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Esri to Preview Open Data Initiative at Federal Conference

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Wednesday, February 5th 2014
Esri | Redlands, CA


Esri to Preview Open Data Initiative at Federal Conference

At the Federal GIS Conference in Washington, DC, next week, Esri will show enhancements to ArcGIS Online that allow organizations to create custom, open data websites. On Monday, February 10, attendees will learn how these enhancements simplify making geospatial data accessible to the public.

The upcoming release of ArcGIS Online gives organizations out-of-the-box tools to share authoritative data with their open data users. Members of the public can then search and download data by topic or location, filter to discover information, and immediately see it on an interactive map.

“The new ArcGIS open data capabilities make it much easier for organizations to provide open data access to the public.” said Andrew Turner, chief technology officer, Esri R&D Center, Washington, DC. “We are particularly excited about how this new technology supports the federal government’s open data initiatives. Open data published using ArcGIS is also a fantastic resource for entrepreneurs who need authoritative and re-usable data to build innovative mobile and web applications.”

To see ArcGIS used for open data sharing, register for the Esri Federal GIS Conference at esri.com/fedgis.

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Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, 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 www.esri.com.

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Press Information:
Emily Pierce, Esri
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-3571
E-mail (press only): press@esri.com
General Information: info@esri.com

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