updated 10/21/2010 2:46:04 PM ET 2010-10-21T18:46:04

REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new Esri Web site provides an extensive library of videos demonstrating the far-reaching use and potential of geographic knowledge. The site offers inspiring presentations and resources for longtime geographic information system (GIS) users as well as those who are simply interested in exploring the increasingly important role geography plays in society today.

The collection of videos on Esri Video ( esri.com/video ) is expanding rapidly and features expert insights on a variety of geospatial topics, full-length technical sessions, and software demonstrations. Presenters include thought leaders such as Harvard University landscape architecture professor Carl Steinitz, GIS pioneer Roger Tomlinson, and Technology/Entertainment/Design (TED) conferences founder Richard Saul Wurman.

The site features an intuitive design and offers several ways to search for content. Video transcripts allow viewers to follow along with the presenter and navigate to desired sections. Viewers can also comment on videos, mark their favorites, download full transcripts, and click to instantly share videos via social media. Visit esri.com/video to explore Esri Video content.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, 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 esri.com/news.

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