The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provider Esri announced the launch of their new website ArcGIS Open Data providing access to open datasets around the world including direct access to thousands of open government datasets.
Esri recently announced that it has integrated SciPy into its ArcGIS software in order to provide users with geoprocessing instruments that perform particular scientific and technical tasks.
SciPy is a Python-based ecosystem that delivers open-source software for various applications in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Python is a scripting language characterized by being easy to use, highly scalable, as well as stable.
GIS analysts and other ArcGIS users who use ArcGIS to manage and share imagery. Familiarity with creating and using mosaic datasets to work with imagery is recommended. Those less familiar with mosaic datasets are encouraged to take the free training seminar Working with Imagery at ArcGIS 10.1 prior to attending.
Working in close collaboration with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Esri is pleased to announce the release of Landsat image services. These provide access to almost four decades' worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI's US Geological Survey. Esri provides access to the full multispectral, multitemporal Landsat data for free on ArcGIS Online as dynamic image services.