GIS Thoughts

The 25th ESRI User Conference preview

I traveling out to San Diego on Saturday to attend the ESRI UC this year flying via phoenix – remember the great days when BA had a direct 777 service !! If you visiting just one GIS show in a year this would be it, although clearly focused on everything Arc it is the place to touch base with most of the industry.

This year my interests are in the upcoming 9.2 release which we need at the OS to solve some pretty major issues we have, where ArcWeb is going and what will Jack have to say about the changing consumer GI market post google maps.

I hope relations between ESRI and Oracle have improved somewhat since last year where Oracle Spatial was noticeably rarely mentioned ! Many large enterpise users of GIS like Ordnance Survey are customers of both companies and we need this stuff to work together.

I have a lot of time for the engineers at ESRI who all seem really committed to what they do, and its great to see so many of them with their own blogs – I’m looking forward to catching up with some of them at the bloggers meet on Wednesday.

Watch out next week for daily postings from San Diego.

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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