Smart governments use GIS for making evidence-based decisions. ArcGIS manages a variety of data types and creates easily understood map interfaces, enabling policy makers and political candidates to conduct complex analyses and glean the necessary insight to formulate sound policy. Whether it's for citizens tracking the activities of their representative, lawmakers needing to understand the reaction to proposed policy changes, or the office wanting to promote its good works in the state or district, ArcGIS provides a way for citizens and their representative to connect through a common visual language.
Through an enterprise agreement with Esri, congressional staff have unlimited access to Esri technology. Everyone in the office is able to make and share maps online with ArcGIS. From calculating appropriations to understanding a myriad of policy concerns, legislators are using ArcGIS to inform their decision-making and measure the progress of their policies.
ArcGIS enables Congress to better serve the public.
The Congressional Research Service’s GIS Team provides Congress and its staff with many GIS services, including interactive web maps, which enable policy makers to identify how features intersect with proposed legislation.