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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.
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Education & Research

A Call to Canadian mapmakers to enter the Worldwide Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest

Apr 24, 2015 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Story maps are an ideal way to present information about a topic that incorporates location, text, images and videos. Find out how you can create your own submissions to the global Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest.
News & Updates

April World Imagery Map Canadian Updates

Apr 16, 2015 / Posted by Paul Heersink
Imagery updates to the World Imagery Map included three new imagery contributions for Canada this month, including the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, ON, the City of Thunder Bay, ON and the City of White Rock, BC. Get a glimpse of side-by-side comparisons of old and new imagery to gain an appreciation of the improved quality and accuracy that updated contributions provide to a base map.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

Do we need a report card on the performance of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure?

Apr 14, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Recently, the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations in the United States released a report card on the status of the US National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Is there a need to perform a similar type of assessment and grading of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure?
Education & Research

Lauren Arnold: Winner of a best student presentation award at SKI Canada 2015

Apr 7, 2015 / Posted by Krista Amolins
Spatial Knowledge and Information Canada brings together faculty and students who use GIS in their research in a broad range of fields at institutions across Canada. At the 2015 SKI Canada conference, Esri Canada sponsored an award for Best Student Presentation. Find out about Lauren Arnold, the winner of that award, and the project she presented.
Education & Research

GIS in the classroom: David Scott – a GIS believer

Mar 31, 2015 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Every year the K-12 group has the opportunity to meet interesting teachers who want to do cool things with their students using GIS. I had the good fortune to meet one such teacher in 2013. Find out what David Scott's been doing with ArcGIS Online in his geography and science classes.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Snapshot - March 2015

Mar 26, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Here’s a look at what’s happening in Canada and globally in the world of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). In this March 2015 post you’ll find a collection of the latest and most significant SDI news, data, products and events.
Education & Research

Highlights of the 2015 Esri Developer Summit

Mar 23, 2015 / Posted by Krista Amolins
For the past decade, Esri has held a Developer Summit in March in Palm Springs, California. At the 10th Annual Dev Summit that ran between March 10-13, Esri staff talked about the ArcGIS Platform, user identity and all of the changes and new capabilities for the ArcGIS APIs and Runtime SDKs.