About Prashant Shukle

Prashant Shukle is the Director General of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, one of the Government of Canada’s lead organizations in the area of Earth Observations, Geographic Information Systems, and Geospatial Data and Service Solutions. Mr. Shukle is also responsible for the GeoConnections program, which is responsible for ensuring Canadians are among the world’s leaders in using and sharing all forms of geospatial data and enabling its use seamlessly with a variety of technologies, and across multiple industrial applications. He is also accountable for the Natural Resources Canada chain of satellite receiving stations, one of which is located at Inuvik and is strategically positioned to make Canada a geospatial data and technology destination for the world.

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Posted on November 14, 2017
Cet article est aussi disponible en français ici. It’s GeoWeek! The third week of November is Geography Awareness Week (#GeoWeek). Since 1999, the Wednesday of GeoWeek has been formally known as “GIS Day”. It’s all part of a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of geography and geospatial data. One of the main reasons that the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) supports GeoWeek is to build capacity in the geospatial sector by attracting more people into jobs here. Did you know that a hot trend right now is the growing number of careers related to Big Data, Open Data, and Space Data? Finding...
This article is also available in English here. C’est la semaine de la sensibilisation à la géographie (#géographie)! Cette initiative est partie d’une campagne mondiale visant à sensibiliser la population à l’importance de la géographie et des données géospatiales. Le Centre canadien de cartographie et d’observation de la Terre (CCCOT) appuie cette campagne principalement dans l’objectif de renforcer les capacités dans le secteur géospatial, en vue d’attirer davantage de personnes pour occuper des emplois dans ce domaine. Saviez-vous qu’actuellement, le nombre de carrières dans le domaine des mégadonnées, des...