Esri has announced the launch of Caribbean GeoPortal, which has been built in collaboration with its Caribbean distributor Spatial Innovision. The Caribbean GeoPortal is a cloud-based platform that will provide solutions from the US-based global leader and its partners.
The geoportal will help in providing access to the company’s ArcGIS Online software as also geographic data and images for the Caribbean community. These data can be used with spatial analytic services and open source tools.
According to Paloma Merodio, Vice President, Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI), “This is one of the most ambitious collaborations we have had in thenternational arena.”
“Countries and territories of the Caribbean will now have increased capacity for disaster response and sustainable development through empirical evidence-based data analysis and previously untapped data sources that can inform policies and decision-making,” he added.
Those who will be able to use this technology include financial institutions, international agencies, NGOs, academia, inter-governmental organisations among others. Through this, they will be able to address development challenges like climate issues, disaster risk management, health sector etc.
They will also be able to use this technology to fight COVID-19. The geospotal consists of Esri’s COVID-19 GIS Hub site. It helps in providing vital data, as also solution templates that communities and health groups may inform to citizens of their countries.
This GeoPortal will also help on observing i spatial analytic capabilities and authoritative content for educational, charting compelling, entertaining, informational, and maps of the region, created by the Caribbean community.