Esri Fed Conference

I’ll be attending the Esri Federal User GIS Conference this week. For various reasons, I’ll be attending on the “Increased Carbon Footprint Plan” and commuting to and from the conference each day.

I’m looking forward to the reprise of the DevGeo session this year as well as a number of the sessions and also meeting up with a lot of my geo-geek friends. I haven’t heard the details on #geoglobaldomination yet but I’m sure it will occur.

I’ll try to blog more during the course of the conference.

See You At NCGIS 2011

It’s been an especially cold and dreary winter in Maryland so far but respite for the winter-weary Mid-Atlantic geo-geek comes in the form of the North Carolina GIS Conference (NCGIS), being held in Raleigh, NC this year.


I’ve always heard good things about NCGIS and am happy to have the chance to go this year. Even better, it’s within driving distance so I can get out on the open road for a bit. I’m giving a talk in the session titles “The Desktop App: News of My Death is Premature.” I’ve been told to expect some #geoglobaldomination Thursday night as well. It should be a good time.

Heading to the 2010 ESRI Federal User Conference

I’m heading out this morning to the FedUC. Since it’s in my back yard, I usually hit it every year but, this year, I’m staying up in the city to save myself an even more hellish commute than usual. The lingering snow and ice has thrown roads in this area into mayhem.

Rumor has it that there are some West Coasters making the trip for this one. It’s a good thing Ross scheduled the #geoglobaldomination this time so they couldn’t use jet lag or time difference or some other excuse for missing it.

There’s definitely more of a buzz about the FedUC this year. I have personally spoken to many people locally who, due to the continued economic climate, are crossing San Diego off the list this year. It makes me start to wonder about whether the overall approach to these kinds of shows will start to shift to smaller, regional settings vice the single “big splash” event. Or maybe they should all just go virtual…

If you’re at the FedUC, maybe I’ll see you there!