City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Find your way around Waterloo with MappedIn’s new app

A startup has launched a free mobile wayfinding app to help shoppers find their way around Waterloo, Ont.'s downtown business area. And being Waterloo, yes, it’s available on BlackBerry. MappedIn developed the free

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

‘Economic gardening’ helps B.C. SMBs revive economy

Small and medium sized businesses in the Okanagan Valley of south western British Columbia are receiving free market research from a not-for-profit organization that uses geographic information system (GIS) technology with marketing analysis

Published on: May 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Smart Web mapping helps Peel police build safer community

A law enforcement outfit's effectiveness hinges a great deal on the quality of its analysis -- how quickly and accurately it can pinpoint crime hotspots, uncover incidents with a similar modus operandi, radius

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

RONA maps a pathway to success

"Doing it Right" is Rona Inc.'s signature line and also the theme of a major ad campaign the company launched last year.But in the matter of "flyer distribution", Bourcherville, QC-based RONA realized it

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

GIS tools help Kitchener civic crews work faster, better

The City of Kitchener is taking a fresh approach to infrastructure management.Using a geographical information system (GIS)and hundreds of database interfaces, this southwestern Ontario city is able to consolidate, not just location-based data

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano