Roadrunner, Fall 2016
Discover how the City of Coquitlam moved away from a one-map-fits-all approach to developing more focused GIS apps that deliver better services to stakeholders.
STARS Air Ambulance awarded for use of navigation technology
By Dave Lazzarino, Edmonton Journal, September 20, 2016
Esri Canada acknowledged STARS’s innovative use of GIS in reducing response times to emergencies with an award of excellence.
Marketing Fire Safety
By John Kobarda & Paul Voegtle, Fire Fighting in Canada, August 29, 2016
Read about how London Fire uses Esri demographic data, maps and analysis to reduce residential fires.
Climate Watch Shorts: How the urban heat island effect makes record-setting heat worse
Video by Sat Nandlall, TVO, August 4, 2016
Dense metropolitan areas can be as much as 3C hotter than rural areas because of the amount of buildings, asphalt, people and cars. This phenomenon is called the urban heat island effect. But there are ways to combat the effect. Green roofs, such as the one at Esri Canada’s headquarters, replace hot black shingles with cool plants, creating green space and alleviating one factor that contributes to the heat in the city.
Raise the Roof
By Jason McBride, On the UP, Summer 2016
When Alex Miller, the president and founder of geographic information systems specialist Esri Canada, decided to install a green roof on his building, he hoped its grasses, shrubs and trees would create a comfortable and picturesque environment in which his employees could relax and gather.
Streamlining Operations with Software
By Francois Gilbert, Senior Water Resources Engineer for Hydro-Québec, Hydro Review, June 2016
By creating a new suite of analytical software, Canadian utility Hydro-Québec was able to build a system better suited to managing its dozens of reservoirs while more accurately balancing water resources and power generation.
By Adam Carter, CBC News, June 17, 2016
This article includes an Esri web map that shows locations of significant events in the Tim Bosma case.
Interactive map: See exactly where the Manitoba fires are located
Winnipeg Free Press, May 9, 2016
While wildfires in the Whiteshell threaten more cottages and force evacuations, this map shows where the active fires are located, according to Government of Manitoba data. The data is collected through various sources including field crews who suppress the fires, MODIS satellite and hand-rendered maps.
Fort McMurray Wildfires Public Information App
May 5, 2016
Esri Canada has released a web app that shows current wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and related geotagged social media content, traffic and weather information. The app was used by the following news outlets to complement their news coverage of the wildfires:
- National Post - As-it-happens fire map shows how far the out of control Fort McMurray wildfires have spread
- Calgary Sun (mentions Esri Canada and links to the app) - Fort McMurray fire grows to 85,000 hectares as officials brace for 'extreme' firefighting conditions
- Chatham Voice - Tracking the Fort McMurray wildfire
- Canadian Firefighter - Esri Canada app shows live data on wildfires
2016 Branham300 Report
Branham300.com, April 20, 2016
The Branham300 is the definitive listing of the key players in Canada's information and communication technology industry. For their 2016 report, the Branham Group collaborated with Esri Canada to deliver the information via an interactive app.
Saskatchewan Election 2016: Brad Wall says win will protect province's interests
Huffington Post Canada, April 5, 2016
See how an ArcGIS-based election results app developed by Esri Canada complemented Huffington Post's news coverage of the recent provincial elections in Saskatchewan.
At the speed of light
By Gord McGuire, Manager of Geomatics & Corridor Management, City of Hamilton, ReNew Canada, March 11, 2016
Read about how the City of Hamilton replaced 10,000 streetlights with LEDs on time and under budget--with the help of mapping technology.
Map explores the stories of Canadian women heroines
By Alexandra Pope, Canadian Geographic, March 8
Using their ArcGIS platform, Esri Canada has created an interactive story map highlighting the journeys and accomplishments of Canadian heroines in honour of International Women's Day.
'One Day I Will': International Women's Day celebrates past, aspires to future
By Marlene Leung, CTV News, March 8
To mark International Women's Day, Esri Canada released an interactive map showcasing the achievements of Canadian heroines.
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