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The Top Canadian Geomatics Stories of November 2013

Before we close on the final month of 2013, let’s take a moment to look back on this month’s developments in Canadian geomatics news.  These are the top Canadian geomatics stories of November 2013.  Please let us know if you think we missed a big news article that you would like to see listed.  There were a lot of GIS day events so we felt we could not do justice to them all.

Dalhousie Professor Says More Geography Needs to be Taught in Schools

In keeping with the recent discourse on geography education, we head off this month’s round-up with Professor Jame’s Boxall’s concern that young Canadians are perhaps too reliant on technology for geographical information, and are consequently losing the real meaning of geography.  This Global News article provides Professor Boxall’s analysis of this geographical apathy.

Big Land Geomatics Responds to ANLS Public Notice

More developments have come on a story featured in last month’s article round-up. Big Land Geomatics has responded to the public notice placed by the Association of Newfoundland Surveyors. A press release issued by Big Land Geomatics states that the company provides construction surveying, and does not advertise themselves as professional land surveyors. They further state that the ANLS allegations are unwarranted.

Project Maps International Culture at Vancouver Island University

Cutting edge technology met cultural diversity as Canadian and International students at Vancouver Island University (Geography and ESL departments) underwent a collaborative mapping project.

New GPS System to Monitor Town Snow Ploughs

Inside Halton reports that its town will be installing a new GPS system to better monitor the use of materials on the roads. This upgrade will allow detailed reports on the mixtures of these materials (salts, sand etc.) to be obtained at a faster rate.

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