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  • 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 | Anonymous
    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 | Anonymous
    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 | Anonymous
    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
  • 04 Sep 2013 10:44 AM | Anonymous
    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 | Anonymous
    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 | Anonymous
    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


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