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Lockheed, ESRI join on geospatial apps

HERNDON, Va., July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. companies Lockheed Martin and Esri will put online geospatial apps and services for more military, intelligence, homeland security use.

Lockheed Martin recently joined the Esri Partner Network as a Gold Tier partner to offer powerful geographic information systems tools and apps to a wide range of U.S. and international customers.

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"As we drive to create GEOINT solutions that utilize innovative, on-line apps for novice and expert users alike, collaborating with a GIS leader like Esri will help us make those solutions more powerful, more integrated and more affordable," said Dan Rice, Lockheed Martin's vice president of Spatial Solutions.

"Combining Esri's industry-leading software with our expertise in advanced analytics, mobile networking and open-source intelligence will help us create a new generation of geospatial technology to address the rapidly changing demands of our customers."

Lockheed and Esri worked together previously on several geospatial-intelligence programs for the U.S. government and international customers.

The companies will continue to collaborate on geospatial opportunities for global customers, with a focus on enterprise GIS solutions that connect desktop and mobile users across a range of devices with a secure worldwide network.

As part of the Gold Tier agreement, Lockheed Martin will integrate innovative new Esri capabilities into its existing geospatial offerings, including its geospatial cloud infrastructure. Esri will provide specialized expertise, training and support to optimize its GIS software for mission-specific requirements and operations.

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