Information Resources Exchange Group

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


Information Resources Exchange Group Agenda

1. Call to Order and Introductions


2. Drone Use in Emergency Management and Applications in GIS - Joe Ward, Gloucester County Emergency Response, Office of Emergency Management ( )

Drone technology is being employed across many industries. See a typical work-flow process utilizing Drone2Map, and how this technology is being utilized in Emergency Management. Additional topics include integration with ArcGis pro/Online, aerial mosaics, and navigating FAA.

3. Understanding Potential Demographic Impacts of Higher Density Residential Development - Derek Lombardi, Planner , DVRPC ( )

The construction of rental apartments has become increasingly common in Greater Philadelphia, rebounding since the recession to reach volumes not seen since the 1970s. Although denser development in the appropriate locations is an important part of DVRPC's vision for sustainable growth, the potential local impacts are frequently not well defined and sometimes spark community resistance. DVRPC is currently studying these impacts so that counties and municipalities are better equipped to advocate for smart growth development. In order to answer one of our research questions, "Who lives in higher density housing?" , DVRPC partnered with Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) to produce demographic multipliers and summary statistics for multifamily units in Greater Philadelphia. The multipliers and statistics were produced using selected observations from recent American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The results help to characterize apartment residents across many different geographic scales, and give planners a more up-to-date and flexible tool with which to make accurate estimates and assumptions about multifamily development in their communities.

4. Esri UC 2018 takeaways and what’s coming soon - Lauri Dafner, Solutions Engineer, Esri (

Lauri will give a recap and touch on a few takeaways from the Esri UC 2018 as well as talk about new features and relevant information including ArcGIS Enterprise Sites.

Information Items

5. DVRPC Work Program Update

6. Member Roundtable

a. Recent Projects - Attendees are encouraged to share recent accomplishments and to discuss any ongoing projects that you or your agency is working on that is related to information gathering and sharing.
b. Recent Event Reports - Attendees are encouraged to provide a brief summary of any recent meeting or conference they attended.
c. Upcoming Events - Attendees are encouraged to announce any upcoming meeting or conference.