Redlands, California—Geographic information system (GIS) industry leader ESRI has joined the European Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information (EUROGI), an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to maximizing the availability and effective use of geographic information (GI) throughout Europe. EUROGI believes that its efforts will help promote good governance, economic and social development, environmental protection, and sustainability.
Comments Joao Geirinhas, secretary general of EUROGI, “EUROGI welcomes ESRI as the newest private sector member in our organization. We believe that the experience ESRI has gained through its long-term commitment in supporting relevant GI stakeholders will be a major benefit to the further development of our organization.”
Adds Jack Dangermond, ESRI president, “We are honored to join EUROGI and wholeheartedly support its stated goal of promoting geographic information as a ‘fully integrated component of the European knowledge-based society.'”