USA: Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the opening of its latest research and development center, located in New Delhi, India. The new location will focus on data science, deep learning, and geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) solutions, revolutionizing spatial analytics to overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Esri is committed to advances in location intelligence technology, and the creation of R&D centers worldwide plays a key role in that effort. Esri currently has 14 R&D centers around the globe, from Beijing, China, to Zurich, Switzerland. Recently, Esri opened an R&D center in Vienna, Austria—announced as part of the company’s acquisition of indoor positioning system (IPS) provider indoo.rs—that is focused on developing cutting-edge IPS capabilities. New Delhi becomes the site of the fifteenth R&D center Esri operates.
“At Esri, we are continually pushing disruption, and we see our mission and goals as being aligned with those of our customers who are also advancing their use of GIS software,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “By locating strategic R&D centers around the globe, we are able to continue to engage talent worldwide to expand the capabilities of Esri Geospatial Cloud.”
Esri R&D Center—New Delhi will focus on applying artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to location intelligence. Additionally, the center will play a significant role in developing the next generation of Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise based on a microservices architecture. The company’s efforts will delve deeply into data science through spatial machine learning, visualization, and analytics; deep learning through object detection and segmentation using imagery; GeoAI solutions using advanced analytics; and ArcGIS Enterprise server and data store development.
This newly developed R&D team in New Delhi will be comprised of talented data scientists, enterprise developers, product engineers, and GIS analysts working in the areas of deep learning, GeoAI solutions, and ArcGIS Enterprise.