Geomatics Industry News

Geomatics is a rapidly growing industry that combines a variety of disciplines including GIS, surveying, remote sensing, geographic information, cartography, and photogrammetry. It is used for a variety of applications such as mapping and navigation, urban planning, conservation and resource management, land acquisition, and construction.

The geomatics industry is constantly evolving and improving, thanks to advances in technology and the increasing demand for data and location information. Companies in the geomatics industry are actively seeking new ways to use data and technology to create more efficient, accurate, and cost-effective solutions.

The “Geomatics Industry News” section of our site includes various Canadian geomatics industry related information on GIS surveying, remote sensing, geographic information, cartography, and photogrammetry. See the various pages listed further below for more information …

If you have information related to the Canadian geomatics industry news that you think we should share here, then please do let us know.

GeoIgnite: Leadership in Times of Disruption

GeoIgnite: Leadership in Times of Disruption

Join us virtually this year for Canada’s National Geospatial Leadership: GeoIgnite conference on July 22nd to 24th, 2020! GeoIgnite is a unique opportunity for geospatial community in Canada and abroad to learn, share and engage with one another at our virtual conference.
Federal Airborne LiDAR Data Acquisition Guideline

National Airborne LiDAR Data Acquisition Guideline

The Federal Government of Canada published the "Federal Airborne LiDAR Data Acquisition Guideline" in support of LiDAR data acquisitions. The document is meant to be a resource for the acquisition of base elevation data derived from airborne data and provide guidance to the LiDAR community in support of developing highly accurate national elevation products. Note: This document has been updated to version 2.0 - find out how to download a copy ...
Sentinel-2 NDVI time series analysis of crop fields

LANDVIEWER – A Web Tool for Remote Sensing Analysis of Satellite Imagery

Earth Observing System rolled out numerous updates of their flagship web service LandViewer that allows users to browse, do all the GIS-related manipulations and store big data in one place.

HERE launches HERE XYZ

HERE XYZ, mapmaking and geospatial data management made easy for developers and non-coders alike with new tools to build location-aware applications ...
Automatically Extracted Buildings

LiDAR Extracted Building Footprints Open Data

Natural Resources Canada recently added a new data layer to the Federal Government Open Data portal to help with emergency management (particularly for flood and earthquake risk analysis).
Canadian Geodetic Survey Monument

Canadian Geodetic Survey releases new version of NAD83

The Canadian Geodetic Survey (CGS), a branch of NRCan recently announced they are releasing a new version of NAD83(CSRS)
New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

The Beauty of Earth from Space

New Book Highlights Geography from Space through Remote Sensing Techniques (digital version available via free download)

The most realistic 3D vehicle representation on Google Earth

Civil engineering is about making the world a better place and here at Plexscape we are committed to help engineers by always giving them the most accurate real-world view of their project sites
HERE at CES - What The Autonomous Future Will Look Like

From Geomatics to the fast approaching Autonomous World

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the biggest technology show in the world, known by most techies as CES (Consumer Electronics Show). HERE, an international company based out of Germany known for data and location related services, included me in a group of professionals that they invited to experience their vision of an Autonomous Future and the products and services that they believe will help make it possible. Using state of the art displays, over sized high-resolution screens and custom animation, they wowed visitors from the moment they stepped inside. Some of the highlights that I was able to take back from my time spent with the various staff of HERE are included here ...