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Tune in for inspiring stories from thought leaders and GIS users across business, government and education in Canada. Get practical tips for applying geospatial thinking to tackle challenges -- from simple ones encountered in everyday life to the most complex issues our world faces today.

Tune in for inspiring stories from thought leaders and GIS users across business, government and education in Canada. Get practical tips for applying geospatial thinking to tackle challenges -- from simple ones encountered in everyday life to the most complex issues our world faces today.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Tune in for inspiring stories from thought leaders and GIS users across business, government and education in Canada. Get practical tips for applying geospatial thinking to tackle challenges -- from simple ones encountered in everyday life to the most complex issues our world faces today.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Future of GIS Professionals

2/25/2021
What will the role of GIS be in the future? And what will this mean for GIS professionals? Guan chats with Chris North, director of technology adoption at Esri Canada, about the shift he is seeing in the geospatial business and the opportunities this transformation can bring. Chris shares his views on how the industry is evolving from specialization to mainstream, why organizations need to bring geography back into GIS and what impact these trends will have on the GIS community and beyond.

Duration:00:33:18

Making Poverty Visible for all

2/10/2021
Centraide of Greater Montréal and United Way Greater Toronto released a special edition of their Radar—an innovative mapping tool—in response to increased community needs and an influx of emergency funding during COVID-19. The Radar geospatial tool profiles poverty in Canadian communities and helps local United Way organizations prioritize resource allocation. Listen to Guan's conversation with two executive leaders from the United Way and learn how this GIS-enabled project is helping to...

Duration:00:25:40

The (Re)Creation of a Caring Community

1/22/2021
Twelve years ago, Dovercourt Recreation Association decided to try something new by mapping the community they serve. What the maps revealed validated their assumptions and provided them with the confidence to take on new challenges. Join Guan and her co-host Emilie Rabeau for an inspiring conversation with John Rapp, the Executive Director of the Dovercourt Recreation Association. John shares what he learned from that first mapping exercise and tells us why it was worth doing it all over...

Duration:00:22:41

Geographical Thinking Caps: Ho Ho High Low

12/18/2020
Geography is fun! In that spirit, Mark Ho hosts the first edition of Geographical Thinking Caps – our trivia-based funcast podcast. Join Erica Corbett and Jonathan Nowlan from Esri Canada as they share their geographical journeys and answer holiday-themed questions. Play along and find out who wins the ultimate prize – geo-glory!

Duration:00:30:26

Time for Deep Learning with GeoAI

12/4/2020
How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) be applied to geospatial problem solving? Enter GeoAI. Join Guan as she dives into the power of GeoAI with Esri Canada’s Higher Education Developer Tasos Dardas. Tasos shares his thoughts on how we’re just at the tip of the iceberg in applying GeoAI and explores its exciting possibilities.

Duration:00:20:30

How Getting from A to B is Changing

11/17/2020
The pandemic has drastically changed personal vehicle use, public transit ridership and the role of curbside spaces in our cities. Join Guan Yue in our inaugural episode as she explores these trends with Esri Canada’s Transportation Industry Manager Arif Rafiq. Arif presents an energetic view that will leave you thinking about how transportation planning will evolve during and after the pandemic.

Duration:00:24:38

Welcome to Geographical Thinking

11/13/2020
The importance of geography cannot be understated: everything is somewhere. Almost every challenge that our society faces has a spatial component to it. Subscribe to our podcast, where you will get timely stories and insights about how people are making a difference by applying geographical thinking.

Duration:00:01:08