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ESRI Data and GIS Empower Miami Businesses
[February 23, 2010]

ESRI Data and GIS Empower Miami Businesses

REDLANDS, Calif., Feb 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The City of Miami, Florida's Division of Economic Initiatives recently launched its geographic information system (GIS)-based Web site ESRI business partner MSF Global Solutions, LLC, built the online mapping application to give business leaders around the globe an easy-to-use resource with valuable site, market, and demographic information.

"We wanted to deliver one place where entrepreneurs could find reliable intelligence," said Lisa S. Mazique, senior advisor for economic development, City of Miami. "To make sure that we were adding features and attributes that were important to us, we wanted our own tool, not a cookie-cutter solution. And it had to wrap around a really solid data product." Creating a customized Web site tailored specifically for the city was a top priority. To do that, MSF Global used its Site Intelligence Tool and ESRI's ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and the ESRI Business Analyst Online API to build the application and reporting capabilities. On the Web site, visitors can Access up-to-date satellite imagery.

Search the city's database of available commercial properties according to many factors such as property type, square footage, and price.

Discover layers of information including zoning, contamination sites, land use, and historic/conservation.

Create reports with detailed demographic data including income, housing, market, and spending profiles.

"It will give you a profile of the kind of individuals that live in a neighborhood and help you match your business to a particular market," Mazique said. "For a business to be successful, it needs to understand the backyard in which it's playing." 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

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