Briefly Noted

United Nations Gets a Global Data Hub

Esri and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are working with a number of member states to employ a data hub, based on the ArcGIS platform, that will allow countries to measure, monitor, and report their progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—all in a geographic context. Learn more about how Esri supports the SDGs.

Volunteers Receive Personal Use ArcGIS Licenses

To help GISCorps achieve its mission of providing mapping and disaster response services to communities and organizations in need, Esri will donate personal use ArcGIS licenses to each GISCorps volunteer who takes the GIS Service Pledge to volunteer for a good cause.

Business Users Get Greater Capabilities

A new Plus subscription in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI gives business users access to premium global demographics, expanded data mapping, and more content from Esri’s Living Atlas of the World.

New Podcast Explores Intersection of GIS, Tech Trends

To aid industry and government leaders in understanding how GIS drives growth, Esri launched a weekly podcast that features executives, industry analysts, technologists, and Esri experts discussing how GIS converges with key technology trends. Listen to Esri & The Science of Where on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn, Blubrry, and Overcast or at