Monday, September 30th, 2013 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Individual workshop times listed with information below
AGO (O) Track
Level: Introductory Capacity: 45 Cost: $45 (KAMP members); $70 (General) Style: Presentation
This workshop will showcase the growing uses for imagery – optical and thermal – and LiDAR elevation data that Kentucky state and local government are producing at an accelerated rate. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how the data are generated, and how they can be utilized in real-world applications. The following topics will be addressed:
- LiDAR: basics and data model and structure
- Digital imagery: multi-band, high resolution, aerial photography and uses
- Thermal imagery: data acquisition and areas of utilization
Mike Ritchie, PE, PLS, CP is President and CEO of Photo Science, full-service geospatial solutions company headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky with branch offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Ritchie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1972 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He has more than 40 years of experience in his field and currently holds professional engineering registrations in sixteen (16) states, is a licensed professional land surveyor in nine (9) states, and is a nationally recognized Certified Photogrammetrist. Mr. Ritchie is a past National President for MAPPS (Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors), KSPE (Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers), and KCEC (Kentucky Council of Engineering Companies), and for KEF (Kentucky Engineering Foundation). He is formerly a National Director of NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers). He is a past National Chairman on COFPAES (Council On Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services), which represents the ACSM (American Congress on Surveying and Mapping), AIA (American Institute of Architects), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), MAPPS, and NSPE. Mr. Ritchie has served as a National Director representing Kentucky to ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies). In addition, he was completed a two-year term on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Interior to advise the Federal Government on use of Geospatial Technology. Currently, Mr. Ritchie serves on the Kentucky State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Dr. Brenner has 20 years of experience, earning his PhD in Environmental Physics and is a Senior Program Director for Photo Science. In this role, Dr. Brenner brings together the skills of the company to produce solutions to client problems in the realm of geospatial analysis. Dr. Brenner’s 20 years of experience in GIS and mapping have enabled him to provide geospatial tools that can be adapted to a wide variety of issues. His teams have mapped land cover over a billion acres of land throughout the United States; and his clients have ranged from small cities to US-wide federal programs. Dr. Brenner has experience managing imagery programs for aerial and satellite platforms, and acquiring and processing multispectral, LiDAR, hyperspectral, and thermal imagery to provide the correct solution to a problem. His work on feature extraction has led to the creation of data sets that include specific crop identification, ecological alliances, and vegetation health assessments for federal mapping programs such as the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD) for USGS and the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) for NOAA Coastal Services Center. Dr. Brenner is also a specialist in natural resource management, with experience in forestry and agriculture in tropical and temperate environments. He has led projects on forest inventory, watershed modeling, wildlife species habitat assessment, wildfire risk assessments, and forest health. In addition to his remote sensing work he has conducted user need assessments, supported the design and worked on the implementation of enterprise GIS systems using both Citrix and Web technologies.
Clay Smith has 35 years of experience in the Geospatial Services field – all 35 years at Photo Science. He is a nationally recognized Certified Photogrammetrist as well a photogrammetric land surveyor in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Clay has extensive experience in the production of digital mapping products. This experience not only includes the management of efficient production processes, but also the detailed technical aspects of using digital mapping systems. He has experience in the digital ortho field having been the project manager for both the development of digital ortho software and the production of digital orthophotographs. This combination of experience has allowed him to design efficient production systems that combine and integrate conventional and softcopy photogrammetric systems.
Paul Bishop has 20 years of experience in the geospatial industry. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Geography – Cartography from the University of Kentucky. He has attended numerous training programs to stay current in the ever changing geospatial technology. Paul is currently managing the firm’s aerial LiDAR processing projects. He provides technical expertise in LiDAR data processing and production, troubleshooting, and solving complex LiDAR issues. He is responsible for internal coordination of the technical aspects of LiDAR projects, including compliance with quality and specifications. His day-to-day responsibilities include coordinating work efforts of staff assigned to the project, completion of initial processing, data cleanup, project adjustments as necessary, and performing the final review of LiDAR files prior to shipment. Paul has a thorough understanding of LiDAR principles and an understanding of geospatial and remote sensing disciplines.
WORKSHOP # 9: Working with LiDAR Data in ArcGIS 10.1Where: Computer Lab LOJIC When: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Instructors: Greg Brunner, Esri St. Louis Regional Office Level: Introductory Capacity: 12 Cost: $45 (KAMP members); $70 (General) Style: Hands-on
This hands-on workshop will cover an overview of the technical basis for LiDAR and it will include a series of discussions and exercises on using LiDAR data and focus on how to use LiDAR data in ArcGIS Desktop 10.1. The industry-standard binary LAS file format will be discussed. LiDAR point attributes such as return number, classification code, and intensity will be covered and students will learn how these can be used for various applications and how they can be analyzed in ArcGIS Desktop 10.1. Exercises will take students through the steps of visualizing and analyzing LiDAR as a point cloud in ArcGIS Desktop. Students will also learn the processes for creating digital surface models, digital terrain models, and intensity images from LiDAR data. Students will learn how to derive slope, aspect, hillshade, and shaded relief maps from elevation models. The class will also include a discussion on sharing LiDAR data with ArcGIS Server and students will be shown how to access digital surface models (DSMs) and digital terrain models (DTMs) that are being shared on the web.
Greg Brunner works for Esri Professional Services in St. Charles, MO where he is the resident imagery and 3D expert. He also serves as Vice President of the St. Louis Region of ASPRS. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Miriam.
WORKSHOP #2: Surveying 101 for GIS ProfessionalsWhere: Galt House Hotel Holly Room When: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Lunch is on your own Instructors: Don Pedigo, PLS, American Engineers, Inc., Tom Clayborn, PLS, Morley and Associates, Inc., and Ron Householder, GISP, PLS, MapSync, Inc. Level: Intermediate Capacity: 45 Cost: $85 (KAMP members) $110 (General) Style: Presentation
The goal of this workshop is to provide the GIS Professional with an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the Professional Land Surveyor and to foster a greater understanding of the synergies and dependencies that exist in these related geospatial sciences. Attendees will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge base in the following areas:
• History of Surveying
• Property Descriptions and Units of Measure
• Boundary Ambiguities, Deed Descriptions vs. Lines of Possession
• National Map Accuracies – Photogrammetric standards, scales, accuracies
• Survey Datum – State Plane, Project, Etc.
• Survey Grade GPS vs. Mapping Grade GPS vs. Consumer Grade GPS
• Boundary Determination and the Courts
• The Surveyor’s Role
Don Pedigo has over 35 years of experience in all facets of the surveying profession. His experience involves reconciliation of boundaries across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. Project sizes range from small to in excess of 1300 acres. He has served as an expert witness in boundary disputes for, private owners, Federal and Local Governments. Don has experience with underground caves, surface and underground coal mines and quarries; construction staking and GPS control surveys. He has worked with the Kentucky and Tennessee Transportation cabinets, US Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, and The National Park Service. He is also immediate Past President of KAPS.
Thomas Clayborn, PLS, began his 29 year career working on a survey field crew and has remained dedicated to his vocation obtaining professional licenses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Alabama. He has been employed by Morley and Associates as a Survey Project Manager since 2003 and studied land surveying at Vincennes University. Tom currently serves as the 2013 President of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors. Tom believes in the importance of enhancing our profession through education, public awareness and legislation.
Ron Householder, PLS, GISP, has held management positions for MapSync, Co. since June 1, 1994. Prior to this he was the owner of In-House Solutions, a mapping and consulting firm based in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a registered land surveyor with over thirty years of experience in the land surveying, mapping and civil engineering fields. Mr. Householder has experience in Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping application software development. He maintains certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). Prior to his service as a Director for KAMP he served as President of KAMP. Prior to his service with KAMP, he held the position of President of the Board of Directors of the Indiana, Kentucky Ohio-Geospatial Information Technology Association (IKO/GITA).
WORKSHOP #3: ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Online for OrganizationsWhere: Computer Lab The Audwin and Rae Helton Center for GIS Laboratory University of Louisville Lutz Hall Room 224 University of Louisville Center for GIS When: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instructors: Eric Rodenberg, Esri St. Louis Regional Office Level: Introductory Capacity: 22 Cost: $45 (KAMP members); $70 (General) Style: Hands-on
ArcGIS Online is a platform for creating and sharing GIS maps, apps, and data – providing access to critical information throughout your organization. This hands-on workshop will explore how users can build and share maps with others, and incorporate ArcGIS Online into your organization’s GIS workflows.
The hands-on workshop will cover:
• Overview of ArcGIS Online
• Configuring your Organization
• Publishing and Sharing Content
• Embedding maps into an Existing Web Site
• Best Practices for Authoring Web Maps
• Leveraging Esri Maps for Office
The goal of the workshop is to have attendees walk away with a configured ArcGIS Online organization and at least one information product that supports business needs in their organization.
Eric Rodenberg is a Solution Engineer and has been with Esri for 11 years. Eric works with customers to use best practices when deploying the ArcGIS platform and implementing efficient GIS workflows. Eric has earned multiple Esri certifications and is versed in the entire Esri software suite of products. Eric has presented technical workshops at the Esri International User Conference. Addtionally, Eric had the opportunity to teach hundreds of users during his time as an instructor with Esri. Eric is a graduate of Wittenberg University. In his spare time, Eric enjoys, traveling with his family, playing, and watching sports.
WORKSHOP #6: ArcGIS Online for Organizations and Business Analyst Integration– the RacerGISOnline ExampleWhere: Computer Lab The Audwin and Rae Helton Center for GIS Laboratory University of Louisville Lutz Hall Room 224 University of Louisville Center for GIS When: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Instructor: Dr. Fred L.Miller, Professor; Murray State University Level: Introductory Capacity: 22 Cost: $45 (KAMP members); $70 (General) Style: Hands-on
In recent years, there has been a significant enhancement in the body of GIS resources, capability and data deployed on the Internet, a trend which makes these resources available to a new community of users with little GIS background or training. This trend includes very powerful commercial packages such as Community Analyst and Business Analyst Online, which place significant analytical capabilities at the disposal of the online user. It also includes the ArcGIS Online system, a significant reservoir of geospatial materials that allows users to deploy existing resources, author new ones and share resulting maps with larger user communities. These communities range in size from a few co-workers in an organization, to professional groups across organizations to full access by all Internet users.
This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to these systems and their capabilities as well as hands-on tutorials which illustrate their application to organizational decisions. Participants may access these systems through short term evaluation subscriptions or their personal or organizational subscriptions.
Dr. Fred L. Miller is Thomas Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Business GIS at Murray State University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Business GIS, eCommerce and international education. He has authored two books on Business GIS with Esri Press. He also manages RacerGISOnline.org, a proprietary online GIS portal system for Murray State University-based on the ArcGIS Online for Organizations platform.
WORKSHOP #4: URISA Certified Workshop: Field Automation Options for Local GovernmentWhere: Galt House Hotel Louisville Dogwood Room When: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch is on your own Instructor: Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, CEO eGIS Associates, Inc. Level: Advanced Capacity: 45 Cost: $85 (KAMP or URISA – International or Chapter members); $110 (General) Style: Presentation
One way to meet demands for providing superior service levels and operational efficiencies under tightening budget constraints is to leverage new technology that places GIS data in the hands of field crews. This allows for improved management and better maintenance of work processes to properly appraise infrastructure assets and to meet service request response times.
This workshop is designed to provide local government managers with practical guidelines for building an effective mobile GIS program across multiple departments.
Specific topics include:
• Practical guidelines for building a mobile GIS
• Business drivers for moving GIS technology and data into the field
• Alternative strategies for implementing GIS-based field solutions
• Overcoming obstacles to automating field processes
• Steps in the mobility implementation process
• Supervisors and managers responsible for public works operations,
• GIS and IT department managers interested in mobilizing user applications,
• Mobile GIS project managers, and
• Project personnel involved with location-based services and intelligence
Tripp Corbin is the CEO and a Co-founder of eGIS Associates, Inc. He has over 20 years of surveying, mapping and GIS related experience. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including Esri, Autodesk and Trimble products. During his career, Tripp has overseen the design and implementation of mobile solutions which integrate GIS technology with other business practices for municipalities and utilities using various technologies. He holds multiple certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified GIS Professional, COMPTIA Certified Technical Trainer and Esri Certified Trainer. Tripp is a past President of Georgia URISA and currently serves on the URISA International Board of Directors.
WORKSHOP #5: US Census Bureau Geospatial Tools, Data, and Services for the GIS ProfessionalWhere: Computer Lab LOJIC When: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instructors: Kevin Holmes, Geographer, US Census Bureau, Philadelphia Office; and Erran Persley, Data Dissemination Specialist, US Census Bureau, Nashville Office Level: Introductory Capacity: 12 Cost: $45 (KAMP members); $70 (General) Style: Hands-on
This hands-on workshop is designed for GIS Technicians, GIS Analysts, and GIS Managers who want to leverage the demographic data offered by the U.S. Census Bureau. Federal, State and Local Government planning staff will also benefit the most from this workshop. The materials presented in this workshop will also be of value to academic and business analysts. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
- understand the mission of the US Census Bureau and American Community Survey
- know the types of U.S. Census Bureau Data Available Online
- find and query tabular and geographic Census datasets
- download, process, and join datasets using MS Access, MS Excel, and ArcGIS Software
- create useful GIS data products from the U.S. Census Bureau data
A working knowledge of MS Office Professional (2003 or later) and ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly ArcView 10) is required.
Kevin Holmes has been a Geographer with the Census Bureau Philadelphia Regional Office since 2001 after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Geography. Kevin began his career at the Census Bureau as a Cartographer in the Update Operations Branch of the Geography Division at Census Headquarters in Washington D.C. There, Kevin worked on geographic update functions of the yearly Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), Special Census Program, and later led a team on the MAF/TIGER Accuracy Improvement Program (MTAIP). Kevin transferred to the Philadelphia Regional Office as a Geographer in 2007 to assist in managing Decennial geographic operations, and currently works on the Count Question Resolution Program (CQR) and Geographic Support System Initiative (GSS). Kevin currently resides with his wife and two sons, Benjamin and Elliott, in Lansdale, PA.
Erran F. Persley is the Data Dissemination Specialist based in Nashville, Tennessee with responsibility for the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. He previously served as a Partnership Specialist during the 2010 Census in Washington, DC. As a Partnership Specialist he was responsible for working directly with DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Mayor of Washington, DC and the DC City Council to help ensure a complete count in our nation’s capital. Persley began his career as an intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of International Major Projects during the George Bush Sr. administration in 1990. After graduating from Howard University, he joined the United States and Foreign Commercial Service to establish the regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. This office was created to help increase exports from companies located in the southeastern region of the United States. In 1994, Persley returned to Washington, D.C. to become the international trade specialist in charge of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) program for the International Trade Administration (ITA). In this position Mr. Persley assisted American companies in their efforts to bid for the $11 billion in projects financed by the Japanese government in developing countries. Mr. Persley holds a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University and dual MBA degrees from Georgetown University and the ESADE School of Business (Madrid, Spain).
WORKSHOP #7: Hands-On ArcGIS Server 10.1: The WorkshopWhere: Computer Lab Learning Resource Center Building Room 209 Jefferson Community and Technical College Southwest Campus When: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Light lunch provided by National GeoTech Center. Instructor: Vince DiNoto, Jefferson Community and Technical College Level: Introductory Capacity: 16 Cost: $85 (KAMP members); $110 (General) Style: Hands-on
This hands-on workshop will develop hands on understanding of how to use and configure Esri ArcGIS Server to develop web and base maps. The participants will learn how to work and configure accounts such as ArcSOM and ArcSOC. The workshop will include working with relational databases as well as file databases and the participants will learn about the functionality of IIS so that maps can be viewed across the Internet. The room will be isolated from the Internet so that a true sandbox approach can be utilized.
The participants will first build spatial maps, utilizing services such as ArcGIS online and ArcGIS Server to understand how services can be used to create basemaps, it is important to first understand how you consume services before creating your own services. Then the participants will create services on an ArcGIS Server (the server will be on a private network so that only participants within the workshop can see) that can be consumed by web services such as Esri web application, Google maps, Flash Builder, etc. All work that is constructed will be available for the participants to take with them, but the services will be behind a firewall making them inaccessible from outside of the classroom/laboratory.
Participants should be able to build geospatial maps using Esri ArcMap v 10.0 as base knowledge. No prior knowledge of server side GIS or networking is required.
Handouts will be available for all participants and also posted online. Participants can use the handouts for educational purposes and professional development. The latest development in Server 10.1 will be discussed but the workshop will be conducted on version 10. The topics covered will include:
• Creating and utilizing basemaps as a service in ArcGIS
• Configuring ArcGIS Server and IIS
• Creating and utilizing File Geodatabases
• Configuring and utilizing relational databases
• Creating a Web map using Esri ArcGIS Server (this is an evolving field with changes occurring in ArcGIS Server version 10.1 and the latest knowledge on the changes will be available).
• Using Service in other Web Applications such as Google Maps, Flash Builder, Silverlight, etc.
Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr. is a graduate of Indiana State University, Physics, BS 1977, MA 1979, Vince is Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives at Jefferson Community and Technical College and Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Professor DiNoto is co-PI of the National GeoTech Center, National Supply Chain Management Center and co-PI of the National Center for Information and Communications Technology. He has done extensive work on the web/server side of geospatial technology including SQL, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, Silverlight and FlexBuilder. He has developed the utilization of private cloud computing and authored numerous virtual GIS courses.
WORKSHOP #8: Geoprocessing with Python Scripting and Model Builder in ArcGIS 10.1Where: Computer Lab Learning Resource Center Building Room 217C Jefferson Community and Technical College Southwest Campus When: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Instructor: Mike Callahan, Hydrologist, NOAA Level: Intermediate Capacity: 16 Cost: $45 (KAMP members); $70 (General) Style: Hands-on
This hands-on workshop will explore how to automate GIS tasks using the Python language. While it will be impossible to teach most of the features of Python in this short time, we will look at how Python 2.7 connects with ArcGIS 10.1. It will include a short introduction to the main data structures in language, a demonstration of how Model Builder is actually a Python script generator, how to code many GIS tools, how Python scripts can be added to a GIS toolbox, and how stand-alone scripts can generate maps without starting ArcMap. Some programming or ModelBuilder experience is helpful, but not required.
Mike Callahan is a hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Louisville KY. He has been in the NWS for 34 years and has been in his current position for 28 years. He discovered Python in 2001, after giving up on C++ and hasn’t looked back. His experience with GIS goes back to ArcView 3.0 and Avenue, but was overjoyed when ESRI selected Python as the official scripting language in ArcGIS 10.0. He considers himself to be a Python programmer who dabbles in GIS. He holds a BS in Physics from Indiana University with graduate work in Meteorology from Penn State and Computer Science from Marshall. He has also taught at University of Louisville for over 10 years.