2013 Conference on April 19, 2013 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 Networking – Please sign in.

9:45 – 10:00

Introduction And Opening Remarks – Michael Naughton, LIGIS Chairperson 

10:00 – 10:30

“The State of NYSGIS and FEMA Data Sharing Possibilities”

Presented by: Alan Leidner, NYSGIS 

 10:30 – 11:30

“Here We Go Again”

This presentation describes yet another disaster cleanup where GIS took center stage.

This presentation will discuss how using GIS/GPS Technology allowed the Town of Huntington to manage the clean-up and data management for Superstorm Sandy. The Town expects to have successful submissions to FEMA that will recover reimbursable expenses exceeding $30 million. In the process of data collection over 250GB of data was collected. This includes digital photographs and scanned paperwork etc. Innovative ideas were used and will be explained.

Post event I was talking to George Davis and he introduced me to the folks at Latitude Geographics. They figured out how to create a configurable software platform, Geocortex, that manages ArcGIS workflow and creates multiplatform applications.

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

11:30 – 12:30

Geocortex Essentials Supporting Disaster Response and Recovery

The Highway Department at Town of Huntington, like many other east coast agencies, faced considerable challenges in responding to and recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Based on Michael’s experience, this informative session will highlight the important role of GIS in supporting disaster response and recovery for all involved, whether they are directing the disaster response or documenting the recovery effort to support FEMA reimbursement.

This informative presentation will describe a more efficient way of quickly deploying cross-platform web mapping applications, and will provide a look at a GIS web-mapping implementation highlighting data and learning’s from Michael’s Sandy response and recovery efforts.  This application provides desktop and mobile web mapping and workflows across technology platforms, including desktop computer, tablet and mobile phones, regardless of their operating systems.

A QR code is available here for you to preview the Sandy Geocortex response application and prepare your questions for an interactive session.


Handheld QR Code


Tablet QR Code

Presented by: George Davis, Public Safety Analyst – Latitude Geographics and  Duncan Selwood, Account Manager – Latitude Geographics

 12:30 – 1:30


 1:30 – 2:15

ESRI talks about ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Desktop

Abstract to follow shortly


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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