This week, I attended the first-ever Esri DC DevSummit which followed the Federal GIS Conference (please switch it back to “FedUC”). This event, intended and a smaller, Federally-focused, companion to the annual Palm Springs DevSummit, came together quickly but was very well-attended with about 300 attendees.
Esri Federal GIS Conference Features Immersion Summits
The 2014 installment of the Esri Federal GIS Conference (formerly known as the Federal User Conference) happens next week. I have attended the event off and on since its inception. While I originally was drawn by the presence of a large geo-related event in my local area, that gap has been filled by numerous, smaller…
DC/MD/VA Area Geo-Event Scene Getting More Active
There was a time only a few years ago when, if you lived in the DC/MD/VA area, planning your geo-conference schedule for the year went something like this: Register for the ESRI FedUC and then start booking plane tickets for everything else. That is no longer the case with more events occurring in the area….
Looking Ahead to the 2009 ESRI Federal User Conference
It is time again for my annual plug for the ESRI Federal User Conference (FedUC). Last year, I blogged as much as could. It’s no secret that I thought last year’s FedUC was the best they had done. It was the first one where I felt that there was more content than I could get…
FedUC Plenary – 47:53
For those of you keeping track at home, the reference to OpenLayers in Jack Dangermond’s FedUC plenary talk comes at approximately 47:53.
Thoughts on the FedUC
I didn’t go to the FedUC today. I haven’t been staying in the city but have rather been commuting in each day. The weather is rather nasty so I decided to forego the rousing sendoff. I can handle snow and I can handle rain but I want nothing to do with ice. Boat drinks! Boys…
FedUC: From the Exhibit Hall
Most of the usual suspects were there today but there was very little that was new or exciting. The system integrator community was well represented as well as several relevant government agencies such as USGS, NGA, BLM, etc. There was a good cross-section of government support, including land managment, environment and others. In other words,…
More From the FedUC Plenary
I want to focus a little more on some of the demos and also how ESRI is positioning the ArcGIS platform to support the “GeoWeb” implementation pattern. Jack identified four “implementation patterns” that defin typical GIS architectures. The first three are pretty standard: single user desktop, multi-user server, and “federated” (an ESB-type implementation). The last…
ArcGIS 9.4 Mentioned at FedUC
This is my first time posting from my Moto Q so forgive any typos. I just sat through the FedUC opening talk by Jack. There was a lot of talk about 9.3, as would be expected. There was also a lot of talk about positioning AGS support the GeoWeb, including a compelling demo of an…
ESRI 2008 Fed UC Vibe
At the risk of sounding like an ESRI shill… The FedUC starts on Wednesday and this year it seems to have a different feel to it. It feels like it’s definitely picked up some momentum over previous years. The sessions seem to be a little meatier and the atmosphere feels more purposeful and businesslike now….