Briefly Noted

New ELA for Smaller Governments

With Esri’s new enterprise license agreement (ELA) program, municipal and county governments serving populations between 100,000 and 250,000 can use GIS to build smarter communities. The ELA provides software, training, and data for all government disciplines, including planning, health, economic development, and public safety. Learn more.

Improving Public Trust and Police Legitimacy

The ArcGIS Open Data Initiative for Law Enforcement allows police agencies to build and share authoritative data for better policing and community engagement. It makes it easy for law enforcement agencies to participate in the White House Police Data Initiative, which has mobilized 21 US jurisdictions to share knowledge and establish best practices for police departments nationwide. The open data initiative helps police agencies quickly configure and deploy maps and apps for public consumption. Learn more.

MRF, LERC Open to Geospatial Community

Esri and NASA are improving access to imagery and raster data stored in the cloud by opening Meta Raster Format (MRF) and Limited Error Raster Compression (LERC) to the geospatial community. By sharing MRF and LERC, NASA and Esri will enable organizations to lower storage costs and gain fast access to imagery and data as web services.