Conference Agenda and Technical Sessions

IMAGIN's 26th Annual Conference will feature over 35 education sessions, workshops, and learning lab presentations covering a huge variety of GIS applications.   Presented below is the current, but subject to change, list of presentations.  We are working on consolidating all of the presentation abstracts and will be posting those soon.   

A printable PDF of the entire conference track list and agenda is now available.  

Monday, June 5 10:00 am Tracks
The Artsy Science of Cartography

John Nelson
, Esri
Chicago's Urban Forest: Applying Supervised and Unsupervised Classification Methods

Ben Fraser, Michigan State University - SPPC Paper Winner
Leveraging GIS & Cityworks for Asset Management and Intergovernmental Contract Purposes

Andrew Michalowski, Greg Walters & Virginia VanderVeen, City of Battle
Greg Walters, Cityworks
Next Generation of the Michigan Geographic Framework

Mark Holmes, State of Michigan DTMB CSSTP 

Monday, June 5 11:15 am Tracks
Integrating High Resolution Oblique Imagery into your GIS

Jeff Nemecek, Pictometry
Analyzing Grand Rapids' Pedestrian Crash Data Spatially
Fadi Alhomaidat, Western Michigan University - SPPC Participant

Wetland Restoration Assessment in Michigan
Queen Umeana, Eastern Michigan University SPPC Participant
Leveraging GIS at Traverse City Light & Power

Scott Menhart, Traverse City Light & Power
Chad Collins, InfoGeographics
USGS Update on National Map, 3DEP, US Topo and More

Charley Hic
man, USGS
Monday, June 5 1:45 pm Tracks
Using UAV-derived Imagery in Combination with existing LiDAR to Map Plot-level Forest Characteristics in Michigan

Trevor Hobbs, Contour Geographic
Charlevoix County Leverages Mango for Web Mapping Services

Emily Selph, Charlevoix County
Finding & Eliminating Cross Connections

Jonathon Gartha and Keri Blough, City of Novi
Real-time Snow Management Support with ArcGIS

Esri Pres

Monday, June 5 3:00 pm Tracks
UAV Technology in Surveying,Mapping and GIS Applications

Jeremy Dancer, Spicer Group
Web Mapping & the Michigan State Police

Matt McCormick, Michigan State Police
Transitioning from Miss Dig Grids

Kathleen Stack, DTE Energy
Designing & Building Custom Microsoft Windows Workflows for Asset Management

Michael Boyd, NOVOTX
Monday, June 5 4:15 pm Tracks
Mapping with Drones:  Key Considerations and Factors to Achieve Desired Accuracy

Jason Heywood, DroneView Technologies
GIS Applications for Analysis and Support of Local and County Level Tourism Related Economic Development

William Welsh, Heather Khan, Brett English & Kelly Vitor-Burke Eastern Michigan University
Effective Cartography & Design

Bryan Debus, Oakland County
John Nelson, Esri
What is Ele-Hydro and Why You Want It!

Andrew Brenner, Quantum Spatial

Tuesday, June 6 10:00 am Tracks
The Comedy of Crystal Lake: Geomorphic Analysis & 3D Modeling of a Historical Event using LiDAR Data

Stacy Leroy Daniels, Trevor Hobbs & Thomas Longanbach The Benzie County River Improvement Company
Grand River Floodwalls - Historic Easements and Asset Management

Michelle Lazar, Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber
Really?  A Surveyors Plea for Help

Max George, Fleis & Vandenbrink
Opening Your Data to the Public with ArcGIS

Esri Presenter
Tuesday, June 6 11:15 am Tracks
The Furture of GIS - Holographic Technology

Alec Pestov & Bernie Schmidt, Meemim Corp.
GIS Based Work Orders: A Practical & Intuitive Approach

Ryan Miller & April Kibby, 
Wightman & Associates
Traffic Accident Locations Around Connected Vehicle Infrastructure

Yassir Elrayah, Eastern Michigan University
Leveraging Open Data & Location Intelligence for Better Governance
Jeff Ferzoco, CARTO

SEMCOG's Transportation Interactive Maps & Open Data
Chade Saghir & Chad Misiuk, SEMCOG

Tuesday, June 6 2:00 pm Tracks
SAW Stormwater Asset Management

Janice Lerg, Kevin Fowler & Brian McElroy,
Hubbell Roth and Clark
Transforming Education with ArcGIS Platform, GeoCollaborators & K-12 Citizen Science

Randy Raymond, Yichun Xie, Don Lafreniere & Allison Hoff,  GRACE and EMU
ArcGIS Server Components: An introduction to Server IT

Ariana Toth, Giffels Webster
The 10.5 things you need to know about What's New in ArcGIS Enterprise - Part 1

Esri Presenter

Tuesday, June 6 3:00 pm Tracks
The Tale of Utility Mapping in Clinton Township

Magdalena DiFranco, Charter Township of Clinton
GIS Courses and Programs in Higher Education Panel Discussion

Moderated by Diane O'Connell,
Schoolcraft College
GIS Action, LIVE!  Innovative Web GIS Applications using ArcGIS for Server

Keith Rikli & Ariana Toth,
Giffels Webster
The 10.5 things you need to know about What's New in ArcGIS Enterprise - Part 2


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