European Environment Agency and Esri Put Map Service in Cloud

Redlands, California — August 18, 2010 — The European Environment Agency ( EEA) and Esri have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The agreement supports the design and development of ways to share and access essential geographic environmental data provided by the agency’s 38 European member countries.

EEA, which already uses Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) products, will now work closely with Esri to improve the agency’s cloud environment map services. European countries will share their environmental data more easily, while nations, agencies, scientists, and policy makers will be able to quickly access and consume the data for viewing and analysis.

“Our partnership with Esri provides us with innovative solutions to reach out to our key stakeholders and present them with timely and relevant information as they need it,” said Jacquie McGlade, EEA’s executive director. “The agency will now also be able to work directly with citizens in the coproduction of knowledge via open access to data, creation of personalized maps, and simple ways of sharing data among social networks. The two-way exchange of knowledge and expertise between Esri and the EEA underlines just how business and the public sector can work well together to build answers for tomorrow’s challenges.”

During the next year, EEA and Esri will work together to develop

  • Cloud architecture that serves the EEA initiatives and European Union directives
  • Data sharing that is in line with the principles of Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe ( INSPIRE) as well as the Shared Environmental Information System
  • Standardized templates and layer definitions based on the Esri Community Maps initiative
  • A collaborative plan supporting EEA’s Eye on Earth initiative

“EEA is a leader in environmental issues and has a high level of expertise,” said Esri president Jack Dangermond. “This alliance brings together EEA’s environmental knowledge and Esri’s technologies, which will greatly benefit Europe’s environmental community. People will share information via the cloud and use applications that will allow them to analyze and create policy regarding quality of the environment and hazards.”

EEA helps the community and member countries make informed decisions about improving the environment, integrating environmental consideration into economic policies, and moving toward sustainability. It is also charged to coordinate the European Environment Information and Observation Network ( Eionet). Esri’s complete ArcGIS system plays a prominent role in helping EEA achieve its goal of delivering geographic data management, visualization, and analysis capabilities to environmental information consumers.

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


Barbara Shields,
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2641
E-mail: Email Contact

Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Senior Structural Engineer for Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc at houston, Texas
Specifications Consultant for Avitru at Nationwide, Georgia
GIS - Systems Analyst for City of Olathe at Olathe, Kansas
Director of Process Engineering. for Tekni-Plex at Toledo, Ohio
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
SENIOR GIS GAS SPECIALIST for James W. Sewall Company at , Any State in the USA
Upcoming Events
33rd RCI International Convention & Trade Show at 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204 Raleigh NC - Mar 22 - 27, 2018
Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism at Hanze University, Zernikeplein 7, 9747 AS Groningen Netherlands - Apr 10 - 12, 2018
Philadelphia to Be Host City for BEST5 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia PA - Apr 15 - 18, 2018
AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference & SPAR 3D Expo + Conference at Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA - Jun 5 - 7, 2018
Canon: oce crystalPoint
Bentley: Top 5 Reasons - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise