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Welcome to the 27th annual GIS in Action Conference!

GIS technology and professionals are at work around the clock to support our basic needs and our livelihoods. From directing emergency responders to the scene of an accident, to synchronizing trading on Wall Street, to building 5G networks that support self-driving cars, geospatial data and technology helps us understand our environment and improves the quality of our lives.

Whether you are a LiDAR analyst working on risk mitigation, a wildlife biologist conducting habitat assessment, or an economic policy advisor modeling for financial stability, the geospatial approach provides a lens to illuminate and advance our diverse interests and goals.

We are excited to have you join us at this year’s GIS In Action conference. For our keynote, Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D., Program Director for the Center for Urban Transportation Research, will share his insights into autonomous and connected vehicles and how new data sources are critical to developing smarter cars and smarter roads. Through the conference’s diverse sessions, workshops, and socials, you will have opportunities to learn and share with your colleagues and make new professional connections.

GIS in Action is a collaborative effort between the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of URISA and the Columbia River Region chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The value of the geospatial industry grows greater every year, and every year GIS In Action brings together talented, creative people to share what they’re working on. Let’s share our collective IQ, learn from one another, and build a stronger, more vibrant community. We look forward to meeting you!

Camille Westlake, President, ASPRS Columbia River Region
Molly Vogt, President, Oregon & SW Washington URISA

The conference takes place Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd in the 3rd floor ballroom at Smith Memorial Student Union on the Portland State University campus (1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 ).
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Tuesday, April 23 • 8:30am - 10:00am
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Creating Cached Vector Tile Basemaps using ArcGIS Pro
Kyle Marenger and Russell Barlow, Oregon Department of Transportation
Vector tile layers utilize cached vectors; the data in vector tile layers are stored in individual layers which contain geometry, attributes, and styles. This means that one set of vector tiles may be styled in numerous ways without having to generate a new cache for each basemap - saving time and energy in map production and design. This presentation will cover caching, stylization and the publishing processes for creating a custom basemap ArcGIS Pro 2.2.4. and an analysis featuring ESRI Insights platform.

Link to Story Map presentation: https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=2b75a2aedd714cc0bbfa075afe07d83a

ArcGIS Pro for Assessment Maps
Jonathan McDowell, Clackamas County Technology Services
Since January 2008, Clackamas County Assessor’s Office and GIS have relied on ORMAP data model and custom tools to maintain parcels and produce assessment maps. The tools that assist with maintaining the attributes and creating cartographic features use ArcObjects code. The tools used to create the assessments maps use Python code. ESRI is deprecating ArcGIS Desktop in favor of ArcGIS Pro. This requires an evaluation and redevelopment of the tools used for parcel maintenance and map production. This also provides the opportunity to attempt the replication of the ORMAP tools with out-of-the-box customization of ArcGIS Pro. Using the Map Series, Tasks, Location Services, and ArcPY Scripts it looks feasible to replace the tools without writing .NET code.

What’s new in ArcGIS 10.7
John Sharrard, ESRI
This presentation will provide an overview of recent updates in the ArcGIS Platform. This will include what’s new in the ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 releases, ArcPro 2.3, ArcGIS Online, and the many apps that are part of the ArcGIS Platform. Brief mention will also be made of new products to be introduced in 2019, including ArcGIS Urban, ArcGIS Indoors, Tracker and more! 

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Andrew Neuman

Principal GIS Analyst, City of Portland
Andrew Neuman is a Principal GIS Analyst for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Technical Services with 20+ years of Professional GIS experience. He largely works on integrating non-spatial business systems with GIS, performing GIS database administration and developing GIS solutions... Read More →


Kyle Marenger

GIS Data Analyst, Oregon Department of Transportation
Kyle is a PSU GEO/GIS alumnus and began working as GIS technician in 2016 and as a GIS analyst in 2018. His background is in transportation-related GIS and data-management.

Jonathan McDowell

Information Software Specialist, Clackamas County Technology Services
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John Sharrard

Solution Engineer, Esri
John Sharrard is a GIS Solutions Engineer for Esri and works as part of a team supporting Esri customers in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working in the GIS field for 32 years. John concentrates on GIS solutions for Local Government, 3D GIS, Geo-Design, Land Records, and Transportation... Read More →

Tuesday April 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Room 327/328