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Many geospatial data managers have used ArcCatalog to create Geodatabases and their associated datasets, relationship classes, domains, subtypes and spatial relationships/rules. However, numerous additional free tools are available that can assist with the process of designing geodatabase schema, as well as with visualization and sharing of the resulting data model. This session will cover the most appropriate uses of ArcGIS Diagrammer, Geodatabase Diagrammer, and X-Ray for ArcGIS, among others, and will highlight how they can be integrated with ArcCatalog itself. The functionality, advantages and limitations of each software tool will be discussed, and the presenter will highlight issues he faced and lessons he learned while using these tools to create new schema for a client’s existing database.

ArcGIS for Local Government is a set of software components from Esri which include maps and applications built on a common information model to help support many of the responsibilities of government agencies. Included are tools to help aid decision making, transparency, accountability, and planning tasks. This session will provide an overview.
The purpose of my discussion topic is to illustrate the use of an online GIS at Arizona’s Department of Transportation. ADOT recognizes that online GIS is the wave of the future and to keep up with the dynamic nature of mapping decided to develop a planning tool branded as APLAN. During the presentation I will touch on best practices, possible issues others might have if trying to implement a similar system, show examples of mapping and basic geoprocessing capabilities of APLAN, pros and cons of the system, and our plans for the future.
You can publish your maps and data as web services on ArcGIS Online. When you do this, ArcGIS Online takes care of hosting your services and scaling to meet demand, hence these are often called "hosted services". Web, desktop, and mobile applications can access your ArcGIS Online hosted services from anywhere on the Internet, if you choose to allow it. An overview of the types of services that can be hosted will be provided as well as information on how to utilize the data on premise with your GIS work.

Asset Management has become a very popular topic in many fields as budgets shrink and staff/agencies are told to do more with less. There is a wealth of literature about asset management but a relative dearth of how to guides on implementation. There is also little guidance on the role of GIS in asset management beyond a simple repository for asset inventory. This paper will focus on implementation of an asset management system with a focus on the role of GIS particularly in support of risk-based asset management approaches. The presentation will highlight some of the key elements of asset management and will include a software presentation on a custom, web-based, geospatially enabled software application that was developed for one of our clients, which reflects many of the core elements of a sustainable and scalable asset management program. The application integrates GIS, CMMS, field data collection, real-time data feeds, and probability/consequence of failure analyses using a Services Oriented Architecture approach.

Adjunct faculty working in their respective fields bring current real world problems and solutions using a blend of tried and true “Old School” techniques and new technologies in GIS and GPS. Students aspiring to work as Hydrologic Technicians are exposed to many facets of the Science of Hydrology from field survey methods and data collection, the study of surface water hydrology and the introduction to the world of GIS and GPS.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is the primary human services branch of the Arizona state government. The majority of the GIS projects conducted by the department involve mapping address data, such as locations of customers, community partners or DES offices. As a result, geocoding is a very important aspect of nearly every project the department does. This presentation will cover the DES geocoding procedure, including how to format an address table before geocoding, an overview of the DES custom composite address locator, and the post-processing procedure used to improve the geocoding results.


During the course of 2012, the potential licensure of GIS professionals within Arizona was explored through a series of meetings and conference panel discussions that evaluated reasons why GIS professionals may need to be licensed and options for better protecting GIS data end-users from misuse of the data. This presentation will summarize those efforts and present a proposed position that Arizona can take on this matter. We will examine case studies on GIS data misrepresentation and potential misuse, along with measures that can be implemented to prevent these types of practices, including:

o Develop minimum metadata standards for geospatial data that provide quality indicators to the end-user.
o Develop a clear delineation of practices between registered Professional Land Surveyors and non-survey professionals.
o Provide widespread educational opportunities for both data producers and users on the implementation and use of adopted standards, policies and guidelines.

Vernon Woods, Elisabeth vanderLeeuw
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Pima County was one of the early adopters of serving GIS data over the Web and has benefitted, for 15 years, from a successful Autodesk MapGuide implementation. About 3 years ago Pima County began experimenting with Esri's ArcGIS Server as a potential replacement platform. In the past year the County stood up an ArcGIS Server 10.1 architecture, implemented a security and service design, and selected a web viewer. This year (2013) Pima County is implementing a MapGuide replacement along with custom functionality for various departments.

The presentation is about the steps taken and lessons learned along the way to the County's first implementation:

* Planning and Designing ArcGIS Server 10.1 Architecture and Security.
* Creating Web Services / Choosing a Front End
* Data Decisions / Training

D3 is a JavaScript library that produces insanely-cool geoweb visualizations. An acronym for Data Driven Documents, D3 is a collection of web authoring modules that provides a powerful connection between geographic data and its effective visualization. Combined with Esri’s JavaScript API and geodatabase technology, D3 can take the ArcGIS concept of data-driven pages to a new level. This presentation overviews D3 and show its integration with ArcGIS via example code and output maps

This discussion will review the types of grant and funding opportunities available to establish and support GIS Shops. It will also discuss how to pursue opportunities to obtain resources for GIS activities that support projects and programs.

File Size:
1.71 MB
The presentation covers the use of UAVs for surveillance and event response as well as the aerial photography to provide high resolution imagery. Examples of pilot projects are also presented.
GIS pros know how to leverage federal, state and local datasets into their workflows but there is a huge free dataset available to anyone. OpenStreetMap is the greatest data source available to map makers and GIS analysts. Yet it is thought of as a basemap for other datasets. James will go through the steps needed to extract, load and use OpenStreetMap in your projects. From roads, political boundaries, buildings and points of interest, there are tons of great ways to leverage this data. Plus it is free to use so you don't have to worry about licensing costs or restrictions on how you can use it. The focus will be on using Esri desktop software, but James will show you how to leverage free open source tools as well.

The Arizona State Land Department has released an advanced Web mapping application based on ArcGIS Server technology from ESRI using a Flex based front-end. http://broadbandmap.az.gov/Parcel

View the proceedings document to see a step-by-step guide to using this online application.

About the Application

This application can be useful for Community Planners to locate Census Blocks, Groups, and Tracts and chart the Population and Housing metrics. One can locate the Townships and Sections and view the various Land Ownerships including detailed leasing information on the Surface, Mineral, and Oil & Gas parcels managed by ASLD.

One can draw a segment along a highway, define a 2-mile buffer and find all the Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, and Fire Stations that fall within, or find the Zip codes and School Districts or Legislative Districts it intersects.

A user can find map entities by means of a Graphical, Text or Spatial Search. A set of powerful Spatial Analysis Tools are included that can be deployed to find objects that are within, intersect, overlap or touch the search results.

SQL statements can be used to perform complex searches and search results can be exported as a CSV file to Excel for further analysis.

Additional Socio-Economic data and Employment metrics are hot-linked to Cities, Towns and Zip Codes.


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