Philadelphia PD Goes Big with ESRI. Very Big.
- Published on February 28, 2013
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
When he was 17, Benjamin Franklin ran away from Boston to live in Philadelphia. He would also become the British postmaster to the colonies and would establish the first national communications network. And even though he was a firefighter at heart, Ben would be very proud of the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) today - they now have one of the largest public safety Geographic Information System (GIS) implementations in the country. Twenty four servers power an ESRI ArcGIS Server and Microsoft SQL Server based application environment that helps the PPD keep its officers and citizens safer. Philadelphia went big with GIS from ESRI.