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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.

Getting to know ArcGIS Pro: Terminology 101

Jul 16, 2014 / Posted by Jonathan Nowlan
The second post in our Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro blog series will take a look at terminology. I'll compare some of the ArcGIS Pro terminology with existing ArcGIS Desktop applications as well as introduce new terminology.

Why should we collect geospatial data just once?

Jul 10, 2014 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
For some time, many SDI strategies, plans and visions for geomatics have contained the following catchy phrase about data: “collect once and use many times”. While this aphorism has served the geomatics community well in the past, it gives the wrong impression about data maintenance. The phrase implies that geospatial data needs to be collected only once and never again. In fact, most data needs to be refreshed on a specific schedule because the real world is continually changing over time and the data needs to be recollected to reflect these changes. So how can we reword this catch phrase?

ArcGIS Online: The Latest Features and Enhancements for Educators

Jul 07, 2014 / Posted by Angela Alexander
ArcGIS Online is a mapping platform that provides users access to data, Web applications and Web maps. The latest release includes the ability to label features in a layer and to create presentations from your Web maps. Find out more about the new features and enhancements and begin using them with your students in September.

The Esri UC Insider: Tip & Tricks from 10-year Veteran Mike Gregotski

Jul 02, 2014 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
Heading down to the Esri UC for the first time and you're not sure what to expect? Or maybe you've been down before but you're looking for inside tips? Our own Mike Gregotski can help. He knows a thing or two about Esri’s annual week-long celebration of all things GIS in San Diego. And he’s got the double-digit attendance record to prove it. Get the inside scoop from Mike in this Q & A on how to save time, where to go, what to avoid and why it's O.K. to sit in the front row.

10 Random, Yet Interesting, Facts about Canada

Jun 27, 2014 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
Canada Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking to impress family and friends with interesting, sometimes odd, facts about our great country, check out this post.

Have Some Fun with City of Victoria Story Maps

Jun 26, 2014 / Posted by Irit Shtock
What do fun facts, history and geography have in common? They're all ingredients for great storytelling. See how the City of Victoria has created a great ArcGIS Online Web app to tell their story.


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