Schedule

Mid-Year Facility Layout

Session Summaries

Disaster Response Tabletop Scenario

Joel Rohne, Worth County

Matt Boeck, Story County

Special Guest: Jon Paoli, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

What would you do if a tornado hit your courthouse? What if you faced a malicious terrorist attack? Are you even prepared for the zombie apocalypse? This session is open to everyone and will focus on how we, as GIS and IT professionals, will aid in a disaster scenario.


Esri Collector App for the Little Guy/Gal

Micah Cutler, Hardin County
Michelle Fields, Greene County
Penny Vossler, Boone County

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Learn how to effectively use the Esri Collector App on the cheap with these three awesome ladies. They’ll discuss setting up an ArcGIS Online organizational account,  creating and pushing layers to ArcGIS Online, creating domains and editing with Collector and lots of other cool stuff WITHOUT needing to have Advanced licenses or ArcGIS Server.


Cybersecurity

ICIT Security Committee

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join the ICIT Security Committee as we demonstrate the various tools available to help you secure your network from cyberattacks. Many of the tools demonstrated are available from the State of Iowa at a significant discount.


Tools Every GIS Professional Should Get to Know

Patrick Wilke-Brown, State of Iowa, Office of the CIO

Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

We all have our go to software and geospatial tools to accomplish our daily tasks. Adding additional tools to your spatial IT portfolio has the benefit of looking at problems and workflows in new and interesting ways. This session will focus on a variety of Open Source geospatial tools and software that can complement your existing tools.


State of Iowa GIS Update and Information Exchange

Patrick Wilke-Brown, State of Iowa, Office of the CIO

Wednesday 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

This has been an exciting year for GIS within state government. New agencies are maturing or being introduced to geospatial technologies, and GIS data is being refreshed or being aggregated for the first time. This session will provide an update of GIS activities within the State of Iowa Executive Branch this last year and provide an overview of where we are headed in the next. There will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and information related to how we as GIS professionals can mature the use of geospatial data and technologies within our state.


Active Directory 101

Gabe Johanns, Franklin County

Wednesday 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Are you an AD newcomer looking for a guide on best practices? This session will provide you with Active Directory fundamentals for an easy start in setting up and maintaining an AD environment.


Have you tried turning it off and back on again? (A discussion on customer service.)

Eric Guth, Winnebago County

Thursday 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Our jobs would be so much easier if we didn’t have USERS to deal with! Right?? So how do we as support staff retain focus and perspective (and employment!) in the midst of the chaos that is known as County Government? Please join us to hear stories from the trenches, gain new perspectives, and explore tried and true ways to handle the people-side of a technology job.


MAGIC’s Workflow Using the ArcGIS Platform

Mark Warren, MAGIC

Mark Yerington, MAGIC

Wednesday 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

MAGIC will demonstrate a functioning workflow that incorporates sub meter GPS accuracy using the Trimble R1 and Collector for ArcGIS.  We will then demonstrate the process for incorporating the GPS information into an Enterprise geodatabase and serving it out to all MAGIC partners through an application built with Web App Builder developers edition.  This demonstration will touch on multiple aspects of the ArcGIS platform and will show a practical use in a local government setting.


Hyper-V 101

Andrew De Haan, Marion County

Wednesday 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

If you use Windows servers in your network and are interested in learning more about a good VMWare alternative, then this will be a good introductory session on Hyper-V.  Andrew has successfully migrated Marion County’s entire server infrastructure from a Hybrid VMWare/Non-Virtual environment to an all Hyper-V hosted server environment.


Prolaw Discussion

Zetta Pilch, Iowa County Attorney’s Case Management Project

Wednesday 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the .NET version of the Prolaw application. You will also have the chance to provide feedback to the Technical Consulting Services Manager for the application.


An Overview of Spiceworks

This class will be a basic overview of Spiceworks (FREE APPLICATION). We will walk through major functionality including.

  1. Inventory Tracking
  2. Network Scanning
  3. Helpdesk ticketing
  4. Adding automated email alerts for software, hardware & network devices changes
  5. Software upgrade tracking

GIS Management

Rick Havel, Johnson County

Matt Boeck, Story County

Jeff Miller, Dubuque County

Wednesday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

This roundtable will be a discussion of various GIS Management techniques and different tools used by GIS Managers to keep their own circuses running smoothly.


Parcel Weirdness and Other Strange Tales

Michelle Fields, Greene County

James Worm, Clay County

Wednesday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

We’ve all had some parcel changes that make us scratch our head or even bang it against our desk in frustration.  We invite you to attend this roundtable session to share some of your horror stories and some of your solutions; right, wrong or otherwise.


Web AppBuilder Developer Edition Tips and Resources

Adam Gebhart, Johnson County

Thursday – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Web mapping applications are becoming increasingly important and popular. ESRI’s Web AppBuilder is one such program that allows even the most inexperienced developer the opportunity to create and deploy a web application. In this session you will learn how to create a simple application with the Web AppBuilder Developer Edition. Additionally, you will learn how resources like GeoNet are available to developers to exchange ideas and tips, and share custom widgets. In the end, you should have a better understanding of how to quickly make user friendly and informative online maps.


Video Surveillance

Gary Blair from HP

Thursday – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

In order to help assist law enforcement throughout the country, many local governments and police departments are turning to video surveillance to help reduce potential litigation issues, increase training efforts and reduce potential crime and terrorists threats. Although video surveillance has been around for many years, the landscape is changing rapidly with higher demands and improved technology including HD cameras at resolution of 1080 and 4k, in addition to video analytics and facial recognition. During this session we be discussing the current landscape but also future trends as well.


Big Data with Big Doug

Doug Tonnemacher, Pictometry

Thursday – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The rate of information being created by mankind is exploding.  This session will discuss the rate, the reasons why and how our society (and government) are preparing for this new frontier.


Web GIS

Jordan Miller, Esri

Sarah Schrader, Esri

Thursday – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The ArcGIS platform revolves around the concept of a portal, a collaborative geospatial content management system, and Esri offers two options for a portal – Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online. The presentation will introduce each of these and their roles within ArcGIS to organize and share information throughout your organization via maps and apps.  Learn the considerations and configuration options of how to configure your portal so members of your organization and the public can discover, use, make, and share maps and information products.


HIPAA Discussion

Ryan Eaton, Jasper County

Michelle Fields, Greene County

Thursday – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Overview of resources available from ISAC, vendors, and Gov’t website. Demo of “The Guard” from The Compliancy Group. Online software for tracking Business Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Self Audits, Policies, and training.


Ninite Pro

Micah Van Maanen, Sioux County

Josh Dykstra, Sioux County

Thursday – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Come find out how Sioux County is using Ninite Pro to keep Java, Adobe, Flash Player (and many other apps) up to date. Using this simple and cost effective utility will help you keep your most vulnerable applications patched. We will show you how to integrate the scripts into your Active Directory Group Policy and how to track the status of the updates via SQL server.


ArcGIS for Land Records

Jordan Miller, Esri

Sarah Schrader, Esri

Thursday – 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Traditionally, parcel databases were the gateway for various departments within an organization to embrace GIS.  Thus the maintenance of cadastral information became the lifeblood for GIS workflows everywhere.  Fast forward to present day and the demand for this information is higher than ever.  Additionally, the workers who provide this content are feeling the pressure as the evolution of mobile technology and the capability to gather information anywhere has produced the expectation that GIS and parcel information can follow suit.  Because of budget restraints, workers are asked to do more with less even internally for analysis such as neighborhood assessment.  The good news is that Esri has recognized the need for a complete and easily implemented Land Records solution, one that provides tools for streamlined data management, on time analysis, and fluid distribution.  Please join us as we discuss our current and future solutions.


Mobile Device Management

 


Veeam Backup

Joe Gremillion, Veeam

Sean Lair, IP Pathways

Thursday – 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

This session will discuss how real customers are utilizing the cloud and will focus on Offsite backup.  IP Pathways’ AdaptiveCloud Services combined with Veeam can help customers achieve the 3-2-1 Rule of successful backup.  Sean Lair, Vice President of Engineering for IP Pathways will present along with Veeam to provide a very informative and thought provoking session.


Getting Started with Python Scripting

Nate Cockburn, Cherokee County

Thursday – 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Are you hesitating to start scripting in ArcMap? Does looking at code make your eyes cross? Do you want to script but have no idea where to start? This session will walk you through the process of getting started scripting in ArcMap. This session is for the early beginners as we will cover the basics: how to use the python window, where to find example scripts, how to write a standalone script, and how to modify a script you found online. Knowledge of the python language will be helpful but not required.


Email Encryption

Ryan Eaton, Jasper County

Thursday – 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Overview of Encryption, CJIS and HIPAA requirements for email encryption and Appliance vs Software. Demo of Virtru mail encryption client and administration.


Inheriting an IT or GIS Circus

Adam Clark, Hamilton County

Dewy Royer, Washington County

James Nehring, Marshall County

Thursday – 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

These three handsome lads will discuss the ups and downs of inheriting an established IT or GIS shop due to a job vacancy. Please come and join this roundtable as they discuss things that worked well and other things that could have turned out better.


GIS Show and Tell

Friday – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Penny Vossler, Boone County – Esri Collector App Projects

Jeff Miller, Dubuque County – Election Polling Place App

We will also provide a chance for you to show off your GIS web apps!


IT Roundtable

Friday – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

IT people discussing IT things.

Bonus Hard Drive Recycling presentation?


The Great Houdini Rope Escape

Friday – 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Too much data tying you up in knots? This roundtable discussion on data management for GIS professionals will discuss various methods on tying all of the data together. Members are encouraged to participate.


Spin the Topic Wheel of Death!

Friday – 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

http://wheeldecide.com/e.php?id=43657

 

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