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News Roundup – March 2022

How can GIS help public health practitioners get the right interventions to the right people? How are municipalities using GIS to encourage carless transportation? And what resources are available to help you transition from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro? Learn more in the March News Roundup.

Feature Stories

March’s Map of the Month: The City of Calgary: Pathways and Bikeways Walk and Roll Map 2021
March 2022’s Map of the Month, “The City of Calgary: Pathways and Bikeways Walk and Roll Map 2021”, spotlights walking pathways, trails and protected bicycle lanes. Access the Hub page to see how municipalities are encouraging the use of carless transportation alternatives and incorporating GIS into their planning processes.

Geographical Thinking Podcast: Season 2 | Episode 12: Indigenous Mapping in Canada
Steve DeRoy is Anishinaabe, a cartographer, founder of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop and a director of the Firelight Group, an Indigenous-owned consulting group based in western Canada. In this episode of the Geographical Thinking Podcast, Steve talks about advancing culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous leadership, agencies and communities, all with the goal of supporting Indigenous rights and interests.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here.

Stay up to date with GIS best practices by transitioning to ArcGIS Pro
With the deprecation of ArcMap coming soon, it’s time to start your ArcGIS Pro learning journey to stay current on GIS best practices. Start with this list of available resources.

Four frequently asked questions about ArcGIS Velocity
Esri Canada’s Internet of Things (IoT) industry manager, Dave Monaghan, discusses four of the most common questions we’ve received about ArcGIS Velocity since its launch.

Using GIS to prioritize vulnerable neighbourhoods
Read the latest ArcGIS StoryMaps story from Esri Canada’s public health team to see how GIS helps public health practitioners get the right interventions to the right people.


Esri News

Esri Wins NLC Capstone Challenge for Expanding Broadband Access
February 25, 2022

Esri and Notable Business Partners Selected Among Annual GovTech 100 List of Companies for 2022
February 23, 2022

New Esri Book Helps Public Safety Agencies Get Started with GIS Technology
February 11, 2022


ArcUser: Plant Back Better
In 2018, an enormous California wildfire claimed 85 lives and consumed the entire town of Paradise. Ever since, experts have been devising ways to safeguard against another tragedy and rebuild the forest destroyed by the Camp Fire. Rather than simply replant what was there, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set out to map a climate-informed restoration plan. The plan combined experts’ knowledge of the land and forest using GIS.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Geospatially Enabled BIM Data Proves Useful Beyond Construction
The Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Connecticut, carries four tracks of the Metro-North Railroad line over the Norwalk River, but it needs replacing—and railroad traffic over the bridge can’t stop during construction. Read this story to learn how infrastructure solutions firm and Esri partner HNTB has been using GIS to monitor the existing bridge during construction.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext: A Well-Known Brand Courts a New Type of Customer
As the pandemic pressures companies to diversify, Clif Bar & Company, maker of snacks beloved by outdoor adventurers worldwide, plans to add a new product line targeted at dogs. Read the story to learn about how they’re using location intelligence from GIS to uncover key customer insights.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Biodiversity and the Bottom Line—The Power of Smart Maps
Claudia Blagu, digital project leader at Ingka Investments—a company that operates more than 80 percent of IKEA stores worldwide—explains why location intelligence is key to getting maximum value out of data. Esri conservation solutions director David Gadsden investigates how Ingka Investments uses geospatial technology to obtain the insights to realize sustainable growth.

Video: USGS Geospatial Information Response & User Engagement
In this plenary session from day 2 of the 2022 Esri Ocean, Weather and Climate GIS Forum, hear from Xan Fredericks, the national map liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program User Engagement Office and the Geospatial Information Response Team operations officer. Xan demonstrates how GIS tools and base USGS geospatial data provide critical information about the Earth and its processes, enhancing understanding of natural disasters’ impact while supporting mitigation efforts.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Dani Pacey is a Marketing Specialist for Esri Canada. She digitized her first map at the tender age of 10 and has been fascinated by the relationships between people and places ever since. An avid technical communicator with degrees in Science & Technology Studies from York University and History of Science & Technology from the University of King's College, Dani has always blended science, social science and the humanities and loves bringing them all together to tell great stories about human life.

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