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Posted on September 7, 2017
Last year I volunteered as a GIS Specialist with ReForest London during the planting season. I am a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where I majored in Environmental Studies and Human Geography. I also hold a post-graduate certificate in GIS.  I believe more community organizations like ReForest London should incorporate GIS into their projects. To do that I will discuss how ReForest London uses GIS effectively. How ReForest London Uses GIS ReForest London partners with the community in order to enhance the environmental and human health of the city through the planting of trees. Tree planting can improve human...
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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...
A team of really intelligent squirrels and I have been working on the new GoGeomatics magazine. I'm taking a break from the work, and the squirrels, to get nostalgic about how GoGeomatics Canada got to where we are. What is GoGeomatics today? We have 12 GoGeomatics networking groups and have hosted 300+ networking events. On the magazine we are close to publishing our one thousandth Canadian geomatics article.  We've worked with over a hundred Canadian geomatics organizations posting their jobs, news and events. Our Canadian Spatial Times newsletter has over 7,000 subscribers. The annual Back to School Socials are now on their fourth...
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 24, 2016
While I was reading Andrea Wulf's "The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt's New World". I noted a comment on the back cover by Richard Holmes. Holmes was Professor of Biographical Studies at the University of East Anglia. Through the services of Inter-library loan, I was able to track down a number of biographies by Holmes. Of particular relevance here, was 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science'. Reviews include the following comment by Oliver Sacks. "He (Holmes) becomes the biographer, not of a single figure, but an entire period, when artist and scientist could share...
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Posted on October 12, 2016
I'm excited to introduce a new GoGeomatics group to the Canadian geomatics community.  Our newest Group is the London GoGeomatics Networking Group in Ontario. A great group of students in at Western reached out to us to get the ball rolling.  So without further fanfare I'll like to introduce: Hongyu Zhang, Peter Crawford, Jenny Tania Tjhin, Chunhua Liao, and Armin Ahmadi. Hongyu has a message for the Canadian geomatics community: Hongyu Zhang: I and a group of students at Western University hope to create opportunities for ourselves and others whereby we can connect geomatics students with working professionals to learn more about...
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Posted on June 17, 2016
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Goodchild and talk about his book and Geography.  Michael was my graduate student supervisor in Geography at the University of Western Ontario between 1969-72 and we became good friends.  During the 1980's we both worked on occasion, as Associates with Roger Tomlinson. Later during my career I moved on to the Center Of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Nova Scotia and it was there we collaborated on a couple of GIS Summer Institutes under the auspices of the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA). Michael left Canada and moved to University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1988...
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