DistribuTECH 2011: Esri Preconference Seminar on Emergency Management

Redlands, California—January 27, 2011 — As utility professionals come together for the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2011, Esri will host a preconference seminar called Emergency Management for Electric Utilities.

The free half-day seminar, scheduled for January 31, 2011, will explain how to extend geographic information system (GIS) technology beyond maps and into the realm of emergency management, risk assessment and mitigation, planning, recovery, and response.

"Utility professionals will be amazed to see how far they can stretch the investment in GIS and how thoroughly they can prepare for an emergency by applying GIS tools," said Bill Meehan, Esri director of utility solutions. "We are always happy to be part of DistribuTECH and hope to gather the early birds for this pre-conference event."

Throughout the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, the Esri technical team will be at booth 1833 to discuss the use of GIS for

  • Mapping and as-builts
  • Asset management and monitoring
  • Operational and situational awareness
  • Emergency management
  • Mobile field crew automation
  • Joint use mapping
Registration for the Emergency Management for Electric Utilities preconference seminar is now open. For more information, visit esri.com/distributech.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, 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 esri.com/news.


Jessica Wyland,
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-3345
E-mail: press@esri.com

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