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News Roundup — October 2017

How can we overcome Canada’s Opioid Crisis? What organizations won an Award of Excellence at the fall User Conferences? Find out these and more in the October News Roundup.

Feature Stories

October's App of the Month: Before the Mactaquac Headpond
The Mactaquac Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the Canadian Maritime provinces. Explore how Esri Story Maps was used to create a discussion tool about the dam’s future through October’s App of the Month

Canada’s Opioid Crisis: A battle we must win
Chances are, you or someone you know has been affected by the opioid crisis. In my case, my daughter’s friend overdosed and died in her bedroom, just feet away from her sleeping parents.  She was not an addict; she was a beautiful young lady with dreams and a promising future.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Carves Path to Bountiful Harvest
Today’s agricultural industry faces unique agronomic, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges. In addition to the threat of extreme weather events, new invasive species and growing global competition, consumer expectations are evolving. Producers are looking for innovative products and processes to help them fill these new markets while ensuring that their operations are competitive and sustainable.

Continuing education on the ArcGIS platform: a winning solution for Québec’s employers
When you include any of Esri Canada’s courses in your annual training program, you can be assured of the best return on your investment in GIS technology. Also, Esri Canada is accredited by the Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity. Our annual training plan offers a complete understanding of new technology and best practices to follow for each ArcGIS component, and hence benefits your organization’s business needs directly.

Was Roger Tomlinson correct when he theorized how GIS should work in government?
Dr. Roger Tomlinson’s seminal 1974 PhD thesis lay the academic groundwork for much of the thinking regarding GIS development and use over the next few decades. But does Roger’s thesis hold true for how governments should do geographic decision-making? Find out if Roger had it right.

Esri Canada News

Pinellas County Uses 3D Modelling for More Precise Property Assessments
September 25, 2017

SaskEnergy Wins Award for Better Managing Utility Information with GIS
September 19, 2017

Edmonton Metro Capital Region Board Wins Esri Canada’s Award of Excellence
September 12, 2017

Esri News

Esri Introduces Global Demographics and More to Microsoft Power BI
September 27, 2017

New Esri Podcast Explores How Location Help Businesses Realize Digital Transformation
September 18, 2017

Put the Science of Where into Practice with the ArcGIS Book, Second Edition, from Esri
September 6, 2017


WhereNext Magazine
WhereNext is Esri’s new digital magazine. Through high-impact thought leadership on trends such as the Internet of Things, digital transformation, smart and big data analytics, WhereNext equips executive readers with insight that will help them decide where to take their businesses next.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast Series
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 by exploring topics such as the Internet of Things, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, smart communities and digital transformation with its social, mobile, cloud and analytics layers. There are 21 podcasts in this series.

Image Submission Portals for EPC and FedGIS Now Open

Submit images for either the Esri Partner Conference (EPC) or Esri Federal GIS Conference (FedGIS), and you might have your work selected to be showed by Jack Dangermond at events. In 2018, both conferences will take place in March – EPC is March 3-5, and FedGIS is March 20-21. Submit your images via the portals below.

2018 EPC Image Submissions
2018 FedGIS Image Submissions


United Parcel Service: The Road to Optimization