North Dakota GIS Users Conference - October 11-13, 2011
The North Dakota GIS Users Conference was a successful event with 173 registered attendees from state agencies, counties, cities, higher education, utilities, and the private sector. Approximately 29% of the participants were from higher education, 36% from the private sector, 10% from state agencies, 9% from counties, 11% from federal agencies, 3% from cities, 1% from tribal organizations, and 1% from utilities. 13% of the people were from out of state and 2 were from outside of the U.S. The conference was held at the outstanding Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
The Full GIS Technical Committee meeting was held as a part of the conference, at the beginning. More information can be found in the minutes.
The first keynote presentation was provided by Brian Vanderbilt, Chief, Geospatial Services Branch, USDA-FSA Aerial Photography Field Office Salt Lake City, UT. The second keynote presentation was provided Doug Olsen, Program Director of the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC) at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and by Ho Jin Kim also of UMAC.
Conference Sponsors were:
Other Financial Contributors
- Ayres Associates
- CompassTools Inc.
- Department of Earth System Science & Policy, UND
- Edgetech America, Inc.
- Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Sanborn Map Company
- USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Imagery Programs - 1930's to Present Day - Brian Vanderbilt (16Mb pdf)
- International Space Station Agricultural Camera - Douglas Olsen, Ho Jin Kim (3.4Mb PDF)
Session I-A ArcGIS
- Alignments and Profiles in ArcGIS (4.7Mb pdf)
Session I-B Remote Sensing
- Using an Unmanned Aircraft to Collect Multispectral Imagery during a Landsat 5 Pass and Comparing the Results to a Ground-Based Multispectral Radiometer (4.8Mb pdf)
Session I-C Water Issues/Flooding
- Coping with Ever Evolving Digital Data: The North Dakota Watershed Boundary Dataset and US-Canadian Harmonization Efforts (3.3Mb pdf)
Session I-D Agriculture
Session II-A ArcGIS
- Parcel Management with ArcGIS 10 (432kb pdf)
- Data Integrity and Geodatabase Topology (1.5Mb pdf)
- A Technology Based Approach To Rural & Regional Water (1.3Mb pdf)
Session II-B Land Management
Session II-C Water Issues/Flooding
- Using GIS to Analyze Impacts Associated with the Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project (10Mb pdf)
- A Map Odyssey on 2011 Record Flooding in North Dakota: Ramifications on Riparian Forests (27Mb pdf)
- An assessment of inundated riparian forests along Missouri River at Bismarck-Mandan Wildland Urban Interface in North Dakota (3Mb pdf)
Session II-D Federal GIS
- US Topo The Next Generation of Topographic Maps (5.3Mb pdf)
- USGS Emergency Operations and Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) (3.9Mb pdf)
- Census and Tiger 30 Years of Change (3.5Mb pdf)
- Census History (6Mb wmv)
Session III-A Transportation
- Overcoming Computational Performance Constraints of Agricultural Transportation Planning in GIS (2Mb pdf)
- The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Roadway Base Mapping Project (2.5Mb pdf)
- Dynamic Algorithm for Geospatial Analysis to Predict Feasible Freight Routes (5.8Mb pdf)
Session III-B Ag & Forestry
- A spatial model for identifying potential blueberry habitat on the Chippewa National Forest (2.2Mb pdf)
- Forest Change Detection Using Stochastic Simulation Models in Cass County, North Dakota (2.7Mb pdf)
Session III-C Flooding/LiDAR
Session III-D Local GIS
- Reconstructing Plats, Parcels, and Utility Data (4Mb pdf)
- Using GIS in small counties (4.8Mb pdf)
- Sharing GIS Data The Grand Forks GIS Services Open Data Warehouse (1.2Mb pdf)
Session IV-A ArcGIS
Session IV-B Emergency Response
- GIS Support of Long Term Disaster Recovery from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike (1.7Mb pdf)
- Next generation 9-1-1 A GIS analystís crash course (413kb pdf)
- An Analytical Approach for Winter Road Maintenance System Design by Integrating Geographical Information Systems (2.6Mb pdf)
Session IV-C Water Issues/Flooding
Session IV-D Local GIS
- Utilizing GIS for Economic Development (1.7Mb pdf)
- Going Mobile With GIS From Public Safety to Public Works (2.5Mb pdf)
- Update and Integration of St. Landry Parish Assessor Office GIS (6Mb pdf)
Session V-A Water Issues/Flooding
Session V-B State GIS
- North Dakota Ambulance Response Areas - Map Book 2009 (16.8Mb pdf)
- Developing Spatial Data Sets for the North Dakota Department of Health (1.3Mb pdf)
- Location Optimality for Ambulance Service in North Dakota (10.4Mb pdf)
- Finding & Using Data on the GIS Hub (55Mb pdf)
Session I-A: Census Data Part A
Session II-A: Census Data Part B
Session II-B: Homeland Infrastructure
Session I-B: ArcGIS in the Field
Session III-A: CAD and GI
- 1st place: Identifying Locations of Highly Eroded Areas using GIS Terrain Analysis, Devils Lake, ND
- Matthew J. Dinger and Gregory S. Vandeberg, Department of Geography, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
- 2nd place: Market Structure of Grain Elevators in Mid-West Regio
- Sumadhur Shakya, PhD Student, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, and William W. Wilson (Professor), Bruce Dahl (Research Scientist), Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
- 3rd place: Identifying Landscape-Level Patterns in Grassland Songbird Community Richness and Diversity
- Jessica Shahan, Brett Goodwin, Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and Brad Rundquist, Department of Geography, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
- Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
- Applied Data Consultants, Inc.
- Ayres Associates
- Bartlett & West, Inc.
- Compass Tools Inc.
- Department of Earth System Science & Policy
- Frontier Precision
- GEC, Inc.
- Houston Engineering, Inc.
- Intermap Technologies
- Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
- MAGIC (MidAmerica GIS Consortium)
- North Point Geographic Solutions
- Pictometry International
- Pro-West & Associates, Inc.
- Sanborn Map Company
- Tetra Tech
- University of North Dakota - Department of Geography
- U.S. Geological Survey
The conference co-chairs Bob Nutsch, Greg Vandeberg, and Steve Shivers would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their help and assistance:
- University of North Dakota for hosting the conference
- Skip from the NDDOT for the poster in the exhibit area
- Debbie, Gretchen and Jill of the UND Conference Services for taking care of the logistics
- All of the UND Geography student volunteers
- The ND Association of Counties, the ND-911 Association, the Pine to Prairie GIS Users Group, and the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium for advertising this conference
We also extend a special thanks to those who spent their valuable time preparing for the presentations, workshops, posters and exhibits...and traveling to Grand Forks to share their ideas with the GIS community. We also want to recognize the sponsors of this conference, their assistance is much appreciated!
We hope to see you at the next North Dakota GIS Users Conference!
GIS Technical Committee
State of North Dakota
Department of Geography
University of North Dakota
Liaison to North and South Dakota
U.S. Geological Survey