An Evening with NRCan & GeoConnections: Ottawa GoGeomatics Social April 25th
Corrina Vester, Canadian Geo-Secretariat Coordinator at National Resource Canada, and Ann Martin, the Director of National Resource Canada’s GeoConnections* program, will be talking about the Canadian Geomatics Round Table (CGCRT) at the next Ottawa GoGeomatics Social. This month’s Social will take place on April 25th at 7pm at the James Street Pub at 390 Bank Street. We will be in the basement party room.
This CGCRT presentation will provide information on the project, insight into its goals and how realizing those goals will benefit the geomatics community in Canada. It will describe the process followed to reach agreement on developing a Pan-Canadian Geomatics strategy, and might even describe the perspectives – the strategic dimensions examined to build the first iteration of the strategy document. GeoConnections has been tasked with supporting the CGCRT. Ann is on the steering committee looking at the governance of our sector. During the Social, the audience will get a chance to ask questions and give their input on the process.
We will also be hosting a special guest – Jeff McKenna the President of OSGeo and the owner of Gateway Geomatics. Gateway is a consulting company offering services around FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial).
If you are unable to make it to the April 19th Ottawa University debate and discussion happening then coming to this talk by Ann and Corinna will provide you an opportunity to learn more about the strategy and hopefully give some input.
Please send drop us a note if you’re are thinking of attending so we can let the pub know… firstname.lastname@example.org
*Some of you may be thinking, “What is GeoConnections?” Ann and Corrina would probably describe it as; “…a national partnership initiative led by Natural Resources Canada designed to facilitate access to and use of geospatial information in Canada through the development, integration and use of the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI).” This of course begs the question: “what is the CGDI?” However, that is saved for another story.