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March 18, 2016
Esri Partners, Developers, and Government Leaders Highlight the Need for Insight into Creating Location-Based Solutions

Redlands, Calif., March 17, 2016—Esri met with clients, partners, government leaders, and technology experts from more than 40 countries during recent conferences in Washington, DC, and Palm Springs. The meetings addressed current transformational technology shifts and the role of location analysis as a problem-solving tool.

At the Esri Federal GIS Conference, Partner Conference, and Developer Summit, clients from all levels of government and industry demonstrated ways to advance geographic information system (GIS) solutions to solve real-world problems that include processing ever-increasing data volume and accessibility, making the best use of limited natural resources, and connecting people with location information to support better-informed decision making.

The conferences featured informational and training sessions that addressed the need for dynamic, intuitive solutions in a landscape rife with tech-savvy, data-hungry consumers. In Washington, DC, government leaders delved into a sea of exciting new technologies to help them remain effective in serving citizens and other constituencies. Key topics included insight into ways location-based solutions can enable governments to build tools that make it easy for stakeholders to visualize, understand, and share big data—a critical component for building smarter and more sustainable communities.

In Palm Springs, members of the Esri Partner Network demonstrated solutions and best practices to tackle common issues such as internal and external data sharing, self-service geographic information tools, and location-based tools that support more scalable and flexible ways of doing business. The learning experience continued throughout the week, as top developers from public and private sectors explored the necessity for IT transformation and organizational change in order to exploit investments being made in next-generation technology and service offerings.

Conference attendee and plenary speaker Sue Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, noted, “When we match government’s purpose, resources, and years of tradecraft with the energy and innovation of industry, good things happen.” At the Esri Public Sector CIO Summit and world-renowned User Conference, attendees can expect good things to become great.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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