It’s happening around the world—a geospatial awakening. An urgent call to understand and respect each other and the planet. Leaders are answering the call, using location intelligence and AI to rethink where and how to solve important problems and create a sustainable, prosperous future.

Moving beyond inspiration to action


Around the world, location intelligence empowers business and government leaders to create real change for a sustainable and prosperous future.

Nurturing our oceans

Advances in mapping and analysis are providing the knowledge we need to sustain life both on land and in the sea—helping us move beyond simply extracting resources to intentionally nurturing and sustaining the world's oceans.

Designing smarter cities

From a single street to towns and mega-cities, we have the chance to reinvent urban systems for a smarter, fairer, and more sustainable relationship with our planet and one another.

Preparing for emergencies

Location intelligence is fueling a profound change—instead of reacting, we use location technology to intervene early, reducing cascading challenges and mapping where to mobilize people when action is critical.

Modernizing infrastructure

In a global economy, infrastructure runs on dynamic, location-aware platforms. We can manage these organic systems to increase productivity and scalability while gleaning insight and business intelligence.

Rethinking public health

With growing awareness of the interconnectedness of the health of people, animals, and the environment, location intelligence shows us where and how to intervene to foster a holistic view of health and public care.

Accelerating renewable agriculture

Using data-centric precision agriculture to improve productivity, safety, nutrition, and sustainability can protect land and ensure sustenance for future generations.

Upgrading transportation

To develop transport systems that align with both human need and the earth’s systems we take a sustainable approach, considering how each place and movement is connected to everything else.

Boosting commerce, innovation, and GDP

Businesses use location intelligence to get closer to customers and supply chains; manage assets and facilities (both physical and virtual); operate sustainably; and compete for talent, innovation, and intellectual property. 

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