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ArcGIS: A foundation for digital twins | Along the Mekong River, development creates sustainability concerns

Five ways COVID-19 pushed digital services into the spotlight
Government Technology: The pandemic has pushed digital transformation from an auxiliary to a key player in municipal solutions. Read more.

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ArcGIS: A foundation for digital twins
ArcGIS Blog: GIS can be used to create digital twins of the natural and built environment and it can also be used to integrate many different digital representations of the real world.  Read more.

Along the Mekong River, development creates sustainability concerns
Esri Blog: A team from the Stimson Center, with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation, created the Mekong Infrastructure Tracker, a database of visual presentations, spatial analyses, and shared expertise in about the hydroelectric power plants in Vietnam.  Read more.

5G will transform IT from the bottom-up—and that means changes for security
Nextgov: Edge computing and cloud hosting offer the foundation for an architectural revolution that will allow 5G to power tech of the future, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation. Read more.

Forecasting 2021: Seven trends for planners
American Planning Association: GIS is part of each of these trends and disrupters.  Read more.

Digital transformation at the YMCA, one of the world’s oldest NGOs
Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Maria-Alicia Serrano, senior director of research, analytics, and insights for YMCA, explains the power of data and visualization to match programs and services to member needs. Listen to podcast.

Baltimore relaunches open data portal on Esri platform
StateScoop: The City of Baltimore migrated its public data from an open data portal to ArcGIS Hub, which enables dashboards and data visualizations data from city agencies and the public.  Read more.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham signs MoU with Esri India to set up a center of geospatial excellence
India Education: Delhi: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Esri India to establish a Centre of Geospatial Excellence on Spatial Analysis and Modeling with dedicated facilities for research, development, and testing. Read more.

Lidar images show Mayan civilization in a new light
Esri Blog: Astonished archaeologists identified thousands of Maya structures using lidar sensors and GIS maps. Read more.

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