GPS

June Program
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Braddock Bay Park Pavilion
199 East Manitou Road
Town of Greece, New York
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)

Register: By Thursday, June 17th to mdebyah@townofpittsford.org
(The June Program fills quickly, we recommend you register
as soon as possible if you plan to attend.)
GPS
Jonathan Cobb, Waypoint Technology Group, LLC 
As has become a GIS/SIG summer tradition, we again returned to the Braddock Bay Park Pavilion in the Town of Greece for the June Program.  We were pleased to have Jonathan Cobb, a founder of Waypoint Technology Group, present on GPS, including:

  • How to set up GPS data collection to obtain useful GIS data
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Post-processing and real-time correction
  • New technical development: cellular network links.  This technology allows the use of web map services and real-time correction in the field.

Pictometry Deployment Alternatives

December Program
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Town of Penfield Dolomite Lodge
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield, New York 14526
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door) Register: By Tuesday, December 8th tomdebyah@townofpittsford.org
Pictometry Deployment Alternatives
Jason Sealy, Regional Technical Manager, Pictometry International 
The December Program focused on Pictometry’s deployment alternatives: Electronic Field Study, POL, and Self Hosting. In addition, Jason introduced ChangeFindr and Pictometry’s new Critical 360º solution.

  • With Electronic Field Study (EFS), users can easily extract information from their images, locate images, measure heights, facades, roof pitch, and see and manage multiple views of each location, all from the ease of their desktop.
  • Pictometry unique web-based Pictometry Online (POL) product allows users to access images and software tools directly from a web browser with only a user name and password. It harnesses the power of the Internet and allows users – whether onsite or in the field – to instantly view and utilize high-resolution aerial oblique images. Since it is Pictometry’s servers that host the imagery, it eliminates the user’s cost of image warehouse storage and IT management.
  • Self Hosted POL utilizes Pictometry’s Web Solutions technology. It combines the full functionality, features and benefits of our web-based POL with a stand alone, self-hosted solution that gives users full control over their image data. Software interface tools provide measuring and navigational capabilities.
  • Pictometry’s Change Analysis and ChangeFindr products are the only oblique products specifically designed to compare changes to structures in an area year over year using simple tools.  Users can easily see what changes have occurred within a region since the last imaging flight.  No other oblique company has this capability.
  • Pictometry’s Critical 360º Infrastructure Mapping Product is the only product of its kind that integrates with both Pictometry’s EFS software and its Self Hosting Pictometry Online Service.

Creating Effective Web Maps

September Program
Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time: 
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 
CityPlace
50 West Main St, 3rd Floor, Room 3139
Rochester, NY 14614
Cost: 
$5.00 per person for lunch (payable at the door)
Register: 
Please register directly with ESRI
Creating Effective Web Maps
Mark Scott, ESRI Technical Marketing Representative
Jessica Valenti, ESRI Sales Engineer

Change the way you think about building Web mapping applications. Whether you have tons of GIS experience or are just learning how to publish geographic data, you’ll come away knowing how to serve high-quality Web maps that are effective for your organization.

This half-day seminar will help you:

  • Explore design strategies to quickly deploy modern Web maps.
  • Make the most of your investment in GIS data and infrastructure.
  • Discover no-cost resources such as sample viewers, industry templates, and widgets.

Automating GIS Tasks (so you can play more golf)

June Program
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Braddock Bay Park Pavilion
199 East Manitou Road
Town of Greece, New York
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)
Register: By Thursday, June 18th to mdebyah@townofpittsford.org

viewView Presentation (pdf)
Automating GIS Tasks (so you can play more golf)
Craig Cleveland, GISP, Bergmann Associates

As GIS professionals we’re often called upon to do the same tasks over and over again.  Using ArcGIS Desktop’s Model Builder is a great way to help us automate those redundant tasks, however you’re still required to push a button or two from time to time.  With the use of Windows Scheduled Tasks, and exports from Model Builder, we can actually eliminate the need to do anything at all to accomplish these tasks!

During the course of this presentation users will see how Model Builder can be used to create models of specifics tasks/processes, how those models can then be exported to scripts and finally how Scheduled Tasks can be configured to run those processes at regularly scheduled intervals.

Grants and GISP Certification

December Program
Date: Thursday, December 4th, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Pittsford Community Library                24 State Street
Pittsford, New York  14534
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)
Register: By Monday, December 1st to mdebyah@townofpittsford.org

Grants
Jean O’Connell from J. O’Connell & Associates
Gail Fischer, Regional Advisory Officer (RAO) for Region 7 NYSED/New York State Archives

Jean O’Connell and Gail Fischer discussed the NYS grant climate and provided information on which grants may or may not be available to NYS municipalities in 2009.
GISP Certification
Julie Tolar, GISP, Town of Penfield
Jeff Volpe, GISP, Bergmann Associates

For those considering getting GISP Certification, this presentation covered certification, the grandfathering provision, which expired on December 31, 2008, and changes to the certification requirements expected to be enacted on January 1, 2009.

GIS For Elections

September Program
Date: Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Brighton Town Hall Auditorium                2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York  14618
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)
Register: By Thursday, September 25th to ktallon@ci.webster.ny.us

GIS For Elections
Joshua Williams, New York State Sales Representative, ESRI

The presentation focused attention on the ways GIS can impact local, state and federal election processes. From managing voter registration information, performing demographic analyses, enabling on-line polling place locator services and managing redistricting of voting districts based on changing populations, GIS is playing a growing role in all aspects of the business of elections.

The Geographic Approach GIS in Public Works

June Program
Date: Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Braddock Bay Park Pavilion, Town of Greece, New York
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)
Register: By Friday, June 13th to mdebyah@monroecounty.gov

viewView Presentation (pdf)

The Geographic Approach
GIS in Public Works
Paul Rooney, ESRI NY Account Manager
Mark Scott, ESRI Technical Marketing Representative

This presentation focused on the challenges and issues that Public Works Departments face on a daily basis and how GIS technology can be deployed and implemented to assist with these challenges. GIS solutions for public works operations specifically for asset management, planning and operations, mobile workforce, executive dashboard and operational awareness were demonstrated, presented and discussed.

Overview of ArcGIS Explorer

August Program
Date: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Town of Greece Community Room
1 Vincent Tofany Blvd
Rochester, New York
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)

Overview of ArcGIS Explorer
Paul Rooney, ESRI
Mark Scott, ESRI

ArcGIS Explorer is a lightweight client for ArcGIS Server. It can be used to access, integrate, and utilize GIS services, geographic content, and other Web services. ArcGIS Explorer can also be used with a variety of other GIS services such as those published using ArcIMS, ArcWeb Services, Web Map Services (WMS), and other Web services. Explore data for the entire world seamlessly.

  • Fuse your local data with data and services from ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, Open Geospatial Consortium WMS, and ESRI-hosted ArcWeb Services.
  • Perform GIS analysis using tasks (e.g., visibility, modeling, proximity search).
  • Answer geographic questions about the maps you generate and share the results with others.
  • Use maps and data from your own secure servers.

Case Study: How to use ArcMap and Google Earth Together to Create Powerful Mapping and The Use of 3D and GIS Technologies

January Program
Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Town of Penfield Dolomite Lodge
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield, New York 14526
Cost:$5.00 per person (payable at the door)

Case Study: How to use ArcMap and Google Earth Together to Create Powerful Mapping
Jason Wawro, LaBella Associates

Consultants are often tasked with generating mapping for an area they are not familiar with, sometimes with insufficient information to accurately define the project area. Other times, consultants are provided with low-quality paper or electronic maps from which to generate mapping for the project. The information on the map may be useful, but the low quality renders it useless. There are some free tools available that work with ArcView to greatly simplify these kinds of tasks, and circumvent some common problems.

In this case, we looked at a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an out-of-state project. The RFP contained a low-quality topographic map, the project area was extremely rural, and the local roads did not have assigned names. The consultant was asked to produce mapping in order to enable the project team to view and understand the project area. This presentation described the process used to take that low-quality topo map, and using ArcView, Google Earth, and two free extensions, create valuable project mapping for internal use.

The Use of 3D and GIS Technologies
David Peters, Diamond Visionics
Tim Woodard, Diamond Visionics

LiDAR – What is it and How is it Used

December Program
Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park Dolomite Lodge
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield, New York
Cost: $5.00 per person (payable at the door)

LiDAR – What is it and How is it Used
Justin Cole, Monroe County GIS Services Division

viewView Presentation (pdf)

This year Monroe County flew LiDAR. In anticipation of future distribution and utilization, Justin discussed the basics of LiDAR. He focused on what LiDAR is, how its collected, differences in sensors, and what the deliverable look like. He also presented an example of how to process LiDAR and some of its early uses. There was also a glimpse into future projects planned at Monroe County utilizing LiDAR including flood models and 3D modeling.