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.

Antipodes Maps

Have you ever thought where you would end up if you drilled a tunnel through the center of the Earth and climbed out the other side? Well that location is considered an antipodal point. The antipodes of any place on a globe is the point on the surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points that are antipodal to each other are connected by a straight line connecting through the center.

Mathematically, the geographical coordinates of an antipodal point can be calculate as: the latitude of the place you want to find the antipodes must be converted to the opposite hemisphere (eg: 45° North will be 45° South or -45°); the longitude of the place you want to find the antipodes must be subtracted from 180° and the result will be converted to opposite hemisphere (eg: 25° West will be 180° – 25° = 155° East or -155°).

Antipodes Maps

Antipodes Maps

The majority of locations on land do not have land-based antipodes.

In 2013 I wrote an article for GoGeomatics magazine about an interactive maps that revealed what the Antipodes for any given location was. It has turned out to be one of the busiest articles in the magazine, attracting a lot of attention, perhaps because many geomatics people have not taken many geography courses.

The site that I was referencing to in the article seemed to have disappeared some time last winter, therefore no one could use the interactive antipodes calculator. Well now the site is once again active and people can once again learn a little bit of geography in a funny and simple way.

So check out http://www.antipodesmap.com to have a little fun exploring  their interactive antipode calculator map.