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The best of the Esri UC – brought Down Under

What if you could experience the world’s largest geospatial event – the Esri User Conference – without needing to travel to San Diego, or watch hours of footage online?

Better yet – what if information on the latest ArcGIS advancements was delivered in an Australian context, with local experts providing live commentary and answering all your questions?

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Top tech takeaways from the Esri UC

Fresh back from the Esri UC in San Diego, I would like to take this opportunity to share my findings:

The platform

Despite the fact GIS is rapidly evolving – driven by a prevalence of Big, 3D and real-time data, amongst other things – the Web GIS story still holds true. However, there have been some tweaks to the way it’s being told.

The traditional siloed system configurations of ArcGIS for Desktop and geodatabases have been labelled as ‘systems of record’ – i.e. they are used to create and update data which is vital to organisations making better decisions. Web GIS sits on top of these potentially distributed systems of record and makes authoritative data available to everyone who needs it – anywhere, any time and on any device. Continue reading

Esri UC through Aussie Young Scholar’s eyes

As the winner of the Esri Young Scholars Award for Australia, Grace Lin, won an all-expenses paid trip to present her research project at the 2014 Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Here, Grace reflects on the whirlwind week – where she rubbed shoulders with some of the best GIS minds from around the world.

Day One

Today we arrived in San Diego and it is such beautiful city, this is my first time to be here.

The San Diego Convention Centre – where they will hold the UC – is so huge, it really is amazing.

And you can see Esri symbols everywhere!

After we settled in, I met up with some of the other Young Scholars organized through the Facebook Esri Young Scholar group. We had drink and dinner together and talked about our projects. It is so great to meet those guys here.

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Jumpstart your career in GIS with a trip to the Esri User Conference

Now a year into my graduateship at Esri Australia, I cannot help but look back on what an incredible time of growth I have experienced professionally. I’ve been given the opportunity to meet and work with talented GIS specialists on fun and interesting projects using the ArcGIS platform such as the Channel 7 Election Maps, interesting story maps and many other projects.  As a current student, I am sure you’re looking towards next year and wondering where your GIS degree is going to take you.


Attending the Esri User Conference (Esri UC) as an Esri Australia Young Scholar, will certainly help you get your career into high gear! Can you ever remember meeting with thousands of GIS employers at once? No? Me either. At the Esri UC you will not only be given the opportunity to present your work at the world’s largest spatial conference but meet Esri President and Founder, Jack Dangermond. This is sure to bring a highlight to any career and a boost to your job search!

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A golden ticket to a global audience at the Esri UC

As a recent graduate I can attest to the competitive nature of jobs in the GIS industry – with several hundred applying for the inaugural graduate program here at Esri AustraliaI have recently heard several GIS industry experts discuss this challenge at the SSSI Young Professionals workshop, where marketing ‘Brand YOU’ was seen as vital to landing your dream job. While sitting an Esri technical certification exam can be a useful point of difference on your job application, I want to share an exciting opportunity that will truly make you a standout candidate. The Esri Young Scholars Award is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase your research to the largest GIS gathering in the world – the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC).


The Esri UC takes place between the 14th – 18th of July in San Diego this year and brings together more than 15,000 geospatial experts from around the world to learn about real-world applications of GIS, showcase the latest advancements in the ArcGIS Platform and share ideas among like-minded individuals. Esri founder Jack Dangermond will be on hand to meet the Australian university recipient of the Esri Young Scholars Award, an opportunity that last year’s recipient Rodolfo Espada said was, “a truly unique experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity”.

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