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Esri Federal GIS Conference: I Have No Idea What GIS Is

Lately, we've been talking about Esri's upcoming Federal GIS Conference, and I know what a lot of you may be thinking: "A conference completely devoted to discussing GIS sounds really cool, but I don't know anything about GIS!" Is this you? Maybe you know of GIS, but feel like you don't know enough to dive into a conference all about it.

If you are new to GIS and are looking for a bigger picture of what it is, how it works, and how it will make a difference in government, don't be discouraged! There's no need to be a GIS expert upon arrival at the conference. Esri is featuring several introductory sessions that are available to curious folks just like you. These sessions will explore the basic concepts of GIS, what it does, why millions of people around the globe rely on it. Through these workshops you can also discover how public and private organizations worldwide can find real value in learning more about this powerful technology.

Here's a closer look at some of the sessions offered to GIS newcomers:


Designing Your Staff Development Plan

Mobile GIS - An Introduction

What is GIS and How Can It Help Me?T

Getting Started with ArcGIS for Server

GIS Community Standards

Getting Started - An Introduction to the Geodatabase

Providing Interoperability Using the Open Geoservices REST Specification

What You Need to Know about Managing an Enterprise GIS Project


Don't miss out on one awesome conference! Be sure to take advantage of these sessions and get a little more GIS-saavy!


The Esri Federal GIS Conference is taking place February 22-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Register today!

















The Esri Federal GIS Conference is taking place February 22-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Register today!

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