Presentations


Name Title Description
Ned Cake & Duane "JT" Treadon Story Maps! Embrace your creative genius.

In this GIS lab session we will demonstrate building an Esri story map. Participants will build their own story map using Esri's popular Map Journal template.

This is a hands-on lab with limited work stations. Participants should have their own ArcGIS Online organization or sign up for a free 60 day trial prior to the lab. All are invited to sit in and learn.

Ned Cake & Dan Thomas Webmaps! Share your map content with the world.

In this GIS lab session we will demonstrate webmapping & data hosting techniques along with custom pop-ups, definition queries, custom symbology and much more.

This is a hands on lab with limited work stations. Participants should have their own ArcGIS Online organization or sign up for a free 60 day trial. All are invited to sit in and learn.

Brian Sovik Performance-based Asset Management VUEWorks® software is an affordable, web-enabled Integrated GIS, Enterprise Asset Management solution. Designed for use by State and Local governments, utilities, corporations, schools, theme parks, and other organizations that need to track the condition, minimize failure risk, and optimize expenditures and service delivery of their physical assets for the full life cycle.
William "Luke" Tabbert Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for ArcGIS Users The purpose of this lab is to act as a hands-on introduction on using Adobe Illustrator to produce maps from ArcGIS data. The beginning portion of the lab will focus on how to prepare ArcGIS data for export to Illustrator format, and will include discussion of common issues and best practices. The second part of the lab will offer a brief introduction to Illustrator and its user interface while showcasing some of the graphic design effects available in the software. There is limited seating available for lab participants but all are invited to sit in and observe.
Jamie Hughes Septic Tank Conversion Prioritization using GIS in the Wakulla Springs Springshed Wakulla Springs has suffered for many years with excessive levels of nitrate sourcing from human activities within its fragile basin. Currently, the major source of this pollution comes from septic tanks in northern Wakulla county and southern Leon county. Several individuals and organizations are working to mitigate the harmful effects of septic tanks effluent on the Wakulla Springs water quality. With the assistance of the Wakulla Springs Alliance, this project seeks to use ArcGIS raster analysis to identify and prioritize septic tanks for recommendation to be abandoned and connected to a centralized or cluster system or upgraded with a more sophisticated technology.
Keith Smith Big Data - How can a billion records answer my questions???

Data is everywhere. In Today's world we are flooded with access to information. Almost every agency and organization has some level of "big data" that can be used to answer questions that haven’t even been asked yet. But in a world where we are talking about a millions or billions of records streaming near real time, how do we collect it, manage, it, store it, and ultimately make it work for us.

This presentation is designed to open the door to that question by helping to demystifying what is big data, presenting the need to know information about how this data can be collected, stored, processed and ultimately analyzed and will include real world practical examples of how many of these big data datasets are being used.

William Meyers GIS Support for the Louisiana 2016 Flooding

Overview of how the ArcGIS platform supported the recent Louisiana flood response. This session will examine how the ArcGIS platform powered a series of COTS solutions to support the full range of emergency response activities.

William Meyers GIS Solutions for Vector Borne Disease Surveillance and Control

We will review a configuration of the ArcGIS Platform tools specifically focused on helping our clients respond to Zika and other vector borne diseases. Public agencies are responsible for protecting the health of residents by managing operations to control mosquitos and other vectors through integrated operations which include surveillance, response, interventions, communication and education. Agencies need to move swiftly to curb the spread of vectors and disease in a collaborative manner. A Location Strategy enabled through the ArcGIS Platform empowers these organizations to discover, use, make and share maps with a suite of tools designed to collect and manage data using geography as the key, while facilitating constituent engagement, decision support, field mobility and analytics.

William Meyers Automated 3D GIS Basemap Development using LiDAR Data

ArcGIS Platform tools to manage and work with 3D data to support your work. Using the ArcGIS Platform capabilities to process LD1 & LD2 data from LiDAR using task-based workflows and ArcGIS Pro.

Adam Carnow Are You Data Driven?

A major trend in all industries is the migration of organizations to become more data-driven. This presentation will explore what that means, and how you, as a GIS practitioner, can take advantage of it on a personal scale, as well as to improve your organization’s performance and effectiveness.

Kevin Shortelle Assessing ESRI's Drone2Map Application for Processing Aerial Photographs

The presentation demonstrates the use of ESRI’s Drone2Map application to process aerial photographs acquired from a fixed-wing drone. Nearly 100 photographs are processed from an aerial grid survey of 14 acres of crop land to output a high-resolution orthomosaic, DSM, interactive 3D textured mesh, and 3D point cloud. The output dataset is then added to ArcGIS for Desktop for further analyses. The point cloud data is processed to provide a colorized image of the surveyed site, a digital surface model, and a bare-earth (ground) model. The bare-earth model is then compared to USGS DEM data to validate the accuracy of the point cloud data. The point cloud is also imported into ArcScene to provide 3D visualization of the data as a colorized image, digital surface model, and bare-earth model. Finally, the Drone2Map 3D textured mesh is shared as a scene package layer to ArcGIS Online.

Chad Thurner Utilizing UAV's for Volumetric Calcuations

This is a case study on how to utilize the latest UAV technology for volumetric calculations. The case study covers various mapping techniques and software used in material volume calculations as well as a QA/QC sample dataset.

Mike Kissane & Dan Thomas City of Tallahassee Electric Outages

We will review the City of Tallahassee Electric Outage Management process. There are several steps to reporting an outage, analyzing the outage, determining the scope and severity of the outage, alerting the customer if they are affected by the outage, and finally restoring the outage. This presentation will cover the technologies that support these steps. Included but limited to these technologies are ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Python, .Net, JavaScript, Oracle, SCADA, and Responder.

Katrina Schweikert Extracting 3D Features from LiDAR Data

As LiDAR data permeates the mainstream, its use and utility is becoming much more widespread and diverse. As a spatial commodity, LiDAR is the raw material from which a wide variety of 3D datasets are generated. Using a series of customizable algorithms applied to the geometric structure and other attributes of the point cloud, buildings, vegetation, utility cables, and other features can be effectively identified, classified, and ultimately extracted into vector models of the features they represent. Subsequently ground points can be isolated and gridded to form an accurate terrain model as the basis for precise volumetric calculation, terrain analysis, and change detection. In this presentation, we explore the workflow in Global Mapper whereby features are identified and extracted from LiDAR data. We walk through the procedures for point cloud filtering and noise removal; identification and automatic reclassification of ground points; 3D building model creation; height calculation of forest canopy and individual trees, and delineation of above-ground utility cables. We will also demonstrate the workflow for manually digitizing identifiable objects in a 3D environment.

Yan Trudeau How to be effective in managing your Enterprise Geospatial Data? The geospatial industry is faced with data volumes growing at an ever increasing rate. Likewise, organizations continue to face challenges associated with raster/point cloud acquisition, raster/point cloud/vector data management and be effective in the delivery of that geospatial data.In this workshop, Yan will introduce how one organization can be successful in solving that key challenge by taking on Enterprise Geospatial Data Management best practices. Yan will highlight a real customer case study, the Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC), whom are maintaining the State of New Mexico Digital Geospatial Data Clearinghouse using Hexagon Geospatial ERDAS APOLLO Enterprise Geospatial Data Management solution. The workshop will then expand on introducing at a high level Hexagon Geospatial Ecosystem.
Chelsea Lincoln & Stuart Korte How to get more from your imagery using Mosaic Datasets An overview of the use of Mosaic Datasets to QC, display, and manage aerial photography. This will also include how the Department of Transportation is using exports from Mosaic Datasets to distribute aerial photography through the APLUS application.
Jennifer Harrison Collector for ArcGIS and Survey 123 - How to efficiently collect precise and complete field data Collector for ArcGIS and Survey 123 are great tools for field data collection. While at first glance both applications seem quite easy to use, there are some details that are very important if you want to get your field data collection right the first time out. For example, it is very important to understand how to properly prepare data for use in Collector for ArcGIS, including using Domains to create pick lists and understanding editable feature services. There are a lot of nuances for creating the Survey123 forms, such as the syntax to use for creating cascading questions in your survey. This seminar gives you an introduction to both of these great apps.
Ronald Hanson 2007 New National Datums This presentation will cover the new datums proposed by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and how they will affect surveying in Florida.
Janelle Versnick Creating a Musical Atlas The musical atlas is an interactive web map that allows the user to click on a world country and play a musical composition created from specific demographic and geographic data unique to that country. This presentation will cover an overview of the musical atlas, data sources, various python code written to create the music, and the development of the JavaScript web application. The web map can be found at www.musicalatlas.com for anyone interested in checking it out before the workshop.
Tessa Schreiner & Piper Miller Growing Green An overview of how GIS has helped get the word out about sustainability programs and services in the community. The use of Story Maps has allowed for a collaborative platform in which multiple community programs can be highlighted in an interactive, user-friendly, and attractive way.
Duane Treadon UAVs 4 GIS, Doing it Legally This session will explore the timeline of recent FAA regulations to the current Part 107 regulations and what Part 107 means to those wanting to fly. We will also delve into the process of become legal including tips on the mandatory test. This session will conclude with a review of a few UAV systems are out there, some software options and how UAVs can enhance any GIS program.
Jacob Coble Processing Satellite Ortho Imagery Using ArcGIS and PhotoShop This will demonstrate how to use Photoshop together with ArcGIS to convert 16-bit, 8-band satellite ortho imagery into highly usable, color-adjusted RGB and CIR images. Why would one want to use Photoshop to make color adjustments to the imagery? Photoshop will allow you to bring out the very best from the imagery. It is cumbersome to import a 16-bit 8-band image into ArcMap and adjust the symbology for an RGB view of the image. Also, the quality of the 8-band images viewed straight from ArcMap will probably not be very good and the colors will probably not be accurately represented more
Georgianna Strode , Marjorie Jerez, Tyler McAlear, Benjamin Thornton, Victor Mesev Getting Started using Florida's U.S. National Grid Spatial Data Model The US National Grid (UNSG) is a standardized geographic framework used for emergency response and rescue for its ability to pinpoint a location when landmarks are not available. Adopted by FEMA and many other government agencies, the USNG is quickly growing in use as a locational reference system.
The inherent nature of the USNG makes it well suited to double as a GIS spatial data model. The database structure can store data at multiple scales, support GIS functionality, and allow easy data transfer. The standardization allows state and local governments using this data model to easily transfer data, even at different scales.
This presentation introduces the USNG and shows how to download sample data and get started using it in your organization. Sample data includes basic population, land use, and land cover at the 1-km grid cell scale. Demonstrations will clarify how this data can be intermixed and customized to suit the needs of individual organizations.
Benjamin Thornton , Georgianna Strode, Victor Mesev, Derek Morgan , Evan Rau, Sean Shortes, Nathan Johnson, Xiaojun Yang Bivariate Maps - An Introduction and Case Study using Land Use / Land Cover with Visual Analytics Bivariate maps are composite cartographic representations of exactly two variables in a single map. They contrast with more typical single variable univariate maps which require side-by-side comparisons of two separate maps. Despite their obvious practical convenience bivariate maps usually require more attention to design; shading and color ramps should be intuitive enough to limit referencing the legend. With the increase in digital bivariate mapmaking we propose key steps in developing bivariate maps. First, we address color choices to facilitate map understanding. Second, we demonstrate the importance of statistical legends to inform the map reader of the data distributions. Third, we demonstrate using symbolism to show land use and land cover simultaneously. Visual analytic diagrams are used to show data interactions, and they further illustrate the interrelationships of land use and land cover.
Brian Garvey Development of a GIS Database for Orange County's ADA Transition Plan The American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires local governments to perform a self assessment as part of their ADA Transition Plan to document deficiencies in the County's facilities. This presentation will discuss the development of a GIS data model for ADA Facilities, Movement Barriers, Obstacles and Hazards. The presentation will also discuss Orange County's Methodology for field data collection as part of this Self-Assessment, along with example reports and exhibits.
Shawn Lewers Story Maps, City Engine and AGOL applications used in parking analysis at FSU

Project Presentation from Spring 2016 GIS Practicum work at Florida State University

Philip Griffith Interactive Data Visualization with d3, MongoDB and Flask

A common GIS workflow is visualizing spatial data, then analyzing the result. I believe we should be analyzing spatial data, then visualizing the result. In this talk, I demonstrate one way to do that using free and open-source tools. I analyze the Florida Forever Projects dataset using standard GIS techniques and a custom Python module, then load the results into a MongoDB database. I then use Flask, d3 and GeoJSON to allow the user to interact with the analyzed data through a browser-based web app. I also compare and contrast this approach with the static approach of CLIP 4.0.

Tom Tibbitts Transforming Water Utilities: Mobile GIS and Asset Management

St. Johns County Utilities is using Mobile GIS and Asset Management to transform how we manage and provide Water to 100,000 customers. These tools help maintain high customer satisfaction, good water quality and minimize operational costs, while facing challenges from high growth, utility system consolidation, aging infrastructure, and new regulations. This presentation will cover our overall GIS and Asset Management implementation, mobile technologies, and our use of ArcGIS Online. We will also cover how these tools helped streamline some of our Hurricane Matthew response efforts.

Anthony Puzzo Accelerate your App Deployment

Given Esri's 40+ years working with State and Local governments, we have gathered a suite of best practices and examples to redistribute as open source solution templates to help our user base accelerate the application development and deployment process. The solution templates that can be found at http://solutions.arcgis.com/ are a great resource to help cut development cost and shorten the time to market. During this session, we will highlight some of the new solutions, how they are being used and show a sneak peek of how they will be integrated directly into ArcGIS Pro and Online to have the entire inventory of solutions at your fingertips.

Christine Ambrose Establishing a Water Trail along the Ochlockonee River in southwest Georgia

Local paddlers and fisherman know the many beauties of the southwest Georgia section of the Ochlockonee River and with a group of supporters have been working to make it a designated Georgia water trail, The Ochlockonee River Water Trail (ORWT). Over the past two years, Conservation-GIS students and interns at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia have documented the Georgia stretch of the Ochlocknee River including access sites, historical, cultural and natural resources. All data with photographs were entered into the Georgia River Network’s public online interactive database and a series of maps were created depicting access locations, put-in and take-out shuttle routes, and points of interest. This work has helped support the development of the ORWT and offers resources to assist those eco-tourists and paddlers plan their next adventure, while making the river an asset to the counties and economy of southwest Georgia.

Nathaniel Keith Tips and Trick for ArcGIS

Tips and trick is a presentation of making editing smoother, faster, and easier through use of short keys. In addition the presentation will cover commonly used editing tools and customization of tools and tool bars. This presentation is geared to the everyday editor but is useful for all.

Alan Foley, Jim VanRiper and Mark Nelson Building the Enterprise

The City of Tallahassee is in the process of building a cloud-based geocentric Enterprise Asset Management to track and manage infrastructural assets and other information across multiple City departments ranging from water and wastewater utilities, to public works, facilities, trees, and cemeteries. Each department has its own unique personality - with varying levels of staffing, GIS knowledge, technological capabilities, and goals for asset management. The City's Technology and Innovations department set a bold course to construct an Enterprise asset management system via parallel initiatives to bring multiple departments online individually with the ultimate goal of consolidating those departments into a centrally managed AMS. This presentation will cover some of the challenges and opportunities encountered along the way.

Nicole Reynolds Oblique Imagery Integrations and Web Application

This presentation is a summary of Pictometry Integration solutions for both oblique and ortho imagery. It also covers why our web application and cloud based services are so beneficial to the modern GIS workflow. We discuss integration for multiple local government agencies such as Property Appraiser, 911, and Sheriff. We also highlight our web based application, Add-In for ArcMap, and ability to host WFS services.

Elke Ursin, Liz Sabeff & Alexandria Walter Recognizing the Role of Onsite Wastewater

This small team compiled fragmented drinking water and wastewater data across Florida into a comprehensive electronic map showing the drinking water source and wastewater disposal method for all 9,000,000 parcels in Florida; providing vital information for disaster preparedness and response activities, local planning evaluations, and environmental risk assessments.

Tripp Corbin Certification Exam Tips & Tricks

Certifications are becoming increasingly important to those seeking a career in GIS. However for many, we have not taken an exam or test since college. This presentation will provide tips and tricks to help you better prepare for passing a certification exam be it from Esri, GISCI or others.

Tripp Corbin The New GISP Certification - Portfolio plus Exam

The GISP certification has recently gone through many changes including the addition of a new exam. Come learn about all the new changes to the GISP certification process and how to navigate your way to successfully earning this professional certification. Learn more about the exam and what knowledge areas it covers as well as how it is delivered. Learn more about the portfolio and all its requirements.

Philip Griffith Making Better Decisions With The AHP, or Why Maps Are Good For Visualizing Results And Bad For Analyzing Data

AHP is a decision-making method that allows users to structure and analyze complex problems in an intuitive way. In this talk, I'll use examples to show how AHP works, then apply the method to a spatially-oriented problem: suitability analysis. I'll compare and contrast AHP's type of solution with that given by the traditional weighted site selection method and explain why I think AHP provides a better final result.

Claudia Paskauskas & Keith Smith Smart GIS Program Management: ArcGIS Enterprise Logs to the rescue

Tangible metrics can guide a GIS program to proper allocate resources, identify data and applications maintenance cycles, and learn what stakeholders either utilize GIS or still have not seen its direct benefit. ArcGIS Enterprise Log Manager can enable access to such metrics. The AVA - Analytics Viewer Application was created to better understand the GIS utilization and impacts within the organization by utilizing analytics and metrics to manage a GIS program.

Ed Sanford & Jeff Smith Information for Better Decision Making

We will be looking at the GIS-Centric Cloud and Mobile software that focuses on workflow and business process improvement while using better information for decision making and regulatory complicance.

Zack Wetzel & Tricia McClenahan

Hurricane Hermine Damage Assessment

Ed Sanford & Jeff Smith Information for Better Decision Making

We will be looking at the GIS-Centric Cloud and Mobile software that focuses on workflow and business process improvement while using better information for decision making and regulatory complicance.




Story Maps


Name Title Description
Marcus Curtis African American Historical and Cultural Sites This map contain sites that have had an historical or cultural impact in the local African American community. The sole purpose of this map was to highlight some locations that may not be as well known as other more frequented historical places within the Tallahassee / Leon County area.
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Duane 'JT' Treadon Historic Walking Tour Take a walk in downtown Thomasville and learn the history behind the buildings you see. Then drive or walk to our historic neighborhoods on Dawson St. and Hansel St. area. Here you will learn interesting history facts behind the historic homes of Thomasville. Can you find the house that was won and lost at least once in a poker game?
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Daniel Diaz The Choctawhatchee River Blueway, a Florida Designated Paddling Trail Know before you go! Tour the Choctawhatchee River Blueway, a 64-mile state designated paddling trail in the Florida Panhandle. View access points, driving directions, and see the trail before launching your paddle craft. This Story Map Tour is part of a suite of content available for Florida's designated paddling trails.
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Tessa Schreiner & Piper Miller Growing Green The Green Map shares location and information about local community gardens, farmers markets and regional farms. This map is a resource to make it easier for residents and visitors alike to find avenues to eat local and identify ways to be more sustainable within our community.
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Ed Young Major Ongoing and Proposed Development for Tallahassee | Leon County Florida The Major Ongoing & Proposed Developments Report provides key insights and highlights of the major developments and construction projects in Tallahassee and Leon County Major projects in this report are defined as including 20+ residential units and/or 10,000 square feet of non-residential. This report illustrates that the local economy is well positioned for continued economic growth.
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Ned Cake Construction Trends | Tallahassee and Leon County, Florida

This story map uses heat mapping to display new construction building permit application locations for Tallahassee and Leon County over the last 30 days, 90 days, 1 year, 5 year or 10 year. Map Link

Katherine White Geologic Mapping in Florida: The STATEMAP Program

The Florida Geological Survey STATEMAP Program is a cooperative funding agreement between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Florida Geological Survey. The Florida STATEMAP program was first established in 1994 with an award of just $30,000 from the USGS. Since then, it has become one of the premier STATEMAP programs in the United States, with awards in the top five nationally for each of the last three years. Each year the STATEMAP team maps and reports on the geology of a different area of the state. To date, the STATEMAP team has mapped approximately 24,000 square miles of Florida. The data gathered from STATEMAP projects can help scientists, citizens and researchers to identify and interpret geologic features, monitor groundwater quality and quantity, support mineral resources activities, land-use planning and construction project design.
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Karissa Moffett Cycle through 195 years of Tallahassee History

This Map Series Builder serves as a local knowledge guide to share robust, local adventures of sightseeing locations, lodging, and places to dine in Tallahassee, FL, USA. This map extent is geared for people on bikes who are visiting, new, or call this city home.
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Ned Cake & Carolyn Novak Experience Florida's Capital

The Tallahassee|Leon County Office of Economic Vitality welcomes you to learn more about business and economic vitality in Florida’s Capital Region. Utilize this interactive mapping tool as a gateway to all the resources, incentives, and opportunities our community can offer you and your business. Whether you’re a business owner, site selector, entrepreneur, researcher, student, or simply interested in finding out more about our community, this resource is for you.

To learn more about Tallahassee|Leon County, or to inquire about business-specific information, contact the Office of Economic Vitality.
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Kathe Roper Zone Rouge: Battlefields and Memorials of the Great War

Shortly after the end of the First World War, the French government defined zones of devastation along what had been the Western Front. Pollution from biological & chemical sources, as well as un-exploded ordinance, made agriculture and residence in these areas dangerous or impossible.

Over the past century, efforts have been made to restore the damaged areas where the Western Front was concentrated, and while the red zone has been reduced, it has not disappeared. Parts of the red zone can never be cleared, or have only been cleared superficially. Many of these areas have been returned to nature and are used as hunting reserves or as memorial sites, while some have been able to carry on as the towns and cities they were before the war.

This map tour plots the battlefields of the red zone, as well as the memorials erected to the memory of the fallen. The project utilizes photographs from the Imperial War Museum collections, geo-referenced materials, and accounts from Great War veterans to provide a rich educational experience.
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Posters


Name Title Description
Jeff Bracewell Can LiDAR Point Density Indicate the Presence of an Invasive Understory Plant? National Park Service (NPS) Natural Resource Program Managers are frequently challenged with balancing many natural resource concerns and challenges including the control of exotic and invasive plants. The Natchez Trace Parkway (NATR) stretches over 450 miles long and park personnel is limited. Accordingly, NATR Natural Resource staff needed a way to help prioritize areas for the treatment or removal of Chinese Privet.
The NPS Gulf Coast Inventory and Monitoring Network team used lidar to detect the presence of a dense understory at NATR. Subsequent,field exercises validated that lidar was able to reliably detect dense understory vegetation. Understory density maps can be used by Parkway staff to help identify and prioritize Privet treatment areas.
Steve Levine The Streak Is Over The poster describes the activities of the Florida Division of Emergency Management's GIS Team during the response to Hurricane Hermine, which ended the record near 11-year streak of no land-falling hurricanes in the State of Florida. An assortment of maps we made as well as a screen capture of our GATOR system will be part of it, as well as some other aspects.
William Isaacs Kernel Density for Usage Based Resource Management Visualizing historical location based usage in a ‘easy to read easy to interpret’ map for determining system updates.
Georgianna Strode , Marjorie Jerez, Tyler McAlear, Benjamin Thornton, Victor Mesev Land Use or Land Cover? Visualizing Florida's Complex Landscape The concepts of ‘land use’ and ‘land cover’ are used to convey information about a landscape. Although they are vastly different concepts, the terms have become intermingled in GIScience, resulting in a simplified one-to-one relationship that can be visualized using univariate mapping techniques.
This research posits that the relationships between land use and land cover are complex and are best represented bivariately. This geovisualization consists of three parts: 1. A bivariate map using color and symbolization to represent and differentiate the two data sources. 2. A two-dimensional statistical legend informs the data combinations and data distributions. 3. Visual analytics using Sankey (flow) diagrams show the relationships and frequencies of categorical data interactions.
Holly Nowell Use of HAZUS during Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew This poster details the use of the HAZUS Hurricane model at the Florida Division of Emergency Management during the activations for Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew. There is also a brief analysis comparing the results of the HAZUS generated Global Summary Reports against some initial damage assessments from affected counties.
Benjamin Thornton , Georgianna Strode , Victor Mesev, Derek Morgan , Evan Rau, Sean Shortes, Nathan Johnson, Xiaojun Yang Business of Bivariate Maps Bivariate maps are composite cartographic representations of exactly two variables in a single map. They contrast with more typical single variable univariate maps which require side-by-side comparisons of two separate maps. Despite their obvious practical convenience bivariate maps usually require more attention to design; shading and color ramps should be intuitive enough to limit referencing the legend. With the increase in digital bivariate mapmaking we propose key steps in developing bivariate maps. Using color choices, we facilitate map understanding and developing statistical legends helps to inform the map reader of the data distributions and ease the reading of the map.
Janis Morrow 18 Years of Progress Poster illustrated progress of watershed evaluation and restoration in Florida.
Ami-Lee Walsh Remote Sensing of Agroforestry in Sumatra, Indonesia Identification and classification of agroforestry classes and land use land cover in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.
AmirSasan Mahjoor & Atoosa Izadifar Modeling Dam Breach by ICPR Spatial hydrological model and temporal simulation of a dam breach (Michael Dam in Orange County, Florida) using version 4.2 of Interconnected Channel and Pound Routing (ICPR) system. ICPR4 is a powerful GIS base hydraulics modeling system which is developed in Florida by Streamline Technology Inc.
Levi Hannon, Guy Means, Christopher Williams & Richard Green The Evolution of Geologic Mapping In Florida Geologic mapping is a core function of state geological surveys. The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) produced the first statewide surficial geologic map in 1909 at a scale of 1:1,000,000 (Matson et al., 1909). Since the publication of the first statewide geologic map, additional updated versions have been produced and published in 1922, 1945, 1959, 1965 and most recently in 2001. Each surficial geologic map produced between 1909 and 2001 contained additional data that were generally collected by field geologists. The way geologists collect, analyze and synthesize large quantities of geologic data has drastically changed since the first geologic map was created at the FGS. With these changes come inherent challenges including storage and management of large digital datasets, identification and conversion of non-digital “legacy” data to digital form, and serving digital data to end users.
Braxton Hicks Red Hills Awareness Initiative: Bike Trails As a part of the Greater Red Hills Awareness Initiative, it has been Tall Timbers' goal to connect people to the unique and diverse environment of the Red Hills. In an effort to do this, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy has asked the Geospatial Center at Thomas University to gather, create and compile regional geospatial data pertaining to potential scenic bicycle routes in the Red Hills Region. We have been tasked with creating half-day and full-day bike itineraries that include designated scenic/canopied roads, existing bike routes, places of interest, historic and cultural features, bike shops, public restrooms, parking, and public lands. The mapped itineraries will be used for people to experience the best the Red Hills Region has to offer and to help bring awareness, enjoyment and appreciation for this one-of-a-kind beauty.
Christine Ambrose Ochlockonee River Water Trail Local paddlers and fisherman know the many beauties of the southwest Georgia section of the Ochlockonee River and with a group of supporters have been working to make it a designated Georgia water trail, The Ochlockonee River Water Trail (ORWT). Over the past two years, Conservation-GIS students and interns at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia have documented the Georgia stretch of the Ochlocknee River including access sites, historical, cultural and natural resources. All data with photographs were entered into the Georgia River Network’s public online interactive database and a series of maps were created depicting access locations, put-in and take-out shuttle routes, and points of interest. This work has helped support the development of the ORWT and offers resources to assist those eco-tourists and paddlers plan their next adventure, while making the river an asset to the counties and economy of southwest Georgia.
Jason Ray Flooding Florida on Purpose using a new Surge Depth Model With the development of a new State Regional Evacuation Study Surge Depth model in consultation with the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, FDEM has been working on establishing new storm surge zones and surge depth inundation products for Counties in the Peninsula as a result of the newly available SF1 "super basin" SLOSH MOM produced by the National Weather Service.
Daniel James Rydl Geolocation and the Twitter Streaming API

Using Twitters Streaming API to geolocate tweets by keyword and location. Will explore possible uses of such data. in Emergency Management.

David Huggins Structure From Motion: A Cost-Effective Method for 3D Surface Development

A photogrammetric process called Structure From Motion can serve as a cost-effective method for the recreation of land surfaces and the preservation of spatial relationships. This method utilizes a collection of photographs of an area to reconstruct camera orientation, build a point cloud, and develop a texturized model representing the ground surface. Free, open-source software was used to build the model in this study, which can later be converted to a DSM, georeferenced, and used in ArcGIS.

Aparna Bokey FDEP Geospatial Open Data

This poster introduces the FDEP Open Data site along with the various capabilities and services it provides to the public users.

Luke Tabbert SUN Trail Program Map - Regional Trail Systems and Individual Trail Projects

This poster features the regional trail systems and individual trail projects for the 2016/2017 fiscal year on the Shared Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Program. The poster includes a statewide trail map as well as a table featuring the data for each trail project, including the regional St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Trail and Coast to Coast systems.

Cierra Campbell Fragmented Geographies: Intra-island Food Flows in The Bahamas

This study works to define one of many fragmented local food systems, across the archipelagic nation, The Bahamas. It explores the interconnected food relations between the main island, New Providence and the rural “family island”, Cat Island.

Alicia Lawrence & Matthew Albritton Interactive Geospatial Tools for the Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Interactive geospatial tools developed by Florida’s Division of Plant Industry are improving how information is delivered to the people who protect our state's agriculture. Production examples include the Pest Incident Control System (PICS) application, Oriental Fruit Fly Industry and Residential online maps, the Apiary/Citrus Industry Link, and an Air Potato GeoForm. Concept examples include the Giant African Land Snail Parcel Viewer, Asian Citrus Psyllid Analysis Tables, Caribbean Fruit Fly Area Editor, Survey123 for various pests, and program-specific story maps, geocoder tools, and GeoForm surveys. These apps advance the way we protect our state's agriculture by streamlining the data collection process, and giving our employees and/or the public better access to their data.