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It's time to submit your presentation for the 2020 Education Summit @ Esri UC! If you have a GIS success story to tell, we hope you’ll share it at the 2020 summit, scheduled for July 13–17 in San Diego, California (                 

User presentations are essential to the mission of the Education Summit @ Esri UC. It's our goal to inspire the education community by showcasing how GIS can benefit you, your students, and your institution—and there are few things more inspiring than seeing how your peers enliven their teaching and address real-world problems using GIS.          

We are seeking presentations from GIS users with all levels of expertise, about courses and projects of all types. Submit your presentation soon to join us in 2020 and contribute to the Education Summit @ Esri UC experience.  The deadline to submit is December 13, 2019.            

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UCI OIT Virtual Computer Labs

Natural Earth Data

Stanford Map Collection Database

It is time once again to begin the process to facilitate the complementary UC passes to the  2020 ESRI User Conference (7/13- 7/17) in a consolidated manner. If you are interested, please respond no later than January 31st. The discounted Hotel rates sell out rapidly and one needs to be registered with ESRI to get the complementary passes and special rates.  Please contact Bob Hudack at to add your name to the list of those interested.

What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)

"A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system used to capture, manage and display geographically referenced information. GIS provides the ability to: visualize where places or features are in proximity to each other, observe patterns in their distribution, and analyze change and relationships in the form of maps and reports."  DataLB 

East View's LandScan Global Population Database*


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