Mapping the Indoors

Mapping the Indoors

One of the great things about being an Esri partner is getting in early on the latest applications, in some cases working side by side with them to help make the technology even better. The recent ArcGIS Indoors workshop that I attended was one of those partner events where I got the chance to learn about ArcGIS Indoors, an indoor mapping system, and share my thoughts on how to make it even better. 

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2017 Esri® DevSummit Highlights

2017 Esri® DevSummit Highlights

DevSummit is cool. It’s like the Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas, Nevada, only for GIS geeks, with unexpected cool toys hiding in the corners. As a GeoDecisions representative during this year’s Esri Developer Summit in Palm Spring, California, from March 7-10, I experienced the latest generation of Esri’s developer tools in the big ballroom. In the smaller conference rooms, I had a blast watching folks present less mainstream projects that push the boundaries of what GIS tech can do.

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Walk the “Pit” and Do Less of the Sit, 2017 Esri DevSummit

Walk the “Pit” and Do Less of the Sit, 2017 Esri DevSummit

As I fly home from my latest trek to the Esri® DevSummit in beautiful Palm Springs, CA, I have the time to reflect on the sessions I watched and the conversations I had.  

This year’s DevSummit had a different perspective for me. This was the first time since getting married, 10 years ago, that my wife and I could travel together without kids - thanks Nunnie and Puppie!!  In doing so, my wife got to see a bit of what Palm Springs has to offer, and hear about the conference agenda and topics from myself and fellow Tech Directors at GeoDecisions.  This was a true treat for us.  Second, after two years since my last visit to the DevSummit, I was able to jumpstart some major topics of conversations with the various product owners and developers regarding tools we use every day as we continue to push the limits at GeoDecisions.

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