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Facilities User Group Steps it Up

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!

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Exploring the Environment at the EXPO

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.

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New Ways to Meet the Mission at Esri UC

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.

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GIS Storytellers at the UC

Thousands of people are sharing their GIS stories in many ways at the Esri UC.

Karen Richardson and Matt DeMeritt recorded stories in the podcast booth.

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Lightning Talks Enlighten Listeners

On Monday afternoon GIS vendors and users gathered to share projects, applications, tools, and tips.  The rule: Keep your presentation under 5 minutes.

From the lyceum of lightning talks, UC attendees presented these topics:

  1. Citizen scientists collecting wildlife photos via an app using Python.
  2. Transportation planners in Christchurch New Zealand rerouted buses after an earthquake.
  3. Geo- fence tool monitors sensors and triggers notifications that support product messaging. Taqtile
  4. Motion controller similar to the Connect gaming tool reads gestures to interact with map. GISi
  5. Mapping paintable surfaces using LiDAR and 360 degree photography. Continue reading
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German Forest Grows Enterprise System

The Bavarian State Forest Administration enterprise GIS is used by 1,200 officials and employees. GIO Christian Simbeck explained the value of three new applications his IT staff recently developed at the Esri UC Plenary.

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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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