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Fall 2006

Newmont Mining Corporation Selects Esri for Global GIS Enterprise License

Newmont Mining Corporation, the second largest gold producer in the world, recently selected Esri as its GIS software provider. The global enterprise license agreement will enable Newmont Mining to deploy Esri's ArcGIS products in a GIS architecture that is open, scalable, and standards-based and that will integrate with and leverage existing Newmont Mining IT resources at its operations on five continents.

The Esri global enterprise license replaces Newmont Mining's previous GIS, offering greater opportunity for more integrated and robust applications. Esri products will allow the company to create distributed data repositories, which will replicate data from central servers. The company's data will be accessed via an intranet portal by a wide variety of employees from GIS professionals to casual users.

Matthew E. Bidwell, Newmont Mining's manager of Worldwide GIS Support, says, "Our global enterprise license agreement with Esri will enable us to organize our data in one consistent standardized architecture. Our geologists will be able to more easily and quickly locate the data they need. The enterprise license agreement makes it easy to implement GIS throughout Newmont. Our offices no longer need to be concerned with negotiating for and distributing GIS software. This is huge for us. We do not have to worry about writing purchase requests each time we hire a new geologist."

"This global license is significant because it demonstrates the ability of GIS technology to make vast amounts of data available to users in distant lands," says Jack Dangermond, president of Esri. "It is exciting to work with Newmont Mining Corporation in implementing its GIS, which will improve its efficiency and productivity at a worldwide level."

More Information

For more information, contact Matthew E. Bidwell, manager, Worldwide GIS Support, Newmont Mining Corporation (tel.: 303-708-4106, e-mail:, Web:

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