RideAmigos is an official business partner of Esri, a world leader in geographic information systems (GIS). Their technology enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales. At Esri, they believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) trust them to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet.

Esri’s CEO and GIS pioneer, Jack Dangermond, has instilled a powerful concept into the heart of RideAmigos: plotting data on maps in order to tell a compelling story. While this idea is simple, RideAmigos evaluated its strategy, and realized that this invaluable element was heavily missing from the TDM industry. What if we overlay the commuter trips of a biking competition atop the biking infrastructure of a city? What if we plot the survey results of an organization-wide transportation survey into a cluster bubble map based on origin, day, and time, and overlay traffic patterns? What would these maps tell us? These are new ways of visualizing data, helping to drive smarter decisions, more efficient business/marketing processes, and increased transparency when determining the return on investment (ROI) of a TDM program.

With this in mind, Esri, the largest mapping company in the world, is not only a trusted business partner, but also a strategic investor in RideAmigos. As it turns out, Esri had been inspired by RideAmigos, too!