Esri UC: Observations on a Tremendous Event – Part Two

Author’s NoteA Vice President, Kevin Switala, GISP, manages daily operations at GeoDecisions with a focus on U.S. federal and international project capture and delivery. He supports resource management, helps develop business, and provides project lifecycle oversight. Read Kevin's full bio.


Having not attended the Esri® User Conference (UC) for a few years due to other conflicts and travel, I was pleased to see that the attendance, enthusiasm, and stimulating discussions remained as strong as ever in 2016.

Amazing Synergy

During this year's Esri UC, our team was excited to foster new and emerging collaborations between GeoDecisions and Esri and several of our business partners in attendance. We also investigated and determined a strong roadmap for leveraging powerful Esri software offerings. This activity was coupled with successful public and private sector client meetings, keeping us busy for the entire event!

GeoDecisions Track helps expose analytics that show asset and logistics trends and patterns.

GeoDecisions Track helps expose analytics that show asset and logistics trends and patterns.

In particular, we appreciated the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s willingness to collaboratively present our Traffic Data System (TDS) solution at the conference. We also were privileged to receive Federal Highway Administration permission to present our new innovative Traffic Noise Model application in the paper track.

Our biggest hit this year was the GeoDecisions App Suite, particularly the GeoDecisions Track and GeoDecisions Notify solutions. Both SaaS offerings are built from the ArcGIS platform and directly integrate with ArcGIS Online. GeoDecisions Track, for example, is a powerful, real-time entity tracking and tracing business solution integrating the Big Data Store and GeoEvent Extension. We were thrilled about the universally positive feedback that both solutions received during the UC.

During our team’s enjoyable UC experience, new friendships were forged, new business opportunities identified, and new technology investigated…and thankfully no new sunburns to report from beautiful San Diego!