Infrastructure Management

The geographic approach

Create a modern, resilient, and sustainable future with GIS

The geography of infrastructure investments

GIS powers infrastructure management

Modern infrastructure management requires holistic thinking on both micro and macro scales. A geographic approach to planning and operations helps leaders understand how infrastructure projects relate to surrounding environments. GIS is the nervous system for modern infrastructure management, connecting systems, workforces, organizations, and communities. ArcGIS is the cornerstone by which organizations modernize their networks and improve resiliency in a sustainable and equitable way.

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A foundation for modern infrastructure

Understanding connections and identifying opportunities

Modernizing infrastructure with resiliency, sustainability, and equity in mind requires a deep understanding of each asset's location-based relationship to environmental and human-made systems. GIS maps and analysis help leaders understand where to make infrastructure investments with the greatest impact and align with sustainability goals.

Resilient infrastructure

Resilient infrastructure helps communities resist and recover from stresses and supports positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes.

Sustainable infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure requires solutions that anticipate future environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

Equitable infrastructure

Equity is a key consideration for infrastructure investments that must consider social, economic, and environmental well-being.

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What is infrastructure management?

Infrastructure management is the planning, design, delivery, and operation of assets, networks, and IT across organizations including architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC); water; utilities; and telecommunication firms. These organizations use GIS to model, connect, and enable relationships of the built, social, and natural world across the entire infrastructure life cycle.

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Location intelligence for AEC

Architects, engineers, builders, and owners use Esri solutions to improve workflows, bring context to projects, and increase collaboration throughout project life cycles. GIS is helping architecture, engineering, and construction firms build smart sustainable communities and assets for the future.

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Managing water utilities with GIS

Water utilities and resource managers use GIS to improve location data quality and accessibility, empowering users across organizations to make informed decisions and improve workflows. Esri solutions help utilities manage capital improvement projects, meet and exceed regulatory requirements, and retain institutional knowledge to last generations. 

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Digitally transforming utilities with GIS

GIS supports the utility asset life cycle—planning, engineering, design, construction, and operations. As a result, GIS is the enabling technology that helps organizations meet sustainability and resiliency goals and prioritize infrastructure investments. In addition, GIS uncovers and supports unforeseen events that continually challenge utilities.

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Driving success with location intelligence

Every aspect of building a broadband network involves location and geography. GIS is uniquely suited to help an organization bid, plan, design, construct, and operate networks while meeting reporting obligations associated with funding applications and awards.

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