Geomatics News

We have provided this Geomatics News section to allow our members and corporate sponsors the ability to share any geomatics related news or information with the geospatial community.  This page works much like a typical blog, so others can add comments to any news post, or include the information on their own website using the RSS feed

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  • 12 Dec 2013 1:31 PM | Lucie Kendell
    The Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table is an open and collaborative group, made up of representatives from industry, academia, professional associations, NGOs and federal, provincial and territorial governments, spanning the geomatics (geographic, geospatial, location information) domain. This group is examining issues facing the Canadian Geomatics Community and developing a Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy to support, strengthen and guide the sector for years to come.

    They need your help in developing the Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy. Learn more about how you or your organization can help shape the future of our sector. GANS encourages you to visit the Strategy section of the site, read the draft papers and provide feedback to the Round Table.

    It's your turn - Join the conversation!

  • 10 Dec 2013 2:41 PM | Lucie Kendell
    GANS would like to send out a huge Thank You and Welcome to their latest corporate sponsor:

    Novellus Management Consultancy

    Please take some time to read about Novellus below.  We look forward to welcoming Hugh MacKay at our Holiday Social and at many GANS events to come in 2013/2014!

    Thank you for your sponsorship!

    Founded in March 2012, Novellus is a Halifax-based geospatial technologies consultancy providing comprehensive sales solutions for global customers. Services include sales consultancy for geospatial data acquisition, data processing and value-added products in the airborne and satellite imaging sectors. Geographic market range is global with particular emphasis, expertise and experience in Europe and North America.

    The primary customer for Novellus is the International Data Division of Shandong Eastdawn Corporation (Eastdawn). Founded in 2001, Eastdawn is a global leader in acquisition, processing and application of geospatial information providing solutions for commercial and government customers in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The role of Novellus is to expand the European customer base for Eastdawn.

    Hugh MacKay is the Managing Partner of Novellus. Hugh has 30 years of geospatial business development, channel management and direct sales experience, including 25 years specific to European markets. He held progressively senior sales management positions with Intermap Technologies between 1996 and 2011, establishing Intermap’s first European sales team with offices in Munich, Toulouse, Madrid, London, Prague and Bratislava. Hugh also managed Intermap’s European business partner network with 27 partner firms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Poland.

    Hugh can be reached at [email protected] or on his mobile (902) 818-8489.

  • 09 Dec 2013 11:28 PM | Lucie Kendell
    David Suzuki asked this very question on last week's episode of The Nature of Things.  If you missed it, you can watch the episode on their website HERE.  More on the story brings you Top Tips for Successful Wayfaring and Where am I? Extended Interviews. Definitely worth checking out and weighing in on your geomatics-enhanced sense of direction.
  • 29 Nov 2013 11:32 PM | Lucie Kendell
    Historica Canada launched their new interactive Canadian Encyclopedia Website this week, including new features such as timelines, a Canada Tweets feed that aggregates updates from history-making Canadians, curated content exhibits and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their own stories.
  • 27 Nov 2013 10:37 AM | Lucie Kendell

    Leroy Lowe of NSCC has issued a last call for companies who are potentially interested in an international business intern for January 2014.  Do you need assistance due to business growth/changes, or do you have back-burner projects that aren’t getting done?   The NSCC Truro Campus has a three year Advanced Diploma in international business and the final semester involves a four-month internship where job-ready students work full-time for companies that need assistance. 

    The program has been very popular with companies throughout Atlantic Canada.  If your company is involved in exports, imports, trade-related services or logistics, and you think you  might have an interest in an intern for the Jan 2014-April 2014 time-frame, please follow the steps that are outlined in the second page of the linked brochure and send Leroy an email ASAP with the details.

    Here is Leroy's contact information:

    Leroy Lowe, BSc, Dip Eng, MBA, MAEd
    Certified International Trade Professional

    Faculty of International Business

    Nova Scotia Community College

    36 Arthur Street

    Truro, Nova Scotia

    B2N 1X5

    [email protected]

    902-893-5362 telephone

    902-893-5610 fax

  • 27 Nov 2013 9:17 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Upcoming Blue Marble webinars cover Oil and Gas workflows in Geographic Calculator and LiDAR Processing in Global Mapper. Check out the details on the Blue Marble Website
  • 22 Nov 2013 3:51 PM | Lucie Kendell
    GANS Member/Education Working Group Chair James Boxall of Dalhousie University was featured in today's issue of the Chronicle Herald, sharing his perspective on geography within the education system. Reference the ARTICLE and take his quiz to test your basic geographic knowledge!

    Come out to our next GANS event to add your support to the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's declaration to promote geography and support educators.

    Article: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1169114-prof-gives-global-perspective
  • 21 Nov 2013 11:44 AM | Lucie Kendell
    The holidays are quickly approaching and so is our annual Holiday Social!  Join us December 11th, from 5-8pm, at the NS Museum of Natural History.  Find all the details and register through our events page.  It should be an interesting night with special guest speaker Gerry Post; followed by the grand unveiling of our GANS Redesign project, complete with a new logo, refreshed website, and proposed 2014 work plan initiatives.
  • 18 Nov 2013 10:07 PM | Lucie Kendell

    GANS would like to send out a huge Thank You and Welcome to their latest corporate sponsors, in alphabetical order:

    Atlantic Air Survey Limited

    and

    GeoNet Technologies Inc

    Please take some time to visit their websites and see what types of services these wonderful Maritime Companies offer!  We look forward to welcoming Paul Lumsden of Atlantic Air and John Allen of GeoNet at many GANS events to come in 2013/2014!

    Thank you for your sponsorship!

  • 18 Nov 2013 2:03 PM | Lucie Kendell
    GIS Day is this Wednesday (Nov 20th) and there are a few events across the province that you can check out!  Everything you need to know about GIS Day can be referenced at www.gisday.com.  Check out their interactive map showing GIS Day events around the globe.

    COGS is hosting some special events in honor of GIS Day.  For more information, contact Dave MacLean.

    The Nova Scotia provincial government GIS User Group is hosting a GIS Day event at Scotia Square Mall during the work day.  Come by on your break or lunch hour to see how various departments use GIS to support their initiatives.

    GANS will be hosting a GIS Day event at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History that evening, featuring a great line up of speakers, celebratory cake, door prizes and free give always!  Don't miss out.  The event is free to members and $10 for non-members/guests.  Event details can be found HERE.

    Remeber that no matter your location or your availability on GIS Day, you can always find time to spread the word of GIS.  Take a minute to talk to a coworker who may not fully understand what you do, talk to your child's teacher, mention it to sibling or a parent.  Help promote awareness around GIS.

    Happy GIS Day to all!


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