Gordon Plunkett

Gordon Plunkett is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Director at Esri Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing in both the public and private sectors. He currently sits as a member of the Community Map of Canada Steering Committee, GeoAlliance Canada Interim Board of Directors, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics, the University of Laval Convergence Network Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. During his career, Gordon has worked on projects in more than 20 countries and has contributed to numerous scientific conferences and publications. At Esri Canada, he is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s SDI vision, initiatives and outreach, including producing content for the SDI blog.

  • Web map projections: How to reduce distortions

    Web map projections: How to reduce distortions

    When using map projection to display a map, distortion of area, shape or distance may arise. Map distortion effects can be reduced.

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  • Using SDI for Smart Communities: Providing community information to residents

    Using SDI for Smart Communities: Providing community information to residents

    Smart cities implement robust spatial data infrastructures within their business processes and technical infrastructure for sharing their spatial data.

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  • How do SDIs help improve data understanding through visualization?

    How do SDIs help improve data understanding through visualization?

    Spatial Data Infrastructure helps the GIS community improve data understanding through data visualization.

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  • What is a geospatial infrastructure and why is it important?

    What is a geospatial infrastructure and why is it important?

    A geospatial infrastructure covers all aspects and technologies related to geomatics such as data, data models, workflows, positioning, GIS and maps.

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  • GIS data – what is positional accuracy and why is it so important?

    GIS data – what is positional accuracy and why is it so important?

    Spatial data positional accuracy is important in spatial data infrastructures. SDI users should collect their data carefully for better analytics.

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  • SDI Snapshot - August 2019

    SDI Snapshot - August 2019

    An Esri Canada blog post for information on some of the latest and most significant spatial data infrastructure news, data and products.

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  • SDI Interesting Reads - August 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads - August 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads contains informative articles about spatial data infrastructure.

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  • How to use web maps to perform spatial analytics

    How to use web maps to perform spatial analytics

    ArcGIS Online provides spatial analysis functions to perform real-time analytics on your data displayed on a web map.

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  • SDI Snapshot - July 2019

    SDI Snapshot - July 2019

    An Esri Canada blog post for information on some of the latest and most significant spatial data infrastructure news, data and products.

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  • SDI Interesting Reads – July 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads – July 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads contains informative articles about spatial data infrastructure.

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  • Improve geospatial data by collaborating through web maps and web apps

    Improve geospatial data by collaborating through web maps and web apps

    Collaboration through web maps and web apps can be used to review and align GIS data between organizations within a spatial data infrastructure

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  • SDI Snapshot - June 2019

    SDI Snapshot - June 2019

    An Esri Canada blog post for information on some of the latest and most significant spatial data infrastructure news, data and products.

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  • SDI Interesting Reads - June 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads - June 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads contains informative articles about spatial data infrastructure.

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  • Smart Cities Challenge: An opportunity to grow spatial data infrastructures

    Smart Cities Challenge: An opportunity to grow spatial data infrastructures

    A robust spatial data infrastructure allows seamless sharing of maps and applications between government, data sharing communities and stakeholders.

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  • SDI Snapshot - May 2019

    SDI Snapshot - May 2019

    Learn about some of the latest and most significant Spatial Data Infrastructure news, data and products.

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  • SDI Interesting Reads - May 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads - May 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads contains informative articles about spatial data infrastructure.

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  • The role of SDIs in the democratization of geospatial data and services

    The role of SDIs in the democratization of geospatial data and services

    What is the role of spatial data infrastructure in geospatial data sharing by government organizations?

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  • SDI Snapshot - April 2019

    SDI Snapshot - April 2019

    Read this Esri Canada blog post for information on some of the latest and most significant spatial data infrastructure news, data and products.

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  • SDI Interesting Reads - April 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads - April 2019

    SDI Interesting Reads highlights informative articles about spatial data infrastructure

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  • Are your Spatial Data Infrastructure tools ready for the big data deluge?

    Are your Spatial Data Infrastructure tools ready for the big data deluge?

    Find out why digital data volume will continue growing and why Spatial Data Infrastructure tools will be key to managing the data deluge.

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