GIS Day: In celebration of GIS Day we are expanding the format for the evening.
In first hour there will be a presentation and questions. Francis Morrell from the City of Vancouver will be speaking about the City's GIS Roadmap Project. GIS Roadmap was aimed at improving GIS access for non-GIS professionals -- an especially apt topic for GIS Day.
The second hour will be dedicated to networking and socializing.
In addition, only for those of you attending in-person, we will be drawing for 5 licenses of ArcGIS for personal use , courtesy of ESRI.
In an effort to reach out a little further on GIS Day, Naz Ali, steering committee member and our host at CBRE, has published the evening on Eventbrite. As part of the experiment, we would appreciate it if those of you planning to attend in person could sign up via this link.
Location: This will be a hybrid in person and Zoom meeting. Members may attend in person at CBRE's downtown offices at 1021 West Hastings Suite 2500, or virtually through Zoom.
Topic: Empowering users through GIS: Vancouver’s mission to enable GIS users across the organization.
Speaker: Francis Morrell, GIS Systems Analyst, City of Vancouver
Abstract: In the City of Vancouver’s GIS Roadmap Project, which concluded in 2021, we aimed to improve GIS access for non-GIS professionals. With the implementation of ArcGIS Enterprise, even those with basic GIS knowledge could develop low-code and no-code solutions. This shift from traditional IT-centric GIS development to involving subject matter experts across the organization posed new challenges.
Since 2020, we've adopted the Self-Service and hybrid GIS Support Model, addressing governance, system stability, monitoring, and user engagement issues. We've onboarded approximately 120 GIS content creators who've generated numerous applications, story maps, and layers. Since 2022, we've extended this model to include advanced GIS professionals from other departments. Creating a true hybrid support model. In this discussion, we'll cover our journey, successes with the self-service model, and forthcoming challenges.
Bio: Francis is a GIS Analyst at the City of Vancouver currently embedded in the GIS Projects Team. Francis has 8 years of Public service GIS experience. Previously working for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Francis’ geospatial focus has been on civic data, urban planning and utilities. As a personal geospatial ambition the question remains - How close can I get my office to the ski hill?