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Data Innovation Agent
Terry Bills, Global Transportation Industry Manager

As an Innovation Agent, we will happily support Solvers with data, free software for the Challenge, and our expertise on GIS and visualization of complex data.  ESRI believes a geographic approach can often be the key to understanding the world and identifying feasible solutions to problems like the ones identified by this challenge. We provide ArcGIS, a comprehensive GIS platform used by most federal and state government agencies. GIS is well-suited to data visualization. We have a suite of capabilities to support this, but it goes beyond simply putting points on a map. To visualize, we support an analytical process as a discipline and have resources to help the Solvers produce impacting and defensible outputs. In terms of our platform, we have a traditional desktop client that has spatial analysis, but we also have a web-GIS solution that just requires a login. We have configurable web applications to help create dashboards such as Story Maps, but they also support analytical processes by your end-users. We have developer API such as our JavaScript API for front end applications and Python API for heavy analysis and ML and AI integration. We are excited to see Solvers and the USDOT go through this challenge.