The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is a non-profit association created to help further promote the development of the Geomatics Industry in Nova Scotia, while making it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its material contribution to the provinces economy. GANS fosters geomatics within all sectors of the Nova Scotia economy through a collaboration among a broad membership representing the public and private sector.

The field of Geomatics spans a wide variety of many distinct disciplines such as GIS, Cartography, Planning, Remote Sensing, LIDAR and Surveying and is used everyday by most industries in Nova Scotia including Forestry, Mining, Tourism, Commerce, Engineering, Municipal Planning, and many more.

Most Nova Scotians are either involved in or use some aspect of geomatics everyday and do not even know it.

GANS provides both professional and social events year round, have membership fees that are among the lowest in the industry and allow students can join for a nominal fee so they can take advantage of networking opportunities to use in establishing their careers.

Click here to renew or start your GANS membership today!

geoFutures - Above Between & Below

GANS would like to invite you to an event on drones and the future of the Geomatics sector on September 27th & 28th in Dartmouth

Sessions, speakers, exhibits, demos on drones and the future of the gematics sector

The UAV - under water drone market is booming with new hardware and applications changing the dynamics of the geomatics sector almost everyday. 

Participating at conferences, workshops and technical sessions can provide quick and efficient ways to learn more about what’s going on in geomatics and helps to improve business and build your networks. 

Attend geoFutures: become updated on the latest drone news, find new partners and quickly develop your professional network. 

Event Agenda


Day 1

Topics include emergency services, intelligence and surveillance, applications in natural resources, fisheries and ocean tracking, privacy issues, technological  advancements, future trends, and new regulations for drones.

Day 2

On the second day various speakers and group discussions to set down the actions for a new regional collaborative framework.

The schedule of events, presentation summaries and author bios, is available here


A block of rooms at the Dartmouth Best Western have been reserved for the geoFutures - Above Between and Below event attendees. 

Simply call 902-463-2000 or go to and use the BW group ID: 2L0NB4X7 

To register for the event goto

Event Fees (include Lunch and Breaks)

$275 full non-GANS Members *  $200 GANS Members

$50 Students *

$500  Exhibitor Space on-GANS Members * (includes one registration)

$400  Exhibitor space GANS Members  (includes one registration)

Click here to Register

* registration includes one year GANS membership from date of event 

Nova Scotia Maps, Geospatial Data and Mapping Resources

Did you know? Although Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia does not actually create or provide any online maps or mapping resources, we do maintain a growing list of Nova Scotia mapping resources and geospatial data sources that we are aware of and are freely available to the geospatial community to use online or download.

Nova Scotia Maps & Mapping Resources

Nova Scotia Geospatial Data Resources

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Geomatics Events

Click here to find information on more upcoming geomatics related events

Partner Organizations
The Geomatics Industry in Canada is constantly changing as technology and the Internet continues to evolve. GANS networks are also growing, thus improving the market potential for our 'Corporate and Individual' members. 

Below are some other organizations and/or related web resources that GANS has been partnering up with to help further promote Geomatics in Canada.

Click here to find out more information on organizations and/or related web sites that GANS has been partnering with .

Click here to view more (or post)  Nova Scotia GIS & Geomatics related jobs

GANS Sponsors

Gold Level:

Halifax Water

Silver Level:

View Point Realty

Bronze Level:

Geo Level:

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia uses a tiered level sponsorship program.

All levels of sponsorship help generate revenue necessary for the Association to operate but provide different benefits back to the company or organization in return for their generous support.

Click here for more details on the different GANS sponsor levels and how you can become a GANS sponsor.

Check out the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Sponsors map

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