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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 August 8, 2017
Every summer in British Columbia, along with long days, sunshine, heat, and little rain comes an all-too-familiar reality: hundreds of wildfires. Some of them affect only uninhabited regions in BC, but many threaten communities, property, pets, livestock, and human lives.  During the fire season it is critical that accurate, relevant and adequate fire information be available to the public. People affected by wildfires need to get information quickly. These people include residents in evacuation areas, travellers, municipal government personnel, and emergency crews.  Unfortunately, there are many sources of fire-related...
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 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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Posted on October 31, 2016
There has never been a time in the history of GIS when so much free, high quality data has been available. As an example, the WorldClim site (http://www.worldclim.org/) offers temperature raster data, on a global scale, at resolutions as high as 30 arc seconds (roughly 600m x 900m pixels at the 49th parallel). The raster datasets cover minimum temperature, maximum temperature, average temperature, precipitation, and bioclimatic variables. This last dataset includes nineteen derived variables such as mean temperature of wettest quarter and precipitation of wettest and driest month. The Worldclim website has very brief explanations of...
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Posted on October 5, 2016
Last month the Canadian geomatics community came together to celebrate the start of the new school year by welcoming new and returning students to college and universities across Canada.  Over 450 people came out to our 2016 Back to School GoGeomatics socials across Canada. With the help of our sponsors we had the largest and most successful set of events since we began to host socials across the country.  We also have new groups starting up! It is people that make up a community. If you come to our networking events you will find that "Canada's Geomatics Community" has a lot of great people in it.  Our thanks go to the 450...
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Posted on October 4, 2016
GoGeomatics Kelowna's first Back-to-School September social was a huge success!    Among the attendees were a great group from Stantec, our local Kelowna GoGeomatics sponsor, and 2 members of Esri Canada, our nation-wide GoGeomatics sponsor.   Other attendees included several students from UBC-Okanagan, as well as GIS professionals both working and looking for work in GIS. Several activities took place during Kelowna's September social.  Everyone enjoyed a good round of free appetizers, and most attendees enjoyed beer or wine from the Mission Tap House and Grill pub.  There were several door prizes drawn for GoGeomatics T-shirts...
The Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG), Gold-level sponsor of the 2016 GoGeomatics Back to School Socials, is happy to announce that all full-time students who attend one of the GoGeomatics Socials this month, will receive a free one-year CIG membership! CIG initiatives, which include scholarship programs, 6 geomatics certification programs, our publication ‘Geomatica', and events in our 8 local branches, are here to support geomatics students and young professionals.CIG represents hundreds of geomatics professionals across the country and is looking to increase its relevance for students and young professionals. “Geomatics...