News & Updates

Browse posts to stay up-to-speed on developments affecting you, the Canadian GIS user: see how others are using GIS, learn about new products, keep abreast of the Community Map of Canada Program, and more.

  • What’s new in the Canadian edition of Living Atlas of the World?

    What’s new in the Canadian edition of Living Atlas of the World?

    The Living Atlas of the World is an evolving collection of authoritative, ready-to-use global geographic information, easily accessible to users.

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  • Web map projections: How to reduce distortions

    Web map projections: How to reduce distortions

    When using map projection to display a map, distortion of area, shape or distance may arise. Map distortion effects can be reduced.

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  • News Roundup — November 2019

    News Roundup — November 2019

    Esri Canada’s News Roundup summarizes important stories in the world of GIS each month.

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  • App of the Month: Calgary’s City-Owned Cemeteries

    App of the Month: Calgary’s City-Owned Cemeteries

    Web mapping app allows city staff and the public to easily find interment locations in Calgary’s cemeteries

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  • Using SDI for Smart Communities: Providing community information to residents

    Using SDI for Smart Communities: Providing community information to residents

    Smart cities implement robust spatial data infrastructures within their business processes and technical infrastructure for sharing their spatial data.

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  • Tackling the new normal in Emergency Management with Location Intelligence

    Tackling the new normal in Emergency Management with Location Intelligence

    Location Intelligence helps emergency management professionals maintain situational awareness, analyze impact, assess damage and inform the public.

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  • Land Information Ontario – The Journey to Open Data

    Land Information Ontario – The Journey to Open Data

    We chat with the MNRF’s GeoHub Project Manager about their journey to modernize access to Ontario’s authoritative geospatial data using ArcGIS Hub.

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  • 3 tips every ArcGIS system administrator should know

    3 tips every ArcGIS system administrator should know

    Learn three useful tips and resources for better managing your ArcGIS portal

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  • How do SDIs help improve data understanding through visualization?

    How do SDIs help improve data understanding through visualization?

    Spatial Data Infrastructure helps the GIS community improve data understanding through data visualization.

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  • NG9-1-1: Is everyone using the same data?

    NG9-1-1: Is everyone using the same data?

    For NG9-1-1, GIS data must meet national standards because incomplete or inaccurate data will delay locating callers and timely response to emergencies.

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  • News Roundup — October 2019

    News Roundup — October 2019

    Esri Canada’s News Roundup summarizes important stories in the world of GIS each month.

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  • Data co-operative enables collaborative transformation in York Region

    Data co-operative enables collaborative transformation in York Region

    Learn how 14 municipal organizations in York Region built a virtual marketplace to share and acquire one another’s GIS data, applications and tools.

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  • App of the Month: 3D Massing Model - Planning Information Hub

    App of the Month: 3D Massing Model - Planning Information Hub

    Learn how the City of Mississauga shares planning information, including a 3D model of the city, with the public using Esri’s storytelling tools

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  • What is a geospatial infrastructure and why is it important?

    What is a geospatial infrastructure and why is it important?

    A geospatial infrastructure covers all aspects and technologies related to geomatics such as data, data models, workflows, positioning, GIS and maps.

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  • Let’s talk about the ArcGIS Utility Network - who’s done it, who’s doing it, and why?

    Let’s talk about the ArcGIS Utility Network - who’s done it, who’s doing it, and why?

    In the first blog of this series, we provide an update on the Utility Network to get your utility thinking about why and when you should make the transition.

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  • Prepaid Training Days: The solution to save time and money!

    Prepaid Training Days: The solution to save time and money!

    Pick one package of training days, get one invoice and access multiple training courses for anyone on your team for a year!

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  • NG9-1-1: GIS Data Accuracy and Currency

    NG9-1-1: GIS Data Accuracy and Currency

    Accurate street attributes (address ranges and names) and current public safety boundary data are very important for proper routing of 9-1-1 calls.

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  • GIS data – what is positional accuracy and why is it so important?

    GIS data – what is positional accuracy and why is it so important?

    Spatial data positional accuracy is important in spatial data infrastructures. SDI users should collect their data carefully for better analytics.

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  • News Roundup - September 2019

    News Roundup - September 2019

    Esri Canada’s News Roundup summarizes important stories, videos, awards, apps, story maps and more in the world of GIS each month.

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  • App of the Month: Concrete Jungle: Urban Expansion and the Rise of the Megacity

    App of the Month: Concrete Jungle: Urban Expansion and the Rise of the Megacity

    Whether you’re presenting a school project or a business pitch, see how you can share your idea and stories with Esri Story Maps.

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