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2021 Esri UC : GIS – Creating a Sustainable Future


Esri User Conference (UC) 2021 had been held virtually on 12-15 July. This year’s conference theme: GIS – Creating a Sustainable Future focused on how GIS users can leverage their knowledge to help in achieving a more sustainable world. In plenary session, Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, shared his vision for the future and the latest advancements in GIS technologies and services, also to showcase examples of incredible work from the GIS user community.


Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, gave a warm welcome in the plenary speech.


It was the second year the UC being held online since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 71,000 attendees from 130 countries joined the world’s largest GIS event. 153 technical workshops and 181 virtual exhibitor booths demonstrated the technologies advancement and future development of ArcGIS and its related platform.


A Technology Update for Plenary Session was held in Esri China (HK) on 26 July 2021. It was the first time our Company organized a post-UC function for local GIS talents.  Government officials and commercial clients attended the event to gain the insight from the conference. UC 2021 recording is now available. please grab the chance to learn and get equipped!


Participants took part in the Technology Update for Plenary Session in Esri China (HK). 


Esri User Conference has been cultivating a GIS community. Jack Dangermond has done more to advance geography and create opportunities for its employment than any individual in history. As a renowned GIS technology leader, Jack Dangermond is awarded by International Geographical Union (IGU) with Planet and Humanity Medal. IGU is an international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the promotion and development of the discipline of geography through initiating and coordinating research and teaching globally. Planet and Humanity Medal is only given every four years. This is the first time for someone from the private technology sector honored with the prize.


“This award is an incredible honor for me, and I accept it on behalf of all the good work ongoing by my colleagues and our users,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President. “Our collective work has focused on building and applying systematic tools that help people apply geographic thinking to problem solving. At Esri, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future, and we have been dedicated to providing organizations and individuals with technology that enables geospatial understanding and helps people address our greatest challenges.”