Esri Launches New Version of ArcGIS
Designed to help guide decision making and share insight with big data
Esri has launched Esri ArcGIS 10.5. The next-generation analytics technology is designed to help organizations worldwide make sense of real-time digital information. It is intended to help them garner insight from enterprise data, big data and the Internet of Things, and then share that insight in intuitive ways.
“If organizations are not looking at data spatially — as it exists in the world around them — they will overlook patterns and trends that impact their business and clients,” says Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri. “ArcGIS provides the tools to accelerate their digital transformation, helping them master the analysis of big data, real-time data, and information from the Internet of Things.”
Esri ArcGIS 10.5 includes:
- Improved capabilities for handling large-scale analytics and big data
- A drag-and-drop interface that streamlines the creation of spatial analysis through maps, charts and graphs
- Collaboration features to connect and analyze information across the enterprise
The new release is powered by Esri ArcGIS Enterprise, an evolution of the technology formerly known as ArcGIS for Server. ArcGIS Enterprise has been updated to meet the needs of today’s information-dependent organization, with improved power to process and analyze large, disparate datasets. Data that once required hours of processing can now be analyzed in minutes, Esri says.
Another key feature of ArcGIS 10.5 is Esri Insights, a drag-and-drop interface that streamlines spatial analysis of geographic and enterprise data through maps, charts and graphs. In addition, enhanced collaboration tools allow users to break down siloes and deliver insight across departments and agencies.
Organizations can deploy Esri ArcGIS in the manner that best fits their business needs, whether on premises, in the cloud or as software-as-a-service.
In addition, Esri ArcGIS helps address the challenge of analyzing big data with new capabilities such as:
- Improved integration of social media feeds, allowing users to integrate Facebook and Google accounts using their own logins
- Ready-to-build, sharable solutions for raster, vector and tabular data
- Streamlined deployment to cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and IBM Cloud
- Enhancements to Esri ArcGIS Pro and Esri ArcGIS Online that bring 3D data from drones to mobile devices
Since 1969, Esri has provided customers worldwide tools to think and plan geographically. A specialist in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations including each of the 200 largest cities in the U.S., most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications run on more than 1 million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers. Esri provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server and Internet platforms.