Richard Leadbeater

Richard Leadbeater is Esri’s State/Provincial Government Industry Solutions manager. Leadbeater focuses on developing tools and solutions that address the administrative functions of policy, elections, redistricting, and government business processes. He is passionate about helping governments gain the greatest value from the data they generate. Prior to joining Esri in 1997, he worked at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the seventh-largest public water and wastewater utility in the United States, where he developed and implemented GIS and computer-aided drafting and design and documented imaging technologies.

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Across the Digital Divide

In the age of remote work, the state of Ohio is turning to GIS to address inequalities in reliable broadband access.

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A Win for Secure Elections

Utah County, Utah, used ArcGIS Dashboards and ArcGIS QuickCapture to securely manage and track real-time election data.

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COVID-19: Pennsylvania Counties Assess Economic Fallout with Shared Maps

Officials in southeastern Pennsylvania came together to survey businesses about the economic fallout from COVID-19, putting data on a shared map.

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How Opportunity Zones Push Place-Based Investment

GIS provides the means for states to determine the best locations for place-based investments.

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Maps Inform Public Policy, Help Turn Plans into Actions

Mapping and spatial analytics create information products that capture attention, spur further exploration, and guide decisions.

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