Briefly Noted

GIS More Widely Accessible in Microsoft Azure

ArcGIS is newly integrated with Microsoft’s Power BI and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Power BI users can now leverage integrated data and geospatial analytics from ArcGIS—including interactive basemaps and US demographics—in their dashboards, reports, and data visualizations. Additionally, users can now enjoy all the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro in Microsoft Azure with the newly available NV-Series virtual machine.

Esri Joins AWS Marketplace

Esri users can now instantly deploy select ArcGIS licenses from Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. With flexible, pay-per-use deployment models and service options, launching GIS in the cloud is simple. By using Esri software on AWS, developers can share assets and build new apps that take advantage of the powerful, ready-to-use location and mapping services available in the ArcGIS platform.

New Traffic-Sharing Option for Governments

Municipalities already using ArcGIS can now quickly and easily exchange data through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, a free, two-way data exchange program from the crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. This makes it easier and more economical for governments to leverage real-time transportation reports and merge them into existing enterprise systems, such as emergency dispatch and street maintenance systems.