February 23rd , 2022 - SLUG Meeting DiGISt

Minutes of the 49th Quarterly Salt Lake GIS Users Group (SLUG) meeting, held on February 23, 2022 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm virtually via Zoom. There were about

65 people in attendance today.


Adrian Welsh, SLUG Board

Welcome to SLUG’s sixth virtual meeting. The meeting will be recorded and put on youtube so if anyone who could not attend today will be able to watch what they

missed here.

We are hoping the next SLUG meeting might be in person, sometime in April. We will send out more information as we get closer to April.

Greg Bunce, UGRC Board

Save the date for the next UGIC conference which will be in Vernal from May 9-13, 2022 at the Uintah Conference Center. Registration is open right now and the agenda

and preconference information will be posted on their website.


Greg Bunce – UGRC

Greg went over a few updates from the UGRC. They have a new logo, new name, new location (4312 S 2700 W, Taylorsville, UT 84129), and the same URL. The 2021 aerial

photograph acquisition has been completed, they are 60cm 4-band imagery, UGRC is still working on getting the services available. The UGRC has a new API desktop client

which is a geocoder made easy and it’s user friendly and there is no license required to use it and it can be found here. The 2020 LiDAR is finalized and available to use with

the exception of the 2020 FEMA headquarters project but this should be done in June 2022. The SGID (State Geographic Information Database) has open data and data

sharing and contributing, feel free to take a look and contribute. UGRC has been working to help the state transition to Next-Generation 911 which is used to help with

address validation and call routing when it comes to emergency calls, find out more here. There are new political boundaries that are available to use from the 2020

Census. And finally, UGRC participated in the Geospatial Maturity Assessment which is where a council of state GIS offices get together and discuss how to better state

government with GIS. UGRC took the assessment and Utah got a B overall.

Here is a link to the slides to find more information and helpful links.

Zlatko Grebenar – SLUG Board

The original video of Lilly the world map master. Watch it here.

Joe Peters – ESRI

ESRI has field operations apps that are focused for specific activities, these apps include: Collector, Explorer, Navigator, Workforce, and Tracker. When these apps were in

development, it was a good idea to have them all separately as their own apps. The feedback they were receiving was that for the users in the workforce, there were a lot

of apps to keep track of and how to use each one. That’s where ArcGIS Field Maps was developed. Field Maps would simplify it for the end users with one application with a

single sign on that can do many of the specific activities needed and be able to do them well while collecting good data. Field Maps is still being developed and slowly over time

it will get all of the capabilities that the other apps had. ESRI is working to integrate these different apps in a thoughtful way so it’s user friendly for anyone using it. There

are some focused and specialized applications that will still be their own apps and these include: Survey123, QuickCapture, Mission, Responder, and Indoors. Here is a link to

learn more about what ArcGIS Field Maps has to offer.

Thank you to our presenters and for joining us virtually. If you have any ideas for a presentation or any other matter, please contact a SLUG board member. We welcome

short or long presentations on any projects that you might be working on that might benefit others. We appreciate your interest and support!

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