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.
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.
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
Esri Wins Gold at Cannes Festival for Corporate Film
November 14, 2022
World Geospatial Industry Council Honors Esri’s Clinton Johnson
November 2, 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.
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.
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.