Briefly Noted

Celebrate GIS Day Virtually!

GIS Day falls on November 18 this year. It’s the perfect time to share your passion for GIS and teach and inspire others with geospatial technology—no matter where you’re located. Find an event or register your own at

Generate High-Res 3D and Imagery Content with SURE

Having acquired nFrames, a technology company that developed SURE, the industry-leading imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software, Esri can offer its users the ability to seamlessly capture and analyze 3D data from aerial, drone, and ground-based sensors in an automated, end-to-end process. This enhances Esri’s ability to create extremely high-quality 3D data from imagery, which is critical for users in the municipal; planning; and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

Esri and UN-Habitat Partner for More Sustainable Cities

UN-Habitat, the United Nations (UN) program that supports socially and environmentally sustainable urban spaces, will use Esri software to develop cloud-based geospatial technology that can help areas with scarce resources build inclusive, safe, and resilient cities and communities. Through this partnership, UN-Habitat will leverage geospatial tools and open data capabilities from the ArcGIS platform to improve urban infrastructure and service delivery in regions where development is needed.