Esri launches new technology platform

Esri, a location intelligence business, has launched ArcGIS Platform, a geospatial platform as a service (PaaS) for developers that need to integrate location capabilities into their apps, business systems, and products.

ArcGIS Platform gives developers direct access to Esri’s location services using the APIs and web frameworks of their choice.

Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president, comments: “ArcGIS Platform lets users build their own products or integrate Esri services into existing software.”

Charles Kennelly, Chief Technology Officer, Esri UK, comments: “Esri provides the foremost collection of geospatial data in the world, from rich basemaps to live traffic and demographic content. With the launch of ArcGIS Platform, developers now have direct access to our powerful location services, professional-grade content and analytics tools they can readily plug into their apps – all while remaining on budget and reducing time to market.”