Have you checked the Canadian Drought Monitor, the gigantic map of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and all these new apps that are extending the reach of GIS all over Canada and the globe? In the November edition of SDI Interesting Reads, we’ve got an array of Canadian and international GIS topics for you to glean at.
- Canadian Drought Monitor - Canada's official source for monitoring and reporting drought
- How many Canadian official place names are of indigenous origin?
- Very large-scale map of Battle of Vimy Ridge available to public
- What is the Canadian Cartographic Association?
- Canadians demand more data, higher speeds in 2016
- Find out how apps are extending the reach of GIS
- Esri’s World Elevation – TopoBathy layer enhanced with more detailed Bathymetry Datasets
- Entire US National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) to be modernized in 2022
- I3S: a new OGC standard for sharing 3D geospatial content
- Effective GIS managers must have people skills
- Preparing for next generation 911 now
- New whitepaper – ArcGIS secure mobile implementation patterns
- Autodesk and Esri partnering to advance infrastructure planning and design
- Report on Space Data and Cloud Computing infrastructures: Policies and Regulations
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.More Content by Gordon Plunkett