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Views From the 2014 Esri International User Conference: GIS In Imagery

Photographer Kristina Jacob shares moments she captured from the 2014 Esri International User Conference that was recently held during July in San Diego, California.  One of the largest GIS conferences in the world, the Esri UC played host to over 15,000 attendees from around the world.


The Esri International User Conference is a wonderful place to see the new and exciting ways to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to solve problems. Every year, Esri users from around the world descend upon the San Diego Convention Center to attend sessions, walk the huge exhibitor showcase, be inspired by beautiful cartography in the Map Gallery, and to network with other GIS professionals and students.

Below are some of the sights that I captured through my lens at this year’s conference.

The Map Gallery in the Sails Pavillion showcases colorful and informational maps from users all around the world.


The AAG booth at the ESRI Showcase featured a very large rubber globe.

The Esri Showcases hosts several demonstrations on the exhibit floor like this one.

A trip to the Esri store to pick up goodies like these Esri notebooks the attendees receive with their conference bags is a must for any conference goer.

Helpful and colorful directional signs point the way for attendees as they figure out where the next session is.

The aerial imagery for the “Where in the World” game tests the skills of attendees annually.

The “Where in the World” game is an annual favorite among attendees. Individuals take their best guesses to figure out where on the Earth the poster sized aerial imagery represents.

An interactive session gets attendees involved.

Small individual breakout sessions.

The ESRI logo hangs high in the San Diego Convention Center.

The ESRI Showcase features vendors, exhibits, demonstrations and ESRI employees helping their users.

A packed plenary session where attendees saw some great new features and talks.

To submit photos for consideration to the GIS in Imagery series, please visit the submission guidelines page.


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