CCJDC Meeting Minutes- August 13, 2019


9:30 am: Call to Order/Sign-in Sheet: Meeting called to order by Austin Robey, chair of CCJDC.

9:31 am: Review/Approval of Minutes

9:32 am: Any new announcements or additions to agenda

AMBAG will be hiring two new GIS & Planning Interns in the next couple months for current students or recent graduates. Position is 19 hours a week permanent. Look for it to be posted on AMBAG’s website and further announcement on CCJDC email group when formalized.

For any announcements, email Austin or Gina to relay to CCJDC email group.

9:34 am: CalGIS Update

CalGIS is state level group similar to CCJDC that meets every other month. Last meeting was in June. Last meeting had at least 20 people in the room and 30 more on webinar. Last big presentation as about California’s NextGen911 integration, mostly being spearheaded by Southern California. StoryMap on, may also have recordings of webinar.

Carol: Council has new chair coming in, Issac Cabrera from Contra Costa County. Upcoming focus is to revisit council charter and fine tune it. No fees for membership, join the ListServ, vote in elections and become part of the community. Strategic planning is another focus. Off and on leadership at the state level throughout the past several years. Want to look at requirements gathering around the state for the kinds of data needed at state level. FGDC layers, other layers that people want to see developed (parcel data, etc.). Figure out a path forward for state level strategic planning. What benefits do people get from various data layers?

9:40 am: Participant Introductions & Agency Updates

Austin Robey, City of Watsonville: Lots of different projects going on. Launching CityWorks, an asset management program. Rolling that out for water, sewer, and storm drain networks. Training staff for mobile field data collection and design calculations made on the fly. Big project requiring starting up their own WebGIS infrastructure which City of Watsonville hasn’t had in the past. New ArcServer and web services coming up, look for that in next 6 months. In the planning phases for new countywide aerial images flown in summer 2020. Lots of work with address/street/parcel data in support of new permitting software. Reviewing data and automating processes to streamline workflow. Utilized ESRI Addressing Data Reviewer in support of this which helped streamline the workflow and get better data.

Alex Nereson, Santa Cruz County: Migrating to new data model for parcel data set. Moving from geodatabase feature class to ESRI’s Parcel Fabric Data Model. Meeting with ESRI to talk about that migration.

Jenni Gomez, Santa Cruz County Assessor’s Office: Starting to work with ArcPro.

Chuck Baughman: Formerly with San Lorenzo Valley Water District, here as an observer and consumer of data. Pleased with amount of data available for Santa Cruz County compared to other counties.

Mary Israel, FORA: Ramping down projects with FORA due to sunset in June 2020. Most of work happening now is distributing the CIP projects.

Rick Boggs, CSUMB: Lot of field data collection and mapping of utility structure. Pleased with Eos Arrow and ArcCollector. Also looking into rangefinder for GPS collections for more coverage and accuracy. Changing roles at CSUMB to Facility Services Department. Moving toward asset management side full time. Hopefully start up CityWorks as a role out. Need to coordinate systems to visualize where assets are. Not as much GIS work in the future. Also working with ESRI CityEngine: 3D software that uses procedural modeling based on scripts. Using to develop alternative design scenarios around campus.

Gavin Leavitt, City of Salinas: Building out storm drain utility network, had dataset before from the 70s. Filling in with newer data. Also working on sewer network, hopefully to detect leaks and parcels affected by leak. Using geometric network.

Randy Casey, City of Salinas: GIS division is supporting multiple divisions within City of Salinas, mostly permitting. TRAKiT, a permitting software, being upgraded and is now GIS reliant. City of Salinas now managing own parcel geometry for first time in over a decade. Had to create own parcel fabric using Pro 2.4. New functionality is bringing in own data and cleaning it up later. Addressing is also happening in support of the permitting department, had to create tool for that. Storm water crews out collecting information using GeoCortex web applications provided by Salinas GIS, troubleshooting in support of that. Moving forward to upgrade architecture to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1. Building Portal system around it for staff support so they can bring whatever data they have and drop it into a web map. Impressed with ArcGIS Pro 2.4.1, impressed with the Parcel Fabric toolsets and how program is maturing.

Vincent Lantaca, City of Salinas: Working on request data, need the data for reporting. Set up scripts to get data from API, and get most current data on front facing Portal.

Brian Kriete, Santa Cruz County: Doing a lot of work with asset management program. Recently upgraded to Enterprise. Lots of work with sanitation, roads. Moving toward Survey123 as opposed to Collector. Serves same purpose without having to pay for license. Looking good for their GIS department.

Patrick Dobbins, City of Gonzales: Tring to get their data into GIS from AutoCAD. Meeting with ESRI to talk about this move.

Carol Ostergren, USGS: LiDAR will hopefully be on her desk this afternoon. All of Monterey County, most of Santa Cruz, most of San Benito, a little bit of Santa Clara. Quality Level II, no contours. If you want to receive data in bulk, data can be loaded onto a drive. If want just a part, use National Map Portal. Funded by FEMA Region 9, completely financed the data collection. She will try to get FEMA counterpart to one of these meetings or GIS day. 8 year repeat cycle for LiDAR. Recognize some parts (such as coastline) need more frequent LiDAR collection. Perhaps set up a cost share to achieve this. Cost estimate per area for LiDAR? Costs are really variable, may be different requirements for different areas and different specifications. For example CalFire wants very high quality which increases cost. If there are areas where not dense vegetation, could cost less. Small features, building footprints, etc. need higher res. Cities that pay up front get higher quality data.

Chris Bley, Monterey Bay DART: Talked about FAA program for drones and having a place to test and develop drones. Applied to use Marina Airport as test location but did not get the program so continued with Monterey Bay DART. Align business with education and testing technologies. Everything from urban air mobility down to using smaller drones for LiDAR. Naval Postgraduate School playing a big part. Camp Roberts has a program. Not only drones but rovers are being tested and developed. Had symposium in June. Private company on a smaller scale, can get imagery at lower cost for smaller plots.

Gina Schmidt, AMBAG: Regional transportation modeling, 80% of what she does. Lot of support for Census work. May was submittal for PSAP process. Refine anything to needed to be updated for the 2020 census.

Will Condon, AMBAG: Editing and cleaning datasets that feed into AMBAG’s Activity Based Model and public request maps. Helping planning department with projects.

10:13 am: GIS Day Planning

Need a venue before we can do anything else. Brian reached out to Cabrillo College, who is excited to host GIS day. Developed a co-sponsorship with Geography department. They recommended a good room, room is free but other costs associated (custodial, IT, etc.). Need sponsors for funding to cover these costs because there is no funding for GIS day. How much are the fees? If we cannot find sponsor, alternative is to not host GIS day this year. Food in past has been donated or sponsored. Host venue has provided food donations in past years. See if we can work with Cabrillo to see if they can donate. Austin also reached out to UCSC, faculty support and potentially a room but unsure about donations. Members will continue to reach out to potential sponsors. Date is November 17, so getting close to go/no go call. Reached an agreement that end of August will be deadline for whether we have it or not. Space requirement? Past GIS days had 50-170 people, lasts about 4 hours. Mix of professionals and students, handful of presentations about 10-20 minutes long. At one event had panel, others had map/poster galleries. All have worked really well in the past. Medium to large size room.  One idea is UCSC arboretum, City of Watsonville community room also a possibility. In the past, also had smaller scale GIS days, where GIS enthusiasts meet and network. Try to lean toward involving students because they’re the future of the program. Volunteers for sub-committee.

For sponsorships, reach out toward public agencies. Looking for volunteers to reach out to sponsors. Email Austin if interested.

10:40 am: Presentation: Regional Transportation Modeling by Dr. Bhupendra Patel, AMBAG

Received presentation from Bhupendra Patel from AMBAG about their Regional Transportation Model. Data for the model comes from the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. It is important to receive data from the jurisdictions and to share data in order to create the most accurate model possible.

11:54 Wrap Up and Meeting Adjourned

CCJDC Meeting Minutes- April 30, 2019


9:30 am: Call to Order/Sign-in Sheet: Meeting called to order by Austin Robey, chair of CCJDC.

Any new announcements or additions to agenda

Job announcement by Gina Schmidt: GIS and Environmental Database Specialist for PIE Services, Seaside.

9:35 am: Approval/Recap of Minutes

At the last meeting positions were voted on for CCJDC. Austin Robey will be chair for 2019 and Rick Boggs is co-chair. AMBAG is treasurer by default (no nominations received).

9:36 am: Participant Introductions & Agency Updates

Austin Robey (City of Watsonville): Started 3 weeks ago as GIS Coordinator for City of Watsonville. Going to be implementing RouteSmart, a routing software, primarily for solid waste management. He is also going to be implementing Cityworks to manage assets in city, starting with the water department. Moving from file geodatabase platform to ArcGIS Enterprise soon.

Rick Boggs (CSUMB): Hasn’t been doing as much GIS lately, working with facilities department on computerized maintenance management system. Graduate project at SJSU working with ESRI’s CityEngine looking at their geodesign workflow.

David Sergienco (MIIS): Grad Student at MIIS taking GIS classes.

Sandi McDaniel (ESRI): Local government account manager for ESRI. Handles Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz counties and based out of Sacramento office.

Joanna Nishimura (ESRI): Solution engineer for ESRI, also based out of Sacramento. She will be primary solution engineer for our local governments in this area.

Carol Ostergren (USGS): Based in Santa Cruz office.

Randy Casey (City of Salinas): Looking to overhaul entire GIS System, had ESRI come in and do an architectural review of entire system. Upgrading to Enterprise and possibly Portal. Currently running 10.4 so looking to upgrade to latest software.

Charles Hanley (City of Salinas): Finished 6th Story Map last week.

Anthony Cardoza (City of Salinas): Been working with Geocortex Essentials.  

Gavin Leavitt (City of Salinas): Tabular data to GIS format.

Emily Wilkinson (PV Water): Dabbling in Story Maps.

Marcus Mendiola (PV Water): Doesn’t use GIS as much as used to but makes land use maps at least once a year.

Maia Hoffman (PV Water): Working with GIS as intern at PV Water and Lab Manager at UCSC.

Will Condon (AMBAG): Cleaning and compiling data for AMBAG’s Activity Based Model, and completing public request maps.

Lynn Overtree (San Benito Agricultural Land Trust): Shifting hats again, moving from Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to San Benito Agricultural Land Trust. Wants to collaborate with people from San Benito County.

Chad Miller (Monterey County): Upgrading to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6. Upgrading Geocortex as well.

Gina Schmidt (AMBAG): Working a lot on the Activity Based Model, which models people and trip movement at individual person level. It is a travel demand model, but is not using ESRI software, mainly using TransCAD for model,

Jenni Gomez (Santa Cruz County Assessor’s Office): Maintaining parcel data layer.

Brian Kriete (Santa Cruz County): Integrating asset management software and network software.

9:45 am: GIS Day Planning

Need to get site nailed down. At last meeting, requested someone to contact Cabrillo or UCSC. Brian will reach out to Cabrillo, and Austin will reach out to UCSC. Also need outreach for food since there is no budget. Need volunteers for GIS Day, it is good experience for reaching out to venues and event planning. Need people to volunteer for outreach to sponsors, someone to put together abstract and agenda. Most of it is emails and a couple of calls. Part of sponsor outreach is looking for prizes, i.e. last year’s books from ESRI. Chad agreed to help out with abstract and agenda. CCJDC meeting at the end of summer will be big for GIS Day planning. Email blast for presentations will be sent after September meeting.

The group likes the idea of having a map area at this year’s event (since we make maps). Maybe change poster presentations to map presentations.

Carol noted that Nevada group has fun map competition. Artographic, cartographic, etc. with prizes.

The group agreed that last year’s expert panel, though useful, was very student focused.

Carol was on the panel and was interested if students found it valuable? Is there anything the students wanted them to address? Gina can email the students that she has emails for from last year’s event.

Feedback form after the event may be useful. Anybody interested in creating one? Maximum of 4 questions. Perhaps digital (SurveyMonkey, Survey123)?

Carol suggested approaching GIS managers for the county and region to find out what the local issues are and how GIS is used to address them in a panel format. Maybe send out a pre-event survey for what attendees may be interested in hearing at the event.

Maybe another meeting in mid-June? Also early-mid September for GIS Day pre-planning.

For the regular CCJDC meetings, coming up with content and topics beforehand may generate interest. Also maybe use this venue for other people to present their own work.

For GIS day, David suggested a collaboration corner for putting heads together and helping people overcome hurdles in their projects. Chad works with non-spatial developers and bringing in the spatial element is an eye-opener for them. Good to show what’s available to them and getting GIS into the community. Partially teaching, partially learning. More collaborative than a presentation.

Having ESRI and Mapbox representatives at GIS Day could be interesting as well.

Salinas: Have 3 coders in their department, may be useful to collaborate on coding with other people in the group outside of their organization. Best format may be having it as part of CCJDC meeting or a forum. One of the best parts of the CCJDC is meeting other professionals and bouncing ideas off of them. Website and mailing list is another great resource.

Tutorial on Leaflet could be interesting to learn JavaScript rather than solely focusing on ESRI software.

Chad suggested having a standing part of meeting called “code review”, formal or informal, usually gets a discussion going.

Everyone is empowered to steer the meetings how they want. Group has a lot of information and potential that can be utilized by further participation.

10:15 am: LiDAR update

The government shutdown really affected USGS and this project. They have not yet received the delivery for coastal LiDAR project, then a couple more months for QA/QC, any back and forth from vendor. Late July or August is Carol’s best guess for actually having the data and available to share with people. LiDAR training may be a good topic for an upcoming meeting.

10:26 am: Break/Breakfast/Networking

10:45 am: ESRI Presentation: Story Maps by Joanna Nishimura

What is a Story Map? Newest edition released as beta in beginning of April. Story Maps are web apps that combine interactive maps. Combine maps with your own multimedia content. Media does not have to be stored on ArcGIS online. Goal of story maps is to tell a story about the world. Can be large or small scale.

Work on a variety of screen sizes. Majority of online content is consumed through mobile devices. It is important to test your story map on different screen sizes. User experience may not be great on smaller screens for some templates.

User does not need to know a single line of code. Drag and drop content.

By default Story Maps stored in cloud by ESRI, but open source. Download source code for templates and modify them yourself.

Currently available in 7 different templates. then clicking the apps tab shows different templates and what they do.

Examples: Santa Cruz Steelhead: Uses cascade template, looks and feels totally than the other example that uses cascade template.

Opening with a video is effective way to grab user’s attention. Consider different options for opening to keep it interesting.

Links on top allow the user to jump to different parts of the Story Map.

Static maps can be more effective than dynamic maps for certain applications. Using dissolve function makes map appear to be a video as scrolling through.

Example: Santa Clara Development Projects: Map tour template type--User can click on different locations. Made in ArcGIS online then incorporated into the story map. When clicking on a point, description and picture pop up. Consider limiting amount of text within the story map to keep user’s attention.

Example: Dynamic and grows over time. Short list template type. Tabbed experience. Each tab relates to a different web map. Weekly update theme, gives the user something to look forward to. Images for points use interesting pictures (people) showing not just map focus but people focus. Each farm has a Story Map for it. By the end of the year will have 52 individual Story Maps.

Example: Hurricane Irma Resource Catalog: Compile different resources that may be of interest to the public. Utilizes web app builder from ArcGIS online. Butte County used a lot of Story Maps during the Camp Fire at end of 2018 for information for public.

Building your first story map:

Gallery gives lots of ideas before creating story map.

Resources tab has more of the technical documentation and links to help.

1st method to create StoryMap: Make a web map first in ArcGIS online.

2nd method: Through My Stories tab, optimized for this purpose. Health check flags errors and suggest ways to fix those errors (i.e. private web maps that cannot be viewed by public, etc.)

Question: Can you access check stories no matter how you start the story? Answer: Yes it will flag it within the map and show up in the My Stories tab.

Creating a story map: Pick a template or Ask the Pros (Series of questions to help suggest template)

Follow prompts to add media and content to your story map.

Remember to configure your pop-ups (hide fields, alias fields, etc.)

Remember your stakeholders and audience, share within organization first and get approval.

The Road Ahead: Story Maps vs. StoryMap:

A complete platform rebuild. Unified experience. Can incorporate multiple types of templates into one StoryMap.

Express maps: Web maps you can build and store within StoryMaps. Don’t need to know anything about GIS to use. Very user friendly.

In beta version, need people to test them out and look for bugs.

Question: Can you still customize and use in your own domain? Answer: Yes.

Mobile first: Optimized for initial use on mobile device, and then scaled up to look good on bigger monitors.

Next gen story maps are aiming for monthly updates rather than quarterly or yearly.

Only 2 themes for now, will be adding more. Feedback is important, post in the GeoNet forum if anyone encounters any bugs.

11:57 am: Wrap Up & Adjourn

Meeting adjourned by Austin Robey.

Click here to view presentation slides.

Follow up answers to the questions from Joanna Nishimura, ESRI, regarding StoryMap demo:

Question: Can data points added to an express map be exported?  Can express maps be copied and pasted between different StoryMaps?

Answer: You cannot export features from express maps. They are meant to be simple maps as opposed to structured data sources. We’re still looking at using express maps across story maps, but currently express maps live inside a single story.


Question: Will there be a migration tool for importing existing Story Maps?

Answer: We’re not planning a migration tool. When authors publish a story they typically spend time getting that particular visual treatment approved and they socialize the story at a specific URL. For these and other reasons we don’t think it’s a good experience to offer the ability to update stories built with the classic templates.


Question: Can you set scale dependencies on points and features within express maps?

Answer: That’s not currently planned. Express maps are meant for simple place maps. They’ll typically be used at a single scale or maybe across a small number of scales. For making a sophisticated, multi-scale map an ArcGIS web map/scene should be used.


Question: Will StoryMaps be 508 compliant?

Answer: Stories created with the new builder follow WCAG 2.0 guidelines for accessibility, which is what section 508 guidelines are based upon. We are also planning to achieving a high level of accessibility for the story builder.

Additional information on classic Story Maps and 508 compliance: ,


Question: Will there be a tool for exporting StoryMaps as a pdf (I guess this is a common workflow for markup and revisions when in draft mode)?

Answer: Yes, we’re planning to bring printing to the new product (which will let you print to a PDF)


Question: Will you be able to add in custom HTML/CSS into the block elements in StoryMaps similar to the HTML editor in Open Data?

Answer: We’re looking at more customization options in the future, but are unsure about the details. ***If you have specific information about what you want customize or types of HTML/CSS they want to add, please post that information in the StoryMap beta feedback forum.  If there are recognized use cases and demand for certain features, then this increases the likelihood of these features being included in updates.


Question: Can developers still customize ArcGIS StoryMaps?

Answer: We want to ensure that ArcGIS StoryMaps is a friendly platform for building customized solutions. We’ll have more information about how developers can work with StoryMaps as we get closer to the first general-availability release, so in the meantime please sit tight!


Question: Will there be an update to the classic Shortlist template? Will maintenance, updates, bug fixes still be done on traditional Story Map templates?

Answer: We will not be adding any big new features to existing templates as we are focusing our development efforts on the new product. We will continue to maintain the classic templates for a long time. If issues arise we will evaluate them and address the most critical ones.

CCJDC Meeting Minutes - January 22, 2019

Please join us for a CCJDC meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The meeting will be held at the Marina Library, 190 Seaside Ave, Marina, CA.

We will be voting on a 2019 CCJDC Chair, Co-Chair and Secretary.

Please submit nominations for the election of 2019 Executive Board officers for: Chair, Co-chair, and Secretary

All nominations submitted must be approved by the person that is nominated, if the person being nominated is not yourself. Please copy them on the email for the nomination. Submit nominations in writing by email to Gina Schmidt,, on or before Thursday 1/17/19 end of day 5pm to get name printed on ballot, or in person at the meeting on Tuesday 1/22/19 during the discussion of item 2019 CCJDC Election of Officers as a write-in on ballot. Results will be tabulated at the meeting on Tuesday 1/22/19.

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:30 - 11:30

Marina Library - 190 Seaside Ave - Marina, CA 93933

9:37 am Call to Order & Sign In Sheet

Any new announcements or additions to agenda

Austin Robey: Met with Sandy McDaniels last week, ESRI has half and full day trainings and classes, though they have cost, maybe use AMBAG as means of funding because need 12-15 people, learning ArcPro and other things, have mobile classrooms, ESRI Academy, maybe poll in next email?

Approval/Recap of Minutes

  • Recap of last meeting

  • Agency projects recaps

  • Planning and coordination for GIS day

  • Presentation from ESRI staff (ArcPRO migration, Arcade, ArcGIS roadmap)

  • Sandy McDaniels from Sacramento is nearest ESRI rep, Amadea Azerki is Alameda county

9:48 am 2018 CCJDC Special Recognition

  • ·Austin Robey- CCJDC Co-chair 2018 and special recognition by ESRI for story-map.

  • Rene for help with website postings in 2018

9:49 am Executive Officer Voting & Tallied

  • 2019 Chair- Austin Robey of County of Santa Cruz

  • 2019 Co-Chair - Rick Boggs of California State University of Monterey Bay

  • 2019 Secretary- No Nominations Received (Default Officer is AMBAG staff)

  •  Nominees voted in unanimously

9:52 am Networking/Breakfast

9:55 am Participant Introduction and Project Updates

Chad Miller, County of Monterey: Had ESRI (Sandy/Amadea). Have EAP, county of Monterey doing upgrade, Arc Enterprise 10.6, ESRI came out 2 weeks ago to do kickoff, in February have technical person coming out to do install, getting portal, datastore, whole ArcGIS enterprise. Training rep was there and mentioned training.

Rene Anchieta, County of San Benito: San Benito in process of upgrading GIS servers. Earlier in year had virus and server was down for 2 weeks, everything went down. GIS server was recovered fine but took a while to set everything up again. In the process of still updating server, going to Windows Server 2012, upgraded to 10.6 as well. Also, creating water model for SJB and Hollister, GPS and models for that. During election time, he utilized ArcGIS online and story maps for polling places, etc. Parcel maintenance, Hollister annexed 49.5 acres from LAFCO. Parcel maintenance still in CAD. Santa Cruz assessors are on ArcMap. SB wants to move outside CAD but will be a long process.

Will Condon, AMBAG: Cleaning and verifying employment datasets for Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. Visitor numbers by TAZ were verified by contacting Visitors Bureaus, different attractions, and through employment numbers. Telework is incorporated in this verification. Regional growth forecast shows this aggregated data, 2015 is base year, 2040 is the projected year.

Gina Schmidt, AMBAG: Working on ABM model, overseeing day to day operations. This is an entirely new model, individual trips at the person level and household. California Household Travel Survey and National Household Travel Survey are used, as well estimates of where people live, work, and attractions such as shopping/gyms/etc. More realistic and dynamic model with trip chaining and much more complicated model with robust data sets. Also recently, wrote grant for GIS based land use model, waiting on results of grant award. This would allow us to develop a platform for cities and jurisdictions to use in-house for land use planning. Allows them to change land use and find out how that changes water use, transportation, density, etc. Acquired Google data dump for travel times by mode, because it is a large dataset, did samples for different types of modes of travel not all recorded trips. The Google data will be used for forecasting trip times and travel by modes out to year 2045. Allows more accurate predictions of where are jobs and housing going to be, and if more infrastructure will be needed.

Austin Robey, County of Santa Cruz: Just installed Enterprise 10.6.1 on Friday, after a couple hurdles. This past 6 months or so worked on county wide needs assessment for GIS, 7 people from 21 different work groups (Sanitation, public works, etc.) Had a survey, interviews, complied results into 80 page document with work plan for next 2 years. Part is using Portal more county wide, give you 250 viewer licenses for free, have infrastructure for past decade and have new one alongside, build new one then get rid of old one. Base deployment on one server, found out having more servers is better. Migrating over services, give you 6 month window to run services parallel. He has tried to deflect projects for a while until get needs assessment completed, one of the big needs is a county wide easements layer in conjunction with parcel base.

Rick: Tasked with looking at facilities department computerized maintenance management system, work order and business processes. Field mapping of utilities, continuously update that so that they have good data. Before that, was looking into enterprise deployment. Just got IT to set up a VM Machine.

Chad: Doing Oracle to Sequel migration, last big change was 10 years ago and Sequel Server wasn’t there. Right now have database link with assessor’s office, which is how they get assessment and physical characteristics, etc. with everything that ties into parcel layer. Need to connect those. Compatibility issue pretty much, assessor’s office on Sequel server.

Austin: Goal is to stay at ESRI 10.6.1 until at least 2020 census.

Rick: A lot of data they get from interior departments is spatially located, a lot have not lined up correctly. Instead of having survey crew come out, trying to set up ridged network of control points around campus for contractors and engineers to line information up on the grid, trying to match different techniques up. Trying to line up with NGS marker near the school.

Carol Ostergren (USGS): Central Coast LIDAR collection scheduled to come into USGS in early March, usually pretty good about getting things to them on time, as soon as it passes QA/QC ready for distribution. Can’t say how the government shutdown will affect schedule. If pre-billed by vendor, can keep working on it. If not, then vendor cannot work. They have captured everything. Footprint can be seen on interagency viewer with NOAA, if you Google interagency elevation you can find it. Can view USGS work that is in progress, Captured almost all of SC county except NW Coast, all of Monterey, all of SB County. She has asked for copy of data as soon as through QA/QC. 3rd party QA/QC and in-house, sometimes things do come up. Point cloud, need to make sure classification is correct. DEM is checked carefully, hydro-flatten but not hydro-enforce. Can generate own hydro-enforcement from point cloud if need be. FEMA funded this project for floodplain updates. Don’t know status for central coast area watersheds. Updates happening at 1:24,000 scale. At some point, want to start integrating local stream networks, might like to see that in NHD. NHD meetings are mostly telephone meetings. Some counties in California have generated detailed hydro and watershed networks from LiDAR, getting that integrated into NHD is a monster.

10:52 am Education/Outreach

Recap of GIS Day 2018

CSUMB venue was great in November. Attendance of 75-100 was good, with significant student attendance. MPC Marina campus, first year had more attendance up to 150, but venue/students/demo may have drawn in more due to drone demo.

For 2019, CCJDC is hoping to move it to Santa Cruz County this year because it has been at least 6 years in Monterey County. Ideal local would be either UCSC or Cabrillo College. GIS Day does not have a dedicated funding source, and with no budget we are always need things free which can be deal breaker for many venues. Specific issues, is sponsor or funding for food. GIS Day 2019 date is Wednesday, November 13. Ideal would be to have students involved. Expert panel was a success. GIS Day 2019 planning discussion will continue at the next meeting.

GIS technical demo/workshop ideas and possible topics

ESRI Paid workshop? Look into academy site and see what classes are available. ArcGIS Pro Migration may be interesting. Email poll setting it up a workshop for summer? CCJDC will follow up more through email communication. Story Maps may be better topic than ArcGIS Pro due to lots of bugs in ArcGIS Pro software. Meeting in the morning plus hands on/technical demo after can be a useful tactic. Story Map site is a good resource for library of story maps.

Also, possible LiDAR training through USGS in summer. Could be an introduction to LiDAR, what it is, what can you do with it? Time training after release of dataset (~March 2019) to expand 2019 dataset use. Hands on use would be available as part of an advanced second session of the workshop hosted by USGS experts.

Potential dates for demo/workshop(s):

Next CCJDC meeting to do a combo of meeting/Story Maps training late March/early April?

CCDJC meeting and combo LiDAR May/June

CCJDC meeting and GIS Day planning August/Sept,

CCJDC sponsored GIS Day in November


11:15 am Questions/Networking and Schedule Next Meeting

Announcements: CalGIS Conference is in Fresno, April 8-10, 2019.

11:22am Meeting Adjourned by Austin Robey

Sponsored by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments