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Your International Geospatial Briefing for June 22nd: Google Maps Platform; Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence; Geospatial Data Strengthens Electrical Grids; Entire Roman City Mapped Using GPR

Google Maps Platform gaming solution now available to everyone Google first launched a gaming solution to bring real-world games to…

Leaflet: Tell Your Story with Open Source Web Maps

Web maps are becoming a standard tool that GIS developers use to tell their story to a worldwide audience. The…

Facing further challenges in Toronto’s urban growth

In my last article I examined the use of GIS technology to track land use change in three downtown Toronto districts, an area representing one of the urban growth centres designated by the Places to…

Upgrade your Geospatial Skills: leveraging the power of MOOCs

What I want to share with you are some resources related to something called Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) where…

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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…

What are the Top Programming Languages in the GIS World?

Image source: www.tiobe.com Every now and again we hear about the importance of programming for Geographic Information Systems(GIS) professionals, that…

The Most Fun You’ve had with Geomatics: ‘Pokémon Go’ Comes to Canada

The geospatial community has been “abuzz” since a game called called “Pokémon Go” landed on cell phones in Australia and…

UNB & Google Maps: New EarthView3D Technology

University of New Brunswick researcher, Yun Zhang, is no stranger to Google Maps. In 2000, he participated in a Street…

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…

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…

Web Framework for Flood Risk Assessment: Elevation Services and Simplified Flood Models

The development of infrastructure and dense urbanization along water courses and the increasing severity of storm events has brought to…

Open Data, Open Source, Open Possibilities

Back in 2006 I (Jim) was a student at BCIT and a Vancouver resident, eager to obtain some local data…