Building GIS Tools
Architecting an Enterprise GIS Environment
Presenter: Kacie Baker
The Enterprise GIS team strives to integrate geographic data across all departments within Maricopa County. They work alongside each department to share resources and applications collectively. With extensive interaction and complex work-flows between departments, GIS is able to reduce redundancy of data, increase accuracy and integrity, and provide a more efficient means to use and share information. But how is this achieved? This presentation will demonstrate how to architect a GIS environment with the ability to adapt as needs change with topics such as: monitoring, security, scalability, automation, and tips-and-tricks.
Takeaway: Tips and tricks for designing system architecture, useful tools for monitoring and automation, how to utilize the ESRI ArcGIS platform to improve adaptability, and useful information for securing the environment.
Who should attend: GIS leaders, administrators, and architects looking to learn how to start or improve upon GIS environments.
Make LRS Maintenance Efficient and Fun by Enriching User Experience in Esri’s Roads and Highways
Presenter: Bo Guo
Esri’s Road & Highway (R&H) brings us a spatiotemporal LRS data model that is difficult to harness, even for seasoned GIS pros. This presentation will first discuss the common challenges in LRS event editing in Roads and Highway. The presenter will then demonstrate an ArcGIS custom web application that includes features like:
- intersection-based referencing,
- digram-driven event exploration and editing,
- well-defined and categorized event operations, and
- on-the-fly topological quality controls.
The presentation concludes with a high-level technical making of the ArcGIS custom web application.
LRS data maintenance can be made efficient, less error-prone, and even fun in ArcGIS!
Takeaway: Managing spatial temporal LRS data is challenging, and with good design supported with development skills, one can develop Esri custom applications to make things easier.
Who should attend: LRS Maintainers, GIS-T Professionals, Application Developers
Innovation Through Geointegration - Launching the New ADHS Hospital Compare
Presenter: David Olson
The ADHS Hospital Compare is an innovative new tool, integrating GIS technologies in unique and interesting ways. The Hospital Compare mission is to make it easy to find quality and safety information on health providers in Arizona. This website provides information on how well the hospitals in Arizona care for patients, covering a wide range of data points and health problems. This presentation focuses on the launch of the all new Hospital Compare site, including an overview of the development process, demos, and success stories. Topics such as UI/UX, choosing a platform, and security be highlighted. The presentation balances detailed technical aspects with general lessons learned, suitable for a wide audience.
Takeaway: Application Architecture: Choosing a platform to deliver a large-scale project on a budget. UI/UX: Tips to beautify your site, when to use a map and when to not to. Web Development: Tips to maximize application performance at any scale. Security: Server configurations to ensure reliability and HIPAA compliance.
Who should attend: The presentation balances detailed technical aspects with general lessons learned, suitable for a wide audience. Planners, Managers, Programmers, Researchers, Healthcare Professionals