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  • Engage your students with the latest K-12 ArcGIS Online resources

    Engage your students with the latest K-12 ArcGIS Online resources

    Discover the latest K-12 ArcGIS Online resources that are available for free to engage your students in learning

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  • Esri Canada President receives award for his contributions to GIS education

    Esri Canada President receives award for his contributions to GIS education

    Alex Miller recognized with 2019 University of Toronto Association of Graduate Alumni Honorary President’s Award

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  • GIS Day: A time to celebrate maps and geography

    GIS Day: A time to celebrate maps and geography

    GIS Day is a great opportunity to promote the importance of maps and spatial thinking. Find out what K-12 events occurred across Canada this year.

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  • December’s GIS Ambassador: Madoka Otani

    December’s GIS Ambassador: Madoka Otani

    December’s GIS Ambassador of the month is Madoka Otani from Regina, Saskatchewan. Discover how she’s been involved in GIS Day since 2016.

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  • Crime Analytics: An Essential Skill for Intelligent Crime Fighting

    Crime Analytics: An Essential Skill for Intelligent Crime Fighting

    Ontario programs give students the knowledge and experience to apply location technology in the fields of justice, safety and security

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  • November’s GIS Ambassador: Kris Jones

    November’s GIS Ambassador: Kris Jones

    Meet Kris Jones a consultant from Halifax, Nova Scotia who’s this month’s GIS Ambassador. Find out what he’s been doing to support the use of ArcGIS Online in K-12 education.

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  • Discover free ready to use GIS Day activities for your event

    Discover free ready to use GIS Day activities for your event

    GIS Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of maps and spatial thinking! Discover free ready to use resources that you can use for your event!

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  • October’s GIS Ambassador: Melissa Lavoie

    October’s GIS Ambassador: Melissa Lavoie

    Melissa Lavoie is this month’s GIS Ambassador who supports the use of GIS in Northern Ontario communities.

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  • Examine Canada’s federal elections through interactive maps

    Examine Canada’s federal elections through interactive maps

    Discover interactive maps that allow you to examine the results of Canada’s past federal elections (2000-2015)

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  • Join us at the GIS in Education and Research Conference in March

    Join us at the GIS in Education and Research Conference in March

    Join fellow educators and students at Hart House on March 4 and 5 for the GIS in Education and Research Conference. The call for papers is now open.

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  • September’s GIS Ambassador: Benjamin Lille

    September’s GIS Ambassador: Benjamin Lille

    GIS Ambassador from Quebec encourages teachers to use ArcGIS Online as a teaching and learning tool in the K-12 classroom

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  • Scholarship recipient François Veillette found a new career with GIS

    Scholarship recipient François Veillette found a new career with GIS

    Find out more about a Université du Québec à Montréal student’s proposed app for finding wild mushrooms and what led him to study GIS.

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  • Get ready for a mappy GIS Day in 5 easy steps!

    Get ready for a mappy GIS Day in 5 easy steps!

    Celebrate the power of maps on GIS Day! Get ready for this special day in 5 easy steps

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  • August’s GIS Ambassador: Jeannine Johnstone

    August’s GIS Ambassador: Jeannine Johnstone

    Students use GIS in iconic Stanley Park, BC to track invasive species

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  • 5 reasons to try the cool new ArcGIS StoryMaps builder

    5 reasons to try the cool new ArcGIS StoryMaps builder

    Story Maps just became a lot easier to create! Find out how and try the new ArcGIS StoryMaps builder

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  • How GIS and citizen science can unmask Canadian tornadoes

    How GIS and citizen science can unmask Canadian tornadoes

    Northern Tornadoes Project blends GIS and citizen science together to enhance detection of unknown tornado occurrences.

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  • Dr. Lynn Moorman: July’s GIS Ambassador

    Dr. Lynn Moorman: July’s GIS Ambassador

    As a GIS ambassador Dr Lynn Moorman excites both teachers and students about what you can do with GIS

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  • Esri Canada’s K-12 Resource Finder: Discover free resources tied to curriculum

    Esri Canada’s K-12 Resource Finder: Discover free resources tied to curriculum

    Find ArcGIS Online resources for math, science and history to try with your students in the upcoming school year.

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  • Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador

    Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador

    Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador is a Crime Analyst with the Toronto Police Service who teaches K-12 students about GIS

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  • Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with mapping activities

    Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with mapping activities

    June is National Indigenous Peoples month. GIS can teach students about where they have lived and the treaties that governed their lives

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