The 2015 International ESRI User Conference was held in San Diego, CA last month and I was in attendance to see the latest news and information from ESRI. There were over 16,000 attendees for over 135 countries, the largest crowd ever in attendance. The theme this year was “Apply Geography Everywhere” and Jack Dangermond, founder and CEO of ESRI, opened the conference with enthusiasm. In the opening session Jack stated that Geography… Read More

The Appalachia Petroleum User Group (APUG) is holding its Summer Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. The meeting will feature a presentation by Sara Fortnam from Chevron Appalachia, who will discuss their GIS data inventory project; a presentation by Jennifer Harrison from TeachMeGIS, who will discuss SQL Tricks for data QAQC, as well as a brief technology update from ESRI. We invite you to come and spend the evening with other industry professionals at Atria’s Restaurant & Tavernfrom… Read More

For the PUG Steering Committee, the new year starts right after the Houston Esri Petroleum conference ends.  With nominations and elections in May, and an all-day planning session in June.   This all day “virtual” planning meeting occurred June 11, as this year’s 15 member steering committee joined the meeting from 8 different cities and 3 different countries.  About half of the committee is located outside the Houston area. This planning meeting ensures that… Read More


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