Tag: 2016 Esri User Conference

Esri welcomes Waze to the 2016 User Conference!

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We are excited to announce that Paige Fitzgerald from Waze will be speaking at the Esri UC 2016! Her work at Waze has focused on public-private partnerships through the Connected Citizens Program, where they connect citizens and government with data, … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro SDK at UC 2016


We’re just a week away from the UC 2016 Plenary, and to help you wrap up your schedule, below are some of the best UC week offerings on ArcGIS Pro and the Pro SDK.  Also, don’t forget to swing by … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Sign-up for a Free Data Health Check at the 2016 UC

The 2016 User Conference is almost upon us! We still have some spots left if you’re interested in getting your GIS data’s quality assessed by an Esri expert. For more information on how to sign-up please check out the original blog here.

We’ll see you next week!

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Need ArcGIS Maps Inside Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop? Learn at Esri UC!


Today, GIS users can use ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online to design public facing maps. We are now enabling users who have invested in the use of Adobe’s design applications to use these tools in conjunction with the ArcGIS … Continue reading

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Innovative Emerging Partners in the Esri Startup Zone at 2016 Esri UC

Jack Dangermond & Esri Startups

The Esri User Conference (Esri UC), June 27-July 1, 2016, in San Diego, California hosts 16,000 GIS users, managers and developers. 300 moderated sessions. 450 hours of technical training. 300 software vendors. Innovative Startup Zones. Inspirational keynotes. Competitions to test … Continue reading

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Story Maps at the 2016 Esri User Conference

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In just a few short weeks many of you will be making the trip to San Diego for the 2016 Esri User Conference. The Story Maps team will be in the Showcase Hall to meet with you, and we’ll also … Continue reading

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Cartography using ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud

For the past year or so, I’ve been part of a team at Esri that is developing the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud application. Our goal is that this extension will provide Adobe Creative Cloud users with web maps so that they can download these maps directly into their Adobe design environment from ArcGIS Online. For example, with ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, a  user  can  sign  into  their ArcGIS  Online  account  directly  from  Illustrator,  find geographic  content  that  fits  their  map  requirements,  and download this content into their Adobe Illustrator file. It is a seamless  workflow  since cartographers  and  designers  can create a map with spatial data without having to leave Adobe Illustrator.  The  result  is  a  vector  map  containing specifications  that  are  set  by  the  user. Designers and cartographers can then leverage Illustrator’s graphic editing power to design their map as they desire.

There  are  a  lot  of  mapping  and  GIS  organizations  and companies who have a GIS analyst or team and a designer or team  of  designers.  These two  groups,  GIS  analysts  and graphic designers, often have different priorities during their map-making  process,  and  this  application  we’ve  been developing  provides  a  collaborative  tool  for  analysts and designers  to  work  together  in  their  organization’s  map-production  workflow.  GIS analysts can add  their  well-prepared  and  precisely  analyzed  map  data  to  their organization’s  ArcGIS  Online  account,  and  designers  can easily  access  this  data  from  Adobe  Creative  Cloud applications. Allowing designers the opportunity to create their maps in a graphic design tool that they are familiar with greatly improves the map editing workflow efficiency and results. Of course there is the third type of user – the person who is skilled at both GIS and graphic design. The ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud application is a great tool for these users as well.

A lot of static mapping is completed in Adobe Illustrator. In fact, as a cartographer myself, this is how I create most of my static maps, and even some design for interactive mapping. The GIS-export-to-Adobe Illustrator workflow for static mapping is  the  one  I  was  trained  to  follow  at  the  University  of Wisconsin-Madison. After I was hired as a cartographer at Kulshan  Cartographic  Services  in  Bellingham  I  discovered that this workflow is also common practice in the professional cartography world. Now that I am at Esri, it is very exciting to be part of a team that is making this process a lot easier and reproducible.

We have been conducting usability testing, and our plan is to have the beta version of ArcGIS for Adobe Creative Cloud released around the same time as our Esri User Conference this June. Visit esri.com/adobecc for more information and to sign up to be notified when the beta version is available.

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Data Health Checks Are Back!

Esri is, once again, offering the free GIS data health checks at this year’s User Conference.

In 2011, Esri provided water/wastewater customers an opportunity to see just how clean their data really is. Since then, the Data Health Checks, as they are called, have become a staple service at every User Conference and are now offered across four industries.

Data Health Checks Station at the 2015 Esri User Conference

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