Maps in 3D have always been a wow factor for cartographers. ArcGIS for 3D Cities is not merely a step up in progressive mapping–it jumps a whole flight of stairs. When Esri acquired CityEngine last year, developers brought CityEngine rules into ArcGIS.
GIS is both software and content. Esri presenter Suzanne Foss demoed the latest additions to the company’s massive content offering during the Plenary. This content is organic in nature as the collection is continually growing from the input of thousands of organizations. Esri calls the collection a living atlas of the world and Suzanne explained how you can use it to geoenrich your life.
Jill Boughton, founder of Waste2Worth and Plenary speaker at the Esri Business Summit, took the audience down a different path looking at the industry of garbage. Boughton began her storied career at Procter & Gamble in the late 1980’s. After becoming a technology disrupter in the business, she retired and took on a corporate responsibility project called Waste2Worth to help people understand that trash is a resource.
Esri’s global network of partners reaches across 65 countries, offering thousands of solutions and services to help you take your work to the next level. Stop by the Esri Partner Network booth in the Esri Showcase to explore the Esri Partner Directory, find partners with expertise in your industry, and start collaborating.
If you’re interested in becoming a partner, we can answer your questions about how developing a partner relationship can help you grow your business. If you’re already a partner, we’d love to share ideas about connecting with other partners to scale your business.
Esri consultants at the Professional Services Island want to help you get the most from ArcGIS and succeed. Whether you’ve worked with Esri Professional Services or you’re brand new to them, you’re invited to stop by and talk, pick their brains, and walk away with some free advice.
We send good wishes and thoughts of concern to members of Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s GIS team. They are in the midst of managing flood emergency operations in their city. We had anticipated them attending the UC and sharing their award winning geospatial emergency management (GEM) system, but they are at home putting the system to work.
The mobile Esri UC and concurrent conferences app is now available for Android and Apple devices! This free app, called Esri Events, puts the entire agenda for UC and our concurrent conferences into an easy-to-use mobile interface. And if you still want a great mobile experience but can’t use one of these apps, check out our mobile optimized agenda built with HTML 5.
The Who is GIS experience is coming back to UC, better than ever before. Due to last year’s overwhelming popularity, we’ve expanded the Who is GIS booth to a total of five kiosks located throughout the San Diego Convention Center. You’ll be able to create trading cards at three kiosks outside of Hall E on the main floor, at a kiosk outside the GeoLounge (Ballroom 20 upstairs), or at a kiosk outside Room 6, near the north entrance to the Map Gallery.
In addition to the trading cards, you’ll automatically receive an email with links to download your image, view it in a Facebook album, and share it on Twitter or Facebook. You’ll also be able to see yourself and other attendees on the interactive Who Is GIS map.
Esri is a strong supporter of education. At this year’s UC Plenary, Esri will spotlight STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics), a K-12 initiative that has launched many GIS careers. Amber Case is just one example of the program’s success.
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.