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Esri Education User Conference and Survey and GIS Summit

2006 Esri Education User Conference

Running concurrently with the Esri International User Conference, the 2006 Esri Education User Conference (EdUC) was a gathering of more than 500 school teachers, college and university instructors, school administrators, community leaders, librarians, and museum professionals from 46 states and 22 countries. Dr. Allen Carroll, National Geographic Society chief cartographer, discussed the current state of education and the role of educators in bringing today's youth to the next level of knowledge. My Wonderful World, a new program from the National Geographic Society, had a special exhibit that displayed its online resource for geography education (www.mywonderfulworld.org).

2006 Survey and GIS Summit

New technologies and ideas broke through traditional surveying at the 2006 Survey and GIS Summit, which also ran concurrently with the Esri User Conference. More than 400 surveyors convened at the San Diego Convention Center, August 58. This year's summit focused on the intrinsic relationship between the surveyor and those who rely on spatial data, such as the GIS professional. The symbiotic relationship between surveyors and GIS resonated throughout the summit's technical sessions, demonstrations, and presentations. There was an air of change and new horizons framed by discussions of Esri's upcoming software enhancements with an enhanced ArcGIS Survey Analyst 9.2 and a new cadastral editor, which will include a new set of tools for maintaining land records.

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