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Fall Reading in Canada: landscape, language, geography

Last week, I picked up a copy of Robert MacFarlane’s ‘Landmarks’. I had read all of his previous works and…

Canadian GIS Ambassador Program: Interview with Brent Hall, Director of Education & Research at Esri Canada

Interview with Brent Hall, Director of Education and Research at Esri Canada and, along with his staff, the initiator of…

Geography: Thinking About Walking Home

Walking Home is a book by Ken Greenberg on ‘the life and lessons of a city builder’. It describes the…

Northern Canada: Nunavut and a New View of Community Mapping

The writer and his wife, Heather Stewart visited grandchildren in Iqaluit for three weeks in April During the first week…

GIS made in Canada – Doug Seaborn’s VISION*

An interview with GIS entrepreneur and visionary Douglas W. Seaborn on an exciting period of GIS development in the 1980s…

Local Action & Geomatics: the Gowgaia Institute on Haida Gwaii

This blog is a sequel to last month’s discussion on ‘think global, act local‘. It looks at the the Gowgaia…

Story Mapping: Haida Gwaii

In my previous blog “Storytelling: Haida Gwaii,” I referenced the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia’s (GANS) mentoring program between myself…

Intelligent Networking and Advice to Enter the Geospatial Workforce

This editorial is in response to and in support of a recent article written by Kirsti Oja on the GoGeomatics…

Geography Education: Changing Scale and Viewpoint

In England, as a teenager, we used to conduct ‘table top’ car rallies, using the 1 inch to 1 mile…

Giant Arctic Floor Map Lets Students Explore Canada’s North

Canadian schoolchildren can get a chance to “walk” across Canada’s Arctic and challenge their perceptions of the North through a…

Alberta Geomatics Group – Update on “What is Geomatics?”

Over the past year, the Alberta Geomatics Group (AGG) has embarked on a journey to promote the use of the…

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are? TeenSafe Announces Mobile Phone Monitoring

TeenSafe, the developer of a new sophisticated iPhone and Android monitoring service for parents of teens and children who are…