Are You Buried in a Landslide of Imagery?

Esri Spatial Roundtable Discusses How to Access and Manage Remotely Sensed Data

Redlands, California—May 31, 2011—As remotely sensed data becomes more and more ubiquitous, organizations are looking for ways to correctly use and manage this information. Lawrie Jordan, director of imagery for Esri asks organizations to discuss how they are improving access to imagery by weighing in at the Spatial Roundtable.

"Availability of imagery is no longer the problem—accessibility is," explains Jordan. "The landslide of imagery data is overwhelming. In response, users are shifting their work habits to handle this surge so they can get their jobs done quickly and more easily."

At first, imagery was a special data type available only to the military and large corporations with major investments in land, such as oil and mineral exploration companies. Today, anyone can use imagery, and it is becoming freely available thanks to services such as Landsat. Many organizations are using imagery to better understand and generate opinions about what government officials, environmental scientists, and news reporters are telling them.

As the amount of remotely sensed data grows and users demand fast access to terabytes of information, experts need to have a plan in place to maximize access. Join the discussion and describe how you are helping users at your organization stay ahead of the curve at

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, 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


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