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4th Annual Eastern Panhandle WV GIS Users Group Meeting

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  • “the diversity of GIS applications and topics was great” was a recurring praise from your comments last year.This is the coolest thing about GIS, I think, the variety of applications.We all know how useful it can be in business, government, public safety, planning, transportation, environment, defense, education and demographics. And you can go all day naming more…Look at your contact lists and the first thing you may notice is the diversity of organizations represented in attendance. This chart gives you a breakdown.
  • Jessica has mapped where all of us in attendance arrived from today. PRIZE for longest distance travelledDid anyone come from a greater distance than St. Albans, WV to be here today?Greatest distance travelled gets our first door prize, 2010 Calendar of 1000 places to visit before you buy the farm.
  • A couple final notes of importance:Some concerns from last year’s forum are still on our list of topics to address.Like lessons learned on projects involving public utilities, economic development, tax map integration, orthophotos, digital data submissions, and accuracy assessmentsThese holdovers will be combined with your comments after today to begin formulating next year’s agenda.VERY IMPORTANT! Don’t forget to fill out the pink form and submit before you leave today.
  • Please mute all electronic devices and give your full attention to each of our presenters.
  • Start presentations
  • Answer: 1776 (Dec, by George Washington’s family)What is the lowest point of elevation in the State of West Virginia?Potomac River at boundary with Virginia (elevation 240 feet)
  • This half hour was established to get more interaction with the users in the audience. We want to know what’s on your mind or what you are doing with GIS?One issue raised by e-mail by a surveyor who is not in attendance, I believe, is that of accuracy.It’s important for every user of mapping information, whether it’s GIS, AutoCAD, surveying, or internet maps to understand the accuracy of the source data. Don’t assume that it is 100% accurate, because it most likely is not! We strive for accuracy, but you have to understand the purpose of the map. Often times our local government maps, including tax maps, are not actual surveys and do not represent actual boundary lines. Unless a document is certified or metadata explains the appropriate use, You should use most of these maps as reference and planning tools, not legal documents to identify property lines.This is a common problem that can be helped through the use of accuracy assessments, map disclaimers and FGDC compliant metadata to communicate the intended purpose of your map or GIS data. If you don’t know the quality of the data, you either should use it conditionally as a reference or not use it all. That’s my opinion, I am inviting yours.
  • Answer: Berkeley and Jefferson Counties
  • Answer: Trout Pond near Wardensville in Hardy County
  • EPAN2010 Welcome & Introductions

    1. 1. Welcome!Eastern PanhandleWest VirginiaGIS Users Group Meeting<br />Tuesday, August 10, 2010<br />8:00AM – 3:30PM<br />The Country Inn – Berkeley Springs WV<br />Sponsored by Region 9, Morgan Co. Economic Dev Authority, Jefferson Co. GIS Office<br />
    2. 2. Sincerest Thank You to our Event Organizers<br />Region 9 for sponsorship and administration.<br />Jefferson County for door prizes.<br />Our Exhibitors for sharing costs.<br />Our Speakers for sharing their knowledge and experiences.<br />
    3. 3. Logistics<br />Restrooms<br />Breaks<br />Lunch<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Map Gallery Competition<br />Voting ballot provided to attendees<br />Vote for your 3 favorite maps<br />1st, 2nd and 3rd place<br />Turn in votes during lunch break<br />Winner announced and prizes awarded during afternoon break<br />
    6. 6. Exhibitors:<br />Delta Development Group, Inc.<br />Earth Vector Systems LLC<br />Precision Laser & Instrument, Inc.<br />
    7. 7. Demographics<br />65 Total RSVPs<br />
    8. 8. Spatial Distribution<br />
    9. 9. Introductions<br />Please stand up and say…<br />Your Name<br />Your Office<br />Interest in GIS<br />
    10. 10. Feedback Survey Form<br />Please tell us how we are doing and what you hope to see next year<br />Submit it to registration desk before you leave<br />The PINK form!<br />We take your comments very seriously!<br />
    11. 11. Professional Courtesy<br />Please turn off your electronic devices<br />Or set to mute or vibrate<br />Please leave the room if you have to call, e-mail, text, tweet, blog, semaphore or update your preferred social media site.<br />
    12. 12. AGENDA<br /> 8:00AM – 8:30AM Registration (Parkview Garden Room)<br /> 8:30AM – 9:00AM Welcome & Introductions <br />Brenda Hutchinson, Morgan County Commission<br /> Bill Clark, Morgan County Economic Development Authority<br /> Carol Crabtree, Region 9 Planning and Development Council<br />Matthew Mullenax, Parsons Brinckerhoff<br /> 9:00AM – 9:30AM Practical Applications of GIS<br /> Matthew Pennington, Berkeley County Department of Land Use Planning and Engineering<br /> 9:30AM – 10:00AM Jefferson County Parcel Mapping<br /> Tori Myers, Jefferson County Assessor’s Office<br /> 10:00AM – 10:30AM BREAK(Refreshments provided by Region 9)<br /> 10:30AM – 11:30AM Lightning Talks: Overview of National Hydrography Dataset,<br /> Integration of WV DOT Road Data and Addressing Data,<br /> West Virginia Mass Evacuation Planning Evan Fedorko and Kevin Kuhn, West Virginia GIS Technical Center<br /> 11:30AM – 12:00PM Information Exchange Session<br />Attendee participation forum<br /> 12:00PM – 1:00PM LUNCH(On your own)<br /> 1:00PM – 1:30PM Jefferson County GIS Internships Update:<br /> Historic Landmarks and Land Cover Projects<br /> Patrick Corley, West Virginia University<br /> Heather McSharry, Shepherd University<br /> 1:30PM – 2:00PM Integration of Digital Camera Photography into GIS Mobile Data Collection Jim Owecke, Earth Vector Systems LLC<br /> 2:00PM – 2:30PMBREAK (Refreshments provided by Region 9)<br />*** Winnerof Map Gallery Competition Announced***<br /> 2:30PM – 3:30PMArcGIS 10 Lands Record ManagementDrew Kinney andJake Skinner, ESRI<br />
    13. 13. Morning Break<br />Trivia Question time!<br />In what year was the Town of Bath (Berkeley Springs) incorporated?<br />Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 10:30 am<br />
    14. 14. Have you seen this?<br />http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/<br />
    15. 15. Have you seen this?<br />http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/<br />
    16. 16. Past User Comments:<br />“Practical applications for us laymen”<br />“projects with floodplains“<br />“Jefferson County Assessor’s Office…high resolution maps “<br />“more on land use/landowner mapping – Hydrologic data & mapping”<br />“GIS & water resources” <br />“A presentation on using state 911 data “<br />“GIS/GPS”<br />
    17. 17. Information Exchange<br />This is Your Opportunity to (briefly):<br />Share your project<br />What are you working on?<br />Ask an expert<br />Are you experiencing problems?<br />Generate dialog<br />e.g., Understand the Accuracy of your GIS data, mapping and analysis<br />
    18. 18. Lunch Break<br />Trivia Question time!<br />In 1866 what two counties did Virginia unsuccessfully petition the Supreme Court should not be part of WV?<br />Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 1:00 pm<br />
    19. 19. Have you seen this?<br />http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/<br />
    20. 20. Have you seen this?<br />http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/<br />
    21. 21. Afternoon Break<br />Trivia Question time!<br />What is the only natural lake in West Virginia?<br />Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 2:30 pm<br />
    22. 22. Have you seen this?<br />http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/<br />
    23. 23. Have you seen this?<br />http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/<br />
    24. 24. Map Gallery Results<br />1st Place – Jessica Gormont<br />Hydrology of Jefferson County<br />2nd Place – Jennifer Kinzer<br />Parcel Analysis in Washington County<br />3rd Place – Bon Poland<br />Washington County Commuter Map<br />
    25. 25. Thank You and We’ll See You Next Year!<br />