Esri UK conference

Esri UK conference returns to London on 17 May 2022

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Speakers include National Highways, Argent Related, Arcadis, Mott MacDonald and more


Esri UK has announced the full programme for its upcoming annual conference and exhibition on 17 May 2022, including speakers from the Centre for Digital Built Britain, National Highways, Argent Related, Arcadis and Jacobs.

After two years as a virtual event, the conference returns this year to London’s QEII Centre, showcasing innovative customer examples of GIS in action – many addressing the challenges of climate change. Winners of the Esri UK Customer Success Awards will also be announced with Costain, Stantec and EdF (Nuclear New Build) Hinkley Point C on the shortlist.

Esri UK conference 2022 presentations

National Highways will reveal how geospatial data underpins decisions relating to planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining a network of roads that conveys 98% of England’s traffic.

Mark Enzer, strategic advisor at Mott MacDonald and former Head of the National Digital Twin programme at the Centre for Digital Built Britain, will highlight how critical it is to consider the purpose of the built environment in relation to nature and society’s wellbeing. Topics to be covered include how the challenge of climate change demands systems-based solutions and the ways in which industry is evolving to deliver more sustainable developments.

Argent Related will be talking about improving the efficiency of groundworks surveys and how it communicates site progress at its large-scale construction projects, including £7bn Brent Cross Town. Using Esri’s SiteScan for ArcGIS drone solution, the GIS team has created a consistent framework for managing all flights, processing images, creating high quality geospatially-enabled outputs and sharing them with multiple stakeholders.

Arcadis has embedded GIS at the heart of its business and integrated Rail asset, GIS and BIM data to create a collaborative environment for delivering complex projects. Arcadis will explain how it has developed a suite of real time apps and dashboards and integrated GIS and BIM data to build collaborative working environments.

As part of the Strategic Transport Projects Review for Scotland, Jacobs used GIS to visualise the accessibility and performance of public transport and help the Scottish Government understand where to direct its future investments. This session will show how GIS can be used to share the results of complex modelling with non-technical users, within public administrations, to support decision making.

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Workspace usage has changed significantly in recent years, particularly in a post-Covid world. Tetra Tech will showcase its innovative use of ArcGIS Indoors, showing how indoor mapping, IoT and indoor positioning systems can deliver new insights to help manage, operate and maintain the workspaces of the future.

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