Briefly Noted

Esri Geoenables World Bank Software

Esri has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the World Bank, whose mission is to reduce global poverty. Under the agreement, Esri software geoenables the World Bank’s Survey Solutions software, allowing staff to improve the accuracy and speed of data collection, analysis, and decision-making that countries need to undertake to address development challenges.

Field-Sourced Data Available Instantly in Microsoft

Survey123 for ArcGIS is now offered as part of Microsoft Flow’s connector community, a cloud-based service that makes it easier to automate common tasks and business processes across apps and services. “By becoming part of the connector community, valuable on-site information provided through Survey123 smart forms will be made instantaneously available for other connector apps and services like Box or Microsoft Outlook,” said Jeff Peters, Esri’s director of global business development.

Living Atlas Advancements

ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has new capabilities that can help users gain a more complete and dynamic picture of the world. Earth Systems Monitor, a new app (currently in beta) powered by Living Atlas data, allows users to see historical, forecasting, and real-time data for depicting land, the oceans, and the human footprint. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is now available in ArcGIS Online as a vector basemap. And users can now access more than 80 versions of world imagery captured over the past five years with Wayback Imagery.