News Roundup — April 2017

April 6, 2017 Anneliese Sanghara

Which app is featured as our App of the Month? How do digital hubs create public value? Find out these and more in the April News Roundup.

Feature Stories

April's App of the Month: Calgary's myProperty
How do you find property information in your city? Do you need to take a trip to City Hall, fill up paper forms and wait in line for city staff to fulfill your request? Read this blog and discover how the City of Calgary efficiently provides property information through its online, self-serve app. 

How digital hubs help governments create public value
Governments have traditionally limited the question of value to utilitarian measures like cost control, customer satisfaction and fulfilled election promises. The notion of public value, pioneered by Harvard professor Mark Moore, charts a different, more encompassing path.

Beyond Open Data – Getting from download to impact
When considering an Open Data site, the vision must be bigger than just checking off the “we have an Open Data site” box. Impact on your community is the true goal.

Parcel mapping in Canada: A case for parcel fabric
Across Canada, we are seeing an increased demand for parcel mapping. This need is multi-sector and includes areas like planning, land management and public works. Discover the set of tools that parcel mapping maintainers need to streamline their workflows and integrate well with other aspects of the business.

Esri Military Tools for ArcGIS
The long-awaited release of Military Tools for ArcGIS is finally here. These military tools are essential, supported, open source, geoprocessing tools that reduce the complexity, cost and time to create common defense and intelligence geospatial products. 

Esri Canada online store now open
Do you need ArcGIS software fast? Now, you can purchase select products immediately through our online store.

Community Maps Updates

The topographic and imagery basemaps were updated with new content from Canadian contributors from across the country. In particular, the City of Vancouver provided 8 cm imagery through its open data website. Read part 1 and part 2 of the blog to see what’s new.

Esri News

Esri Teams with IBM to Offer Cutting-Edge Spatial Analytics to Developers in Bluemix Cloud
March 21, 2017

Esri Introduces Image Platform Bundles for Analysis, Management and Analytics
March 17, 2017

Esri Honours Partners for Exceptional Use of Mapping and Analytics Technology
March 6, 2017

Esri Signs Enterprise Agreement with Harris Corporation to Modernize Data Production from New Image Sources
March 2, 2017

Video

Learn more about the City of Los Angeles’ platform for open data and transparency - the GeoHub.

About the Author

Anneliese Sanghara

Anneliese Sanghara is a Marketing Communications Coordinator with Esri Canada. As part of this role, she reviews and develops content for the company’s various marketing channels and provides support for several communications programs. Along with her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, Anneliese attained a Master of Professional Communication from Ryerson University. Her many teachers and mentors sparked her passion for strategy, writing and design. In her spare time, Anneliese enjoys exploring the city, honing her culinary skills and volunteering.

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