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News Roundup – October 2022

How can GIS be used to increase access to healthcare? Or to green spaces and parks? How are large companies using it to manage the risk associated with having assets in the path of climate hazards? Learn more in the October News Roundup.

Feature Stories

Map of the Month: 2019 Natural Areas Survey
October 2022’s Map of the Month is “2019 Natural Areas Survey” by the City of Mississauga. It identifies and inventories natural areas within Mississauga, including woodlands, wetlands, creeks and streams. Our Map Calendar Hub page this month brings together resources about park equity projects that seek to increase access to green spaces.

Geographical Thinking: Season 3 | Episode 1: A geospatial tour of clothing materials from 19th century England
“Clothing has never been created in a vacuum,” says Sam Huckerby, when describing her ArcGIS StoryMaps story, which connects the geography of the materials used to make 19th century fashion with environmental, economic and social movements.

Listen to the latest episode of Geographical Thinking here.

Highlighting Canadian health access gaps using GIS
A geographic approach to measuring healthcare access can help connect vulnerable communities to essential health services. Learn more in this blog post by Esri Canada’s Maryam Bazargani.


ArcUser: Celebrating a Voyage of Discovery
On July 12, 2022, Dr. Dawn Wright, an esteemed oceanographer and Esri’s chief scientist, made a historic voyage to the deepest known point in the Earth’s ocean. Victor Vescovo, undersea explorer and founder of the ocean research company Caladan Oceanic, piloted the submersible Limiting Factor, and Dawn served as the mission specialist. They descended nearly 11 kilometers (6.83 miles) to Challenger Deep, an area in the Mariana Trench near Guam.

Read the latest issue of ArcUser online.

ArcNews: Participatory Mapping Enhances Coordination of USAID Projects in Nepal
Given the hundreds of activities in various locations that USAID/Nepal supports, leaders have instituted a geographic approach to implementing, monitoring and analyzing the outcomes of projects. It is a participatory mapping system, and—because of how easy the technology is to deploy and customize—it relies heavily on ArcGIS Online.

Read the latest issue of ArcNews online.

WhereNext: 9 in 10 Large Companies Have Assets Located in Path of Climate Hazards
A new report shows that for 90 percent of large companies, climate risk will threaten at least one asset, with a possible loss in value of 20 percent. Smart companies are getting ahead of that risk.

Esri & The Science of Where Podcast: Nature Crime: The Role of Data and Science
Conservation social scientist Dr. Meredith Gore explains how data and community-building are helping conservationists more strategically address poaching and natural resource theft. Esri’s David Gadsden investigates how data and science are combining to make nature crime enforcement more sustainable.

Video: GIS Helps Keep Wildlife on the Map
Hundreds of years ago, elk were distributed across the entire United States. Today, their range covers just a handful of states. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is working hard to preserve the elk population and other wildlife in their state so the story is not repeated, and GIS is a part of nearly every stage of the process.

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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