Briefly Noted

Scaling GIS for Sustainable Development

For nations in need of geospatial data to help accelerate their work toward achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Esri is joining other organizations around the world—including governments, foundations, universities, and civil society groups—to develop virtual centers of excellence for geospatial information. These centers will make it easier for more people to access SDG data hubs, which allow countries to measure, monitor, and report on the SDGs in a geographic context.

Esri and SAP Advance Partnership

ArcGIS Enterprise now supports SAP HANA Cloud, enabling users, especially large organizations, to accelerate their adoption of cloud-based location intelligence platforms. SAP’s high-performance cloud environment acts as a central repository to unify disparate databases and provide a complete overview of data. “Migrating to SAP HANA Cloud [has provided] us with insights that were impossible to get before,” said Stefan Vancraeyenest, project manager for IT applications at Open Grid Europe, which manages Germany’s largest natural gas pipeline. “We can go beyond mere maintenance of data to visualizing business and operational data for real-time analysis.”

Learn to Apply the Racial Equity Workflow

A new online course from Esri Training, Applying the Racial Equity Workflow Using ArcGIS, teaches participants how to use GIS to analyze inequities and foster change while engaging with their communities. Learn more and register.