Brent Jones' 10 Things For Surveyors to do at the ESRIUC

Thanks to Brent Jones, the Esri Global Marketing Manager for Survey/Cadastre/Engineering, for providing us with his version of the Top 10 Things You Might Want to do at the 2010 ESRIUC

Survey & Engineering GIS Summit Saturday Plenary Session
Saturday, Jul 10, 8:30AM – 9:15AM  Location: Room 6 F  – Keynote Speakers: Nancy von Meyer, PhD, PE, RLS, GISP, Vice President of Fairview Industries Land Surveyors and the National Land Parcel Database Stuart Rich, Chief Technology Officer for Penobscot Bay Media, LLC GIS Technology Trends and the Impacts on Engineering Government Update: National Geodetic Survey, NGS Ronnie Taylor, NGS, NOAA Bureau of Land Management, BLM Donald Buhler, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, BLM Industry Panel: "Parcels: Opportunities for Surveyors?" Moderator: Curt Sumner, ACSM executive director Donald Buhler, chief cadastral surveyor of the Bureau of Land Management Wayne Harrison, president elect of NSPS Dr. Nancy von Meyer, vice president of Fairview Industries.

Summit Expo and Reception
Saturday, Jul 10, 4:30PM – 7:30PM  Location: Room 11 A/B 
Directly following the Survey & Engineering GIS Summit Plenary Session, the Summit EXPO opens with a reception for attendees to mingle and network as they visit with vendors to learn about the latest industry technology being applied in the field and in the office.   

       Hands-on Learning Lab at the Summit
Sunday, Jul 11, 3:15PM – 4:30PM  Location: Room 10 
This room will be dedicated to a Hands-On Learning Lab is open to all Summit attendees for an opportunity to learn more about GIS. You’ll receive approximately 45 minutes of training per lesson, consisting of a recorded lecture and a hands-on software exercise. A few of the topics to choose from include: Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop, Working with CAD Data in ArcGIS, Creating a Map in ArcGIS, and Working with Coordinate Systems. No special registration for the Learning Lab is required, this is included in your registration.

Survey & Engineering GIS Summit Closing Session
Sunday, Jul 11, 4:30PM – 5:00PM  Location: Room 8 
The Survey & Engineering GIS Summit integrates with the ESRI User Conference Monday and Tuesday.  This meeting is dedicated to gather all summit attendees one last time to discuss hot topics, conference feedback, and where to steer the conference for next year.  This don’t miss meeting will include a major announcement for 2011.  The hosted Summit Reception is held directly afterwards on the West Terrace.

ESRI UC Plenary Session 

Map Gallery Opening and Evening Reception
Monday, Jul 12, 4:00PM – 8:30PM  Location: Sail Area 
The Map Gallery opens with an evening reception on Monday, July 13. The posters in the Map Gallery communicate GIS project work in many application areas. Viewing the posters during the reception provides the opportunity to interact with the participating project teams. This week-long event begins Monday evening and continues until Thursday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. 

       ESRI Showcase and Exhibit Pavilion
Tuesday, Jul 13, 9:00AM – 6:00PM  Location: Exhibit Hall A/B1/B2/C/D 
Imagine you had to attend a separate show just to stay current on hardware, add-ons, handheld devices, services, and more. It would certainly impact your time and budget. One of the many benefits of attending the ESRI International User Conference is the Exhibit Pavilion. This three-day technology show provides you with direct access to vendors and solution providers you want to talk to. The best and brightest are here to answer questions, provide demonstrations, and discuss your project objectives. Be sure to read the Exhibitor Program for more information.

      Surveying – Special Interest Group Meeting,
Tuesday, Jul 13, 12:00PM – 1:00PM  Location: Room 23 B 
Join our discussion of surveying issues related to GIS. Important topics will be presented by the Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS). Discussion topics will include organization updates, GLIS affiliate memberships for state organizations and invitation for GIS chair members, the ACSM National Conference and much more. This meeting is an open group created for anyone interested in surveying, engineering, and GIS. This lunch time event is sponsored by Dewberry.

ESRI Federal Reception Tuesday, Jul 13, 6:30PM – 9:30PM  Location: Sapphire Terrace, Sapphire West Foyer  The hosted Federal Reception is a prestigious and well recognized evening event. It is an excellent opportunity to interact with thousands of federal agency representatives and ESRI account managers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Cadastral/Land Records SIG Meeting
Thursday, Jul 15, 12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: Room 28 C 
The Cadastral/Land Records SIG provides an open forum in which all individuals and organizations associated with the development of cadastral and land records systems can network with ESRI staff, business partners, and peers. You will hear an update from ESRI staff on our upcoming initiatives followed by an open discussion on activities the user community can engage in.  Thanks to Manatron for sponsoring this event.