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Oracle Spatial User Conference
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Regency Ballroom
122 North Second Street 
Phoenix, AZ USA

Preliminary Agenda
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Wednesday, April 28th

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception – Sponsored by NAVTEQ (At Innovations in the Phoenix Convention Center – West Building  on Monroe and 2nd Streets)

For registered conference attendees only.  Onsite registration available.

Thursday, April 29th
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     Registration, Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.     Welcome and Overview
9:00 a.m. – noon    Technical Training Sessions from Oracle
9:00 –10:15 a.m.

Developing Location-Enabled Applications Using the Oracle Spatial Geocoding and Routing Engines

Developing GeoRaster Applications Using the New Java API and GDAL As Your ETL Tool 
With Case Study from Wuhan University - Oracle Spatial Innovation Center

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.     Break
10:45 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Integrating MapViewer with Primavera Project Management and Business Intelligence Applications

Developing Network Analysis Applications Using the Oracle Spatial Network Data Model

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.     Lunch / Awards Presentation
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.       Technical Presentations – Oracle

Location Analysis Using Oracle Spatial and MapViewer in a Business Intelligence and Content Management Solution 

Location-Enabled Smart Grid Integration and Information Management Strategy  

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.       Use Case Studies & Partner Sessions
Developer Track Case Study Track

Xcel Energy:  Unified Real-Time Network Topology Management Using Oracle Spatial 

AngloGold Ashanti, Luciad and Oracle Spatial: Easy, Visual Access to Vast Amounts of Raster and Vector Data

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.    Break / Vendor Booths
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.    Use Case Studies & Partner Sessions, continued

Oracle Spatial Cartographic Database:  Optimizing U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER Data for Mapping

Location Intelligence: A Case Study on Fund Distribution for the Wine Sector from an Italian Regional Agricultural Agency

Getting Started with JDeveloper and Oracle Spatial

Demonstration of Oracle Spatial-Based Asset Management and Decision Support System Software for Broadband Operators

Spatial Interoperability – Expanding Geospatial Intelligence with Mainstream IT 

Combining Bentley Geospatial Products with Oracle Spatial to Manage 3D City Base Maps

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     Reception


Session Abstracts and Speakers

Technical Training Sessions from Oracle

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Event Overview
Xavier Lopez, Director, Oracle Spatial and Semantic Technologies

A welcome and overview of the day from Oracle, and high-level strategy and directions for Oracle’s spatial and location technologies.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Developing Location-Enabled Applications Using the Oracle Spatial Geocoding and Routing Engines
Siva Ravada, Daniel Geringer, and LJ Qian, Oracle Spatial and MapViewer Team

Developing GeoRaster Applications Using the New Java API and GDAL As Your ETL Tool 
With Case Study from Wuhan University - Oracle Spatial Innovation Center
Jeffrey Xie and Albert Godfrind, Oracle Spatial and MapViewer Team
Dr. Longgang Xiang, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University

10:45 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Integrating MapViewer with Primavera Project Management and Business Intelligence Applications
Mike Sicilia, Vice President, Product Development, Oracle Primavera
Jayant Sharma and LJ Qian, Oracle Spatial and MapViewer Team

Developing Network Analysis Applications Using the Oracle Spatial Network Data Model
Daniel Geringer, Oracle Spatial and MapViewer Team


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Location Analysis Using Oracle Spatial and MapViewer in a Business Intelligence and Content Management Solution 
David Lapp, Jayant Sharma, Oracle Spatial and MapViewer Team

The Oracle Spatial platform serves geospatial content to map rendering applications such as Oracle MapViewer, but can also drive spatial analyses for purposes such as location based reporting, analytics, alerts, and notifications. We will demonstrate and describe a Spatial methodology to conduct location analyses in the context of State Government (Department of Transportation) ARRA project reporting.  This session will focus on core features of the Oracle Spatial SQL API and is appropriate for a beginner/intermediate level audience.

Location-Enabled Smart Grid Integration and Information Management Strategy 
Bradley Williams, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle Utilities

Smart grid creates further dependency on high quality information to drive performance. Utilities need a standards-based approach to manage the exponential growth of information which includes geospatial, or location, content. This session presents how the common information model (CIM) has become an integral part of utility enterprise information management strategy and the implementation experience at two utilities. In addition, it discusses the benefits of spatial analysis and visualization in this context.


Use Case Studies and Partner Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Track A

Xcel Energy:  Unified Real-Time Network Topology Management Using Oracle Spatial 
Parag Parikh, Product Management Director, CURRENT Group
Kerry D. McBee, PE, Senior Specialty Engineer, Xcel Energy
Danila Kuklov, Principal Software Architect, CURRENT Group

This case study presents use of the Oracle Spatial Network Data Model to meet Smart Grid network management requirements of Xcel Energy. This approach combines management and coordination of both communication and electrical networks and topologies. It will also illustrate the desired features of Device Data Management System (DDMS), which is responsible for the collection, storage and accessibility control of electrical device data provided by sensors and correlating the metrology data with electrical network.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Track B

AngloGold Ashanti, Luciad and Oracle Spatial: Easy, Visual Access to Vast Amounts of Raster and Vector Data
Mourad Trabelsi, Customer Service Manager - North America, Luciad Inc.
Terence Harbort, Exploration Systems Architect, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd

The AngloGold Ashanti Streamline Enterprise system uses LuciadMap and Oracle Spatial 11g to provide easy, visual access to large amounts of complex data from its global gold mining operations. The spatial data infrastructure stores all imagery in Oracle Spatial 11g as GeoRaster data, with links to documents and survey products. LuciadMap is the web centric application for visualization of all data sets in one coherent situational picture. The presentation covers the special techniques that allow users worldwide to work off line or on low bandwidth without loss of performance.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Track A

Oracle Spatial Cartographic Database:  Optimizing U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER Data for Mapping
Nick Padfield, Team Lead Cartographer, U.S. Census Bureau/Geography Division
Matthew Schell, Senior Cartographer, U.S. Census Bureau/Geography Division
Stephanie Spahlinger, Senior Cartographer, U.S. Census Bureau/Geography Division

Compressed operational schedules, coupled with high volume map production, require a system that is optimized at every point in the process.  In the very early planning stages of 2010 Census map production, it was clear that the design and organization of the TIGER data could not adequately support the mapping system that would be required.  This presentation describes the design and development of the enterprise-level Oracle Spatial Cartographic Database to meet map production needs. 

Getting Started with JDeveloper and Oracle Spatial
Daniel Abugov, Consultant and Business Development Manager, NAVTEQ

The use of standard Oracle database components like Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial continues to expand rapidly, and Oracle MapViewer is included in every Oracle Application Server/Fusion Middleware installation. With these technologies enabling next generation mapping and location analysis applications on Oracle, the Oracle JDeveloper team has created an easy-to-use ADF JAVA API visual component for mapping.  This GeoMap component makes including maps in apps simple.  This talk will include step-by-step instructions for creating your own map-enabled application using Oracle JDeveloper.

Spatial Interoperability – Expanding Geospatial Intelligence with Mainstream IT
Dennis Beck, President, Spatial Business Systems, Inc.
Andy Street, Vice President of Technology, Spatial Business Systems, Inc.

Expanding the utilization of geospatial knowledge found in legacy GIS systems to mainstream business systems and non-expert users requires interoperable data sharing. Data must flow in both directions between the legacy systems and next generation applications based on mainstream database technologies from Oracle Spatial.  This presentation addresses interoperability based upon a unique combination of data translation tools, detailed knowledge of both proprietary and open platforms and an understanding of the business process changes gained by interoperability.


3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Track B

Location Intelligence: A Case Study on Fund Distribution for the Wine Sector from an Italian Regional Agricultural Agency
Marco Mantovani, Application Consultant Expert, ICONSULTING srl
Vasil Tabaku, Senior Consultant, ICONSULTING srl

AGREA is an Italian regional government agency that controls the distribution of EU funds for the agricultural sector.  They needed to integrate analysis of location with other data about wineries.  iConsulting developed a GeoDataWarehouse that uses Oracle Spatial 11g Release 2, Oracle MapViewer 11g, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 10.1.3.  A live demonstration will show:  building of a geographic hierarchy, full integration between OBIEE and MapViewer, custom Spatial queries from the dashboard; integration of external tiles (OpenStreetMap, Google Maps), geocoding of FOIs, and heatmaps/piecharts on the map. 
AGREA now benefits from a single, efficient, integrated reporting/analysis platform, and improved decision processes.

Demonstration of Oracle Spatial-Based Asset Management and Decision Support System Software for Broadband Operators
Murali Balakrishnan, Director of Sales, IMMCO Inc.
Dr. Janaki Lakshminarayanan, GIS Specialist, IMMCO Inc.

A Java application using Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Spatial, and Oracle MapViewer 11g, for CATV network data publishing, asset management, and analysis will be presented.  IMMCO evolved its iBISS Net asset management and decision support application to a next-generation spatially-enabled application with Oracle Spatial.  It uses Oracle Spatial for spatial analysis, proximity search, data management, and spatial web services.  In addition to using WMS and WFS capabilities, it uses the database's XML and TO_GML functions to generate KML files for viewing in Google Earth.  iBISS itself uses MapViewer for visualization and map interaction.

Combining Bentley Geospatial Products with Oracle Spatial to Manage 3D City Base Maps
Benoit Fredericque, 3D City GIS - Product Manager, Bentley Systems Inc.
Nicolas Loubier, Product Line Manager, Geospatial Servers, Bentley Systems Inc.
Francois Valois, Product Line Manager Desktop, Geospatial, Bentley Systems Inc.

Thanks to the last decade of technological progress, 3D GIS has become a reality in the geospatial world. Creating 3D City models and managing them with a geospatial database is now possible and provides new, exciting solutions for better management of infrastructure information. This presentation will address the integration of Bentley GIS products with Oracle Spatial 11g, including support for its 3D and GeoRaster data types. We will introduce how this allows management of 3D City base maps from creation and update to consumption.