Mapping Common Ground at the Esri User Conference
After two years in a virtual format, the Esri User Conference (UC) returned to San Diego, California July 11-15. With over 14,000 in attendance and 20,000 digital viewers, this year’s conference-goers explored the theme, “GIS–Mapping Common Ground”. This concept envelops the idea that communities of all sizes- local, national, and global – can come together to build understanding and reach common ground through GIS. Mapping and the geographic approach are powerful means for creating agreed-upon understanding, exploring alternatives, finding solutions, and reaching agreements.
The conference started off with an inspirational plenary session with stories from Jack Dangermond, Esri staff, users, and special guest keynotes on how GIS enables us all to map our common ground. Along with the presentations, several GIS awards were given by Jack, including the “Enterprise GIS Award” presented to Ordnance Survey as recognition for their extraordinary work.
The plenary session is now available in its entirety for you to view and share. Watch presentations from organizations and governments such as National Geographic, United States White House, California Department of Conservation, Jane Goodall Institute, CERN, EGIS, and more.