Each year, Esri has a major presence at the AAG annual meeting. We firmly believe in the power of geographic thinking and applications, and many of us were trained as geographers. It is one of our favorite networking times of the year.
Stop by the Esri exhibit and meet one-on-one with Esri staff. We’ll have presentations highlighting new technologies (schedule here) and Office Hours where you can talk in-depth with staff from the Esri Software Development, Professional Services, and Educational Program teams. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and dig into your toughest technical questions or talk through project ideas.
Have you always wanted to visit the Esri campus? Your chance is on Tuesday afternoon on a field trip. We will also be sponsoring numerous workshops, including map design with ArcGIS Online, creating surfaces and interpolation in ArcGIS, modeling spatial relationships using regression analysis, teaching ArcGIS Server using Amazon EC2, and Preparing Geography Students for the 21st Century workforce (joint workshop with AAG). These and other field trips and workshops are described here.
Many Esri staff are presenting in paper sessions and panels. Esri President Jack Dangermond will discuss the impact of the mobile web for making maps and GIS available anytime, anywhere, on any device and the opportunities that provides for improved understanding of our world in a lunchtime Plenary Session on Wednesday. And Esri Education Director David DiBiase is chair and organizer of “Spatial Thinking Across the College Curriculum” (session 4407), which explores the importance of spatiality as a unifier of academic disciplines and considers how a curriculum in spatial thinking can best be implemented at the college level. In all, Esri staff will be involved in dozens of sessions and workshops – too many to list here!
We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!