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Thursday, February 26 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
QA/QC: Best Data Forward

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As the data coffers fill, GIS Professionals must dedicate an increasing amount of effort toward the organization and management of geospatial data resources and realize that data asset management is a valuable commodity. This session will focus on the data management needs of all stages of the data management lifecycle from planning and collection to analysis and publication.

  • Providing Quality Assurance and Quality Control Measures Within an Enterprise GIS Utilizing Data Reviewer
             Jonah Waterman, Tiffany Puett
    Ensuring data quality is one of the most important aspects of modeling geographical information. Over the years, updating legacy systems has posed many problems as new systematic rules are put in place and as new data types are added. One major challenge of converting data is to efficiently and effectively assess prior- and post-data quality while minimizing down time. We discovered a tool, Data Reviewer could actually aid with the various challenges surrounding data quality.

    Data Reviewer is a data quality management extension to be used with Desktop and/or Server that not only facilitates the resource-demanding process of QC but can also replace the manual task of sorting through all of the problems. Use industry standard batch jobs to run against your data for Quality Control or build your own with 40 plus tools out of the box. Coordinate staff effort for the review process and build reports for management.

    In this presentation, learn to leverage the tools of Esri's Data Reviewer extension to make better decisions, manage data quality, figure project costs/timelines, and generate reports for management. We will also discuss defining data quality, setting up a framework of governance, building a dataset matrix, and best QA/QC practices.

  • Semi-Automated Procedures to Assess the Quality of NCDOT GIS Data
             Tim Mulrooney
    For the Summer of 2014, some students and I worked on a project through a Research Grant to assess the quality of the NCDOT roads GIS database. We used some custom Python code, existing tools and old-fashioned QA/QC to assess horizontal accuracy, attribute accuracy and attribute completeness for their database. The NCDOT has our blessing to present the results, but I mainly wanted to focus on the techniques that we discovered to make our life easier in making these assessments.

  • From Flood to FLOOD: NCFMP’s FLOOD Geodatabase and Data Management
             Richard Fogleman, Gray Minton, Tonda Shelton
    The NCFMP’s FLOOD Geodatabase was commissioned in 2000 as the state’s digital data standard for the production of flood insurance studies. The FLOOD Geodatabase provides the primary source of data to drive all Regional Flood Risk Information System (RFRIS) functionality in support of NCFMP’s digital vision. The FLOOD Geodatabase has been modernized over time to be current with the industry’s technological advances as well as to capture desired functional outcomes for the NCFMP. Data management is critical within the FLOOD Geodatabase system. From contractor data development processes to deliverables and data archiving, the NCFMP has developed innovative data architecture concepts along with automated tools to support data integrity system wide.


Moderators
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Lynda Wayne, GISP, ASLA

Principal, GeoMaxim
Lynda Wayne is Principal of GeoMaxim, a consulting practice specializing in geospatial data and metadata, data sharing policy and practices, and the facilitation of issue-based geospatial dialogs and decision-making. Ms. Wayne is the former Director of the Louisiana Geographic Information Center, the founding Chair of the GIS Certification Institute, and a long time coastal landscape ecologist active in the application of RS/GIS technologies. She... Read More →

Speakers
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Richard Fogleman, GISP, CFM

GIS Technical Director, AECOM
As Technical Director, Mr. Fogleman is responsible for directing software and technology implementations within the GIS department. He brings more than 17 years of experience with FEMA floodplain mapping and DFIRM projects as well as focused experience in GIS administration, workflow development and database management.
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Gray Minton, PE, GISP

Director of Research and Development, AECOM
Mr. Minton is Director of the Research and Development group, which is responsible for the creation of specialized computer programs that increase the efficiency of numerous operations. He has more than 19 years of experience as a civil engineer and programmer, with extensive experience in water resources modeling and programming for FEMA Flood Insurance Studies. In addition to managing the R&D group, he is responsible for the architecture... Read More →
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Dr. Tim Mulrooney

Assistant Professor, NC Central University
Tim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences at North Carolina Central University.  He is a graduate of Columbia University and earned his Ph.D. at UNC-Greensboro.  He teaches a variety of GIS courses at NCCU and has recently introduced a Raster GIS class into NCCU’s graduate program.  His research with students revolves around accessibility and GIS data standards. 
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Tiffany Puett, GISP

Geospatial Trainer & Support Specialist, Duncan Parnell, Inc
Tiffany is a GIS Analyst with more than a decade of experience in managing geospatial information. Specializing in data conversion, editing, and project management she has particular expertise managing land records data inside of the Esri parcel fabric data model. Tiffany holds a B.A. Degree in Geography with a minor in mathematics from Appalachian State University and is an Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associate and a Trimble Certified... Read More →
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Tonda Shelton

Project Manager, NC Floodplain Mapping Program
Ms. Shelton, a native of North Carolina, is the Program Manager of the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program. Her primary responsibility is the day-to-day oversight of the State’s Floodplain Mapping Program. Ms. Shelton has worked in both public and private sectors in the area of geospatial technology management. Ms. Shelton has a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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Jonah Waterman, GISP

GIS Technician, Greenville Utilities
Originally from the Island of Newfoundland, Jonah moved to the United States in 2000 and attended Appalachian State University graduating with a B.S in Geography with a concentration in GIS Science. He has recently received his ESRI Technical Desktop Associate Certification and his GISP License. His main role at Greenville Utilities is providing QA/QC Analysis, Digitization of As-Built designs, creating web maps through Flex-Viewer... Read More →


Thursday February 26, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 306 B