps for your projects. Next, we will take a deep dive into data using the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AppEEARS). This simple tool can help you find, customize, analyze, and download federal geospatial data in a matter of hours – not days, months, or even years. Using AppEEARS, you have no-cost access to geospatial data that provides information about surface temperature, fire, snow cover, vegetation, population, and more! This application allows you to visualize and explore data values and associated quality data information via interactive plots and graphs prior to download.  

Speakers
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Danielle Golon

Innovate Inc. Contractor to USGS EROS


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic C

4:30pm EDT

Applying Real-Time Data and Spatial Analytics to Support Transportation Workflows
The ArcGIS platform provides capabilities to ingest, analyze, and store high-volume, high-velocity observation data, which can be transformed into actionable information to enable an organization to make better informed decision. This session highlights a scenario in which real-time alert data from Waze is ingested and analyzed to support a transportation department in prioritizing roadway improvement projects. ArcGIS platform components highlighted in this session include: ArcGIS Enterprise, GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server, and Insights for ArcGIS.

Speakers
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Daniel Wickens

Solution Engineer, ESRI


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic D

4:30pm EDT

GIS-T Origins and Destinations
An example-illustrated exploration of where geospatial transportation solutions and problem solving came from starting in the 1990s with relevance to where the field is today. With this context, we will explain where we are going and how the speakers in the transportation track here at MACURISA 2018 are help forge that future.

Speakers
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Simon Lewis

AECOM
Simon Lewis set up his first company, GIS/Trans, to help popularize the use of GIS in transportation. He was very active as a field evangelist for FHWA in teaching GIS best practices courses and in automated highway data collection, in 35 states. He worked on projects from smallest... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic D

4:30pm EDT

Web Maps, Open Data, and More! How DVRPC utilizes ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Open Data to Visualize and Share Geospatial Transportation Data
The Office of GIS at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region, recognizes the importance of reliable geospatial datasets and user-friendly web mapping applications. With this in mind, DVRPC has created a workflow, structure, and standards that utilize ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Open Data Portal. These elements assist DVRPC staff, their planning partners, transit agencies, researchers, and the public with making data-driven decisions. Learn how DVRPC prepares and publishes regional GIS datasets, workflow, and standards for web mapping applications; the importance of metadata; and how to add more rich content to your projects.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Pollard

Christopher Pollard

DVRPC
Passionate about all aspects of geospatial technology, Chris Pollard produces high quality cartographic products, and builds interactive maps for regional and transportation planning projects within the Greater Philadelphia Region.


Thursday October 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Atlantic D

7:30pm EDT

Banquet Dinner - Horizon Ballroom
The menu should include:
Roasted Free Range Chicken Creamy Polenta, Foraged Mushrooms; Braised Beef Short Ribs Polenta, Roasted Root Vegetables; Vanilla Cheesecake with Pineapple Galee Chocolate Hazelnut Tart.
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream offered with  Inventive and Classic toppings


Speakers
avatar for Dawn McCall

Dawn McCall

Director of GIS Services, Control Point Associates, Inc
Dawn McCall, GISP is the Director of GIS Services at Control Point Associates, Inc.  I am a member of MAC URISA and have served on the board for 20 years holding many positions including President. 


Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

11:30pm EDT

Social Event #macurisa2018
After banquet gathering

OCEAN TOWER 801

Thursday October 25, 2018 11:30pm - Friday October 26, 2018 12:30am EDT
TBA
 
Friday, October 26
 

8:45am EDT

Breakfast - Horizon Ballroom
The menu should include:
Assorted Fruit Juices, Seasonal Fruit Salad, Assorted Bagels, Danish and Muffins, Butter, Cream Cheese, Preserves and Jams, Scrambled Eggs,  Applewood Smoked Bacon, Home Fried Potatoes
Omelet Station-
Farm Fresh Eggs, Egg Whites & Egg Beaters,  Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Baby Tomatoes, Bloomsdale Spinach, Shredded Cheddar, Diced Ham

Friday October 26, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am EDT
Horizon Ballroom

10:00am EDT

New Jersey Geospatial Forum
New Jersey Geospatial Forum Meeting Announcement 
 
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Ocean Ballroom at Resorts Casino & Hotel. 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. 
Scheduled Speaker: 
 Karl Vilacoba, Urban Coast Institute’s Communications Director. 
The Urban Coast Institute is regarded as a leader in the fields of ocean planning and coastal law and policy. We are committed to supporting the implementation of coastal and ocean management actions and policies based on the best available science at the local, state and regional levels. The UCI also educates thousands of members of the public each year about emerging coastal policy and science issues through special events, such as our annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Symposium. 
The UCI serves as the principal investigator among a team of research institutions developing the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, a free, interactive mapping and information site focused on ocean areas from New York through Virginia. The site was initiated under the guidance of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) with grant funding provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2016, the Portal served as a key information source for the creation of a historic first-ever Ocean Action Plan for the Mid-Atlantic region. 
Future General Meeting Dates: 
• Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. NJ Office of Information Technology, ITC Room, 1st Floor, 300 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 
Future Executive Meeting Dates: 
• Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Riverview Plaza, 200, Room 402 
Upcoming Election Dates to remember: 
• Nominations open September 28, 2018 
• Nominations close on October 31, 2018 
• Voting opens November 14, 2018 
• Voting closes November 30, 2018

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Leidner

Patricia Leidner

GIS Director; Executive Coordinator, Hunterdon County


Friday October 26, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

12:00pm EDT

Best Management Practices Implementation Attendee Round Table
As an alternative to the standard presentation format, please join us for a moderated Q&A session. We will break out into groups for discussion around the issues of GIS best management practices implementation at the organizational level.  

Speakers
avatar for Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor

President, MAC URISA
Sara currently serves as the President of MAC URISA for the 2019-2020 term and has previously served as a Trustee from 2017-2018.Sara is a Project Technical Specialist with Woodard & Curran, specializing in GIS and Data Management. With over 15 years of experience, she is a leader... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic C

12:00pm EDT

GIS Platform Implementation Best Practices: Case Study New Jersey
Speakers
avatar for Brian Embley

Brian Embley

Enterprise Architect, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Brian is an Enterprise Architect with 25 years of experience in spatially enabling enterprises in state and local government, NGOs and utilities.  After positions with Esri, The Nature Conservancy, Civil Solutions & Michael Baker, Brian rejoined the NJ Office of GIS in late 2017... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic C

12:00pm EDT

GIS Platform Implementation: Best Practices
When GIS is implemented as a platform, it connects maps, apps, data and people in ways that help organizations make more informed and faster decisions, extending the reach of GIS across the enterprise.  Realizing the value of GIS as a platform, however, does not simply adhere to a “one size fits all” approach but rather one must understand system capabilities and deployment patterns in order to institute a GIS that meets an organization’s objectives.  This session will present a number of established, conceptual Best Practices for enterprise GIS and in turn, relate each to a real world operational experience of the NJ Office of GIS, NJ Office of Information Technology.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Embley

Brian Embley

Enterprise Architect, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Brian is an Enterprise Architect with 25 years of experience in spatially enabling enterprises in state and local government, NGOs and utilities.  After positions with Esri, The Nature Conservancy, Civil Solutions & Michael Baker, Brian rejoined the NJ Office of GIS in late 2017... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic C

12:00pm EDT

Building a Public Safety Services Investment Tool- A More In Depth Review With Advanced Stats
Expanding on yesterdays Techspo session, Building a Public Safety Services Investment Tool.  Choosing how to allocate not just building dollars, but where and how to locate programs and capital assets across multiple locations. Using geographic principles such as multivariate and hotspot analyses, the City of Philadelphia and Geodecisions, Inc. have created a tool that helps better define where to place investment in municipal public safety services and how to improve the use of those services.
The presentation will also highlight the multi-criteria Decisions Support System that was developed using Web App builder for ArcGIS and ESRI JavaScript API. The application uses hosted feature services data that covers the different criteria needed for evaluating public safety funds allocation. The widget that was developed for the project enables the users to give different weighting for each criteria and run the decision model to get an instant rank for fund allocation.

Speakers
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Richard Quodomine

Project Manager, City of Philadelphia
Rich Quodomine is the lead GIS Analyst and project manager for the City of Philadelphia's Department of Public Property. He manages several smart city GIS applications. His writing has been published by the American Association of Geographers, Canadian. Geographic Magazine, and other... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic D

12:00pm EDT

The Five Precepts of Enterprise GIS
The five precepts are useful as they provide a framework for defining, planning and implementing Enterprise GIS.  While these precepts take a data focused view which experience has shown has delivered excellent results.  The precepts also help determine needed GIS applications and datasets.    

Time Slices/Historic Data
A big change to accomplish Enterprise GIS is to begin to provide historic data for the most critical data in the GIS data model.  This relates to pixels and vectors as well as attributes.  The surveyor’s role is especially critical when we add time slices and historic data to our Enterprise GIS.     

Highest Quality of Data
Almost by definition, all GIS data, themes or layers will need to be of the absolute highest quality.  This includes pixels, vectors and many attributes too.  With GIS data quality assured many more uses and applications are possible from GIS, especially many finance and Geoauditing opportunities.  The surveyor’s role is especially critical in this precept as others.     

Addresses and Supporting Framework
In forty years plus, implementing GIS has shown us the overwhelming importance of situs addresses as the most fundamental part of the GIS architecture and integral to the GIS’ enhanced data model.  The role of 3-D and addresses will also be covered.  The important role of the centerline constructs will also be covered.

Complete Data sets
This precept represents complete coverage of an activity, inventory, category or condition.  QA/QC procedures will also be covered.  Daily operations to ensure data quality will be covered.   

3-D/Subparcels
This goes far beyond “building points” as we must include all apartments, suites, rooms and occupancies in our Enterprise GIS.  Air and mineral rights are another perspective on 3-D/Subparcels.  The plethora of underground and above ground utilities will also be needed for Enterprise GIS.  The notion of subparcels is “catching on” and will change our entire perspective on Enterprise GIS.  With parking spaces now being bought and sold we must also connect parking lots and spaces better to GIS.  


Speakers
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic A

12:00pm EDT

From Lidar to 3D Using ArcGIS Pro
Working with your GIS data in 3D allows you to see things in their true perspective, make better decisions and communicate your ideas with more impact. A common starting point to generating 3D content is lidar, which has evolved to become a common source of geographic data. As GIS professionals begin working with lidar, it can feel overwhelming to work with such large datasets and potentially new toolsets. Fortunately, getting started with 3D has never been easier! With ArcGIS Pro and Web GIS, there are clear, documented steps offered as solution templates to derive useful 3D datasets from lidar and share the results on the web to gain greater value. In this workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of the available tools and workflows that let you transform lidar into useful 3D scenes that can be the basis for advanced visualization and further analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Weeden

Rachel Weeden

Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, speaker, Esri
Rachel Weeden is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager at Esri, a role where she combines her interests in geography, applied technology and improving government services. Prior to Esri, she worked for the City of Philadelphia and Chester County PA as a GIS Specialist, a career path introduced... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic 7

12:00pm EDT

Integration of Lidar-Derived Surface-Water With Storm-Water Systems as Part of the National Hydrographic Dataset for the Washington DC Area
The District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) have funded a project through the U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Program (USGS) to create an integrated urban waterway system of surface water derived from lidar digital elevation models and hydro-enforced. Surface water is connected to infalls and outfalls of the storm-water network, and connecting pipes and culverts at the local resolution of the National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD). Local jurisdiction data has been obtained for guidance and transformation to the NHD and the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD). Lidar and local jurisdiction data will be used to update and delineate the WBD to the 14-digit level. The production work is being performed by Quantum Spatial Incorporated, the USGS and local partners will quality assure content, and the USGS will enter the completed hydrography data into the National Hydrographic Dataset. 
The project area includes eight HUC-12s that all have some area in the District of Columbia. A number partner datasets have been contributed from DC Water, Fairfax County, Virginia, City of Alexandria, Virginia, and Arlington County, Virginia to create a large scale metropolitan area hydrography dataset. The Maryland Department of the Environment is also creating a densified stream network for the HUC-12s upstream from those that are in the District of Columbia.
This presentation will provide an overview of the submitted project data types, issues encountered in data consistency, data integration, production approaches, and a look at preliminary data from the production pilot area of the Anacostia Watershed in the District of Columbia, and follow-on projects now being planned. This presentation will also show the current lack of NHD data in large urban centers, and how this project will address that kind of data gap and support urban water studies. From the DOEE and other data partners perspectives, this integrated surface and storm-water network brings them closer to effective storm water management solutions as this will be available to monitor and manage as an integrated system. This project will provide a hydrography network to better evaluate “interior” flooding events identified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the District of Columbia not due to riverine or coastal flooding processes.


Speakers
avatar for Roger Barlow

Roger Barlow

Physical Scientist, USGS
Roger has been with USGS over 40 years and is active in state coordinating bodies in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, DC, and throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Roger chairs the New Jersey Elevation Task Force and the Maryland Elevation Work Group. Roger is also the Federal coordinator... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic 7

12:00pm EDT

Using 3D Visualization to Communicate Risk to Communities
The combination of Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy over such a short period of time was a game changer for many New Jersey communities.  With Hurricane Irene, historic inland flooding throughout the State had prompted planners and water resource managers working in riparian areas to pay focused attention on measures that could be implemented to mitigate high impact flooding from regularly occurring storm events.  Following Irene and Sandy, the concept of “resilience” became a pressing and operative priority for many New Jersey municipalities.  Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy provided a mechanism to begin the tough conversations with communities in New Jersey about how to understand their risks to future storm events.  A team at Rutgers University with acknowledgements to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, developed a 3D elevation model of all homes, businesses, and infrastructure in Ocean County shoreline communities located within current A and V Zones of the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).  An online viewer was developed to visualize the mobile-based LiDAR that was collected in these areas.  First floor estimations were then calculated and examined against existing elevations from an individual property’s elevation certificate.  These data can then be viewed alongside previous damage data (NFIP, Substantial Damages) and projected flood hazard data to understand which properties are at risk from future storm events.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Whytlaw

Jennifer Whytlaw

Rutgers University
Jennifer Whytlaw, PhD, GISP is a GIS Manager in the EAC Group at the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Her work is focused on the development and use of GIS tools and applications as components to environmental, health, resilience and transportation planning projects. Jennifer’s... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic 7

12:00pm EDT

New Jersey Department of Transportation Mobile Inventory System
 The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has been performing roadway characteristics inventory statewide leveraging a 20+ year old application to capture LRS and GPS details.  NJDOT has also been providing this tool for consultants as a standardized process for inventory.  This tool is no longer functional on modern PCs, and the NJDOT has contracted to build a replacement application.  This presentation will provide an overview of the newly developed system, which provides a modern inventory interface and code-base that maintains integration with standardized validation and loading procedures.  This new application is meant to function completely disconnected and function on MS Windows 10 tablet devices.

Speakers
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Jillena Yeager

Michael Baker International
Jillena Yeager is a Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT) Analyst for Michael Baker International, Inc.  She provides support on various geospatial and transportation-related projects involving database maintenance and scripting, data development, and map composition.


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic B

12:00pm EDT

South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization’s Traffic Signal Inventory Applications for Collection and Client Counties
Speakers
avatar for Bob Pliszka

Bob Pliszka

Vice President, JMT Technology Group
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Andrew Tracy

SJTPO
Andrew Tracy from the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization oversees SJTPO’s Capital Programming and Project Development efforts and has been a Transportation Engineer for SJTPO for five years.


Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Atlantic B

12:00pm EDT

ESRI Hands-On Learning Lab
Hands-On Learning Lab offers self paced training sessions. The Lab is open from 10:15AM to 6:00PMThe HOLL consists of a group of laptops with headphones where students can work through lessons at their own pace. A lesson consists of a recorded presentation followed by a hands-on exercise. Each lesson typically takes about 45 to one hour to complete and students can generally come and go as they please. Ed Services instructors are on hand to assist with questions and to discuss Esri products, other training  opportunities and Esri Technical Certification.

Speakers

Friday October 26, 2018 12:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic 8

1:45pm EDT

Lunch - Horizon Ballroom
The menu should include:
Tossed Garden Salad Potato Salad Napa Cabbage Slaw Southern Fried Chicken Sliced Brisket with BBQ Sauce Mac n Cheese Seasonal Vegetable Medley Apple Pie.


Friday October 26, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom

3:00pm EDT

Census 2020 Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP)
PSAP is the once a decade geographic program that offers local governments and regional planning agencies the opportunity to review and modify select statistical boundaries that the U.S. Census Bureau uses to count people and produce data for the 2020 Census and beyond.

Statistical boundaries are used by the Census Bureau to produce small-area statistics and spatial data to provide relevant, useful data about population, income and housing for small-area geographic analyses. These boundaries tabulate data for the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey and the Economic Census. Data tabulated to PSAP geographies are used by state and local agencies for planning and funding purposes, as well as by the private sector, academia and the public.

The standard statistical geographies include Census tracts, Census block groups and Census Designated Places. The program allows participants (primarily at the county level) to make modifications to Census tract boundaries when current boundaries are found to be invalid. Participants are also asked to suggest boundaries for splitting Census tracts when population thresholds exceed stated criteria. Participants may also modify Census block group boundaries to better reflect local data needs.

Census Designated Places (CDPs) are unincorporated sections of a town that are held as a statistical unit. Participants may suggest CDP boundary expansion, contraction or dissolution. This is also the only opportunity this decade to suggest new Census Designated Places.

To reduce participant burden, the Census Bureau anticipates creating 2020 Census statistical areas for review and update by PSAP participants. Participants may accept the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census proposed statistical areas, update the 2020 Census proposed statistical areas, or use the 2010 Census Statistical area geography as a base to make updates.

Participants reviewing standard statistical area geographies are required to use the Census Bureau’s Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) to delineate updates. The GUPS runs in QGIS, which is an open source Geographic Information System (GIS), and it contains all functionality required to make PSAP updates, execute automated checks for program criteria compliance, and create standardized data output files for Census Bureau processing. The GUPS will be available for download from the Census Bureau's website or available on DVD.

In July 2018, the Census Bureau will invite regional planning agencies and local governments to participate in PSAP. In January 2019, the delineation phase will begin. Participants have 120 calendar days to submit updates.  

Speakers
avatar for Web Adams

Web Adams

U.S Census Bureau
Web Adams, GISP is  a Geographer in the new York Regional Census Center in New York, NY. Prior to this position, Web served as a Data Dissemination Specialist, as a Geographer in the Linear Features Branch at Census Bureau HQ in Suitland, MD and as a Geographic Specialist at the... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic A

3:00pm EDT

Loco for LUCA: How Burlington County…
Speakers
avatar for Merrilee Torres

Merrilee Torres

Burlington County
Merrilee is a GIS Specialist at Burlington County where she has been employed since 1995.  She is charged with supervising the IT Department’s GIS Section and coordinating the County's internal GIS efforts as well as being liaison to local, regional, and state agencies.  A MAC... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic A

3:00pm EDT

LUCA LUCA LUCA!
Middlesex County, NJ has recently completed the Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) project during the spring and summer of 2018. This presentation will explain the methodology used to submit address data for the County and the 25 municipalities. County staff will explain how this data can be used as a baseline for address information while still adhering to the confidentiality regulations. The presentation will also consist of project management methods for working together as a County to submit the best available address information for the 2020 Census. This project served as the basis of our goal for Enterprise GIS within Middlesex County.  

Speakers
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Julia Gerdes

Middlesex County
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Erica Del Plato

Administrative Analyst, Middlesex County


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic A

3:00pm EDT

Cape May Co, NJ - Implementation of Flood Management with ArcGIS
Cape May Co, NJ is looking to provide its internal staff and the public with the graphical and textual status of flood related information such as real-time gauge station information, flood inundation levels based upon flood stages, and the identification of flood impacted infrastructure and areas with demographic information valuable to understanding of impacted citizens. 
Esri’s Flood Management with ArcGIS template is a configuration of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online that can be used by County operational staff to track near-real time NOAA and USGS water level gauges and identify who will be impacted based upon predetermined flood stage levels. This application provides 24/7 access to the information which can be placed on the County’s website for citizen access and/or other operational organizations. 
This presentation will focus on the County’s needs and the implementation of the solution.


Speakers
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic B

3:00pm EDT

Data Life Cycle for Emergency Response
The presentation will show the life cycle for data management during emergency responses. The process start with data collection in the field (with Collector, Survey123, FileMaker like technology) all the way to the lab and visualization via viewers, reports, story maps based on the client needs. Field data collection could be captured dynamically and visualized as it is being collected or after the initial QA is done. Once the field data is collected and QC is done utilizing one of the tools, it is loaded to an environmental RDBMS where the initial additional QC takes place.  The data then is being sent to labs to be analyzed while the data is also served out via different mechanism feeding Story Maps, Viewers, Reports and a wide variety of other required outputs. When the results are received from the labs, after QC and data validation it gets to be loaded to the environmental RDBMS.

Speakers
avatar for Marlen Kokaz-Roy

Marlen Kokaz-Roy

Weston Solutions, Inc.
Mrs. Kokaz-Roy has more than 20 years of public, private, government and academic sector GIS, data management, and planning experience. Throughout her career she managed technical work including enterprise-wide data management and QA, application development tasks as they relate to... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic B

3:00pm EDT

WaterWatch Web Map Application For Regional Flood Awareness from the U.S. Geological Surve
Real-time indication of regional flooding based upon streamflow conditions is available online at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) WaterWatch web page (https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/). 

This web tool displays maps, graphs and tables of current and historic flood conditions at USGS streamgage locations across the United States.  WaterWatch is a complement to forecasts, watches and warnings provided by the National Weather Service (NWS).  Information from WaterWatch can be used to initiate early emergency coordination as well as plan post-flood data collection efforts. 

This presentation will introduce the capabilities of WaterWatch to identify conditions of flooding at various map scales and at various thresholds of severity related to NWS flood stages.  WaterWatch can display current streamflow conditions, updated hourly, as well as display daily flood conditions from 2006 to present.  The Flood Tracking Chart within WaterWatch relates the current condition to historic flood peaks at individual streamgages for their full period of record.  The Flood Table Builder provides detailed hydrologic information across user-defined areas for user-specified dates in a flexible format.  WaterWatch is easy to navigate and provides useful data for purpose of flood awareness and response.   


Speakers
JJ

Jon Janowicz

U.S. Geological Survey, New Jersey Water Science Center
Jon Janowicz is a Supervisory Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the New Jersey Water Science Center in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  He oversees hydrologic studies and supervises a section of 10 scientists.   His section is involved in a variety of surface water studies... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic B

3:00pm EDT

Lightning Talks
*ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World – Imagery: The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work. This talk will highlight the rich imagery content available through the Living Atlas and showcases some new and interesting imagery themes you can explore including World Imagery Wayback, Sentinel 2, Vector Tile Style Editor, and Earth Systems Monitor.
**NJ OGIS’ Map Service Strategy: One of the responsibilities of the NJ Office of GIS is to provide the NJ GIS community easy and ready access to the best available enterprise datasets. Specialized web services known as map services provide a self-service approach to accessing many of the spatial datasets that NJOGIS stewards. We will review the current map services available, how they are maintained and plans going forward.
***NJOGIS Resources for Elevation Products in NJ: The New Jersey Office of GIS has released two new web apps to help GIS users understand elevation products for the State - the NJ LiDAR & DEM Web App and the NJ LiDAR & DEM Info Web App. These apps were developed on the ArcGIS Online platform and help users understand the spatial extents of our elevation products; identify which elevation products are available in a specific county or municipality; and view detailed information and metadata about each of the elevation products. This presentation will review the creation, functionality, and purpose of the elevation web apps.
****NJ 2015 Natural Color Orthos Raster Tile Cache: The 2015 Natural Color digital orthophotos map service is the most heavily trafficked map service published by the NJ Office of GIS (NJOGIS). As the popularity of this valuable map service has grown, so has the load on the backend servers at NJOGIS. Maintaining the performance and reliability of the service for the user community has been a substantial challenge. In order to meet the growing demand, NJOGIS is launching a tile cache map service of the 2015 Natural Color orthos that excels at both performance and reliability while maintaining a consistently high visual image quality. We will take a look at how the raster tile cache was created, published and consumed.

Speakers
avatar for Maya Thomas, CAPM

Maya Thomas, CAPM

Web GIS Specialist, NJOGIS
Maya Thomas is the Secretary of MAC URISA and Web GIS Specialist at the NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS, with specialties in web mapping, project coordination, data management, and technical documentation. She is both an Esri Certified Desktop Associate and a Certified... Read More →
avatar for Justin Cusick

Justin Cusick

Account Manager, ESRI
Business development professional empowering local governments to build smarter communities using the science of geography and technology of geographic information systems. Particularly interested in transforming how governments engage the public and improving service delivery. Previous... Read More →
avatar for Brian Embley

Brian Embley

Enterprise Architect, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Brian is an Enterprise Architect with 25 years of experience in spatially enabling enterprises in state and local government, NGOs and utilities.  After positions with Esri, The Nature Conservancy, Civil Solutions & Michael Baker, Brian rejoined the NJ Office of GIS in late 2017... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic D

3:00pm EDT

***CANCELLED*** Un-Conference
What's an unconference? A session where topics to be discussed are set at the beginning. Participants are expected to bring questions as well as answers to whatever the group may decide to discuss.

Speakers
MC

Mike Cicali

Stockton University
Mike first began using GIS technology as an Atlantic County Public Health official in the early 1990s.  Currently he is a professor at Stockton University teaching courses on related technology for both under graduate and graduate level course work.  Mr Cicali is also the GIS Program... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Duffy

Matthew Duffy

Matthew is a GIS Specialist for the Atlantic County Office of GIS since 1999 and a MAC URISA Executive Board & Committee Member from 2009-2014. In 2010, Matt was the primary proponent of moving the MAC URISA biennial conference to an all-inclusive venue in Atlantic City. He was also... Read More →
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic C

3:00pm EDT

GIS Infrastructure for the Passaic Valley Sewage Commission
The PVSC is in the first stages of setting up its enterprise GIS solution for its 140-acre waste water treatment plant in Newark, NJ including all its assets along its main interceptor, branch lines and laterals. This presentation will cover existing setup, from master planning, existing GIS data inventory, schema design and to its build-out of portal and enterprise. An ESRI solution providing initial GIS infrastructure for PVSC.

Speakers
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Dom Elefante

Passaic Valley Sewage Commission


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic 7

3:00pm EDT

Integrating GIS Mobile Applications with External GNSS Receivers
This presentation will expand on the previous topic of integrating GIS software and mobile applications to improve field operations and integration with data from the office. This presentation will cover how to create web maps using ArcGIS Online and how to use Collector for ArcGIS paired with an Eos external GNSS receiver for collecting valve and hydrant locations and updating attributes for valve exercising and hydrant flushing operations. This presentation will go into more detail on how the external GNSS receiver paired with Collector for ArcGIS improves access to data in the field and office.  

Speakers
MT

Megan Turi

Maser Consulting
Ms. Turi has four years of experience in geographic information systems (GIS) data creation and design with an emphasis on water distribution, sanitary and storm sewer collection systems, and land records. She has experience with creating and maintaining enterprise geodatabases, configuring... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic 7

3:00pm EDT

Using GIS to Comply with the Water Quality Accountability Act
This presentation will give an overview of how GIS can be used to comply with New Jersey's Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA).  Specifically,  the presentation will cover how to integrate multiple GIS software and mobile applications to optimize access to data and information from the office and field.  The presentation will touch on using ArcGIS Online to create and serve web maps and applications, Collector for ArcGIS for collecting valve and hydrant locations and attributes and to capture the status of valve exercising and hydrant flushing from the field, Survey123 for performing valve and hydrant inspections using a mobile tablet in the field, and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to summarize data for office staff.  

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kolody

Michael Kolody

Maser Consulting
Mr. Kolody is a Project Manager and geographic information systems (GIS) specialist with over 13 years of experience in GIS project management, spatial analysis, cartography, mapping grade Global Positioning Systems (GPS) surveying, and analytical data management. He employs an innovative... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Atlantic 7

4:30pm EDT

Break - Atlantic Foyer
Closing remarks
The menu should include:
Soft Philly Pretzels, Mustard, Route 11 Chips, House Made Pop Corn Jones Sodas, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Peanut Chews.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Brownies, Blondies,  Assorted Cookies,  Assorted Biscotti


Speakers
avatar for Dawn McCall

Dawn McCall

Director of GIS Services, Control Point Associates, Inc
Dawn McCall, GISP is the Director of GIS Services at Control Point Associates, Inc.  I am a member of MAC URISA and have served on the board for 20 years holding many positions including President. 


Friday October 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic Foyer

5:00pm EDT

Social Event #macurisa2018
Let us discuss where the night will take us and consider a Hard Rock exploration perhaps.

Friday October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
TBA