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Getting Creative with COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Aug 28, 2020 |

What do a GIS, a SIEM, and a time and attendance system have in common? If you said they’re all being used to help trace potential COVID-19 infections in American schools and workplaces, then give yourself a gold star. Read more…

Kroger Tackles Childhood Hunger at Home with Geo-Analytics

Jul 6, 2020 |

Hunger is on the rise around the world, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession stemming from it. One company that is stepping up to the plate is The Kroger Co., which recently directed its data science arm to map childhood hunger in its hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more…

Big Data and AI Converge in Map to Protect Biodiversity

Jul 10, 2019 |

What’s living where? Those are the basic pieces of data that biologists and conservationists are hoping to collect and load into the Map of Biodiversity Importance, a dynamic new map unveiled this week at the Esri User Conference. Read more…

The Big Data Tech Inside the 2020 Census

Jan 9, 2018 |

The US Census Bureau is adopting the latest data processing technology to help with its upcoming 2020 Census, including the use of a large Hadoop cluster, real-time stream data processing, and advanced mapping and visualization products. Read more…

The Here and Now of Big Geospatial Data

Oct 17, 2016 |

No matter how sophisticated information technology gets – and who can deny that IT is evolving exceptionally fast these days – there’s nothing that can replicate the combination of two unique pieces of data: Read more…

News In Brief

New Map Shows Hundreds of Counties in the COVID-19 Endgame — and Thousands on the Uptick

Jun 1, 2020 |

As more and more states around the country begin to loosen the lockdowns that have kept most Americans inside for upwards of two months, people are waiting with bated breath for the dreaded second peak that some researchers say is looming on the horizon. Read more…

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. Read more…

Drone Data Ecosystem Growing Fast, Report Says

Jul 9, 2018 |

The ecosystem that’s emerged around the collection and analysis of data from drones is growing very quickly, according to a new report issued by DroneDeploy, one of the companies operating in the space. Read more…

Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Feb 22, 2018 |

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

Geospatial Data Moves to SAP HANA

Jan 24, 2018 |

SAP is adding geospatial data to its growing list of database offerings as it launches a partnership with spatial analytics specialist Esri to adopt SAP’s in-memory data and application development platform. Read more…

This Just In

Esri Releases Guide about Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro

Sep 11, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 11 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book, Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro. Read more…

Esri Acquires nFrames to Enhance Its 3D Capabilities

Sep 9, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 9, 2020—Esri announced the acquisition of nFrames, a technology company that develops SURE, imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software. This will enable the fusion of imagery with 3D GIS, allowing nFrames and Esri users to seamlessly capture and analyze 3D data from aerial, drone, and ground-based sensors in an automated end-to-end process. Read more…

Esri Releases COVID-19 App that Reveals Spikes and Trends in US

Sep 1, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 1, 2020—Esri announced that it released a new app ( to help stakeholders and the public understand how COVID-19 is trending in every state and county in the US. Read more…

Esri and United Nations Create COVID-19 Population Vulnerability Dashboard

Jul 28, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 28, 2020—Esri announced it has collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to create the UNFPA COVID-19 Population Vulnerability Dashboard. This new interactive tool will provide public health workers, policy makers, and the general public with access to useful information on populations vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in order to target preparedness and response and to help save lives. Read more…

Esri Announces New Additions to the ArcGIS Platform

Jul 14, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 14, 2020—Esri announced several new products and updates to the ArcGIS platform at the 40th Annual Esri User Conference (Esri UC). This year, the conference is being held in a completely virtual format for the first time. Read more…

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