geographic information

Canadian Government Supports Advanced Geomatics Research

Leading Edge Geomatics will be able to develop new and advanced airborne mapping technology thanks to a repayable government contribution…

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…

GIS Certification: Options and Discussion

There are many GIS and geomatics certification options available to Canadians.  They have been discussed in detail in previous articles. …

Canadian Municipalities Unlock Their Data with Esri’s ArcGIS Open Data

TORONTO—April 25, 2016—Esri Canada today announced that more than 20 Canadian municipalities have adopted ArcGIS Open Data.  Esri’s cloud-based geographic…

GIS Certification: AOLS Certificate of Registration

  Among the various types of GIS and Geomatics certifications available to Canadians, The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS)…

Professional Certification: Population Health Data Analysis in British Columbia

Population health research is inherently interdisciplinary, multifaceted and firmly rooted in the evolving connections between place, time and related socioeconomic…

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…

Geography or Geomatics?

What is the Difference Between Geomatics and Geography?

There seems to be great confusion between these two great disciplines, especially noting that some geographers and schools claim that…

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…

Esri Canada to Open GIS Centres of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick and York University

TORONTO – February 1, 2016 – Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, has named the…

Discrete Global Grid Systems – A new OGC standard emerges.

The beginning of 2016 was accompanied with a sonorous press release from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) entitled: “OGC® seeks…

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…