Geomatics is a professional discipline that uses a systematic approach to simplify everyday problems by integrating various means to incorporate and manage data with spatial information.
Geographic Information Systems (more commonly referred to as GIS) is an integral component of Geomatics that has been highly active in Canada over the past few decades and continues to flourish as the technology further develops and becomes more affordable. CanadianGIS.com was designed by a a certified Geomatics Specialist to provide an online GIS resource to help promote Canadian Geomatics and to share the knowledge of this great industry with others. So check out the wealth of GIS information that CanadianGIS.com has to offer and be sure to join our networks.
Canada has been on the forefront of Geomatics for decades and provides some of the best GIS Education Programs in the world.CanadianGIS.com 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.
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 CanadianGIS.com helps people find and share the best GIS job resources. Therefore web coupled with 15 years of Geomatics Employment Experience has made CanadianGIS.com a go-to place to find all the latest GIS career resources.
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.CanadianGIS.com 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 Canadia
The Internet has changed the way that many of us obtain our spatial information, and CanadianGIS.com continues to provide the best places on the web to find web maps, vector data sets and imagery (aerial, ortho & satellite) data for regions all across Canada.This section continues to evolve as more towns and cities get involved with web mapping and make their data sets available to the public. CanadianGIS.com also explores the many great Canadian online web mapping applications that are avai
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. CanadianGIS.com 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 CanadianGIS.com remains one of the top GIS resources on the web. Network with CanadianGIS.com
CanadianGIS.com 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 CanadianGIS.com 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.
One of the hardest jobs to do during your career will often be finding the job itself, especially in such a niche industry like Geomatics. However the increased use and exposure of the Internet has led to many great resources to help you out and we have taken the best resources and posted them here to help you.
Since 2005, CanadianGIS.com has been providing Canadians with the best employment resources available on the web. Check our growing list of 25+ geomatic related job resources.
Montreal’s economy is the second largest in Canada based on terms of the GDP and the largest in Quebec. The city is an important centre of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and was once the headquarters for the Montreal Stock Exchange. Expect to find many GIS jobs in this region, here are some GIS jobs currently posted
Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city and located in the central part of the province. The economic activity happening in Saskatoon is very hot these days and mostly involved with potash, oil and agriculture, but the Geomatics industry also contributes largely to the economic growth and here we have some of the latest GIS jobs in the Saskatoon area for you.
British Columbia’s economy is largely resource based, and is also the endpoint of Canadian transcontinental highways and railways to the Pacific, making international trade a key factor. GIS has always played a key role in helping the British Columbia economy flourish. There are many GIS related Companies in British Columbia that we have listed here at CanadianGIS.com and here you will find hundreds of GIS jobs related to Geomatics in British Columbia.
NRCan has recently made a new Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum available: CGVD2013, which is now the new reference standard for Canadian reference heights. This new height reference system replaces the Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1928 (CGVD28), which was adopted officially by an Order in Council in 1935 and has been used by organizations and individuals coast to coast for the past few decades. CGG2013 can be downloaded …
Almost any geomatics professional would agree that a major part of any GIS are the data sets involved. Often the data component can be very costly or labor intensive, but it doesn’t always have to be that way, as there are plenty of great resources available that offer free open Canadian data to generate geospatial products with.
Over the past few years CanadianGIS.com has been highlighting and promoting various cities and provinces in Canada that have done a great job providing data and applications to the public.
I created this page a few years ago to collaborate links of all the open geospatial data info (sites that offer data downloads at no cost and without restrictions), fee based geospatial data, online web mapping applications and other great sources of geospatial information (including National, Provincial and Regional levels). I am sure that this comprehensive list of open geospatial data, fee based geospatial data, web mapping applications and cartographic products will be valuable to many of us (as I get hundreds of emails and requests regarding “Where can I find data for …?”) so I continue to update it when I learn of new information and sources of Canadian data sets.
On September 29th, 2003 Nova Scotia was hit by a category 2 hurricane that caused extensive damage northwards across the center of the province. Over the next few months the aerial photography was acquired to create digital orthomosaics from to help access the damage created by the hurricane. These digital orthos (MrSID image files at […]
Acadia University teamed up with COGS (Centre of Geographic Sciences) in 2005 to provide a unique joint Master of Science in Applied Geomatics program. The Masters program is a full 2 year program of collaborative technical coursework, research and data analysis, where graduate students spend 2 semesters at COGS (or AGRG – Applied Geomatics Research Group), 2 semesters at Acadia University (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) and then 2 semesters on their thesis research at either schools.
The joint collaberation between the two education istitutes allows students to further build upon thier solid ungraduate foundation that they got from their University degree, adding skills in research, analysis, interpretation and presentations. This method is beleived to provide students with an added edge to help them better compete in the Geomatics industry.
TORONTO, November 20, 2013 –The most recent national survey by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society revealed that one-third of adult Canadians are “geographically illiterate” and struggle to read a map. The situation is much worse for young Canadians. To help Canadian students develop spatial thinking skills, Esri Canada today announced the GIS in Education Grant program. The program will award […]
“We all know that geography is important; but what can you do with it?” With National Geography Week and GIS Day quickly approaching I thought I would create a few posts to get people a little more motivated. Here is a video that explores how geography is used in the real world, from disaster response […]
Ryerson University offers a number of various options to people who want to pursue a Geomatics career with several programs witch we cover here briefly. If you are in the Toronto area and want to study Geomatics then you should contact the web sites and contact people mentioned to find out more information to help aid your decision.