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  • 30 May 2013 3:30 PM | Lucie Kendell

    The AAPT annual conference will be held at the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown this year, June 4th-5th-6th-7th.  They have an interesting line up of workshops scheduled.  The Agenda can be found HERE.  The NS branch of CIG will also host a seminar at 6PM on June 4th as part of the conference, where Tim Webster will be presenting on a recent research project completed for the town of Bridgetown regarding their risk of flooding.

  • 29 May 2013 10:29 PM | Lucie Kendell
    You have another few days to submit your presentation proposal for the 2013 Geomatics Atlantic Conference.  The extended deadline is May 31.  Please visit for more information.
  • 28 May 2013 10:18 AM | Gerard Eddy
    I remember my COGS days....Actually, I think those who did go to COGS can never's all good.  Then again, I don't think it really matters what school you attended to learn Geomatics.... it is scary, frustrating, challenging, difficult, fast paced, crazy, and so many other words....Life Changing, Rewarding, Fun, Team Building, Networking, Interesting, Thought Provoking.....I could go on, but I digress...

    Well, COGS held their Awards Banquet earlier this month and we just received the link to the awards pictures.  GANS would like to send a special hello to these special award winners, Alex Peters, Alicia Daniel, Greg Hunt, and Dan Arsenault.  Well done!  We of course also  Congratulate all the award winners and graduates this year.  Good luck on your future careers  :)

    No doubt in our minds, we'll be in touch I'm sure.

    Also, Thank you Paul Illsley for the great photos.

    Gerard eddy
    From the GANS Board

  • 14 May 2013 9:30 AM | Lucie Kendell

    It's so interesting to see the growth across HRM in the past 28 years.  What an interesting tool to observe development and coastal change around the planet.  Which area do you find the most striking and why?,-63.57532,10.5,latLng&t=1.80

  • 06 May 2013 2:53 PM | Lucie Kendell

    Dartmouth, NS – An American expert in the field of coastal mapping will offer his findings on the destruction Hurricane Sandy had on coastal habitats along the Northeastern United States October 2012.

    Dr. John Brock, staff scientist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program at the National Centre in Virginia, will present on his work on U.S. coastal hazards and how to protect coastal habitats from super storms in the Presentation Theatre at NSCC's Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm

    The discussion will offer:

    ·         A visual tour of “Superstorm Sandy’s” impacts on urban and natural areas along the New York and New Jersey shoreline

    ·         A demonstration of the role coastal elevation mapping through airborne laser imaging detection and ranging (lidar) equipment plays in preparing for and responding to the landfall of major hurricanes

    ·         A lidar mapping and USGS Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar-B outline

    ·         Early results from USGS coastal airborne lidar response to the landfall of Hurricane Sandy on the US Northeast Coast

    Dr. Brock’s research has included co-operative efforts between the USGS, NASA and the National Park Service to create new remote sensing-based capabilities for coastal studies and natural resources management and applications of that work on national seashores.  Dr. Brock is familiar with province having received his post-doctorate at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth.

  • 17 Apr 2013 11:51 AM | Lucie Kendell

    Some good reminders in here for young GIS/Geomatics professionals... just because you've found a job, it doesn't mean the competition is over!

  • 10 Apr 2013 9:59 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Follow James as he shares all things spatial on the virtual forum:  Hot of the press is the White paper for the Canadian Rountable on Geomatics and Earth Observation.  Download it and take a read for yourselves.  Contribute to the discussion!
  • 04 Apr 2013 12:35 PM | Gerard Eddy
    Wonder what the big thing will be out of this year's event?  The Theme " Your are create great maps" is an interesting view on GIS.   Have a peek yourselves and feel free to share your thoughts.

    Esri International User Conference, San Diego Convention Center, July 8-12, 2013
  • 03 Apr 2013 11:02 AM | Lucie Kendell

    Registration is now open for Esri's Atlantic Utilities Special Interest Group Meeting 2013.  The meeting is being held at the Marble Mountain Resort, May 21-23.  Book your spot today!

  • 27 Mar 2013 8:57 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Looking to encourage the youth of today within the field of geomatics? Ever heard of Techsploration? I've been a role model since 2003 and have met several inspiring young women along the way. Techsploration provides young women from grades nine through twelve with opportunities to explore science, trades and technology occupations, while creating awareness about the critical role of work in their lives.

    I know they need role models... check it out!!!

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