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Microsoft and Esri Bring Geospatial Analytics to Spaceborne Data

ArcGIS Image is now available for Microsoft Azure customers to use natively in Azure Orbital, Microsoft’s cloud-based ground station that enables organizations to more easily communicate with their satellites and other spacecraft. Accessible as both single-tenant and multitenant software as a service (SaaS), ArcGIS Image is a complete system for hosting, analyzing, and streaming imagery and raster collections. This new partnership will streamline spaceborne data workflows and empower Azure customers with access to near real-time satellite data combined with ArcGIS geospatial analytics software.

CDC Chooses Esri to Help Promote Confidence in Vaccines

To assist in boosting vaccine uptake across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected Esri to provide technology and services for its expanding outreach and education work. The CDC’s Vaccinate with Confidence strategy will employ digital tools to give communities more resources for communicating the value vaccines hold in stopping the spread of preventable diseases.

Esri Education Manager Receives Prestigious Award

Esri education manager Tom Baker was given the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) President’s Award for 2021. The award, bestowed at the discretion of the organization’s president, honors Baker’s service in promoting and improving geography education. It also recognizes his recent collaboration in creating the NCGE Resource Library, which features curated geography education content from teachers around the United States.