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GIS Contribution to Dwelling Level Energy and Condition Modelling

Robert Flynn, Building Research Establishment

BRE provides dwelling level data services to local authorities and other organisations with an interest in the condition, energy use and impact on health of dwellings. The data is then used to develop strategies and target both areas and individual dwellings for campaigns and improvement measures. Robert Flynn will share with attendees the techniques used to develop GIS models, with examples of practical use of energy input and output data.

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Enabling the Discovery of Lost Waterways

Zoe Briggs, Canal & River Trust

Despite more than 200 miles of canal having been restored since the Millennium, Britain is still home to hundreds of miles of abandoned waterways. To garner further public support and get people interested and engaged with the nation’s long history of canals, the Canal & River Trust team used ArcGIS Online to create an interactive story map to tell the story of the lost waterways. Attendees will learn how a powerful marketing/information tool can be built using out-of-the-box functionality, keeping costs down, as well as how the Trust is planning to use ArcGIS Online in the future.

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Local Government: from GIS to Civic Platform and Information System

Jamie Saunders, Bradford Metropolitan District Council

In this session Jamie Saunders will talk through Bradford Council’s journey with ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online since 2012. His presentation will address how GIS has helped to create both a civic platform and information system that meets citizens’ needs, while supporting local prosperity, wellbeing and resilience during a period of austerity and regeneration.

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Mobile Crowd-Sourced Mapping in Developing Countries

David Piesse, Alcis

In 2014 Alcis undertook a task to map and cluster every single compound across Afghanistan in order to understand where the population was. However there remains a need to develop an accessible community engagement tool that enables local people to participate, interact and inform the mapping process.

Alcis need to not only collect data on many different assets such as buildings, fields, roads and cars but provide a way in which as many people as possible can assist in the areas being surveyed. Alcis envisions the future of GIS data collection as a communal process between technical innovators and local people. The mapping of local communities, infrastructure and geographies is becoming an increasingly interactive process incorporating local knowledge and innovative technologies. The developing world's technical trend has prioritised mobile technology over more traditional laptops and PC's. As these markets develop, the GIS industry must innovate to provide useful, adaptive and responsible products to serve this new mobile community. ArcGIS Developer APIs have been central to the solution: from initial ideas to inception, through development, application and usage. The speed and flexibility in which a platform can be conceived, tested and implemented was instrumental in the decision to use this technology - without it, the ease of creation, data management and analysis would not have been possible. This session covers the development of our platform, demonstrating the issues encountered and the solutions discovered.

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Managing Esri Software across your Institution

Karl Hennermann, University of Manchester

In this talk Karl will discuss how he manages to provide access across the University of Manchester and share from his experience what has worked, what’s not and what the future might hold with new applications like ArcGIS Pro.

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Visualising Spatio-Temporal Clusters of Crime

Sanjay Rana, Naru Shiode & Shino Shiode, Birbeck (University of London)

The presentation aims to convey the following two main points: 1. Unique insights regarding complex spatial phenomena such as crime and other events, can be obtained by combining detailed geometry of the street network and time of the event. 2. Complex spatial analyses can be built by combining off-the shelf functions of Service Area and OD Matrix Calculations available in the ArcObjects SDK with fast spatial-indexing and topological queries in Open Source libraries such as NetTopologySuite.

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Enhancing Learning Outcomes for Geography Students using GIS-based Approaches to Instruction

John Kinniburgh, Wellington College

This talk will examine how and to what extent GIS-based instruction enhances conceptual understanding, thinking skills and learning outcomes of secondary school geography students. The talk will look at recent academic research and pedagogies that enhance the learning experience for Geography students in the classroom.

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Risk Atlas for an Insurance Company

Marcus Fletcher, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Mitsui Sumitomo London Insurance's mission is to contribute to the development of a vibrant society and help secure a sound future for the earth, by bringing security and safety through the global insurance and financial services business. Marcus Fletcher will share how the development of the RiskAtlas application has enhanced the company's ability to analyse risk and engage others across the syndicate to assess risk.

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Hot Harrow – Changing the Way we Work, Play and Share

Matt Pennells, Harrow Council

This presentation will enlighten attendees on how easy innovation, openness and collaboration can be in GI. It will demonstrate how data sitting inside business systems can be shared without breaking any rules. Matt Pennells will share with delegates how data one person calls excess information is business critical to another and how, by using ArcGIS Online, power and learning can be put into the hands of anyone from academia to small enterprise businesses and the public.

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Using ArcGIS Online to Support Parliamentary Business

Anne Campbell, Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been harnessing the power of GIS since 2009 and, more recently, ArcGIS Online was deployed as a simple and effective means of promoting GI within the organisation and to the public. The presentation will also address how the increase in GI content in research papers is enhancing evidence-based policy making, along with an insight in the workings of a Parliamentary business.

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Spatially-Enabling a New Approach to Data Management, Exploitation and Discovery

Helen Rishworth, Lyndsay Barnett & Nick Grove, Defence Geographic Centre (DGC)

For many organisations, overhauling the way they manage, search and discover their data holdings internally will be a major undertaking affecting all parts of their business. Recognising that the majority of their data was geographic, this presentation will share how an ArcGIS -enabled approach, internally known as Data Centric Working was piloted, the initial business benefits that were realised, and how the Pilot has helped inform DGC’s plans for future internal business change.

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Developer Keynotes

Mike Adolphs, GitHub

GitHub is a web-based repository hosting service and with close to 9 million users and over 20 million software projects hosted on GitHub.com alone, we have a real impact on how the world builds software! In 2014, Microsoft open source’d .NET on GitHub and saw a spike in contributions shortly thereafter. ESRI is a long-time and avid GitHub user and uses it for both in-house and Open Source development. All around the world, companies rely on our products for moving software projects forward.

This talk will introduce you to GitHub, explain what makes it so special and show you how easy it is to join the community to start working on software projects.

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Developer Keynotes

Dylan Schiemann, SitePen

Open source software makes it possible to work with the community on foundational functionality, and then extend this work to create your own commercial or enterprise software. Esri for example leverages the Dojo Toolkit to power its ArcGIS JavaScript API. This talk will take a quick look at the technical and business strategy around leveraging open source software within your applications.

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Developer Keynotes

Gregor Engelmann, Major League Hacking

Hackathons have become more and more widespread, frequent and popular. This talk will explore how the work of organisations such as Major League Hacking and the increasing availability of APIs has helped to foster the growth of the hackathon movement on a global level.

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Lightning Talks

This session presents a series of quick fire 10 minute presentations from users from a wide variety of backgrounds on everything about developing with ArcGIS and complementing technologies. What have you been working on? What have you discovered in your development work? Is there a lightning talk in you? If so, drop us an email at geodev@esriuk.com. All we need is a title and an overview of what you want to talk about.

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1spatial Presentation

1Integrate for ArcGIS: Smarter Data, Smarter World – join us to hear how 1Integrate for ArcGIS provides automated data validation and management for the ArcGIS platform. This solution helps improve data so that business processes are fit for purpose in decision making, customer engagement and regulatory compliance.

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OSIsoft Presentation

Integrating GIS with Real Time Data. In this session OSI will present their PI Integrator for ArcGIS which connects with several hundred real time feeds, thus allowing named users of the ArcGIS platform real time operational awareness, thereby supporting better decisions.

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Integrated Skills Presentation

GIS-based Route Optimisation: From Desktop to Mobile and the Cloud. In this session ISL will present their Route Optimisation solutions that leverage PSMA data owned by local government. One or more of ISLs local authority clients will be presenting their recent experiences.

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Introducing ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is designed to be the premier application for visualising, editing, and performing analysis using local content, or content from your ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS organisation.

Sharing your work is an important part of ArcGIS Pro. You can share everything from entire projects to maps, layers, and other components of your work. You can share maps from your project as web maps. In this taster session you will look around the new and exciting user interface, explore migrating data and share that data to a wider audience.

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The JavaScript API and ArcGIS

There are many technologies which help you access and share your GIS content and functionality. Exposing maps and analytical tools over the internet is becoming an important way of disseminating geographic information.

In this session you will see how the ArcGIS JavaScript API gives you the ability to provide your end users with web applications to visualise geographic features and tools to unlock additional information from the maps.

You will learn how to use the samples on the developer website and get a general overview of the basic capabilities of the JavaScript API. Because the JavaScript API is a developer toolkit, some previous programming/scripting experience will help you to get the best out of this event.

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Working with ModelBuilder

Models are workflows that string together sequences of geoprocessing tools, feeding the output of one tool into another tool as input. ModelBuilder can also be thought of as a visual programming language for building workflows.

While ModelBuilder is very useful for constructing and executing simple workflows, it also provides advanced methods for extending ArcGIS functionality by allowing you to create and share your models as tools or scripts. Models are re-usable so are useful for processes that you run regularly or for processes that require you to test scenarios by changing inputs and other parameters.

This session will show you how to create a simple model and set parameters that can be input when you run the model.

You will also see how a model can be embedded within another model as a tool.

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Every Map Tells a Story

“Story Maps” have been a huge success. They combine web maps created using ArcGIS Online with multimedia content—text, photos, video, and audio—to let you tell your stories about the world.

If you haven’t created one yet, or would like to learn more come along to this hands-on session to see how easy they are to publish.

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Optimising Capital Improvements and Risk Management of Water & Sewer Assets

Join our presentation to explore how an organisation can use InfoMaster to manage its entire underground infrastructure directly from the Esri geodatabase to deliver unmatched engineering productivity and network performance. The InfoMaster tool is entirely integrated in the ArcGIS platform, performing as an extension in ArcMap. This powerful integration allows the user to simultaneously update their GIS systems and asset management strategy.

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Presentations

Click on the Track titles below to view the presentation from the session:

MORNING TRACKS

Track 1
Creating our Future

12:30 - 12:50

Delivering Social Value with an Enterprise GIS
Sovereign Housing Association
Track 2
Be Organised

11:30 - 11:50

Content in the ArcGIS Platform
Esri UK

11:50 - 12:10

Mind the Gap
Garsdale Design Limited

12:10 - 12:30

GIS Contribution to Dwelling Level Energy and Condition Modelling
Building Research Establishment
Track 3
Gain Insight

11:30 - 12:10

Understanding Spatial Analysis
Esri UK

12:30 - 12:50

Delivering an Evacuation Planning Tool - Exodus
North Wales Police
Track 4
Share It

11:30 - 11:50

Making your First Story Map
Esri UK

12:10 - 12:30

Enabling the Discovery of Lost Waterways
Canal & River Trust

12:30 - 12:50

Local Government: from GIS to Civic Platform and Information System
Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Track 5
Get Real

11:50 - 12:10

Self-service - Better Service and More Time
Defence Infrastructure Organisation

12:10 - 12:50

Mobile Solutions for your Business
Esri UK
Developers

11:30 - 12:00

Developing with the ArcGIS Platform
Esri UK

12:20 - 12:50

JavaScript Unleashed
Esri UK
Schools

11:30 - 12:10

A Practical Guide to GIS and Fieldwork
Field Studies Council
Higher Education

11:30 - 11:50

Visualising Mastermap in 3D with ArcGIS Pro
University of Edinburgh

11:50 - 12:10

Managing Esri Software across your Institution
University of Manchester

12:10 - 12:30

Visualising Spatio-Temporal Clusters of Crime
University of London
Partners

11:30 - 12:00

1spatial Presentation

 

Training Workshops

11:30 - 12:10

Introducing ArcGIS Pro

AFTERNOON TRACKS

Track 1
Creating our Future

14:40 - 15:00

Network Rail: National Aerial Survey
Network Rail

15:00 - 15:20

Risk Atlas for an Insurance Company
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
Track 2
Be Organised

14:00 - 14:20

OpenData in the ArcGIS Platform
Esri UK

14:20 - 14:40

GIS meets BIM
GeoEnable

15:00 - 15:20

e-Pims and Government Property Finder
Cabinet Office
Track 3
Gain Insight

14:40 - 15:20

Answer Complex Questions with ArcGIS
Esri UK
Track 4
Share It

14:40 - 15:00

Improving Local Authority Data Visualisation
BT Lancashire Services

15:00 - 15:20

Using ArcGIS Online to Support Parliamentary Business
Northern Ireland Assembly
Track 5
ArcGIS Pro Launch

14:00 - 14:40

ArcGIS Pro UK Launch
Esri UK

14:40 - 15:20

Discover, Use, Make, Share
Esri UK
Developers

14:00 - 14:25

Developer Keynotes
Github

14:25 - 14:50

Developer Keynotes
SitePen

14:50 - 15:15

Developer Keynotes
Major League Hacking
Higher Education

14:00 - 14:20

Embedding GIS in Undergraduate Learning
Newcastle University

15:00 - 15:20

Panel Discussion - GIS in Education. What Works, What Doesn't and What's Next
Partners

14:00 - 14:30

OSIsoft Presentation

14:30 - 15:00

Innovyze Presentation
Training Workshops

14:40 - 15:30

Every Map Tells a Story