NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2018 GANS AWARD OF DISTINCTION

GANS is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 GANS Award of Distinction are now open.

This award is presented by the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia to an individual or an organization having made an extraordinary contribution to the geomatics sector in Nova Scotia.

Help us recognize these special individuals and organizations by nominating a member of the geomatics community who has significantly influenced our sector.

  • Nomination forms are available on the GANS website - download here.
  • Nominations close May 1nd 2018
  • Selection will be determined by the GANS Board of Directors
  • Directors will not be permitted to vote for their own employees, organization, or client should they be nominated.
  • The Award will be presented at the 2018 GANS Annual General Meeting


https://gans.ca/resources/Documents/GANS-Award-Nomination-Form.pdf

https://gans.ca/resources/Documents/GANS-Award-Letter-of-Support.pdf

 2017 GANS Award Recipient - Dr. Tim Webster

Tim has been a major presence in the Nova Scotian Geomatics community for decades. As an instructor at the Centre for Geographic Sciences (COGS) during the 1990’s he guided and developed countless GIS and remote sensing students into successful careers in the geomatics industry both in Nova Scotia and abroad.

In addition to his experience as an educator, Tim has been an invaluable contributor to geomatics research in Nova Scotia. As a co-founder, Tim was instrumental in the formation of the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG), which was established in 2000 and was behind the first successful major research grant awarded from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to bring topographic lidar to Nova Scotia.

Together with his research interns at AGRG, numerous flood risk studies have been completed for flood-prone communities across the Maritimes, which include novel advances in the application of coupled river runoff and coastal tidal hydrodynamic interactions for assessing flood risk. 

Most recently, as the principal investigator Tim successfully guided the NSCC-AGRG to be the recipient of a grant awarded again by CFI, this time in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, to purchase an airborne shallow water topographic-bathymetric lidar sensor. The technology is one of only two such sensors in North America and the only one of its kind at a research institution in Canada.

Congratulations Tim and thanks for all you have done for the Nova Scotian Geomatics community.

2016 GANS Award Recipient - James Boxall

James Boxall was honored in 2016 for his work as a governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and all his work helping to develop GeoAliance Canada. 

GeoAliance Canada allows the geomatics sector in Nova Scotia to be recognized at a National level and helps unify all things Geo from coast to coast.

Congratulations James




2015 GANS Award Recipient - Dr. Jason Bond

Dr. Jason Bond was honored in 2015 for his work in developing a plan and implementing the Nova Scotia Active Control System. This initiative allows the modernization of the current Nova Scotia Coordinate Referencing System. A better foundation creates better GeoData for all of Nova Scotia.

Congratulations Jason and thanks for making Nova Scotia a leader in Active Control in Canada






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