Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond is the founder and president of Esri. With a background in landscape architecture and urban design, he and his wife, Laura, founded Esri in 1969 on the idea that computer-based mapping and analysis could make significant contributions to geographic planning and environmental science. Since then, Esri has become the global market leader in GIS and location intelligence, with 49 offices worldwide, 11 dedicated research centers, and a strong user base of about 350,000 organizations around the world. Dangermond has received many acknowledgements and awards for his contributions to the fields of geography, environmental science, planning, and GIS, including 13 honorary degrees.

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The Emergence of a Geospatial Cloud

The Esri Geospatial Cloud, which describes the entirely web-services based architecture of ArcGIS, gives users great reach and flexibility.

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The Science of Where: Our Promise

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Returning to America’s Green Planning Roots

New green infrastructure tools from Esri and the National Geographic Society will help communities design a better future in their own backyards

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Geospatial Technology and the Future of the City

Jack Dangermond discusses how current GIS trends will make smarter cities.

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Transforming ArcGIS into a Platform

At ArcGIS 10.1, ArcGIS has become a platform that integrates with cloud-based and mobile apps, as well as geographic standards, to make...

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Understanding Our World with Landsat Data and ArcGIS

Landsat data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is one of the best sources for understanding and analyzing changes to our world...

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GIS: Transforming Our World

To everyone who attended the 2013 Esri International User Conference, I want to thank you for helping to make this year's conference such...

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India’s Geospatial Success

When I visited India in April 2010, I had the honor of meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and many other Indian leaders.

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Creating Our Future

Esri president Jack Dangermond challenges GIS professionals to use geodesign to extend their work in meeting the world's challenges.

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Roger Tomlinson, Geographer

It is with great sadness that I relay the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Roger Tomlinson, on February 9, 2014, at the...

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