Mexico, Colombia, and Peru; Illinois, Oklahoma, and South Africa Too!
Is the World a Better Place Because of Esri T-Shirts?

City of Chicago GIS Staff The City of Chicago, Illinois, GIS staff cheerfully poses atop the Daley Center, 37 floors above the City streets of Chicago. Front row, from left: Youwei Xing, Chris Boebel, Kauser Razvi, John Baran, Brian Locascio. Back row, from left: Mark Delin (CDOT), Frank Baxter (Esri-Minneapolis), Leigh Palmer (TASC), Alan Meyers, Ann Downs (TASC).

Priscilla FitzMaurice in Bogota, Colombia Priscilla FitzMaurice, USDA, Veterinary Services, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Fort Collins, Colorado, was in Bogotá, Colombia, in mid-August 1998 teaching principles of GIS to 24 epidemiologists and veterinarians from the Colombian Agriculture Department (Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario [ICA]). This photo was taken on the children's maze at the entrance to the Salt Cathedral, which is inside an old salt mine.

John Schaeffer in Bend, Oregon John Schaeffer, High Desert Geo-Technology in Bend, Oregon, as part of a master's degree class at Indiana State, was using GPS and ArcView GIS to create a map of the village of Solferino in northern Quintana Roo State in Mexico. Pictured with him are his hosts and helpers from Solferino.

Bill Bamberger with Amazonian village chief in Peru Bill Bamberger, manager of GIS Services, San Diego Data Processing Corp., poses with the chief of a small Amazonian village in Peru where he went to barter for local handicrafts. (Bill is the one with an Esri T-shirt, holding the blowgun.) Bill and his wife spent a week in the Amazon in October 1998.

Rachel Noon Rachel Noon, Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, uses ArcInfo and ArcView GIS for global and regional mapping of data purchased from vendors, specialized interpretations, and for sharing data among the various organizations in the company. The Nature Conservancy brought bison back to the prairie to help restore and maintain this special area. They started with 100 head and have grown to more than 500 in a few years. They range free (because they ignore fences), and it is a sight few people have the privilege to see.

Rob and Shirley Clark Rob J. Clark, manager, Information Technology & Services, Kruger National Park, South Africa, and his wife, Shirley, took a "walk on the wild side" on a wilderness trail in the Kruger Park. Here they are at the trail base camp, standing at the door of a bird hide that overlooks a small pan of water about 25 feet back. The two elephants were frequent midday visitors, as the surrounding bush was very dry. They basically dominated the water hole much to the dismay of other lesser species. Their T-shirts are from Geographic Information Management Systems (GIMS), the Esri South Africa distributor.

Wear an Esri T-shirt in a unique location. Send a photograph to Thomas K. Miller, ARC News editor, ARC News T-Shirt Feature, Esri, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373-8100, USA. For T-shirt purchasing within the United States, contact Customer Service (tel.: 909-793-2853, ext. 1-1130; fax: 909-793-4801; E-mail:; for T-shirt purchasing outside the United States, contact your local distributor. For information on the feature, contact Thomas K. Miller (tel.: 909-793-2853; E-mail: See Esri T-Shirts at

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