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Explore best practices for managing geospatial data and technology, and deploying GIS architecture

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Architecting an enterprise GIS system

Designing, building, and maintaining a modern enterprise GIS can be challenging in today's fast-moving IT world. It is critical to ensure that your location enterprise solution is built upon a sound and reliable foundation. Taking a system of systems approach that creates a strong geospatial capability for your organization can be accomplished through important foundational elements that consider building upon a well architected framework.

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Key considerations


Deploy ArcGIS on a solid foundation

Working in today’s IT landscape requires context, expertise, and collaboration. It also involves many organization and system-specific decisions and processes. With this in mind, Esri provides the ArcGIS Well-Architected Framework to support your organization in making informed decisions when implementing systems with ArcGIS. To learn more about ArcGIS technology, common system patterns, and architecture practices, go to the ArcGIS Architecture Center

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