Curious about Indigenous place names in Canada? What did the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing and Geomatics Atlantics focus on this year? How can you launch a website in five easy steps? What’s new in the latest ArcGIS product releases? Find out what’s happening in Canada and globally in the world of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in this collection of the latest and most significant SDI news, data, and products.
An interactive story map of a selection of places in Canada with names that have origins in multiple Indigenous languages has been released by Natural Resources Canada and the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Stories from the Land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada contains a sample of names that shows the history and evolution of Indigenous place naming in Canada.
The 40th Canadian symposium was held in early June this year in New Brunswick and featured many Canadian and international researchers who presented and discussed their research on a variety of subjects from Northern application to water and wetlands to deep learning, satellite missions and more. In total, the conference hosted 195 delegates from Canada and the world.
The purpose of this study is to provide NRCan with an overview of the available information related to the creation of a national geospatial buildings database. The objectives of this study include a review of existing Canadian efforts to produce geospatial building information; and summarize the federal, provincial, territorial, and commercial geospatial building information by evaluating availability, scope, geographical coverage, licensing, and available attributes.
The Water We Share is a story map that highlights the incredible freshwater ecosystems in Ontario’s Northern Boreal landscape. It explains how Wildlife Conservation Society is studying the major challenges facing more than 50 fish species that inhabit this vast and largely untouched region.
Metadata is like an instruction manual for data. It describes the who, what, when, where, why and how for data. Metadata is important because it’s the record we rely on to find out how the data was created. That’s why it has to be detailed, dependable and well-documented. Here’s a step-by-step anatomy of metadata and the necessary stuff you need to incorporate in it.
Natural Resources Canada has released more than 200,000 new buildings in New Brunswick for the automatically extracted buildings product. The data layer now includes more than 1.1 million buildings. New buildings data will be made available as new LiDAR data is acquired in Canada. Users can access the data and documentation from the Open Government Portal. WMS, prepackaged FGDB and Shapefile formats are available.
Geodata is location information stored in a GIS or web GIS. By viewing data with a geographic component, we see it through a different and clearer lens. Geodata tackles the problem of location because geographic problems require spatial thinking. This article explains the types, themes and sources of geodata. As it turns out, there’s not one single type of geodata; instead, geodata exists in various forms such as vector and raster geodata.
With ArcGIS Hub, users can create unlimited sites and pages to share content internally or with the public. For example, users can use a site to create a single access point for sharing authoritative GIS data with various teams. Or, users can create a website to share public projects and updates with the community.
Here’s what’s new in the various latest ArcGIS product releases—in mapping, visualization, analytics, and more. Products include ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Excalibur, ArcGIS for INSPIRE, ArcGIS GeoEvent Server, ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Image Analyst, ArcGIS Image Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS StoryMaps, Collector for ArcGIS, Drone2Map for ArcGIS, Insights for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
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