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Water Community, we need you! Submit images of your work and they may be included in this year’s Esri International User Conference Plenary Session
Bring awareness to the importance of water resources management by sharing with the international GIS community the great work you’ve done. Please submit up to three images to be considered for inclusion in this year’s Esri International User Conference Plenary Session. When … Continue reading
by Steve Kopp, Geoprocessing and Spatial Analysis Team, Esri
Jump-start your conference a day early by joining us for the 20th annual pre-conference Water Resources Workshop on Sunday July 7th. The Water Resources Workshop is a FREE, full day workshop focused on emerging trends in the integration of GIS and Water Resources and how you can use them in your work.
By Aileen Buckley, Esri Research Cartographer
In the Making Beautiful Maps session at the 2012 Esri International User Conference, we introduced some special cartographic effects that will add a professional touch to your maps and really help you to get your message across! Stunning cartography coupled with your authoritative content can capture the interest of your map readers and give you the opportunity you need to tell your story. Think you can’t make beautiful maps with GIS? In this session, we showed you how you can! Download a PDF of the presentation we gave to see what was covered in this popular session.
For those of you who are data editors and are attending the 2012 User Conference, here’s a tip sheet on some of the sessions and resources you might want to check out while in San Diego. UC is a great opportunity for you to talk to and learn directly from the folks at Esri who actually design and build the software. Here are a few places you can find us. Continue reading
by Caitlin Scopel, Cartographic Product Engineer, Esri
For those craving hydro, the 2012 Esri International User Conference is bursting with water-related sessions, starting on Sunday with the GIS Hydro 2012 meeting, and continuing throughout the conference.
At the UC2012 Flex Special Interest Group meeting YOU will have opportunity to present a 5-minute lightening talk. Give a short, lively presentation on your innovative geospatial projects based on the ArcGIS API for Flex and/or ArcGIS Viewer for Flex to other community members. Share lessons learned, promote your work or offer tips and tricks.
The Flex Special Interest Group meeting will be on July 24th from 12p – 1pm in Room 28A.
Interested? Please send a title and a few sentences describing your Flex Lightening Talk to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 6th.
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in this year’s Team Water/Wastewater Meeting! It was a great way to kick off the User Conference and it was nice for me to meet many of you.
Presenters this year were: South Australian Water Corporation, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Louisville Water Company, Global Water Resources, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, and Black & Veatch.
Presentations have been posted on the Esri Team Water/Wastewater web page.Thank You to IBM for sponsoring breakfast!
If you missed the meeting this year, be sure to attend next year, because registration is FREE and it’s a great way to stay in the loop, or as a forum to showcase your own work and solutions with GIS and Water Utilities. If you would like to be on the meeting invite list for next year, please contact Team Water/Wastewater at email@example.com.
A big thanks to all of the water, wastewater and stormwater ArcGIS users who spent time with us during the 2011 Esri User Conference and attended our Technical Workshops on ArcGIS for Water Utilities. You gave us some very valuable feedback on the maps and apps that are part of ArcGIS for Water Utilities and we are aggregating that feedback now and will address it in a follow up blog. Feedback from the user community is what drives our activities.
A common question we heard throughout the user conference was “what is the best way to give feedback on ArcGIS for Water Utilities”?
The Water Utilities Forums is the place where we encourage you to give us feedback about the maps and apps that make up ArcGIS for Water Utilities. We want to know what is working, what isn’t, how we can do things better and we very much appreciate you sharing your success stories around deploying ArcGIS for Water Utilities or it’s predecessor the Water Utility Templates. You can also reach us at our email alias: ArcGISTeamWater@Esri.com
Ideas.ArcGIS.Com is the place to request enhancements to the ArcGIS System as well as ArcGIS for Water Utilities. The more votes an idea gets, the easier it is for us to understand how big of a need it is for our water utility users. Just be sure to tag your ideas with “Water and Wastewater” as well as any other appropriate descriptions.
Again, thank you to our water, wastewater and stormwater customers for making the 2011 Esri User Conference such a great experience for the Esri staff working with you!
Every year leading up to the Esri International User conference we get asked by the water, wastewater and stormwater GIS user community what are the “can’t miss” events. So we thought we would highlight some key things for water utility GIS users at the 2011 User Conference.
First, and most importantly, the User Conference is full of opportunities to learn and bring valuable information back to your organizations, so we are just highlighting a few of the many great presentations, meetings and events at the UC. No matter how you choose to spend your time at the UC, you and your organization will benefit from it. If you haven’t registered for the 2011 User Conference yet, you can register here.
Since we are only highlighting a few of the many activities at the 2011 UC, we suggest you take advantage of the online Agenda Search to make the best use of your conference time. You can query by keyword, such as “water”, “sewer” or “stormwater” to find presentations topics and you can also view all of the presentations, events and meetings by date.
So, here are some of our recommendations for 2011 User Conference:
Saturday July 9th
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Water/Wastewater Meeting – Convention Center Room 29A
Join us for an all-day meeting focused on water, wastewater and stormwater GIS. Presentations by ArcGIS users, Esri Business Partners and Esri. For more information and to register contact Christa Campbell.
Monday July 11th
9:00 AM – Plenary Session
Not to be missed, kick off the User Conference by attending the plenary session and get energized for the week. Also see a preview of ArcGIS 10.1.
3:30 PM – Map Gallery Open
See maps from water utilities as well as many other industries.
4:30 PM – Lightning Talks – Ballroom 20 C & D
Lighting talks feature rapid fire speakers giving 5 minute presentations about a variety of GIS topics. A great format to showcase a lot of ideas and get you thinking about new way to leverage GIS.
Tuesday July 12th
Learn about templates, maps, apps and the Local Government Resource Center. Also learn about the Local Government Information Model, which is the datamodel for ArcGIS for Water Utilities.
9AM – Exhibit Hall Opens
Be sure to visit Esri’s Water Team at the Water Industry Island in the exhibit hall. We’re available to answer your questions, talk about the templates, demonstrate ArcGIS for Water Utilities and take your feedback.
At the Geodatabase Management Island in the Esri Showcase, Esri staff can perform “Health Checks” on your water utility GIS data. The Health Checks include automated checks on your data in a personal or file geodatabase so you can understand the overall quality of your data.
This service is available from 9 AM to 5:30 PM Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th and 9 AM to 1 PM on Thursday the 14th. We expect high demand for Health Checks, so we encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, contact information to reserve a preferred date and time.
9AM – GIS Managers’ Open Summit – Ballroom 20 B/C
If you are a GIS manager at a water utility be sure to stop into the GIS Managers’ Open Summit and share knowledge with other GIS managers from a variety of industries. This is a great venue to learn about best practices and cutting edge advances in managing GIS within any organization.
Wednesday July 13
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Team Water/Wastewater & Stormwater User Group Meeting – Room 2
Come learn what the user community is up to, get updates on user community driven projects and get some key briefings from the Esri Water Team.
1:30 PM – 2:45 – Understanding Geometric Networks Technical Workshop – Room 3
Geometric networks are a component of the geodatabase that every water, wastewater and stormwater utility should be benefiting from. Come learn about geometric networks and new geometric network capabilities coming at ArcGIS10.1.
3:15 – 4:30 PM – ArcGIS for Water Utilities – An Introduction – Room 32 B
Get an overview of ArcGIS for Water Utilities, including demonstrations. We’ll also discuss our future plans. This is a great opportunity to give us feedback and request functionality from the team behind ArcGIS for Water Utilities.
7:00 PM – 10:00 – Team Water/Wastewater “Pool Party” – Pool Terrace
Kick back with your peers, enjoy some food and beverages and listen to some music. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with the water, wastewater and stormwater user community and share information with peers in a social setting. It’s also one heck of a party.
Thursday July 14
10:15 – 11:30 AM ArcGIS for Water Utilities – Configuring – Room 32 B
Learn how to configure the maps and apps that are part of ArcGIS for Water Utilities. This session will also cover general best practices for configuring ArcGIS as a platform to support water, wastewater and stormwater GIS.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2011 Esri User Conference!