Robert Maher

Making is Connecting: the social meaning of creativity

I spent Christmas in Sydney, Cape Breton. While there, I had the time to read David Gauntlett’s book ‘Making is Connecting’.…

Fall Reading in Canada: landscape, language, geography

Last week, I picked up a copy of Robert MacFarlane’s ‘Landmarks’. I had read all of his previous works and…

50 Years a Geographer: My Top Ten books about Geography

In celebration of Geography Week, it seemed like a good idea to issue a challenge: list the top ten books…

The Accidental Geographer: Thoughts on Coming Home

My friend, Edward, directed me towards the Internet and the podcast website entitled ‘The Accidental Geographer’. Edward, in his version…

A Shared Vision

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

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…

The Real Thing: Robert Maher Examines the Book “The Real Thing” by Briony Penn

Over Christmas, I had the opportunity to go ‘off island’. One of the pleasures of visiting Victoria, British Columbia is…

Dr Robert Maher on Geoliteracy: ‘Think global, act local’

This month (October) Digital Earth 2015 (DE2015) was held in Halifax. There were a number of keynote presentations, including those…

Geomatics in Canada is about to Change: CGCRT Steering Committee Articles

For the past three months, the Steering Committee (SC) of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) has been publishing…

The Canadian GIS Education Handbook

Success is a destination for which a clear path must be drawn.  As GIS technology is relatively young in the…

This Sucks Geomatics

Why Using the Word Geomatics Sucks in Canada

A few months ago, GoGeomatics asked a number of distinguished Canadian writers to share their thoughts on a controversial subject.…

The Best GIS Education in Canada

In 1960 Canada brought the first GIS to use.  We can thank Dr. Roger Tomlinson for this genesis. He called the…