Thanks for being together at Baltic Esri User Conference 2018

About the Conference

About the Conference

Baltic Esri User Conference is the first joint GIS Community Conference, which was held on 17-19th October in Riga (Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija: Elizabetes street 55, Rīga).

✓ 3 days, 6 rooms of user and technical presentations;
✓ thousands of hours of GIS experience;
✓ GIS professionals from the US, Iceland and the Baltic countries;
✓ almost 600 participants from 10 countries and more than 220 organizations;
✓ partners solutions from global GIS community.

Almost 600 Attendees from 10 different Countries and more than 220 Organizations!

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1st day - Plenary Session


Agenda is subject to change

09:00 - 10:00 Registration, Morning Coffee (Hall 2)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Oskars Ribkinskis, Envirotech, LV; Linas Gipiškis, Hnit-Baltic, LT; Aivo Vard, AlphaGIS, EE)
10:15 - 11:30 Esri Vision (Jack Dangermond, Esri)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break (Hall 2)
12:00 - 13:30 Latest Developments on Esri ArcGIS Technology (AlphaGIS, Envirotech, Hnit-Baltic & Esri team)
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch (Hall 2)
15:00 - 15:20 Empowering Smart City and Open Society with ArcGIS (Povilas Poderskis, Vilnius City Municipality, LT)
15:20 - 15:40 ArcGIS Platform as a Technology for Exploring the Potential of Earth Observation Imagery in Rural Support Administration (Harijs Ijabs, Rural Support Service, LV)
15:40 - 16:00 Lithuania‘s Emergency Management System (Edgaras Geda, Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of Interior, LT)
16:00 - 16:20 GIS in Public Safety Applications Focusing on Wildfires in Estonia (Andres Mumma, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, EE)
16:20 - 16:40 One Click Story: How to make Clients Life easier? (Gedas Lileikis,  Energy Distribution Operator ESO, LT)
16:40 - 17:00 Crowdsourcing Project for Mapping of Tallinn Recreational Sites (Students from Tallinn Secondary Schools, EE)
17:00 - 19:00 End of Plenary and Free time
19:00 - 24:00 Gala Dinner Party (doors open at 18:30). Place: Riga Latvian Society House: Merķeļa street 13, Riga)

2nd day - User and Education Session


Agenda is subject to change

ALFA (150)

BETA 2 (100)

TAU (20)


09:30 - 09:50
Spatial Data Infrastructure in Lithuania: how it works (Andrius Balčiūnas, Giedrė Beconytė, Ugnė Andriulaitytė, GIS-Centras, LT)
GIS Data Interaction with Managment Systems (Dagnis Muižnieks, Valmieras ūdens (LV)
09:50 - 10:10
New Challenges of the Estonian Topographic Database with Implications to Land Cadaster (Lea PautsPriit Kuus, Estonian Land Board, EE)
GIS in operational Management of Water and Wastewater Networks (Andrius Mackevičius, Vilnius Water, LT)
10:10 - 10:30
Open Geospatial data from Latvian Geospatial Information Agency (Valdis Bērziņš, Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, LV)
GIS at "Rīgas ūdens": Insight into the System, Examples of it’s Application and Impact on Business Processes (Kaspars Cēbers, Rīgas ūdens, LV)
10:30 - 10:50
Automated Generalisation in Reality (Lina Papšienė, GIS-Centras, LT)
ArcGIS Solution for Hydraulic Network Analysis (Vytautas Šiožinys, Energy Advice, LT)
10:30 – 10:55 GIS Technologies at Secondary School (Michael Gould)
Esri Global Education Manager will talk about spatial thinking as a teaching methodology, how GIS tools are used for problem-based learning in schools, will discuss about Esri Digital Skills Pledge initiative in Europe, will share Esri experiences in USA,  Canada, etc
10:50 - 11:10
Bringing Satellite Imagery to Life in ArcGIS - Deimos Imaging’s Esri-ready Imagery Service (Mario D´Alessio, Deimos Imaging)
Analysis of Lithuanian Political Landscape by Insights for ArcGIS (Mantas Butrimavičius, Hnit-Baltic, LT)
10:55 – 11:10 ArcGIS Way to School. From the Beginning to the Future (Giedrė Motiejuitė, Kęstutis Motiejuitis, Joniškis „Aušra“ Gymnasium, LT)
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee break (Hall 1)
11:40 - 12:00
Reykjavik: Operating a City with Maps and Apps (Stefán Guðlaugsson, Samsyn, IS)
Web Mapping Applications Supporting Workflows in Estonian Defence Forces (Jaak Kõiv. Estonian Defence Forces, EE)
11:45 – 12:05 GIS for Higher Education (Michael Gould)
Esri Global Education Manager will talk about continuous Esri GIS technology use in the colleges, universities, state institutions, businesses, share examples of universities success factors’, discuss why Esri Educational Institution (site) License is the key to access and use the whole ArcGIS platform
12:00 - 12:20
Tallinn Tomorrow! (Ivari Rannama, Tallinn Urban Planning Department, EE)
LVM GEO Platform (Ilga Anita Bērzkalna, Latvia’s State Forests, LV)
12:05 – 12:15 Trends in GIS Education Based on Tallinn University Experience (Anu Printsmann, Tallinn University)
12:15 – 12:25 GIS in the University of Life Sciences and Technologies of Latvia  (Ainis Lagzdiņš, Kristīne Vugule)
12:25 – 12:40 Conclusions and ideas for the GIS future in education (Representatives from Hnit-Baltic, AlphaGIS, Envirotech)
12:20 - 12:40
3D Applications in Haabneeme Comprehensive Plan (Kairi Mänd, Hendrikson & Ko, EE)
ArcG93. Exploration of Curious Facts and Serious Contracts (Marta Sarkane, Grupa 93, LV)
12:40 - 13:00
Cemetery Web Mapping Applications in Tartu City (Liina Tamm, Tartu City Government, EE)
ArcGIS in Cope with City Transport Challenges (Eglė Marcišauskė, Vilnius Public transport, LT)
12:40 – 13:20  Round table discussion, Q&A session
13:00 - 13:20
More Dimensions (Andrius Abromavičius, Radviliškis District Municipality, LT)
GIS Based Navigational Warnings Portal (Olavi Heinlo, Estonian Maritime Administration, EE)
13:20 - 14:50
Lunch (Hall 1)
14:50 - 15:10
Portal of Official Statistics (Jana Vanagė, Statistics Lithuania, LT)
Better Insight and Effective Management of Nature Conservation Data with ArcGIS (Jānis Kotāns, Nature Conservation Agency, LV)
15:10 - 15:30
Evidence - Based National Regional Policy – Smart Region Platform (Andrius Valickas, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, LT)
Web Based Tool for Air Quality Modelling Tool (Erik Teinemaa, Estonian Environmental Research Centre, EE)
15:30 - 15:50
Lithuanian General Plan: Development, Analysis, Publishing (Giedrė Ratkutė Skačkauskienė, CityForm, LT)
Soil Agrochemical Research – From Field to Analysis (Zane Žīgure, Guntars Kosts, State Plant Protection Service, LV)
15:50 - 16:10
Geoprocessing and Data Analysis Improvisation for Spatial / Territory Planning - Future Forecasting Goals, Methods and Results (Juris Zariņš, LVMI “Silava”, LV)
15:50 - 16:00 Using Historical Digital Maps in the GIS System (Egidijus Gotalskis, The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, LT)
16:00 - 16:10 Cultural Heritage Management and GIS: The Second World War Aerial Images of Lithuania Online  (Romas Jarockis, Vilnius Academy of Arts, LT)
16:10 - 16:30
VIVAGRASS - GIS Tool to Bring the Concept of Ecosystem Services into Integrated Planning (Ivo Vinogradovs, University of Latvia, LV)
Geoinformatics in Research and Teaching at the University of Tartu  (Tõnu Oja, University of Tartu, EE)
16:30 - 17:30
Closing reception

2nd day - Technical Session


Agenda is subject to change.

BETA 1 (70)
GAMMA (75)
SIGMA (90)
9:30 - 10:20
ArcGIS Pro: Migrating from ArcMap
(Kārlis Kučinskis)
ArcGIS Enterprise: An Introduction
(Donatas Bružas)
Insights for ArcGIS - Data Analytics Powered by Location
(Elza Žumbure)
From Raw Imagery to valuable Information Products
(Guenter Doerffel)
10:20 - 11:10
ArcGIS Pro Editing: An Introduction
(Tadas Bernotas)
Administering ArcGIS Enterprise
(Donatas Bružas)
Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS - Make Decisions at a Glance
(Agnė Matonienė)
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee break (Hall 1)
11:40 - 12:30
ArcGIS Pro: Mapping and Visualization
(Agnė Matonienė)
ArcGIS Online: The Mapping Platform for Your Organization
(Ranel Suurna)
Sharing Web Layers and Services in the ArcGIS Platform
(Donatas Bružas)
Survey123 for ArcGIS - Smarter Forms, Smarter Field Work (Nils Nitov)
Collector for ArcGIS - Accurate Data Collection Made Easy (Raido Valdmaa)
Workforce for ArcGIS - Smarter Field Workforce Coordination at Your Fingertips (Raido Valdmaa, Nils Nitov)


12:30 - 13:20
Insight into the ArcGIS Utility Network
(João Canais)
Distributed Collaboration: Interconnecting Systems
(Agnė Matonienė)
Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS - Create Mapping Apps for the Web, no Coding required
(Mārtiņš Ērglis)
13:20 - 14:50
Lunch (Hall 1)
14:50 - 15:40
Creating Vector Tiles
(Donatas Bružas)
ArcGIS Online - Build an open Data Community with ArcGIS Open Data
(Agnė Matonienė)
Story Maps: How to Tell Your Story with Esri Story Maps
(Brita Laura Vespere)
Solving Complex Routing Problems with ArcGIS Network Analyst
(Andrejs Grišanovs)
15:40 - 16:30
ArcGIS Pro: Tips and Tricks
(Kārlis Kučinskis)
ModelBuilder: Tips and Tricks
(Donatas Bružas)
3D Analysis Tools and Visualization with ArcGIS
(Tadas Bernotas)
Spatial Modeling and Analysis with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
(Kristiin Sikk)

3rd day - Postconference Workshops


For these 3rd day workshops additional registration is required. 

Easy Way to build an App  | Workshop

  • Workshop time: 9:00 - 12:30
  • Room: Gamma 2
  • Seats are limited up to 22 persons/workshop
  • Presenter: Donatas Bružas
  • Requirements: personal computer with latest web browser (recommended Firefox or Google Chrome)
  • More about seminar

In this workshop we will present the concepts and workflows of creating interactive web applications that feature maps and other geospatial content without writing code. You will learn how to use ArcGIS Online configurable app templates and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS to share a web map as a cross-platform application.

Master of Fieldworks with ArcGIS Apps | Workshop

  • Workshop time: 9:00 - 12:30
  • Room: Gamma 1
  • Seats are limited up to 22 persons/workshop
  • Presenter: Sulev Jürna
  • Personal computer is required (with suitable web browser: Chrome 67.0 or later, Firefox 60.0 or later, Internet Explorer 11.0 or later, Edge 42.0 or later, Safari 11.0 or later). For mobile apps: Android - Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or later, Processor: ARMv7 or later, or x86, OpenGL ES 2.0 support, iOS - iOS 9 or later, iPhone and iPad
  • More about seminar

This workshop walks you through the steps to get started using Esri field apps to improve field-office coordination and speed up field data collection workflows. You will learn how to manage field works with Workforce, design intuitive forms on the web using Survey123 for ArcGIS, deploy Collector or ArcGIS on smartphones or tablets to streamline data collection and improve data quality.

Powerful Analysis with Insights for ArcGIS | Workshop

  • Workshop time: 9:00 - 12:30
  • Room: Epsilon
  • Seats are limited up to 24 persons/workshop
  • Presenter: Agnė Matonienė
  • Requirements: personal computer with latest web browser (recommended Firefox or Google Chrome)
  • More about seminar

This workshop prepares you to work with Insights for ArcGIS to dynamically visualize and analyze data from multiple sources on maps, charts, tables, and more. You will learn how to create interactive cards, how to apply analysis tools, and share your insights across the enterprise.


NOTE: these workshops are only for Baltic Esri User Conference attendees. The number of participants is limited. Workshops are free, but registration is required. 

Please contact for registration:

  • LT:
  • LV:
  • EE:


See what you missed!

Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri

Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond’s leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and Geodesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide. Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development. Jack Dangermond has Honorary Doctorates from 13 Universities and number of Honorary Awards from different organizations and Associations Worldwide.

Keynote Speakers

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Empowering Smart City and Open Society with ArcGIS

Empowering Smart City and Open Society with ArcGIS

Director of Vilnius City Administration

For more than a decade Vilnius city municipality is ArcGIS pioneer municipality in Lithuania. Growing awareness and experience how GIS capabilities could combine large cope of experts to implement systems and data that are crucial to ensure best available performance regarding wide range of Municipality responsibilities to Vilnius city society. Vilnius 3D, City development VR, public engagement on city General Plan updates are only a few successes stories that should be mentioned as highly well appreciated cases amongst the citizens of Vilnius.

ArcGIS Platform as a Technology for Exploring the Potential of Earth Observation Imagery in Rural Support Administration

GIS specialist of Rural Support Service of the Republic of Latvia

The presentation will review RSS’s experimentation and achievements in remote sensing. It will feature examples how satellite imagery, processed and visualized through ArcGIS, aids RSS in our operational work as well as what are the business benefits of such data.

ArcGIS Platform as a Technology for Exploring the Potential of Earth Observation Imagery in Rural Support Administration
Lithuania‘s Emergency Management System

Lithuania‘s Emergency Management System

Head of Civil Protection Board, Fire and Rescue Department, Ministry of Interior of Lithuania

The presentation will give an overview of existing procedures and tools used in Lithuania for management of emergencies at state and municipality level, emphasizing value of modern technologies that they bring in saving lives and wealth in case of emergencies.

GIS in public Safety Applications focusing on Wildfires in Estonia

Head of Center of Excellence: Drones and Remote Sensing, Estonian Academy of Security Science

This presentation is about how Estonian fire/rescue services have benefited and can benefit in the future from various GIS tools, like drone imagery, satellite imagery, more flexible and shareable mapping applications, personal geopositioning applications and much more off-the-shelf GIS systems and also which are the pro’s and con’s of these systems compared to specifically tailored and highly secured narrow audience GIS systems in Estonian fire/rescue industry which are mandatory to use at the moment.

GIS in public Safety Applications focusing on Wildfires in Estonia
One Click Story: how to make Clients Life easier? 

One Click Story: how to make Clients Life easier? 


Change Manager of Energy Distribution Operator ESO


Brief presentation of solution developed by ESO for new electricity and gas connections. Key challenges and how we found a way to solve them so that our GIS solutions combined with other systems would allow new clients to submit applications in a simplified manner.


Crowdsourcing Project for Mapping of Tallinn Recreational Sites


What happens, if the city administration and ten active school students decide to cooperate and use crowdsourcing and citizen engagement technologies? The result can be an impressive amount of up to date data about places that citizens care about in their everyday life. In order to create attractive map applications featuring the newest data, ten students from four high schools of Tallinn and Urban Planning Department of the city of Tallinn joined their forces. As a result, almost 400 objects were mapped. This presentation is about their works done with GIS.

Crowdsourcing Project for Mapping of Tallinn Recreational Sites

Registration is closed.

See you next year!


LT: Asta Dabulskytė

LV: Zane Prūse

EE: Laura Kask