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GIS Centric Asset Management

GIS is the perfect platform for local governments to design and create an integrated GIS-centric public asset management system using spatial relationships as a way to manage, coordinate, and analyze all public assets and work activities. GIS plays a vital role in asset inventory, providing the "Where it is" and "What it is" for your assets. Often the GIS data is not used in the daily operations of asset, work and permit management, but mostly for making maps and visualizing infrastructure. This presentation will provide examples and the benefits of incorporating GIS into daily operations and will offer steps to accomplish this in your organization.

Presenter(s): 
Juston Manville
Biography: 

Juston Manville has been working in GIS-Centric Asset and Emergency Management for nearly 20 years. When not looking for ways to improve business processes using GIS Mr. Manville enjoys old maps, skiing and mountain biking.

Room: 
Homestead 1
When: 
October 17, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Walkability for a New City Hall Location

When the announcement was made that Beaverton City Hall was moving to a new location in 2014, one of many concerns was where to eat, get coffee, or run errands close by. A lack of sidewalks, railroad crossings, and a sea of parking lots makes traveling from A to B a little more complicated in that area. In the presentation I will show how we created a simple Walking Route network using ArcGIS Network Analyst and how we used a Composite Address Locator to geocode amenities from our Business License database. With an in-house walking network we were able to highlight the walkability of the new location with routes and travel times to businesses nearby a little more realistically (and updated) than using web searches or regional walking networks.

Presenter(s): 
Heidi Suna
Biography: 

GIS Specialist for City of Beaverton, avid bike commuter and walker

Room: 
Homestead 1
When: 
October 17, 2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Integration of Tabular and Spatial Data Using Microsoft SQL Server

Small local governments face a unique set of challenges when it comes to collecting, managing and serving data in the digital age. In this session, we will discuss how the City of Hayden, a small town in Northern Idaho, took on the task of identifying and registering all of the businesses in their jurisdiction. We will explore the tools they chose for storing and updating data, collecting online payments and integrating their database into an ArcGIS environment. We will discuss the use of ArcGIS Desktop and .Net applications for managing local data and accessing remote systems via SOAP. We will also discuss the benefits of the native SQL Server geometry data types for storing and accessing spatial data.

Presenter(s): 
Matthew Gerbrandt
Biography: 

Mr. Gerbrandt currently serves as a Geospatial Applications Developer for Innovate!, Inc. in support of projects which require expertise in cloud-based data management and .Net programming. Mr. Gerbrandt’s specialty is in building simple, intuitive applications which allow users to interact with and manage geospatial and tabular data. Prior to working for Innovate!, Mr. Gerbrandt spent 10 years with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation where he served as the Senior Web Developer and Database Administrator. During this time, he focused on establishing and maintaining an enterprise GIS environment and building custom .Net tools for processing and analyzing tabular and spatial data using SQL Server and ArcGIS Server.

Room: 
Homestead 1
When: 
October 17, 2013 - 4:30pm - 5:00pm
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Integrating Multiple Data Sources for GIS Web Delivery

Blaine County’s GIS department pulls information from a variety of sources and formats them into a user friendly interface that the public can access via the web and see all available information from the County. This project has allowed us to collaborate with our many customers and create a set of targeted products to serve as many of their needs as possible. The result has been a great success although we are we reaching critical mass in terms of maintaining the system.

Presenter(s): 
Sam Young LS, GISP
Biography: 

Sam Young is a GIS Analyst in Blaine County Idaho. When not making maps he enjoys skiing powder and riding single-track.

Room: 
Homestead 1
When: 
October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Keeping up with the Times: the creation of a regional government API

RLIS delivers more than 100 GIS map layers for the region through online download and web services - available to subscribers anywhere with Internet access. The RLIS API is intended for regional developers in need of geocoding functionality and/or answers to specific questions about a given address. The API is easily included in any JavaScript/HTML5/CSS web site or application and does not require additional libraries such as JQuery or Dojo to operate. Developer resource-scarcity coupled with rapidly-changing web server platforms prompted our creation of an API for both in-house and subscriber usage. The API provides geocoding, address autosuggestion and query functionality and allowed our agency to rapidly redevelop a host of lookup tools. While backed by ESRI technology, the API is not powered by ArcGIS Server allowing us to cleanly separate map service concerns with app-building functions.

Presenter(s): 
Ben Sainsbury
Biography: 

GIS Specialist, Data Resource Center Oregon Metro

Room: 
Homestead 3
When: 
October 17, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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