By way of reliable, verifiable spatial analysis and visualisation, GIS helps solid earth scientists, such as geologists, ecologists, foresters, agricultural scientists and terrestrial conservation biologists, answer a myriad of questions about spatial patterns and what process is responsible for those patterns. GIS is also a modern platform for the open sharing of data and compelling science communication at many scales: individual researchers, lab workgroups, multi-departments, multi-universities, university-to-agency collaborations and citizen engagement.
The earth beneath our feet
New capabilities in ArcGIS Pro enable geologists and geophysicists to view and slice seismic reflection profiles and associated geological cross-sections for a better understanding of the subsurface. (Data: Dutch Geological Survey, Visualisation: Nathan Shephard)
NASA Earth Science Technology Office
This office fosters and supports experiments and prototypes with multidimensional solid earth science datasets, often in collaboration with Esri.
British Geological Survey
Geologists across the UK are using GIS to study current landscapes, uncover the history of ice-age floods and manage mineral resources. The British Geological Survey (BGS) has over 400 datasets that include environmental monitoring data, digital databases, physical collections (borehole core, rocks, minerals and fossils), records and archives.
Intelligent Water Systems
Ensuring access to a clean, reliable water source is critical. Use ArcGIS software to understand impacts to the natural system, and preserve water quantity and quality. Strong mapping and analytics combined with easy-to-use apps allow you to see how today's actions affect tomorrow's water system.
Polar Geospatial Center
The Arctic and Antarctic are both leading indicators of climate change. Shifts that will eventually affect the entire planet are among the most readily visible there, and understanding these shifts is crucial. Esri partners with the University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center to share rich elevation models with the government and scientific communities.
Blog posts: Climate and data science
Don't miss these detailed, informative, and insightful blog posts from Kevin Butler, writing on the intersection of climatology with spatiotemporal analytics and machine learning.
Protecting a spectacular natural lanscape
In one of the most scenic regions of Scotland, Loch Lomond has accomplished a big transformation in the way they record data in the field.Read their story