In 1991 Collin County, Texas, discussed internally that GIS technology could address multiple issues and began their initiatives. This Esri Smart Communities Case Study shows how since then Collin County has been able to save money and generate revenue through the use GIS technology.
Smart communities are local governments that look for ways to build safe, healthy, resilient communities for their constituents. Citizens are calling on governments to be more transparent, efficient, collaborative, and productive. A government that meets these challenges is a Smart Community.