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  • 04 Sep 2013 10:44 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Please read the following event information from this year's conference organizer Yves Leger...

    With less than 3 weeks before the conference, a more detailed program is now available listing all workshops and presentations along with their abstracts (see conference website).

    In addition to the numerous learning opportunities, the chance to network with your peers and the ever-popular Picaroons beer-tasting social event, don’t forget that you may also be able to earn professional development credits for attending this year’s conference.

    I strongly encourage those who have yet to register to do so soon in order to secure your spot in the workshops of your choice.  Secure on-line registration is available at

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.


    Yves Léger

    Chair / Président

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  • 26 Aug 2013 9:24 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Join your geo-peers at Your Father's Moustache this Wednesday evening (Aug 28th), 6PM.  Great opportunity to indulge in some free food and network!

    Find out additional details HERE.
  • 09 Aug 2013 11:33 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)
    I noticed the Crown Assets website has two 5 drawer map cabinets for sale, auction ends in 4 days. Not sure how many of us still store paper maps but these usually go for pretty cheap (I had someone at a conference asking where they could find used ones).
  • 26 Jul 2013 12:53 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)
    The Canadian Geomatics Twitter Community is diverse and growing rapidly so GoGeomatics has created a list of those users that they consider to be top tweeters who are actively promoting Geomatics in Canada.

    They organized their list into four groupings: Professionals & Individuals, Companies, Organizations and Educators. 

  • 24 Jul 2013 12:06 PM | Gerard Eddy
    Hi Everyone,
    Just wanted to let you know that the Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee Secretariat (ACZISCS) has a Request for Proposal for some work packages as part of its NRCan sponsored case study project.

    Request for Proposal ACZISC.pdf

  • 22 Jul 2013 12:51 PM | Lucie Kendell

    Everyone is invited to join GANS Members and Guests for the Annual GeoGolf Tournament being held at the Avon Valley Golf and Country Club in Falmouth, August 6th.  It's a shotgun start at 11:20am, followed by a delicious steak dinner and prizes.  Registration is $60.  Please register through the GANS Event page by July 25th.

    Please join us and bring a friend!

  • 04 Jul 2013 2:51 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

    As part of their commitment to making municipal information more open, transparent and accessible, HRM has started a 12-month Open Data Pilot Project that includes a nice user friendly web site and lots of data for people to play with. HRM’s Open Data Catalogue is powered by The Socrata Open Data Platform, the most widely-adopted Open Data solution in government. they claim that "Whether you are a software developer or a non-technical user, the Open Data Catalogue has something for you. - Anyone can easily create a map based on geo data using either Google Maps, Bing Maps or ESRI"

    As part of the project, HRM will host an open data application contest this summer to inspire the development of innovative, interesting and user-friendly applications using HRM data. The contest aims to reward developers who create useful, creative and effective citizen apps using any of the available HRM datasets. Have an idea for an app? Then get involved.

    In February 2014, following the pilot project, a report to Regional Council will present a recommendation on whether to move forward with a permanent Open Data policy. Now because this is only temporary I encourage everyone to go to the HRM Open Data Catalogue and download data, create maps with HRM data and show your support for open data so we can encourage more places to provide data for Nova Scotioners.

    HRM Open Data Catalogue:

    Also check out for a growing list of more then 75 other great sources of Canadian data
  • 04 Jul 2013 9:12 AM | Lucie Kendell

    Matt Murphy, crime analyst with the Halifax Regional Police was interviewed this morning on CBC's Information Morning. He provided an interesting introduction to how the police are using GIS to identify and appropriately patrol higher crime areas of the city. Nice follow up to Superintendent Bill Moore's presentation at Geomatics Atlantic 2012. Way to go GIS!

    Check it out:

  • 25 Jun 2013 9:27 AM | Lucie Kendell

    Hope to see a few GANS members out to the upcoming TECTERRA sponsored GoGeomatics Social on Wednesday night.  Come out to Your Father's Moustache for a beverage, some snacks, and some geo-spatial mingling.

  • 18 Jun 2013 12:10 PM | Lucie Kendell

    On June 4th, GANS along with Dal and UNB welcomed Dr. Michael Goodchild to Dalhousie University to address the NS Geomatics Community.  Dr. Goodchild's lecture on "The Future of Geographic Information Systems and Science" can be accessed through the following link.  Please enjoy!

    Thanks to Dr. Goodchild for allowing distribution of the video, and the Board and Members of GANS, and to all the organizers and sponsors of the two day event hosted in Halifax and Fredericton.

Check out the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Sponsors map

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