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Canadian Geospatial Briefing for October 7th: EA Event Hosted By Government of Canada; Geosapiens Startup Business; Drone Delivery Canada; Alberta Greenhouse Report

The Government of Canada to host webinar for its Space-Based Earth Observation strategy

Canada Space Agency(CSA) has released which defines Space-Based Earth Observation (SBEO). The paper was discussed at the 41st Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing which SpaceQ covered. The CSA will be hosting a webinar on October 7th and 10th. There is no registration. Just follow the link. Read more here.

Geosapiens Becomes Startup Business Partner with Esri Providing Web-GIS Solutions for Flood Risk Management

Geosapiens announced their three year partnership with Esri, the global leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as a Startup Business Partner. Geosapiens would have access to use ArcGIS software, support, and training from Esri to build mapping and location intelligence into its solutions. Hachem Agili CEO and co-founder of Geosapiens said “We seek to provide the population as well as public and private organizations with reliable and intuitive decision support tools, enabling them to better understand, prevent and manage natural risks” . Read more here

Drone Delivery Canada Announces Letter of Intent with Astral Aerial Solutions in Kenya

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is pleased to reveal a Letter of Intent (“LOI”), with Astral Aerial Solutions Limited located in Kenya, effective September 28th, 2020. With regards to the LOI, the parties shall cooperate and work jointly with the local regulator (Kenya Civil Aviation Authority) and shall work together to identify and analyze market opportunities in Kenya for DDC’s drone delivery solution with the intent to work towards a definitive agreement for that market. Read more here.

Alberta greenhouse report identifies challenges, opportunities

A report from Alberta’s Profile of the Greenhouse Industry 2019 has identified serious concerns – and potential opportunities – for the industry in the months to come. The Economics Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry in partnership with the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association gathered the data for this report through a comprehensive survey during the winter of 2019-20. This updates the 2014 profile report with 2019 data. Emmanuel Anum Laate, senior crop economist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry said “The report shows that the majority of growers are anticipating business threats such as higher energy costs, markets and prices, labour shortages, import competition, taxes and regulation and currency fluctuations in the next three-to-five years. Growers indicated that in the next three-to-five years, non-traditional products, the buy local movement, export markets, organic or green products would serve as opportunities for expansion.” Read more here.