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Five Ways Esri’s Young Professionals Network Can Set You Apart from the Crowd!

Are you new to the world of GIS? Do you have a handle on the tech, but are still trying to figure out your path forward in your career? Well then, we’ve got some good news.

We created Esri’s Young Professionals Network to help people just like you. The YPN brings together people across every industry who are just getting started with GIS. We’ll help you navigate the technology, develop your career, and become the next great mapping leader.

Are you just getting started with your career and GIS? Join Esri’s Young Professionals Network.

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July Water Meetings are just around the corner!

Please join Esri’s Water Practice in San Diego the weekend before the User Conference. We are hosting two water focused meetings. Pick one or both. See you in San Diego!

Photo credit: The Drought map is a data pulled from week of 5/26/2015 from the U.S. Drought Monitor website.
Learn how other water agencies are addressing water conservation

 

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Electric Transmission and GIS at the Esri UC

Where were you on August 14, 2003, at 4 p.m. Eastern Time? That’s when much of the northeastern United States was blacked out. No power. Sweaty office workers got stuck in elevators from Manhattan to Cleveland. Traffic signals died everywhere. Tons of food spoiled. At the time, people were still wary from 9/11.

The culprit for disaster this time? Well there many.

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You’re Only Human. And That’s OK.

Before we know it, the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding hot spots will be filled with Esri users and staff chatting about maps, apps, cool geo-tools, and innovative ideas for putting them all to creative use. It will be a beautiful thing.

While the managers in attendance will be just as excited as the rest of us, they face a unique challenge. How does one convert creative, tech-fueled ideas into tangible results that benefit the organization?

To start with, executive buy-in is required. Just as important, “people buy-in” is required. People, after all, are an organization’s highest value asset and a manager’s main resource.

New technology brings new processes. In order for technology to deliver the desired results, individuals must adopt and successfully adapt to the new processes.

Tech is cool but the people of tech are even cooler.

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Visit the Hands-on Learning Lab at the EsriUC!

When we say the Esri UC is the place to come and learn about technology – we aren’t kidding. You can choose from almost 1000 sessions and if your brain still has room – dabble in all sorts of new experiences in the GIS Solutions EXPO.

One of the best places to stop is Esri’s Hands-on Learning Lab. Here you will find free training open to all conference attendees who want to explore ArcGIS workflows and applications. FREE. And there is no limit. You can choose from more than 20  45-minute self-paced lessons on desktop, server, and online topics. Each lesson includes a video lecture and a hands-on software exercise.

Make sure you leave room in your schedule to get some free training at the Esri UC. More than 20 45 minute guided sessions await you.

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Give Your Data a Health Check Up

When your organization depends on geographic information system for its day-to-day operation, data errors can introduce unacceptable risk and unplanned costs.

Beginning at the 2011 Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Esri provided customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference.

Users take advantage of the Data Health Check at the 2014 Esri UC, sitting down with Esri staff to check the quality of their data.

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We are ready to serve you!

Galen Harry is the Marketing Events Team Lead – On-Site Events at Esri. We didn’t actually sit down for this interview, since Galen is usually running around campus delivering items for onsite meetings and checking on the status of conference rooms. Instead, we laced up our best cross training shoes and tried to keep up as he blanketed the Esri campus.

Galen Harry, part of Esri’s Event Staff extraordinaire, is gearing up for the Esri UC. See if you can catch a glimpse of him at the conference!

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Your presentation? Nailed It.

Presentation Success: It’s All About Preparation

No need to worry – expert help is available so you can give your best presentation ever.

Are you presenting a paper session or technical workshop at this year’s Esri UC? Are you excited to share your work? Or, like a lot of people, are you feeling a bit nervous about speaking in a room full of people you’ve never met?

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Ensuring a smooth ride on the Road to UC

Check out real-time analytics and full 3D publishing capabilities in ArcGIS for Server 10.3.1 at the Esri UC

The hallways at Esri are buzzing as the development teams get ready for the Esri UC in San Diego, happening in a little over two months. To get some insight into what is happening, we grabbed Jay Theodore, the CTO of the server group at Esri, and asked him a little about himself and what he is preparing for San Diego. Jay leads the ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS software development teams at Esri and as we suspected, his teams have been working on some pretty exciting developments that they want to talk to you about at the Esri UC.

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