April 18th, 2019 - SLUG Meeting DiGISt

Minutes of the 40th Quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) meeting, held on April 18, 2019, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Wasatch Front Regional Council (41 North Rio Grande Street) in Salt Lake City. There were about 95 in attendance.

This meeting’s lunch was sponsored by Quantum Spatial. If you have any contacts that would be willing to ‘sponsor’ a lunch by providing food/drinks in exchange for their advertising at the meeting, contact Tom Toronto, SLUG Board member.


Neal Fraser, SLUG Board

·         Welcome to the Wasatch Front Regional Council building. Thanks to WFRC for hosting and Quantum Spatial for sponsoring the lunch.

·         Briefly mentioned if there is any more interest in being a board member or any ideas of formalizing from group to reach out to any of the current board members.

Dave Henrie, Utah County GIS

·         UGIC conference will be held from May 8th through May 10th at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. Pre-Conference training workshops will take place on May 6th and May 7th.

Bert Granberg, Wasatch Front Regional Council

·         Bert briefly touched on what the analytics group does which is supporting planning and economic development. Three main projects they are working on are the 2019-50 Regional Transportation Plan, Open Data Site just launched and updating the Wasatch Choice 2050 Vision Map. Bert's Presentation

Jennifer Stefanacci and Russ Faux, Quantum Spatial

Jennifer introduced Quantum Spatial and Russ Faux talked about the variety of services they provide such as Remote Sensing, Imagery, LIDAR and Unmanned Aircraft System. Quantum Spatial's Presentation


Michael Duncan – Salt Lake County

Michael talked about the new app that he has built using App Studio for ArcGIS that enables citizens to create service requests. He used the quick report template to start and altered the QML code where needed to customize. Once submitted the record goes into their SQL Database along with any attachments. It’s available in the App store now for download. Michael's Presentation

Geography Humor Segment 

Zlatko Grebenar, SLUG Board

Off the map: New Zealand tourism ad takes on ‘conspiracy’. You can see this clip HERE.

You can see many of the videos we’ve shown (not including the above one) at SLUG meetings on our own YouTube channel HERE.

Rachel Manko, Salt Lake County

Rachel talked about the Survey123 that she built for homeless counts that are done each January. The process before was using paper which wasn’t very pleasant on cold January mornings when the count were done. The data now has a spatial component as well where it used to be just an approximate location. She has also created an operation dashboard and a web application to view the results.  Rachel's Presentation

The next meeting will be at DNR (1594 W North Temple), more info coming soon.

If any one is interested in being on the board please reach out, we do have some board members who will be stepping down in the near future. Thank you to our presenters and our venue. If you have any ideas for a presentation or any other matter, please contact a SLUG board member. We appreciate your interest and support!