community mapping

CANMAP, and SHIFTing gears at COGS

At the end of last month, John Wian hosted the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the CANMAP Research Institute in…

Annapolis Community Mapping April 13 at COGS

1866: a twenty three year old blacksmith from rural Annapolis County who  could neither read nor write. 1888: a five…

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’.…

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…

Putting Map Making Back Into the Hands of the Community

On April 7th, I attended the community mapping showcase at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). This project is…

A Shared Vision

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

Remembering Roger Tomlinson & Early History of GIS in Canada

It’s two years now since Roger Tomlinson passed away.  Roger’s and my career path have crossed several times over the…

The Real Thing: Robert Maher Examines the Book “The Real Thing” by Briony Penn

Over Christmas, I had the opportunity to go ‘off island’. One of the pleasures of visiting Victoria, British Columbia is…

15 Geomatics LinkedIn Groups You Need to Join

Last year, we brought you our recommendations for 10 geomatics LinkedIn groups you should be following. This year, there were…

Storytelling: Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii is a rich source for stories. There are many perspectives and many different formats. In the Haida culture…

Career Profile: An Interview with Jackie Woodruff, GIS Technician

Meet Jackie Woodruff. She’s a BC-based GIS Technician with a strong passion for the geomatics community. GoGeomatics recently interviewed Jackie…