Completing Your Digital Business Transformation With GIS

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Illustration: © IoT For AllEver since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic in early March 2020, journalists, public officials, and researchers around the world have turned their attention to a dashboard managed by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The map, which tracks the spread of the novel coronavirus in every country and region of the planet, has become a staple of television news broadcasts, and the website that hosts this dashboard is visited millions of times a day.The software technology that the Johns Hopkins coronavirus dashboard is known as geographic information systems (GIS). There are quite a few GIS platforms around, but the one chosen by Johns Hopkins University and by many other institutions is called ArcGIS, the flagship application of Esri, a California tech giant that commands the largest share of the GIS market.GIS is one of the most underrated technology innovations of the 21st century. As one of the most powerful Esri solutions, ArcGIS is used in everything from mapping to urban planning and banking to pest control. Any situation that can benefit from geographically determined business intelligence can be enhanced by a skilled ArcGIS developer. The City …

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