Insight for a
Changing World

Now more than supporting the creation of effective policies that combat climate change, protect earth’s natural resources, and protect the health of citizens is of the utmost importance. Through collaboration and scientific analysis, it is possible to create more informed and long-lasting policies. With an interoperable platform, you can take the great work you have already done and easily connect it to ArcGIS for advanced scientific analysis, app creation, and data sharing. Esri is committed working with you to create a global network of systems to collaborate and share valuable information.

Earth Observation

As a complete imagery and remote sensing software platform, ArcGIS gives you the power to collect, process, analyze, manage, and share imagery. As the most advanced imagery management software, ArcGIS can handle overlapping, time-variant, and multiresolution imagery from multiple sources, formats, or projections.

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Science of Where

Science is at the core of what Esri does, and is the driving force behind our comprehensive geospatial platform. Esri continues to work towards contributing as a member of the scientific community while supporting research, spatial analysis, visualization, open data, and communication of science, all at multiple scales.

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Open Platform

As part of Esri’s technology and business strategy, we release and support open-source software. We have shared 350+ open-source projects on the developer collaboration platform GitHub. We also provide many focused open-source solutions for customizing and extending ArcGIS.

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Landsat Explorer

Landsat takes images of every location in the world to reveal earth's secrets, from volcanic activity to urban sprawl. Different spectral bands yield insight about our precious and continually changing earth. With ArcGIS, you decide what you want to explore from Landsat’s massive volume of data using simple web applications.

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Arctic DEM Explorer

Interact with large collections of Multispectral Landsat data in this app that provides high resolutions visuals of elevation changes in the arctic over time. With the largest release of data to date, the Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) has significantly expanded the high-resolution coverage of the Arctic Elevation dataset. The new data is available to ArcGIS users as a part of Esri’s ready-to-use Arctic Elevation layers and in this app.

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Arctic DEM Change

Another visualization and interactive app created but using the high-resolution arctic elevation data from the Polar Geospatial Center. In this app you can explore the elevation changes in the arctic.

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Water Balance App

NASA has been gathering weather data like temperature, humidity, and rain fall through their Global Land Data Assimilation System to show how water balance changes over time. Click anywhere on the map to get a detailed, interactive dashboard showing how precipitation, runoff, Evapotranspiration, Soil Moisture, and Snowpack has changed over the last 2017 years. All of the data in this app can be downloaded as a CSV.

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Ecological Marine Unit Explorer

Ecological Marine Units (EMU’s) are distinct and statistically categorized collection of 37 ecologically significant ocean water types. Commissioned by GEO, this map displays critical information about marine environments. Clicking the points on the map enables you to explore the depth profile of associated oceanographic information for the selected location

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The Ecological Tapestry of the World

View global ecosystem maps in unprecedented detail. It is a mosaic of almost 4,000 unique ecological areas called Ecological Land Units (ELUs) based on four factors that are key in determining the makeup of ecosystems.

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Extreme Heat: A Growing Public Health Concern

Unusually hot days are becoming much more common. Prolonged periods of unusually hot weather - known as heat waves - are serious weather phenomena that have real potential to be dangerous. Heat wave length, intensity, and frequency are all expected to continue increasing, posing a pressing public health concern.

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Occupations Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

Some occupations are particularly vulnerable to extreme heat. Farming, fishing, and forestry workers and construction/extraction workers are vulnerable to extreme heat events, as well as some less obvious occupations such as manufacturing and food preparation. See where vulnerable workers are in the Unites States.

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Global Heat Action Plans

More extreme and frequent heat waves are associated with global changes in climate change. Cities around the world are developing heat action plans as part of their annual disaster response preparation. These plans enable broad scale initiatives and interventions during life-threatening periods of heatwaves.

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