explorers

Literary Peregrinations: Geographers as Explorers

While I was reading Andrea Wulf’s “The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt’s New World”. I noted a comment on…

50 Years a Geographer: My Top Ten books about Geography

In celebration of Geography Week, it seemed like a good idea to issue a challenge: list the top ten books…

Geoscience BC Launches Largest Airborne Magnetic Survey in its History

Vancouver, BC — Geoscience BC announced the launch of its largest airborne magnetic survey to date — the Search Phase…

Story Mapping: Haida Gwaii

In my previous blog “Storytelling: Haida Gwaii,” I referenced the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia’s (GANS) mentoring program between myself…

Storytelling: Haida Gwaii

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

The Canadian Geomatics & Geospatial Community Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

The Canadian geomatics community is full of awards, scholarships, and bursaries recognizing outstanding work and contributions. We’re putting together a…

Carleton Researcher Fraser Taylor Releases Interactive Online Arctic Atlas

This new online, interactive atlas,  http://paninuittrails.org/index.html constructed from historical records, accounts, maps, trails and place names and visualized using innovative…

Additional Input: GoGeomatics Geo-Conundrum about Geomatics Associations

I was recently asked if I believe a Canadian Geomatics trade association is in some form beneficial to the geomatics…

This Sucks Geomatics

Why Using the Word Geomatics Sucks in Canada

A few months ago, GoGeomatics asked a number of distinguished Canadian writers to share their thoughts on a controversial subject.…

ACCURATE SPATIAL DATA: GIS AND TRAVEL ACCOUNTS

Data acquisition is without a doubt one of the most important processes in the implementation of any GIS. As GIS…

Top Five Canadian Explorers/ Mappers/ Surveyors

Modern Canada is internationally renowned for its cartographic practices and strong mapping systems. Canada is host to vast landscapes and…