Esri Partners With Microsoft

Redlands-based GIS and mapping software provider Esri has tied in strategic alliance with Microsoft, to help supply Esri's public information maps during disasters. Esri said it has integrated its popular ARcGIS tool within a number of Microsoft's disaster response management solutions for governments and aid organizations. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. The announcement came in conjunction with the release of a new software tool from Esri, called Esri Maps for Office, which allows users to share interactive maps within the Microsoft Office suite.