SDI Interesting Reads - April 2018

April 16, 2018 Gordon Plunkett

How can spatial data help communities attain higher resiliency?  How are GIS-based maps and apps leading to smarter cities? How did Mississauga use spatial data to modernize its Employment Survey? Have you ever wondered who used the term GIS the first time?  Find the answers to these questions and more in this month’s Interesting Reads blog post.

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett

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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