Esri, Microsoft to Demo Cloud-Based Geospatial Analysis Tech

Jeff Brody

Esri has partnered with Microsoft to integrate the former’s ArcGIS Enterprise geospatial analytics tool into Microsoft Azure to enable cloud-based mapping for operations such as field support and emergency response.

Microsoft will use the artificial intelligence-driven ArcGIS platform for its Tactical Edge and Azure Cognitive Services products to combine cloud services and sensor data for geographical analysis functions, Esri said Wednesday.

An operational car known as the Tactical Edge Vehicle will be utilized by Microsoft to deploy Esri’s spatial analytics tool and demonstrate the integrated technologies’ capacity to handle data between the edge and the cloud.

“This new demonstration in the Microsoft Tactical Vehicle brings together how Esri’s technology can fully geo-enable tactical operations for real-time spatial awareness,” said Tim Murphy, director of contextual intelligence at Esri.

The tactical vehicle, along with Esri’s analytics platform, will be showcased at this year’s GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio.

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