Esri UC 2016: GIS Is Getting Smarter!

Blog Post created by msecilmisesriturkey-com-tr-esridist Employee on Jul 18, 2016

As the greatest GIS event on the planet, Esri User Conference (UC) 2016 was attended by over 16,000 GIS professionals from 138 countries in San Diego, California from June 27th to July 1st, 2016. The Esri User Conference showcased all aspects of the ArcGIS platform, with the latest information on Esri apps, initiatives, and amazing array of resources and training opportunities for Esri GIS users. Solutions from hundreds of business partners were also on display to help organizations extend their GIS.


Esri president Jack Dangermond shared his vision about GIS enabling a smarter world:  how people use the Esri ArcGIS platform for Web GIS mapping, location apps, and open data sharing to make their organizations and communities stronger, vibrant, sustainable.

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Symphony of ArcGIS Apps: how each app is like an instrument: mighty and significant on its own.



Jack presented the maps of GIS users around the world working in nearly every industry during the plenary.My study and map on "Desertification Survey in Turkey" was one of them (Desertification Survey Expert Tool - DSET with Survey123 for ArcGIS | Mehmet Secilmis, GISP | LinkedIn )



Software release roadmap and improvements shared.

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People were surrounded by 1,282 maps: maps on posters, maps on apps, maps on walls, maps in the map gallery, maps on monitors. User presentations provided insight into applications in nearly every field.  Technical presentations explained tools, platforms, workflows, and more.


New Developments:

  • ArcGIS Pro will be the future of desktop GIS
  • The new Insights for ArcGIS app is an evolutionary product that enables interactive analysis with data, no matter the source, in a geographic context
  • Big Spatial Data Application ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server allows to incorporate real-time information streams with existing GIS data and IT infrastructure
  • Drone2Map for ArcGIS turns aerial imagery captured from drones quickly into useful information
  • Self-paced e-Learning resources will be free for Esri qualifying products with a current maintenance subscription
  • The Living Atlas of the World hosts maps and data on thousands of topics


Esri president Jack Dangermond met with many attendees like myself (thanks).



Esri UC 2016 was a great conference with lots of learning, sharing and connecting. I will mark my calendar and attend the 2017 Esri UC, July 10–14, in San Diego.