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Space and remote sensing news from Esri

December 9, 2021

The latest news on Skytec selecting Esri technology to power their precision conservation management application, and Orbital Insight’s Integration with the ArcGIS platform to streamline satellite and sensor imagery analysis.

Esri partners with The Ray to map solar energy hot spots

October 28, 2021

The Ray partnered with WGIC Member Esri to configure an Right-Of-Way solar mapping tool. This can help users analyze how suitable and economically valuable ROW locations might be for solar array placement.

WGIC participated in Geospatial World Forum 2021

October 25, 2021

At the Geospatial World Forum (GWF), one of the first physical global events in one and a half years, the World Geospatial Industry Council successfully presented itself during several workshops, panel discussions, presentations and meetings.

New resources and content in Racial Equity GIS Hub

October 4, 2021

The Racial Equity GIS Hub includes data layers, maps, applications, training resources, articles on best practices, solutions, and examples of how Esri users from around the world are leveraging GIS to address racial inequities.

Esri Releases 2020 Global Land Cover Map

July 1, 2021

Esri released a high-resolution, 2020 global land cover map as part of the company’s Living Atlas. The map was built using European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2 satellite imagery, and developed using a new machine learning workflow teaming with new Esri Silver Partner Impact Observatory, as well as long-time partner Microsoft.

Book on COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience

June 22, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience, with worldwide contributions focused on COVID-19 pandemic, provides interdisciplinary analysis and multi-sectoral expertise on the use of geospatial information and location intelligence to support community resilience and authorities to manage pandemics.

IGU 2021 Award to Jack Dangermond

May 26, 2021

Esri CEO and WGIC co-founder Jack Dangermond has been awarded the Planet and Humanity Medal by the International Geographical Union (IGU) for his contributions to global sustainability.