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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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Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Snapshot - March 2015

Mar 26, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
Here’s a look at what’s happening in Canada and globally in the world of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). In this March 2015 post you’ll find a collection of the latest and most significant SDI news, data, products and events.
Education & Research

Highlights of the 2015 Esri Developer Summit

Mar 23, 2015 / Posted by Krista Amolins
For the past decade, Esri has held a Developer Summit in March in Palm Springs, California. At the 10th Annual Dev Summit that ran between March 10-13, Esri staff talked about the ArcGIS Platform, user identity and all of the changes and new capabilities for the ArcGIS APIs and Runtime SDKs.
Spatial Data Infrastructure

What’s up with Open Data?

Mar 20, 2015 / Posted by Gordon Plunkett
A few years back, a new era of government was announced with all levels of Canadian and international governments enthusiastically joining the open government data movement. Lately the open data community has not been making as much noise as it once did. Have the wheels fallen off the open data bandwagon or is this just on hiatus?
News & Updates

Researchers score climate change data studying backyard rinks with assist from Esri Canada

Mar 02, 2015 / Posted by Adam Buchholz
Backyard rinks are as dear to Canadians as double-doubles, maple syrup and Olympic gold in hockey. But climate change is threatening to melt the future legacy of the backyard rink. To better understand this possibility, a team of researchers from Wilfrid Laurier is crowdsourcing backyard rink conditions and mapping the results thanks to Esri Canada's own Cameron Plouffe.
Education & Research

Student awards: Esri Canada GIS scholarships and the Esri Young Scholars Award

Feb 27, 2015 / Posted by Angela Alexander
Esri technology is used at post-secondary institutions across Canada for teaching and research in a broad range of disciplines, including both “geo” fields (geography, geology and geomatics) and non-“geo” fields (for example, forestry, biology and archaeology). Find out how Esri Canada helps support students at colleges and universities through the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship program and the Esri Young Scholars Award.