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Geomatics Atlantic 2015

21 Sep 2015 8:13 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

Did you know that Geomatics Atlantic 2015 is part of the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth?


Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet


Date: October 5-9, 2015
Location: Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia at the World Trade & Convention Centre


Geomatics Atlantic is an annual regional conference that has been hosted by GANS & CIG Atlantic Chapters for the past 25 years. The event originally started out in the 1990s as workshops that addressed gaps in communications between the geospatial community of various different departments and geographies. Those workshops focused on what the future of the geomatics sector would look like and how we would get there.

The workshops latter expanded into larger conferences with outside guests from industry and academia being invited, raising the level of discussions. Geomatics Atlantic then started to include exhibit halls for vendors and moved from city to city, rotating around the Atlantic region instead of being hosted in the same place every year. Each participating organization would take their turn hosting the annual event as it rotates through the Atlantic provinces.

This year it was GANS turn to host Geomatics Atlantic here in Nova Scotia, and traditionally it would have been held during late spring. However a rare opportunity to co-host an International Gala Event came up so GANS has partnered with the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth and Geomatics Atlantic will be held in October.

In 2 weeks from now scientists, engineers, technologists, managers and the geospatial community  from around the world will come together in Halifax to share concepts, research findings, technologies, and practical applications.

We all know that Canada is in the forefront of research and development in the fields of geomatics, geospatial research, and environmental monitoring and Nova Scotia has a large cluster of agencies and institutions related to geomatics, digital technologies, and the environment, with regional and specialist agencies of many government departments, and world-class research at local universities and colleges.



A preliminary program summary for the Digital Earth / Geomatics Atlantic 2015 is available with suggested Atlantic Canada sessions highlighted.

There will also be a Ceilidh hosted on October 8 to celebrate the International Year of Mapping and will feature fine Nova Scotia food, drink and entertainment, as well as very special guests who will share their stories and vision for the Blue Planet.

Registration fee for GANS members is $450 for the 5 day event, see http://digitalearth2015.ca/registration/ for more details & to register.

Hope to see you all here in 2 weeks ...



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