Esri App Makes Data Visualization Easy
The Esri Maps for Public Policy app allows users to quickly and easily put together maps by customizing existing Esri maps. "The app gives users ready-to-use location intelligence and express access to policy maps, so they can skip the steps of obtaining and preparing the data," writes Karisa Schroeder.
The app maps are based on the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World collection of data, which is constantly updated. Esri Maps for Public Policy users select a location at the local, state, or national level and a topic and then have the option to add data from any of 400 available maps.
"The app includes data on social equity and health, economic opportunity, transportation and infrastructure, resilience and sustainability, the environment and natural resources, and public safety," notes Schroder. Esri is encouraging policymakers and citizens to use the app to help them as they face challenges in their communities around issues such as public health, affordable housing, and mobility.