This event was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Welcome to GIS Day 2020

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Discovering the World Through GIS

10:15 AM to 10:30 AM. Presented by Jack Dangermond.

Video presentation from the founder and CEO of Esri.

GIS and Asset Management at the Dayton International Airport

10:30 AM to 10:55 AM. Presented by Eric Risner.

This presentation will cover how the Dayton Intl Airport utilizes GIS, the unique tools created for the airport and how the GIS data is leveraged into an Asset Management platform, which also helps the airport stay in compliance with FAA reporting.

Oxford Area Trails StoryMap

11:00 AM to 11:25 AM. Presented by Andrew Wilson.

An ArcGIS Online StoryMap is a useful application for for combining maps, photos, videos, and text to showcase recreational trails and points of interest. This presentation will explore StoryMap functionality, design themes, and limitations.

Cleaning Dirty Data in Excel

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Presented by Kelly Wright.

Join us for a lightning-fast dive into using Excel to "clean" data before importing into a GIS. This session will provide tips and tricks for some of the common dirty data pitfalls (that ZIP code shouldn't be a number) we encounter in the field of GIS.

Lunch Break

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

The Other Fire Triangle: Ambition, Skill, and Opportunity

12:30 PM to 1:10 PM. Presented by Jessica McCarty.

Just as the geospatial industry is diversifying and becoming more inclusive, so is wildland fire science. In this brief talk, Dr. Jessica McCarty will describe her career journey as a NASA-funded science working at the intersection of fire, remote sensing, and GIS. Her career at NASA began as a graduate research assistant and developed into becoming a Principal Investigator on her own NASA research projects in Earth Science. Come learn a little about fires, climate change, NASA, data science, and geospatial career trajectories.

Finding Your Way; Making Your Mark

1:15 PM to 1:55 PM. Presented by Robbyn Abbitt.

Where were you 30 years ago? How were you navigating the world? During this talk we’ll take a look back at some of the technology that has helped us find our way over the past 30 years. We’ll also look at what it means to find your way as a GIS professional and what to do when you (inevitably) get lost. Finally, we’ll see what it means to make your mark in your GIS career – what does that look like? (Hint: chances are it looks very different for each of us).

Five Rivers MetroParks Mobile App

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Presented by Amy Forsthoefel.

How do you create GIS Data for more than 16,000 acres, 400 miles of trails and 1000 points of interest and launch a new mobile app within 6 months and during a pandemic? Learn about the creative solutions used by MetroParks to collect data while on lockdown, and the OuterSpatial platform that they partnered with to get park and trail data into the hands of users flocking to the outdoors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Map and Video Gallery Break

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Check out the Map Gallery and Video Gallery during this break in presentations.

GIS Online Public Engagement Tools

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Presented by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Staff.

With many of our communities’ on-going planning projects suddenly put on hold in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Statewide Stay at home order, MVRPC staff developed a new suite of GIS online tools in an effort to addressing the challenges of fostering meaningful public engagement. This session highlights how MVRPC leveraged GIS technologies to supplement traditional public engagement efforts for community planning projects by showcasing two projects that recently employed new GIS online public engagement tools.

Mappy Hour

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Presented by Andrew Wilson.