ReNew Canada_MayJune2022_Metrolinx_InfrastructureOntario

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Infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone Leading the way to a more sustainable future Across Canada, we are uplifting communities, improving access and sustaining our planet. Find your next opportunity, join us today. 020-AD_ReNewCanada_May-Jun2022_rev1.indd 1 020-AD_ReNewCanada_May-Jun2022_rev1.indd 1 2022-03-24 8:56 AM 2022-03-24 8:56 AM Transit Armando LaCivita is district manager of the Ontario Region for Esri Canada. is the beginning of building a digital twin for these companies. And of course, it benefits the city who also can use these maps. Now if they must dig, they will know where things are. This reduces that old routine of ripping up the road once and then watching some other group dig it up again six months later. This 'plan before you dig' approach seems obvious now, but it's a first—and it's not limited to building subways. It's scalable to smaller cities and can be used for any linear infrastructure build, like highways or even the broadband networks being built seemingly everywhere in Canada. In March 2021, the Ontario government passed the Build Broadband Faster Act. By forcing preplanning on all the stakeholders, limiting the cost, and ensuring the collated data is accurate using Esri's ArcGIS system, it's now cheaper and more efficient to build broadband in Ontario, including where it is most needed: remote communities. Credit: Metrolinx Esri's Canada's ArcGIS system played a critical role in utility coordination of transit projects, as it uses location to integrate different data types and sources from multiple organizations into a cohesive view that can be easily shared among stakeholders. May/June 2022 ReNew Canada 37

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