Technical Sessions

Each attendee will benefit from over 50 hours of technical sessions and close to 16 hours for networking.  Attendees will be able to customize their schedules to fit their interests by mixing and matching from different skill levels.

A list of all presentations and a presentation abstract can be found here »

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Event StartEvent EndTitleLocationDescription
11/8/2017 8:00 AM 11/8/2017 9:00 AM Reminder enabled Registration and Breakfast Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Begins.
11/8/2017 9:00 AM 11/8/2017 10:00 AM Keynote Auditorium Keynote Speaker - Rebecca Firth
11/8/2017 10:00 AM 11/8/2017 5:00 PM Exhibit Vendor Hall Dining Room Please take a moment to visit with our vendors. They will be in the Vendor Hall from 10 am to 5pm
11/8/2017 10:00 AM 11/8/2017 10:30 AM Morning Break Morning Break: feel free to visit our Vendors in the Vendor Hall
11/8/2017 10:30 AM 11/8/2017 11:15 AM Chelsea Lincoln: Lightening Talk of Top GIS@FDOT Applications Room 101 This is a showcase presentation of the various applications available for use through the GIS@FDOT, the FDOTArcGIS Online account... more
11/8/2017 10:30 AM 11/8/2017 11:15 AM Philip Griffith: Defining Urban, Suburban and Rural When You Don't Have a Porch to Stand On Room 214 I'll demonstrate the process I used to arrive at a clear and reproducible classification of urban, suburban and rural areas within Leon County...more
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11/8/2017 10:30 AM 11/8/2017 11:15 AM Janelle Versnick: Re-creating the NHC Cone of Uncertainty with ArcObjects Room 205 This presentation will walk through programmatically recreating the Cone of Uncertainty from storm points with ArcObjects... more
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11/8/2017 10:30 AM 11/8/2017 12:15 PM Rebecca Firth: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Lab: Humanitarian mapping in OSM Room 103 Practical session with users to map a humanitarian project in OpenStreetMap, and use MapSwipe app... more
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11/8/2017 10:30 AM 11/8/2017 11:15 AM Adam Carnow : Empowering a Data-Driven Organization Room 114 There is a lot of discussion surrounding business intelligence and data-driven decisions. But what does that mean? What technology and governance do you need in place... more
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11/8/2017 11:30 AM 11/8/2017 12:15 PM Georgianna Strode: Methods for Creating Bivariate Maps Room 205 Bivariate maps show two choropleth phenomena at the same time and offer an alternative to two side-by-side maps... more
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11/8/2017 11:30 AM 11/8/2017 12:15 PM Nikki Golding & Jessica Neuner: Esri Solutions for Emergency Management Room 101 This session will provide an overview of a set of emergency management maps and apps available in the ArcGIS for Emergency Management solution... more
11/8/2017 11:30 AM 11/8/2017 12:15 PM Karen Cummins & Dr. Jarek Nowak: Evaluating alternative methods for mangrove ecosystem inventory Room 114 The Florida Forest Service has worked with the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program on long-term monitoring and reporting of forest inventory data...more
11/8/2017 11:30 AM 11/8/2017 12:15 PM Tripp Corbin: ArcGIS Pro Are you ready Room 214 ArcGIS Pro is Esri's newest desktop application. It will ultimately be replacing ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Are you ready for the change... more
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11/8/2017 12:15 PM 11/8/2017 1:30 PM Lunch Speaker - Anthony Puzzo Dining Room Observations from Irma: During this presentation we will outline how GIS supported these events, some keys successes, lessons learned and recommendations on how to be more prepared for the next event. These lessons and recommendations apply to other disciplines, not just emergency management...more
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11/8/2017 1:30 PM 11/8/2017 3:15 PM Ned Cake & Duane Treadon: Story Maps - Sharing more than a map! Room 103 This technical lab session will offer a hands on introduction to working with ESRI's Journal Story Map... more
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11/8/2017 1:30 PM 11/8/2017 2:15 PM Amber Bloechle & Deidra Krolikowski: Thinking about Graduate School? Room 114 What's the value of a GIS or geospatial graduate degree vs. a certificate or continuing education?...more
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11/8/2017 1:30 PM 11/8/2017 2:15 PM Presentation - TBA Room 205
11/8/2017 1:30 PM 11/8/2017 2:15 PM Sara Wander: Modernizing Your Agency's GIS: A GIS Manager's Adventures in the Wild Room 214 A high-level overview of modernizing a GIS enterprise to an interactive, web-based GIS platform... more
11/8/2017 1:30 PM 11/8/2017 2:15 PM Mike Kissane: Learning to Appreciate ArcGIS Online and the WAB Room 101 For the last year I have started utilizing ArcGIS Online and the Web Application Builder... more
11/8/2017 2:30 PM 11/8/2017 3:15 PM Carolyn Novak & Tessa Schreiner: Using Survey 123 to track Illegal Dumping Room 101 This Inter-agency effort will ensure the proper stewardship of our precious natural resources in our continuous efforts to not only make Leon County, but the State of Florida a place which values our environment and natural beauty... review our website
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11/8/2017 2:30 PM 11/8/2017 3:15 PM Seth Bassett: The Future is Now - Developing a Web App that Fuses GIS and Machine Learning Room 114 This presentation relates the author's experience of building a dynamic, web-based research application...more
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11/8/2017 2:30 PM 11/8/2017 3:15 PM Tripp Corbin: GISP - What is it and how do I get it? Room 205 Being a GIS Certified Professional or GISP is becoming increasingly important. It is now regularly listed as a preferred credential in GIS job postings...more
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11/8/2017 2:30 PM 11/8/2017 3:15 PM Presentation - TBA Room 214
11/8/2017 3:15 PM 11/8/2017 3:45 PM Afternoon Break Afternoon Break: feel free to visit our Vendors in the Vendor Hall
11/8/2017 3:45 PM 11/8/2017 4:30 PM Jess Neuner & Glen Gardner: ArcGIS Solutions for Agriculture Room 101 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Plant Industry (DPI) and Esri are working together to develop a solution... more
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11/8/2017 3:45 PM 11/8/2017 5:00 PM John Derek Morgan: A Pilot Study in Concept Map-based Knowledge Modeling Room 103 In order to work effectively, software developers who create application software have to attain some level of understanding of background knowledge pertaining to the area of application, and they have to know available domain-specific tools, conventions, and best practices ... more
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11/8/2017 3:45 PM 11/8/2017 4:30 PM Chad Thurner & David Mason: Seagrass Mapping with UAV's Room 114 The following presentation goes over the project to develop high resolution imagery of portions of the St Joseph Bay in the Gulf of Mexico... more
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11/8/2017 3:45 PM 11/8/2017 4:30 PM Presentation - TBA Room 205
11/8/2017 3:45 PM 11/8/2017 4:30 PM Presentation - TBA Room 214
11/8/2017 4:30 PM 11/8/2017 5:00 PM Jessica Spain & John Miller: Mobile Data Collection Cycle Room 101 How can Esri Mobile Data Workflows work for you? In this session we will explore using Esri's Desktop, Online and Mobile products to design...more
11/8/2017 4:30 PM 11/8/2017 5:00 PM TBA Room 114 more
11/8/2017 4:30 PM 11/8/2017 5:00 PM Presentation - TBA Room 205
11/8/2017 4:30 PM 11/8/2017 5:00 PM Presentation - TBA Room 214
11/8/2017 5:30 PM 11/8/2017 11:30 PM Social Mixer Party Food, Drinks, Entertainment and even more raffle prizes all included with your registration fee.For more information visit shrug-gis.org/workshop/Workshop/Social
11/9/2017 8:00 AM 11/9/2017 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Dining Room
11/9/2017 8:00 AM 11/9/2017 4:00 PM Exhibit Vendor Hall Dining Room Please take a moment to visit with our vendors. They will be in the Vendor Hall from 10 am to 5pm
11/9/2017 9:00 AM 11/9/2017 10:00 AM SHRUG Mapathon: Open Street Map Room 103 Humanitarian Open Street Mapathon
11/9/2017 9:00 AM 11/9/2017 10:00 AM SHRUG Talks: WebGIS Room 114 WebGIS: A discussion session facilitated by Ned Cake (Tallahassee - Leon County GIS) and Duane Treadon (City of Thomasville GIS). Topics for discussion will include but are not limited to: ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Webmaps, Web AppBuilder, Story Maps, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey 123, Geocoding, Branding and Curating your AGOL Content, GIS integration with other systems, and more.
11/9/2017 9:00 AM 11/9/2017 10:00 AM SHRUG Talks: GIS Infrastructure Room 205 A discussion session facilitated by Dan Thomas (TLCGIS) and Elizabeth Ostrus (TLCGIS). Topics for discussion will include but are not limited to: Database Management, ArcGIS Server Administration, ETL/Automation, Migration Planning, Virtualization, and more.
11/9/2017 9:00 AM 11/9/2017 10:00 AM SHRUG Talks: Data Science Room 101 A discussion session facilitated by Janelle Versnick, Data Science Analyst, and Paul Kutter, Director of Actuary, (Citizens Property Insurance Corp.) Topics for discussion will include but are not limited to: general statistical concepts, SQL queries for spatial analysis.
11/9/2017 9:00 AM 11/9/2017 10:00 AM SHRUG Talks: GIS In Emergency Management Room 214 A discussion session facilitated by GIS Staff from State of Florida's Division of Emergency Management. Topics for discussion will include but are not limited to: GIS and Emergency Management, lessons learned from recent activations, GIS coordination at a state level, use of webmapping in emergency management and more.
11/9/2017 10:00 AM 11/9/2017 10:30 PM Break Please feel free to visit our vendors during your morning break.
11/9/2017 10:30 AM 11/9/2017 11:15 AM Frank Conkling: The Real Benefits of the ESRI ArcGIS Parcel Editing Solution (Parcel Fabric) Room 114 This presentation will review the benefits if the ESRI Parcel Editing Solution (aka the Parcel Fabric) including the fundamentals of how the data model works... more
11/9/2017 10:30 AM 11/9/2017 11:15 AM TBA Room 101 more
11/9/2017 10:30 AM 11/9/2017 11:15 AM TBD Room 103
11/9/2017 10:30 AM 11/9/2017 11:15 AM Ned Cake & Elizabeth Ostrus: Disaster Response For Local Government GIS Room 205 This presentation is an overview of Tallahassee – Leon County GIS’s preparation for and response to Hurricane Irma. more
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11/9/2017 10:30 AM 11/9/2017 11:15 AM Presentation - TBA Room 214
11/9/2017 11:30 AM 11/9/2017 12:15 PM John Miller: Understanding the 10.5 ArcGIS Enterprise architecture updates, and what's new at 10.6 Room 101 At 10.5, the licensing and deployment models for ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS have changed. This stack is now called ArcGIS Enterprise... more
11/9/2017 11:30 AM 11/9/2017 12:15 PM Scott Weisman Room 103
11/9/2017 11:30 AM 11/9/2017 12:15 PM Presentation - TBA Room 114
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