Helping EUROGI to promote the use of geographic information

Geographic information system (GIS) industry leader ESRI has joined the European Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information
(EUROGI), an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to maximizing the availability and effective use of geographic
information (GI) throughout Europe. EUROGI believes that its efforts will help promote good governance, economic and social
development, environmental protection, and sustainability.

Comments Joao Geirinhas, secretary general of EUROGI, “EUROGI welcomes ESRI as the newest private sector member in our
organization. We believe that the experience ESRI has gained through its long-term commitment in supporting relevant GI
stakeholders will be a major benefit to the further development of our organization.”

Adds Jack Dangermond, ESRI president, “We are honored to join EUROGI and wholeheartedly support its stated goal of promoting
geographic information as a “fully integrated component of the European knowledge-based society.””
Comments Guenther Pichler,
business development manager, ESRI Europe, “We look forward to helping EUROGI continue its promotion of the use of geographic
information to the many agencies and organizations in the European community. Of particular importance is EUROGI&apo;s critical role
in raising awareness and creating a capacity for implementing the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE)
Directive, the Pan-European spatial data infrastructure initiative.”