Press Release

July 31, 2023

Digital AECOM’s PlanEngage™ platform unlocks dynamic geo-digital twins with Esri ArcGIS Online


Dallas (July 31, 2023) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that Digital AECOM’s PlanEngage™ is now powered by Esri ArcGIS Online software. Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software.

PlanEngage is an interactive cloud-based platform that streamlines the planning and stakeholder engagement process throughout the project lifecycle by communicating complex information in an easily accessible digital format. Thanks to the integration with ArcGIS Online, infrastructure owners, engineers and design professionals can now create and explore dynamic digital twins of real-world locations in the PlanEngage platform using real-time spatial data, 3D models, sensors, satellite imagery, and more.

“Integration with ArcGIS Online represents the latest advancement in our innovative PlanEngage platform. It unlocks the ability to communicate even the most technical project information and bring it to life through immersive digital twins — elevating understanding among stakeholders and enabling more informed decision-making,” said Colette Munro, AECOM’s chief digital officer. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing Partner Network relationship with Esri, focused on delivering best-in-class digital solutions to the AEC industry.”

The PlanEngage platform enables project teams to collaboratively create, edit, and publish highly visual and interactive information, including multi-media, 360-degree photos, visualizations, project dashboards, and more. Mobile-friendly communication tools allow community members to review local projects from multiple devices at any time, facilitating deeper engagement and more informed consent. Easy to navigate and simple to use, PlanEngage also enables transparency among stakeholders and helps speed up review cycles. This can eliminate unnecessary delays and ensure project milestones are met on time and on budget, while supporting better social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

Digital AECOM’s PlanEngage solution powered by ArcGIS Online helps customers to better address today’s challenges with a more integrated geospatial infrastructure solution,” said Kathleen Kewley, Director of AEC Global Business Development at Esri. “Integrated infrastructure solutions like PlanEngage save time, money, and produce more effective outcomes.”

PlanEngage is Digital AECOM’s flagship Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and leverages the strength of the firm’s more than 2,000 integrated digital practitioners globally and proven AECOM technology to connect data, projects, and communities. Digital AECOM is a key enabler of the company’s Sustainable Legacies strategy and demonstrates for clients that progress is possible to deliver a better world. Start using Digital AECOM’s PlanEngage platform today by clicking here.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in hundreds of thousands of organizations globally, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofit institutions, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial technology and analytics, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions that leverage a geographic approach to solving some of the world’s most complex problems by placing them in the crucial context of location. Visit us at


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