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Get GIS Guidance from Esri Experts

Esri Services is offering free, 30- to 45-minute consultations with focused experts on a range of topics at the upcoming Esri User Conference (Esri UC). Participants can obtain guidance on defining or refreshing their geospatial strategies, maximizing a GIS initiative’s adoption, brainstorming and implementing a solution, assessing GIS data, and developing an organization’s workforce. Visit the appointments page to sign up.

GIS Helps Local Governments Tackle Equity Issues

Esri has joined the Chief Equity Officer Network—a partnership between the Harvard School of Public Policy, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and Bloomberg Philanthropies—to help local governments use GIS to make equity efforts strategic and actionable. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Esri and are thankful for them bringing their expertise on how GIS is applied to equity across our nation’s communities,” said Teryn Zmuda, NACo chief research officer and chief economist. The network will bring together equity officers and leaders from various states to cultivate and nurture ideas to address equity and how it applies to their communities’ needs.

Esri Founders Receive Conservation Visionary Award

The International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) awarded Esri founders Jack and Laura Dangermond with the Conservation Visionary Award at the 2023 Geodesign Summit. The award recognizes the Dangermonds’ ongoing work toward understanding the connection between humans and the planet to help build a more sustainable world.