Your International Geospatial Briefing for January 27th: ESA, Airbus join forces on the Space Station; Release of 2nd Edition of The GIS Management Handbook Announced; A Geospatial View of AR; Call for Sponsors: Canadian Geospatial Career Fairs are April 18th and 25th
ESA, Airbus join forces on the Space Station
The European Space Agency (ESA) has booked a slot for a Norwegian instrument on the Bartolomeo platform from Airbus to monitor the density of the plasma in the Earth’s atmosphere.
This platform is currently in its final stages of development and is scheduled to launch in March 2020.
Bartolomeo can hold up to 12 experiment modules, while providing each a power source and the capability to transmission data back to Earth.
Release of 2nd Edition of The GIS Management Handbook Announced
URISA announced on January 24th, 2020 that they will be releasing the second edition of The GIS Management Handbook. This second edition will be a major revision from the original release of the handbook in 2009.
Here are a few comments about the publication:
“The GIS Management Handbook (2nd Edition) provides a well-written, comprehensive overview of all aspects of managing a GIS with interesting examples and case studies. It is an excellent tool for new practitioners and an excellent review for old hands.” – Corinna Vester, Operations Manager, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
“The GIS Management Handbook is a great resource filled with useful templates and information applicable to real-world scenarios. It is a valuable addition to my professional development library!” – Sam Young, GIS Program Manager, Blaine County ID
For more information and to order your copy, visit https://www.urisa.org/gismanagementhandbook
A Geospatial View of AR
Augmented Reality (AR) is growing both in popularity and in use. MGISS and vGIS are collaborating to turn GIS, BIM and CAD data into AR visualizations. The purpose of this development would be to allow specialists to “understands the demands for improved spatial data quality and the requirement to communicate complex, asset dense, 3D environments in an easy-to-consume way”.
Mike Darracott, the Managing Director and Founder of MGISS stated; “Initiatives such as digital twinning and the expectation of ‘business as usual’ operations require the capture and representation of increasing complex real-world environments. Asset owners and operators face a number of challenges and opportunities including the need to improve safety, reduce risk and ensure what lies beneath our feet meets future infrastructure needs… vGIS truly understand the needs and the challenges facing these sectors”.
We are looking forward to learning more about this amazing innovation.
Call for Sponsors: Canadian Geospatial Career Fairs are April 18th and 25th
GoGeomatics Canada will be holding a Canadian Geospatial Career Fair in both Toronto and Vancouver. Toronto’s event will be held on April 18th, 2020. Vancouver’s event will be held on April 25th, 2020.
We will bring together local and regional talent from across the sector to learn about your organization and why they should apply for a position. As access to top talent becomes more challenging in a competitive hiring environment, these events are important for the growth of your organization.
Why your organization should participate:
- Establish your organization as a serious career opportunity in a very competitive market for top talent.
- Present directly to job seekers that are motivated.
- Quickly conduct on the spot assessment of talent.
- Mix and mingle with job seekers in both an informal setting at our GoGeomatics Meetup theevening prior, and in a formal setting the day of the career event.
- By participating in this yearly career event, you will support your current and future Human Resource needs which will lower your costs and increase your opportunity to attract top talent.
If you are interested in participating in this amazing opportunity to recruit top talent, click here.