Esri Sets Up COVID-19 GIS Hub
The planning profession can contribute to the worldwide fight to control the spread of COVID-19. GIS technology, for instance, allows real-time monitoring of the pandemic.
Esri App Makes Data Visualization Easy
A wealth of pre-authored policy maps lets users access data to explore public policy issues.
Five Key Data Sources for Park Planning
Park planner Clement Lau discusses five (plus one in Los Angeles) key data sources for parks and recreation planning.
Esri's Jack and Laura Dangermond Make Massive Land Conservation Gift
The Nature Conservancy's largest ever gift will preserve 24,000 acres of highly prized land in California. Jack and Laura Dangermond (cofounders of Esri) made the donation.
A New Tool to Amplify the Power of Open Data
Open data that no one knows how to use is hardly open at all. A new platform from Esri aims to improve the situation.
5 Tips for Analyzing Transit Service
Esri offers insights into five new ways to analyze the success of transit service in cities of all kinds.
The First-Ever 'Ecological Land Units' Map of the World
A new web-based tool by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri allows users to "explore the ecological tapestry of the world."
Mapping Lifestyle, Age, Income, and Population Density by ZIP Code
Esri offers a new product called Tapestry Segmentation, which overlays geography with U.S. Census and marketing data.
Mobile App Helps Battle Graffiti in Philadelphia
Philadelphia's Community Life Improvement Program is using Esri's Collector mobile app to empower their data collection in management. Prior to Collector, the anti-graffiti effort was driven by Excel.
Friday Eye Candy: USGS Launches Historical Topographic Map Explorer
A new tool, released in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and Esri, provides easy access to historical maps from all over the country, featuring a timeline to easily select maps from different eras.
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.