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News Roundup — December 2017

Which maps and apps were selected for the 2018 Map Calendar and App of the Month? What are the three stages of digital transformation? Find out these and more in the December News Roundup.

Feature Stories

Which maps and apps made it to the 2018 Esri Canada Calendar & Apps of the Month?
The word is out! Earlier this year, we conducted a contest for all organizations from various industries across the country to submit their maps and apps for our Calendar and Apps of the Month. Find out which maps and apps made the cut.

December App of the Month: Yellowknife’s CityExplorer
We conclude this year’s App of the Month series with December’s featured app: CityExplorer. The City of Yellowknife recognizes the power of providing the public with spatial information in an intuitive way using mapping.

Mississauga connects and engages the community through open data
Discover how the City of Mississauga engages the community in developing innovative open data applications in support of their Smart City initiative.

What two lines of code can do to your web map
Do you want to gain insight into the performance of your web maps and applications? Find out how you can do so with analytics embedded in your code, using Maptiks, an Esri partner solution.

Searching for Canada’s Fallen Soldiers at Vimy Ridge
The Vimy Memorial in France is inscribed with the names of thousands of fallen Canadian soldiers killed on French soil from the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the First World War, including those whose graves are unknown. What if they could be found? Historian Norm Christie led a mission, with the support of volunteers, to do just that.

CTV News digital producer wins gold for Vimy Ridge story map
Phil Hahn is the ‘go-to’ guy at for creating maps and using visuals to support the news team’s work on their website. Find out how he learned to use ArcGIS technology to create compelling story maps including his Vimy Ridge story map, which earned him the prestigious Canadian Online Publishing Award.

Esri Canada News

Community Map of Canada Now Available
November 15, 2017

Halifax Regional Municipality Recognized for Improving Operations Using GIS
November 14, 2017

Esri News

Esri Signs Global Enterprise Agreement with Airbus Defence and Space
November 30, 2017

Esri Will Donate Software Licenses to URISA GISCorps Volunteers Who Pledge to Help Others
November 29, 2017

Autodesk and Esri Partnering to Advance Infrastructure Planning and Design
November 15, 2017

Esri Collaborates with Mobileye to Bring Real-Time Sensor Data to Public Transit
November 14, 2017

GIS Day 2017 Showcases The Science of Where around the World
November 8, 2017


ArcNorth News: Smart Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management
The fall issue of ArcNorth News is now available. Among the many features, read about Manitoba Sustainable Development’s Forest and Peatland Branch’s success with its pilot program to collect silviculture survey information using ArcGIS, thereby improving workflow efficiencies and data quality that support a sustainable forest sector.

WhereNext Magazine: Supply Chain Integration Fuels New Farm-to-Table Movement
WhereNext is Esri’s new digital magazine for business leaders. Find out how Taylor Shellfish Farms, the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the United States, has vertically integrated its supply chain to provide sustainable and transparent food directly to its customers.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast Series: The Three Stages of Digital Transformation
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, Esri Chief Technology Officer (ArcGIS Enterprise) Jay Theodore explains the critical role spatial analytics plays in digital transformation.

Image Submission Portals for EPC and FedGIS Now Open
Submit images for either the Esri Partner Conference (EPC) or Esri Federal GIS Conference (FedGIS), and you might have your work selected to be showed by Jack Dangermond at events. In 2018, both conferences will take place in March – EPC is March 3-5, and FedGIS is March 20-21. Submit your images via the portals below.

2018 EPC Image Submissions
2018 FedGIS Image Submissions



Taylor Shellfish Farms
What can you do with GIS after only a year? Watch as Taylor Shellfish Farms explain how oysters, clams, and geoducks are sustainably cultivated. The only organization in the United States to be certified as responsible shellfish farmers by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Taylor now has more than 30 farms tied together using ArcGIS on mobile devices. Learn how this fifth-generation shellfish farm is digitally transforming itself, capturing their institutional knowledge, and how you can too.