Over the course of the last decade, municipal governments have increasingly turned to IT consolidation as a means of reducing costs while also improving service delivery. For many organizations, IT consolidation means the re-centralization of...

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It has been 31 years since I attended my first Esri Partner Conference (EPC). The EPC has always been an important event on my calendar, and I have many fond memories of witnessing the transformation...

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There has never been a more demanding time for municipalities. Thanks to an “always on” world, residents and contractors increasingly expect immediate access to accurate information and quality service. Public leaders, too, are demanding better...

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In terms of assets, the Milwaukee County Zoo is one of Wisconsin’s finest. Nearly double the span of San Diego’s renowned zoo at 190 acres, the Milwaukee County Zoo hosts 1.3 million people each year,...

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What happens when the public assets you want to track don’t have an established GIS data model? When Loveland Water and Power brought a new municipal solar facility online, this was just the problem they...

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Earlier this week, we explored what it means to be a "smart community." Experienced product managers in the information technology field will tell you that technology alone cannot solve the underlying problems smart community initiatives...

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Do you remember that moment of uncomfortable disbelief when a friend pointed out your new and exciting discovery had been around a long, long time? Smart communities are not a new idea. The concept first...

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Today, it seems everyone is talking about “location intelligence”—almost at the risk of it becoming a buzzword. We all experience the uniqueness of location intelligence daily with the explosion of mobile devices and location services,...

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Most communities have critical infrastructure that requires constant maintenance and inspection. Consider bridges, for example. Stream gauge monitoring can be used to immediately evaluate whether water level flowing under a bridge could impact structural integrity....

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Passenger demand continues to rise at airports around the globe. According to the most recent World Airport Traffic Report, produced annually by the Airports Council International, passenger traffic posted growth rates of more than 6...

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