Esri Unveils New Research & Development Center In Barcelona, Spain

GIS Leader Will Use New Location to Pioneer Applications in 3D, Game Engines, and Graphics


REDLANDS, Calif.—August 8, 2019—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the launch of its sixteenth research and development facility, located in Barcelona, Spain. This new center will strengthen Esri’s development team as they continue to shape emerging trends in technology and geospatial awareness.

The new Barcelona location features experienced computer graphics engineers and designers who bring domain expertise to Esri’s Developer Technology Group. Barcelona is located in the Catalonia region of Spain, which has recently been experiencing significant socioeconomic growth. The new center aspires to serve as a local tech hub, stimulating creativity and innovation throughout the area.

“The Barcelona team are experts in the field of computer graphics, game engines, and 3D design,” said Euan Cameron, Esri runtime and applications CTO. “We are looking forward to working closely with them as they enable game engines to bring the power of ArcGIS to a whole new set of developers in this rapidly growing market.”

Esri’s commitment to innovation in location intelligence technology has driven the company to continually expand its global R&D centers, elevating its cutting-edge technology and supporting millions of users worldwide. Other active locations include Beijing, Zurich, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Paris, Sharjah, Vienna, Melbourne, Ottawa, and many other sites across the US. More recently, Esri introduced a new R&D center in New Delhi, India, with a focus on data science, deep learning, and GeoAI solutions.


About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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