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About the Conference

About the Conference

Baltic Esri User Conference is the first joint GIS Community Conference, which will be held on 17-19th October in Riga (Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija: Elizabetes iela 55, Rīga). Share and gain experience, expertise and insights with specialists and sector Leaders!

✓ 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;
✓ more than 500 participants;
✓ partners solutions from global GIS community.

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Learn from the GIS User Community!

Learn from the GIS User Community!

Enjoy thousands of hours of training, speakers, presentations, and more!

1st day - Plenary Session


Agenda is subject to change

09:00 - 10:00 Registration, morning coffee (Hall 2)

✓  Welcome and Opening Remarks (Oskars Ribkinskis, Envirotech, LV / Linas Gipiškis, Hnit-Baltic, LT / Aivo Vard, AlphaGIS, EE)

✓  Esri Vision (Jack Dangermond, Esri)

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break (Hall 2)

✓  What’s new in ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Apps (Hnit-Baltic /  Envirotech / AlphaGIS / Esri team)

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch (Hall 2)

✓  ArcGIS for Effective City and Open Society (Povilas Poderskis, Vilnius City Municipality, LT)

✓  ArcGIS Platform as a Technology for Exploring the Potential of Earth Observation Imagery in Rural Support Administration (Harijs Ijabs, Rural Support Service, LV)

✓  Lithuania‘s Emergency Management System (Edgaras Geda, Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of Interior, LT)

✓  GIS in public safety Applications focusing on Wildfires in Estonia (Andres Mumma, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, EE)

✓ Impact of GIS Implementation on Business Processes at “Rīgas ūdens” (Irita Jasinska, “Rīgas ūdens”, Ltd, LV)

✓  Crowdsourcing Project for Mapping of Tallinn Recreational Sites (Students from Tallinn Secondary Schools (EE)

19:00 - 00:00 Gala dinner (Riga Latvian Society House)

2nd day - User Session


Agenda is subject to change

09:00 - 09:30 Registration, morning coffee (Hall 1)

✓ Spatial Data Infrastructure in Lithuania: how it works (Andrius Balčiūnas, Giedrė Beconytė, Ugnė Andriulaitytė, GIS Center, LT) (ALFA)

✓ One click story: how to make Clients life easier? (Gedas Lileikis, Energy Distribution Operator ESO, LT) (BETA)

✓ New Challenges of the Estonian Topographic Database with Implications to Land Cadaster (Lea Pauts, Priit Kuus, Estonian Land Board, EE) (ALFA)

✓ Valmiera Water presentation (LV) (BETA)

✓ Description of "Rīgas ūdens" Ltd. Geographic Information System and Examples of its Application (Kaspars Cēbers, “Rīgas ūdens” Ltd, LV) (BETA)

✓  Open Geospatial data from Latvian Geospatial Information Agency (Valdis Bērziņš, Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, LV) (ALFA)

✓  Vilnius Water presentation (LT) (BETA)

✓ Automated Generalisation in Reality (Lina Papšienė, GIS Center, LT) (ALFA)

✓ ArcGIS solution for Hydraulic Network Analysis (Vytautas Šiožinys, Energy advice, LT) (BETA)

11:10 - 11:40 Coffee break (Hall 1)

✓ City of Reykjavik (Stefán Guðlaugsson, IS) (ALFA)

✓ Cemetery Web Mapping Applications in Tartu City (Liina Tamm, Tartu City, EE) (ALFA)

✓  Tallinn Tomorrow! (Ivari Rannama, Tallinn Urban Planning Department, EE) (ALFA)

✓ Web Mapping Applications Supporting Workflows in Estonian Defence Forces (Mihkel Männa, Estonian Defence Forces, EE) (BETA)

✓  3D Applications in Haabneeme comprehensive Plan (Kairi Mänd, Jaanus Padrik, Hendrikson & Ko, EE) (ALFA)

✓  Usage of ArcGIS Sofware in Municipality Enterprise "Susisiekimo paslaugos (Eglė Marcišauskė, "Susisiekimo paslaugos", LT) (BETA)

✓ Cemetery Web Mapping Applications in Tartu City (Liina Tamm, Tartu City Government, EE) (ALFA)

✓ GIS based Navigational Warnings Portal (Olavi Heinlo, Estonian Maritime Administration, EE) (BETA)

13:20 - 14:50 Lunch (Hall 1)

✓  Portal of official Statistics (Jana Vanagė, Statistics Lithuania, LT) (ALFA)

✓ Better Insight and Effective Management of Nature Conservation Data with ArcGIS (Jānis Kotāns, Nature Conservation Agency, LV) (ALFA)

✓  Presentation of Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (Andrius Valickas, LT) (ALFA)

✓  Web based Tool for Air Quality Modelling Tool (Erik Teinemaa, Estonian Environmental Research Centre, EE) (ALFA)

✓  Lithuanian General Plan: development, analysis, publishing (Giedrė Ratkutė Skačkauskienė, CityForm, LT) (ALFA)

✓  Soil Mapping from Field to Analysis (State Plant Protection Service, LV) (ALFA)

✓  Geoprocessing and Data Analysis Improvisation for Spatial / Territory Planning - Future Forecasting Goals, Methods and Results (Juris Zariņš, LVMI “Silava”, LV) (ALFA)

✓  Using Historical Digital Maps in the GIS System (Egidijus Gotalskis, The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, LT) (BETA)

✓ WW2 intelligence Orthophotos and Churches Project (Office of the Chief Archivist, LT) (BETA)

✓ LVM GEO Platform (Ilga Anita Bērzkalna, Latvian State Forests, LV) (ALFA)

✓  Geoinformatics in Research and Teaching at the University of Tartu  (Tõnu Oja, University of Tartu, EE) (BETA)

2nd day - Technical Session


Agenda is subject to change

BETA 2 (100)
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)
11:40 - 12:30
ArcGIS Pro: Mapping and Visualization
(Agnė Matonienė)
ArcGIS Online: The Mapping Platform for Your Organization
(Ranel Surnaa)
Sharing Web Layers and Services in the ArcGIS Platform
(Donatas Bružas)
Survey123 for ArcGIS - Smarter Forms, Smarter Field Work
Collector for ArcGIS - Accurate Data Collection Made Easy
Workforce for ArcGIS - Smarter Field Workforce Coordination at Your Fingertips
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 )


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: Epsilon
  • Seats are limited up to 22 persons/workshop
  • Personal computer is required

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
  • Personal computer is required

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: Gamma 2
  • Seats are limited up to 22 persons/workshop
  • Personal computer is required

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:

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Meet Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri

Meet 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 as a Tool 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 as a Tool 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
Impact of GIS Implementation on Business Processes at “Rīgas ūdens”, Ltd

Impact of GIS Implementation on Business Processes at “Rīgas ūdens”, Ltd

Project manager – System Analyst at “Rīgas ūdens”

ESRI supported GIS solutions are being used as the main tool for maintaining the water/sewerage supply network and other related geographical information at “Rīgas ūdens” Ltd. In this presentation we will talk about benefits and impacts of GIS implementation on business processes within our organization.”

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

Register for the Baltic Esri User Conference!

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Participation terms:

Participation terms:

Early Bird Registration (Deadline – August 20) – 250 Eur
Standard Rate (Deadline – October 1) – 350 Eur
Late/Onsite Rate (after October 1) – 450 Eur
Student Rate – 99 Eur
Maintenance program benefits – complimentary tickets.
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LT: Asta Dabulskytė

LV: Zane Prūse

EE: Laura Kask