GIS for Everyone
Enterprise License Agreements for Federal Government
GIS Drives Innovation
Federal agencies need to deliver solutions that open data, simplify analysis and
planning, increase operational awareness, and engage citizens. Esri geographic
information system (GIS) technology supports these goals. Maps and location
analytics make it easier to understand data, plan ahead, act quickly, and create
apps that citizens want to use.
An Esri enterprise license agreement (ELA) is a purchasing program that
streamlines software procurement and implementation. Agencies throughout the
federal government have Esri ELAs for broad access to the latest GIS technology
that is so critical to their missions.
With ELAs, agencies can provide unlimited amounts of the most current Esri
software, which is on the GSA Schedule, to all staff members so they have the
best tools for innovation. Even people without any GIS experience can use
applications that improve services and collaboration.
Join Your Peers
National Aeronautics and Space
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Recovery Accountability and
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Energy,
Paducah Remediation Site
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Geological Survey
Veteran Health Administration,
Health Policy and Services
United States Senate
Senators and their legislative staff use GIS to research critical issues and
communicate with the public in a new way. Idaho Senator James Risch provides
a map gallery on his website showing information including air pollution, active
wildfires, crime, and the percent of people without health insurance in the state.
Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal uses GIS to tell stories like Lyme
disease rates by town.
“Mapping has been extraordinarily valuable for us
and we want to see more.”
—Dan Pollock, New Media Director for Senator Richard Blumenthal
United States Census Bureau
For the Census Bureau, geography is a key component of all its activities. The
bureau uses GIS in each census operation, from the first activities of address
canvassing to final data delivery. Chief of the Geography Division at the Census
Bureau Tim Trainor estimates the 2010 Census was one of the largest deployments
of mobile GIS in the world.
“We’re using GIS in the field to make things easier
—Tim Trainor, Chief of the Geography Division, US Census Bureau
United States Department of
The Department of Homeland Security uses GIS to turn raw data into information
that’s easy to understand and act on. Mapping data about security threats makes
it easier to see complex relationships at a glance for better decision making and
more targeted response.
“We want to improve access to geospatial resources
across all operating networks and use geospatial
technology to facilitate meaningful information
sharing that helps not only connect the dots but
also make those connections more understandable
through geospatial visualization and maps.”
—David Alexander, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s
Geospatial Management Office
Get Everything You Need
Esri ELAs can be customized to suit agency requirements and include
• ArcGIS® for Desktop—Manage data, perform analysis,
model and automate workflows, and display results on
• Training—Virtual and in-person classes show you faster ways to
get results and tips to make projects more successful.
• ArcGIS for Server—Provide secure, reliable GIS
services to every web, mobile, and desktop application
in your organization.
• ArcGIS for Windows Mobile—Take your enterprise GIS
into the field for improved productivity.
• ArcGIS SM Online—Access ready-to-use basemaps, apps,
and templates for the web, smartphones, and tablets to
create and publish maps and apps on demand.
• Portal for ArcGIS extension—Keep your GIS content,
such as online maps and apps, secure in your own
infrastructure whether on-premises or in the cloud.
• Professional Services consulting—Esri staff can help with
projects and enterprise implementations.
• Esri® story maps—Combine web maps with text, photos, and
video to educate, entertain, and inspire.
• Templates—Access map templates specific to your project.
• Esri Maps for Office® —Add maps to Excel® and PowerPoint®.
• Developer tools—Jump-start app development with
content, APIs, and sample code. Access tools for searching,
routing, geocoding, and more.
Achieve Your Goals
When federal staff members have the GIS software they need,
they can apply it in limitless ways.
Data Creation—The federal government creates data
that drives innovation. ArcGIS makes it easy to publish
data that anyone can use to develop new solutions that
meet modern needs.
Analysis and Planning—Geography-based analysis
generates powerful insight because most data is tied
to a specific location. Use GIS to see connections and
patterns that would otherwise be missed.
Field Mobility—Using GIS outside the office enhances
job performance and urgent decision making. Mobile
workers save time updating data on-site, and office staff
get updates in real time.
Civic and Government
Operational Awareness—Seeing the factors at play
on a map provides decision support and informs public
policy. For natural disasters or even simple resource
tracking, it’s easy to see where need is greatest and
where money is being spent.
Civic and Government Engagement—Creating
relevant apps that staff and citizens want to use
is essential. Opening data through all levels of
government and with the public fosters collaboration
and meets standards for openness.