PR — Geographic information system (GIS) industry leader ESRI officially opened the doors to its Sacramento, California, satellite office on January 15, 2008. The new location will allow ESRI to better support its users in central and northern California and Nevada and will provide a convenient site for agencies, to spend time learning how to leverage GIS.
"As ESRI and the GIS community grow, the Sacramento satellite office gives us the ability to better connect with our users in the region and provide GIS training, support, and services," says Nate Johnson, ESRI regional manager for California, Nevada, and Hawaii. "Its location near the state capitol will provide government and private agencies using ESRI software with the opportunity to work in close proximity with our GIS experts. Our new training lab will offer ESRI’s complete curriculum of instructor-led classes, and the new enterprise lab will provide a place for GIS knowledge to be shared among different user groups."
Sacramento joins several other major U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C.; Boston; Minneapolis; and Denver with ESRI office locations where staff and GIS software users can attend technical workshops and seminars, host meetings and project briefings, and participate in additional ESRI-authorized training.
Adds ESRI president Jack Dangermond, "GIS provides a geographic approach to doing business. Its ability to share, store, and visualize information gives utility companies; private industry; and federal, state, and local governments the power to streamline workflows, improve decision making, reduce costs, and better model and communicate strategies. We believe that the Sacramento satellite office will help ESRI serve its users in the area to ensure that their businesses remain productive, effective, and profitable."