Views from the 2010 Esri UC

Kristina Jacob


From July 12th to 16th 13,000 attendees representing 6,000 organizations and 138 countries were at the 2010 International Esri User Conference in San Diego.  It was a banner year for Esri with many announcements surrounding the new ArcGIS 10 including the release of an iOS version.  

During the conference, Jack Dangermond, president of Esri, received the prestigious Bell Medal from National Geographic along with Roger Tomlinson.  

Esri recently announced a change in the pronunciation and presentation of its name which was noted in the change of logos prominently displayed throughout the convention center.

GIS professional and photographer Kristina Jacob shares a slice of the 2010 Esri International User Conference below.

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A group of men standing at the back of a room watching a presentation on a screen.
Conference attendees look in on a technical session that is standing room only.
A closeup of a white esri logo on a glass.
The new Esri logos were everywhere, this particular one is on an upper level of the San Diego Convention Center.
A view of a stylized globe with black grids, green for land, and blue for ocean.
Another Esri logo, the staple of every Esri UC.
A view of a poster with the title "Urban landscape map display"
The Urban Landscape Map Display was a new addition to the conference this year, in an effort to create a map of communities.
A woman looking at a white card.
Attendee Kelly Minniti looks to solve the “Where in the World?” puzzle that became a highlight for many attendees. Aerial photographs are enlarged, and attendees match each photo to an area based on their best guess.
A pillow, a pair of brown shoes, and a black bag on a floor.
The new “GeoLounge” provided a place for attendees to comfortably use their laptops and facility computers, or to just kick up their feet and take a break.

2010 Esri UC Proceedings Now Online

Presentations from the 2010 Esri User Conference are now online.  The site lists 1,057 presentation abstracts and select slide and paper presentations.  

Clicking on the presentation title accesses the abstract.  If there is a powerpoint or paper available, then a Paper link option is listed in the documents section.  

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Kristina Jacob
Kristina Jacob is a professional photographer and a GIS professional working in local government. Check out her photo blog at