Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5th Pan-Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Summit

The theme of this year’s summit is “Responding to the Needs of Northern and Remote Communities”

Limited infrastructure in Northern and remote communities can limit access to tools and information that are foundational for decision making in areas such as land use planning, emergency planning and response, environmental monitoring, and general situational awareness. This year’s summit aims to discuss these limitations and highlight the innovations and opportunities to advance geospatial data discovery, access, availability, interoperability, and use in remote communities and the north.

Originally intended to be held in Yellowknife, NWT, this year’s summit will be held December 2 & 3 as a virtual webinar.  Registration is free and open, and can be completed here.  The summit is open to representatives of various levels of government, geomatics stakeholders, land-use planners, private industry, Indigenous Government Organizations, academic institutions, and users of geospatial information.

Spread over two days, thought provoking presentations and an interactive panel discussion will be held.  Topics of discussion will include strengthening community-based technical capacity for regional land-use planning, web platforms for sharing research results on permafrost in Nunavik, First Nations Principles of OCAP®, and First Nations data sovereignty. 

Keynotes will be given by Dr. Peter Pulsifer (Carleton University) and Dr. Nadine Alameh (OGC CEO).

The first SDI Summit was held in Calgary by GeoDiscover Alberta in conjunction with GeoConections in 2014 and coincided with one of the quarterly member meeting of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) while every subsequent SDI summit overlapped with the annual general meeting of the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). This allowed for representatives from jurisdictions across Canada, the federal government, private sector and other sectors to share knowledge, best practices and exchange ideas. 

Since then, there have been three other SDI summits in Victoria, British Columbia; Whitehorse, Yukon; and Québec City, Québec. For more details on this year’s SDI Summit, please visit the NWT Centre for Geomatics

Have Something to Add? Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles

Shawn DeAdder Recipient 2020 GoGeomatics Canada Group Leadership Award

GoGeomatics is pleased to present the GoGeomatics group leader award to the Edmonton GoGeomatics group leader Shawn DeAdder. First announced…

GoGeomatics Canada Wishing you Holiday Cheer and a Happy New Year

On behalf of management, staff, and volunteers we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy…

Interview with NRCan on Indigenous Capacity Surveying Development Program

GoGeomatics Canada was fortunate enough to interview Steve Minnie, the Regional Director and Deputy Surveyor General of Natural Resources Canada and we’re sharing our enlightening discussion about the Indigenous Survey Capacity Development Program with the community.