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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.

Fall Conferences for K-12 and Higher Education, 2014

Sep 10, 2014 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Fall conferences are around the corner! Find out where members of Esri Canada's Education and Research group will be and what they will be doing this fall. Remember to book the Esri Canada workshops and presentations you want to attend. We look forward to meeting some of our followers this year!

Mark your calendars for GIS Day!

Sep 02, 2014 / Posted by Angela Alexander
It’s not too early to mark your calendar for a GIS Day event on November 19th! Every year on this special day, schools and organizations around the global take the opportunity to educate students and professionals on the importance of GIS and geography. Find out how your school can take part in the events this year!

What really happened at the largest geomatics event in Canada this decade?

Aug 29, 2014 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Quebec City recently hosted a significant international symposium which highlighted Canadian and world capabilities in remote sensing. Of late, the collection, processing and application of complex remote sensing imagery is becoming more conventional and accepted as an essential component for many GIS applications. For example, ArcGIS Online uses numerous remote sensing imagery sources to create orthorectified imagery basemaps at the necessary map scales. While the applications of remote sensing technologies are growing in number and scope, it is scientific symposia such as this Quebec City event which provide a clearer picture of where this important technology is going and what areas still need additional research.

GIS-based systems developed by Saint John and Richmond honoured by URISA

Aug 25, 2014 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
There’s a growing trend for local Canadian governments to use GIS technology to streamline the way information requests from citizens are handled. The City of Saint John and the City of Richmond have both developed systems that do just that and their innovative work has been recognized by URISA’s 2014 Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards.

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.


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