We knew that we had an underservice of parks in certain areas of the city. We knew that intuitively, but we used the data to sort of pinpoint, given the land that was available, what would be the smartest use of land to ensure that we broadened the service opportunities and recreational opportunities for our citizens."
Smart communities focus on civic inclusion
Governments and citizens rely on each other to meet the community's needs and shape its future. What occurs in a community is inherently geographically personal—everyone who lives in a place cares about that place. Esri's GIS-based smart community information system provides an opportunity to evolve how governments think about civic inclusion. It can help raise questions such as where are people speaking up and where are they not? Which neighborhoods are at risk of falling behind? How can a connected citizen act as a sensor to help governments keep on the right course? Mapping and spatial analytics help governments better understand their community makeup and help citizens understand what happens and why, in a context of where they live.
Leverage a system to connect with the community
Smart communities and smart cities can achieve civic inclusion when they embrace GIS technology that
- Transforms the way governments engage and collaborate with the community.
- Expresses the value of what's being done, through data, to support all citizens.
- Increases opportunities for accurate data input and feedback.
- Exposes outliers to improve social equity and presents opportunities to intervene.
- Creates a hub for collaboration and communication on a community's priority initiatives.
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ArcGIS advances smart communities
Making data-driven decisions that improve quality of life is the goal of every smart community. ArcGIS capabilities and products make this possible.
Gain greater insights by visualizing and analyzing your community’s data. Collaborate and share via maps, apps, dashboards and reports.
Esri builds the leading mapping and spatial analytics software for desktop, software as a service (SaaS), and enterprise applications.
Our smart partner network
Our ecosystem includes strategic alliances with companies that offer platforms to extend the power of GIS. This is amplified by data, hardware, and applications partners who offer focused solutions to meet the needs of all your departments and workflows.
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Smart is a journey—one based on incremental steps that deliver good government, build infrastructure for the future, and enhance the lives of citizens through a digital transformation. We would like to be part of your journey.
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