Planners find themselves immersed in the many daily challenges facing local government and need advanced tools and solutions to solve them. Today, counter-urbanization, open streets, curbside management, and micromobility are some of the new concerns that planning professionals must address. GIS technology adds the element of location into each of these workflows, modifying outdated manual processes and making sense of vast amounts of information. Tasks like public notification and land-use inquiries can be automated. Data from staff in the field can be standardized. Web applications can use comprehensive data to visualize, measure, and analyze proposed developments.
Esri's planning system provides the tools urban, community, and regional planners need to employ human-centric design; meet their deadlines; and make data-driven, sustainable, and justifiable decisions.
The role of GIS in today's planning department
Track and evaluate current planning projects. Instilling confidence in decision-makers, developers, and citizens is imperative.