ESRI and Trimble Launch 2009 Mobile Government Grant Program

                        20 Agencies Will Receive Hardware, Software, and Training Valued at Close to $90,000

Redlands, California—September 8, 2009— ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, and Trimble, a world leader in providing Global Positioning System (GPS) solutions, have launched the 2009 Mobile Government Grant Program. Grants will award hardware, software, and training with a value of $89,980 to 20 state and local government agencies in the United States.

“This grant program is about helping governments move faster,” said Christopher Thomas, government industry solutions manager, ESRI. “Providing our resources empowers great projects to get off the ground. Then the lessons learned, best practices, and resulting code can be shared with other government agencies to facilitate their success.”

ESRI and Trimble developed the program to foster innovative approaches to solving government problems through the combined use of GIS, GPS, mobile, and server technology. Projects must demonstrate increased efficiencies in collecting data for decision support or increased productivity in delivering government services.

“There are tremendous opportunities to improve the efficiency of field-workers in the public sector,” said Robert Laudati, director of marketing for Trimble’s Mapping and GIS Division. “We’re very pleased to be working with ESRI in support of this grant program, which provides an excellent vehicle for government organizations to demonstrate the value of geoenabling their mobile workforce.”

On September 8, 2009, applicants can begin submitting their applications. The official deadline for all submissions is 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, November 20, 2009. Awards will be announced December 18, 2009.

To learn more about the ESRI and Trimble Mobile Government Grants, visit www.esri.com/govgrant.

About Trimble


Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com

About ESRI


Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.




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