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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.
Education & Research

Happy New Year - It's time to book your GIS events

Jan 16, 2015 / Posted by Angela Alexander
It's a new year and what better time to mark your calendars than now, with so many upcoming GIS-related events that will advance your professional development and inspire new ideas to bring into your classroom. Find out which events Esri Canada and other organizations have planned in the first half of 2015.
News & Updates

GIS trends and insights in 2015 according to #GeoCanucks: part 1

Jan 12, 2015 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
2014 saw many changes sweeping through the world of GIS and all indications point towards even more in 2015. What trends should you keep an eye on this year? Several geocanucks at Esri Canada will help point you in the right direction with their thoughts and opinions on the year ahead in part one of this two part blog series.
News & Updates

Interactive Web map gives property owners in BC a new perspective

Jan 06, 2015 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
BC Assessment has overhauled its property information search application and one of its new features is an interactive map powered by ArcGIS technology. Read about the new application and the Web map that's now giving property owners in BC a new perspective on their property values.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

What is a portal?

Dec 18, 2014 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Have you ever noticed that many new Web sites these days call themselves a portal? Well, if the Web site is a portal, what is a portal and how can you tell the difference between a portal and a regular Web site? Which Esri products use portals and how are they helpful? This blog post explores these questions and more.
News & Updates

Making the cut: the maps & apps of the 2015 Esri Canada calendar

Dec 15, 2014 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
The 2015 Esri Canada Calendar is printed, in the mail and most likely in a few mailboxes already. As always, we called upon the Canadian GIS community to submit their maps and apps in a contest to see who would adorn the pages of our 2015 calendar. Find out who was selected this year.