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News Roundup – January & February 2023

How is Infrastructure Ontario increasing Internet access in rural and remote Ontario communities? What does healthcare accessibility currently look like in the Abitibi‑Témiscamingue region of Québec? How did the Living Atlas grow in terms of Canadian content in 2022? Learn more in the News Roundup for January and February 2023.

Feature Stories

A topographical map of Akaamaschii (also known as Charlton Island) in southern James Bay, Nunavut, Canada. The map shows Cree-language place names.

Map of the Month: Akaamaschii (Charlton Island)
January 2023’s map is a Cree-language reference map of Akaamaschii (Charlton Island) in southern James Bay, Nunavut, Canada, created by the Cree Nation Government.

A map of the Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territory in northern Ontario, Canada. The map uses hex bins to show the distribution of ecotypes within the area.

Map of the Month (February 2023): Ecotypes Within the Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territory
February 2023’s map focuses on the Matawa Homelands and Traditional Territories in northern Ontario, Canada, and was created by Matawa First Nations Management, part of the Four Rivers Environmental Services Group. The map uses hex bins to highlight the different ecotypes within the Homeland.

Geographical Thinking: Season 3 | Episode 8: Management Perspectives: How to bridge the digital divide
Amar Singh, executive vice president of Infrastructure Ontario’s Commercial Advisory and Strategy practice, talks about the strategy behind increasing Internet access in Ontario’s rural and remote communities.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here. 

Access to healthcare in Québec under the GIS magnifying glass
In this ArcGIS StoryMaps story, we use ArcGIS tools to measure network adequacy to get a more detailed and intuitive picture of healthcare accessibility in Québec, using the region of Abitibi‑Témiscamingue as an example (story available in French only).

Achieve your team’s 2023 skill development targets with prepaid training
Providing access to training is good, but making training part of your growth process brings bigger results. If you’re working on training targets for your team, consider our Prepaid Training Program in 2023. Read more to find out if it’s a good fit for you.

Interview with John Bishop, toponymist for the Cree Nation Government
A Cree-language reference map of Akaamaschii (Charlton Island) is featured in Esri Canada’s 2023 Map Calendar. Learn about the map, the context in which it was developed and how it’s being used in this interview with John Bishop, toponymist for the Cree Nation Government.

How to leverage GIS for telecommunication network planning and design
Learn how to take telecommunication network planning and design to the next level with this blog post from telecom industry expert Sergio Palladini.

A recap of 2022 Canadian additions to the Living Atlas
The Living Atlas is a growing collection of rich geographic content that brings the world to life. Here’s your guide to the entire list of Canada’s contributions to the Living Atlas from 2022 along with some honourable mentions.

Blog Post Series: How Urban Systems improved community engagement using one simple tool
In this series of three blog posts, the story of Urban Systems’s innovation of the public engagement process during and after COVID-19 unfolds. Read them now:

Esri News

Esri Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA
January 31, 2023

Esri Releases Book on How Businesses Can Integrate Location Intelligence
January 30, 2023

Esri Selected Among Annual GovTech 100 List of Companies for 2023
January 5, 2023

Ingenieria Gerencial Becomes Silver Partner in the Esri Partner Network in Honduras
December 28, 2022

Esri Releases 2022 Update of Ready-to-Use US Census Bureau Data for ArcGIS Users
December 19, 2022

Esri Collaborates with Geneva Demining Center on Explosives Mapping Technology
December 8, 2022

Esri Named a Leader in 2022 Climate Risk Analytics Report by Independent Research Firm
December 2, 2022


ArcUser: Using a Digital Twin to Envision a Future That Honours the Past
An urban design competition focused on turning an area that had heavy industrial and extensive transportation infrastructure development into a vibrant neighborhood that would restore the connectivity of its historic past, ensure its climate resilience and preserve it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Geospatial Technology Forms Basis of Digital Twin of Pompeii
Did you know that some areas of the ancient city of Pompeii in southern Italy remain largely unexplored? Read more about the digital data initiative that’s using apps like ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Dashboards and web scenes in ArcGIS Online to more efficiently and accurately collect, organize, analyze, visualize and share the data that’s being unearthed at the site.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online. 

WhereNext Magazine: As Manufacturing Automation Increases, Indoor Awareness Gains Attention
Manufacturers and distributors have embraced automation to maintain profitability. The next step: establishing indoor location intelligence.

Video: How students used GIS to promote earthquake preparedness in Eastern Canada
Earthquakes are common threats in western Canada, but what about Eastern Canada? In this video, Angie Abi Daoud, Olivia Maddigan and Madina Sulaymonova of McMaster University describe the process of creating eastQUAKE, a suite of apps documenting the earthquake risk in Eastern Canada and their winning submission to the 2022 ECCE App Challenge.

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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