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    Posted on September 6, 2017
    Editors note: This article has been jointly written by Nicolas Gignac and Serge Legaré from the Ministry of Public Safety in Quebec. Cet article est aussi disponible en français : http://www.quebecgeographique.gouv.qc.ca/approfondir/bibliotheque/geoinfo/geoinfo-juillet-2017.asp During Spring 2017, a major flood occurred in Eastern Canada, centered around south west Quebec. This flood was created by abundant rainfall lasting two months in the melting season. It was among the most severe flood since 1974. It impacted heavily populated areas of southern Quebec near Montreal and Gatineau. Hundreds of square kilometers of flooded areas have...
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    Posted on August 31, 2017
    I recently returned to Hamilton after five years of teaching at a Washington DC university, taking a paid partial-sabbatical at the end of my contract. Unfortunately the time off gave me too much opportunity to watch the dreaded television set.  Some recent commercials I saw on Canadian TV reminded me of the course in cartography I took at the University of Toronto in the early 1980s (when we used pen and ink, before they offered “computer cartography”). When I was an undergrad Huff’s 1954 classic “How to Lie with Statistics” was required reading in stats classes and the late great Prof.  Bill Dean sometimes pointed out...
    Esri Canada is an active supporter of GoGeomatics Canada and our grass roots efforts to bring the sector together.  Esri is sponsoring 12 Back to School Socials this September and inviting you to attend. These events help mark the the start of the school year; it's where we welcome new and returning students to the sector. The goal is to have students and grads mix and network with professionals and companies who attend to get a feel for our industry. This  strengthens and empowers our sector. List of 2017 Back to School Socials you can attend In a first for the GoGeomatics community - last year in Toronto, Alex Miller...
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    Posted on August 24, 2017
    When applying for a geospatial position, your cover letter provides the perfect opportunity to really make sense of your skills and experience, and to relate them to the job you are applying for. Keep your cover letter concise and to about a page in length. You should submit a cover letter every time you hand in a résumé, unless there is no chance to. A cover letter is your opportunity to really sell yourself to the employer. Consider the cover letter and the resume as your first assignment with the prospective employer. That means it needs to be flawless. If you a newcomer to Canada or a new graduate, the cover letter and resume...
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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...