Esri Offers Up Free Software To Winners Of EPA Challenge

Redland-based Esri, which develops geographical information management (GIS) and mapping software, says it will donate $80,000 in software to winners of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Smart City Air Challenge. The EPA's challenge looks to spur communities to provide real time data collection from networks of air quality sensors. Esri said that its offer is open to all US city and county government agencies, and it will offer two, geospatial software licenses worth $40,000 each to the two winners of that EPA effort. Agencies must apply for the software and used Esri's ArcGIS software in their grant proposal to the EPA.