The 3rd Quarter GIS Community Meeting was held on July 24, 2018 at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department headquarters in Austin, TX. In lieu of a guest presentation, the opportunity to give a lightning talk by attendees was offered and accepted by several state agencies.
TPWD is currently in the process of upgrading their GIS servers at the Data Center. At the same time, we are attempting to upgrade our ESRI software…exploring the Enterprise environment with Portal
Working with Texas Department of Emergency Management in developing shared hosted services that can be consumed and viewed in custom apps for emergency response. TPWD has developed a survey123 form-based app for situational awareness purposes.
Uusing Web App Builder to create some custom internal solutions
For Urban Fishing Areas, using business analyst and tapestry to identify and target underserved groups for marketing efforts
Using SAS and GIS, analyzing license sales based on impacts from Hurricane Harvey.
Resource specialists in the field are continuously creating and updating resource data that is supplied to GLO in support of applications such as the resource management codes
Searching for SQL Server DBA level I, II, or III
Unpaid intern opportunity coming up
New EGDMS III system. Current contract is now expired. New contract awarded to GeoComm to get things ready for NG9-1-1
Moving users off of ArcGIS to Pro. Forum workshop suggestion – ArcGIS to Pro migration for the “old dogs”.
Presented updates on GRID, proprietary software (Geospatial Road Inventory Database) built to report to federal agencies. First year to submit to FHWA using GRID = huge success. Caught up on road edits.
New policy – will now update annually; just finished updating 2016 data, was paused for two years. DUSA (Data Updates Sharing App) for editing roads toward next year’s inventory. All electronic. Not accepting any paper any more. County Judges or appointees make the markups online. Just county roads.
Last hardcover in 2014. Developed an application instead for emergency use due to post-Harvey. County grid PDFs. Print On Demand.
Crowdsourcing Efforts (within TxDOT) for ROW, Guardrail, Cemeteries – Digitize what you can see on imagery for estimates.
About to launch, will look a lot different per new Esri template.
Aja asked - How often is city polygon’s layer updated? Super infrequently. Leaving in current state now until roadways can change.
Claire asked – Cemeteries available to public? Yes, in open data portal eventually.
GIS in almost all departments. Follow web page top links. Upgrading ArcServer at Data Center. New to Portal. Any pros out there available for consultation?
GIS governance called GIS CAB (Change Advisory Board), committee to approve for server reboots and software installations. Updating Python scripting – putting together a workflow to automate this. Working with Game Wardens and 123 Survey app. Situational awareness of emergency events. App on phone for law enforcement to use. Had exercise in field and ready to implement during emergency. Trying to work with TDEM on data sharing through AGO. Wildlife Division – working on public hunt map in AGO. Landscape Ecology Map – continually keeping up this dataset. Using lidar with imagery for toad habitat conservation.
To incorporate Esri runtime tools into their app.
Working with AppGeo on managed land deer permits. ….rolling out cultural resources viewer using Web App Builder for field collection. Inland Fisheries – focusing on urban fishing areas using demographics part of Tapestry. Looking at license sales effected by Hurricane Harvey. Decreased throughout Texas. Coastal Fisheries – continually updating GLO applications through field updates. Working with Ed Kelly for State Open Data Portal. GIS link in the “More” tab.
Updated online now. For energy companies want to lease land tracts and know what resources are on them, per code. + all underlying info per code. New code for desalination coming in conjunction with TPWD.
Flown with lidar + ortho last year (base line) and this year to determine accuracy of volumetric pilings reported from mine owners. Aircraft acquisition from UT-BEG.\
Coastal parcels project update this year in conjunction with TNRIS as part of new statewide parcel database.
Now available, viewer Is internal. TPWD could use data for artificial reef project. Artificial Reef might also be good or RMC database. Supporting field data collection using Arc Collector app.
10 step complex process. Using Lidar. Not all datasets have building classification.
Working on 2 major projects LS4 engine
Currently in testing phase. Ultimate goal is to have WMS services. Will add to Data Catalog