Learn how geospatial technology can help us become better stewards for our planet by visiting the Environment Showcase at UC. Government agencies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, and commercial companies will show how they’re using GIS to conserve, restore, and sustainably manage the natural environment. You’ll also meet humanitarian organizations that provide assistance to communities in need as they work to mitigate and adapt to a wide variety of environmental influences.
The Esri UC is an excellent place to learn about new technologies and solutions for solving geospatial problems. Cutting Edge Networked Storage, an Esri partner, will be showcasing its new ZFS-powered solutions that enable big data management.
As data volumes increase, the management and operational costs of storing data is growing out of control. Unlike traditional transactional storage systems, GIS requires a storage system that can be efficiently and cost-effectively scaled as new data is continuously added. Cutting Edge storage solutions solve this problem by increasing the number of ZFS storage nodes as needed. As a file format and data management package, ZFS has proven stability and scalability, as well as an active developer community. Continue reading
Stop by the Software Feedback Island in the Esri Showcase to help us better understand your GIS workflows and how we can make changes to ArcGIS that will boost your productivity. From your experience with individual projects to enterprise-wide initiatives, we want to learn everything we can to develop better solutions. You’ll be able to share your ideas with our key developers and get instant feedback on error reports.
This year, you’ll be able to connect with Todd Stellhorn, our lead developer for ArcGIS for Desktop. He’ll be available to discuss any technical issues you’re having and can give you insights about the Esri development process, and how can get involved in testing future releases. You can also put ArcGIS for Desktop through the paces at our test area and instantly share your feedback.
This year Esri will once again offer free, 45-minute data health checks for water/wastewater/stormwater, land records and addressing, electric and gas, roads and highways, and Community Map contributors. Industry experts will run various automated data checks on features and attributes, then provide feedback on the overall data quality.
The Esri UC features more than 300 exhibitors and sponsors across a range of industries. We recently spoke with Richard Kershaw of Cutting Edge Networked Storage, a longtime Esri partner, to learn more about Cutting Edge and what they will be doing at the UC.
Esri: Hi Richard, can you tell me a little bit about what you do at Cutting Edge?
Richard Kershaw: Sure. I’m the director of sales for Cutting Edge Network Storage. We’re a customer focused data storage solutions provider that’s based in El Cajon, California. We’re about 15 miles east of the San Diego Convention Center, where the Esri UC is held each year.
Visit the Apps Island in the Esri Showcase to learn more about how our ready-to-use apps and Runtime SDKs help you improve operations and make better business decisions. You’ll be able to test-drive Esri solutions on a variety of devices and connect with our experts about ways to maximize your operations using our apps.
Technology is a big focus of research and development at Esri, but there’s also a critically important human element to our research. At this year’s UC, we’ll be conducting usability research on new designs for the Esri and ArcGIS websites—and we want you to participate.
Do you have a technical question or need advice about your workflows? Want to be more successful with ArcGIS in your career? Stop by the Technical Support Island in the Esri Showcase to connect with our GIS experts. They’ll answer your questions, help you navigate through your challenges, and share best practices and other resources to maximize your investment.
No one will say yet what it is, but the Esri electric and gas team has a big announcement for utilities at this year’s Esri UC. We will have to wait for the big reveal at the Electric and Gas Focus Session, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 29A/B. This session is also the best place to hear firsthand what is in store for the rest of the week in San Diego. To learn more about what sessions we have on tap for utilities at UC, see the Electric, Gas, and Pipeline Cheat Sheet.
Having trouble finding your way around the conference or just interested in trying out a slick new app? Stop by the Facilities Industry Island in the Federal Showcase or GISi booth to try out a prototype mobile application for indoor logistics at the Esri UC. The application was developed with GISi and Infsoft and will allow conference attendees to route to a desired room or use Geofencing technology to receive a special gift as a surprise when they enter a certain area.