Smart communities and smart cities push aside politics and preconceptions in favor of using data and analytics to make decisions. High-performing organizations use location as the standard analytical approach to achieve new insight. Increasingly, smart devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing are feeding data on the locations of people, nature, vehicles, and infrastructure. When governments geo-enable data and enterprise systems, they can bring about business intelligence, establish more efficient workflows, improve communication, and tackle an issue in its entirety as opposed to its individual parts. Esri's GIS-based smart community information system helps communities drive down costs, reduce time to action, and support decision-making and policy decisions that improve the overall quality of life, neighborhood by neighborhood.