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21st May 2019 | QEII Centre, London

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Opening Plenary

GeoSpatial Commission

William Priest

Customer Success Awards

EsriAdrian Friend

Earth from Space

Dallas Campbell

The Road Ahead

EsriCharles Kennelly

What's new in ArcGIS?

EsriRobin Appleby & Jessica Houghton

An overview of our latest products, updated tools and licensing changes. This session will help you get up to date with all the new developments across the platform.

Amazing and inspiring maps

EsriKen Field & John Nelson

Sit back and enjoy this rapid cartographic ride! In this session we share some truly mesmerizing and inspiring maps made by our award winning cartographers that demonstrate the cartographic power and flexibility of ArcGIS. We go beyond the defaults to bring data to life using innovative and imaginative techniques. We’ll show maps you maybe haven’t even considered let alone thought possible and share ideas and workflows that you can use creatively in your own work. We’ll inspire you to create compelling maps, and make them sing in new and exciting ways.

An introduction to machine learning techniques for spatial analysis

EsriDavid Tong & Rosie Gardner

A review of the latest machine learning and AI analysis tools, with a discussion of how they can support intelligent decision making.

I didn’t know you could do that

EsriCarmel Connolly & Sam Bark

An introduction to some of our favourite apps and capabilities, showcasing a variety of tips, tricks and some of the platform's hidden gems.

Finding tomorrow's homes: land acquisition with GIS

Knight FrankDan Cronin

Tackling the under-supply of housing and achieving the government's target of an additional 300,000 homes a year is a critical issue facing the housing sector. Knight Frank's understanding of the value of spatial information drives an intelligence-led approach to identifying housing development opportunities for clients. Knight Frank Research create powerful investigative tools that are being rolled-out on a self-serve basis across client organisations and in-house. Learn how the Geospatial Team give users the ability to dynamically interact with their analysis and gain strategic insight using ArcGIS.

Enabling real-time data-driven decision-making

Highways EnglandSaad Masood & Paul Jackson

Real-time insight and the ability to carry out live analytics enables Highways England to make better operational and planning decisions, helping to fulfil its objective of keeping major roads more dependable, durable and safe. Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS is used in strategic meetings to identify hotspots, network issues and areas needing improvement, as well as monitoring KPI performance, and has taken the organisation from static presentations to the world of interactive data and analytics. Join this session to find out how Highways England is using ArcGIS to add valuable context to data by visualising the analysis and making it accessible to staff across each region for data-driven decision-making.

Performing analysis online

EsriDavid Tong & Carly Jackson

ArcGIS ensures that business information is easily accessible across your organisation. With a growing requirement for more than just simple view-only maps, this session will discuss the various options that ArcGIS offers for providing simple spatial analysis through a web browser.

Saving lives through more effective landmine clearance

Mines Advisory GroupShathel Fahs & Mikael Bold

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines believes that all States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty can finish the job by 2025. However, significant challenges are faced as explosive ordnance, such as landmines and cluster munitions, continue to pose serious threats around the world. Using ArcGIS the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is applying spatial analysis techniques to prioritise land release operations, while its deployment of Drone2Map and 3D analysis enables more accurate data to be captured from the field, supporting better operational planning. The handing back of previously contaminated land to local communities has also become faster, safer and more efficient, thanks to better tools to assist land release. Join this session to find how MAG, through spatial analysis and the visualisation of key insights, using interactive maps, is helping to clear land more effectively and quickly.

Protecting Transport for London's land biodiversity with remote sensing and imagery

WSP - Smart ConsultingJoshua Aves & Tom Butterworth

With 4,000 hectares of land surrounding its rail tracks providing a haven for a variety of wildlife, Transport for London (TfL) is actively working to protect and enhance the biodiversity of its track and highway verges. In 2018, WSP Smart Consulting delivered a biodiversity baseline GIS dataset for the entire TfL estate by developing a workflow to remotely identify all habitats using remote sensing analysis and imagery, without the need for expensive, time-consuming ecological surveys and the requirement for surveyors to be positioned in hazardous locations. Discover how ArcGIS is helping ecologists to make biodiversity assessments more efficiently than ever before, using multiple data sources and techniques to reveal insights to help them prioritise areas of focus, to conserve and enhance biodiversity.

Spatial data science with ArcGIS

EsriDom Stubbins & Jonny Dawe

This session will discuss the advanced analytical techniques available within ArcGIS Pro, with a focus on how that can be enhanced through integration with other statistical packages and developer languages.

Saving time, resources and lives with GIS

American Red CrossBrian Keenum

As one of the largest disaster recovery organisations in the world, American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes, from small house fires to multi-state natural disasters. The organisation recently completed a revolutionary GIS-based, digital transformation strategy to optimise their service delivery, enable robust inter-agency operability and generate new operational efficiencies. Brian will share insight into Red Cross’s award-winning solution which synthesises thousands of national, state and local data sources into one dynamic picture and delivers intuitive web and mobile apps which inform the decisions and actions of an 80,000+ strong workforce – as well as hundreds of government agencies and community partners.

Protected planet: where we are with biodiversity?

UNEP-WCMCYichuan Shi

For 40 years, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and its partners have compiled a huge variety of critical environmental datasets, building a comprehensive global knowledge base. Join Yichuan to find out how the Protected Planet Initiative has tracked global protected area dynamics, to reveal 'hotspots', that enable business leaders, government and policy makers to put biodiversity at the heart of decision making and prioritise the most important areas to conserve and protect. Will we reach an irreversible tipping point? Why do we need to take action to protect our world for future generations?

Making sense of IoT data for smarter school transport

KinsetsuJoanne O'Doherty

Every day, the safe transportation of 89,000 children to school whilst optimising fleet services remains a chief priority for the Northern Ireland Education Authority. Tackling this challenge head on required innovative thinking, cutting edge technology and teamwork. Find out from Joanne O’Doherty why Kinsetsu worked in partnership with the Esri team from whiteboard to rapid deployment of the new Transcheck App. Get first hand insights into how ingesting real-time data from RFID Sensors was used to pilot and gain understanding of pupils individual journeys from start to finish and automatically notify parents or schools of any delays. See how a ground-breaking use of digital maps is playing a vital role in visualising and modelling transport routes that have resulted in improved fleet utilisation and reduced operational costs.

Transforming the delivery of adult care services

Oxfordshire County CouncilAnne Kearsley & Daniel Hart

The number of elderly people receiving publicly funded at-home care in Oxfordshire has significantly increased over the last few years. While the county council's packages of care are designed to help vulnerable clients remain independent in their own homes, this service comes at a hefty cost, a particularly sensitive financial balancing act as the belt further tightens on public spending. Yet a simple-to-use but sophisticated-in-delivery ArcGIS web map is now speeding up the care sourcing and placement process. Join Anne and Dan to discover how, by visualising clients' requirements and homecare providers' availability, the council can save money by placing clients more quickly, allocate resources more effectively as well as identify ways in which more favourable future contracts can be negotiated with suppliers.

Collect, analyse and share data - a smarter way to work

AOC ArchaeologyLaura O'Connor

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From the heart of our city centres to the remotest rural areas, developments in the modern world will inevitably have an impact on the historic environment and our landscape. Join Laura O’Connor to find out how field teams use ArcGIS to survey and collect information on a wide range of sites from the mapping of activity areas within prehistoric settlements to the discovery of a 19th century skeleton found buried on the Aberdeen shoreline. In this fascinating session, you will discover how 21st century geospatial techniques are not only transforming the way archaeologists analyse and disseminate data to provide sound project advice and guidance but also how knowledge is shared with contractors and clients all working together to protect our vital cultural heritage.

Disrupt, transform and grow through smart infrastructure solutions

CostainOrla McManus & Sophie Stouki

Improving people’s lives with smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures is the heart of Costain’s vision. It helps to safeguard the security, increase the capacity, improve customer service and drive efficiencies in its client infrastructure programmes. Playing a vital role in its pioneering approach are geospatial skills and solutions, delivering a more collaborative way of working and driving enhanced analytical thinking, helping the company and its clients to Disrupt, Transform and Grow. Join this session to discover how Costain derives enormous value from using ArcGIS as a strategic tool across its business, helping to meet both its own and its clients complex and evolving technological challenges.

Connecting people and possibilities: delivering on the FedEx promise

FedExSheila Davis

The efficient delivery of 14 million packages a day, across 220 countries and territories, is vital to FedEx's commitment to outstanding customer experience. But FedEx also understands that it is what's inside each parcel, from a source of inspiration or an act of kindness, to welcome relief or a cause for celebration, that connects people and possibilities. GIS is critical to delivering this customer service vision. At the heart of its business is an enterprise geospatial foundational service which helps improve business processes through every step of the delivery process, while driving optimal commercial performance. Join this session to learn about FedEx's eGIS strategy and how, from geofencing to self-service tools, it uses geospatial intelligence across ground, air and business operations to deliver the FedEx promise.

Supporting global expansion with location intelligence

BelronSteve McCulla

Belron is a company that takes huge pride in its customer service ethos. It doesn't matter what car someone drives; every driver is a potential customer that has a problem that needs to be solved. This straightforward ethos also informs business decision-making. In the last two years Steve McCulla has been using location intelligence as a tool to engage and inform in-country senior leadership teams, helping them to identify new locations to help grow their local businesses. Join Steve to find out how twelve in-country market reviews have identified 200 additional, new locations, that will generate several million Euros more profit, and how this small team is using ArcGIS to support a global brand's expansion in pursuit of excellence.

Development of an enterprise GIS platform

Sellafield LtdRichard McGrath

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As the world's most complex nuclear facility Sellafield is effectively a small city, operating in an environment undergoing transformational change. At the heart of many simultaneous decommissioning projects, ArcGIS is used to manage, analyse and present the organisation's spatial data, underpinning decision-making. The financial benefits are also significant. Considering future operating costs, the predicted net benefit Sellafield Maps will bring to the business over the next three years will equate to several £million. Join this session to learn how this corporate GIS platform has been built to serve the needs of a wide range of business holders and how the benefits of data are now embedded across the organisation.

Speeding up recruitment with a geospatial approach

HQ Recruiting Group British ArmyJoe Ruggiero

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The Army is under pressure to boost recruitment, looking for another 5,500 troops to reach its target for a fully-fledged force. To improve the recruitment process and reduce time between applying and applicants starting training, HQ Recruiting Group set up a new team including Geospatial Analysts, adopting a more rigorous, intelligence-led approach to defence recruitment across the UK. Join this session to find out how the team is evaluating the impact of attending different recruitment events, in different localities, how local employment figures are considered when targeting certain areas and using ArcGIS to understand where they have the best recruitment and retention rates.

Geospatial Traffic Regulation Orders (GTROs) and the benefits of an Esri environment

Norwich City CouncilJohn Gates

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Every new double yellow line or changing speed limit sign is subject to a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), a legal order that enables a local authority to manage traffic and parking. With more than 20,000 features described as TROs in the city of Norwich, managing such a large quantity of data and representing it in a more user-friendly format was a prohibitively expensive, complex challenge. To overcome the problem of the additional costs and complications associated with harnessing big data, John Gates and his team evolved their existing use of ArcGIS to visualise all TRO data in a new, easy-to-interrogate format. Not only could they do this in a reliable GIS system, already in use by the council, but they also generated annual savings of £10,000.

Delivering premium business services with geospatial data

Savills UK LtdThomas Slator & Andrew Smith

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Being able to offer its clients, whether institutions or individuals, wide-ranging specialist advice to help them make better decisions regarding land and property, has enabled Savills to become one of the world’s leading property agents. The company's ability to offer premium services, is in part, based on its access to meaningful geospatial data and being able to share hundreds of data layers to teams across its business, from a centralised web mapping service, built on ArcGIS Enterprise. In this presentation find out how Savills deployed its enterprise-grade geospatial capability, how it has improved internal productivity and how multiple divisions are now able to offer unique data-driven insights that ultimately benefit the company's client base.

What's new in the Living Atlas?

EsriAdam Lee & Lara Salam

A review of some of the latest datasets available through the Living Atlas and a demonstration of how they can support simple analysis workflows.

The data journey – from BIM to 3D GIS

JacobsLorna Sherman & Cameron Ward

Jacobs’ geospatial team brings technical expertise and deep problem-solving capability to find better ways to integrate information at each stage of a project's lifecycle. A current typical challenge on projects is how to visualise BIM compliant design data, without users requiring specialised software, in order to build a 3D model of a road and its components and deliver a complete 3D visual experience for multiple stakeholders from design stage onwards. Learn how Jacobs developed a series of automated data processing workflows to extract 3D design information, using ArcGIS Enterprise to overcome the challenges of integrating different data formats from different sources, and ESRI solutions to create a new way of visualising data and its attributes.

Open MasterMap

Ordnance SurveyChris Chambers

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Sharing information through web applications

EsriElleni Rogers & Rob Collins

Breaking down silos and sharing information throughout your business are critical to allow informed decision making. This session will provide an overview of the various approaches to sharing data, analysis or understanding.

Fighting the fatbergs: waging the war on clogged sewers

Anglian WaterLauren Knight & Michael Wingell

Anglian Water is responsible for a 76,000 km network of sewers as well as supplying over a billion litres of clean water, every day. Its 'Keep it Clear' campaign is a pioneering transformational behaviour change programme, aimed at tackling the problem of sewer blockages caused by fats, oils and unflushable items such as baby wipes. Join this session to find out how the organisation uses Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to track and report on the success of this vital campaign, how it visualises data to engage external stakeholders and deploys Survey123 to obtain customer feedback.

Bringing new life to the Burton's Washlands

Black & VeatchPaul Hart & Keith Elliott

The Washlands is an extensive natural resource and floodplain that follows the River Trent through to the heart of Burton-on-Trent. The local council, in conjunction with the Environment Agency and local conservation agencies, has developed a multi-million pound scheme to transform the Washlands and encourage people into Burton and promote nature conservation. Join this presentation to learn how Black & Veatch used ArcGIS to work collaboratively with public and private sector partners and engage the public in consultations about this award-winning wetland development project.

Taking ArcGIS into the field

EsriRobin Appleby & Chris Alley

Working with spatial data while away from the office is becoming increasingly important. This session will cover the latest mobile workflows and highlight how automated alerts can help respond to priority events.

Building widespread engagement with Story Maps

HS2Stuart Gosney

As a landmark project to build a high speed railway that will significantly reduce journey times and provide a huge boost to the country’s rail capacity, HS2 will revolutionise rail travel and be a catalyst for growth. Public engagement for such a high profile project is crucial. With easy-to-use Story Maps, HS2 has developed the ‘Working Draft Environmental (ES) Navigator tool to tell its important story of the phase 2b environmental impact assessment. In this session attendees will learn how, with out-of-the-box ArcGIS technology, HS2 has developed this powerful communications tool and is engaging stakeholders in a new, interactive way.

How to add value and efficiency with GIS enhanced collaboration

Mott MacDonaldMike Hayward

As a global engineering, management and development consultancy, Mott MacDonald has specialist teams working across its business, helping to solve some of the world's most intricate challenges. The company has also set itself the objective of increasing internal efficiencies through enhanced collaboration. This session will showcase how multiple teams, from Ecology & Arboriculture to Digital Infrastructure, are now using ArcGIS to share up-to-date information across the organisation, including project designs, real-time data from the field, and external partner data, adding value to client projects through professional excellence.

Introduction to ArcGIS for Developers

EsriSean McGee & Katie Lloyd-Wilkinson

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If you are keen to gain the knowledge you need to get the best out of Esri’s developer tools, then this is the session for you. We’ll take you through all our APIs and SDKs and show you how to extend or customise ArcGIS, build your own custom applications, and give you a complete overview of the new Esri Developer experience.

Working with the ArcGIS API for Python

EsriDamien Robinson & Ben Hammersley

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Come along to this session to hone your Python skills and explore how the ArcGIS API for Python can be used for spatial analysis, mapping and GIS. This high-level session will show you how to automate workflows, create powerful visualisations and better understand your data.

ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript: what's new

EsriGuenter Grimm & Seth Batterby

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It's been an exciting year for the Esri JavaScript development teams. They 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 Maps SDK for JavaScript and finish with an exciting preview of what's coming soon.

Understanding the ArcGIS Runtimes

EsriMark Baird

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If you are new to Runtime or, you may be a program manager looking to evaluate the technology, this session is for you. Starting with an overview of Runtime SDKs, the team will show you how to use ArcGIS Runtime SDKs to embed GIS and mapping capabilities into your own native applications running on mobile devices or PCs.

A developer’s guide to Web AppBuilder

EsriMatthew Lewis & Ben Hammersley

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If you are looking to create custom widgets and themes and boost productivity, then sign-up to this session to learn more about Web AppBuilder. Discover how you can enhance your web apps and enjoy a sneak peek into what Esri is planning with a new Web AppBuilder experience.

Update on the Schools' Programme & Clearing the Hurdles in GIS Education - a workshop and discussion


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An update followed by a workshop and discussion - over the last 10 years the schools’ team has been committed to breaking down barriers to GIS education. This session introduces our next phase of obstacle-smashing plans, and invites those working in and for schools to help shape our priorities.

GIS and SAMR - a discussion and workshop


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Substitution, Augmentation, Modification or Redefinition (SAMR)? This session will explore the role of GIS in geography teaching and its impact on learning..

GIS gone wild – apps and maps for field work


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A spotters guide to Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 and Explorer for ArcGIS. A bring your own device (laptop, tablet and mobile) hands on workshop..

Improving the management of universities’ estates and facilities

Esri, University of Cambridge, and University of EdinburghAddy Pope, Dawn Birch, and Guy McGarva

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Join this presentation to find out how the University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh are making significant improvements to the management of their estates with ArcGIS. Network with other estate managers to find out how they are making process improvements and increasing operational efficiencies and discover how you can get started using your university’s existing academic licensing agreement.

Teaching with Python

EsriEd Morris & Damian Mansell

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Do you want to share with power and versatility of Python with your students? Come along to this hands-on session to learn how to code in Python against ArcGIS, and how you can share this knowledge with your students. Bring along your own device so our expert teachers can guide you in real-time and help you on your Python journey of discovery.