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Jan 19, 2011 (04:01 PM EST)


Esri's Community Analyst Now Available in Public Beta

REDLANDS, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vast amounts of data, along with instant reports and online maps, are now available through Esri's web-based Community Analyst. With this new tool, government agencies, civic organizations, and policy makers can quickly explore the geographic characteristics of any area and develop the right strategies for policies and resource allocation.

"Fostering a better understanding of the unique characteristics of communities enables organizations to better serve their constituents," said Jack Dangermond, Esri president. "Knowing the best ways to distribute critical resources will transform communities."

This decision-making tool includes demographic, health, economic, education, and business data. It is designed to help users understand community characteristics for any geographic region including block groups and hand-drawn areas.

Community Analyst supports

  • Fast discovery of patterns, relationships, and trends
  • Customized searches
  • Sharing results through easy-to-understand, interactive maps

For more information about Community Analyst and to sign up for the public beta program, visit esri.com/communityanalyst.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 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 at www.esri.com.

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