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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

K-12 educators: Learn about GIS at a conference near you

Oct 14, 2016 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Attending conferences and workshops is an effective way to network with other educators and to find useful resources and tools that can enhance your teaching. Check out the conferences for K-12 educators that will be running in the next couple of months. You will have the opportunity to meet a member of the K-12 Education group who can help you find new ways to integrate GIS in your teaching.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

What functionality must be available in an SDI?

Oct 14, 2016 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
In order to confirm that your Spatial Data Infrastructure is an SDI, does it need to have metadata search capability? In the early days of SDI, metadata catalogues were a major component, but modern SDIs can get by quite nicely without catalogue search functionality. Read this blog post on whether metadata search is an essential component of a modern SDI.
News & Updates

October’s App of the Month: City of Calgary’s Tree Recovery and Restoration Schedule

Oct 1, 2016 / Posted by Jasmine Sohal
In September 2014, the City of Calgary was hit by a late-summer snow storm that left over 1.5 million trees damaged. To communicate tree recovery and restoration efforts, the City used a story map as an information portal to provide citizens the most up-to-date information. Learn more about City of Calgary’s Tree Recovery and Restoration Schedule app – October’s App of the Month - in this blog post.
Education & Research

Students use mapping technology to learn about a mining company in their community

Sep 29, 2016 / Posted by Angela Alexander
A great way to engage students in learning is to connect with local businesses in your community. Students from a school in Perth, Ontario partnered with a local mining company to conduct a reclamation survey using Esri software. Read more about this interesting project and find out what technology they used to collect and map their survey findings.
Education & Research

K-12 Educators: Fall online sessions to sharpen your ArcGIS Online skills

Sep 19, 2016 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Are you ready to learn about ArcGIS Online in order to integrate it into your teaching this school year? Find out how you can register for our fall online sessions that are aimed at users of all levels who want to sharpen their ArcGIS Online skills.