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Drone World Expo Conference Program Will Provide a Road Map for Commercial Drone Solutions

A world-class conference program and several new educational and networking features will take place at the 2nd annual Drone World…

SaveTheMap Campaign: What is the future of geospatial information in India

SaveTheMap Campaign: “to encourage citizens and startups to use geospatial data in everyday lives and create businesses that serve India”…

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…

Putting Map Making Back Into the Hands of the Community

On April 7th, I attended the community mapping showcase at the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). This project is…

Part 2: Preparing for the Esri Desktop Associate Exam

Last month in Part 1 of my series I shared my reasoning on why I wanted to try for the…

A Shared Vision

Every year, a small team of Esri staff come to COGS to recruit new talent. As part of the interview…

Location Encoding Systems – Could geographic coordinates be replaced and at what cost?

Geocoding is the process of converting a street address into a physical location that can be described with a pair…

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…

FAA Task Force recommends registration for drones over 9 ounces

A Federal Aviation Administration task force has recommended requiring owners of all drones larger than 9 oz. (250 grams) to…

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…