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News Roundup — March 2019

How did Vancouver Police drive down crime with machine learning and spatial analytics? What are the advantages of prepaid training?  What is the app of the month? Find out these and more in the March News Roundup.

Feature Stories

March's App of the Month: Ontario’s Source Protection Information Atlas

From putting simple points on a map to creating custom web apps, Esri technology can help you to achieve all of that. But sometimes, the needs of your organization go beyond what is provided out of the box. Creating custom apps with advanced configurations with your existing Esri content is easy by using Geocortex Essentials. Developed by Latitude Geographics, this Web GIS is designed to sit on top of the ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise portal framework and allows for easy-to-use, advanced app configuration. Let’s see how the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) used Geocortex Essentials to build March’s App of the Month.

Vancouver Police Drive Down Crime with Machine Learning and Spatial Analytics

Police in Vancouver, BC are cracking down on burglary with a machine-learning solution that uses an algorithm to deconstruct crime patterns. Through spatial analytics, police are able to predict where residential break-and-enters will occur and place police patrols accordingly. The department first tried this technology with a pilot test that reduced burglary by more than 20% month over month. Now, they are making the approach common practice.

Driving Economic Growth with Location Intelligence

East Hants—located between metro Halifax and the famous Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia—boasts rich diversity in both landforms and community members. The municipality is home to 21,000 residents and includes 11 districts spanning an area of 691.12 square miles. The government of this fast-growing region uses GIS technology in each of its departments. In particular, the Economic & Business Development Department recently began using GIS to help drive economic growth.

5 advantages of prepaid training

Are you tired of receiving multiple ad hoc training requests from your teams every year and going to great lengths in securing budget each time? Find out why your organization should take advantage of prepaid training. And no, it’s not all about saving money.

Esri News

Esri Recognizes Companies for Exceptional Achievement at Partner Conference
March 4, 2019

SafeGraph Offers Its Places Dataset in Esri Marketplace
March 1, 2019

Esri Acquires and Announces ArcGIS Indoors Release
February 28, 2019

Esri Publishes Human Geography Textbook That Uses ArcGIS Online
February 26, 2019

Danish Geodata Agency Partners with Esri to Chart the Waters of Denmark and Greenland
February 21, 2019

Esri Publishes Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap
February 20, 2019

Esri Demonstrates at HIMSS Conference How Location Intelligence Helps Grow Healthier Communities
February 11, 2019

Esri Reveals Grid Modernization Study at DistribuTECH 2019
February 5, 2019


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

ArcNorth News is Esri Canada’s digital magazine covering Canadian GIS successes using Esri technology. The Central East Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) in Ontario is turning to digital maps and location-based analytical tools to empower its stakeholders. In this article, 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: How Geoblockchain Could Curb ‘Conflict Diamond’ Trade

WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, learn how companies are monitoring product origins in greater detail using the transaction-tracking tool blockchain combined with GIS technology.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Lessons on Resilience and Reinvention in Cities and Business

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, hear authors and journalists James and Deborah Fallows detail their interactions with business leaders, students, and educators from America’s most resilient communities. They documented their travels in a single-engine prop plane in the national bestseller Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America.

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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