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Wednesday, October 12
 

8:30am EDT

Journey to the Moving Center of the Earth
In 2022, NGS will be replacing the US horizontal and vertical datums (NAD 83 and NAVD 88). This workshop is designed to discuss the need and process for these changes, as well as how these changes may affect users and what users can do to help prepare for these changes. Our journey will begin with a brief discussion of the history of the North American Datum of 1983 and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988, their relationships to other reference frames, and the reasons for their ongoing evolution. As LiDAR is becoming much more prevalent within GIS products, we will also discuss the relationships of geoid models to various versions of NAD 83, and what can happen should these relationships be ignored.

Moderators
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Sharon Mollick

Cumberland County Planning & Development

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

National Geodetic Survey
Dan Martin works for the National Geodetic Survey and has been the Northeast Regional Geodetic Advisor since May of 2015. As the Regional Advisor, he instructs local surveyors, state and municipal agencies, and the geospatial community at large, on how to use and preserve the National... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

8:30am EDT

Mobile Data Collection
The ArcGIS Platform provides powerful tools for defining, publishing, sharing, and using data to support a mobile workforce, within the structure of a modern WebGIS. In this workshop, you will use ArcGIS Desktop to create an ArcGIS Online feature service, and publish it on ArcGIS Online. You will then learn how to use Collector for ArcGIS to capture locations, information, and photos of assets inside and around the conference facility. An ArcGIS Online Organization has been provisioned for use with the workshop, and your instructor will give you an identity to use for the workshop. This account will remain active for 5 days after the conference, then will be deleted.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Solution Engineer, Esri
Mark Scott received a B.S. degree in Surveying Engineering at The University of Maine in 1984. He has over 7 years of practical surveying and engineering experience, and over 30 years industry experience in the technical sales and marketing of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

8:30am EDT

NG 911 for the GIS Professional
This workshop is aimed at the GIS professional who is currently supporting or may support their emergency communications division in the future. In a fully operational next generation 911 system, GIS is the core component in determining how a 911 call is routed to the correct public safety answering point (PSAP). This will have profound impacts on local maintenance workflows, local data access, and data fidelity. We recognize there is a sincere lack of education available aimed at the GIS professional who may not be as versed with the 911 terminology or needs. This workshop is intended to provide an overview of next generation 911, GIS’ role in such a system, the implications on local workflows, and illustrate common pain points and sources of errors in local GIS datasets.

Moderators
avatar for Merrilee Torres

Merrilee Torres

Burlington County
Merrilee is a GIS Specialist at Burlington County where she has been employed since 1995.  She is charged with supervising the IT Department’s GIS Section and coordinating the County's internal GIS efforts as well as being liaison to local, regional, and state agencies.  A MAC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Stroud

Sandi Stroud

Associate Vice President, Public Safety GIS, DATAMARK/Michael Baker International


Wednesday October 12, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

8:30am EDT

Spatial SQL
This full-day workshop will provide you with an introduction to SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS) with a special focus on using databases to maintain, query, and modify spatial data. Using the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL and its spatial extension PostGIS, we will explore using SQL to perform tasks you may have previously performed using a desktop GIS. ETL processes, data analytics, and modeling can all be extended and enhanced through the use of SQL in a spatially-enabled database.

Speakers
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

1:00pm EDT

ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction
Whether you have many years’ experience working with desktop GIS or you are just starting out, chances are ArcGIS Pro is new to you. ArcGIS Pro is an essential application for creating and working with spatial data. With a completely redesigned interface and project-centric approach, ArcGIS Pro provides the capabilities you need from a desktop GIS but in a more modern application. In this workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience working with ArcGIS Pro by exploring a project that will guide you through authoring a map, symbolizing data, working in both 2D and 3D, common editing workflows, and analysis tasks.

Moderators
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Sharon Mollick

Cumberland County Planning & Development

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Weeden

Rachel Weeden

Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, speaker, Esri
Rachel Weeden is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager at Esri, a role where she combines her interests in geography, applied technology and improving government services. Prior to Esri, she worked for the City of Philadelphia and Chester County PA as a GIS Specialist, a career path introduced... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

1:00pm EDT

Deploying Your Own Open Data Site with ArcGIS
Are you interested in ways to streamline and improve the way your organization provides geographic information via an open data site? Would you like to create and design a unique destination that lets a broad community easily discover, explore and download your GIS data? This workshop will provide hands-on instruction that will make you familiar with the capabilities of Esri’s template application for open data, and guide you through the process of preparing your data and launching a site of your own.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Hammons

Patrick Hammons

Solution Engineer, Esri
Patrick Hammons is a Solution Engineer at Esri, where he helps local government partners find ways to work collaboratively across departments around geographic data. As a 2015 Code for America fellow with the City of Pittsburgh, and a former GIS Specialist with the City of Philadelphia... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

1:00pm EDT

Stepping Out of the Box with Open Source Solutions
During this session we will explore a range of web mapping solutions with a quick review of the available proprietary solutions along with delving deeper into the Opensource GIS world with a look at various server and desktop technologies which are freely available. This will include a live session on actually setting up and installing some of these Opensource Server technologies. We will also go over some of the alternative online solutions which have stepped up to the plate to fill the void after Google closed up shop with their Google Maps Engine. This is a technical workshop which focuses on the technology aspect of Geospatial Web and Desktop Technologies. Though this workshop is geared towards all you techies, developers, and data geeks, I would like to extend an invitation to business owners, management, and those who are just looking to get more exposure to technology to attend this session to broaden your horizon.

Moderators
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Galina Chernikova

Somerset County Planning Division

Speakers
avatar for Richard Augenti

Richard Augenti

Owner & Senior Technologist, Rich Tech Pro
Rich is a senior technologist with a background in IT operations, Cloud technologies, Databases, Data Management, GIS & CAD Technologies, and Geospatial Application Development. With his broad range of experience he focuses on helping companies find the right solutions to solve their... Read More →



Wednesday October 12, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City
 
Thursday, October 13
 

9:00am EDT

Keynote Address
Using, Making and Promoting Maps & GIS - A Forty-Year Perspective

Speakers
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William Burgess

Bill Burgess served as the Washington Liaison for the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) from 2003 to 2016. He became an active member of NSGIC in 1993, and served three terms on the Board of Directors. Bill represented NSGIC’s members when working with other... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Exhibit Hall

10:30am EDT

CANCELLED - How DOT takings affect your GIS
Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled.

This session will discuss dot plans and maps have information learn how state and county row are created and how to extract accurate boundary information. Items discussed will include tie sheets, construction plans, general DOT records and survey baseline data.

Speakers
avatar for William DiBartolo

William DiBartolo

Hatch Mott McDonald
William A. DiBartolo Jr., PLS is currently a surveyor at Hatch Mott MacDonald. William has been a long time member of NJSPLS and received the Paul Fenerty technician of the year in 2008. William previously worked for Morris County and Borbas Surveying and Mapping. Bill received his... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

How to extract a ROW from NJDOT plans
This session will discuss dot plans and maps have information learn how state and county row are created and how to extract accurate boundary information. Items discussed will include tie sheets, construction plans, general DOT records and survey baseline data.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borbas

Peter Borbas

Owner and President, Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
J. Peter Borbas, PLS. Peter is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. He has served as the chair of the GIS/LIS Committee of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land surveyors for more than a dozen years; he is the immediate past president of the Geographic and Land Information... Read More →
avatar for William DiBartolo

William DiBartolo

Hatch Mott McDonald
William A. DiBartolo Jr., PLS is currently a surveyor at Hatch Mott MacDonald. William has been a long time member of NJSPLS and received the Paul Fenerty technician of the year in 2008. William previously worked for Morris County and Borbas Surveying and Mapping. Bill received his... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

The Rise of SubParcels
What is a subparcel and why is it important to your GIS? The future of GIS and Surveying is the SubParcel.

Speakers
avatar for Peirce Eichelberger

Peirce Eichelberger

Geographic Data Base Management Systems, Inc
Franklin Peirce Eichelberger has had a unique opportunity to lead two, large significant enterprise GIS programs, Orlando/Orange County, FL and Chester County, PA.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous other clients in CA, VA, PA, TX and FL along with many other corporate... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Using NJDOT plans for your GIS
This session will discuss dot plans and maps have information learn how state and county row are created and how to extract accurate boundary information. Items discussed will include tie sheets, construction plans, general DOT records and survey baseline data.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borbas

Peter Borbas

Owner and President, Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
J. Peter Borbas, PLS. Peter is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. He has served as the chair of the GIS/LIS Committee of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land surveyors for more than a dozen years; he is the immediate past president of the Geographic and Land Information... Read More →
avatar for William DiBartolo

William DiBartolo

Hatch Mott McDonald
William A. DiBartolo Jr., PLS is currently a surveyor at Hatch Mott MacDonald. William has been a long time member of NJSPLS and received the Paul Fenerty technician of the year in 2008. William previously worked for Morris County and Borbas Surveying and Mapping. Bill received his... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

CANCELLED - Assessing Shorelines to Inform Coastal Restoration
Unfortunately, this session has been cancelled.

Natural marsh systems are highly effective at providing resiliency by reducing storm surge and nuisance flooding. In addition they provide a number of other ecosystem services, such as fish and wildlife habitat and improving water quality. These ecosystems are being lost due to human development and natural erosional forces (winds, waves, storms, etc.). Living shorelines are a coastal restoration technique that prevents marsh erosion while maintaining ecosystem services. The goal of this project was to identify highly eroding shorelines in an effort to systematically target where living shorelines are needed. This project also identified what types of shorelines are most sensitive to erosion. Good Luck Point, within New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay was chosen as the study area. NOAA’s Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) was used to identify and map shoreline types. “Developed” shorelines were added to the ESI descriptions to describe natural shorelines adjacent to hardened shorelines. These shorelines Historic shorelines (1932, 1940, 1951, 1961, 1977, 2002 and 2012) were digitized from a georeferenced aerial photography and existing GIS imagery. USGS’s Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) was used to calculate the Linear Regression Rate (LRR) for each shoreline type (excluding hardened shorelines). The data was analyzed in R statistical software. A Kruskal-Wallis test followed by a Dunn’s test was performed to examine differences in LRR between shoreline types. The results suggest that most Developed Vegetated Beaches and Vegetated Beaches have eroding shorelines. Vegetated shorelines account for the highest erosion rates (this may be due to Vegetated shorelines accounting for more than two-thirds of the shoreline types). Higher erosion also appears to occur along exposed shorelines. Future studies will incorporate an analysis of wave energy along the shore to determine how much exposure accounts for shoreline loss.

Moderators
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Sherer

Evan Sherer

NJDEP
Evan Sherer is a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning. He works on assessing shorelines to determine their need for coastal restoration and bolstering the use of living shorelines in the... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Mapping Flood Risk Using FEMA Regulatory & Non-regulatory Products
Many of the mid-Atlantic Region’s coastal communities are vulnerable to coastal and riverine flooding. Over the last several decades, the population and associated development proximal to waterfront areas has increased dramatically. Through the National Flood Insurance Rate Program (NFIP) FEMA assists communities by providing maps and mapping products that establish baseline floodplain management standards. Since setting baseline standards for structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) do not inherently convey the level of risk a flooding event poses within a given area, FEMA Risk Map program provides additional GIS-based mapping products for communities in order assist with effective risk communication, hazard mitigation, and setting local floodplain management standards. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of FEMA’s regulatory and non-regulatory GIS products and to demonstrate how datasets such as depth & analysis grids, areas of mitigation interest (AOMI), and changes since last firm (CSLF) can be used to educate the public to “Know Your Risk, Know Your Role, and Take Action.”

Moderators
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Barone

Daniel Barone

Michael Baker International
Dr. Barone holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marine Science and Instructional Technology from Stockton University and received his PhD in Geography from Rutgers University in 2016.  Additionally, Dan has over 11 years of professional experience with coastal processes... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Using GIS, Aerials & Ground Truthing to Uncover Superstorm Sandy Erosion
Vegetation and biogeomorphology are highly coupled in beach-dune systems, but the role of plants and within that, species effects, on abating storm erosion are largely unexplored. We quantified coastal dune erosion from Superstorm Sandy (October 2012) as a function of pre-storm system characteristics - dune height, beach width, and dominant vegetation-stabilizing dunes (native Ammophila breviligulata or invasive Carex kobomugi)- at Island Beach State Park, New Jersey, USA. Dune erosion was assessed using a combination of pre- and post-Sandy aerial image analyses, GPS mapping, and GIS spatial analyses. We analyzed erosion as a function of two new metrics: macroscale 2D surface area changes, and Dune Crest Transgression (DCT), measured at the microscale (1 m-1) and analyzed using a mixed model accounting for spatial autocorrelation. This is the first study to show a species-effect on erosion - although C. kobomugi reduces native diversity and abundance, it may be beneficial for coastal protection, as dunes fronted by C. kobomugi suffered less erosion than those dominated by A. breviligulata.

Moderators
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Charbonneau

Bianca Charbonneau

University of Pennsylvania
Bianca Reo Charbonneau is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Biology Department at the University of Pennsylvania in the Casper Lab. She is studying how coastal dunes respond to and recover after major storm events, like Superstorm Sandy. She is most interested in ecological questions... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

3D Modeling Using Oblique Camera Systems and Satellite Imagery
The combination of vertical with oblique image cameras in only one mechanical set is not a new invention. As early as 1900 Scheimflug invented a camera with 8 oblique lenses and one nadirlens. Since then, different setups have appeared in the industry with some success in their application. Lately, the advent of new POS technology as well as the new digital CCD chips being used in the commerciallyavailable mid-size digital cameras has revived this sort of image data acquisition that allows the 3D-reconstruction of the object space from aerial images. Satellite imagery is also used with the same purpose. Applications are countless, nearly all being related to 3D-modeling of engineering objects and the 3D mapping is that objects can be classified and joined in layers that, along with the incorporation of their attributes, will form the basis of a multitude of 3D GIS applications. The present paper is a summary review of the latest acquisition systems, their advantages and disadvantages, complex geo-spatial tasks to be followed for a better review of cases studies and projects that are presented and analyzed from both visual and statistical viewpoints.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Passini

Ricardo Passini

Senior Geospatial R&D Specilist, BAE SYSTEMS
BSc. in Land Surveying. BSc. in Civil Eng. BSc. in Geodesy and Geophysics (University of Buenos Aires - Argentina). MSc. In Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. (ITC-Netherlands). Dr. Ing. (Ph.D.)in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Leibnitz Hannover University - Germany). Ex-Professor... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Derivation of Hydrography from Multi-Resolution LiDAR Data in 3 Physiographic Provinces of the Raritan River Basin, NJ
The U.S. Geological Survey, with support from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), has undertaken a study to develop an approach to improve the locational accuracy and precision of the New Jersey stream network using lidar-derived Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). Regional terrestrial lidar collections in northern New Jersey during 2006-08 at quality level 3 and 2014 at quality level 2 yielded bare earth DEMs with cell sizes of 3 meters and 1 meter, respectively. The DEMs were hydro-enforced to remove surface features at stream crossings such as road culverts and bridges, permitting unobstructed flow of water across the landscape. A bottom hat morphologic filter was applied to the enforced DEM datasets to derive local-scale hydrography in three 12-digit Watershed Boundary Dataset basins in different physiographic provinces in the Raritan River Basin. The approach applies raster processing filters to a DEM following a series of steps described in Cho and others (2011) and Rodriguez (2002). A low pass filter is created from the DEM, followed by a focal maximum, and a minimum of the maximum or closing. The closing is subtracted from the low pass filter creating a bottom hat filter. The process steps include filling sinks and computing flow direction, flow accumulation, and a weighted flow accumulation. The resulting raster is converted to vector, delineating the stream lines. Stream lines derived in watersheds in the Highlands, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain Physiographic Provinces in the Raritan River basin were compared to 1:2,400 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) stream lines. The local-resolution NHD in New Jersey was digitized by the NJDEP from visual inspection of 1:2,400 scale color orthoimagery acquired in 2002. These datasets provided a unique opportunity to compare stream lines derived from lidar data to local-resolution hydrography. Visual inspection of, and spatial comparison statistics for, the derived stream lines and the NHD were used to assess the utility of the processing methods in each physiographic province. Comparison of the stream network derived from the 3-meter DEM indicates that 74 percent of the NHD stream lines are within 10 meters and 67 percent are within 5 meters of the derived streams in the Highlands Physiographic Province. In the Piedmont Physiographic Province, 57 percent of the NHD stream lines are within 10 meters, and 44 percent are within 5 meters. Forty-two percent of the NHD stream lines fall within 10 meters of the derived stream network in the Coastal Plain Physiographic Province, and 30 percent are within 5 meters. Field inspection at 75 verification sites provided ancillary information, such as channel type, width, flow characteristics, and type of control structures, further documenting the accuracy of the approach. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Roger Barlow

Roger Barlow

Physical Scientist, USGS
Roger has been with USGS over 40 years and is active in state coordinating bodies in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, DC, and throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Roger chairs the New Jersey Elevation Task Force and the Maryland Elevation Work Group. Roger is also the Federal coordinator... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Cauller

Stephen Cauller

USGS
Stephen Cauller has been a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly 30 years. He earned a B.S. in Earth Science from West Chester University and a M.S. in Geology from Lehigh University. He has directed numerous groundwater studies in the coastal plain of New Jersey... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Empowering Wider GIS use with Oblique Imagery
Pictometry is a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial oblique and orthogonal image libraries and related software. Pictometry technologies are widely used by GIS, assessing, emergency services, and planning professionals around the country.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Joe Kochendarfer

Joe Kochendarfer

Pictometry
Joe Kochendarfer is a Regional Technical Manager for Pictometry in PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC and VA. Joe has worked for Pictometry for over 4 years and switched to his current position from Pictometry’s Federal sector in April of 2015. Prior to Pictometry, Joe spent eight years as a contractor... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Collector Disconnected: Just Download, Edit and Sync - It's Easy! Or is it?
As organizations make the move to using Esri’s collector app to edit GIS data in the field, some may be hampered by budget restrictions which prevent them from having a data plan.  Such is the case in Burlington County and the answer seemed obvious – disconnected editing. The concept seems straightforward – just download a snapshot of the data, edit in the field, and sync when you are back in the office. However, the devil is in the details of permissions, settings, where your data lives, caching, zoom scale, etc.  Burlington County will talk about their experience in trying to figure it out.”

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Nagy

Christopher Nagy

County of Burlington
Chris Nagy is a GIS Specialist for Burlington County, NJ. His primary responsibilities there include maintaining county assets such as hydrants & inlets, regular updates to county-wide parcel layer, Private Well Testing Act mapping for the Health department, assisting the Sheriff’s... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Creating Data for Today and Tomorrow
At DVRPC, we’re always looking for new innovations that could shape how we plan for the future.  Open source GIS data is continuously evolving within local government agencies, and has allowed us to create and customize new web mapping applications, in hopes of making a positive impact at the regional and local scale.

Speakers
avatar for Gus Frederick

Gus Frederick

Gus Frederick is a GIS Specialist for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, with his responsibilities primarily involving spatial analysis, cartography, and web mapping application development in support of the region’s transportation, land use, environmental... Read More →
avatar for Sean Lawrence

Sean Lawrence

Sean Lawrence is a Senior Transportation GIS Analyst at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission solving transportation planning problems for planners, engineers, and member governments for over 12 years.  He specializes in ESRI desktop GIS, server, and geodatabase... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

NJDEP’s Illegal Dumping Crowd Source Application
In March of 2014 NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) launched an effort to combat illegal dumping in the state’s publicly owned lands. This coordinated effort amongst a host of NJDEP agencies fight against illegal dumping through stewardship, education, and enforcement.  To support the enforcement effort, NJDEP developed a mobile web application to crowd source potential illegal dumpsites.  This application provides the general public a way to notify authorities of dumpsites via a mobile device.  GIS supports the education component through an ArcGIS Online story map showing the locations and details of those charged by the task force’s efforts.    This presentation will discuss the use of ESRI’s ArcGIS Online technology to develop the application.  We will walk through how that technology is leveraged in the data flow from mobile device to geodatabase to final reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Apalinski

Ed Apalinski

NJDEP
Edward Apalinski is a GIS Specialist with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection with 20 years’ broad experience in GIS. He began his career at NJDEP with the Safe Drinking Water Program. While there he managed the production of Source Water Assessment reports for all drinking... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Dallas Fort-Worth Airport - Automated Pavement Inventory Data Collection
Dallas Fort-Worth Airport (DFW) contracted to perform a detailed pavement distress inventory of airside and landside areas, which included 7 active runways, 96 active taxiways and 120 centerline miles of DFW maintained roadways. Automated inventory was performed using Pavemetrics Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS), which allows for the accurate collection of various pavement distresses at normal traffic speeds. A series of applications and scripts were developed to translate and geo-reference granular distress information stored in an XML format to an ESRI geodatabase format. This information was used to support the findings of a manual field inspection that was performed in conjunction with the LCMS inventory on airside pavement areas. Additionally, a new PAVER® pavement management system (PMS) was established for roadway areas. Pavement distress information collected from the LCMS was aggregated and complied into a PAVER® format and import into the PMS to produce DFW’s first network-wide baseline pavement condition assessment. This presentation will provide an overview of the data collection methodology, processing steps (including spatially enabling pavement distress information), and data integration with the Paver PMS software.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Constrisciane

Kenneth Constrisciane

Michael Baker International
Kenny is a GIS Project Manager who leads the Application Development and Process Automation group within Michael Baker International's Hamilton Office GIT Department. He has over 15 years professional experience that covers a broad range of GIS related disciplines on numerous transportation... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Mapzen Mobility - Open Source Routing
This talk focuses on Mapzen's Mobility services including multi-modal routing, time distance matrix, route optimization, and isochrones. It will describe the underlying open source software, known as Valhalla, that uses open source data (primarily OpenStreetMap and public sources of transit data) to support worldwide routing, navigation, and analysis applications. The talk will discuss the dynamic costing methods applied to Valhalla. Rather than assigning costs to the routing graph during data import or graph creation, Valhalla performs costing at run time using a wide range of attribution. This allows flexible route generation using the same data. Costing modules exist for automobile, bus, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit. Each costing method allows for options to differentiate routes - for example bicycle routes have options for bicycle type, willingness to use roads (vs. cycleways and bike lanes), and elevation options to avoid hilly roads. The talk will also address the way Valhalla "tiles" and creates a hierarchical routing graph using OpenStreetMap data. The tiling of routing data allows more efficient memory management and allows easy download of regional data for off-line, disconnected applications. The ability to perform off-line routing (or "get me back to my route" functionality) has important applications for places where there is limited or no internet connectivity. We hope to demonstrate and discuss a mobile SDK for off-line route functionality with Valhalla.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Nesbitt

David Nesbitt

Software Director, Mapzen
I am Software Director for Mapzen's Mobility group. Mapzen is a part of Samsung Accelerator. I lead development of a multi-modal routing project known as Valhalla. Valhalla is completely open-source and uses only open source data (primarily OpenStreetMap and open source public transit... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE) - RIDOT's Case Study
The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Model Inventory of Roadways Elements (MIRE) provides a recommended listing and data dictionary of 202 roadway and traffic data elements critical to improving states’ safety management programs. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) adopted MIRE to strengthen the state’s current inventory and improve public safety through support of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The MIRE inventory also enables data-driven maintenance, operations, and financial decisions. A comprehensive MIRE dataset was developed that consisted of spatial and tabular data for approximately 6,500 roadway miles, 16,200 intersections, and 445 ramps.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

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Jillena Yeager

Michael Baker International
Jillena Yeager is a Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT) Analyst for Michael Baker International, Inc.  She provides support on various geospatial and transportation-related projects involving database maintenance and scripting, data development, and map composition.


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

10:30am EDT

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
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Sponsors

Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Atlantic 8 Resorts Atlantic City
  Learning Lab, Learning Lab
  • Host Organization Esri

1:30pm EDT

Regulated Wetlands as legal boundaries
This session will discuss how wetland boundaries are created and their legal ramifications. The new NJDEP GIS Digital Wetlands Mapping submission requirements will be reviewed.

Moderators
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Steve Eckardt

Civil Solutions

Speakers
avatar for John Beattie

John Beattie

Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
John Beattie, PLS, CFM is a Senior Project Manager for Borbas Surveying and Mapping, a New Jersey based land surveying and mapping firm with a concentration in the environmental field. His responsibilities include providing oversight and guidance regarding floodplain issues, DPCC... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Why Railroads are so hard to map
Railroad corridors may show up on tax maps in places where there seems to be no physical railroad presence. In other places the corridors are depicted with information that is difficult to understand or is outdated. We will discuss how railroads acquired rights in land and how that affects what records we may or may not find. We will also see how railroad rights can be extinguished, what records may or may not exist relating to this state of affairs, and why current tax maps may not be so current. Items covered will include: How railroads have acquired rights in land to build corridors, and what those rights may be (fee, qualified fee with reversionary rights, easements, leasehold); How railroad corridors cease to be railroad corridors; The presence (and absence) of railroad records – for location, ownership, configuration of railroad interests; The corridor Class shown on NJ tax maps (and the difference between “Class” and “Classification”)

Moderators
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Steve Eckardt

Civil Solutions

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Wendy Lathrop

Cadastral Consulting, LLC
Wendy Lathrop is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and as a Professional Planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

GIS and Interoperability - A Case for RESTful Web APIs
Spatially enabled data often has utility across organizations and the public, but not all are interested in the data's spatial relationships. There are unreached potential consumers of GIS data, who's interests lies in the business end of the data, but who cannot leverage the information outside of GIS-centric applications. The internet, RESTful APIs, open data formats, and open source map services such as Open Layers, Google Maps and Bing Maps are some technologies that the GIS community must embrace to more effectively reach non-traditional audiences. GIS Specialists should not be the only ones building applications based on data that contain "SHAPE" columns. Embracing REST in GIS will open doors to the data and allow skilled developers in other organizations to design their own custom solutions, yet maintain centralized GIS data goals. This discussion presents some advantages of open data and RESTful web APIs and some technologies that can be leveraged to implement such stragies.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Rice

Stephen Rice

Morris County Planning & Development
Stephen Rice, Assistant Director: Morris County Office of Information Technology, GIS Section. Stephen Rice has been employed by the Morris County since 1990. He is currently an assistant director for the Morris County Office of Information Technology, managing a group of five professionals... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Mercer County Uses of 2009 LiDAR
LiDAR collection at USGS Quality Level 2 is now complete across the state of New Jersey, and in the DVRPC region counties benefit from LiDAR flown alongside aerial orthophotos.  Mercer County had the benefit of such contemporaneous flights in 2009.  This presentation describes products from Mercer’s 2009 flights, mostly derived and displayed in ESRI’s ArcMap, as well as displays from sample analysis projects.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Union County's Enterprise GIS for Asset Management & Crisis Mitigation
Presenting union county GIS, asset management system and crisis mitigation plan. Using few hundred GIS layers we revolutionized our operation while eliminating software license cost and drastically reducing operational cost. Automated, Megan's law notification system, initiated sex offender tracking, published board of election layers through our website and using android and iPhone app, copyrighted and published official county map, digitized and published our drug free zone maps through a secured website, that eliminated paper copy and constant updates (first County in the State), digitized and inspected state mandated county "out falls", digitized over 200,000 asset and tracking the cost of every asset using Cartegraph. Implemented an online crisis mitigation plan to support disaster situations like an "active shooter." These mitigation plans are combined with 4 different tabs in our GIS website. 1. GIS Layers 2. Oblique Image from Pictometry 3. Google Street View with our layers on top (Modified Google's API). We are the first county prepared to deal with the unthinkable. Local police will activate the system and all agencies that will mitigate the situation can follow the plan using cell phones or tablets. Every miniscule detail of the plan is digitized and color coded with easy steps to follow. Having an online system/ plan will save time, which saves lives.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Mathan

Matt Mathan

Union County, NJ
Matt Mathan started the Union County GIS system in 1999. He is known as the father of Union County GIS system. By trade he is an engineer and has 20+ years of experience in engineering, management, information technology, SQL database and teaching. He has a passion for technology;designed... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Enhancing Architectural Survey: A Home-Brew / Street-View Mashup
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the need for rapid architectural survey assessment and multi-agency coordination became vital to streamlining recovery efforts through the historic preservation review process. After a multi-year cooperative survey with FEMA, which was enhanced with GPS and geo-referenced digital photography, the NJ Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO) began looking for new survey techniques to build upon the FEMA experience. Having played with GoPro cameras for capturing architectural still images, staff wanted to evaluate how wide angle video could be leveraged for rapid architectural survey. Simultaneously, we determined that Cumberland County, among the most rural of New Jersey’s 21 counties, was not well represented in the statewide architectural inventory. Due to the likely impacts of future sea level rise and storm events, HPO focused on the coastal region of the county along the Delaware Bay, which was targeted to an area within ½ mile of the Sandy storm surge, using a target property list based on statewide tax data.

Moderators
avatar for Web Adams

Web Adams

U.S Census Bureau
Web Adams, GISP is  a Geographer in the new York Regional Census Center in New York, NY. Prior to this position, Web served as a Data Dissemination Specialist, as a Geographer in the Linear Features Branch at Census Bureau HQ in Suitland, MD and as a Geographic Specialist at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kinney Clark

Kinney Clark

NJDEP, NHR, HPO
Kinney Clark is a GIS Specialist with the NJ State Historic Preservation Office coordinating cultural resources GIS development and other information management initiatives. He also administers HPO’s annual federal funding process, and participates in project development and data... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Geographic Decision Making
Decision making is a process in which a decision maker is choosing between alternatives based on preferences. The amount of alternatives can vary, however the decision making process requires, by definition, more than one alternative. Preferences can be objective or subjective, measurable or immeasurable, rational or irrational, or a combination of all of the above. Geographic decision making is a decision making process in which the alternatives and/or the preferences have a geographical dimension. In this case, the geographical dimensions of all elements involved in the process will be taken into consideration.

Moderators
avatar for Web Adams

Web Adams

U.S Census Bureau
Web Adams, GISP is  a Geographer in the new York Regional Census Center in New York, NY. Prior to this position, Web served as a Data Dissemination Specialist, as a Geographer in the Linear Features Branch at Census Bureau HQ in Suitland, MD and as a Geographic Specialist at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronen Rybowski

Ronen Rybowski

Behar Mapping
Ronen Rybowski has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and is an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ronen is the owner and founder of Behar Mapping... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

NJ Industrial Facilities: How Location is only One Component Contributing to Potential Vulnerabilities of the Next Storm
Superstorm Sandy has drawn greater attention to risks and vulnerabilities due to a changing climate in New Jersey. Much of this attention has focused on critical infrastructure (transportation, utilities), coastal communities, and natural resource impacts. Considerably less attention has been spent on impacts to industrial facilities that use and manufacture hazardous materials and the risks posed to these operations as a result of a changing climate as well as their proximity to populations that are especially vulnerable to climate change. In a project in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a team of researchers at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University sought to enhance and expand the current geospatial and mapping tools that are under development at Rutgers to include identifying industrial facilities that are in areas of high vulnerability to climate change impacts (storm surge, current and projected sea level rise, flooding, etc.) as well as to overlay the locations of industrial facilities in proximity to socially vulnerable populations. The project incorporated data from federal and state databases to create a dynamic database that can be used by planning and emergency management professionals to examine questions such as 1) What is exposed? (based on a series of flood hazard layers) as well as 2) What is vulnerable? (based on industries, chemical types, and chemical concentrations stored onsite) 

Moderators
avatar for Web Adams

Web Adams

U.S Census Bureau
Web Adams, GISP is  a Geographer in the new York Regional Census Center in New York, NY. Prior to this position, Web served as a Data Dissemination Specialist, as a Geographer in the Linear Features Branch at Census Bureau HQ in Suitland, MD and as a Geographic Specialist at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Whytlaw

Jennifer Whytlaw

Rutgers University
Jennifer Whytlaw, PhD, GISP is a GIS Manager in the EAC Group at the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Her work is focused on the development and use of GIS tools and applications as components to environmental, health, resilience and transportation planning projects. Jennifer’s... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

A Case Study on a Side Project - NJParcels.com
NJ Parcels is an interactive website that provides information and reports on properties in New Jersey. NJ Parcels receives over 1 million page views per month and is used by 14,000 unique users per day. This session will give an overview of the site and technologies employed (such as Python, PostGIS and Amazon Web Services) to build and operate it. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Getting Started with Web App Builder
This presentation will include a walk through of creating a mapping app using ArcGIS Online’s Web App Builder to allow users to filter and query data.

Speakers
avatar for Merrilee Torres

Merrilee Torres

Burlington County
Merrilee is a GIS Specialist at Burlington County where she has been employed since 1995.  She is charged with supervising the IT Department’s GIS Section and coordinating the County's internal GIS efforts as well as being liaison to local, regional, and state agencies.  A MAC... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Using Python and Arcpy Geometry Objects to Create Address Points: A Geoprocessing Workflow
This talk will review the processing steps involved in cleaning up MODIV property location records and the geoprocessing steps that were involved in the development of statewide address points using parcels and road centerlines. The talk will outline the third party python modules that were used as well as describe the workflow for building a robust address point and road centerline data model.

Moderators
avatar for Merrilee Torres

Merrilee Torres

Burlington County
Merrilee is a GIS Specialist at Burlington County where she has been employed since 1995.  She is charged with supervising the IT Department’s GIS Section and coordinating the County's internal GIS efforts as well as being liaison to local, regional, and state agencies.  A MAC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Klaube

Chris Klaube

NJ Office of Information Technology
Chris is a GIS Specialist and programmer for the NJ Office of GIS, where he is mainly tasked with building tools for data development, GIS application development and server administration. Before joining NJOGIS, Chris worked as GIS Systems Analyst in support of a regional 9-1-1... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Get Connected with Intelligent Public Works
Esri’s location platform links public works divisions and personnel together with a familiar mapping interface, coordinating the work of city, county and state governments. Leveraging Web GIS gives you a powerful asset monitoring system. Plan and prioritize operations and maintenance before problems arise. Whether you’re routing fleets, viewing water infrastructure, or creating budget reports, Esri helps you run your public works department with more efficiency and transparency. Learn how customers are using consumer off-the-shelf (COTS) tools to transform the way they conduct their business.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sealy

Jason Sealy

Esri
Jason Sealy is in his fourth year with Esri, proudly serving the Counties in the States of New Jersey, Delaware and New York as an Account Manager. He is very familiar with the State and Local Government sector, as he is in his fourteenth year working with Public Safety, GIS, Planning... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Levels of Geospatial Data Accuracy and Resolution for Efficient Asset Management
Asset mapping is a one of the first steps in a strategic approach toward optimal allocation of resources for the management, operations, maintenance, and preservation of civil infrastructure assets. The concept of asset management combines geospatial mapping, engineering design, and economic principles with sound business practices to support decision making at the strategic, network, and project levels. Asset management activities include the analysis of assets over time, in particular for performance assessment and forecasting purposes and a need to communicate resource requirements within the framework of what agencies plan to do and what they have accomplished. As such, access to a spatially enabled historical information resource is needed. A Geographical Information System (GIS) provides the requisite capabilities for decision making support using geospatial data for asset modeling and visualization. Asset management-related data have spatio-temporal attributes as snapshots to depict asset status at a given time. Data needs for these types of decisions are project specific and require detailed inventory, condition, and performance data. However, the specification on the level of accuracy and spatial resolution of data collection are still largely undefined for the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Owner (AECO) industry. Hence, unresolved mensuration modalities of existing conditions for buildings and other civil infrastructure assets has rendered as-built condition documentation unclear. What is meant by accuracy? Is accuracy relative or absolute? Is accuracy related to intent? What is data/model resolution? What resolution is relevant to the various levels of decision making? These concerns, when left undefined, can create problems in as-built deliverables. This presentation addresses these questions and describes effective pathways to analyze, model, and display information that are invaluable in complex asset management decision making. 

Speakers
avatar for Laramie Potts

Laramie Potts

Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Laramie Potts is Associate Professor of Applied Engineering and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored over 80 journal and conference articles on geodesy, Geophysics, GIS, and  Remote Sensing.
avatar for Joseph Romano

Joseph Romano

Prinicipal, Langan Engineering
Mr. Joseph Romano is an expert in digital surveying methods and founding member of the US Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD. He has a broad range of experience in construction related fields. His experience in land surveying includes topographic and boundary surveys as well... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

1:30pm EDT

Meadowlands Stormwater Utility Acquisition, Management, and MS4 Compliance
One of the cornerstones of MERI GIS' action plan is the collection and management of utility spatial datasets. Locations of stormwater outalls, catchbasins, manholes, and gravity main lines are acquired through physical asbuilt documents and digital AutoCAD drawings and site plan files. MERI digitizes these utilities and incorporates them into its Enterprise GIS. These datasets are pushed to MERI’s Municipal Map and DPW Dashboard web mapping applications for municipal and public access. The public can use these web maps to view the location and attribute information for stormwater utility spatial data within MERI's database. The mapping of utility features is an important resource to in-Distrct towns for stormwater pollution prevention and adherence to the main requirements of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. MERI has presented its work in mapping these stormwater assets as part of NJDEP’s roll-out to communities, specifically to the Meadowlands towns, in making them aware of the preliminary Draft Renewal of the Tier A MS4 NJDEP Permit. The Tier A MS4 NJDEP Permit allows for the discharge of stormwater from MS4s owned or operated by Tier A towns in the State. The conditions of this permit were last renewed in 2009, expired on February 28, 2014, and continue in force pending completion of the renewal process (NJDEP). 

Speakers
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →
avatar for Michael Stepowyj

Michael Stepowyj

MERI
Michael Stepowyj became a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Fellow with the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) in 2015 after studying Geosciences at Stony Brook University. His roles within MERI include managing the spatial and attribute information for... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

3:30pm EDT

Anatomy of a Boundary: How a parcel and parcel lines differs from a property and boundaries
This session will discuss what is a deed, How to intersperse a deed, How to read a deed, elements of a deed. Senior and junior rights will be disscessed. understanding the legality of the priority of calls. What to do with conflicting deeds.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Zelinsky

Kevin Zelinsky

CADD/GIS Department Manager, Remington & Vernick Engineers
Kevin Zelinsky is the CADD/Cartography/GIS Department Manager and Associate with Remington & Vernick Engineers in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  He oversees the entire mapping operation for the firm's eleven regional offices located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Kevin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borbas

Peter Borbas

Owner and President, Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
J. Peter Borbas, PLS. Peter is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. He has served as the chair of the GIS/LIS Committee of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land surveyors for more than a dozen years; he is the immediate past president of the Geographic and Land Information... Read More →
avatar for Dawn McCall

Dawn McCall

Director of GIS Services, Control Point Associates, Inc
Dawn McCall, GISP is the Director of GIS Services at Control Point Associates, Inc.  I am a member of MAC URISA and have served on the board for 20 years holding many positions including President. 


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

3:30pm EDT

Anatomy of a Boundary: How to retrace a deed in your GIS
This session will discuss what is a deed, How to intersperse a deed, How to read a deed, elements of a deed. Senior and junior rights will be discussed. understanding the legality of the priority of calls. What to do with conflicting deeds?

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Zelinsky

Kevin Zelinsky

CADD/GIS Department Manager, Remington & Vernick Engineers
Kevin Zelinsky is the CADD/Cartography/GIS Department Manager and Associate with Remington & Vernick Engineers in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  He oversees the entire mapping operation for the firm's eleven regional offices located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Kevin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borbas

Peter Borbas

Owner and President, Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
J. Peter Borbas, PLS. Peter is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. He has served as the chair of the GIS/LIS Committee of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land surveyors for more than a dozen years; he is the immediate past president of the Geographic and Land Information... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

How easements get in deeds and how to tell if they run with the land
Moderators
avatar for Kevin Zelinsky

Kevin Zelinsky

CADD/GIS Department Manager, Remington & Vernick Engineers
Kevin Zelinsky is the CADD/Cartography/GIS Department Manager and Associate with Remington & Vernick Engineers in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  He oversees the entire mapping operation for the firm's eleven regional offices located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Kevin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borbas

Peter Borbas

Owner and President, Borbas Surveying and Mapping, LLC
J. Peter Borbas, PLS. Peter is nationally regarded as an expert in his field. He has served as the chair of the GIS/LIS Committee of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land surveyors for more than a dozen years; he is the immediate past president of the Geographic and Land Information... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

CAD to GIS Parcels to CAD - A Glimpse into our Production Tools & Life Cycle
Civil Solutions has a long history of cadastral data development and management. Through the years, competitive market pressures and enhancements to underlying technologies have led to significant strides in evolving from “creating a Picasso” to implementing a “production line”. Benefits beyond simply adding volume such as standardization, broader quality control, automatic reporting and error tracking have emerged after the development of automated and semi-automated tools specific to the development of parcels from computer-aided drafting files. Further, pushing quality control information back to the original CAD source, provides immediate and important information to the person directly managing the data, decreasing response time and associated costs. This presentation presents the tools we use, providing insights on their development and underlying technology integration.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard Rehmann

Richard Rehmann

President, Civil Solutions
Rich is the President of ARH Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplined civil engineering firm started in his grandfather’s garage in the 1930’s. Shortly after obtaining a master’s degree in civil engineering and joining ARH in 1993, Rich established Civil Solutions, the GIS Division... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

Enterprise Search & Discovery Case Study: Mercer County Property Information Portal
Like many organizations, Mercer County, NJ maintains property records in a variety of formats in a variety of enterprise databases. To enhance public access and interdepartmental coordination, the County has created a Property Information Portal (PIP) that allows staff and the public securely to query, explore, access, and retrieve records from these disparate business systems. A single portal allows both text-based and map-based searches across departmental systems while data stewards within departments continue to use established work processes to enter and maintain records.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

Modernize your Land Administrative System
Take the pain out of land records data and dated workflows with Esri’s location platform and Web GIS. Easily manage, maintain, and publish your data with a suite of standardized tools that preserve the integrity of your government’s property information. Whether you need to reduce property tax appeals, defend commercial valuations, or simply update owner information, Esri’s consumer off-the-shelf (COTS) tools, technology and resources provide a straightforward system for your land records data.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jason Sealy

Jason Sealy

Esri
Jason Sealy is in his fourth year with Esri, proudly serving the Counties in the States of New Jersey, Delaware and New York as an Account Manager. He is very familiar with the State and Local Government sector, as he is in his fourteenth year working with Public Safety, GIS, Planning... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

ArcGIS - Beyond Open Data
Open transparent government has been a top initiative for many government organizations in recent years. Many have made their data available fulfilling the mandate of openness and transparency. While access to data is useful many governments are beginning to look for ways to leverage this data to improve services and the quality of life for their constituents. To facilitate governments’ ability to meet their mandates and provide a civic engagement platform, Esri developed the ArcGIS Open Data application which allows you to share your live authoritative data. Governments are using this technology to provide access not only to data but to provide information products that provide insight in to this data, highlight administrative priorities and provide resources for the development community. This approach is helping increase transparency, foster collaboration and increase productivity. Please join us to learn how you can take leverage these capabilities for your community. 

Moderators
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Seth Van Aken

Seth Van Aken

ESRI
Seth Van Aken is an Account Executive for the Esri State Government Sector.  For over 20 years he has been supporting State and Local government customers in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. He brings a broad range of experience from working across all sectors of government, assisting... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

Maximizing the Value of your ESRI Story Map Shortlist: Workflow Approach, Deployment Tips, and Strategies for an Enhanced Implementation
ESRI Story Maps are a versatile way to communicate, educate, and tell a story. This presentation examines techniques for planning and execution to better ensure a successful Story Map deployment, and highlights a particular case study of a custom deployment. Technical items and strategies pertaining to the general uses and requirements for Story Maps are reviewed, enabling users to better understand what powers and configures their Story Map. Helpful resources within GitHub and ESRI documentation are highlighted in order to allow users to avoid potential pitfalls in Story Map deployment. The presentation reviews the components of the Story Map Shortlist application in order to better understand important considerations when performing a customized deployment. Focused on is the implementation of the Sussex County Four Seasons of Agriculture Story Map. This Story Map Shortlist was customized and deployed to work with ESRI Maps for Office, which can remove hurdles, reduce maintenance time, and empower non-GIS personnel to maintain and augment Story Maps. This example should help users think about how they can integrate data, web maps, and Story Map applications in an efficient manner that maximizes value. 

Moderators
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Calen Daugherty

Calen Daugherty

Civil Solutions
Calen Daugherty is a GIS Specialist for Civil Solutions, the GIS branch of ARH, a multi-disciplined engineering firm based in Hammonton, NJ. Calen works with clients and colleagues on a wide variety of GIS projects from traditional mapping to web applications and Python scripting... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

The Budding GDB - A Data Model Design for Report Maps
Developing a data structure for a program and efficiently creating figures for reports consist of two entirely different styles in managing GIS data. The complexity increases by a magnitude when a program branches off into multiple projects and additional users comes into the picture to edit GIS data. Each project will have different ways of symbolizing data or showing certain features which makes the figure creation a nightmare. The data model I will be presenting is an object oriented design set up for one-way replication of non-SDE geodatabases, to keep to keep a child geodatabase synced with a parent geodatabase. I will illustrate how to create a data structure around the creation of a map and using ETL processes developed in Python to keep parent/child geodatabases synced. 

Moderators
avatar for Dom Elefante

Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
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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
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

3:30pm EDT

Developing an ArcGIS API for JavaScript App Live
Speakers
avatar for Richard Augenti

Richard Augenti

Owner & Senior Technologist, Rich Tech Pro
Rich is a senior technologist with a background in IT operations, Cloud technologies, Databases, Data Management, GIS & CAD Technologies, and Geospatial Application Development. With his broad range of experience he focuses on helping companies find the right solutions to solve their... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

No License, No Money, No Problem - Open Source Geoprocessing Tools to get the job done
Open Source GIS software is publicly accessible to promote open exchange and collaboration, especially to support scientific research and widespread humanitarian efforts. It shines as a tool for more complex geoprocessing functions. Moreover, the software is free and easy to download and use. Several geoprocessing routines will be demonstrated to get you started in using these powerful tools to aid your own work. Solutions to common road bumps in work flows due to restrictions in commercial GIS software will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Janel A McCoy

Janel A McCoy

GIS Specialist - T.A.M.I.S., Mercer County Dept. of Transportation & Infrastructure - Highway Division
Janel has over 15 years’ experience building geospatial databases and training government agencies, private industry and NGOs to use geographic exploration tools. Her younger days were spent as an archaeologist employing GIS to map the sands of time and rediscovering past civilizations... Read More →



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

3:30pm EDT

Taming Your Data: Techniques and Processes on Managing Data for Map Production
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.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Docherty

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

5:00pm EDT

Lightning Talks (Horizon Room)
Thursday October 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City

6:00pm EDT

Networking Banquet
Thursday October 13, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall
 
Friday, October 14
 

9:00am EDT

3D High Density Laser Scanning for Asset Information Management
High spatial resolution point-cloud data from a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) can provide minute geospatial details about civil structures. Laser-based surveying and mapping technologies provide all types of geometric tolerances and spatial resolution that facilitates a much easier way of accessing all aspects of geospatial dimensions, location, and connectivity of civil infrastructure assets of an organization. We developed a 3D walk-through computer-aided drafting (CAD) model of a small building. We establish an asset information management system from maintenance records that were accumulated over several decades. Decision making is enhanced through analysis of key indices that describe asset component performances. Hence, we develop key performance indicators (KPIs) that quantify critical success factors for the building’s maintenance program. We demonstrate the interlinkage between the CAD model and the asset database management system. We demonstrate the use of KPI’s in the support decision system in regards to controlling management/maintenance issues. We also describe the field procedures for acquiring mapping data, the computational algorithms for conversion from point-cloud to CAD model, and the general framework for a CAD-DBMS decision support system. 

Speakers
avatar for El Mehdi Benosmane

El Mehdi Benosmane

NJIT
Mr. El Mehdi Benosmane is a senior in the Surveying Engineering Technology program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mehdi has developed academic expertise in 3D CAD modeling from laser scanned point cloud data. Mr. James Schack is a graduating senior of the Surveying Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Laramie Potts

Laramie Potts

Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Laramie Potts is Associate Professor of Applied Engineering and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored over 80 journal and conference articles on geodesy, Geophysics, GIS, and  Remote Sensing.
avatar for James Schack

James Schack

NJIT
Mr. James Schack is a graduating senior of the Surveying Engineering Technology program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mehdi has developed specialty in database management systems.


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

Integration of 3D Documentation into GIS Platforms
Advancements in 3D Documentation technology are allowing for the integration of data captured in the field to seamlessly integrate into multiple software platforms like GIS. The recent relaxation of UAV "drone" flight requirements allow for more use of 3D Laser Scanning and Mobile Lidar technology.

This sessions will discuss the integration of various 3D Documentation technologies and the integration into GIS platforms. Case studies will demonstrate how the integration of these technologies are invaluable tools for private and public entities such as: Universities, Medical Facilities, Large Property Owners and Transportation companies.

With the continues advancements in 3D Documentation and the use of the technology becoming more of a norm in documenting and tracking assets, this is an interesting topic not to be missed.

Speakers

Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

Mobile Mapping Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Modeling and GIS
Mobile mapping is currently one of the rapidly emerging technologies used to access and deliver Big(geo)data in the geospatial industry. The collection of highly precise 3D point cloud data by laser scanning systems from moving platforms involves an integration of navigation, imaging, and positioning software solutions. This presentation introduces a discussion on the field operations and performances of state-of-the-art mobile terrestrial LiDAR scanning technologies that collect high quality data for modeling civil infrastructure assets. In this work, we present the capability, capacity, and sensitivities of the LiDAR scanner, the inertial measuring unit, and the positioning capabilities for various settings including urban canyons. We also discuss IT system architecture requirements to service mobile mapping system for Big(geo)data acquisitions. Our review suggests that mobile mapping systems can be divided into two categories – general mapping and high resolution surveying - depending on project requirements such as purpose, accuracy, range, and resolution. We also consider future trends in mobile mapping technologies for GIS applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Elliott

Jacob Elliott

LiDAR Specialist, Langan Engineering
Jacob Elliott, LiDAR specialist for Langan Engineering (NJ). He holds a BA in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and is a senior in the Surveying Engineering Technology program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
avatar for Laramie Potts

Laramie Potts

Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Laramie Potts is Associate Professor of Applied Engineering and Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored over 80 journal and conference articles on geodesy, Geophysics, GIS, and  Remote Sensing.
avatar for Ronen Rybowski

Ronen Rybowski

Behar Mapping
Ronen Rybowski has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and is an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ronen is the owner and founder of Behar Mapping... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

Tidal or Title: what is the difference and how does it affect your GIS?
While the oldest and most visible boundaries are probably the most misunderstood and bitterly contested. Whether you are in the New York Harbor, Delaware bay, Delaware River, Atlantic Ocean or a navigable river you need to come to the session. You will finally find out if lady liberty is really a Jersey Girl?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Lew Conley

Lew Conley

Van Note-Harvey Associates
Lewis H. Conley, Jr., P.L.S., P.P licensed in NJ, PA, and MD. Mr. Conley is Vice President of Surveying in South Jersey for Van Note-Harvey Associates along with being Vice President of the South Jersey Planning Department. He is responsible for property surveying, municipal land... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

A Statewide DOT Mobile LIDAR Sign Inventory Program
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) is conducting a statewide sign inventory, retroreflectivity analysis, and management program for the Massachusetts DOT.  The project will consist of approximately 220,000 traffic signs along approximately 14,000 lane miles of State Roadways.  Field data is being collected by vehicles equipped with high resolution cameras and high precision LiDAR units, and signs are being extracted by technicians utilizing a GPI-created software.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

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Dave Wagner

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI)
Dave Wagner, GISP, MBA is an experienced Department Director and Project Manager, and an expert in Asset Management Systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) who has managed Asset Management and GIS projects for New Jersey transportation agencies as well as numerous transportation... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

ArcGIS - Mobile Solution Offerings
Extending GIS into the field is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry driven largely by the advancements and availability of smart phones and tablet devices. Esri has been busy developing new mobile solutions to help streamline field data collection and the field workforce activities. Our approach has focused on creating configurable applications that can be extended as needed to meet your field workflow needs. By employing this approach organizations are able to rapidly deploy these solutions at low cost and realize a return on investment quickly. Please join use as we present and demonstrate the following mobile solution offerings; Collector, Survey 123, Navigator, Workforce Manager and AppStudio for ArcGIS. 

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Seth Van Aken

Seth Van Aken

ESRI
Seth Van Aken is an Account Executive for the Esri State Government Sector.  For over 20 years he has been supporting State and Local government customers in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. He brings a broad range of experience from working across all sectors of government, assisting... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

Geo-enhanced Field Collections & Inspections for an 80 Year-Old Firm
Old habits are hard to break, especially those created over decades of work experience. In the past, the civil engineering firm has been very comfortable with the patterns of field staff taking hand written notes, snapping photos with a camera, using desktop applications (CAD & GIS), and manually reformatting the collected data multiple times to serve multiple purposes. This presentation is a story of a successful implementation of geospatial technology in a civil engineering firm by extending the geospatial platform to knowledge workers (field inspectors), embracing the “work anywhere” pattern of data collection, and providing “Executive Access” to project managers and decision makers. While the example is specific, the experiences and lessons learned apply to a broader scope of situations faced by our GIS Community. 

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Rehmann

Richard Rehmann

President, Civil Solutions
Rich is the President of ARH Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplined civil engineering firm started in his grandfather’s garage in the 1930’s. Shortly after obtaining a master’s degree in civil engineering and joining ARH in 1993, Rich established Civil Solutions, the GIS Division... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

Evaluating Urban Wetland Restoration & Selecting Candidates for Potential Restoration: Habitat Restoration & Function Perspective
Restoration of urban intertidal wetlands typically involves the return of tidal flow to diked or gated land, the removal of dredge spoils to lower elevations, and/or the replacement of invasive plant species (e.g., Phragmites australis) with preferred marsh plants. Restoration or enhancement of preferred vegetation and hydrology is expected to net an overall improvement in habitat quality for native wetland habitat.

Speakers
avatar for Ildiko Pechmann

Ildiko Pechmann

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission
Senior Environmental Scientist/GIS Specialist for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC, now NJSEA) with a 11+ year professional experience in the science of remediation methods and techniques both in urban and wetland settings, flood modelling and GIS modeling. Experience in... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

New Jersey Habitat Change Analysis Project (HCAP)
Wildlife habitat change trend information is a necessary and fundamental component for successful assessment and management of wildlife species. Habitat loss and fragmentation continue to be the two most serious threats to wildlife populations. To effectively protect endangered and threatened species populations and to evaluate protection and management efforts, it is important for wildlife agencies to actively identify and monitor habitat for each listed species. New Jersey’s Division of Fish and Wildlife adopted a habitat change analysis approach to track wildlife habitat transition and fragmentation trends over time. The programmatic GIS analysis approach extracts potential habitat from available Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) data based on species habitat associations and range extents. The analysis spans four time periods between 1986 and 2012. Analysis outputs provide readily available, up-to-date, multi-level, species-specific habitat change information to support agency initiatives. Resulting maps and data serve as a guide to help prioritize work for particular species and their habitats and provide baseline information for the development of species status assessments and recovery plans. Outputs also provide a basis for additional analyses such as evaluating habitat change in regulated vs. unregulated areas, evaluating habitat conservation planning efforts, and other land-use planning, land management and preservation efforts.

Speakers
avatar for John Reiser

John Reiser

Director of Information Systems, Rowan University
John Reiser is the Director of Information Systems at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. John has been a GIS user for over ten years and is an active contributor to several open source GIS projects. John runs several web sites dealing with spatial data that rely on database management... Read More →
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Patrick Woerner

NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife
Patrick Woerner is a GIS Specialist with NJ Fish & Wildlife since 2003. His responsibilities include analysis and development of geospatial data related to conservation of endangered and threatened wildlife species. John J Reiser, GISP is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Rowan University... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

9:00am EDT

Esri Hands-On Learning Lab
Speakers
Sponsors

Friday October 14, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic 8 Resorts Atlantic City
  Learning Lab, Learning Lab
  • Host Organization Esri

11:00am EDT

Tidal or Title: Water Boundaries and the limit of sovereign ownership
Understanding Public Trust and how it relates to water boundaries. We will discuss history of Public Trust Doctrine. Does it matter if your tide is diurnal or semidiurnal, you might want to attend to find out. Have you ever wondered if your boundary is Mean High Water or Mean High High Water or High Tide Line; attend to find out why it matters?

Speakers
avatar for Lew Conley

Lew Conley

Van Note-Harvey Associates
Lewis H. Conley, Jr., P.L.S., P.P licensed in NJ, PA, and MD. Mr. Conley is Vice President of Surveying in South Jersey for Van Note-Harvey Associates along with being Vice President of the South Jersey Planning Department. He is responsible for property surveying, municipal land... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic B Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

2020 Census Geographic Partnership Programs
The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and the Census Bureau is again offering state and local governments the opportunity to assist in updating and correcting the Master Address File to help ensure as accurate a count as possible. Local and state entities will also be able to provide input to the TIGER geographic database; ensuring that legal and statistical boundaries are correct and reflect the needs of demographers, urban and regional planners, and government officials. This is to enhance our mission of counting every person, one time, and in the correct location.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Web Adams

Web Adams

U.S Census Bureau
Web Adams, GISP is  a Geographer in the new York Regional Census Center in New York, NY. Prior to this position, Web served as a Data Dissemination Specialist, as a Geographer in the Linear Features Branch at Census Bureau HQ in Suitland, MD and as a Geographic Specialist at the... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

Drive Innovation in State & Local Government
Around the world, state and local governments alike use GIS to improve decision making, service delivery, and citizen engagement. With the majority of government data being location-based, equipping your organization with the latest in GIS technology provides the tools needed to make your community smarter. Discover how to identify the consumer off-the-shelf (COTS) web map or application that fits your organization’s ever-changing business needs.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Sealy

Jason Sealy

Esri
Jason Sealy is in his fourth year with Esri, proudly serving the Counties in the States of New Jersey, Delaware and New York as an Account Manager. He is very familiar with the State and Local Government sector, as he is in his fourteenth year working with Public Safety, GIS, Planning... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

GeoDesign: A New Approach to Community Making and Mapping
The continued evolution of geospatial tools is having a direct impact on the worlds of planning and design. New sources of data from volunteered geographic information and ubiquitous imagery and sensors are causing the design world to re-examine the ways that GIS be used as a design tool to shape our communities. Grappling with this multidisciplinary challenge is a new group of users exploring this area as the field of geodesign. Embracing major challenges from climate change and green infrastructure to healthy communities and walkable cities, designers and planners are working with geographers and computer scientists to integrate new information and tools into the design process and planning decisions.

Moderators
avatar for David Kunz

David Kunz

Civil Solutions
David is the Director of GIS Services for Civil Solutions.  He is a results-oriented GISP with a strong understanding of process and information flows between geospatial technology and business related goals. David specializes in the integration of geospatial technologies in corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Tulloch

David Tulloch

Rutgers University
David Tulloch is an Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture and the Associate Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He holds a B.S.L.A. from Kentucky... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic D Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

Addressing Resources for your Enterprise: An In-Depth Look at the NJ Address Points Inventory
In an effort to improve geocoding accuracy across the state and support the development of Next Generation 9-1-1 systems, the NJ Office of Information Technology, in partnership with local data stewards, has developed a statewide address point data model that will integrate seamlessly and take advantage of existing data development in the NJ Road Centerlines data model.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Klaube

Chris Klaube

NJ Office of Information Technology
Chris is a GIS Specialist and programmer for the NJ Office of GIS, where he is mainly tasked with building tools for data development, GIS application development and server administration. Before joining NJOGIS, Chris worked as GIS Systems Analyst in support of a regional 9-1-1... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

Remote Sensing Services to Support Incident Management & Homeland Security
This presentation will provide a discussion about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) IDIQ contract and what BAE Systems has to offer under this contract. BAE Systems has developed a program to manage geospatial content for the Department of Homeland Security. Incident management will be discussed and what actions are put into place to both successfully acquire imagery and deliver data in a very timely and efficient manner to the DHS

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Pickford

Andrew Pickford

Business Development Manager, BAE Systems
Andrew Pickford is a Business Development Manager with BAE SYSTEMS. He is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist (CP) and a GIS Professional (GISP). He has over (22) years experience at BAE SYSTEMS working in the areas of Geospatial Products & Solutions such as photogrammetric mapping... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

Using GIS in Public Health
Loudoun County's Geographic Information System is now in its 30th year of operation. The County's Office of Mapping and Geographic Information manages the GIS and supports multiple departments including the County's Health Department using GIS. Well locations and septic systems were one of the first GIS layers to be actively maintained in GIS, providing staff and the public with accurate data locations and allowing for data analysis. This presentation will describe many of these uses including, public access to these data, data maintenance, staff and operator use of data services in field work, analysis, and mobile applications that assist in disease abatement including Zika Virus

Speakers
avatar for Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

GIS Web Administrator, Loudoun County, Virginia
Sue has been the GIS Web Administrator for Loudoun County, VA for 10 years. She holds a master's degree in GIS from University of Redlands, CA.
avatar for Julie Kottamala

Julie Kottamala

Loudoun County, Virginia
Julie Kottamala is a GIS programmer analyst who has been working for Loudoun County's Mapping Office for eight years. She holds a master's degree in computer science.
avatar for David Torraca

David Torraca

GIS Manager, Loudoun County, Virginia
David Torraca, GIS Manager in the Loudoun County, Virginia, Office of Mapping & Geographic Information has worked in the mapping industry for over 30 years.


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic C Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

(CANCELLED) PRIME - A Web Based GIS Application for Transportation Planning & Decision Support
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Inc. (NJTPA) is the federally funded Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the northern New Jersey region, which is home to 6.7 million people and covers about three quarters of the state. The NJTPA, with the support from JMT Technology Group, is working to develop the Planning Recommendations Integration Management Engine (PRIME) based on a prototype developed by agency staff. PRIME is a web-based relational database system composed of individual geo-referenced records. It contains specific transportation problems (needs) and solutions (recommendations) taken from a wide range of planning studies developed by the NJTPA, its subregions and partner agencies. PRIME will enable transportation planning and engineering professionals to enter these records, search through category, keyword and lasso search methods, set connections between the needs and recommendations records and core policies and investment strategies of the NJTPA, query and view records at varying geographic scales, assess them in context with the NJTPA’s performance based planning process and use analysis tools that will help bundle related recommendations into possible projects that could be advanced for further study or implementation. Initial development focus for PRIME centers on producing: 1) an intuitive interface for mapping study needs and recommendations; 2) tools for packaging complementary needs and recommendations with information from other planning efforts; 3) GIS and database analytical tools to draw spatial and non-spatial connections between needs and recommendations; 3) and tools to export maps and reports to common programs including MS Office, Adobe PDF, and MS Access for further offline use. PRIME will utilize Esri’s JavaScript API to interact with ArcGIS server and will manage security and authentication using ArcGIS Online. PRIME’s functionality will include the capability to create project boundaries from existing GIS layers, to support the import of multiple records, and to support tracking the history of data entry and editing. Reporting and analysis tools will be designed to provide the ability to package data and generate specific reports based on analysis of the system database. The reporting tools will provide the ability to generate summaries of the recommendations that have advanced toward implementation phase pull information from complementary agency datasets and produce real-time summary statistics and graphical charts for all attributes and relationships. The analysis tools will be designed to assist users with packaging related needs and recommendations based on the location and to specifically define attributes regarding the relationships. ArcGIS server will provide all required spatial analytical functions that cannot be handled with built-in SQL Server spatial functionality.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlynn Davis

Kaitlynn Davis

NJTPA
Kaitlynn Davis has been with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority since 2012; a member of the Systems Planning department, she is involved in application development, database development, and other technical projects for the agency. She holds a Masters in City and... Read More →
avatar for Bob Pliszka

Bob Pliszka

Vice President, JMT Technology Group


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

Analysis of Adaptive Traffic Control System in Urban Areas
Signal timing has a significant impact on an intersection operational performance. Conventional signal systems leverage pre-programmed/ pre-timed signal timing schedules. These systems are easy to implement and maintain; however, they do not consider irregular fluctuation and major interruptions in traffic flow as a result of accidents, special events, or construction works. Actuated traffic control systems were initiated to improve shortcomings of pre-timed signal systems and alleviate congestion and delay in roadway networks. Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) which utilizes the actuated concept in the network level adjusts signal timings based on real time traffic conditions, demands, and system capacity. The following benefits make ATCS a superior system over conventional pre-timed traffic control systems. -Manage fluctuation and variability in traffic volume in daily-basis -Enhance travel time reliability by seamless progression of vehicles. -Reduce costs of retiming -Control conflicts between vehicular traffic and other modes -Record continually real-time data for measuring performance and efficiency

Speakers
avatar for Nadereh Moini

Nadereh Moini

Chief of Transportation, New Jersey Sports & Exposition
Nadereh (Nady) Moini is the chief of Transportation in New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). She has diverse industry and scholar experiences in planning, design, and assessment of transportation systems and the application of the state-of-the-art technologies in transportation... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

11:00am EDT

Morris County Automated Pavement Inventory
The County of Morris, NJ contracted to perform detailed pavement distress inventory on all county roadways and implement the Paver Pavement Management System (PMS). A fully automated data collection process was implemented to quickly and consistently identify, quantify, and rate severity for five major pavement distress types. Automated inventory was performed using Pavemetrics Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS), which allows for the accurate collection of various pavement distresses at normal traffic speeds. A series of applications and scripts were developed to translate the raw LCMS data into the Paver format, which now can be complete in a mostly automated process. Pavement distresses were extracted and loaded into the Paver PMS software and implemented on-site at Morris County to support their pavement management program and maintenance needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the data collection methodology, processing steps, and data integration with the Paver PMS software.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Furch

Justin Furch

Michael Baker International
Justin is the GIT Department Manager for Michael Baker International, and a Senior Project Manager. He has over 15 years of professional experience in software application development, database design and development, system architecture, asset inventory collection techniques and... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Atlantic A Resorts Atlantic City

2:00pm EDT

New Jersey Geospatial Forum
Friday October 14, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Horizon Resorts Atlantic City