Professional organizations are great ways to network and discuss GIS topics with others in the same industry. Here are the professional geomatics related associations, groups and organizations in Canada …
Professional Geomatics Associations and Groups
Professional Geomatics Associations and geospatial related Groups are great ways for individuals to network and get together discuss the latest GIS topics with others.
We remain active in a variety of geomatics related associations and groups all across Canada and below is content related to geomatics associations, groups and organizations in Canada …
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The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) have announced that they are hosting a Creative Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students for International Map Year.
Creative Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students
Nova Scotian teachers/students may submit maps, on the theme “Nova Scotia – A Province Rich in Heritage”.
Categories of competition:
- Primary – Grade 2 – Creative Maps
- Grade 3 – Grade 6 – Creative Maps
- Grade 7 – Grade 9 – Creative Maps
- Grade 10 – Grade 12 – Creative Maps
- Grade 10 – Grade 12 – GIS Story Maps
- Post-secondary – Creative Maps
- Post-secondary – GIS Story Maps
This article about the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table was originally written in March 2013, so may look familiar to many, however it has been updated with new information and links, such as details about the upcoming Ottawa workshop in June.
Last month at the Canadian Association of Geographers conference in St.John’s, Newfoundland, a group of concerned geography educators came together to discuss deficiencies in geographic knowledge, work on a strategy and create an action plan to help geographic education in Canada. St. John’s Declaration is a document that resulted from the meeting that will be sent out to all the major educational institutes and professional organizations to seek their endorsements for the cause.
“The Canadian GIS & Geomatics website has been a long standing supporter of Geography & GIS Awareness in Canada, and in support geographic learning, teaching and research that is the foundation of the Canadian geomatics sector, supports the St. John’s Declaration for Advancing Geographic Education.”
For years now LinkedIn has proven to be a powerful online career tool that people have been including in their job hunting arsenal of tools. Besides some the more obvious features that it provides (such as online portfolios, resumes available 24/7, job postings and recruiters) it has allowed people to network with others in the same industry much easier, often connecting with people well beyond their geographic regions.
The Canadian GIS & Geomatics group for example has grown to over 2000 members in the past year, and contains a wide range of active geomatics people from Newfoundland to British Columbia who have a wide range of backgrounds, knowledge and experience (GIS, Cartography, Remote Sensing, LIDAR, Surveying etc.).
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.
“Perhaps you like to develop custom solutions and understand APIs and programming or you’re just someone who has a use for web mapping. The Fraser Valley is on the outskirts of most of the existing mapping organizations and we want to build our own community.”
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!
See check out the groups meeting page for a calender of events and to get in contact with people of this group.
[image soure: GeoGeeks FV group]