This year I was fortunate enough to get to San Diego nice and early for the ESRIUC, arriving Saturday, providing plenty of time to get acquainted with San Diego and the SDCC prior to the event kick-off. That also meant that I was in town for the Executive seminar, an invite only event where high-level Esri customers and partners were provided with some pre-conference words from Jack Dangermond and other special guest speakers.
The event kicked off bright and early Sunday morning with a film provided by session moderator, Dr Roger Tomlinson showing off the early days of GIS at the Canada Land Inventory – laughter rang out in the room when presented with images of a young GIS pro using a dot grid to overlay maps of various data layers while diligently counting the dots in the grid – I hope none of you are still using this approach!
From Jack – “you’ll remember this conference. This is the release of technology that will move GIS very rapidly”