Sponsored Programs

 

The Future of Geospatial Data: Imagery and Lidar in 3D | December 3, 2019 | Webinar Recording

 The geospatial data revolution is upon us. State and Federal programs created to acquire, analyze and disseminate geospatial data to the public are more robust than ever. But this leaves many with mixed-source data such as IoT, GNSS, lidar, and imagery, in need of further exploitation. Users are demanding a simple affordable way to search, view, analyze, and combine disparate data types. 3D environments, coupled with fast and accurate simulations, are the key for GIS users looking to improve communication, planning, emergency response, post event recovery and operational efficiencies. This presentation will explore SIMmetry, a 3D GIS platform, designed to easily navigate point clouds, base map layers, planimetrics and imagery in one easy-to-use system that extracts and applies the most practical information from all your data.

 

Ready for the Renaissance? Imagery content programs deliver great data at low cost and low burden to you | November 20, 2019 | Webinar Recording

This is an exciting time for states as they procure updated aerial imagery.  The market is changing quickly and there is a shift underway from custom collection of orthoimagery to content programs where high quality data is available at lower cost and with many advantages to you.  Please join us on Wednesday, November 20 at 2pm EST to learn how you can be part of this renaissance. This is one of the many changes from the v1.0 world to the v2.0 world that is reshaping the way state GIS offices operate.  

 

Remote Sensing and Feature Extraction: Challenges and Opportunities| November 13, 2019| Webinar Recording

 This presentation will highlight some of the current feature extraction challenges that include the explosion of big data, the availability of cheaply sourced aerial imagery, the ubiquity of lidar and the easy-to-use “black box” AI solutions that intensive computing have made easily available. As mapping and remote sensing scientist, we are held to high professional standards when devising solutions to various mapping challenges. This presentation will delve into the exciting opportunities offered up as we try to navigate this brave new world of big data, data science, data mining and machine learning while maintaining the high levels of accuracy and completeness that we have all grown accustomed to.

 

Bridging the GAP between DOT and NG911 | October 23, 2019 | Webinar Recording

There is a potential for a symbiotic relationship in managing complementary datasets between a State DOT (Department of Transportation) and the EMS (Emergency Management Services) departments.  Following the NENA NG9-1-1 (Next Generation 9-1-1) standards, EMS departments must keep an accurate up to date road centerline dataset (horizontal accuracy of +/- 13.89 feet at 95% confidence) to feed into call routing and dispatch systems.  DOT’s are managing all public road data to meet the FHWA (Federal Highways Administration) ARNOLD requirements.  DOT’s survey their assets creating spatially accurate datasets. EMS’s update local public roads more frequently and clean datasets to provide a connected network.  Combining these two datasets can make for a more spatially accurate, up to date, connected network.  In a perfect world the two departments could share the same centerline data.  However, upon further inspection, these datasets feed different systems with different requirements including attribute schemas and spatial representations.  For example, a road centerline dataset managed by an EMS office will be split at each intersection.  The DOT will have one feature for the entire extent of the route.  A more complex example is the way intersections are modeled.  These differences make it impractical to manage one road centerline dataset between departments.  State GIS departments are coming up with ways to facilitate the data flow by determining data governance policies and implementing a rules-based-approach.  This webinar will discuss how State agencies like Kansas and Arizona intend to support and facilitate data governance to bridge the gap between DOT and NG9-1-1.

 

Operationalize Your AddressesImprove Systems and Better Serve the Public | October 17, 2019 | Webinar Recording

How do you keep up with the approximate 37 million USPS address changes that occurred in 2018 alone?  Inaccurate addresses often impact areas beyond just public safety and 911 routing.  Join this webinar sponsored by Pitney Bowes to find out how and why.  Topics covered will include: 

  • Four outcomes for Geocoding
  • The difference between address, location and parcel
  •  Access to addressing solutions from your preferred GIS
  • GeoEnrichment

 

Leveraging Technology and Tools to Enforce Data Governance Throughout the Enterprise | February 13, 2019 | Webinar Recording (Restricted to Local, State, and Federal Members)

Integrating data from multiple sources to create a statewide enterprise database can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Not only are there varying degrees of data quality and accuracy, but there are also numerous formats (both spatial and non-spatial) and schemas to be accounted for and meshed into the seamless base. Enterprise GIS Systems, Asset Management Systems, CRM systems, Business Intelligence (BI) Systems, and many others come into play when establishing a fully integrated enterprise. It’s impractical and nearly impossible to manage, edit, disseminate and analyze all these sources in one system. Each system has its benefits based on a specific need. Thus, organizations must come up with a Proper Data Governance Plan to identify who is responsible for maintaining which datasets, how data will be integrated between systems, how data will be kept current, and how to assess the overall quality of the data. Establishing a good data governance plan is hard enough, but once it’s in place, how do you streamline the process and ensure it is enforced?
This presentation will focus on implementations that have utilized the 1Integrate rules engine to hone business data requirements and implement those data requirements in an automated process to not only streamline the integration but also enforce quality control throughout the data lifecycle.

The Unknown Dangers of a Bad Master Address File | January 17, 2019 | Webinar Recording

Sometimes, close enough is not good enough, and it all starts with a bad address. The result of utilizing a poor master address file can cause havoc in deploying NextGen 911, create public safety mistakes, miss funding opportunities or invite healthcare fraud. Often, the cause is the use of multiple address files that increases the chance of error. This webinar will review the causes and solutions for both better address data management and provide a workflow to reduce or eliminate data duplication, eliminate mistakes in data entry and radically improve the accuracy of geocoding. While these tasks seem mundane, they are fundamental to improving master address file and eliminating errors that weave their way throughout data analysis.

Simplifying your Complex Public Safety GIS Processes | November 27, 2018 | Webinar Recording

For your NG9-1-1 GIS program to be successful, an understanding of unique agency needs beyond the GIS data is necessary. Your focus will need to encompass stakeholder engagement and education, planning, maintenance workflows, and more. Concentrating on these elements will ensure your organization achieves the public safety grade GIS data required for mission critical NG9-1-1 systems.

Leveraging AI to Extract Accurate Planimetric Data from Imagery | October 25, 2018 | Webinar Slides (Restricted to Local, State and Federal Members)

Basemap extraction is a tedious and resource consuming process.  Please join Ecopia Tech to learn how new advancements in Deep Neural Networks are helping Governments around the world extract vector shapes from imagery at continental scales.  Our organization is focused on maximizing your imagery investment by creating and maintaining country-wide basemaps so your team can focus on distilling the necessary insights to improve your communities.

ArcGIS Performance Management Solutions | September 25, 2018 | Webinar Recording (Restricted to Local, State and Federal Members)

State and local governments are under great pressure to deliver results that matter to the public and overcome the public’s lack of trust in government at all levels. Government leaders must ensure that their organizations take responsibility for achieving results by practicing performance management. To practice performance management, organizations must have accurate, timely, and relevant information for decision making, along with the skills and knowledge to analyze results and design improvements when needed.

Esri’s Performance Management solution can be used by government agencies to monitor key performance metrics and communicate progress made on strategic outcomes to the general public and other interested stakeholders. Performance is measured using metrics and organized into a series of dashboards categorized by community indicator and their related community contributions. Each dashboard allows users to visualize performance for the entire community and focus into a location within the community like a neighborhood, council district, or service area.

The 'Real' Basics of Data Needs for NG9-1-1, A Flexible Approach | August 28, 2018 | Webinar Recording (Restricted to Local, State and Federal Members)

The what, when, and how of data needed for NG9-1-1 within the public safety arena is vast and often conflicting. This presentation will provide a basic step-by-step method outlining how local or state governments should consider approaching the development and provisioning of mission-critical GIS data in a practical and easily achievable way.

Next Generation GIS for the Data-Driven Government | June 20, 2018 | Webinar Recording

Today, GIS is not just software. It’s data. It’s people. It’s getting to the answer quicker.

Data is expanding and more users are demanding access to information. However, most users don’t consume the information in the same way as a GIS professional would. As curators and managers of geospatial information, GIS professionals are looking to support organizational needs, and not just those of GIS Departments. The CIO is acutely aware of how much geospatial data is being collected and wants to know how city and state governments leverage the data for smarter, more effective government services. In this webinar, you’ll learn five concepts of engineering the next generation of geospatial platforms.

A Case Study on Sanborn's Emergency Response Services for Immediate Situational Awareness Activities  |  February 1, 2018  |  Webinar Recording (Restricted to Local, State and Federal Members)

Hurricanes, widespread flooding and catastrophic wild fires have recently devastated areas within the States of California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, Montana, and the US Virgin Islands. Both government and commercial entities responsible for emergency response services and immediate situational awareness activities are challenged to understand the impact to their communities and constituents. Remote sensing geospatial data is an integral technology that is utilized to support rescue, relief and recovery activities.

In response to natural disasters that have recently occurred, The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn), mobilized its fleet of aircraft to collect high resolution orthoimagery, oblique imagery and elevation data for the affected areas. Sanborn’s case study will cover why timely, consistent, and quality collection of remote sensing data is essential for emergency situational awareness activities and how our technologies enable end users to quickly assess and respond to community and business needs during these events.

GeoComm: Amplified Focus on Public Safety Grade GIS: NG9-1-1 and Indoor Mapping  |  December 8, 2017  |  Webinar Recording

GIS data is powering 9-1-1 systems across the country and your focus on achieving public safety grade is more critical than ever. Quality GIS data is needed to meet the rigorous demands of 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1. GIS data must also be maintained for use within public safety mapping systems with building, indoor, and 3D map data to match increasing location accuracy. Attendees of this webinar will discover how the use of GIS data for public safety will ultimately improve emergency response.

911 DataMaster: The Need for Statewide Structure and Guidance for GIS in a NG911 World  |  November 29, 2017  |  Webinar Presentation

Public safety GIS data is, in general, inadequate to support the needs of Next Generation 9-1-1. As the use of GIS data shifts from mapping to call routing, the completeness and accuracy of this data must improve drastically. Having 9-1-1 agencies performing this data in a vacuum will likely be counterproductive.  This session will outline what a State can do to provide a framework for improving GIS data to a NG9-1-1 grade. 

SaaS Tools for Maintaining an Addressing Enterprise  |  May 9, 2017  |  Webinar Recording

Michael Baker's DataMark® SaaS products and services support state and local authorities in determining data readiness for NG9-1- 1 in addition to offering a web-based editing platform for multiple users.