The popularity of the internet, the ever-present mobile phone and the prevalence of location-based services have resulted in almost everyone interacting with location-based information in some form in their daily lives. It has also become critical for governments and organizations to embrace this type of information as part of strategic decision making. Geospatial information can be modeled in Enterprise Architect and also integrated with other data to form a single and comprehensive view of information not possible in other tools.
Enterprise Architect, through the use of MDG Technologies, supports the Geography Markup Language (GML) application schemas and the modeling of ArcGIS geodatabases. The information precursors to these models - such as community conceptual models - can also be modeled, and traceability can be used to connect the models together.