5 Things to See and Do at the 2019 Esri User ConferenceJuly 5, 2019Location DataBy: Jason HolteShare: TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailTaking stock of the can’t-miss sessions and other top attractions at the 2019 Esri User Conference in San Diego.It’s time for the biggest event in GIS! The 2019 Esri User Conference is upon us once again, with sessions beginning Saturday, July 6 and culminating on Friday, July 12. Digital Map Products will be in attendance, so be sure to visit us at booth #2131 to learn about our location technology and data solutions for ArcGIS users.The Esri User Conference is a massive event, and you’ve no doubt got a plan of attack picked out for how you and your colleagues can best maximize your time at the San Diego Convention Center. But if you’re still looking for a session or social event to round out your itinerary for the week, here are the five things we’re most looking forward to at the 2019 Esri User Conference.Our Top Picks at the 2019 Esri User Conference:Top Pick For Tuesday: Emerging Trends in State & Local GovernmentThe exhibit hall opens at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, so you’ll want to leave yourself plenty of time to walk the floor and visit any booths that interest you. If you’re a government employee, you will also want to make time for this informative session that begins at 10:00 AM. You’ll learn how technology, GIS, and policy are intersecting to meet the latest challenges in government operations, and you will also see how these tools can help make a positive impact on communities at both the local level and statewide.Bonus Pick For Tuesday: Electric & Gas Utilities and TELCO SocialAfter a long day of watching presentations and walking the exhibit hall, you’ll be looking for a spot to unwind and network for a while before heading to dinner. Make your way up to the upper level of the East Terrace at 5:30 PM for the 2019 Esri User Conference’s Electric & Gas Utilities and TELCO Social – Digital Map Products is proud to be sponsoring the event!Top Pick For Wednesday: Telecommunications Network TransformationAs we’ve explored before, the rollout of 5G technology will be almost completely impossible without location intelligence. At the same time, location technology and data will see substantial benefits from the speed of 5G connectivity. We’re looking forward to this session, which takes place Wednesday at lunchtime, continuing this discussion and establishing a roadmap for how location technology can help telecommunications companies make informed decisions in the deployment of next-generation networks.Top Pick for Thursday: Developing and Executing a Geospatial StrategyThis session, which takes place at 8:30 AM on Thursday, might be the one that we’re most excited about during the 2019 Esri User Conference. Geospatial technology has the power to transform an organization’s workflows for the better, but developing a successful geospatial strategy takes a strong understanding of organizational goals and a firm commitment to identifying and correcting any inefficiencies that may exist. Each and every key stakeholder must be on board with the organization’s plan in order for digital transformation to truly deliver results. You won’t want to miss this informative case study!During 2019 Esri User Conference Expo Hours: Visit the Digital Map Products BoothThe 2019 Esri User Conference Expo is open from 9:00-6:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9:00-4:00 on Thursday. That gives you plenty of time to visit all of the booths that you would like to see, but no matter what industry you operate in, you’ll want to make time to visit the Digital Map Products team at booth #2131. We’ll be giving live demos of our location technology and data solutions, including SpatialStream® for ArcGIS, and our team of experts will be on hand to walk you through how our solutions can help fill in any information gaps in your existing workflows. We’ll be manning the booth during all expo hours, but if you’d like to schedule a specific time to meet with us, then please contact us today. We’ll also be giving away an Amazon Echo Dot each day, so be sure to stop by the booth and drop a business card for your chance to win!