CDC Chooses Esri to Help Promote Confidence in Vaccines
To assist in boosting vaccine confidence 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 North Africa Brings the Latest Technology to the Region
In partnership with Alkan CIT, Esri established Esri North Africa, LLC (Esri NA), as the sole distributor of ArcGIS technology for Egypt, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Chad. Esri NA will bring the latest GIS technology to these markets, raising geospatial awareness, supporting customers in building effective geospatial strategies, providing Esri-certified training courses, and establishing a strong partner network. The focus for the region will be on national security, utilities, telecommunications, oil and gas, transportation, education, and other promising industries.
Esri Education Manager Receives Prestigious Geography Education Award
Esri education manager Tom Baker received the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) President’s Award for 2021. The award, given out at the discretion of the organization’s president, honors Baker’s service in promoting and improving geography education, as well as his recent collaboration in creating the NCGE Resource Library (library.ncge.org), which features curated geography education content from teachers around the United States.
Join Your GIS Peers in Esri Community
ArcGIS users can turn to Esri Community to find solutions, share ideas, and collaborate to solve problems with GIS. Members can join groups with others who share their interests in specific products, industries, services, ideas, and other related topics. Visit community.esri.com/ to join at no charge.
Cloud-Hosted Geospatial Technology Makes Imagery Data Easy to Consume
To satisfy a growing demand for this data, Microsoft has teamed with Esri to rapidly analyze imagery data captured by satellite providers in space orbit. Esri’s ArcGIS Image technology will provide processing and analysis on imagery hosted in Azure Orbital, Microsoft’s satellite Ground Station as a Service. This enables seamless application and use of Azure services such as compute, storage, and AI fast data processing.
SAS-ArcGIS Bridge Is a Geoprocessing Tool That Runs SAS
To help integrate ArcGIS and SAS, the SAS-ArcGIS Bridge includes Python modules that make it possible to run SAS analytics directly within ArcGIS Pro. This capability can be shared with others who don’t know how to write SAS procedures by creating a script tool that calls SAS statements and will run like any other geoprocessing tool in ArcGIS Pro.
Biodiversity Champion Edward O. Wilson
Edward O. Wilson, world-renowned ant researcher, university research professor emeritus at Harvard University, and a pioneer of modern biodiversity conservation, died at age 92. For his research and environmental activism, he received many of the world’s leading honors including two Pulitzer Prizes. Wilson was a great supporter of GIS and spoke at the Esri User Conference in 1994 and 2019. The goal of his Half-Earth Project, an initiative of the nonprofit E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, is to protect half the earth’s lands and seas to preserve 85 percent or more of the planet’s biodiversity and reverse the current species extinction crisis.