Smart Communities begin with Smart Planning

Planning Webinar Series

Planners strive to envision a better future for their communities – places where people can live, work, learn, and play. With Esri’s ArcGIS platform, you can easily visualize current and long-range plans to see how they impact the entire community.

Use GIS for:

  • Presenting to the planning commission
  • Inviting and analyzing public comment
  • Modeling various development scenarios

GIS will provide you with the advanced tools and analytics you need to help develop a smarter, more sustainable community. The three following webinar series will demonstrate various aspects of the ArcGIS platform and its support of planning departments. Register for the webinar series to streamline the development process, make more data-driven decisions, and engage citizens.

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Smart Planning

An overview of Esri technology for smarter planning.

Effectively Communicate with the Planning Commission

Recording Available

See how GIS can help you present to the Planning Commission. Featuring the City of Philadelphia Planning Commission. View Recording →

Making Smart Communities Happen – A GIS Guide to Smart Planning


Make smarter plans, engage stakeholders, and foster economic growth with GIS.

Planning with 3D

Explore the business case for using 3D technology for planning.

The Business Case for 3D


Why should a planning department use 3D?

3D Solutions for Comprehensive Planning

Recording Available

Enhance long-range planning with 3D visualization and analysis. View Recording →

GeoPlanner in Action

Explore GeoPlanner, a solution for planners everywhere.

Comparing & Evaluating Alternative Scenarios with GeoPlanner


Introducing a single tool that brings all steps of a planning workflow into one place.

The Role of GIS for Regional Planning Commissions


Regional planning for transportation or open space is easier with GeoPlanner.