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Geospatial Collaboratives and SDI at the 2020 Esri User Conference

This post was updated 13-July 2020 with session links for users registered for the Esri UC 2020. All live sessions are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please note: All listings subject to change; not every paper or event may be presented here.

Many sessions and events at the UC are related to your Geospatial Collaborative’s organization, engagement, capacity building, and data & technology initiatives. Listed below are some favorites to help you find sessions organized by the topics that interest you most:

 

SDI and Geospatial Collaboratives Sessions

UC Expo – Technical Workshop
on-demand
Implementing Next Generation SDI with ArcGIS*

Audience: Executive Sponsors, GIOs, GIS Managers, GIS Council Members and Stakeholders in government, industry, NGOs, higher education

Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) are rapidly evolving. Together, the internet and cloud computing are transforming the way organizations manage data and collaborate. Web GIS is significantly easier to use, deploy, and integrate into an SDI ecosystem than traditional system. Whether you call it an NSDI, OneMap, Regional Information System, Geoportal, or otherwise, SDI are pervasive at all levels of government and across many sectors. In this session you will learn how to leverage the ArcGIS platform to create new value for your SDI. Use ArcGIS Online and Hub with Open Data to set up a standards-compliant multi-organizational data sharing portal that will delight your partners and end-users.

*Join the Open Platform team virtually July 13-16, 2020 in the UC Expo for this and related on-demand Workshops and Demo Theater Presentations.

 

Special Session (Main Stage)
Wed 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
SDGs Today: A Panel Discussion

To understand and effectively track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we need reliable, quality, and timely data. Yet, with only 10 years left to achieve them, too much of the data is still out-of-date or unavailable, and too many people are being left behind in the numbers. Following the plenary session on “GIS – Interconnecting Our World: Making Geographic Knowledge Pervasive,” world-renowned economist, author, and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network will answer questions on the new open access data portal, SDGs Today, as well as discuss the importance of timely data and the critical role geospatial data and GIS play in ensuring the achievement of the SDGs with a panel of leading experts.

Organizational Ingredients

Organization includes leadership and vision, it encompasses the representative governance structure, strategy, investments, sustainable partnerships, as well as policies, and practices, and tracking/reporting progress on KPIs.

Live Sessions
Mon 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Developing and Executing a Geospatial Strategy
Mon 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
Assessing and Managing Technical Risk
Tue 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Incorporating Business Value in Your GIS Strategy
Wed 7:30 am –
8:30 am PDT
Don’t Forget the People – The Importance of the Team During Change
UC Expo – Technical Workshops
on-demand
Evangelizing GIS
on-demand
Esri Best Practices: Collect and Manage Requirements for Successful GIS Projects
on-demand
Esri Best Practices: Moving to the Cloud
on-demand
Esri Best Practices: Managing Successful GIS Projects
UC Expo – Demo Theater Presentation
on-demand
Where to Start: Project Prioritization
on-demand
Developing Winning Public Polices With GIS
on-demand
The Modern Regional Government: The Rise of Collaborative Hubs
on-demand
Communicating the Value of GIS in Your Organization: How to
Measure Return on Investment

Community Engagement

Geospatial Collaboratives engage with their communities through open data, inclusive programs and initiatives, information products (like dashboards and story maps), surveys, and events.

Live Sessions
Mon 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcGIS StoryMaps: What’s New and What’s Coming
Tue 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcGIS Hub: Collaborating and Engaging with Your Community
Wed 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Building Web Applications in ArcGIS Online
Wed 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
ArcGIS Urban for Smart Cities
UC Expo – Technical Workshops
on-demand
ArcGIS Survey123: An Introduction
UC Expo – Demo Theater Presentation
on-demand
ArcGIS Online: Building Apps to Go Viral
on-demand
Quickly Build Great‐Looking Web Experiences Using Templates in ArcGIS Experience Builder
on-demand
Content that Communicates: Effective Visualization with Living Atlas
on-demand
Getting to Know ArcGIS Dashboards (BetaVersion)
on-demand
ArcGIS StoryMaps: Map Choreography and Map Actions
on-demand
Developing Winning Public Policies With GIS

Capacity Building

Geospatial Collaboratives build Capacity by nurturing developers, business talent, and innovation. They train staff and stakeholders, enable easy and affordable access to data and tools, and mentor the next generation of leaders and users.

Live Sessions
Mon 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Spatial Data Science in ArcGIS
Tue 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
ArcGIS Notebooks: An Introduction
Tue 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcPy: An Introduction
Wed 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
100 Million Reasons for Hope: Taking Education Further
Wed 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Spatial Analysis and Data Science: The Road Ahead
UC Expo – Technical Workshops
on-demand
Overview of Field Data Collection for Classroom Projects
UC Expo – Demo Theater Presentation
on-demand
Training: A Key Strategy to Achieve Technology ROI
on-demand
Startups and the Public Sector: The Market to Accelerate Growth
on-demand
Engage the Entire Enterprise with GIS
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Thu 9:15 am –
10:15 am PDT
Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

There are several opportunities for members of underrepresented or otherwise marginalized groups to connect at the UC, see themselves represented, share experiences and concerns, and learn about the many organizations helping underrepresented groups in GIS overcome barriers to thrive.

 

SIGs provide an opportunity to connect with people from the same industry or area of interest. Although you won’t see an SDI SIG on the agenda this UC, we anticipate offering opportunities to connect throughout the year and would like your input! Register your thoughts about SDI SIG topics on our SDI GeoNet page.

Data & Technology

SDIs use Data & Technology to build, manage and share interoperable common core foundational and business data in an open, secure, and integrated geospatial infrastructure to be used and re-used in solutions that meet societal and business needs. Jump to:

ArcGIS Platform, Standards & Interoperability
Live Sessions
Mon 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
ArcGIS: Understanding the Platform
Mon 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
ArcGIS Enterprise: An Introduction
Mon 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcGIS Online: An Introduction
Tue 7:30 am –
8:30 am PDT
ArcGIS Pro: An Introduction to Mapping and Visualization
Tue 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcGIS: An Open Platform*
UC Expo – Technical Workshops
on-demand
Esri Best Practices: Architecting Your ArcGIS Implementation
on-demand
ArcGIS API for Python: Administering your Web GIS
on-demand
Data Interoperability Extension*
on-demand
Understanding and Using Metadata in ArcGIS*
on-demand
Esri Geoportal Server: An Introduction and What’s New*
UC Expo – Demo Theater Presentation
on-demand
ArcGIS for INSPIRE: An Introduction*
on-demand
Working with OGC WMS and WMTS Services*
on-demand
Working with OGC WFS Services*
on-demand
Working with OGC WCS Services*
on-demand
Simple Features, RDBMS access, and the Geodatabase*
on-demand
Maritime Standards ‐ Support in Esri’s Nautical Products*
on-demand
Esri and Open Source*
Data to Augment Your SDI
Live Sessions
Mon 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Living Atlas of the World: An Introduction
Tue 8:40 am –
9:40 am PDT
So Many Amazing Basemaps! But Which is Right for You?
UC Expo – Technical Workshops
on-demand
Community Maps Program: Best Practices for Contributing
on-demand
Use Living Atlas for Demographic Mapping and Analysis
on-demand
Working with Living Atlas: Environmental Analysis
on-demand
Green Infrastructure Planning with Living Atlas and GeoPlanner
UC Expo – Demo Theater Presentation
on-demand
OpenStreetMap and ArcGIS
on-demand
How to Use the StreetMap Premium Mobile Map Package
on-demand
Unlock Hidden Capabilities in Living Atlas Raster Layers
on-demand
Working with Living Atlas: Ocean Analysis
on-demand
Understanding People Using Esri Data
Data, Data Management, Solutions & Best Practices
Live Sessions
Mon 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
ArcGIS Parcel Fabric: An Introduction
Mon 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
Real-Time Across the ArcGIS Platform
Mon 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcGIS Data Reviewer: An Introduction
Tue 8:40 am –
9:40 am PDT
ArcGIS Pro Tasks: An Introduction
Tue 8:40 am –
9:40 am PDT
Lidar Classification and Feature Extraction
Tue 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
Best Practices for Publishing ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise Services
Tue 7:30 am –
8:30 am PDT
What’s New in Imagery
Tue 1:40 pm –
2:40 pm PDT
ArcGIS Solutions for Local and State Government: An Overview
Wed 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
Addressing Solutions for State and Local Governments
Wed 2:50 pm –
3:50 pm PDT
ArcGIS Enterprise: Publishing Content and Services
UC Expo – Technical Workshops
on-demand
Build, Manage, and Customize Vector Basemaps in 60 Minutes!
on-demand
ArcGIS Online: Best Practices for Working with Hosted Layers
on-demand
ArcGIS Solutions for State and Local Government Natural Resources
on-demand
Enterprise Geodatabase: Introduction to Multi-User Geodatabases
on-demand
ArcGIS 3D Solutions: An Overview
on-demand
Managing and Serving Imagery, Elevation and Lidar Data
on-demand
ArcGIS Image Server: Managing and Serving Imagery in the Cloud
on-demand
Esri Best Practices: QA/QC For Your GIS Data
UC Expo – Demo Theater Presentation
on-demand
Enterprise Geocoding: Tips and Tricks
on-demand
Configuring Multi‐Source Data Feeds in Your Business
on-demand
ArcGIS Enterprise: Sharing Imagery

Finally, don’t miss the Plenary Session livestreams and Special Interest Groups!

Esri CEO Jack Dangermond explores how geographic information systems (GIS) facilitates interconnected intelligent systems across government, private businesses, and society. You’ll hear inspiring stories from users who are at the forefront of our industry, as well as from special guests.

Plenary and Closing Sessions
Mon 10:00 am –
12:00 pm PDT
Part 1 | Interconnecting Our World
Tue 10:00 am –
11:00 am PDT
Part 2 | Interconnecting Our World: ArcGIS Technology & Applications
Wed 10:00 am –
11:00 am PDT
Part 3 | Interconnecting Our World: Making Geographic Knowledge Pervasive
Thu 8:00 am –
9:00 am PDT
Closing Session

 

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Join Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Collaboratives on GeoNet!
Join Open Platform, Standards & Interoperability on GeoNet!

About the author

Jill Saligoe-Simmel

Jill is a professional geographer passionate about helping collaborative organizations to use and share integrated geospatial information to further vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities. She is a 20+ year champion and trusted advisor for open data and leader of statewide and national spatial data infrastructure (SDI) initiatives. Jill is Product Manager of SDI and INSPIRE on Esri's Open Platform team.

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