The Living Atlas, Taking Center Stage at ESRIUC

GIS is all about the data, it always has been and I’ve been preaching that since 1999 I believe. ArcGIS Online is the platform, however, without rich, 3D data, what’s the point right? ArcGIS Online is the gateway that Esri wants you to use as your access point for feature rich, 3D, raster and vector data and media. As AGO matures we are now hearing about the next step in the evolution – The Living Atlas http://doc.arcgis.com/en/living-atlas/.  The Living Atlas was a focal point of Jack Dangermond’s plenary keynote at ESRIUC on Monday morning, with demos spinning on the Globe and Jack encouraging the user community to use it and contribute – yes, it also made my list of 10 things that turned my head at ESRIUC!

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10 Things that Turned Heads at ESRIUC + a couple more!

I’m often asked by colleagues, “What got your attention at UC?” Indeed there isn’t a quick answer for this as there really was so much to see and digest. There were, however, 10 things that jumped out at me and I’m pleased to share in Top 10 style, much the way I do every year. And so, please find 10 Things that turned my head at ESRIUC (in no particular order), along with several “bonus” inclusions.

There was no shortage of head turning moments at ESRIUC this year. Some of the things that jumped out at me and have gotten a mention in this first post include: the Living Atlas, Esri Startup Zone, A new product called Insight, UAVs, the PDF Map Store, and MapBox!


hot sauce

Read on for details in this feature on GISuser – What got your attention?

Students WOW the crowd at #ESRIUC again!

With the International ESRIUC behind us for another year it’s now time to digest all the amazing things we saw and heard about and get busy. If you aren’t motivated enough then perhaps this awesome presentation by Sara and Lily from Hawaii will inspire you. These incredibly smart and passionate ladies are using GIS in their efforts to tackle a local environmental concern, the invasion of the mangrove on the shores of their home, Molokai, Hawaii. I’m always completely blown away each year at ESRIUC when I hear from the K-12 students, the ESRI K-12 & EDU team, and what they are doing and this year was no different. Enjoy the presentation, and if you’ve already seen them, go ahead and watch it again, I did! (Video Source: Esri)

 



Just in Time for ESRIUC, 2015 GaslampMap.com Updated

Yes indeed, just in the nick of time, our friends Martha and Jim have shared details of the latest update to the wonderful and useful GaslampMap.com. Use this handy resource while in San Diego attending ESRIUC, Comic Con, or ??? and have access any time any place to all the latest and greatest restaurants, bars, and night spots in the famous Gaslamp District.

San Diego Gaslamp map

San Diego Gaslamp map

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The Ultimate Story Map for #ESRIUC in 3D from Esri, TomTom and SmarterBetterCities

Here’s something pretty nifty for those of you heading off to the 2015 ESRIUC in San Diego, a venue Story Map in 3D. Wander the virtual San Diego Convention Center and see exactly where the plenary session is located, the Map gallery, you can even locate where the yoga takes place! Spin the map around, tilt it, and view the entire Convention Center in wonderful 3D – it really is awesome!!

Top 25 Things to Experience When You Visit Esri UC: 3D Edition

Top 25 Things to Experience When You Visit Esri UC: 3D Edition

Jump directly to the story map HERE or read more about it HERE

Wanted, Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT OSM)

An interesting career opportunity has popped up in our GeoJobsBIZ Career portal as HOT is seeking an executive Director. Recall,  HOT applies the principles of open source and open data sharing to improve the welfare of the communities where we work, especially those at risk of natural disaster or other crisis.

HOT OSM

The successful candidate will approach HOT with creativity and drive leading us to grow into the future. [Read more…]

Single Photon LIDAR Webinar Recording

Recall, a short time ago Sigma Space Corporation hosted a webinar designed to introduce technologists to Single Photon LiDAR (SPL) technology

Single Photon LIDAR Webinar Recording and Resources

If you happen to have missed out on the webinar we’re glad to share some additional resources on the topic, including a pointer to where you can access a recording of this event to watch at your leisure. [Read more…]

Story Map Shares Top 25 Things to do in San Diego While at #ESRIUC

In typical map geek fashion, Esri has shared a clever Story Map to help the GeoGeek navigate some of the best things to do while in San Diego at the annual International ESRIUC. Tips range from networking opportunities, key learning events, Dev talks, a 5K walk and there’s even a group yoga class – pretty much something for everyone!

25 Things to do while at ESRIUC

25 Things to do while at ESRIUC

You definitely won’t be bored during ESRIUC week!

Check out the Story Map HERE

 

Hello GoPro HERO4 Session

Bigger isn’t always better, case in point, the HERO4 Session, an awesome little gadget! Small in size but big on functionality, HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.

GoPro Launches HERO4 Session

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