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

First ‘Extreme Makeover’ finalist: AGSI Inc.

When Alan Williams, the vice-president of IT for Angus GeoSolutions Inc., was tasked with building the network for his company's first branch office and securely connecting it back to headquarters, he turned to

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘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

Why government Open Data initiatives are a boon for business

An initiative to make public information residing in government databases more accessible to citizens is gaining ground and slowly unlocking business opportunities for many Canadian start-ups, according to adherents of the initiative. David

Published on: November 11th, 2010 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

GIS rollout an electrifying experience at Guelph Hydro

How does a major utility company maintain high safety levels, while disseminating crucial information to stakeholders automatically, accurately, and in real time?To some these may seem mutually exclusive goals, but not to Guelph

Published on: September 2nd, 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

Digital drawings work wonders for Welland Hydro

Hand drawn engineering blueprints can be a pain when trying to manage hydro needs of a growing city.Welland Hydro Electric System Corp. felt this problem very keenly. The company serves Welland in Southern

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Software can keep green roof over Torontonians’ heads

A new Toronto city bylaw requiring that certain new buildings install a green roof may bring big environmental benefits.The "green roof" stipulation is to reduce urban heat, lower energy consumption and ease storm

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Health care taps analytics to support aging population

Call it the great northern seniors migration. Those aren't the words of Chris Sambol, but they epitomize a trend he describes: the composition of Sault Sainte Marie, Ont.'s population is quickly changing as

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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