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Esri and Stratus Technologies Announce Call for Demonstration Projects for ArcGIS Server Technology-Based Initiatives

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), October 27, 2006.

The Esri and Stratus Technologies software, hardware, and training grants totaling $814,000 will be awarded to 10 state or local governments within the United States. The Esri and Stratus Technologies ArcGIS Server Demonstration Project Grant Program is open to all disciplines preparing to develop geographic information system (GIS) data, applications, and/or analytics to move their organizations forward via the next generation of server-based GIS. This program represents a means of providing governments with the foundational tools required to migrate their GIS program to a server-based architecture and is designed for those willing to openly share the source code for the application they develop with their peers.

The goal of this program is to foster and support innovative approaches to solving government problems through the combined use of GIS and server technology. Projects must demonstrate GIS as a mission-critical technology in delivering government services. The program's focus is to emphasize the integration of sophisticated GIS functionality and information technology strategies to supply services and access to established databases.

To meet the goals of the ArcGIS Server Demonstration Project Grant Program, applicants must confirm the availability of framework databases. This program is not designed as a means of initiating a GIS program but rather for established GIS programs.


The program is open to all forms of state and local governments in the United States as well as all departments within a government organization. Examples of agencies that are eligible for the Esri and Stratus Technologies ArcGIS Server Demonstration Project Grant Program include state government agencies, regional governments, special districts, county governments, city governments, and townships.

For additional information, please contact Shelley Christensen, Esri Industry Marketing, at

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