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Esri Canada Named Gold Standard Winner among Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Esri Canada, the country’s leading enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions provider, has been named a Gold Standard winner among…

GIS Certification: The GISP

Professional certification is nothing new.  It is a requirement in many fields to help regulate professional practices in specific industries…

BCIT GIS Survey: should we offer a new type of GIS program?

The BCIT GIS department is undertaking a needs assessment to determine the feasibility of offering an Advanced Certificate in GIS…

OGC Seeks Sponsors for FutureCities Pilot

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) in collaboration with buildingSMART International (bSI) invites sponsorship in a pilot project to help cities…

A Canadian Perspective: Idiots who use Drones

In the past few months there have been quite a few articles that have shown UAV’s or drones in a…

Point, Hub, Link, Node: The Unique Geography of Airports & Pearson

When we go to the airport, do we really ever consider where we’re going? To most of us, even those…

GANS Mentorship Program Fostering Geospatially-Enabled Society

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) has been promoting the importance and value of the geomatics sector in Nova…

Careers & GIS and Geomatics

Grow or Die – 3 Key GIS Career Needs

The premise of a liberal arts or science degree is to get a wide range of exposure across several disciplines. …

Island Geography: Haida Gwaii

Canada, with its endless coastline, has thousands of islands. Besides the physical islands with tangible, defined boundaries, there are also…

tecconnect Making Lethbridge a Hub for Geospatial Technology

How can we foster a strong geospatial sector in our cities and communities across Canada? Economic Development Lethbridge’s (EDL) answer…

Geography Education: First Thoughts from Haida Gwaii

One of the joys of leaving your residence on one coast (Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia) and moving to a new…

GoGeomatics Survey Training Program & the Price of Oil

Back in December, we told you all about a new survey training program we were developing to retrain GIS graduates…