Monthly Archives: April 2012
Map, chart, and data production organizations currently face a daunting task. In the face of deep cuts in staffing levels and seeing their budgets slashed by as much as fifty percent, these organizations are being asked to maintain or even increase the production of mission-critical map and information products.
You’re not alone. Join our map, chart, and data production team at the Esri UC and explore how new tools and workflows can help you meet greater demands despite having fewer resources. From SDI and imagery to cartography and national mapping, you’ll find the information and help you need to meet your goals. Mark Cygan, Esri’s map, chart, and data production industry manager, previews what we have in-store at this year’s UC.
The move to digital sensors from more traditional scanned aerial imagery has had a profound impact on the way GIS professionals use remotely sensed data. The volume, speed, and clarity of imagery that digital cameras collect opens up image processing possibilities and analyses that are much more accurate. At ArcGIS 10.1, the ability to manage and produce imagery on-the-fly is changing the traditional input-output model to a transactional model that speeds the production of imagery products. Continue reading
Between ArcGIS 10.1, the cloud, and ArcGIS Online, this year’s UC is a can’t-miss event for GIS users in any industry. However, this year is particularly important for utilities professionals, given the current economic climate and the federal government’s emphasis on the strict management of transmission resources.
With these factors in mind, our utilities team has developed a comprehensive program of events, presentations, and speakers that are geared toward helping you solve your biggest utilities problems with GIS. Bill Meehan, Esri’s director of utility solutions, explains why he’s excited about this year’s UC.
One of the highlights during last year’s plenary session at UC was the presentation by Dominique Evans-Bye, a GIS and science teacher at Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta, California, and her student Yeprem Chavdarian. The pair showed how introducing GIS technology in the classroom empowered students to tackle a variety of projects, from marine science research to other environmental issues.