The Esri UC isn’t just a great place to get help and learn how to make the most of your GIS software. It’s also a breeding ground for innovative ideas and applications that redefine what’s possible with geospatial technology. At the Esri Labs booth, you can pick the brains of our technologists from Arlington, Beijing, Melbourne, Ottawa, Portland, Zurich, and Redlands and get a glimpse at some of the mind-blowing projects they’re working on.
With so much to see and experience, the UC can be a lot to process. It can be tough to find that certain developer or organization you’re looking for amidst the 15,000 attendees and more than 300 exhibitors. Luckily, the folks at the ArcGIS Product Info Center are there to help.
Are you one of those people who constantly tinkers with apps? Do you find yourself regularly looking at the source code behind your favorite webpages? At the 2013 UC, we’ve organized an entire set of sessions, resources, and events just for you and other developers like you. Here are just a few of the highlights you’ll want to check out.
The 2013 UC agenda search and planner is now live! You can use our agenda app to find the sessions, workshops, and presentations that most interest you and start building a schedule for your week in San Diego. And if you haven’t registered for UC yet, showing your superiors your planned session load is a great way to help you justify your trip. The agenda search and planner also integrates with Outlook or iCal, so you can easily synch your schedule with your mobile device and stay on-track during UC.
Two weeks ago, our agenda thieves brought you a preview of upcoming technical workshops at Esri UC. This week, they’re spilling the beans on some of the moderated paper sessions and specific presentations you can expect.
Our agenda thieves are at it again to bring you a preview of the latest technical workshops.
If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to see at UC (aside from thousands of other geogeeks), it’s a map. Covering virtually every topic from every corner of the globe, the Esri UC features thousands of stunning and informative web maps, mobile maps, and printed maps that all beg for your attention.
For some people, it hits them the first time they walk into the Plenary Session and see 15,000 other geogeeks. For others, it comes after a chance meeting in the GeoLounge with someone who knows exactly what they’re going through. It’s that moment when you realize that the Esri UC isn’t just another conference—it’s a celebration of geography and innovation, and you play the leading role.
Even we were amazed by the overwhelming number of you that registered for Esri UC within minutes of the webpages going live last month. As we were en route to our best opening day in the history of UC, Jeff Dickey of Salt Lake City, Utah, managed to sneak in before anyone else. In what has now become an Esri UC tradition, we took some time to speak with Jeff about all things UC and to find out how he is GIS.
Esri: Congrats and thank you for being the first person to register for the 2013 Esri UC. You’re listed as the GIS Manager for Barrick Gold. Can you tell us more about that?
Jeff Dickey: I’ve been with Barrick for two years and I’m the GIS Manager of the North American Regional Land Department. We use GIS to manage all of our cadastral records. We hold title to over 30,000 unpatented mining claims, in addition to thousands of acres of surface and mineral holdings.
At 440,000 total square feet, the GIS Solutions EXPO is truly a sight to behold. Almost all of us can vividly recall our first encounter with the sprawling showcase that features more than 300 geospatial exhibitors interspersed with technical islands and demo theaters staffed by Esri’s experts.