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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...
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Posted on June 15, 2017
GoGeomatics Canada is catching up with one of our amazing volunteers in Edmonton. As a grassroots volunteer-led movement GoGeomatics strives to provide all sorts of opportunities to our community. One of those opportunities is a chance to become a leader. In this article, we are talking to Lisa-Jen about her interest in becoming a group leader and what the Edmonton group she leads is all about. GoGeomatics: Why are you a group leader and why do you think it's important for the community? Lisa-Jen:  I first found out about the monthly Meetups right here on the GoGeomatics Canada web magazine. I attended a couple of Edmonton...
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...
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Posted on March 24, 2017
GoGeomatics is excited to introduce the Thunder Bay GoGeomatics group as the newest grass roots effort by local geospatial professionals, students, and organizations to get together and network in Canada. Over the last 7 years the GoGeomatics community has evolved from a website, along with a nucleus of groups, to a network of professionals across the country. We are lucky to have two excellent new group leaders in Thunder Bay.  Below, Krista Bullock and Jason Freeburn, describe the geomatics community in Thunder Bay and why they wanted to start a GoGeomatics group.  Thunder Bay Geospatial Community by Krista Bullock & Jason...
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...
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...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Ed's Rec Room WEM, Edmonton , AB  At the West Edmonton Mall Entrance 5, or the 3rd level beside SportChek Price: CAD12.00 /per person Everyone is welcome to join us for our February Social at Ed's Rec Room at the West Edmonton Mall (West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T) Lanes will be reserved on Thursday February 16th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There is a maximum of 5 people per lane. Please RSVP on here (the meetup page) by FRIDAY 10th. There is a lounge and seats available for people who want to mingle and not play. Please show up at least 15 minutes...
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 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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