GIS Data – GIS/SIG’s Top Sources

GIS/SIG  September Program

Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Monroe County Emergency Operations Center
1190 Scottsville Rd
Rochester, NY 14624

$5.00 collected at the door to help with the cost of lunch.


GIS Data – GIS/SIG’s Top Sources
Tom Vogler Haley & Aldrich

Please join us for our September Program at the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center.  Tom Vogler, GIS/SIG Board Member and Senior Environmental Scientist at Haley & Aldrich, will be presenting on popular and useful sources for GIS data. Lunch will be served following the presentation.

Link to the Presentation

Changes In Aerial Photography, A Look Back And A Look Forward

GIS/SIG June Program Picnic

Date: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Braddock Bay Park Pavilion (Town of Greece)
199 E Manitou Rd
Hilton, NY 14468
Food: Lunch from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will be served following the presentation

Cost: $5 payable at the door

Register Online

Changes In Aerial Photography, A Look Back And A Look Forward

Jenn Kerry and Andrew Mendola Pictometry

ArcGIS Collector App for Stormwater Inspections

GIS/SIG December Program

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Pittsford Community Library
24 State Street
Pittsford, NY 14534

ArcGIS Collector App for Stormwater Inspections

Dan Allen, GISP MRB Group

MRB Group assisted the Town of Ontario (Wayne County, NY) with the completion of its 2013 Stormwater Phase II inspections. Instead of using paper forms, the Town leveraged its investment in GIS outfall mapping and combined it with ArcGIS Online, and the ESRI Collector App to complete the inspections digitally with smartphone devices. Digital photos of every outfall were also taken with the Collector App and automatically attached to the inspection points. The reporting functions of ArcGIS 10.1 desktop software was then used to generate an automatic paper report for every inspection with the attached photo displayed.

This presentation will cover a technical overview of the process used, in addition to considerations for planning future projects of this type.

GIS and Active Transportation

GIS/SIG September Program

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Greece Town Hall, Eastman Room

1 Vince Tofany Blvd

Rochester, New York


GIS and Active Transportation

Elizabeth Murphy, Active Transportation Specialist, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

David Kruse, Community Planner, SRF & Associates 

Active Transportation is a hot topic in local and regional planning; it encompasses modes of transportation other than the personal motor vehicle.  Climate change, fuel prices, and public health considerations have communities across the nation re-thinking transportation networks and infrastructure to better accommodate pedestrian and bicycle mobility, as well as public transit.  GIS is a critical tool being used by decision makers to take inventory of existing conditions and target priority improvements in the transportation network.

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
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