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Work together to conserve and protect

To the benefit of sustainability, GIS connects citizens to their government so they may work together to fight deforestation, uphold community health, and preserve living standards. Planners and urban designers use this technology to balance competing interests, fuse data from a variety of sources, and communicate their intentions to multiple audiences. By incorporating geodesign into planning, communities are better positioned to provide citizens a sustainable future that won’t compromise the land, water, or air quality.

Forward-thinking communities use the ArcGIS platform to become more sustainable every day

The location-based approach is a way of problem solving that integrates geographic information into how you understand and manage your infrastructure. It opens information to more people and helps reveal critical issues that promote livability.

Are you focused on the long-term future?

ArcGIS gives you the ability to track and report on the state of your community and identify where challenges are concentrated. Comprehensive planners use GIS to construct alternatives using data in the form of real-time information, statistically valid maps, and geographically-based reports.

How do you reduce environmental impact?

GIS allows governments to measure and visualize the integration of green and gray infrastructure. By pinpointing the source of negative impacts, such as pollution, and show where people are affected, environmental planners develop plans to mitigate the problem.

How can you improve your transportation?

ArcGIS provides tools to integrate, evaluate, and distribute complicated transportation data in an easy-to-understand way—through maps. Understand where modes of transit are used most heavily and plan for the safest access points and transitions between cars, buses, bicycles, walkways, and trains.

What can you do to preserve your community’s character?

ArcGIS helps you analyze potential impacts of major storms on critical infrastructure so you can respond more intelligently to every type of disaster. As insight is gained, share information instantly with the public or across an organization to quickly and efficiently deploy resources to impacted areas.


Flint, Michigan

Community input is put into Flint's master plan.

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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.

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