Stenderma rufum (the red fruit bat) lives in a small geographic range in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It ekes out its living in the tropical canopy by dining on fruit from the local trumpet trees and sierra palms. Threatened by human disturbance and hurricanes, the little bat is classified as a vulnerable species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
The 2012 UC is shaping up to be one of our most exciting and timely conferences in recent history. Between technology advancements from mobile to the cloud and the releases of ArcGIS 10.1 and the new version of ArcGIS Online, we’re hard at work preparing the GIS event of the year, if not the decade.
It wouldn’t be UC without a little fun. Stop by the Mobile and Runtime SDKs Island in the Esri Showcase to get hands-on time with mobile GIS applications and developer frameworks for a variety of platforms. Our experts will be available to answer any questions you have about deploying these technologies and provide best practices and other tips to help you get up to speed with building and managing lightweight GIS apps.
Game-changing technology updates across the ArcGIS system are empowering professionals in every industry to boost productivity, improve decision making, and magnify the power of where throughout their organizations. At the 2012 Esri UC, transportation practitioners will discover how to leverage a new suite of focused tools and workflows driven by these updates to strengthen their operations and networks.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) put a new cloud-configured network GIS network on stage at the UC last year. Since then, this platform, dubbed the Eye on Earth network, was featured in December at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi. Esri, Microsoft, and EEA pooled their expertise to retool EEA’s Eye on Earth with a cloud-based geospatial content management system modeled after ArcGIS Online.
Get focused help and explore the maps and apps available through ArcGIS for Local Government at the ArcGIS for You island at UC. A new addition to the Esri Showcase for 2012, the ArcGIS for You island is designed to be a must-attend area for everyone in local government. Whether you’re an experienced professional that has deployed several applications or investigating new processes, you’ll be able to collaborate with Esri experts and other users about the best ways to leverage this set of free maps and apps for all ArcGIS users.
This year, Esri’s free data health checks will be offered for water and wastewater, as well as land records, at the ArcGIS for You island. Industry experts will run an analysis on your data in a file or personal geodatabase and provide a report of any error findings. You can sign-up by emailing email@example.com.
At the 2011 Esri UC, the GIS team from the City of Woodland—a 55,000-population town in California—took advantage of Esri’s free data health checks for water and wastewater. Continue reading
GIS has long been considered a necessary technology for visualizing and analyzing land-based information from a global scale all the way to a building’s front door. And while it’s important that organizations understand and manage the effect their operations have on the world around them, it’s also critical to have that in-depth knowledge of what’s happening on the inside.
The Map Gallery at UC is more than just an engaging display of hundreds of maps. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with other professionals and share ideas about GIS projects and map design.
Larry Nierth, the GIS Supervisor at the City of Houston, said the Map Gallery provides a venue for him to try out new things: “I use the Map Gallery as a chance to challenge myself with different and unique presentation and analysis techniques and see how well they’re perceived and understood. Since the maps I submit are often part of an important project for the City of Houston, the comments I receive from fellow GIS professionals and Esri’s staff cartographers help me ensure that my messages are conveyed well graphically.” Continue reading
Given that “cloud” has become one of the most used technology buzzwords of the decade, it’s not surprising that the 2012 Esri International User Conference is shaping up to offer an impressive number of cloud sessions on the agenda.
In speaking with you, we know that you’re interested in figuring out the best ways to take advantage of this new computing paradigm. Some of you, like Dana Nibby from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, are interested in the resource capabilities the cloud offers. “Working in the cloud puts customers in a ‘Goldilocks’ zone for accessing just the right amount of resources,” Nibby said. “It enables public sector employees to operate like startup entrepreneurs who’ve always had to do more with less. Continue reading