Esri Announces Keynote Speakers for Federal GIS Conference

Redlands, California— February 14, 2012—Deputy secretary of the US Department of the Interior David J. Hayes and US Department of Agriculture chief information officer Christopher L. Smith will give keynote addresses at the Esri Federal GIS Conference February 22–24 in Washington, DC. This event will bring together over 2,700 federal government professionals who use Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology in nearly every agency.

The conference will also feature insights from Esri president Jack Dangermond, demonstrations of the latest features of Esri's ArcGIS 10.1 software, and over 100 sessions exploring how GIS supports critical government initiatives such as transparency and sustainability. Specialized technical sessions will be offered for web and mobile application developers.

"This is an excellent opportunity to see what your colleagues are doing, gain technical expertise, make new contacts, and learn about key issues such as cloud-based GIS," says Christopher Thomas, Esri director of government markets.

Federal employees attend at no charge. To view the full agenda and register, visit


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Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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