Author: canadiangis

Canadian LiDAR Data

Since starting our Open Data Resources list in 2010, we have received thousands of requests to help people find various Canadian data to use with their geospatial projects. And in that time have started an unofficial list of places where LiDAR data that is available for the public to use.

Today we are making our list available to our readers in the hopes that more people can make use if this data and that the geospatial community might help add more sources to it.

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JMap 7 – More Powerful, Robust and Interoperable

JMap’s 7th version is finally here! K2 Geospatial, a leading mapbased solution developer, is proud to announce the release of the newest version of its map based integration platform JMap. This 7th version provides executives, analysts and non-technical users with additional tools to make better decisions and act in real time.

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TECTERRA Board Names Jonathan Neufeld as CEO

February 14, 2017 (Calgary, Alberta) – announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Neufeld as the Chief Executive Officer. Neufeld has been with TECTERRA since 2011 and served as interim CEO since May 2016. “We are delighted that Jonathan has accepted the Chief Executive Officer role. Under his strategic leadership, TECTERRA will continue to extend is offerings to accelerate the commercialization of geospatial technology in a broad range of industries.” said Heather Herring, Chair of TECTERRA’s Board of Directors. Most recently Neufeld held the role of Director of Commercialization Programs where he provided direction and leadership in the definition, execution and management of TECTERRA’s investment and support programs. Prior to this Neufeld held technical and leadership roles within geomatics firms, including domestic and international operations. Neufeld has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering both from the University of Calgary. “TECTERRA is a unique organization with a mission to support entrepreneurs and technology focused companies improve their odds of success” said Neufeld, “I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to lead TECTERRA as we enter a new phase of support for technology driven companies who are solving complex problems across traditional and emerging market sectors.” As the hub for geospatial technology innovation across Canada, TECTERRA offers start-ups, small, and medium size technology companies a suite of investment and support programs to help accelerate the...

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Government of Saskatchewan Wins Esri Award for GIS Excellence

Esri Canada has recognized the Government of Saskatchewan with an Award of Excellence for its outstanding use of geographic information system (GIS) technology. The Government leveraged GIS for the Saskatchewan Enterprise Geo Database project, a spatial data warehouse that consolidates more than 350 datasets from various government archives and makes the information widely available.

Before the consolidated geodatabase came online earlier this year, all of the Government’s datasets were managed in disparate systems, which greatly inhibited the sharing of spatial data. This siloed approach led to costly data duplication, inaccuracies and productivity losses, as staff struggled to find information and verify its accuracy.

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