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UESI Participates in the 2016 ESRI Users Conference

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Logan Hardison and David Totman Portrait The ASCE Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute participated as an exhibitor at the annual ESRI Users Conference (UC) on June 27 - July 1 in San Diego, California. The ESRI conference drew over 16,000 professionals from various fields; GIS users, utilities and surveying engineers, managers, developers and officials, while providing over 300 moderated sessions and an exhibit hall with more than 300 vendors, companies, and organizations.

The ESRI Users Conference examines the new GIS technologies and methods in mapping and surveying. The ESRI UC has been one of the premiere international GIS conference for 35 years, with attendees from over 50 countries. The conference included special events such as the Lightning Talks, GIS Managers' Open Summit, User Experience (UX) & User Interface (UI) Hub, the UC Exhibit Pavilion, and nearly 10 pre-conference seminars.

David Totman Interview The ESRI Users conference is the second conference that UESI has participated in, since UESI was launched in October 2015. The UESI was represented at the conference by several members of its board of governors: UESI president Randy Hill, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, UESI president-elect Joe Castronovo, P.E., F.ASCE, and board governors John Galleher, P.E., M.ASCE and David Totman, P.E., M.ASCE. The UESI exhibit booth drew over 300 visitors at the conference.

ESRI was founded in 1969 and produces the ArcGIS software system, one of the most widely used mapping software in the world. The ArcGIS software is used by 350,000 organizations- Fortune 500 companies, governments globally, public utilities and tech start-ups around the world. ESRI mapping apps provide access to demographic data for 137 countries. The 2017 Users Conference will be held again in San Diego.

David Totman and Joe Castronovo Portrait

Photos by Frank Kim, UESI. From top picture to lower: ESRI Vice President (left) Robert L. Hardison, P.E., F.ASCE and UESI Governor David Totman, P.E., M.ASCE. David Totman interviewed during conference. David Totman and Joe Castronovo