Denver, CO uses GIS mapping and data dashboard for its House1000 transitional housing initiative
Denver established a goal of placing 1,000 unhoused residents in short-term housing by the end of 2023. The city's GIS team identified potential sites for micro-communities in all 11 council districts. This process used utility connections, proximity to public transit, and existing structures as filters. The House1000 dashboard shows progress toward completing hotel conversions, building leases, and micro-communities made from tiny homes on vacant lots.
Dorset Council, GB improves home care service efficiency with an interactive GIS mapping pilot
Council officials and the Dorset Care Association collaborated on GIS maps of home care services by postal code. The pilot resulted in visualizations of home care requirements, met demand by provider, and met demand by those without council contracts. Dorset Council used the resulting data to clear waitlists and reduce wait times through better partnerships with providers. The positive impacts in the pilot zone will lead to the method's use across the council in 2024.
Dorset Council, GB
Zundert, NB improves the sewerage design process with an easy-to-use software solution
Zundert worked with Nelen & Schuurmans on the Sewerage Designer. Municipal planners and engineers enter the desired locations for sewers into a basic form. The Sewerage Designer automatically calculates sewer size, manhole depth, and other details based on applicable drainage requirements. This software was designed with all stakeholders in mind and produces maps for use in the open-source QGIS application.
San Mateo County, CA Homeless Outreach Request App fosters efficient service delivery
San Mateo County built an encampment reporting system in-house with ArcGIS. County staffers use mobile forms to submit location data, photographs, and narratives about homeless encampments. Each entry activates an automated email or text message to an assigned community organization for quick response. An internal dashboard collects app reports and follow-up notes from partner organizations for thorough tracking of services provided to unhoused residents.
San Mateo County, CA
San Diego, CA Hazard Dashboard supports effective responses to weather and environmental emergencies
The city's Emergency Services and IT teams connected the dashboard to 19 sources of environmental threat data. Hazard Dashboard users find multiple sources of weather data including severe weather outlooks, current radar, and precipitation forecasts. This online resource also houses a seven-day fire potential map, power outage maps, and a Waze-powered traffic map. Regional collaborations and citizen science projects benefit from real-time environmental data.
San Diego, CA
Broward County, FL monitors trends in local rainfall and flooding with Document the Floods dashboard
County officials crowdsource resident reports of heavy rain and high tides using ArcGIS Survey123. The survey gathers data on affected areas, property types, water depth, and previous flooding. Residents pin their reported locations to an interactive map and supply visual evidence when available. The dashboard tracks flood patterns with a timeline of floods dating back to 2016 and visualizations of floods by municipalities.
Broward County, FL
Normal, IL maps projects in its five-year Community Investment Plan with new dashboard
The GIS-based dashboard presents every project in the CIP running through Fiscal Year 2028. Dashboard users filter projects by type, fiscal year, and funding source. The tool's main page includes a list of 436 CIP projects and bar graphs showing how $174.8 million in public funds are spent. Project entries open to profiles including descriptions, priority level, and current phase. Normal produced a one-minute tutorial explaining the dashboard's functions.
Fairfax County, VA introduces the RescueVision platform for Fire and Rescue service management
This GIS-powered tool provides a single resource for the Fire and Rescue Department to monitor emergency resources. Real-time service coverage maps show where fire engines, trucks, and transports are deployed throughout the county. A Mutual Aid Coverage map informs users of areas served by municipalities and neighboring counties. RescueVision also provides updates on units out of service, transports at hospitals, and dispatch discrepancies.
Fairfax County, VA
South Ayrshire Council, GB evaluates development engagement efforts built on the ArcGIS Hub platform
Esri UK provided South Ayrshire Council with free software access and expert advice for the pilot. A prototype engagement platform sought community feedback on local development plans via social media comments. Each comment was tagged to the user's location, thus mapping hotspots for resident concerns and ideas. The council's planning team produced reports combining GIS data, assessments, and social media comments from an internal dashboard.
South Ayrshire Council, GB
Nottingham City Council, GB combines GIS data and 3D modeling technology with site assessment pilot
Nottingham received free access to GIS software and one-on-one assistance as part of a pilot with Esri UK. This collaboration resulted in a site assessment prototype incorporating GIS data into an interactive 3D map accessible from any browser. Planning officials and developers consulted the tool for visualizations of potential constraints created by neighboring lots, conservation areas, and other considerations. Future uses of the technology may include VR consultations with the public.
Nottingham City Council, GB
Guelph, ON and Esri Canada design an emergency services database for Next Generation 9-1-1 system
The partnership received a federal grant for developing and testing a database for the updated nationwide 9-1-1 system taking effect in 2025. Guelph and Esri Canada will also create GIS applications for real-time updates to emergency services systems. These innovations follow the NENA NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model, which defines the map layers necessary for accurate emergency dispatch. The city will test the database in real-world situations so that it is ready for use by other municipalities.
Dacorum Borough Council, GB visualizes planning obligations during pilot project with Esri UK
Council collaboration with developers on planning obligation contributions previously relied on spreadsheets and documents. Dacorum Borough Council received free GIS software access and assistance from Esri UK as part of its Geospatial Planning Strategy Pilot. The resulting prototype placed proposed planning obligations on an interactive map. This platform enables timely communications and decision-making by stakeholders about new developments.
Dacorum Borough Council, GB