Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright
Dawn Wright joined Esri as Chief Scientist in October 2011 and is responsible for strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while representing Esri to the national and international scientific community. She is also professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University and has participated in several initiatives around the world over the past 20 years to map, analyze, and preserve ocean terrains and ecosystems. Follow her on Twitter @deepseadawn.

Recent Posts

Because our World is 3D

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Originally posted by Gert van Maren and the 3D Team Esri recently released the 3D GIS landing page on esri.com. The aim is to be able to find in one location: an overview of the importance of 3D for GIS … Continue reading

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Esri’s New Partnership with GEOSS

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This post also appears in Esri Insider. Last update: January 26, 2014. Over the past week we heard quite a bit about the polar vortex (not a new term, by the way) as North America struggles with some of the … Continue reading

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Proceedings of the Inaugural Esri Ocean GIS Forum

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The first annual, all-comers Esri Ocean GIS Forum, was held November 5-7, 2013, at our headquarters in Redlands, CA. The event was a great success with ~150 attendees, excellent participation from the five sponsors (Oceaneering, ExactEarth, Quality Positioning Services, Amazon … Continue reading

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An Ocean of Story Maps

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Last update: May 16, 2017 In a prior blog post, I mentioned that for the 2015 Esri Press research monograph Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, we encouraged the chapter authors to prepare a story map as another way to communicate their … Continue reading

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What is CyberGIS?

A summary graphic of ArcGIS Online, presented by Esri's Steve Kopp at CyberGIS AHM '13, highlighting the full breadth of "cyberGIS" capabilities to date, including various web service types, computing platforms served, API languages used, and the connection of ArcGIS Online to the high-performance, supercomputing environment of the CyberGIS Gateway.

This post also appears in Esri Insider. In an earlier Esri Insider post, I had mentioned Esri’s involvement in the large National Science Foundation-funded project known as CyberGIS, which aims to establish a fundamentally new software framework via a seamless … Continue reading

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Update: Announcing the Esri Ocean GIS Forum

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This original July 31st post updated October 2, 2013. In November 2012, Esri held a historic, one-time-only Oceans Summit: a high-level, strategic workshop with an eye toward helping Esri to move forward in its approaches to ocean-centric software, associated data … Continue reading

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Input Needed to New Arc Marine Data Model Survey

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Posted on behalf of Shaun Walbridge, Esri Help us set the direction for the Arc Marine data model by sharing information about how you use and manage your marine data. In April, we started a discussion with a webinar to … Continue reading

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Esri and the Science Community

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Shawn Otto, CEO and cofounder of ScienceDebate.org recently pointed out: “We are poised over the next 40 years to create as much new knowledge as we have in the past 400 years. At the same time, our major unresolved policy … Continue reading

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How is GIS Meeting the Needs of Ocean (and other) Sciences? Plus, Minus, Interesting…

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Among the most important activities at the Esri Oceans Summit (November 7–8, 2012; see prior blog post 1 and prior prior blog post 2) were the breakout groups, where participants were called upon to identify major barriers to the use … Continue reading

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Spatial Sampling in the Ocean: A Modest Proposal

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At the Esri Oceans Summit there were several “hallway conversations” about a lack of spatial sampling tools in ArcGIS and how this had led people to use Hawth’s Tools (now Geospatial Modelling Environment) and other approaches in order to perform … Continue reading

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