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  • 25 Oct 2013 2:02 PM | Lucie Kendell
    Here's a little bit more on that impressive compilation of ISS photos put together in ArcGIS online by David MacLean and his students at COGS,
  • 22 Oct 2013 11:49 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Please find an article recapping the GANS events of October 10th, HERE.  Also included are pictures from GoGeomatics last social evening.  Be sure to catch the next one, October 30th.
  • 10 Oct 2013 8:53 PM | Lucie Kendell
    Join your geo-peers at the NS Museum of Natural History to hear Colin MacDonald (Director of Geographic Information Services for the Province of Nova Scotia) deliver a briefing on the soon to be released Geomatics Strategy for the Province. If you would like to get an insider’s view of this important internal strategy document please join us!  Check out the GANS event page for more details.
  • 03 Oct 2013 10:31 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Check out The Loop's "Canada Mapped" section HERE.  Their latest map show the distribution of Canadians' favorite vices!
  • 01 Oct 2013 7:21 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Check out Ted's article on this year's conference he submitted to GoGeomatics... complete with pictures!  Find the complete article HERE.
  • 26 Sep 2013 11:03 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)
    WFRA in Halifax offer Red Cross certified Wilderness Remote First Aid Courses. i took one last year and they are pretty good courses that add a reality component to your typical first aid and great for anybody who does field work.

    they have 3 courses open to the public coming up in LakeView (Halifax), (1 in October, November and December), for more information check out their website:
  • 25 Sep 2013 9:11 AM | Lucie Kendell
    K-12 Teaching Resources for GIS - a FREE Esri online seminar designed for teachers of all levels who are interested in accessing geographic information system (GIS) resources to use in their teaching.  Remember, Geography matters to everyone, it's not only for geography classrooms anymore, GIS is multidisciplinary!!!

    September 30th, 4:30pm Atlantic Time. Register HERE.

    * Stay tuned also for another online seminar "Using ArcGIS Online in Your Classroom", November 6th, 2013.

  • 18 Sep 2013 2:34 PM | David MacLean (Administrator)
    Join your geo-peers at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Summer Street, Halifax on 10 October 2013.

    Science on a Sphere Demos at 4:30 pm (for Geomatics Applications)
    Presentation from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

    Colin MacDonald, Director of Geographic Information Services, Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations. Colin's topic: "Geomatics in the N.S. Government: updates and directions"

    Then: continue the evening with another GoGeomatics Social Evening at: 7:00pm @ Hfx Alehouse (
  • 12 Sep 2013 4:51 PM | Lucie Kendell
    GANS members get a great discount on attending the 2013 Geomatics Atlantic Conference.  Instead of the regular $450 registration fee, GANS members can register for only $300... what a deal!  Consider reporting back to GoGeomatics on the event to have your article published in their next newsletter.  Find out more information HERE.

    The conference is right around the corner, why not consider the online program and register today?  REGISTER HERE.
  • 06 Sep 2013 2:48 PM | Lucie Kendell
    It was announced on September 3rd that Halifax was the successful bidder to host the 2015 Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE).  "This is an exciting opportunity to showcase Nova Scotia's expertise in geomatics, digital technologies and the environment," said conference chair  Hugh Millward.

    Read more HERE

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