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July 2015


Top 25 Stops to Make at the Esri UC

By Carla Wheeler
Esri Writer

Whether you are attending your first Esri User Conference (Esri UC) or your thirty-fifth, you know this month's geogathering is one big event with hundreds of things to see and do. Here are our top 25 suggested stops to make at the Esri UC, including the Plenary Session, the Industry Island Envisioning Center, Speed Geeking, the UX & UI Hub, and the Party by the Bay. Read the article. View the Esri Story Map Tour.

Top 25 Stops to Make at the Esri UC
This Esri Story Map Tour will help inform your choices as you decide what to see and do at the Esri User Conference.

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The Tip

Explore the Ecological Land Units of the World
Familiarize yourself with the World Ecological Land Units Map and its data using a special Esri Story Map called Explore a Tapestry of World Ecosystems. Read the tip.

Join the Conversation

    The Headlines

    Utah Has a UPLAN
  • Utah Has a UPLAN

    The Utah Department of Transportation uses the UPLAN portal it created in ArcGIS Online to share and work with maps. Read the article.

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    A Clean Sweep
  • A Clean Sweep

    Sanitation trucks in the city of Los Angeles and surrounding communities are now being routed using ArcGIS Online and apps such as Collector for ArcGIS. Read the article.

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    To Our Health
  • To Our Health

    Create a game-changing app that will help communities better understand and reduce the impact of climate change on health. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge. Read the article and enter.

  • The Geospatial Report

  • Apply Geography to Your World

    Digital mapmaking is going mainstream. So sit down at your computer and start to learn GIS concepts and how to make a web map and (3D) scene, tell a story using a map, access data from the Living Atlas of the World, and more. Read The ArcGIS Book.

  • Be a Smart Community

    Esri's ArcGIS platform supports the concept of smart communities—places that thrive economically and where citizens live healthy, safe, and happy lives. Communities can get started in many ways, including by joining the Esri Hub Program. Read more.

  • Secrets of Story Map Telling

    Lure people in. Strive for simplicity. These are two of the five principles of effective storytelling to follow when you are creating a story map. Read the advice from the Story Map team.

  • Finding Ocean Solutions

    Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, published by Esri, dives deep into how GIS technology is being used around the world to manage and protect oceans. This book is perfect for oceanographers and other marine scientists, researchers, and students. Buy the book.

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    Tech Time

    Navigate with ArcGIS

    Navigate with ArcGIS

    Esri's new Navigator for ArcGIS app, which runs on all types of devices—from smartphones to ruggedized tablets—will route you to your job sites quickly, directing you to the exact location of your assets in the field. Read the article.

  • Tame Your Typography

    ArcGIS Pro includes some fantastic new labeling capabilities to suit your map, features, and individual mapping elements. Read the blog.

  • Elevate Your Web Map

    Use the Elevation Profile app template to make a web map that shows the difficulty of hiking trails. Take the Learn ArcGIS lesson.

  • Get to Know ArcGIS

    Brush up on your ArcGIS for Desktop skills or learn new ones using the new Esri book Getting to Know ArcGIS, fourth edition. Buy the book.

  • Maps & More

    Get ConnectED
  • Get ConnectED

    More than 1,000 schools in the United States use a free ArcGIS Online organizational account, which Esri provides through President Obama's ConnectED initiative. Students in your area can start analyzing data and making maps too. Read the article.

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    A Better World
  • A Better World

    New content was just added to the World Topographic Map, which is seen by more than one million viewers daily. The latest contributions include data from the state of Massachusetts and the city of Hinesville, Georgia. Read the blog.

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    Hardware Offer
  • Hardware Offer

    Esri offers ArcGIS desktop and server software bundled with Dell hardware that can complement or be used to upgrade your existing GIS infrastructure. Order today.

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    The Last Word

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