Did anyone attend Jack’s presentation last Friday in Sacramento? I did not attend but Joe mentioned enhancements to the web platform that sounded interesting. Especially since we are already invested in Geocortex!
FYI, maintenance release is available for download
In one of the demos presented at the Geocortex Northern Cal User meeting they had a mashup added to one of their workflows. I have seen this before but never thought to include it in Geocortex Essentials. Check it out below:
Here is the link to the Silverlight builder I talked about at the last meeting.
Just for kicks I checked the number of centerlines currently in the county.
Number of Yolo County centerline segments: 10,737 (not 17000, my bad)
Number Yolo County of parcels: 10957
I attended the Geocortex Northern California User Group Meeting yesterday. Here are a few notes I took to share with the group. The meeting was facilitated by James Van Dyk & hosted by Marin County. Solano County, Napa County, Marin County, City of Santa Rosa & US National Gaurd & Yolo County were in attendance.
Esri developments that Latitude Geographics is keeping their eye on: ArcGIS 10.1, Esri’s agressive mobile strategy, Silverlight Application Builder.
Features to be incuded in the September release of Geocortex: End User Help, runtime addition of own services (from AGS or WMS), layer themes, extract data to shapefiles
Projects underway for Geocortex include: Additional documentation (they have brought on an additional person to work on this), Bing’s Birds Eye/Google Street View integration, Code Gallery for users to share code & workflows.
Presentations were given by the City of Santa Rosa & Marin County
Marin County: Currently developing Geocortex on Web ADF, looking to move to Silverlight. Started by simply wanting to replace ArcIMS application. Has several websites in production. Some of the features they have included and/or created include a link to their assessor parcels maps, a mashup of Bing Maps Birds-Eye/Google Street View, permit history link for planners & a hyperlink in the banner (required a bit of coding which they are willing to share). They have also created their own raster basemap that includes a vegetation layer they generated off of the 2010 Naip imagery, their own contour lines & building footprints. The County of Marin is very willing to share code & ideas on developing Geocortex.
City of Santa Rosa: Currently developing Geocortex in Silverlight. Has worked with the workflows to create a parcel lookup dialog box, linked to parcel pages. Recommends some programming experience in working with the workflows. They are willing to share code & workflows.
Next meeting will be in November sometime & Latitide will be looking for someone to host. James expressed interest in bringing the meeting to the Sacramento area.
It would be beneficial for some of my projects to have a master address database (MAD) for all of Yolo County. Stephanie has compilied address points that we provided, however we have not developed a unified schema nor have be placed this on our regular build cycle. I currently maintain a MAD for the city and a separate one for UCD that I use in our dispatch center and all police and fire vehicles for 911. I maintain a composite of 5 geocoding locators that include our county parcel addresses and centerline address at locators #4 and #5.
For preliminary discussion, I suggest developing a schema that would work for all agencies. Hopefully this is possible, but it depends on our individual agency uses. I created my MAD points based on the US Address, Single House ArcGIS locator style. I added other fields to help me maintain the data and used it for other mapping applications. These additional fields include a primary ID number (to link back to to city master system with APN, owner, etc), a status field, date fields, a source field, use code (single family res, office, commercial, etc), unit type (APT, UNIT, SUITE, etc), and unit number. It looks like Woodland and West Sacramento are using many of these same fields in their MAD.
I suggest we spend some time at the next Coop meeting to agree on creating and maintaining a countywide MAD, and if so, to develop a schema that we all can agree on.
Is any one planning on attending the user group meeting next Thursday in San Rafael? I am still on the fence due to the distance but would like to know if anyone else may be going. -Danny
Geocortex User Group – Northern California
Marin County, San Rafael, CA – Thursday June 16th
Just a reminder regarding the Northern California Geocortex User Group meeting that takes place next week in Marin County. Our agenda has been finalized and is shown below.
Set aside an afternoon and join fellow Geocortex users, administrators, partners and others for interactive discussion and presentations around Geocortex technology. Learn about what’s new and what’s next in Geocortex Essentials and our evolving suite of tools and extensions for ArcGIS Server, hear from fellow users around their specific implementations of Geocortex technology and network with peers.
Registration is not required for this meeting, however we’d like to gauge interest for planning purposes, so please confirm your attendance by clicking on the link below (unless you have already done so).
Again, if you plan on attending this user group meeting, please confirm either by replying to this email, or by clicking on the link above.
We hope to see you in Marin County next week!
Anybody going to the Geocortex training in Sacramento May 24-26? I was able to get funding to purchase the Essentials starter kit ($7K) but no funding for training or support. I am coming along OK with configuring the viewer and testing the Silverlight API controls in Visual Studio as well. I have not touched Workflow yet – not sure exactly how it works. Perhaps we can think about a Geocortex subgroup for the Coop to share knowledge. – Bruce
My users need low res imagery as well as the 6″ pixel high-res that we obtained in 2009. I don’t anticipate being able to purchase the high-res imagery at least until 2012, so my stock of imagery is getting old. I have the 2007 that we obtained for the county, but I have recently been using the 2010 NAIP imagery that is suitable for maps from about 1:4,800 scale. NAIP is 1-meter pixel collected during spring and summer of 2010, so leaves are out and the veg is quite brown. However, I adjusted the contrast to 15% and brightness to 5% and it looks and prints OK. I have it linked in ArcCatalog so users can drop it into a map or I can use it as one of my ArcGIS Server basemaps.
If you have not checked it out yet, go to ArcCatalog, GIS Servers, Add ArcGIS Server, and add: http://gis.apfo.usda.gov/arcgis/services as the server URL. You will see maps for NAIP as well as DOQ and other content. It has the new Davis Target as well as the HS football field and other new buildings that are not in my 2009 aerials.