EsriUC User Presentations Awe and Impress

Water, air, earth, and fire—the four elements that constitute the Earth and the four focal points of user presentations at the 2015 Esri User Conference.

Esri’s Lauren Bennett and John Calkins led roughly 15,000 attendees on a journey from the cornfields of Midwestern America all the way to the Australian wilderness during the plenary session July 20. The purpose was to show how comprehensive and innovative GIS solutions can foster better understanding and bring about more informed decisions and actions.

More than 15,000 Esri users attended the EsriUC Plenary in San Diego, California, listening raptly to a day’s worth of presentations from organizations around the world.

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Watch the EsriUC Plenary Videos

The videos from the Plenary Session on Monday, July 20, 2015, are ready for viewing and sharing!

Relive the Plenary and share the experience with others.

  • Keynote from Jack Dangermond
  • R&D at Esri
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District – A Mission-Critical Approach to Water
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Web GIS Delivers Safety and Efficiency
  • Beck’s Hybrids – Feeding the World: Precision Agriculture Simplified
  • State of Victoria, Australia, Government – Proactive Rejuvenation: Ignite Your Potential
  • World Health Organization – The Battle against Ebola and Polio
  • National Geographic Society – Understanding Geography
  • Mentoring the Next Generation – Connecting GIS with Education

Watch the videos!

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Welcome to the dating (Arc)Scene. Vote for your favorite speed dater!

Love was in the air at the Esri User Conference Plenary session on Monday. Love for mapping apps, that is.

Following the technology demos and before the lunch break, the audience had a chance to flirt – from a distance – with all of Esri’s ready-to-use apps during a high-energy App Speed Dating pitch on stage. Esri UC attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite app. The winning app will be unveiled at Thursday night’s Party by the Bay.

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Get Your Signed Atlas Tonight at the EsriUC Map Gallery

Book Signing at EsriUC

There will be a book signing by Gary Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society at the Map Gallery Reception. The signing will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the National Geographic Society’s special display area, where they are celebrating 100 Years of National Geographic Maps: The Art and Science of Place.

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Don’t Miss the GIS Managers Summit on Tuesday

Engage with your peers to learn how they are improving business efficiency and ROI with GIS. The Summit will feature three successful customers and focus on participation, networking, and attendee collaboration.

Don’t miss the GIS Managers Open Summit on Tuesday!

GIS managers, business and technology strategists, and otherdecision makers are encouraged to attend. The Summit is free but registration is required.

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Snapchat Us Up at EsriUC

Snapchat users at Esri UC can add a little extra geogeek “flair” to their photos around San Diego. Ted Burns, the moderator of Esrichat and Esrigram, thought it would be nice for attendees to have their very own geofilter for the Esri UC.

Tell us your story and follow EsriChat on SnapChat while you are at EsriUC.

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Two days and counting until the EsriUC. Are you in?

It’s almost go time, people.

What can you expect this year?

We are getting registration all set up and ready for you! Come on down and pick up your badge!

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New to EsriUC? We’ve got your back.

Are you attending the User Conference for the First Time?

 If so, then we have a 1-hour session on Sunday that will be perfect for you.

First time at EsriUC? Join us for a special session on Sunday that will get you prepped for an awesome week!

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Step Up to the EsriUC StepUP Challenge!

You know the drill – you  pack your most broken-in shoes from your closet, band-aids are stuffed into your pocket, and you hit the Esri UC with confidence. This is the week that your mind and your hamstrings are stretched to their limits. What is the one most important tip people offer to new attendees coming to the conference? “Wear comfortable shoes!”

Are you wearing your comfy shoes? Then you are ready for the Esri StepUP Challenge!

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Simple Scales – Utility Users Unite at EsriUC

True Understanding Requires Breaking Complex Problems into Simple Solutions

By Bill Meehan, Esri Utilities Solution Director

Years ago, I taught a graduate night course in electric power engineering. Most of the students had good working knowledge of linear circuit theory (simplified direct current circuits). This was easy to learn, simple “battery connects to light bulb” stuff. To solve the light bulb circuit, the most math you need was ninth grade algebra.

But electric power circuits were harder. They weren’t linear, and they were extensive. To figure out heavily loaded power lines, you had to do math problems more complex than those Will Hunting faced on Robin Williams’ chalkboard.

How do you do it? You solve thousands, perhaps millions of simultaneous, non-linear, differential equations. Hardly ninth grade algebra.

“Simple Scales, Complex Fails” – find out how simplicity and scalability can help you overcome utility issues at the Electric and Gas Kickoff Session on Tuesday morning.

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