Jan 172011
Dear Colleague and GIS User,Esri Eastern Africa invites you to participate in the 6th Esri Eastern Africa User Conference (EAUC) which will be held from 5 – 7 October at the Zanzibar Beach Resort on Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar, under the theme “Experience GIS in the cloud and on the beach”.

The EAUC is an annual event that brings together GIS professionals from across Eastern Africa to share their experiences and learn more about Esri’s technology and this is the first time it is being held in Tanzania.

Find more information at http://www.esriea.co.ke/index.php/6th-esri-ea-user-conference and register online now at http://conferenceregistration.cloudapp.net/. We look forward to your active participation. The Conference highlights are:

Pre- & Post-Conference Training (26-30 Sept & 10-14 Oct 2011)
The Pre- and post-conference training is offered in collaboration with Ardhi University at their institution in Dar es Salaam. Take the opportunity to develop your software skills on ArcGIS and ENVI to benefit more from the technical workshops presented at the User Conference. For details visit http://www.esriea.co.ke/index.php/pre-and-post-conference-training.

Geospatial Solutions for Mining & Petroleum Seminar (4th October, 2011)
This free seminar is of special interest to mining & petroleum companies and other industry stakeholders involved in rights administration, exploration, production and environmental management. The seminar is facilitated by international geospatial experts with many years of industry experience. For details visit http://www.esriea.co.ke/index.php/geospatial-solutions-for-mining-a-petroleum-seminar.

Conference (5 – 7 October, 2011)

The main conference will feature:

Plenary Session

  • Keynote presentations by local, regional and international speakers.
  • Technical plenary highlighting new developments in ArcGIS 10 with emphasis on ArcGIS Online and the mobile platforms.

Paper Presentations
Esri end-users from across the region and Esri partners present best practices and case studies in the following industry tracks:Mapping, Defense & Public Safety, Natural Resources, Education & Health, Transportation & Business, Utilities and Government.

Technical Workshops
Esri EA technical staff showcase the feature functionality and benefits of Esri’s latest technology in the following technical workshop tracks: Field Data Collection, Managing & Editing Geodatabases, GIS Workflows & Analysis, Using Imagery and 3D GIS, Cartographic Map Production and Working with Web Maps and Apps.

Partner Exhibition
Partner exhibition featuring local, regional and international geospatial solution and service providers.

Map Gallery
Map Gallery sampling the great work of the Esri community. All submitted posters will be entered into a contest for Best Poster, Best Cartography and Best Project. Be sure to submit your map posters produced with Esri technology for a chance to win a great prize.

Esri Community Maps Workshop
Esri Community Maps Program aims to develop a standard worldwide topographic basemap, and the workshop will explain how your organization can contribute data and benefit from this program. Join ArcSafari? the next day to start applying what you learned.

Social Events
Social activities where you can have fun and make friends:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Stone Town Dinner
  • Dhow Cruise
  • ArcSafari Field Excursion

For more information and to register visit http://www.esriea.co.ke/index.php/6th-esri-ea-user-conference or e-mail events@esriea.co.ke.

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