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News Roundup — May 2017

Which app is featured as our App of the Month? How can municipalities get and leverage federal grants? Find out these and more in the May News Roundup.

Feature Stories

May’s App of the Month: Kingston’s City-Owned Industrial Lands

Economic development is a priority for municipalities to increase growth, employment opportunities, diversity within the local economy and productive land use. Check out how the City of Kingston in Ontario effectively promotes economic development with its informative and interactive story map.

Everything you wanted to know about Enterprise Asset Management
The concept of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) has been around for a long time, and probably more has changed in terms of day-to-day EAM than has remained the same. Certainly, many industries have seen regulations driving the expansion of their EAM programs, but the core purpose remains helping those who manage assets make better, more informed decisions.

Seizing opportunity: How to leverage new federal grants for municipalities
In early 2017, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) President, Clark Somerville, announced two new grant programs that will help address climate change and strengthen infrastructure planning and decision-making. Find out how your municipality can make the most of these programs.

Community Maps Updates

The imagery and topographic basemaps on ArcGIS Online were both updated this month with contributions from 18 communities across Canada. Two communities in BC and Alberta had updates to the imagery basemap for their respective area. Several communities, including Halifax and Waterloo, had their topographic basemaps enhanced.

Esri Canada News

Manitoba Government Honoured for GIS Excellence
April 25, 2017

Esri Canada Completes Demonstration App for Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project
April 20, 2017

Ville de Gatineau Lauded for GIS-Powered Crime Portal
April 19, 2017

Esri News

Esri Announces 2017 Storytelling with Maps Contest
April 4, 2017


Cliff McHenry talks about how one of the United States’ largest privately-held real estate developers uses GIS to improve its asset management.