GIS: Your Platform for a Resilient Community

Government must stay efficient and deliver services no matter what trials the community faces. Technology offers the opportunity to build for the future in a way that allows for foundational strength for service delivery– as well as flexibility and innovation when communities need it. Our industry perspective will:

  • Identify what it means to be a resilient community
  • Share case studies from 5 resilient communities
  • Insights from Patricia Cummens, government strategist, Esri

“What it means to be a resilient community can vary greatly and depends a lot on where that community is located,” said Cummens. “Each community has its own challenges, but there are also many common issues. To be a resilient community means not only being able to rebound quickly after a disaster, but to also be nimble and prepared to do as much as possible to minimize the impacts of one.”

Whether your community is dealing with an extended heat wave, spring flooding, or something as major as a hurricane, the key for bouncing back is being prepared, and having access to critical information and resources when needed, regardless of circumstance.


Esri was founded in 1969, it realized even then that geographic information system (GIS) technology could make a difference in society. GIS helps people to solve problems at local, regional, national, and global scales. Access maps and apps at ArcGIS.com. Be sure to check out all the
 GIS resourcesproduced by Esri and GovLoop.