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News Roundup – December 2022

How is technology being used to improve healthcare service delivery for doctors in Nova Scotia? How is GIS being used to create teaching and learning materials for geologists? How are search and rescue responders in Prince Edward Island using a geographic approach in their lifesaving efforts? Learn more in the December News Roundup.

Feature Stories

Map of the Month: Geological Map of Saskatchewan at 1:1,000,000 Scale, 2021 Edition
The Map of the Month for December 2022 is “Geological Map of Saskatchewan at 1:1,000,000 Scale, 2021 Edition” by the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, part of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Energy and Resources. It shows a comprehensive understanding of the province’s geology. To accompany the map, we’re showcasing examples of how GIS supports geology education.

Geographical Thinking: Season 3 | Episode 5: Geoview: A digital map that may change the delivery of health services
Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan, a physician, is leading a project to improve the delivery of local healthcare services to patients across Nova Scotia. By visualizing service data, environmental factors and social determinants of health in the province, doctors can reduce patient travel and wait times.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here.

Transforming Search and Rescue efforts in Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Ground Search and Rescue (PEI GSAR) is a volunteer-based, non-profit, charitable organization based in Charlottetown, PEI. Being highly geographic in nature, search and rescue efforts—including those of PEI GSAR—benefit from location intelligence. Read this blog post from Esri Canada’s David Hamilton to learn more.

Esri Canada News

Esri Canada renews $5M support for Canadian Research Data Centre Network
November 16, 2022

Steve DeRoy receives Esri Canada’s Making a Difference Award
November 14, 2022

Professor Angus Hamilton receives Roger F. Tomlinson Lifetime Achievement Award
November 14, 2022

Esri News

Esri Announces First-Round Winners of Small Nonprofit Organization Grant Initiative
November 18, 2022

Esri Wins Gold at Cannes Festival for Corporate Film
November 14, 2022

Esri and Microsoft Collaborate on Sustainable Agriculture Development in Africa
November 14, 2022

New Esri Book Shows How Law Enforcement Agencies Can Take a Geographic Approach to Policing
November 10, 2022

Esri Enters into Agreement with United Nations Population Fund to Help Modernize National Statistics Programs
November 10, 2022

World Geospatial Industry Council Honors Esri’s Clinton Johnson
November 2, 2022

Esri Recognizes Partner Excellence in Serving Infrastructure Customers
November 1, 2022


ArcUser: Optimizing Bird Migration Tracking with ArcGIS
A network of research partners is using GIS to more effectively site tracking stations that gather data on migratory birds to help reverse decreases in their numbers. Read this post to learn more about Bird Studies Canada, Motus and the Northeast Motus Collaboration.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Belgian Rail Company Reenvisions Worker Safety
With nearly 9,000 kilometers (about 5,500 miles) of railroad track packed into 30,000 square kilometers (about 19,000 square miles) of land, Belgium’s national railway is one of Europe’s busiest. Learn how Belgian government agency Infrabel, which is deeply concerned with safety for travellers and workers alike, is using geospatial technology to create a safer work environment.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext Magazine: As Supply Chains Falter, Executives Ask, “What If?”
As economic conditions fluctuate, smart supply chain executives are using location data to visualize logistics strategies and test what-if scenarios.

Video: 2022 IMGIS Conference Plenary: Central Arkansas Water
Central Arkansas Water uses GIS for the protection and management of nearly 25,000 acres of watershed land and water resources owned by the utility. This ensures that nearly 500,000 Arkansans have clean, safe drinking water, and that the plants, animals and people of the Lake Maumelle and Lake Winona watersheds have a thriving place to call home.

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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