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

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