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News Roundup — December 2019

How do you use GIS and story maps in watershed monitoring? What’s the best gift you can give your team members this holiday season? What’s the significance of the Salesforce-Esri partnership? Find out in this month’s News Roundup.

Feature Stories

App of the Month: CLOCA Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program
For December’s App of the Month, we take a look at how Central Lake Ontario Conservation used story maps to educate the public on their Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program.

Give the gift of ArcGIS skills in 2020!
We’ve wrapped training courses in bundles to help you easily offer the best gift your team members could get: the latest ArcGIS skills. Our new training course bundles—the ArcGIS Foundational Course Bundle and the ArcGIS Spatial Analysis Course Bundle—are the perfect presents to fast forward your organization’s success in 2020 and beyond.

Using SDI for Smart Communities: Providing community information to residents
This blog post reviews the importance of providing information to individuals, how to make the information accessible, how SDI technology can be used to implement solutions, and provide some examples of cities and communities across Canada who provide information to the public via geospatial web apps.

Mapping Canada's Missing Children to Quickly Reunite Them with Family
The best strategy to quickly return a child home safely is to get a photograph of that child in front of as many people as possible as soon as possible. A new application developed for the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) puts those photos on a map—sending alerts to nearby citizens and agencies and gathering tips from anyone who may have information.

Story Map: Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Streamlines Workflows Using GIS

To increase transparency about the location and status of its land-based facilities and marine-based operations, the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture invested its efforts in managing and sharing information in a more efficient, consistent and timely manner. Find out how they accomplished this using Esri’s cloud-based geographic information system service, ArcGIS Online.

Esri Canada News

Esri Canada’s Arif K. Rafiq Joins Autonomous Transportation Canada’s Board
November 28, 2019

Esri News

Salesforce Selects Esri as Key Geospatial Partner
November 20, 2019

Esri Chosen To Support Department Of Defense JAIC Emergency Response Program
November 6, 2019

Esri Releases Smarter Government Book By Martin O'Malley
November 5, 2019


ArcNews – Esri Partner Solution Stories: Waste Services Company in Canada Stays Up-to-Date with ArcGIS
GFL Environmental Inc. leverages GIS to streamline all areas of its commercial business, from waste management to infrastructure development. To stay on top of Esri offerings and keep the ArcGIS platform at the core of its operations and workflows, GFL Environmental has partnered with GISinc for nearly a decade, taking advantage of many of its premier GIS services.

WhereNext Magazine: What Generation Z Wants from Work, Where
WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, learn key findings from the 2019 Universum World’s Most Attractive Employers survey, which showed that in contrast to their Millennial peers, young professionals in Generation Z aren’t so keen to job-hop or work internationally, and their priorities vary by geography.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Digital Innovation in Local Government and the Public Sector
Local governments are increasingly relying on location intelligence to create efficiency and save money. Hear Sharon Stanley, director of the Information Services Department at Cobb County, Georgia, share her experiences on digitally transforming Cobb County’s IT.


City of Kingston Revolutionizes Urban Planning with 3D Modelling

The City of Kingston in Ontario has more than 1,200 heritage properties. To ensure proposed development blends well with its heritage fabric, the City is creating a “digital twin” of Kingston. Using LiDAR and 3D capabilities in ArcGIS, the City has created realistic 3D web scenes of its infrastructure, which provide better situational awareness of what has been designed and what should be built in the future.

About the Author

Joy Chan is the Marketing Communications Manager for Esri Canada. She is passionate about sharing how people are telling their stories and engaging their communities using maps.

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