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News Roundup — May 2019

Why was Esri President Jack Dangermond given the royal Dutch honour? What is the app of the month? What is the latest Esri & The Science of Where podcast about? Find out these and more in the May News Roundup.

Feature Stories

May’s App of the Month: Kitchener GeoHub
No longer does finding information about your community require heading down to the library to sift through hundreds of books and thousands of pages or calling your town or city hall for that one tidbit of information. The rise of the Internet and open data has certainly made access to information easier. Let’s take a look at how the City of Kitchener in Ontario provides accessible municipal data with May’s App of the Month, Kitchener GeoHub.

Find out how Entegrus Powerlines, an electricity distributor in southwestern Ontario, enabled efficient sharing of information about their utility network across departments and with field crews using GIS. Entegrus received the Esri Canada Award of Excellence in GIS at the London User Conference.

Esri Canada News

Esri Canada Named Platinum Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
March 7, 2019

Esri News

Esri President Jack Dangermond Given Royal Honour in Netherlands
April 29, 2019

Top Trends, Technology & Wins from Public Sector CIO Summit
April 12, 2019

Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration Renews Partnership with Esri to Modernize Maritime Location Data Infrastructure
April 5, 2019


ArcNorth News: East Hants: Leveraging Insights for ArcGIS to Promote Economic Growth
Having access to data doesn’t necessarily translate to knowledge and clarity. Unless you have the right technology and tools to help you answer the questions that will turn your ideas and vision into reality, data has little significance.  How does Insights for ArcGIS support organizations looking to explore, experiment and make the right decisions? The Municipality of East Hants has a lot to share.

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WhereNext Magazine: NextTech: Smart Maps Show Executives the Impact of Climate Change
WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, read about how decision-makers accustomed to making data-based decisions find climate change diffuse and unpredictable. A new smart map might change their view.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Digital Innovation in Local Government and the Public Sector
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, Sharon Stanley, Director of the Information Services Department at Cobb County, Georgia, shares her experiences digitally transforming Cobb County’s IT as local governments are increasingly relying on location intelligence to create efficiency and save money.

Video: Engages Canadians in the Day’s News Using ArcGIS

Most Canadians—nine out of 10, to be exact—prefer to read the news online. But with so much content on the web, how do you grab and hold their attention? Phil Hahn, award-winning web producer for, shares how he uses web maps and story maps, powered by Esri’s ArcGIS Online, to deliver interactive, value-added content, towards a new level of reader engagement.