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Grounds for Change

Grounds for Change

Find out how GIS helped drive Tim and Michelle Schilling’s ambitious project to bring Rwandan farmers into the competitive global coffee market. Timothy Schilling, PhD, is an agronomist and leads the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative for the U.S. specialty coffee industry.  Michele Adesir-Schilling, PhD, is a geographer and project manager.

Python - Getting Started

Python - Getting Started

Drew Flater and Ghislain Prince introduce the Python scripting language and its role in ArcGIS.

Using CAD Data in ArcGIS

Using CAD Data in ArcGIS

Phil Sanchez and Jeff Reinhart discuss how your organization can leverage CAD data using Esri’s data integration tools.

Understanding Our World

Understanding Our World

Jack Dangermond describes his vision for GIS as a tool for extending our minds, which includes using collective intelligence and understanding to deal with earth's challenges. He also discusses how GIS is coevolving with other enabling technologies and previews a new pattern for GIS.

Our Work on ArcGIS 10.1

Our Work on ArcGIS 10.1

Jack Dangermond talks about the ArcGIS system and summarizes the major updates and enhancements in the ArcGIS 10.1 release.  He also talks about Esri's acquisition of Swiss 3D software company Procedural and introduces the ArcGIS for Home Use program.

The Boston Way

The Boston Way

Chris Osgood, Bill Oates, and Claire Lane from the City of Boston demonstrate how GIS applications are being used to engage citizens and improve the City's efficiency and effectiveness.

The Heart and Soul of GIS

The Heart and Soul of GIS

Lauren Rosenshein demonstrates how new spatial analytics and statistical tools in ArcGIS 10.1 can turn data into understanding.

Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall describes Roots and Shoots, a youth organization related to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) that is devoted to empowering children in learning about their environment and working together.

One Degree Matters

One Degree Matters

Prominent scientist and environmental leader Jacqueline McGlade, PhD, explains how just one degree of temperature change impacts the Earth and discusses how we can change our behavior to adapt to the realities of climate change. McGlade serves as executive director of the European Envrionment Agency.