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The New Age of Real-Time GIS

GIS is a platform for understanding our world. In the past, the data that fueled GIS could only represent a specific moment in time. Now, a number of new technologies are combining with ArcGIS to enable the real-time collection and sharing of data. The result is a dynamic platform that enables real-time visualization and analysis. Join us to learn about the new age of real-time GIS. 


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

• Registration and Networking:  Mix and mingle with fellow DC metro area GIS and developer professionals while enjoying complimentary hors dʹoeuvres and beverages.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

• Esri Partner OSISoft’s Craig Diffie and Mark McCoy, will demonstrate their PI System, a software data infrastructure for capturing, aggregating, and analyzing real-time operational data. PI is widely used in America’s power generation, electrical transmission and distribution, oil and gas, and process engineering industries, and is an important tool for Federal, State, and Local entities that want to leverage real-time GIS.

• Also hear from Esri Partner and noted start-up, Valarm.  Lorenzo Gonzalez, CEO and Software Architect, will present Valarm’s ability to facilitate rapid and simple deployment of real-time, mobile sensor networks for remote monitoring and asset tracking. Valarm’s innovative approach connects industry-standard sensors, makes them location-aware, and streams their data to the cloud or to private networks.

• The night’s discussions will conclude with Esri real-time GIS expert Mark Bramer, who will discuss the power of and best practices for geofencing and attribute filtering to help sort and make sense of large amounts of incoming data.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

• Networking: Mix and mingle a little longer.

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  • Michael J.

    Enjoyable presentations with informative speakers. Graphics and explanations were well done.Only bad part was no active demonstrations durring their presentations. The atmosphere and snacks provided were plesant and inviting.

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahh, Michael! I wanted to do a live demo during my talk, but was discouraged when someone told me the wifi was really spotty. But afterward I demonstrated live, streaming data from several sensors at my kiosk/table in the back. It was fun to see the different VOCs exhaled from folks drinking vs. not... :-)

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! Made me think about thing I never considered doing with GIS.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really appreciate the opportunity to present, and I enjoyed meeting a great group of folks from the DC GIS community. Thanks for having me out!

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Kenneth W.

    Lorenzo, Craig or Mark,
    Will the software allow for using any known or unknown sensors that may exist within an area, or only sensor that are owned by our organization?

    May 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Kenneth, thanks for the question. Sensor networks are, in the end, controlled by the organization that owns them. Whether the data is made available publicly will be up to that organization. For example, Valarm's cloud-based sensor management tools allow the owners to instantly and easily publish their sensor data as a live feed, and share that data via a publicly available RESTful endpoint. The live sensor data can then be polled/retrieved via JSON/JSONP, GeoRSS, CSV, or KML. Esri's GeoEvent processor very easily digests our real-time *pushed* JSON feed (via a custom connector freely available on the GeoEvent Processor connector library). The FME real-time data processing engine by Safe Software also digests and processes Valarm's realtime-push sensor data. Users can even instantly post live Valarm sensor data onto an Esri webmap via ArcGIS Online and our GeoRSS feed. To my knowledge, OSISoft's PI will easily intake and archive the data streaming out of Valarm's APIs as well.

      May 9, 2014

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