Briefly Noted

Esri Named a Leader in Location Intelligence Platforms

Independent market research firm Forrester recognized Esri as a leader in location intelligence technology in The Forrester Wave: Location Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2018 Evaluation. The report acknowledges, in our opinion, Esri’s predominance in the business-focused location intelligence marketplace and highlights the company’s long-term commitment to innovation in its market-leading geospatial cloud.

New Hubs Show Regional Ocean Health

Esri has partnered with the Ocean Health Index (OHI) team to release new ocean health data. A joint project of Conservation International and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, OHI looks at the social, ecological, and economic benefits that oceans provide to people. While OHI’s ocean health scores are already integrated as a data layer in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, Esri and OHI will launch Ocean Health Hubs, powered by ArcGIS Hub, to enable ocean managers to explore data that will help them understand regional ocean health.

ArcGIS Capabilities Expand to More IoT Devices

ArcGIS Runtime SDK will begin supporting development for embedded Linux devices on the Qt platform. This new software developer kit (SDK) support for ARM embedded Linux systems—the chipsets that run on the small, embedded devices that are the backbone of Internet of Things (IoT) systems—will bring the capabilities of ArcGIS to myriad devices. To sign up for the beta program, email