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ArcGIS Aviation at the 2023 Esri User Conference

We are excited to announce yet another upcoming in-person Esri International User Conference (July 10-14, 2023) in San Diego in just a few short weeks! Read on to learn more about activities related to ArcGIS Aviation Charting and ArcGIS Aviation Airports.

Join us at the expo!

Our aviation experts will be available in two areas–Mapping and Statistics (Pin 1) and Transportation (Pin 2)–to answer your questions and show demos of the latest workflows, such as:


Below you can find a wide range of sessions tailored specifically for customers in the aviation community:

Automating Topographic Mapping

Technical Session | Tuesday, Jul 11 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT | Room 30 C | In-person, recorded

This session will discuss topographic data management, map production tools, and workflows to automate creation of multi-scale data and cartographic products from a single best scale database. Learn how the latest developments in ArcGIS Production Mapping and ArcGIS Defense Mapping standardize and streamline data management and cartographic production tasks.

Imagery: An Introduction to Reality Mapping

Technical Session | Tuesday, Jul 11 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT | Room 9 | In-person, recorded

Reality mapping is the process of creating accurate digital representations of the physical world using images, lidar, or both. Learn how Esri’s reality mapping capabilities enable you to generate photo-realistic 3D models, point clouds, high-resolution Orthomosaics, and elevation models using drone, aerial, and satellite imagery.

Reality Mapping with Drones: An Overview

Technical Session | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT | Room 14 A | In-person, recorded

Technical Session | Thursday, Jul 13 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT | Room 17 B | In-person, recorded

Learn how to perform Reality mapping using drones and derive insights from its outputs across the ArcGIS system—task, plan, and execute your data capture, process the imagery, share your outputs through customized web applications, and automate data analysis using AI. This session will take you through an end-to-end workflow, from flight planning and data capture to automated analysis for capturing drone imagery using Site Scan Flight, processing the raw imagery into 2D and 3D data products in the cloud using Site Scan Manager or locally using Drone2Map, sharing the content, and automating the analysis of the data.

Effectively Managing Airport Assets and Airport Safety Inspections

User Presentation | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT | Room 28 B | In-person

Maintaining the operational safety of the airport airside is critical for passenger safety and smooth operations.  These presentations highlight how GIS can support safer and more efficient airport operations.

Airports SIG: Embracing GIS as a Framework

Special Interest Group Meeting | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT | Ballroom 20 BCD Room 2 | In-person

Join us this year’s SIG to celebrate wins in GIS and discuss together where we see GIS going for Airports! Together we will recognize the Airport Special Achievement Award winner, use this time to connect with industry experts plus your peers, and explore resources for your workflows. It is a SIG that you will not want to miss.

Enhancing Aviation and Airspace Analysis

User Presentation | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT | Room 28 B | In-person

Maintaining airfield safety, maximizing operational efficiency, and minimizing flight schedule interruptions are challenges faced by all airports. These two user papers highlight how GIS can help make professionals jobs easier by leveraging different workflows.

Managing Lease Space and Work Orders at Airports using ArcGIS Indoors

Demo Theater | Wednesday, Jul 12 | 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PDT | Expo Demo Theater 6 | In-person

In this session we will discuss the capabilities ArcGIS provides to improve the management and advertisement of your real estate holdings.


The UC Event Map is now availableto allow you to get familiar with the convention center and view locations of sessions and activities before you go. You can also generate a route and directions between two locations and view the estimated travel time. Use this map as a helpful tool, along with the Detailed Agenda and My Schedule, for planning your UC experience. The map will also be available in the Esri Events App and at directory kiosks on site in the convention center. Learn more.

Here are additional aviation-specific resources.

We can’t wait to see you in San Diego!

About the authors

I am a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Esri who is responsible for messaging, positioning, and branding for an elite portfolio of products. Outside of work, I love traveling and I am a novice birder!


Angelique Samaro

Angelique is an Associate Product Marketing Manager at Esri. She holds a master's degree from the University of California, Riverside, focusing on management and marketing.

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