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Jim Young, Esri Head of Business Development will be the guest at the Geoawesomeness GeoChat on December 1, 2016. Young leads business development activities for Esri in Portland, Oregon and works closely with tech companies and developers to explore the use of location-aware application program interfaces (API) and spatial analytics. He analyzes data from phones, cameras, vehicles, and beacons to find patterns. Young seeks to apply spatial analysis along with computer vision to help retailers, advertisers, and tech companies gain market advantage.

Geoawesomeness is a blog about geospatial technology and all the exciting things surrounding it. With a team of people passionate about GIS from all around the world, Geoawesomeness aims to be not only the best geo-news platform, but also to provide constructive commentary about everything happening in the geo-industry.


GeoChat is a kind of town hall Q&A session hosted by Geoawesomeness, with guests representing the most cutting edge geo companies today.


At this GeoChat, Jim Young will talk about how Esri is helping governments and organizations across the world benefit from the Open Data movement—empowering people to make better informed decisions by enabling better data accessibility and greater insights than ever before.


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Include #GeoChat and tweet your question directly either to @geoawesomeness or to @esrilive during the GeoChat. It’s at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PST on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

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What a great geodev meetup in Munich! I was super happy to see so many new faces. Hopefully a sign, that the word gets spread:-)


We had a great line-up of speakers again. Many thanks again, our meetups wouldn't be possible without you!


  1. Carsten Schumann, AED-SICAD AG: "Eye2eye – A brainstorm-app to ease participation on land-consolidation in Europe". Slides attached.
  2. Sebastian Feld, LMU: " Alternative Routes in Constrained Free Space Scenarios“. Slides attached.
  3. Ralf Schüpferling, Esri Deutschland: "What will your drone do for you? Turn your Drone into a GIS Tool". His story map can be found here.
  4. Frederic Meyer-Scharenberg, CrowdGuard Germany: "CrowdGuard Emergency Community: How location data can improve public and private safety." Slides attached.


I have already posted my pictures on our meetup group. Please share yours, too. And please let us know if you want to give a lighting talk on your work next time!


Finally: Don't forget to subscribe to our GeoNet group! With a bit of luck you will win a free pass to the upcoming Esri Developer Summit in Berlin. We will announce the lucky winner until end of next week! If you are not the lucky one you can get a 10% discount using the this link.


I hope to see you all again soon!



We can’t wait to catch engaging Esri Startups presentations at the upcoming Esri DevSummit Berlin, 6-8 Dec! Register today to learn how to geo-enabling your apps to get pro tips from the developers who made them. Don’t forget to add these sessions to your schedule
Wednesday, 7 December:
10:00 - 10:15am, Mobyplanner Platform, Conference
10:30 - 10:45am, Mapillary: Building & Editing GIS Datasets from Street-Level Imagery, Conference
Thursday, 8 December:
10:30 - 11:15am, Expanding Your Reach with #ArcGISMarketplace, Auditorium
11:30 - 12:15pm, Esri Startup Program: How Does It Work?, Sky Lobby

Geo Geeks listen up.


We will meet one more time this year in Munich to talk all geo. Here are the speakers for our almost-christmas edition :-)


Carsten Schumann, AED-SICAD:

"Eye2eye – A brainstorm-app to ease participation on land-consolidation in Europe"


Sabrina Geißer, Mobalo:

"How to use mobile devices for a targeted advertising approach“


Ralf Schüpferling, Esri Deutschland:

"What will your drone do for you? Turn your Drone into a GIS Tool"



The meetup will take place in Werk1. And we will make sure that you can follow the meetup on Periscope, too!


I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon.




Btw: We are hosting another great event this year in Berlin, the Esri Developer Summit Europe. This is an outstanding opportunity for all geo-developers. So save the date!


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