Oak Ridge gets enterprise access to Esri products
- By Matt Leonard
- Mar 17, 2017
Oak Ridge National Lab has signed an enterprise agreement with Esri that will make it easier for the research facility to use the company's products.
The contract unifies all the platform's capabilities under one agreement for a fixed annual fee, allowing the lab to add licenses as needed. It will give ORNL unlimited access to ArcGIS Online, the collaborative cloud-based GIS platform that lets users create and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics and data.
With the agreement, ORNL will no longer have to go through the lengthy process of determining needs, requesting quotes, filling purchase orders and updating licenses.
“The big benefit for us is improved access to Esri technology,” said Mark Tuttle, a team member in the Geographic Science and Technology division at ORNL. “We don’t have to go through the process of scoping out what our needs will be for the next 12 months. We have it readily at our disposal when we do need to grow and when we do need more access.”
Tuttle said Esri products have been used for close to 30 years at the lab. The technology is used for everything from public utility management, disaster response infrastructure modernization, population modeling, and smart grid technology.
Matt Leonard is a former reporter for GCN.