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Posted on August 17, 2017
Join the Canadian geospatial community as we welcome new and returning students to our sector.  This year we are proud to announce that 12 groups are hosting Back to School Events.  We hope that  you, your company or organisation can join us at these fun free networking events. Click the Meetup Info links below for detailed information about your local event. Last year over 400 people participated in the socials. These are the most popular networking events in Canada for our sector. We get together for drinks and conversation and build a stronger geomatics sector one connection at a time. It's the role of good and effective...
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Posted on August 10, 2017
The Breaking News Last year, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists announced that a year prior, one of their members (Süddeutsche Zeitung) had been sent the contents of a massive leak from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. This leak revealed that for years the firm had been helping people and companies all around the world avoid taxes by channeling wealth through overseas shell companies, most notably in the British Virgin Islands and Bahamas. The clients came from over 100 countries, including Canada. CBC and the Toronto Star are the two Canadian members of the ICIJ and both produced some stories in the...
I had a chance to attend the 2017 GeoAlberta conference earlier this month in Calgary, Alberta. This was my first geospatial event and I had heard from Jonathan Murphy, the Managing Director of GoGeomatics, that Alberta organizes one of the best geospatial events in Canada.  As a regular contributor and editor for GoGeomatics Canada I was given the opportunity by the GeoAlberta organizers to attend and share my experiences with the community.  My hope is that others like myself, young geomatics professionals, will attend more events like these in Canada. What is GeoAlberta all about? GeoAlberta is a chance for geomatics professionals...
GoGeomatics Canada has built a thriving geospatial community by creating networking opportunities for our participants. We achieve this by holding free informal monthly networking events at pubs across Canada. You can join us at any of these cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Kelowna, Kingston, London, Niagara, Ottawa, Peterborough and Area, Toronto and Vancouver. These monthly socials are free and open to everyone from all areas of geomatics – business owners, professionals, students, and job seekers. We discuss geospatial related topics such as jobs, careers, technologies, remote sensing, surveying, and...
The Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines workshop, hosted by Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) on behalf of the Government of Canada, has been arranged in order to present and gather input regarding the recently developed Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series documents. The workshop aims to identify gaps in the documents, as well as discuss further opportunities for research going forward. Overall, it is intended to provide a forum for diverse members of the flood management community to collaborate toward the common goal of mitigating Canada’s costliest natural disaster: overland flooding. Registration...
This year Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday on July 1st. Most of you, like me, will be out celebrating with friends and family, enjoying the amazing firework displays. Therefore, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, I decided to write about my favourite geography facts about Canada. We would like to hear about your interesting geography fact(s) about Canada, so feel free to submit your comments in the section below. 1. Cities with over 1 million residents There are six cities in Canada that have a population of over 1 million: Toronto (my home town), Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Ottawa is also known...
February 14, 2017 (Calgary, Alberta) - TECTERRA announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Neufeld as the Chief Executive Officer. Neufeld has been with TECTERRA since 2011 and served as interim CEO since May 2016. “We are delighted that Jonathan has accepted the Chief Executive Officer role. Under his strategic leadership, TECTERRA will continue to extend is offerings to accelerate the commercialization of geospatial technology in a broad range of industries.” said Heather Herring, Chair of TECTERRA’s Board of Directors. Most recently Neufeld held the role of Director of Commercialization Programs where he provided direction...
This is our list Canadian geomatics conferences and events for 2017. Here you will find events pertaining to GIS, remote sensing, surveying, cartography, and informatics. We're always updating this list, so if you have a Canadian geomatics event coming up, please let us know so we can add it to our list. Send an email to info@gogeomatics.ca with your event info. Quick links: January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November / December January 2017 GoGeomatics Kelowna January Social Needs location January 19 Join us for our January Kelowna Social! We love to bring together...
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Posted on December 14, 2016
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...
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Posted on December 13, 2016
Recently, I read an article about the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) that seeks to explain why the CGDI, among many things, is relevant. While the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) who is in charge of the CGDI have updated it to reflect changes to the Government of Canada's own Open Data infrastructure, the CCMEO only offers a small glimpse of what's on offer for Geospatial Open Data in Canada. Right now,  there are few resources discussing the various open data offerings covering Canada. Of the few that exist many are either poorly engineered, out of date, or sometimes both.  I’m providing a...
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