The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter would like to invite you to a workshop on high resolution mapping that will be of interest to industry, non-profit groups, associations, academia and all levels of government.
The coastal zone, that dynamic geographic region where the interaction of the sea and land occurs, is vital to the lifestyle and economy of Atlantic Canada. Having quality geospatial data is essential for mapping coastal resources and infrastructures to help ensure safe and sustainable activities within coastal regions, and accurately mapping the coastal zone can be very challenging. Technologies ranging from topo-bathymetric LiDAR and aerial imagery to echo sounding all have their strengths and weaknesses when used to produce integrated maps and charts in this dynamic environment.
This two day high resolution mapping workshop is intended to present the latest information on the technologies and their applications in this area and will include presentations, discussions, and poster displays promoting technologies suitable for mapping in the coastal zone. With several opportunities for networking, it will also help engage the geospatial community in Atlantic Canada, increasing awareness of the benefits of using geospatial data and tools for effective decision making.
It will take place at Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Lawrencetown. COGS is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment offering high-quality geographic information programs in the fields of GIS, surveying, remote sensing, mapping and land-use planning. All all refreshment breaks, lunches and dinner included with registration and open to all, including GANS members, CIG members and anyone else interested in technologies suitable for mapping in the coastal zone.
Those interested in presenting technology or applications of projects (demo, poster or presentations) are invited to send along a title and abstract to: Tim Webster, CIG NS Branch Chair ([email protected]) or Ted MacKinnon, President GANS ([email protected])
More information and event updates will be added to the main event website as it becomes available. http://geomatics.one/
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