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News Roundup — January 2019

What is our first App of the Month this year?  Which maps made it to the 2019 Esri Canada Map Calendar? Why was Esri named the leader in location intelligence by Forrester? Find out these and more in the January News Roundup.

Feature Stories

January's App of the Month: Toronto Police Service Crime App

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone got a nice rest over the holiday and you’re pumped to read about the very first App of the Month for 2019! For January, we start off with an application that emphasizes big data. What does it mean to have a massive amount of data? What application can display and leverage the volume of data?

Maps & Apps Selected for the 2019 Esri Canada Map & App Calendars

Early last year, ArcGIS users across Canada submitted their best maps and apps for our Calendar and Apps of the Month contests. Find out which maps made it to the 2019 Esri Canada Map Calendar and which apps are showcased in the online app calendar and will be featured in the Esri Canada Blog as Apps of the Month.

Have you made the switch to ArcGIS Pro yet?

GIS practitioners require a desktop GIS application for making the maps, data and applications needed by their users that are web ready. Esri has shifted the flagship desktop application from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro and is encouraging the GIS community to make the transition. Read this blog post to find out how using ArcGIS Pro makes it easier for GIS practitioners to build and provide geospatial products and services that work well in an SDI environment.

How students at UNB made National Geomatics Competition a reality

Most fourth-year engineering students are focused on their final projects, labs and exams, and on getting that first full-time job. However, a group of students in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick devoted their time and energy last year to organizing the first National Geomatics Competition. Learn more about these students, the results of the event, and where the competition will be held in 2019.

Esri News

Esri Releases Ready-to-Use US Census Bureau Data in ArcGIS Living Atlas
December 11, 2018

Esri Named a Leader in Location Intelligence Platforms Report by Independent Research Firm
December 06, 2018

Esri Partners with the Ocean Health Index Team to Release New Ocean Health Data
December 04, 2018


ArcNorth News: East Hants: Leveraging Insights for ArcGIS to Promote Economic Growth
ArcNorth News is Esri Canada’s digital magazine covering Canadian GIS successes using Esri technology. In this article, read how the Municipality of East Hants’ Business and Economic Development Department used GIS technology to help drive economic growth in the community.

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WhereNext Magazine: Think Tank: Blockchain Evolves into Geoblockchain
WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, blockchain expert Constantinos Papantoniou talks about how blockchain technology works, what a geoblockchain is and how companies can benefit from it.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Staying Ahead in Corporate Security: Advanced Analytics and Data-Based Insights
The goal of the series is to help executives and leaders in industry and government understand how modern GIS technology enables digital transformation and drives growth. In this podcast, Alex Martonik, Industry Strategy Lead for Corporate Security at Esri, explains why location intelligence is essential to cybersecurity.

About the Author

Dimpee Shah is a Public Relations Specialist for Esri Canada. The power of geography and its ability to build ‘real connections’ fascinate her. Dimpee has a bachelor’s degree in mass media with majors in advertising and public relations. She has over 10 years of international experience in developing and executing communications campaigns to meet business objectives. Her love for performing arts has inspired her to always put her best foot forward.

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