Mappers everywhere who harness the power of geographic information system (GIS) technology to tell their stories can now enter Esri’s Storytelling with Maps Contest. Esri is inviting users to submit their top Esri Story Map projects for a chance at prizes and peer recognition at the largest gathering of Esri software users in the world—the Esri User Conference.
Contest participants can submit up to three preexisting or new maps between now and June 8, 2015.
Follow along on a road tour of Namibia in this story map.
Esri UC has always been about celebrating your GIS accomplishments. And what better way to say congratulations than with a big, fun party? Each year, we end the conference by throwing the largest, mappiest, geogeekiest party in the world.
And this year, we’d like you to pick where we host the Esri UC party!
Where would you like to celebrate your success with your friends on Thursday, July 23?
And it’s something to see! There are lots of sessions to choose from – 992 actually. You’ll find something for everyone.
Pull up a comfy chair and settle in for some super sessions!
Mansour Raad is a senior software engineer at Esri and Esri’s BigData Advocate. As part of Esri’s development team, he helps users implement Big Data solutions with ArcGIS server. He is also a Cloudera Certificate Hadoop Developer and HBase Specialist. You can catch Mansour at the Esri UC this July, presenting technical workshops.
Esri’s Mansour Raad attempting to be shy.
The Road to UC
Taylor and Karlee are making sure everything is in tip top shape when it comes to your hotel reservations down in San Diego!
Karlee and Taylor are Esri events marketing coordinators who handle the housing needs for the Esri UC. As you can imagine, it’s a big job that requires two people – although some days it probably feels like an army couldn’t get it all done!
Learning about ArcGIS for Collector at last year’s User Conference led Arizona State Lands to implement a major program. Find out more about the value of the Esri UC to this senior executive who he doesn’t even log on to ArcGIS every day.
Only 6 more months until the 2015 Esri UC!
Everyone looks forward to summer. And Esri users have even more to be excited about – summer means it’s time for the UC! There are only six months left.
Did you know that the early bird rate for the Esri UC ends on January 16? Not a lot of time if you haven’t registered, but totally worth registering early if you are planning on coming to the UC.
And now is the time to register – Early Bird Registration has opened!
This is a great opportunity for you to save money and secure your spot:
- Save $400 off the registration fee
- Get first choice at the most popular hotels
- Reserve a seat to popular preconference seminars
- Apply your 2014 budget to the 2015 UC
United we map!