Geomatics News

We have provided this Geomatics News section to allow our members and corporate sponsors the ability to share any geomatics related news or information with the geospatial community.  This page works much like a typical blog, so others can add comments to any news post, or include the information on their own website using the RSS feed

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  • 10 Jan 2014 8:41 AM | Gerard Eddy
    Morning Everyone,

    Here is something a little interesting.  How can GIS be used in the marine environment?  Late last year, we heard about Lydia, the great white, spending time off our east coast and even taking some time to visit Newfoundland. (see earlier post for the link).

    We're well aware of the diversity of uses for GIS, how are others using the technology?  Well, the New England Aquarium in Boston is using Marine GIS for tracking right whales, evaluating aquaculture sites, and even a children's summer camp (marine science 101).

    While I'm thinking of students, what I immediately think of is the wonderful Marine GIS program at COGS.  I certainly can't forget the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, affectionately known as BIO.  They've been using GIS since before my career, across several disciplines, checkout their spotlight on Science.

    Let's not forget our friends with The Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee, known as COINAtlantic either.

    Interested in the Oceans?, Oceanography?, Marine Biology well, there's a Oceans'14 Conference coming up later this year in St. John's NF later this year that may interest you.

    Seems that Atlantic Canada is the spatial place to be this year, and there's other things I'm sure that will come up in the coming months that we in the industry will be interested in also.  So stay tuned and visit our corporate sponsors.  Collectively, we are changing the way the world is viewed, not just the oceans.

    How about you?  Find anything interesting on Marine GIS to add to this thread?

    Have a nice weekend everyone and Cheers,
    G
  • 07 Jan 2014 10:22 AM | Lucie Kendell
    This conference will be held in Toronto, October 6-8th, 2014.  Abstract/Paper submissions are now being accepted.  Visit their website for additional information.
  • 06 Jan 2014 9:15 AM | Lucie Kendell
    Blue Marble has announced two webinars for January 2014.  Check out the lineup HERE; including "Tips and Tricks for Enhancing Workflows in Geographic Calculator" and "What's New in Global Mapper 15.1"
  • 23 Dec 2013 8:52 AM | Gerard Eddy
    Came in the office this morning, and thought I'd do a little reading. Here's something I came across that you may find interesting..... http://patents.stackexchange.com/questions/5658/interactive-map-is-apple-trying-to-patent-40-year-old-gis-methods-patent-ap Cheers, Gerard
  • 20 Dec 2013 1:54 PM | Lucie Kendell
    The year-end brings no greater pleasure than the opportunity to express season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays be filled with peace and happiness and the New Year bring good health and prosperity!

    We are excited about the new vitality in the Association and the new face given to the organization through the rebranding that was unveiled last week.  2014 looks bright as we continue to work with you and our community to build GANS and the geomatics industry.

    Merry Christmas,
    The GANS Board
  • 16 Dec 2013 11:29 AM | David MacLean (Administrator)
    Another benefit of being a GANS member? A 15 % discount on the Geospatial Advancement Canada Conference.

    Conference details: http://geospatialcanada.wbresearch.com/

    Each day has a different theme:
    • Monday, 3 Mar: Exploring the Latest Technology and Innovation to Overcome Interoperability Challenges
    • Tuesday, 4 Mar: Developing a National Geo Strategy through Collaboration of Government and Private Industry
    • Wednesday, 5 Mar: GIS Governance – Challenges & Opportunities; Policy Development, Senior-Level Buy In, Workforce
    Dates: 3 to 5 March 2014
    Place: the Ottawa Convention Centre
  • 12 Dec 2013 1:31 PM | Lucie Kendell
    The Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table is an open and collaborative group, made up of representatives from industry, academia, professional associations, NGOs and federal, provincial and territorial governments, spanning the geomatics (geographic, geospatial, location information) domain. This group is examining issues facing the Canadian Geomatics Community and developing a Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy to support, strengthen and guide the sector for years to come.

    They need your help in developing the Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy. Learn more about how you or your organization can help shape the future of our sector. GANS encourages you to visit the Strategy section of the site, read the draft papers and provide feedback to the Round Table.

    It's your turn - Join the conversation!

  • 10 Dec 2013 2:41 PM | Lucie Kendell
    GANS would like to send out a huge Thank You and Welcome to their latest corporate sponsor:

    Novellus Management Consultancy

    Please take some time to read about Novellus below.  We look forward to welcoming Hugh MacKay at our Holiday Social and at many GANS events to come in 2013/2014!

    Thank you for your sponsorship!

    Founded in March 2012, Novellus is a Halifax-based geospatial technologies consultancy providing comprehensive sales solutions for global customers. Services include sales consultancy for geospatial data acquisition, data processing and value-added products in the airborne and satellite imaging sectors. Geographic market range is global with particular emphasis, expertise and experience in Europe and North America.

    The primary customer for Novellus is the International Data Division of Shandong Eastdawn Corporation (Eastdawn). Founded in 2001, Eastdawn is a global leader in acquisition, processing and application of geospatial information providing solutions for commercial and government customers in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The role of Novellus is to expand the European customer base for Eastdawn.

    Hugh MacKay is the Managing Partner of Novellus. Hugh has 30 years of geospatial business development, channel management and direct sales experience, including 25 years specific to European markets. He held progressively senior sales management positions with Intermap Technologies between 1996 and 2011, establishing Intermap’s first European sales team with offices in Munich, Toulouse, Madrid, London, Prague and Bratislava. Hugh also managed Intermap’s European business partner network with 27 partner firms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Poland.

    Hugh can be reached at [email protected] or on his mobile (902) 818-8489.

  • 09 Dec 2013 11:28 PM | Lucie Kendell
    David Suzuki asked this very question on last week's episode of The Nature of Things.  If you missed it, you can watch the episode on their website HERE.  More on the story brings you Top Tips for Successful Wayfaring and Where am I? Extended Interviews. Definitely worth checking out and weighing in on your geomatics-enhanced sense of direction.
  • 29 Nov 2013 11:32 PM | Lucie Kendell
    Historica Canada launched their new interactive Canadian Encyclopedia Website this week, including new features such as timelines, a Canada Tweets feed that aggregates updates from history-making Canadians, curated content exhibits and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their own stories.

Check out the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Sponsors map


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