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2015 FORUM AGENDA

Note: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice.

Monday, October 26th

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27th

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Information Session

Infogroup geospatial logo and link Infogroup will present on their statewide enterprise license offer to the state of Texas. Attendees will learn about Infogroup business and residential data records and how it would benefit agency business matters. This meeting is open to the public.

5:30 p.m

Esri GeoDev Meetup

This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

Meetup RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/DevMeetUpTexas/events/225538428

Conference
Wednesday, October 28th

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ESRI HOLL (Hands-On Learning Labs)

Throughout the day on Wednesday, ESRI will host self-guided courses in the Balcones Room covering ESRI software and key GIS techniques.

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
Patrick Meier, Digital Humanitarian

Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation. He is the author of, “Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Action.”

He has consulted extensively for several international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank. Patrick also founded/co-founded CrisisMappers, Digital Humanitarians, and many more. Patrick also writes the iRevolutions blog, and tweets at @patrickmeier.

Full Bio

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10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Break & Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session A (Big Tex)
Remote Sensing (I Spy From Up High)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Assessing The Utility Of Pixel-based And Object-based Classification Methods For Surveying Wetland Vegetation With An Unmanned Aerial System

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Nicholas Villarreal, Graduate Intern/SMWI Project - Texas State University at San Marcos | Jennifer Jensen - Texas State University at San Marcos | Kristina Tolman - The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Abstract

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Monitoring Change in West TX using NAIP Imagery from the Texas Natural Resources Information System

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Frank Obusek - Hexagon Geospatial

Abstract & Bio

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
UAV Solutions Using Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Applications

Joe Mostowy - Hexagon Geospatial

Abstract & Bio

Session B (Li'l TEX)
Applied GIS (Putting GIS to Work)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Innovative Public Health Care GIS Applications

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Jack Hill and Amanda Scarborough - Sam Houston State University

Abstract & Bios

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Planning and Implementation of Address Point Projects for NG9-1-1: Accurate Data Points for Accurate Call Routing

Kim Paxton - Intrado

Abstract & Bio

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GIS at the Wimberley Flash Flood Disaster

Devon Humphrey - Waypoint Mapping

Abstract & Bio

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Platinum Sponsor Demo
AppGeo Logo

Whooping Cranes over the Laguna Madre: Shared Value, Semantic Shifts, and Collaborative Leadership

Presented by: Rich Grady, President | Jim Scott, Director of Western Operations | Kate Hickey, Vice President
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Session A (Big Tex)
Open Source (Something for Everyone)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Development of a Binational Geospatial Decision Support System to Protect Water Quality in the Lower Rio Grande: An Innovative Use of Open Source Geographic Information System Software

Roger Miranda - University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs and Alexander Sun, University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology | T. Clay Templeton, PhD Student, University of Texas - School of Information

Abstract & Bios

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GIS Lessons: Learning to Query and Code with the CartoDB Academy

Andy Eschbacher - CartoDB

Abstract & Bio

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Open Source Software Education in Texas

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Phillip Davis - GeoAcademy | Richard Smith - Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi

Abstract & Bios

Session B (Li'l TEX)
Innovative Technology (New to You)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Augmented Reality for Hidden Assets

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Brady Hustad and Ken Hetlinger - Astadia

Abstract & Bios

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
VOICE - Virtual Online Inspection Checking and Editing

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Rodney Cope and Bill Walker - Quantum Spatial

Abstract

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Integrating Autocad and GIS into a Preventative Maintenance Plan for Roadways

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Adrian Garcia and Ernie Martinez - The City of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Abstract & Bios

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Break & Exhibits
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Session A (Big Tex)
Online Map Applications (You Can Do THAT On the Web?)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The History of Texas is Under Your Feet and at Your Fingertips

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Daniel K. Pearson, US Geological Survey
Abstract

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Building the Next Generation Water Data Viewer - Water Data Interactive (WDI)

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Ginny Vragel and Richard Winkelbauer - Texas Water Development Board

Abstract & Bios

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hosting Spatial Web Services in Support of Oil & Gas Analytics: ArcGISServer, WMS & WFS Cross-Platform Compatibility

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Dale Emrich, Justin Scott Winn, and Cole Howard - DrillingInfo

Abstract & Bios

Session B (Li'l TEX)
State Initiatives (Cool Enough for Government Work)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Google's Imagery Program

Kyle Campbell - Google | Chad Lersch - DIR | Richard Wade - TNRIS

Abstract & Bios

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TxCoasts.com: Updating and Re-imaging the Texas Beach & Bay Access Guide

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Laura Wisdom - General Land Office

Abstract

Conference
Thursday, October 29th

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ESRI HOLL (Hands-On Learning Labs)

Throughout the day on Thursday, ESRI will host self-guided courses in the Balcones Room covering ESRI software and key GIS techniques.

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
David Cowen, UCGIS Fellow

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Dr. David Cowen is recognized as a Fellow of the UCGIS in recognition of his sustained and effective contributions to the field of Geographic Information Systems and Science. Professor Cowen’s contributions in the areas of GIS applications, education, research, government service, and commercial development have had a deep and long-lasting impact upon both geography and GIScience, and on the ways in which GIS is viewed by society.

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10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Break & Exhibits
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session A (Big Tex)
Lidar (Get to the Points)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Change Detection on the Llano Estacado: Lidar and Image Point Cloud modeling in Support of Building Update Collection

Robert Dzur - Bohannan Huston, Inc

Abstract & Bios

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Geiger Mode Lidar: The Leap from Single Pulse to Avalanche and What it means to the End User

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Harold Rempel - ESP Associates

Abstract & Bio

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Innovations - Changing the way Lidar is Used

Jamie Young - Merrick & Company

Abstract & Bio

Session B (Li'l TEX)
Online Map Applications (Apps in the Cloud)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Regional Online Geospatial Services for the Houston-Galveston Region

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Brooks Andrews - Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Information Commons: Cloud-Based GIS

Santiago Giraldo Anduaga, CartoDB

Abstract & Bio

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Modern Web Mapping for Local Governments Delivers Insights into Performance Metrics, Patterns of Change & Distribution of Resources

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Kate Hickey - AppGeo

Abstract & Bio

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Platinum Sponsor Demo
Esri Logo

ArcGIS for your Organization

Christian Carlson – Director, State & Local Government Team | Scott Oppmann – Solution Lead, Local Government | Nikki Golding – Solution Lead, State Government
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Session A (Big Tex)
Applied GIS (Putting GIS to Work)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3D Modeling of the City of Temple Landfill

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Leah Fasick - City of Temple

Abstract & Bio

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Examination of the spatial relationship between development and aquatic nutrient loading in the Galveston Bay Estuary

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Helen Walters and Samuel Brody - Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus

Abstract & Bios

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study of the Upper Texas Coast

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Jeff Scarborough and Chris Sallese - Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation

Abstract & Bios

Session B (Li'l TEX)
Lo-GIS-tics (Keeping Track)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Connecting the Dots Between Data and Problem Solving

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Leah Casey - Texas Department of Health and Human Services | Jeff Jordan - Institute for Demographic Studies and Socioeconomic Research

Abstract & Bios

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Managing Special Events in Austin, TX with ArcGIS Online

Jacquie Hrncir and John Clary - City of Austin

Abstract & Bios

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3 Words to Address the World

Tim Williams - What3Words

Abstract & Bio

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Break & Exhibits
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation
Todd Humphreys, Aerospace Engineer, UT Austin

Low-Cost Centimeter-Accurate Mobile Positioning

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Todd E. Humphreys is an assistant professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the UT Radionavigation Laboratory. He specializes in the application of optimal detection and estimation techniques to problems in satellite navigation, autonomous systems, and signal processing.His recent focus has been on secure perception for autonomous systems, including navigation, timing, and collision avoidance, and on centimeter-accurate location for the mass market.

Full Bio

5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Location & Parking Info

COMMONS LEARNING CENTER
at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus

10100 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX, 78753

Parking Pass

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Platinum Sponsors


appgeo logo and link to website cartoDB logo and link to website ESRI logo and link to website

Gold Sponsors


Plotter Pro Logo and link to website hexagon geospatial logo and link Surdex geospatial logo and link Aecom geospatial logo and link Infogroup geospatial logo and link

Silver Sponsors


Survey Aerial and Mapping LLC logo and link to website SCAUG logo and link to website Here logo and link to website AOS GIS logo and link to website HP 360 logo and link to website Gorrondona Associates logo and link to website Sanborn logo and link to website TeachMeGIS logo and link to website Razor-tek and Lizard Tech logo and link to website Fugro logo and link to website Geomatic logo and link to website Astadia logo and link to website Halff logo and link to website Latitude Geographic logo and link to website