ArcGIS Knowledge at FedGIS 2024

01-24-2024 10:23 AM
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There are many opportunities to learn about ArcGIS's enterprise link analyses capabilities at the upcoming Esri Federal GIS Conference in Washington, DC February 13-14. Below is your guide to navigate the key sessions and opportunities to learn more about ArcGIS Knowledge. You can see the list of all sessions featuring ArcGIS Knowledge at this filtered version of the detailed agenda.

Come get the product overview, learn advanced graph and spatial analyses techniques, hear about the latest product features, and talk with the product team at the Expo.

If you are a developer attending the 2024 Developer Summit @ Esri FedGIS on Monday, February 12, at the Washington Convention Center, we also have a couple of dedicated sessions on working with knowledge graphs with Python and JavaScript (see last section). 

We are excited to talk with you about all things knowledge graphs, data fusion, enterprise link analyses, connected data, graph analytics, and how ArcGIS can support you through our extended capability for ArcGIS Enterprise.

We have organized the sessions into categories to help you plan your schedule effectively.


Key ArcGIS Knowledge Sessions

These sessions feature ArcGIS Knowledge as the primary product and topics of discussion. We recommend blocking your afternoons and hitting "An Introduction" on Tuesday and then "Beyond the Basics" on Wednesday around the same time.

ArcGIS Knowledge: An Introduction to Graph and Link Analysis

  • Ideal for newcomers to connected data and link analyses, this session introduces the basics of working with knowledge graphs using the ArcGIS Knowledge, and our desktop applications. It covers 'getting' started" data loading and visualization workflows, and the ArcGIS system architecture basics. You get two chances to attend!
  • Tuesday, Feb 13: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EST, Room 145 A
  • Wednesday, Feb 14: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST, Room 146 A

ArcGIS Knowledge: Beyond the Basics of Graph Data and Link Analysis

  • The next step on the journey to becoming more advanced knowledge graph users. This session will showcase an end-to-end workflow for discovering new patterns in your data, using approaches for connecting and analyzing multiple datasets together in one context, blending logical and spatial relationships. This talk will cover the fundamentals of graph analytics, the openCypher graph query language, and how to work with knowledge graphs in ArcGIS Pro and Python notebooks.
  • Wednesday, Feb 14: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST, Room 151 A

ArcGIS Knowledge: Integrating Graph and Spatial Analysis

  • This session deep  divers further into the patterns of using spatial and graph analytics together to identify communities, discover vulnerabilities, and find the needle in the haystack. We will also explore innovative spatial analysis methods that integrate scalable algorithms like spatial statistics and graph centrality. In addition, you will see powerful new tools for working with connected data in a GIS, including how to integrate unstructured text data with legacy datasets and capture detailed provenance.
  • Wednesday, Feb 14: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST, Room 151 A

Maximizing Data Utility with ArcGIS Knowledge for Connected Logistics

  • Spotlight Session with Esri Partner NV5 (formerly Axim Geospatial), this session focuses on spatial and temporal analytics to improve logistics with ArcGIS Knowledge.
  • Wednesday, Feb 14: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST, Systems Integration Zone Theater

Additional Relevant Sessions for Analysts

While the above sessions focus primarily on ArcGIS Knowledge, the following sessions are also highly recommended to complement your understanding and application of the product's capabilities. These sessions will showcase and demonstrate ArcGIS Knowledge's role as part of other workflows in concert with other ArcGIS products and capabilities. Click on the title to get more details and descriptions.

  • ArcGIS AllSource and ArcGIS Knowledge: Investigating Fraud & Financial Crimes in Law Enforcement
    • Fraud and Financial Crime investigators can leverage ArcGIS AllSource and ArcGIS Knowledge to explore and analyze spatial, nonspatial, structured, and unstructured data together to understand and recognize exploitation. Analyze and visualize data through multiple views. Maps, timelines, and link charts assist analysts in identifying fraudulent activity efficiently and can disseminate intelligence needed to support investigations.
    • Wednesday, Feb 14, Safety & Security Theater
  • Object-Based Analysis in ArcGIS Using Activity-Based Intelligence
    • A GIS is the ideal system to analyze and exploit movement data. Whether your data comes from cell phone positions, GPS tags, or even artificial intelligence (AI) detections from video, ArcGIS provides a robust and flexible suite of tools that enables actionable analysis at any scale. Join us in this workshop to learn how ArcGIS is used to solve your activity-based intelligence problems by characterizing activity, feeding your collections cycle, and share live results on both the desktop and the web.
    • Tuesday, Feb 13,  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM, Room 146 A 
    • Wednesday, Feb 14, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Room 146 A
  • Exploring Spatial Relationships for Intelligence Operations
    • With the abundance of data available to today's intelligence analysts, synthesizing information and extracting relevant content is complex. The ArcGIS system includes applications designed to support intelligence operations and give analysts a competitive advantage by analyzing and visualizing data in new and compelling ways. In this session, you will learn how to use tools such as ArcGIS Knowledge and ArcGIS AllSource to conduct investigative, geospatial, and link analysis with real-world datasets.
    • Wednesday, Feb 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 145 B
  • Working with Unstructured Text Data in ArcGIS
    • Learn how you can process thousands of old reports and extract the people, places, events and other important relationships between them using ArcGIS tools out of the box and best-in-class Esri Partner NetOwl APIs for natural language processing (NLP). Then discover how bringing this connected data into a knowledge graph in ArcGIS Knowledge can help you explore and understand new insights hidden in the text.
    • Wednesday, Feb 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 143 C
  • ArcGIS Data Interoperability: An Introduction
    • Shows how GIS Professionals can use the ArcGIS integrated, no code, data pipeline management tool to programmatically manage data, including in a knowledge graph. Use this extension to load data directly into ArcGIS Knowledge graphs, copy knowledge graphs, or continuously update your knowledge graph with the Reader/Writer connectors direct to ArcGIS Knowledge graphs.
    • Tuesday, Feb 13, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM, Room 143 A
    • Wednesday, Feb 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Room 143 A

Developer Sessions

If you are a developer attending the 2024 Developer Summit @ Esri FedGIS on Monday, February 12, we also have a couple of dedicated sessions on working with knowledge graphs with Python and JavaScript. The python session focuses more on data engineering workflows, while the JavaScript session focuses more on creating custom web experiences leveraging your enterprise knowledge graph. 

Intro to Knowledge Graphs & Data Engineering (Python)
Learn how to work with ArcGIS Knowledge graphs primarily using the ArcGIS API for Python to build and keep your knowledge graphs up to date. See how to use the latest functionality to build python notebooks that help automate your ETL pipelines using data from a variety of local and web sources. Topics:
• Introduction to ArcGIS Knowledge and graph databases
• Creating a new knowledge graph with new entities and relationships types
• Editing existing instances in your knowledge graph
• Syncing recent data updates from feature services data using webhooks and ArcGIS Notebooks

Feb 12, Mon, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM EST | Room 102 B | WEWCC

Building Web Applications and Notebooks with ArcGIS Knowledge
We'll cover working with ArcGIS Knowledge graphs using the ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript. Using lessons learned from building our own enterprise React web application with the SDK, we'll demonstrate how to use the latest functionality to quickly build web applications that interact with your graph with high performance speeds. You'll see how to enable users to explore, analyze and retrieve supported graph data through maps, link charts, searches and queries, and modify that data by editing your knowledge graphs using web Calcite components.

Feb 12, Mon, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST | Room 102 B | WEWCC


Expo Floor

Within the Expo floor in Hall B, representatives from the ArcGIS Knowledge product team will be generally be around the Defense and Intelligence area and the Developer section of the ArcGIS Products area.  Follow the arrows in the picture below. In the Defense and Intelligence area, look for the ArcGIS Knowledge and ArcGIS AllSource kiosk. In the Developer area, ask for Megan or Emma at the Scripting and Automating kiosks respectively.


We look forward to seeing you there!