Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS), has revealed to Construction Week how geospatial technology and artificial intelligence (AI) is “essential” for businesses that store data.

During the latest episode of Construction Week Viewpoint podcast, Esri’s head of business development for advanced analytics, Adel Fernandez, discussed how it is working with government entities across the GCC and North Africa to “standardise” the way AI is used across the world.

Fernandez told Construction Week that the firm gathers data, which is then turned into actionable intelligence by AI and predictive modelling.