Header Menu

Header Navigation (Responsive)

Subscribe to Esri Canada Blog


Esri Canada Blog

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.
Blog posts delivered directly to your inbox. Subscribe to receive a monthly digest of Esri Canada blog posts based on topics that interest you.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Snapshot - September

Sep 28, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
What new online tools make it easier to access BC data? How can you get involved with GeoAlliance Canada? Find out in this month’s collection of the latest and most significant SDI news, data, products and events.
Education & Research

GIS in the Classroom: Cory Munro – A passionate teacher who knows how to engage his students

Sep 24, 2015 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Be inspired this new school year by reading about Cory Munro, an Ontario teacher who's passionate about geography and GIS. Find out how he's used GIS in his teaching to engage his students and what he plans to do with it in the near future.
Education & Research

Tales from the San Diego UC: An Esri Young Scholar's Experience

Sep 22, 2015 / Posted by Krista Amolins
This year, 23 students from around the world won an Esri Young Scholar Award for their exemplary work in geospatial sciences. The prize included a trip to San Diego for the Esri Education GIS and Esri User Conferences. For Shane Furze, the 2015 Esri Young Scholar from Canada, attending the UC for the first time was exciting – and a bit overwhelming. Read more about Shane and his experiences in San Diego.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

Why is Web GIS so important for public policy makers?

Sep 16, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Many of government’s major activities are governed by policy, and government policy implementation can have far-reaching effects on the public’s quality of life. These policies often include location or spatial relationships so using GIS in creating and implementing policy is important for good government. Let’s take a look at why Web GIS is such a valuable tool for government policy makers.
Education & Research

GIS Day 2015: Join in the Celebration!

Sep 11, 2015 / Posted by Angela Alexander
GIS Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of geographic information systems (GIS) and geography around the world. Host an event to inform youth and educators about the benefits of spatial literacy and GIS in school and in the real-world. Find out how you can get involved!
News & Updates

Mapping Queen Elizabeth II's 265 overseas visits in her record-breaking reign

Sep 9, 2015 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
During her 63-year reign as the longest-serving Queen in British history, Queen Elizabeth II also became one of the monarchy’s most prodigious travellers. Esri UK created a map that visualizes her travels around the world to celebrate her historic achievement. Explore the map and learn more about the Queen's travels, including the country she visited the most.
News & Updates

4 things that make Esri Canada UCs essential for #GeoCanucks

Sep 3, 2015 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
Our fall line-up of Esri Canada User Conferences is fast approaching. We’ll be visiting seven cities in a two-month span, highlighting your stories, connecting people in the GIS industry and sharing the future direction of GIS. Read why you don’t want to miss attending a UC near you.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Snapshot – August 2015

Aug 26, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
What’s the latest update on GeoAlliance Canada? Which Canadian regional municipality won this year’s URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award? Why is geospatial data vital to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Find out in this month’s collection of the most significant SDI news.