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UAV Surveys – How to Ensure Accuracy and Precision

For the past four years, I’ve been involved with the capture and delivery of data derived from drones. My experience…

Software Development – The Key to Ecere’s Success

It is rare to learn of a GIS company in which much R&D is done up front to create the…

How to Start Your Career in GIS

You are reaching the point of your life where you are finishing up your last year of college or university…

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…

The Canadian Institute of Geomatics Brings Big Data to Ottawa

Last week I was among an interesting group of  participants and presenters who came together to discuss Big Data (June…

Postal Codes: Canada Post Backs Down on Crowdsourced Open Data

Have you ever felt the wrath of a Canadian Crown Corporation? In 2011 Canada Post set its sights on Ervin…

Georeferencing Scanned Maps Using QGIS

One of the passions of modern day information technologists is to convert the past to digital form and to put…

Location Encoding Systems – Could geographic coordinates be replaced and at what cost?

Geocoding is the process of converting a street address into a physical location that can be described with a pair…

Vancouver: Using QGIS TimeManager for Analysis of Crime Data

We typically think of a GIS as features on a map with a maximum of three dimensions: Longitude Latitude Height…

Map Tiles and Cached Map Services

  The tiling of large maps is an old practice. Large paper maps have always been divided into a series…

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…

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…