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One-stop data shop for Africa

The software-as-a-service technology is being offered to those involved in positive economic, social and environmental outcomes

The geoportal is designed to help the African nations tackle urgent development challenges
The geoportal is designed to help the African nations tackle urgent development challenges

Spatial analytics company, Esri, has launched the Africa GeoPortal, a cloud-based platform that provides rich content and solutions from Esri and its partners. The geoportal gives users access to Esri’s ArcGIS Online service as well as geographic data and imagery to help address the most urgent development challenges in the African nations.


This complimentary software-as-a-service technology is offered to all African citizens and organisations who are working towards positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. These could include the African Union, African Development Bank, other international agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO), academia, businesses, and national government funds.


“Access to this Africa GeoPortal powered by the ArcGIS platform will provide my colleagues at the iLab, and others in the network of African Technology Hubs (AfriLabs), with the information and analytical capabilities that we need to make the most effective development interventions for our citizens and communities,” said Luther Jeke, Manager of iCampus at iLab Liberia.


The geoportal offers access to industry-leading spatial analytics capabilities and authoritative content for charting compelling, educational, informational as well as entertaining maps of Africa.


“We are deeply committed to helping the people of Africa discover, explore, and understand the vast information available to them through the power of maps,” said Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president. “Through this service, we hope to provide our users with the benefit of ongoing developments and investments at Esri so they can foster missions to the best of their abilities.”


Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organisations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities.


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