Esri India introduces Cloud Based GIS Platform at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum


Mumbai, 14 February 2013: Esri India (NIIT-GIS India), the country’s leading GIS Software & Solutions provider, a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited, the global IT services provider and Esri Inc., USA the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS), announced the launch of ArcGIS Online (AGOL), a cloud based GIS platform. AGOL is a ground breaking platform which provides intuitive tools to create and publish maps and applications on demand for visualizing and sharing geospatial information.
“GIS technology is moving from traditional use as a specialised problem solving tool to the core of enterprise applications” said Arvind Thakur, Chairman, NIIT-GIS Ltd. “ArcGIS Online is a new cloud based mapping system which transforms the way geographical information is managed and used”, he added.
AGOL provides open GIS capabilities to any user allowing access to any application, anywhere, anytime on any device. It facilitates sharing and use of geospatial content within groups of an organization, as well as between organizations and the public, providing a pervasive platform for services. This innovative platform will find use in many government programs such as public safety, health, utility, infrastructure and business applications like site suitability and location analytics. Individuals can benefit from improved citizen services.
 Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Dean Angelides, Corporate Director, International Operations at Esri Inc. said, “We are very excited with the launch of AGOL in India. As a global leader, we always strive hard to provide greater value to our users by enabling them to solve real world problems more effectively. Early adopters of ArcGIS Online have realized immediate benefits from extending their geographic information to reach more people within their organization and beyond”.
Globally, AGOL has been used in solving many significant challenges such as organizing and providing open access to global environmental information, more effective and coordinated responses to large-scale natural disasters, and enabling more efficient operations for global business enterprises.
About Esri India
Esri India (NIIT GIS Limited) provides end-to-end GIS based solutions and enjoys a leadership position in India with a large customer base of Esri suite of softwares.  Esri India also provides ENVI Image Analysis and Processing solutions from Exelis VIS, ArcFM Utilities solutions from Schneider Electric (Telvent), Network Engineer Telecom solutions from Telcordia, Cellular Expert from HNIT-Baltic and Cityworks from Azteca Systems to its customers. Visit us at
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 300,000 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

Published Monday, February 18th, 2013

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