Esri and Microsoft partner up for disaster management

Land/Water Boundary Map produced by Esri
Credit: Esri Inc.

Esri and Microsoft have announced a cooperation alliance to assist public and private agencies and communities during disasters. Microsoft will display Esri's public information maps on its cloud-based Disaster Response Incident Portal, and it will also point citizens to the maps via its online outlets. Esri's ArcGIS integration within a number of Microsoft's Disaster Response management solutions will provide governments and leading aid organizations with a more comprehensive set of tools to address crucial challenges.

"Both responders and citizens will have access to a more detailed level of knowledge about the impacts of a disaster, enabling them to make more informed decisions," says Harmony Mabrey, senior operations manager, Microsoft Disaster Response.