In 2013, Vital Signs​ — a monitoring system for agriculture, ecosystems and human well-being —​ announced Esri as its first corporate partner. Vital Signs will use Esri applications and software to help policymakers visualize outcomes of different agricultural decisions as part of the monitoring system’s online indicators of sustainability.

The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than 1 million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis.

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