Every industry utilizes data in some facit or another. In the geo world, you can’t look in a direction that doesn’t include data…BIG data. Which is why we are bringing together GIS and developer professionals from throughout the DC metro area to learn more about Big Data and the latest in geospatial and cloud technology.
Come and hear from the biggest and brightest minds in the industry as we get into the nitty gritty of Big Data in the government geospatial community. Even if you’re not in the geo community, I bet you will pick up a thing or two that will help you with your agencies big data and technology challenges.
Also, here is the Schedule:
5:30 – 6:00 Lighting Talks: Practical Ways to Utilize ArcGIS Online in Your Organization & What’s New with ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based, collaborative content management system for maps, apps, data, and other geographic information. The system enables users to easily create, manage, and share their maps and data as well as access a set of ready-to-use maps and data from other users.
6:15 – 7:00 Main Speakers – The State of Big Data for Geo
Guest speakers Sean Gorman, Chief Strategist and Andrew Turner, CTO both formerly of GeoIQ and new additions to the recently announced Esri Washington, D.C. R&D Center team join us to discuss the State of Big Data for Geo and the difference between big data and traditional GIS. Sean and Andrew will explain how we’ve moved from early work applying geo-analytics to dynamic big data sources, like Twitter feeds and mobile event traffic, to today’s current efforts connecting to big data technologies such as MongoDB and Hbase. Join us to learn more about the latest trends in big data; the impact and challenges these new technologies create for GIS; and the future possibilities and directions for Big Data and geo.
7:00 – 8:00 Networking Reception
Mix and mingle with fellow D.C. metro area GIS and developer professionals while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages