2018 Texas GIS Forum Agenda

Monday, October 22

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday, October 23

8:00AM- 5:00PM

Conference
Wednesday, October 24

7:30 - 8:30AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00AM
Welcome & Introductions

Richard Wade, TNRIS Deputy Executive Administrator/State GIO

9:00 - 10:00AM

Keynote Presentation
Brian Unger, Actor, Comedian, Television Host

Brian Unger Headshot Brian Unger, currently with the Travel Channel, has hosted across all media, including the History Channel's How the States Got their Shapes', and as a correspondent with Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

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ALL DAY
10:00AM - 5:00PM

ESRI HOLL (FREE 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.

Stay tuned for course offerings.

10:00 - 10:30AM
Break & Exhibits
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Session A (Big Tex)
Innovative Technologies I

10:30 – 11:00AM
Fast GIS on Managed Google Cloud

Sergei Kozyrenko, Parknav

Abstract & Bio

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11:00– 11:30AM
Improving Discovery and Access through Map Services at UT Libraries

Michael Shensky & Jessica Trelogan, University of Texas Libraries

Abstract & Bio

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11:30AM – 12:00PM
3D Mapping with Point Clouds

Sean Moran, Austin Community College

Abstract & Bio

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Session B (Li'l TEX)
Remote Sensing

10:30 – 11:00AM
Digital Image Revolution: The Future of Affordable, High-Quality Imagery as a Service

Randy Mayden, Hexagon Geosystems

Abstract & Bio

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11:00– 11:30AM
County-Scale Real-time Flood Response System using Lidar-derived Topography and National Water Model

Dr. Xing Zheng, University of Texas at Austin Center of Water and Environment

Abstract & Bio

11:30AM – 12:00PM
Stereographic Compilation from UAS: An accuracy and feasibility study

Christian Stallings, McKim & Creed

Abstract & Bio

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12:00 - 1:00PM
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 – 1:45PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation
Data Collection in the Field – Past, Present, and Future Esri Logo

For centuries cartographers have been putting outdoor observations onto paper, and with GIS we moved to represent the real world as digital data objects. The real world is where the data resides, and at some point, we as humans need to interact with this real world to bring it into our GIS. From paper and clipboards to GPS, smartphones, wireless internet; we will discuss how field data collection has changed, where we are now, and what’s coming next.

Presenter: Chris LeSueur

Chris LeSueur is a Product Manager with the Apps Team in Redlands, California. He is responsible for managing Esri's mobile software products for smartphones, tablets, and rugged field devices. Chris has been with Esri for 18yrs working in various positions in Technical Marketing and Product Management. Before starting his career at Esri, Chris graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Geographic Information Systems.

1:45 - 2:00PM
Break & Exhibits
2:00 - 3:30PM

Session A (Big Tex)
Tooling Around

2:00 – 2:30PM
NHD Markup Application

Claire DeVaughan, USGS

Abstract & Bio

2:30 - 3:00PM
Advanced GIS Editing in the Web Browser with the Texas Water Service Boundary Viewer

Aubrey Drescher & Taylor Christian, TWDB

Abstract & Bio

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3:00 – 3:30PM
Cached Cow - How ArcGIS Online and Collector Saved Time and Resources in the Protection of the Edwards Aquifer

Sarah Eason, Edwards Aquifer Authority

Abstract & Bio

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Session B (Li'l TEX)
Public Utility Innovation

2:00 – 2:30PM
Use of LiDAR in Utility Data Extraction

Philip Burkhart & Lance Yarema & Dan Allee, City of Tyler

Abstract & Bio

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2:30 - 3:00PM
Solar Suitability Study Leads to Virtual Power Plant Testing

Jack Daly & Chris Foster, City of Georgetown

Abstract & Bio

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3:00 – 3:30PM
Mapping Rosenberg's Utilities

Cory Vardaman, City of Rosenberg

Abstract & Bio

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3:30 - 4:00PM
Break & Exhibits
4:00 - 5:30PM

Session A (Big Tex)
SYSK (Stuff You Should Know)

4:00 – 4:30PM
Citizen Science: Power to the People

Matt Crawford, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute

Abstract & Bio

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4:30 – 5:00PM
Growing Pains: Automating an ETL with Limited Resources

Jordan Carmona, City of McKinney

Abstract & Bio

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5:00 – 5:30PM
9-1-1 and GIS in the 21st Century – What You Should Know Now

Richard Kelly, 9-1-1 Datamaster

Abstract & Bio

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Session B (Li'l TEX)
Environmental Monitoring using GIS

4:00 - 4:30PM
Reimagining Land Management Assistance in Texas: Transforming TPWD’s Managed Lands Deer Program with Geospatial Technology

Jenn Sylvester, AppGeo | Chris Serny, TPWD

Abstract & Bio

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4:30 – 5:00PM
Increasing Awareness of Edwards Aquifer Endangered Species Habitat Restoration Through Interactive Web-map

Kristina Tolman, Edwards Aquifer Authority

Abstract & Bio

5:00 - 5:30PM
Assessing the Extent and Landscape Structure of Sand Shinnery Oak Prairie in the Southern High Plains Using GIS and Remote Sensing: Challenges and Future Directions

Carlos Portillo-Quintero, Texas Tech University

Abstract & Bio

Conference
Thursday, October 25

7:30 - 8:30AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00AM
Welcome & Introductions
9:00 - 10:00AM

Keynote Presentation
Bill Johnson

Brian Unger Headshot Bill Johnson is AppGeo's 'Carpe Geo' Evangelist, an engaging speaker who shares his insights tying government initiatives to the most advanced GIS technology through collaboration, thoughtful investment, and consistent attention to excellence.

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ALL DAY
10:00AM - 4:00PM

ESRI HOLL (FREE 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.

Stay tuned for course offerings.

10:00 - 10:30AM
Break & Exhibits
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Session A (Big Tex)
Innovative Technologies II

10:30 – 11:00AM
Python and ArcGIS Online: Working with Python API for ArcGIS and Python REST API

Stephen Ross, Jacobs Engineering

Abstract & Bio

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11:00– 11:30AM
What's New in Automating GIS Workflows

Stephanie Long, Austin Community College

Abstract & Bio

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11:30AM – 12:00PM
Centimeter Accuracy GPS/GIS on Your Smartphone or Tablet

David Pritchard, Texian Geospatial and Asset Solutions

Abstract & Bio

Session B (Li'l TEX)
Public Safety

10:30 – 11:00AM
GIS and Floodplain Management

Laura Pittman Haverlah, Atkins

Abstract & Bio

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11:00– 11:30AM
South By South Where – Exploring Data from 5 Years of Web Maps Developed for the Spring Festival Season

Mat Peck, City of Austin

Abstract & Bio

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11:30AM – 12:00PM
GIS In Community Risk Reduction

Ronald J. Vaughn, Dallas Fire Rescue

Abstract & Bio

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12:00 - 1:00PM
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00– 1:45PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation
The Imprint of our GIS Heritage: Barton Springs Salamander, or Whitetail Deer? AppGeo Logo

The theme of this year’s GIS Forum can be interpreted as two antecedents (Grow, Innovate) and a consequence (Succeed). Is our common GIS heritage a competitive advantage for achieving success as a profession, or are its idiosyncrasies constraining our fitness for adaptation? Our talk will extend the notions explored last year about operant conditioning vs. causal knowledge stemming from the “Crow and the Pitcher” story; and share some thoughts on the competing criteria for progress if we are to successfully evolve. Are we conditioned for success or failure in terms of our evolution as geospatial professionals, and what are the conscious choices we can make to adapt? We will also suggest some unifying goals for our profession, and discuss the trajectory they could put us on.

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1:45 - 2:00PM
Break & Exhibits
2:00 - 3:30PM

Session A (Big Tex)
Modeling Our Environment

2:00 – 2:30PM
People, The Environment & GIS - Development of San Antonio's Brooks Regional Center

Sara Mendiola, San Antonio River Authority

Abstract & Bio

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2:30 - 3:00PM
From 0-Dimensional data to information in 3D

Miguel Pavon, Texas Water Development Board

Abstract & Bio

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3:00 – 3:30PM
2D and 3D Edwards Aquifer Structural Visualization

Ned Troshanov & Sarah Eason, Edwards Aguifer Authority

Abstract & Bio

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Session B (Li'l TEX)
UAS Sensor and Sensibility

2:00 – 2:30PM
Generating a 3D Point Cloud from UAV Images

Kris Berglund, Blue Marble

Abstract & Bio

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2:30 - 3:00PM
Environmental Science Public Ownership GIS/UAS Primer

Andrew Vanderheiden, Texas A&M University | Katie Strain, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract & Bio

3:00 – 3:30PM
UAS data and 3D Printing for land surface modeling

Dr. Yanli Zhang & Daniel Unger & I-Kuai Hung, Stephen F. Austin State University

Abstract & Bio

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3:30 - 4:00PM

Break & Exhibits

4:00 - 4:45PM

Lightning Talks

We'll end the day with **Lightning Talks**, where any Forum attendee can step up to present. If you have something quick to share, come prepared with an idea of what you could present within a short 5-minute time slot and sign up for a lightning talk on-site at the event.

Lightning Talk Rules
  • 5 minutes max – We will tightly enforce this.
  • No external computer laptops or tablets - only browser based access to materials and links.
  • Tips: Understand your topic – make your point at the beginning. You don't have to use all 5 minutes.
4:45PM - 5:00PM

Closing Remarks - Richard Wade, TNRIS Deputy Executive Administrator/GIO

Conference
Friday, October 26

8:00 - 9:00AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00AM

Town Hall: State of the State

Federal Activity Updates with State Impact

New State Plane 2022, Next Generation 9-1-1, Geospatial Data Act, Geo-Enabled Elections

10:00 - 10:15AM
Break
10:15 - 11:45AM

Town Hall: State of the State Cont'd

State Initiatives and Data Priorities

Parcels, Address Points, Future Lidar Roadmap, Texas Orthoimagery Program, Texas Imagery Service, and the National Agriculture Imagery Program

11:45AM - 12:00PM

Open Discussion & Closing Remarks

Platinum Sponsors

appgeo logo and link to website Surdex geospatial logo and link Esri logo and link to website

Gold Sponsors

Geocortex logo and link

Silver Sponsors

Fugro logo and link SCAUG logo and link GeoComm logo and link Aecom geospatial logo and link McKim & Creed logo and link Sanborn logo and link to website HP geospatial logo and link Hexagon logo and link Blue Marble logo and link

Exhibitors

  • Tessellations Incorporated
  • Professional Plotter Technology