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News Roundup — January 2017

What is a smart city? How can ArcGIS help you drive organizational efficiencies? Find out these and more in the January News Roundup.

ArcGIS 10.5: New Release Transforms Enterprise GIS
ArcGIS 10.5 is a big release. In fact, Esri introduced new server capabilities so big they inspired changing the name of the whole ArcGIS for Server product family. Analytics and sharing are at the heart of this release.

January’s App of the Month: Repentigny’s My Municipal Services
Throughout the year, Esri Canada will feature 12 interesting and diverse customer-developed apps in our blog and on our website home page. January’s App of the Month is the City of Repentigny’s Mes services municipaux (My Municipal Services) app. Explore how this municipality has transformed how civilians discover their local services via desktop and mobile devices.

What is a Smart Community?
We all live in a community somewhere, and we all know that there are important issues that need to be tackled to improve our community’s operation and security for both today and into the future. In order to make community living more enjoyable and appealing, many have adopted a smart community plan. So, what is a smart community, and why plan for it?

Enterprise GIS Drives Efficiency at Parks Canada in a Big Way
Parks Canada is the largest landowner in the federal government, which also makes it one of the largest worldwide. Parks Canada is also the custodian of 168 national historic sites and a national urban park. Seven years ago, Parks Canada began to consolidate its many, disparate IT systems. Learn how it eliminated information silos, increased efficiency, improved collaboration and better retained corporate knowledge.

GIS Helps Mining Company Turn Enterprise Data Sharing into Solid Gold
Last year, Alamos Gold mined 380,000 ounces of gold. By any reasonable measure, that qualifies as success. Ongoing exploration is essential to the long-term survival of this Toronto-based company because its gold mines have an expected lifespan of just 7–10 years. How did Alamos’ Exploration department discover new mine sites and extend the life of existing mines with GIS?

There’s an Accessible App Template for That
This is the second part of our blog series dedicated to ArcGIS accessibility. The first part focuses on how accessibility is part of ArcGIS. Discover how ArcGIS configurable application templates are an easy way to deploy apps that are ready to use and accessible by individuals with disabilities.

Community Maps Updates

There were a number of topographic basemap updates from across the country in December. Explore the story map to see what’s new. The following communities were published: Norfolk County, ON, High River, AB and Shawinigan, QC. The following communities were updated: Lethbridge, AB, Township of Langley, BC and Dawson Creek, BC.

Esri Canada News

Maricopa County Recognized Again for Innovation in Property Assessments
December 15, 2016

Canadian Students Win Big at Esri Canada’s First Global Content Challenge
December 9, 2016

Esri Canada Recognized for Corporate Culture
December 06, 2016

Esri News

Esri Unveils CityEngine Mobile Virtual Reality Solution
December 20, 2016

New Esri ArcGIS Release Transforms Spatial Analytics
December 19, 2016

Esri Releases New Arctic Elevation Data
December 14, 2016


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