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News Roundup—December 2023

How is GIS being used to improve the customer experience at Canada’s big banks? Which maps are being featured in the 2024 Esri Canada Map Calendar? How should geospatial leaders be prioritizing the business opportunities that come across their desks? Learn more in the News Roundup for December 2023.

Feature Stories

Map of the Month: Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide
December 2023’s Map of the Month is “Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide” by the Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound Marine Stewardship Initiative. The Howe Sound/Átl’ḵa7tsem Marine Reference Guide pulls together information that describes Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound's aquatic ecology, biophysical environmental boundaries and human uses to support efforts to manage the myriad of anthropogenic pressures.

Geographical Thinking: Season 4 | Episode 6—Management Perspectives: Proving the Value of GIS at TD
In this episode of Geographical Thinking, Matthew Lewin, director of strategic advisory at Esri Canada, interviews TD’s associate VP of geospatial data and retail analytics, Annie Latremouille. TD’s geospatial program is on the rise, with GIS technology helping to strengthen the customer experience and drive better business outcomes. Their success comes from positioning the group as a Canadian centre of excellence for GIS, putting the right tools in the hands of colleagues who aren’t GIS users and—most importantly of all—constantly proving the business value, relevance and impact of GIS.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here. 

Visualizing climate change in Canada’s Arctic using geospatial tech
Built using ArcGIS Online, this repository of geospatial web services demonstrates helpful resources on climate change along Canada's Arctic coastline.

Here are the maps selected for the 2024 Esri Canada Map Calendar
With the 2024 Esri Canada Map Calendar, we’re celebrating Esri Canada’s 40th anniversary—as well as the 25th anniversary of the Map Calendar itself. The 2024 Map Calendar includes a combination of retrospective maps from past calendars and the best maps of 2024. Read this post to learn about all the maps we’ll be featuring for 2024!

A guide to prioritizing geospatial-related business opportunities
In this blog post, Allen Williams discusses the importance of a systematic approach to assessing and ranking GIS-related projects. With an emphasis on collaboration, transparency and accountability, he outlines practical criteria that leaders can use to confidently allocate resources to initiatives that align with organizational objectives.

It’s ALIVE!!! ArcGIS Server: The beating heart of ArcGIS Enterprise
It’s ALIVE!!! ArcGIS Server is not dead. On the contrary, it’s far from it! So how should it be cared for and fed?

Esri Canada News

Derek Woo receives Esri Canada’s Making a Difference Award
November 14, 2023

Esri Canada K-12 Program receives Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy
November 16, 2023

Esri News

Esri Integrates 3D Tiles into the ArcGIS System of Record, Enhancing 3D GIS Workflows
November 8, 2023

Esri’s ArcGIS Basemaps and ArcGIS Living Atlas Data to Be Integrated into Autodesk Software Environment
November 13, 2023

Esri Introduces ArcGIS Video Server, Brings New Video Capabilities to Users
November 14, 2023

Esri and National Geographic Society Launch National Geographic MapMaker
November 15, 2023

Esri Integrates with Microsoft Fabric to Deliver Leading Spatial Analytics Capabilities
November 15, 2023

Esri Advances ArcGIS Platform
November 16, 2023

Jack and Laura Dangermond Honored with Goal 17 Innovation in Partnership Award
November 17, 2023


ArcUser: More Green, Less Gray
Los Angeles County’s Safe, Clean Water Program uses geospatial technology to manage, report on and track nearly 200 stormwater projects and studies to show taxpayers how improvements are being made to the local water supply.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: For Infrastructure Megaproject in Peru, ArcGIS GeoBIM Proves Critical
Peru’s Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (ARCC), a temporary public entity charged with leading rebuilding efforts following the 2017 rain, flooding and landslides that destroyed homes and infrastructure along Peru’s coast, deployed ArcGIS GeoBIM to enable collaboration on building information modelling (BIM)-based projects.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext Magazine: Three Lessons in Collaboration for Data-Driven Organizations
Belfast-based broadband provider Fibrus reveals how GIS technology enhances collaboration. After winning a bid to bring internet connectivity to rural regions of Northern Ireland, Fibrus needed to coordinate their construction efforts, report accurate information to their investors and government leaders and empower stakeholders to make more effective decisions. GIS helped Fibrus save nearly $6 million and reduce wasted time by 500 hours a week.

Video: Asset and Data Management for Water Utilities
Hear two success stories from Esri customers. Jose Huerta of the Santa Clarita Valley Water District is joined by Ali Diba and Haritha Vendra of Esri business partner DCSE; they discuss ArcGIS Utility Network as a water system asset register. Then Dr. Franklin Gaudi, VP design of Laurel Ag & Water, discusses how Laurel Ag & Water is leveraging ArcGIS to streamline field collection and standardize operations.

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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