Florida Region Webinars

“GIS -The Basics Series:

Helpful Hints and Best Practices”

presented by Al Karlin Southwest FL Water Management District


Creating Contours from LiDAR Data

Thursday September 10 2015 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

Contours from LiDAR – We have found that many of our internal clients still prefer to see contours rather than interpret a DEM DTM or TIN surface. This is a 20 minute discussion of how contours are generated using software available at the District and how we recommend smoothing contours.

Registration URL:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3653920499500178946
Webinar ID: 133-733-603



Exporting Esri Contour Shapefiles to AutoCAD

Thursday September 17 2015 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

We have found that many of our external clients and consultants cannot use contour data provided as Esri shapefiles.  Many small engineering firms request that we provide the contour data in AutoCAD format.  This 10 minute presentation goes through the steps to take contours from either Esri shapefiles or a GeoDatabase and properly attribute the data for AutoCAD.

Registration URL:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/969957640517812225
Webinar ID: 158-992-571



Creating Map Packages

Thursday September 24 2015 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

Saving Map Documents and Map Packages in ArcGIS 10.2.2 – We have found that many of our consultants and external clients do not have access to the databases that we have so to provide them with our Map Documents required us packaging data. This is a 10 minute discussion of how to put together a Map Package.

Registration URL:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3382891982765317121
Webinar ID: 144-706-139



Alvan Karlin Ph.D. GISP – received his BS from Rutger’s University New Jersey and in 1978 his Ph.D. in Theoretical Biology from Miami University Ohio.  Karlin did a post-Doctoral Fellowship at Florida State University before taking a position in the Department of Zoology at the University of Arkansas.  While on the faculty at the University of Arkansas he held positions in the Departments of Zoology Computer and Information Science and Engineering Technology. 

In 2000 after 20 years of service with the University of Arkansas Karlin moved to Florida. Where he did consulting work for the private sector before taking his current position with the Southwest Florida Water Management District where as the Senior GIS Scientist he directs the District’s LiDAR data collection missions.