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February 23, 2010
Esri Data and GIS Empower Miami Businesses
Customized Online Map and Reports Provide Clear Market Picture
Redlands, CaliforniaThe City of Miami, Florida's Division of Economic Initiatives recently launched its geographic information system (GIS)-based Web site www.Miami-Sites.com. Esri business partner MSF Global Solutions, LLC, built the online mapping application to give business leaders around the globe an easy-to-use resource with valuable site, market, and demographic information.
"We wanted to deliver one place where entrepreneurs could find reliable intelligence," said Lisa S. Mazique, senior advisor for economic development, City of Miami. "To make sure that we were adding features and attributes that were important to us, we wanted our own tool, not a cookie-cutter solution. And it had to wrap around a really solid data product."
Creating a customized Web site tailored specifically for the city was a top priority. To do that, MSF Global used its Site Intelligence Tool and Esri's ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and the Esri Business Analyst Online API to build the application and reporting capabilities. On the Web site, visitors can
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