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SDI Interesting Reads – January 2019

How do you develop a data culture within your organization? Why do we need free, easy access to public records? What does imagery mean in the context of a GIS? Read about these and more in this month’s SDI Interesting Reads.

The aim of this story map by Esri UK is to go back to basics with imagery and Esri. Take a look at what imagery means in the context of a GIS. Next, explore different use cases for imagery and the imagery services available throughout the ArcGIS platform. Finally, take a look at resources that should allow you to take imagery further within your GIS work.

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Director at Esri Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing in both the public and private sectors. He currently sits as a member of the Community Map of Canada Steering Committee, GeoAlliance Canada Interim Board of Directors, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics, the University of Laval Convergence Network Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. During his career, Gordon has worked on projects in more than 20 countries and has contributed to numerous scientific conferences and publications. At Esri Canada, he is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s SDI vision, initiatives and outreach, including producing content for the SDI blog.

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