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GANS Newsletter - Spring 2020

29 Apr 2020 11:40 AM | Anonymous

Events Update

As you all know, COVID-19 has resulted in set backs for many organizations across the globe, and we are no different. Unfortunately, we have not been able to host you at any in-person events, and will not be able to do so for an indefinite period of time. 

However, our Events team has been working very hard to plan alternative events and activities to keep you connected and informed on GANS engagements, even from home. Keep reading to hear some of our ideas and what you can expect to see through our channels in the upcoming months!

Thank you for staying in touch with us and up to date on the geomatics community. As always, your feedback is welcome and you can always reach out to us if you need anything by emailing [email protected]

Check our Events Page regularly for updates!


GANS is going to host weekly photo contests through our Facebook Page, and everyone is welcome to participate. Go to the Page for more info!

Every Friday, we will post a new theme for the next week's photo contest. Those who follow the rules listed in the image above will have their name entered in a draw to win! Every following Friday, we will announce the winners of that week by sharing their post, and we will also announce the new theme for the next week at the same time. 

The prize? FREE GANS swag! 


Due to COVID-19, we as an association are required to defer our AGM until the provincial state of emergency has ended. Therefore, we will not announce the new date until these measures have been lifted, to abide by provincial orders of Nova Scotia and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of citizens. 

However, in the meantime, we are still seeking new Board Director nominations, and nominations for the GANS Award of Distinction! Keep reading below for more information on these opportunities.

Any further changes will be announced as they come. 

Click Here for More AGM Details

Board Nominations:

We are accepting nominations for board positions, and the new board for 2020-21 will be decided at the AGM event.

Email your nominations to [email protected]!

Get "on board" with the new GANS - here's what we're all about:

GANS Award Nominations:

This special recognition is awarded to an individual or an organization for making a significant mark in the geomatics sector. Every year, one recipient will be presented with the honour during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which takes place each spring. Nominations for the Award are now open, and will remain open until further notice. 

Click below for more information on the Award, including the Nomination Form:
GANS Award of Distinction

Become a GANS Sponsor

When you become a GANS Sponsor you are not only benefiting your own organization, but you are also helping the Nova Scotia geospatial community. Go to our Sponsors page to learn more about how you can become a sponsor and what your benefits as a sponsor will be!

Here's an outline of our Sponsorship Program:

View the full Program HERE

Article Feature:

Women in Geomatics Spotlight: Emma Tompkins


Emma is currently a Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist at Resson Aerospace. Her main role involves working with satellite imagery, which ties directly into what she attended school for. 

“I originally took a biology degree at St.FX university focusing on ecology, when I got a co-op job working in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park tracking coyotes. These coyotes had GPS collars on them that we used to look at their movements and patterns. My boss told me to look into GIS if I found it interesting and that there was a school in Nova Scotia that specialized in it. So after I graduated X I took the Advanced Geographic Sciences program at COGS and ended up in the remote sensing specialty. The day I graduated COGS I got a job offer from Resson as a Data Processor and I was eventually able to use my GIS and remote sensing skills to help out with more projects we were working on. That eventually led to me being the "satellite person" at work as we were starting to become more interested in imagery over larger areas and I actually had a background perfect for that.”

Learn more about Emma here

Article Feature:

Student Highlight: Samuel Jean

GANS’ new “Student Highlight” article series recognizes budding geomatics professionals and allows them the opportunity to showcase their work, their skills and their career aspirations to the greater geospatial community of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. In each quarterly newsletter, we will share the journey of one of our student members, how they became interested in geomatics, and what their professional goals are for the future.

This quarter’s feature is Samuel Jean, a postgraduate student of the Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences, GIS Program at COGS.

Find out more about Samuel and his journey here

FREE GANS Student Membership!

Job Opportunities

Looking for work? Check out our Jobs Page for the latest in GIS job opportunities in Atlantic Canada. 

If your organization has any job opportunities you’d like to post, you can do so by posting on the web site if you are a member, or by sending them to: [email protected]

Geographic Education Posters: 
Be Our Next Contributor!

Did you go to high school in Nova Scotia and are now working in the geomatics sector? We want you to be part of our educational posters! 

Find out more on our Geographic Education and Geospatial Related Careers page.

As always, thank you to our dedicated sponsors for your continuous generosity and support!

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