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Esri and Open Source: Moving to the Middle
David DiBiase , Esri
Adoption of open source is seen in many verticals and agencies, in both the public sector and private. There have been some noticeable trends within these communities and, as such, Esri supports users to choose a hybrid environment -- a combination of open source and proprietary technology -- based on their needs and fitness of purpose. This session will provide an overview of Esri's free and open source offerings.
David DiBiase leads the Education Team within Esri’s Industry Solutions group. The Team promotes and supports GIS use to enrich teaching and learning in formal and informal settings, in the U.S. and worldwide. Before joining Esri, David founded the Penn State Online GIS Certificate and Masters degree programs. He served as lead editor of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model and UCGIS’s GIS&T Body of Knowledge. From 1998-2003, as a member of URISA’s Certification Committee, David helped design the educational criteria by which the GIS Certification Institute has awarded its “GIS Professional” credential to nearly 5,000 practitioners. He served as GISCI president from 2010-11.