Amplifying Innovation with Collaboration
Real-Time Data Fuels Smarter City
Managing daily operations and providing effective services in a city as massive, complex, and vibrant as Los Angeles is no easy task. When he took office, Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to use data and technology to drive decisions about everything from jobs to transportation while delivering transparency, efficiency, and community engagement. But with more than 40 departments running on an array of disconnected technology platforms, the city struggled to fully tap into its collective expertise and knowledge.
Enter Los Angeles' GeoHub—a modern blueprint for how government should operate. Built on a location-enabled infrastructure, GeoHub weaves together more than 500 datasets—and growing—into a centralized business intelligence system. The hub allows staff, the public, and outside agencies to access, visualize, and analyze real-time data. City departments, the county, state, and federal government contribute data, with plans for nonprofits and universities to join. GeoHub points to the latest data wherever it is stored, giving all users access to the most current, authoritative information.
Just three months after launching the hub, Los Angeles unlocked insights into public safety, infrastructure, and quality of life. With GeoHub, the city is finding better ways to collaborate and deliver services while Angelenos have a smarter, more connected view of their city.
LIVABLE + SAFE
To address potential threats to important utility assets, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department developed an open data portal for field crews.
The Solution: Open Data Aids Forward Thinking
At the core of Charlotte's open data system is Esri's ArcGIS technology. The city's GIS team spearheaded the open data initiative and set up the city for cross-departmental collaboration. With a central GIS enterprise team in place, almost all city departments employ a GIS professional on their team who maintains spatial and nonspatial data. See how Charlotte residents conquer traffic with real-time maps showing road closures, detours, and more.
Esri's online-based approach to GIS fosters collaboration and innovation
With the right process, people, and technology, any community can become smarter. From the smallest towns to entire nations, location technology helps organizations share information to drive initiatives and improve services. Connect with Esri for a wealth of resources that elevate the essential characteristics of progressive, smart communities.