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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 Government Weekly News: GGIM Standards Report, Sarasota Polygons, First Nations Map Their Land

GGIM Standards Report National Mapping Authority Perspective: International Geospatial Standards by Lead Authors Gerardo Esparza, INEGI, Mexico, Steven Ramage, Ordnance Survey International, Great Britain is available as a 26 page PDF download.   Sarasota...Read more

Meet the Unknowns in the 20 Most Promising GIS Solution Providers of 2014

In July a magazine called CIO Review published its 20 Most Promising GIS Solution Providers 2014. We’ll tell you who they selected, but more importantly, we’ll tell you why you should be aware of some of the lesser known companies on the list.

GIS Health News Weekly: Australia and the Flu, GIving Blood, C-Sections in Washington State

Using 3D to Track Flu Speaking from her base in California, Ms [Lauren] Bennett [Spatial Analysis Product Engineer] said advancements in mapping technology could provide unprecedented insights into how influenza and other disease outbreaks spread in Australia...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Census Quiz App, GeoHumanities at Penn State, ConnectED

Census Mobile Quiz: Statistical Literacy of U.S. Population The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users' knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The...Read more

Updated Pace GIS MOOC Teaches ArcGIS Desktop

An updated version of the GIS Basics MOOC (enroll) offered by Pace Uneiversity professor Peggy Minnis will start on September 1. The new version titled Desktop GIS (syllabus) will again focus on ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 but the course is now structured around three...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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