Creating the Future of 3D GIS

Expanded use of 3D GIS and mapping technology is increasingly common because of its ability to realistically render natural and man-made features for better analysis and decision-making. Recent developments in Esri CityEngine and the ArcGIS platform include advanced capabilities to quickly generate intelligent 3D visualizations that retain the modeling capabilities found in 2D GIS.

We'll see you in San Diego on July 18th, but until then, take a moment to explore this 3D web scene of the Omni San Diego. Created by SmarterBetterCities exclusively for the 2015 Esri 3D Mapping Forum.

Who

3D GIS provides a horizontal platform for geospatial professionals working in a number of industries including urban planning, national mapping and installation environments, design, defense, and scientific research.

Where

The forum will be held at the Omni San Diego hotel, near the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California.

Why

With the increased ability of sensing devices to collect rich 3D datasets, it is important that those involved in this advanced field stay current with the latest techniques in 3D image processing, rendering, and visualization.

Agenda at a Glance

Saturday, July 18


  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Welcome and Plenary
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    GIS Solutions EXPO
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Hosted Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Welcome Pool Party

Sunday, July 19


  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Technical Plenary Session
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    GIS Solutions EXPO
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Breakout Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Hosted Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Closing Panel Discussion
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Networking Social in Gallery

Monday, July 20


  • 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registration, SDCC, Hall E
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Esri UC Plenary Session, SDCC, Halls F, G, H
  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Map Gallery Opening and Evening Reception, SDCC, Sail Pavillion
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Lightning Talks, SDCC, Ballroom 20D

Tuesday, July 21


  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registration, SDCC, Hall E
  • 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Map Gallery and Special Displays, SDCC, Sails Pavilion
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Paper Sessions and Technical Workshops, SDCC
  • 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Esri Showcase and GIS Solutions EXPO, SDCC