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News Roundup – August 2016

Learn how the City of Hamilton empowers its citizens and employees with GIS, get insights into drones and ArcGIS, and find out about the next generation of real-time GIS in this month's News Roundup.

Feature Stories

City of Hamilton empowers citizens and employees with GIS

Mapping apps are having a big impact in the City of Hamilton. They’re helping the City organize hundreds of thousands of engineering records, monitor a multi-million dollar streetlight replacement project and promote investment in the area. Read about several City of Hamilton’s mapping apps that leverage Esri technology and discover how they've improved the City’s capability to leverage enterprise data and quickly deploy apps to support its workflow.

Sumac Geomatics uncovers deep insights with drones and ArcGIS

Wenscott Developments is currently developing a 14-hectare site in Thunder Bay into a residential neighbourhood. Planners wanted to understand exactly where bedrock formations on the raw land could be found underground, so Wenscott reached out to Sumac Geomatics to conduct a topographic survey. Sumac used a combination of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and ArcGIS to efficiently create a comprehensive dataset that was integrated into a suite of maps. These information products helped Wenscott develop the subdivision around the bedrock, saving the developer valuable time and money.

Esri's real-time analytics keep pace with Internet of Things

This year, Esri will unveil the next generation of real-time GIS. It will enable users to ingest, analyze and store millions of sensor events per second at scale; rapidly visualize, replay and explore observations that are in the billions of features; and quickly perform batch analytics on this profusion of information. Available through Esri Managed Services, this new real-time GIS can keep pace with the meteoric rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and handle any organization's big data needs.

Esri News

Jack and Laura Dangermond named in Business Insider Top 100
July 7, 2016

Esri recognized as finalist for 2016 Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year Award
July 12, 2016

Esri and ICMA partner to educate smart communities
July 13, 2016


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