Tuesday 8th October 2019 | Perth Concert Hall, Perth

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Opening Plenary

Esri UK Charles Kennelly & Richard Mumford

Live demonstrations of the latest capabilities in the ArcGIS platform!

GIS For Schools: Tales from the Classroom

Forfar AcademyJacqueline Black

Come and find out how ArcGIS Online is being used in the classroom to enhance learning and promote transferable digital skills to the next generation of Geographers.

Keynote: Once Upon a Time… in Scotland

James Crawford

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Writer and broadcaster James Crawford will tell the enduring - and ongoing - story of our attempts to better understand our landscape. Featuring cameras, bicycles, biplanes, war, ghosts, spies, time travel and laser beams, this will be a fast-paced account of over a century of exploration and innovation. He will show how our quest for knowledge and information has created the Scotland we know today, and he will ask how it could go on to shape the Scotland of the future.

Closing Plenary

Esri UKCharles Kennelly

Mapping Canada's Tornadoes: Tracking, Learning and Sharing our Knowledge to Better Predict and Protect

Western University Libraries, Ontario CanadaLiz Sutherland

Western University's Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) is poised to become Canada's leading authority on tornado tracking and research. A collaborative, university-wide project, NTP's goal is to detect, analyse and collect data for every tornado in Canada thereby mitigating losses and strengthening understanding of tornadoes in relation to climate change.

For every tornado the team investigates, terabytes of spatial data and imagery are being collected through satellite, aerial, drone and ground surveys. In order to meet the data storage, preservation and access needs of the project, a multi-level GIS solution was deployed, whereby a publicly accessible Esri Hub/Open Data site acts as a public-reporting tool for tornado and severe storm damage.This data feeds into an Operations Dashboard page that will present the data interactively to the public and the NTP Team.

Although this site leverages technology from across the Esri software suite, by bringing it together using Hub sites, the delivery is seamless. The first of its kind in Canada and one of the first among academic institutions, the site is a pivotal milestone for the Northern Tornado Project and a great example of the versatility and customisation of Esri's Hub.

Doing Things Right, Doing the Right Things?

South Ayrshire CouncilStewart McCall

Too often in many organisations GIS can appear to be sitting in the wings, looking on at all the other activities and initiatives taking place. The perennial challenge of ensuring GIS is part of these conversations and is engaged with the wider business can be a frustrating one.

The digital transformation programmes currently underway in many of our organisations present an opportunity to reset this engagement. This presentation will explore this new digital landscape and challenge how we do GIS. It will focus on the initiatives, strategies and opportunities that GIS can be part of and will challenge the audience to think about problems first, then solutions, and articulate these in a language that the business understands. To meet the opportunities of digital transformation, it will no longer good enough to do things right, we need to be doing the right things as well.

Digitally Enabling a Workforce and Automating Workflows using Esri Apps and Python

North Ayrshire CouncilDyllan North, Craig Valentine, & David Wyper

Using the Workforce App, we have developed an interface and a way of working where colleagues have access to their current workload and outstanding tasks on their mobile devices. This enables each staff member to balance their workload and find the most efficient ways for them to work. Efficiencies are realised through Task grouping (where specific equipment is needed) and Proximity sensing for en-route jobs. There is also significant time savings for operators within the council who route tasks through our internal network from the caller to the operatives.

The tasks which populate the Workforce app can be raised in 1 of 3 ways:

  1. Static Maintenance Tasks are raised automatically, and in-line with a predefined logic which ensure work is only raised when it is required (considering different frequencies for different seasons).
  2. Ad-hoc Jobs can be raised by managers by integrating directly with Workforce.
  3. Customers can raise jobs through our CRM which sits on the Salesforce Platform.

There is a significant value to the jobs being recorded on this platform as it allows us to keep an accurate record of all our assets as well as what maintenance has been carried out. For the static maintenance tasks this is achieved by creating a feedback loop whereby Declines and Comments are automatically emailed to the appropriate colleagues for review and potentially updates.

This session will explore the approach and technology used by North Ayrshire Council to digitise our Streetscene operatives who are responsible for grounds maintenance tasks. As a council we have a vision to ensure that our colleagues are empowered, enabled and inspired to realise the benefits of digital. This project encompasses that vision and seeks to engage colleague who traditionally don't interact with digital resources as part of their day to day job.

Learning from 21st century techniques: How Archaeologists are enjoying a smarter way of working

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 including ArcGIS Collector 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.

NHS: The Final Frontier

NHS National Services ScotlandAndrew Gasiorowski

The NHS is a major data creator in Scotland and is seen to have some of the best health service data in the world. Despite this, there is a huge amount of potential that remains currently untapped; large amounts of our data have spatial attribution and even some of the more basic issues around location of services and facilities are yet to be properly addressed (in some cases quite literally).

It could almost be seen as the final frontier for spatial information.

This session will outline the steps that have been taken to address the issues faced by the NHS whilst also detailing our progress to date and aspirations for the future.

Decision Making Through Dashboards: Turning Executives into GIS Users

Glasgow City CouncilPierre Jablon

Following a long-running equal pay dispute, settlements were offered to thousands of Glasgow City Council workers, mostly in facilities management. One of the possible consequences of these lump sum payments could have been an increase in unauthorised absences. The risk was that schools and other facilities would only offer reduced or critical level of services in catering, cleaning and other areas of operation. Using Survey123 and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, the council was able to manage staffing issues and provide key insights and real time level of services to executives and elected members of the Council.

The Property and Land Services division within Development and Regeneration Services identified an issue with the accessibility of the core Property data being used within the team. There were challenges with the IT infrastructure and a lack of desktop ArcGIS seats which meant the team relied on multiple spreadsheets and other reports to monitor the portfolio on for KPIs. The solution was to use FME and Operations Dashboard to provide a lightweight high level interactive view of the portfolio across the four main KPIs which are Condition, Suitability, Repairs Spend, Utility Costs.

These examples showcase how ArcGIS technology can be used as a contingency tool to assist in critical events that can affect services provided by any local authority. They also demonstrate how Dashboards can be used to present data to decision makers that do not usually use GIS technology.

Keeping your Scottish Water Flowing

Scottish WaterStuart Hill

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Geospatial systems and data are essential in keeping Scottish Water flowing.

From asset / investment planning to operational management, regulatory reporting and emergency planning, spatial data and systems play a key role in the organisation.

In particular, the use geospatial data is driving insights on the age and replacement of key strategic water mains as well as generally looking at the performance of the water network. This allows us to target interventions to ensure our customers receive clean fresh drinking water with a high level of availability and quality.

With this enhanced overview we can make more informed strategic investment decisions about our assets and our service.

Using Enterprise GIS to support the Wood Mackenzie Business

Wood MackenzieSandra Smith & Stephen Bull

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Wood Mackenzie and their parent company Verisk Analytics have deployed ArcGIS Enterprise across the Organisation to improve the use of Geospatial information. This talk will demonstrate how Wood Mackenzie have used StoryMaps to communicate key themes, methodologies and knowledge across the organisation.

See how an organisation can use ArcGIS Enterprise to share information and the benefits this brings.

Location Analytics with Insights for ArcGIS

Esri UKEmma Sandison

Come and learn how Insights for ArcGIS can empower analysts of all skill levels, across departments, to directly connect data, perform advanced analytics, and take results into 3rd party systems and ArcGIS. This session will introduce Insights using several examples and discuss what's new.

Sweet: From The Ground Up

Esri UKRobert Collins

Sweet is a web editing application that allows you to model your business rules onto your data to make sure its always ready for reporting and analysis. In this session we take a look at Sweet from the ground up, looking at how we can create data that can be leveraged by other parts of the ArcGIS Platform. Guest starring ArcGIS Indoors and Scene Viewer.

All Access Pass: Clear Communication with GIS

Esri UKBen Flanagan & Katie Hall

In this session you will learn how to build maps and apps that clearly communicate your intended message. We will explore the importance of designing tailored user experiences aimed at specific audiences, and demonstrate how to do this within the ArcGIS Platform.

End-to-End with ArcGIS: Mobile Capture to DataViz

Esri UKAlistair McDougall

Tired of stacks of paper forms and manual data entry? Come along to this presentation to learn how ArcGIS can streamline your data collection workflows with Survey123 and create compelling visualisations using Operations Dashboard.

An Introduction to Machine Learning Techniques for Spatial Analysis

Esri UKRobert Collins

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

Introduction to ArcGIS for Developers

Esri UKRichard Mumford

ArcGIS is an amazing platform for developers. But with so many tools available, which one should you choose? In this session, we'll introduce you to our AppBuilders, APIs and SDKs and how you can use them to write powerful GIS apps.

Delivering Intelligent Web Apps using ArcGIS

Esri UKPaul Hann

The ArcGIS Platform and its development APIs and SDKs provide a wealth of tools to help you take your web application to the next level. During this session we will explore ways of integrating geo-intelligence to your applications by taking a simple forms based web application and showing you how simple it is to use our APIs to save users time and money, provide essential intelligence and improve the quality of your service.

Understanding the ArcGIS Runtimes

Esri Inc.Mark Baird

This session aims to give an introduction to the capabilities of the ArcGIS Runtime product and looks into why you might choose this technology for an app compared to a web browser app. A range of subjects will be covered including offline data collection, viewing data in 2D and 3D as well as new capabilities such as Augmented Reality.

Level Up with Arcade: Boost your Workflows with this simple Scripting Language

Esri UKCarmel Connolly

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An introduction to Arcade, which is a lightweight scripting language that works across the platform, allowing you to get more out of your data, delivering enhanced labelling, symbology and pop-ups.

Come away with an understand of Arcade fundamentals and an excitement to try it out yourself!