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News Roundup — July 2018

How can organizations operationalize GIS governance? What’s the latest news from the Esri User Conference? Find out about these and more in the July News Roundup.

Feature Stories

July’s App of the Month: Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan Engagement Story Map
Read this blog post to see how the Ministry of Energy in Ontario used geographic information system (GIS) technology to present findings from their extensive public engagement process in support of the province’s Long-Term Energy Plan.

Implementing governance for GIS (Part 1): Design approach
Governance is critical for organizations wanting to maximize the value of their GIS investment. The key to good governance is getting the governance model right. In this blog post, Matt Lewin, management consulting practice manager for Esri Canada, shares how organizations can operationalize GIS governance.

Implementing governance for GIS (Part 2): Structure and processes
In Part 1 of his blog post, Matt Lewin presents a scenario concerning a mid-size city government and describes an approach to designing the governance model. In Part 2, he walks through defining the structure and processes of the governance model itself.

GIS Ambassador Steven Hill supports GIS education in Manitoba
June’s GIS Ambassador is Steven Hills, a passionate educator from Brandon, Manitoba who’s been supporting teachers and students. Discover what he’s been doing to support the use of GIS in K-12 education in Manitoba.

What’s new with High Resolution Digital Elevation Model data from NRCan?
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has released many datasets containing high-resolution digital elevation data for parts of Canada. Check out the quality of this data as it is now easy to get, use and manipulate; plus, the data could be useful to you in your next project. 

Esri Canada News

Online Atlas of Traditional Land-Use Knowledge of Canadian Arctic Inuit of the Kitikmeot Region
June 20, 2018

Esri News

Esri and Waze Deliver Near Real-Time Data for Smarter Cities
July 10, 2018

Esri Awards Recognize Leaders, Storytellers, and Pioneers of Location Intelligence
July 9, 2018

Esri Achieves FedRAMP Authorization for Cross-Cloud Location Intelligence
July 9, 2018

Esri Developing ArcGIS Urban to Help Cities Orchestrate Real Estate Development
July 9, 2018

Esri Announces New Indoor Mapping Product
July 9, 2018

Esri and DigitalGlobe Provide Unprecedented View of World Cup
June 14, 2018

Esri Location Intelligence to Integrate with SAP HANA Spatial Services
June 5, 2018


ArcNorth News: From Fleets to Trees to Utilities, GIS Helps Run the Show in Guelph
ArcNorth News is Esri Canada’s digital magazine covering Canadian GIS successes using Esri technology. The latest issue of ArcNorth News highlights how The Science of Where is laying the foundation for effective asset management. Find out how the City uses ArcGIS technology, including Esri Canada’s Automated Vehicle Location solution, to manage its equipment, fleet and operations.

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WhereNext Magazine: New Energy Sources Challenge Utilities to Innovate
WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, Bill Meehan, head of utility industry solutions, describes how changing consumer consumption toward solar and wind to supplement their energy needs and lower their costs both challenge and change the traditional business model for utilities.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: The Amazoning of Government
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, Stephen Goldsmith, author and ex-deputy mayor of New York City, takes up the future of cities — how data drives transformation and prosperity.


J.D. Irving, Limited: Seedling to Shelf–A Forest Product Supply Chain GIS Transformation

Learn from J.D. Irving’s 34 years of experience with enterprise GIS, their methods for internationally award-winning sustainable resource management, and how to operate a vertically integrated supply chain from tree seedling to shelf. Discover how GIS is woven into the fabric of J.D. Irving, providing Atlantic Canada and the state of Maine with economic resiliency, responsible resource management and community engagement.