Can you believe it? It’s already time to think about registration for the 2015 ESRIUC – Save the Date, July 20-24, 2015 in San Diego CA. See details including early registration at http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference
Ohmy, yep, that awkward moment when Microsoft rips… errrr adopts the Ignite name and brands their own event with it… pretty tacky Microsoft!
This via Twitter and Scott Berkun who shared with us details of this interesting Microsoft event… the problem though is that no doubt it will cause some confusion for many as they have branded the event with the popular prefix “Ignite”
— Scott Berkun (@berkun) October 16, 2014
Myself, I’m a huge fan of Ignite, having been introduced to the events by Brady Forrest and Andrew Hyde and am pleased that I’ve attended at least 20 Ignite events in places like San Fran, Fort Collins, Boulder CO, and a few other places I can’t quite recall!
Yep, Microsoft will hold Microsoft Ignite but don’t expect any of the “Ignite” awesomeness that we’ve all come to expect from the O’reilly Media branded events… sigh… I’m pretty sure we might hear from Tim O’reilly about this one…
you can always learn about the real Ignite events at http://igniteshow.com/oreilly
Here’s a webinar of interest to those involved in field data collection and concerned about accuracy. The webinar from Juniper Systems takes place Thursday (today) at 11 AM MDT (10 Pacific)
In this webinar, Juniper Systems’ GIS experts will demonstrate how to:
- Easily collect field data using EZTag CE, an inexpensive GIS-mapping software packed with functionality
- Achieve sub-meter accuracy on collected data with a simple post-processing software called EZSurv
- Import & export existing data from your GIS, including custom attributes
Does spatial analysis get you going? Are you eager to learn more about geotech? If so then this new MOOC from Esri is for you! Some details from Esri… This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You’ll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri’s cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers. [Read more…]
Something innovative from the CartoDB crew (timely given their recent announcement of CartoDB Enterprise) … The Map Academy, a series of online mapping courses – Learn to create maps on the web and visualize geospatial data.
The first course is ‘Online Mapping for Beginners’, which gives a walk through of many CartoDB capabilities. It’s available as 5 ‘chapters’ of 10 minutes or so each that you can follow along with at your own pace. You can get the data for the tutorials at the Map Academy page – see http://academy.cartodb.com/courses/01-beginners-course.html
Indeed there’s no shortage of cool and amazing technology to touch, see, and hear about at ESRIUC, actually, its almost overwhelming so creating a list of just 10 awesome things I saw is no simple task. Hopefully I won’t crush any feelings for those not mentioned here and just let it be known that this list could likely easily be rehashed into a “100 Cool things” list if I had the time!
Did you see any tech at esriuc that blew your sox off? If so please tell me about it in a comment or tweet me @gletham
Once again another International Esri user conference has come and gone. Myself, like about 15,000 others who made the trip to San Diego are now coming down from a big “Geo High” and are organizing our notes and contact information from all the great things we saw and fabulous people we met. The week began much like most other conference week’s did, with loads of excitement and Esri President Jack Dangermond addressing the huge crowd in attendance at the opening plenary. I felt that Dangermond really set the tone for the week with his opening remark that may have come over as rather surprising to many – he expressed how “something is changing, and we’re about to see GIS reach its full potential… there’s something afoot and I encourage you to notice it.” An exciting and bold statement I felt but after the week was done it did indeed seem rather appropriate and most of us at the conference did indeed go out there to notice it.
Esri user conference (Image credit: Esri)
The countdown is on… I’m scrambling here to prepare for a busy week at the annual Esri user conference in San Diego. I’m always interested in some of the fun developer meets and events that are planned during UC week – these are always pretty geeky, very interesting, and if lucky there’s usually some beer around as well! And so, the following are just 5 activities of interest that the Geo Developer or wanna-be developer mike consider taking part in while at the UC:
Some words from the event planners (http://www.wrsc.org/simcenter-vision)… We host PLAN SAN DIEGO which uses Geographic Information System to engage the Map making community in San Diego. We produce GIS Maps on ARCGIS Online. We Visualize data in our unique immersive visualization facility.
WE LOVE BEER!
Its that Simple….
To foster a local and global connection with the ESRI community we invite you to see our maps and drink our beer. $5 Gets you a sampling from San Diego’s Local Craft Beers [Read more…]
This really cool announcement came my way via the Esri Story Maps team… If people took last Thursday off for the long July 4th weekend they may have missed that along with the various updates to ArcGIS Online, we’ve released a completely new story map app that we think will be game changer especially for GIS professionals with a lot of narrative text, maps, images etc that they want to present.” Enter the Story Map Journal
We are assured that Story Maps will be represented pretty extensively at this year’s International User Conference. Attendees will hear about them and see live example story maps on the main stage (likely even from Jack himself I’m told), as well as in the various demo islands on the exhibition hall floor, demo theaters, technical workshops, and user presentations. See more detailed info in this blog post, Story Maps at the Esri User Conference 2014
Finally, if you’d like to get started making your own Story Map Journal be sure to check out the new resource at http://storymaps.arcgis.com/