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News Roundup — November 2019

How does Location Intelligence help emergency professionals gain situational awareness and assess damage during a disaster? Curious about November’s App of the Month? What are the three tips every ArcGIS system administrator should know? Find out the answers and more in this month’s News Roundup.

Feature Stories

App of the Month: Calgary’s City-Owned Cemeteries

The City of Calgary, with five cemeteries and an indoor mausoleum, manages a cemeteries database with more than 138,000 individual records on names, plot locations and burial dates. To enable efficient public access to this information, Calgary has built the City-Owned Cemeteries app.

Tackling the new normal in Emergency Management with Location Intelligence

"The new normal" is the latest catchphrase in emergency management. Responding to increasingly frequent and complex threats and hazards is the new normal and requires emergency management professionals to become more agile and informed at all points during their emergency management response efforts. Creating safer, less vulnerable communities in this new normal requires an innovative approach to understanding threats and hazards that are more complex, costly and devastating than ever before. 

NG9-1-1: Is everyone using the same data?

The Next-Generation 9-1-1 will require GIS data to be consistent, accurate and current, and available to all public safety stakeholders. Learn more about current issues in GIS data that need to be assessed and resolved.

3 tips every ArcGIS system administrator should know

If you’re administering an ArcGIS portal, either via an ArcGIS Online organizational account or an ArcGIS Enterprise portal deployment (Portal for ArcGIS), or both, chances are you could use some help understanding what it involves. In this blog post, learn three useful tips and resources for better managing your ArcGIS portal.

Land Information Ontario – The journey to Open Data

Land Information Ontario (LIO) is a part of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). It helps organizations and individuals find, access and share geographic data through its GeoHub, which includes information on Ontario’s roads and transportation networks, wetlands, boundaries, and more. The MNRF launched the new GeoHub site in the spring of 2019.

Story Map: City of Surrey increases public engagement using GIS

The City of Surrey improved public access to information and increased public participation, engagement and collaboration with government by leveraging ArcGIS, Esri’s complete Web GIS platform that connects people, processes and things, as well as all the data about them, using interactive maps and apps.

Esri News

Esri partners with 3DR to launch the ArcGIS Drone Collection

October 28, 2019

Mozambique is early adopter of Esri Land Administration Modernization Program

October 24, 2019


ArcNorth News: Is Open Source the answer?

You may be wondering if Open Source is the answer. But what is the question?  Chris North, Esri Canada’s director of industry solutions, shares his thoughts on navigating the Open Source landscape.

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WhereNext Magazine: NextTech: Artificial Intelligence in action for business

WhereNext is Esri’s digital magazine for business leaders. In this article, find out how business executives are mobilizing skunkworks teams to experiment with AI and location-based tools for planning.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Fruit of the Loom: How a clothing pioneer became a data analytics powerhouse

Today’s successful manufacturers are using location intelligence and sophisticated analytics to optimize their supply chains and better serve their customers. Hear Beth Rogers, senior director of data science at Fruit of the Loom, explain the role of data visualization in the clothing giant’s digital transformation.


New Brunswick blazes the trail on getting its data ready for NG9-1-1

The New Brunswick 911 Bureau is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of 9-1-1 service to the province. Six Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) manage 9-1-1 call-taking and transfer calls to appropriate emergency services such as police, fire or ambulance. The Bureau has developed AddressNB, a point-based, web-centric civic address system, and is the aggregating authority for the New Brunswick Road Network (NBRN). These two functional elements have significantly improved GIS data availability for 9-1-1 operations and paved the way for Next-Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).