13th Quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) Meeting


Monday, August 6, 2012 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Department of Natural Resources
1594 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5703


ArcPy for ArcGIS 10:  Using Python to Automate Your GIS

Kasey Hansen, Gateway Mapping, Inc.

With the addition of the ArcPy site-package for Python in ArcGIS 10, GIS users can take control of the Map Document in addition to automating tasks such as data analysis, data conversion, data management and map production.  In this presentation, we will demonstrate real-life examples of how cities and counties are using ArcPy to make their lives easier.  We will show specific examples of how organizations manage parcel data, distribute work orders, create map books, interact with Google Earth, and more.


The Utah Statewide Raster Inventory and Distribution

Rick Kelson, AGRC
In addition to duplicating raster acquisitions in Utah, the State of Utah’s Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) found there was not a clear inventory of what raster data is available for the State of Utah. As the various types of raster data become more valuable to a broader range of industries, AGRC has worked to play a significant role in creating partnerships throughout the community of users to acquire more raster data to meet user’s needs. Utilizing the power of ESRI products, an SDE database was constructed and a REST web application was developed to assist people in Utah to not only find out what raster data was available for their area of interest but to allow them to download the data.

GIS Humor

Ray Montgomery

Utah's Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Reporting System

Scott Davis, AGRC

Recently, the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) Development Group has been working on a project for recording roadkill carcasses that have been picked up by state workers or contractors. The solution includes a mobile HTML5 web application for submitting reports and a desktop web application for viewing and analyzing the data. The mobile app includes features like automatic geolocation using GPS and offline reporting capabilities. The desktop application includes a map viewer with various filtering capabilities, the ability to print the map, or download the data as a shapefile or dbf.

This presentation will take you through the various technologies that were used in this project including: HTML5 offline cache manifests, HTML5 local-storage, ArcGIS Server Feature Services, Dojo, jQuery Mobile, Wienre remote JavaScript debugger, ESRI's JavaScript API, Twitter's Bootstrap library, and custom Python geoprocessing web services through ArcGIS Server. It will touch on the lessons learned, mistakes made and how all of these different technologies worked together to provide a great solution.


SBR Technologies has sponsored lunch for this meeting.

Hosts and Sponsors

A very big thank you goes to the Department of Natural Resources for hosting our location and to SBR Technologies for bringing lunch back to our meetings.