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Esri Melds GIS with AI, Graph, and Analytics

Esri has long been the industry leader in geographic information systems (GIS), which are used by urban planners, building engineers, and landscape designers around the world. At its UC 2022 conference this week, the com Read more…

Esri Puts Federal Climate Change Action on the Map

What is the Federal Government doing about climate change? Quite a bit, it turns out, but nothing tells a story quite like a map, which is why the Feds are using geospatial information systems from Esri to track the chan Read more…

Esri Simplifies Developer Access to Location Data with ArcGIS Platform

Esri built a solid reputation in the geographic information services (GIS) world with its flagship ArcGIS offering. Now the company is expanding its business model and catering to Web and mobile developers with a slew of Read more…

Esri Boosts ‘Velocity” of ArcGIS for IoT

Esri, the location intelligence and geospatial analytics specialist, is accelerating its Internet of Things analytics platform as more industries integrate geospatial sensor data and real-time analytics into their operat Read more…

Getting Creative with COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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

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 scienc Read more…

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

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 research Read more…

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

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. With much of the responsibility for public sa Read more…

Big Data and AI Converge in Map to Protect Biodiversity

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 C Read more…

Drone Data Ecosystem Growing Fast, Report Says

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. According to D 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 (https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/covidpulse) 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…

Esri and Facebook Collaborate to Release New OpenStreetMap-Ready Datasets

Jul 14, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 14, 2020—Esri announced a partnership with Facebook to release new OpenStreetMap (OSM)-ready datasets for use in building the map. Esri’s ArcGIS Hub, already a valuable source of geodata, and ArcGIS Online now include these datasets from the Esri user community that are OSM tagged, compatibility licensed, and ready for use. Read more…

Virtual Esri User Conference to Explore How GIS Interconnects the World

Jul 7, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 7, 2020 — Esri announced that the 40th annual Esri User Conference will be the largest virtual gathering of GIS professionals. Normally held in San Diego, California, the conference will be presented in a completely virtual format and take place July 13–16, 2020. Read more…

Saudi Arabia Launches COVID-19 Dashboard Using Esri Technology

Jun 19, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., June 19, 2020 — Esri announced the launch of the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dashboard commissioned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Created in cooperation with Esri Saudi Arabia and the country’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the dashboard is now the official source of data for tracking COVID-19 cases throughout the kingdom. Read more…

Esri Donates Free Software to GEO BON Grant Recipients

Jun 1, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., June 1, 2020—Esri announced that it will be making its software available to recipients of EBVs on the Cloud, a grant program from Microsoft and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). Read more…

Esri Provides Free Mapping Software for Women in GIS

May 19, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., May 19, 2020—Esri announced that it will be making its software available to Women in GIS (WiGIS). The company is offering WiGIS members a free, one-year, home-use subscription to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Read more…

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