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ESRI opens ESRI Eastern Africa

Redlands, USA, 18 June 2007: ESRI announces a new distributorship for its GIS software in Africa with the opening of ESRI Eastern Africa Ltd. (ESRI EA). This expansion is in response to the evolving needs of the GIS market in the region.

Oakar Services, Ltd. (OSL), the former ESRI distributor in the region, will now focus on GIS project and consulting services and remains a sales channel for software solutions that complement the ESRI core technology sold and supported by ESRI EA.

ESRI EA is the official ESRI distributor and a Trimble mapping and GIS business partner in the Eastern Africa market region. It will provide software sales, support, and service to users in Kenya, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.