By leveraging GIS, organizations with large campuses can visualize, analyze,
integrate, and share information about facilities in new ways. Here, the
Smithsonian Institute, with the help of Penobscot Bay, uses ESRI’s ArcGIS to
view how space is used inside buildings.
Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom manages space
used at the airport, saving US$220,000 and 1,200 person-
hours per year.
The City of Boston uses ArcGIS to track the progress of citywide solar installations, promoting the use of
solar electricity systems to investors, building green, and meeting its Solar America Initiative goals.
GIS for Facilities Management
Improving the Management of Real Property Assets
Geographic information system (GIS) technology manages
infrastructure both outside and inside buildings to provide full
operational awareness. Use it to optimize existing space, move staff
efficiently and map asset conditions. Throughout the facility life
cycle, GIS supports you in your mission, from site selection to space
planning and maintenance, lease management and usage, safety
issues, and continuity planning.
GIS gives organizations a look at their facilities across all scales
using the same data and software, allowing them to analyze
dependencies, decrease costs, make better decisions, and improve
performance management. GIS is a robust information system
that supports a diverse set of analytic capabilities, workflows, and
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