47th Annual CaGIS Map Design Competition

The purpose of the annual CaGIS map design competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The focus of this competition is design; therefore, judging is based on cartographic design criteria, such as creativity, text (spelling and grammar, too), balance, unity, clarity, use of color, and subject matter.

The competition is open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the current calendar year (2019). Help showcase some great Canadian geospatial projects, and find out how to submit your entries …

MicroSurvey CAD 2020

MicroSurvey, part of Hexagon recently announced the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2020 which provides users the choice between several tiers of features to ensure they are getting precisely the tools and price point they need …

Lethbridge College Geomatics Program Receives National Accreditation

Lethbridge College Geomatics program received national recognition from the Technology Accreditation Canada. To earn the accreditation, an independent team performed an extensive audit of the program, including interviews with employers of graduates, alumni, students and faculty, to determine whether it meets the educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession.

How COGS became the ‘Go to Place’ for Technical Map Training

The education programs offered at COGS has evolved and changed drastically over the years, however COGS has maintained an international reputation for the ability to design, develop and deliver high quality technical professionals that continue to populate the geospatial community. Find out how to download various literature about the history of COGS.

The Many Applications of GIS

GIS is used in almost all other sectors from urban planning and environmental conservation to healthcare and business.
The infographic here explains some of the more modern uses of GIS and the common career paths in the field of GIS.

Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection

The University of Victoria and Population Data BC are offering a fully online, 12 week course in Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection this September 2018 …

Photogrammetry – 3D Maps of Coral Reefs

Photographic studies of coral reefs are being stitched together, piece by piece, using a 3D technology called photogrammetry.

University of Victoria Program to Promote Geography In Schools

The Geography in Schools program, offered by the University of Victoria (UVic ) was started to help engage high school students with the Geography Department so that they could see how the endless opportunities that studying geography offers.

Carleton University Geomatics

The Carleton University BA in Geomatics exploring various applications in planning, environmental and resources management, hazard mapping, demographics, market analysis, and education. Practical experience will be gained in geomatics, cartography, remote sensing, and quantitative analysis.

CaGIS Annual Map Design Competition

The Cartography & Geographic Information Society’s Map Design Competition, open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the current calendar year (2016).

The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. Submit entries by January 31, 2017.