Mapping data and spatial analytics firm Esri is forming a strategic partnership with Mobileye in an effort to bring more industry data into its ArcGIS platform and drive real-time map updates. Esri's GIS software has widespread use across multiple industries, including the oil industry, city planning and urban development, and real estate development for digital mapping and analysis services.
The integration with Mobileye is an expansion of an existing relationship between the two companies. Mobileye's data collection capabilities will marry into Esri's platform as native services, targeting local government and the transportation and insurance markets. The services will be based on data gathered by vehicles equipped with Mobileye's vision system.
Esri said users will be able to visualize and analyze real-time high-definition map and location data streaming from vehicle-based sensors, enabling a new type of dynamic map on the Esri platform. Mobileye will begin publishing data into the ArcGIS platform over the coming months.
Esri also recently announced a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute to develop a set of community mapping tools for local nature preservation. According to Esri, the tools will aid communities in mapping, monitoring, and managing natural resources from community forests and wildlife reserves, as well as human settlement, agriculture, and agroforestry spaces.