Esri's Jack Dangermond Headlines International Cartographic Conference

Redlands, California—August 22, 2013—Esri president and founder Jack Dangermond will be delivering the keynote speech "Web Maps, Story Maps, and Trends in Underlying Geospatial Technologies" at the twenty-sixth International Cartographic Conference in Dresden, Germany, on August 26, 2013. Dangermond is a recipient of the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal from the International Cartographic Association for his innovative leadership in the development of digital cartographic software and techniques. Conference attendees will hear firsthand his vision for future development and how geospatial technology can bring about creative solutions to challenges being faced today.

Dangermond will be accompanied by a contingent of cartographers and product managers to assist attendees in utilizing GIS technology to take their cartographic production to the next level:
• David Watkins, Esri cartography product manager, will demonstrate map generalization during the Generalization and Map Production preconference workshop to be held August 23–24.
• Kenneth Field, Esri cartographic researcher, will present four papers, including "Telling Stories with Web Maps" and "Map Design for Print and Web-Based Technologies."
• Aileen Buckley, Esri cartographic researcher, will present "The State of the Art in Cartography in 2013" and "Guidelines for the Effective Design of Spatiotemporal Maps."
• Damien Demaj, Esri cartographic researcher, will present "Geovisualizing Spatiotemporal Patterns." He will also chair the panel discussion "Compilation and Collaboration Models for Global Digital Maps."

These Esri staff members will be available to meet with attendees in booth no. A-16. Esri staff will also be presenting a one-day workshop entitled "Designing Multiscale Basemaps" on August 25.

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