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GANS Newsletter - Summer 2020

29 Jul 2020 9:24 PM | Deleted user

Upcoming Geomatics Events

Check our Events Page regularly for updates!

If you'd like to share an event that isn't already included in our list, let us know by emailing [email protected].

GANS Geo-Talks 

Join us on Zoom every 2nd Thursday afternoon for a short presentation and Q&A session with individuals representing a variety of geomatics perspectives!

Would you like to speak? Fill out a Speaker Registration Form and we will be in touch!

We're on YouTube!

All Geo-Talks are uploaded to our YouTube Channel for later viewing:

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We are pleased to announce the new date for our AGM on September 17. This year will be a little bit different, as we are going to be hosting the event as a Zoom webinar. The Zoom meeting information will be posted to our Events Page, and more details, including guest speakers, will be announced shortly.

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]!

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.

The deadline for award nominations is August 31. 

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!

Article Feature:

Sponsor Spotlight:
Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG)

"The pandemic has slowed the progress of AGRG’s research, especially in the area of conducting fieldwork, although the light at the end of the tunnel is now visible and they are beginning to start some field activities. Dr. Tim Webster, who leads the group, is pleased that they did not have to lay anyone off during this time as they all worked from home. Some changes at AGRG include Nathan Crowell who has moved to the Research Specialist position to help guide the group and Dedipya Kodavati takes on the role of Research Associate and joins Kevin McGuigan in that role. Dedipya or “Dee” is a graduate from the Marine Geomatics program at COGS and will lead our multibeam research as well has expertise in laser scanning, processing and is learning hydrodynamic modelling."

Read more about AGRG and their recent and upcoming projects here

Article Feature:

Women in Geomatics Spotlight: Erica Corbett

Like many sectors, geomatics has historically been male-dominated. Women first started making their mark in the land surveying industry in the early 1990; and according to the Point of Beginning, Alice Fletcher was the first recorded woman land surveyor in 1886. The geospatial industry has certainly come a long way since then in terms of gender equality, but there is still lots of room for improvement. In this article series, we highlight the journeys of today's women who have pursued careers in geomatics.

In this Q&A session, Erica Corbett of Esri Canada discusses where her interest in geomatics stems from, how it got her to where she is today, and the challenges and rewards that she experienced along her way.

Read the Q&A here

Article Feature:

Student Highlight: Rafael Del Bello

The GANS “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 Rafael Del Bello, a postgraduate student of the Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing at COGS.

Learn more about Rafael here

Job Opportunities

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

Geographic Education Posters

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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