Jack Dangermond

Geographic Information Systems pioneer
Jack Dangermond cofounded Esri and believes that, by taking a geographic approach to tackle the world's toughest challenges, we can preserve the health of the Earth’s complex systems.

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Jack Dangermond is the founder and president of Esri, a geographic information system software company. With a background in landscape architecture and urban design, he and his wife, Laura, founded Esri in 1969 with the idea that computer-based mapping and analysis could help people and organizations understand the world better for planning, creating policy and making decisions.

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Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

October 15, 2021

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter To take on the climate crisis, we’re in for some big rethinking — in how we live, work, eat and move forward with solutions that make livelihoods more equitable for everyone, no matter their location or background. The speakers of Countdown Summit Session […]

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