Chris Cappelli

Christopher Cappelli is a computational geographer and corporate director at Esri. His passion for helping people and organizations apply geographic concepts and technologies has taken him across six continents in his 28 years with Esri. Now, Chris focuses his time building partnerships with other technology companies and working with executives across the government and private sectors to help them understand the value of GIS, mapping, and location analytics in their digital transformation initiatives. Drawing on 30 years of experience, he guides companies through using ArcGIS to develop analytical models and applications to improve operational processes, site new facilities, optimize supply chains, and support strategic decision making. Chris currently resides in Redlands, CA. When not at work, Chris can usually be found in his garage woodshop or training on his road bike. He moonlights as an amateur astronomer (www.cdcsky.com) and Jeep enthusiast. He embraces the title GeoNerd, and still enjoys writing Python scripts and using ArcGIS Pro, Online, and Insights.

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Inside Story: Europe’s Largest Port Prepares for Autonomous Ships

With help from a GIS-powered digital twin, the Port of Rotterdam is readying for a world where ships pilot themselves.

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