2012 Conference on May 11, 2012 at Brookhaven National Lab in Berkner Hall (Bldg 488)

Special Note: Please bring ID as you must sign in at the front gate and get a visitors pass.


9:00 –9:45

Registration and NetworkingPlease sign in.

9:45 – 10:00

Introduction And Opening Remarks Michael Naughton, LIGISChairperson 

10:00 – 10:30

“Suffolk County GIS

Presentation on the state of GIS in Suffolk County. The discussion will include Suffolk iMap and the new Pictometry data and how to access it.

Presented by: Jim Daly, GISP – Suffolk County GIS Coordinator Dept. of Info Technology/GIS Div 

10:30 – 11:30

“The Use of Modeling to Optimize the Implementation of Transit Signal Priority in Lower Manhattan”

This presentation describes a modeling effort to resolve important issues for New York City’s first implementation of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) to expedite buses using its new wireless communication system (NYCWiN). Based on results of this modeling, the implementation will be operational later this year along a complex traffic corridor in Lower Manhattan running from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, through the Financial District, Chinatown, and Lower East Side. An extensive field data collection effort was employed to model all vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle, and double-parked traffic within the corridor.

The presentation will identify the objectives and preliminary results of this modeling and focus on the data collection and manipulation activities as well as model development, calibration and validation.

Presented By: Mark Yedlin – Director of Simulation Modeling Services Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. 

11:30 – 12:30

Emerging Technologies for Field Data Access and Capture

With thirty-nine years of GIS experience Bill Timmins has been the owner/director at GIS Services since 1993. Current responsibilities include needs analysis, project management, training, integration of GIS solutions and business partner development.

Bill will do a presentation that will provide examples of the integration of GIS/GPS cameras and digital pen solutions for feature data capture and access in the field. Inexpensive and easy to use field data capture solutions eliminate the technology boundaries. They provide a good fit for GIS professionals for the requirements for public works, planning departments, appraisers, emergency responders and operational managers and associated support personnel – many who have no background in technology. These solutions provide for the daily tasks of departments and agencies workflow requirements and can provide critical information to help in time of emergency response to help save lives and property.

Presented by: Bill Timmons 520-991-0727, director@gisservices.net

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch Break 

 1:30 – 2:30

Managing Tropical Storm Irene with GIS/GPS Technology

This presentation will discuss how using GIS/GPS Technology allowed the Town of Huntington to manage the clean up and data management for Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The Town expects to have successful submissions to FEMA that will recover reimbursable expenses exceeding $5 million. In the process of data collection over 12GB of data was collected, photographic and scanned etc. Innovative ideas were used and will be explained.

Presented by: Michael Naughton, Supervisor – Town of Huntington Highway Department



Here is the information for vendors wishing to display:

Brookhaven National Laboratory Product Demonstration Guidelines 

The following procedures and information is for Vendors Inquiring about demonstration space at Brookhaven National Laboratory:

  • Reservations for Vendor space in Berkner Hall-Building 488 is done through the conference office by:

Ruth Comas

P.O. Box 5000, Building 488

Upton, NY 11973

Phone 344-3545 fax 344-2069 cell phone 828-9502

Email comas@bnl.gov

  • Two eight foot tables with cloths will be provided
  • The demonstration Fee is $172.10; additional tables are $24.50 each. Payments should be made out to BSA and must be received prior to vendor demonstrations or on the day of the event. If pre-mailing a payment send payment to the attention of Ruth Comas at the above address. Limited Packages may be shipped ahead of time with prior approval. Storage of large boxes is not available.
  • The vendor must provide all supplies required for the demonstrations i.e. power cords and other necessary supplies. All brochures and debris are to be removed at the conclusion of the demonstration.
  • Vendors may set up from 9am till 11 am. Traffic is heaviest from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • All demonstrators need Photo ID to gain access on site. Please email Ruth Comas with the demonstrators’ names and security will be notified. Visitors who are not US Citizens may not be able to enter the site.
  • A Small banner may be hung up in the lobby area during the product demonstration.


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