Esri Opens Software Research and Development Center in China

Redlands, California—February 01, 2011 — Esri has established a research and development (R&D) center in Beijing, China. The center will provide geographic information system (GIS) software development to support China's many growing industries.

Using ArcGIS, Esri's Chinese software engineers will be developing core technologies for web- and cloud-based mapping systems, advanced spatial information visualization, and mobile mapping solutions.

"The Esri (Beijing) Software Research and Development Center allows Esri to bring its expertise in advanced spatial technology, software development, and information management to China and provide localized software and services that meet the needs of GIS users," said Scott Morehouse, Esri's director of software development.

Esri has been supporting GIS users in China for 20 years. The R&D center in Beijing affirms Esri's commitment to continue to nurture and support GIS technology for the country. Furthermore, by employing local software developers, Esri will help advance the spatial technology expertise of the Chinese workforce and enable China's GIS community to extend its influence to Esri's global customer base. Find out more at esri/beijingcareers.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


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