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Data and Online Maps Foster Better Decision Making

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vast amounts of data, along with instant reports and online maps, are now available through Esri's web-based Community Analyst. With this new tool, government agencies, civic organizations, and policy makers can quickly explore the geographic characteristics of any area and develop the right strategies for policies and resource allocation.

"Fostering a better understanding of the unique characteristics of communities enables organizations to better serve their constituents," said Jack Dangermond, Esri president. "Knowing the best ways to distribute critical resources will transform communities."

This decision-making tool includes demographic, health, economic, education, and business data. It is designed to help users understand community characteristics for any geographic region including block groups and hand-drawn areas.

Community Analyst supports

  • Fast discovery of patterns, relationships, and trends
  • Customized searches
  • Sharing results through easy-to-understand, interactive maps

For more information about Community Analyst and to sign up for the public beta program, visit esri.com/communityanalyst.

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