Riley Peake


Conference: Advancing and strengthening geospatial literacy through Learn ArcGIS

Keynote lecture overview: Abstract: Learn ArcGIS connects users with applying ArcGIS to real-world scenarios and cover a range of topics suitable for beginners to advanced users. The lessons cover emerging technical and scientific areas of GIS, including breakthrough content in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, data management, 3D, spatial analysis and visualization and machine learning. Educators can provide with interesting labs for hands-on learning that complements conceptual lectures. Users that are new to ArcGIS can consume the exercises to better understand how to apply ArcGIS to a wide range of spatiotemporal issues and nurture their love and appreciation of geography, maps, and exploration. GIS users who want to grow personally and professionally can use the self-guided lessons and stay current with the technology and innovations. Learn lessons are engaging and thought -provoking and help improve students’ critical thinking skills in key subject matter areas.

Bio: Riley has been with Esri since 2009 as a cartographer and technical editor, and as Team Lead for Learn ArcGIS since 2015. His degree is in Geography and GIS from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and became passionate about maps while teaching ocean kayaking off the shores of Vancouver’s English Bay. Throughout his tenure leading the Learn ArcGIS team, Riley’s mission has been to collaborate with K-12 and higher education instructors in the US and worldwide to develop curriculum and support those looking to bring GIS education into their classroom.