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News Roundup – January 2021

How did the Town of Newmarket use Esri technology to encourage local holiday shopping during the pandemic? Which subsystem concepts can organizations use to make their SDIs easier to use? How is GIS helping health care professionals solve problems associated with COVID-19 vaccine distribution? Learn more in the January News Roundup.

Feature Stories

App of the Month: Choose Newmarket
January’s App of the Month is Choose Newmarket, developed by the Town of Newmarket, which helps residents find local businesses to support during the holiday season. Read more to find out how the Town’s GIS team developed this helpful public-facing app using ArcGIS Survey123 and ArcGIS Experience Builder.

Map of the Month - Surviving in the Arctic: A Look at Inuit Culture
This map by Jessica Rose from Fleming College highlights aspects of Inuit culture in Canada’s Arctic region. Explore the map and related content.

How can you modernize your SDI to reduce complexity and improve usability?
As your SDI grows larger and larger, are you finding that its complexity is increasing, too? In Gordon Plunkett’s latest blog post, he suggests making your life easier by subdividing your SDI architecture into focused and manageable components. Read the post to learn more about the kinds of subsystems that might help.

Esri Canada News

Esri Canada joins the board of ITEA, an international technology group
December 17, 2020

Esri News

Newmont Corporation Adopts Site Scan for ArcGIS
December 17, 2020

Esri Releases Annual Update of Ready-to-Use US Census Bureau Data for ArcGIS Users
December 15, 2020

Esri's Web-Based Redistricting Solution to Be Used by Colorado
December 9, 2020

Esri Releases New Book Showcasing GIS in Scientific Research
December 7, 2020

Esri Acquires Zibumi to Enhance 3D Visualization Capabilities
December 7, 2020

Inc.’s Inaugural Best in Business Award Names Esri Gold Medal Winner in Government Services
December 3, 2020


ArcUser: How GIS Can Help Achieve Equitable and Speedy Vaccine Distribution
Reliance on GIS during the COVID-19 pandemic response included real-time data sharing, analysis, visualization and planning. These are capabilities that will be key to equitable and speedy vaccine distribution.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Machine Learning Becomes Part of the Fabric of Kuwait
For decades, Kuwait has been on the cutting edge of geospatial technology. Now, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) has emerged as a standout user and is blazing trails in machine learning. Using machine learning allows PACI to keep up with the landscape of Kuwait City, which is changing rapidly due to soaring construction and development.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext: COVID-19 Vaccines, an Urgent Global Need and a Supply Chain Challenge
The development of COVID-19 vaccines has broken speed records at a time when the world desperately needs rapid solutions. The next global challenge: distributing vaccines effectively through the cold chain.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Digital Transformation at One of the World’s Oldest NGOs: YMCA
Maria-Alicia Serrano, senior director of research, analytics and insights for YMCA, explains the power of data and visualization to match programs and services to member needs. Hear Esri’s David Gadsden investigate how the Y relies on sophisticated mapping and analysis to strategically improve communities.

Video: GIS and Climate Resiliency
Esri’s WhereNext editor Chris Chiappinelli leads a discussion that explores how organizations are using location intelligence to model and predict climate change impacts and develop innovative strategies for mitigation and resiliency. Speakers include Stephen Bourne, project director and research and development chair at Atkins North America, Kristy Senatori, executive director at the Cape Cod Commission and Shannon Thomas Carroll, director of global environmental sustainability at AT&T.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

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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