The market leader in geographic software products, Esri, is growing every year. More than 350,000 organizations across the globe, more than 2/3 of the Fortune 500, use GIS technology to make better decisions montearily and strategically.
Government agencies are using GIS at an even higher level to inform policy making in a way that benefits local communities while saving tax payer’s dollars. Cities such as Boston, Washington D.C, and many others are using GIS to track and manage impacts from threats such as the recent blizzard, Juno. Jack Dangermond, founder of Esri, spoke to Forbes about how GIS is maximizing government’s influence:
GIS… is largely managing authoritative data sources, supporting geocentric workflows like fixing roads, making cities more livable through better planning, environmental management, forest management, drilling in the right location for oil, managing assets and utilities.
As a government employee, you want to be in the forefront of innovation! You can become apart of the technology revolution by using GIS as a tool to better serve the public while stimulating personal career growth. Learn how to do this at the Esri Federal GIS Conference on February 9-10, 2015. You can attend sessions such as:
- Big Data and Analytics: An Overview: learn how to batch and stream processing of Big Data in relation to ArcGIS from presenters Denis Hakanson, GISP, Sr. Geospatial Analyst, Geographic Information Services, Inc., NSGEM Communication & Outreach Coordinator and Mansour Raad from Esri.
- Using Location Analysis and GIS to Eliminate Fraud, Waste and Abuse: hear from real life combatants of fraud such as Elise Pittman, US Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.
- Making Better Policy Decisions Using Esri Community Analyst: learn how to use Community Analyst tools to evaluate impacts from local and national policy choices. The presenters are Alex Freiman, MPH, CPH, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, and Lisa Connley and Bonnie Strayer from Esri.
Esri is dedicated to helping the government optimize their resources so have made registration FREE for federal employees. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and register today.