CenterPoint Energy Portal Lives behind a Firewall

An early adopter of all things GIS, CenterPoint Energy in Houston, Texas, has spearheaded the industry in GIS innovation. During the UC Plenary, representatives of the power company demonstrated ways Esri’s Portal for ArcGIS is putting dynamic maps into the hands of more staff.

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Philly Cops Nab ROI

A few years ago, the Philadelphia Police Department integrated more than a dozen law enforcement systems and databases, making information available to every officer. Recently, it deployed the Crime Mapping & Analysis GIS application. Since the application’s creation, the return on investment (ROI) has been significant.

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ArcGIS Online for Thinkers

Over the past year, Esri has transformed ArcGIS Online from a mapping application to a powerful platform that can also be used for analysis. During the UC Plenary, Lauren Rosenshein Bennett demonstrated the GIS cloud service’s analytical prowess within the context of the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. Continue reading

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New Data Service Makes Imagery More Accessible in GIS

Disaster managers, land-use planners, and people needing up-to-date imagery took note during the UC Plenary when Tony Mason took to the stage to explain Premium Imagery Services. This new offering combines four imagery services and makes them available via ArcGIS Online as a single service. The imagery is very current and can be used with an organization’s own data.

Use RapidEye imagery to define and assess vegetation.

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3D Model is Pretty, Smart, and Available

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.

This 3D Portland, Oregon Riverfront map includes GIS functions for analysis.

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Geoenrichment for the Soul: A Guide to ArcGIS Content

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.

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Trash Is Cash

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.

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Calling All Partners

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.

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Go from Idea to Implementation at Esri UC

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.

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Calgary GIS Team Managing Flood Crisis

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.

Image provided by Robin Wickson

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