Texas GIS Community Meeting 2019 3rd Quarter - Slides and Notes

Texas GIS Community Meeting 2019 3rd Quarter - The 3rd Quarter GIS Community meeting was held on July 23, 2019 at the Department on State Health Services. Michael Chamberlain of Texas Department of Transportation presented on a project his team is working on to correct geometric anomalies in the county boundary files they have used for years. Keith Owens of Fugro demonstrated the city of Austin in a 3D environment to assist emergency planners, managers, and decision-makers.

View the presentation slides and roll call notes below.

Note: The Annual Texas GIS Forum, from October 21-25, in Austin, will serve as the 4th Quarter GIS Community Meeting.

TxDOT County Boundary Updates

Roll Call notes

Texas General Land Office Logo and Link to website TX General Land Office, Scot Friedman

Happy about parcel standardization; GLO clips out shoreline areas; Using aerials and lidar from UT-Bureau on Economic Geology (BEG) for audit resources program of mines on PSL lands, will move into maintenance phase; Beginning “strategic plans” for drone use. Some have certification of authority(?) from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi at GLO: Want to put together a “how to” manual on mapping projects.


Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Michael Chamberlain

Focusing on roadway network, publishing things this summer that have never been shared before; Building a routable network with TxDOT data.


Railroad Commission logo and link to website Railroad Commission of Texas – Jared Ware

Moving from 10.2 to 10.6 server; getting into data analytics; Annual conference is next month.


City of Austin logo and link to website City of Austin, Marna McClain

Change management project moving hundreds of users off Desktop and on to Pro.


TDEM logo and link to website Texas Division of Emergency Management, Michael Ouimet

Administratively moving under Texas A&M University umbrella on September 1. TDEM will become own standalone state agency similar to Texas Forest Service and will remain in Travis County. A new security operations center will be built in 4-5 years; State to have conversations about post disaster imagery collection amid federal declarations.


North Central Texas Emergency Communications District, Kasey Cox

Pushing into the 3D space and working with drones.


TCEQ logo and link to website Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Migrating from Desktop to Pro.


THHS logo and link to website Texas Health and Human Services

Working on an application to compute drive times for Medicaid and CHIP recipients; Looking for a better network dataset.


City of Round Rock logo and link to website City of Round Rock, Nathan Smith

Moving users to AGO, service oriented city. No more connections to local network. ArcGIS Urban from Esri UK will be big for the city.

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