WRA’s GIS Team to Present at Esri User Conference in San Diego

UAS Image Overlap in Pix4D

UAS Image Overlap in Pix4D

Esri is the developer of ArcGIS, a mapping software used by private, government, natural resource, and utilities enterprises to asses and model geographical data essential to successful project management, problem solving, and execution.

The annual Esri User Conference hosts approximately 16,000 attendees and brings together cross industry leaders from a breadth of fields interested in learning and gaining exposure to the most innovative practices in geospatial applications.  This year’s conference will be held in San Diego June 27 – July 1, 2016 and several team members from WRA’s GIS department have been selected to present.

WRA has always been at the forefront of technological advancement and application of GIS software and innovation. Presentations will focus on recent and exciting implementations of GIS technology and software with WRA’s restoration, habitat modeling and conservation, and hydraulic delineation modeling.  WRA is proud to be sending four members of our GIS specialist team to the conference who will be presenting abstracts at the following sessions:

Remote sensing with eCognition: a markedly more accurate approach to evaluating restorative success and vegetative coverage.

Remote sensing with eCognition: a markedly more accurate approach to evaluating restorative success and vegetative coverage.

Abstract:  Comparative Spatial Analysis for SF Bay Restoration Monitoring (Session Title: Opportunities for Conservation through Use of LIDAR in GIS) – Chris Zumwalt, GIS Analyst

Abstract:  Dispersal Corridor Modeling for the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly (Session Title: Habitat Inventory and Modeling) – Michael Rochelle, GIS Analyst



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Tidal marsh migration and sea level rise projection modeling.

Abstract:  Resilient Design and Sea Level Rise for Tidal Marsh Restoration (Session Title: Conservation in Action: Using GIS for Restoration) – Peter Kobylarz, GIS Manager

Abstract:  Hydrologic Modeling and Delineation using a UAS-derived 3D Point Cloud (Session Title: Watershed Management) – Sundaran Gillespie, Associate GISP

The work Michael Rochelle will be presenting was recently showcased in a featured article of the BayGeo Journal, authored by both Michael and WRA Biologist, Tanner Harris.  Additionally, Francis Hourigan, WRA GIS Technical and Biologist, recently presented at the 2016 Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) Annual Conference in Monterey. Her presentation topic was “Tracking Marsh Vegetation Community Changes Using UAV-Derived NIR Imagery”.

More information about the user conference and agenda may be found on the Esri Conference website.