September 2018 GISTC Meeting

<< All Events Start: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 09:00 am
SGC Meetings

Location Details

Game and Fish Department
100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095

Meeting Agenda

  • GIS Program Report
  • Imagery
  • Integrated Mapping
  • Cloud Status
  • Database Feature Classes

Meeting Recap

  • GIS Program Report
    • Draft reviewed; minor edit suggestions made
    • Pending edits, the report is approved for publication
  • Imagery
    • It is likely the 2019 NAIP will be a subscription product, meaning we will no longer be able to access and distribute as we have been doing
    • The future state of NAIP is still being discussed at the federal level
    • The GISTC plans to continue supporting the Department of Emergency Services Google imagery program
  • Integrated Mapping
    • A draft of the integrated ArcGIS Online map was shown
    • There are a number of other agencies interested in this tool which provides the ability to drive the map content based on attribute selections on the web page
  • Cloud Status
    • The "cloud first" vision of the Governor is driving the move of GIS to the cloud
    • Esri Professional Services was on site for two days to assist in deploying ArcGIS Enterprise to Azure
    • The proof of concept was a success in terms of both Esri and ITD learning and also getting the software installed and working
    • State security requirements create a number of challenges
    • Azure file storage may have some limitations
    • A desktop software environment was not set up
    • There will be a tremendous amount of testing and training need to deploy ArcGIS to Azure; the server are the relatively minor component of the overall work
  • Database Feature Classes
    • Naming conventions will be utilized to organize feature classes if we move from organizing by feature datasets
    • Esri doesn't provide any organizational capabilities beyond a feature dataset; using feature datasets creates data maintenance issues such as locked feature classes
    • Planning to use 3- or 4-character prefixes to help sort the information


Date of Notice: 

December 19, 2017

Notice Provided By: 

B Nutsch, 701-328-3212

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