Geographic information systems (GIS) are incredibly adaptable and continue to be used in new ways to present various information visually and easily. There are certainly many tactical applications for GIS. For example, to aid employees in locating services, researching housing opportunities and tracking regional programs. At the same time, GIS can also be applied to strengthen communities, recognize standout individuals, and stimulate important conversations by visually displaying data to…Continue
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The final session I attended at the Esri User Conference was GIS and the Business of Government. In a very timely presentation, Bruce Joffe, from GIS Consultants, spoke about the impact of the recent California Supreme Court ruling requiring GIS data be subject to California public records laws.
Joffe provided an in-depth look at the legal process to win the case and provided an overview of the necessity of making GIS data available under public record law. The ruling was a…Continue
Today is the last full day of sessions at the Esri User conference, I’ve sat in a few sessions today, and thought I would share a brief recap on what I’ve learned and insights gained.
The first comes from a session on emergency management and GIS. This is one area where I am constantly blown away by GIS applications for emergency management. The session included GIS applications for training, recovery; real-time and helping first responders gain awareness of a crisis…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 11, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Location analytics is another way that GIS is transforming the public sector. This is due to advancements in GIS technology, GIS can be leveraged enterprise wide and within applications that users are already comfortable with. For instance, with Esri software, users can create simple maps using excel plug-in. The same can be said for organizations CRM, BI, ERP and nearly anything that has a location tied to it.
The abstract for the location analytics section…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 11, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments
Today I had the chance to sit in on a handful of sessions at Esri’s User Conference. Here are some quick links to more in-depth look at the conference, and below I have shared some abstracts that Esri provided on sessions I attended. The abstracts do a great job as a summary of the sessions, and I have also provided my key themes and takeaways from the day. Quick Links:…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 10, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
One of the sessions I attended at the Esri International User Conference was, Local Government: Well-Being. One of the speakers, Matthew Nalty, Kempe Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, explored a case study from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). The study explored how far away children were removed from their home of origin when they move to an out-of-home placement paid for by TDFPS. The study was based on data from 2009-2011…Continue
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One of the sessions I attended at Esri’s User Conference was New Enterprise GIS: Lessons Learned from the Trenches. This session featured the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dunwoody, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio, highlighting how they have implemented ArcGIS Server-based enterprise GIS. The three case studies were fascinating, as they consider the journey from a desktop environment to a fully distributed GIS model.
The City of Columbus and their application of GIS was a…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 10, 2013 at 10:57pm — No Comments
This week at the Esri International User Conference, non-profit Direct Relief was awarded the President’s Award for outstanding applications of a geographic information system (GIS). Direct Relief is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides medical material assistance to those affected by natural disasters, civil unrest and…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Data is transforming the way we live, socialize and work. We are increasingly moving towards the “internet of things,” in which all of the services and technology we rely on will be connected through apps, sensors and robotics. Countless times we have seen data revolutionize the way the public sector delivers services and improves decision-making. Data is the core to transforming crime-fighting operations, improving response times from 911 calls and resource allocation in a time of budget…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 9, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Today Esri’s User Conference kicked off in San Diego, California. Along with nearly 15,000 GIS professionals, I'll be spending the week out in San Diego covering the event and learning the latest developments from Esri. The Plenary session this AM included:
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Jack Dangermond, President of Esri, started off the 33rd Esri UC highlighting that the theme of the conference is “GIS: Transforming Our World.” Dangermond notes, “Our world is facing serious challenges, and it’s clear to me that we fundamentally and collectively need to create a better future.” GIS ability to visualize data, spot new patterns and show new kinds of relationships is one of the technologies that will help facilitate improved decision making and improved service delivery in the…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on July 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This week I will be attending Esri’s User Conference in San Diego, California. The annual conference highlights the latest developments in GIS and future developments for Esri. The Plenary sessions are just about to get going and will include presentations from:
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