How is geographic information systems (GIS) technology becoming a game-changing tool for investment firms? How is GIS helping explore the effects of extreme heat on urban populations in Canada? What are some best practices for talking about geospatial topics with company leadership? Learn more in the News Roundup for August 2023.
Map of the Month: Forest Fires in Québec, 2002–2021: Cumulative Number and Area
August 2023’s Map of the Month, “Forest Fires in Québec, 2002–2021: Cumulative Number and Area”, is by the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu. This map represents forest fires from 2002 to 2021 using a cumulative approach based on a hexagonal grid. It shows where the largest fires occurred, as well as the occurrences of fires during the study period.
Geographical Thinking: Season 3 | Episode 21: Geography in the Corporate Boardroom
GIS has entered the boardroom of investment firms and is now seen as a game-changer when it comes to better understanding climate change and the long-term prospects of corporations. Alex Martonik, business resilience, financial services and insurance lead for Esri, talks about why climate resilience matters to businesses.
Heat Waves & Vulnerability App Puts Mapping at the Centre
The Department of Geography at Laval University launched an online mapping app to explore the intersection of vulnerable communities and extreme heat waves in major Canadian cities. The app currently maps 156 census areas using dasymetric mapping to exclude uninhabited areas, and more accurately analyze the population’s exposure and vulnerability.
Talking geospatial to executives: Tactics to connect and communicate
GIS managers need to take a unique approach when to help executives understand the value that GIS brings to their organizations. In this blog post, Esri Canada manager of management consulting Allen Williams helps you prepare for conversations with executives by showing you how to position geospatial products and services.
Shine a new light on your geographic data with ArcGIS Insights
The longest daylight is upon us in summer, and all that solar illumination visually “enlightens” our world. Similarly, shine a light on your geographic data to gain luminous insights.
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ArcUser: A Digital Twin Guides Underground Rail Expansion
In Brisbane, the most rapidly growing city in Australia, a digital twin and a virtual reality program guide the design and construction of an underground railway.
ArcNews: Tactile Maps Built with GIS Help People Who Are Blind Gain Spatial Awareness
The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency—known as Kadaster—is working with Esri Nederland (Esri’s distributor in the Netherlands), several local accessibility organizations and several universities and academics to use ArcGIS technology to produce maps on swell paper that people with vision impairments can touch to get overviews of neighborhoods, regions, countries and the world.
WhereNext Magazine: JLL Delivers Location Intelligence to Thousands of Employees
Through an innovative system of self-serve and full-serve analytics, real estate standout JLL equips its advisers with data to meet clients’ changing needs.
Video: A Digital Twin for Grenada
The country of Granada recently developed a digital twin. It’s now serving as the foundation for the country and is being used to improve decision making in many areas, from economic development to sustainability and resilience to disaster planning, preparedness and response.