The Crown Estate

Responsible for a multi-billion pound portfolio of land, the Crown Estate has to make important decisions that balance the needs of the environment against plans to maximise revenues. Its use of Esri’s ArcGIS platform enables it to undertake faster modelling of complex scenarios, enabling it to save £135,000 in staff costs in six months alone.

Read the case study for information on how:

  • ArcGIS is used to map existing demand and the future potential of marine estates, providing valuable insight to support decision making.
  • The Crown Estate recognises that it has saved time and money in highlighting the potential for off-shore wind farm development.
  • GIS analysis allows the organisation to see potential conflicts between activities, and help to identify the optimum compromises.


"The result is a sustainable plan that exists in space and time – we don’t think so many variables have been brought together for this type of analysis anywhere else in the world."

Peter Lawrence, MaRS Programme Manager

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