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The Esri Canada Blog offers a uniquely Canadian perspective on all things GIS. Browse the various categories & posts to stay up-to-speed on developments affecting you, the Canadian GIS user. Consider this a one-stop resource to see how others are using GIS, learn about new products and developments, read what’s new in Canada and around the world related to SDI, get the latest education-related information, keep abreast of the Community Map of Canada Program, and much more.
 

GIS in the Classroom: Colin Robertson

Aug 21, 2014 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Integrating GIS into your teaching can be a great way to engage your students and bring current topics to the classroom. Find out why a teacher from Ottawa decided to use ArcGIS Online in his geography classes.
 

Libations, conversations and skewered crustaceans: the annual staff wine & cheese social in Toronto

Aug 18, 2014 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
Sometimes workplace social events can get dragged down with a bad case of the "awkwards". There's a simple cure for this: wine. It’s one of history's great social lubricants. Esri Canada staff in Toronto recently sampled wine together, not to mention a selection of great food, at a recent social event on the green roof of our corporate headquarters in Toronto.
 

Keeping our Green Roof - Green

Aug 07, 2014 / Posted by Irit Shtock
It’s the middle of summer so why are we still talking about winter? Our Green Roof took quite a hit from the ice, snow and the polar vortex but with some TLC, it’s just about back to its previous splendor.
 

Building a JavaScript Web app to geocode our customer database

Aug 06, 2014 / Posted by Jonathan Nowlan
Esri Canada’s Associate Program provides opportunities for recent graduates of college GIS programs to work in Technical Support and other departments within the organization. This allows for customer interaction and in-depth learning of Esri technologies. Building a Web app with the JavaScript API was all part of the learning and GIS fun.
 

Get advanced usage reports thanks to the Activity Dashboard for ArcGIS

Aug 05, 2014 / Posted by Jonathan Nowlan
If you're an administrator for an ArcGIS Online Organization and you've been wanting to get detailed usage reports then this post is for you. There's a new tool that makes it easy to get quick and meaningful visual reports on your organization's usage. Find out more in this post.
 

Turning Street Maps into Art

Jul 31, 2014 / Posted by Irit Shtock
Have you ever looked at a map and felt inspired by the straight lines, sharp turns and smooth curves? Karen M. O’Leary feels just that and has turned that feeling into art.
 

GIS in the Classroom

Jul 30, 2014 / Posted by Angela Alexander
The Education and Research group at Esri Canada supports educators across Canada who are interested in using GIS in their teaching to meet specific curriculum objectives. We also promote the work educators are doing through the Education Spotlight e-newsletter and the Esri Canada blog. We believe it is important to highlight the hard work of educators and to share their stories, in hopes of inspiring others to use GIS in their classroom.

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