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Share Your Work for the Plenary

As the Esri User Conference fast approaches, I need your help to put the finishing touches on my plenary session slides. They’re fantastic, but from my discussions with many of you about your fabulous work, I get the sense there’s even more stunning maps and photographs out there yet to be shared. I want to promote your work in my opening address on the giant screen in the San Diego Convention Center.

Highlighting your work is almost sacred to me because it shows you’re actualizing The Science of Where. Screenshots of maps and apps that change organizations motivate me. Your work also lights a fire under the Esri community to replicate what you’ve created, apply it in different ways, and even scale it up into something bigger.

In that spirit, I invite you to submit up to three images or videos by June 6 for us to consider including in the presentation. You can upload your work using the new image submission website. We’re particularly interested in images, maps, or screenshots on the following topics:

  • Maps that help with decision making
  • Maps that support situational awareness
  • Maps that support collaboration
  • Maps that help understand a complex situation
  • Maps that tell a story—story maps
  • Maps that demonstrate the use of spatial analysis, modeling, and science
  • Real-time maps and operational dashboards
  • High-quality basemaps and cartographic displays
  • Maps that show the use of imagery analytics
  • 3D maps and visualization
  • Images that depict the use of portals, web maps, and apps
  • Screenshots, diagrams, or photos illustrating the people working with GIS, including in the field

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. To everyone else who intends to upload images and videos, thank you in advance.

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The 2016 Esri User Conference – That’s a Wrap!

By: Barbara Shields

Its people that make GIS powerful and people that make a GIS conference great. GIS users, students, business teams, executives, Esri staff, Esri business partners, and celebrities gathered at the Esri UC User Conference in San Diego, California, to be part of the greatest GIS happening on the planet. It has been a very packed week.

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Jack Dangermond shares his vision about GIS enabling a smarter world

During the plenary Jack Dangermond presented the maps of GIS users around the world working in nearly every industry. The plenary production packed in 47 speakers that shared their visions, told their stories, demonstrated their work, and presented the latest technological innovations.

Andrea Wulf: Author Andrea Wulf shared the power of geography through the eyes of legendary scientist Alexander van Humboldt.

Richard Saul Wurman: Dreamers, such as Richard Saul Wurman, Founder of TED Talks, inspired people to think big.

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From Raptors to Butterflies, Esri Map Gallery Wows Attendees

They came to mingle, learn a thing or two, and see good maps. 

By: Ian Bramlett

After the Esri User Conference plenary on Monday, attendees flocked to the San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion to witness the marriage of science and aesthetics at the Map Gallery Opening and Evening Reception. Geographers and GIS professionals strolled the gallery with drinks and finger food, examining hundreds of maps created by Esri users with ArcGIS. Some were made by seasoned professionals while others were the handiwork of university and high school students—a testament to the broad use of GIS in academia. All of the individual pieces added up to a stunning collection that resembled a fine art show.

Entries from the younger map authors were on prominent display in the pavilion. Winners of the Esri Young Scholars Award showed why they were recognized for cartographic excellence; their maps told the stories of urban energy consumption in Italy, trajectories of accident patterns in Malaysia, and the need for GIS deployment in United Kingdom classrooms. The contributions of these budding cartographers were a melting pot of topics that truly spanned the globe.

Other maps showed concentrations of water main leaks for utility asset maintenance; flight paths of raptors to improve endangered bird species conservation; parcel values in Maui, Hawaii; the influx of luxury car brands in Tokyo, Japan; traffic data from highways in Turkey; population growth in Louisiana; and the dispersal of Bay checkerspot butterflies throughout San Rafael, California.

The point wasn’t lost on gallery visitors: name any topic, and a map can tell that subject’s story better than any other medium.

The 90,000 square-foot exhibit space was not only the perfect venue for hundreds of large-format maps but also a meet and greet with UC keynote speaker and author Andrea Wulf. Signing copies of her critically acclaimed book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Wulf shook attendees’ hands and expounded on her scientific expeditions.

Whether you’re a UC attendee this year or plan to attend next year, consider submitting a map to next year’s Map Gallery. You might already have a map in the works that will earn its spot in the Show of Cartographic Shows.

Explore photos of the Map Gallery Opening and Reception on Esri Flickr.

 

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Share Your Work—Be Part of this Year’s Plenary

The Esri User Conference is coming soon and I need your help to put the finishing touches on my plenary session slides.

Each year, the plenary session provides an inspiring overview of the state of geospatial technology today. One of the best ways to illustrate that is by sharing examples of your work.

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Roosevelt High School Back on the Esri Campus

On Wednesday, April 6, Esri will be hosting two busloads of 11th grade students from LA’s Roosevelt High School and one busload from LA’s Diego Rivera Learning Complex.

Esri’s Jack Dangermond and will.i.am at the 2013 Esri User Conference talking about the importance of education on the plenary main stage.

Esri’s work with these high school students began a few years ago, after Esri’s president and founder Jack Dangermond met musician will.i.am, a founding member of the The Black Eyed Peas. This unlikely pairing bonded over a common interest in introducing the next generation to technology and the sciences.

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