Geographic information systems provider Esri has introduced a licensing program that allows small U.S. government units to leverage its online mapping technology for an unlimited number of enterprise deployments.
Esri aims to help public-sector clients integrate the ArcGIS software into servers, desktops and mobile devices through a Small Government Departmental Platform Agreement, the company said Thursday.
The program is open to governmental departments across the country that serve 100, 000 people or less.
ArcGIS applications are designed to help users manage mapping workflows in public infrastructure, health and human services and firefighting projects.
The government of Tazewell, Va. has signed up for the Esri service, the company said.
“This program has given the Tazewell County Engineering Department access to more tools and programs to help create and maintain better GIS data, ” said Kenneth Dunford, assistant county engineer.