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Esri Powers New Long Beach Data Hub
|By Business Wire
|January 12, 2017 09:05 AM EST
Global smart-mapping leader Esri today announced the launch of DataLB,
Long Beach, California's comprehensive data
hub. The hub makes the city's geospatial analytics data available
online to the public. This technology enables citizens, businesses, and
academic institutions to use geographic information for better
Since 2014, Long Beach mayor Robert Garcia has been committed to
implementing Esri technology within the city to display data in maps and
make information easily discoverable and shareable between departments
over the web. DataLB extends these capabilities to the public, with an
easily accessible online portal.
"DataLB will make huge amounts of city data accessible to the public,
staff, and anyone who is interested in learning about or improving our
community," said Garcia. "Long Beach is doing more than just making data
public; we are actually making it easy for people to see data in maps
and use the site and apps to track public works projects, open new
businesses, and find other resources."
As a public engagement tool, DataLB reveals city data that was
previously only accessible to internal staff. Also, the portal contains
data section that enables anyone to map and create visual reports of
whatever data they want, such as the rate of homelessness in certain
"Providing data online is not a new concept in government," said Bryan
M. Sastokas, Long Beach chief information officer. "But the City of Long
Beach wants to drive beyond presenting data online, and our DataLB hub
is an innovative approach that allows the public to operationalize data,
making it more useful to the community and building on the city's
commitment to transparency."
"Anyone looking to use and benefit from the open data on a government
portal needs one place where these resources are accessible and
organized and—most importantly—applied to real city initiatives," said
Christopher Thomas, director of government markets at Esri. "DataLB
provides an easy-to-navigate resource where organizations and local
software developers can access data at no cost, download it, and share
insight with the community or build new applications that address
cross-cutting community priorities. Because this information is
constantly updated, people will now be better informed about the
decisions they make, whether determining the site of a new coffee shop
or finding out how to effectively allocate volunteer personnel."
Esri's hub model serves as a launching point for cities looking to
become smart communities. Citizens who have greater access to
location-based data are better equipped to prosper.
To see a list of smart communities and create a hub, visit go.esri.com/pr-be-a-hub.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to
think and plan geographically. As the market leader in GIS technology,
Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide
including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most
national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and
more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on
more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise
servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial
analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical
solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us
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