Esri Federal GIS Conference Spotlights Government Organizations
Esri Federal GIS Conference Spotlights Government Organizations Creating a Sustainable Future
Annual Event Showcases Federal Government Using GIS for Evidence-Based Decision-Making
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 11, 2020 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, is hosting the 23rd annual Esri Federal GIS Conference, which started today in Washington, DC. The gathering is an opportunity for federal government GIS professionals to discuss best practices, participate in more than 130 professional development workshops, and connect with subject matter experts from across the country.
At the opening Plenary Session, Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond discussed how GIS, as the intelligent nervous system for the nation, is powering data-driven decisions that can help create a sustainable future. The session featured thought leaders from several organizations, giving presentations on their uses of GIS to help address the economic, social, environmental, and security needs of the nation. Presentations included the following:
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA)—Agricultural Research Service: "Partnerships for Data Innovations: Engaging Scientists through Data Sharing"
- US Environmental Protection Agency: "Mapping Today's Air Quality Data for a Cleaner Future"
- US Census Bureau: "50 Days until Census Day 2020—How Will You Respond?"
- The Y (YMCA): "Strengthening Communities across America"