Keith Smith

Keith Smith is the VHB GIS Lead for the Southeast region

with over 12 years of experience. He’s specialized in development especially in the ESRI platform. Keith enjoys the outdoors and is currently training for his 3rd triathlon.


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.

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.