|[November 08, 2010]
NASA and Esri Agreement Supports GIS Initiatives
REDLANDS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed
license agreement (ELA) with Esri, making ArcGIS software tools
available for unlimited use by authorized NASA employees and
contractors. The agreement reflects NASA's extensive and growing use of
Esri's ArcGIS software to bring geospatial intelligence to a wide
variety of mission-critical efforts, from streamlining operations to
enabling research and exploration.
"NASA is one of the most innovative users of geographic information
system [GIS] technology," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "NASA has
demonstrated the power of geospatial thinking by applying GIS to a wide
variety of areas to solve problems and advance understanding of our
world and the universe."
GIS plays a key role in NASA's earth science research initiatives, which
involve global efforts to monitor and stud the factors of climate
change. Esri technology supports collaboration between NASA and other
organizations worldwide by providing a strong platform for sharing and
analyzing geospatial data.
"GIS increases our understanding of the world around us through the
visualization of information," says Stennis Space Center environmental
GIS lead Kelly Boyd. "Esri's ArcGIS platform provides the tools to
leverage this understanding each day to inform decisions in our work."
The NASA Langley Research Center pioneered the use of GIS in facilities
management to reorganize its 800-acre campus to cut costs while fully
supporting existing activities, a move that could save hundreds of
millions of dollars in the coming years across NASA and other facilities.
To learn more about Esri government ELAs, visit esri.com/ela.
Founded in 1969, Esri (esri.com)
is the world leader in the GIS software industry. Esri offers innovative
solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display
information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter
every day. Esri's comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to
GIS for the enterprise.
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and @esri.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of
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