The Updated Monroe County GIS Response Vehicle (MCU-4)

GIS/SIG June Program

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Braddock Bay Park Pavilion
199 East Manitou Road
Town of Greece, New York
Register: By Friday, June 21st
We expect this program to fill quickly (70 people max),
please register as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
Cost: $5.00 per person, includes lunch from Char Broil.  Payable at the door.

The Updated Monroe County GIS Response Vehicle (MCU-4)


Scott McCarty GIS Operations Manager
Justin Cole, GISP Senior GIS Analyst

The  original MCU-4 was a  multi-purpose unit  that supported  day-to-day GIS operations and emergency situations for many years.  The truck, however, was in need of an update due to increased demand, lack of space, and the truck’s age.  The Monroe County Fleet Division located a 2006 Freightliner box truck in the summer of 2012 that would ultimately meet our needs. The new vehicle is much larger and gave the flexibility to add new technology.  The vehicle interior is equipped with four workstations, 2 rugged tablets, a 36”plotter, a scanner/copier/printer, a 32”SmartBoard LCD TV, 55” smart TV, County radios, refrigerator, microwave, restroom, and various office supplies.  The exterior now sports a  30-foot mast, a pan tilt zoom camera, and weather station.  The truck engine and generator are now fueled by diesel instead of gasoline, making it extremely efficient.  This improves the response range and operating time in the field.

The June Program at Braddock Bay has become a favorite for many and we do expect it to fill quickly.  If you plan to attend, we recommend registering early to reserve your spot!

GEO PDF of Braddock Bay Park Pavilion

Take 390 North to the Lake Ontario State Parkway
Take the Parkway west to East Manitou Road exit
Turn right
Take the first left to enter the park
Take a right at the T intersection and proceed to the pavilion

Esri 10.1 “Tips & Tricks”

GIS/SIG Special Winter Program Meeting

Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Greece Town Hall, Community Room
1 Vince Tofany Blvd
Rochester, New York

Esri 10.1 “Tips & Tricks”

Mark Scott, ESRI

Topics will include:

  • ArcGIS for Desktop, Server, Online, and Mobile components for the 10.1 release
  • ArcGIS for Desktop editing enhancements
  • Tools for publishing to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Server
  • ArcGIS for Server security reengineering and integration with ArcGIS Online
  • How-to’s with ArcGIS Online web maps and editable services

GIS/SIG will be sponsoring lunch after the talk.  

GIS Use for Hurricane Sandy Response

GIS/SIG Winter Program Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Monroe County Emergency Operation Center
1190 Scottsville Rd (Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility)
Rochester, NY 14624
Cost: $5.00 per person includes lunch.  Payable at the door.
Register: By Thursday, December  7th to registration@GIS-SIG.org
We expect this program to fill quickly, please register
as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

GIS Use for Hurricane Sandy Response

Justin D. Cole, MS, GISP Senior GIS Analyst – Monroe County Department of Environmental Services

GIS plays a very important piece of situational awareness at the emergency operations center. This was very clear with the response needed for Hurricane Sandy. While, our community was not as impacted as those along the shore, we still had our localized impacts. This presentation looks at the different GIS tools and data sets used in planning and the operations of managing the storm. It also looks at how some of the data sets were created on the fly to answer important questions.

Beyond the local response, this presentation looks at the Crowdsourced information used in the larger management of the storm. Examples of this are Ushahidi and the civil air patrol map mill. Tools like this are still being used and the world community is still aiding in the rebuilding of the communities hit by the storm.
GIS use for Hurricane Sandy Dec 2012

Interoperability between ArcGIS and AutoCAD Map and Civil 3D

GIS/SIG Fall Program Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Pittsford Community Library
Fisher Meeting Room
24 State Street

Pittsford, NY
Cost: $5.00 per person includes lunch. Payable at the door.
Register: By Thursday, October 4th to registration@GIS-SIG.org
We expect this program to fill quickly, please register
as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

Interoperability between ArcGIS and AutoCAD Map and Civil 3D

Chuck Pietra, Senior Technical Application Manager at O’Brien & Gere

This presentation will cover technical aspects of working with both programs, or moving information between the two platforms, and will be of interest to both GIS and AutoCAD professionals.

June Networking Event

GIS/SIG June Program Meeting

June Networking Event
Date : Tuesday June 12, 2012
Time : 11:30 AM – 1:00PM 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 Tuesday, June 5th to registration@gis-sig.org
The June Program fills quickly, we recommend you register
as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

Creating Map Books Using Data Driven Pages

September Program
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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 Thursday, September 15th to mdebyah@townofpittsford.org
viewView Presentation (pptx.zip)
viewView Presentation (pdf)

Creating Map Books Using Data Driven Pages

Daniel Allen, GISP, MRB Group, P.C.

ESRI has introduced a new data driven pages toolbar in ArcGIS version 10.  With this toolbar you can efficiently create multi-page map books from a single map (.mxd) document.  This presentation covers the process of building, printing, exporting and updating map books using data driven pages.

GIS Tree Inventory and Mapping for Emerald Ash Borer

June Program
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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 Wednesday, June 15th to mdebyah@townofpittsford.org
The June Program fills quickly, we recommend you register
as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

GIS Tree Inventory and Mapping for Emerald Ash Borer 

Andrew Place, City of Rochester Forestry Division
Mike Staples, City of Rochester Forestry Division
The presentation will demonstrate the need for GIS in the City of Rochester Tree Inventory.  Topics will include the development of the database and how we use it to manage, plan, and streamline operations within the Forestry Department.