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Casual format drives Showcase talks

Open-air, lightning-talk style presentations have become a popular fixture at the Implementation Center, one of the Esri islands on the UC Showcase floor. This year promises to be no exception as some of the standing-room-only talks are being re-offered along with brand new topics.

The Implementation Center is staffed throughout the Showcase with Esri consultants and technical experts. Users stop by to talk shop and seek advice, no appointments necessary.

Esri Proposals Coordinator Sara Fletcher delivers “Tips for Writing a Successful GIS RFP” during the 2014 Esri Users Conference.

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GIS: Getting Inspections Smarter – An EsriUC Preview

An electric manhole is a little room buried in the street or sidewalk, where utility workers access electric cables, switches and other dangerous stuff. (In the old days, the majority of utilities workers were men, so the term manhole stuck.) When a cable fails, workers splice together new and old sections – inside these manholes. You enter the manhole through a round hole, which is usually covered with, you guessed It, those heavy manhole covers. Inside, manholes are hot, dangerous and creepy. If a cable fails, it generates a lot of heat, too, and sometimes fire. Any debris caught in the manhole will worsen the fire. And if things explode, those heavy manhole covers go flying.

The ArcGIS Platform can help utilities better manage data and workflows ensuring inspections make sense and go off without a hitch.

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Catch the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization and more at Esri UC

Come Curious, Leave Inspired

Visit the Esri UC Nonprofit Showcase Tuesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 23 in Exhibit Hall A, Area 10, Ground Level.

Among the hundreds of workshops, exhibits, and demonstrations at the 2015 Esri UC, there’s one place where you’re guaranteed to witness the incredible impacts of GIS. The Nonprofit Showcase located in Area 10 will offer you a window into the lifework of 44 organizations from throughout the globe that are applying geography to make the world a better place.

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Map Gallery Preview

Four Maps from the 2015 Esri User Conference Map Gallery with Transportation Themes

Each year at the annual Esri User Conference, people who use Esri’s GIS software share their best map creations at the Map Gallery. Hundreds of maps are on display at this exciting and vibrant showcase of the very best in current cartography, and awards are given for the best maps in a number of different categories. Selected maps are also considered for publication in the next edition of the Esri Map Book.

Check out more than 900 paper and online maps in the Map Gallery beginning Monday 3:30 – 7:30 Monday, July 20 in the Sails Pavilion, Upper Level of the San Diego Convention Center.

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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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