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ArcWatch: Your e-Magazine for GIS News, Views, and Insights

May 2010

Get Practical Knowledge about GIS at the Esri Survey & Engineering GIS Summit

By Matthew Freeman, Esri Writer

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Dr. Nancy von Meyer will talk about the National Land Parcel Database.
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Stuart Rich will speak about how GIS will shape the future of the surveying and engineering professions.

An update on the National Land Parcel Database will be among the topics discussed at the Esri Survey & Engineering GIS Summit, an event that has grown into the world's premier GIS conference for surveyors and engineers.

This year's summit will be July 10-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. With knowledgeable guest speakers, user presentations, workshops, and access to the neighboring Esri International User Conference (July 12-16), the summit agenda helps surveyors and engineers remain current on important technical topics and other information related to their work.

Two keynote speakers will address summit attendees at the Plenary Session on July 10. Dr. Nancy von Meyer, vice president of Fairview Industries, who has been working on the National Land Parcel Database, will describe how this system has evolved into a multilayered GIS served through the Internet and explain the system's benefits and emerging issues.

Stuart Rich, partner and principal of Penobscot Bay Media, will discuss how GIS technology is being applied to shape the future of the engineering and surveying professions. p>Surveyors and engineers are also invited to a group discussion on July 10 called Parcels: Opportunities for Surveyors? The presenters will include von Meyer; Donald Buhler, chief cadastral surveyor of the Bureau of Land Management; and moderator Curt Sumner, executive director of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

A Hands-On Learning Lab will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 11. Attendees can receive GIS training at their own pace. They can take Esri software for a test-drive, strengthen their GIS skills, and try new products or those they have not used before. Esri instructors will be on hand to help them create a map, use 3D animation, and conduct geoprocessing in ArcGIS 10.

For the complete Esri Survey & Engineering GIS Summit agenda, including descriptions of the sessions and workshops, visit www.esri.com/segsummit. Watch these videos to learn more about the benefits of attending the summit.

The summit is open to Esri customers and prospective customers. Register today.

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