About Manminder 'Meena' Kaur

As a writer and editor for GoGeomatics, Meena enjoys expressing and exploring the dynamic range of creative writing ideas to enhance the field of geomatics. Meena has a passion for discovering wonderful facts about world geography and the art history of beautiful cartography. As a university graduate, her geography career aspiration is to become an essayist within the academia field for university professors because she loves reading, words, infinite curiosity, gathering information, researching geographical maps and then compiling it altogether to create a masterpiece for the artist’s declaration. Meena’s previous roles have included mapping course content review for adult learning educational programs and managing projects whilst traveling to various cities to gather assessment information. Having successfully passed a diploma in civil engineering design and technology, this opened up the world of geometry which resonates well with Meena through geomatics. She is currently studying the Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) at Ryerson University and is very enthusiastic about comprising themes about cartography, geography and travel. When Meena is not obsessing over how glorious and how fantastic historic cartography is, she is passionately taking Brazilian Samba dance classes and is performing this beautiful dance art form in stage shows. She loves travel adventure holidays as well as relaxing on the beach and swimming in the ocean. As an abstract artist, her artwork is inspired by painting on canvass in mixed media to reflect the emotional feeling of living in the moment. Meena was born and raised in England, her heritage stems from India, she is fluent in speaking Punjabi and she currently lives in Canada. Meena loves geography related vocation opportunities that allow her to travel abroad.

Posts by Manminder 'Meena' Kaur

One of the benefits of being a contributing writer to GoGeomatics Canada is that I am able to attend, and subsequently write about, events in our community. I'm a Ryerson University Student taking Applied Geography and GIS and being a volunteer writer with GoGeomatics is a great fit. I know that networking is important now for my academic career and in future it will be just as important to my professional career.  With that in mind I decided to attend the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) conference held at York University. What is the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference? CAG is a week-long event held from...
As much a science as an art; cartography makes one wonder how the artist or mathematician-cum-geographer captured the most finite of cartographic details. Ancient maps are fascinating and inspiring. In this article I will discuss a number of interesting examples of cartography through a collection of ancient and historic maps. Claudius Ptolemy's Geography (150 AD) The Ptolemy world map is known worldwide and is based on the book named Geography written by Claudius Ptolemy in the 150th century. By close inspection one can see the lines of longitudinal and latitudinal. The Ptolemy map identifies earthly locations by heavenly...
This year Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1st. Most of you, like me, will be out celebrating with friends and family, enjoying the amazing firework displays. Therefore, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, I decided to write about my favourite geography facts about Canada. We would like to hear about your interesting geography fact(s) about Canada, so feel free to submit your comments in the section below. 1. Cities with over 1 million residents There are six cities in Canada that have a population of over 1 million: Toronto (my home town), Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Ottawa is also known...
Posted on November 15, 2016
The Art of Being a Cadastral Surveyor:  The key abilities every surveyor needs There is an art to being a land surveyor.  Surveyors take extremely accurate measurements with sophisticated tools to create plans that become legal models of the physical environment. For example, on even a small parcel of land the locations of the buildings, trees, grass, fences, signs, fire hydrants, water valves, gas and sewage lines, as well angle of the parcel to the street. These features need to be measured with sub centimeter accuracy and be represented in a plan that becomes an official legal document, having the full weight of municipal planning...