Canadian GIS & Geomatics Geospatial Resources

The Canadian Geospatial Directory is like a hub of information that provides users a central place to locate businesses and organizations that offer geospatial services within the Canadian Geomatics Sector. Our database now includes over 1000 Canadian listings ranging from Geographic Information System (GIS) services and remote sensing to surveying and planning.

The geospatial directory is another free service that we offer in order to help people better understand the Canadian Geomatics Sector. If your company, association or organization has not yet been added then why not the Canadian Geomatics Sector out by adding your details to the directory.

Download Free Canadian Geospatial Data

A major part of any geomatics project is the spatial data involved & these days there are plenty of great resources available.

The Canadian GIS & Geomatics Data section was created to help you find the Canadian data that you need in your geospatial projects and also promotes the really good ones.

We now has over 100 different sources of Canadian geospatial data listed (from Newfoundland to BC ...) and continue to add more Canadian data sources.

The geospatial conference and events section provides users an easy way to locate any of the upcoming conference and events that are related to geomatics in Canada.

It is a community driven section with no charge to add details of your conference or geomatics event. To find an event near you, simply use the search tool found along the right hand side of the site or check the various geospatial conference and event categories.

We know how hard it can be to find geomatics jobs in Canada so started our own Canadian GIS & Geomatics Job site back in 2004 to help users find Canadian geomatics jobs. includes much then just GIS jobs and allows job seekers to add resumes for free, create custom job alerts and contains geo jobs from coast to coast.

We understand that our site will not have all the available geomatics jobs in Canada so have also created a Geomatics Geo Employment Section to help provide you with all the other places on the web that you can find geospatial jobs in Canada (including our competition).

GIS Education Programs

GIS Education Programs

Canada has been on the forefront of Geomatics for decades and provides some of the best GIS Education Programs in the world. helps show where all of the GIS Education Programs in Canada are spatially located, the type of program they are, what skills they have to offer, which ones are best suited for you and how you can find out more.

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Geomatics Networking

Geomatics Networking

In this day and age one can not go very far on their own, so networking becomes a vital component of anybody’s Geomatics Career. provides a wide range of online networking tools, resources and advice to get networked with others in Geomatics. With a LinkedIn group of 1225+ members, 10k Twitter followers, FaceBook Group of 1.3k members and monthly web traffic of over 25k unique visitors remains one of the top GIS resources on the web. Network with

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Canadian GIS Jobs

Canadian GIS Jobs

Often the hardest job most people encounter during their career is the tough process of finding a job, especially in a niche industry like GIS & Geomatics. However the increased use and exposure of the Internet has led to an abundance of employment resources and helps people find and share the best GIS job resources. Therefore web coupled with 15 years of Geomatics Employment Experience has made a go-to place to find all the latest GIS career resources.

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Conferences, Events, and Webinars

Conferences, Events, and Webinars

Attending Events or Conferences are great ways to keep update about what is currently happening in Geomatics and provides great opportunities to network with other GIS & Geomatics professionals. Online training and webinars provide great ways to learn new things and help keep you up to date. provides information for upcoming Geomatics conferences, events, training and webinars for organizations all across Canada (as well as international ones that may be of interest to Canad

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Contribute GIS & Geomatics Information

Contribute GIS & Geomatics Information continues to provide the best places on the web to find all GIS & Geomatics resources all across Canada. However you can help out as well by submitting information to share with the growing audience. If you know about an education program or event that is missing, know of a web mapping application that people should know more about, or have any other GIS & Geomatics related information or feedback that you want to share, then please do contact me.

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Giant Canadian Floor Map Series

Giant Floor Map of Canada

Canadian Geographic is providing Canadian educators (K to 12) with a new innovative hands-on creative way to teach Canada’s rich geographic history to younger generations. Their “Giant Floor Map Program” is a free resource that teachers can borrow to help enhance students’ geography experiences through a hands-on, fun creative way to learn.

It is really hard to appreciate the true size, resolution and quality of these maps through photos on the web, however one of the maps were displayed at the June CGCRT national workshop that I attended and I must say, these giant floor maps are just as impressive as they sound and certainly will provide many young people with a new perspective for mapping and the spatial extent of Canada.

The Giant Floor maps are available on loan for 3-week periods …


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Geomatching, the independent geomatics product comparison site that features detailed spec-based comparisons with user reviews for more than 750 geo related products. The site helps guide users through the maze of product specifications and provides them the opportunity to compare products from different suppliers and read other professionals’ reviews in order to reach a balanced judgment before buying.

Recently has added several new categories to the site including Gamma Spectrometers, USBLs, and Hydrographic Processing Software.


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Open Data Should be for Everyone

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In Canada, data drives policy decisions, business decisions and community decisions. From national conversations about social issues to local campaigns for more park benches, our decisions are guided by geographic data – and when more people have access to authoritative data, the more informed these important conversations can be.

We live in the age of free and open source GIS, such as the popular QGIS platform. With a short primer on some geographic fundamentals, even non-technical users can successfully create their very own custom map.


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Initial Flights with Airborne Hydrography AB Chiroptera II system


Earlier this year the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) announced that the Government would invest over seven hundred thousand dollars through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) that would help researchers at the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) unlock some of Nova Scotia’s coastline mysteries known as the “white ribbon gap” from the challenges involved with mapping shallow water coastal areas.

Last month, Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), one of the industry partners involved with the project, worked along with staff from the NSCC / AGRG to install the Airborne Hydrography AB Chiroptera II system into a Beechcraft King Air 90C fixed wing aircraft, to perform the team’s first ever data acquisition with the Topobathymetric system.

Leading Edge GeomaticsWayne Richardson, a Positioning/Project Manager with LEG has provided us with a general overview on the initial data acquisition Flights using the AHAB Chiroptera II topobathymetric system along with some sample data from their test flights of Sable Island.


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Surrey launches Open Data Program

The City of Surrey launched its open data program today as part of its commitment to an open, transparent and accessible government. The new Open Data Catalogue comprises more data sets than any other municipality in Canada, and will increase efficiency and productivity for staff and public by making the data available to everyone on the City website.


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