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Agenda (draft, 5/12/10)

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Sunday, May 16th

  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Reception, Embassy Suites - Showboat/Schoolhouse Ballroom

Monday, May 17th

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am   Registration, coffee, and poster setup, Ziggurat Building, Auditorium W
  • 8:30 – 8:40 am   Introductions

    John Parrish (California State Geologist), George Saucedo (California Geological Survey), and David R. Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • 8:40 – 9:00 am   I came, I digitized, I posted: An existential look back over twenty years of digital mapping in Idaho

    By Loudon R. Stanford (Idaho Geological Survey)

  • 9:00 – 9:20 am   Building a National Archive – Standards development and the National Geologic Map Database

    By David R. Soller and Nancy R. Stamm (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • 9:20 – 9:40 am   Opengeoscience: meeting the UK’s geospatial data requirements in geoscience

    By P. Bell, R. Hughes, K. Westhead, and J. Giles (British Geological Survey)

     

  • 9:40 – 10:10 am   Coffee break.  From 9:40 – 9:50 am, all oral and poster authors will meet with Dave Soller.

     

  • 10:10 – 10:30 am   From data collection to publishing maps on the Web: the Nova Scotia experience

    By Brian E. Fisher, Jeff C. Poole, Jeff S. McKinnon, and Angie L. Ehler (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resource Branch)

     

  • 10:30 – 10:50 am   Geological Map Flow - How the Geological Survey of Canada is streamlining map compilation and delivery

    By Andrew Moore (Geological Survey of Canada)

     

  • 10:50 – 11:10 pm   Automation in ArcGIS 10: Understanding the changes taking place and options for migration of legacy code

    By Andrew L. Wunderlich (University of Tennessee – Knoxville)

     

  • 11:10 – 11:40 pm   Update on ESRI Cartographic Representations for the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization

    By Charlie Frye and Janel Day (ESRI)

     

  • 11:40 – 12:00 pm   A plan and plea for increasing communication about digital geologic mapping

    By Jennifer E. Athey (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

     

  • 12:00 1:30 pm   Lunch on your own

  • 1:30 – 1:50 pm   The Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Project: An experiment in supervised crowd-sourcing for rapid geologic map development with ArcSDE

    By P. Kyle House and Heather Green (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology), and Abbey Grimmer (Department of Geography, University of Nevada)

     

  • 1:50 – 2:10 pm   Derivative maps from geologic maps: Mitigating hazards and planning for resources

    By Chris Wills (California Geological Survey)

     

  • 2:10 – 2:30 pm   Legacy data: Bringing it into the 21st century

    By Jonathan Mulder (California Department of Water Resources)

     

  • 2:30 – 2:40 pm   Modernizing old fossils – Improving access to paleontologic information

    By The National Geologic Map Database Project (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • 2:40 – 3:00 pm   Discussion Session – “Recommended citations for unpublished GIS files”

    Increasingly, unpublished GIS files and related information are being derived from pre-existing publications.  Soon thereafter, or perhaps many years in the future, these files are used in new publications.  How can we try to ensure that not only the unpublished GIS file, but also its source(s) of information, are informatively cited in new publications?  It's critical to our science that years from now, the original and authoritative source of all cited information can be found.  This brief session will introduce the challenge and offer some suggestions.  If warranted, further discussion will be held during the Wednesday session.

    Moderated by Dave Soller (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm   Poster Session (and afternoon coffee break)

     

  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm   Discussion Session – “Acquiring high-quality digital base maps”

    Geologic mapping projects depend on high quality digital base maps.  With the move away from paper topographic maps and mylar hard copies, significantly more effort is now needed to acquire a usable base map.  There are many sources for digital base maps, many methods of creating them, and uneven quality.  Easy access to standardized, high-quality digital base map layers (perhaps including, but not limited to, LIDAR) is a critical requirement of geologic mapping projects.  This session will address required elements and technical requirements of products to be developed by The National Map and other sources, and will attempt to formalize guidance to management.

    Session moderated by Randy Orndorff, Allen Crider, and Dave Soller (USGS).

     

  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm   Dinner at the Delta King Hotel, Sacramento

Tuesday, May 18th

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am   Coffee 

  • 8:30 – 8:50 am   We have a Dream

    By Holger Kessler, Andy Hughes, Jeremy Giles, and Denis Peach (British Geological Survey)

     

  • 8:50 – 9:10 am   Building a surficial geology data model for mapping projects

    By Christine Deblonde (Geological Survey of Canada)

     

  • 9:10 – 9:30 am   The NPS GRI: Data model concepts and implementation, and a programmatic approach to digital map production

    By Stephanie O'Meara, James Chappell, Heather Stanton, and Ron Karpilo (Colorado State University and the National Park Service)

     

  • 9:30 – 10:00 am   NCGMP09 – Draft standard format for digital publication of geologic maps

    By National Geologic Map Database Project and Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping Project (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • 10:00 – 10:30 am   Coffee break.

     

  • 10:30 – 11:00 am   What's coming in ESRI ArcGIS 10 for better, faster, more efficient geologic maps, map production, and map serving

    By Willy Lynch (ESRI)

     

  • 11:00 – 11:20 am   Mapping regulatory floodplains with Lidar and USGS StreamStats

    By Jed Roberts and John English (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)

     

  • 11:20 – 11:40 am   Digital mapping of potential mineral hazards in California: Naturally occurring asbestos, radon, and highway corridors

    By John P. Clinkenbeard, Ronald K. Churchill, and Chris T. Higgins (California Geological Survey)

     

  • 11:40 – 12:00 pm   Image data management and use with ESRI ArcGIS

    By Peter Becker (ESRI)

     

  • 12:00 1:30 pm   Lunch on your own

     

  • 1:30 – 1:50 pm   Application of geologic maps and resources to support regulatory review of environmental sites

    By Rick Fears and John Karachewski (California Department of Toxic Substances Control)

     

  • 1:50 – 2:10 pm   Producing geologic maps and GIS products supporting the Geological Map Flow Project

    By Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada)

     

  • 2:10 – 2:30 pm   A window to the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Map Catalog via ArcGIS Image Server – Wyoming pilot project

    By Chrisopher P. Garrity, David R. Soller, and Mark E. Reidy (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • 2:30 – 5:30 pm   Discussion Session – “Cartographic Design & Map Production” (including a Coffee break!)

    An informal time to show maps and to discuss map design and preparation techniques, in a GSA-style “Map Blast”.  Please bring your maps (finished or in preparation), your questions, and your expertise!  We’ll have a roomful of experts in cartography and geologic mapping – what would you like to know, to make your job easier and more efficient, and to produce a better product?


    Dinner on your own...

Wednesday, May 19th

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am   Coffee
  • 8:30 – 11:30 am   Informal discussion period, for issues briefly raised during the meeting, or to discuss a new topic.  Short, informal presentations are welcome, especially if they serve to spur discussion.  The Wednesday morning wind-down session has been a useful time for reaching consensus on technical issues, examining difficult issues facing us all, or just venting.

     

  • 10:00 – 10:30 am   Coffee break.

     

  • 11:30 – 12:00 pm  Miscellaneous issues and concerns, plans for future DMT meetings, etc., and adjourn meeting.

     

     

     

     

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

    (These posters will be displayed throughout the meeting.)

     

  • Seamless Bedrock Geology of Finland - A new Map Service at http://www.geo.fi/en/

    By Niina Ahtonen, Hannu Idman, Jyrki Kokkonen, Jukka Kousa, Jouni Luukas, Mikko Nironen, and Jouni Vuollo (Geological Survey of Finland)

     

  • Interactive session on the National Digital Catalog of Geologic and Geophysical Data: questions, answers, and feedback

    By R. Sky Bristol and Richard E. Brown (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • Radon in California

    By Ron Churchill (California Geological Survey)

     

  • The National Geothermal Datasystem: Geothermal data in the U.S. Geoscience Information Network

    By Ryan Clark, Steve Richard, and Wolfgang Grunberg (Arizona Geological Survey)

     

  • Naturally occurring asbestos in California

    By John Clinkenbeard (California Geological Survey)

     

  • Assessing early stages of landslide inventory

    By Matthew M. Crawford and William M. Andrews (Kentucky Geological Survey)

     

  • Integrating Style files and Carto Representation into the Geological Map Flow process (the GSC's implementation of the FGDC geologic symbology)

    By Dave Everett and Vic Dohar (Natural Resources Canada)

     

  • Map production: Software tools, tricks, and stratagems

    By Jane Freed and Collette Gatenbein (Idaho Geological Survey)

     

  • Update on ESRI Cartographic Representations for the FGDC Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization

    By Charlie Frye and Janel Day (ESRI)

     

  • Assessing erosion potential and Coccidioides immitis probability

    By Will Harris and Peter Roffers (California Geological Survey)

     

  • Development of digital-map products of potential mineral and mining-chemical hazards along selected highway corridors in northern California

    By Chris T. Higgins, Ronald K. Churchill, Cameron I. Downey, and Milton C. Fonseca (California Geological Survey)

     

  • Using surficial geologic maps to derive areas prone to alluvial fan flood hazards

    By Jeremy T. Lancaster, Thomas E. Spittler, and William R. Short (California Geological Survey)

     

  • Coal basin, Pitkin County, Colorado – An example of NGMDB data capture, conversion, and 3D editing in ArcGIS10

    By Willy Lynch (ESRI)

     

  • GIS-based digital photogrammetry for geologic and hazard mapping

    By Timothy P. McCrink and Florante G. Perez (California Geological Survey)

     

  • Evaluating the validity of mine subsidence insurance claims using a GIS software application

    By James McDonald (Ohio Division of Geological Survey)

     

  • Cenozoic geology of the Sacramento Valley

    By Jonathan Mulder (California Department of Water Resources)

     

  • Building a National Archive – Standards development and the National Geologic Map Database

    By The National Geologic Map Database Project

     

  • Adventures in document management

    By The National Geologic Map Database Project

     

  • A window to the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) Map Catalog via ArcGIS Image Server – Wyoming pilot project

    By Chrisopher P. Garrity, David R. Soller, and Mark E. Reidy (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • NCGMP09 – Draft standard format for digital publication of geologic maps

    By National Geologic Map Database Project and Pacific Northwest Geologic Mapping Project (U.S. Geological Survey)

     

  • California Geological Survey zones of required investigation for earthquake-induced landslides - Livermore Valley, California

    By Florante G. Perez, Wayne D. Haydon, and Mark O. Wiegers (California Geological Survey)

     

  • The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources geologic data model, a comparison with other existing models

    By Adam S. Read, Geoff Rawling, Mike Timmons, Sean Connell, Dave McCraw, and Glen Jones (New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources)

     

  • Digital mapping techniques used for preparation of State of California Seismic Hazards Zones Maps

    By Anne Rosinski (California Geological Survey)

     

  • A draft structure for Minnesota Geological Survey information systems

    By Harvey Thorleifson, Rich Lively, Bob Tipping, and Tim Wahl (Minnesota Geological Survey)

     

  • Utility of combined aerial photography and digital imagery for fault trace mapping

    By Jerry A. Treiman, Florante G. Perez, and William A. Bryant (California Geological Survey)