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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Don’t Miss the GIS Managers Summit on Tuesday

Engage with your peers to learn how they are improving business efficiency and ROI with GIS. The Summit will feature three successful customers and focus on participation, networking, and attendee collaboration.

Don’t miss the GIS Managers Open Summit on Tuesday!

GIS managers, business and technology strategists, and otherdecision makers are encouraged to attend. The Summit is free but registration is required.

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Snapchat Us Up at EsriUC

Snapchat users at Esri UC can add a little extra geogeek “flair” to their photos around San Diego. Ted Burns, the moderator of Esrichat and Esrigram, thought it would be nice for attendees to have their very own geofilter for the Esri UC.

Tell us your story and follow EsriChat on SnapChat while you are at EsriUC.

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Two days and counting until the EsriUC. Are you in?

It’s almost go time, people.

What can you expect this year?

We are getting registration all set up and ready for you! Come on down and pick up your badge!

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New to EsriUC? We’ve got your back.

Are you attending the User Conference for the First Time?

 If so, then we have a 1-hour session on Sunday that will be perfect for you.

First time at EsriUC? Join us for a special session on Sunday that will get you prepped for an awesome week!

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Step Up to the EsriUC StepUP Challenge!

You know the drill – you  pack your most broken-in shoes from your closet, band-aids are stuffed into your pocket, and you hit the Esri UC with confidence. This is the week that your mind and your hamstrings are stretched to their limits. What is the one most important tip people offer to new attendees coming to the conference? “Wear comfortable shoes!”

Are you wearing your comfy shoes? Then you are ready for the Esri StepUP Challenge!

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Simple Scales – Utility Users Unite at EsriUC

True Understanding Requires Breaking Complex Problems into Simple Solutions

By Bill Meehan, Esri Utilities Solution Director

Years ago, I taught a graduate night course in electric power engineering. Most of the students had good working knowledge of linear circuit theory (simplified direct current circuits). This was easy to learn, simple “battery connects to light bulb” stuff. To solve the light bulb circuit, the most math you need was ninth grade algebra.

But electric power circuits were harder. They weren’t linear, and they were extensive. To figure out heavily loaded power lines, you had to do math problems more complex than those Will Hunting faced on Robin Williams’ chalkboard.

How do you do it? You solve thousands, perhaps millions of simultaneous, non-linear, differential equations. Hardly ninth grade algebra.

“Simple Scales, Complex Fails” – find out how simplicity and scalability can help you overcome utility issues at the Electric and Gas Kickoff Session on Tuesday morning.

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Attending EsriUC? Get Your Complimentary Copy of The ArcGIS Book

At the EsriUC, Esri will be unveiling The ArcGIS Book—Ten Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World. It’s a hands-on website and a print book for seasoned GIS practitioners and newcomers to GIS.

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Don’t Miss Technology Keynotes at the EsriUC

Transformational and inspirational – that’s you with GIS reimagined. Esri is offering two technology keynote presentations you don’t want to miss on this topic.

There is a whole wide world out there waiting for you and your GIS-based solutions. Be transformative in your communities. Learn how at the Technology Keynotes.

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