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News Roundup — September 2017

How can The Science of Where unlock your data’s full potential? What is the role of location in digital transformation? Find out these and more in the September News Roundup.

Feature Stories

September’s App of the Month: Extreme Water Levels in Halifax’s Northwest Arm
Presenting school projects in a creative way can be challenging for some students. Florian Goetz, a graduate from Dalhousie University’s School of Planning, has taken his thesis project about the sea level rise in Halifax’s Northwest Arm to the next level through an innovative visualization tool: story maps. Discover how you can use Esri Story Maps as a presentation resource for your school projects. 

The role of location in digital transformation
Location is the great unifier of the digital age. To win at digital transformation, put location at the center of your digital strategy.

Is disruptive technology leading to a new pattern of GIS?
The Internet and instant communication among individuals, communities and societies have transformed and improved people’s lives. With boundless human drive, the Internet revolution continues to provide enhanced communication between people and machines. But is this Internet revolution changing the pattern of GIS as well?

Esri UC: A unique and memorable experience for Canada’s Esri Young Scholar
Nearly two dozen students from around the world selected as this year’s Esri Young Scholars were among the more than 17,000 attendees at the 2017 Esri User Conference in San Diego. Find out more about Canada’s Esri Young Scholar, Emily Acheson, and her experiences at the UC.

Community Maps Updates

The topographic and imagery basemaps were updated with new content from Canadian contributors from across the country. Natural Resources Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto are the first of many Canadian contributors to both the raster and vector topographic basemaps. Read part 1 and part 2 of the blog to see what’s new. Top of Form

Esri Canada in the News

How the Great Trail interactive map is linking communities and changing exploration
Canadian Geographic, August 26, 2017

Explore the Map
CBC Radio, September 5, 2017

Alex Miller, president of Esri Canada, was recently interviewed by CBC Radio morning shows across Canada about Explore the Map, a web app Esri Canada developed to encourage the public to discover and explore the Trans Canada Trail. Listen to his interview with CBC Moncton – Information Morning.

Esri News

Smart City Projects Touch on Transportation, Security and Public Safety
August 21, 2017

Esri Teams to Use Drones to Help Fight Wildfires
August 10, 2017

Esri and Smart Dubai Sign Enterprise Agreement
August 8, 2017

MapThis shares Wildfire Maps — Maps, WebMaps and Resources for #BCwildfire Updates
August 4, 2017

BP Honored for Special Achievement at 2017 Esri International User Conference
July 27, 2017