Presentation: Esri Canada 1

esriH32Location is Power: Using Location to Discover New Insights

Location is the dimension that allows organizations to see new patterns and gain a better understanding of the impacts of choices and decisions.  Whether it’s improving your municipality’s asset or work management processes, determining where to build a new fire hall, understanding who uses municipal recreational facilities, or identifying how many roads have been paved in your jurisdiction – location plays an important role in answering these questions.

In this session, we will share with you how other municipal organizations have unlocked the power of location. Learn how they have gained better insights into the performance of their infrastructure to reduce costs, generate new revenue, enhance stakeholder satisfaction and increase transparency.

Presented by

Chris NorthChris North, Director of Industry Solutions, Esri Canada

With over 20 years of experience in Geomatics, Chris North is an accomplished geographic information system (GIS) professional who brings an in-depth understanding of enterprise GIS and technology trends to Esri Canada. Most recently, he was principal at 43 North GIS Consulting. Prior to starting his firm, Chris was an executive with DMTI Spatial responsible for product strategy and customer advocacy. He has a Master’s degree in GIS from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and an undergraduate degree in Geography from Queen’s University in Ontario. Chris is also a graduate of the Cartography Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario. He is the recipient of several industry awards and continues to be involved with many industry groups. Chris currently holds the position of Chair of the GIS and Cartography Advisory Board at Sir Sandford Fleming College.