Monthly Archives: May 2012

Find Advice, Recognition, and Inspiration in the Map Gallery

The Map Gallery at UC is more than just an engaging display of hundreds of maps. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with other professionals and share ideas about GIS projects and map design.

Larry Nierth, the GIS Supervisor at the City of Houston, said the Map Gallery provides a venue for him to try out new things: “I use the Map Gallery as a chance to challenge myself with different and unique presentation and analysis techniques and see how well they’re perceived and understood. Since the maps I submit are often part of an important project for the City of Houston, the comments I receive from fellow GIS professionals and Esri’s staff cartographers help me ensure that my messages are conveyed well graphically.” Continue reading

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Forecast for UC: 100 Percent Chance of Cloud

Given that “cloud” has become one of the most used technology buzzwords of the decade, it’s not surprising that the 2012 Esri International User Conference is shaping up to offer an impressive number of cloud sessions on the agenda.

In speaking with you, we know that you’re interested in figuring out the best ways to take advantage of this new computing paradigm. Some of you, like Dana Nibby from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, are interested in the resource capabilities the cloud offers. “Working in the cloud puts customers in a ‘Goldilocks’ zone for accessing just the right amount of resources,” Nibby said. “It enables public sector employees to operate like startup entrepreneurs who’ve always had to do more with less. Continue reading

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Experience the Full Power of Where at Esri UC

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2012 UC agenda search and planner is now available. In addition to exploring the more than 900-plus sessions in the agenda, you can also use the planner to start building your schedule for the week. Not only can this help you get to all of the presentations that matter most to you, but it’s also a great tool for justifying your trip to San Diego.  Once you’ve built your schedule, you can export it to Outlook or iCal so you can synch it with your mobile device.

While we hope you spend time delving into the full breadth of the agenda, here are a few of the topics that are generating buzz throughout the GIS community: Continue reading

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