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.
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
Ville de Gatineau Lauded for GIS-Powered Crime Portal
April 19, 2017
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.
About the Author
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.More Content by Anneliese Sanghara