What is GIS Day? 

GIS Day provides an open forum for users of geographic information system (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in Santa Clara County. It provides an opportunity to learn, share, and connect with the public about what County is accomplishing with GIS technology. We provide to our audiences an understanding of how GIS can be used, illustrated and the value of the unlimited capabilities.

GIS Day is FREE event.  We invite you to join us to learn more about the County, government agencies, private companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations use GIS in emergency response, social services and administration to make life better in Santa Clara County.\

November 18, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.​

Welcome & Opening Remarks | 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. | Click here to join us on Zoom​ (More Options to Join​)

Matt Woo​ – Acting Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services Solutions ​​​​​​

Track A | Click here to join us on Zoom ( More Options to Join​)

Leveraging Mobile Data for COVID -19 Public Health Planning and Preparedness Efforts​ | 9:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

The Stanford Future Bay Initiative and Stanford RegLab have been working with Santa Clara County EOC since June on COVID-19 rapid response. Derek Ouyang will share highlights of their data-driven approach, including the use of mobile device location data and administrative records to create social distancing compliance dashboards, predict localized case growth, and improve case investigation and contact tracing.

Bre​ak | 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

How the data is being used? | 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties have all initiated or completed the creation of fine scale vegetation and landscape data bases.  These projects support many applications and a variety of users.  This presentation will review how commercial, NGA, and government agencies are using the data bases to support a variety of applications ranging from wildfire fuels management, landslide and debris modelling, watershed management, conservation easement prioritization, wetland restoration and many others.

Br​eak | 10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Develop Your GIS Vi​sion | 10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This is an extremely exciting time to get creative with GIS, but a plan is needed to help bring along your user.  We will explore some of the methods being tried out at 911 to convey the message.

B​reak | 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.​

Web mapping answers your burning questions about wildfires | 11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The August Lightning Complex of fires in the Bay Area spurred intense public interest in real-time, location-based information – fire spread, evacuation orders, air quality, preserve closures, and more. We demonstrate the applicability of web mapping to quickly disseminate many layers of actionable data in a single easy-to-use platform.​

Br​eak | 11:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.​

Mobile Assignment Application and Assessor’s Address​ | 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.​​

Filed data collection is an essential part in the assessor’s office to assess property accurately.   This presentation will talk about how GIS can help in this process, and how parcel address comes from related to its accuracy. Accurate address increase field data collection efficiency.

  • Lynn Zhang​ - GIS Analyst (Santa Clara County - Assessor's Office)​

Track B | Click here to join us on Zoom​ ( More Options to Join​)

Redistricting in Santa Clara County | 9:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

A description of the Supervisorial Redistricting effort in 2010, with comparisons to the 2000 effort, as well as the State Congressional, Senate, and Assembly efforts for 2010.

  • Greg Bazhaw​ - Senior GIS Analyst (Department of Planning & Development)

Break | 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.​

What is a ​digital twin? | 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Many cities, counties, states and other entities procure base map source data such as orthoimagery, oblique imagery and lidar in order to complete important initiatives for their communities.   Let’s talk about how to take that data to the next level and create a “digital twin” of any physical feature within a given area.​

Break | 10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.​

SCU Complex Fire EOC GIS Successful Partnership | 10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.​​

The following presentation will discuss how Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) were able to utilize their strong partnership with County GIS in order to support the response and recovery to the SCU Complex Fire.​

Break | 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

What's new with Field Apps! | 11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.​

A single app solution for exploring maps, high accuracy data collection, location tracking, work management and navigation.​

  • Dan Henderson​ - Local Government Team for Esri in northern California and northern Nevada
  • Matt Twietmeyer​ - Local Government Team for Esri in northern California and northern Nevada

Br​eak | 11:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Leveraging Santa Clara County’s (Technology Services and Solutions) Geospatial Web services | 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.​

Web services have many advantages. It helps solve interoperability issues, makes it easier to reuse, allows you to exchange data between different applications and platforms, and many more. This presentation will feature Santa Clara county’s ArcGIS REST API web services and how you can utilize those in your daily work.​

  • Sampa Patra​ -  Senior GIS Analyst (Santa Clara County Technology Service Solutions)

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