Global geographic information system (GIS) technology and location intelligence provider Esri, has released new software and is offering licensing to deliver the benefits of location intelligence throughout organizations.

The company says this will be beneficial to individuals who are not traditional GIS users. With the release of ArcGIS 10.7, Esri Geospatial Cloud unifies Esri's software and services and offers flexible, subscription-based licensing.

"Increasingly, corporate leaders are realizing that intelligent maps provide an effective way to monitor sales, review assets in the field, keep up-to-date on national and global social and economic trends, and reinforce common goals across all departments," said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president.

Esri Geospatial Cloud offers a complete GIS including location services, geoenabled systems, applications, and software development tools to help organizations make better data-driven decisions. With flexible licensing options and focused turnkey solutions, users can now purchase the geospatial capabilities specific to their needs. Esri describes it as “location intelligence on demand.”

Licensing options specific to the needs of software developers and Esri partners will deliver the complete collection of software development tools and resources to help them build mapping and analytics solutions for the geospatial community. A new pay-as-you-go plan for developers enables subscribers to take advantage of the Esri Geospatial Cloud services as needed. Developers can start using the technology at no cost then choose from flexible plans when ready for deployment, according to the company.