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26th Annual New York State GIS Conference

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Pre-conference Training:

12:00 - 4:00 PM Educator's Workshop, Amy Work, Carol Burch, Tom O'Neil, & Bob Jones at Skidmore College

12:00 - 4:00 PM LiDAR Workshop, Ben Houston & Karen Kwasnowski at Skidmore College

1:00 - 4:00 PM OpenSource GIS Workshop, Bryan McBride at Skidmore College

1:00 - 4:00 PM Positional Accuracy Assessment Seminar, Kass Green in Meeting Room: Broadway 4 at the Saratoga Hilton

2:00-4:00 PM On-site registration and check in

5:00 - 7:30 PM Kick-off Reception at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

  • 5:30 - 6:30 - Tour the museum exhibits
  • 5:00 - 7:30 - Refreshments in the sculpture galler with live music and networking

Monday, October 25, 2010

Program At A Glance

Presentation Abstracts

Poster Abstracts

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration check in and breakfast in the Gallery

8:30 - 10:00 am in Saratoga Ballroom

    • Welcome and opening remarks by conference co-chair Eddie Bevilacqua, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • The Annual State of the State by Bill Johnson, Assistant Deputy Director, New York State Office of Cyber Security
    • “ The Geospatial Revolution.  What, next, now?”  Kass Green, president of Kass Green & Associates

10:00 - 10:30 am Visit our exhibitors and Coffee Break in City Center

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Session 1


Session A in Broadway 1

Moderator: Lee Herrington

Topic: Water

Session B in Broadway 2

Moderator: Cathy Keenan

Topic: Data Development

Session C in Broadway 3

Moderator: Alex Chaucer

Topic: Education

Session D in Broadway 4

Moderator: Paul Szemkow

Topic: LiDAR

10:30 am Pieper:  A GIS-based System for Tracking Inspections of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Benjamin: Advancing the NYS GIS Strategic Plan One Step at a Time – Next Up… A Statewide Parcel Data Layer Meierdiercks: Problem-Based Service Learning Projects in an Introductory GIS Course Lopez-Torrijos: Airborne LiDAR and Mapping: Development of Common Guidelines and Practices for Hydrography
11:00 am DeSantis: An Innovative Tool for Sediment Analysis During the Phase 1 Hudson River Dredging Program Gehrer: Mapping New York State’s Broadband Availability Jones: Professionals Using Spatial Technology and Making Connections With Education Petterson: Big Loads & Busy Tracks - How does it all fit together?
11:30 am Timmins: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Interagency Coordination Using Emerging Technologies Aichele: The National Map 2.0 Ghaly: Taxing Flesh: A Potential Therapeutic Recipe for Obesity LaClair: Developing Elevation Datasets from LiDAR: A "How To Guide"

12:00 - 1:00 pm Luncheon in the Saratoga Ballroom - ***IGNITE sessions***begin at 12:15 pm

1:00 - 1:30 pm Meet our exhibitors in the City Center

1:30 - 3:30 pm Session 2


Session A in Broadway 1

Moderator: Sue Nixson

Topic: Web GIS

Session B in Broadway 2

Moderator:Jeff Herter

Topic: Data Development

Session C in Broadway 3

Moderator:Bill Johnson

Topic: Demographics

Session D in Broadway 4

Moderator: Bruce Oswald

Topic: NYC

1:30 pm Hall Doing More with Web-based GIS Ross How FEMA Flood Maps Are Made, and What's in the DFIRM Database Scardamalia: 2010 Census – Where did all the data go? MacFaden: High-resolution land-cover mapping for urban tree canopy in New York City as part of a childhood asthma study
2:00 pm Bidoshi: Integration of Google Maps, other Spatial Data from the Web and Open-Source Spatial Databases in Municipal Mapping Solutions Herter Make Your Own Damn Map!: Collecting and using stakeholder information through Participatory GIS (pGIS) Jones: The Geography of NY Economic Expansions and Contractions Nash: MetroNYC Area Geospatial Organization(s) Update
2:30 pm Clohessy: Scaling a Mass Notification GIS Application for Public Use Grady: National Agricultural Imagery Program Francis Two Decades of Population Change in New York: A Spatial Analysis Kenniff: Green Infrastructure Opportunities

3:00 - 3:30 pm PM Break in the Exhibitor Area - Take the Exhibitor Challenge and win this year's prized artwork.

3:30 - 5:00 pm NYS GIS Association Meeting in Alabama / Travers rooms combined

5:00 - 6:30 pm Poster Session and Reception at the Saratoga City Center

6:30 pm Banquet dinner in the Saratoga Ballroom with special presentation by Jack Knowlton, Owner of Funny Cide race horse followed by the Partnership award ceremony.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

7:30 - 9:00 am Registration sign in and Breakfast in the Gallery


Meeting Room: Whitney

Meeting Room: Travers

Meeting Room: Alabama


8:00 - 8:45 am Local Government Advisory Group Private Sector Advisory Group State Agency Advisory Group

9:00 - 10:30 am Session 3


Session A in Broadway 1

Moderator: Mickey Dietrich

Topic: Web GIS

Session B in Broadway 2

Moderator: John Barge

Topic: Emergency Response

Session C in Broadway 3

Moderator: Eddie Bevilaqua

Topic: Web GIS

Session D in Broadway 4

Moderator: Verne LaClair

Topic: GIS and CAD

9:00 am Rockwood: Interactive web mapping: designing for the technology challenged end user Annitto: GIS and Public Safety – More Than a Pin Map Fisher: Design and Implementation of a GIS-Based Site Selection Tool for the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative Garrigan: 3D Visualization of CAD Models in ArcGIS: 2 Case Studies on a Budget
9:30 am Healy: Putting Food Scraps to Work: Development of Vermont's Compost/Biogas Data Viewer and Information System Sharpe: GIS Applications for Public Safety in Genesee County Volpe: Creating a Web-Based GIS Data Sharing Network for the Southern Tier Central Region Pietra: Best of Both Worlds, AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS

10:00 - 10:45 am Visit our exhibitors with refreshments in City Center

10:45 - 12:15 pm Session 4


Session A in Broadway 1

Moderator: Clark Burdick

Topic: OpenSource

Session B in Broadway 2

Moderator: Sue Nixson

Topic: Maximizing ArcGIS

Session C in Broadway 3

Moderator: Lindi Quackenbush

Topic: Local Government

Session D in Broadway 4

Moderator: Bill Johnson

Topic: Map Critique

10:45 am Strode: The GIS Behind iMapInvasives: the “Open-Source Sandwich”

Pieper: Automating ArcGIS ModelBuilder for Analyzing Nonpoint Pollution Impacts in the Carmans River Watershed

Slutzah: Implementing Shared Municipal Services to Improve Local Government Efficiency

Have your maps critiqued.  Learn all of the techniques to increase the effectiveness and value of your map.
11:15 am

Signell: Sharing geodata in real time: an open source solution

Breier: Maximizing the Off-the-Shelf Potential of ArcGIS for ROW Vegetation and Real Estate Management

Wear: Building Multi-Government Geospatial Programs: The Future of Public Sector GIS in New York State

11:45 am Pierro: Web GIS – A clear case for open source

Buss: Understanding ESRI Geodatabase Replication: A Technical Software Demonstration

Schorling: Multi-Jurisdictional infrastructure Inventory (New York State JIMI Project)

12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch in Saratoga Ballroom with exhibitor quiz winner announced and other raffled prizes.

1:30 - 3:00 pm Session 5


Session A in Broadway 1

Moderator: Eric Herman

Topic: Rich Internet Applications

Session B in Broadway 2

Moderator:Jeff Volpe

Topic: Vendor

Session C in Broadway 3

Moderator: Alex Chaucer

Topic: Field Data Collection


1:30 pm Spraker: Demystifying Rich Internet Application (RIA) Development with ArcGIS Server

Timmons: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Interagency Coordination Using Emerging Technologies

Knauss: Bringing GIS based Asset Management to NYSDOT

2:00 pm

Cook: FLEX Outside the Box: Balancing Functionality & Fluff


What's New in ArcGIS 10: Where Imagery is Core to GIS

Kovacs: Emergency Assessment Field Tool – NYS DOT’s Road Status and Damage Assessment Tool

2:30 pm

 Rozanova: Moving Ahead with Flex Internet Applications: Saratoga County Web Map

Michalowski: Innovations in GIS for Travel Surveys

3:00 pm Conference concludes