Vermont Geospatial Forum 2017

  • When: May 23, 2017
  • Where:  The Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier 
  • Why: The VT Geospatial Forum is an opportunity to gain technical knowledge as well as to connect with peers and mentors. Three concurrent sessions are offered per hour - you pick which one you wish to attend. Coffee and pastries in the morning and a buffet lunch are included in the price of admission!
  • Cost: $55 by May 5, $65 after that.
  • Register: Click here to register to attend the VT Mapping Forum
  • Posters: If you would like to bring a poster illustrating excellent cartography or describing an interesting project, simply check the box in the registration form and provide a title and authors.

Note: there are three concurrent sessions in most  time blocks and you will choose one to attend. Descriptions will be linked to topics below by late April. 

8:15 - 8:45

  • Coffee and Pastries 

8:45 - 9:00

  • Welcome 

9:00 - 9:50

Keynote: Opportunities and Challenges of Crowd-Sourced Data, Big Data, and the Growing Cloud Through the Strava Metro Lens - Brian Riordan, Strava

10:00 - 10:50

  • ArcGIS Pro, Matt Deal, ESRI & Tom Schwartzman, ESRI
  • Using GIS to Develop the Vtrans On-Road Bicycle Plan, Sommer Bucossi, Vtrans & Erica Wygonik, RSG
  • Terrestrial Static LiDAR in Transportation, Daniel Jarvis, Vtrans

11:00 - 11:50

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.5, Matt Deal, ESRI & Tom Schwartzman, ESRI
  • Building a Mobile App for MassDOT Called “GoTime”:  Overview, Challenges, and Innovations, Mark Haberle, VHB
  • MapInfo Pro 16.0 Advanced and Raster processing, Andrei Veselov, Pitney Bowes

11:50 - 12:30


12:40 - 1:00

  • Using SQL to Automate Quality Control, Meg Petroski, Pitney Bowes
  • News From VCGI, John Adams, VCGI
  • Developing and Managing a Statewide Mobile Data Collection Program at Vtrans, Evan Brasseur, Vtrans

1:10 - 1:30

  • High-Resolution Land Cover Mapping for the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, UVM SAL & Sean McFaden, UVM SAL
  • Using Business Intelligence Tools with GIS as a Management Reporting Tool, Erik Engstrom, ANR
  • Using Maps for Community Engagement in Local Planning, Emily Nosse-Leirer, CCRPC

1:40 - 2:00 

  • Jack and Jill Should Not Go Up That Hill: Preliminary LIDAR-Based Landslide Modeling For Better Zoning and Municipal Decision-Making, John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College
  • In-House Web App Development Roundtable, Joanna Grossman, VT Agency of Agriculture
  • Drones for GIS-Based Mapping, Ernie Buford, UVM SAL & Tayler Engel, UVM SAL

2:10 - 3:00

  • Humanitarian Mapping: From Drones to Mapping Parties, Tayler Engel, UVM SAL
  • Creating Curve Data on Local Roads to Support Safety Analysis, Michael Trunzo, Vtrans & Johnathan Croft, Vtrans
  • Wondrous Widgets, Astounding Analyses or Tantalizing Trumperies: Exploring the CARTO Builder Interface, John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College

3:10 - 4:00

Panel to Discuss the Future of Desktop GIS: Andrei Veselov, Pitney Bowes; Haynes Bunn; Strava, Matt Deal, ESRI; Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, UVM SAL