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News Roundup — April 2018

The 2019 Map Calendar & App of the Month Contests are open! Find out about this and more in the April News Roundup.

2019 Map Calendar & App of the Month Contests

Do you have a map or app project that you’re particularly proud of? Enter our contests for a chance to have your outstanding work featured in our print calendar or the Esri Canada Blog. Each selected entrant will also be awarded a CDN$50 gift card. Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 8, 2018.

Feature Stories

April’s App of the Month: Conservation Authority Watershed Report Cards
See how Conservation Ontario used a story map to consolidate data from 36 conservation authorities and provide, for the first time, an overall perspective on the state of Ontario’s watersheds.

COBAMIL’s story map helps raise awareness for watershed protection in Québec
In honour of World Water Day, we’re sharing with you COBAMIL’s Répertoire interactif du PDE story map. Read more on how this watershed organization is engaging residents and communities in Québec to get involved in water protection.

What learning opportunities await you at the Esri Canada User Conferences?
In April, the spring Esri Canada User Conferences will get underway. Come ready to learn and leave with solutions and ideas to bring back to your teams, so you can maximize the potential of your organization’s data.

Smart Cities Challenge deadline looms; you have questions, we have answers
Karen Stewart, Esri Canada’s industry manager for municipal solutions, interviews Gerard Peets, director general of Infrastructure Canada, about the Smart Cities Challenge. Learn answers to some of the most frequent questions asked by municipalities across the country and get insights on how your community can participate in the Challenge.

A to (B)eyond; Delivering an optimized routing package
For most of us, getting from A to B is fairly straightforward. But there is a whole world of complexities that make it far more challenging for logistics professionals to successfully move goods. Let’s uncover just a tiny bit of that complexity through this article.

Esri Canada News

City of Cambridge Wins Award for Using GIS for Drug Debris Response
April 4, 2018

St. John’s & Nassau County to Use Esri Canada’s Assessment Analyst
March 20, 2018

Palm Beach & Maui Use 3D Modelling for More Precise Property Assessments
March 19, 2018

ArcGIS Apps in the News

Sex abuse survivors allege coverup by Jehovah's Witnesses for failing to report assaults
CTV News, March 24, 2018

The Royal Wedding Procession
CTV News, March 14, 2018

'Our family will go down in history': Desmond's sister moved by new $10 bill
CTV News, March 8, 2018

Esri News

New Esri Textbook Teaches the Fundamentals of ArcGIS
March 26, 2018

Esri Partners Honored at Esri FedGIS Conference for Excellence in Location Intelligence
March 20, 2018

Esri FedGIS Conference Showcases How Spatial Analytics Turns Data Insight into Action for Government
March 13, 2018

Esri Releases Survey123 for ArcGIS with New Spike Integration
March 6, 2018

Esri CityEngine Used to Create Oscar-Nominated Effects in Blade Runner 2049
March 1, 2018


ArcNorth News: Analytics — The Key to Transformation
ArcNorth News is Esri Canada’s digital magazine covering Canadian GIS successes using Esri technology. Chris North, Director, Industry Solutions, explains how the full value of GIS to an organization is its ability to empower all levels of analytics from descriptive to diagnostic to predictive and, finally, prescriptive.

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WhereNext Magazine: Wellness Emerges as a Real Estate Trend
WhereNext is Esri’s new digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, Helen Thompson, Esri’s Global Marketing Strategy Manager, describes how wellness communities, master-planned neighbourhoods that aim to support residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs, are capturing the interest of developers and investors.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Why Location Intelligence is a Disruptive Technology
The goal of the series is to help executives and leaders in industry and government understand how modern GIS technology enables digital transformation and drives growth. In this featured podcast, technology columnist and journalist Andre Bourque explains the disruptive influence of location technology in a connected world.


Improving conservation efforts at Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Conservancy keeps watch over the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and third largest in the world. To improve conservation efforts in the area, the Conservancy is leveraging AI and real-time data with ArcGIS to track and learn about the dynamic Chesapeake watershed.