Here is a summary of how Esri supported the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) PWX Conference in Charlotte, NC August 28-31. Over 2,100 professionals were in attendance and the theme was Ready and Resilient. GIS is consistently one of the annual APWA Top 5 Public Works Trending Technologies, and Esri has been a long-time supporter of APWA as part of our work with the Public Works community. We continued that tradition by supporting the 2022 PWX conference in multiple ways.
The Esri booth anchored the GIS Pavilion. We had nine staff in the booth with four software demonstration kiosks covering What’s New in Public Works GIS, Roads and Bridges, Water Utilities and Prioritize Infrastructure Investments that remained very busy throughout the three days of the Expo. We talked to public works professionals from across the U.S. and Canada. Of particular interest to visitors were solutions for Winter Weather, Real-Time Operations, Field & Fleet Management, Asset Management, and Public Engagement.
We visited with many Esri Partners like, Axim Geospatial, Berntsen, Cartegraph, Cityworks, CompassCom, Cyclomedia, HDR, Infotech, Infrastructure Management Services, OPA Technologies, Rubicon, Stantec, etc. We also were interviewed by our friends at Roads & Bridges magazine.
We presented four sessions:
- GIS Trends for Public Works Professionals – Adam Carnow
- Supporting the Entire Project Funding Lifecycle with GIS – Adam Carnow
- Five Ways Public Works Agencies are Leading Smart Communities – Chris Thomas
- What Every Public Works Professional Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence – Chase Fisher
This was a great event and we are already working on PWX 2023 in San Diego, CA to make it even better. Thanks to APWA and the local chapter members who volunteered, as well as all of the attendees, presenters, and exhibitors who contributed to this valuable event. We hope to see you next year!
If you’d like more information on how we can help you better achieve your mission, please visit our website: https://go.esri.com/GIS4PW. If you have a GIS success story you would like to share with the community, please visit our self-service success story portal.