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News Roundup – May 2021

How are mining companies mobilizing 3D GIS to view underground ore deposits? How is GIS being used to collect and map Indigenous success stories across Turtle Island? What can organizations do to avoid the financial consequences of poor spatial data governance? Learn more in the May News Roundup.

Feature Stories

May’s Map of the Month: Open Pit Progression, Rainy River Mine
May’s Map Calendar Hub page showcases the power of GIS for mining and oil & gas operations. Whether it’s allowing mining companies to visualize ore deposits in 3D, helping them manage their field workforces or giving them the tools to better organize their data, Esri technology is helping mining and oil & gas companies do business better.

Geographical Thinking Podcast: Season 1 | Episode 9: The Âhkameyihtamowin Project
It shouldn’t be hard to find information on Indigenous role models or community successes. How about a vast number of them? Denali YoungWolfe, a PhD researcher at the University of British Columbia, collects Indigenous success stories across Turtle Island and maps them to show their presence, abundance and diversity.

7 practical steps for improving your organization's spatial data governance
Not putting any kind of management structure around your data can have huge financial consequences. Spatial data is no exception. In this blog post, Allen Williams takes you through seven high-level steps for improving spatial data governance in your organization. Once you’re done, you’ll have executive buy-in, know who’s responsible for your spatial data and have policies and guidelines in place, all to help your organization make good use of its data.

Dispelling NG9-1-1 myths
Think that the Next Generation 9-1-1 initiative won’t affect you or your work? Think again! In this blog post, Esri Canada’s public safety industry manager David Hamilton exposes three common myths about NG9-1-1. Spoiler alert: it affects you more than you think!

How to use 3D GIS to put buildings and infrastructure in context
A 3D GIS scene is as close as it gets to seeing the world with our own eyes. 3D GIS can also help you communicate more clearly with end users and decision makers. In this blog post, delve into some use cases for 3D GIS and learn from our curated resources.

Video: Geospatial Insights during COVID-19 Response in New Zealand | Lightning Talk
Ann De Schutter from the New Zealand Dept of the Prime Minister and Cabinet discusses their work to respond to COVID-19, at the 2021 Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference, including dashboards, mapping facility capacity, and a data hub for collaboration across departments.

The 2021 Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference explored how applied GIS leads to improved health outcomes, increased accessibility to health care and healthier communities. View presentations

Submit your app for our App of the Month
We’re looking for outstanding, publicly accessible ArcGIS-based apps to be featured in the Esri Canada Blog as our App of the Month. Could your app be it?

Esri News

Esri Publishes New Book about Modern Emergency Management
April 27, 2021

US National Academy of Sciences Elects Esri’s Dawn Wright
April 27, 2021

Esri’s Dawn Wright Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 23, 2021

Esri Releases Book on Mapping American National Parks
April 20, 2021

Esri Partner QSIT Implements AI Solution for Egyptian Agriculture Sector
April 14, 2021

Esri and SAP Advance Integration of Business Technology and GIS Platforms
April 14, 2021


ArcUser: A Growing Hunger
GIS technology can help Feeding America food banks across the United States by enabling these organizations to understand their constituents, manage volunteers, and efficiently deliver services.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: ArcGIS Platform Gives Developers Direct Access to Location Services
ArcGIS Platform provides a new option for developers to access powerful ArcGIS location services and high-quality geospatial content through this location platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The underlying services that power ArcGIS are directly available to developers building mapping and location-based applications.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext: How Companies Can Find Talent in a Post-COVID World
Location analysis is giving HR leaders an edge as they navigate a labor market radically reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Business Resilience: Emerging Solutions and Technologies
Renee Murphy, principal analyst at Forrester, explains how environmentally responsible practices are becoming an essential part of a company’s brand and a key consideration among customers. Esri CMO Marianna Kantor investigates how leading companies are improving resiliency and sustainability in the face of systemic risks.

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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