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News Roundup — January 2020

Is your GIS data ready for next-generation 9-1-1? How does Surrey support its Smart City Strategy with location intelligence? Find out in this month’s News Roundup.

Feature Stories

App of the Month: COSMOS
Read how City of Surrey built a customized application – the City of Surrey Mapping Online System (COSMOS) – to support its Smart City Strategy.

Will your GIS data make the grade as public safety data?
With Internet-based 911 calling on the horizon, GIS data must meet national standards for next-generation 9-1-1 to accurately locate and route calls and support timely response to emergencies.

Field Data Collection Improves Access to Mountain Biking Trails in Québec
Read how Vélo Québec transformed its gathering and processing of trail data into a streamlined, digital process using a mobile GIS app.

The best formats and tools for managing your geospatial metadata
Geospatial metadata is the best way to keep track of geospatial data assets. When implemented properly, metadata can be an important component of your data management toolbox.

Give the gift of ArcGIS skills in 2020!
We’ve wrapped training courses in bundles to help you easily offer the best gift your team members could get: the latest ArcGIS skills. Our new training course bundles—the ArcGIS Foundational Course Bundle and the ArcGIS Spatial Analysis Course Bundle—are the perfect presents to fast forward your organization’s success in 2020 and beyond.

Story Map: Digitally Transforming Property Management Services with GIS  

With a portfolio spanning 25 properties, including numerous offices, historic buildings and over 400 housing units across the region, the County of Lennox and Addington in Ontario leveraged mobile GIS solutions to more efficiently align property management workflows, improve communication among staff and offer sound business intelligence.

Esri Canada News

Esri Canada’s Arif K. Rafiq Joins Autonomous Transportation Canada’s Board
November 28, 2019

Esri News

Esri Collaborates With IAAO To Bring New Location Intelligence Capabilities To Property Assessors
January 9, 2020

Esri Releases Update Of Ready-to-Use US Census Bureau Data In ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
January 9, 2020

Esri Enters Into Licensing Agreement With European Commission
December 20, 2019


Mapping Canada's Missing Children to Quickly Reunite Them with Family
Police in Canada have a new dedicated missing children app to enlist help from citizens. The online app MCSC rescu puts missing children on a map and helps determine where they may have travelled. The app holds promise for improved collaboration and speedier communications.

WhereNext Magazine: 2020: Six Predictions for a Shifting Business Climate
WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, thought leaders weigh in on the future of business and the role location intelligence will play in tomorrow’s shifts, from urbanization to AI-based automation, climate change to customer power.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Port of Rotterdam – The Digital Transformation of Europe’s Largest Port
Today’s leading ports use advanced analytics and geospatial technology to thrive in an economically and environmentally fragile environment. Hear Erwin Rademaker, Program Manager with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, detail the role location technology is playing in the digital transformation of Europe’s largest port.

Video: New Brunswick Blazes the Trail on Getting its Data Ready for NG9-1-1

The New Brunswick 911 Bureau is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of 9-1-1 service to the province. Six Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) manage 9-1-1 call-taking and transfer calls to appropriate emergency services such as police, fire, ambulance. The Bureau has developed AddressNB, a point-based, web-centric civic address system, and is the aggregating authority for the New Brunswick Road Network (NBRN). These two functional elements have significantly improved GIS data availability for 9-1-1 operations and paved the way for Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). By using Esri Canada tools to maintain this data, the NB 911 Bureau and its provincial and municipal partners have successfully generated the province’s single, authoritative source of road and civic address data.

About the Author

Joy Chan is the Marketing Communications Manager for Esri Canada. She is passionate about sharing how people are telling their stories and engaging their communities using maps.

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