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Northern Ontario GIS Users Event

April 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

URISA Ontario is a non-profit, volunteer community of individuals and organizations who share and innovate in geospatial information knowledge and expertise. With over 1,000 members and associates, URISA Ontario supports professional development through networking opportunities, programs and services.  Our goals are to proactively encourage individuals and organizations to participate in the geospatial information community. We recognize excellence and innovation through our award and bursary programs and encourage personal professional development through our various volunteer opportunities.

The event in Thunder Bay will focus on two main areas of interest in the geospatial information community:

  • The cost of capturing LiDAR and Imagery data has come down rapidly, and there are options for capturing LiDAR and imagery data for small site specific projects or for large land areas. Several presentations at this conference will cover how to capture LiDAR and imagery what to consider and how to use the data. These presentations will be followed by an expert panel question/answer and discussion session

  • Many effective geospatial solutions depend on field data capture and presenting the information in a user friendly application. These presentations will focus on case studies applying data capture solutions and developing end user applications. These presentations will be followed by an expert panel question/answer and discussion session.

Call for Presentations:

Do you have experience in either of these areas that you would like to share?  This conference is an opportunity to share your project, lessons learned and opportunities. The panel discussion period provides an opportunity to collaborate with the geospatial information community.

Presenting at this conference provides an the opportunity to share your experience and gain recognition from your peers. Many presenters have also found that in sharing experiences, they connect with other geospatial professionals working in similar areas, and gain a valuable network.

Presenters will receive 1 complimentary registration to the conference (limit 1 registration per presentation). Submit your presentation idea online: Submit your presentation idea

Registration (due to Easter Holiday, Early Bird rate extended to April 8)

Early Bird – By April 8, 2018: $100

Regular Registration – $125

Students – $30

All registrations include a complimentary 1 year membership in URISA Ontario

Thunder Bay GoGeomatics Social Event

Joining us from out of town? The GoGeomatics social event will be held:

Tuesday evening, April 24, 2018 6:00-9:00 pm

Meet up with Northern Ontario geospatial professionals for an informal social gathering.

The Thunder Bay GoGeomatics group along with URISA Ontario are coming together for the meet up this April. Come out and kick off the first URISA Ontario Northern Ontario GIS Users Event with us! You’ll have the opportunity to chat with URISA Ontario Board of Directors and learn about the organization.



April 25, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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