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Niagara Falls Online Maps & Data Downloads

The GIS folks at the City of Niagara Falls have done a great job with their efforts of supporting open government initiatives by providing Canadians with data sets to use in their own GIS software applications and also for providing the Falls Viewer for those that do not have access to GIS software.

If you have a need for data in the Niagara Falls region or just want to play around with available data sets then we recommend that you take some time and check out the data sets and applications provided.

GeoSask Maps and Geospatial Information

Built and maintained by Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan, GeoSask is a centralized open data website by the Provincial Government providing free online access to different types of maps and geospatial information related to the province of Saskatchewan. It features free downloadable GIS data (with a few exceptions) available from participating Government of Saskatchewan departments and agencies.

New Brunswick Wind Atlas

The province of New Brunswick offers a digital High Resolution Wind Resource that they call the New Brunswick Wind Atlas . The wind data set is tiled into smaller higher resolution thematic maps of New Brunswick matching their topographic mapping network grid and depicting “Mean Wind Speeds (m/s) at 80 m AGL. The maps were generated by the Université de Moncton, based on the Canadian Wind Energy Atlas.

GeoNB Map Viewer and free New Brunswick Digital data sets

Check out the remarkable efforts that Service New Brunswick has been able to accomplish ensuring that their residents have access to good geographic information data sets as well as access to amazing free online web mapping tools for those that are not fortunate enough to have GIS related software.

If you are looking at generating maps related to the province of New Brunswick then I recommend that you check out these data sets as they will provide a stable building block to build a decent GIS with. And if you are not interested in doing any GIS work with New Brunswick data sets, then at least check out the GeoNB online web Map Viewer.

3D Canadian Buildings & Landmarks to your GIS projects

After 10 years of continuous research and development GTA Geoinformatik GmbH of Germany has established themselves as world leaders in generation & refinement of georeferenced virtual 3D city models. Their highly sophisticated Tridicon software suite has enabled them to produce accurate detailed georeferenced virtual 3D city models.

Last month GTA released a new update of thier 3D LOD 2 level city models for various parts of North America & Europe. The models provide the spatial community with 3D coverage of over 200 cities consisting of more then 5 million 3D buildings that can be used with a variety of GIS software packages.

Canadian cities available in thier data sets include: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, & Vancouver.

Get Rolling in 2012 with HTML5 & ESRI Technology

Latitude Geographics are planning on providing another free webinar due to the great turnout and response that they had for the last one. Latitude Geographics first developed Geocortex software in 1999, and since, Geocortex has evolved through several generations of Esri mapping and GIS technology.

This free 30-45 minute webinar should apeal to GIS administrators, GIS managers and analysts currently using ArcGIS Server platform.

GeoGeeks Fraser Valley Group

The GeoGeeks Fraser Valley Group is for those interested in spatial related things and for those who are interested in sharing that passion with others through spatial technology.

There is so much that cab be learned and shared from one another: open data, open street mapping, open source software, new technology and techniques, and more. So if you are in the Fraser Valley area then you should get together, network and support one other!

CloverPoint introduces LINE OF SIGHT

CloverPoint has been a leader in spatial software development and IT consulting since 1992. As a development specialist, they have both developed new web-based technology, including the Insight Asset Management Suite, and implemented GIS based solutions to solve their client’s challenges.

This year looks to be very promising for CloverPoint, with their first major release of 2012, they have added a new edition to their already popular Insight product – ‘Line of Sight’!

GeoAlberta – Ga3 – Geospatial: anywhere, anytime for anyone!

The 10th GeoAlberta Conference on May 7-9, 2012 will be titled “Geospatial – anywhere, anytime for anyone” to reflect the changes in how Geospatial Information is used and how it is available all the time. It is expected that close to 450 professionals will come together in Calgary this May to discuss Geospatial Information, celebrate and explore new opportunites.