5 Ways Public Works Agencies are Leading Smart Communities

  • Room: E220-A/B
  • Session Number: 1840
Sunday, August 28, 2022: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM


Christohper Thomas
Director of Government Markets


Public works organizations are making smart communities a reality. And they are doing this with the adoption of smart technologies and their integration with a geographic information system (GIS). From location-enabled devices, drones, augmented reality, and machine learning, public works professionals are using location as the standard analytical approach to achieving new insight and improved performance. Increasingly, sensors, the internet of things, and cloud computing are feeding data on the locations of people, nature, vehicles, and infrastructure. Public works departments have access to more tools and data than ever before and are leading their communities towards a more prosperous and well-run future. This session will showcase examples of organizations using Esri’s Smart Community Information System to optimize urban mobility, address and respond to humans in crisis, monitor drone traffic, leverage artificial intelligence for infrastructure management, and design and support a sensor-driven world.


Learning Objectives

After this session, participants will be able to:
• Educate public works professionals on emerging technology trends and how to apply them.
• Introduce industry leaders and subject-matter experts who can provide transferable techniques.
• Provide meaningful strategies that can be deployed within their organizations.

Additional Info

Session Evaluation:

  • 1 Introductory

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