The weeklong geographic information system (GIS) conference, held in San Diego this past July 2013 offered sessions, exhibits, and unique highlights, such as the multimedia Map Gallery, special displays, unbeatable networking and collaboration opportunities, and preconference seminars held the weekend prior.
The African Scientific Institute participated in this conference, which was an opportunity to interact face to face with the single largest concentration of GIS professionals.
According to Jack Dangermond, Esri Corp. Founder and President, “there is more citizen involvement in the areas of disaster reporting, voting, and utility concerns. Story maps have proliferated in the past year. Organizational portals, citizen data access, open data, government infrastructure, internal are just some of the areas that are growing in their use of GIS”.
(from top) Ifeyinwa Amadi-Davis, ASI Fellow, with Jack Dangermond, Esri Corp. Founder and President; with Will.i.am who attended the GIS conference; and with Dr. Dawn J. Wright, Esri Chief Scientist.