July 01, 2013
As a commuter I travel the freeway for an hour both ways in my carpool. Over the last 21 years I have seen some unusual things driving down the freeway. This last Wednesday was one of those special days. The traffic was open and traveling a good 65 mph. Driving along, I glanced out my passenger window to see a pigeon. A pigeon window height in the center lane keeping pace with traffic! For over a mile it just glided along at freeway speed behind a bright shinny fluid container truck. Likely it was gaining some advantage from the truck in front of it. Maybe it was flying along with its reflection? Maybe it was taking a shortcut? Whatever it was up to, it was a fascinating experience to behold.
Next week some tens of thousand people will fly into the GIS fast lane at the 2013 Esri User's Conference, in San Diego. I will be presenting 5 sessions during the week. Come to the sessions and say hello, or track me down at the "geodatabase island" during the week.
Here is the Esri CAD schedule:
• SUNDAY (Survey Summit)
01:30 PM Esri's Free ArcGIS for AutoCAD Plug-in (Connaught)
01:30 AM Introduction to using CAD Data in ArcGIS (Room 04)
03:15 PM The ArcGIS for AutoCAD CAD Plug in (Room 32 A)
09:00 AM Lining Up CAD Data in ArcGIS (Hall F, Room 1)
01:30 PM The ArcGIS for AutoCAD CAD Plug in (Room 32 A)
03:15 PM Geoprocessing Tools & Techniques for CAD (Room 05A)
04:00 PM Georeferencing CAD datasets (Hall F, Room 1)
8:30 AM Introduction to using CAD Data in ArcGIS (Room 04)
11:00 AM Using ArcGIS for AutoCAD Plug-in (Demo Theater– Geodatabase Management)