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Relive the day

16 May 2023 | QEII Centre, London

Opening Plenary

  • Pete Wilkinson, Esri UK’s Managing Director welcomed everyone to the 2023 conference and invited them to take this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in ArcGIS and to be inspired by the customer presentations on how GIS is being used in every day to solve complex challenges. Pete also talked about the continued investment in ArcGIS, making it easier to access, share information and collaborate.

    Opening Plenary

    Esri UK - Pete Wilkinson


  • The UK’s leading pizza brand shares how it is optimising store locations to help deliver food faster, increase customer satisfaction and operate more sustainably using ArcGIS. Having recently migrated to Esri UK’s Managed Cloud Service, Neil showcased how they have freed up valuable GIS resource time with the deployment of online self-serve maps and how they are using ArcGIS Pro and Network Analysis to analyse a multitude of factors including drive times, housing growth and demographics.

    Opening Plenary

    Domino's Pizza - Neil Andrews

    Geography – secret ingredient to our success

  • We at Esri are continuing to build and develop the world’s leading GIS system to enable and support all of the important work that you are doing. In this session, our new CTO Mark Wells took us on a journey through all of the ArcGIS 2023 capabilities with demonstrations from Finn Ryley, Claire Williams and Claudia Hodgson. Finn demonstrated the Living Atlas of the World, showcasing the variety of rich content, covering both the UK and the globe. Claire Williams introduced the theme of Biodiversity Net Gain, using data from Anglian Water. Claudia Hodgson closed the session, setting out a vision for how customer will be able to create high resolution digital twins in the future.

    Opening Plenary

    Esri UK - Mark Wells, Finn Ryley, Claire Williams, & Claudia Hodgson

    ArcGIS Technology


Data Visualisation & Mapping

  • Chance to Shine works with county cricket boards and other partners throughout the UK to make cricket accessible to all young people, particularly those from deprived and ethnically-diverse backgrounds. The charity is now using an ArcGIS map to visualise the existing locations of cricket facilities alongside deprivation data and help its partners deliver free cricket coaching in the specific locations where they are most needed. The map has also helped facilitate a pivotal fundraising campaign that raised £300,000 for 100 new street cricket projects. Be in the audience to learn more about this inspiring charity and discover how ArcGIS is helping it to give all young people more opportunities to learn, play and develop through cricket.

    Creating opportunities for all young people to engage in cricket

    Chance to Shine - Zoya Zia & Melda Kahraman

    How the national cricket charity, Chance to Shine, is using mapping to help deliver equitable access to sporting activities

  • Do your users need an interactive web map or a static output map? Effective cartography is about the choices you make to meet the needs of your audience. In this session, we will be challenging our map makers to show where they can take their maps. Will you be won over by the application of Map Viewers tools and options in an interactive map? Or will it be the thoughtfully laid out map exported from ArcGIS Pro that gets your vote? Join other delegates to see how ArcGIS supports your design decisions, with a palette of options to control how the components in your map look.

    Putting the ArcGIS cartography tools through their paces

    Esri UK - Balqis Mazuir & Eve Selbie

    How to make the most of the different tools and options available in ArcGIS to create effective web maps and interesting print maps

  • The largest NHS Trust in the UK, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) comprises ten hospitals throughout Greater Manchester and leases 70 buildings from Liverpool to the Peak District. The effective management of this vast estate was, however, hampered by a complex systems landscape and fragmented data. To help it improve the efficiency of its project delivery, asset operations and maintenance, MFT has now embarked on a journey with ArcGIS to create a 'smart estate', with focussed web applications that add value for both estates and clinical staff. Hear how MFT is visualising and analysing data from multiple systems and publicly-available data, to support a variety of use cases from optimising the use of space and assets to tracking emissions.

    Mapping a 'smart estate' for Manchester NHS

    BIS Consult - Nicholas Campbell-Voegt

    How Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is unlocking the value of its estates data through improved visualisation and analytics

  • When it comes to visualising and presenting your data, the map is only part of the user experience. Choosing the right app, or apps, is an important part of the process. Is your best option an ArcGIS Instant App, built in an instant (almost)? Do you need ArcGIS StoryMaps to set your map in its context? Or will it be information monitoring with ArcGIS Dashboards? Maybe you need the comprehensive charts in Report Builder for ArcGIS? Or perhaps it is time to unlock the flexibility of ArcGIS Experience Builder? Learn the key considerations to keep in mind when deciding which option is best for you.

    Configuring the right kind of app for your map

    Esri UK - Gemma Merriman & Rowan Tolfts

    How the different app building options in ArcGIS deliver different user experiences so you can create the right app to match your map

  • Facing unprecedented pressures, ranging from flooding and wildfires to erosion, many local authorities have declared climate emergencies. As a result, they now need trusted climate information, relating to their own regions, that they can use to help them complete climate risk assessments, develop realistic adaptation plans and become more resilient to climate change. To support local authorities, the Met Office has worked with Esri UK to build a pathway for turning a prototype system into an operational service, enabling local authorities to access climate information for their local area. Attend this session to find out how the Met Office has used a range of ArcGIS solutions to help local authorities visualise climate challenges, explore climate projections and communicate a climate story specific to their local areas.

    Sharing trusted, local climate change information

    Met Office - Victoria Ramsey

    How the Met Office has created a climate service that helps local authorities to visualise and adapt to climate challenges in their own areas

  • Accessing digital maps has become commonplace. ArcGIS provides different types of app to present your maps, but we know that we cannot meet every scenario and requirements. That is where Esri’s developer options come in. In this session, we will give you a flavour of what's possible in web apps written using the ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript. We will also look at the options for creating a native app that allows users to tap into the capabilities of the target device. If your organisation has specialist requirements, join this session to find out how you can meet them by developing a custom app.

    Developing that unique app to meet your needs

    Esri UK - Nick Erander & David McRitchie

    How to get started with ArcGIS developer options, if you need to code a custom app to meet your requirements


Analytical Insights

  • Costain has used geospatial analysis in a ground-breaking project on behalf of Community Health Partnerships (CHP), an NHS company that works with local health and care systems to provide innovative and sustainable spaces for patient care. Harnessing its ArcGIS Enterprise system, ArcGIS Online and the Esri Living Atlas of the World, Costain analysed local health and wellbeing data around each CHP site to identify social needs, barriers to success and health issues specific to the community at each separate location. Find out how Costain derived an excellent understanding of community needs and derived insights that will help CHP make a lasting difference to the lives and livelihoods of disadvantaged communities and vulnerable individuals.

    Understanding the specific needs of different communities

    Costain - John Edwards & Sofia Stouki

    How Costain has helped to improve people's lives through the integration of social research and geospatial solutions

  • The analysis journey often begins with data wrangling, so this session will start with the ArcGIS Pro Data Engineering tools. Having subdued the data, the Data Engineering tools give us our first look at the statistics for individual fields. We'll then turn to the Geoprocessing toolboxes to unlock the spatial patterns, confident that we are objectively testing the patterns we see. With the Spatial Statistics and GeoStatistical Analyst toolboxes to hand it can be hard to find something Pro can't do. But if needed, we can draw on external libraries and tools, from within Pro, to bridge any gaps.

    Investigating the significance of spatial distributions with ArcGIS Pro

    Esri UK - Oliver Pannell & Adriana Cossé

    How ArcGIS Pro can help you wrangle with your data and apply the power of statistics to your analysis

  • Nottingham City Council is pioneering a brand new approach to assessing major new planning proposals that is expected to lead to significantly faster and more informed decision making. Working with Esri UK, it has developed a prototype 3D site assessment platform that brings together all relevant spatial data into a single 3D environment, including the proposed scheme itself, plus data on other nearby developments, conservation areas, listed buildings, site allocations and flood risks. See for yourself how this pilot has proven the value of using 3D visualisations to improve the analysis of planning constraints and impacts in an immersive user environment.

    Transforming planning assessments with 3D analysis

    Nottingham City Council - Laura Pullen & Mick Dunn

    How Nottingham City Council is transforming UK planning application processes with a pioneering 3D site assessment tool

  • Imagery has been an important part of GIS for a long time, but changes in capture techniques and new options for storing and serving imagery are opening this up to new organisations. ArcGIS provides tools for managing imagery capture with drones and processing the results in 2D or 3D. The output can be stored, shared and analysed with a wide audience through web services using ArcGIS Imagery. High resolution 2D imagery supports remote inspection of sites and assets, but sometimes a more immersive 3D experience is required and that is where ArcGIS Reality comes in. Join us for a flight through the world of imagery and reality capture.

    Capturing and sharing your world with imagery

    Esri UK - Hannah Fieldsend & Síne Kelly

    How ArcGIS supports the use of drones, offers an easy route to sharing imagery and takes you into the world of reality capture

  • The first question military decision makers ask themselves when preparing for a mission is, “What is the situation and how does it affect me?” The terrain within the area of operations almost always dictates the answer, and providing that analysis is the raison d'etre of military geospatial analysts. The 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) Capability Development Team has worked tirelessly over the last two years to develop a geoprocessing toolbox with ArcGIS and Python that enables geospatial analysts to provide science-based evidence to aid and speed up the decision-making process. Learn how the team has built bespoke tools to automate and enhance fundamental processes, enabling decision makers to quickly analyse a tactical environment and produce an informed plan.

    Accelerating military planning with trusted intelligence

    42 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers - Cpl Killion McKenzie, WO2 Kyle Roberts & LCpl Nathan Parsley

    How 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) has developed an ArcGIS toolbox to support ever faster and more intense military planning

  • As a GIS user, you might be daunted by the idea of writing script, but help is on hand. It is amazing how much a little bit of knowledge can improve your workflows and enhance your maps. In this session, we will show you how to get started and where to look for help. Are you tempted to harness the power of Arcade to make your web maps more effective? Or to hook into the power of Python for data management and analysis? Take part in this session to gain the inspiration and confidence to take the plunge and unlock the benefits that simple scripts can bring to your work.

    Introducing the power of scripting in ArcGIS

    Esri UK - Laurie Stevens & Damien Robinson

    How to unlock the power of Arcade and Python to make your maps and apps more engaging and your workflows more efficient


Collaborative Working

  • Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic to explore new ways of working, the Isle of Man Land Registry has built an app that makes a vast amount of land and property information available online, at the touch of a button, for the first time. Prospective property buyers and anyone interested in the Isle of Man property market can use this Title Locator app to view 24,000+ titles and purchase official copies of title certificates. Developed in collaboration with multiple partners, it is now one of the island’s most popular public maps, receiving around 4,000 visits per month. Join us to find out how this innovative solution is both improving services for citizens and delivering operational efficiencies.

    Simplifying property purchases on the Isle of Man

    Isle of Man Government - Juan Bridson & Martin French

    How the Isle of Man Land Registry has collaborated with multiple public and commercial partners to deliver an improved land registration service for citizens

  • ArcGIS Enterprise 11 includes the biggest update to ArcGIS Server in years. Find out about the under-hood-changes that make the move to Enterprise 11 an extra-big and extra-rewarding step. As well as covering key upgrade considerations, we will also introduce the new options that Enterprise 11 brings. There are mesmerising cartography tools in the Map Viewer and new options in Scene Viewer. For sharing your maps, there are new features in ArcGIS Instant Apps, ArcGIS Dashboards and ArcGIS Experience Builder. Moreover, if you are looking to benefit from a cloud native architecture, ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes has also been updated. Don't miss this opportunity to find out more.

    Turning up your ArcGIS Enterprise to 11

    Esri UK - Chris Barker & Martine Cameron

    How your organisation could benefit from the next generation of ArcGIS Enterprise

  • The fibre industry has grown rapidly over recent years, with multiple companies competing across the UK to bring full fibre to areas of digital deprivation. Jurassic Fibre is edging ahead of its competitors in the South West by using a suite of ArcGIS solutions to improve communication and collaboration within internal teams, right across the business. It has built a streamlined as-built survey validation process, empowered staff working in the field, created dashboards for sharing insight and improved data quality in its digital twin. Hear for yourself how the organisation has maximised efficiencies throughout its entire client lifecycle, from initial survey to network design, construction and client installation.

    Fibre network digital twin data accuracy; a GIS success story

    Jurassic Fibre - Gemma Malone & Kimani Williams

    How multiple teams are collecting, sharing and using geospatial data to gain comprehensive insights across the entire customer lifecycle

  • Our world is dynamic and so is our data. Whether you are monitoring the submission of reports, checking the changing status of fixed assets or tracking the current locations of mobile ones, ArcGIS provides the tools to handle your real-time data. ArcGIS Dashboards are ideal for presenting live information to users - using a combination of maps, charts and tables. Dashboards can be kept simple for a mobile device or configured for a multiscreen display in a control room. Visualisation is only part of the picture so you will also learn about configuring ArcGIS Velocity - not just to stream data, but also to run on-the-fly analysis to add further insight.

    Staying aware with real-time capabilities

    Esri UK - Tash Senior & James Gibbs

    How to support informed decisions by making the most up-to-date spatial data easy to access and quick to understand

  • In order to safeguard Britain's populations of amphibians and reptiles, and their habitats, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) is undertaking vitally important work to study their conservation status and needs. In this presentation, the charity will demonstrate how it has configured ArcGIS Hub Premium to collaborate with volunteers and other stakeholders and also deployed other Esri solutions in the field and office to collect and share high-quality data that is updated and accessible in near real-time. Be in the audience to find out how this use of ArcGIS is enhancing ARC's capacity to engage, train and support wildlife surveyors in the field, report findings to stakeholders, influence site management and ultimately make a positive difference for vulnerable species.

    Undertaking more collaborative wildlife monitoring

    Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - Robert Ward

    How Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is engaging successfully with volunteers and other stakeholders to help protect Britain's frogs, toads, lizards, snakes and newts

  • No-one wants to have to complete endless text fields while out battling our unpredictable weather. Equally, no-one wants to get back from a site visit to find that something was missed. The ArcGIS mobile apps are designed to let you capture and update geospatial data wherever and whenever you need to, but to get the most out of them you need to ensure that people can record information easily and accurately. In this session, learn about the options for making data capture quick and correct in ArcGIS QuickCapture, ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Survey123. We will also look at how Sweet for ArcGIS takes intelligent data capture to another level.

    Making mobile data capture easy and accurate

    Esri UK - Catherine Clarke & Issy Amis

    How the ArcGIS mobile apps can be configured to help users capture the right data more easily while working remotely


Closing Plenary

  • Chris Barber thanked all of the customers who entered the 2023 customer success awards, explained each of the shortlisted projects and announced the winner of each category. You can watch a short video of the three winning customer projects – Anglian Water, Valuation Office Agency, Transport for West Midlands. Congratulations to all our shortlisted customers and the winners for their outstanding work.

    Closing Plenary

    Esri UK - Chris Barber

    Customer Success Awards

  • Esri continues to make ArcGIS more accessible, easy to use and is continually using your feedback to enrich the ArcGIS system. In this final presentation of the day, Adam Branscomb presented the exciting things coming up in this year's roadmap. Kristian engaged with the audience in an interactive demo before sharing our vision for a more accessible future for GIS. Finally, Arthur introduced us to the latest generation of Artificial Intelligence and how it can make GIS more efficient for GIS professionals and more accessible to everybody else.

    Closing Plenary

    Esri UK - Adam Branscomb, Arthur Newton, & Kristian Kaesinger

    ArcGIS - Future Roadmap