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Session: Mobile GIS for the Enterprise

Craig Greenwald

Managing mobile users and data in an enterprise GIS environment presents many challenges.  Files must be processed and organized, field edits must be checked for quality, and everyone in the organization always needs to have the most current and accurate data. Effective use of techniques like user logins, automatic tracking fields, and ArcGIS Geodatabase versioning, combined with well designed workflows, can help keep the best possible data flowing through an organization.  This session will show you how to manage base and operational data, design efficient mobile maps and workflows, and effectively exchange GIS data with all your field users.

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 16:19
Terry Bartlett

Abstract Title: Integrate and Mobilize your Enterprise – Case Study: City of Kirkland, WA - Public Works/StormWater Key words/phrases: ArcGIS Enterprise Application Integration – GIS-Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) integration, Mobile GIS, Asset Field Data Collection (FDC) Work Order & Service Request field automation, Asset management condition updates, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Abstract text: Throughout the years, organizations have invested a vast amount of time and resources in building corporate data systems including GIS. Many have established robust processes for maintenance and support of their information technology (IT) infrastructure. As a result, most organizations now have mature IT infrastructures to store, retrieve, and maintain their corporate data. Disseminating and providing access to crucial corporate data in the field in a highly reliable and secure manner is the next step in leveraging the investment you have made in your current information systems and the realization of the “enterprise information system”. Organizations are replacing traditional paper and telephone-based systems with mobile and wireless solutions that enable access to key information directly from the field. This step is paramount to delivering a higher level of benefits and realizing the full return on investment of time and money in your information systems. The City of Kirkland, WA Pubic Works Department (Kirkland) began integrating their ESRI GIS and Hansen EAM business systems years ago. A component to their integrated enterprise vision is mobilizing the integrated business information to the field to include operations as part of the overall enterprise asset management system (Infor/Hansen). Operational field staff are key cogs in the information management work flows of all organizations. Kirkland is getting digital mapbooks in the field integrated with their Hansen Asset/Work Management system and is beginning to automate their asset data update maintenance work flows in the field utilizing existing field maintenance staff. GeoResults Mobile is powered by ESRI’s ArcGIS and Microsoft’s “smart client’ technologies and is a cost-effective yet robust solution for Kirkland. This presentation will cover Kirklands’s implementation of an operational mobile field solution, how it integrates GIS and the enterprise, and a description of the paradigm shift in going paperless with their field operations. Author: Terry Bartlett Marshall and Associates, Inc. Phone: (208) 475-4908 Cell: (208) 908-2818 Email:

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 12:49

Session: ESRI ArcGIS Server API Comparison

James VanDyk

Latitude Geographics has built web applications using all of the APIs available with ArcGIS Server. This presentation will provide some insight into our experiences, including why Silverlight is the leading API to build lightweight mapping applications with. Latitude Geographics will also present a demonstration of a map-driven Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) solution using ESRI ArcGIS Server and the Silverlight API.

Monday, September 7, 2009 - 12:28

Session: GIS in Education

Prof. John Ritter

GIS Education in the University Setting

Baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in GIS are diverse in their intent and scope. A brief overview of GIS undergraduate and graduate programs in the Northwest will be given in light of a few of the educational needs noted by the recent publication of Geographic Information Science & Technology – Body of Knowledge.

Efforts being made by the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) to promote GIS education will be discussed. These efforts include: 1) week-long training workshops for K-12 teachers in the use/implementation of GPS/GIS within their classroom; 2) the construction of articulation agreements with regional community colleges; and 3) the maintenance of suitable GIS curricula to support current degree programs at OIT (i.e., a GIS Minor, a four-year B.S. degree in Geomatics/GIS, and its intent to begin a Master’s program by the Fall of 2010).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 13:30
GIS in Education

Session: Poster

Wendy Eklund

Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board licenses specific areas to outfitters. Over 6 years close to 2000 areas for 40 different activities have been digitized. Idaho Fish and Game has produced a number of different maps to assist the board in its decisions about new areas and resolving conflicts which have become apparent now that the area descritions can be seen spatially. This map for use by the US Forest Service shows the areas for Elk and Deer hunting areas and the river segments.  Outfitter license area maps may also be accessed at

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 06:11