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Episode 15: Building a Community

The Community Map of Canada is on a roll. We’ll talk about how you can leverage our basemaps to access the most accurate and authoritative data. And our GeoGeek drops by to give us the details on the latest release of ArcGIS Enterprise.

What's Making Us Mappy [1:20] 

Our hosts share one cool thing that is catching their eye in the world of ArcGIS. 

Maggie is still mappy and happy about Esri Canada Tech Trek, an internal event where our technical staff from across the country gets together for a week of learning and fun. And that’s how Maggie and Mark recorded the podcast together in the same room! 

Mark goes down a different rabbit hole to talk about his favourite type of map – transit maps! This is sparked by an article in the ArcGIS Blog about how ArcGIS Pro is used to make a schematic of the London Underground map. From cartographic design to wayfinding, transit maps are a special brand of map that deserves more love. 

Inside the Arc [4:55] 

Feature interview that takes our audience inside an Esri product or capability. 

The Community Map of Canada is a significant initiative by Esri Canada that fosters community engagement and enhances the quality of mapping experiences, making it a source of great pride for all of us. Today, we are joined by Amanda Hunter, a Technical Solutions Specialist with our Community Maps team. She is here to celebrate an important milestone for the Community Map of Canada—500 publications of the basemap! She will give us an overview of the basemap and how the program can benefit our users and our communities. 

Guest: Amanda Hunter, Technical Solutions Specialist, Community Maps at Esri Canada (LinkedIn) 

GeoGeeks [20:49] 

Rotation of Esri Canada panelists share what's new in ArcGIS technology. 

Hot off the presses, the latest release of ArcGIS Enterprise was recently released. And our GeoGeek has got your back! Justin Brassard returns to the podcast to give us an overview of the newest functionality in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3, including Map Viewer updates, ArcGIS Video Server and custom web tools. 

Guest: Justin Brassard, Technical Solutions Specialist, Technical Marketing at Esri Canada (LinkedIn) 

M versus M [28:33] 

Our hosts quiz each other about all things ArcGIS and GIS. 

Bigger than the beef between Drake and Kendrick, Maggie and Mark are battling again for GIS supremacy. Mark brings back our favourite game Tool or Fool! Will Maggie be able to spot the real geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS Pro’s Ready To Use toolbox? Or will she be faked out 

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