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Esri-MUG Spring Meeting


The Esri Mid-Atlantic User will hold a spring 1-day meeting at The Universities at Shady Grove. The general format of the meeting will include a plenary presentation with updates from Esri on the latest technology, breakout sessions with user presentations, and weather permitting, outdoor demos of mobile applications and drone technology.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Date:    April 28, 2017

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Building III, Shady Grove, MD

Fee: None

Registration page:

The Universities at Shady Grove is at 9636 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850.  Directions to the campus are available here:

Public transportation options are posted here:  The campus is approximately 25 minutes by bus from the Shady Grove metro station.

Draft Agenda:

8:30-9:00 am



9:00-9:10 am

Welcome and opening remarks – Esri-MUG

9:10-10:30 am

Opening Plenary – Lauri Daffner and Daniel Wickens,


Overview of the latest release of the ArcGIS platform

and supporting applications.

10:30-10:45 am

Refreshment Break



Track A

Track B

10:45 - 11:10

Spatial Analysis of Crime in Harrisonburg - Avery Smith, JMU

Scaling Existing GIS Models for Work with High Data Resolution - Kathy Maglio, Eastern Shore Regional Cooperative

11:10 - 11:35

The College Food Desert - Doug Meneely, West Chester University

Loudoun and the GeoHub - Susan Carlson, Loudoun County

11:35 - 12:00pm

Baltimore Neighborhood Alliance Objectives - Cheryl Knott, University of Baltimore

USPS Data Conversion Tools - Alex Din, Siddarth Pandey, Dewberry

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own



Track C

Track D

1:00 - 1:25

Predicting Impacts of Sea Level Rise in Southeastern Louisiana - Maddie Callaghan, West Chester University

Implementation of a Snow AVL System in Washington DC - David Koehler, DC Dept. of Public Works

1:25 - 1:50

3D Design Model of West Chester, PA - Gary Coutu, West Chester University

Assessing ADA Compliance - Marian Batton, JMT Technology Group

1:50 - 2:15

Cost-effective and User-Friendly GIS tools to meet TMDL Requirements - Peter Mattejat, Jen Murno-Black, Maryland Transportation Authority

GIS Generated Street Tree Inventory - Beth Schrayshuen, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

2:15 - 2:30 pm




Outdoor Basketball Court

Room TBD

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Mobile Data Collection Demo - Siddarth Pandey, Dewberry


Drone Demo – Robert Schwartz, Remote Intelligence

Preparing for a Geospatial Career - Julie Spangler, JMT, Patrick Callahan, Prince George’s County

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Closing Plenary - Esri


Esri-MUG Social Events

By Tom Schweitzer

I know that Old Man Winter played some nasty trick on us in March but it will turn warm soon and that means it is time to dust off the clubs. We are again planning on having the annual Esri-MUG golf outing. We would like to change it up this year a little and get you to think about this early so you can clear your calendar for this event. We are looking to hold it about the same general time as the past couple of years: early to mid-August. We held it at the Needwood Golf Course in Derwood, MD, last year. We would love your feedback on whether this is a good time and place. Please let me know your thoughts at

In the past the MUG has organized a bike ride “just for fun.” We would like to know if members of the MUG would be interested in doing a local weekend ride. We have plenty of places that we could choose from on both side of the river. If anyone is interested in assisting the discussion and organizing a road ride please drop me an email at


Esri-MUG Officers






Chris Markel


Vice President

Tom Schweitzer




Mario Field



Sue Hoegberg



Esri-MUG Board of Directors’ Meetings

Esri-MUG Board of Directors’ Meetings are held via conference call the second Thursday of each month.  Please join us and get involved!  Contact Sue Hoegberg at 703-849-0419 or for more information, dates and times, call-in number, etc.

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