Who is GIS?

Virtually everyone is. The fire marshal who plots out past incidents in hopes of averting future ones. The priest who maps out his church grounds so he can locate problems that need fixing. The student who does demographic research for a marketing class project.

Each of our users has a story to tell, one that we intend to celebrate on a trading card.

Esri UC attendees will receive a starter pack of 'Who is GIS?' trading cards and will also be able to make their own cards.

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Get a Jump on GIS Day

GIS Day is coming on Wednesday, November 14 and we want to help you plan an unforgettable celebration. At the GIS Day booth at UC, you can connect with other geospatial enthusiasts and explore a toolkit of proven methods for hosting a successful GIS Day event.

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Relax and Recharge at the GeoLounge

With so much going on at UC, sometimes you just need a break. Over the past two years, the GeoLounge has quickly become a popular place to rest your feet and connect with other GIS professionals.

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Your UC Packing List

It’s time to start thinking about what to bring to San Diego for UC. While the list below is not exhaustive, it highlights a few items that will help you get the most out of your week.

Comfy shoes can go a long way toward making your UC experience more enjoyable.

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Esri President Jack Dangermond Answers Your Questions

Your questions, comments, and feedback are an integral part of our efforts at Esri and there is no better example than the annual pre-UC survey. Last month, we sent many of you a survey asking your general opinions about our technology and where you think we should focus our efforts. After several weeks of hard work, our answers to your questions are now available.

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Social Media Enhances UC

Get the most out of your UC experience by participating through social media. It’s the best way to get the latest news, find out what’s popular (and where the parties are), and share your own experiences with the community.

Did you hear about Kirby last year? If you followed social media, you would have.

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Where Are the Wild Things?

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.

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What’s New at UC in 2012?

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.

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Play with the Latest Mobile Tech at UC

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.

Test-drive mobile GIS apps at UC

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Explore New Transportation Solutions at Esri UC

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.

Esri Roads and Highways is a new transportation solution that will be unveiled at Esri UC.

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