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
Kincardine, ON visualizes city growth, services, and long-term plans with its new Map Hub
Kincardine residents use the Map Hub to find accessible parking spaces, public trails, and retail locations for bag tag sales. The municipality's Master Cycling Plan and Pavement and Sidewalk Management Program are explored on the hub. A Zoning Viewer shows zoning codes for every lot in Kincardine, while the Development Dashboard analyzes recent application trends. There is also a link to the County of Bruce's mapping system.
Fairfax County, VA simplifies search for retail food inspection reports with new mapping tool
The interactive map tracks health inspections of more than 3,500 permitted eateries. Users can search by restaurant name or open pinpoints from the map interface. The Retail Food Inspection Report app presents the last two years of reports for each location as downloadable PDFs. Fairfax County leveraged existing GIS tools for increased transparency of work done by the Environmental Health team. This map also improves customer service by eliminating FOIA requests for inspection records.
Fairfax County, VA
Cook County, IL tracks recent demographic trends with Everyone Counts interactive map
Everyone Counts offers comparisons of U.S. Census data for every census tract in the county. Map users can enter their ZIP codes, search by county commissioner district, or view township trends. This tool compares changes in poverty, housing, and employment from 2015 to 2020, thus spanning pre-pandemic and early pandemic periods. The county's GIS team upgrade to the 2010 Census Demographics App enables equitable county decision-making based on the latest data.
Cook County, IL
Angus Council, GB integrates Cadcorp cloud-based GIS tools for high-quality customer service
The council's 2022 to 2025 plan sets a goal of improved customer service through technology. Cadcorp's SIS WebMap app integration with the existing Report It tool supports map-based reports of issues like missing bins and excessive noise. This cloud-based tool replaces web-based GIS mapping for 300 council employees. The Spatial Database Service and SIS Desktop provide easy-to-use maintenance methods for data used in council interactions with residents.
Angus Council, GB