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Sunday, March 24
 

16:00

Pre-Conference Packet Stuffing Party
Conference planning committee members and volunteers can get together to help prepare for the conference and consume some pizza or something.

Sunday March 24, 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Cascade Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview

18:00

Young Professionals and Veteran GISers Networking Social
Partial Sponsorship provided by RedCastle Resources, Inc

All are welcome! This night is dedicated to helping initiate networking for students, young professionals and veteran GIS'ers. Meet new faces, connect with people and continue to cultivate these relationships throughout the rest of your conference week. Some appetizers and a limited amount of beer will be provided to help grease the wheels of social engagement.

Raffle item: ESRI student license



Sunday March 24, 2019 18:00 - 20:30
Characters Sports Bar Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave
 
Monday, March 25
 

08:00

Information Behind Your Data
Is your GPS collected data sitting on a server collecting dust? Join us as we give a hands-on example of how to use apps like Operations Dashboard, Web AppBuilder, and Story Maps to extract viable information from your GIS data and share it across your organization or publicly to help make data driven decisions.

Format & Requirements: Lecture & hands-on.  Bring your own computer & mobile device (iOS or Android) with current Survey 123 & Collector.  Login and familiarity with ArcGIS Online.

Cost: $50

Format & Requirements:  This workshop is a lecture/hands on session.  Bring your own computer & Mobile device (iOS or Android) with current Survey 123 and Collector for ArcGIS. Some familiarity with logging in to ArcGIS Online is useful.

Speakers
avatar for Karissa Barnes

Karissa Barnes

GPS/GIS Services Specialist, Frontier Precision
Karissa has an Associates of Arts in Agriculture, which included GIS and GPS course work, from the College of Southern Idaho. She started in the geospatial technology industry in 2012. Karissa is a GPS/GIS Services Specialist at Frontier Precision, which includes creation, management... Read More →


Monday March 25, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:00

Learning ArcGIS Pro 1, Maps and Projects
This workshop will teach students how they can use ArcGIS Pro to create maps. Students will learn terminology associated with ArcGIS Pro. They will gain an understanding of ArcGIS Pro projects and how to manage them.  Topics covered; introduction to ArcGIS Pro, navigating the user interface, creating 2D maps, creating and managing projects, creating map layouts, and creating map books.

Cost:  $295 one day/$495 two days

Format & Requirements:  Lecture & Hands-on.  Bring your own computer with ArcGIS Pro 2.2 installed.



Speakers
avatar for Eric Pimpler

Eric Pimpler

Owner, Geospatial Training Services
Since 2005, we've provided high quality GIS training and consulting services to local, state, and federal government agencies and private companies. Our training classes focus on Esri and open source GIS technologies and are taught in a variety of formats including classroom, live-online... Read More →


Monday March 25, 2019 08:00 - 17:00
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

10:30

Break
Grab some coffee & snacks and chat with the exhibitors!

Monday March 25, 2019 10:30 - 11:00
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:00

ArcGIS Enterprise Best Practices
In this session, we will discuss how to successfully deploy ArcGIS Enterprise in your organization and new capabilities which have recently been released as part of ArcGIS Enterprise, like ArcGIS Enterprise Sites. Using ArcGIS Enterprise Sites, you can create a tailored experience that supports easy discovery of maps, apps, and other content shared to an ArcGIS Enterprise portal. Come get an overview of Sites options, learn design tips and tricks, and see the steps to build intuitive web pages that reflect your organization’s branding and support users of all experience levels.

Cost: $50

Format & Requirements:  Lecture

Speakers
avatar for John Sharrard

John Sharrard

Solution Engineer, Esri
John Sharrard is a GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri and works as part of a team supporting Esri customers in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working in the GIS field for 32 years. John concentrates on GIS solutions for Local Government, 3D GIS, Geo-Design, Land Records, and Transportation... Read More →



Monday March 25, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:00

Real Time GIS with Collector
This exciting workshop teaches you how to build a geodatabase to enable real-time data collection, processing, and analysis by leveraging Esri's ArcGIS On-Line for Organizations and the Collector for ArcGIS mobile device app. Hands-on and includes back-office geodatabase setup through field data collection with your mobile device.

Cost: $50

Format & Requirements:  Hands-on and lecture.  Attendees will be required to bring their own internet capable laptops with ArcGIS Pro and access to an ArcGIS Online Organizational account with “Creator” level access (formally known as “Level 2”).  Also, bring your own smartphone or mobile device with ArcGIS Collector installed.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Weber

Keith Weber

GIS Director, Idaho State University
Keith Weber is the GIS Director at Idaho State University (ISU) and has held this position since founding the GIS Training and Research Center (GIS TReC) in 1998. He has been involved in the Geospatial technologies industry since 1989, is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and recipient... Read More →


Monday March 25, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:00

Break - Presented by ESRI
Grab some coffee & snacks and chat with the exhibitors!




Monday March 25, 2019 15:00 - 15:30
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

17:30

Brewery Poker Crawl
Bring your walking shoes and poker faces, because this team-based networking event involves leisurely strolls in-between some of Boise’s most popular brew pubs! Walking a few blocks at most, you will find yourself reading hints and solving puzzles that take you to a destination where you will receive your next poker card. Don’t forget to order yourself some eats along the way to nourish and fuel your puzzle-solving engines. When arriving at the final destination, you will compare poker hands with other teams for the grand prize – may the best hand win!

There is a sign up at the Red Lion front desk for those who want a ride to Cecil D Andrus Park (aka Capitol Park) for the Brewery Poker Crawl. Please sign up by 3:30 PM to be counted for a ride. Shuttles back to the hotel will pick people up at Cecil D Andrus Park (aka Capitol Park) at 8:10 PM and 8:25 PM - this is open for anyone who wants a ride and no sign up will be necessary.

Options on getting to  Cecil D Andrus Park (aka Capitol Park) include Walking or Shuttle Buses set to leave directly at 5:05 PM and 5:20 PM from the Red Lion.

Return to hotel pick up from  Cecil D Andrus Park (aka Capitol Park) at 8:10 PM and 8:25 PM.

Monday March 25, 2019 17:30 - 20:30
Cecil D Andrus Park (aka Capitol Park) 512 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702, USA
 
Tuesday, March 26
 

08:00

Distributed Collaboration
With distributed collaboration, you can connect and integrate your GIS across a network of participants, enabling you to organize and share content between individuals, businesses, and communities. Distributed collaboration (or simply collaboration) is based on a foundation of trust and driven by common goals or initiatives. Once you've established a trusted collaboration, you are able to extend your GIS content to a network of participants. Shared content becomes discoverable for each participant in the collaboration. There are many different patterns within distributed collaboration involving ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, or a combination of the two.

Cost: $50

Format & Requirements:  Hands-on and Lecture.  Attendees will be required to bring their own internet capable laptops and access to an ArcGIS Online Organizational account with “Creator” level access (formally known as “Level 2”).

Speakers
avatar for John Sharrard

John Sharrard

Solution Engineer, Esri
John Sharrard is a GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri and works as part of a team supporting Esri customers in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working in the GIS field for 32 years. John concentrates on GIS solutions for Local Government, 3D GIS, Geo-Design, Land Records, and Transportation... Read More →



Tuesday March 26, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:00

Successful Integration of GIS, Surveying and Evolving Technologies
LiDAR and Image acquisition represent the latest evolving technologies that continue to affect our industry in mostly positive ways. The highly integrated mobile and airborne LiDAR sensors and the Structure from Motion (SfM) image processing algorithms all require precise survey control to meet the accuracies our clients demand. Successful integration of GIS and surveying platforms are a critical link required to maintain the intended accuracy and integrity of our data.
Subtle differences in the selected datum, adjustment, projection, ground scale, and units can result in large displacements and invalid analyses. Recent advancements in CAD, GIS, mapping and surveying software platforms improve automation while also introducing unintended errors with proprietary formats, new algorithms and on the fly projections.
The disruptive march of technology generates vast amounts of new spatial data from exponentially growing sensors, real-time feeds, and emerging AI applications. Our industry must capitalize during the ascent phase of new technologies to harness their full potential as we continue to adapt and remain relevant. So, what “Common Ground” can Land Surveying and GIS professionals bring to the table that may be lost in the growing hurricane of Big Data? With great technology comes great responsibility to meet great expectations!
  1. Earth is Dynamic
  2. Control is Paramount
  3. Software is Temperamental
  4. Technology is Disruptive
  5. Mapping is Perpetual
  6. Analysis is Conclusive?

Cost: $50

This half day workshop is a lecture style session. Laptops are not required, but are encouraged. Sample data sets will be available to download and go over during breaks and at the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Darrel Ramus

Darrel Ramus

Professional Land Surveyor and Geomatics Manager, Geomatics
Darrel Ramus is a Professional Land Surveyor and Geomatics Manager with a focus on the efficient fusion of land surveying, GPS, GIS, CAD, Imagery and LiDAR based mapping and projects. He has 29 years of experience and is licensed in three states. He is also a certified GIS analyst... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Gilley

Jennifer Gilley

Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), Alta
Jennifer Gilley is Alta’s lead Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with more than 10 years of experience supporting environmental projects using GIS and database tools. She provides interdisciplinary GIS and database support on projects throughout Idaho, Washington... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:00

Exhibitor Hall
Tuesday March 26, 2019 08:00 - 17:00
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:00

Learning ArcGIS Pro 2, Editing, Analysis and Automation
This workshop will teach students how they can use ArcGIS Pro to edit data, create 3D maps, perform GIS analysis and automate processes using ModelBuilder and Python.  Topics covered; creating 3D maps, editing spatial and attribute data, sharing maps (layouts, projects and processes), performing GIS analysis using geoprocessing tools, standardizing workflows with tasks and automating processes with modelbuilder/Python.

Cost:  $295 one day/$495 two days

Format & Requirements:  Lecture & Hands-on.  Bring your own computer with ArcGIS Pro 2.2 installed.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Pimpler

Eric Pimpler

Owner, Geospatial Training Services
Since 2005, we've provided high quality GIS training and consulting services to local, state, and federal government agencies and private companies. Our training classes focus on Esri and open source GIS technologies and are taught in a variety of formats including classroom, live-online... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 08:00 - 17:00
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

10:30

Break
Grab some coffee & snacks and chat with the exhibitors!

Tuesday March 26, 2019 10:30 - 11:00
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:00

Esri Mobile GIS and High Accuracy Data Collection
This will be an introduction on how to integrate high accuracy receivers such as the Trimble R1 and R2 to use with Esri’s Collector and Survey123 deployed to mobile devices. We will explore publishing feature services, best practices for data collection, real-time VRS or single base setup, and high accuracy metadata collection. Help modernize your data collection through web maps.

Cost: $50

Format & Requirements:  Lecture & hands-on.  Bring your own computer with a login and familiarity with ArcGIS Online.

Speakers
avatar for Karissa Barnes

Karissa Barnes

GPS/GIS Services Specialist, Frontier Precision
Karissa has an Associates of Arts in Agriculture, which included GIS and GPS course work, from the College of Southern Idaho. She started in the geospatial technology industry in 2012. Karissa is a GPS/GIS Services Specialist at Frontier Precision, which includes creation, management... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:00

Working smarter with Geocortex and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is a framework for quickly delivering purpose-based web GIS applications. But for those who want to take their applications further and go beyond the out-of-the-box capabilities, the typical path has been custom widget development. We’ll show you how Geocortex Workflow 5 technology is transforming Web AppBuilder development. Our intuitive web-based design tools let you build virtually anything without writing custom code. Learn how our powerful framework is providing organizations the flexibility of custom development, while helping them avoid the costly drawbacks.

Cost - $50
This workshop is a lecture-style session.


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cooney

Ryan Cooney

Geocortex, Latitude Geographics
Ryan Cooney oversees all development as the Product Owner for Geocortex Workflow, Reporting, and Printing 5. Ryan’s background is in geography, C#, and JavaScript development. He has been working with the ArcGIS platform and Geocortex web mapping software for more than 10 years... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:00

Break
Grab some coffee & snacks and chat with the exhibitors!

Tuesday March 26, 2019 15:00 - 15:30
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

17:00

Exhibitor Social
Enjoy a buffet reception while you meet some of the people who make events like this possible! Engage with vendors to find out the new and innovative products being offered. The buffet will consist of meatballs, crab stuffed mushrooms, chicken wings, vegetable spring rolls, pot-stickers, fresh vegetables, flatbread, spinach dip, cheese, crackers, deviled eggs, fresh fruit and yogurt with water, tea or juice. Adult libations will be available at a cash bar for purchase.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 17:00 - 19:30
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave
 
Wednesday, March 27
 

08:00

Exhibitor Hall
Wednesday March 27, 2019 08:00 - 17:00
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:00

Story Maps & Posters
Posters
Professional
  • “Data Management Supporting Decision Making on Wildland Fires” (Andrew Bailey)
  • “NHDPlus High Resolution” (Ariel Doumbouya, Karen Adkins, Ellen Finelli, Becci Anderson, Alan Rea, Hayley Thompson)
  • “Decoding NHD’s VisibilityFilter Attribute: What is it, Where is it Available, and What is the Accuracy?” (Hayley Thompson, Larry Stanislawski, Travis Landauer)
Student
  •  “Investigating Water Rights and Stream Flows in Over-Allocated Streams in Montana” (Corey Hall)
  •  “Canyoneering: Rewards, Risks and Rescue” (Miranda Manning)

Story Maps
Professional







Student
  • “A Closer Look: Mass Shootings in America” (Lisa Juru)





Presenters
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Alan Rea

US Geological Survey, USGS National Geospatial Program
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Andrew Bailey

Data Manager
Andrew is Data Manager for the WFM RD&A, and works at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. His interest is in responding to the data acquisition, coordination, and analysis needs of the interagency wildland fire community, including oversight of the data sets used in... Read More →
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Ariel Doumbouya

US Geological Survey
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B. T. Crosby

Professor, Idaho State University
BA

Becci Anderson

US Geological Survey
avatar for Bo Wilmer

Bo Wilmer

Program Manager, Critigen
National Forest PlanningStory Maps / AGOLConservationEcology
avatar for Corey Hall

Corey Hall

Student, University of Montana
Corey is currently earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Conservation while also minoring in Ecological Restoration and obtaining the GIS certification in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. She was born and raised in Missoula, Montana and graduated... Read More →
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Cyndi Andersen

GIS Manager, Bannock County
Cyndi Andersen is the GIS Manager for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Technology and Management w/GIS Minor, was GISP certified in 2014, and has an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering.  Previously, she has worked for the Cities of Hillsboro... Read More →
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Darci Heckathorne

Pest Survey Coordinator, Idaho Department of Agriculture
Hi my name is Darcy Heckathorne, I was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho.  I moved to Boise, Idaho to attend Boise State University.  While I was going to school I met and married my husband of 30 years Shawn Heckathorne who was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho with United States... Read More →
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Ellen Finelli

US Geological Survey
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Hayley Thompson

US Geological Survey
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Heather Studley

Heather Studley is a GIS Specialist for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology (2004) and Post-Bachelorette Certificates in GeoTechnologies and Computer Information Systems from ISU. She is a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’, having a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook

Story Map - Professional, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Story MapIdaho Trail Designations 1978 and 2017This story map shows U.S. Forest Service Trail Designations in 1978 and in 2017.The 2017 information was collected from the Idaho Trails Application dataset. The 1978 Travel Plan information was gathered from U.S. Forest Travel Plans... Read More →
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Karen Adkins

US Geological Survey
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Lisa Juru

Lisa Juru is a third year student currently studying Geospatial Computing at Brigham Young University - Idaho. She is dedicated in spreading awareness on GIS and how it can improve the lives of many.
avatar for M. D. Blocker

M. D. Blocker

Student, Idaho State University
M. Dalton Blocker is a recent graduate of the M.S. GIS program at Idaho State University who specializes in remote sensing, sUAS and has a strong background in Geology (B.S.) and Environmental systems.
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Miranda Manning

Story Map - Student, Brigham Young University - Idaho
Story MapCanyoneering: Rewards, Risks and RescueCanyoneering is growing in popularity in the western US as a thrilling adventure sport.  Slot canyons of the Colorado Plateau require navigating narrow obstacles, rappelling, and waterfall jumping.  While the sport entices adventurers... Read More →
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Pam Bond, GISP

GIS Systems Project Coordinator, City of Boise
Pam has been involved with the Idaho GIS community since she started her graduate program at Idaho State University - Boise Center Aerospace Lab, where she received her Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science.  From volunteering at conferences to chairing the Idaho... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 08:00 - 17:30
Ballroom Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

09:00

Opening Keynote & Buffet Breakfast
We are thrilled to announce local Rhonda Conger for our opening keynote address! Learn and be inspired by her knowledge, energy and wisdom while you enjoy the Downtowner Breakfast Buffet. Breakfast includes fresh assorted chilled fruit juices, a seasonal fruit and berry display, country fresh scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, breakfast sausage, roasted breakfast potatoes, assorted breakfast pastries, muffins, breads and butter/jams. Also includes water, coffee and an assortment of tea.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 09:00 - 11:00
Ballroom Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:30

Integrating R with ArcGIS Pro
In this session you will learn how to build custom ArcGIS Pro script tools using the R programming language for statistical analysis and visualization of GIS data.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Pimpler

Eric Pimpler

Owner, Geospatial Training Services
Since 2005, we've provided high quality GIS training and consulting services to local, state, and federal government agencies and private companies. Our training classes focus on Esri and open source GIS technologies and are taught in a variety of formats including classroom, live-online... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 13:30 - 14:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:30

Public Participation GIS: Using Survey123 to Construct Public Land Stakeholder Geonarratives in Rural Idaho
The use of public lands in the United States has a relatively contentious history shaped by the polarization of stakeholders and management strategists alike. Developments in GIS have significantly contributed to a greater understanding of the natural world as a means of delineating models of best-use scenarios and thereby assisting in public land management. As a general trend, GIS emphasizes quantifiable spatial features (vegetation types or multi-criteria habitat suitability analysis) as inputs to support decisions in management strategies. Public Participation GIS offers a new approach to incorporate stakeholder values and perceptions of public land management strategies. The combination of understanding the landscape as well as the spatially relevant social structure contributes to GIS as a more informed decision-support tool. The blending of anthropological inquiry and GIS provides a unique opportunity for the transference of publicly-derived data into actionable information for public land management decision-makers. This study leveraged Esri’s Survey123 as a means of stream-lining social participation in data collection resulting in an in-depth exploration of how a rural Idaho community interacts with their local public land domain and the inherent natural resources, including the Salmon River, diverse wildlife, and vast minerals and timber. As a relatively recent platform, Survey123 offers a valuable asset for field data collection whether implemented by government, industry, institutions, or citizen scientists.

Presenters
avatar for Kiley Heaps

Kiley Heaps

Graduate Student, Idaho State University
Kiley Heaps is a graduate student at Idaho State University dual majoring in GIS and Anthropology. She is interested in how modern society values and interacts with the Public Land domain. A recent convert to GIS, she was intrigued by the ability to structure and analyze a given environment... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 13:30 - 14:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

13:30

Introduction to the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) and Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) Demonstration
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) provides tribal, state, and local governments an opportunity to review and update the legal boundaries the Census Bureau has for their communities. This legal boundary data contributes to the Census Bureau’s geographic framework for data collection, tabulation, and dissemination, and is vital to the success of the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey, and many other censuses and surveys. This session will provide an overview of the annual Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) and a brief demonstration of the Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) response method.



Presenters
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Emily Day

Geographer, U.S. Census Bureau
Emily Day is a Geographer in the Partnership Communication and Outreach Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, MD. She focuses primarily on outreach for the Census Bureau's Geographic Partnership Programs. She holds a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Planning... Read More →
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Maria Panaccione

Geographer, US Census Bureau
Maria Panaccione is a Geographer who has worked with the US Census Bureau for the last 3 years. She has worked at both the National Processing Center in Indiana and at Headquarters in Maryland on various boundary and address update projects. Her current focus is on the Boundary and... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 13:30 - 14:30
Cedar Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:00

Creating Dashboards with Configurable Apps
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is a configurable web apps that provides location-aware data visualization and analytics for a real-time operational view of people, services, assets, and events. In this session we will introduce the key features of dashboards, walk through examples of the many different types of dashboards and finally demonstrate the configuration and deployment of an Operations Dashboard.

Presenters
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John Ruffing

Account Manager, ESRI
John Ruffing is the Esri account manager for Oregon and Idaho local government.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:00

Investigating Wildfire Frequency across the Western United States using GIS
This study investigated the cause of increasing wildfires frequency between 1950 and 2017 using the Historic wildfires geodatabase maintained at Idaho State University’s GIS Training and Research Center. Analysis was conducted using ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, and R statistical software. ArcGIS was used to query and summarize the tabular data as well as perform various spatial analyses. In addition, Excel and R were used for data visualization and to perform statistical analysis. The study suggests fire frequencies are increasing over time with the line of best fit following an exponential growth curve. Coniferous forests showed a marked increase in fire frequency especially after the year 2000. The study also revealed that 61% of the total area burned since 1950 occurred during the new millennia. In conclusion, wildfire mangers should expect, plan and prepare for more and larger wildfires in the future. Further research is underway to identify the drivers of this change. 

Presenters
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Rituraj Yadav

GIS Researcher, Idaho State University


Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:00

Bannock County's Experience with Enterprise and Portal Implementation
In February 2018, Bannock County implemented a new Enterprise system. With the assistance of Esri’s Jumpstart program the server and Portal build only took a few days, however there were many follow up activities required to develop a fully functioning system. Many of these activities spanned several months before and after the Jumpstart. Among the various activities necessary were data migration, multi-editor implementation, AGOL changes (http to https), ArcGIS Server Federation… all new web services and re-sourced map layers, hyperlinked images, and documents… scripted process... Just to name a few. We will share the tools used to track and report progress and offer practical insight on the evolving process of Enterprise Implementation.

Presenters
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Cyndi Andersen

GIS Manager, Bannock County
Cyndi Andersen is the GIS Manager for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Technology and Management w/GIS Minor, was GISP certified in 2014, and has an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering.  Previously, she has worked for the Cities of Hillsboro... Read More →
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Heather Studley

Heather Studley is a GIS Specialist for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology (2004) and Post-Bachelorette Certificates in GeoTechnologies and Computer Information Systems from ISU. She is a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’, having a variety of... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:30

Collect Asset and Utility Data Using Mobile Imaging Technology
Mobile imaging technology, such as the Trimble MX-9 and MX-7, allows users to quickly capture highly precise data and information while driving down the road at highways speeds. Extract and manage assets such as power poles, traffic infrastructure, building, and city utilities while documenting site conditions.  We will also explore how you can view, share and analyze this data across your organization.

Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:30 - 15:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:30

Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Potato Crop Monitoring and Yield Prediction
High temporal and spatial resolution satellite imagery provides a valuable resource to support the decision-making process in agricultural fields. It allows the monitoring of crops throughout the growing season as well as helping to predict crop yield. This research utilizes Planet and Sentinel-2A datasets to study potato fields in Lebanon and Idaho to build a yield prediction model. Spectral indices including NDVI, SAVI and NDWI show the crops’ response to changing weather conditions and indicate critical times where extra irrigation or nutrients are needed. Though the Planet data has a higher spatial resolution of 3 m compared to 10 m with Sentinel-2A, it is the daily temporal resolution that plays the major role in showing detailed information and changes during the growing season. Planet data with daily revisit provided a very rich and dense dataset and can compensate for cloudy days while Sentinel-2A has considerably fewer data points as it has a revisit time of 10 days. With Planet’s high temporal resolution, we can see critical changes that correspond to the weather conditions and growth stages of the potato plants. The spectral indices allowed us to determine the critical week for yield prediction for Russet and Norkotah varieties. Based on the critical growth stage for crops identified in Idaho, SAVI and slope predicted yield values in Lebanon. Despite the offset in the growing seasons between Idaho and Lebanon, the yield model was successful.

Presenters
avatar for Hanan AbouAli

Hanan AbouAli

Remote Sensing and Research Assistant, Idaho State University
I graduated with my MS GIS from ISU where I currently work as a remote sensing and research assistant. I am going back to Lebanon in May to work for Esri Lebanon. My main goal is to introduce students to open source data and software to encourage research without the financial bu... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:30 - 15:00
Cedar Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:30

The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and National Hydrography Dataset Plus High Resolution
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is the U.S. Geological Survey’s geospatial dataset used to portray surface water in The National Map. The NHD represents the drainage network with features such as rivers, streams, canals, lakes, ponds, coastline, dams, and streamgages. The NHD also includes a linear referencing system based on reach codes that functions like a street address, and network connectivity information that enable analysis and discovery of information upstream or downstream of a point of interest.
The National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus) enhances the NHD by incorporating two other USGS datasets, seamless elevation data from the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), and delineations of drainage divides from the Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD). The NHDPlus comprises an integrated suite of hydrologic geospatial data sets, including a hydrographic stream network, polygonal catchment areas representing incremental drainage areas for each stream network element, and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derivatives including flow direction and flow accumulation grids. The USGS and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) collaborated to produce two versions of the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus V1 and NHDPlus V2), using the Medium-Resolution NHD at 1:100,000 scale, 30-meter elevation data from 3DEP, and WBD. Now the USGS has begun work on NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR), which uses techniques and software from NHDPlus V2 with the NHD High Resolution (1:24,000-scale or better), 10-meter elevation data from 3DEP, and WBD.
This presentation will provide an introduction to both NHD and NHDPlus HR, as well as current production status and plans for NHDPlus HR.

Presenters
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Alan Rea

US Geological Survey, USGS National Geospatial Program


Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:30 - 15:00
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

14:30

GIS Integration at Idaho Department of Water Resources
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) is renewing efforts to improve the integration of GIS into business processes. This presentation reviews IDWR’s planning efforts, implementation thus far, and the benefits envisioned in its pursuit of better GIS integration. For decades many IDWR business processes have gathered, stored, maintained, and refined spatial information. However the custom data management applications for these processes have not historically used GIS to populate and validate location information. Instead, all geography is managed in a standalone GIS application that interfaces with all other applications. IDWR’s ITS Bureau has endeavored to address the technical and non-technical issues facing IDWR’s strategic objective of increasing productivity and efficiency through better GIS integration. Our task list includes creating of RESTful web services to facilitate data management and refining communication processes between GIS and IT staff.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Narsavage

Dan Narsavage

GIS Analyst, Senior, Idaho Dept of Water Resources
I earned a MS in Geology and Certificate in GeoTechnologies from Idaho State University.  And then one day I found ten years had got behind me.  No one told me when to run.  I missed the starting gun.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 14:30 - 15:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:00

Break
Grab some coffee & snacks and chat with the exhibitors!

Wednesday March 27, 2019 15:00 - 15:30
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:30

A Geospatial Template for National Forest Management and Planning
Every National Forest must develop a Forest Management Plan. However, without consistent guidance for how GIS data should inform the Forest Planning process, managers struggle independently to assemble and prioritize relevant data, justify forest management priorities with geospatial data and share the content of Forest Plans with the public.
We showcase the Intermountain Region's use of AGOL and Story Maps to design and share Forest management Plans collaboratively, transparently and intuitively.

Presenters
avatar for Bo Wilmer

Bo Wilmer

Program Manager, Critigen
National Forest PlanningStory Maps / AGOLConservationEcology


Wednesday March 27, 2019 15:30 - 16:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:30

Climate Engine
Incorporating climate data at appropriate spatial scales for decision-making and scientific research continues to be hindered by the paucity of long-term climate observations, particularly in regions with heterogeneous climate and land cover. Numerous gridded climate, weather, and remote sensing products have been developed to address the needs of both land managers and scientists, in turn enhancing scientific knowledge and strengthening early-warning systems. However, these data remain largely inaccessible for a broader segment of users given the computational demands of big data. Climate Engine (http://ClimateEngine.org) is a web-based application that overcomes many computational barriers that users face by employing Google’s parallel cloud-computing platform, Google Earth Engine, to process, visualize, download, and share climate and remote sensing datasets in real time. The software application development and design of Climate Engine is briefly outlined to illustrate the potential for high-performance processing of big data using cloud computing. Second, several examples are presented to highlight a range of climate research and applications related to drought, fire, ecology, and agriculture that can be rapidly generated using Climate Engine. The ability to access climate and remote sensing data archives with on-demand parallel cloud computing has created vast opportunities for advanced natural resource monitoring and process understanding.

Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 15:30 - 16:00
Cedar Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:30

U.S. Geological Survey Inland Bathymetric and Topobathymetric Surveys and the 3D Elevation Program
The National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC), United States Geological Survey (USGS) compiled an inventory of inland bathymetric and topobathymetric surveys for the conterminous US and conducted an analysis to characterize and evaluate survey methods, datasets, and products for digital three-dimensional bathymetric and topobathymetric surveys. Edge-matching topobathymetric surveys and 3DEP 1/3 arc-second seamless digital elevation models (DEMs) also provides insight into the potential level of effort required to initiate and use an inland bathymetric and topobathymetric resource. A comparison of reported vertical quality levels for the compiled USGS surveys with national hydrographic data specifications indicate many surveys meet required accuracy. Although 3DEP lidar base specifications for vertical accuracy may be inappropriate for the sonar component of bathymetric or topobathymetric surveys, results for evaluation of agreement between the inland bathymetric and topobathymetric survey data accuracies and 3DEP Quality Level (QL) specifications indicate the average vertical accuracy for bathymetric survey data is within the limits for all QL0 through QL3 3DEP specifications, except for nonvegetated QL0. Compiled USGS bathymetric and topobathymetric projects and parameters are available as the Inland Bathymetry and Topobathymetric Inventory, accessed through the USGS Community for Data Integration Earth Science Themes Working Group, Elevation Focus website.
Results of this evaluation provide the basis for recommending approaches for developing strategies to initiate a 3DEP inland bathymetric and topobathymetric survey baseline, supporting the National Geospatial Program 3D Elevation Program goal to provide three-dimensional representation of the earth’s surface.

Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 15:30 - 16:00
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

15:30

Data Collaboration Supports Excavation Safety in Idaho
The “811 - Call Before You Dig"" process in Idaho is provided by two call-centers, Digline Inc. and Password Inc.  811 is supported by member utilities providing GIS locations of their underground facilities.  The call-centers use this data along with county and state GIS sources to provide accurate location requests. This is needed for utilities to mark their underground assets prior to excavation.  As of 2016, the safe excavation process is reviewed by a state Damage Prevention Board.  The utilities and the call-centers provide a free service to homeowners, excavators and construction firms with overview from the Damage Prevention Board.  
The last 3 years have seen an unprecedented influx of people into Idaho. This has resulted in rapid growth in residential, multi-residential, commercial and infrastructure construction. With new developments and expanding infrastructure, the need for current road and parcel GIS are critical for accurate locate requests. Historically, this data is for sale from the counties but this trend is changing. For counties requiring compensation, the call centers have been providing GIS data quality services and feedback to the counties in lieu of compensation. Even for counties where the data is free, we provide these services in partnership with the counties.
The purpose of the presentation is to provide an overview of the 811 process for Idaho. This includes the roles for the Damage Prevention Board, the utilities, the call-centers and our county based data partners. GIS is critical to support safe excavation for our citizens, excavators and utilities.


Presenters
avatar for Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

Database Coordinator, Digline Inc.
"811 Call Before You Dig" process for Idaho. Collaborating with State and County data managers to improve the Damage Prevention Program for Utilities, Excavators and Citizens.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 15:30 - 16:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:00

Mapillary: How Computer Vision and Street-level Imagery can improve your City
When cities need to do asset data collection, the job can be painstakingly time-consuming and expensive. With Mapillary's platform, anyone can create street-level imagery with simple tools like smartphones or action cameras and use automatically extracted data by computer vision to keep your maps updated and create safer transportation in an affordable and faster manner.

Presenters
MS

Muthu Sampath

Mapillary Inc


Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:00 - 16:30
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:00

Developing a military training impacts assessment protocol using multispectral satellite imagery analysis
The Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC), located approximately 25 miles south of Boise, Idaho, is one of the nation's premier military vehicle maneuver training facilities. Being located within the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, mitigation of vegetation and soil impacts of off-road tracked and wheeled vehicle operations is one of the OCTC's highest management priorities.
An important step in mitigating impacts is identifying and prioritizing areas where rehabilitation efforts are needed. Previously, this was done by visual inspection of areas where training operations were planned to take place. However, the success of this method to produce a complete and accurate picture of maneuver impacts has been questionable. Given the historical success of remote sensing techniques in supporting environmental and land management efforts, we seek to develop a protocol using satellite imagery analysis to help identify areas where military maneuver impacts have likely occurred. We have evaluated a number of similar studies that used vegetation indices, principle components analysis, and change detection methods to identify human caused ecological impacts and have begun testing these methods at the OCTC. This presentation will provide a discussion of our findings to this point and the way ahead for developing our impacts assessment protocol.

Presenters
avatar for Keith Olson, GISP

Keith Olson, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Idaho Military Division, Sustainable Range Program
I've been working with GIS applications to military lands management and range safety operations for over a decade. Dabbled a bit in remote sensing and web mapping for project support.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:00 - 16:30
Cedar Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:00

The role of proximity in determining public support for nuclear energy
Nuclear energy has become increasingly popular as an alternative to air polluting fossil fuel technologies since the early 2000s. In particular, scientists predict that those who live in close proximity to nuclear facilities are more likely to support using this energy source than those who live farther away. In this study, we examine public support for nuclear energy across the United States as a result of the geographic proximities of stakeholders to nuclear power facilities. We seek to determine whether proximity to nuclear power sources (e.g. nuclear power plants and/or test sites) is associated with the public's perception of nuclear power. Theoretically, this project will aid our collective understanding of problem identification. Practically, this relationship could help inform decision makers about where support or resistance to using nuclear energy may be concentrated to allow more targeted efforts to inform citizens about the safety features and benefits of this resource. Knowing the influence of local conditions on public support for policy action is particularly important as energy policies are primarily the domain of local and state governments. We utilize Geographical Information Systems to quantify the distances between survey respondents and various nuclear power sites to attempt to determine the effect individuals' proximity to nuclear power sources has on their opinions about nuclear energy. The analyses reveal that proximity is a predictor of nuclear power perceptions, and the implications of these findings are discussed.

Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:00 - 16:30
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:00

Working outside ESRI
Time is precious and documentation is painstaking. Python and SQL automation makes some GIS tasks easier, faster, or more accurate, while providing a level of documentation via the programming code. The presentation will demonstrate working with Python and SQL using OGR in the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) to create, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. As well as working with file formats ranging from PostGIS, ESRI file geodatabases, and web feature services.

Presenters
JM

Jay Myers

Lewis Clark State College


Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:00 - 16:30
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:30

The value of 3D-GIS and Immersive Technology!
In this session we will discuss 3D GIS concepts and how to leverage this technology to analyze the world around us.  3D GIS let’s us add dimension to our data and allows us to analyze it through visualization.  We want to share a vision with how you can create new ways to use 3D GIS which can dynamically change our perception of the world around us using immersive technology.  Underground utilities, urban planning, indoor mapping are just basic examples of where we can apply this technology.  We will showcase both Esri and Trimble concepts.

Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:30 - 17:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:30

Procedural 3D Modelling of Old Town Pocatello, Idaho for Redevelopment Based on Ecosystem Services
Rapid urbanization has influenced land cover and ecosystem services in the urban regions in western U.S. Pocatello is a small city in southeastern Idaho that faces a range of challenges regarding sustainable future growth. It is important to understand what different designs can bring to local ecosystem services. Traditional 2D urban planning is not sufficient to visualize the future scenarios spatially, especially in a vertical dimension. Procedural modelling is a grammar-based language that can efficiently build a 3D virtual city at a large scale. The aim of this study is to build a rule-based 3D model that has detailed streetscapes and landscapes for Pocatello Old Town to assist decision makers in the City of Pocatello to find a sound design. This model displays the changes of land surface temperature, stormwater interception, air pollutant concentration, impervious percentage, and cost of development. The objectives for this study were: (1) build a 3D model for Pocatello Old Town, (2) integrate key attributes in the model for planning and geodesign, (3) visualization in 3D and VR, and WebGL (4) create future scenarios and analyze the changes on local ecosystem services. The results showed that planting more trees and replacing impervious parking lots with green parking lots can mitigate stormwater runoff, reduce land surface temperature, and remove air pollutants. With this approach, the decision-makers in the City of Pocatello can analyze future scenarios both visually and statistically. The redevelopment stretch would also provide residents with diverse recreational opportunities and improve the ecological environment in Pocatello.

Presenters
XY

Xingyue Yang

M.S. GIS, Idaho State University


Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:30 - 17:00
Cedar Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:30

Next Generation 9-1-1 / GIS data standards
What is Next Generation 9-1-1, what it means and how it will impact the GIS professional. A general overview of recent national best practices and standards. How do we start moving forward now at the local, county, regional and state levels to coordinate our data and prepare our Emergency Communication Centers.

Presenters
avatar for William Reynolds

William Reynolds

GIS Coordinator, Nez Perce County Idaho


Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:30 - 17:00
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

16:30

GIS Request System for GIS Service Usage and Statics
Bannock County's GIS Request System was implemented in July 2017.  This SQL-based system is used to track GIS services and tasks performed by GIS staff.  Requests are submitted by completing a browser-based form and GIS staff are notified of new requests by email.  The system has different levels of users and privileges, the ability to query by date, year or fiscal year, and provides detailed reports showing request types, due dates, finish dates, and times spent on requests; including which departments are served.  With more than 1000 record sampling, derived statistics and trends are consistent more reliable every day

Presenters
CA

Cyndi Andersen

GIS Manager, Bannock County
Cyndi Andersen is the GIS Manager for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Technology and Management w/GIS Minor, was GISP certified in 2014, and has an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering.  Previously, she has worked for the Cities of Hillsboro... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 16:30 - 17:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

17:00

Story Maps & Posters Judging
Posters
Professional
  • “Data Management Supporting Decision Making on Wildland Fires” (Andrew Bailey)
  • “NHDPlus High Resolution” (Ariel Doumbouya, Karen Adkins, Ellen Finelli, Becci Anderson, Alan Rea, Hayley Thompson)
  • “Decoding NHD’s VisibilityFilter Attribute: What is it, Where is it Available, and What is the Accuracy?” (Hayley Thompson, Larry Stanislawski, Travis Landauer)
Student
  •  “Investigating Water Rights and Stream Flows in Over-Allocated Streams in Montana” (Corey Hall)
  •  “Canyoneering: Rewards, Risks and Rescue” (Miranda Manning)

Story Maps
Professional







Student
  • “A Closer Look: Mass Shootings in America” (Lisa Juru)





Presenters
AR

Alan Rea

US Geological Survey, USGS National Geospatial Program
AB

Andrew Bailey

Data Manager
Andrew is Data Manager for the WFM RD&A, and works at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. His interest is in responding to the data acquisition, coordination, and analysis needs of the interagency wildland fire community, including oversight of the data sets used in... Read More →
AD

Ariel Doumbouya

US Geological Survey
BT

B. T. Crosby

Professor, Idaho State University
BA

Becci Anderson

US Geological Survey
avatar for Bo Wilmer

Bo Wilmer

Program Manager, Critigen
National Forest PlanningStory Maps / AGOLConservationEcology
avatar for Corey Hall

Corey Hall

Student, University of Montana
Corey is currently earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Conservation while also minoring in Ecological Restoration and obtaining the GIS certification in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. She was born and raised in Missoula, Montana and graduated... Read More →
CA

Cyndi Andersen

GIS Manager, Bannock County
Cyndi Andersen is the GIS Manager for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Technology and Management w/GIS Minor, was GISP certified in 2014, and has an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering.  Previously, she has worked for the Cities of Hillsboro... Read More →
DH

Darci Heckathorne

Pest Survey Coordinator, Idaho Department of Agriculture
Hi my name is Darcy Heckathorne, I was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho.  I moved to Boise, Idaho to attend Boise State University.  While I was going to school I met and married my husband of 30 years Shawn Heckathorne who was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho with United States... Read More →
EF

Ellen Finelli

US Geological Survey
HT

Hayley Thompson

US Geological Survey
HS

Heather Studley

Heather Studley is a GIS Specialist for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology (2004) and Post-Bachelorette Certificates in GeoTechnologies and Computer Information Systems from ISU. She is a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’, having a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook

Story Map - Professional, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Story MapIdaho Trail Designations 1978 and 2017This story map shows U.S. Forest Service Trail Designations in 1978 and in 2017.The 2017 information was collected from the Idaho Trails Application dataset. The 1978 Travel Plan information was gathered from U.S. Forest Travel Plans... Read More →
KA

Karen Adkins

US Geological Survey
LJ

Lisa Juru

Lisa Juru is a third year student currently studying Geospatial Computing at Brigham Young University - Idaho. She is dedicated in spreading awareness on GIS and how it can improve the lives of many.
avatar for M. D. Blocker

M. D. Blocker

Student, Idaho State University
M. Dalton Blocker is a recent graduate of the M.S. GIS program at Idaho State University who specializes in remote sensing, sUAS and has a strong background in Geology (B.S.) and Environmental systems.
MM

Miranda Manning

Story Map - Student, Brigham Young University - Idaho
Story MapCanyoneering: Rewards, Risks and RescueCanyoneering is growing in popularity in the western US as a thrilling adventure sport.  Slot canyons of the Colorado Plateau require navigating narrow obstacles, rappelling, and waterfall jumping.  While the sport entices adventurers... Read More →
PB

Pam Bond, GISP

GIS Systems Project Coordinator, City of Boise
Pam has been involved with the Idaho GIS community since she started her graduate program at Idaho State University - Boise Center Aerospace Lab, where she received her Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science.  From volunteering at conferences to chairing the Idaho... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 17:00 - 17:30
Ballroom Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

17:30

HOT Mapping Pizza Party
HOT Mapping Pizza Party - sponsored by ESRI

Please join us in our effort to give back to those in need through this Humanitarian Open Street Mapping Event! We will be choosing a current local or global cause for attendees to volunteer their services to while offering music, pizza, beer or wine with water and assorted soda also available. There will also be a spectacular RAFFLE! Some items included in the raffle will be a one-year URISA International Membership, ESRI Student Desktop licenses, Geospatial Training Service (GTS) books and a GTS Annual training license worth $599! A very special thanks to all of those who contributed items for this year’s raffle.

BRING YOUR OWN COMPUTER



Wednesday March 27, 2019 17:30 - 20:00
Ballroom Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave
 
Thursday, March 28
 

08:00

Exhibitor Hall
Thursday March 28, 2019 08:00 - 14:00
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:00

Story Maps & Posters
Posters
Professional
  • “Data Management Supporting Decision Making on Wildland Fires” (Andrew Bailey)
  • “NHDPlus High Resolution” (Ariel Doumbouya, Karen Adkins, Ellen Finelli, Becci Anderson, Alan Rea, Hayley Thompson)
  • “Decoding NHD’s VisibilityFilter Attribute: What is it, Where is it Available, and What is the Accuracy?” (Hayley Thompson, Larry Stanislawski, Travis Landauer)
Student
  •  “Investigating Water Rights and Stream Flows in Over-Allocated Streams in Montana” (Corey Hall)
  •  “Canyoneering: Rewards, Risks and Rescue” (Miranda Manning)

Story Maps
Professional







Student
  • “A Closer Look: Mass Shootings in America” (Lisa Juru)





Presenters
AR

Alan Rea

US Geological Survey, USGS National Geospatial Program
AB

Andrew Bailey

Data Manager
Andrew is Data Manager for the WFM RD&A, and works at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. His interest is in responding to the data acquisition, coordination, and analysis needs of the interagency wildland fire community, including oversight of the data sets used in... Read More →
AD

Ariel Doumbouya

US Geological Survey
BT

B. T. Crosby

Professor, Idaho State University
BA

Becci Anderson

US Geological Survey
avatar for Bo Wilmer

Bo Wilmer

Program Manager, Critigen
National Forest PlanningStory Maps / AGOLConservationEcology
avatar for Corey Hall

Corey Hall

Student, University of Montana
Corey is currently earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Conservation while also minoring in Ecological Restoration and obtaining the GIS certification in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. She was born and raised in Missoula, Montana and graduated... Read More →
CA

Cyndi Andersen

GIS Manager, Bannock County
Cyndi Andersen is the GIS Manager for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Technology and Management w/GIS Minor, was GISP certified in 2014, and has an Associate's degree in Civil Engineering.  Previously, she has worked for the Cities of Hillsboro... Read More →
DH

Darci Heckathorne

Pest Survey Coordinator, Idaho Department of Agriculture
Hi my name is Darcy Heckathorne, I was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho.  I moved to Boise, Idaho to attend Boise State University.  While I was going to school I met and married my husband of 30 years Shawn Heckathorne who was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho with United States... Read More →
EF

Ellen Finelli

US Geological Survey
HT

Hayley Thompson

US Geological Survey
HS

Heather Studley

Heather Studley is a GIS Specialist for Bannock County, in Pocatello, ID. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology (2004) and Post-Bachelorette Certificates in GeoTechnologies and Computer Information Systems from ISU. She is a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’, having a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook

Story Map - Professional, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Story MapIdaho Trail Designations 1978 and 2017This story map shows U.S. Forest Service Trail Designations in 1978 and in 2017.The 2017 information was collected from the Idaho Trails Application dataset. The 1978 Travel Plan information was gathered from U.S. Forest Travel Plans... Read More →
KA

Karen Adkins

US Geological Survey
LJ

Lisa Juru

Lisa Juru is a third year student currently studying Geospatial Computing at Brigham Young University - Idaho. She is dedicated in spreading awareness on GIS and how it can improve the lives of many.
avatar for M. D. Blocker

M. D. Blocker

Student, Idaho State University
M. Dalton Blocker is a recent graduate of the M.S. GIS program at Idaho State University who specializes in remote sensing, sUAS and has a strong background in Geology (B.S.) and Environmental systems.
MM

Miranda Manning

Story Map - Student, Brigham Young University - Idaho
Story MapCanyoneering: Rewards, Risks and RescueCanyoneering is growing in popularity in the western US as a thrilling adventure sport.  Slot canyons of the Colorado Plateau require navigating narrow obstacles, rappelling, and waterfall jumping.  While the sport entices adventurers... Read More →
PB

Pam Bond, GISP

GIS Systems Project Coordinator, City of Boise
Pam has been involved with the Idaho GIS community since she started her graduate program at Idaho State University - Boise Center Aerospace Lab, where she received her Masters of Science in Geographic Information Science.  From volunteering at conferences to chairing the Idaho... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 08:00 - 14:00
Ballroom Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:30

Idaho Geospatial Council
IGC will hold a meeting.  All are invited.  No conference registration required to attend this meeting.

Thursday March 28, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

08:30

NR URISA Board meeting
Thursday March 28, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Cascade Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview

09:30

IGC, NRURISA, and Regional Groups: Working More Effectively Together
It's time to discuss how best to eliminate duplication of efforts and maximize our use of time.  How can we, Idaho's GIS community, squeeze the sweetest juice from all of our organizations?  NRURISA, IGC, and the regional groups.  All are welcome -- no conference registration is needed to attend this discussion.

Panelists:
Geoff Klein -- NR URISA
Wilma Robertson -- IGC
Eric Wing-- SWIG
Karen Shaw -- Magic Valley GIS Professionals
Angela VanderPas -- North-Central
Heather Studley -- EIG
Bruce Godfrey -- Northern

Thursday March 28, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

10:30

Break
Grab some coffee & snacks and chat with the exhibitors!

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30 - 11:00
Cottonwood Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

11:00

What’s new in ArcGIS 10.7
This presentation will provide an overview of recent updates in the ArcGIS Platform. This will include what’s new in the ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 releases, ArcPro 2.3, ArcGIS Online, and the many apps that are part of the ArcGIS Platform. Brief mention will also be made of new products to be introduced in 2019, including ArcGIS Urban, ArcGIS Indoors, Tracker and more!

Speakers
avatar for John Sharrard

John Sharrard

Solution Engineer, Esri
John Sharrard is a GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri and works as part of a team supporting Esri customers in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working in the GIS field for 32 years. John concentrates on GIS solutions for Local Government, 3D GIS, Geo-Design, Land Records, and Transportation... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 11:00 - 11:30
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

11:00

NHDPlus High Resolution Value Added Attributes
The NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) is a scalable geospatial hydrography framework built from the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset, the Watershed Boundary Dataset, and elevation data, primarily ⅓ arc-second 3D Elevation Program data. The NHDPlus HR allows for modeling and assessment at a local, neighborhood level, while nesting seamlessly into the national context.
Similar to the medium resolution NHDPlus version 2 (NHD Plus V2), the NHDPlus HR is comprised of a network of stream reaches, elevation-based catchment areas, flow surfaces, and value-added attributes (VAAs) that enhance stream network navigation, analysis, and data display. NHDPlus HR VAAs provide attributes such as stream flow, velocity, temperature and precipitation distributions, and cumulative drainage areas. NHDPlus HR VAAs also allow the selection of more generalized stream networks, as well as upstream or downstream navigation.
Complementing and enhancing the various spatial datasets, the NHDPlus HR VAAs provides greater detail than the NHDPlus V2, thereby supporting national, regional, or local analysis and modeling, while retaining the spatial accuracy of the highest-resolution, nationally available datasets.


Presenters
AD

Ariel Doumbouya

US Geological Survey


Thursday March 28, 2019 11:00 - 11:30
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

11:00

Adventures in Addressing
At the City of Boise, the official master address data is maintained in GIS. Addresses are critical to manage permits, licensing, billing, emergency response, infrastructure, citizen communication and city operations.  For decades, the City had a known information gap of sub-unit addresses locations for multi-unit complexes including: apartments, condominiums, triplexes, duplexes and other sites where we only had one addresses representing the entire site. As GIS address data continued to be integrated into assorted City systems, workarounds and manual workflows were being made to compensate for the missing data. The effort needed to fill in the missing data was deemed too big a task since there was only one addressing technician (who was already overworked) and, albeit inefficient, alternative workarounds. GIS staff across several departments said ‘ENOUGH’ and banded together to tackle this issue. By combining information and efforts from multiple GIS staff in multiple departments along with leveraging ArcGIS Online the team identified where sub unit data was missing and filled in nearly 10,000 missing data points over the course of 3 months.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Wing

Eric Wing

Senior GIS Analyst, City of Boise
Eric Wing is a Senior GIS Analyst at the City of Boise, Idaho. Eric is part of the central IT GIS team that maintains, administers, and expands the GIS program at Boise. Eric’s primary duty is GIS integration and business analysis – determining where GIS can improve workflows... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 11:00 - 11:30
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

11:30

Updating Maps by Local Agencies
Updating Maps by Local Agencies
Digital maps route millions of people everyday, but what happens when the data is not sufficient? How can local agencies help improve these maps and therefore help drivers arrive at their destinations, help packages get delivered, or help emergency responders provide help?
HERE has been providing digital maps for over 30 years and will share a case where feedback from the county fire department led to improvements that will allow the fire department, along with ALL other users of HERE's maps to better reach their destinations.

Presenters
AV

Alejandro Vizcarra

Data Sourcing Lead, HERE Technologies
Alejandro (Alex) Vizcarra’s always been interested in exploring and the world around him. That lead to majoring in Geography at UCLA and ultimately to working with maps. He has been with HERE Technologies (formely NAVTEQ) since 2005 and has been collecting map information ever... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
White Pine Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

11:30

Project Prioritization Using GIS
The City of Chubbuck used various GIS resources to gain perspectives from each department within public works about the city's condition. This data was used to prioritize projects such as ADA ramp upgrades, xeriscape efforts, and influenced city ordinance proposals.

Presenters
avatar for Jacqueline Malloy

Jacqueline Malloy

GIS Technician, City of Chubbuck


Thursday March 28, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Bitterroot Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

11:30

How are Users Looking to Discover, Explore, and Access Digital Georeferenced Aerial Imagery?
The University of Idaho Library manages a large collection of digital georeferenced aerial imagery files that provide a rich temporal history of Idaho from an overhead perspective.  This collection continues to grow through data contributions from researchers and GIS professionals.  This presentation will summarize the results of a survey that sought to determine which aerial imagery characteristics are most important to users for discovery, access, and use of these data.  Additionally, how the results of the survey have been used to implement changes in the way we provide access to the collection will be discussed.

Presenters
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Bruce Godfrey

GIS Librarian, University of Idaho
Bruce Godfrey is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian at the University of Idaho. He previously served as its GIS Specialist from 1999-2013. He is the Director of INSIDE Idaho, the Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse. He holds a MLS from the University of North Texas... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 11:30 - 12:00
Teton Room Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave

12:00

Awards Banquet Luncheon
This luncheon is dedicated to honoring those that have served the GIS community in incredible ways over the years, including an announcement of the esteemed Excellence in GIS award. Those winning poster competitions will also be recognized. The buffet options include Caesar salad with roasted garlic dressing, antipasto platter of olives, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts and marinated mushrooms, pasta vegetable salad with balsamic dressing, penne pasta with Italian sausage and spicy sauce, baked cheese ravioli with fresh spinach and garlic cream alfredo sauce, rosemary chicken breast, mushroom and sweet onion risotto, grilled Italian squash, roasted peppers and eggplant, pesto cheese garlic bread, tiramisu with espresso cream with water, coffee, tea and soda available.

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:00 - 14:00
Ballroom Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W Fairview Ave