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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’.…

The 5 most interesting things that happened in geomatics in 2016

Let’s take a step back and have a look at what happened this year. To be honest, it was pretty…

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…

What are the Top Programming Languages in the GIS World?

Image source: www.tiobe.com Every now and again we hear about the importance of programming for Geographic Information Systems(GIS) professionals, that…

Technical Writing Tips for GIS and Geomatics Professionals

  You might be a Manager, Consultant, GIS Specialist, Geomatics Engineer, Survey Analyst, Cartographer, Spatial Analyst, GIS Developer or Remote…

GIS Day in Canada: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Every year since 1999, the geospatial community has been celebrating GIS Day and this year it is on Wednesday, November…

QGIS & WorldClim: Using Zonal Statistics to Map Temperature Patterns

There has never been a time in the history of GIS when so much free, high quality data has been…

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…

The Importance of Students & Young Professionals in Canada’s Geomatics Community

With the help of our sponsors GoGeomatics Canada is bringing students and young geospatial professionals together at 11 events from…

How Canadian Remote Sensing Was Made Commercially Successful & Exportable

This piece started as a note on some of my experience as an international consultant in remote sensing specifically and…

CIG Advancements in Geomatics 2016 Conference in New Brunswick Sept 26th-28th

Advancements in Geomatics – Research and Collaboration for Informed Decisions in a Changing World The Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG)…

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…