Canadian Digest July 1
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Canadian Geospatial Digest for July 1, 2024

Mapping Stolen Cars in Ottawa

More than 830 vehicles have been reported stolen in Ottawa in the first six months of 2024, up from 504 in 2023 and 387 in 2022. Gloucester-Southgate is the hotspot with 87 thefts. Ottawa Police have responded with arrests and have emphasized the importance of using an online mapping tool for tracking thefts across the city. This tool shows thefts spanning all 24 wards, highlighting a widespread issue and helping in the effective deployment of resources.

For more details, visit CTV News.

How “Measuring Main Streets” happens

The Measuring Main Streets platform provides detailed data on the characteristics of main streets across Canada. Users can explore various street segments to view information related to civic infrastructure, businesses, demographics, commuting patterns, and housing. It also offers insights into neighborhood characteristics, including population changes, average income, education levels, and language diversity. The platform is developed by the Canadian Urban Institute in collaboration with Environics Analytics and Open North.

For more detailed information, you can visit the Measuring Main Streets website.

AutoChart – Hydrospatial

Teledyne Geospatial has launched CARIS AutoChart, an innovative software that automates and simplifies the production of nautical paper charts. Traditionally labor-intensive, this process now benefits from automated data entry and integration, producing charts in PDF and TIFF formats from ENC data. CARIS AutoChart retains the traditional chart aesthetic using optimized symbolization rules. Released during the Australian Hydrographic Office’s World Hydrography Day event, the software is flexible and scalable, suited for various chart production facilities. It aims to enhance efficiency and navigational safety, receiving positive feedback from early adopters like the AHO.

CMHC the Housing Supply Challenge

Ratio.City, a Toronto-based urban planning software and data company, has been selected as a semifinalist by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for the Housing Supply Challenge (Round Five: Level Up). The company will receive $1 million in funding to scale its platform nationwide. This platform, part of Esri Canada, collects and curates planning data to facilitate collaboration between housing developers and municipalities. This effort aims to address the housing crisis by making more housing projects feasible and speeding up the approval process.

For more details, visit the full article here.

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