Tag Archives: Industry Focus
The use of GIS for campus operations and facilities management is growing. This is clear as its presence at 2013 Esri User Conference spanned more than two days of user presentations, special interest meetings and technical workshops, as well as a solid exhibit hall presence. Another manifestation of the growth of facilities GIS is that the number of conference attendees who listed “facilities” as their area of interest was up by 25% over last year!
A couple of underlying themes surfaced at the 2013 Survey Summit. One: Technologies including GIS, lidar, 3D, CAD, and GPS can play well together. Two: Surveyors and engineers and GIS professionals can play well with each other, and with new technology.
Wildfire fighters are finding new GIS solutions in the National Security Showcase at UC.
Propelled by wave motion, the Wave Glider SV3 travels the oceans, collecting sea data used for science, education, surveillance, and defense. In a recent Pacific Ocean crossing, four of these autonomous gliders travelled a combined 34,000 miles and collected 2.25 million discrete data points. More than 150 gliders are currently at sea. At the Esri UC, one of the gliders was docked in the Environment Showcase.
The Environment Showcase has been a central part of the Esri UC for more than 20 years. Located at the heart of the Esri Showcase, 40 organizations are sharing their GIS work for urban planning, environmental planning, climate issues, oceans, and different ocean marine habitats.
For the defense and intelligence community, there are some new ways to visualize, analyze, and share information using Esri geospatial technology.
Ben Conklin from Esri’s Defense Solutions team gave attendees at the Esri International Defense and Intelligence Executive Track a taste of what their organizations can now do.
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.
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.
With four weeks to go before the thirteenth annual Esri Education GIS Conference begins, more than 600 GIS educators have already registered. David DiBiase, Esri director of education, predicts that the total number of conference attendees will exceed 1,000. Here’s why:
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.