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OpenNorth: The Open Smart Cities Guide for Canada

Canada, like so many other countries around the world, is embracing the idea of smart cities.  This spring Industry Canada…

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URISA BC – Engage: Make It So With GIS in Community Engagement

What: Engage: Make It So With GIS in Community Engagement Where: Vancouver, BC When: Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 8:00…

One of the Best Geomatics events in Canada: GeoAlberta 2017

I had a chance to attend the 2017 GeoAlberta conference earlier this month in Calgary, Alberta. This was my first…

URISA BC: Vancouver Call for Presentations on GIS Trends in Community Engagement

Call for Presentations Following the success of our December event, the URISA BC Executive Team is busy planning our next…

Making is Connecting: the social meaning of creativity

I spent Christmas in Sydney, Cape Breton. While there, I had the time to read David Gauntlett’s book ‘Making is Connecting’.…

The 5 most interesting things that happened in geomatics in 2016

Let’s take a step back and have a look at what happened this year. To be honest, it was pretty…

what3words adopted by six national mapping agencies

what3words, the multi-award winning location reference system, has today announced that six national mapping agencies have adopted 3-word addresses. Used…

Advancing Canadian Geographic Education: What Ever Happened to the St. John’s Declaration?

Four years ago, the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (ACAG) meeting at St. Mary’s University brought a number…

Volunteer & Map Canada: Statistics Canada Crowdsourcing Pilot Project

Statistics Canada has launched a new pilot project using OpenStreetmap.  For  many Canadians outside of the geomatics community this is…

Canada Takes Part: Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Meets in Anchorage

The Arctic SDI Board, which includes mapping executives from Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the…

SaveTheMap Campaign: What is the future of geospatial information in India

SaveTheMap Campaign: “to encourage citizens and startups to use geospatial data in everyday lives and create businesses that serve India”…

A Shared Vision

Every year, a small team of Esri staff come to COGS to recruit new talent. As part of the interview…