00:01I'm Jeff Donze with Esri's federal sciences team joined by my colleagues Dan Zimble and Bonnie Stayer.
00:07And the ArcGIS for National Government is a collection of online resources…
00:13…organized through some various user communities that leverage our ArcGIS system.
00:19These resources are geared towards any level of user who may be working in your agencies to support specific missions.
00:30This morning, we have two of these communities we'll be introducing.
00:34First, the ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning that Dan and Bonnie and I will be presenting.
00:41And then secondly, another group of colleagues will be presenting the ArcGIS for Aid Transparency…
00:47…and there'll be a short gap between the two.
00:49So there'll be a little bit of time for questions for the first one for Bonnie, Dan, and I.
00:57We recognize that GIS is not really your specific mission.
01:01Rather, within your organizations, you manage facilities or you do health research or support coastal zone management…
01:11…or perhaps emergency response.
01:13In support of these missions, you want to utilize GIS to help you tackle your problems.
01:23And when you address these problems, you look at the solutions to sort of solve these problems on various projects you're working on.
01:30And then, perhaps, look for where's the data that's going to support these particular problems you're trying to address.
01:37And where's the, what perhaps are other examples of somebody working with similar data and analysis in the type of work that I'm doing?
01:49That's what ArcGIS for National Government is intended to bring to you, these kinds of maps, configurable applications, and solutions.
02:04A bit of a delay there between slides, sorry.
02:06We'll deliver these solutions through our ArcGIS Resource Center.
02:12Perhaps you've already looked at the resource center and seen these areas in the past…
02:17…where there's local government ones that we've had up for a while.
02:22Now you'll see the new national government area that we're going to be introducing today.
02:29So one of the first ones we'll drill into here is the ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning.
02:34Why is planning in our oceans important?
02:37Because we increasingly have activities in our ocean that potentially conflict with each other.
02:43For example, off-shore oil drilling or siting new renewable energy in the form of wind energy, sustaining our fisheries…
02:54…which is, of course, a critical food source, and maintaining our recreational pursuits as well as the age-old shipping and trade industry,…
03:06…which is very vital to our commerce.
03:09All these activities potentially conflict with our sensitive marine habitats.
03:15So we have to plan properly for the use of these various resources in our ocean space.
03:25So how can ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning help?
03:29By providing you the resources that help you accelerate your experience.
03:34So maps that are already configured for your particular disciplines or applications.
03:40They're all ready to work with, rather than have to start from scratch.
03:45So let me turn it over to Dan. Dan's going to give you a quick tour of the ArcGIS Resource Center for Ocean Use Planning.
03:53Thanks, Jeff. Can everybody hear me okay?
03:57So like Jeff mentioned, we've been working on a number of…you're good, okay.
04:03So like Jeff mentioned, we've been working on a number of these communities, and you can see how we have a launching page…
04:09…to get into each of the communities that all of you choose to look into.
04:14This is our starting page.
04:16We'll have a number of featured stories.
04:18Here you can cycle through the different stories that are relevant to that community…
04:23…and have articles about each one of those featured stories as well as quick links into areas that are related…
04:29…the marine cadastre, examples of the [unintelligible] ocean data portal, things like other related sites…
04:36…and also have a gallery that's linked to some content that we've going to go through in a few minutes…
04:42…as well as other access to other blog posts, things that are relevant to those specific communities including videos.
04:49So that's one example of the ArcGIS for Ocean Needs Planning community site.
04:56What now I want to do is take you through a tour of some of the content.
05:00And some of you may recognize the configuration of this site.
05:04We're using ArcGIS Online for Organizations as a launching page for us internally…
05:10…to work with this new content that we're trying to create and provide user examples for.
05:16And the main thing we're trying to do now is, you know, over the last several years, 10 years or so…
05:23…we've been pushing all this data online and making it more and more available.
05:27And what we want to do now is evolve it to that next step where we want to make it not just more available but more usable.
05:33And what do we mean by that?
05:35So let's take a couple…let's take a look at a couple of examples.
05:38We'll go into the conservation protection group that we have within our ocean use planning site.
05:43And you see a number of different items here, thumbnails, descriptions.
05:48I'm going to go through a couple of different things.
05:50One, we have these web maps. These are these intelligent web maps. That's one type of content.
05:55We have map services, that's another type of content as well as map packages.
06:00So let's look at this map service of usSeaBed grain-size data.
06:06Anyone familiar with the usSeaBed dataset?
06:09It's pretty vast. It's over a hundred years' worth of data and extends quite a bit collection of samples that have been taken over time.
06:18So here you can see in the description, and this is what I mean by more usable, the description is really well written and laid out.
06:26It gives you human readable content. You know exactly what you're looking at.
06:33But it also gives references to the much more richer, fuller, detailed information that's being hosted from the original site.
06:40In this map service we want to portray what that looks like in the description.
06:45So why don't you put the legend in the description.
06:47So here, before you even look at the map, you can see what the map is telling you.
06:53Also other information here, you could put in other graphics and things that help describe what that is before you access it.
07:01So let's go ahead and look at this map service.
07:04So this is a single map service of that particular dataset from the usSeaBed data.
07:10Now note, it's grain size, and the seabed covers a wide variety of different attributes, and that's just one of them.
07:16So we're telling that story here with this map of grain-size data, and we're also configuring pop-ups.
07:24So pop-ups are another way of having us be able to interrogate the map that we're looking at…
07:30…and we all now expect that kind of behavior.
07:32So I click on a point or a feature on the map, and I get a nice description of what I'm looking at for that feature.
07:38So there are ways and best practices for you to help portray those products and services in that manner.
07:46We're also enabling time on this dataset.
07:48Like I mentioned, it's over a hundred years' worth of data, so time is relevant to what you may or may not be looking at.
07:54So we can represent that entire amount of data through that type of capability.
08:00Let's take a look at another example real quick.
08:02So that was a map service which was a single data published with cartography…
08:07…and symbolized and you have the legends and you have the full description.
08:11But oftentimes we still need to do some more analytics, so you want to be able to provide the data to then be accessed.
08:19So here is a map package, but in that map package you can download it right into your desktop application.
08:25Again, you have a full description of what's in there.
08:28This is not the grain size. This is everything.
08:30So we provide geodatabase along with a schema along with the legends and the layers and other information, you know…
08:39…portrayed in our best practices for how best to deliver that content.
08:45And then, let's look at another example.
08:47This is an example of an intelligent web map.
08:51And what we mean by that is we're building in some of that logic, and this is a very simplistic case.
08:56We're building in some of that logic for a mashup, a smart map that you can portray and share online.
09:02So this is not just one map service. It's several map services that are related to each other to tell a story.
09:08In this case, the story is US offshore protected habitats, and there are several different types of layers that can help portray that story…
09:16…and we've combined all those and represented those as a single map product that's also enabled for pop-ups and other those kinds of things.
09:26So you can start immediately using this for that purpose.
09:30So here you can see, the legend tells you the different types of layers that are in this map…
09:36…but it's portrayed as one story, one piece, one product and then as you click into the different features…
09:42…you get that nice format and information with descriptions, images, graphs, things like that…
09:49…that you want to enable others to have access to to that content.
09:53So this is just a quick example through some of the different types of content that we're working on…
09:57…building out for the ocean use planning site, and with that, I'm going to turn it back over the Jeff.
10:03Thanks, Dan, and hopefully you're getting an introduction to some of the intelligent maps and…
10:09…applications that we're starting to develop in these resources.
10:12And sort of imagine that if you're also working in the marine conservation area…
10:17…being able to utilize some of those same map services for the work you're doing…
10:22…or perhaps one of the other areas we're going to drill into.
10:25So right now, for the ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning, we have a few groups that we organize within it
10:32…fisheries, Dan was just showing you conservation and protection, energy, shipping and trade…
10:38…and those are a few of the areas that we've considered that are important sectors in the ocean use environment.
10:46But now imagine in this in…we're going to drill into one of the areas that we've spent a fair bit of time on…
10:51…particularly with contributions from our friends at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and NOAA…
10:59…a couple who I see sitting here, and they were very instrumental in helping teach us…
11:03…about some of the best practices in the process of siting wind energy.
11:08So we're going to look at this particular area first.
11:12And just as Dan was showing, the sediment layers that were used in conservation protection…
11:19…those could also be used in energy sector in siting offshore wind.
11:24So what are some of the things that you want to consider in offshore wind?
11:27Well you want to know what the depth is. The turbines can be located at only certain maximum depths.
11:33Or, of course, you don't want to try to situate wind farms in the middle of active shipping lanes.
11:39And, of course, wind speed. That's key, right?
11:42So these are all important layers in maps.
11:45So what if those maps were really already available to work with?
11:50And that's the purpose of ArcGIS for National Government is to have those types of map services…
11:55…and map packages like Dan was just showing that you could work with.
11:59Yesterday, the deputy of the Department of Interior mentioned, and I was really appreciative that he already introduced this.
12:07We had this slide ready ourselves.
12:10The Smart from the Start program…this is a new initiative from Department of Interior…
12:16…to really accelerate the leasing of offshore wind to energy companies that want to participate and potentially develop this.
12:26So the way that some of these offshore wind areas are being implemented is through regional task forces that are reviewing the allocation…
12:39…of wind energy areas that can developed for wind energy.
12:43And the task forces are made up of the federal government, state agencies, and also, of course…
12:50…the public and some of the meetings they hold are allowed to sit in on and listen to some of the proposals from the wind energy companies…
13:00…that are the ones that are interested in developing the resource.
13:04And so this sort of provides us an end-user community look at…
13:09…and next we're going to have Bonnie assume one of the roles of one of these folks in this community to show you an example…
13:16…of how you'd use ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning for the energy sector.
13:21Thanks, Jeff. Can everyone hear me okay in the back? Good? Right.
13:26So as Jeff said, I'm going to assume one of the roles in this wind energy development process…
13:30…and that role's going to be that of an engineer that might work for an energy company…
13:34…and so I'm interested in looking for resources that will help me get started setting a new wind energy development project.
13:41So I'm going to use the ocean use planning resource page, and I'm going to go into the energy group…
13:46…and I'm just going to search for content related to wind development.
13:50I've got a list of results back, and as Dan walked through, there's, you know, different types of content here...
13:55…there's map services, there's packages, but I want something that's really ready to use right now.
14:00So the first result that I see listed here is an intelligent map for the developable potential for offshore wind energy.
14:08So that sounds like a good place for me to start.
14:11So I'll read more about this resource and, again, we get a great description here.
14:16This tells me where this data is coming from using wind velocities from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory…
14:22…as well as other datasets for marinecadastre.gov, and I can continue reading to find out how this data was processed into this final product.
14:31So specifically, I see the equation that was used to calculate the energy potential in each offshore lease block.
14:38So this is really great because now I don't have to do all these calculations myself.
14:42It's already built in for me into this final product.
14:44So I'm going to go ahead and open this map in my viewer, and I see I have three main layers in my map.
14:54I have marine jurisdictions, the outer continental shelf lease blocks or OCS blocks, and the developable potential layer.
15:01So I'm just going to turn off the jurisdictions for clarity right now and zoom into my area of interest…
15:06…which we're looking around sort of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland area.
15:10So now I can see those individual OCS blocks.
15:14And if I look at my legend, it tells me that these areas that are in darker green represent areas of higher energy potential.
15:22So that's good to know in exploring this map.
15:25If I go back to my content and expand my developable potential layer, I see there's actually three sublayers in here…
15:31…so I can drill into each of these individually to see what they mean.
15:34The first one is the raw NREL wind velocity data.
15:38So I can see what that data looks like at the start.
15:42The next one is the developable areas where we subtracted out areas such as shipping lands, military practice areas, dumping grounds…
15:52…things like that that are considered sort of unusable.
15:55And then finally the developable energy layer represents where those wind velocities were joined to the OCS blocks.
16:05So now if I click on a block in my area of interest, I get a nice readable pop-up, again echoing what Dan said.
16:11This tells me what the potential power out of this OCS block might be.
16:15So for a standard turbine, I could get 53.93 megawatts of power.
16:20And if I scroll down and continue reading, it also quotes a wattage for the largest turbine in production…
16:27…and in that case, I could 148.24 megawatts.
16:30This is really useful information to help me get started.
16:33So now I want to go back and see if there's any other resources to help me dive a little bit deeper and do…search and do my own analysis.
16:40So I'm going to go back to my results list from my search, and if I keep reading through the different types of content…
16:46…I find one down here that's a web mapping application for doing site suitability for wind energy.
16:51So I'm going to go ahead and open this application, and I will see my same OCS blocks and same shoreline information on my map…
17:02…but I can see instead that…instead of the previous map that was, you know, sort of precalculated for me…
17:09…I have more tools available in this application that allow me to dig a little bit deeper and create my own analysis.
17:17There's our OCS block, and my tools along the top allow me to adjust criteria, such as the depth, the distance from shipping lanes…
17:27…excluding areas such as these DoD boundaries and dumping grounds and also adjusts what my wind speed is.
17:36So then I can execute this query to return areas that meet my criteria.
17:41So those areas are shown in red and I get a summary of my criteria over here on the right.
17:47Furthermore, I can also choose to select one of these resulting areas and create a report that gives me even more detailed information…
17:55…such as the average depth, the sediment types present, and whether there's any intersection with protected areas.
18:04So, again, you know, this gave me more flexibility to site-specific areas.
18:09Now I might want to go back and start to build my own intelligent web map product.
18:13I'm going to go back and see if the federal agencies that maintain these datasets have provided the individual map services…
18:21…for these layers so I can start to build my own products.
18:24So I see one here as a map service for ocean depth thresholds for energy development.
18:30So maybe I want to examine sort of the geophysical criteria that go into siting wind farms.
18:35So depth is a very important consideration.
18:37So I'm going to open this map service again in my map viewer, and if I look at my legend…
18:45…it shows me that the area with the crosshatching is places where it's shallow enough for wind energy development.
18:52Then maybe I want to add in another service, so I want to add in from my energy group maybe that sediment layer that Dan was looking at.
19:00So I'll search for sediment. Here's the usSeaBed Grain Size service, and I can start to build my own intelligent map product.
19:11And then finally if I want to even, you know, go further with this, I can always go back to my resource page…
19:17…and see if there's any local content that I can download and do my own offline analysis with in my desktop environment.
19:24So just to summarize, I started with a sort of pregenerated intelligent web map that helped me get started in my siting of a wind farm.
19:33Then I used a more robust web application with more tools to allow me to create filters based on specific criteria.
19:41Then I used well authored map services from authoritative federal data to create my own intelligent map products…
19:49…and then I can, again, go even more detailed with local content for an offline analysis.
19:56So these are just a few examples of the types of reusable templates and applications and map products…
20:02…that we want to try and provide you guys through this ocean use planning community.
20:06So now I'm going to turn it over to Dan who's going to assume another role in the wind energy development process. Dan.
20:11Thanks, Bonnie. So carrying on with Bonnie's example, we want to also take note of a lot of other users out there that aren't GIS professionals.
20:21So we saw another…those examples that if as a GIS professional or a professional that's using GIS for a variety of purposes…
20:29…there's a lot of resources here for me to use.
20:31But I'm also a concerned citizen, and I've learned that there is this effort to develop offshore wind energy around the country…
20:40…and, you know, I have some concerns over where those are going to be and how that might impact me.
20:46So one thing that we want to look at is all this content can be used and geared towards the generic user, the public user, the concerned citizen…
20:54…someone who isn't really that familiar with all the nuances of geographic information systems and all the data and analyses…
21:01…but they do read articles in the news, for example, and they do see things that interest them…
21:06…or what if they ran across this idea that there was going to be an offshore wind energy site somewhere near where they live…
21:15…or vacation, so we want to try to take a stab at that.
21:18So this is an example of something worth exploring as a type of application to reach out to the generic user.
21:26Here, again, you could find it through the same resource center and launch that as a web application, whether it's, you know…
21:34…in a computer in a web browser or possibly tablet, of course, those things.
21:39So right away we're presented with enough information to get us started on what we're looking at and what this is about.
21:46We start immediately exploring a map.
21:48We tailor it so that we see that these are the potential areas where their first candidates for where offshore wind energy can be listed…
21:59…or sited within this particular area of the country, and we see a description of what those areas are.
22:07But right away we can go ahead and look into this area in more detail.
22:13We have presented to us a more intuitive interface for selecting the scenario, and, in this case…
22:21…I'm someone who has an interest in seeing from shore what areas will be visible to me.
22:28And you also have controls over, you know, how high the…the height of the wind turbines are going to be within that farm.
22:35So once I've selected that criteria, I can select a location on the land, and then I can run.
22:43And, of course, it's leveraging all of the ArcGIS Server capabilities and providing us back output.
22:49So these are the areas that are visible.
22:51Now I have to caveat this by saying that, again, this is our first stab at this type of an application.
22:56What we haven't done yet is look into describing is that feature that we see offshore one inch on the horizon, a hundred feet on the horizon…
23:07…what does it really look like to the user? So that's something to consider.
23:10But you get the general idea.
23:12And then we can also go the other route which is selecting from a location offshore, say, for example…
23:18…I know that this particular OCS block here has been selected and approved for doing wind energy farm.
23:26So I know for a fact that there's going to be something there, and I can then reverse and see what communities might be impacted by that area.
23:33So you can see, again, the idea here is to be a highly focused, very tailored application that's highly intuitive for concerned citizens…
23:43…or the general public that's not familiar with all the nuances of geographic information systems.
23:49So with that, I'll turn it back over to Jeff.
23:54Thank you Dan and Bonnie.
23:59I think what we're going to talk about next is just really what are the next steps in our work on developing out these…
24:05…ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning areas and community areas.
24:09And, of course, we've gotten started with some assistance from our friends at NOAA and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…
24:16…to help teach us about some of the aspects of wind energy development, but we want to continue.
24:23This is a collaborative environment we're working on, so we want to continue getting your inputs, your contributions to these sites.
24:30These are collaborative sites as well as fashion some smart maps and applications ourselves like you've just seen…
24:39…so we can make those available to broad communities.
24:43But, you know, think about what else this could be used for.
24:46So we mentioned that there's another group that will be working on in the fisheries area, so aquaculture site analysis as an example.
24:53I mean, wouldn't it be great if and maybe perhaps today when somebody's working in the fisheries area…
24:59…they start developing some of the same maps but for different uses.
25:03What if there's the same…the same maps that could be used for wind energy, for example, like, again…
25:10…you're probably concerned with depth and may not be as far offshore that you're siting aquaculture, for example…
25:15…but maybe closer to shore as well as, again, you don't want in active recreational boating areas or shipping lanes.
25:25So some of the same considerations. Some of the same maps could be reused.
25:28That's sort of the beauty of having one central location to go to no matter who you are and what sector you're working in…
25:35…if you're doing some things related.
25:38Another really interesting sort of success story in the marine spatial planning arena is that of the…
25:46…Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuaries program.
25:49They have a challenge up in the waters off Massachusetts of a very active whale feeding area that also happens to be in a…
26:00…right in the entrance to the Port of Boston so there's a lot of active shipping.
26:05And so you'll see, they've developed a series of maps to help them analyze, is there a better way to avoid whale strike…
26:14…because, really, any whale strike is unacceptable in an endangered species.
26:20So what you're looking at is first a map they developed of the shipping traffic.
26:26Then this is sort of a spatial analysis of the hot spots of where whales are feeding, and whales feed off of the sand lance…
26:36…that's one of their main food supplies, and you'll see that the current shipping lane goes through some fairly sandy areas…
26:42…where it coincides with the active…of whale feeding.
26:47So the resulting map was to propose a new shipping lane that was six nautical miles to the north…
26:54…that goes through a gap of where the whales are feeding.
26:57So this is a wonderful example of applying GIS to marine spatial planning.
27:05But what if they had some of these maps already available?
27:09They could have been focused on the analytics that they wanted to do and not have to go out…
27:15…and find the sediment maps and the shipping maps had those already available.
27:21So the ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning will be that kind of resource center that we'll be working on.
27:27We're really interested in your contributions.
27:30Again, this is a collaborative site, and we're really excited to be working in this area.
ArcGIS for Ocean Use Planning
Esri staff demonstrate the benefits of using ArcGIS for ocean use planning and present available resources.
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