NGAC Summer Meeting Held

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their summer meeting June 26-27, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  A summary of the meeting can be found here.

2018 ESRI User Conference

The 2018 ESRI User Conference is here!  For those of you that will be attending this week, I found a few sessions in the agenda that might be interesting:

ArcGIS Urban: An Introduction
8:30-9:30am Tues Room 16A | 1-2pm Thurs Room 17A
“Around the world, organizations use GIS to visualize the built environment, make smarter plans, engage stakeholders, and foster vibrant communities. Government leaders, partners, and citizens increasingly expect engaging online maps of their community that convey planning information in an easy to understand way. Attend this session for an overview of ArcGIS Urban, an upcoming initiative to transform how we orchestrate city development through web-based and desktop tools to make planning more creative and more productive.”

ArcGIS Indoors: An Introduction
8:30-9:30am Tues Room 14A | 4-5pm Tues Room 16B | 8:30-9:30am Wed Room 5A
“ArcGIS Indoors is Esri’s latest product offering and is a complete system that brings The Science of Where to indoor spaces. Join the ArcGIS Indoors team for an overview of how you can take the geographic approach to problem solving inside your buildings. We’ll cover how to assemble indoor data, add business value, and share it with web and mobile clients to support a wide range of workflows. This will be followed by a brief discussion on indoor positioning, complete with context of where it can and should add value.”

ArcGIS Monitor: An Introduction
10-11am Tues Room 14A | 4-5pm Tues Room 31B
“ArcGIS Enterprise administrators require effective monitoring solutions to meet the growing demand for feature-rich, highly available and performing ArcGIS solutions. In this session, learn how to configure the newly released ArcGIS Monitor product to diagnose the root causes of typical cases, e.g. performance, uptime and infrastructure problems.”

Arcade: An Introduction
10-11am Tues Room 5B | 4-5pm Tues Room 5B
“The ArcGIS platform is learning to express itself! GIS analysts use expressions all the time to calculate field values and define content for popups and labels, but until now, ArcGIS for Desktop has spoken a different expression language than other parts of the platform, such as ArcGIS Online. Introducing Arcade — a new way to write expressions that work across the ArcGIS Platform. In this session we will investigate what Arcade is (and what it isn’t), why it was created, and how to get started putting it to use in your projects.”

Drone2Map In Action
2:30-3:30pm Wed Room 29B
“Implementing a strategy for capturing aerial imagery from drones can transform the way organizations assess, plan, and manage their land holdings or project areas. This session presents two examples of how organizations developed drone usage policies, workflows, and processes for capturing imagery; and for products, such as image mosaics and Digital Surface Models, with Esri Drone2Map software.”

ArcGIS Pro: Authoring Content to ArcGIS Enterprise
2:30-3:30pm Tues Room 17B
“Transitioning from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro includes changing your authoring workflow. This session will cover how to move from publishing GIS services from ArcMap to sharing content as layers from ArcGIS Pro. We will take a deep dive into the architecture that supports sharing and cover key concepts that differentiate authoring content in a modern GIS.”

See you at the conference!