Long Island GIS Spring 2015 User Conference on April 30th, 2015 at

Brookhaven National Lab in Berkner Hall (Bldg 488)

It’s easy to register and best of all – it’s FREE!   CLICK here to Register

Special Note: Bring ID as you must sign in at the front gate and obtain a visitors pass to gain access.  *Outside food is prohibited.


9:00 – 10:00

Registration and Networking

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction And Opening Remarks – Ross Baldwin, LIGIS Chairman

10:15 – 11:00

The Potential Impact of UAV Systems on Remote Sensing and GIS – Frank Giuffrida – Executive Vice President of Engineering , Pictometry International

GIS professionals have been relying on remotely sensed data for many years.  As the data has evolved, so too have the platforms that capture it and the products that are derived from it. Data capture from unmanned aerial systems (UASs) is rapidly becoming a reality due to innovative technology and adapting regulations. This technology has the potential to make an impact on the way we approach GIS applications. In order to prepare for the future, it is important to establish an understanding of the benefits of remotely sensed data obtained from a UAS as well as its limitations. Comparing UAS data capture with traditional methods reveals how these data sources compliment each other and lead to a more complete information solution.  

11:00 – 12:30

Census for the GIS User: Tricks for Downloading data and shapefiles – David Kraiker, Data Dissemination Specialist

This presentation covers how to understand, access, and download Census ACS data through the American Factfinder portal.   It also elaborates on some non-traditional methods of constructing and prepping shapefiles for downloading purposes, and why this method may be more advantageous to the end-user.

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:15

Overview of NYC DoITT Open Source Mapping and PlowingNYC – Colin Reilly, GIS Director, NYC Dept of Information Technology & Telecommunications

NYC DoITT’s GIS group manages NYC’s central geospatial repository and provides a suite of shared services and applications to access and publish the data. DoITT GIS has been successfully implementing and utilizing open source technology for nearly ten years. One example of the use of open source is the the public-facing application PlowNYC. This presentation will provide an overview of the geospatial services provided by NYC DoITT while highlight the use of open source through the context of the PlowNYC application.

2:15 – 3:30

ArcGIS 10.3 Tips and Tricks & The Operations Dashboard – Matt Martini, ESRI Account Executive

Learn the latest v10.3 Tips and Tricks. Also, learn how you can monitor activities and events, track your field workforce, and assess the status and performance of your daily operations with Operations Dashboard.


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
  • Announcements on the BNL web page can be made, please forward a brief description of your company.
  • Information provided to Ruth Comas may be posted on our home page such as a very brief description of your company product, contact, demo time, and date. A weeks’ notice is requested
  • The demonstration Fee is $184.50; additional tables are $26.10 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. If your company is not from the US, please clarify this to Ruth ahead of time.

A Small banner may be hung up in the lobby area during the product demonstration.

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