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Esri President to Keynote INTERGEO Conference

September 23, 2010
Jack Dangermond will discuss how GIS provides solutions for a healthier planet.

Esri president Jack Dangermond will be keynoting the INTERGEO conference, organized by the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation, and Land Management, to be held in Cologne, Germany, October 5–7, 2010. Dangermond will discuss the use of geospatial data and technology to assist in the fight against climate change. The motto of the conference is Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth.

Dangermond's Keynote Address will focus on a multitude of issues surrounding climate change science, from root cause to resultant impacts, looking at geography as an elemental factor.

"Every aspect of climate change affects or is affected by geography, be it at a global, regional or local level," Dangermond says. "The European Environment Information and Observation Network, or Eionet, is a great example of how organizations can work together to help each other understand climate change and find solutions. Through Eionet, the European Environment Agency is using GIS (geographic information system) technology to share and access essential geographic environmental data provided by more than 32 member countries in approximately 460 organizations."

In Europe, sharing data, applications, and knowledge through the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) provides the resources countries need to collaborate, improving decision making and operations for a healthier planet. Esri is offering ArcGIS for INSPIRE, a solution built on ArcGIS software, to help this community create an extensible infrastructure that is INSPIRE compliant.

Visit Esri booth 2H.132 in hall 11.2 to see ArcGIS for INSPIRE as well as other ArcGIS 10 innovations that take advantage of rich Internet applications, cloud computing and mobile GIS. To schedule a demonstration in the booth or an opportunity to talk to an expert at the show, send an e-mail to nationalmapping_info@esri.com.