Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 North Dakota Geospatial Summit Wrap-Up

The 2019 North Dakota Geospatial Summit, held October 22-23 at the Bismarck Event Center, was a success!  There were 127 registered attendees with 38% from state agencies, 20% from the private sector, 17% from higher education, 14% from counties, 10% from cities, and 1% from federal agencies. 

Below the photos are links to most of the presentations.

Matt Dunlevy of SkySkopes provided the keynote

The Esri Hands-On Learning Lab was full nearly the entire time:

The Doorway to Learning

Student Station

There's a request to have another UAS panel a few years from now to 
find out what's changed:

The First-Ever UAS Panel

Our Awesome Sponsors

This conference would not have been possible without our sponsors.  Thank you!!

Links to Presentations

General Sessions

The Future of UAS in the 'Silicon Valley of Drones' (keynote)

State GIS Program Update

A2. Government

Back to the Future - Agricultural Land Valuation in Mountrail County, ND

A3. Environmental

Earthquake Vulnerability in the Region of Arequipa, Peru

Using GIS and Machine-Learning to Recognize Subtle Landscape Features Associated with Glacial Lake Agassiz

A4. Core Geospatial

Working with ArcGIS Online Hosted Feature Services

Everything You Need to Know About ArcGIS Vector Tiles

What’s New with ArcGIS – Highlights From the 2019 UC 

B2. Government

Large Data Services of the North Dakota Water Commission

A Modern Approach to Land Records, Taxation, & Assessment 

Enterprise GIS Success at McKenzie County

B3. Core Geospatial

ArcGIS Pro – Next-Generation Desktop GIS

Integrating Survey 123 with a Permitting System for Mobile Inspections

Using ArcGIS Online with Multiple Entities Through Multiple Apps

B4. Technology Trends

UAS Panel Discussion

UAS Solutions for Geospatial Mapping and Surveying

C2. Core Geospatial

ArcGIS Enterprise – Power Your Location Intelligence

Improving Map Usability with Simple Cartographic Considerations

Esri Data Collector App – Developing a Geodatabase & Best Practices 

C3. Health & Emergency

The Minnesota Damage Assessment Data Standard. A Reference and Resource for the Geospatial Community in Minnesota

Creating an Integrated GIS tool to Evaluate the Needs of Disadvantaged Communities

Updating Maps by Local Agencies

C4. Technology Trends

Purpose Driven GIS Applications

D2. Technology Trends

OMF Project – Leveraging High Accuracy GIS to Enhance Field Workflows

Drone Based Lidar and the Future of Survey/GIS

D3. Environmental

Classification and Calculation of Vegetation Indices from High Resolution UAS Imagery

Use of Landsat Satellite Imagery to Identify the Salinization of Soil Due to Brine Spills in Northwestern North Dakota

Estimation of Total Above Ground Biomass from High-Resolution UAS Imagery

D4. Core Geospatial

Taking Advantage of APIs for Geospatial Visualization

Fishing for History: Use of Recreational Sonar to Create Survey Maps

2021 North Dakota Geospatial Summit

Here it is, way down at the bottom...plans are already being made for the next Geospatial Summit, which will most likely be in October and once again be in the Bismarck Event Center.  If you would like to be a part of this next Summit in some way, such as being on the planning committee, providing a presentation, providing sponsorship, etc., please let us know!  Thank you!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Updated and New Datasets on the GIS Hub

Datasets have been added and updated on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

USGS 2013 National Land Cover (New! Courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

USGS 2016 National Land Cover (New! Courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

USDA-NASS 2016 Cropland Data Layer (New! Courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

USDA-NASS 2017 Cropland Data Layer (New! Courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

National Grasslands (updated, courtesy of the Game and Fish Dept.)

National Wildlife Refuges (updated, courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

Waterfowl Production Areas (updated, courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

State Forests (updated, courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

Wildlife Management Areas (updated, courtesy of the Game and Fish Department)

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the GIS Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: waterfowl) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button