Anton Eitzinger (CIAT) writes:
CGIAR-CSI took part in the Esri International User Conference (UC) 2012 in San Diego, California in July. Participants from IFPRI and CIAT served information about ongoing research of geospatial scientists within CGIAR to visitors of the booth located in the Environmental Showcase section. Further the scientists presented their ongoing work in the conference sessions Mapping Agriculture in Developing Countries and Spatially-Explicit Modeling and Analysis for Agricultural Research and Development.
This year’s UC opened its plenary session by welcoming nearly 15,000 attendees who came from more than 130 countries. The theme of the conference was GIS – Opening Our World. One of the keynote speakers was Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director-general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), addressed the problem of species loss. She sees GIS as an important technology for locating species and preserving their habitats.
The conference highlighted technology advancements from mobile to the cloud and the releases of ArcGIS 10.1 and the new version of ArcGIS Online with better integration of online services into desktop GIS. User of ArcGIS can now easily publish and share their maps, contents and even geospatial services on the web.
See Anton’s post at the CIAT Blog.Recap presentations at Google Docs