David Hamilton

David Hamilton is the Public Safety Industry Manager for Esri Canada. His efforts are focused on advising customers how to use GIS technology to improve all areas of public safety, specifically (NG)9-1-1, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, emergency management, and search and rescue. Prior to joining Esri Canada in 2010, David managed the GIS for E-Comm 9-1-1 in Vancouver, and worked for the RCMP at the Integrated Security Unit for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games where he managed their Common Operating Picture. Being active has been a major part of David’s personal life; soccer, track & field, skiing, cycling, hiking and now kayaking are all among his favourite activities.

  • Next Generation 9-1-1: Key considerations for Ontario

    Next Generation 9-1-1: Key considerations for Ontario

    Here are 3 considerations to keep in mind while planning for NG9-1-1 in Ontario

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  • Monitoring British Columbia’s wildfire threats with ArcGIS Dashboards

    Monitoring British Columbia’s wildfire threats with ArcGIS Dashboards

    BC’s Wildfire Service is keeping residents informed with the help of ArcGIS Dashboards – a key pillar of the Emergency Management Operations Solution

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  • Introducing the Emergency Management Operations Solution

    Introducing the Emergency Management Operations Solution

    Emergency Management Operations (EMO) Solution is a set of configurable maps and apps that provide key data relevant to your operational workflows.

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  • Climate change, positive feedback loops, and what is an atmospheric river?

    Climate change, positive feedback loops, and what is an atmospheric river?

    Esri Canada’s David Hamilton reflects on the effects of climate change in his home province of BC and how to prepare for future emergency events

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  • Thank you to our front-line health professionals

    Thank you to our front-line health professionals

    A recent experience has given David Hamilton immense gratitude for health care staff on the front lines, especially during the pandemic.

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  • COVID-19 contact tracing and facility mapping with ArcGIS Indoors

    COVID-19 contact tracing and facility mapping with ArcGIS Indoors

    How ArcGIS Indoors can help hospitals and other facilities manage contact tracing during the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • What I’m reading now: COVID-19 Emergency Management reading list

    What I’m reading now: COVID-19 Emergency Management reading list

    Esri Canada’s David Hamilton shares timely articles that explore how COVID-19 will impact traditional emergency management planning and response

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  • New Brunswick Blazes the Trail on Getting its Data Ready for NG9-1-1

    New Brunswick Blazes the Trail on Getting its Data Ready for NG9-1-1

    Learn how the New Brunswick 911 Bureau leveraged the Public Safety GeoXchange to create a single, comprehensive and up-to-date road network and civic address database.

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  • Will your GIS data make the grade as public safety data?

    Will your GIS data make the grade as public safety data?

    GIS data must meet national standards for next-generation 9-1-1 to accurately locate and route calls and support timely response to emergencies.

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  • Test your data readiness for NG9-1-1

    Test your data readiness for NG9-1-1

    For NG9-1-1, GIS data must meet national standards because incomplete or inaccurate data will delay locating callers and timely response to emergencies.

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  • Tackling the new normal in Emergency Management with Location Intelligence

    Tackling the new normal in Emergency Management with Location Intelligence

    Location Intelligence helps emergency management professionals maintain situational awareness, analyze impact, assess damage and inform the public.

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  • NG9-1-1: Is everyone using the same data?

    NG9-1-1: Is everyone using the same data?

    For NG9-1-1, GIS data must meet national standards because incomplete or inaccurate data will delay locating callers and timely response to emergencies.

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  • Is your GIS data ready for NG9-1-1?

    Is your GIS data ready for NG9-1-1?

    For NG9-1-1, GIS data must meet national standards because incomplete or inaccurate data will delay locating callers and timely response to emergencies.

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  • NG9-1-1: GIS Data Accuracy and Currency

    NG9-1-1: GIS Data Accuracy and Currency

    Accurate street attributes (address ranges and names) and current public safety boundary data are very important for proper routing of 9-1-1 calls.

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  • NG9-1-1: Why we need data to be complete

    NG9-1-1: Why we need data to be complete

    Complete and standards-based data strengthens the emergency response system. NG9-1-1 will need rich and complete data to function properly.

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  • NG9-1-1: Terms we must come to terms with

    NG9-1-1: Terms we must come to terms with

    Next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) glossary for GIS professionals across Canada

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  • NG9-1-1: A game changer in public safety

    NG9-1-1: A game changer in public safety

    NG9-1-1 is expected to save more lives and GIS systems and services are a core function of that formula.

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  • NG9-1-1 puts GIS on its map

    NG9-1-1 puts GIS on its map

    GIS has an important role in Next Generation 9-1-1 in Canada–helping deliver improved data, routing of emergency calls and dispatching resources.

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  • Public safety has always been geocentric – even if you didn’t know it

    Public safety has always been geocentric – even if you didn’t know it

    Find out why location is integral to public safety, and how GIS, by extension, is a logical element of an operational Next Generation 9-1-1.

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  • Increasing wildfires in Canada’s forests: The new normal

    Increasing wildfires in Canada’s forests: The new normal

    With wildfires and other disasters expected to set new records, how can communities use location intelligence to prepare for this new normal?

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