Organizations are using modern geographic information system (GIS) technology to better understand the risks presented by climate change and take action. With GIS-driven mapping, analytics, and visualization, leaders can weigh the costs and benefits of plans, mitigate climate-related damage to assets, and make sustainable decisions despite an unpredictable planet. Esri—the global leader in GIS used by many Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide to improve these sustainability practices—has been recognized by independent research firm Forrester in its report, The Forrester New Wave™: Climate Risk Analytics, Q4 2022.
In the report, authored by principal analyst Renee Murphy, Esri received a differentiated rating, the highest score possible, in nine out of ten criteria, including “Advanced Data Processing,” “Visualization,” and “Threat Modeling.”
The Forrester report says Esri “offers leading data visualization and advanced processing capabilities,” and that “Esri’s platform acts as a bridge between the weather data providers (NASA, NCAR, NOAA, etc.) and business operations.” The report notes, "If you have physical assets that could be threatened by climate, Esri can bring the data and processes to bear to target operational resiliency opportunities.”
"We think Forrester's recognition demonstrates Esri’s longstanding commitment in support of our users protecting the environment while building resilient organizations," said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. "As the effects of climate change accelerate and intensify, it is more important than ever for leaders to take a geographic approach to this fundamentally global issue. It is part of our mission to contribute to their ability to meet the challenges of sustainability with the best technological resources."
"The effects of climate change are spatial in nature and clearly visible as they unfold before us around the world," said Dawn Wright, chief scientist of Esri. "Mapping and analytics are becoming crucial for understanding the risks that these threats pose, especially given their associations with specific locations. We are happy to provide these tools in global efforts to mitigate climate risk."
To learn more, visit esri.com/en-us/about/climate-change/overview.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
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