2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

Critical Infrastructure of Muskingum County Schools 360 Degree Program

Andrew Roberts, Muskingum County

Andrew graduated from Ohio University in 2003 with a BS in Geography, moving back to his home county Andrew was able to secure an internship with the fledgling Muskingum County GIS Department. In the spring of 2004 Andrew became the first full time employee of Muskingum County GIS, and in the fall of 2005 was named Director of the department. In the spring of 2006 Andrew was appointed as the Executive Director of the Muskingum County Planning Commission, and has served these duties to date. Mr. Roberts' focus for Muskingum County's GIS program has been one of a progressive nature. With limited funds and more limited man power the Muskingum County GIS Department strives to get the biggest bang out of every action. Andrew's 2009 projects have included: Mapping Historical Annexations, Inventory of Downtown Parking - Zanesville Ohio, Muskingum County Schools Critical Infrastructure, and the Production of Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Map. Andrew lives in Zanesville, Ohio with his daughter Briana, and is currently running for Zanesville City Council At-Large, in his spare time he enjoys home restoration, camping, hiking, and social events.

Scott Yoder, Pictometry

Scott T. Yoder, GISP is a Regional Technical manager with Pictometry International. As a RTM, Scott provides field technical and sales support to Pictometry’s existing customers and sales force. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Bowling Green State University. Scott has been with Pictometry for two years and working in the GIS field for 15 years.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 1:50 PM - Track 3

Utilizing an iPIX 360 degree lens on a Nikon P6000, purchased from Pictometry, the Muskingum County GIS Department is collecting 360 degree views of all rooms in our 46 school buildings. At the same time floor plans for the schools (provided by the local Building Department) are being scanned and digitized. Once the pictures are taken they will be linked to the digitized floor plans. Once inside the 360 degree model you are able to maneuver through it by tags on the photos. The proposed uses for this project are emergency response for fire, hostage, or other catastrophe where emergency response need to see in the building without putting personnel at risk. Other uses for the hardware in the future include crime scenes that extend outside one locale, capturing all government owned/leased buildings, and possibly looking at capturing high risk private sector targets such as banks. Training and support is being provided by Pictometry, and Scott Yoder will be assisting in the presentation.