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Steve Palmer: GIS Storyteller

Each year, we’re amazed at the stunning number of users that want to tell their stories at UC. Last year’s conference featured more than 900 presentations and we expect to see just as many this year. One of those 900 will likely be Steve Palmer, who was the first person to submit an abstract for a presentation.  We recently spoke with Steve to learn more about his project and why he was so motivated to tell his story at UC.

Steve Palmer

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Would Your Data Pass a Physical?

This year Esri will once again offer free, 45-minute data health checks for water/wastewater/stormwater, land records and addressing, electric and gas, roads and highways, and Community Map contributors. Industry experts will run various automated data checks on features and attributes, then provide feedback on the overall data quality.

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Maps, Maps, Everywhere

If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to see at UC (aside from thousands of other geogeeks), it’s a map. Covering virtually every topic from every corner of the globe, the Esri UC features thousands of stunning and informative web maps, mobile maps, and printed maps that all beg for your attention.

The Map Gallery at Esri UC

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Tips for Creating a Presentation to Inspire

We get it. Public speaking intimidates a lot of people, and when you factor in the more than 15,000 geogeeks who attend UC, the idea of giving a presentation about GIS would give even the most seasoned speaker some pause.

With that in mind, we reached out to some of our most highly rated speakers from last year’s UC. We wanted to share how they approached their presentations and pass along any advice that might resonate with you.  Aside from directly encouraging you to submit an abstract (nearly every presenter said you should go for it, even if you’re a first-timer), here are some concrete tips we collected. Continue reading

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Lorri Peltz-Lewis Is GIS

There are Esri UC veterans, and then there’s Lorri Peltz-Lewis. “I gave my first presentation in 1992!” says Peltz-Lewis. “Except for a few years, I’ve submitted at least one paper annually since then. One year I did three papers, and in another I had four sessions.”

Lorri Peltz-Lewis sees the Esri UC as an opportunity to give back to the community.

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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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How Healthy Is Your Data?

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 datareviewer@esri.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

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Find Advice, Recognition, and Inspiration in the Map Gallery

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

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WHERE in Action: Your Favorite UC Maps

Did you know that the Map Gallery at UC contains nearly 1,000 displays that spotlight fascinating topics from users all around the world?

We recently asked you to tell us about some of your favorite maps from UC. The following is a collection of the maps you’ve identified as some of the most memorable from the past few years.

Tracking the Economic Disaster in the United States

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