This is Abdul Moiz, M2 student from Kawasaki Research Group. Today, I would like to write about my experience participating in the Esri (Environment Systems Research Institute) User Conference 2017, one of the largest platforms for presenting research & development related to GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
|Crossing the West Coast|
|The mascot of USC|
Their campus was pretty huge and had a more historic feel to it. However, due to summer vacations, there were not a lot of people on campus at the moment. The general library looked like something out of a Harry Potter movie.
|General Library at USC|
I found the flags of both Pakistan and Japan over there, among many other countries.
About 45% of the students were international in this university.
In the evening my friend took me to the San Monica Pier which also has a very nice beach next to it.
|Santa Monica Pier|
|Santa Monica Beach|
|Union Station, Los Angeles|
|Santa Fe Depot, San Diego|
|San Diego Convention Center|
I went to the convention center to collect my badge in advance and found the signs of Esri all over the convention center.
|At the Convention Center|
I also attended the orientation sessions for new participants so as to get the most out the conference in the next few days.
|Orientation Session for new participants|
|Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego|