The GoGeomatics Expo Welcomes The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors & The Canadian Cartographic Association
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) was established in 1892. It is a self-governing association, responsible for the licensing and governance of professional land surveyors, in accordance with the Surveyors Act. As with all self-governing professions, the AOLS has a responsibility to ensure that the public interest is paramount.
“The principal object of the Association is to regulate the practice of professional land surveying and to govern its members and holders of certificates of authorization in accordance with this Act, the regulations and the by-laws in order that the public interest may be served and protected.”
The AOLS is governed by a Council, composed of nine Ontario Land Surveyors elected by the membership, the Surveyor General of Ontario, and three to five appointees, or lay members, who are not surveyors (one of which is a barrister and solicitor). It does not include members of the AOLS staff. The lay members are representatives of the public, appointed by the government to help ensure that the public interest is protected. Council holds regular meetings throughout the year.
The CCA is a non-profit association created to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and Geographic Information Science in Canada. Our broad membership represents academia, all levels of Government and private industry, and includes fellow cartographers from coast to coast, and internationally.
The CCA plays a leading role in the world of cartography through involvement with the International Cartographic Association (ICA). The Canadian National Committee (CNC), chaired by a CCA nominee, is responsible for coordinating Canadian participation in the ICA, and has such specific responsibilities as appointing representatives to commissions and committees, preparing a biannual cartography exhibit, publishing a biannual national report on Canadian cartography, and facilitating the submission of technical papers for presentations at ICA events.
The expo wholeheartedly encourages all associations and groups aligned with the expo’s objectives to reach out to us, fostering collaboration in order to curate an exceptional event for the community. Our aim is to cultivate a diverse, captivating, and inclusive gathering, forging an alliance among industry stakeholders, government entities, academia, individuals, and associations, united for the betterment of the sector.