News Roundup — June 2017

June 8, 2017 Anneliese Sanghara

Which app is featured as our App of the Month? Who received an Award of Excellence this spring? Find out these and more in the June News Roundup.

Feature Stories

June’s App of the Month
Crowdsourcing apps can empower citizens to get involved and collaborate with their local government. By having the app available through any device, governments can gather feedback from a larger group of contributors. Check out how the City of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan proactively combats potholes.

Plan your next adventure with the Haldimand Connections app
With spring already here, you may be thinking of visiting the Niagara Peninsula. If you do take the trip, make a stop in Haldimand County. There’s lots of beautiful scenery to take in, and the County has even made it easier for you to enjoy your visit with its recently launched Connections app.

Fire, flood or freak storm: Esri’s Disaster Response Program is there
Over the past few years, natural disasters and severe weather events have increased in frequency and severity across Canada. May 2017 marks the anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires. On May 3, 2016, the fire swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history.

Big software, small town: District of Sechelt, BC
Discover how the District of Sechelt enhanced several corporate initiatives, including asset management, workflows and decision-making with GIS. Read this article written by Paul Higgins, GIS technician, and Beverly Ehlbeck, IT manager, at the District of Sechelt.

Community Maps Updates

The sixth imagery basemap update for Canada occurred this year and included both imagery and topographic map updates from across the country. Basemap contributors included Service New Brunswick and the City of Kamloops. Topographic basemap updates also occurred in Kingston and Strathcona County. Find out about all the updates.

Esri Canada News

Rocky View County Wins Award of Excellence in GIS
May 17, 2017

Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia Recognized for GIS Innovation
May 10, 2017

Esri News

Esri Cited in Gartner Location Intelligence Software Forecast Snapshot
May 31, 2017

Esri Releases EMU Mobile App for Understanding the Ocean Anywhere, Anytime
May 22, 2017

Esri Named on Forbes Best Midsize Employers List
May 11, 2017

Esri and UNOSAT Host GIS for a Sustainable World Conference
May 5, 2017  

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About the Author

Anneliese Sanghara

Anneliese Sanghara is a Marketing Communications Coordinator with Esri Canada. As part of this role, she reviews and develops content for the company’s various marketing channels and provides support for several communications programs. Along with her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, Anneliese attained a Master of Professional Communication from Ryerson University. Her many teachers and mentors sparked her passion for strategy, writing and design. In her spare time, Anneliese enjoys exploring the city, honing her culinary skills and volunteering.

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