updated 9/23/2010 5:15:25 AM ET 2010-09-23T09:15:25

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Esri president Jack Dangermond will be keynoting the INTERGEO conference, organized by the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation, and Land Management, to be held in Cologne, Germany, October 5–7, 2010. Dangermond will discuss the use of geospatial data and technology to assist in the fight against climate change. The motto of the conference is Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth.

Dangermond's Keynote Address will focus on a multitude of issues surrounding climate change science, from root cause to resultant impacts, looking at geography as an elemental factor. "Every aspect of climate change affects or is affected by geography, be it at a global, regional, or local level," Dangermond says. "The European Environment Information and Observation Network, or Eionet, is a great example of how organizations can work together to help each other understand climate change and find solutions. Through Eionet, the European Environment Agency is using GIS [geographic information system] technology to share and access essential geographic environmental data provided by more than 32 member countries in approximately 460 organizations."

In Europe, sharing data, applications, and knowledge through the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) provides the resources countries need to collaborate, improving decision making and operations for a healthier planet. Esri is offering ArcGIS for INSPIRE, a solution built on ArcGIS software, to help this community create an extensible infrastructure that is INSPIRE compliant.

Visit Esri booth 2H.132 in hall 11.2 to see ArcGIS for INSPIRE as well as other ArcGIS 10 innovations that take advantage of rich Internet applications, cloud computing, and mobile GIS. To schedule a demonstration in the booth or an opportunity to talk to an expert at the show, send an e-mail to nationalmapping_info@esri.com.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com/news .

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