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Esri Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA

By Eric Van Rees - 2nd February 2023 - 08:09

More NASA-Published Earth Science Data Services Will Be Accessible in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World

The science community at large is undertaking critical work, researching solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, many of which require a geographic approach. The ability of scientists and researchers to make informed decisions related to these challenges—from natural disasters to climate change mitigation—relies heavily on accessible, authoritative geospatial data. To support these efforts, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has signed a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The agreement focuses on extending access to the broader global community of NASA’s geospatial content for continued research and exploration—including new datasets from nearly 100 spaceborne sensors, measuring atmospheric health, land-based phenomena, and characteristics of the oceans. Partner efforts under this agreement will add to the existing NASA data in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, the foremost collection of geographic information and services, including maps and apps. NASA data will be increasingly available to more than 10 million users of geographic information system (GIS) software in ArcGIS and Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC)-based formats.

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