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Esri Releases Social Equity Analysis Solution

The new Social Equity Analysis solution from Esri enables teams working on racial equity issues to assess conditions in local communities, evaluate decision-making scenarios, and measure progress toward reaching equity goals—all via a geographic approach. Built in partnership with Race Forward’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), along with government leaders across the United States, the solution employs GIS to combine smart maps and community data to create a visually powerful framework for analyzing and sharing critical information about social equity initiatives. Learn more.

Gridded Datasets Offer Nuanced Views of Population Changes

Population growth and decline isn’t uniformly distributed across time and space—not even within countries. To support the need for up-to-date population data that better reflects varied changes in population—including extremes, such as Qatar’s population growing by 400 percent and Lithuania’s decreasing by 25 percent over the last 20 years—Esri has made one-kilometer annual gridded demographic datasets from WorldPop accessible in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. The data covers 241 countries, territories, and dependencies for the 2000–2020 period and is now available as imagery layers in most Esri products and on the web.

Register to Attend the 2022 Esri User Conference

Get ready for the 2022 Esri User Conference, taking place July 11–15. Find out more details about the event and register to attend.