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43rd Annual

Community Mapping – Place Making Through Maps

The Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) would like to invite the geospatial community to their 43rd CCA Conference. The event will take place at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia from Wednesday, May 30 – Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Canadian Cartographic AssociationThis year’s conference theme “Community Mapping – Place Making Through Maps” offers a forum for sharing place-based knowledge and placing it alongside a broader scientific context.

Registration is now open for the 43rd Canadian Cartographic Association conference, May 30 – June 2nd at the Centre of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

CCA Conference Day 1

Cartography - Kenneth FieldThe first day of the annual CCA conference will have Kenneth Field of Esri discuss the topic of Fake Maps and Cartography of Elections! During the conference Ken will also share information on his new Cartography book that will be released early this summer. Edie Punt and Clint Loveman, also from Esri, will provide workshops on ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online for Adobe Creative Cloud.

For those less interested in technical workshops, attendees can tour the W.K. Morrision Special Collection to experience an impressive archive of mixed media print, historical maps, atlases, periodicals and books focused on the early mapping of Atlantic Canada and specifically Nova Scotia.

OsGeoThe afternoon of the first day will include a number of technical presenters including Jeff McKenna of Gateway Geomatics who will discuss his work with OsGeo. A meet and greet social with triva will follow at Lunn’s Mill Brewery in Lawrencetown.

CCA Conference Day 2

The second day will focus on the theme of Community Mapping: Place Making Through Maps. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Goodchild will build on Dr. Ian Crain’s presentation from last year’s conference. The various afternoon presentations on cartography and GIS related topics will be followed by a social evening at Temple on Queen, a local eatery featuring Maritime cuisine.

CCA Conference Day 3

Marcel Morin of Lost Art Cartography will start off the third day detailing his community mapping work with Canada’s indigenous peoples. The day will include more presentation sessions on cartography and GIS realted topics and a poster and special map session.

Lunch will be provided on Friday during the CCA’s annual general meeting.

CCA Conference Day 4

For those able to spend another day in the Valley will be able to enjoy some non-formal opportunities including Cartographer Marcel Morin’s presentation, at View Park in Grand-Prè near Wolfville. Marcel will talk about his granite harvest table which features a lasered map of the protected dykelands. This remarkable location overlooks the dykelands of our early settlers and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the landscape on local hiking trails, soak in some local culture at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and enjoy touring Nova Scotia’s growing wine region.

A more detailed agenda is available on the CCA website.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this years conference.

Registration is now open for the 43rd Canadian Cartographic Association conference, May 30 – June 2nd at the Centre of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

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