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Jeff_Thurston

Jeff Thurston is an Albertan living in Europe where is founder/editor at Eurospatial Communications - serving over 1.5 million web pages monthly. He has written globally and acted as editor for many geomatic and geospatial publications previously. He recently founded 3D Visualization World, an international publication oriented toward the pursuit of 3D spatial data for use in society. Jeff graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Geographic Information Systems.

Articles by Jeff_Thurston

Future Prospects For 3D Geomatics In Canada

The future holds great promise for 3D when it comes to geomatics in Canadian education, industry and business. One might…

Canadian Geomatics Industry Association: Worth Supporting Or Not?

Some have voiced a concern that Canada’s geomatics industry does not have a viable trade and industry association. There are…

More Than Just a Name: What The Geomatics Industry Needs to Reach The Public

There has been much written about ‘geo’ terms, and the awareness of them,  in Canada recently.  Jonathan Murphy of GoGeomatics…

Geospatial or Geomatics: The Headaches of Terminology in Canada

Great debates about the terms geomatics, geospatial, geoinformation and geoscience have occurred for decades. Additional terms like geoanalysis, geolocation, geocomputation…

Furthering Canada’s Geomatics Strategy: New Visions – New Direction – New Future

The recent publication of the ‘Canadian Geomatics Community Strategy “White Paper” and Scenarios’ has added another perspective toward furthering the development…

Geomatics Leadership In Canada: Assessing The State and Challenges

When GoGeomatics Canada asked me to write on the topic of  “leadership in the geomatics community in Canada” I pondered…

Surveying and CAD: Add GIS, Stir and Serve

When Jon Murphy asked me to write something about ‘Surveying and CAD’ this month I thought, “no problem, when do…

Canada’s Arctic: Spatial Info/Geotech Opportunity

Canada’s north has always been a challenge to those living there and to geoscience professionals alike. The sheer size of…