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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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News & Updates

GIS: Breaking barriers towards greater collaboration at utilities

Feb 2, 2016 / Posted by Brian Bell
In this blog post, Brian Bell, Esri Canada’s utilities industry manager, shares his insights from EDIST 2016, an important event that draws hundreds of leaders from Ontario’s electricity sector. The event focused on COLLABORATION, which closely ties with our company’s key focus of helping customers break down barriers within their organizations using GIS.
News & Updates

February’s App of the Month: Antris

Feb 2, 2016 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
We continue our App of the Month blog post series with February’s featured solution: Antris. Developed through the Esri Startup Program, Antris allows organizations to easily and cost-effectively monitor work-alone employees. Learn more about the app and how I took the app for a test drive—literally.
Education & Research

SFU students get a chance to shine at Esri Canada UC

Jan 28, 2016 / Posted by Krista Amolins
College and university students are encouraged to attend Esri Canada User Conferences to learn about existing and new Esri technology, network with GIS professionals and, in select cities, to present their work. Read about an undergraduate class from the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University who presented their projects at the Vancouver UC.
Getting Technical

Leveraging enterprise related data with ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS – Part 2

Jan 28, 2016 / Posted by Jing Yan
There are four scenarios that you may adapt into leveraging your enterprise related data with ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS. Carrying forward from my last blog post, I’m exploring two more scenarios to edit features and related data with Collector for ArcGIS – online and offline.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Interesting Reads - January 2016

Jan 27, 2016 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Which Canadian maps were included in Visualoop’s 100 Outstanding Interactive Maps of 2015? How does GIS map the way to smarter communities? Find out these and more in this month’s SDI Interesting Reads.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Events Roundup – January 2016

Jan 26, 2016 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Access reports, presentations and recordings from recently held SDI events such as the 2015 Pan-Canadian SDI Summit and get the latest news on upcoming SDI events in this month’s roundup.
Education & Research

5 reasons to get your students involved in the Skills Ontario GIS Competition

Jan 25, 2016 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies. They run a number of Skills Competitions that include the Ontario secondary school GIS competition that’s held every May. Find out 5 reasons why you should get your students involved this year!
Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Snapshot - January 2016

Jan 22, 2016 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Which geospatial organization recently received a significant boost in funding from NRCan? Which city in Alberta launched a new open data catalogue? How have we progressed in the accessibility of open data? Find out in this month’s SDI Snapshot.
Getting Technical

Leveraging enterprise related data with ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS – Part 1

Jan 21, 2016 / Posted by Jing Yan
Many organizations are now leveraging enterprise related data with ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS, or considering adopting it. There are four scenarios that you may adapt into your organization’s needs. Explore the first two scenarios—viewing related data in ArcGIS Online and editing features with related data in ArcGIS Online—in part one of this two-part blog series.