As we finish the final touches of GISi’s State & Local Government Business Plan, I couldn’t help but reveal one of our goals as we are planning to launch a campaign this week at the 2011 Esri International User Conference and we already have a success story (Effingham County, GA). One of our goals is to align with Esri’s ArcGIS for Local Government initiatives. The strategies we have laid out will help our customers successfully implement GIS in cities, counties, and other local authorities. This is a relatively new concept; the ArcGIS for Local Government includes a series maps and applications built on a common information model that are designed to work together across various departments. For more information, visit:http://resources.arcgis.com/content/local-government/about
Our objective is to help cities and counties deliver value to their organizations by applying their geographic information to support daily government activities – that is, to run their operations more efficiently, to communicate more effectively, to save money, to engage with their citizens, and to understand, plan, and make improvements in their communities.
The strategies & actions to accomplish this goal are designed to be focused on the local government industry verticals and work more closely with Esri to build complimentary applications that are based on the ArcGIS System and use the ArcGIS for Local Government information model. We are also focusing on implementation services of the ArcGIS System, services to install, configure, and extend ArcGIS for Local Government (maps and applications, information model, etc.).
The GISi team is looking forward to being a big part of the Esri ArcGIS for Local Government Initiative.