Esri has signed an enterprise agreement with Harris Corporation, which has become an Esri Platinum Tier partner. The agreement and partnership afford the corporation access to all Esri software and top-level benefits of the Esri Partner Network throughout the Harris Space and Intelligence Systems segment. This collaboration will help programs across multiple security domains meet the expected surge of commercial imagery from small satellites, drone platforms and open data sources.

"We are looking forward to continuing this partnership, especially now that we have the opportunity to further align our geospatial technology with Esri's GIS platform capabilities," says Stuart Blundell, director of strategy, Harris Geospatial Solutions. "The five-year enterprise agreement and Platinum partnership with Esri will be a boon to our ongoing mission of modernizing geospatial data production services for federal agencies."

Esri and Harris Corporation are embarking on a broad strategic relationship to develop geospatial intelligence data production apps and tools for federal agencies. The partnership is expected to significantly advance operational efficiency by automating the analysis of data and imagery for organizations that increasingly rely on data integration in maps and imagery analytics.

"Harris Corporation is a key solution provider for Esri in the federal services space," says Lawrie Jordan, Esri director of imagery enterprise solutions. "We are confident that its leadership in geospatial data processing and analytics, including LiDAR, will continue to drive success in our partnership."

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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.