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Communicate and collaborate

A well-run community identifies opportunities to achieve advantageous collaboration. If data and developments are shared openly, both citizens and infrastructure providers benefit from events such as road resurfacing. When multiple agencies can inspect and repair assets simultaneously, time and money are saved while reducing future disruptions in the process.

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


Well-run communities afford government departments information hubs to gain insight and respond rapidly while factoring all impacted parties. Public and private partnerships flourish with centralized, transparent data platforms, helping administrations address issues, provide quality services, and ensure that operations remain well-ran despite adversity.

Do you tackle the needs of all your citizens?


To better understand your community, go beyond traditional demographics by analyzing behavior patterns with Esri’s Community Analyst app. Whether tracking commuting patterns to determine public transportation or assessing employment opportunities, maps add clarity to community challenges.

Are your budgets based on community needs?


Location-based data about your community's needs help you make smarter decisions about which programs to advance, cut, or pause. Through ArcGIS and the GeoPlanner app, communities can prioritize capital improvements such as transportation corridors, schools, or shopping centers.

Does your staff make data-driven decisions?


Empower everyone in the decision-making process with data, analysis, and collaboration tools to support successful initiatives. Smart maps bring new meaning to spreadsheets, helping stakeholders see patterns and make use of real-time visualizations that foster data-driven decisions.

Are you responsive to citizen concerns?


Well-run communities use crowd-source apps to poll public opinion. Location-based insights are used to increase the efficiency and productivity of response in a community by proactively addressing emerging problems, such as graffiti or pot holes, before complaints begin to accumulate.

Do you engage with your community?


Take advantage of tools such as apps and story maps to maintain real-time engagement with the public. Open data initiatives help governments openly and transparently collaborate with citizens and provide the community with the data and reporting it needs to stay informed.

Are you empowering staff with mobile tools?


Workforces equipped with mobile devices and ready-to-use, location-driven software boost operational efficiency and response time. From data collection to information retrieval and upload, all aspects of field work are completed quicker, smarter, and easier through mobile connectivity.

SUCCESS STORY

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles drives innovation through open data.

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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