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Canadian Women in Geomatics for International Women’s Day 2013 : March Segment

GoGeomatics Canada is pleased to announce our second annual segment in honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2013. For the entire month of March, we will be publishing articles and interviews on our webmagazine with women in geomatics. In our 2012 Canadian Women in Geomatics segment, both Melanie Tranter and Stephanie Murphy spearheaded the idea and produced some very insightful interviews with women in the industry. Some of our females this year include young professionals emerging onto the job market, first female presidents of large organizations, entrepreneurs, leaders in the industry and trailblazers. Celebrate these leading ladies by posting your comments and sharing their contributions with others in the industry.


This months articles and features are being coordinated by Melanie Tranter, Deanna Sokoloski and Chelsea Gurr.

Chelsea is currently a post-graduate student at Fleming College, taking the GIS-Applications Specialist program. Not only has the program thus far provided her with hands on experience, but it has made her even more eager to pursue a career in Geomatics. Further, there are three things that Chelsea loves: talking, learning, and Geomatics. Combined, it was a no-brainer for her to become involved in the Women’s Day GIS interviews. The opportunityto discuss and learn Geomatics is one that Chelsea will never pass up.

Melanie is a geomatics professional working in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Melanie has a diverse background in forestry management, GIS and aeronautical information services.  She has travelled throughout Canada and Asia, is a ski instructor and enjoys diving in tropical climates.  Melanie is interested in fostering a stronger network of geomatics professionals in Canada.

Deanna’s passion for the outdoors led her to complete a degree from the University of Ottawa with a BA Honours Major in Geography, Minor in Geomatics and Spatial Analysis. While working for GoGeomatics Canada, she decided to attend Algonquin College for a postgraduate certificate in GIS, to further her technical skills.

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