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    Posted on September 13, 2017
    Recently graduated? Starting out in your geomatics career? Here is a view from the other side. For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been in a position where I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to hire and manage staff. I’ve worked in the geomatics field for over 20 years in both the public and the private sector. I’ve learned a few things along the way that you might find worth considering as you go about applying for jobs and attending interviews. Some of my thoughts might come off sounding a bit harsh. I do understand that, behind every résumé is a person who is looking for a new opportunity in their career and/or simply looking...
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    Posted on September 7, 2017
    Last year I volunteered as a GIS Specialist with ReForest London during the planting season. I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where I majored in Environmental Studies and Human Geography. I also hold a post-graduate certificate in GIS.  I believe more community organizations like ReForest London should incorporate GIS into their projects. To do that I will discuss how ReForest London uses GIS effectively. How ReForest London Uses GIS ReForest London partners with the community in order to enhance the environmental and human health of the city through the planting of trees. Tree planting can improve human...
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    Posted on September 6, 2017
    Editors note: This article has been jointly written by Nicolas Gignac and Serge Legaré from the Ministry of Public Safety in Quebec. Cet article est aussi disponible en français : http://www.quebecgeographique.gouv.qc.ca/approfondir/bibliotheque/geoinfo/geoinfo-juillet-2017.asp During Spring 2017, a major flood occurred in Eastern Canada, centered around south west Quebec. This flood was created by abundant rainfall lasting two months in the melting season. It was among the most severe flood since 1974. It impacted heavily populated areas of southern Quebec near Montreal and Gatineau. Hundreds of square kilometers of flooded areas have...
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    Posted on August 31, 2017
    I recently returned to Hamilton after five years of teaching at a Washington DC university, taking a paid partial-sabbatical at the end of my contract. Unfortunately the time off gave me too much opportunity to watch the dreaded television set.  Some recent commercials I saw on Canadian TV reminded me of the course in cartography I took at the University of Toronto in the early 1980s (when we used pen and ink, before they offered “computer cartography”). When I was an undergrad Huff’s 1954 classic “How to Lie with Statistics” was required reading in stats classes and the late great Prof.  Bill Dean sometimes pointed out...
    Esri Canada is an active supporter of GoGeomatics Canada and our grass roots efforts to bring the sector together.  Esri is sponsoring 12 Back to School Socials this September and inviting you to attend. These events help mark the the start of the school year; it's where we welcome new and returning students to the sector. The goal is to have students and grads mix and network with professionals and companies who attend to get a feel for our industry. This  strengthens and empowers our sector. List of 2017 Back to School Socials you can attend In a first for the GoGeomatics community - last year in Toronto, Alex Miller...
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