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Weekliii Round-Up: News on Geospatial Matchmaking and Python Development

It has been a week for the books...or at least for a post. Were you able to check out all of our posts this week - as well as a great opportunity just announced in our St. John's office? Check out all of that below!

Desktop view of a map in ArcGIS Pro.

With the onslaught of technology we experience day in and day out in our work and everyday lives, it is understandable that we may have become immune to the wonder that we have created for ourselves. We have made in strides in navigating the world from shadows in the sun to hand-drawn maps to web-based maps and on to apps like Google Maps and Waze that make getting from Point A to Point B nearly thoughtless. These things are nearly second-nature to many of us. How can we even improve upon present advancements? Well, that's a great question. Shared in our #DailyBrainCandiii posts this week, we were a fan of this article in which Jack Dangermond talks about the importance of location to the human nature, how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) fit into this space, and why we must continue to move forward to conquer new spatial technologies.

It's the month of love, the month for realizing your aptitude for planning elaborate date nights, and the month for embracing - or even reassessing - your relationships. We aren't lifestyle leaders or relationship gurus. We're geographers, developers, GIS consultants, and the like. We may not be qualified to help you decide if you should or should not devour that second box of chocolates. What we can do? Help you decide if it's time to pay a little extra attention to your spatial data. That's right. View the top five signs that your Geographic Information System (GIS) and its spatial data may need its own matchmaker this Valentine's Day in this week's post.

Spatial, or geospatial, data is nothing new. Anywhere a piece of data has been collected tying it to a particular geographic location, spatial data has been present.

What is most remarkable about this data is the rate at which it can now be gathered and the sophisticated analytics that can be applied to it.

Many industries have been excited to embrace this - like the Natural Resources and Utilities sectors - while many others have been slow to start for whatever reason. Discover how these industries, the ones still behind the times, are bridging the geospatial divide!

Many organizations rely on this web-based platform, finding it easier to use and distribute to coworkers and consumers than more technically-involved software like ArcMap. It also makes an excellent application for getting students involved in GIS and cartography. Haven't embraced this resource yet? Just need a nudge in the cloud-based direction? Esri Canada has put together details on its latest updates as well as several tips and tricks to get you started.

What Else?

Are you a Python professional, a dynamic developer? Know someone who fits that description - give or take a few additional skills? Our office in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is on the hunt for Python Developer to join their team full-time. More details can be found here as well as on LinkedIn.


#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.


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