ArcGIS is fundamentally an open platform. Esri president Jack Dangermond discusses how Esri ensures that ArcGIS is interoperable with other technology that users might need to integrate with ArcGIS. Esri’s approach is to help users achieve their interoperability goals. Esri supports open standards like OGC, WWW, and ISO standards, as well as industry data standards. The software has open APIs so developers can extend and build on top of the data and tools, and the ArcGIS platform is extendable and embeddable. Open source tools are also available in GitHub.