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Esri Forestry GIS Conference

Business Conference - Esri Forestry GIS Conference

Business Conference

Begin date : 5/14/2013

End date : 5/14/2013

Location : California / Redlands

By : Esri

Venue : Esri Headquarters

Event Subject :

Benefitting from Change: Realizing the Value of GIS in Forest Management. An up front and personal opportunity for you to meet people who use GIS for forestry every day. Hosted by the Esri Forestry Group.

Keywords :
Forestry, Forest, GIS, Geographic Information Systems, Land Management, Forest Management, Urban Forest Management, Environment, Natural Resources, Conference, Technology, Foresters, Timber, IT
Event/Product information


Benefitting from Change: Realizing the Value of GIS in Forest Management

The Esri Forestry GIS Conference is an up front and personal opportunity for you to meet people who use GIS for forestry every day. Learn about new forestry projects, talk to onsite GIS specialists, participate in discussions and workshops, and learn about new technologies. Explore the advantages of GIS in a setting just for foresters. Hosted by the Esri Forestry Group.

*This program is not yet approved for CFE credit. Conference organizers plan to request CFE credit from the Society of American Foresters. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

About the Conference

Explore how land and forest managers are benefitting from improving their systems and discover the value of GIS in forest management.

This conference, hosted by the Esri Forestry Group, is designed for forest managers and decisions makers, as well as GIS users and specialists involved with forest management and forestry operations. Whether you are new to GIS or a seasoned geospatial professional, you will benefit from this rare opportunity to discuss forestry GIS applications and come away with practical and actionable information.

Why Attend?

  • Network with a community of like-minded foresters and land managers.
  • Learn how GIS can improve your forest operations.
  • See demonstrations of the latest GIS innovations from desktop tools to cloud platforms.
  • Listen to your forestry colleagues discuss a variety of GIS projects and implementations.
  • Hone your GIS skills by attending technology presentations and hands on workshops.

Who Should Attend?

People from around the world come to this unique conference to learn how to use GIS to improve forestry operations and business practices. These include:

  • Forestry Planners
  • Forestry Managers
  • Natural Resource Managers
  • Timber Company Managers
  • Urban Forest Managers
  • Land Managers
  • IT and GIS Teams
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Consultants

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Files: Event brochure, conference program, call for papers, abstracts etc.
Esri Forestry GIS Conference Flier


2013 Agenda at a Glance

Monday, May 13
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Esri Forestry GIS Conference Tweet-Up Ayres Hotel 
Casa Loma Room

Tuesday, May 14
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Auditorium
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address Auditorium
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break Atrium
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Opening Plenary Auditorium
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hosted Lunch Café
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Solutions Expo and Map Gallery Atrium
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Technical Support Desk Atrium
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Auditorium
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break Atrium
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Lightning Talks Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hosted Networking Reception Atrium

Wednesday, May 15
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Realizing Forestry GIS Success Auditorium
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Solutions Expo Atrium
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break Atrium
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions Breakout Rooms
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hosted Lunch Atrium
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Technical Support Desk Auditorium
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions Breakout Room
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break Atrium
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Breakout Rooms
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Break Atrium
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Road Ahead: The Future of ArcGIS Auditorium
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hands-On Workshop and Field Lab Debriefing Auditorium

Thursday, May 16
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hands on Workshop: Forestry Templates and Resources Esri Learning Center
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm Hands on Workshop: Lidar in ArcGIS 10.1 Esri
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm Field Lab: Forest Navigation and Field Mapping To Be Announced


About the organizer

Organizer : Esri

I currently work as the Natural Resource Marketing Coordinator for Esri. Esri's Natural Resources team of experts in environmental management, forestry, conservation, climate, mining and more. Esri is dedicated to working with organizations all around the world to leverage the power of GIS for improved management of the earth's resources. Every day, our technology is helping users understand, model, and manage their work for advanced decision making, smarter growth, and a better environment.

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