TAG: Esri

Australia’s GIS pioneers recognized at inaugural awards

November 25, 2019By

Four trail-blazing industry leaders that have used cutting-edge technology to address some of humanity’s biggest challenges have been recognized at the inaugural GIS Hall of Fame awards in Brisbane. From providing critical data to aide frontline response to the devastating bushfires burning across Queensland, to underpinning a global project to map the ocean’s floor — the 2019 award winners have... read more

Esri hits the airwaves with ‘See What Others Can’t’ campaign

October 24, 2019By
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Esri has launched its first major advertising campaign with a slogan Esri President Jack Dangermond introduced at the Esri User Conference in July. “Unlike anyone else on this planet, you and your fellow GIS colleagues truly ‘See What Others Can’t.’ My sense is, it’s now time to share this perspective with the rest of the world,” Dangermond said. The campaign... read more

Jane Goodall Institute releases StoryMap highlighting chimp habitat conservation

July 24, 2019By
The StoryMap features a map depicting where chimpanzees live in Tanzania. (Photo: Esri, HERE, GARMIN, USGS | Esri © OpenStreetMap contributors, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS | Lilian Pintea, the Jane Goodall Institute and TANAPA)

In collaboration with Esri and Blue Raster, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) released a StoryMap that highlights Jane Goodall’s research, her Tacare approach and chimpanzee habitat conservation. The StoryMap highlights how many remaining chimpanzee habitats are outside of protected areas, and how that habitat is in the care of local people and decision-makers. It also walks through JGI’s Tacare community-centered... read more

Ocean mapping, exploration inventions honored with XPRIZE

June 3, 2019By
ODXP Competition Final Round 2 Testing in Kalamata, Greece. (Photo: XPRIZE)

With more than 80 percent of the world’s oceans unmapped, the deep ocean is one of the last unknown areas on Earth. On May 31, teams with unique exploration solutions were honored with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. XPRIZE is a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The teams invented new technologies... read more

Esri ArcGIS Hub helps government agencies meet open data law requirements

January 30, 2019By
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Esri’s ArcGIS Hub is helping government agencies more easily and efficiently comply with new policies outlined in the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, Esri said. The OPEN Government Data Act sets a presumption that all government information should be open data by default — machine readable and freely reusable. According to Esri, federal agencies using the... read more

Esri relaunches ArcGIS for Developers with commercial app deployment

January 16, 2019By
ArcGIS for Developers. (Photo: Esri)

Enhancements include flexible pricing and easier app deployment experience Esri has implemented major changes to ArcGIS for Developers, providing an enhanced mapping experience that the company says is more accessible and affordable. These changes include a new pay-as-you-go plan for all of Esri’s location-based services, a decrease in the price of routing transactions and a new commercial app deployment experience... read more

Augmenting reality with geospatial information

January 16, 2019By
An example of an INTUS AR model. (Image: INTUS)

Geographic information systems and augmented reality are a part of our daily lives, so much so, we hardly notice them. GPS World columnist William Tewelow explores how these technologies will continue to change our lives. Geographical information systems (GIS) and augmented reality (AR) have become a part of our daily lives, so much so that we hardly notice them. Those... read more

Interactive app illuminates climate change around the globe

January 10, 2019By
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A new interactive app by Esri models the cumulative number of climate hazards likely to occur under different emissions scenarios for any place on Earth through 2100. The app visualizes the index of 11 hazards, including warming, drought, heatwaves, fires, precipitation, floods, storms, water scarcity, sea-level rise, and changes in natural land cover and ocean chemistry. Users can see how... read more

Esri Ocean GIS Forum

November 6, 2018By

The ocean GIS community is a unique group of oceanographers, geologists, biologists, hydrographers and coastal managers. Join them at the Esri Ocean GIS Forum to share new data collection methods or research, contributing to the future of ocean GIS. Attendees will discuss ways multi-dimensional data and web apps can help people put scientific information to work in your organization, so... read more

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Esri to monitor illegal activities in Argentine waterways

October 5, 2018By

Argentina’s coast guard Prefectura Naval and Aeroterra S.A. have partnered to implement Esri’s ArcGIS platform for a real-time tracking system. The new system, called Guardacostas Pro, uses a combination of satellite imaging and signal processing to monitor vessels for illegal activities such as drug smuggling and fish poaching in the coastal waters of Argentina’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). As Argentina’s coast... read more