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  • 06 May 2013 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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!

    http://www.gogeomatics.ca/magazine/strategies-for-young-gis-geomatics-professionals-getting-ahead-at-work.htm

  • 10 Apr 2013 9:59 AM | Anonymous
    Follow James as he shares all things spatial on the virtual forum: http://spatial-information.org/  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 GIS...you 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 http://www.esri.com/events/user-conference
  • 03 Apr 2013 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    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!

    http://esri.ca/en/content/atlantic-utilities-special-interest-group-meeting

  • 27 Mar 2013 8:57 AM | Anonymous
    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!!!
     
  • 22 Mar 2013 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    Neat map out of COGS showing YouTube Videos, Flickr photos, and twitter tweets related to earth hour.  See if you can put yourself on the map!

    https://cogsnscc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/SocialMedia/index.html?appid=29a1d423e133480ab18c3778ec176908

  • 20 Mar 2013 8:44 AM | Anonymous

    Interesting article posted by GoGeomatics about missed opportunities in Canadian geomatics.  Even more interesting will be what we take from these missed opportunities and how we move forward.  GANS wants to help... how?  Who writes the article on future opportunities in Canadian geomatics?

    http://www.gogeomatics.ca/magazine/missed-opportunities-in-canadian-geomatics-lessons-for-the-future.htm

  • 19 Mar 2013 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    GoGeomatics is pleased to announce Emily MacDonald, and share her insights with you, our readers. She is the co-founder of Integral Geomatics, a geospatial consulting company located in Cape Breton...

    http://www.gogeomatics.ca/magazine/emily-macdonald-co-founder-of-integral-geomatics.htm

  • 17 Mar 2013 4:54 PM | Gerard Eddy
    Here we go again....yet more news in the news regarding Geomatics, and little Nova Scotia.  More specifically, GANS President and COGS instructor David Maclean continues to raise our industry's profile with the public.  Yet another GANS sponsor in the news.  What a great place to practice in and be geo-evolving just a little ahead of everyone else...don't forget to add your own news stories and posts here.

    Here's three links, the last is to the app itself, enjoy, and Great job David!

    http://io9.com/interactive-map-shows-all-the-spots-on-earth-that-have-452520878

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1023637-ns-college-maps-tweets-from-space-courtesy-of-hadfield

    https://cogsnscc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=0d1b3909ad9944dab7e29354f465ade7

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