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News Roundup — August 2017

Why should you enter the 2018 Map Calendar/App of the Month Contests? Find out this and more in the August News Roundup.

2018 Map Calendar/App of the Month Contests

Now’s your chance to show what you’ve built using Esri software. This year, we’re holding two contests to find the best maps and apps in Canada. Send us your maps for selection into our print 2018 Map Calendar and apps to be featured on the Esri Canada homepage and blog. Plus, selected entrants receive a $50 gift card. Contests end August 18. Learn more

Feature Stories

August App of the Month
Providing clean drinking water is an important service to citizens from the government. Sometimes, water may become contaminated, and it is important to share the information as quickly as possible to avoid the risk of negative health effects. Discover how the Manitoba Government leverages story maps as an effective communication tool between government and its citizens.

Brampton’s GeoHub is a star at Canadian Open Data Summit
City of Brampton’s award-winning GeoHub allows residents to easily access public information like property maps, bike maps and zoning by-laws. The savings in both time and money for residents and the City has been extraordinary.

Missed the bus? Not today’s transit planners
With the advent and rapid growth of ride-hailing and other personal mobility options, public transit is facing a crisis of continued relevance. Today’s transit planners are using high tech tools to serve more people with transit, serve them with better frequency and help them access important destinations.

Story map spells success for Simon River Water Quality Project
Audrey Beaudoin-Arcand, project manager at Abrinord, explains how story maps can easily facilitate information about environment projects: their reason for being, impact and the collaborative efforts required to sustain them.

Identity: A more user-friendly approach to licensing
Esri has launched the new Identity Licensing model that assigns GIS access and capabilities to the user across various devices. Also termed as the Named User Licensing, this model will put the onus on the organizations to govern who is using GIS and how in order to keep it relevant and cost-effective.

Esri Canada News

Government of Canada and LTSA Win International GIS Award
July 13, 2017

Esri News

Esri and NXN Partner to Create Smart Cities Internationally
July 13, 2017

Innovators, Leaders, and Storytellers Driving The Science of Where Forward Recognized at Esri Awards
July 12, 2017

Esri Expands Its World Geocoding Service Capability
July 11, 2017

Esri’s New ArcGIS 10.5 Enterprise Architecture Powers DigitalGlobe’s Imagery+Analytics Offering
July 10, 2017

Esri Adds Airbus Global Elevation Data to Online Maps
July 10, 2017

Esri’s New ArcGIS Hub Gives Communities a Powerful Location-Based Solution
July 10, 2017

Esri Honored by San Diego with “Esri User Conference Day” Proclamation
July 10, 2017

Esri Publishes Online Learning Guide for Working with Imagery and ArcGIS
July 6, 2017

Esri CityEngine 2017 Makes Urban Planning More Efficient
July 5, 2017

2017 Spring Issue of ArcNorth News

The spring 2017 issue of ArcNorth News highlights stories from across Canada where organizations and agencies use ArcGIS to promote public safety, respond effectively to emergencies and build safer communities. Read about Toronto Police Services’ self-serve GIS apps that give the public unprecedented insight into policing activities, and how GIS experts from the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo put a fully-automated rapid damage assessment solution in place among many of our feature stories and regular columns.