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2013 Mission First Track, How GIS Supports USAFA's Civil Engineer Squadron by Philip Roy and Trevor Weiland


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USAFA’s Civil Engineer Squadron’s GIS is used by many at the US Air Force Academy, both technical and non-technical users. Learn how GIS is used to help the Civil Engineer Squadron fulfill its …

USAFA’s Civil Engineer Squadron’s GIS is used by many at the US Air Force Academy, both technical and non-technical users. Learn how GIS is used to help the Civil Engineer Squadron fulfill its mission to manage the US Air Force Academy's built and natural environments through respect for heritage, sustained facility excellence and a focus on the future infrastructure of the Academy. During the presentation, you will see that GIS is used to support many mission elements such as Engineering, Operations, Natural Resources, Emergency Management, GeoBase, and more, through map requests, surveys, special projects, and project deliverables. It is accomplished using DoD standards, custom codes, and custom intranet websites. You will also see some of the troubles of the job that can hinder our performance of duties. In the end, you will have received an overall summary of the tasks that we see at the US Air Force Academy to help ensure the success of the mission.

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  • 1. How GIS Supports the pp United States Air Force Academy’s 10th Civil Engineer Squadron g q
  • 2. Introduction: Philip Roy Philip R Phili Roy, GISP •Has been part of GeoBase Program for nearly 10 years •Has worked at Barksdale Air Force Base ( 003 006) a d as o ed a sda e o ce ase (2003-2006) and the US Air Force Academy (2006-present) •Works as the GIS Administrator – – – Manages GeoBase Program at USAFA Maintains Oracle/SDE database Works daily issues, taskers, requests, data updates, etc •Philip Roy ctr@us af mil
  • 3. Introduction: Trevor Weiland Trevor Weiland T W il d •Works at US Air Force Academy (2011-present) •Has previously worked at as p e ous y o ed at: – – – City of Virginia Beach (2007-2011) API Management Services (2006-2007) City of Sacramento (2004-2005) •Works as the GIS Programmer – – – – Maintains ArcGIS Server website Creates custom maps for publications on ArcGIS Server Maintains Portal Webpage Creates custom ETL workflows to support routine tasks •
  • 4. About the US Air Force Academy •About 18,500 acres, located northwest of Colorado Springs •Mission: The mission of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is to educate train and inspire men and educate, train, women to become officers of character motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our Nation.
  • 5. Civil Engineer Squadron Mission Manage the Air Force Academy's built and natural environments through respect for heritage, sustained facility excellence and a focus on the future infrastructure of the Academy
  • 6. GeoBase Mission GeoBase is th U S Ai F G B i the U.S. Air Force (AF) Civil E i Ci il Engineer (CE) program for enterprise IGI&S (Installation Geospatial Information & Services). GeoBase is the p g ) program of record for AF IGI&S recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). GeoBase enhances AF business missions with geographic and spatial (geospatial) information and computerized mapping support. GeoBase provides locationbased context and situational awareness to help AF leaders make th best possible i t ll ti mission d i i k the b t ibl installation i i decisions.
  • 7. GIS Support for Non-CE Missions •At USAFA G B At USAFA, GeoBase d does not di tl support th t directly t the cadets – Due to network and policy differences p y – GIS data does get passed on to Professors for projects/studies – GeoBase is working to expand services to cadets •GeoBase uses GIS to support the Mission Support Group (MSG) and other installation elements – – – – – – Airfield Ai fi ld AntiTerrorism Office Base Safety Security Forces S it F Services Cadet Field Training
  • 8. GeoBase System •Oracle 11g E i O l 11 Environment with E i A SDE i h Esri ArcSDE •Esri ArcGIS Server – – ~45 Web Services 45 ~20 Web Maps (Sample Flex Viewer) •Esri ArcGIS Desktop •Trimble GPS Hardware Trimble – 5700 Base Station, Repeater, Rover – GeoXH, GeoXT
  • 9. SDSFIE v3.0, AF Adaptation •Maintains GIS d M i i data i SDSFIE 3.0 in 30 •The Common Installation Picture (CIP) and Mission Data Sets (MDS) are stored in SDSFIE 3.0 30 format, wherever possible
  • 10. Common Installation Picture (CIP) •The CIP i a standardized set of 31 vector and 1 Th is d di d f d raster geospatial information system map layers maintained by the IGI&S program in the Air Force’s Force s current spatial database software and version. The C CIP includes a geo e e e ced image ( aste ) a d c udes georeferenced age (raster) and vector layers that depict a set of visible man-made and/or natural features as required providing basic situational awareness. The CIP will be made available to federal, state, local, and tribal governments as requested requested.
  • 11. Common Installation Picture (CIP) •SDSFIE v3.0, AF Adaptation •ArcGIS File Geodatabase •WGS84
  • 12. Mission Data Sets (MDS) •Utility GIS D U ili Data – Data is maintained in the GeoBase enterprise database • USAFA Data – SDSFIE – Colorado Springs Utilities provides data dumps • CSU Data – Not SDSFIE – Other Deliverables • Not SDSFIE Compliant – Produce Maps as Needed – Created Dig Permit map for Production Control to i t P d ti C t l t print maps
  • 13. Mission Data Sets (MDS) •CE Planning and the Airfield uses the data in many ways – – – – Airfield Imaginary S f Ai fi ld I i Surfaces Runways/Taxiway information Obstructions, Obstructions Waivers data Land Use, present and future •Planning Specific Layers include Planning – Endangered Species Habitat – Flood Plains
  • 14. Mission Data Sets (MDS) •Cultural Data – Maintain data showing Native American artifact locations – Produce maps for tribes’ visits to USAFA – Layers include • • Specific Artifact Locations General Artifact Locations
  • 15. Mission Data Sets (MDS) •Base Safety – Confined Spaces – Specific Layers include La ers incl de • • Confined Space Locations Custom Attributes for these Confined Spaces p – – – – Waiver Required? Air present? Chlorine present? etc
  • 16. Mission Data Sets (MDS) •Security F S i Forces – Update their Common Operational Picture (COP) through ArcGIS Server website – Updates are seen in UCC/EOC automatically • • • Points showing SF, Fire, Ambulance vehicles Polygons showing Staging Areas, Evacuation Zones, etc Polylines showing Floor Plans, Safe Routes, etc – Other Security Forces GIS Layers include • • • • • Gates Walls Camera Locations Incident Response p Staging Areas
  • 17. Common Operational Picture Waldo Canyon Fire (2012)
  • 18. Waldo Canyon Fire (2012) •Examples of tasks performed during the Waldo Canyon Fire incident: – Daily Briefing Maps Created/Updated – GIS Intranet Website Created – Incorporated Live USGS Data Feed to Intranet Website – Helicopter/Airfield Parking Maps Created – Cadet Evacuation Maps Created – Asset Parking/Evacuation Maps Created – Fi Break Data/Maps Created Fire B k D t /M C t d – Data Digitized as Needed
  • 19. Black Forest Fire
  • 20. Common Operational Picture Black Forest Fire •Initially, the GIS data was updated by 10CES Readiness •Information was based on news reports, fire department tweets, public information p ,p •Esri Background Image Service was consumed •Readiness created initial polygons and points – P l Polygons showing areas affected h i ff t d – Points showing location of USAFA Fire Department
  • 21. Common Operational Picture Black Forest Fire •Eventually, off-base GIS Data was consumed automatically •Consumed Data from GeoMAC fire web service – Points showed destroyed buildings, evacuation centers – Polygons showed affected areas: burned areas, evacuated areas
  • 22. ArcGIS Server – Available Map Applications •Installation Base Map •Areas of Critical Concern •Management Areas •Environmental Regulatory •Land Use Planning •Utilities Systems •Disaster P Di t Preparedness d •Asbestos Sample Locations •Automatic External Diffibulator Locations •Base Camera Locations •Cemetery Inventory •Combined Environmental Combined •Common Operational Picture Viewer, Editor •Confined Spaces Viewer, Editor •Designated Tobacco Areas Viewer, Editor •Exterior Lights Viewer, Editor •Floor Plans •Glycol Samples Viewer, Editor •Irrigation M I i ti Map •Pavement Conditions •Redline Feedback Editor •Roof Conditions •Signs Viewer, Editor •Snow Response •Trails Trails
  • 23. ArcGIS Server – Map Applications Architecture •Built using Sample Flex Viewer 2.5 – Use a common application with multiple config.xml files f fil referenced i th URL d in the – Mash up standard internal and ESRI basemaps with map specific services
  • 24. ArcGIS Server – Map Applications Architecture •All A li ti All Applications h have a common set of Wid t /T l f t f Widgets/Tools for user familiarity • Standard ESRI SFV layout widgets (Header, Navigation, Overview, Scale, etc) • Custom “Redline Feedback” tool based on the standard Edit Widget. Enters feedback into ArcSDE and provides users the bilit t th ability to submit questions and comments to the GIS staffb it ti d t t th t ff does not edit the data directly. • Uses Advanced Widgets from the SFV community – – – – – – – – Search Identify Draw and Measure Swipe Spotlight Point Buffer Print Coordinate Menu MGRS Coordinate Bar
  • 25. Custom Scripts and Tools •Some A GIS Server map services use a local File GDB S ArcGIS S i l l Fil that has been reprojected to WGS84 Web Mercator (Aux Sphere) to increase service p p ) performance without caching. g – ~25 Python scripts update SDSFIE 3.0 Feature Datasets from the ArcSDE database without the need to stop the services and without replication. – Update scripts are scheduled based on the update frequency of the data. Scheduling is accomplished by moving scripts b mo ing to frequency folders. – Creates error/success logs and sends email alerts upon failures failures.
  • 26. Custom Scripts and Tools •PowerShell script recursively scans our Rest Services y y g directory and creates a full Identify Widget/Tool IdentifyWidget.xml for all hosted services. •Notice of submitted Redline Feedback is sent by email the following morning to the GIS staff for corrective action action.
  • 27. Questions / Contact Information QUESTIONS? •Philip Roy GISP Philip Roy, •Trevor Weiland philip roy ctr@us af mil