Agenda for March 29, 2017 Meeting

posted Mar 24, 2017, 12:35 PM by East Idaho RRC

3/29/2017 Meeting

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

1.       Welcome / Introductions, outline agenda for the day

2.       Review and accept meeting minutes from January 25 meeting.

3.       Demonstration of ESRI’s Roads & Highways linear referencing extension by Amit Hazra (from ESRI’s Transportation division). Discussion and tie-in to ITD efforts.

4.       Final update on Intermountain GIS Conference planning: Greg Newkirk, Intermountain GIS Conference C-Chair

5.       GIS TWG and IGC updates

6.       EIG Website redesign – Sue Parsons

7.       EIG Logo redesign – Heather Studley

8.       EIG non-profit status for fundraising purposes?

9.       Schedule an entirely remote Videoconferencing meeting?

10.    Optional post-meeting lunch, location TBD

Agenda & Minutes from January 25, 2017 Meeting

posted Mar 24, 2017, 12:33 PM by East Idaho RRC


1/25/2017 Meeting

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

1.       Welcome / Introductions, outline agenda for the day

2.       Review and accept meeting minutes from December 7 meeting.

3.       Presentation on IdahoView (a  remote sensing consortium) and UAS-based remote sensing research, Dr. Donna Delparte, Idaho State University

4.       Update on Intermountain GIS Conference planning: Greg Newkirk, Intermountain GIS Conference C-Chair

5.       EIG Website overhaul, content development

6.       Member outreach ideas

7.       GIS TWG Updates

8.       Optional post-meeting lunch, location TBD



 EIG Minutes for January 25, 2017

10:00 AM Idaho State University

Attendance:    Greg Newkirk (Fremont County), Keith Weber (ISU), Susan Parsons (ISU), Rob Marin (Teton County), Nikolaus Sterbentz (ITD), Chase Fly (Frontier Precision-phone), Donna Del Parte (ISU), Cody O’Dell (ISU), Kazi Aribuzzqman (ISU).

 

·       Minutes were approved by acclimation.

·       Donna Del Parte, PhD PI made a presentation on the use of Drones and hyperspectral cameras:

·       She introduced a program known as America View, created in 1998 as a USGS initiate called Ohio View. There are 41 states participating so far including Idaho for the last 10 years as Idaho View.

·       She indicated that the program went national in 2000 with a project including K-12 students and teachers, professional workforce and online remote sensing.

·       A hyperspectral camera used with a drone costs about $50K.

·       Donna’s main project related to PVY (potato virus Y) that results in an annual loss of $33M

·       Greg indicated that conference planning is going well.

·       Keith discussed the new State Data Standards (9 pages).

·       Meeting adjourned at 12:00

Minutes from December 7 Meeting

posted Jan 12, 2017, 7:40 AM by East Idaho RRC

 EIRRC Minutes for December 7, 2016

10:00 AM ISU Idaho Falls

Attendance:    Greg Newkirk (Fremont County), Kindra Blair (ISU), Rob Marin (Teton County), Eric Verner (ITD), Trish VanWagonner (Bonneville County), Craig Rindlisbacher, Bonnie Moore & Cole Hibbert (Rexburg/Madison GIS); On phone: Keith Weber (ISU), Susan Parsons (ISU), Heather Studley (Bannock County), Colten Hopkin (Bannock County), Tom Carlson (USGS)

 

  • ·       Tom Carlson, National Liaison (USGS - Idaho, Oregon and Washington Region) presented The National Map.

o   He presented specifically on 3DEP, which is an 8-year program.

o   He talked about the GPSC – geospatial products & service contract, the BAA-broad agency announcement and partnership funding including grants from FEMA which requires a 25% cash match.

o   He talked about many aspects of The National Map including the Topo Style Template for use in ArcGIS. The link to this template is http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/tools/topotemplate/

o   This link is necessary because US Topo maps are output to GeoPDF format, which is not usable in ArcGIS.

  • ·       Rob Marin will send out a copy of Tom’s presentation PDF (sent later that day to everyone in the group)
  • ·       Rob also spoke about his presentation at EcoLunch last month.
  • ·       Sue indicated that BSU MILES has money for travel and should be approached about the conference.
  • ·       Craig asked about how to get GIS and Planning/Agriculture and ecology to collaborate.
  • ·       Greg will send out an updated key conference committee positions.

Minutes from September 18 Meeting

posted Oct 27, 2016, 1:59 PM by East Idaho RRC   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 2:01 PM ]

 EIG Minutes for September 18, 2016

10:00 AM Idaho State University

Attendance:    Greg Newkirk (Fremont County), Dennis Hill (Pocatello),Mary Nies (ISU), Keith Weber (ISU), Susan Parsons (ISU), Kindra Blair (ISU), Andy Newbry (Rupert), Rob Marin (Teton County), Heather Studley (Bannock County), Colten Hopkin (Bannock County), Nikolaus Sterbentz (ITD), Chase Fly (Frontier Precision-phone).

 

Keith moved to approve the minutes and Andy seconded. The motion passed.

Chase made a presentation on the current state of using Drones:

·       He introduced various kinds of drones, cameras, packages in a large number of slides.

·       He explained the difference between a DTM and a DSM.

·       He listed fixed wing and multi rotor Trimble UAV “X5” series.

·       He identified the Sony a7R 36 megapixel camera as one of the better value cameras for UAV’s.

·       He explained in detail about the new FAA Part 107 rule for operating UAV’s/

Greg gave a presentation on joining a GIS professional association

·       He explained the difference between local, state and international groups.

·       He listed a number of national groups, particularly URISA.

Rob led a discussion on changing the name from EIRRC.

·       Sue Parsons made a motion to change the name to East Idaho Geospatial RRC. Andy seconded. The motion passed.

The group discussed having refreshments at the next meeting to attract students. College Market was suggested as a possible venue.

The group suggested sending out another round of flyers for conference abstracts and posters.

Meeting adjourned at 12:15

Agenda for September 28 Meeting @ ISU GIS Center

posted Sep 1, 2016, 8:19 AM by East Idaho RRC   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 8:19 AM ]

9/28/2016 Meeting

 

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

1.       Welcome / Introductions, outline agenda for the day

2.       Review and accept meeting minutes from July 13 meeting.

3.       Intro to Drone Mapping Technology, Chase Fly, Frontier Precision (tentative topic)

4.       Presentation on Professional GIS Organizations / URISA: Greg Newkirk, Intermountain GIS Conference C-Chair

5.       Intermountain GIS Conference Overview & Planning /Call for Papers / Volunteer needs

6.       EIRRC transition to geospatial user’s group: Adopt a new name

7.       Outreach to new members, diversifying membership, website changes; monthly meetings until conference?

8.       Workshop / presentation topic suggestions

9.       Optional post-meeting lunch, location TBD

Minutes from July 13 Meeting

posted Sep 1, 2016, 8:17 AM by East Idaho RRC

 EIRRC Minutes for July 13, 2016

10:00 AM University Place, Idaho Falls

Attendance:    Greg Newkirk (Fremont County), Dennis Hill (Pocatello), Keith Weber (ISU - phone), Andy Newbry (Rupert), Rob Marin (Teton County), Heather Studley (Bannock County) and Colten Hopkin (Bannock County), Trish Van Wagner (Bonneville County), Craig Rindlisbacher (Rexburg), Chase Fly (Electdata – Frontier Precision), Eric Verner (ITD), Ryan Howerton (Chubbuck) and John Sharrard (ESRI).

 

·         ·   Andy moved to approve the minutes and Trish seconded. The motion passed.

·         ·   Rob shared his notes from ESRI-UC 2016:

·       As Microsoft is discontinuing support for COM and DCOM, which ArcMap and ArcCatalog upon which ESRI relies. ESRI has committed to support these two applications until 2022, but is developing all new functionality for ArcGIS Pro.
·       ArcGIS Pro 1.3 is now available for download.
·       ESRI has developed a series of apps & tools to model and map green infrastructure. These can be found at http://www.esri.com/about-esri/greeninfrastructure/tools
·       As the world moves toward mobility, programming has moved to native apps as noted in https://appstudio.arcgis.com/ . The basic level license requires an ArcGIS Online account. The standard version charges a $1,500 annual license fee. It is available in Windows, Mac and Linux.
·       ESRI also introduced the ability to author vector tile creation using ArcGIS Pro and uploaded to ArcGIS Online.
·       ESRI also introduced the new Drone2Map for ArcG

·    Dennis Hill and Craig Rindlisbacher talked about the IGC-EC meeting.

    ·       ISO metadata requirement and standards for all state data.

    ·       Moving to services and away from FTP data download.

    ·       MCPD standards adoption.

    ·       Use of REST endpoints for hyperlinks.

·         ·   Craig began a discussion on topics for the 2017 conference.

·                                                  ·   The Keynote speaker should address current issues facing the GIS community.

        ·       A session tailored to executives would be helpful

·        ·   Rob presented slides on response to questionnaire; general consensus was member enthusiasm for user’s group functions over stagnant data standards efforts

·         ·   Craig suggested reforming EIRRC as a more informal GIS / geospatial user’s group. General agreement that this would attract broader membership. Suggested keeping EIRRC technically alive for official purposes / dealing with state geospatial office

·         ·   Meeting adjourned at 12:45

Minutes from May 4th, 2016 Meeting

posted May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM by East Idaho RRC   [ updated May 18, 2016, 1:32 PM ]


 EIRRC Minutes for May 4th, 2016

10:00 AM University Place, Idaho Falls

Attendance:    Greg Newkirk (Fremont County), Keith Weber (ISU), Andy Newbry (Rupert), Rob Marin (Teton County), Heather Studley (Bannock County) and Colten Hopkin (Bannock County), Nikolaus Sternbentz (ITD), Stewart Ward (Dioptra), Trish Van Wagner (Bonneville County), Chad Hinckley (Rexburg), Cole Hibbard (Rexburg), Ryan Pierson (Electdata), Randy Lee (INL – phone), Scott Bergen (Idaho Fish & Game), Eric Verner (ITD) and Cindy Riegel (Teton County)

 

·       Eric moved to approve the minutes and Andy seconded. The motion passed.

·       Scott then began a presentation on species, niches and real estate.

·       He talked about focus species: mule deer, pronghorn, elk and moose.

·       He specifically presented on migrating vs resident moose.

·       He showed a number of pattern maps of species distribution.

·       He discussed statistical concepts from maximum entropy and Bayesian probability.

·       Tracking was done using GPS collars. He noted that using helicopters to tag animals is dangerous.

·       He spoke about the significance of co-variables such as slope, aspect, elevation, vegetation as they affect the migration habitat.

·       He presented 8 months of data processed in Maxant (a free 3rd party software) that uses a machine learning algorithm that was more predictive that the statistical concepts previously discussed.

·       The groups decided to focus the next meeting on the 2017 Intermountain GIS conference in West Yellowstone, particularly to take about workshops, session chairs, etc.

·       Heather Studley developed the logo for the upcoming conference.

·       Keith provided an update on the Imagery TWG and on ArcGIS Pro.

·       The group then discussed the upcoming ESRI-UC and who would be attending. Keith will have a meet up on the NASA RECOVER program at the conference.

·       Rob asked about the EIRRC website and alternations to the name. A discussion ensued that included the original creation of the group at the state level. One thing Keith suggested is that the “C” in EIRRC should be changed from Center to Council. The group then discussed how each member has varied geospatial specialties and calling the organization GIS is too limiting.

·       Stewart suggested that we focus on how we get our knowledge out to the public.

·       Rob asked for ideas on meeting items, speakers, etc. for future meetings.

·       Meeting adjourned at 12:05

EIRRC Meeting, Wednesday, May 4

posted Apr 6, 2016, 8:08 AM by East Idaho RRC   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 8:35 AM ]

Please join us at our next meeting, located at University Place in Idaho Falls, 1784 Science Center Drive

Bennion Student Union Building, room 109  10:00 am-12:00 noon
Parking Pass is required (attached).

AGENDA ITEMS:


1.       Introductions

2.       Review and accept meeting minutes from February 24 meeting.

3.       Presentation by Scott Bergen, Phd. of Idaho Fish & Game on Wildlife Mapping and GIS

4.       ESRI User’s Conference in June: who’s going, and what to look for

5.       TWG updates

6.       Further discussion of EIRRC name / logo change

7.       Needed web site updates, project status

8.       Optional post-meeting lunch, location TBD

Minutes from February 24the Meeting

posted Mar 7, 2016, 3:28 PM by East Idaho RRC   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 3:37 PM ]

 EIRRC Minutes for February 24, 2016

10:00 AM University Place, Idaho Falls

Attendance:    Greg Newkirk (Fremont County), Keith Weber (ISU), Andy Newbry (Rupert), Rob Marin (Teton County), Heather Studley (Bannock County) and Colten Hopkin (Bannock County), Nikolaus Sternbentz (ITD), Craig Rindlisbacher (Rexburg), Carol Ellison (Ammon), Angie Rudolph and Rich Greenwood (Greenwood Mapping), Stewart Ward (by phone)

 

·   Craig moved and Keith seconded to approve the minutes. The minutes were approved.

·      Rich Greenwood presented his Mapserver Technology by demonstrating Teton County, Wyoming. (www.greenwoodmapping.com  http://maps.greenwoodmap.com/tetonwy/mapserver/ ) 

This included his incorporation of document search into the mapping technology and the use of Google imagery.

·      Keith provided an update on the IGCEC and the new ITC data standard. He indicated that it was approved. It will apply to state agencies and embraces web services over desktop. 

·       Rob indicated that he put up a new list and REST endpoints along with other updates on the web and asked for feedback on these.


·       New google imagery is available at 6” resolution, 3-band for the entire state. The cost is $44K/year but Keith is uncertain what agencies would be allowed to participate and how much each participant would need to contribute to gain access.


·       Rob went to the INL lab & university user’s group meeting. He talked with Sera White about merging the two entities, but they want to meet every 2-4 months at 4:00 PM. They also talked about what interests could bring the two groups together.


·       A discussion ensure about a new name for EIRRC (suggested by Sue Parsons) because this name can be a mouthful. The nickname of East Idaho GIS was suggested. Keith noted that the formal name should remain the same, but a nickname might be appropriate. Heather and Andy will consider a logo and new name.


·       Greg started a conversation about competing venues for the 2017 intermountain GIS conference. The group decided that West Yellowstone is the preferred venue. Heather and Andy will come up with a logo and them.


·       Rob suggested the next meeting be in April and would see if Pam Bond could make a presentation at that meeting.


·       Meeting adjourned at 12:10

EIRRC Meeting, February 24

posted Feb 2, 2016, 8:59 AM by East Idaho RRC   [ updated Feb 19, 2016, 7:52 AM ]

Please join us at our next meeting, located at University Place in Idaho Falls, 1784 Science Center Drive
Bennion Student Union Building, room 109  10:00 am-12:00 noon
Parking Pass is required (attached)

AGENDA ITEMS:

 

1.       Introductions

2.       Review and accept meeting minutes from January 27 meeting.

3.       Presentation by Rich Greenwood of Greenwood Mapping: Open Source Map Server / GIS

4.       ArcGIS Online “show & tell” by EIRRC members

5.       Discussion: comparing ESRI / non-ESRI GIS web solutions

6.       Update on IGCEC meeting / ITA standards.

7.       TWG updates

8.       Updates to EIRRC website

9.       Report on Idaho Falls “GIS User’s Group” meeting

10.    Discussion of EIRRC changes / meeting schedule

11. 2017 Northern Rockies URISA Conference (March/April, 2017)

12.    Optional post-meeting lunch, location TBD

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