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Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Esri Canada Honours the Life of Dr. Roger Tomlinson, the “Father of GIS”

Esri Canada honours the life and work of Dr. Roger Tomlinson, who passed away on February 7, 2014, at the age of 80. Known as the “father of GIS”, Dr. Tomlinson was a visionary geographer who conceived and developed the first geographic information system (GIS) for the Canadian federal government in the 1960s. He initiated, planned

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

BC Assessment Explores Innovative Geospatial 3D Modelling for Property Assessment

BC Assessment has signed an agreement with Esri Canada, a provider of enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology, to pilot the company’s prototype of Assessment Analyst 3D, the world’s first geospatial 3D assessment analysis solution. This technology allows appraisers to conduct detailed valuations of condominiums, commercial buildings and individual units using 3D geoprocessing and analytics from

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Canada’s Largest Diversified Mining Company Recognized for Supporting Sustainable Mining and Exploration Using Geographic Information Systems

Esri Canada is pleased to announce that it has presented Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) with an Award of Excellence. Teck is Canada’s largest diversified mining company focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy, and owns or has interests in 13 mines and conducts exploration activities in numerous countries around the world. Each of Teck’s

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Esri Canada Sponsors Two New Challenges for Developers Participating in the Apps4Halifax Contest

Esri Canada, which provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions, has launched a new Web site ( designed specifically for Apps4Halifax, the open data app development contest hosted by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) as part of their Open Data Pilot Project. Esri Canada has partnered with HRM to sponsor two Maps in Apps Challenges, one for

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Wins Award of Excellence in GIS

Esri Canada has given its 2013 Award of Excellence to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for outstanding achievement in the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. This award recognizes AAFC’s enhancement of an enterprise mapping framework using GIS tools. The framework includes a template, in English and French formats, that enables AAFC to quickly

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Maricopa County, Arizona Selects Esri Canada’s Assessment Analyst Solution to Improve Property Assessment

Esri Canada today announced that Maricopa County in Arizona will be implementing the company’s Assessment Analyst solution. The geographic information system (GIS) desktop software fully integrates with Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) systems, resulting in a powerful Geographic-Assisted Mass Appraisal (GAMA) solution that provides tools for data collection, audits, maintenance, updates and spatial analysis. It allows assessors

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre Recognized for Using Cloud Technology to Reduce Risk During Major Wildfire Event

Esri Canada today recognized the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for their innovative use of online technology in managing a major wildfire event. A combination of climate, substantial urban development and the recent Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic places the Central Okanagan Region at increased risk for wildfires making the EOC one of the most

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Esri Canada Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Esri Canada today announced that the company has joined the elite rank of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The company was selected over hundreds of Canadian private companies that applied to this prestigious national award program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Esri Canada has enjoyed steady year-over-year

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

EcoLog ERIS Modernizes Environmental Risk Information Service with Esri Technology

For EcoLog ERIS, Canada’s leading provider of environmental risk information, leveraging technology is important to continuously improving services. The company recently replaced its legacy mapping system with Esri’s enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology. The new Web-based application allows ERIS to automate numerous mapping tasks and produce better quality reports at a significantly faster rate.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Innovative Land-Use Planning App Wins at AngelHack Toronto

Esri Canada congratulates business startup Environmaps for receiving an honourable mention at the recent AngelHack Toronto, the world’s largest Web developer competition. Environmaps created, a one-click land-use planning app that supports non-residential property development. The app leverages ArcGIS, Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) solution, integrated with open-source software and consumer-oriented maps. Through the app, property developers can

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