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What's New in ArcGIS?

Esri UKEmma Sandison & Dominic Stubbins

Many exciting products, features and enhancements have been added to ArcGIS over the past year, including new features in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS field apps and ArcGIS Enterprise. In this session we will highlight some of our favourites, showing how these interesting and useful additions can benefit your organisation.

How GIS is Helping to Deliver Healthy Streets for Londoners

Transport for LondonHenry Cresser & Joe Stordy

London is facing an inactivity crisis and the shift to a more sedentary lifestyle is now one of the biggest threats to our health. With the need to design physical activity back into our everyday lives, join Henry and Joe to find out how TfL use GIS to support ‘The Healthy Streets Approach.’ You will see how the city planner tool is used to analyse a vast library of spatial data to help inform investment decisions in our walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure to transform London and improve the lives of everyone who lives in, works in and visits this great city.

Delivering a Sustainable Future with Electric Cars

Emu AnalyticsAlice Goudie

You cannot see it, hear it or touch it but toxic air has been at illegal levels in the capital and most urban areas in the UK since 2010. Oxford City Council will have banned petrol and diesel cars within the city centre by 2020 and switching to electric vehicles all works towards a clean, sustainable future. But do we have the right infrastructure in place and what else do we need to consider as part of this transition? Richard and Alice will explore how GIS can help local authorities and private organisations overcome challenges to realise local benefits as part of this exciting global initiative.

Establishing spatial at the heart of Homes England and fostering collaboration across government

Homes EnglandSimon Short

With the UK population set to grow by three million over the next decade, Homes England have a clear remit to facilitate the delivery of sufficient affordable new homes, where they are most needed. Join Simon Short to find out how Story Maps have been used to create a spatial vision for Homes England and see how analytical apps including SWEET, Business Analyst and Insights for ArcGIS are being used to inform future site acquisitions and investment decisions and enable greater collaboration across government.

We Love Maps – Working Smarter Not Harder

Flagship GroupAbi Tassie & Matt Brazier

Flagship Group's mission is to solve the housing crisis in the east of England and with that in mind, Matt and Abi’s mantra is to help employees work smarter not harder. Discover how their approach to integrating ArcGIS Enterprise with other operational data, has delivered a central system of record to manage and maintain Flagship's property portfolio. Learn how providing access to the right information is empowering employees to make informed decisions that has transformed working practices across the business and ultimately improved the services delivered to customers.

ArcGIS Collector – Transforming How We Work

Northumbrian WaterClive Surman-Wells & Andrew Hopkins

When your business is responsible for providing water and sewerage services to 4.4 million people you need a toolkit that enables field crews to be highly productive. Join Clive Surman-Wells and Andrew Hopkins to find out how ArcGIS Collector has been rapidly deployed on iPhones and is now used by field workers who are responsible for inspecting and verifying the position of wastewater assets and pipework. Learn how confidence is growing as more teams start to use Collector for a wide range of projects that ultimately supports Northumbrian Waters company values.

Understanding, Managing and Underwriting Ocean Related Risks

XL CatlinChip Cunliffe & Alan Milroy

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As the ocean continues to warm, sea levels will rise, sea ice will melt and we can expect to experience more extreme weather events, creating new threats in new locations. Join Chip Cunliffe to find out how the insurance industry is leading a multi-sector ocean risk-based approach to find scalable solutions to manage and reduce these hazards, and work build resilience in areas that need it most. Alan Milroy will then explain how ArcGIS is used to map hazards and understand the impact of major catastrophes by location to evaluate the risks and help him make incisive underwriting decisions.

What’s New in the Living Atlas

EsriDeane Kensok

As an ArcGIS user, you have access to an ever-growing treasure trove of online content from Esri and hundreds of other map and data providers. The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World contains thousands of maps, layers, and tools that are available for your use in ArcGIS. The Living AtlasThis content includes basemaps, imagery, boundaries, and many other maps and layers describing the world’s people, environment, and infrastructure. These maps and layers are powering thousands of private and public-facing apps built by you and other ArcGIS users and developers. In this session, the Esri UK Development team will share the latest news about the Living Atlas content that is available to you now and provide an early preview of what is coming later this year. You will also learn how you can contribute your work to the Living Atlas to expand your reach and support a global community of ArcGIS users.

Steps towards an NSDI in Afghanistan

AlcisTim Buckley

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Afghanistan has suffered from decades of war and no consistent national geospatial strategy development. Government departments typically create their own data for their own immediate needs and little is shared. Consequently, there are many versions of any dataset in circulation, much duplication and no consistency in the data, leading to poor planning and low confidence in any results. Alcis, a UK based geographic information services company with over 13 years’ experience working in the country, was selected to deliver a project for the Asian Development Bank that sought to address some of the fundamental issues that affect the delivery of development projects. Learn how Alcis have launched two national policies for the government to adopt, and about their future plans including a single point for authoritative foundation datasets through a centralised platform, and a web portal for access. Hear about the realities of working in an environment where access to (electrical) power is not dependable and where (political) power can be more difficult to manage than the technical challenges, highlighting the cultural aspects that influence working in this type of environment and how to overcome them.

Leaving no-one Behind: Using the Esri Platform to Report on Sustainable Development

Office for National StatisticsIan Coady

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda includes a principle that “nobody gets left behind”. This puts a strong geographic emphasis on the 200+ statistical indicators that each country needs to produce in monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and increases the need to bring together geospatial data and statistics. To improve this integration, the UN Statistics Division is piloting the Esri platform in a number of countries to look at how this platform could be used to improve statistical reporting at the national level and global reporting at the UN level. This session looks at how ONS and Esri UK are working together to improve the geographic coding of statistical indicators, the spatial analysis of sustainable development data and the geographic functionality of the existing national reporting platform for sustainable development. Learn more about the project, the unique approach taken by the UK, and the global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Using ArcGIS Pro Imagery Analyst with Living Atlas Online Services

EsriSean Breyer

The Living Atlas of the World provides access to thousands of layers of content. When you combine the analytical capabilities of the platform with this amazing collection of ready to use content you can answer many types of questions. In this session, you will learn how to connect to live services to do raster analytics with content from the Living Atlas. We will look at a variety of services ranging from Landsat, Sentinel 2, and the world elevation services and you will learn how to use ArcGIS Pro to build raster chain functions.

Apply the Science of Where and put Data into Action for your Business

Esri UKJess Houghton

In this session you will learn how to solve business problems by making the most of both the data and the tools available to you in ArcGIS. We will explore how data such as demographics and spending habits can be used within Business Analyst Online to create powerful market insights and engaging infographics.

Using GIS to Improve the UK’s Official Air Pollution Inventory

Ricardo Energy & EnvironmentIoannis Tsagatakis

The UK's National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) is one of the world’s pre-eminent accounts of annual greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions. It is a key evidence base used to inform UK Government policy and fulfils international reporting requirements. Ricardo compiles the inventory, and Esri's tools are used in giving the inventory its spatial dimension: through data processing, storage, spatial analysis and publication. This session will look at how Ricardo worked to radically improve the understanding of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from UK shipping including managing and spatially analysing over 2 billion vessel positions. Learn how the results are shared online through user-friendly interactive maps, hosted in an Enterprise ArcGIS Server within Ricardo’s IT ecosystem, and about future plans to utilise WebApp Builder to provide additional functionality.

Flood Hazard Mapping for Small Island Developing States using GIS and LiDAR

GWP ConsultantsDonal Neville & Marc Girona Mata

Due to accelerating climatic and environmental changes, flood hazard modelling and mapping is an increasingly important issue. Flood hazard mapping in developing nations is often restricted to few areas and rarely available for national-scale infrastructure risk analysis and spatial planning, as traditional modelling approaches are inherently affected by increasing uncertainties and require a large number of datasets. In this session, learn how GWP Consultants overcame this difficulty using a simple GIS-based geomorphological approach, using Samoa as a case study. LiDAR-derived high-resolution Digital Elevation Models and ArcGIS analysis techniques were used to model and map flood hazards. Hear how Collector was used to assist with field activities (validating GIS-based flood hazard products and producing a drainage infrastructure database), significantly reducing time inputs. ArcGIS Online capabilities were used to deliver flood hazard products and improve risk communication to relevant stakeholders, including the Government of Samoa, World Bank, and United Nations Development Programme.

Cycling Jersey with ArcGIS: An Insight into the Island’s Provision and Demand with Strava Data

TACPTim Wroblewski

The States of Jersey are targeting a 100 % increase in commuting by bicycle - a goal made more challenging by a road network with little capacity for change.  Having sourced two years of cycling data from Strava, totalling over 50 million records across the island, the States of Jersey are working with TACP (UK) Ltd to better understand existing active travel demands and where potential improvements to provision can be made. This project highlights the power of ArcGIS Pro and Model Builder for analysing large volumes of data, along with the ease at which users can quickly publish to ArcGIS Online and create easy-to-use web apps.

Using Geophysical Data Analysis To Monitor Offshore Assets

SeaRocAmanda Forbes

Offshore Wind Farms are commonly sited on mobile and dynamic sandy seabed where changes affect the movement of cabling and foundation stability. The analysis of geophysical data enables effective monitoring of offshore assets; the importance of knowing the geographic relationship between assets and a dynamically changing environment, and how managing the data through ArcGIS provides a holistic overview of the Offshore Wind Farm. The GIS Analyst is then empowered to identify trends and provide the opportunity to assess urgent or predicted issues.

Visual Analysis with Insights and Operations Dashboard

Esri UKDom Saunders & Elleni Rogers

This session will cover two of our new web-based analytics products: Insights is a data driven workbench for explorative analysis techniques, while Operations Dashboard offers a configurable console for monitoring and visualising real-time activities and performance indicators. Visit us to learn how to discover the spatial and tabular patterns in your datasets, and present your findings in a series of interactive and engaging dashboards.

Reclaiming our Dark Skies

LUCDiana Manson

Our view of the stars is obscured by light pollution and many children will grow up never seeing the Milky Way because of the impact of artificial light. LUC was commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to develop an up-to-date national map of England’s light pollution. Gain insight into the project LUC has undertaken to help tackle this problem through planning and the use of spatial analytics tools. You’ll hear how the data is being used by a range of organisations to help protect our dark skies.

Great Crested Newts District Licensing Project: The Landscape-approach

Natural EnglandBenjamin Payne

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Great Crested Newts (GCNs) are in decline across the country. Natural England’s new approach changes the method of licensing for GCNs, from site-based to landscape-focused, with an aim to protect the species, increase populations and improve connectivity between metapopulations. Risk zones have been mapped and analysed at district level. Furthermore, strategic opportunity areas (SOAs) have been identified that present the best opportunities to perform conservation interventions and increase newt populations at a landscape-scale.

Analysis Across ArcGIS

Esri UKDave Tong & Amy Palmer

There are now a range of analysis options across the platform. Whether you’re interested in desktop, web apps or integration with other statistical packages this session will provide an overview of the capabilities. We will help you understand the potential of ArcGIS for investigating your data and delivering new insight.

Improving the Environment Agency’s Incident Response

Environment AgencyAlexandra Gioutsou & Nick Jones

The Environment Agency are continuously tackling a variety of incidents under high pressure. The introduction of an innovative new mapping system and incident role, the Incident Management Portal (IM Portal) and Mapping and Visuals Officers (MAVOs), has revolutionised the way they respond to major flooding, environmental and dry weather incidents. Join this session to learn how mobile applications, such as the Collector App, are being used to share real-time data from the field with incident rooms across the country – allowing them to better understand the situation on the ground.

Enhancing Field Data Collection in an Austere Environment using Survey123

HQ 1st DivisionJames Smith & David Barrett

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Each year The British Army deploys a Medical Regiment to central Kenya – seeing UK medical personnel working alongside Kenyan Defence Force and Non-Government Organisations to provide primary healthcare in rural locations. In 2016, HQ 1st Division used Esri’s mobile apps to create a survey, within extremely limited timescales, that would work in a suburban setting and allow medical personnel to capture patient data. Learn how the use of mobile apps enabled data to be collected easily and efficiently, and how GIS was used to share this key health information to Kenyan Health Ministers, in an easy to understand format.

Use ArcGIS Open Data and the ArcGIS Hub to Transform the Way you Engage and Collaborate with your Community

Esri UKMiles Gabriel & Jack Hardy

ArcGIS Hub supports collaboration between government, businesses, citizens and their communities to accomplish data-driven initiatives. Within minutes, anyone can publish authoritative data through custom designed websites and pages. This session will introduce the concept of initiatives, and how you can combine your own Open Data with Esri's Living Atlas datasets to encourage community engagement.

Enterprise Solutions in Action

Esri UKRobin Appleby & Rosie Geater

ArcGIS now offers a huge range of applications to meet the needs of users, but sometimes using just one app for each use-case is not the right approach. This session will illustrate how using a combination of applications (Desktop, Web and Mobile) that work together, using the same data, can be the best approach to solve real-world problems and ensure that each user type is catered for appropriately.

Mapping for Public Consultations - The Oxford Street Transformation

Transport for LondonThomas Wooldridge & Domas Zemaitis

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During 2017, two separate consultations were launched to get public opinion and viewpoints on a proposed transformation of the Oxford Street area of Central London - transforming it into the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and an unrivalled place to live, work and visit. Thomas and Domas explain how different departments collaborated within TfL to analyse disparate data sets and create visual planning proposals. Learn how Esri technology was used to create interactive maps that the public could easily understand and interact with.

Mobile Data Collection: Making Impossible Timescales Reality

AtkinsJenny Willbourn

As part of a Renewable Energy Resource Assessment for the Kenyan Government, Atkins were commissioned to undertake over 10,000 door to door surveys to assess the current uptake and attitudes towards renewable energy technology. Learn how Survey123 allowed Atkins to overcome the challenges of working remotely abroad and survey 44 out of 47 counties in only nine weeks. Esri technology was used to make sense of the vast amounts of data captured and to share the new-found insights with discipline experts and the project team, in an easy to digest format.

Real-time Traffic Incident Detection using Waze Crowd Sourced Data

Transport for London / WazeJason Diffenthal & Finlay Clark

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The London Surface Traffic Control Centre provides real time alerts to traffic managers about incidents and hazards as they are reported on London’s roads by the world’s largest community of drivers. Join this session to discover how GIS integrating data from the WAZE Connected Citizen’s Programme has revolutionised operations through faster incident detection and improved response times.

Improved Road Scheme Planning with Highways England's Regional Programmes Map

Highways EnglandGraham Phipp & Chris Spencer

Insight into strategic planning across the road network enables disruption to be minimised, risks to the workforce to be reduced and delivers cost savings. Join this session to understand how Highway’s England are using ArcGIS to analyse road schemes both geographically and temporally and are now exploring how to share the information more widely to councils and other transport organisations.

Big Maps for a Big Project: A Crossrail Story

CrossrailDaniel Irwin

Crossrail, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe since the Second World War - costing £15b and taking 10 years, is now coming to a close. Join this session to learn how GIS has been used throughout to ensure the project is on time and budget and to provide data to staff, contractors and the public, as well as how the GIS team are disseminating lessons learned to the wider industry.

ArcGIS – a Platform for BIM

Esri UKRobin Appleby

ArcGIS provides a range of content, tools and applications for providing geographic context to BIM data. From desktop software to online applications and mobile apps, ArcGIS can be integrated into the phases of the BIM life cycle. This session will run through examples of how the evolving ArcGIS can support all stages.

BIM and the Environment

Mott MacDonaldHelen Pickard and Sarah Pyatt

Environment work on large infrastructure projects can align with the BIM strategy and GIS has a significant role to play. Join this session to understand how Mott MacDonald are digitising environmental assessments using GIS so that the valuable data collected can be used effectively in decision support for projects across the business.

Costain’s GIS journey: The Role of GIS in Some of the UK’s Largest Infrastructure Projects

CostainLuis Albano

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Costain delivers some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects and over the last four years GIS has grown from a single desktop license to several hundred users. Join this session to discover how and why GIS has become a key tool, playing a pivotal role and acting as a gateway to other systems, as well as about future plans for data and GIS as a service to customers.

A System of Engagement for Improving Ground Engineering Data Flows

ArcadisNatalie Stiratt & Dario Delgado

As part of the digital engineering solution for Lower Thames Crossing a targeted three-step process has been developed to collect, manage and validate ground information for dissemination across the project. Join this session to understand how Arcadis are using ArcGIS to provide a system of engagement across the project from data capture in the field to dissemination of relevant information to all stakeholders.

Smart Infrastructure - Establishing a collaborative digital construction environment

Esri UKChris Jackson

Thematic Map Design

Esri IncKen Field

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How many maps can you make using a single dataset and single theme of population based data? The answer in this session is ‘at least 30’. Learn from our award winning cartographers as they take a single statistical dataset and explore a range of alternative thematic mapping options. We show how you can use standard mapping renderers more effectively and also methods for creating less common, but visually stunning, mapping techniques. We’ll cover choropleths, proportional symbol and dot density as well as hex-binning, dasymetric and isopleth. We’ll build cartograms, bivariate and value-by-alpha maps, as well as proportional labelling, 3D prism maps and artistic styling. The pros and cons of different techniques will show how to make a good choice in selecting a map appropriate for the story you’re trying to tell. We’ll illustrate alternative design solutions and discuss how the data can be processed, classified and mapped in different, interesting and compelling ways.

The Innovation of Web Apps

Esri UKSam Bark & Adam Lee

This session will showcase the advanced capabilities of web applications, and how emerging technology has shaped the way we interact with our maps online. Through a series of demonstrations we will look at how web apps have evolved across the platform, with a focus on the importance of design and how that can unlock the full potential of web GIS.

“Pro Tips”: Next Generation GIS with ArcGIS Pro

Esri UKJess Wynne & Alistair McDougall

Are you an ArcMap user wanting to learn more about ArcGIS Pro? Or just curious to see what all the fuss is about? Come along to this presentation to pick up some “Pro tips” to help you get the most out of the software and discover functionality exclusive to ArcGIS Pro.

I Didn’t Know you Could do That

Esri UKEd Bagnall & Alfie Kelly

From learning how to create imaginative and attractive pop-ups through to securing public facing data, this session will dive into some of the more nuanced details of ArcGIS that you may not have been previously aware of, all of which have the potential to improve your GIS experience.

What’s new in the ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Esri UKMatthew Lewis

A lot can happen in a year! Our development teams have been hard at work to bring you some amazing new features and help you take your apps to the next level. This rapid fire session will cover the latest and greatest updates in our ArcGIS API for JavaScript, as well as a look at what's coming soon.

Using Jupyter Notebooks with the ArcGIS API for Python

Esri UKJorge Pena‑Martinez

The ArcGIS API for Python is not only great for administering your Web GIS, it's also amazing for performing exploratory analysis of your data using Jupyter Notebooks. In this session, we will learn how to do just this!

ArcGIS Runtime: An introduction to the SDKs

EsriMark Baird

The ArcGIS Runtime SDKs allow you to embed GIS and mapping capabilities into your own native applications running on mobile devices or PCs. This session will present an introduction to the Runtime SDKs and how to get started with using them. This session is ideal for developers new to the runtime and managers or program managers evaluating the technology.

All about Angular and ArcGIS

Esri UKSeth Batterby

Angular is a hugely popular web application framework based on TypeScript. This session will take you through how to get started working with Angular and ArcGIS to create highly capable and interactive apps.

Mastering the ArcGIS REST API

Esri UKSean McGee

REST is the powerhouse behind all our developer tools. If you can master our REST API, you can break down barriers and unlock the power of ArcGIS on pretty much any development tool or language out there. Prepare yourself for an exciting and engaging crash course on all things REST.

Learn how to play with Arcade

Esri UKDavid Bayer & Sarah Saint‑Ruth

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Arcade, as well as being the most fun way to play games, is also the name to a powerful new expression language available in ArcGIS. Designed to be accessible to a variety of users and portable across the platform, our session looks at how you can use Arcade in platform applications to improve visualisation, productivity and design.

What’s New in ArcGIS

Find out what is new in ArcGIS and how it could enhance teaching and enable research at your university.

Knowing Your Place
Digging deeper into local data with ArcGIS Online

Discover how to use Community Analyst to create and explore detailed local data for anywhere in the UK and over 100 other countries. A unique resource for GCSE, NEA and A level teaching. Dig deeper with Community Analyst and explore ways to incorporate infographics and other data into NEA submissions. Plus, an introduction to Operations Dashboard as a way to create meaningful dynamic presentations with charts, maps and data

GIS Under the Radar

GIS is an ideal vehicle for meeting the changing expectations of students in Higher Education. Opportunities to introduce GIS to students outside of the formal, taught GIS curriculum, however, often go unrecognised, or are missed. Michael Horswell, from the University of the West of England, will consider the barriers to, and opportunities for, implementing GIS under the radar in HE curricula, as well as the considerable benefits that such an approach presents to students.

Make an Impact with your Research

Measuring the impact of your research is now a standard practice for academics. Journals have impact ratings, but their reach is very limited and focused on the academic community. In this session we will look at how you can increase the reach of your research output and measure its impact with examples from The University of Sheffield’s Britice project and the Atlas of Hillforts app from Oxford Universities and University of Edinburgh.

Free GIS for Schools – Update

Esri UK’s Free ArcGIS for Schools project was launched at the 2017 Annual Conference. We now have over 1500 schools signed up and over 60,000 registered pupils using ArcGIS Online. In this session we will look at how things have gone over the past year, what we have planned and what the impacts on Higher Education are likely to be.

Switching your Teaching to ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is the new kid on the block in terms of desktop applications from Esri. It is fast becoming the industry standard, replacing ArcMap. Should you be thinking about swapping over to teaching you students ArcGIS Pro? We would say yes! It will future proof your courses and ensure that graduates are as employable as possible. In this session we will look at some of the main reasons we think you should start thinking about switching your teaching to ArcGIS Pro and will provide some handy resources to make the transition as smooth as it can be.