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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…

Local Action & Geomatics: the Gowgaia Institute on Haida Gwaii

This blog is a sequel to last month’s discussion on ‘think global, act local‘. It looks at the the Gowgaia…

A Refreshing Approach to Geomatics

The conference committee of the GIM International Summit has announced a refreshing list of inspiring and original speakers who will…

QGIS, GDAL & Python: Exploring The Lost Buildings of Ottawa

The city of Ottawa has seen its urban landscape change throughout its history. As in many major cities, small buildings…

Ottawa GoGeomatics Social Nov 25th: Mapping Historic Buildings in Ottawa

This months speaker will be discussing his project mapping historic Ottawa.   Kevin Ballantyne, Geomatics Specialist at MDA, will be…

Elevation Web Services: Limitations and Prospects

Elevation Web Services: Limitations and Prospects Elevation data is necessary for a wide range of geospatial applications such as creating…

Web Mercator: the de facto standard, the controversy, and the opportunity

Four hundred and fifty years ago, the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator presented the most popular map projection ever.…

2005-2015: Ten Years with Google Maps

In February 2005, Google Maps was launched as a desktop web mapping service. A few months later, in June 2005,…

Strategies for Finding a Canadian Geomatics Job

There are a number of strategies for finding a job or contract in the Canadian geomatics industry.  The strategies that…

PredictION: Routing & Modeling App for Proposed Transit Projects

PredictION is an app that provides transit authorities with a unique approach to engage and inform the public. By making…

GGE Images Kings Landing Historical Settlement in 3D

During the summer and fall of 2014, a team of researchers from the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at…

Storytelling: Haida Gwaii

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