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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.

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Canada

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Geoview - A Digital Map That May Change the Delivery of Health Services

11/17/2022
In Halifax, Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan, a physician, is heading up a project to use GIS technology to help physicians across the province make better-informed decisions about their patients’ healthcare. She is mapping out the social determinants, environmental factors and local healthcare services available across the province. Visualizing this data will enable doctors to make better recommendations for healthcare options as well as reducing travel and wait times.

Duration:00:30:06

For Remembrance Day - Mapping Sunken War Ships

11/3/2022
We honour Remembrance Day with Paul Heersink who has been mapping the 20,000 ships that sank during World War II. His dashboard illuminates patterns and stories across the naval theater and through the progress of the entire war. He shared his 8 years journey of mapping the sunken ships on Geographical Thinking.

Duration:00:15:38

How the Toronto Humane Society uses GIS to address equity

10/20/2022
Tegan Buckingham, Director of Integrated Marketing and Development at Toronto Humane Society uses GIS to better understand who adopts pets and how her organization can serve them better. Tegan joined Geographical Thinking to talk about the spatial analysis done by Toronto Humane society and why it's a critical skill for other non-profits.

Duration:00:21:04

GIS app challenge for Foodbanks Canada

10/6/2022
About 1 in 7 people in Canada do not have enough food to eat. A third of women heading households with children in this country are food insecure, as are a lot of people who live in northern Canada and climate change is making that worse. On this episode of ‘Geographical Thinking’ hear how GIS apps are helping Foodbanks Canada deal with a growing problem.

Duration:00:26:04

A storymap of 19th century English clothing materials

9/22/2022
“Clothing has never been created in a vacuum,” says Sam Huckerby describing her storymap that connects the geography of the sourced materials for 19th century fashion with environment, economic and social movements. Hear her on Geographical Thinking.

Duration:00:21:57

Geographical Thinking Caps: The Domain Game

8/25/2022
Domains are in our brains as the funcast podcast returns for some late summer fun. GIS nerds know that a domain is a list or range of valid values. Hear Dawn Price and Arif Rafiq compete for geo-glory as they determine which geographic landmarks fall within this game’s domain – UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Is the Great Barrier Reef a world heritage site? The Rideau Canal? The White House? Play along to find out which famous locations are UNESCO or UNES-NO!

Duration:00:23:18

Measuring a website’s carbon footprint

8/11/2022
Developers Samuel Larsen-Disney and Yannis Panagis won first prize at an Esri Hackathon with DigitalFootprint.earth. It’s a web application that estimates how much carbon dioxide is produced each time you access a website. They told Guan about quantifying the cost of surfing the web and using a 3D globe to visualize that.

Whales, Drones and Maps

7/28/2022
Marine biologist Dr. Vanessa Pirotta and location intelligence expert Brett Dixon discuss their collaboration to study humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean using drones and geospatial visualization.

Duration:00:20:01

The future of drone delivery

7/14/2022
Michael Healander, CEO of Airspace Link, talks about drone delivery technology and how robotic flight is improving efficiency in the logistics industry and how drones can complement existing industries in an environmentally positive way.

Duration:00:20:26

Geographical Thinking Caps: Reach for the Top Five

6/30/2022
Esri Canada’s funcast podcast is back, and this journey to geo-glory will be taken five responses at a time. David Kossowsky and Jasmine Sohal battle each other to find the top five answers to geographic questions. What are the five fastest growing cities in Canada? Which five countries consume the most wine? Where are the five smallest U.S. states? Join us as we tackle these brain teasers and many more as the drive for five goes full throttle. Survey says – FUN!

Duration:00:36:38

Drone project in Matawa First Nations

6/16/2022
Matawa is a tribal council that looks after 9 First Nation communities in northern Ontario. Their land covers an area more than twice the size of New Brunswick and is difficult to navigate. But they need to study the land to make informed decisions about its’ future use. So they taught themselves drone technology and mapped all their communities at 1cm accuracy, in six months. It’s an extraordinary feat and Sarah Cockerton, manager of the Four Rivers Environmental Group explains how they did...

Duration:00:20:50

A Coroner's Map

6/2/2022
There are 180 cases of unidentified human remains in BC. These are cases that have been cold for years, some for decades. Ian Charlton, a spatial analyst with BC Coroner's Services at the time, thought by putting the information about the remains on an interactive map he might engage the public and spark some new leads. The success of the map was beyond Ian's expectation. He talked to Guan about the journey and how GIS helped solve a missing person case.

Duration:00:25:08

A Conversation with Esri’s Chief Scientist

5/19/2022
Renowned oceanographer and Esri’s Chief Scientist, Dawn Wright talked to Guan about her role at Esri, as well as the importance of GIS in ocean conservation.

Duration:00:38:46

Saving Ghost Fishing Gear

5/5/2022
Twenty percent of the debris in the ocean is lost fishing gear. Leah Fulton's storymap 'The tale of lost fishing gear’ won 1st place in a StoryMaps Challenge for restoring our ocean hosted by Esri and the National Geographic Society. Leah tells Guan why abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear in Nova Scotia is a huge environmental problem and the challenges to solving it.

Duration:00:24:09

Team Rubicon Canada

4/21/2022
Team Rubicon Canada, a volunteer team of veterans, first responders and tough civilians, uses GIS in their efforts to help the underinsured and the uninsured when their community has been struck by natural disasters. Greg McGrath convinced the team that using GIS would ease their efforts. He joins Geographical Thinking to share that journey.

Duration:00:23:37

Management Perspectives with Matt Lewin

4/7/2022
Ian Williams with the Toronto Police Service on how the police have evolved their use of GIS.

Duration:00:26:44

Management Perspectives with Matt Lewin

3/24/2022
Brad Connatty, Manager of Upstream GIS at Suncor Energy, talks about how the use of GIS and location analytics is evolving in the energy industry.

Duration:00:41:39

Journalism and GIS

3/11/2022
News outlets now reach audiences using interactive maps, dashboards, podcasts. Amy Luft’s an award-winning digital content producer with the CTV network. Hear how she helps reporters tell stories in new ways.

Duration:00:13:18

Mapping in Canada

2/24/2022
Helping indigenous and First Nations people build their GIS capacity cartographer Steve DeRoy of The Firelight Group, wants to indigenize maps. https://resources.esri.ca/geographical-thinking-podcast/season-2-episode-12-indigenous-mapping-in-canada?utm_source=apple&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=podcasts-2022

Duration:00:25:48

Management Perspectives with Matt Lewin – Part 2 of 4

2/10/2022
Paul Shaffelburg is in charge of the GIS and geospatial services at Halifax Regional Municipality. Hear how he spearheads new processes and solutions in a complex municipality. https://resources.esri.ca/geographical-thinking-podcast/season-2-episode-11-management-perspectives-with-matt-lewin?utm_source=apple&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=%23ref!&utm_campaign=podcasts-2022

Duration:00:30:17