Recap: 2019 Esri User Conference

San Diego Convention Center

July 25, 2019

Esri UC 2019 Recap

Our Team at The UC

Earlier in July, GISinc sent a team of over 20 people to attend and exhibit at the 2019 Esri User Conference. In booth #919, our team debuted our approval for Esri's ArcGIS Hub and Utility Network Specialties, discussed our cloud based solutions, and shared information about indoor tracking and upcoming webinars. By the end of the week we had hundreds visit our booth with interest in GISinc and our Premier GIS Services. In addition, we had dozens people show interest in our career openings--Yes, we're hiring!

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GIS - The Intelligent Nervous System

Esri's theme for this year's UC was "See What Others Can't." Jack Dangermond, founder of Esri, told the audience of more than 18,000 of his vision of GIS - The Intelligent Nervous System. Much like the human nervous system, it is essential to the life and prosperity of our industry. With continuous learning, we grow and change rapidly. 

See What Others Cant

Among the great presentations from keynote speaker Jane Goodall and tech demos from Esri staff, one of GISinc's projects was highlighted as a plenary image. Our work with the Pearl Harbor-Hickam Naval Base in Hawaii is an effort to use bench-marking to track energy consumption of the facilities on the base, and track relationships between meters and the facilities. The analysis provided by our team ensures the Navy can work smarter and continue to evolve and grow. 

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Esri Technology Updates - Things to Know

Solution Updates

  • ArcGIS Enterprise
    • 10.7.1
    • 95% Less Memory
    • New Solutions (Tracker)
    • Updated Dashboard / Story Builder
    • Custom Admin Roles
    • ArcGIS Monitor
  • ArcGIS Pro
    • 2.4
    • Stream Layers
    • Binning
    • Vector Base Maps
    • Image Processing
    • One Click Geoprocessing
    • Parcel Fabric and Editing
  • ArcGIS Indoors
    • Released
    • Pro Tools
    • Mobile App
    • Web Map
  • ArcGIS Hub
    • Initiatives are bundles of ArcGIS items
      • Web Maps, Web Apps
      • Data, Events
      • Charts, Dashboards
      • Story Maps, Surveys
    • Website designed and configured by you
      • Communication
      • Collaboration
      • Engagement
  • ArcGIS Online
    • Security change – HTTPS by 2020
    • ArcGIS Online Security Advisor
    • Vector Tile Editor
    • Story Builder
    • Marketplace – Service Offerings
  • ArcGIS Insights
    • 3.3
    • Python or R
    • Local on Windows or Mac (Beta)
    • UX/UI Enhancements
    • Shape File Support

Esri New Application Releases


  • Share your location, know where others are, own your locations
  • iOS, Android mobile app, background processing - premium add-on license
  • Tracker Viewer application - manage users and set access rights (who can view),
    • Requires big data store, ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.x
    • Enables some configuration and 2 hosted feature services 


  • Rapid data capture based on big buttons
  • At-speed data collection (aerial patrol, sign reflectivity, road assessment, public safety, natural disaster triage, Windows, iOS, Android, point, lines and polygons)
  • Now on Esri Labs - Alpha in May, released at the UC

Notebook Server

  • Part of Portal starting at 10.7 and will be available AGO later this year
  • Runs on top of Jupyter Notebooks, deployed as a Docker container and can access both ArcGIS API for Python and ArcPy in same environment
  • Ability to access 3rd party modules such as Pandas, Seaborn and other open science libs.
  • Hosted notebooks can be added to a Web Map and is a great environment to test code, clean up data, and get spatial and tabular data visualizations as you work

Technology Patterns - Worth Watching

Technology Patterns

Esri's ArcGIS Marketplace

GISinc's Kevin Stewart was asked to speak at the Esri Marketplace SIG on Tuesday of the UC. GISinc was one of the first Esri partners to list services in Esri's ArcGIS Marketplace. GISinc currently has a general Premier GIS Services listing with 5 selections that can be found here

GISinc and Client Presentations, Events

We were excited to support clients and partners in 10 presentations during the week. Discussing an array of topics from NextGen 911 to the power of the cloud for GIS, we hope our projects inspire others to continue to work to improve processes. 

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cityworks presentation

One presentation in particular was a lightning talk at the Cityworks® booth on IoT and our Work Smarter solution. Missed the presentation? Watch the Facebook live recording!


In addition, we sponsored four social events - Transportation Social, National Government Social, Health & Human Services Breakfast, and Water Utilities & Water Resources Social. Thank you to those who came! We had a great time connecting with everyone. 

Congrats to 50 years, Esri!

2019 marks fifty years of innovation from Esri, which was founded in 1969 by Jack and Laura Dangermond. As an Esri platinum partner, GISinc is very thankful for the support we receive from the Esri community. As a small token of our appreciation, GISinc founder Dale Dunham is seen here presenting Jack with a piece of art created by Lisa Middleton with Great River Arts. The map portrays the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve in California. 

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 See you next year in San Diego!

Recap: 2019 Esri User Conference