Esri Ties With Geofeedia

Redland-based geographical information systems and mapping software developer Esri has tied with social media and location analytics firm Geofeedia, the two announced today. According to the two, the deal will help public safety professionals monitor, analyze, and visualize live emergency data in real time. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. Geofeedia's service pulls in social data from such sites as Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, and elsewhere, and overlays them in the context of a visual map. Esri said the link will allow the "mash up" of that social data with other information such as public safety assets, city infrastructure, utility networks, hazardous materials, demographic data, and more.