Blogging the ESRI User Conference

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If you missed this year’s 27th annual ESRI International User Conference or if you are looking for another viewpoint on the news and announcements, then take advantage of the many bloggers out there that have posted their reviews of this conference. The number of bloggers who write about GIS and related technologies is growing every year. With the enormity of the conference (over 14,000 attendees this year), it is impossible to be everywhere. Bloggers can help fill in the gaps by providing clarity (or at least their opinion) on announcements or highlight new technologies that you might have missed during your visit.

ESRI User Conference

  • ESRI User Conference Blog
    Get the scoop on the events at the User Conference straight from the ESRI staff on their blog.

  • Nate Irwin
    In a blog posted entitled “A Not-So-Concise Summary of My Week at the 2007 ESRI UC“, Nate Irwin summarizes the plenary session as well as write-ups from the Technical Sessions he visited.

  • ESRI User Conference – General Impressions
    Feedback from Peter Batty who, after 20 years working in the GIS field, attended his first ESRI conference.

  • ESRI Conference – Day by Day
    Daily notes from the Etheriant Geoblog on the ESRI User Conference with write-ups on the sessions the blogger attended (the blog is freshly set-up so some of the tabs and links are the WordPress default but the daily summaries are useful).

  • ESRI Conference 2007 — San Diego!
    This entire blog seems to be dedicated to the 2007 ESRI User Conference.

Plenary Session

The plenary session is always held the Monday of the conference and is the major session for ESRI announcements and demonstrations of emerging software releases. This year, the theme was The Geographic Approach and featured keynote speaker Wangari Maathai who spoked about the Greenbelt Movement. You can check out the gist of her speech by visiting the ESRI User Conference blog.

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