ESRI – GIS Mapping Software, Location Intelligence & Spatial Analytics
ESRI - GIS Mapping Software, Location Intelligence & Spatial Analytics
ESRI is a global market leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Since 1969, ESRI has supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics worldwide. ESRI takes a geographic approach to problem-solving, brought to life by modern GIS technology, committed to using science and technology to build a sustainable world.
Privately held company, established in 1969 by Jack Dangermond and Laura Dangermond, headquartered in Redlands, California, USA with 49 offices worldwide, including 11 research and development centers (ESRI invests 30% of its annual revenue into research and development). Over 300.000 organizations, including 90% of Fortune 100 companies, most national governments, 30.000 cities and local governments, all 50 US states, and 12.000 universities use ESRI's technological products and services (comprehensive and scalable digital mapping and analytics software - ArcGIS). ESRI's team are more than 5.000 employees from 73 countries.
Continuous innovation, investment in research and development, and a genuine customer-centric philosophy helped Esri evolve into the world leader in GIS software, now an essential tool across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
With a 43% market share, ESRI is the world's leading supplier of GIS software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications
ESRI uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products, which operate on desktop, server, and mobile platforms. ArcGIS also includes developer products and web services. In a general sense, the term GIS describes any information system that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares and displays geographic information for informing decision making. The term GIS-Centric, however, has been specifically defined as the use of the Esri ArcGIS geodatabase as the asset and feature data repository central to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) as a part of enterprise asset management and analytical software systems. GIS-centric certification criteria have been specifically defined by NAGCS, the National Association of GIS-Centric Solutions