Geography Matters Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. ESRI is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration. Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales. At ESRI, we design and develop the world''s leading geographic information system technology. This technology enables organizations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors to take advantage of their geographic data.