Green Belt Movement at the ESRI UC 2015
July 20–24, 2015: This week, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) has been participating at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference (Esri UC) at San Diego, California in USA. Esri UC is the world's largest event dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. GBM has joined thousands of professionals from different industries from more than 100 countries to share ideas on how we are using GIS to solve environmental problems.
This international conference has brought together more than 15,000 participants – a diverse community ranging from government, business, education, conservation, and community organizations. GBM has set up a booth at the conference where a GBM representative is meeting with partners, friends and conference attendees to share the GBM grassroots experiences. This has been a great opportunity to connect, discuss and explore how we could work together with other local and international stakeholders to conserve the environment and improve the livelihoods of the grassroots communities.
The GBM GIS team uses GIS technology to track and monitor tree planting so that resources and efforts are recorded, this helps locate where, when, and how many trees have been planted. GIS technology helps GBM use its resources and time more efficiently and track areas in need of conservation and tree planting more effectively, which allows more successes for conservation.