Frankfort, Kentucky, Signs ESRI Small Government ELA

                                   IT/GIS Department Will Deploy Unlimited ArcGIS Software throughout Organization

Redlands, California - August 13, 2008―The City of Frankfort, Kentucky, population 28,000, has signed an ESRI Small Municipal and County Government Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). This agreement allows all staff in the capital city's government to access geographic information system (GIS) software that will improve productivity and enhance service to citizens.

"Now the new GIS office in the IT department can deploy desktop, server, and mobile GIS software quickly and uniformly throughout the enterprise without worrying about software license procurement," said Julsun Pacheco, IT manager, City of Frankfort. "Without this program, we would be unable to deploy GIS to all of our departments and develop the GIS-based applications we need."

The city is currently using GIS in the police, fire, and E-911 dispatch departments. In addition to providing more departments with GIS software and applications, Pacheco is looking forward to extending GIS capabilities into the field so staff can collect data and edit the GIS database in real time. He also plans to use GIS and GPS to allow dispatchers to view real-time locations of transit buses, maintenance crews, and recycling and sanitation trucks to track the progress of work throughout the day.

"I would like to showcase what GIS can do to enhance operations and the running of the city," Pacheco said.

The ESRI Small Municipal and County Government ELA program is available to municipalities and counties in the United States with populations of 100,000 or less. The program provides access to ESRI GIS technology with a straightforward, tiered pricing schedule. Advantages include updated versions of GIS software for a consistent platform; flexible deployments to desktops, servers, and mobile devices; and the ability to incorporate GIS into mission-critical applications and workflows.

ESRI's ArcGIS software is an open and interoperable technology platform that provides advanced visualization and cartographic capabilities, spatial analysis, geographic data management, and more. ArcGIS software is a complete system to author, serve, and use geographic information. The technology gets geographic information to those who need it including analysts, decision makers, field staff, and the public.

For more information, contact the nearest ESRI U.S. regional office (contact information is available at, call 800-447-9778, or visit

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


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