Esri 30/30: How Bikeable is Cali, Colombia?

Today’s Story: Cali Bikeability Index Map

For residents of Cali, Colombia, cycling is an affordable and environmentally friendly transport mode that is a proven alternative to motorized travel. Cali, a state capital in Colombia, has a significant cycling share with more than 11 percent of all trips made by bike.

Learn about GIS for design at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Nicolas Urrego of the Universidad de los Andes will share how he and his team used GIS to develop a bikeability index for Cali. This information, about current conditions for cycling across the city, can help city officials with effective planning and maintenance of infrastructure. Nicolas’ talk is part of the moderated paper session: The Socio/Human Factor in Design.

Hear from Nicolas, and hundreds of other GIS professionals at Esri UC.

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Esri 30/30: Where the Streets Have No Name—GIS is Helping Identify Addresses in Rwanda’s Capital City

Today’s Story: Kigali City Street Addressing Project

Today we journey to Kigali, the capital and largest city of Rwanda with a population of almost one million. Here, the streets did not have names, and the houses did not have numbers. Needless to say, this creates a great challenge for land administration.

Learn about GIS for land administration at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Cedric Umuhire of the city of Kigali, will show how he and his GIS team resolved the problem by assigning names to streets and numbers to houses. Installation of signpost of street names and house number plates is on-going. They used aerial photos as raster data, parcel shapefiles, and field data collection to build a complete and accurate database. Cedric’s presentation is part of the moderated paper session: Topics In Land Administration.

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Esri 30/30: How the Paiute People Irrigated Lands

Today’s Story: How the Paiute People Irrigated Lands

A Paiute elder spent much of his life walking around his indigenous lands—what is now Owens Valley in California. On his walks, he contemplated the way life used to be when only Native Americans inhabited the area. One day he noticed linear depressions in the landscape, and soon realized they were irrigation ditches, created prior to non-Native settlement into the Valley.

Learn to explore the past with GIS at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, BryAnna Vaughan of the Bishop Paiute Tribe will explain how she and her team used GIS, GPS and LiDAR to reconstruct the history of how the Paiute irrigated their lands. BryAnna’s talk is part of the moderated paper session: Using GIS to Learn from the Past

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Esri UC 30/30: Better Broadband Service. How?

Today’s Story: Better Broadband in India

Today we see how Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a broadband provider in India, handles its customer service.

Learn about customer service for telecommunications at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Yestha Bhatt and the team at Jio Infocomm Limited will show how they use ArcGIS to quickly locate faults and give that information to customer sales representatives. The company’s GIS maps show cell towers, Wi-Fi hot-spots, and fiber routes where fault has occurred or network downtime is planned. This means staff and customers know exactly what’s going on. This talk is part of the moderated paper session: Operations and Customer Care

Hear from Yestha and hundreds of other GIS professionals at Esri UC.

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Esri 30/30: Water Quality on the Coast

Today’s Story: Water Quality on the Coast

Now we venture to Southern California where scientists are working to monitor water quality in Salinas de San Pedro, a marsh near the busy Port of Los Angeles.

Learn about monitoring water quality at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Hassan Rezaie-Boroon of California State University Los Angeles will talk about how GIS, coupled with computer modeling, is a useful tool in providing a solution for future water resources planning and management. GIS can help researchers monitor water quality parameters such as suspended matter, pH, salinity and temperature patterns, phytoplankton density, turbidity, dissolved organic matter in seawater, and more. Hassan’s talk is part of the moderated paper session: Seafloor Morphology and Coastal Management.

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Esri 30/30: Stormwater for Sustainability

Today’s Story: Stormwater for Sustainability

Today we venture into the southern United States, to Georgia Institute of Technology, a leader in scientific and technological research and education. The campus has made an aggressive commitment to sustainability, including management of stormwater to protect rivers and streams.

Learn about stormwater management modeling from Georgia Tech at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Rama Sivakumar will present how the team at Georgia Tech is using GIS to carry out a number of strategic initiatives and projects toward the university’s stormwater management goal. They have modeled scenarios and created a master plan for one basin on campus. The master plan assesses the scope for improved stormwater management on the campus at the system level.

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Esri 30/30: Heat Maps and Green Dots

Today’s Story: Heat Maps and Green Dots

Today we visit Oakland, California where the public works department is using ArcGIS to make easy-to-read maps that help city managers find problem areas.

Learn more about ArcGIS for Public Works at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Noushin Adabi and John McCabe from the City of Oakland will talk about how heat maps and dot maps are helping public works staff quickly communicate with managers. With heat maps, Oakland Public Works can easily show historical problems. Dot maps show areas that need to be fixed in red, and the fixed areas in green. The simple design shows managers not only where work is needed but how much is needed. Noushin’s and John’s talk is part of the moderated paper session: Data Visualization and Collaboration Drives Public Works.

Hear from Noushin and John, and hundreds of other GIS professionals at Esri UC.

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It’s All about You! (And Your App)

Judy Peppard talks about the User Software Applications Fair at Esri UC.

Share and show off your apps at Esri UC.

Judy Peppard works for Esri Professional Services and organizes the User Software Applications Fair where developers, students, educators, businesses, and anyone else can show off custom-made apps built on the ArcGIS platform. The fair is held in exhibition hall A/B at the San Diego Convention Center.

Q: What’s new and exciting about the User Software Applications Fair this year?
A: We get new app submissions every year so there’s always something new and exciting! This year we’ll be awarding participants with the best web-based applications, mobile GIS applications, desktop GIS applications, and multimedia maps. Visitors can vote for their favorite applications at the fair. Esri UC attendees can submit their apps through June 30.

Q: What do people usually like best about the Fair?
A: People love test driving apps written by other users. They can meet the author and ask questions about functionality and workflows or even the code behind the application.  It’s a great way to connect, share, and get inspired!

Q: How many times have you been to Esri UC?
A: This is my seventeenth year at Esri and I have been to the Esri UC every year that it’s been held in San Diego. I also attended as a user, the last year that it was held in Palm Springs.  That makes this my nineteenth Esri UC!

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do at Esri UC afterhours?
A: I like spending time with my friends in the Gaslamp Quarter and cruising in the bay on my friend’s sailboat. He takes a group out every year.

Q: What advice do you have for attendees?
A: Take time to plan out your schedule—if you don’t it’s easy to get overwhelmed once you’re there.  There’s so much to see and do. It’s also important to wear comfortable shoes!

Q: What are some of your favorite Esri UC memories?
A: I always enjoy meeting and becoming friends with people from all over the world who participate in the User Software Applications Fair. Once people have participated in the Fair they tend to stay in touch and stop by the booth every year to say hi and see the new apps. It’s nice to catch up with people year after year!

Submit your app by June 30 to be  part of the User Software Applications Fair at Esri UC!

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Esri 30/30: Fighting Elephant Poaching in Zambia

Today’s Story: Fighting Elephant Poaching in Zambia

Today we travel to the breathtaking South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, where wildlife conservationists are using GIS and remote sensing data to stop elephant poaching.

Learn about wildlife conservation at Esri UC.

At Esri UC, Michelle Kinzel from GIST3 will talk about how she mapped elephant movement within the park. By learning where elephants go, Michelle was able to coordinate mitigation efforts to combat poaching. Michelle’s talk is part of the moderated paper session: Parks, Natural Reserves and More: Habitat Management

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Esri 30/30: Fighting Algae in Alpine Lakes

Today’s Story: Algae in Alpine Lakes

Today we travel to the Sierra Nevada mountain range and surrounding lakes in California’s Central Valley.

Learn about using Esri CityEngine beyond city limits, in places like the Sierra Nevada Mountains, at Esri UC.

Few things are as beautiful and pristine as a crystal-clear alpine lake—unless that lake is covered in algae.

At Esri UC, Micah Taylor, a graduate student from the University of Redlands MS GIS program, will present research on nutrient loading in the lakes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Nutrient loading occurs when high concentrations of chemicals like phosphate consume the oxygen supply of a lake.

Micah used 3D modeling with Esri CityEngine to find phosphate pathways in order to prevent algal blooms. Micah’s talk is part of the moderated paper session: 3D Modeling for Lakes, Wetlands and Sea-Level Rise Using ArcGIS.

Hear from Micah, and hundreds of other GIS professionals at Esri UC.

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