Esri UC 2022

Esri User Conference 2022
In-Person and Virtual 

JULY 11-15, 2022
Visit us at Booth #2402

"Learn, reconnect, and discover the latest advances in GIS technology when the Esri User Conference returns to San Diego. Join thousands of users from around the globe and get a front-row seat for a look at the future of GIS capabilities." - Esri

To attend the conference events, you must be registered. 

Register for free digital access to the UC (University of Redlands Students, Faculty, and Staff, Only)

Students! Register for a free one-day pass or pay the special University Student rate for the entire UC ($125).

Faculty and Staff: Register for the in-person UC and/or the Education Summit.

Note that full complimentary passes for the in-person UC and Education Summit events are limited to faculty and staff.

Note the vaccination requirements for the events:

UoR Presentations

Department  Name Title Session Date Time Room
GIS Joshua Keaton Thompson Dashboard for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Monitoring Ocean Conditions Using ArcGIS  Mon 7/11/2022  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SDCC - Room 25 B
GIS Stewart Quentin Olive-Larson Database for the Hopi Nation's Archeological Sites Using GIS to Protect Indigenous Cultural Tue 7/12/2022  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM SDCC - Room 24 B
GIS Ashlee Robinson Enhancing NOAA's Deep Sea Coral and Sponges Database Modern Marine Data Access Tue 7/12/2022  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM SDCC - Room 26 B
GIS Tanner Chapman Saint Clair Flats State Wildlife Area Wetland Restoration for Waterfowl Connecting Landscapes for Biodiversity Resilience Wed 7/13/2022  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM SDCC - Room 25 A
GIS Tim Broz CVEP: A Coachella Valley Region Geographic Landing Page and Dynamic Dashboard TBD Thu 7/14/2022  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM TBD
GIS GIS Student Presentation TBD TBD Thu 7/14/2022  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM TBD
School of Business Avijit Sarkar, Hindupur Ramakrishna and Joseph Kerski (Esri) Location Analytics Infusion in Business School Curricula: A Status Report GIS Across the Curriculum Saturday, July 9, 2022 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Marriott - Pacific Ballroom 16


UoR Map Gallery Entries


Durham poster thumbnail 640x400.pngWater Distribution Utility Network for Joshua Tree National Park

Grace Durham, Ruijin Ma, PhD.

Joshua Tree was established as a National Monument in 1936 and then as a National Park in 1994. The water utility networks within Joshua Tree, laid down in the early 1960s, are not connected to one another, making it more difficult to monitor each separate subnetwork. There were three elements addressed in this project to develop the water distribution utility network for Joshua Tree National Park. First, a database was developed to store utility network data in one known location. The second element was to ensure that the water distribution utility network is configured appropriately for the client’s specific utility network. The third component was to provide specific functionality within a utility network web application so the utility network can be displayed and updated in the field. The result will support future projects desired by Joshua Tree with the data, methods, and maps available to the National Park.


The Travels of Robinson CrusoeGiebeler poster thumbnail 640x400.png

Sophia Giebeler, Mark Kumler, PhD.

There has been a significant effort made in the STEM and Humanities to find ways to integrate both disciplines into classroom environments. By combining visual elements to novels, a solid base surrounding the spatial context can be reached or understood, which helps enrich the literary material and provide a unique learning experience. Currently, there is no widely available interactive map depicting Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe that allow student notes to be added. This project is intended for Dr. Heather King, a professor and chair of the English Department at the University of Redlands. The MIP focuses on mapping the novel by taking locations mentioned in the novel and converting them into points on a map presented in a web mapping application and story map. The visual representation allowed students to look at the novel spatially and add notes, which gave them the ability to better ground the novel historically and interact with that information.


Hartwig poster thumbnail 640x400.jpgMapping Marine Mammals: A Toolkit for the Southern California Bight

Tanessa Hartwig, Dr. Douglas Flewelling, PhD., Dr. Lei Lani Stelle

Globally, marine mammals are impacted by numerous threats, in the Southern California Bight, many of these impacts are amplified by intense development within the coastal watershed and offshore resource area. Dr. Lei Lani Stelle, a biology professor at the University of Redlands, was looking for a way to model cetacean habitat use in the Bight. He ultimate goals were to 1) quickly and easily build predictive models and 2) enable undergraduate students to engage in species distribution modeling.


Determining a Habitat Signature for the Eastern Black RailKlein poster thumbnail 640x400.png

Ava Klein & Mark Kumler, PhD.

As a newly-declared threatened species, the eastern black rail is suffering from staggering drops in population. Its secretive tendencies make it difficult to spot, and its habitat profile is only loosely defined. This project aims to obtain a habitat signature for the eastern black rail using geomorphon analysis so that conservation efforts for the threatened species can be well informed.


Huggins poster thumbnail 640x400.jpgLocating African Ancestors

Jeremiah Huggins, John Glover PhD., Mark Kumler PhD.

This projects’ intended purpose is to serve as a method for descendants of displaced people, as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, in finding their families’ spatial and historic origins. It is intended that the user would have pieces of contextual information related to their ancestor’s experience. The project provides clarity in location through using immobile entries such as African ports, regions, and destinations. By using which are not mobile, the ability to discern location is significantly increased. This project is organized to simplify the search by orienting the data around a destination so as to make it easier to identify origin.


Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve, a Vegetation Geographic Information SystemPastor posterthumbnail 640x400.png

Arturo Pastor, Ruijin Ma, PhD.

The Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve, located along Live Oak Canyon Road, is a 340-acre plot of land that is owned by the city of Redlands and managed by The Redlands Conservancy. The Redlands Conservancy did not have the tools or resources to collect vegetation data that would help address restoration efforts of the native vegetation. This led to the decline and deterioration of native vegetation species like oak trees, chaparral and perennial grasses. In this project, an image classification was conducted to map the current vegetation types and their health condition, and a web GIS application was developed to help inform the public about the preserve.According to the vegetation classification data, 24% of the entire area of the Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve is covered by native vegetation canopies. While the rest of the area in the Herngt ‘Aki’ Preserve is nonnative vegetation and or non-vegetative surface areas.


Pottian poster thumbnail 640x400.pngUsing GIS to Map Shark Incidents and Patterns

Sajoy Pottian, Fang Ren PhD.

Our oceans are constantly changing due to natural and human causes and one way we can observe these changes is by studying shark movements. At the moment, their behavior and migratory patterns have not been fully reviewed to provide one concrete conclusion. Thus, by plotting shark incidents on a map we can get a sense of various patterns based on seasonal changes and ocean currents. The goals of this project was to 1) Create a shark incident geodatabase to analyze patterns and trends of the top 4 species with the highest rates recorded and 2) Display this information on a dashboard and StoryMap to act as an educational tool for the general public.


Calculating Wetland Interspersion Using Satellite ImagerySustaita poster thumbnail 640x400.png

Jessica Sustaita, Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.

Birds provide many ecological services including seed and nutrient dispersal, scavengers/decomposers, and prey/predator dynamics. Marsh bird populations have declined due to degenerative practices such as: land development, invasive species introduction and pollution. The National Audubon Society seeks to measure the health of wetlands to better inform restoration ecologists on at-risk Marsh bird habitat. Previous work used drone imagery to calculate wetland composition, or interspersion. High interspersion rates can indicate a healthy marsh that is composed of 50% water and 50% vegetation. Drone imagery collection for more than 300 survey sites is time consuming and not feasible at this moment. Audubon wanted to explore the use of satellite imagery to calculate interspersion. Can Satellite Imagery be used to derive equivalent results as drone data?


Weis poster thumbnail 640x400.pngImage Classification Analysis of Proliferating Endangerment Factors to the Western Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)

Andrew Weis Ruijin Ma, PhD.

Though the Yucca brevifolia (commonly known as the Western Joshua Tree) is a resilient species, it is predicted to face extinction by 2100 in the absence of human intervention. In response, the Center for Biological Diversity put forth a petition to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that would list the Yucca brevifolia as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. This necessitated illustration of the spread of wildfires, renewable energy project applications, and urban development to the species over the last twenty years. In utilizing satellite imagery, land cover data, automation, and supervised image classification to satisfy this requirement, the results of the work performed here, which show a clear and significant rise in each realm of endangerment, are intended to serve as evidence in the deliberation of this case. Thus, the results of this project serve to aid in the salvation of the beloved Crown Jewel of the Mojave Desert.


From the Ground Up: Mexican American Redlands – Jennifer Tilton

This StoryMap documents the growth of Mexican-American community in Redlands in the first half of the 20th century. It highlights the stories of Mexican American families, churches and businesses and the growth of communities on the northside of Redlands from the 1890s through the 1940s.

Ecological Succession in the Bearpaw Preserve – Hannah Jugar

The El Dorado Fire began on September 5, 2020 in Yucaipa, California. A fire broke out after a gender reveal party mishap that set the nearby brush ablaze. The fire spread eastwards to the Bearpaw Preserve in the San Bernardino National Forest. The fire continued to burn for nearly two months and reached full containment in mid-November 2020. Over twenty-two thousand acres of land was burned leading to the displacement of wildlife.

Metal in Africa – Sean Sampson

There's no question that the 1960s changed the music world forever. It was a time of genre-bending experimentation that carved the path to the seemingly infinite types of music today. Bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones built upon their blues predecessors. A counterculture was born out of an anti-establishment mentality, civil rights movements, and psychedelics. Rock and roll transitioned from a genre you could listen to with your parents to something they questioned the morality of. The music grew louder and more rebellious with each year. By the end of the '60s, rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath had already sowed the seeds of "heavy rock" that would quickly sprout into what is now known as metal.

Panamapping: An Online May Term – Sean Sampson

Located in the Isthmus of Panama, the Mamoní Valley Preserve sits in one of the few biodiversity hotspots of the world. At 121 square kilometers in area, the preserve is situated in the narrowest part of the North and South American connection. 

Due to its unique location and ecological importance, the Mamoní Valley has been determined to be a priority for conservation. Protecting this region helps to widen the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, allowing the countless different species that live there to flourish. The valley is home to a variety of wildcats, monkeys, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as the tropical forest that provides their shelter. It is also home to the indigenous people of Guna Yala.

Unsinkable Sam – Kayla Smith

Unsinkable Sam, also known as Oscar (or Oskar) started his “career” in the Nazi Navy, Kriegsmarine, and ended it in the Royal Navy. He survived the sinking of the Bismarck, the HMS Cossack, and the HMS Ark Royal and then lived a quiet life catching mice at a home for retired sailors in Belfast, Northern Ireland.