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New Galileo navigation system is experiencing clock failures

  Since December 15, 2016, the new Galileo global satellite navigation system has been up and running. Unfortunately, there are…

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…

LiDAR in Canada: Conversation with Dr. Chris Hopkinson Research Chair Remote Sensing University of Lethbridge

The author Bob Maher (BM) and Chris Hopkinson (CH) both worked as scientists at the Appied Geomatics Reearch Group (AGRG)…

Jessi Mielke Esri’s Certification Manager Chats About the Esri Technical Certification Program

For the last 6 months I’ve been writing articles and discussing my experience in regards to the Esri technical certification…

RouteMagic: A Unique Way of Mapping Your Bike Route

Always at the forefront, the CycleMap application is revolutionising how people plan their bike rides with its RouteMagic, a new…

Canadian GIS Ambassador Program: Interview with Brent Hall, Director of Education & Research at Esri Canada

Interview with Brent Hall, Director of Education and Research at Esri Canada and, along with his staff, the initiator of…

Countdown to Launch: DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite

Final preparations are underway at Lockheed Martin to ship DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 earth imaging satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base for…

Esri Technical Associate Certification: how I passed the test

A few months ago, I decided to obtain the Esri Associate certification for ArcGIS Desktop and wrote about my reasoning here. …

Postal Codes: Canada Post Backs Down on Crowdsourced Open Data

Have you ever felt the wrath of a Canadian Crown Corporation? In 2011 Canada Post set its sights on Ervin…

GIS Certification: Esri Certification

Many GIS Certification options exist for Canadian geomatics professionals, including software-specific certifications. One popular software certification is the Technical Certification…

A Shared Vision

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

GIS Certification: The GISP

Professional certification is nothing new.  It is a requirement in many fields to help regulate professional practices in specific industries…