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List of Canadian Geomatics Conferences and Events for 2017

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 with your event info.

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January 2017

GoGeomatics Kelowna January Social

Needs location

January 19

Join us for our January Kelowna Social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free.

Join GoGeomatics for our January Social! These monthly socials are a chance to network with others in the geomatics field to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. They’re always fun, and always free. See you there! Please RSVP to let us know you’re attending.

February 2017

York Geomatics Career Fair

Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: York University 4700 Keele Street,  Room 125 Bergeron Centre 11 Arboretum Ln, North York, ON M3J 1P3

High Resolution Mapping Along the Coastal Zone: CIG & GANS Workshop

Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
February 7 – 8

This workshop aims to bring together all members of the geospatial community who are interested in technologies suitable for mapping in coastal zones. The workshop will be hosted by the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Canadian Institue of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter. Registration for the workshop is now open.

Calgary GoGeomatics February Pub Social

Calgary, AB
February 15

You’re invited to the February GoGeomatics Calgary Social welcoming everyone to the Bank & Baron. This free, fun networking event will bring together students, industry professionals, managers, and more from across the Canadian Geomatics community.

Kelowna GoGeomatics February Pub Social

Kelowna, BC
February 16

Join us for our February Kelowna Social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free. Please RSVP on the meet-up page.

Bowling Night! at Ed’s Rec Room, West Ed Mall 

Edmonton, AB
February 16

Join us for our February Social at Ed’s Rec Room at the West Edmonton Mall! Lanes will be reserved on Thursday February 16th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Spend an awesome evening bowling with others in Geomatics, or if you prefer there is a lounge with seats available.  Please RSVP on the meet-up page by  Friday 10th.

Join GoGeomatics for our February Social! These monthly socials are a chance to network with others in the geomatics field to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. They’re always fun, and always free. See you there! Please RSVP to let us know you’re attending.

Join GoGeomatics Vancouver at the Royal Canadian Legion! We love to bring together friends, colleagues, and strangers in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more over a cold pint. Jonathan Murphy, managing director of GoGeomatics, will be attending this event.  Don’t miss his presentation the next day (Feb-23) at the careers seminar at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre.

To take part in the first Networking Social of the year 2017, please RSVP on the meet-up page.


Spatial Knowledge and Information – Canada 2017

Banff, Alberta
February 23 – 25

SKI is the pre-eminent Canadian geospatial research symposium. This conference convenes Canadian leaders in GIScience with a focus on celebrating the research of current and bourgeoning GIScience scholars. All areas of GIScience, applied GIS, geomatics, Geoweb, mobile applications, remote sensing, spatial and geo-statistics, cartography, visualization and spatial analytics are encouraged.

The conference will be held from Thursday February 23rd to Saturday, February 25th, 2017. The conference begins with an icebreaker and social on Thursday, with paper presentations commencing Friday February 24th. See the registration tab for other dates.

March 2017

FME World Tour 2017

March 1 in Victoria;

Various dates in April in other cities across Canada

Learn tips from experts on how to effectively integrate and transform geospatial data, and hear stories of how FME users have overcome tough data challenges. These annual one-day FME events take place in various cities across Canada.

National Surveyor’s Conference 2017 (AOLS Annual General Meeting)

Ottawa, ON
March 1-3

Members of all Provincial Land Survey Associations to share in the joint celebrations of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS), the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS), and l’Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec (OAGQ) for the National Surveyors’ Conference, taking place March 1st and 2nd, 2017 in Ottawa Ontario. We have joined our Annual Meetings together for this significant year in the history of Canada.

Join GoGeomatics for our March Social! These monthly socials are a chance to network with others in the geomatics field to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. They’re always fun, and always free. See you there! Please RSVP to let us know you’re attending.

GoGeomatics COGS  Social in Lawrencetown 

Lawrencetown, NS
March 22

GoGeomatics Halifax is heading to the valley! We are going to be  at COGS in Lawrencetown for our first social in the Annapolis Valley. All students, faculty, graduates and geomatics enthusiasts are welcome to attend our free fun social networking events. COGS is hosting an Industry expo the next day so we hope you will come to the social and meet some of the companies that are attending in this informal setting.   Our events are always free and fun.

NSCC-COGS Geomatics Industry Expo 2017

Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
March 23

This two day event will allow industry and partners to showcase their organizations and share potential career possibilities with students/staff. During this event you can build and renew connections with students and faculty at COGS. Professional Associations are always invited to demonstrate to students the benefits of associations and professional designations available in their industry.

GeoAlberta 2017

Calgary, Alberta
March 21-22

GeoAlberta is known for, sharing and networking with your industry peers and clients will be a key part of the event. Join nearly 400 Geomatics industry movers and shakers in special interest group breakout sessions, meet and mingle lunch hours, and interactive group workshops.

April 2017

112th ABCLS Annual General Meeting

Victoria, BC
April 5-7

The 112th AGM will be held at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria on April 5 to 7, 2017. Information about accommodations for the AGM is now available. Before the AGM, there will be one and a half days of continuing professional development seminars – on April 5th and 6th. More information about the CPD is available in the Members’ Area on the Continuing Professional Development/Seminars-Upcoming page of the ABCLS website.

May 2017

GO Open Data 2017

London, Ontario
May 5-6

This is a community-driven annual conference that focuses on creating open data awareness, exchanging knowledge and building the open data community across Ontario. Last year’s conference took place in Markham with attendees from federal, provincial and local governments, non-profits, community groups, academia, citizen activists and media. Click here for more information.

BeSpatial 2017

Markham, ON
May 3

Join us the 2017 URISA Ontario’s Annual BeSpatial program event and marketplace exhibits, one of the LARGEST geospatial events in Southern Ontario! The 2017  BeSpatial event will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Markham Convention Centre. Spend the day learning, sharing experiences and networking to stay current with the latest in spatial data, applications and solutions around Ontario. As always, this will be an information-packed day.

2017 CIDCO Conference

Rimouski, Quebec
May 8-10

The fourth edition of the CIDCO conference will focus on innovations in bathymetry, quality assurance of hydrographic surveys, tide and separation models, education, and capacity building among other topics. The conference will bring together major stakeholders in hydrography at the provincial, national and international level, such as managers of infrastructures in internal waters, technology manufacturers, data processing and management software designers, manufacturers and hydrographic services, institutional and academic research centers, as well as training institutions. Learn more here.

GoGeomatics Halifax Spring Social

Halifax, NS
May 19

FME International User Conference 2017

Vancouver, BC

May 24 – 26

Hundreds of top data experts from all over the world gather for a week of sessions, training, and keynotes. Hear from top speakers, including Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, and learn tips and skills for integrating and transforming all kinds of geospatial data using FME.

June 2017

CAG 2017 Annual General Meeting

York, Ontario
May 29 – June 2

We invite scholars and professionals with geography-related interests to submit abstracts and special session proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Geographers held at York University, May 29- June 2, 2017. The conference theme is Toward a Just and Sustainable World, reflecting the values of York University’s Department of Geography and the Canadian Association of Geographers.

MISA Ontario Annual Conference

Windsor, Ontario
June 4-7

A MISA conference is an annual milestone of progress for municipal IT professionals and managers, and the companies that work with them. Keynote speeches, workshop presentations and trade-show displays combine to illustrate the direction in which municipal technologies and strategies are headed. The 2017 Conference & Trade Show will take place in Windsor, ON from  June 4-7, 2017 at the Caesars Windsor June.

Canadian Open Data Summit 2017

Edmonton, Alberta
June 12-14

The Canadian Open Data Summit is the annual event where the most pressing challenges facing the open data community are addressed on a national scale. Share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and work on growing the community strategically and collaboratively. Click here to learn more.


June 21

TECNOVATE represents a tremendous opportunity to unite the business and investment community with innovative geospatial applications and technologies, and a vision of creating measurable, lasting commercial success for innovators, investors, partners, and attendees. TECNOVATE brings together the geomatics community and acts as a distinct catalyst for the fusion of geospatial innovation and commerce. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the evolution of geomatics commercialization alongside other industry experts from across Canada.

Earth Observation Summit and CRSS-SCT National Event

Montreal, Quebec
June 20-22

The Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017 brings together in one exceptional event the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop. This EO Summit 2017 is an international event to be held in Montréal from 20 to 22 June 2017. It aims to assemble several communities interested in Earth Observation (EO), its technologies, its applications and its societal benefits.

July 2017

Geo Discovery Summer Camp

SAIT Polytechnic

General registration for the 2017 summer camp season opens on January 23, 2017.
Are you a grade 7-12 student curious about maps, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and the technology behind it? Explore the field of geomatics and how it is integrated into our daily life (shortest route on Google Maps, locating positions on Google Earth, etc.). Learn how to use GPS devices to collect geo-referenced data, use software to plot your data and build a map as a final product. Fun projects include building your own GPS device and participating in geocaching (modern-day “hide and seek”). Click to learn more.

August 2017


September 2017

October 2017


November 2017

Day of Geography 2017


“Day of Geography” is intended to provide students and the general public with a glimpse into the day-to-day activities of geographers/geospatial/geomatics practitioners all over the world. This event is completely free to participate in and relies on professionals like you to share your enthusiasm and passion for all things geo.

One comment on "List of Canadian Geomatics Conferences and Events for 2017"

  1. Rashanne Henry JP says:

    I would like to attend this conference as I am a land surveyor here in jamaica

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