Delivering Smart Communities Through a Geospatial Strategy

To better serve the public, smart communities are embracing geospatial infrastructure and all the insights that come with it to make data-driven decisions. Geospatial infrastructure takes geographic information systems, or GIS, to the next level. It’s a combination of content, mapping, analytics and integration that enable government employees to solve problems holistically.

Simply stated, geospatial infrastructure is GIS at scale. It leverages all the fundamental principles of GIS. It also connects multiple systems, serves as a platform for sharing information and brings together data from distributed systems to support a host of applications.

In this industry perspective, GovLoop partnered with Esri, a leader in GIS, to explore the four defining technology tenets of a smart community and the role of GIS in each of those areas. The report also features insights from Esri leaders and smart community pioneers from state and local government, including Cobb County, Georgia, Pasadena, California, and others that are tapping into the power of GIS to transform citizens’ lives.