The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is a non-profit association created to promote the Geomatics Industry in Nova Scotia, while helping to make it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its contribution to the economy. Geospatial technologies contribute some $21 billion of value to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (1.1%), and generates over 19,000 jobs. Significant forces like location technology are reshaping the role of geomatics, while opening new possibilities such as complex spatial decision making and analysis across all sectors of the Nova Scotia economy.

The field of Geomatics now 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.

Through a collaboration among a broad membership representing the academia, all levels of Government and private industry GANS provides both professional and social events, networking opportunities, a mentoring program, geospatial job postings and professional development.

Our membership fees are among the lowest in the industry and students can join for free so they can take advantage of networking opportunities to use in establishing their careers. 

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If you are not a GANS member but still want to know what is going on in the Nova Scotia geospatial community? Then consider joining our mailing list, we use this list to send out occasional e-mails that announce upcoming events, promotions, geospatial news and other GANS related activities. 

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GANS Sponsors

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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.

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