Jonathan Nowlan

Jonathan Nowlan is a Senior Support Consultant for Esri Canada. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Mount Allison University and a GIS Application Specialist diploma from Fleming College. With over 12 years of experience in GIS, Jonathan has expertise in ArcGIS for Desktop and Extensions, ArcGIS Online and ArcPad. Aside from offering support to Esri Canada clients, he also occasionally instructs Esri Canada training courses and contributes technical articles for the Esri Canada Web site and publications. Jonathan also serves as a mentor to participants of Esri Canada’s GIS Associate Program. Jonathan is fully bilingual in French and English.

  • Exciting news: ArcGIS Pro 1.2 now offers concurrent and single use licensing

    Exciting news: ArcGIS Pro 1.2 now offers concurrent and single use licensing

    If you’ve been waiting for ArcGIS Pro to offer more flexibility with licensing, or you’ve been unable to use ArcGIS Pro because of the named user license model, we have good news for you.

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  • 9 tips to ensure high-quality ArcGIS Open Data downloads

    9 tips to ensure high-quality ArcGIS Open Data downloads

    In the first post of the series, senior support consultant Jonathan Nowlan imparts nine tips to ensuring high-quality open data downloads from ArcGIS Open Data.

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  • Geodatabase secrets: Creating animations with a One-to-Many join

    Geodatabase secrets: Creating animations with a One-to-Many join

    The geodatabase is full of surprises. In this blog post we will leverage a One-to-Many join between a feature class and a standalone table in a geodatabase to create a time aware animation. In...

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  • Digital volunteers leverage GIS to assist international emergency response efforts

    Digital volunteers leverage GIS to assist international emergency response efforts

    Esri Canada employees help GIS professionals in a variety of ways everyday. However, many of them volunteer their time out of work to support various organizations.

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  • Working with geographic transformations in ArcGIS Pro

    Working with geographic transformations in ArcGIS Pro

    So, you've downloaded ArcGIS Pro and you're not entirely sure where to put your Canadian .gsb geographic transformation files. Then this post is for you. The first release of ArcGIS Pro has been...

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  • Building a JavaScript Web app to geocode our customer database

    Building a JavaScript Web app to geocode our customer database

    Esri Canada’s Associate Program provides opportunities for recent graduates of college GIS programs to work in Technical Support and other departments within the organization.

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  • Get advanced usage reports thanks to the Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS

    Get advanced usage reports thanks to the Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS

    If you're an administrator for an ArcGIS Online Organization and you've been wanting to get detailed usage reports then this post is for you.

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  • Getting to know ArcGIS Pro: Terminology 101

    Getting to know ArcGIS Pro: Terminology 101

    The second post in our Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro blog series will take a look at terminology.

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  • Getting to know ArcGIS Pro: What is it and how will it be useful to you?

    Getting to know ArcGIS Pro: What is it and how will it be useful to you?

    To mark the beta release of ArcGIS Pro, I'm publishing a blog series to explore and highlight the new ArcGIS Pro application.

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  • Throwback Thursday: 1998 According to Esri Canada Technical Support

    Throwback Thursday: 1998 According to Esri Canada Technical Support

    The GIS technology we know today is quite different from the GIS technology we knew not long ago. Today, I thought we'd take a trip back to 1998 to reminisce on the GIS technology of years past.

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  • 3 resources that can help you be successful with ArcGIS Online

    3 resources that can help you be successful with ArcGIS Online

    ArcGIS Online is updated on a regular basis. Because of this, it can be challenging to keep up with these changes.

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  • Define projection and project tool: do’s and don’ts

    Define projection and project tool: do’s and don’ts

    Have you ever had data that draws thousands of kilometres away from where you thought it should be drawing?

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  • Top 10 Geoprocessing tools you’ve never heard of

    Top 10 Geoprocessing tools you’ve never heard of

    ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 has close to 900 geoprocessing tools available.

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