Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision

Redlands, California-based mapping software developer Esri said today that it is powering a new, mobile app which helps Pokemon Go players find Pokemon hot spots. According to Esri, Pokevision, a third party app developer, used its ArcGIS services to show real time locations of Pokemon hot spots, in real time. Pokevision apparently has been seeing a huge spike in demand for its service, with nearly 20 million unique users in its first five days. Pokevision is based in Santa Monica. Esri develops mapping software, heavily used in corporate GIS applications, but also now being used via APIs for many startup mapping app features. The company has been making a big outreach to the startup community in the past few years, an alternative to Google Maps and others.