Esri Extends Reach In Middle East, Africa

Redland-based GIS software developer Esri is expanding its reach in the Middle East and Africa, with a new relationship with NXN (formerly neXgen), the companies said this morning. NXN is a provider of consulting and digital services in the Middle East and Africa, focused on "smart city" consulting. Esri said that NXN will embed its ArcGIS platform and other technology in its services. The companies said NXN is working on smart cities efforts such as Smart Dubai, Aldar, and Dubai Silicon Oasis.