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Exploring GIS Day at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.

Different drones on displayed by SAIT Polytechnic.

Different drones on displayed by SAIT Polytechnic.


General Map of British North America, Glenbow Museum

I had the opportunity to celebrate GIS Day by attending the event hosted by the Alberta Geomatics Group at the Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary, Alberta. Previous GIS days have been held at the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark.

At the event, I meet new people, reconnected with old colleagues and past instructors. There were a few exhibits at the GIS day event involving GIS activities in and around Calgary. Some of these activities included drones displayed by SAIT Polytechnic and 3D map of Glenbow Reservoir. This 3D map was interpreted by Stanton Hogg and was created by Protospace. Also, I learned about open source data, which is available from the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). The CRP has over 100 datasets from Calgary and its surrounding area.


Augmented Sand Display


Description of Augmented Sand


Description of 3D Reservior Map


3D Map of the Glenbow Museum.



Fancy map on display at the Glenbow Museum.

The historical maps displayed by the Glenbow Museum were one of the highlights of the event.  The Glenbow Museum had maps that were created to be displayed as art (wall decoration) rather than be used for navigation. Overall, this year’s GIS day was a great event and I look forward to next year’s GIS day on September 15, 2017.

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