Briefly Noted

Microsoft Fabric Delivers Leading Spatial Analytics

Extending its long-standing strategic collaboration with Microsoft, Esri is integrating 140 spatial analytics tools and functions into Microsoft Fabric, an artificial intelligence-powered analytics platform that unites data and services. Slated to be available in the second quarter of 2024, the integration will allow data to flow across an organization, whether users are working in Microsoft OneLake, Microsoft Power BI, or the ArcGIS environment. Fabric users will have direct access to sophisticated spatial analytics tools and functions—as well as an extensive library of authoritative and curated spatial data—to produce interactive and intuitive visualizations and maps.

National Geographic Launches MapMaker

Esri and the National Geographic Society have launched the reimagined National Geographic Mapmaker, an online interactive mapping tool that empowers students, teachers, and others to explore the world through geography. The 2D and 3D app employs the latest GIS software, allowing users to visually experience and interact with geospatial information about Earth’s interconnected social and physical systems while exploring the art of mapmaking.

ArcGIS Platform Gets Key Enhancements

Esri has added two enhanced services to ArcGIS Platform, which helps developers integrate location capabilities into their apps and products. The first, called Places, enables developers to access point-of-interest data for built and natural environments. The second, called Data Hosting, offers a secure way for developers to store, manage, and access location-based data.