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Esri DevSummit 2022: Live From Palm Springs CA


The Blue Raster team returned energized and empowered from the Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit in Palm Springs, California. The Esri EPC and Esri DevSummit are conferences where we collaborate with others in the geospatial community on the latest approaches to web mapping and GIS. Also, we get a sneak peek at what’s coming in 2022 and beyond.

Esri Partner Conference

The Esri Partner Conference is a great opportunity to meet with Esri teams and other Esri partners to share insights and solutions. We even got to meet with Esri's President and Founder Jack Dangermond.


Esri DevSummit

Day 1 of the DevSummit kicked off with an inspiring Plenary session welcome message from Jack Dangermond. In addition, Esri engineers and thought leaders shared exciting new advancements and features in the ArcGIS Platform. Throughout the week, our team attended sessions and demos on a wide variety of topics like ArcGIS API for JavaScript, ArcGIS API for Python, ArcGIS Velocity, and many more.

Esri DevSummit presentation

One of our team members, Emma Paz, had the opportunity to present at Esri DevSummit this year. Emma’s presentation “Take Flight on the Magic of Spatial SQL Functions” highlighted the benefits of migrating spatial analysis workflows to SQL and drew a standing-room-only crowd.


Esri DevSummit is Blue Raster’s chance to get time with Esri experts. We brainstorm together and reflect on the latest technologies and enhancements available in the Esri suite of tools. Additionally, it gives us the opportunity to work one-on-one with Esri experts to dive deep into the software and develop solutions that we can deliver to our clients.


Best of all, some of our team got to meet in-person for the first time in 2 years. On the Monday of DevSummit week, our team engaged in a wonderful day of teambuilding and bonding at the top of Mount San Jacinto State Park 8,500 feet above Palm Springs. They enjoyed the views of Palm Springs from the Aerial Tramway, the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next conference!

Blue Raster Takes on Esri DevSummit 2019

The Blue Raster team had an action-packed week at the Esri Partner Conference (EPC) and Developer Summit in Palm Springs, California. Every year, we look forward to DevSummit as it offers our team the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other developers about the latest technologies and enhancements available in the ArcGIS platform. DevSummit also allows us to explore the software and solutions that we can apply to our products and projects.

2019 DevSummit group photo

On Thursday, one of our team members, Christian Howard, brought his knowledge to sunny California to present on “Geek Perspectives: Lessons from Developing with Scene Layers in 2019.” Throughout the week, the team attended numerous technical sessions from Esri software experts and fellow developers from the user community.

Here are a few of the technologies that our team is excited about:

• ArcGIS Arcade: There were a few demonstrations that showed how to dynamically update map layers, popups, and symbology on the fly using Arcade’s straightforward, JavaScript-like expressions. It was also interesting seeing a scripting language that can manage geometric and feature data types!
• Virtual Reality: Early in its development, this tool will allow users to visualize spatial data inserted into the real world using a mobile device.
• Hosted Python Notebooks: Allows GIS analysts and data scientists to directly share and execute Python scripts from Portal for ArcGIS. Python script integration has become a crucial part of processing and organizing of spatial data.
• Machine Learning and Deep Learning: These tools will allow analysts to quickly and accurately explore data patterns and locate objects in remotely sensed imagery.
• 3D from 2D: We continue to see various sessions dedicated to 3D, including the ability to visualize scientific data using z values from attributes.

Our team closed out the conference week by participating as the Raster’s Nine in the dodgeball tournament followed by the Esri party that evening. The team also enjoyed a wonderful day of team bonding by the pool with a Blue Raster picnic full of food and fun.

Catch more of our favorite moments from the week below. See you next year at DevSummit 2020!DevSummit Collage

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