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News Roundup – November 2022

How is modern GIS technology enabling the art of digital cartography? How can you tell if your geospatial strategy is aligned with the rest of your organization? And how are youth activists using technology to tell stories about how climate change is affecting everyday people? Learn more in the November News Roundup.

Feature Stories

Map of the Month: Harvest Moon Trailway
November 2022’s Map of the Month is “Harvest Moon Trailway” by Lost Art Cartography. This map showcases how geospatial work can be beautiful, functional and informative—all at the same time. To accompany the map, we’ve collected several examples of past work by cartographer Marcel Morin of Lost Art Cartography. Marcel’s maps have been featured in many past Map Calendars, and are the product of his more than 30 years of experience in the field of cartography.

Geographical Thinking: Season 3 | Episode 3: How the Toronto Humane Society uses GIS to address equity
Tegan Buckingham, director of integrated marketing and development at Toronto Humane Society, uses GIS to better understand who adopts pets and how her organization can serve them better. Tegan joined Geographical Thinking to talk about the spatial analysis done by Toronto Humane Society and why it's a critical skill for non-profits.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here.

Is your geospatial strategy aligned with the rest of your business?
Use this simple test developed by Esri Canada director of management consulting Matthew Lewin to find out how aligned your geospatial strategy is with the strategies motivating the rest of your organization.

The importance of business relationship management for GIS
In this blog post, Esri Canada management consultants Allen Williams and Sarah Hughan discuss how business relationship management can help GIS teams align their capabilities, projects and strategy with the rest of the organization, while also extending the reach of geo within the business.

Esri News

Esri Partners with Digital Earth Africa to Support Sustainable Growth
October 5, 2022

Esri and ROSHN Join Forces to Bring Geospatial Technology to Saudi Arabia's Real Estate Development
October 7, 2022

Esri Sponsors EV Road Trip with Zpryme Showcasing the Need for New Charging Stations
October 13, 2022


ArcUser: Oman’s Unified Addressing System Will Have Broad Benefits
The Sultanate of Oman is developing a unified addressing system that will benefit the government’s operations, support the country’s residents and help Oman achieve its long-term goals.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Maps and Data Help Sunrise LA Tell Compelling Climate Stories
Founded in 2017, the Sunrise Movement is a youth activist group in the United States that seeks to stop climate change while generating good, green jobs. Sunrise LA, which gains a lot of momentum from in-person events, started using Esri technology in mid-2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telling stories with maps and data-supported messaging.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext Magazine: How One AEC Firm Mastered Sustainable Growth
Beginning in the 2008–2009 recession, engineering firm Langan built a team of GIS specialists to deliver faster answers for clients and a system that monitors and fuels sustainability initiatives.

Community Map Contributor Spotlight: City of Kingston
Phil Healey, GIS solutions architect at the City of Kingston, talks about his experience using the Community Map of Canada basemap.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Dani Pacey is a Marketing Specialist for Esri Canada. She digitized her first map at the tender age of 10 and has been fascinated by the relationships between people and places ever since. An avid technical communicator with degrees in Science & Technology Studies from York University and History of Science & Technology from the University of King's College, Dani has always blended science, social science and the humanities and loves bringing them all together to tell great stories about human life.

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