Overall, this year’s South Central Arc User Group (SCAUG) show was very similar to past events. Esri has released and built an entire platform including desktop, server, and web/mobile that has direct applicability and usability within the various functions of local government. In particular, ready-to-use solutions that solve or complement the various business challenges that different departments within local governments are faced with.
The real issue is that this pattern may differ significantly from how these organizations have utilized ArcGIS in the past. Additionally, there may also be a lack of awareness of the availability of these solutions by the various departments, non-GIS, and also a lack of understanding of how to embrace these solutions and patterns within the organization. These organizations often need assistance guiding through the new pattern and deployment strategy in order to facilitate success - and ultimately give them the momentum and reach-back support to move forward.
Insights & Trends
Using the entire Esri Platform and the utilization of Web GIS
Flood response and flood preparedness because of recent and continual flooding
ArcGIS Solutions for your entire local government - ArcGIS Platform in particular, Web GIS from ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS for Local Government
Local Government Opinions
The misconception of credit utilization in conjunction with ArcGIS Online
Understanding how to embrace this new platform approach and Web GIS