2019 Esri UC: Find Innovative Emerging Business Geo-Apps in the Startup Zone

We’re just a few weeks away from Esri User Conference (#EsriUC), the world’s premier GIS conference in San Diego, CA, July 8-12, 2019. The UC is the largest global GIS event, attracting over 18,000 users, managers and developers. What can you expect?

UC Expo: The place to explore, collaborate, learn, and find inspiration

Test-drive new software solutions from over 250 Esri partner exhibits at the forefront of geospatial technology. Visit Esri industry neighborhoods, GIS product areas, and focused zones. Attend demo theaters and hear how the latest technology will transform your GIS workflows and help you overcome challenges.

Don’t miss the Esri Startup Zone (SUZ) – Hall A, Expo

Make time to see what is trending in the geospatial industry. This high energy area hosted by the Esri Startup Program, features 20 up-and-coming emerging businesses that have integrated spatial capabilities within their product offerings. SUZ exhibitors address a broad spectrum of industries across a wide array of themes, such as augmented reality (AR), Internet of Things (IoT), indoor mapping, real-time analytics, and more. Join this passionate community for demos, explore partnerships, and learn about their new offerings built to deliver value for the enterprise market. Download the SUZ flier to help plan your visit.

Startup Zone Exhibitors:

Company Description Industry Focus Booth
2NDNATURE We design and build software that simplifies water resource management. 2Nform provides a cloud-based solution for MS4 NPDES permit compliance. Water/Wastewater/Stormwater, Local/State Government Z12
Airspace Link Provides Drone Management Solutions for Drone Companies, FAA, State & Local Governments. Local/State Government, Commercial Z15
Armor At Hand IoT connected, lightweight shields, hidden in plain sight. GIS connected, one moves all light/buzz, mapped safe/danger zones, guided paths to safety. Education, Public Safety Z11
Attentive AI Attentive AI is helping customers build the future today by bringing speed in production and transparency in delivery of high-quality digital maps. Electric & Gas, Telco, Natural Resources Z19
Bluefield GIS Bluefield GIS, reinventing mobile mapping. Instead of picking and selecting, take field notes and collaborate in real time using color pencils. Natural Resources, AEC, Electric & Gas Z8
Earthcube Earthcube is developing monitoring solutions based on an automated analysis of geospatial information. Defense, National Government Z5
Easy2Hike Easy2Hike: The trails app and park management platform powered by ArcGIS. Enabling park managers to take data driven decisions. Local/State Government, Conservation Z14
Edgybees Understand, Instantly. Edgybees provides real time visual operational intelligence augmenting live video feeds with precise, geo information layers. Public Safety, Military, Automotive, Telco Z9
Factal Created by the founders of, Factal is fastest source of verified, geolocated breaking news data in the world. Commercial, Public Safety, Local/State Government Z7
FernLeaf Interactive Locally quantified and regularly updated climate resilience assessments with a social equity lens. Quantify climate risk, make better decisions. Local/State Government, Public Safety, AEC Z17
FlameMapper Ready to regain control of wildfires? See the difference in our structure focused approach to wildfires. Expose your team, to machine learning tools. Public Safety, Fire/Rescue/EMS Local/State Government, Insurance Z16
GeoCam (GroundVu) GeoCam supports imagery, 3d point clouds, and geo data as a service. Enterprise and professional GIS requires high quality, reliable rapid delivery of ArcGIS ready data. At GeoCam, we capture, process, and deliver high resolution imagery in 2d and 3d into organizations Portal for ArcGIS. Learn about our work with utilities, local governments, and other organizations dealing with small or large areas of interest. Electric & Gas, Telco, Local/State & National Government, Public Safety Z21B
IndoorVu Indoor Mapping company delivering GIS ready indoor data with cm precision with a range of up to 350ft. We quickly map venues and deliver high-def, georeferenced digital building data, including a hosted, multi-tenant service for maintaining and distributing access to building content to serve the most basic or complicated building challenges. Commercial, Real Estate, Telco, AEC Z21A
iSpatial Techno Solutions iSpatialTec built BrAEin, a geo.AI framework that transforms your business with actionable insights using predictive power of AI & location analytics. Electric & Gas, Government Z13
Kinetic Analysis Corporation Kinetic Analysis Corporation provides a multi-model view of deterministic and probabilistic tropical cyclone hazard, damage and loss data. Commercial, Insurance, Government, Natural Resources Z10
vGIS vGIS is a developer of augmented reality (AR) solutions for Esri’s ArcGIS Platform. Electric & Gas, Local/State Government, Natural Resources Z1
SafeGraph Inc SafeGraph offers an accurate place-of-interest dataset with business listing & geospatial point/geometry data for 5M places where people spend money. Commercial, Local/State, National Government Z4 Geosocial data organizes billions of location based social medial into 72 actionable social psychographic segments for analysis. Commercial, Real Estate Z3
StreetScan StreetScan provides up-to-date, accurate and cost-efficient information on road asset conditions. Local/State Government, Transportation Z2
VERSES VERSES is a Spatial Network Operating System that manages the information, interactions and collaboration between humans, AI and machines in 3D space. Commercial Z6
wearabouts Workforce bio-medical data and location in a single dashboard. Effectively manage employee productivity, efficiency, teamwork, and fatigue. Natural Resources, AEC, Electric & Gas Z18
Esri Startup Program A free, up-to three-year program that gives emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and location analytics capabilities into their products. Qualifying startups receive online services, software, training and support, content, and other opportunities to help them succeed. All Industries Demo Theater

Startup Talk Schedule

Startup Zone Spotlight Theater – EXPO, Hall A (20 Minutes)
Tuesday, July 9
10:00 AM Democratizing Data about Points-of-Interest (POI) & Consumer Geospatial Behavior SafeGraph
10:30 AM Geosocial Footprints: Capturing Communities Behaviors Through Location Based Social Media Data
11:15 AM Breaking News: The Power of Proximity Alerts Factal
1:00 PM GIS & EMS, Saving Lives When Seconds Count! Alerta Medica & GIS Routes
1:30 PM Rapid Imagery and HD Maps for the Enterprise GeoCam
2:00 PM Implementing Indoor Mapping and GIS for your Buildings IndoorVu
2:30 PM Artificial Intelligence, A Critical Force Multiplier Enabling Information Superiority Earthcube
3:00 PM Centralized Navigation Solutions for Drone & UAS Operations Airspace Link
4:00 PM GIS & Augmented Reality (AR): Bringing Spatial Data to Life with Real-time Video Edgybees
4:30 PM Implement a Parks & Recreation Management Platform & Trails App with Easy2Hike Easy2Hike
Wednesday, July 10
10:00 AM Introducing Streetlogix: AI-enabled Smart City Asset Management System StreetScan
10:30 AM Quantitative & Equitable Climate Resilience on the ArcGIS Platform FernLeaf Interactive
11:15 AM Simplifying Stormwater Compliance Using Cloud-Based Solutions 2NDNATURE
1:00 PM The Future of Feature Extraction Attentive AI
1:30 PM Real-Time Biomedical & Location Tracking for Health, Fitness & Workforce Management Wearabouts Inc
2:00 PM GIS & IoT Connected, Bullet Capturing Shields, Hidden In Plain Sight Armor At Hand
2:30 PM Build Community Consensus on Wildfire Mitigation Projects with Predictive Analysis FlameMapper
3:00 PM Using Multi-model Hurricane Hazard & Damage Data for Situational Awareness Kinetic Analysis Corporation
4:00 PM The Power of Spatial Intelligence & Industry 4.0 VERSES
4:30 PM GIS & Augmented Reality (AR): Real-Life Use Cases vGIS
Thursday, July 11
10:00 AM BrAeIn – Location Intelligence & AI Based Real-time Monitoring Dashboard for Predictive Analytics iSpatial Techno Solutions
10:30 AM Draw Maps for ArcGIS by Bluefield GIS Bluefield GIS, Inc
11:15 AM Transforming Your Map Into a Communication Tool: Make Decisions Reflecting Dynamic Local Realities

Today, startups do more than influence mainstream culture–they also change the way our organizations operate. With intense pressure on organizations to innovate and do more with less, Esri startups are delivering powerful solutions with intuitive interfaces that extend the ArcGIS platform.

We hope to you there!

Learn more about the Esri Startup Program and join our community:

Esri UC Startup Zone Demo Area
Esri UC Startup Zone Demo Area

About the author

Katie Decker is the Community Manager for the Esri Startup Program, a free three-year program that gives emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and spatial analytics capabilities into their products. As Community Manager, Katie enables hundreds of startups to successfully leverage Esri’s technology and global business network. She also helps to foster their collaboration with a wide array of organisations and industries such as - local, regional and national governments, utilities, transportation, natural resources companies, commercial organizations and more.


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