Here's a great overview video of the conference, courtesy of Dr. Joseph Kerski who was one of our awesome keynote speakers: North Dakota GIS Users Conference Highlights
Here's the video of the two keynote presentations: Keynote Video Dr. Kerski provided the first beginning at 5:50; Dr. Philp provided the second which starts at around 40:20. At around 1:06:15 the discussion with the audience begins.
There is no way for a few photos or text can capture everything that went on at the conference, but what follows are just a few snippets.
|A Buffet of Lessons|
The Esri Hands-On Learning Lab was once again in high demand. This is a great way to learn more about the software and have direct access to an Esri instructor. Thank you Esri for your support!
Attendees of this conference know first-hand that our keynote presenters raised the bar of excellence. Dr. Joseph Kerski and Dr. Alex Philp kicked off the conference with individual presentations which were followed by them leading an audience discussion.
As the conference continued, both Dr. Kerski and Dr. Philp provided additional presentations.
|Dr. Philp - Geography of Disease Workshop|
|Augmented Reality Sandbox|
The University of North Dakota and Bismarck State College each provided augmented reality sandboxes. By simply rearranging the sand in the box with one's hands, and by hovering one's fist over the sand and then unclenching the fist, one can change the displayed contours, fill depressions with what appears to be water, and watch the flow of the "water."
At this conference not only did we have breakout rooms for presentations and workshops, we also had presentations, exhibitors, lunch and breaks, all in the same room.
In this age of easy to use tools and rich sets of data sources, it's extremely easy to not think about what is going on behind that OK or NEXT button. Dr. Kerski provided the closing keynote, with a very applicable topic:
|Don't Forget about Data Quality!|
|Our Awesome Sponsors|
This conference would not have been possible without our sponsors. Thank you!!
Links to Presentations
- Five Societal Forces Catapulting GIS into the Mainstream
- Billions of Interconnected Things: A Revolution for the Geospatial Community
- GIS and Public Health: The Economic Geography of Disease
- Knowledge from Pixels
- Creating Community through Volunteer Mapping & Project Example
- Empowering Citizen Scientists through GIS
- Migrating Historic Data Sources to ArcGIS Online
- Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
- The Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)
- 2020 Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA)
- From Satellite to Maps: Bringing Remote Sensing Data to Your GIS Application
- New Lidar Technologies for 3DEP
- Estimate Water Temperature from the Landsat 8 TIR Bands using the Split Window Algorithm: A Case Study for Devils Lake
- Give 'Em Map Envy: How to Stylize Your Map in Inkscape to Make it Downright Amazing
- Don’t Get Lost without your GIS Roadmap!
- The New ND GIS Hub Data Portal
- Drones: Making Engineering Tasks Easier
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Image Applications and Data Management for Precision Agriculture
- Impact of Wetlands Loss on the Long-Term Flood Risks of Devils Lake in a Changing Climate
- Poster: MultiTemporal Landsat Data Analysis of Brine Spill Impacted Farmlands
- Integrating ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online and ArcMap Desktop to create a comprehensive GIS-Based Mobile Data Collection and Reporting System
- Addressing Geographic Disparities in Access to Ambulance Services: Ensuring Access while Minimizing Costs
- NDDOT’s Road Conditions Reporting System - From the Plow to the Map
- GIS Applications for Public Works
- Full GIS Technical Committee Meeting
- Spatial Analysis with ArcGIS Online
- Hydrology in the GIS Age
- 2017 Geographic Targeting System for Groundwater Monitoring
- Targeting Surface Water Quality with PTMApp
- Development of Climate Database Utility for SWAT (CDUSt) and analysis of reforecasting PRISM data
- North Dakota Statewide Parcel Dataset Panel Discussion
- Creating Custom Widgets with the WebApp Builder for ArcGIS
- Mobile Imaging Solutions for Asset Collection
- What's New with ArcGIS Enterprise?
- Introduction to Insights for ArcGIS
- Choosing the Right Solution for Flood Infrastructure Inspection in the field: compare and contrast Esri's Survey123 and Collector
- Why Data Quality Matters
The conference co-chairs Ann Fritz and Angie Milakovic would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their help and assistance:
- Bismarck State College for hosting the conference
- Skip from the NDDOT for the poster in the exhibit area
- Alison of the BSC Conference Services for taking care of the logistics
We also extend a special thanks to those who spent their valuable time preparing for the presentations, workshops, and exhibits...to share their ideas with the GIS community.
Conference Planning Committee
- Angie Milakovic, Bismarck State College
- Ann Fritz, ND Dept. of Health
- Alison Zarr, Bismarck State College, Continuing Education
- Bob Nutsch, ND Information Technology Dept.
- Brad Rundquist, University of North Dakota
- Cameon Eisenzimmer, Ackerman-Estvold
- Dan Janes, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
- Jim Mertz, Bolton & Menk
- Steve Shivers, U.S. Geological Survey
- Solli Frank, Juniper Environmental
We hope to see you at the next conference! Stay tuned!