“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.
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.
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.
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.