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News Roundup — June 2018

How do you get your assets in gear using location-based strategies? What is June’s App of the Month? Find out about these and more in the June News Roundup.

Feature Stories

June’s App of the Month: Orangeville’s Planning Information Portal
June’s App of the Month is the Town of Orangeville’s Planning Information Portal (PIP). Discover how they used geographic information systems (GIS) to provide citizens access to information about their property like never before.

Time to get your assets in gear!
An Enterprise Asset Management program encapsulates many elements, including an organization’s processes, assets, people, required levels of service, long-term planning and risk mitigation to provide resilience and sustainability. Municipalities in Canada are making great improvements to not only create an asset management plan (AMP) but also to operationalize. Yes, these are mandated requirements; however, there are still many who haven’t started and others who have an AMP but don’t know what to do with it.

Ready, aim…success! Lifting the blindfold for businesses
There was a time not so long ago that business leaders might have thought that the only map they needed was the one on their website, helping people find their business.

Six tips on parcel mapping: Conversations with an expert
Forward thinking governments drive up economic prosperity by investing in GIS-based land management solutions, which improve operational efficiency, maintain accurate inventory records and deliver customer-oriented services.

Is your open data 5-star?
It’s Open Government week, and that’s a great opportunity to review, rank and revisit what it means to be an Open Government and to celebrate our collective progress. For many, the heart of an Open Government strategy includes an open data program. With this in mind, I pose these questions: Is your open data worthy of a five-star rating? Is your open data really open?

What are public sector CIOs thinking and talking about?
As a former CIO, I’m often intrigued by the way CIOs’ roles and expectations are evolving. Less than ten years ago, municipal CIOs were mainly responsible for building and delivering technology; today, they are looked upon as thought leaders.

Supporting and building communities for utilities across Canada
It’s now officially spring, and that means the Esri Canada User Conference season is officially upon us. Are you aware that we also run a cross-Canada spring event series based on similar concepts and information that connect directly to the workflows and business needs of our utilities customers?

Living Atlas of the World — Canada Edition
The ArcGIS platform includes the Living Atlas of the World. Over the last six months, Canadian content has tripled to well over one hundred items from authoritative contributors. The Living Atlas website has improved with new features and content categories to organize maps, scenes, layers and apps.

Basemap updates for Canada – May 2018
The ArcGIS Online imagery basemap was updated with a number of Canadian contributions in May.

Esri Canada News

City of Penticton Wins Award for Managing Road Networks Effectively with GIS
May 29, 2018

City of Calgary Wins Award for Using GIS to Protect Its Urban Forest
May 16, 2018

Alamos Gold Recognized for Transforming Exploration Data Management Using GIS Technology
May 9, 2018

Zecs Québec Lauded for Improving Wildlife Conservation in Québec Using GIS
May 2, 2018

Esri News

Esri Announces Release of Sentinel-2 Image Services
May 29, 2018

Esri Publishes Crime Analysis Tutorial
May 23, 2018

Esri ArcGIS Online Users Can Now Access ArcGIS Data in Microsoft Power BI
May 9, 2018

Esri Announces Online Data Portal for Africa
May 8, 2018

Esri Publishes Study Guide for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam
May 2, 2018

Esri Named on Forbes Best Midsized Employers List
May 1, 2018


ArcNorth News: Why GIS is the Foundation for Asset Management
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WhereNext Magazine: Geography and AI Combine for Business Intelligence
WhereNext is Esri’s new digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, Marianne Kantor, Esri’s chief marketing officer, and Jay Theodore, Esri’s chief technology officer, explore the relationship between AI and business, provide an executive checklist to implement AI and much more.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: How AI and Location Intelligence Can Drive Business Growth
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 featured podcast, Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president of the cloud AI platform at Microsoft, talks about how AI combined with location intelligence magnifies understanding and improves business.


Kaitlin Yarnall, National Geographic Society
National Geographic Labs, a part of the National Geographic Society, works in four primary areas of innovation: engineering remote imaging, geographic visualization, advertising and citizen science. The National Geographic Society gives grants to around 400 scientists annually and helps them effectively visualize data, especially using GIS and Esri's ArcGIS Platform.