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Esri Acquisition Will Enhance 3D Visualization Capabilities

Esri acquired Zibumi Yazılım Biliim Tasarım Arge Sanayi Ticaret S.A. (Zibumi), a software development company headquartered in Turkey and known as a developer of innovative visualization, analysis, and simulation capabilities in leveraging game engines. Zibumi will help advance 3D visualization and simulation in Esri software and expand the ongoing integration of game engine technologies into ArcGIS. Esri also announced the creation of the Ankara R&D Center.

Esri Recognized for Its Work in Mapping COVID-19

Inc. magazine’s inaugural Best in Business list has awarded Esri the gold medal in the Government Services category. These awards were created to honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference, tackling today’s problems to lead to a better future. “This year, more than ever, our mission of helping our customers make an impact through the use of GIS is critical,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president.

Enforcement of HTTPS Only

ArcGIS Online has been updated to enforce the HTTPS-only standard. Customers with subscriptions still set to allow both HTTP and HTTPS must switch to HTTPS only. See the ArcGIS Online Technical Support site for instructions for updating software for HTTPS only.