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Amina Deiab

GeoIgnite 2020 Tracks, Summits, and Forums Announced

I’m thrilled to announce our first tracks, forums and summits for GeoIgnite 2020. A big thank our GeoIgnite conference committee…

GeoIgnite 2020 Track Announcement: Finding the Right Balance

Finding the Right Balance: Geospatial technologies, Data, Policy and Privacy Our Committee is solidifying a vast variety of diverse and…

Amina Deiab

Introducing our new GeoIgnite 2020 Chair: Amina Deiab

I am pleased to announce that Amina Deiab, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister, Policy coordinations Office, Government of…

Your Global Geospatial Briefing for October 9th: Geospatial Data Act; cloud computing; security; NASA tests satellites; blockchain

A federal act to streamline geospatial data The USA recently passed Geospatial Data Act is expected to streamline federal government…

Take our Leadership Survey: In 2018 Canada dropped from 4th to 7th on Global Geospatial Readiness Index

Quite of few Canadian geomatics specialists have been scratching our heads since news broke that Canada dropped 3 spots on…

A Canadian Geographer’s Notes from Nunavut

For the last five years, I have annually had the opportunity to spend time in Iqaluit, Canada’s fastest growing community in Canada’s fastest growing territory or province. On arrival, I check out the selection of new books at Arctic Ventures and the screening of new movies about the North. This year, there was the chance to see John Walker’s Passage and to buy a copy of Darrel Varga’s book of the same name in the Canadian Cinema series.

One of the Best Geomatics events in Canada: GeoAlberta 2017

I had a chance to attend the 2017 GeoAlberta conference earlier this month in Calgary, Alberta. This was my first…

Toronto: CONGRESS 2017: Panel Talk Getting Comfortable with Big Data

About Congress Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of…

UBC Unveils New Masters of Geomatics for Environmental Management

The UBC Faculty of Forestry is excited to announce that the official approval of the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management…

A List of Geospatial Open Data Resources in Canada

Recently, I read an article about the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI) that seeks to explain why the CGDI, among many…

Predicting the Future of the GIS in Canada

Editors note: This article has been jointly written by Bruce McCormack and Gordon Plunkett. Bios can be found at the…

UAVs in Canada – Key Exposures to Loss and Ways to Protect Yourself

This article was written by Mark Sampson for the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. Mark’s contact details are at the…

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