Afternoon Sessions, Champagne Room
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This presentation includes an overview of the various free geospatial resources available to users in the Homeland Defense (HD)/Homeland Security (HLS), and emergency management communities. The resources include the release of the HSIP Gold/Freedom datasets (www.hifldwg.org), the new DHS OneView Web mapping application, and the FEMA Region III RISC GIS Subcommittee. DHS OneView is a replacement of the older iCAV application and serves as a primary viewing capability providing end users access to a rich interface for viewing maps of critical infrastructure, natural hazards data, aerial imagery, and other user defined data sources. The FEMA Region III RISC GIS Subcommittee is a combination of geospatial professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region sharing best practices, data requirements, and current geospatial efforts.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
With the topic of health care at the forefront of the political agenda, health care providers are just beginning to harness the spatial data integration capabilities of GIS. Geospatial analysis can be a vital tool, not just for tracking patient demographics, but for targeting areas of highest unmet need. For the past year and a half, the Washington College GIS Lab has partnered with the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and their grantees, primarily federally qualified health centers providing health care to uninsured and low-income people. The GIS lab has provided maps detailing medically underserved areas, areas of high infant mortality, and other high-risk areas to assist health centers in planning future development. We have also worked closely with individual health centers, utilizing patient data to create visual representations of expected and actual service areas.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Administered by the Maryland Crime Mapping and Analysis Program at Washington College, the Maryland Offender Management System, MOMS, is a secure law enforcement only application; but don’t worry if you are not a cop. This presentation will give an overview of the MOMS architecture, functionality, and a demonstration of the application itself, without revealing any law enforcement sensitive information.
Since its initial deployment in 2008 the MOMS, has grown to become the application that Maryland law enforcement rely on to access warrants, registered sex offenders, individuals on parole or probation and other law enforcement data sets in a geospatial format that can be mapped and queried. MOMS was built using the ArcGIS Silverlight API and was designed to be easy to configure with no programming needed, yet be flexible enough to have uses outside of the law enforcement community.