Esri Speaker Series Podcasts

The Speaker Series offers free short audio recordings that feature GIS technology insights from GIS users, business partners, and Esri staff.

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The Speaker Series offers free short audio recordings that feature GIS technology insights from GIS users, business partners, and Esri staff.
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2015-01-05 22:45
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors

Looking for Customers in All the Right Places

Matt Kueny, senior business analyst for Miele, Inc., explains how his company uses Esri Tapestry Segmentation data to find niche markets for its high-end appliances.
Matt Kueny author

A Story Map Success Story

Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources created a Story Map that will help people find the best places to ski, snowmobile, ice skate, and sled this winter.
Carrie Tropasso and Michael Bialousz author


Mark Bowersox, strategic product manager for Exelis VIS, explains how GIS and Exelis' ENVI advanced image analysis tools revolutionize imagery processing workflows.
Mark Bowersox author

A 3D Visualization of Christchurch, New Zealand

Jeremy Clark, GIS consultant for NorthSouth GIS, explains how he used 3D GIS technologies such as Esri CityEngine in a Story Map to showcase what downtown Christchurch, New Zealand, will look like in the future.
Jeremy Clark author

Cartography: Served

Bill Spicer, president of, explains how his company uses ArcGIS to deliver cartography to the education and emergency management sectors.
Bill Spicer author

Building Resilient Coastal Communities

Laura Flessner, a NOAA digital coast fellow working with The Nature Conservancy, discusses Coastal Resilience 2.0, an ArcGIS Online-based decision-support platform to strengthen coastal communities affected by climate change.
Laura Flessner author

A New Pipeline Data Model

Patrick Boes, GIS manager at Global Information Systems, discusses G-NET-a new pipeline data model that smoothly integrates with ArcGIS technology.
Patrick Boes author

Open Source Big Data Analytics

Esri's Mansour Raad explains why an open source methodology for tackling Big Data makes perfect sense.
Mansour Raad author

Location Analytics in the Insurance Sector

Brian Smith, director of commercial solutions at GeoDecisions, discusses the various applications of location analytics in the insurance industry.
Brian Smith author

Crossing Borders

Ben Schaub, project coordinator for Esri, explains how the International Joint Commission uses GIS to improve information sharing between the US and Canada.
Ben Schaub author

The State of Lidar and 3D Mapping

Gene Roe, managing editor of LiDAR News, discusses his background as a publisher and the advancements of GIS and lidar 3D mapping throughout his career.
Gene Roe author

GIS and Lidar Converge in USGS 3D Elevation Program

Larry Sugarbaker, senior advisor for the National Geospatial Program for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), discusses the advances in lidar and geospatial technology that gave rise to the 3D Elevation program.
Larry Sugarbaker author

Geodesign and Reformation: A Conversation with Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher, dean of the University of Minnesota College of Design, discusses the power of geodesign for building a sustainable human future.
Tom Fisher author

Buyographics: How GIS and Demography Create Business Opportunity

Matt Carmichael, author of the book Buyographics, discusses how the use of mapping and population data has changed the way marketers reach consumers.
Matt Carmichael author

HERE Brings Traffic Awareness to ArcGIS Online

Skip Parker, Esri Global Strategic Account Director, HERE, explains the technology behind HERE's real-time traffic technology and how it integrates with GIS.
Skip Parker author

GIS and Automated Remote Sensing Merge

Andrea Hildebrand, head of marketing at senseFly, explains the role of GIS in guiding automated remote sensing drones.
Andrea Hildebrand author

Parsons Uses ArcGIS for Indoor Space Reporting

Joshua Swanson, senior GIS analyst at Parsons, explains how ArcGIS was used in an indoor space evaluation project for the Department of Defense.
Joshua Swanson author

Community Analyst Focuses Homeless Animal Response at ASPCA

Greg Miller, GIS analyst at ASPCA, explains how mapping community data brings focus to spay and neuter programs.
Greg Miller author

ENVI Gives Voice to Geospatial Imagery

David Gonzalez from Exelis VIS discusses the advantages of investigating remote sensing data with ENVI.
David Gonzalez author

Our World from the International Space Station

David MacLean from the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Canada talks about Our World From the ISS, a mapping app he and his students created using ArcGIS Online. The app mapped Tweets and photos from International Space Station astronauts Chris Hadfiel...
David MacLean author

From Mitigation to Opportunity

Jill Boughton, president and CEO of W2Worth Innovations, explains the significance of location in converting waste to a profitable resource.
Jill Boughton author

ArcGIS Online and Focused App Creation

Jeremy Weber from GEO-Jobe GIS Consulting talks about implementing ArcGIS Online in state and local governments and airports.
Jeremy Weber author

Navy Shore Geospatial Energy Program

Sandrine Schultz and Amy Hrdlicka discuss the use of geospatial technology to accomplish green objectives in the US Navy.
Sandrine Schultz and Amy Hrdlicka author

Datastory: Improving Business Insight with GIS

Matt Felton from Datastory Consulting explains how business data comes to life on a map.
Matt Felton author

Improving Utility Operations with ArcGIS Online

Skye Perry from SSP Innovations discusses various approaches to implementing ArcGIS Online for utilities.
Skye Perry author

GIS App Improves USAID Services

Michael Lippmann, CEO and founder of Blue Raster, talks about a mobile GIS app that helps USAID deliver services to drought- and disease-stricken areas.
Michael Lippmann author

GIS in the Fight Against Hunger

GIS consultant Nadika Senadheera talks about her interesting and sometimes harrowing assignments working for the United Nations' World Food Programme.
Nadika Senadheera author

The Geospatial Maturity Curve

Keith King, private sector general manager at GIS Inc., discusses how organizations can become more geospatially mature.
Keith King author

Location Analytics Drives Community Change

Woody Moore, vice president of marketing for thrdPlace, talks about the use of location analytics in economic and community development.
Woody Moore author

Esri Tools Bring Automation to Dutch Kadaster

Ben Bruns, manager of GIS solutions at Dutch Kadaster, discusses the use of Esri out-of-the-box tools to automate key processes.
Ben Bruns author

The State of GIS in Education

David DiBiase, Esri director of education, talks about the integration of GIS in education, as well as new areas where geospatial technology is being applied.
David DiBiase author

Critigen Maps Big Health Data

Kenny Ratliff, spatial solutions developer at Critigen, discusses Mobile Mapper, an iOS application created by Critigen that merges Big Data with location.
Kenny Ratliff author

3D Geospatial Modeling

Kevin DeVito, founder, executive director, and CEO of CyberCity 3D, discusses the convergence of 3D city modeling with GIS technology.
Kevin DeVito author

Emerging Technologies in Insurance Research

Deborah Smallwood, founder of strategic advisory firm Strategy Meets Action, discusses the application of GIS in insurance research.
Deborah Smallwood author

Health Datapalooza and the State of Geomedicine

Bill Davenhall, healthcare manager at Esri, offers his thoughts on Esri's participation in this year's Health Datapalooza, as well as the current state of geomedicine.
Bill Davenhall author

Indoor Mapping: Tracking Energy Usage at Salisbury University

Michael Scott from Salisbury University and Pat McLoughlin from Spatial Systems Associates Inc. discuss GIS for tracking energy output in facilities.
Michael Scott and Pat McLoughlin author

All Helping All: GIS for Everyone at The Shopping Center Group

Gregg Katz, director of innovation and technology at The Shopping Center Group, discusses the use of GIS at the largest privately held real estate and retail firm in the U.S.
Gregg Katz author

GIS in the Mobile Mapping Cycle

Stuart Woods, vice president of the Geospatial Division at Leica Geosystems, discusses the use of ArcGIS in Leica's mobile imagery processing.
Stuart Woods author

Indoor Mapping Meets Business Analytics

Michael Healander from GISi Indoors discusses indoor mapping and GISi's new indoor navigation technology.
Michael Healander author

Social, Local, and Mobile Technology in Retail

Esri's Simon Thompson discusses more highlights from the Esri Business Summit, as well as the use of social, local, and mobile technology in retail.
Simon Thompson author

Location Analytics a Key Theme of Esri Business Summit

Esri's Simon Thompson discusses the presenters and key themes of the Esri Business Summit.
Simon Thompson author

United States Forest Service Uses GIS for Resource Management

Roberta Quigley from United States Forest Service (USFS) discusses the many uses of GIS at USFS.
Roberta Quigley author

GIS Supports the Sensor Observation Protocol in Europe

Peter Kjeld, Andreas Wytzisk, and Satish Sankanran discuss Esri's partnership with 52°North to support the sensor observation service protocol in Europe.
Peter Kjeld, Andreas Wytzisk, and Satish Sankanran author

Managing Utility Assets with ArcGIS

Kurt Towler, GIS coordinator with Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, discusses the use of ArcGIS in electric utility asset management.
Kurt Towler author

The Value of ArcGIS for Local Government

Christian Carson from Esri explains the purpose and value of Esri's ArcGIS for Local Government solutions initiative.
Christian Carlson author

NASA Langley Uses GIS for Facilities Management

Brad Ball, GIS team leader at NASA Langley Research Center, discusses the use of GIS for managing facilities at NASA Langley.
Brad Ball author

What is ArcGIS for Local Government?

Christopher Thomas, director of government markets at Esri, explains the purpose and value of Esri's ArcGIS for Local Government solutions initiative.
Christopher Thomas author

ENVI and ArcGIS: An Imagery Solution for Federal Government

Nigel Brown from Exelis Visual Information Solutions discusses the use of ArcGIS and ENVI image-processing software in federal government.
Nigel Brown author

University of Washington Improves Facilities Management with GIS

Aaron Cheuvront, building GIS/CAD application manager at University of Washington (UW), explains how integrating GIS and CAD data improved facilities management at UW.
Aaron Cheuvront author

3D Mapping Assists Cultural Heritage Preservation

Tom Greaves discusses the use of 3D imaging for preserving the world's historic sites and monuments.
Tom Greaves author