Briefly Noted

Esri Joins GEO as Associate Member

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental organization that works toward advancing open data and promoting sustainability via Earth observations, has invited Esri to join as one of its first Associate members. Esri has been involved with GEO for six years, developing interoperability between the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and ArcGIS Online and opening up access to data between GEO members and Esri users.

HD Map Data Goes Beyond the Automotive Market

A new collaboration with Mobileye, a leading provider of advanced driver-assistance systems software, is bringing the Intel company’s data collection capabilities into Esri technology as native services. Under the agreement, information gathered from vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s vision system will serve as a basis for several new data services in the ArcGIS platform, enabling Esri users to visualize and analyze this real-time, high-definition (HD) map and location data.

New Esri R&D Center Opens in Spain

Esri recently launched its 16th research and development (R&D) facility in Barcelona, Spain. It is geared toward pioneering applications in 3D design, game engines, and computer graphics.

GIS Day Is Almost Here!

November 13, 2019, marks the 20th annual GIS Day, an international celebration in which members of the GIS community show colleagues, students, and the public how to use geospatial technology and why. Find or register an event at