Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Thursday, August 8 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Planning, Implementation and Documentation of the Redesign and Harmonization of Agency Geodatabases

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Baltimore County, Maryland took advantage of an opportunity to redesign and harmonize the agency’s geodatabases to coincide with the migration to a GIS centric work management system, Cityworks. The goals of the project were to provide a common user experience between database themes, reconcile inconsistencies in the schemas between themes, and provide for the implementation of new tools within ArcGIS. The department’s data fits nicely into five broad categories: infrastructure/asset inventories, regulatory land use, emergency management, districts/administrative, and mapping reference; all of which were considered part of this project. The need for the redesign and harmonization was obvious based on the 25 plus years of designs, the sheer number of different designers and the availability of mature design standards and best practices. The redesign evaluated hundreds of database objects (over 900) and domains (over 450). The project included the build-out of new database environments (production, development, test and training) as well as full implementation of database roles. In the redesign and harmonization, the agency attempted to retire unused or repurposed attributes and standardize domain values, enterprise and asset management attributes. All of the geodatabase modifications were vetted by the data’s program managers. The project included the updating of geodatabase documentation and database objects metadata.


Kathryn Maglio

GIS Specialist, Anne Arundel County, Office of Information Technology

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Doug Adams, GISP

Senior Project Manager, WBCM, LLC
Doug is a Senior Project Manager for WBCM, LLC.  Prior to his retirement from public service, Doug was the GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works and Transportation. He has over 35 years of experience in the geospatial industry. Doug is... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
LA 4329 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204