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GIS Education News Weekly: Urban Informatics Degree, DIgiMap for Colleges, Thanksgiving Food Map

(This weekly education post is typically published on Thursdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!) Thanksgiving Food GIS  "Where Does Thanksgiving Dinner Grow?" is mapping and data project from Linda Zellmer, government and data services librarian at Western...

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News and Analysis

GIS Government Weekly News: Pierce County Open Data, Jamaica Development, TIGER Lives!

(This weekly government post is typically published on Wednesdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!) Pierce County Washington Open Data Site In celebration of International GIS Day, Pierce County is launching a free new...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Central College, Finland Puts Geo in Curriculum, LizardTech Edu Licensing

GIS at Central College, Pella, IA Central College featured Rachel Frana, a senior environmental studies major,  who is using GIS to map the locations and demographic data of over 8,000 families served by Des Moines Area Religious Council pantries in a recent...Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: Fiji Sugar Portal, Balancing Mobile and Silverlight, Sinkholes

Fiji's Sugar Cane GIS Fuji's Prime Minister and Minister for Sugar, Voreqe Bainimarama launched the Sugar Cane Industry WebGIS Portal last week. The digitisation of cane farms and the capturing of all data in the WebGIS portal will enable access a number of...Read more

Telling the GIS and GIS Day Story Outside the GIS Community

GIS Day is this Wednesday. It’s our industry’s annual opportunity to share what we do, why it’s important and to encourage its further use. GIS Day is both an educational and a marketing opportunity as we reach out to students, educators, and potential users in a...Read more

Changing the Status Quo of Healthcare Using GIS

Several hundred users and potential users of GIS gathered to explore the role of the technology in healthcare and human services at the Esri Health GIS Conference. While change was in the air, challenges related to working together and finding and using quality data in analyses...Read more


Esri Insider Blog

Time to vote!

It’s time to vote for your favorite Esri UC look for 2015! If you’re going to vote for one thing this year, make it this.   Last year you made history. You voted for and chose the look of the … Continue reading

Meet Another Abstract Author

Apollo Teng, the GIS Manager at Montgomery County, Maryland, submitted a paper abstract that discusses how the County enhanced their website with StoryMaps. Montgomery County is one of the most populous Counties in the National Capital region of the United … Continue reading

Just the facts, Ma’am

With less than two weeks left to get your paper abstract in for the 2015 Esri UC, I thought it might be interesting to look at some statistics from last year. Number of papers submitted by the final deadline: 1367 … Continue reading

GeoPeep Chat with Jonah

With the UC Call for Papers deadline fast approaching EsriUC got some insight from a past presenter on why he submitted an abstract this year. We cornered Jonah Adkins who works with Esri Platinum Partner Geographic Information Services, Inc.. Jonah … Continue reading

Bring it On!

The papers, that is! Your paper, to be specific. This is your time to bask in your own glory, make your mark, be all you can be – and you can make it happen at the Esri UC! The Call … Continue reading

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