Esri and IDB Offer Solution to Combat COVID-19 in Latin America
Esri and IDB Offer Solution to Combat COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
Advanced Geospatial Technology Will Be Provided during Pandemic
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2020 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide free access to geospatial technology in response to the COVID-19 emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Governments in the region will be able to use a COVID-19 solution to track critical equipment and asset availability, manage supply chains, and maintain business continuity.
Leveraging Esri’s Disaster Response Program, and based on the specific needs of IDB member countries, this collaboration provides access to technology resources that can enhance the region’s response to the immediate public health emergency posed by COVID-19. Concretely, governments in the region will be able to leverage Esri’s analytical models and implement dashboards and control centers to monitor the spread of the virus and identify where intervention is needed.
“With Esri, we have developed a collaborative relationship focused on working with IDB clients to solve complex problems and combat COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Nuria Simo, the IDB’s Chief Information Officer and General Manager of Department of Information Technology. “We...