Jack Dangermond
President, Esri

The Science of Where is a new way of describing the collective work done by Esri and the GIS community. The phrase is designed to capture and communicate, in a few words, the applications of geographic science using GIS technology. It’s about applying a data-driven approach that uses geography to unlock understanding. In this context, geography provides the science and framework for organizing our knowledge. GIS provides the technical means for understanding that knowledge through data exploration, analytics, and visualization—then sharing that knowledge through dissemination. Effectively, The Science of Where distills what we do and why we do it. Be the first to hear Esri President Jack Dangermond’s future vision for GIS and how we all apply The Science of Where, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Take a look at this year’s Esri UC Big Ideas.
Building Systems That Support The Science of Where

A major part of making The Science of Where successful in organizations involves designing and deploying an effective GIS platform strategy. Join Esri staff to discover just a few of the latest technologies.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Enterprise (GeoAnalytics Server, Image Server, and GeoEvent Server)

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Apps for the Field & Office

ArcGIS Hub

Notebooks and the ArcGIS API for Python

Much more…

Applying The Science of Where

Join an exciting lineup throughout the day to hear GIS success stories from industry thought leaders.

Oakland County, Michigan: Distributed GIS – Reinvigorate the Value of GIS

Taylor Shellfish Farms: Using GIS from Tide to Table

Chesapeake Conservancy: Advancing Remote Sensing

Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS): Real-Time GIS – When Every Second Counts

Walt Disney Animation Studios: Behind the Scenes of Zootopia

Smart Dubai, NXN, & Dubai Design District: Becoming the Happiest City On Earth

4-H: The Science of Learning

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Dr. Geoffrey West
Theoretical Physicist and Author

Dr. Geoffrey West is a distinguished physicist, author, and thought leader. Named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine and recognized by the Harvard Business Review for his research, West is at the forefront of the scientific study of cities, companies, and sustainability.

His work developing a quantitative, predictive, scientific framework for understanding the dynamics of cities and urbanization is motivated by the search for unifying principles and the “simplicity underlying complexity.” His research has shed new light on the explosive growth in urban environments, economies of scale, and the accelerating pace of life—and has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and The Economist.

Enjoy a look inside his new book, Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies.

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