UC2012: Workshop to demonstrate key concepts and capabilities of web maps

On Thursday morning at 8:30 am in Ballroom 6 C of the San Diego Convention Center, we will present a special workshop in which key members of the ArcGIS product team will demonstrate key concepts and capabilities of web maps. We will provide demonstrations to help you envision how you can effectively apply web maps in your own work.

Presenters include: Clint Brown, Lauren Rosenshein Bennett, Craig McCabe, Jim Herries, Daniel Siegel, Scott Oppmann, and Allen Carroll.

There is a simple implementation pattern that will enable you to reach broad audiences with your web maps. We want to share these best practices with you.

This week at the Esri User Conference, Esri has announced and is demonstrating the new ArcGIS system and what its implications are for our user community. If you are a long-time user of ArcGIS, you may think of ArcGIS as a series of software programs and tools that you use to get professional GIS work done. Yet as technology moves ahead, we invite you to consider an expanded vision of how the world works with geographic information, based around ArcGIS as a system.

You can think of the ArcGIS system as an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available in a department, throughout an enterprise, between multiple organizations and communities of users, and out on to the web for anyone to access.

The most common way that we use to share geographic information is through the use of intelligent online maps. The maps that you make with ArcGIS both display information and put that information to work to support query, analysis, planning, and management. This is a key concept in ArcGIS: maps are both an end product of GIS work as well as a tool used in this work.

In his Plenary presentation this week, Jack Dangermond talked about the importance of ArcGIS Web Maps and their ability to provide geographic information access across browsers, smart phones and tablets, in Microsoft Office, and on desktops. He spoke about how, as GIS professionals, you create maps not just for displaying information but also for finding and understanding patterns and relationships, performing analysis and modeling to solve specific problems, for visualizing and tracking status, to enable data entry and compilation, to do GeoDesign, and to communicate your ideas, plans, and designs.

There is a simple implementation pattern that will enable you to reach broad audiences with your web maps. We want to share these best practices patterns with you.

Please join us for this important sessionĀ  if you are here in San Diego.

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