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News Roundup — July 2019

What is the App of the Month? How can you access over 150 publicly available open data portals across Canada? How does GeoManitoba support government departments and enhance public access to information with GIS? Find out these and more in the July News Roundup.

Feature Stories

July’s App of the Month: RouteAbility;

With summer here, many people are venturing out from hibernation to the great outdoors. For many of us, we can easily hop into our car or walk to our destination with the help of GPS apps. But for people with mobility challenges, it’s not always that easy. July’s App of the Month,RouteAbility, is unique because it maps existing accessible infrastructure, offering the best accessible routes for someone who might require the service.

NG9-1-1: Terms we must come to terms with

What does one mean by Location-to-Service Translation protocol or LoST? What is an ESInet and how does it support NG9-1-1? NG9-1-1 comes with not just advanced technology and new public safety standards but also many new terms to add to your vocabulary.

A growing community of Canadian open data at your fingertips

Did you know that there are close to 150 publicly available open data portals active across Canada? These portals are built with ArcGIS Open Data, and there are over 27,000 Canadian open data products waiting for you to discover, analyze, download and integrate into your enterprise GIS! All of this open data is curated on Esri’s Open Data Hub where you can browse Canadian content and open data from around the world.

5 tips to ace the 2020 Map Calendar Contest

The 2020 Map Calendar Contest is now open. The first question that likely comes to your mind is “How do I create a winning map?” Well, don’t worry as we’ve got you covered. Read these five tips to get started.

Potholes, road patrols and the ArcGIS platform

Is your organization taking full advantage of the ArcGIS platform? With the ArcGIS suite of apps, you can build comprehensive and integrated maintenance management workflows that only a few years ago would have required expensive and resource-intensive software solutions. In this blog post, we will show you how our web and mobile apps can digitally transform your roads and right-of-way infrastructure maintenance management program.

Story Map: GeoManitoba 
Supporting Government Departments and Enhancing Public Access to Information with GIS

Find out how GeoManitoba supports government departments and enhances public access to information with GIS. GeoManitoba received the Esri Canada Award of Excellence in GIS at the Winnipeg User Conference.

Esri News

Esri Releases GIS and the 2020 Census

July 1, 2019

City of Arlington Uses Esri Technology for New City Website

June 28, 2019

Esri User Conference Explores GIS Enabling the Intelligent Nervous System for the Planet

June 27, 2019

Esri Partners with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to Establish Half-Earth Project Conservation Priorities

June 6, 2019

Esri Software Powers Location Intelligence in Microsoft's Defense System Demonstration

June 5, 2019


ArcNorth News: Empowering Stakeholders to Meet Shared Vision for Local Health Care Delivery

The Central East Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) in Ontario is turning to digital maps and location-based analytical tools to empower its stakeholders. Find out more about their journey from data visualization to data analysis and the successes they have accomplished on the way.

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WhereNext Magazine: What 2019’s Smartest Cities Have in Common

WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, the tactics used by members of the 2019 smartest cities list reveal how important location intelligence is to civic success.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Tapping into the Business Value of Imagery and Geospatial Information

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, Lawrie Jordan, director of imagery and remote sensing at Esri, explains how imagery brings efficiency and productivity to business and government.

Video: SoCalGas Facing Natural Disaster With Technology

Watch this video showing how SoCalGas, the largest gas utility company in the U.S., uses ArcGIS Enterprise to respond quickly to gas pipeline emergencies caused by natural disasters.

About the Author

Dimpee Shah is a Marketing 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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