Resilience is the actions that state and local governments can take now to minimize the inevitable impact of shocks and stresses for the community, and accelerate the response for when those stresses occur. A geographic information system (GIS) is a critical part of building resilience.
Review our technical sessions and check out the presentations on resilience.
Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence, and deep learning is the most popular form of machine learning. Analysis techniques such as prediction, classification, and regression are forms of machine learning, and they have been driving geographic information systems (GIS) and other business intelligence technologies for years.
Review our technical sessions and check out the presentations on Geo AI.
Imagery that is used in GIS can include aerial photos, satellite images, thermal images, digital elevation models (DEMs), scanned maps, land classification maps and surfaces created from a previous analysis that are saved as an image (Managing Imagery with ArcGIS 10). Hyperspectral, multispectral and panchromatic are general terms that describe imagery types. Hyperspectral imagery is imagery that is used for classifying different land types on the Earth (Dempsey, 2011). It is mostly used for agriculture, forestry management and other projects that examine the Earth’s physical landscape. Multispectral imagery is imagery that is made up of two or more images that are taken at the same type but in different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Review our technical sessions and check out the presentations on Imagery.
Review our technical sessions and check out the Round Table Discussions.
Scott Oppmann leads a team that is responsible for the development of Esri's state and local government solutions. These solutions include a series of useful location-based maps and apps that help organizations improve government operations and enhance services provided to the public.
Prior to joining Esri in 2008, Oppmann served as Oakland County, Michigan's Application Services Division manager and was responsible for the planning, implementation, and support of spatial and nonspatial technology solutions across a diverse customer base. This included more than 40 county departments and the 62 cities, villages, and townships within Oakland County. He was responsible for implementing Oakland County's unique, multiparticipant, enterprise geographic information system (GIS) program. He interacted directly with participating county departments, local governments, and regional/national organizations in an effort to reengineer government workflows through the implementation of GIS technology.
Since graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in urban and regional planning, Oppmann has spent several years working in the public and private planning arena. He served as a professional planner in Johnson County, Indiana, and was planning and economic development director for the City of Franklin, Indiana.
While SHRUG is widely considered a grass roots organization of GIS users, it is important to note that without the generosity of our sponsors, we could not host an event like this. Please show your appreciation by visiting our sponsors at their booths and be sure to let them know just how much you appreciate their efforts to be here and support GIS users in our region.