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Esri State & Local Connect

In this new webinar series, the Esri state and local government team will bring you the GIS information you need to know to raise the bar within your organization. You will learn how to leverage the GIS capabilities you have today to improve government services, differentiate yourself, and achieve success. This series is for state and local government staff who want to use GIS to improve the lives of residents. Join us every month to hear directly from the team that works with you and your peers, each and every day.

Diving into the Latest GIS Capabilities for Infrastructure Management

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Language: English

If you are an infrastructure management professional supporting public works, transportation, environmental, or water/wastewater workflows, this is a webinar you can't miss. This month, we'll share the emerging trends and technology advancements you need to know to keep pace with GIS use for infrastructure management. You'll hear about the following:

  • How you can take full advantage of existing GIS solutions to meet your organization's business needs
  • The emerging GIS capabilities that can help you prepare for the challenges your organization will face tomorrow and in the future
  • Tips and tricks to drive your organization to the next level quickly and effectively

Diving into the Latest GIS Capabilities for Land Records

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Language: English

If you are a land records professional supporting land administration, appraisal, and parcel management workflows, this is a webinar you can't miss. This month, we'll share the emerging trends and technology advancements you need to know to keep pace with GIS use for land records. You'll hear about the following:

  • How you can take full advantage of existing GIS solutions to meet your organization's business needs
  • The emerging GIS capabilities that can help you prepare for the challenges your organization will face tomorrow and in the future
  • Tips and tricks to drive your organization to the next level quickly and effectively

Diving into the Latest GIS Capabilities for Environment & Natural Resources

Date: June 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Language: English

If you are an environment and natural resources professional supporting environmental management, fish and wildlife, forestry, outdoor recreation, or agriculture workflows, this is a webinar you can't miss. This month, we'll share the emerging trends and technology advancements you need to know to keep pace with GIS use for the environment and natural resources. You'll hear about the following:

  • How you can take full advantage of existing GIS solutions to meet your organization's business needs
  • The emerging GIS capabilities that can help you prepare for the challenges your organization will face tomorrow and in the future
  • Tips and tricks to drive your organization to the next level quickly and effectively

Key Takeaways from 2021 UC for State & Local Government

Date: August 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Language: English

Following the 2021 Esri User Conference (UC), we wanted to give you our key takeaways from the event, that affect the state and local government disciplines. Whether you attended or not, we will provide you with a high-level recap and bring your attention to the new technologies, capabilities, and trends that will influence your work. Join the Esri state & local government team to:

  • Understand what was presented at UC that you need to pay attention to now, and what you need to prepare your colleagues and management for
  • How you can start to implement what you saw at UC into your organization
  • Meet the team who understands your mission and directly supports you and your peers daily

Diving into the Latest GIS Capabilities for Planning and Community Development

Date: September 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Language: English

If you are a planning professional supporting community development, urban and regional planning, or economic development workflows, this is a webinar you can't miss. This month, we'll share the emerging trends and technology advancements you need to know to keep pace with GIS use for planning and community development. You'll hear about the following:

  • How you can take full advantage of existing GIS solutions to meet your organization's business needs
  • The emerging GIS capabilities that can help you prepare for the challenges your organization will face tomorrow and in the future
  • Tips and tricks to drive your organization to the next level quickly and effectively

Past webinars

Three Things You Should Know about Esri's New Developer Experience, Tools, and Location Service

Time: March 2021

Location: Virtual

Language: English

Earlier this year, Esri launched a new product called ArcGIS Platform, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that makes it easier to integrate Esri location services into apps, solutions, and business systems. As a GIS professional, you already realize the benefits of GIS. However, it can be a challenge when developers in your organization need location services but are not familiar with the ArcGIS system or require the additional functionality provided by it. With ArcGIS Platform, developers and IT professionals can take advantage of location services—including basemaps, routing, geocoding, data, and geoenrichment—within their development environment through an industry-standard development experience, instead of needing a stand-alone set of services. This month, the Esri state and local government team will present the following:

  • How this new product will make it easier for developers to integrate our location services into their apps and business systems
  • The immediate benefits of adopting these new capabilities including easily accessible services and a metered transaction business model
  • How GIS professionals can communicate the benefits and capabilities of ArcGIS Platform to the developers they work with

What Every GIS Professional Needs to Know about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Time: February 2021

Location: Virtual

Language: English

The most forward-thinking organizations are making strategic investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and they are using GIS as the connective thread to automate processes, improve predictive modeling, and gain operational efficiency.

State and local governments already use geographic information systems (GIS) to uncover hidden patterns, gain crucial insights, and provide the best government services for citizens. Now, the benefits of GIS can be accelerated with artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join this month’s Esri State and Local Connect Webinar Series to explore the following:

  • What GeoAI really is and how you can leverage the new capability. 
  • How AI and ML improves production and analysis processes by introducing automation and new technologies
  • Use cases from various government disciplines on how AI and ML can be applied. 

The GIS Professional's Guide to Spatial Analytics

Time: January 2021

Location: Virtual

Language: English

You've heard of spatial analytics, but are you taking full advantage of the capabilities that are already at your fingertips? This capability that helps you uncover hidden patterns, make predictions, and understand changes over time also allows you to improve government services and take meaningful action. This webinar will show you the ready-to-use ArcGIS capabilities for spatial analytics. Join the Esri state and local government team to 

  • See how spatial analytics will allow you to respond to challenges faster and with more confidence and understanding. 
  • Explore examples of organizations already taking advantage of these capabilities, including predictive analysis, pattern detection, and object detection.
  • Learn what resources are available to help you get started quickly and stand out within your organization. 

How ArcGIS Continues to Transform Field Operations

Time: December 2020

Location: Virtual

Language: English

Government services are dependent on effective field operations and accurate data. Restaurants must be inspected, road conditions must be surveyed, the closest work crews must be routed, and the data must always be fed back to the office, quickly and accurately. With the field operations capabilities in ArcGIS, organizations are able to create more efficient workflows that come from being able to collect information at the source, dispatch staff to where they are most needed, and maximize materials and resources to improve response times while reducing costs. This webinar will provide you with a strategy to quickly integrate GIS into your field workflows. Join the Esri state and local government team to 

  • See how ArcGIS Field Maps, the new premium app, will allow you to do it all—collect data, mark up maps, capture location tracks, complete assignments, and navigate to assets.
  • Build a comprehensive field operations strategy, including coordination, navigation, collection, and monitoring of personnel and assets in real time. 
  • Understand how artificial intelligence and machine learning enhance your work by automating processes, detecting and modeling change, and uncovering hidden patterns. 

The Six Elements Required for Effective Civic Engagement

Time: November 2020

Location: Virtual

Language: English

Now more than ever, state and local governments need to communicate and engage with the public in effective ways. But what makes a civic engagement strategy successful? This webinar will explore the proven technologies and methods that your peers are using to drive effective engagement with their communities. Join the Esri state and local government team to 

  • Understand the six elements that must be included in your civic engagement strategy. 
  • Explore how your peers are finding success with core ArcGIS capabilities. 
  • Get tips and tricks to engage the public.

The New Capability That Will Revolutionize GIS Deployment in Government

Time: October 2020

Location: Virtual

Language: English

With this summer’s release of ArcGIS Online, the barriers to deploy enterprise GIS in government have been removed. Organizations of any size now have the ability to provide more solutions to more departments, more workflow enhancements to more teams, and more answers to more decision makers. This webinar will explore how you can use ArcGIS to find, deploy and manage solutions from the hundreds of available applications, with no additional software of IT infrastructure needs. Join the Esri State & Local Government team to:

  • Explore how you can better support various departments quickly
  • Deploy proven solutions for common workflows such as asset management, public safety, elections management, planning, health, public works, and more. 
  • Understand how to deliver better services with less money and resources

Key Takeaways from Esri UC for State & Local Government

Time: September 2020

Location: Virtual

Language: English

If you are looking for a session to help you make sense of and implement the new trends and capabilities introduced at the 2020 Esri User Conference (Esri UC), this webinar is for you. Esri technology is always tried and tested in the state and local government disciplines, so you should understand how the big ideas presented at Esri UC influence your work. Learn what you need to pay attention to now and what you need to prepare your colleagues and management for the future. Join the Esri state and local government team to

  • Get a digest of this year's Esri UC themes so you can focus on what matters most
  • Understand the quick wins you can use in your work today.
  • Meet the people who understand your mission and directly support you and your peers daily.