2011 Federal User Conference

01 GIS for the Nation

GIS for the Nation

Jack Dangermond, Esri president, provides a vision for creating a GIS for the entire country. 

02 A Tour and Preview of ArcGIS.com, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS

A Tour and Preview of ArcGIS.com, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS

Take a world tour of ArcGIS Online’s seamless and free basemaps, preview Portal for ArcGIS, and see what’s coming in ArcGIS Explorer and more with Bern Szukalski, Esri. Integrated into the ArcGIS system, ArcGIS Online is an open community-based portal of maps, apps, and tools contributed by the global GIS community.

03 Haiti: the Importance of Social Media Use During a Disaster

Haiti: the Importance of Social Media Use During a Disaster

Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that in big disasters the initial response is generally not the government, it is individuals helping each other, trying to find out what is going on.

04 Free the Data! Using the Mobile Platform to Push Critical Information to Disaster Victims

Free the Data! Using the Mobile Platform to Push Critical Information to Disaster Victims

The public is a resource not a liability in a disaster. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) , discusses the use of public information provided during catastrophic disasters to define a common operating picture (COP) for making mission critical decisions.

05 60 Second Techniques with ArcGIS

60 Second Techniques with ArcGIS

Brief demonstrations focus on ArcGIS productivity techniques.

06 Cloud Computing Meets USDA’s Business Needs

Cloud Computing Meets USDA’s Business Needs

How do you deploy interactive maps to 43 million customers with no GIS staff and current IT resources that are dedicated to other mission critical projects? Jonathan Alboum, CIO Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, and his team demonstrate the power of using ArcGIS in the cloud while using the SNAP Locator application, one of the largest store locators on the web and the first USDA application hosted in the cloud.

07 Forestry Inventory Planning

Forestry Inventory Planning

Tim Clark, Esri, assumes the role of forester to demonstrate how ArcGIS can be used to layout a Forestry Inventory Plan. The resulting maps and templates can be taken into the field to collect data.

08 ArcGIS Online on Smartphones

ArcGIS Online on Smartphones

Esri's Tosia Shall explains late breaking news at the 2011 FedUC about iPhone, Android, and Windows 7 Smartphones and ArcGIS Online. Watch and discover private maps that have been published.

09 Deputy Legislative Director Uses Community Analyst

Deputy Legislative Director Uses Community Analyst

Tim Petty, Deputy Legislative Director from Senator James E. Risch’s (Idaho) office, uses Community Analyst to demonstrate how priorities were set for two water projects. Viewing and analyzing demographic, health, economic, business, education, and other types of data helps leaders understand the overall community for better and faster policy decision making.

10 Collaboration Saves Lives

Collaboration Saves Lives

New Hampshire National Guard Major General William Reddel and Lt. Col. Mike Dominique, and New Hampshire Department of Safety Sean R. Goodwin demonstrate how GIS is helping them to work smarter and faster in responding during critical events and emergency situations. By sharing data they have built a Web-based viewer and Common Operating Picture.

11 EPA Creates Open GeoData Gateway

EPA Creates Open GeoData Gateway

Michelle Torreano, Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the benefits of the GeoData Gateway that provides a single catalog of authoritative environmental datasets and services for public and agency use.

12 Social Media and GeoSpatial Trends

Social Media and GeoSpatial Trends

Owen Evans, Esri, demonstrates how to analyze geospatial trends from crowdsourced information such as Twitter. How do you extract meaningful data from these global conversations?