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Jonathan Murphy FRCGS nominated Geospatial community Influencer of the Year

GoGeomatics Founder and Editor, Publisher and Managing Director Jonathan Murphy has been nominated for the Influencer of the Year award.

Myrrya & Jonathan Murphy 2018

Jonathan Murphy  (FRCGS) is a COGS GIS graduate (2003), a University of Calgary Alumnus (98), Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and among the most well-connected, knowledgeable and active GIS professionals in the Canadian geomatics industry.

Since founding GoGeomatics Canada he has been a tireless promoter of the Canadian geomatics sector both at home and around the world. His work starting the GoGeomatics Meetup Groups across Canada has showcased the best of Canada’s geospatial community. These monthly socials are the largest networking opportunities for geomatics professionals in Canada (with social groups in 15 Canadian cities and over 3,700 members).

He has helped countless professionals push their careers to the next level by providing opportunities to volunteer, publish work, and connect with the top employers.  Through Jonathan’s efforts the GoGeomatics Magazine has become the go-to resource for the Canadian geospatial sector both in Canada and abroad. Organizations looking to hire talent or get their brand in front of the Canadian geomatics sector turn to GoGeomatics for help. He has spoken at national conferences on issues related to employment and leadership in the sector, given over 50 geospatial career seminars from coast to coast, and continues to organize hundreds of geospatial events each year for the benefit of the community. He has worked with and continues to work with clients such as The United Nations, NRCan, DFO, and dozens of small, medium and large geomatics companies in Canada and around the world. Jonathan’s work as a mentor, organizer, marketer, communications specialist and consultant in the Canadian geospatial sector is evidence of his leadership and numerous contributions to the industry.

I’m honoured to be nominated for this award. It is only through the efforts of other, countless volunteers in the GoGeomatics community that I would even be nominated. I want to thank all the GoGeomatics group leaders over the years, and the writers, sponsors, clients, friends and participants of GoGeomatics for making this possible. TECTERRA is really helping to shine a spotlight on the efforts of the geospatial community in Canada through their programs and awards. (Jonathan Murphy)

15 GoGeomatics networking groups meeting monthly across Canada 2018

NORTH51 Connect is hosted by TECTERRA, a government-funded not-for-profit organization, which supports job creation and innovation in start-ups and small Alberta companies. Since its inception in 2009, TECTERRA has supported 234 companies, including 96 start-ups; and has placed over 380 highly qualified professionals into jobs across Canada. Overall, the organization has generated $254 million in actual economic impact to date with over $400 million forecast by 2022.

NORTH51 is TECTERRA’s annual gathering of the most innovative minds in geomatics, and a chance to celebrate and showcase outstanding achievements in the Canadian geospatial community. TECTERRA will present the Influencer of the Year Award to a professional with outstanding achievements who has demonstrated and influenced change in the geospatial community.

The winner of TECTERRA’s Influencer of the Year Award will be announced June 7th in Calgary, AB.

Date & Location
June 7th, 2018
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill
200, 808 1 St SW
Calgary, AB

To get your ticket and register for this event please visit the website.

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