Increase community collaboration.

Advances in technology—from ubiquitous Internet access to cloud computing—have changed the way people expect to interact with governments. Citizens want to participate in planning decisions that will affect them, but it’s not enough to share plans using paper maps. Esri technology empowers governments and private firms to make dynamic maps that are available online so citizens can conveniently participate in the planning process. Use GIS to engage more community members, solicit robust feedback, and garner more success.

"Now that we are providing transparency to the data…we’re getting compliments from our elected officials and the general public for this [easement violations] application."

Katherine Nelson, Planner/Coordinator, Montgomery County, Maryland, Planning Department



Openly share data to spur innovation and increase efficiency. Encourage citizens to develop apps that solve real problems.


Share your vision of the community’s future with citizens and partners to enhance engagement and ensure greater project success.


Use the power of online maps to convey ideas as well as gather information directly from the public.


The ArcGIS platform increases opportunity for community engagement and transparency. With our focused planning solutions, your constituents are empowered to share concerns and feedback that stir innovation, collaboration, and success. Learn More →

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