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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’.…

Marine Geomatics Primer: Using UUVs to Take Flight Underwater

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles One of the most interesting things to happen in regards to marine geomatics technology has been the…

The Future of GIS Software? QGIS A Popular Open-Source GIS for the Masses

In today’s geomatics society, ArcGIS, developed by Esri, is a giant and dominates the GIS software market. However, there are…

Canadian Geomatics Innovation: Ecere Develops a Next Generation GIS

Not many companies undertake the ambitious goal of creating a new geospatial software suite from scratch. Ecere, a Canadian company…

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…

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List of Canadian Geomatics Conferences and Events for 2017

This is our list Canadian geomatics conferences and events for 2017. Here you will find events pertaining to GIS, remote…

High Resolution Mapping Along the Coastal Zone: CIG & GANS Workshop 7 – 8 February 2017

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter would like to…

Predicting the Future of the GIS in Canada

Editors note: This article has been jointly written by Bruce McCormack and Gordon Plunkett. Bios can be found at the…

A Tale of Two Communities

After the Atlantic Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) workshop: Geography Education (previous blog: http://wp.me/p2586i-4xP), I have a renewed enthusiasm for…

Geospatial Development: Enhancing GIS curricula with programming skills at UNB

Geospatial information science and technology (GIS&T) has rapidly evolved over the last few decades. This evolution has created a highly…

Easy Access to Data: The CGDI Initiative

The Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) is an initiative of Natural Resources Canada that began in 2001. The CGDI does…

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CCRS in Ottawa: Big Geospatial Data Analytics Workshop

Almost a year ago a needs & requirement assessment was conducted to gather information on the potential development of a…