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April 17 & 18, Vancouver Convention Center and Hilton Hotel

Workshops & Training
ESRI training:
Half day: Python training
90 minutes: Best practices deployment of ArcGIS Server, including system configuration and demos of ArcGIS Server functionality- Basic, Standard and Advanced.
90 minutes: Incorporating LIDAR into ArcGIS, using geodatabase for terrains and producing derivative GIS products with Arc GIS.
90 minutes: Talking about Geodatabases.
GPS, Mobile GIS and Field Data Collection taught by Marshall & Associates.
Feature and data extraction from aerial photos and creating GIS products using software from Visual Learning Systems.

Luncheon Guest Speakers
Tuesday, April 17th
Bernie Szukalski
ESRI, Director of Technology Strategies
This is slated to be an ESRI tour de force of their newest technologies from the leader of ESRI’s strategic technology initiatives. It will include an online demonstration using this region’s data of ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Explorer and including 3-D visualization.

Wednesday, April 18th
Rob Roy, Microsoft
Virtual Earth for Geospatial Intelligence
The Microsoft Virtual Earth mapping and location intelligence platform combines visually appealing maps, earth imagery and 3D urban models and terrain to enhance business intelligence, improve data sharing, and help organizations increase efficiency and citizen service.

Sample of Panel Sessions
LIDAR: New frontier for geoprocessing
The LIDAR consortium project for Portland region will be presented; an over view of this new technology; its primary applications and derivative products, such as bare earth, DTM, DEM and applications such as identifying land slide hazards.
Google Earth vs Arc Explorer vs Microsoft Virtual Earth
The three products will be compared; examples of applications and criteria selecting the package best suited to specific project needs.

Natural Resource Spatial Analysis
Michael Wing, OSU, will moderate a session showing state-of-the-art spatial analysis for natural resource applications.
LIDAR applications for public works, natural resources and planning
With the coming of LIDAR data for the Portland metropolitan area this summer, examples showing exciting new uses for this technology in a wide range of areas where GIS is a primary
Open and Proprietary Systems Playing Nice
Presentations from users integrating open source software and propriety GIS software to control licensing costs, while taking advantage of advanced features now offered in many OSS products.
3-D and Visualization
See advancements in 3-D rendering, examples of visualization projects and a proposed project to develop a complete 3-D model for the Portland area.

GPS Applications and Performance
Learn how GPS is being integrated into GIS applications and improving productivity and accuracy of field data collection.

Map Guide Open Source (MGOS)
The capabilities of this powerful open source Internet map server will be demonstrated and compared with similar software products.

Integrating LIDAR technology with your GIS
Presentations of LIDAR being used in natural resources, public works and land planning GIS applications.

GIS in Education
Learn about innovative projects for bringing GIS into schools and to the Web.

Statewide Oregon GIS data coming to the Web
Hear about Oregon statewide GIS data coming online and status of the data-sharing project moving through the legislature seeking up to five million dollars for the GIS data framework project currently under development.

The next generation of Web-based GIS Services.
GIS program management best practices.

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