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2022 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Full Program

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Watch as many of these pre-recorded technical workshops as you like. The recordings will be available until the 2023 Geospatial Summit.

“Survey-Accurate Data Collection on your iPad using Esri Collector”
Presented by: Tyler Gakstatter, GNSS/GIS Consultant, for Eclipse Mapping and GIS

GIS professionals can record “survey-grade” (horizontal and elevation), high-accuracy data on their iOS devices using Esri’s Collector software. Learn how to configure Esri's Collector and ArcGIS Online and view an in-the-field demonstration with a “live” iPad screen display showing an iPad running Collector achieving ~2cm accuracy.

“Using Deep Learning in ArcGIS”
Presented by: David Yu, Data Scientist, GeoAI, Esri

Learn tips for implementing Deep Learning tools in ArcGIS to perform analysis faster. Explore ways to take advantage of best practices, gain tips, see the workflow steps, and dive into technical use cases. This workshop is for anyone interested in remote sensing or imagery science and analysis.

“2022 ERDAS IMAGINE Training”
Presented by: the USC Spatial Sciences Institute and Hexagon Safety, Infrastructure, and Geospatial Division

Join us for this training session to learn about some of the latest and greatest ERDAS IMAGINE features.

With the exponentially increasing amount of data being collected in the world today, customized, repeatable, batchable workflows are needed to extract as much valuable information from raw data as possible. Spatial Modeler is the key to setting up these types of workflows. The creation of spatial models and the use of AI, machine learning, and deep learning allow more data to be processed, classified, and utilized.

In ERDAS IMAGINE 2020 Update 2, a new DSM extractor was added. Hexagon’s own SGM algorithm is used in photogrammetric processing to extract high-resolution point clouds from satellite, aerial and UAV imagery. In the ERDAS IMAGINE 2022 release, automatic co-registration was added as a spatial model operator to seamlessly integrate misaligned datasets into more complex change detection and mosaicked workflows. Another feature added to continue advancing deep learning methods is Semantic Segmentation. This is a pixel-by-pixel application to categorize each pixel as belonging to one of the trained classes. This achieves pixel-level precision and most reflect traditional remote sensing supervised classification results, using deep learning techniques. The spatial modeler workflow allows the analyst to train once but classify many times.

“Unlocking the Power of Earth Observation”
Presented by: Barry C. Tilton, Technical Evangelist, Strategic Growth, Maxar

Learn how Maxar, leading space technology and intelligence company, is helping governments and businesses solve problems on Earth and beyond through its constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, including the next-generation WorldView Legion system, its 3D data suite and its modes that support users accessing and analyzing the most comprehensive suite of commercial satellite imagery.

Summit Day (all times PT)

8:00 - 8:30 am: Pre-Registration Check-In | On-site Registration | Continental Breakfast, Galleria Lobby (second floor)

8:30 - 9:20 am: "Achieving a Sustainable Future with GIS"

Keynote: Rachel Malarich, Los Angeles City Forest Officer

Panel Discussion:

    • Joel B. Farrier, West US Strategic Growth Leader, Regional Environment Manager, Burns & McDonnell
    • Thomas A. Horan, Ph.D., H. Jess and Donna Senecal Endowed Dean’s Chair and Dean, School of Business, University of Redlands
    • John P. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor and Founding Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

9:30 - 10:15 am: "Creating Resiliency For Essential Services"

Moderator: Laura C. Loyola, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Teaching) and Director of Undergraduate Studies, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

    • Michael Ann Lane,  Global Education and Inside Sales Manager, Hexagon Geospatial
    • Ryan Lanclos, Director of Public Safety and Disaster Response Solutions, Esri
    • Jessica Parteno, GIS Senior Manager, West Region, AECOM

10:15 - 10:30 am: Break

10:30 - 11:30 am: Esri Student Poster Competition

Talk with students from Cal State University Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, University of Redlands and the University of Southern California as they present their research posters. Esri will award prizes for the most innovative use of technology, most compelling communication using maps, and the most appropriate solution proposed.

  • Rachel Ablondi, Nicole Carrera, Anna Curtis, Kelley Green, Carolyn Koh: USC Sustainability Hub
  • Alicia Adiwidjaja; Eugene Kim, MD; Grace Hsu, MD; Phillip A. Quiroz; Jonathan M. Tan, MD, MPH, MBI, FASA: GeoSpatial Analysis of Telehealth Adoption and Utilization in a Pediatric Pain Clinic
  • Alicia Adiwidjaja; Grace Hsu, MD; Johnathan M. Tan, MD, MPH, MBI, FASA: Annual Ambient Air Quality Exposure Among Children Receiving Anesthesia in a Children's Hospital for Elective Surgery
  • Amber Birdwell; Lois Park, MSPH; Yao-Yi Chiang, Ph.D.: Improving the Spatial Road Network in Malawi
  • Dominic Borrelli; Orhun Aydin, Ph.D.: Allocating Post-Earthquake Resources to a Socio Demographically Diverse City Under Uncertainty: Los Angeles County Case Study
  • Rebecca Bosworth, Kevin Kelly, Stacey Miller, Kat Plank, Forrest Pound: DEM Resolution Comparison for Landslide Vulnerability Analysis
  • Naman Casas, Charlie Curtin, Jackson FitzGerald, Joan Lee: Urban Trees Initiative: Phase 2
  • Anna Curtis: Post Apocalyptic Los Angeles Minus the Apocalypse
  • Sahar Fazelvalipour: Local Geodesign Response to Mitigate climate change impact in Disadvantaged Communities in California
  • Jackson FitzGerald: Changing Climates and Crops in California
  • Michael Gallagher, MLA: Improving Environmental Quality and Accessibility of the Tijuana River Valley
  • Erik Huisman, Caitlin Grelotti, Brianne Baldree: Little Fisherman's Cove Landslide Risk Assessment
  • Chen-Lun Kao: Housing Affordability across the United States
  • Dylan Sachs; Orhun Aydin, Ph.D.: Identifying at-risk Sociodemographic Groups to Earthquake Risk in Los Angeles County via Unsupervised Learning
  • Eva Shafman: Green Roof Bus Shelters in Los Angeles
  • Nathan Shapiro: Assessing Fluctuations in Body Condition of Humpback Whales, Megaptera Novaeangliae, within the Hawaii Distinct Population Segment Using Inexpensive Drone Technology
  • Chandler Sheilds, Manjula Tanguturi: Countywide Address Management System (CAMS) Redevelopment
  • Sheng Tan; Kara S. Lee; Omar E. Mora, Ph.D.: Performance Evaluation of Building Façade Reconstruction from UAS Imagery
  • Natalie Treadwell: Satellite Derived Bathymetry in the Canadian Archipelago Using Multi-spectral and LiDAR Space-based Remote Sensing
  • Caleb Winebrenner: Rediscovering lost information through deep mapping and overlay analysis

11:30 am - 1 pm: Buffet Lunch and Knowledge Network

Talk with representatives of these companies and organizations:

1 - 1:15 pm: "Hovermap: The Future of Autonomous Mapping"

Presented by: Jay Shears, Market | Business Development Manager, North America, Emesent

Learn about the capacities of Hovermap, Emesent's smart mobile scanning unit that can be mounted to a drone to provide autonomous mapping in challenging, inaccessible areas.

1:15 - 1:30 pm: "The Latest in Mobile GIS, Esri Field Maps, and Bluetooth GNSS Technology"

Presented by: Isaiah Mack, Eclipse Mapping and GIS

Take advantage of the "bring your own device" trend in using GNSS technology. Learn the latest in high-accuracy GNSS with smartphones and tablets.

1:30 - 1:45 pm: "Spotlight on Geospatial Intelligence"

Presented by: Christy Monaco, Vice President of Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Learn about the academic and professional opportunities for those with expertise in human security and geospatial intelligence.

1:45 - 2:45 pm: Maxar Student Lighting Talk Session

Three students from participating Southern California GIS academic programs will present 5-minute lightning talks.

  • "Using Street-weighted Areal Interpolation to Identify Disadvantaged Communities in Southern California"
    Robin Cirrincione, California State University, Northridge
  • "Calculating Wetland Interspersion Using Satellite Imagery"
    Jessica Sustaita, University of Redlands M.S. Geographic Information Systems
  • "3D Line-of-Sight analysis of wireless signal coverage in urban settings: A case study in Los Angeles County"
    Xin Yu, USC Population, Health and Place Ph.D. Program

Following their presentations, a panel of industry professionals will engage them in a lively discussion:

  • Barry C. Tilton, Technical Evangelist, Strategic Growth, Maxar
  • Christy Monaco, Vice President of Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
  • Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP, Geographic Information Officer, County of Los Angeles

2:45 - 3 pm: Break

3 - 3:30 pm: Speed Networking

Get to know your fellow Summit participants in this fast-paced session. Who will become part of your network?

3:30 - 4:15 pm: "The Challenges and Opportunities in Mapping Interior Spaces"

COL [R] Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Stefan Hrabar, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Emesent

Kyle McCullough, Director for Modeling and Simulation, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

4:15 - 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks

John P. Wilson, Ph.D., Director and Professor, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Canserina Kurnia, Senior Solution Engineer, Education, Esri: Announcement of the Esri Student Poster Competition winners