15 episodes

Spatial Report connects you with the latest and coolest trends in the world of ArcGIS, Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. If you’re a geogeek, tune in! Join your hosts Maggie Samson and Mark Ho as they unpack what you need to know about ArcGIS today and how it can help you take your mapping and geographic analysis solutions to the next level.

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Spatial Report connects you with the latest and coolest trends in the world of ArcGIS, Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. If you’re a geogeek, tune in! Join your hosts Maggie Samson and Mark Ho as they unpack what you need to know about ArcGIS today and how it can help you take your mapping and geographic analysis solutions to the next level.

    Planning the Future of Housing

    Planning the Future of Housing

    What's Making Us Mappy [2:41]  

    Our hosts share one cool thing that is catching their eye in the world of ArcGIS. 

    Maggie marvels at the captivating creations of the Esri User Conference Map Gallery. From shimmering sea sparkle to rink magic of NHL teams, she showcases her top picks from 2023. Don’t miss your chance to shine, submit your maps by June 6!  


    Analytic Methods and Results 3rd place map: The Impact of Travel and Rest on NHL Teams 


    Communicating Science Spatially 1st place map: A Geospatial Account of Sea Sparkle in the Arabian Sea 



    Mark takes into the world of StoryScapes. He highlights this monthly magazine curated by Esri Inc's ArcGIS StoryMaps team. With each issue, a new theme unfolds, offering a unique glimpse into captivating narratives through the lens of ArcGIS StoryMaps stories. Mark explores the recent, which delved into the enchanting realm of dark skies, just in time for the solar eclipse. Check out StoryScape to experience the captivating power of geography-based storytelling.


    Blog: Introducing StoryScapes – a new way to enjoy ArcGIS StoryMaps  



    Inside the Arc [7:12]  

    Feature interview that provides our audience exclusive insights into an Esri product or capability.  

    Housing availability and affordability are top concerns for Canadians everywhere. Access to data and understanding the impact of building can be a significant barrier to any housing efforts.   In this episode, we're diving straight into the heart of the matter with Erin Morrow, Director of Products for Ratio.City, a Division of Esri Canada. Join us as we explore how Ratio.City, a recent addition to the Esri Canada family, is revolutionizing urban planning and development. Learn how this user-friendly platform is empowering non-GIS users to make a difference in designing cities for the future. Stay tuned for insights that could reshape the way you approach urban challenges.

    Guest: Erin Morrow, Director of Products for Ratio.City, a division of Esri Canada (LinkedIn) 


    Website: Ratio.City at Esri Canada 


    Blog: Ratio.City Joins Forces with Esri Canada! 



    GeoGeeks [20:24] 

    Rotation of Esri Canada panelists share what's new in ArcGIS technology.  

    ArcGIS Pro 3.3 launched  this month and our ArcGIS Pro GeoGeek, Alison O’Brien, is here to give us the scoop on what’s coming from her work in the beta testing. Join us as we discuss flood simulation, presentations and more.  

    Guest: Alison O’Brien, ArcGIS Support Consultant at Esri Canada (LinkedIn) 

    M versus M [28:18]  

    Our hosts quiz each other about all things ArcGIS and GIS.  

    Maggie takes the reins for this month’s MvM as she quizzes Mark about everyone’s favourite GIS topic: projections! Will Mark be the S.A.D.D. loser yet again? Tune in to find out. 

    • 35 min
    All Problems Have Solutions

    All Problems Have Solutions

    Lindsay Thomas from Esri Inc. joins us to discuss the power of ArcGIS Solutions for public safety. Then our mobile apps GeoGeek, Sue Enyedy, is back for a chat about GeoAI in ArcGIS Survey123. 

    Rundown

    2:45 – What’s Making Us Mappy

    6:59 – Inside the Arc: ArcGIS Solutions and Public Safety

    20:42 – The GeoGeeks: GeoAI and ArcGIS Survey123

    30:46 – M versus M 

    What's Making Us Mappy - Our hosts share one cool thing that is catching their eye in the world of ArcGIS

    Mark starts things off by sharing his love of ArcGIS Pro’s new Neighborhood Explorer tool. This new tool, added in ArcGIS Pro 3.2, helps you prepare for statistical analysis by configuring, visualizing, and refining spatial relationships. By understanding the spatial proximity between features and their neighbours, users can model geographic effects accurately across various domains and problems. Maggie highlights a subtle but significant update to ArcGIS StoryMaps. Map actions have now been replaced with Media Actions, allowing you to create interactions not just the map but can be used to swap out the media entirely for a different piece of media. Want users to be able to add points to your map with a Survey123 form? Now you can add that form right to your story with media actions. 

    Inside the Arc - Feature interview that takes our audience inside an Esri product or capability

    Navigating the vast array of tools within the ArcGIS ecosystem can be daunting for many organizations. When responding to situations like natural disasters, damage assessments, or informing the public, every second counts. With ArcGIS Solutions, you can cut down on the time it takes to get to the heart of the issue by deploying industry-specific configurations that help you harness the potential of your GIS. We are pleased to welcome Lindsay Thomas to the podcast. She is the ArcGIS Solutions Lead for Public Safety at Esri Inc. She joined us to talk about her work and how it impacts on our communities.

    The GeoGeeks - Rotation of Esri Canada panelists share what's new in ArcGIS technology

    Today our mobile solutions GeoGeek, Sue Enyedy, Product Specialist for Mobile Solutions at Esri Canada, returns to the pod. Our focus? GeoAI in mobile apps. Sue dives into the impact of GeoAI post-Developer Summit, discussing its integration into our beloved ArcGIS Survey123. She walks us through the latest AI-driven features and even shares a fun wine-themed example, showcasing the Survey123 web designer assistants' prowess in survey construction. We also touch on the recent enhancements in Survey123's February 2024 release, including the intriguing Translator tool for multilingual surveys.

    M versus M - Our hosts quiz each other about all things ArcGIS and GIS

    In this riveting round of M vs M, Mark puts Maggie to the test with a thrilling challenge centered around everyone’s favourite line, the Equator. The game is simple: determine whether the named location lies to the north or south of this iconic line of latitude. Who will emerge victorious in this ultimate test of geographical prowess?

    For more information

    Visit our website: https://esri.ca/spatialreport

    See the full interviews and GeoSnaps on the Esri Canada Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/user/esricanadatv

    Stay up-to-speed on products and developments affecting you in our blog, Getting Technical

    Have a podcast idea? Email us at spatialreport@esri.ca

    • 35 min
    The ArcGIS Pro-tege Becomes the Master

    The ArcGIS Pro-tege Becomes the Master

    Erica Morra, the Director of Product Management, joins us to discuss ArcMap's coming retirement and the future of GIS. Then our new GeoGeek, Brandon Wheatley, shares the latest ArcGIS Online updates.

    Rundown

    6:22 – What’s Making Us Mappy

    4:52 – Inside the Arc: ArcMap Enters Mature Support

    17:57 – The GeoGeeks: What’s New in ArcGIS Online

    29:33 – M versus M

    What's Making Us Mappy - Our hosts share one cool thing that is catching their eye in the world of ArcGIS

    Mark shamelessly plugs some GeoSnaps he’s been working on. It’s a five-part series walking through the workflow of editing related records in the Map Viewer for ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. This is a game changer that makes it easy to perform data collection using a simple web app.  Maggie shouts out her love for Effects in Map Viewer. You can apply amazing cartographic effects to your map layers in a web map to make them pop! Two of Maggie’s favourite effects are Drop Shadow (which makes objects look like they’re floating) and Hue Rotate (which uses a colour wheel to transform colours).

    Inside the Arc - Feature interview that takes our audience inside an Esri product or capability

    On March 1st, ArcMap entered the Mature Support phase of its product life cycle. This marks the last milestone before the upcoming retirement of ArcGIS Desktop. For ArcMap users, now is a great time to plan the transition to ArcGIS Pro. To help us understand what this all means for those who are still using ArcMap, we are joined by our good friend Erica Morra. She is the Director for Product Management at Esri Canada. Erica shares her insights and advice for those who are still using ArcMap and a pathway towards migrating to ArcGIS Pro.

    The GeoGeeks - Rotation of Esri Canada panelists share what's new in ArcGIS technology

    We are thrilled to welcome our newest GeoGeek!  But he’s not a new voice to this pod.  Brandon Wheatley was one of our first guests, and now he is our resident ArcGIS Online GeoGeek. In this podcast, Brandon gives you a rundown of what’s new in the most recent release of ArcGIS Online in February 2024.

    M versus M - Our hosts quiz each other about all things ArcGIS and GIS

    It’s all about size on this battle of MvM. Maggie dives deep into the pages of Wikipedia to gather information for her epic game - What’s Bigger! Simple rules: she lists two countries, and Mark needs to guess which one is bigger in area. Will he finally break his painfully long losing streak? Tune in and play along.

    For more information

    Visit our website: esri.ca/spatialreport

    See the full interviews and GeoSnaps on the Esri Canada Youtube channel: youtube.com/user/esricanadatv

    Stay up-to-speed on products and developments affecting you in our blog, Getting Technical

    Have a podcast idea? Email us at spatialreport@esri.ca

    • 36 min
    Amping Up Your GIS

    Amping Up Your GIS

    Jenny Fong from the Utility Technical Solutions team introduces us to the benefits of ArcGIS Utility Network. Then Justin Brassard, our newest GeoGeek, offers tips and advice on when to upgrade ArcGIS Enterprise.

    Breakdown

    0:51 – What’s Making Us Mappy

    4:52 – Inside the Arc: ArcGIS Utility Network

    18:46 – The GeoGeeks: Upgrading ArcGIS Enterprise

    27:30 – M versus M

    What’s Making Us Mappy - Our hosts share one cool thing that is catching their eye in the world of ArcGIS

    Maggie leads off with the latest addition to ArcGIS Instant Apps that will be a guaranteed hit!  She highlights the new Manager (Beta) template.  The app allows you to review and modify content from editable layers in one simple interface.  This is especially useful when collecting data using crowdsourcing.  This instant app is the next generation of the legacy Crowdsource Manager app. Mark is batting clean-up by introducing you to an exciting new Esri website: Maps.com. This new platform showcases engaging and informative maps and apps that feature beautiful cartography. Browse

    through examples of stunning maps created by our user community to learn more about the world around you.  And you can even submit your map to Maps.com!

    Inside the Arc - Feature interview that takes our audience inside an Esri product or capability

    We have this saying in GIS that everything is somewhere. This certainly applies to the utilities industry. Location intelligence is essential for communications, water, electric, and gas utilities to manage complex networks that aim to maximize efficiency and minimize disruptions. To help us understand how utilities of all sizes and types can fully leverage ArcGIS, we are joined by our friend and pal Jenny Fong.  She is the Team Lead for Utility Technical Solutions at Esri Canada and is an invaluable resource for utility clients to understand the ArcGIS Utility Network.

    GeoGeeks - Rotation of Esri Canada panelists share what's new in ArcGIS technology

    We welcome Justin Brassard to our GeoGeek family, as he will be taking the reins as our ArcGIS Enterprise subject matter expert.  Today, Justin addresses a common question in the ArcGIS Enterprise community – when do you upgrade?  This can be a complex dilemma for many organizations, but Justin has some tips and thoughts on when to say when and make the plunge to a newer release.

    M versus M - Our hosts quiz each other about all things ArcGIS and GIS

    Michelle Brake, the new host of the Geographical Thinking podcast, returns to her old stomping grounds to referee a game called Can You Date It?  No love or romance in this quiz, as Michelle tests the hosts knowledge in Esri software releases.  When was ArcGIS Online first released?  ArcGIS Pro?  ArcMap?  Michelle has the dates, and the hosts have the guesses in this true Maggie versus Mark battle royale.

    • 34 min
    The One About Accessibility

    The One About Accessibility

    Learn how you can make your maps and apps more accessible to everyone with Klara Schmitt from Esri Inc. Then Sue Enyedy, our Mobile Solutions GeoGeek, introduces us to ArcGIS QuickCapture, the fastest and easiest way to collect data on the go. 

    • 35 min
    What’s New-A-Palooza

    What’s New-A-Palooza

    There have been a bunch of new releases recently in the world of ArcGIS. We have invited all four of our GeoGeeks to count down their three favourite enhancements in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and our field apps.

    • 43 min

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