Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri bring you the Urban Observatory—a live museum with a data pulse. You'll have access to rich datasets for cities around the world that let you simultaneously view answers to the most important questions impacting today's global cities—and you. Compare and contrast visualized information for a greater understanding of life in the 21st century.
You have the opportunity to join a first–of–its kind virtual experience that takes advantage of GIS as an integrative platform. Information about urbanization does not exist in comparative form. Several cities have already signed on to participate. By contributing, you empower your citizens, constituents, colleagues, and the global community.
The creative and technical forces at Radical Media and Esri build you a one–of–a–kind, futuristic virtual experience that's complete art and science. You’ll make your data come to life using an interactive exhibit complete with the finest software, hardware, fiber optics, custom kiosks, quality sound system and monitors.
The focus of the Urban Observatory is on the people who live in cities, the work they do there, the movement made possible through transportation networks, the public facilities needed to run the city, and the natural systems which are impacted by the city's footprint. If you are a city with datasets in any of these categories, we urge you to contribute it to the project. See the Participation Guide for more information.
Spur heightened communication and understanding by sharing your data for the Urban Observatory. You don't need to worry about hardware, software, or additional work on your end—simply share your data with us and we'll do the rest.
Your participation is essential. Information about healthcare policy and urbanization simply does not exist in comparative form. By contributing your data, you're empowering your citizens, constituents, colleagues, and the global community through this first-of-its-kind educating endeavor.
If you have data you believe is appropriate and would like to participate in the Urban Observatory Project, please complete the participation form to get started. Esri will review the information provided and contact you regarding how to proceed. We'll provide the data models and templates you need so that contributing and publishing your own organization's data will be a snap.
Please click on the button below to provide us with your information. You will be contacted by Esri within three business days.