Technology

QGIS, GDAL & Python: Exploring The Lost Buildings of Ottawa

The city of Ottawa has seen its urban landscape change throughout its history. As in many major cities, small buildings…

Ottawa GoGeomatics Social Nov 25th: Mapping Historic Buildings in Ottawa

This months speaker will be discussing his project mapping historic Ottawa.   Kevin Ballantyne, Geomatics Specialist at MDA, will be…

Getting to First Base with GIS

A friend of mine who volunteers with a girls’ softball team came to me with a request recently. “I have…

GIS: Adventures in Historical Mapping

This article focuses on the process of creating a very out-of-date map in GIS. Lots has gone on since I…

Ottawa CCRS Speaker Series: The Halifax air photo mission of 1921 post-WW1 air surveys in Canada

Mr. Dirk Werle, Partner / Geoscientist, Ærde Environmental Research, Halifax Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 Time: 10:30 – 12:00 Location:…

Elevation Web Services: Limitations and Prospects

Elevation Web Services: Limitations and Prospects Elevation data is necessary for a wide range of geospatial applications such as creating…

Web Mercator: the de facto standard, the controversy, and the opportunity

Four hundred and fifty years ago, the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator presented the most popular map projection ever.…

A Canadian Perspective: Idiots who use Drones

In the past few months there have been quite a few articles that have shown UAV’s or drones in a…

2005-2015: Ten Years with Google Maps

In February 2005, Google Maps was launched as a desktop web mapping service. A few months later, in June 2005,…

Quebec Launches new FOSS4G GIS called IGO

IGO (for Open GIS Infrastructure) is a Free Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) developed by organisations in the government…

Global Commercial Drone Market to Reach $2.07 Billion by 2022

The global commercial drone market size is expected to reach USD 2.07 billion by 2022, according to a new report…

New Book: Web Mapping and Geospatial Web Services

It is with great pleasure that I want to introduce a new Web Mapping and Geospatial textbook to the Canadian geomatics…