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News Roundup — February 2017

Which app is featured as our App of the Month? Why is 3D Web GIS starting to catch on? Find out these and more in the February News Roundup.

Feature Stories

February’s App of the Month: NB Power Outage Map
With bad weather events come power outages that can ultimately cause safety concerns for utility companies and their customers. Discover how NB Power used ArcGIS Online and its built-in capabilities to configure an app that provides citizens of New Brunswick with up-to-date information on power outages.

We are Not Immune
According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.25 million road traffic fatalities around the world every year. North America certainly isn’t immune. Taking road safety seriously, the City of Toronto addresses it head on with its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

Why is 3D Web GIS Starting to Catch On?
We live in a 3D world, so why don’t we view our GIS data in 3D? Well, there have been several technical barriers that were limiting the viewing of 3D data on the web. Over the years, these impediments have been addressed to the point where 3D Web GIS is nearly ready to go prime time.

Prince George Works Smarter with GIS-Centric Asset Management Solution
In June 2014, the City of Prince George went live with Cityworks. Since then, they enhanced the system and added new training modules, processes and templates. How has the City of Prince George used Cityworks’ capabilities to work smarter?

How GIS Ambassador Ian Manning is Inspiring Students
GIS Ambassadors volunteer their time to promote the importance of GIS to K-12 teachers and students. One of our ambassadors from Nova Scotia, Ian Manning, is a masters student who’s currently using his GIS research and field work on a bog conservation project to teach students about the importance of mapping and GIS in understanding a local environmental issue.

Recap: Can We Ever Trust Self-Driving Cars? #ITWCchats
Alex Miller, the president of Esri Canada, participated in a #ITWCchat to answer the following question: just because we can have self-driving cars, should we? Get a recap of the discussion here.

Esri News

Putting Disease on the Map
January 31, 2017

Esri Releases Advanced Analytics to Increase Retail Sales
January 17, 2017

Esri Powers New Long Beach Data Hub
January 12, 2017


ArcGIS 10.5 introduces ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server, which uses the power of distributed computing to speed your geospatial big data analysis. View the demo.