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October 10, 2002
Press Release: GCS Research Participates in USFS Northern Region Geospatial Conference

GCS Research recently presented two presentations at the United States Forest Service, Region 1, Northern Region Geospatial Conference.

GCS Research presented recent projects involving ArcIMS services for a host of clients including the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Army Corps of Engineers, and Missoula County.

GCS Research looks forward to working with the USFS service as it implements Web-based mapping applications using the industry-leading solutions from its key business partner - ESRI.

For more information, please contact GCS Research to learn more about its solutions.

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Conference Agenda, Programs and Presentors

Northern Region Geospatial Conference
October 8 thru 10, 2002


Tuesday October 8 - Best Inn 3803 Brooks, Missoula, MT
(corner of Reserve and Brooks)

8am Welcome

8:15 National Initiatives - Susan Delost

9:00 Geospatial One Stop - Barry Napier

9:30 GSTC update, RMET, Clearinghouse, Carto Tools, Training - Barry Napier

10:15 Break

10:30 2210 series update - HR Sandy Ramos/Susan Delost

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Geospatial Advisory Committee and Geospatial Executive Board - Susan Delost/Barry Napier

13:30 Update on NRIS/RIM Board priorities/projects 2003 - Rosa Nygaard

14:30 Break

14:45 NRIS Water Module Preparations - Greg Enstrom

15:15 RSAC update MODIS and BAER imagery support/ERDAS - Keith Lannom

16:00 Region One GIS/Remote Sensing update - Kim Foiles/Don Patterson

16:30-17:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 - Best Inn 3803 Brooks, Missoula, MT (corner of Reserve and Brooks)8am Welcome

8:15 NILS/SDE/Serving geospatial data over the internet update - Jim McGinnis

9:15 ALP/SRT&T update - Will Pedde

9:45 Region One Geospatial library/Web site Kim Foiles/Jim Barber

10:15 Break

10:30 TEUI toolkit update - John Lane

11:00 Fire and GIS update - Ann Rys-Sikora

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Northern Region National Fire Plan Cohesive Strategy project - Jim Reid

13:00 BAER Web Site - Dave Green/Roger Crystal - Titan

13:45 Uses of the 24K NHD dataset Tim Rogan - Titan

14:15 Break

14:30 ARCIMS Tim Clark/Kevin Hodson

15:30 Overviews of thematic GIS projects and new wavelet based compression algorithm -  Alex Philp of GCS Research LLC and Walt Wiley of Mapping Science Inc.

16:00 Taking GIS to the Web - Chris Gardner of Eterra

16:30 Publishing National Park Service Data to the Web - Tim Powers of Autodesk

17:00 Adjourn

Thursday, October 10, 2002 - Regional Office 200 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT

8:00 am start break out session

GIS group meeting - room 263

Demo - Efficiency in the day to day operations of using ArcView - Bill Koncerak

Demo - Fire routine that allows a field map to be created from a given lat/long - Bill Koncerak

Demo - AML builds/updates Kansas City fire points in fire points cover and fills in required data national protocols to the -Colleen Fahy

Demo - BAER Web Site - Dave Green

Discussion - Ways of sharing geospatial info (email, conf calls, database, web, etc) and which is appropriate when – Dennis McCarthy (all?)

Martin Prather questions/answers Discussion - How are Forest/Grassland implementing fire cover protocols?

Discussion - R1 geospatial database – website (all?)

Discussion - ArcGIS issues

Training calendar/issues

Round Robin - Forest/Grassland issues

Geospatial WO monitoring trip May 2003 - Patterson-(may do jointly)

Geometronics meeting - room 335

Resource aerial photography program 2002, planning for 2003 (BPA)

Photogrammetry accomplishment 2002, planning for 2003 - Bill O'Donnell

Forest Visitor Map production 2002, planning for 2003 - Vannice/Allen

Primary Base/Single Edition Quad update and revision plan - Floerchinger/Normandeau

R1 Geometronics manual revision/update Normandeau

Geographic Name update/overview - Floerchinger
Map Sales status/update - Patterson/Normandeau
Aerial digital camera update 2002, planning for 2003 - Geno Bassette

ALP accomplishment and status 2002, 2003 plan - Will Pedde

Image Library group website data access - Jim Barber

Future training needs; ERDAS, ALP, ideas or needs, group discussion

GPS base station, resource grade/survey grade - Tony Bachman

Round Robin - Forest/Grassland issues
Geospatial WO monitoring trip May 2003

Regional Office - room 263
13:00-16:00 workshop - Kevin Hodson and Tim Clark (ESRI)
ArcSDE

Topology and the geodatabase

What's new in ArcGIS 8.3 and 9

The geography Network and using data off the web

16:00-16:30 Sharing experience - ArcGIS and ArcIMS - Alex Philp of GCS Research
16:30-17:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn