What is the app of the month? What’s the role of GIS in Next-Generation 9-1-1? How do City of Ottawa and Parkland County use GIS to open data? Find out these and more in the June News Roundup.
The amount of litter accumulating on our lakeshores is shocking. Imagine how much more litter there is across the oceans. June’s App of the Month, The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup’s Dirty Dozen, helps us visualize that and identifies the top 12 litter found along Canadian shores.
Canada is preparing to write a new chapter in public safety and emergency services. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has mandated telecommunications service providers to upgrade the current analog-based national 9-1-1 system to digital-based Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) by June 2020. 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centres are expected to begin transitioning to the new NG9-1-1 ecosystem shortly thereafter. Find out more about the role of GIS in the implementation of NG9-1-1.
The incorporation of text, social media, video, pictures and non-human interfaces to 9-1-1 calls is going to revolutionize emergency response service delivery. The next generation 9-1-1 is expected to save more lives; and, GIS systems and services are a core function of that formula. Holly Barkwell, president and CEO of BH Group Inc. and Canadian region director of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), shares her expertise in this post.
Open Data initiatives are becoming a strategic priority for many municipalities as city leaders look for new and innovative ways to enhance digital service delivery across their organization. A common phrase for Open Data initiatives is “running Open Data off of the corner of my desk”. While this isn’t an ideal situation, ArcGIS Open Data is an easy-to-deploy and maintain platform for opening your authoritative data.
Open data is a core element of a Smart City and enabling open data has become easier than ever. Any municipality with an ArcGIS Online subscription can use ArcGIS Hub to enable open data and create an open data site for no additional cost. Find out what the City of Ottawa and Parkland County in Alberta have to share about their experience releasing their Open Data portals, and what their future plans are for open data.
Are you part of an organization that is responsible for managing infrastructure for the well-being of citizens and customers? Your objectives may include reducing costs and downtime, reducing risks and liabilities, or improving performance and service levels. If so, it is essential to have a plan and process in place to facilitate effective operations management. Workforce Starter Solution (WSS) is a cost-effective service package that leverages the ArcGIS suite of apps to support the needs of infrastructure maintenance management.
Find out how New Gold Inc., an intermediate gold mining company with two producing mines in Canada: Rainy River mine located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances and New Afton in British Columbia, improved information management and collaboration across its mining operations using GIS. New Gold Inc. received the Esri Canada Award of Excellence in GIS at the Thunder Bay User Conference.
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How can spatial analytics help Canadian forest industry meet increasing demand for wood products and yet, support sustainability of the wide range of values that our massive forests provide? Forsite shares its experience of more than 30 years of leveraging GIS for effective and sustainable forest management.
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WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, read about how architects, engineers and construction managers are discovering that a new combination of 3D digital technologies offers a sound defence against project delays and cost overruns.
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, Leslie Hand, Vice President of Retail Insights at IDC, shares how today’s leading executives in retail are combining AI, real-time data and location intelligence to strategically engage customers.
Paul Rossi, supply chain risk management lead at General Motors, talks about how ArcGIS is helping the company create a more resilient supply chain and successfully operate a global manufacturing base.
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