City of Brampton and Teranet Win 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards

Both a city government and a business see a huge return on their GIS technology investment

SAN DIEGO, Esri User Conference – July 12, 2018 – Esri Canada congratulates both Teranet and the City of Brampton for receiving the 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. These two winners were chosen from thousands of Esri customer organizations worldwide for their effective enterprise implementation of geographic information system (GIS) technology to deliver better services.

Teranet, Canada's leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services has migrated all their core spatial data into Esri's ArcGIS platform. It now forms part of one of the most advanced land registration systems in the world.

Brampton developed Brampton GeoHub, an open data portal using ArcGIS Open Data, which has increased the transparency of the City government to residents and saved money. This collaborative technology makes it much easier for people to access information like property maps, bike maps and zoning by-laws.

“Both Brampton and Teranet, each with very different requirements, have seen an almost immediate return on their investment. Teranet has a massive amount of data to store and manipulate, and they require very high security on that data. Brampton is using their GeoHub to better serve their residents while saving a huge amount of staff time,” said Alex Miller, president, Esri Canada.

Teranet manages one of the largest land registration systems in the world. They provide property information to real estate, financial services, government, utilities, and legal markets. When they had to replace their legacy mapping platform, Al Buckle, Director of Operations, noted, “We were looking for a secure, and stable GIS platform that could scale with Teranet’s growth. We chose Esri Canada's solution because of their market leadership, advanced parcel data model and extensive technology stack.”

Brampton’s GeoHub was built to advance the City’s goal of Open Government. It was created in collaboration with multiple city departments in only a few weeks, and because it helped people find information themselves, the saving of staff time started right away. “In the first year, the GeoHub saved the City about 588 hours of staff time and the open datasets found on the site and used by the public rose from 15 to 154,” said Matthew Pietryszyn, team leader, GIS & Open Data. “Municipal leaders now understand that when you make good, purposeful data available publicly, it’s easier for businesses to make the decision to locate in their city. Students have access to accurate data to analyze and understand their city. Small businesses benefit and are able to better grow the local economy.”

Read more about how the GeoHub was developed in this blog post.
Learn more about the ArcGIS platform at
View the full list of SAG winners at

About Teranet
Teranet is Canada’s leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services with extensive expertise in land and commercial registries. They also market insightful property and data solutions, as well as practice management automation to thousands of customers in the real estate, financial services, government, utilities, and legal markets. Founded in 1991, Teranet operates the Electronic Land Registration System for the Province of Ontario, and The Property Registry for the Province of Manitoba. For more information, visit

About Brampton
Brampton is a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at

About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in business, government and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. These solutions enable organizations to better manage their resources, plan their future and collaborate within and beyond their organization. Esri Canada’s products and services help advance successful digital transformation. The company serves 12,000 organizations from 16 offices across Canada and is based in Toronto. In 2015, Esri Canada became a Gold Standard winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and in 2016 was named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. More information can be found at Follow Esri Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.


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From left: Adam Fox (Director, Ontario Region, Esri Canada), Paul Postiglione (Team Lead, GIS & Open Data, Brampton), Jack Dangermond (President, Esri), Katherine Kulson (CIO, Brampton), Matthew Pietryszyn (GIS Supervisor, Brampton) and John Kitchen (VP & General Manager, Esri Canada)


From left: Adam Fox (Director, Ontario Region, Esri Canada), Shideh Habibi (Senior Project Manager, Esri Canada), Miroslav Preradovic (Supervisor, Application Support, Teranet), Jack Dangermond (President, Esri), Scott Taylor (System Architect, Teranet), Mirjana Katic-Stajic (Manager, Mapping Development Team, Teranet), Jonathon Hooper (Senior Systems Analyst, Teranet) and John Kitchen (VP & General Manager, Esri Canada)

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