Monday, November 6th, 2017

Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA

Thanks to all who presented, attended, and helped make it happen.

See you again next year!



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CNRA GIS Day is a professional development event for CNRA GIS Users.

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Presentations Presentations


Opening Notes
Introduction: Nate Roth, Master of Ceremonies
Welcome: Jane Schafer Kramer on behalf of Harry Spanglet, DWR Enterprise GIS Committee Chair
Tony Squellati, Department of Water Resources Division of Engineering, “The Various Flavors of NAD 83 and Why You Should Care”

Panel Discussion on “Making Our Work Understandable”
Moderator: Tom Lupo, Deputy Director, Data and Technology Division, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Dr. Abdul Khan, Supervising Engineer, Water Budget & Analytics Section, Department of Water Resources: “Effectively Communicating Water Budget Information”
David Shew, Staff Chief, Planning and Risk Analysis, Office of the State Fire Marshal, CALFIRE, “Damage Inspection Program (DINS) Data Collection”
Todd Hallenbeck, GIS Specialist, Adapting to Rising Tides Project, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission: “Understanding Sea Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay”

CNRA Open Data
Introduction: Nate Roth, GIS Coordinator, Department of Conservation
David Harris, Data Services Manager, California Natural Resources Agency. “CNRA Open Data Overview”
Alex Fordyce, Data Services Architect, OpenGov, “CNRA Open Data Platform”
Maianna Voge & Dan Rademacher, GreenInfo Network, “Building and Sustaining Open Datasets
Matt Correa, Water Resources Engineer, Integrated Data and Analysis Branch, Department of Water Resources
Steve Goldman, Geospatial Information Officer and GIS Manager, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Story Maps Showcase
Márcia Scavone-Tansey, Department of Water Resources, Habitat Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Emily Meriam, CALFIRE, Tree Mortality, Seed Zones, and Reforestation Story Map
Aicha Ougzin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Vegetation Mapping Progress Report
Ben Brezing, Department of Water Resources, Introduce your Map Application with a Story Map
Cordi Sogge, Department of Water Resources, A River Journal
Steve Barton, Department of Conservation, Earthquake Shaking Potential

Tableau Technical Demo
Jilson Schlachter, Business Intelligence Consultant, Tableau Software

Breakout Sessions
“Using GeoJSON Instead of Shapefiles, Time to Leave the 90s Behind”

Mateo Yanes, GIS Senior Programmer Developer, Dept. of Water Resources & YungKai Chin, Senior Programmer Analyst, Dept. of Conservation
“CALFIRE Incident GIS”
Scott Witt, Battalion Chief, Planning & Risk Analysis, California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection

The Wild Cascade: DWR GIS for Oroville Spillway
Joel Dudas, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Department of Water Resources

Archives Archives

Map & Poster Gallery Map & Poster Gallery

Poster Session

Thank you to all staff who submitted maps and posters this year, and congratuations to the winners.


Earthquake Shaking Potential for California, Janine Bird WINNER

Oroville Dam Incident Action Plan (IAP), Jane Schafer-Kramer


2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, Marill Jacobson

DOGGR and GIS Increased Efficiency in the Field Using Apps, Cameron Campbell

Forecast Zone to Census Tract Mapping, Christina Brunsvold

Managing Expectations: An Assessment of Land Use and Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Ron Melcer Jr. and Kate Anderson

 Quagga/Zebra Mussel Water Suitability Study Methodology, Diane Mastalir

SCAT Mobile Data Collection - California's Ongoing Experience, Isaac Oshima, Seth Paine, and Judd Muskat

Using ArcScene and 3D Analyst to Display Surface Geology, Olu Ogunjobi WINNER

Vegetation Change, Soil Moisture, and Forest Health Following 40 Years of Wildfires, Gabrielle Boisramé, Sally Thompson, Scott Stephens, and Maggi Kelly

Questions? Questions?

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