Monthly Archives: July 2015

EsriUC 2015 Map Gallery Winners!

Take a peak at some creative cartography – the winners of the Map Gallery are now posted here.

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Esri ICA and IMIA Excellence in Cartography Winner: 3D Model of Kauai.

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Esri ICA and IMIA Excellence in Cartography Winner:Grand Canyon National Park.

And check back – Esri’s Mark Harrower will be sharing insights from the judges in the next couple of weeks.

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A World of New Possibilities with ArcGIS Pro and Cisco Systems

Announced just this week at the EsriUC was the completed testing of ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments, thanks to Esri teaming with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT.

ArcGIS Pro reinvents desktop GIS. This 64-bit desktop application is a central part of the ArcGIS platform, letting you render, design and edit in 2D and 3D. You can work with multiple displays and layouts, and publish finished web maps directly to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. There is nothing stopping you from connecting to users throughout your organization or the world.

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Esri Business Summit was all about #Healthybiz

Executives from some of the world’s top businesses shared why a location platform is important to their business at the Esri Business Summit, which began July 18.

Located in the Hilton Bayfront, the Esri Business Summit ran for four days and included two days of high level talks from business leaders, the Esri UC Plenary, and paper and SIG sessions on Tuesday.

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Congrats to the Esri StepUp Challenge Winner!

Who had more than 35,000 steps both Monday and Tuesday? Al, that’s who.

The Esri StepUp Challenge winner for both Monday and Tuesday is Al. We took a picture of his shoes, because when you walk more than 35,000 steps in one day, your shoes are pretty important.

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UC Showcase Showdown

There’s just so much to see and do at the Esri UC Showcase—and all of it’s cool. Here we compiled a list of some of the most remarkable sights and people.

The Startup Zone

Ooh, the up-and-comers in the Startup Zone. We talked to the creators of MapJam about their app that lets you make and share personal maps (via social media and even text messages). Instead of sending a PDF to your next birthday party you can send a real-time map that you can update constantly.

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The Battle Against Ebola: Esri UC Plenary

Ebola. The word caused widespread fear in the summer of 2014.

Stories about the outbreak of this deadly virus in west Africa dominated the news, whipping up worry thousands of miles away from what was ground zero for the epidemic.

One headline in a British newspaper screamed: Ebola Terror as Passenger Dies at Gatwick.

But at the World Health Organization (WHO), where epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Aylward was  Assistant-Director – Polio and Emergencies, heads were cooler. Aylward was reassigned to lead the Ebola response for WHO and a response plan was underway.

World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Aylward.

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EsriUC User Presentations Awe and Impress

Water, air, earth, and fire—the four elements that constitute the Earth and the four focal points of user presentations at the 2015 Esri User Conference.

Esri’s Lauren Bennett and John Calkins led roughly 15,000 attendees on a journey from the cornfields of Midwestern America all the way to the Australian wilderness during the plenary session July 20. The purpose was to show how comprehensive and innovative GIS solutions can foster better understanding and bring about more informed decisions and actions.

More than 15,000 Esri users attended the EsriUC Plenary in San Diego, California, listening raptly to a day’s worth of presentations from organizations around the world.

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Watch the EsriUC Plenary Videos

The videos from the Plenary Session on Monday, July 20, 2015, are ready for viewing and sharing!

Relive the Plenary and share the experience with others.

  • Keynote from Jack Dangermond
  • R&D at Esri
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District – A Mission-Critical Approach to Water
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Web GIS Delivers Safety and Efficiency
  • Beck’s Hybrids – Feeding the World: Precision Agriculture Simplified
  • State of Victoria, Australia, Government – Proactive Rejuvenation: Ignite Your Potential
  • World Health Organization – The Battle against Ebola and Polio
  • National Geographic Society – Understanding Geography
  • Mentoring the Next Generation – Connecting GIS with Education

Watch the videos!

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Welcome to the dating (Arc)Scene. Vote for your favorite speed dater!

Love was in the air at the Esri User Conference Plenary session on Monday. Love for mapping apps, that is.

Following the technology demos and before the lunch break, the audience had a chance to flirt – from a distance – with all of Esri’s ready-to-use apps during a high-energy App Speed Dating pitch on stage. Esri UC attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite app. The winning app will be unveiled at Thursday night’s Party by the Bay.

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Get Your Signed Atlas Tonight at the EsriUC Map Gallery

Book Signing at EsriUC

There will be a book signing by Gary Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society at the Map Gallery Reception. The signing will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the National Geographic Society’s special display area, where they are celebrating 100 Years of National Geographic Maps: The Art and Science of Place.

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