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Watch Esri UC on Snapchat!

We’ve got some exciting news about Esri on Snapchat!

Esrichat will be sharing the best moments of Esri UC on our Snapchat story. Snapchat stories are compilations of photos and videos you can watch right from your phone.

Take a photo of the Snapcode to add Esrichat as a friend.

You’ll see all of the exciting UC action including, Jack’s plenary address, the giant Map Gallery, and exclusive opportunities to score awesome swag.

And check this out–Esri UC Geofilters are back! Swipe left or right on your snaps to add special Esri stickers. Prove to your friends you made it to the “Mappiest Place on Earth!”

Find all three Geofilters at Esri UC starting June 28.

If you’re new to Snapchat, here’s a quick tutorial:

Download Snapchat from the App Store or Google Play.

Add Esrichat by using the Snapcode at the top of the post or by following these methods: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Friends-on-Snapchat

To watch our story follow the steps below:

1. Add Esrichat by taking a photo of the Snapcode. 2. Tap the “three dot” menu button in the bottom right corner. 3. Tap “esrichat” to start watching the story. Check throughout the day for new updates.

Snapchat has many other features. Learn about all of them and get other tips here: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US

Happy Snapping! See you at UC!

—Ted Burns, @Esrigram/Esrichat

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Esri UC 2016 Early Bird Registration is Open

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Take advantage of early registration for the Esri UC. Not only will you save $400 off the regular registration fee, you can reserve the hotel room you want and grab a seat at a popular preconference seminar, before any of them sell out.

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From Plot Boy to Polling Station Expeditor – An Esri UC Paper Abstract Author Shares His Project

Tim Nolan is a senior applications manager at Collin County, Texas. He has been attending the Esri UC off and on since 1992. When he can’t attend, he sends his staff.  We wanted to understand what keeps him coming back to the Esri UC and talk to him about the paper abstract he submitted this year.

Tim Nolan is a senior applications manager at Collin County, Texas.

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No Trick, Only Treats – Abstract Submission Deadline is Extended!

That’s right, we’ve extended the abstract paper deadline until Tuesday, November 3. We hope these few additional days will help those of you sitting on the fence make the decision to submit an abstract and join us June 27 – July 1, 2016 as a paper presenter!

Thuy Bui, a decision support analyst for the Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment at Cook Children’s Healthcare System, submitted her paper for EsriUC. Have you?

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Understanding Fire Ladders in the Wilds of Detroit – Another Inside Look at a Paper Submission

Editor’s note: The deadline for the EsriUC 2016 Call for Papers has been extended until November 3, 2015. 

Only two more days until the Esri UC 2016 paper abstract submissions close.

Part of the magic of the UC is meeting others who use GIS in their day-to-day business. So many times, people have light bulb moments just by sharing their stories, even with others who work in different industries. It is truly inspiring, and that is the spirit of the paper sessions.

We hope you consider sharing your story. To help get you motivated, here is another story about a hopeful paper presenter.

Carrie Beth Lasley is a research associate at the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan as well as an instructor of Geography and Urban Planning.

Carrie Beth Lasley is a research associate at the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she focuses on urban health and safety risks. She is also an instructor of Geography and Urban Planning at Wayne State.

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Knowing Where the Fish Go – An Inside Look at a Paper Abstract Submission

Editor’s note: The deadline for the EsriUC 2016 Call for Papers has been extended until November 3, 2015. 

The deadline to submit abstracts for the Esri UC 2016 is THIS FRIDAY, October 30, 2015. With that in mind, we thought we’d ask a few questions of a hopeful first-time presenter at the conference.

Donovan Sherrat is a GIS Manager for the Environmental Office of the Kentucky National Guard

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EsriUC 2016 Call for Papers is Now Open!

That’s right folks. It’s time to get your abstracts submitted for next year’s amazing conference.

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2015 GIS Managers’ Open Summit: Presentations and Round Table Discussion Notes

By Dave Peters, principal technical architect, and Matt Artz, content strategist, Esri

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, more than 300 GIS professionals came together in San Diego, California for the 5th annual GIS Managers’ Open Summit.  The GIS Managers’ Open Summit is an “unconference”-style event designed to help GIS managers, business and technology strategists, and other decision makers attending the Esri User Conference to engage in conversations with their peers on topics that relate to business efficiencies, ROI, GIS management strategies, and much more.

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A New Network for GIS Professionals

By Citabria Stevens, ArcNews editor

There are countless ways to enter the field of GIS and, with a bit of imagination and creativity, even more ways to use the technology.

This notion of limitless possibilities was the overarching theme of a series of events put on by the Young Professionals Network (YPN) at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California. The YPN, in its inaugural year, offers budding GIS professionals—of any age—the opportunity to network with peers and meet some of the most dynamic and influential people in GIS.

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Top Ten Takeaways from the EsriUC Plenary

Here it is – a top ten that I think John Calkins would approve.

 

Mosey on over to Esri’s monthly online magazine ArcWatch and see what the editor had to say about this year’s Plenary. If you don’t already receive this in your inbox, sign yourself up for this e-zine that is chock full of software info and interesting news.

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