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Top Ten Stories from Esri’s International User Conference

Did you miss the news from the Esri International User's Conference, July 14-17? Directions Magazine's editorial staff was there covering all the action from the Senior Executive Seminar, the Education GIS Conference, the Business Summit and the main plenary sessions. Here are links to 10 articles that will summarize the top news and more.

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News and Analysis

GIS Health News Weekly: Florida’s New Food Map, Asthma and GPS, California’s West Nile Cases

Florida Roadmap to Healthy Living The Florida state Agriculture Department launched an online map (right) identifying "food deserts" and pockets of residents with nutrition-related health problems to help in response. Florida's Roadmap to Living Healthy is the...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: USC Spatial Treasure Hunt, Maps Engine Lite, Chico State Geography

USC Spatial Treasure Hunt This year marked the first USC GeoScavenge, a Welcome Week event created by the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) housed in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. During the Aug. 22 event, students used smartphones...Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: LOC Spatial Search, Texas Flood Maps, Surrey Open Data

Library of Congress Request input for Spatial Search Engine The “geospatial search engine software solution” would let staff collect data in a variety of formats and sources, including geospatial data sets, digital images, text files, .xml, PDFs and other...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: CDC Staffer to Join URISA Hall of Fame, AEDs, Open Data on Ebola

CDC Geographer/Statistician to Join URISA GIS Hall of Fame Potomac's Charles M. Croner, Ph.D. is a geographer and survey statistician extraordinaire — a U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leader who will be inducted into the Urban and...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Beyond Mapping, ISS Photos, Yale Properties

Beyond Mapping Complication All of the pre-2013 articles from Joseph K. Berry's Beyond Mapping column from Geoworld are now available in four online or print volumes. The nearly 1000 pages and more than 750 figures in the Beyond Mapping Compilation Series...Read more


Esri Insider Blog

A Marketing Student in a Geogeek’s World

By Katherine Desy, Syracuse University Class of 2015 I am one of Esri’s 105 summer interns. I work in the Strategic Marketing Department in Redlands. Currently I am preparing to go back to school for my senior year at Syracuse … Continue reading

How Sharing Data Can Protect Lives

When people think about GIS for national security, they usually think of maps or apps showing potential threats, chemical plumes, resource locations, or natural hazards. But at the 2014 Esri National Security Summit, July 12-15 at the Hilton San Diego … Continue reading

“How May I Help You?”

From customers to CxOs, Starbucks delivers world-class service More than 70 million customers stop at a Starbucks coffee shop somewhere in the world every week. Customers are the center of what this company does—it has spent over 40 years building … Continue reading

Esri and SAP—A New Frontier in Decision Analytics

At the 2014 Esri UC, SAP and Esri announced continued progress toward our goal of deeply integrating GIS solutions with SAP platforms and enterprise applications through shared innovation across the SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI), and SAP Mobile … Continue reading

Showcase Showdown: Hey, did you check this out? It was so rad.

It’s a geogeek playground! We combed the Esri UC Showcase to find some of the coolest stuff. We felt amazed, inspired, and kind of geeky about what we found. Here’s a roundup. Trip Out! Virtual Reality like Never Before It’s … Continue reading

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