About GIS

History of GIS technology  

For more than 40 years, Esri has been unmatched in its development of – and commitment to – the science of GIS.

Under the extraordinary vision of Founder, President and father of modern-day GIS Jack Dangermond, Esri developed the world’s first – and leading – GIS technology; now used in every industry around the world.

During the 1970s, Esri developed a set of tools that could be applied in a computer environment to create a Geographic Information System (GIS).

In 1982, the company launched the world’s first commercial GIS software – known as ARC/INFO.

During the late 1990s, Esri reengineered ARC/INFO to develop a modular and scalable GIS platform designed to work on both the desktop and across an enterprise. It was the beginning of the ArcGIS platform.

The ArcGIS platform continues to grow and evolve – setting new world-standards for GIS deployment – and is now also available across both mobile and web environments.

Esri has delivered further innovation through ArcGIS Online, which leverages the Cloud to make GIS capabilities available to every household, student, community group and business throughout the world.

To learn more about GIS technology, contact Esri Singapore today on 6742 8622.

ArcGIS platform

Esri’s ArcGIS platform is the world’s leading – and most advanced – GIS technology. 


Location analytics

Location analytics provides a fresh perspective on information and brings to life the often hidden meaning of static data to reveal new opportunities, innovative approaches, and ultimately, business solutions.