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. GISjobs.ca 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. 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.

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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. 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.co

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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 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.

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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. 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 Canad

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Contribute GIS & Geomatics Information

Contribute GIS & Geomatics Information

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.

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More Canadian Geographic Information & Resources

Professional Geomatics Associations & Groups in Canada

After a much debated and detailed discussion on LinkedIn it was determined that many people are not aware of all the professional geomatics associations that are available in Canada nor witch ones they should become part of (especially since some cost money and most can not afford to join them all).

Therefore I started this new section on the web site to cover some of the organizations that I am either a member of or know information about. The plan will be to cover at least one of these professional geomatics associations in more detail every month.

Professional organizations are great ways to network and discuss GIS topics with others in the same industry. Here is my current list of professional geomatics related organizations in Canada with links to their web sites and then links to more in depth coverage about each one as they are added monthly to the web site. So if you see one that I have missed from the list, think your organization or user group should be added or have some information to add to one of these then feel free to let me know. All feedback is welcome.

 

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Top 5 Total Stations

Viva TS15 - Leica

Geo-matching is a product comparison style website for geomatics related devices and provides users with good overviews of Total Stations, UAVs, GNSS Receivers, and other hardware used in the industry. The total-station category offers a variety of hardware including: devices by Topcon, Foif, Nikon, Kolida, LeicaGeomax, TI Asahi and Spectra Precision.

The top total stations for 2014 based on views from the geomatics community on Geo-matching.com were …

 

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Prince Edward Island Aerial Photograph Interactive Map Tool

Prince Edward Island Aerial Photograph Interactive Map Tool

The province of Prince Edward Island continues to do a great job at making their aerial photography available to the public and this interactive map tool is your key to finding aerial photography for anywhere in Prince Edward island that you can then use with ArcMap, MapInfo, Google Earth or any other GIS based software as well as other non GIS uses.

 

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New Survey Training Program for GIS Grads

Working with a Leica Total Station

This year, GoGeomatics is launching a brand new geomatics training program in Canada with some great benefits for both graduates and industry in the Canadian geospatial sector.

And the program will be free for all participants, and will also guarantee students a geomatics job when they have successfully completed the program.

 

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Canadian GIS Data Sources [FREE]

Canadian Open Data Map

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.

 

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5 Most Viewed UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling

UAVs for Mapping and 3D Modelling

Geo-matching.com features a selection of the latest and most important geomatics equipment, including UAS for Mapping and 3D Modelling. There service allows people to compare product specifications and read reviews from others in the Geospatial sector in order to help them make a well balanced purchase decision.

The top UAVs for 2014 based on views from the geomatics community on Geo-matching.com were …

 

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Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job

Careers in GIS

Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job

Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job by Todd Schuble is a simple GIS job hunting strategy guide for young people starting off or already working in the GIS sector but with little experience. The digital guide tackles many of the issues that are relative to job seekers in a direct manner.

Todd writes clearly and effectively informing readers specifically where to look, what …

 

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Would you support a National Geospatial Student Union

Geomatics students talking

200 young geomatics students & profesionals were asked if they would support a Canadian National Geospatial Student Union if it provided opportunities such as jobs and co-operatives opportunities or internship positions?”

The response was over whelming as 83% of the 200 participants responded that, they would support a Canadian National Geospatial Student Union.

 

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How about a Thumbs Up?

Like Us on FaceBook

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites on the internet and websites like CanadianGIS.com rely on it to help further promote our GIS & Geomatics resources.

So if you are using FaceBook then we would love it if you could give us a Thumbs Up by Liking our FaceBook Page!.

 

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