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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.

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Calling All Partners

Esri’s global network of partners reaches across 65 countries, offering thousands of solutions and services to help you take your work to the next level. Stop by the Esri Partner Network booth in the Esri Showcase to explore the Esri Partner Directory, find partners with expertise in your industry, and start collaborating.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner, we can answer your questions about how developing a partner relationship can help you grow your business. If you’re already a partner, we’d love to share ideas about connecting with other partners to scale your business.

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Put the Esri UC in the Palm of Your Hands

The mobile Esri UC and concurrent conferences app is now available for Android and Apple devices! This free app, called Esri Events, puts the entire agenda for UC and our concurrent conferences into an easy-to-use mobile interface. And if you still want a great mobile experience but can’t use one of these apps, check out our mobile optimized agenda built with HTML 5.

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You Are GIS…You Make Awesome Trading Cards at UC

The Who is GIS experience is coming back to UC, better than ever before. Due to last year’s overwhelming popularity, we’ve expanded the Who is GIS booth to a total of five kiosks located throughout the San Diego Convention Center. You’ll be able to create trading cards at three kiosks outside of Hall E on the main floor, at a kiosk outside the GeoLounge (Ballroom 20 upstairs), or at a kiosk outside Room 6, near the north entrance to the Map Gallery.

In addition to the trading cards, you’ll automatically receive an email with links to download your image, view it in a Facebook album, and share it on Twitter or Facebook. You’ll also be able to see yourself and other attendees on the interactive Who Is GIS map.

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Explore Solutions for Our Planet at the Environment Showcase

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.

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ZFS for GIS: A Solution for Managing Big Data

The Esri UC is an excellent place to learn about new technologies and solutions for solving geospatial problems. Cutting Edge Networked Storage, an Esri partner, will be showcasing its new ZFS-powered solutions that enable big data management.

As data volumes increase, the management and operational costs of storing data is growing out of control. Unlike traditional transactional storage systems, GIS requires a storage system that can be efficiently and cost-effectively scaled as new data is continuously added. Cutting Edge storage solutions solve this problem by increasing the number of ZFS storage nodes as needed. As a file format and data management package, ZFS has proven stability and scalability, as well as an active developer community. Continue reading

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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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The Cutting Edge of Geospatial Storage

The Esri UC features more than 300 exhibitors and sponsors across a range of industries. We recently spoke with Richard Kershaw of Cutting Edge Networked Storage, a longtime Esri partner, to learn more about Cutting Edge and what they will be doing at the UC.

Esri: Hi Richard, can you tell me a little bit about what you do at Cutting Edge?

Richard Kershaw: Sure. I’m the director of sales for Cutting Edge Network Storage. We’re a customer focused data storage solutions provider that’s based in El Cajon, California. We’re about 15 miles east of the San Diego Convention Center, where the Esri UC is held each year.

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Help Us Help You at UC

Technology is a big focus of research and development at Esri, but there’s also a critically important human element to our research. At this year’s UC, we’ll be conducting usability research on new designs for the Esri and ArcGIS websites—and we want you to participate.

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Get the Help You Need at Esri UC

Do you have a technical question or need advice about your workflows? Want to be more successful with ArcGIS in your career? Stop by the Technical Support Island in the Esri Showcase to connect with our GIS experts. They’ll answer your questions, help you navigate through your challenges, and share best practices and other resources to maximize your investment.

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