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News Roundup – August 2022

How is GIS being used to help communities plan for climate change? How is GIS helping with the study of humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean? What are some of the key takeaways from the 2022 Esri User Conference? Learn more in the August News Roundup.

Feature Stories

Map of the Month: Community Vulnerability to Climate Change
August 2022’s Map of the Month is “Community Vulnerability to Climate Change” by Licker Geospatial Consulting. It shows vulnerability to extreme heat in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, as well as the community’s exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to extreme heat. Hosted on our Map Calendar Hub, the map is accompanied by examples of how geospatial tools are being used by communities to plan for climate change mitigation.

Geographical Thinking: Season 2 | Episode 23: Whales, Drones and Maps
Marine biologist Dr. Vanessa Pirotta and location intelligence expert Brett Dixon discuss their collaboration to study humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean using drones and geospatial visualization.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here.

Community Map of Canada offline in your pocket (part 3: ArcGIS Pro)
Did you know that it takes less than 10 steps to use the Community Map of Canada offline in ArcGIS Pro? Learn how to take this authoritative, frequently updated basemap offline by reading this blog post.

How to leverage GIS for telecommunication network construction
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the divide between communities with high-speed Internet and those without was made all the more apparent. Now, we’re witnessing a rush to build out communication networks to address these gaps—a rush that geospatial tools can help with.

2022 Esri User Conference Recap for Partners
The 2022 Esri User Conference took place from July 11 to July 15, 2022 in San Diego, California. Esri Canada director of strategic alliances Paul Salah attended the UC in person this year to connect with customers and partners.

Publishing GIS Content: A Fundamental GIS Skill
Publishing GIS content is now considered a must-have skill for GIS professionals and frequent GIS users. Read this blog post to find out why using Web GIS to share your work will bring value to your organization.

Navigate the Living Atlas of Canada Easily with this New Dashboard
The Living Atlas contains a plethora of authoritative and insightful content from Canada and across the globe that supplements the ArcGIS user experience. But how do you easily find GIS layers, web maps, apps and ArcGIS StoryMaps stories from Canada? Use the new Living Atlas - Canada Content dashboard.

Summer in the city: A new public health challenge
With climate change, summers are becoming a challenge for urban dwellers due to the increased frequency of heat waves. Urban heat islands increase energy costs, air pollution levels and heat-related illness and mortality. Learn more about how ArcGIS can help your team plan for urban heat waves.


Esri Canada News

City of Medicine Hat Wins 2022 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award
July 14, 2022

Esri News

Esri and HDR Strengthen Joint Capabilities with Platinum Partnership
July 7, 2022

Esri Launches Indoor Positioning System for Facility Wayfinding
July 11, 2022

Esri Offers Free Online Course on Geospatial Software for AEC Projects
July 13, 2022

2022 Esri User Conference Highlights
July 14, 2022


ArcUser: Cobb County Secures World Series in Real Time
There’s a long-standing superstition in baseball that planning a celebration before the World Series concludes invites bad luck. So when the Atlanta Braves won the series on November 2, 2021, officials in Cobb County, Georgia had only 35 hours to organize a party for 350,000 guests. Learn about the key role that GIS played in the process.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Extending Renewable Energy Resources While Protecting Wildlife
Building the solar farms and wind parks that will allow the United States to reach its 2050 goal of zero emissions will require land—and a lot of it. So where to place these facilities? Geospatial science and Esri technology are being used to help answer questions like this.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext: NextTech: Making Unseen Emissions Visible
Carbon emissions may be invisible to the naked eye, but new technology is bringing them into the light, creating a business risk for executives who aren’t tracking their companies’ emissions.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Finding Resilience in Public Transportation
Anne Shaw, executive director at Transport for West Midlands, discusses the impact of geospatial technology in meeting the challenges of public transportation. Esri international business development lead for transportation in Europe Ian Koeppel investigates how a major transportation organization manages its infrastructure and operations as it prepares for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the UK.

Video: CERN European Laboratory for Particle Physics
CERN is home to the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and the Large Hadron Collider. To accommodate its vast array of equipment and the ever-changing roles of its employees, CERN uses GIS to map and manage outdoor spaces, as well as the inside of buildings and offices in which assets are georeferenced.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here

About the Author

Dani Pacey is a Marketing Specialist for Esri Canada. She digitized her first map at the tender age of 10 and has been fascinated by the relationships between people and places ever since. An avid technical communicator with degrees in Science & Technology Studies from York University and History of Science & Technology from the University of King's College, Dani has always blended science, social science and the humanities and loves bringing them all together to tell great stories about human life.

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