Data and Online Maps Help Create Better Communities

Esri's Community Analyst Now Available

July 7, 2011

Redlands, California—Government agencies, civic organizations, and policy makers can access vast amounts of data and instant reports and maps through Esri Community Analyst, a cloud-based GIS application.

This new tool includes demographic, health, economic, education, and business data variables to help users develop informed strategies for policy creation and critical resource allocation. Decisions such as matching health care clinics to areas with the greatest need or allocating infrastructure funding for maximum community impact can now be made and supported using customizable reports and maps.

"Understanding a community's unique characteristics provides organizations with the tremendous potential to develop effective strategies, distribute critical resources, and best serve constituents," said Jack Dangermond, Esri president.

Community Analyst is completely hosted in the cloud by Esri. This eliminates the need for software installation and data management and ensures that users always have access to the latest features and data updates.

For more information and to sign up for a free trial, visit

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