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Introducing Esri, where the world's biggest organizations come together to build maps | GigaOM Tech News

Introducing Esri, where the world's biggest organizations come together to build maps | GigaOM Tech News | Esri Environmental Management | Scoop.it

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf in 2005, government and aid organizations struggled to bring each other up to speed on the latest information. By the time Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last year, FEMA was able to quickly collate federal, state and local geographic data to help in its wake.

 

One reason for the difference is Esri.

 

Esri is Facebook for the mapping crowd. It has 350,000 member organizations — governments, major companies in industries ranging from fossil fuel to finance, and many of the biggest NGOs in the world, including the United Nations. All of these groups have a need for the richest and most up-to-date maps, whether it’s a map of the wildfires in California or of solar power in Arizona or of international oil pipelines.

 

The most useful maps have multiple layers of data baked into them, and that typically comes from collaboration — groups of people adding those layers of data over time. Esri has created an online platform for that kind of collaboration.

 

 

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Update: Announcing the Esri Ocean GIS Forum | ArcGIS Resources

Update: Announcing the Esri Ocean GIS Forum | ArcGIS Resources | Esri Environmental Management | Scoop.it
This original July 31st post updated September 21, 2013. In November 2012, Esri held a historic, one-time-only Oceans Summit: a high-level, strategic workshop with an eye toward helping Esri to move forward in its ...
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GIS becomes indispensable for managing agriculture - GCN.com

GIS becomes indispensable for managing agriculture - GCN.com | Esri Environmental Management | Scoop.it
GIS becomes indispensable for managing agriculture
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"The use of GIS has become recognized as really a core administrative function of the department," said Stephen Lowe, director of the Enterprise Geospatial Management Office at USDA.
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STEM & GIS in Schools with Amber Case, Charlie Fitzpatrick, i.am.angel and Roosevelt High School | Esri Video

STEM & GIS in Schools with Amber Case, Charlie Fitzpatrick, i.am.angel and Roosevelt High School | Esri Video | Esri Environmental Management | Scoop.it

Esri staff discuss STEM, K-12 education, and the important GIS work students are doing at Roosevelt High School.

 

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Direct Relief Scales GIS to Serve Those in Need Around the World - DirectionsMag.com

Direct Relief Scales GIS to Serve Those in Need Around the World - DirectionsMag.com | Esri Environmental Management | Scoop.it
Direct Relief Scales GIS to Serve Those in Need Around the World DirectionsMag.com Direct Relief, this year's winner of Esri's President's Award, uses GIS, among other tools, to provide medical assistance to people around the world who have been...
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