Group: Thunder Bay

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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...
You are cordially invited to our fun free event geomatics networking event on May 16th.  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM The Foundry 242 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON Please RSVP by Joining our Meetup Group The May Thunder Bay GoGeomatics Meetup, hosted by the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, will lead off with a presentation from Rob Rempel-Research Scientist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.  His presentation is titled: "Applications of Geomatics in Cumulative Effects Assessment and Knowledge Integration for the Ring of Fire Development".  The Talk: Rob will be talking about a very...
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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...
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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...
Use of mapping technology facilitates efficient data sharing and increased collaboration among rural municipalities Thunder Bay, ON, Esri Canada User Conference – May 13, 2015 – Rural municipalities may not have the same information technology infrastructure as their urban counterparts, but this does not mean that they cannot achieve the same efficiencies as bigger municipalities. The West Parry Sound Geography Network (WPSGN) – a partnership of seven small rural municipalities in West Parry Sound – is a great example of this. They have significantly increased collaboration and efficiencies through the cost-effective sharing of...
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Posted on December 18, 2014
This is our list Canadian geomatics conferences and events for 2015. 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 2015 GoGeomatics Vancouver January Social Vancouver, BC January 21 Join us for our January Vancouver Social! We love to bring together...
An innovative new partnership among Confederation College, Northern College and Fleming College will allow students in Thunder Bay and Timmins to access Fleming’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs in their own community. The GIS – Applications Specialist and GIS – Cartographic Specialist programs are full-time, ten-month, post-graduate programs traditionally offered at Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Frost Campus in Lindsay. Via leading-edge web conferencing technology, the students at Confederation and Northern colleges will participate in the program synchronously, beginning in...
By Dr. Brian Ballantyne Surveyor General Branch, NRCan Reprinted from the Ontario Professional Surveyor, Volume 56, No. 4, Fall 2013 Abstract - The south boundary of the Gull River Indian Reserve is a straight line through the river.  The evidence strongly suggests that the intention was that the river be part of the Reserve; it was integral to the survival of the community. Shaving Occam’s razor is a metaphor for the principle of shaving away the irrelevant and unlikely, until one is left with the most reasonable explanation.  Occam’s razor should be used to re-establish a parcel boundary when 10 things conspire: cursory...