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… Yoga is next.

  • 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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  • Towards Resiliency: Leveraging Esri in all phases of emergency management

    Towards Resiliency: Leveraging Esri in all phases of emergency management

    Esri technology enables a better understanding of emergency situations as wells as time saving with real-time data.

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  • Halifax Explosion: Preventing history from repeating itself

    Halifax Explosion: Preventing history from repeating itself

    Disasters like Halifax Explosion can be avoided by using GPS & GIS technology. Many port authorities use Esri solutions to ensure public safety.

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  • Canada’s Opioid Crisis: A battle we must win

    Canada’s Opioid Crisis: A battle we must win

    Use GIS to understand the Opioid crisis and tackle the Opioid epidemic- making decisions, reporting drug activity and educating people got easier.

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  • Fire, flood or freak storm: Esri’s Disaster Response Program is there

    Fire, flood or freak storm: Esri’s Disaster Response Program is there

    Esri’s Disaster Response Program is ready to support organizations 24/7 through software, data and technical support for emergency operations.

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  • Safe Communities: The Need for More Collaboration

    Safe Communities: The Need for More Collaboration

    Find out how you can build a safe community with GIS software that provides a better operational picture, situational awareness and collaboration

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