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The Top Canadian Geomatics Stories of October 2013

With October at a close, we want to take the opportunity to round up the stories most significant to our community this past month. Here are the top Canadian Geomatics Stories of October 2013:

Surveyors Association Issues Warning About Company

This CBC article covers a significant dispute between Newfounland Surveyors and Big Land Geomatics, a company it claimed was not approved to do land surveys.  In an unprecedented move, Newfoundland Surveyors placed a classified ad advising against using the Geomatics company for surveying services.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Wins Award of Excellence in GIS

AAFC’s enhancement of an enterprise mapping framework using GIS tools has earned the organization the 2013 Award of Excellence from Esri Canada.

Hydro-Sherbrooke Selects GEOMAP GIS for the Implemention Of Its New Geographic Information Systems

This press release covers GEOMAP GIS’s selection for for the implementation of a geographic information system to manage the distribution network of the City of Sherbrooke more effectively.

Minister Clement Underlines the Value of Open Data with Geographic Information Systems Experts

Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, emphasizes the economic benefit of the Government of Canada’s Open Data Portal to the Geomatics community. This Wired article details his appearance at a major GIS conference.

Altus Group Limited Announces C$40 Million Bought Deal Financing

This article covers Atlus Group’s agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and Canaccord Genuity Corp, and includes a statement by Atlus Group CEO Robert Courteau.

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