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 …

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GIS Appreciation Day

GIS Appreciation Day

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Unlike the traditional GIS day that takes place every year, during Geography Week and used to help promote GIS and geographic education, GIS Appreciation Day would be celebrated more via social media as a fun way to promote GIS, cartography and maps. We are very active on social media and plan to participate, and hope that you will join us on March 2nd by using the hashtag #GISAppreciationDay with all your social media postings on Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram and Google+. Also do not forget to include lots of great maps, geospatial info, funny GIS memes, videos and various GIS related images
Download Canadian LandSat 7 Images

Download Canadian LandSat Images

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Landsat satellites provide us with images created from reflected and emitted energy in a variety of different wavelengths from the electromagnetic spectrum. Unlike earlier versions, Landsats 7 and 8 provide images from the visible spectrum as well as near-infrared, mid-infrared, and thermal-infrared bands Landsat data for Canadian regions are available for free download. Below you will find links to many Canadian LandSat images.
Discover How Geomatics is Helping to Shape the World’s Future at the GIM International Summit

Discover How Geomatics is Helping to Shape the World’s Future

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Today’s global society is facing considerable challenges, but geomatics holds the answers! That may sound a little immodest, but the inaugural edition of the GIM International Summit, which is being held from 10-12 February in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will set out to demonstrate that this innovative sector is the key to a brighter future for the world. For the event organizers, one of their top priorities is to highlight to policymakers the huge range of opportunities the geomatics industry offers.
GeoAlliance Canada

GeoAlliance Canada Receives Funding to Promote Use of Geospatial Data and Tools

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Today the Canadian geospatial community received a significant economic thanks to a new funding contribution agreement with Natural Resources Canada. GeoAlliance Canada, a national non-profit umbrella type organization launched earlier this year, received the funding in support of a new mandate to provide essential leadership within the geomatics sector and the geospatial community.
New Interactive Map allows people to Connect with The International Space Station

New Interactive Map allows people to Connect with The International Space Station

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The Interactive Tweet Map is sort of an inverse idea to the original one, as this one is maps the many locations around the world where people have spotted the International Space Station. The community driven project is open to all and anyone can contribute. Your Tweet will then automatically appear on the map at your location containing your tweet with your info & photo ...
Creative Art/Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students

Creative Art/Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students

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The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) have announced that they are hosting a Creative Art/Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students for International Map Year. The creative mapping GANS contest is open to students of all grades including post secondary students and is intended to help encourage young people to participate in creative cartographic activities while learning more about the geography, heritage and history of Nova Scotia.
Ontario Trail Maps

Ontario Trail Maps

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The Ontario Trails Council is a charity that was created to promote the development, preservation and management recreational related trails in Ontario. Several Ontario trail maps have been created to help people find cycling routes and loops with descriptions, hiking and walking trails, and other recreation related trails such as ATV, snowmobiling, canoeing and many more.
ArcGIS Book

The ArcGIS Book

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The latest book from the Esri Press series is a comprehensive hands on guide dedicated to the popular ArcGIS software. The ArcGIS Book is a detailed compilation containing new ideas, detailed instructions, large colorful graphics, photos and plenty of diagrams. There are two versions of the book available, a hard copy paper version and a digital PDF version that offers interaction with an accompanying website. Find out how to download the ArcGIS Book free ...
NorthByNumbers Exploring Northen Ontarios Communities

Northern Policy Institute launches ‘North by Numbers’

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Northern Policy Institute, Northern Ontario's independent research think tank located in Thunder Bay and Sudbury, has launched a new interactive online mapping application called North by Numbers. Their new interactive data tool can be used to display census data from Northern Ontario on an interactive map.