Anybody who reads this blog knows that I hang both ways! I’m an open source ESRI type. I love GeoServer and the new OpenScales Flex API. I also have the same affection for ArcGIS and ESRI’s Flex API. This post is ‘in praise of ESRI’. Sounds a little Uriah Heep. But I have to comment on the terrific ESRI staff. I’ve been bugging them lately about climate change and the carbons market. They are busy people. But everybody I have reached on the phone has gone out of the way to help. Busy people are usually just that; never returning emails calls, cutting short phone calls. Not ESRI. I can but praise them; great products, great staff.