Africa GeoPortal launched
Esri, a global leader in spatial analytics, has launched the Africa GeoPortal, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that provides content and solutions from Esri and its partners.
The geoportal provides access to Esri's popular ArcGIS Online service as well as geographic data and imagery for Africa. The geoportal offers access to industry-leading spatial analytics capabilities and authoritative content for charting compelling, educational, informational, entertaining, and beautiful maps of Africa.
The African Union, African Development Bank, other international agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academia, businesses and national government funds will be able to use the geoportal to address the most urgent development challenges – from economic development and climate adaptation to conservation and health care.
Luther Jeke, manager of iCampus at iLab Liberia, said access to this Africa GeoPortal powered by the ArcGIS platform will provide his colleagues at the iLab, and others in the network of African Technology Hubs (AfriLabs), with the information and analytical capabilities that enable them to make the most effective development interventions for our citizens and communities.
Through this service, Esri hopes to provide their users with the benefit of ongoing developments and investments at Esri so they can foster missions to the best of their abilities, said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president.