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​Wednesday, May 15 - Session Descriptions
9:15 - 10:05 a.m.
​+ = technical session

Updating HERE Maps by Local Agencies
Austin Wheat, HERE
9:15 – 9:35 a.m. | Room 204

Digital maps route millions of people everyd ay, but what happens when the data is not sufficient? How can local agencies help improve these maps and therefore guide drivers to their destinations, ensure packages get delivered, and help emergency responders provide help?
HERE has been providing digital maps for over 30 years and will share a case where feedback from a county fire department led to improvements that allowed the fire department, along with all other users of HERE's maps to better reach their destinations.
Leveraging ESRI’s Portal for Mobile Data Collection +
Scott Zubek and Blair Phelps, Tioga County
9:45 – 10:05 a.m. | Room 204
The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the logistics of sustaining an ever-expanding network of users engaged in mobile data sharing and collecting. The presentation’s content will focus on the decisions made in obtaining the appropriate hardware/software for the job, and leveraging an ArcGIS Enterprise Portal system.
How Am I Helping the Big Picture?
Steve Kocsis, Cambria County
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. | Room 205
The forces of GIS are in motion. Most of our work is 2D but should it be? What has Cambria County done lately that helps deliver GIS in 3D? We’ll look at using LiDAR, 3D photo models, subsurface (yeah, 3D isn’t just above-ground), routing, and what you can consider for your projects in the future.
ArcGIS Enterprise Sharing and Collaboration +
Alexander Brown, Esri
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. | Room 206
ArcGIS Enterprise puts collaboration and flexibility at the center of your organization's GIS by allowing you to add content, refind the item details, choose the audience, and share your content. It pairs industry-leading mapping and analytics capabilities with a dedicated Web GIS infrastructure to organize and share your work on any device, anywhere, at any time. In this session we will explore the different ways to share content with ArcGIS Enterprise, and also take a closer look at the emerging trend of GIS Collaboration, which involves sharing content across a network of participants.
Extending Esri's software to effectively manage PennDOT's guiderail +
Ohan Oumoudian, GeoDecisions
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. | Room 207
PennDOT’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (BOMO) is moving to a tailored Esri® Survey123 solution to collect guide rail condition data. As guide rail repair or replacement occurs, field users select and survey the asset from a map using their iPads. BOMO will use Esri’s Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to monitor the status of guide rail repairs in real time. Historically, guide rail data was captured manually, including inventory and condition data updates in the Department’s Roadway Management System (RMS). Management could not adequately monitor the repair and maintenance activities at the county, district or statewide levels with the manual approach. Cases could take months to more than a year to submit for reimbursement. Management could not easily identify bottlenecks and needed an end-to-end guide rail repair and maintenance workflow tracking to ensure policy compliance. This presentation will demonstrate the new tailored Esri Survey123 solution solving BOMO’s guide rail challenges.
PEMA Next Generation 911 Update
Jeff Boyle and Carrie Tropasso, PEMA
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. | Room 208
Pennsylvania’s transition to a next generation 911 (NG911) environment greatly expands the need for a robust GIS capability on a local, regional and statewide scale. PEMA, working with the Pennsylvania GIS community, have begun many important initiatives to prepare for NG911. In 2019, PEMA anticipates adopting an updated NG911 GIS Strategic Plan, completing a statewide NG911 GIS data gap analysis, and finishing the initial acquisition of a statewide orthoimagery dataset. We will also introduce the systems to systems distribution model for data sharing and delivery to PEMA and the county 911 offices. Everyone is doing more with less. In an effort to streamline workflows and lessen the burden of data transfer on hard drives and at set time intervals, we will demonstrate how ArcGIS Online can dynamically and seamlessly share and distribute NG911 data.
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail; A Living History
Caylyn Hall, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
9:15 – 9:35 a.m. | Room 218
This project details the evolution of the trail from birth to current day. Using various GIS Techniques (aerial imagery processing, analyzation of spatial patterns, and public education) the site and situation were evaluated. This project highlights some of the largest projects undertaken by the CVRTC, and how GIS can aide in furthering the results.
CAT Ridership and Data Analysis
Andrew Bomberger and Shane Russell, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
9:45 – 10:05 a.m. | Room 218
Capital Area Transit, like many transit agencies, face great challenges in making crucial decisions regarding service efficiency and route adjustments with data that may not be entirely accurate and without tools such as GIS to visualize the process. To enhance their decision-making process, a sample of Automatic Passenger Counter data from their Synchromatics tracking software was provided in an effort to begin visualizing where specifically CAT’s changes can occur. From this sample, ridership was analyzed by location and time of day using ArcMap tools and ArcGIS Online web maps were presented to Capital Area Transit as a preliminary resource to show how GIS tools can benefit their short- and long-term planning needs.
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