As if viewing more than 900 online and paper maps in the Esri UC Map Gallery from attendees just like yourself isn’t enough, there are several special displays available for you to explore. These displays provide in-depth information on how GIS is used within these organizations. Don’t miss your opportunity to stroll through the displays, meet representatives and learn more about the amazing things GIS can do for the world. The Map Gallery is located in the Sail Area on the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center and is open Monday 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The EsriUC Map Gallery is a feast for your eyes! Don’t miss the special displays in the Gallery this year.
Here’s the quick low-down on the special displays:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.