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Esri and the Scientific Community: Year in Review/The Year Ahead

Updated January 6, 2017

Science at Esri continues to be an exciting initiative where we are concerned with supporting both basic and applied science, while also recognizing that there are many major themes of compelling interest to society that will drive scientific research for the next two decades. Thus we view science as helping us to understand not only how the Earth works, but also how the Earth should look (e.g., by way of geodesign), and how we should look at the Earth (i.e., by way of Earth observation in varying forms and the accompanying data science issues of analysis, modeling, developing and documenting useful datasets for science, interoperating between these datasets and between various approaches). In addition to supporting the science community, we seek to do good science at Esri ourselves, as it underpins much of what we do as an organization. This is helping us to evolve ArcGIS into a comprehensive geospatial platform for science; a platform that supports research project management and collaboration, spatial analysis, visualization, open data, and communication of science, all at multiple scales (i.e., from individual researcher to lab workgroup, to multi-department, multi-university, university-to-agency collaboration, to citizen engagement).

You can always track the totality of the Esri science initiative at esriurl.com/scicomm,Hot! but in this post I’ll share some highlights from 2014, and as we near the end of 2015′s first quarter, talk about the immediate road ahead. Continue reading

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Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps


Last update: October 17, 2017 Spatial analysis has always been a hallmark of GIS, the “numerical recipes” which set GIS apart from other forms of computerized visualization and information management. With GIS we can pose questions and derive results using … Continue reading

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Esri and the Scientific Community

There are many natural science domains in which GIS is being used effectively to understand how the Earth works.

Updated: September 28, 2017 Jump to: Major Initiatives | Collaborative Projects | Staying Connected | Deepsea DawnUC Science Symposium Hot! | R – ArcGIS Integration Hot! | ArcGIS Python API Hot! Science at Esri continues to evolve on many exciting … Continue reading

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