City of Arlington Experts to Present Research at International Conference
By Reginald Lewis - Office of Communication
Posted on March 13, 2015, March 13, 2015

Two City of Arlington experts will present at the Environmental Systems Research Institute's 2015 International User Conference (Esri UC), scheduled for July 20-24 in San Diego.

Esri UC is the world's largest event dedicated to Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, and features more than 600 GIS user presentation sessions, 300 exhibitors and 275 technical workshops.

Elaine Dennehy, planning manager, and Carmen Oprea, GIS technician,will present the paper "Carrying Capacity: A New Model for Mature Cities " during the Decision Support for Capital Improvements, Investment, and Development session Wednesday, July 22 at 3:15 p.m.

"Both Carmen and I feel very honored to be selected for this project, " Dennehy said. "Hundreds of papers are submitted from all over, so selection is quite competitive. Being among those selected means the work we have done is among the best for the past year. "

According to Dennehy, their presentation will highlight the research and subsequent paper developed to provide technical input for "99 Square Miles, " the City's newly adopted Comprehensive Plan.A new quantitative land use model was developed to help Arlington articulate future new/redevelopment areas while accounting for projected population growth.

Esri UC regularly attracts more than 15,000 professionals across multiple industries. Esri services more than 300,000 government, industry leaders, academic and non-government organizations around the world.

Arlington uses GIS software from Esri for its data maintenance, map-making, spatial data storage and delivery of the city's data to the Internet. The partnership allows Arlington citizens to access timely, accurate GIS information.

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