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Thursday, October 13 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taming Your Data: Techniques and Processes on Managing Data for Map Production

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How often are you in a crunch with a map request and you realize the data given to you is in multiple datasets? What about the requests which require you to update an existing GIS layer with datasets that has never been reviewed for errors or data consistency? Managing these data "Gotcha's" can be quite a headache, especially when a short turnaround is needed and there is no room for error. Using Excel and Python I will demo some approaches to help manage and organize datasets for obstacles you may face on a day to day basis. Techniques will include some tips using excel for checking your data, ETL (Extract->Transform->Load) process's for routine data uploads, and tricks for quick and easy map updates using ArcMap.

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Seth Docherty

GIS Specialist, NJDEP - Bureau of Tidelands
Seth Docherty is a GIS fanatic with a love for data and visualizing it. He has over five years of professional experience in various GIS industries which include government, energy, and environmental sector. Seth has also participated in research opportunities at Kean University and... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City