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News Roundup – July 2020

How are businesses using location intelligence to make better, faster decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic? How are organizations using GIS to make their return-to-work plans safer and more sustainable? What role can GIS play in conservation efforts across the globe? Find out more in the July News Roundup.

Feature Stories

Reopening the Workplace
What are some of the key considerations for company leaders and HR managers to make as they move to reopen workplaces? In this blog post, learn about the questions that need to be asked to ensure a safe return to work. We also detail some of the solutions available through Esri Canada to assist you in making quick decisions during reopening.

Putting the data back in spatial data infrastructure
Although COVID-19 has transformed how we share data, there are still many efficiencies to be implemented to improve data sharing between organizations. Organizations can benefit from assessing their SDI based on a maturity assessment model to help make the most of their data and SDI investments.

The top five reasons to use ArcGIS Pro for parcel mapping
The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric simplifies the process of working with your parcel data and standardizes parcel maintenance workflows. Read this blog post and ArcGIS StoryMaps story to learn how the ArcGIS Parcel Fabric can help your organization become more productive, improve data quality and enhance its online services.

How the pandemic has made location intelligence a business necessity
The factors that affect businesses’ ability to operate normally differ from place to place, making location a crucial element of running any organization successfully. Leaders from many different industries are using location intelligence to improve and accelerate their decisions, helping them to weather the regionally complex COVID-19 pandemic.

The new workspace: How COVID-19 is shaping return-to-work plans
What are companies and organizations doing to plan for a safe return to work for their employees and customers? This blog post discusses the possibility of a balance between safety and efficiency using geospatial tools like ArcGIS Indoors, Esri Canada’s Workspace app and Esri’s Business Continuity Solution, which support organizations with functions like density management, situational awareness and proximity tracing.

How to safely return staff to the workplace using Esri tools
Learn how to use Esri’s Business Continuity Solution and related tools to maintain a healthy and safe workplace, support your organization’s return to work and manage remote employees. We cover Esri Canada’s Back to the Office tool for HR and general management; ArcGIS Indoors for an in-depth application of location intelligence to workspaces, including wayfinding; and Esri’s Business Continuity Solution, to help you track and maintain the status of your facilities, and enable your staff to check in regarding their work or health status.

How a focus on customer service helped ensure an essential service
Learn more about how Toronto Water, wanting to realize a more customer-centric vision of service delivery, used the ArcGIS platform to deliver services faster.

How a trilateral effort is using Esri tools to protect the environment
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)’s North American Land Change Monitoring System (NALCMS) is a collaboration between Mexico, Canada and the United States. NALCMS’s mandate is to monitor changes in continental land cover in support of conservation efforts, and they’re using Esri technology to do that work. This post features an ArcGIS StoryMaps story created by NALCMS that freely provides up-to-date continental land cover information to the public.

Next Generation 9-1-1 and GIS Data Aggregation
In this blog post, learn about the key role played by GIS data aggregators in the transition from the legacy analog 9-1-1 network to the Emergency Service Internet Protocol Network.

How Esri’s specialties can help you find the right partner
Esri’s partner specialties help partners showcase their technical expertise, allowing users to more easily find the products and services they need. This post features stories from four Esri Canada partners about how partner specialties have benefited them and their clients.

Dashboards training essentials
ArcGIS Dashboards is an app template included with ArcGIS Online organizational and ArcGIS Enterprise licenses. Learn about Esri Canada’s new instructor-led course on configuring dashboards for your own business needs, as well as about other relevant offerings.

Esri News

Esri Named a Leader in Location Intelligence Platforms Report by Independent Market Research Firm
June 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia Launches COVID-19 Dashboard Using Esri Technology
June 18, 2020


ArcNews: Real-Time GIS Apps Quicken Response to Earthquake in Albania
At 3:54 a.m. on November 26, 2019, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted people awake across central Albania. It was the most powerful earthquake to hit the southeastern European country since 1979—and its deadliest. Fifty-one people died, and approximately 2,000 were injured. Read this article to learn more about how Esri’s official distributor in southeastern Europe used ArcGIS Online to rapidly develop seven critical apps that helped citizens, city staff and other decision-makers respond to this crisis.

WhereNext: Cushman & Wakefield Clients Get 3D Tours and Market Insight
Challenged by client expectations for data-rich, 3D visualizations of properties and markets, Cushman & Wakefield developed PRISM, a location-smart app that helps brokers advise, not just support.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: A Dog, A Chimp, and the Calculus of Hope: A Conversation with Jane Goodall
In 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. Since then, Goodall has spent decades advancing wildlife research and teaching people how to live in harmony with nature. Hear Goodall share her experiences saving chimpanzees from extinction and her thoughts on the emotional intelligence of dogs.

Video: Esri: 1 Question, 2 Minutes – What factors determine where to reopen?
Lauren Bennett, Esri’s spatial analysis and data science lead, explains the geospatial factors and data that inform leaders’ decisions about reopening businesses and organizations.

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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