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IPMA PD Event - Topic: Mobile Business Applications with GIS – Pokemon Go At Work?

Event Date and Time: 
Aug 16 2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm


The cost to attend this seminar is $50.00 per person.  Payment is due at the time of registration and has been extended to Aug 15, 2017, end of the day to confirm your registration.  Space is limited. There are no refunds, however substitutions are permitted.

Register Here:  Mobile Business Applications with GIS

Intended Audience:

This training is targeted for business users needing mobile applications with spatial data; mobile GIS application developers; application developers; and, staff interested in GIS-enabled mobile applications.

Abstract of Seminar Contents:

In this training you'll learn about data with spatial analytics and how to use it for enhanced decision making.  Also, there will be 3 mobile application demonstrations showing how agencies are using embedded GIS to get their business done in a fast and efficient manner serving the public and other stakeholders.

Specifically you will learn:

  • How to streamline data collection and apply data analytics for enhanced decision making.
  • How an end-to-end application, with a mobile component, allows a homeowner to request an electrical inspection and how L&I completes the request saving both the homeowner and agency staff time.
  • How DNR uses GIS in a mobile application to conduct surface mine inspections allowing data to be entered on the spot and automatically updating the agency databases with the latest information and the ability to interact in real-time with the mine owner.
  • How WSDOT uses GIS in a mobile application to document the suitability of existing bridges and culverts to rank the performance of safe wildlife under state highways in real-time using data collection, photos and audio.

Event Agenda:

Registration Check-In and Refreshments  (Coffee, Tea, Pastries)

7:45 - 8:30

Welcome / Facilities / IPMA Upcoming events /   Introductions - Steve Young

8:30 - 8:40

ESRI -  Chris LeSueur

Streamlining Data Collection to Data Analytics Workflow for Enhanced Decision Making

8:40 - 9:40


9:40 - 9:55

Winston McKenna (L&I) and Daniel West (L&I)

Making Electrical Inspections Shockingly Easy

9:55 - 10:20

Eli Newby (DNR)

Chipping Away the Rocks in Surface Mine Inspections

10:25 - 10:50


10:50 - 11:05

Jesse Alton (WSDOT)

Ensuring the Deer and Antelope Play Free and Nemo Finds the Ocean

11:05 - 11:30

Agency Panel Discussion and Q/A

11:30 - 12:00

Closing Remarks



Speaker Bios

Chris LeSueur (ESRI) - Chris starting working at Esri in 1999 after studying GIS at Brigham Young University.  While at Esri Chris has spent time in Product Management, Technical Marketing, the Competitive Analysis Team.  Currently, Chris is a Product Manager on the Apps Team. He is responsible for managing Esri's mobile software products for smartphones, tablets, and rugged field devices.

Winston McKenna (L&I)  - Winston is the GIS Product Administrator at the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. He has been using GIS software and cheering for the LSU Tigers for over a decade. His professional experience has spanned from remote sensing and natural resource mapping to GIS database development to military facility mapping to working in local and state government GIS. In his free time, Winston enjoys triathlons, surfing, walking and travel. He lives in Olympia with his wife and pets.

Daniel West (L&I) - Daniel is the Lead Maintenance Developer for the Mobile Inspections and Site Management (SAM) applications. He started with the agency 4 years ago as a fraud auditor with the central audit team. He has since transitioned to Information Services (working as a developer with the Occupational Health Management System (OHMS) project before taking his current position). He is married with two sons, and is currently living in Lacey.

Eli Newby (DNR) - Eli is a Western WA University graduate with a BS in Geology including a senior thesis study of mapping and using dendrochronology to date a deep seated in the Chuckanut Formation. He has been a surface mine inspector for the DNR since 2012 and enjoys travelling and exploring the outdoors.

Jesse Alton (WSDOT) - Jesse is the GIS and Data Project Manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Environmental Services Office.  He works with program managers to develop database management solutions and supports GIS applications for office and field operations. In his spare time, his enjoys climbing mountains and travelling the world in search of the perfect taco.


Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Ave. SE

Lacey, WA 98503-1297

United States


Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
United States
DNR Eli Newby_Surface_mining_out_of_the_stone_age.pdf3.68 MB
L&I Mobile Inspection_WMcKenna_Wash-State-Dept_LNI.pdf1.49 MB
ESRI StreamliningDataCollection_Olympia.pdf7.36 MB