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Summer 2022 Quarterly Meeting (Salem)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
1:00-4:00 PM

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

100 High St. SE, Suite 200*
Salem, OR

Note: the first and third presentations were reversed in the meeting.

1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:50  Imagery in Salem, a GIS Story of Transformation From Paper to Service, City of Salem
    Express Tour of DataSalem, Driving City Strategic Goals with ArcGIS Hub, City of Salem
1:50 - 2:10 Keizer and GIS: A Brief Overview, Sue Ranseen, City of Keizer
2:10 - 2:45  ArcGIS Enterprise Deployment at Polk County, Eric McAvoy, Polk County
2:45 - 3:00  Break
3:00 - 4:00 ESRI User Conference Recap, John Sharrard, ESRI
What's New at Esri - MWVGISUG August 3 2022_r.pdf   OR Land Records Strategy Canvas (final).pdf
   Broadband Internet Availability in Oregon, John Ruffing, ESRI
ORURISA User Group 8-3-22_Ruff.pdf   July2022Presentation.pdf   HRGReen_BroadbandStudy_Presentation_pub.pdf

Spring 2022 Quarterly Meeting (Albany)
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
1:00-4:00 PM

City Council Chambers, Albany City Hall

333 Broadalbin St. NW
Albany, OR

***Zoom Link***

Meeting ID: 870 9157 4975

Passcode: 99999


1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 2:00  Converting Intergromat Scenarios in the Linn County Parks Visitor Survey to Microsoft Power Automate, Keith Olsen, Linn County

2:00 - 2:20  Accommodating New Federal Lead Water Service Documentation Requirements, ArcGIS Field Maps and Experience Builder, Caleb Anderson, EWEB
2:20 - 2:30  Break

2:30 - 3:00  ORURISA Joins OneURISA: How Does This Affect ORURISA Members?, Nikki Hart-Brinkley, ORURISA Board Member/ Southern Oregon GIS Users Group Lead
3:00 - 3:30 Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office Updates and State Initiatives Underway, Rachel Smith, Geographic Information Officer, GEO

Winter 2020 Quarterly Meeting (Eugene)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
1:00-4:00 PM

Lane County Public Works, Goodson Rom

3040 N. Delta Hwy
Eugene, OR


1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business, Bill Clingman, Lane Council of Governments  
1:10 - 1:40  ArcGIS Online Application for Wastewater Illicit Discharge, Duke Declue and Carola Eklund, City of Eugene
1:40 - 2:10  EWEB: GIS Overview and 2019 Winter Storm Response, Caleb Anderson and Julie Hamilton, Eugene Water & Electric Board
2:10 - 2:40  Break
2:40 - 3:10  Modernizing EPUD's GIS with ESRI Utility Network, Jody Bramel and Caitlin Todd, Emerald People's Utility District
3:10 - 3:40  Homeless Camp Application, Chris Zeitner, City of Springfield
3:40 - 3:50  Wrap Up, Parting Words, Adjournment, Bill Clingman, Lane Council of Governments 

Fall 2019 Quarterly Meeting (Corvallis)
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
1:00-4:00 PM

Corvallis Public Library, Main Meeting Room

645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR


1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 2:00  "SuperTracts", Richard Lycan, Portland State University
2:00 - 2:30  Offline ESRI Apps Workflows, Eric McAvoy, Polk County
2:30 - 2:45  Break
2:45 - 3:15  Customizing Widgets and Web Apps- the Magic Secrets of InfoHub, the City of Albany's New Mapping Site, David Jacobus
3:15 - 4:00  Using GIS to Reconcile Command Success Rates vs Router Optimization for Improving Communication on an AMI Metering System for Electrical Service, Erik Voice, Salem Electric

Summer 2019 Quarterly Meeting (Salem)
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
1:00-4:00 PM

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

100 High St. SE, Ste. 200
Salem, OR


1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 2:00  OGIC Funding Request Status and Next Steps, Cy Smith and Theresa Burcsu, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office
2:00 - 2:30  Monitoring Data Health Using Operations Dashboard, Caleb Anderson, Anastasiya Grecu, and Philip Chapman, City of Salem
2:30 - 2:40  Break
2:40 - 3:00  Polk County Rural Broadband Survey- What Do We Do? Dean Anderson, Polk County
3:00 - 4:00  New Industry Solution Templates Roundup and Deployment Strategies, John Sharrard and John Ruffing, ESRI

Spring 2019 Quarterly Meeting (Albany)
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
1:00-4:00 PM

Albany City Hall, Council Chambers

333 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany, OR


1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:40  GIS for Public Safety Purposes: Supporting 9-1-1 Systems, Deb Rozenboom and Spencer Helwig, Geocomm
1:40 - 1:50  Break
1:50 - 2:20  Distributed Collaboration, John Ruffing, ESRI Distributed Collaboration WVUG.pdf Architecting-the-Arcgis-Platform.pdf
2:20 - 2:30  Break
2:30 - 3:00  Lessons Learned Upgrading Enterprise GIS, Keith Olsen, Linn County GIS
3:00 - 3:10  Break
3:10 - 4:00  Tech Refresh, What's New- Report from ESRI Development Team Meetings, John Sharrard, ESRI

Additional informational links from ESRI:

Distributed Collaboration:


Architecture Design: 

GeoNet Resources:  Use this to search on particular topics

Winter 2019
Cancelled due to inclement weather

Fall 2018 Quarterly Meeting (Corvallis)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:00-4:00 PM
Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room

645 NW Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR


1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:40  Oregon Explorer Program Mapping and Reporting Tools, Jeanine Salwasser, Oregon Explorer Program Lead
1:45 - 2:15  Cartographic Display and Analysis of Ticket Sales, Sarah Zaleski, City of Eugene
2:15 - 2:30  Break
2:30 - 3:10  Building Routed Roads on the Cheap: Road Inventory for Polk County, Eric McAvoy, Polk County
3:15 - 3:45  How to Serve My Public Safety Emergency Communications Center, Eadie Kaltenbacher, Michael Baker International

Summer 2018 Quarterly Meeting (Salem)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
1:00-4:00 PM
Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments
100 High St. SE Suite 200
Salem, OR


1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:30  ORURISA or...What?, Dean Anderson, Polk County/Past ORURISA President
1:30 - 2:10  Statewide Framework Data Funding, Cy Smith and Theresa Burcsu, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office
2:10 - 2:30  Salem's Water Advisory: Using GIS to Communicate, Analyze, and Understand the Algae Crisis, Caleb Anderson and Amber Lauzon, City of Salem
2:30 - 2:40  Break
2:40 - 3:00  A Stable, Robust (Kitchen Sink) GeoCortex Application for Salem's GIS Users, Travis Smith, City of Salem
3:00 - 3:30  Performance Management Strategies and Reporting Return on Investment, Dan Henderson, ESRI
3:30 - 4:00  New ESRI Technologies Supporting Data Collection, John Sharrard, ESRI

Spring 2018 Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018


Albany City Hall

333 Broadalbin St. SW

Albany, OR



1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:40  Vegetative and Geomorphic Change in the McKenzie Watershed, David Richey, Lane Council of Governments
1:40 - 1:50  Break
1:50 - 2:50  ESRI's New Operations Dashboard Technologies, John Sharrard, ESRI
2:50 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:30 Web App Roundtable Discussion, Richard Montague and Dave Jacobus, City of Albany

Winter 2018 Quarterly Meeting (Eugene)
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018


Lane County Public Works, Willamette Building, Goodson Room

3040 N. Delta Hwy, Eugene



1:00 - 1:05  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:05 - 1:30  LiDAR for Urban Canopy Analytics and Managing Urban Forests, Vivek Shandas, PhD, and Jackson Voelkel, MUS, CAPA Strategies LLC
1:30 - 2:00  Extraction of Building Footprints from LiDAR Data, Robert Hairston-Porter, DOGAMI
2:00 - 2:30  LiDAR-Based Landslide Inventory of the Eugene-Springfield area, Nancy Calhoun, DOGAMI
2:30 - 2:45  Break
2:45 - 3:15  Applications of LiDAR: Successes and....Challenges, Joe Gordon, Portland Metro
3:15 - 3:45  Biomass Estimation, Keith Olsen (OSU), David Bell (USFS), Harold Zald (Humbolt State University)

Fall 2017 Quarterly Meeting (Corvallis)
Thursday, October 12th, 2017


Corvallis Benton County Library, Main Meeting Room

645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis



1:00 - 1:05  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:05 - 1:35  Statewide Imagery Project, Brady Callahan, GIS Program Lead, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
1:35 - 2:05  Mapping For Flood Risk Perception in Urban Areas: The Case of South Corvallis, Luis Gomez, Oregon State University (PhD Student)
2:05 - 2:35  Mapping the Dead: A Proof-of-Concept for Building Mobile-Friendly Web Mapping Capacity in a Tribal Environment, Jen Martin, Data Coordinator, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
2:25 - 2:45  Break
2:45 - 3:15  An Open Framework For Digital Storytelling with Web Maps, Bo Zhao, Oregon State University, Assistant Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Science
3:15 - 3:45  Google Earth Engine's Geospatial Analysis Tools, Ryan Crumley, M.A., Oregon State University (PhD Student)

Summer 2017 Quarterly Meeting (Salem)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

1:00-4:00 pm

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

100 High St. SE, Suite 200, Salem*



1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 1:35  The Path of GeoTotality: How Salem Survived the Eclipse Using GIS as the Data/Communication Hub, Megan Klein and Dan                            Brown, City of Salem
1:35 - 2:00  Parks, Traffic, Utilities! Public Works Emergency Operations on Eclipse Day, Caleb Anderson and Devin Doring, City of Salem
2:00 - 2:45  ORS Framework: Data Sharing Among Public Bodies, and Geospatial Data Act, S. 1253, Cy Smith, Oregon GEO
2:45 - 3:00  Break
3:00 - 4:00  Insights for ArcGIS: Analysis Via Web Applications, and General ESRI Update, John Sharrard, ESRI

Spring 2017 Quarterly Meeting (Albany)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

1:30-3:30 pm

Albany City Hall, Council Chambers

333 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany



1:30 - 1:40  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:40 - 2:15  Connecting/Configuring ArcGIS Open Data to Online Portal, Dave Jacobus, City of Albany
2:15 - 2:40  Locating and Making Publicly Available Elevation Certificates and LOMAs in Linn County, Sean Shortes, Linn County
2:40 - 2:50  Break
2:50 - 3:30 Group Round Table Discussion/Q&A

Winter 2017 Quarterly Meeting (Eugene)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

1:00-4:00 pm

Lane County Public Works, Willamette Building, Goodson Room (see map below)

3040 N. Delta Hwy, Eugene



1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 1:50  GIS Road Map- Strategic Planning, Marcus Glass, Timmons Group
1:50 - 2:25  High Accuracy BYOD GPS/GNSS Receivers with Collector, Rich Ash, GeoMobile Innovations
2:25 - 2:50  Break
2:50 - 3:25 Role of GIS in Outage Management at EWEB During December Ice Storm, Raoul Duato, Eugene Water and Electric Board
3:25 - 4:00  Accessible Routing Map Application for Downtown Eugene, Megen Brittell and Amy Lobben, U of O Dept. of Geography

Fall 2016 Quarterly Meeting (Corvallis)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

1:00-4:00 pm

Benton County Library, Corvallis

645 NW Monroe Ave.



1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:50  Oregon GIS Explorer Tools, Myrica McCune, Institute for Natural Resources, OSU
1:50 - 2:30  Deschutes River Vegetation Analysis, Peter Gruendike,  River Design Group
2:30 - 2:40  Break
2:40 - 3:20  Topic TBD, OSU GIS Masters Students
3:20 - 4:00  City of Forest Grove GIS Conversion, Marcus Glass, Timmons Group

Summer 2016 Quarterly Meeting (Salem)
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

1:00-4:00 pm

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

100 High Street SE, Suite 200*



1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 1:45  SAFE Portal: Using ArcGIS Portal for Emergency Management, Collaboration, Lifeline Analysis, and Damage Assessment, City of Salem GIS Team
1:45 - 2:30 ArcGIS Collector App, John Sharrard, ESRI
2:30 - 2:45  Break
2:45 - 3:15  High Accuracy BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) GPS/GNSS Receivers With Collector/ArcPad, Rich Ash, GeoMobile Innovations
3:15 - 4:00  Using ArcGIS Collector for Water Quality Monitoring, and Developing ArcPy Script Toolbox, David Richey, Lane Council of Governments

Spring 2016 Quarterly Meeting (Albany)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2:00-4:00pm ***PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!***

City of Albany, Council Chambers

333 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany



2:00 - 2:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
2:10 - 2:45  Review of Damage Assessment Efforts in Albany, Dave Jacobus, City of Albany
2:45 - 3:20 Field Inventory of Blighted Conditions in Eugene, OR, Beginning to End, Sarah Zaleski, City of Eugene
3:20 - 3:30  Break
3:30 - 4:00  Briefing on Work Being Done by JLCIMT/State CIO Geospatial Data Sharing Work Group, Cy Smith, State GIO, and Sean McSpaden, Legislative Fiscal Office IT Analyst

Winter 2016 Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1-4pm

City of Eugene Public Works, Les Lyle Conference Room

99 E. Broadway, 4th Floor, Eugene*



1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business

1:10 - 2:10  New Applications and Utilizations of GIS, City of Eugene

Tracy Calhoun, City of Eugene Public Works:

Demonstration of an ArcGIS Online application used by City of Eugene wastewater and stormwater pollution control technicians to perform upstream trace and subsequent filter on the City’s stormwater infrastructure to track the discharge of illicit chemicals into the system.

Sarah Zaleski, Will Dowdy, and Anne Fifield, City of Eugene Planning and Development:

City of Eugene PDD staff are exploring ways to illustrate the geographical distribution of property tax data.  This project is seen as a stepping stone to further potential conversations around issues such as geographical distribution of tax revenue, property values, and planning policies, and will also explore using 3- dimensional mapping as a tool in telling the story.

Eric Cariaga, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space:

Demonstration of ArcGIS Online applications being used in Urban Forestry and for the Streetlight Updates project, focusing on editable Feature Services and use of mobile devices for real-time updates from the field.  Also demonstrating how the Operations Dashboard utilizes web maps to monitor activities and create reports (i.e. streetlight installations in real time).

2:10 - 2:40 Asset Management with ArcGIS Online, City of Springfield

Chris Zeitner, City of Springfield:

Pilot projects at City of Springfield to help operations field crews streamline asset management workflow.  Using a variety of products, including INFOR, FME and ArcGIS Online, the City is creating intuitive and easy-to-use mobile applications to help field crews complete tasks more efficiently.

2:40 - 3:00  Break/Networking

3:00 - 4:00  Three Brand New Applications Within ArcGIS Software Family, ESRI

John Sharrard and Heather Glock, ESRI

  • ·         ArcGISEarth, recently released
  • ·         Survey 123 for ArcGIS, currently in beta release
  • ·         Workforce for ArcGIS, currently in beta release

Fall 2015 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 (GIS Day), 1-4pm

Corvallis Forestry Science Lab

3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis



1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 1:45  State of the Region Project, Jami Dennis and Tarah Campi, Oregon Cascades West COG
1:45 - 2:45 Demonstration of the Redesigned OregonExplorer Site, Janine Salwasser and Marc Rempel, OSU Institute For Natural Resources
2:45 - 3:00  Break/Networking
3:00 - 4:00  Tracking Socio-Environmental Change from 400 Miles Overhead, Jamon Van Den Hoek, Oregon State Geospatial Intelligence Initiative

Summer 2015 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments
100 High Street SE, Suite 200 (2nd Floor)


1:00 - 1:15  Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 1:45  ArcGIS Collector Revealed: Successes and Challenges, City of Salem GIS Team
1:45 - 2:30 ESRI "Grab Bag"- Technology Updates and Upcoming Developments, John Sharrard, ESRI
2:30 - 2:40  Break
2:40 - 3:00  Finding High Quality Imagery for the Willamette Valley, Eric McAvoy, Polk County
3:00 - 3:45  Pictometry/Eagleview Product Review, Erin Ford and Kyle Souhrada, Pictometry
3:45 - 4:00  Q&A

Spring 2015 Quarterly Meeting

*** RESCHEDULED DATE Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, 1:00-3:30pm ***

**RESCHEDULED LOCATION Albany City Hall, City Council Chambers
333 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany



1:00 - 1:15 Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:15 - 1:45  Development of Active River Area Landscape Analysis Model for McKenzie River, David Richey, Lane Council of Governments
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 2:50  Humanitarian Uses of OpenStreetMap and OpenStreetMap Demo, Emmor Nile, GISP, Oregon Department of Forestry
2:55 - 3:25  Discussion of the GIS Role and Lessons Learned in a Regional Equity and Opportunity Assessment, Sarah Zaleski, City of Eugene


Winter 2015 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 1:00-4:00pm

Lane County Public Works Dept., Goodson Room
3050 North Delta Highway, Eugene



1:00 - 1:10 Introductions, Announcements, and General Business
1:10 - 1:30  Weather Event Response Coordination System (WERCS), Joe Mootz and Melissa Crane, Lane County
1:30 - 2:00 Bicycle Count Program, Josh Roll, Lane Council of Governments
2:00 - 2:30  Big Data and Geospatial Visualization, Stefan Safranek, Moonshadow Mobile2
2:30 - 2:45  Break
2:45 - 3:00  Status of Oregon Framework, Bob Denouden
3:00 - 4:00  ArgGIS Pro, John Sharrard, ESRI

Fall 2014 Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis



1:00 - 1:15 Introductions/General Business
1:15 - 2:00 
Parcel Fabric for ORMAP, Christi Pontier, Polk County
2:00 - 3:00 RAPTOR, Daniel Stoelb, Oregon Office of Emergency Management/Oregon Military Department
3:00 - 3:15  Break
3:15 - 4:00  GPS/GIS in Wetland Studies,
Nick Coffey, Coffey Geoscience, LLC

Summer 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments
100 High Street SE, Suite 200 (2nd Floor), Salem, OR*



1:00 - 1:15 Introductions/General Business
1:15 - 1:45 
Applications of PhoDAR (Photogrammetric Detection and Ranging), Matt Vogt, Eagle Digital Imaging, Inc
1:45 - 2:30 Water Rights Mapping Tool Update, Dorothy Mortensen, Oregon Department of Water Resources
2:30 - 2:45  Break
2:45 - 3:30  Using ArcGIS Online for Public Outreach: SalemMaps Online,
Dan Brown, City of Salem IT/GIS
3:30 - 4:00  Statewide Address Repository UpdateBob DenOudenGeospatial Enterprise Office


Spring 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1-3:00pm

City of Albany, City Council Chambers
333 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany



1:00 - 1:15 Introductions/General Business
1:15 - 1:45 Discussion on ORURISA Support, Dean Anderson, Polk County/ORURISA President

1:50 - 2:20 Evaluating the West Wide Wildfire Risk Assessment for Oregon Wildfire Mitigation Planning, Erik Crisanti, Representing ODF
2:25 - 3:00  Converting Historical Databases, Steve Barnett, Linn County GIS

 Winter 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1-4pm

Lane Council of Governments, Eugene, OR
859 Willamette St., 5th Floor, Howard Buford Conference Room




1:00 - 1:15 General Business
1:15 - 1:45 Creating a Spatial Database of Utility Easements,
Mike Travess (LCOG) and Jeff Schenck (EWEB)

1:50 - 2:20 Use of GIS and Other Geospatial Technologies at EPUD, Andrea Ball, Emerald People's Utility District

2:25 - 2:45 Break

2:50 - 3:20  Reflex Tasking: A Summary of Commonly Used Mapping Techniques in Search and Rescue, Erik Rau, Benton County Sheriff's Office

3:25 - 3:55  Geospatial Data Development and Capacity Building Activities Within the Oregon Health Authority, Dr. Mike Greenwald, Oregon Health Authority, Office of Health Analytics
3:55- 4:00  Closing Remarks

Parking: Closest parking is at the Parkade at 8th and Willamette.  Parking is also available in the Overpark at 10th and Oak.  Street parking in the area is limited to 2 hours.


Fall 2013 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1-4pm

Corvallis Public Library, Large Meeting Room

645 NW Monroe Ave.

Corvallis, OR



1:00 - 1:15 General Business
1:15 - 2:00 PhoDAR- Photogrammetric Detection and Ranging,
David Shear, Eagle Digital Imaging, Inc.

2:00 - 2:45  Why Hexagons?, Denis White, Geographer, Oregon State University

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 3:30  Statewide Address Point Repository Project Update, Cy Smith, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office

3:30 - 4:00  Framework Implementation Team: Revisiting the Topic of Metadata, Bob DenOuden, Oregon GIS Framework Coordinator


Summer 2013 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday August 21, 2013

1:00-4:00 PM

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

Main Conference Room

100 High Street SE, Suite 200, Salem




1:00 - 1:15 Introductions/General Business
1:15 - 2:00 SalemMaps Online: City of Salem's Implementation of ArcGIS Online for Organizations, Dan Brown, City of Salem
2:00 - 2:30  Building Zoning Framework- Techniques and Willamette Valley Data Results, Gail Ewart and Robert Mansolillo, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development

2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45  Operations Dashboard Application and ArcGIS Collector Application, John Sharrard, ESRI
Smart Phone GPS Accuracy:

Data Collector application:

Operations Dashboard application:


 Spring 2013 Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday June 5, 2013 
1:00-4:00 PM

Washington Park Community Center

2025 Washington St., Eugene



1:00 -1:15 Introductions/General Business

1:15 -1:50 Mapping a Water Table in Oregon- Jimi Wilson, City of Eugene

1:50 - 2:30 Leveraging Open Source LIDAR Visualization Tools in Support of Local Public works Functions, Brandt Melick, City of Springfield

2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:25  Using Monitoring, Crowd Source and Modeled Data to Understand and Improve Bicycle Travel in Eugene-Springfield Metro Area, Josh Roll and David Richey, Lane Council of Governments

3:25-4:00 City of Eugene Web Map, Carola Eklund, City of Eugene



Winter 2013 Quarterly Meeting
Thursday February 28, 2013

1:00-3:30 PM

Albany City Hall, Council Chambers

333 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany


1:00 -1:15 Introductions/General Business

1:15 -1:45 WMS Standards for Taxlots, Dean Anderson, Polk County

1:45 - 2:15 ArcGIS Runtime SDK Development for Windows Presentation Foundations, Bryce Choi and Dean Anderson, Polk County

2:15 - 2:45 Address Work with the State of Oregon, Shirley Corbett, GeoSolve, Inc.

2:45 - 3:15 Demonstration of Open Source GIS Applying GPS Wetland Data, Coffey Geosciences

3:15-3:30 Time for presentation run-over and scheduling of next meeting



Fall 2012 Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday November 20, 2012

1:00-3:45 PM

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis

Main Meeting Room


1:00 - 1:15 pm
- General Business


1:15 - 2:00 pm - "A Community Coming Together: Building a Trails Database for Benton County", Elizabeth Records - RARE Conservation & Stewardship Coordinator for Greenbelt Land Trust, and Jessica McDonald - Development Director for Greenbelt Land Trust

Land managers in Benton County are embarking on a joint project to produce a publicly-accessible, interactive map and website for all trails within Benton County. Hear about the project's evolution and about how partners are collaborating to build common GIS trail layers and attributes as they work together to launch the website in 2013.


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - GROW HKC and GeoMobile GIS Technology helps with the fight against obesity, Lena Etuk (Oregon State University and GROW HKC Project) and Craig Greenwald (Technical Director and Mobile GIS Software Developer, GeoMobile Innovations Inc.)

The GROW HKC (Generating Rural Options for Weight Healthy Kids &

Communities) team, GIS and GeoMobile geo-photo processing technology is bolstering efforts in the fight to curb childhood obesity. The GROW HKC project is a model example of a collective effort from government, education, private technology business, and invaluable participation of community volunteer resources in collecting critical research data.

GeoMobile Innovations, Inc. has provided expertise and assisted GROW HKC with deployment of inexpensive GPS/camera systems, and automated data transfer and GIS route/photo tools to streamline volunteer and GIS processing work-flows. A look at the workflow and basic function of these tools will be included.

2:45 - 3:00 pm
- Break

3:00 - 3:45 pm
- Oregon Centralized Voter Registration - using GIS for Redistricting, Bill Clingman, Senior GIS Analyst, Lane Council of Governments Doug Sackinger, GIS Coordinator, Benton County Ericka Haas, HAVA/OCVR Business Analyst, Oregon Secretary of State


Summer 2012 Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments*

Main Conference Room

100 High Street SE, Suite 200

Salem, OR


Please note new location!*

(Revised 8/28/12)

   1:00 -1:10   General Business

   1:10 -1:40   The Future of Water System Asset Management, Heather Schuchard, Mueller Service Co.
                     Heather's Powerpoint Presentation- Click to Download PDF

   1:40 - 2:30   Statewide Address Point Repository Project, Cy Smith, Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office

   2:30 - 2:45   Break

   2:45 - 4:00   GIS Survival Guide: How to Grow Your GIS, Rethink Processes, and Prepare for the Future, John Sharrard and Heather Glock, ESRI
John and Heather's Presentation- Click to Download PDF


Spring 2012 Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

1:00 PM* to 4:00 PM

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)

Roosevelt Operations Center (The ROC)
4200 Roosevelt Blvd.

Eugene, OR

                                                         *Please arrive early to allow time for security badge process

1:00 - 1:10   General Business

1:10 - 1:50   Vegetation Marketplace Canopy Analysis, David Richey, LCOG

1:50 - 2:30   Showcasing Open Source GIS Source Technologies to Expand Distribution and Usage of Valuable Remote Sensing Information
                   Brandt Melick, City of Springfield

2:30 - 2:45   Break

2:45 - 3:15   Students Enrolled in New Two-Year GIS Program at LLC Share Capstone Projects, Lynn Songer, Ph.D., Lane Community College

3:15 - 4:00   Building a Comprehensive GIS Database for Hydro Electric Relicensing, Raul Duato, EWEB


Winter 2012 Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM*

City Council Chambers, Albany City Hall
333 Broadalbin Street SW

Albany, OR

*Please note shorter meeting time!

1:00 - 1:15   General Business

1:15 - 1:45   Getting High Water Event Information to the Public, Richard Montague, City of Albany

1:45 - 2:30   Small Community Mapping, an Non-Profit Approach, Rob Denner, City of Philomath

2:30 - 2:45   Break

2:45 - 3:30   2012 Flood: A Case Study in Aerial Photography Acquisition, David Shear, Eagle Digital Imaging, Inc. 



Fall 2011 Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM*

Large Meeting Room, Corvallis Public Library

Corvallis, OR

*Please note new meeting time!



9:00 - 9:15 -     General Business

9:15 - 10:00    "Farm Explorer"- new Flex-based applications in the Oregon Explorer, Marc Rempel, Ruth Vondracek, OSU Library

10:00 - 10:30   GIS Programming with Python Using New ArcPy, Kuuipo Walsh, GIScience Certificate Program

10:30 - 10:40    Break

10:40 - 11:20    Mapping Vietnam- Using Open Source to Create Website for Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, Brian Wilson, Alsea Geospatial 
11:20 - 12:00    Stormwater Drainage Delineation with QGIS/GRASS, Rob Denner, City of Philomath


Thanks to Brian Wilson of Alsea Geospatial for hosting/sponsoring this meeting!

Please contact Brian with any questions about this meeting at



Summer Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Anderson Meeting Room A/B, Salem Public Library (Basement)

585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR


1:00 - 1:15 -    General Business

1:15 - 2:00 -    Web Mapping Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) Projects, Ellen Currier and Jeff Schenck, Lane COG
                      Contacts:  Ellen Currier     Jeff Schenck

2:00 - 2:30 -    Google Maps API and Fusion Tables in Web Mapping, Jesse Wegner, HDR Engineering
                      Contact: Jesse Wegner 

2:30 - 2:40 -    Break

2:40 - 3:10 -    Locating Potential Solar Sites for ODOT, Brian Wilson, Alsea Geospatial
                      Contact: Brian Wilson
                      Project Information

3:10 - 4:00 -    Changes to Free Viewer Tools, and Future Plans for Hosted Services Support, John Sharrard, ESRI
                      Contact: John Sharrard
UC Plenary videos:
videos #  4,5,6  apply
                      ArcGIS Online Blog:



Spring Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 2011

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Lane County Public Works, Goodson Conference Room

3040 N Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR


1:00 - 1:15 -    Introductions, Announcements, General Business

1:15 - 1:50 -    Ken Kato from U of O InfoGraphics Lab, Award-winning UO Campus i-phone Application

1:50 - 2:25 -    Bill Clingman, LCOG, Ongoing Work in Oregon related to The National Map

2:25 - 2:55 -    Break for refreshments and networking

2:55 - 3:30 -    David Richey, LCOG, "20-Minute Neighborhood" Analysis for City of Eugene

3:30 - 4:00 -    Larry Price, Moonshadow Mobile, Lightweight Web Mapping Applications


Winter Quarterly Meeting

Monday, February 28, 2011

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

City of Albany Council Chambers, Albany, OR

*Please note the shorter meeting time*


1:00 - 1:10  General Business

1:10 - 1:50  Trends in Mapping, Presented by Bret Hazell, 3Di West

1:50 - 2:30  Intro to Smart Phone GIS, Presented by Travis Smith, State of Oregon

2:30 - 2:45  Break

2:45 - 3:30  Migrating MapObjects Application to ArcGIS Server, Presented by Richard Montague, City of Albany

Fall Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
OSU Valley Library, Willamette Seminar Room (Room 3622), Corvallis, OR

1:00 - 1:15  General Business

1:15 - 1:45  Networking of Coastal Web Atlases, Presented by Dr. Dawn Wright, OSU Department of Geosciences


1:45 - 2:00  Benefits of an Online GIScience Graduate Certificate, Presented by Kuuipo Walsh, Institute for Natural Resources

2:00 - 3:00  Operational Efficiencies with Visual Intelligence Solutions, Presented by Russ Michel, Pictometry International

3:00 - 3:10  Break

3:10 - 4:00  GIS: Helping communities make good decisions, Presented by Vincent Adams, OSU Extension Family & Community Health


Summer Meeting: Wednesday August 25, 2010, 1:00-4:00pm
Keizer City Hall, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer 

 1:00-1:15 General Business

1:15-1:55 Salem's Situational Awareness Framework for Events (SAFE), Presented by Dan Brown of the City of Salem
              Discussion and demonstration of Salem's common operational picture built on ArcGIS Server
Contact Dan Brown:

1:55-2:30 Mobile GIS Applications, Presented by Richard Ash and Craig Greenwald of GeoMobile Innovations
               1. Using a Reflectometer and ArcPad for sign inventories
               2. Using a laser range finder and LaserGIS for ArcPad for feature height inventories
Contact Rich Ash:
Contact Craig Greenwald:
ArcPad Mobile GIS Training- ArcPad Bootcamp
ArcPad Studio Enterprise Tricks and Tips Class

2:40-3:20 Flex API Application Development to Migrate ArcIMS Sites to ArcGIS Server and New Crime
               Mapping Application, Presented by Jarod Bishop of GeoNorth and Tracy Rigby of the city of Beaverton
Contact Jarod Bishop:
Contact Tracy Rigby:
Link to Beaverton's crime map application:

3:20-4:00 Virtual USA Program NW Pilot and Demo of VENOM (Virtual Emergency Network of Multnomah), Presented by Sean McSpaden, Oregon Department of Administrative Services
Contact Sean McSpaden:
Virtual USA NW Pilot Project presentation slides:
Notes version:

Spring Meeting: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 1:30pm-4:30pm
City of Springfield, Main Lobby, Library Meeting Room 225 Fifth Street, Springfield

1:30-1:45 General Business

1:45-2:30 National, State and Local Collaboration: Working with NASA to build a World Wind
Community in Oregon- Presented by the City of Springfield
2:30-3:15 Addressing Community Needs with Open Solutions- Metro Planning

3:15-4:00 Supporting Local Educational and Technical Needs- Lane Community College MAPs Program

4:00-4:30 Debriefing, questions and comments

Please join us as we explore some of the challenges faced by the larger community.  Take some time to discuss the various sources of spatial information, the challenges of normalizing these data in support of common needs, the inherent complexities, new solutions and opportunities to benefit from a community approach.

Map to meeting location


Winter Meeting in Albany: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 1-4 pm, City of Albany Council Chambers

1:00-1:15 Introduction/ General Business

1:15-2:00 Cy Smith, GEO- Pacific Northwest Virtual USA Pilot Project: a common Operating Picture For Emergency Response

2:00-2:45 Mark Nay- Work with Lidar and Fusion on the Biscuit Landscape Experiment Fusion Download:
RSAC Tutorial:

2:45-3:15 Sheri Schneider, USGS- National Map and New U.S. Topos

3:15-4:00 Richard Montague- Using Python to Download County Data


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