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IBM a Silver Sponsor of Esri International User Conference

User Conference 2013

Esri would like to thank IBM for being a Silver Sponsor of the 2013 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California, July 8-12. Over 14,000 GIS users from around the world gathered for a week of learning, sharing, collaborating, socializing, and networking at the largest annual gathering of GIS professionals. IBM hosted two lunch-and-learn-style breakout sessions: Simplified Deployment of Your GIS Implementation with IBM PureSystems and IBM Smarter Cities and Esri Deliver IT without Boundaries. IBM worldwide product manager Phil Fritz delivered a Smarter Cities presentation. IBM also exhibited at the concurrent Esri Business Summit, where commercial business leaders gathered to learn how to use location analytics to improve business outcomes. IBM's support contributed to the positive experience enjoyed by attendees of these conferences.

Video: Esri and IBM PureSystems in the Cloud

Learn how the integration of Esri technology with IBM PureSystems allows organizations to rapidly deploy a solution that securely delivers big data solutions in the cloud. Watch it now.

Predicting Crime Using IBM and Esri Technology

GIS assisted police officers in managing crime. Using risk terrain modeling to map crime history was instrumental in predicting where new hot spots could arise. IBM's SPSS predictive analytics software was used to gather data, after which Esri GIS tools were applied. Learn more.

IBM Partners with Esri on Smarter Cities Initiative

IBM's world wide product manager, Phil Fritz, presented how IBM's Smarter Cities initiative is leveraging Esri technology in its city management solutions. View presentation slides.

See Esri at Maximo Utility Working Group Fall Workshop

Attendees of the upcoming Maximo Utility Working Group meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, to be held October 14-16, 2013, will discuss their current and planned use of IBM Maximo Spatial for utility enterprise asset management. IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management is the first integrated solution that unifies the full functionality of Esri GIS with a world-leading asset and service management solution from IBM in a thoroughly modern service-oriented architecture (SOA) based on Java, XML, and web services. Built on Esri ArcGIS for Server, this powerful, spatially enabled asset management solution enables operations managers to make better-informed decisions, increase operational efficiency, and raise productivity while improving service to customers. Learn more.

Esri at IBM Impact

Esri participated recently at IBM Impact, where the key themes of mobile, big data, and IBM PureSystems technology were highlighted. Among many discussions with customers and IBM partners, Esri staff described geospatial enablement of IBM mobile applications on IBM's Worklight platform and discussed how an ArcGIS pattern on PureSystems hardware is deployed. Watch the video.

Solution News

Newly Released: GIS Tools for Hadoop

GIS Tools for Hadoop is a new toolkit that will allow developers to answer where questions in their large data stores. Learn more.

GIS in Action

Blog Post: Our Gutenberg Moment

Thomas Fisher, professor and dean of College of Design at the University of Minnesota, recently wrote about the contribution GIS is making to advancing how, in this digital age, we get information that helps us understand the world and ourselves. His insight followed his experience with the Urban Observatory, a live museum designed and developed by Technology/Entertainment/ Design (TED) conference founder Richard Saul Wurman in collaboration with Jack Dangermond of Esri and Jon Kamen of Radical Media. Learn more.

Esri in the News

Esri Story Maps on List of Eight Great Sites for Data Visualization

In a review of publicly available sites to find, analyze, and visualize data, Computerworld included Esri's story maps. Learn more. A recent GigaOM article also featured Esri, characterizing ArcGIS Online as “Facebook for the mapping crowd.” Read the article.

Emerging GIS Themes from Esri

The Plenary Session at the Esri International User Conference included numerous presentations highlighting use cases of GIS in government -- national to local. For government GIS professionals, a number of emerging themes were identified and are included in this blog post that also provides a link to the plenary videos.

Esri Technology Used to Create Largest Atlas in the World

Selected for its stable environment with massive amounts of data, ArcGIS software was used by Millennium House of Australia to create The Earth Platinum Atlas, the largest atlas ever printed. Learn more.