2011 Esri International User Conference

Q & A

Esri

Q: Is Esri planning an initiative to support GIS in the marine environment?

Yes, we are launching a cross-organization effort to enhance our capabilities to support GIS in marine and oceanographic applications. Many of our users have applied GIS and geoprocessing modeling to countless problems in the coastal zone and marine planning world, but more still needs to be done. To that end, we are starting a major program to build data models, tools, and applications that support the oceanographic environment including applications for science, charting, data management, fisheries, and marine planning. The following are a series of specific commitments that Esri is making in this regard, and we invite our users to collaborate with us.

We are working closely with a number of partners that provide complementary information technologies that will support the implementation of these integrated information systems.