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Throughout the day on Wednesday, ESRI will host self-guided courses in the Balcones Room covering ESRI software and key GIS techniques.
Stay tuned for course offerings.
Celebrate this 10 year milestone with us as TNRIS program specialists provide an overview of program benefits and major accomplishments gained for the Texas GIS community and the public in general. Learn how the program has enhanced the purchasing power of GIS data and services in Texas and how that translates into problems solved for the greater good of humans and our environment.
Hear first-hand from StratMap data, services and software providers as well as Texas government users on the direct impact the program has had on their work. Industry experts from both sectors will tell the human side of the successes they achieve over and over through this model.
Learn about new program goals and details on the next phase of public/private partnerships in Texas. Engage with a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) representative who will describe the new contract solicitation process and answer any questions. How can the contracting model help you as a user or as a provider? What do you want to see on the contract that's different? What improvements could be made? Following the session, program experts (actual humans) from TNRIS and DIR will be on hand to answer additional questions.
For centuries people have been telling stories and communicating with maps. Today, WebGIS makes it fast and easy to create and share important information and stories locally or even worldwide. In this session, Paul will discuss how new tools like StoryMaps, Dashboards and app-building products combine with SaaS to create new and exciting ways to create information products and share them.
Today’s and tomorrow’s GIS leaders are being called upon to manage the complexity of rapidly expanding data volumes, with ever changing technologies, while meeting rising expectations about the availability and accessibility of location data. This presentation will extend the ideas Bill introduced in his “Carpe Geo & Parvus Momentum” keynote presentation at the 2018 Texas GIS Forum. After a quick recap on the core ideas of “seizing the GIS opportunity”, this presentation will move on to describing overlay skills (above and beyond competencies in GIS, communication, coordination, and leadership) that create the conditions for success as an emerging GIS leader. These points will be illustrated with stories and examples and will conclude with some thoughts on opportunities ready for today’s GIS leaders to seize.
Note: Our original keynote, Justen Noakes, was unable to attend and Leslie Sweet, Director of Public Affairs for H-E-B, presented in his place
Throughout the day on Thursday, ESRI will host self-guided courses in the Balcones Room covering ESRI software and key GIS techniques.
Stay tuned for course offerings.
Organizations are spending more time and money than ever on data, data science, and analytics. There is no question that data platforms are increasingly powerful and are a key ingredient to success. But organizations are making far more progress on the technological front of data use than the human one. Organizations want to leverage their data to make better decisions and improve outcomes, but in order to achieve this they also need to consider organizational realities, which is where the complexities lie. In this talk we will discuss various approaches and strategies for leveraging data (geospatial or otherwise) within your organization.