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.

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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).

More Canadian Geographic Information & Resources

QGIS – Open Source GIS Software

QGIS --- Free-GIS-software One of the more popular desktop geographic information system (GIS) software packages available these days happens to be a free open source software, known as QGIS. Every one who works in the geomatics sector should make use of this great geospatial resource, and if you are not yet using QGIS then find out how you can get started …

 

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Trans Canada Trail – interactive web map

Trans Canada Trail Online Map It is the worlds longest networked multi-use recreational trail system that consists of more than 16500 kilometers of the fully operational trails across Canada. Every day Canadians and international visitors use the Trans Canada Trails walk, bike, ski, canoe and snowmobile along. Several information Pavilions have been established across the system to provide information about sections of the trail helping people to experience Canada’s unique landscapes. Their online web map offers an interactive web map based on ESRI technology that provides users with a new way to explore and learn more about the Trans Canada Trail System.

 

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GeoNB – the ‘All Things Geographic’ place for New Brunswick data

GEONB mapping for New Brunswick Last year I featured GeoNB, New Brunswick’s approach to publicly available geographic information for the entire province of New Brunswick. This valuable resource by Service New Brunswick provides a robust web mapping application, value-added products, various applications and extensive collection of open source data sets. Not to mention an outstanding web GIS application that stands out from others and one that earned them an Esri Canada Award of Excellence award last fall at the Esri User Conference in Fredericton. GeoNB currently includes a wide variety of data sets for the entire province including digital topographic layers, orthophotos, property maps and much more. On top of having one of the best online mapping applications available they also provide access to download any of these digital data sets in a variety of formats for people to use in their own GIS software packages. Here is a follow up with more news about freely available geographic information data in New Brunswick and GeoNB.

 

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Python Scripting for ArcGIS

Python Scripting for ArcGIS Python Scripting for ArcGIS, released by Esri Press, is a helpful guide created for experienced Esri users as a way to help them get started using python scripting without the need of any previous programming experience. You can check out the exercise chapters that pertain to the chapters in the book before purchasing the book as they provide the exercise chapters that you can get from …

 

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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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Canada Lands Digital Cadastral Data & Mapping Applications

Canada Lands Map Canada Lands are any federal Crown lands belonging to the Crown, that are situated in Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or in any National Park or Indian Reserve, as defined by the Indian Act. Digital cadastral data of Canada Lands depicting the internal and external boundaries is managed by Natural Resources Canada, and is made available for public use in a variety of formats. Here are links to pre-made mapping products and digital cadastral datasets related to Canada Lands as well as the Canada Lands overlay in Google Earth file and the Canada Lands Survey System online map browser.

 

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Professional Geomatics Associations & Groups in Canada

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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Bird’s-eye view of Victoria, BC

Bird's-eye-view-of-Victoria----ft Today we wanted to share an image that has been posted all over the internet lately, it is a bird’s-eye perspective view image of Victoria, British Columbia illustrated by E. S. Glover, A.L. Bancroft and Co., and published by M.W. Waitt & Co. in 1878

 

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