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EPAN09 - Welcome and Introductions

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Eastern Panhandle West Virginia GIS Users Group Meeting; Friday, September 18, 2009;
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service NCTC. Sponsored by Region 9, Jefferson Co. GIS/Addressing Office & NCTC

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EPAN09 - Welcome and Introductions

  1. 1. Welcome! Eastern Panhandle West Virginia GIS Users Group Meeting Friday, September 18, 2009 8:00AM – 4:00PM U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service NCTC Sponsored by Region 9, Jefferson Co. GIS/Addressing Office & NCTC
  2. 2. Sincerest Thank You to our Event Organizers <ul><li>NCTC for hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Region 9 for sponsorship and administration </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson County for admin & door prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Our Speakers for sharing their knowledge and experiences </li></ul>
  3. 3. Logistics <ul><li>Restrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul>
  4. 5. You are here Lunch is here
  5. 6. Map Gallery Competition <ul><li>Voting ballot provided to attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Vote for your 3 favorite maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn in votes during lunch break </li></ul><ul><li>Winner announced and prizes awarded during afternoon break </li></ul>
  6. 7. Quick History of EPan Forum <ul><li>February 2007 – Clarion in Shepherdstown </li></ul><ul><li>August 2007 – WVU Health Center in Martinsburg </li></ul><ul><li>August 2008 – Holiday Inn Martinsburg </li></ul><ul><li>Today – 3 rd Annual Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceived and organized initially by Marty Kazmierczak, Gannet Fleming, in early 2007 and sponsored annually by Region 9 since. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Past User Comments <ul><li>“ List of GIS resource websites and contacts would be helpful” </li></ul>http://wvgis.wvu.edu/
  8. 9. http://www.wvagp.org/
  9. 10. Demographics
  10. 11. Spatial Distribution
  11. 12. Introductions <ul><li>Please stand up and say… </li></ul><ul><li>Your Name </li></ul><ul><li>Your Office </li></ul><ul><li>Why you are here today </li></ul>
  12. 13. Feedback Survey Form <ul><li>Please tell us how we are doing and what you hope to see next year </li></ul><ul><li>Submit it to front desk before you leave </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The PINK form! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We take your comments very seriously! </li></ul>
  13. 14. Professional Courtesy <ul><li>Please turn off your electronic devices </li></ul><ul><li>Or set to mute or vibrate </li></ul><ul><li>Please leave the auditorium if you have to call, e-mail, text, tweet, blog, semaphore or update your Facebook </li></ul>
  14. 15. AGENDA 8:00AM – 8:30AM Registration (Main Entry Auditorium Lobby) 8:30AM – 9:00AM Welcome & Introductions Glenn Gravatt, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Carol Crabtree, Region 9 Planning and Development Council Todd Fagan, Jefferson County GIS Office 9:00AM – 9:30AM GIS Consortiums: A Regional Solution Tony Simental, WV Office of State GIS Coordinator 9:30AM – 10:00AM Funding Your GI $ John Dubnansky, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. 10:00AM – 10:15AM BREAK (Refreshments provided by NCTC) 10:15AM – 10:45AM Understanding Google Earth and GIS Matthew Mullenax, Parsons Brinckerhoff 10:45AM – 11:15AM Using LiDAR to Map Sinkholes in Jefferson County, WV John Young, U.S. Geological Survey 11:15AM – 11:45AM Information Exchange Session Attendee participation forum 11:45AM – 1:00PM LUNCH (Provided onsite by Region 9) 1:00PM – 1:30PM What’s Your Angle? – Slope Modeling & Terrain Analysis Jessica Gormont, Jefferson County GIS Office Rachel Shirley, Shepherd University 1:30PM – 2:00PM Urban Tree Canopy Assessment in the Eastern Panhandle Frank Rodgers, Cacapon Institute 2:00PM – 2:15PM BREAK (Refreshments provided by NCTC) *** Winner of Map Gallery Competition Announced*** 2:15PM – 3:00PM Tips & Tricks for Using ArcGIS Online at 9.3.1 Drew Kinney and Rachel Weeden, ESRI 3:00PM – 4:00PM Optional Tour of NCTC Facilities
  15. 16. Morning Break <ul><li>Trivia Question time! </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the lowest point of elevation in West Virginia? </li></ul><ul><li>Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 10:15 am </li></ul>
  16. 17. Past User Comments <ul><li>Would like to see “new developments with products” </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in “parcel data implementation” </li></ul><ul><li>“ how can County governments pay for GIS? Funding is a question” </li></ul>
  17. 18. Past User Comments <ul><li>“ inter-County cooperative efforts” </li></ul><ul><li>“ GIS for resource protection” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why can’t I just use Google Earth?” </li></ul>
  18. 19. Information Exchange <ul><li>This is Your Opportunity to (briefly): </li></ul><ul><li>Share your project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you working on? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask an expert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you experiencing problems? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generate dialog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g., Understand the Accuracy of your GIS data, mapping and analysis </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Trivia Question time! </li></ul><ul><li>West Virginia entered the union in <year> as the < n th > State </li></ul>
  20. 21. Lunch Break <ul><li>West Virginia entered the union in 1863 as the 35 th State </li></ul><ul><li>Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 1:00 pm </li></ul>
  21. 22. You are here Lunch is here Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 1:00 pm
  22. 23. AGENDA 8:00AM – 8:30AM Registration (Main Entry Auditorium Lobby) 8:30AM – 9:00AM Welcome & Introductions Glenn Gravatt, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Carol Crabtree, Region 9 Planning and Development Council Todd Fagan, Jefferson County GIS Office 9:00AM – 9:30AM GIS Consortiums: A Regional Solution Tony Simental, WV Office of State GIS Coordinator 9:30AM – 10:00AM Funding Your GI $ John Dubnansky, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. 10:00AM – 10:15AM BREAK (Refreshments provided by NCTC) 10:15AM – 10:45AM Understanding Google Earth and GIS Matthew Mullenax, Parsons Brinckerhoff 10:45AM – 11:15AM Using LiDAR to Map Sinkholes in Jefferson County, WV John Young, U.S. Geological Survey 11:15AM – 11:45AM Information Exchange Session Attendee participation forum 11:45AM – 1:00PM LUNCH (Provided onsite by Region 9) 1:00PM – 1:30PM What’s Your Angle? – Slope Modeling & Terrain Analysis Jessica Gormont, Jefferson County GIS Office Rachel Shirley, Shepherd University 1:30PM – 2:00PM Urban Tree Canopy Assessment in the Eastern Panhandle Frank Rodgers, Cacapon Institute 2:00PM – 2:15PM BREAK (Refreshments provided by NCTC) *** Winner of Map Gallery Competition Announced*** 2:15PM – 3:00PM Tips & Tricks for Using ArcGIS Online at 9.3.1 Drew Kinney and Rachel Weeden, ESRI 3:00PM – 4:00PM Optional Tour of NCTC Facilities
  23. 24. Afternoon Break <ul><li>Trivia Question time! </li></ul><ul><li>Guess the slope (in percent) of the white handrails leading up to the museum from the main lobby. </li></ul><ul><li>Please return and be seated for our next presentation by 2:15 pm </li></ul>
  24. 25. Map Gallery Results <ul><li>1st Place – Jessica Gormont </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrology of Jefferson County </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd Place – Jennifer Kinzer </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parcel Analysis in Washington County </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd Place – Bon Poland </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Washington County Commuter Map </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Optional Tour <ul><li>Please give a show of hands if you plan to stay for the tour at the end of our meeting today (3:00 PM) </li></ul><ul><li>Tour will last no longer than 45 minutes to an hour </li></ul>
  26. 27. Thank You and We’ll See You Next Year!

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