News from ESRI A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Jun 25, 2014, 12:37 ET
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What Do Maps Reveal in the Fight to Eradicate Polio?

 Dr. Bruce Aylward from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Vincent Seaman from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will share...

May 27, 2014, 12:51 ET
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Esri Pledges $1B in Cloud-Based STEM Software to White House ConnectED Initiative

 Responding to President Barack Obama's call to help strengthen STEM education through the ConnectED Initiative, Esri president Jack Dangermond...

May 22, 2014, 17:08 ET
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Mapping Innovation Takes Center Stage at the Esri UC

Geoenthusiasts from all over the world are preparing for the largest mapping and location event of the year, Esri User Conference (Esri UC), July...

Mar 19, 2014, 11:02 ET
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Esri Supports White House Climate Data Initiative

 In response to the White House Climate Data Initiative, Esri is launching a comprehensive effort to help communities work smarter and more...

Mar 10, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Esri Announces Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014

Esri, the world leader in mapping technology, unveiled The Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014, calling all developers to create an app...

Feb 20, 2014, 12:28 ET
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Global Forest Watch Maps Now Available on ArcGIS Online

Data from Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system is now available on Esri's ArcGIS Online GIS cloud service. By using a...

Feb 19, 2014, 12:23 ET
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Esri Launches Geotrigger Service for Mobile Developers

Esri announced today that its cloud-based Geotrigger Service is now available, making it easier for developers to add location awareness and...

Jan 07, 2014, 14:45 ET
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Esri's Location Platform Brings the Power of Place to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Esri today announced the release of an enhanced Esri Maps for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The software adds new analytical perspectives for retailers...

Aug 08, 2013, 14:32 ET
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Esri European Wind User Group Finds New Uses for GIS

European wind energy professionals gathered in Dublin, Ireland, recently to discuss innovative ways to meet renewable-energy demands using the...

Aug 02, 2013, 16:53 ET
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Esri Launches New Flexible Developer Subscriptions for ArcGIS Online

Esri announced today that it is providing a free developer subscription for its web, mobile, and online tools and services. This new plan includes...

Aug 01, 2013, 14:49 ET
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Esri Press Publishes Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by...

Jul 30, 2013, 15:14 ET
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ArcGIS 10.2 Delivers Transformational Capabilities

 Esri released the new version of ArcGIS today, marking a major milestone in the history of the Esri platform. With ArcGIS 10.2, Esri has...

Jul 15, 2013, 14:54 ET
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Esri and Institute of Fire Engineers Partner to Improve Fire Prevention Planning

Esri and the Institute of Fire Engineers—USA (IFE)-hosted Vision 20/20 project have partnered to improve fire prevention planning through...

Jul 11, 2013, 14:31 ET
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Organizations Worldwide Recognized for Exceptional Geospatial Applications at Esri UC

Esri recognized more than 170 organizations during the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards ceremony yesterday at the Esri International User...

Jul 10, 2013, 15:14 ET
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Esri Helps The National Audubon Society Build National Bird Map for Habitat Conservation

REDLANDS, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esri and the National Audubon Society are working on an initiative to provide geospatial data...

Jul 08, 2013, 19:24 ET
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Urban Observatory Turns Spotlight on Understanding at 2013 Esri International User Conference

Attendees of the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) will receive the world's first look at the Urban Observatory—a live...

Jul 08, 2013, 17:45 ET
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SpatiaLABS Now Available Free to Esri Educational Site Licensees

Esri Press and Esri's education solutions team announced today that SpatiaLABS, the popular computer-based series of lab activities, is now...

Jul 08, 2013, 17:29 ET
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Free Esri Bookstore App Now Available

 Esri announces the availability of its Esri Bookstore app, providing easy access to a variety of geographic information system (GIS)...

Jul 08, 2013, 16:14 ET
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Esri and MapmyIndia Announce Strategic Business Alliance

Esri, the premier developer of geographic information system (GIS) software, announces a strategic alliance with MapmyIndia, India's leading...

Jul 08, 2013, 15:37 ET
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Direct Relief Receives President's Award for Outstanding Use of GIS

Direct Relief, a leading humanitarian medical aid organization, was honored with the Esri President's Award for outstanding geographic...