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How can you take a smarter approach?

Esri’s hub approach uses location intelligence and community feedback to make data-driven decisions, maintain constant awareness, and stay connected.

Use the power of location intelligence to strengthen your community

There are six core characteristics of a Smart Community. Use a combination of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and inclusive apps to strengthen these areas in your organization. 

Predict where public safety is needed most

Police departments use intelligent maps to identify threats so they can proactively avert trouble. Share information across jurisdictions to improve situational awareness, safeguard lives, and protect property.

Know when the flu will hit before it does

To manage disease outbreaks and safeguard their citizens, healthy communities analyze all known datasets available. Communities that visualize the geolocations of inputs such as hospital info, social media commentary, and historical data are better prepared to proactively combat illness.

Pinpoint potholes before tires pay the price

Communities thrive when they proactively stay ahead of problems. Map IoT outputs, departmental data, and citizen feedback to track infrastructure fatigue and discover how to improve overall livability.

Get ahead of negative environmental impacts

Ensure natural resources endure by making long-term development and conservation decisions based on science. Use spatial analysis to plan green infrastructure and create an interconnected network of open areas that enrich and sustain the community.

Understand trends to improve your economy

Whether stimulating small business or attracting revenue to a tax base, a community’s economic potential is tied to place. Web maps show investors the properties, amenities, and demographics that make your community a great place for them to live and work.

Improve collaboration to ease public impact

To maximize efficiency, well-run communities communicate events, such as road resurfacing, through public platforms. Informed citizens can plan to avoid congestion, and local utilities can take the opportunity to inspect their underground assets, reducing future disruptions.


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Esri's online-based approach to GIS fosters collaboration and innovation

With the right process, people, and technology, any community can become smarter. From the smallest towns to entire nations, location technology helps organizations share information to drive initiatives and improve services. Connect with Esri for a wealth of resources that elevate the essential characteristics of progressive, smart communities.

Successfully jump-start your Smart Community