GeoManitoba 2012

Event: GeoManitoba 2012
Date: September 30 to October 3, 2012
Venue: Fairmont Hotel downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba

GeoManitoba 2012

GeoManitoba 2012Manitoba is not often considered a hot bed for GIS in Canada but it certainly has shown some increased potential lately as this is the second Geomatics related (Although it may be more Geotechnical based then then Geomatics) event submitted to the site this summer about events scheduled to take place in Manitoba latter this year.

The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the Manitoba Section of the CGS are planning their 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference witch will take place September 30 to October 3, 2012 at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The theme of GeoManitoba 2012 will focus on building on the success of past conferences, reflecting the heritage of geotechnical engineering in Canada and how history will help Geomatics going forward into the future. They also plan to address the ever increasing need to restore and upgrade Canada’s aging infrastructure.

For more information and to register for this event see http://www.cgs2012.ca

Society for Conservation GIS Conference

Date: July 19 – 22, 2012
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, California

Society for Conservation GIS Conference

Society for Conservation GIS ConferenceThe Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) assists conservationists worldwide by using GIS through communication, networking, scholarships, and training. Membership to the society is open to any individual who seeks assistance in the achievement of personal or organizational conservation goals. The Society for Conservation GIS would like to announce its 15th Annual Conference “Building Resilience”, to be held July 19 – 22, 2012 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, California.

“The theme for the 2012 SCGIS Conference is “Building Resilience.” Our topics range from communication and public understanding of science, to how interdisciplinary cooperation can offer solutions to seemingly unyielding problems.”

SCGIS, made up of conservationists, geographers, scientists, students and educators is a diverse group of professionals dedicated to using GIS to achieve conservation goals. If you share similar interests and are willing to learn and share, please consider this the conference for you. And unlike other conferences where you are constantly hustled from one place to the next, you will be given time to talk to people: meals are shared, there are socials, and plenty of down-time between sessions to ask questions and share experiences with fellow attendees.

For more information see http://www.scgis.org/Lev3Page.aspx?Page3ID=21

Geomatics Atlantic 2012 – Looking Back and Moving Forward

Event: Geomatics Atlantic 2012 “Celebrating 25 Years of Bringing together Spatial Leaders”
Date: June 12th – 14th, 2012
Location: Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Registration:  see the registration page

GeoManitoba 2012

Description:

Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Geomatics Atlantic June 12th thru the 14th.

This years event is being hosted by GANS (Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia) and will be held at the Sobey Building at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia. The conference is intended to represent the past 25 years of successful geomatics in Atlantic Canada while still concentrating on the wide range of current hot topics such as “climate change, social media, geomatics in education, and infrastructure”

More details about the event will be added as it becomes available or you can get more information and registration information from the conference GeomaticsAtlantic.com

Note: the Call for papers deadline for presentation and posters is March 23, 2012

 

Update:

With Geomatics Atlantic 2012 less then two weeks away, things are starting to fall into place, Speakers have been arranged, Program has been finalized, and all activities have been scheduled. In recognition of COGS turning 25, they are planning a celebration on the evening of June 13th during Geomatics Atlantic, with speakers, food, and entertainment. For more details see http://lanyrd.com/2012/geomaticsatlantic2012/srytx/

If you are a COGS student or alumni then they want you to show your support by helping GANS map out where COGS grads are now – see http://www.gans.ca/cogsgradmap

 

 

York University – GIS and Remote Sensing

Get certified by York University’s Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing. This program understands that together GIS and remote sensing are the backbone to many decision-making systems and location-based services emerging in the decades to come.

GeoAlberta – Ga3 – Geospatial: anywhere, anytime for anyone!

GeoAlberta – Ga3 – Geospatial – anywhere, anytime for anyone

Date: May 7-9, 2012GeoAlberta - Ga3 - Geospatial - anywhere, anytime for anyone
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel – Calgary, Alberta
Registration: registration@geoalberta.com or see the registration page

Details: GeoAlberta has become the Premier Geospatial Information Conference for Geomatics professionals in Western Canada. This years event titled “Ga3 – Geospatial – anywhere, anytime for anyone!” will be the 10th Anniversary and planned to reflect the new Geomatics world around us.

“Geospatial information has become part of everyday life and is a growing world wide phenomenon. No longer is Geospatial Information the preserve of highly skilled professionals, instead many people in society use it on a daily basis, sometimes unknowinly.

Real-time, interactive and mobile GPS/GIS technologies has created new real-time geographic analysis and real-time geography. Such developments have led to advances in the ways spatial information is collected, mapped and used by an expanding user community. They are now at the heart of a vast array of real-time interactive mobile computing, geolocation applications and asset management, along with wireless geographic services that are revolutionizing the role of geography and geospatial information in everyday society.

Discover how it all works together from traditional mapping and survey technology to new web technologies and smart devices. Learn from industry leaders how geospatial information is emerging, evolving and imminent in today’s society.”

The 10th GeoAlberta Conference will be titled “Geospatial – anywhere, anytime for anyone” to reflect the changes in how Geospatial Information is used and how it is available all the time. It is expected that close to 450 professionals will come together in Calgary this May to discuss Geospatial Information, celebrate and explore new opportunites. The event is made possible thanks to combined efforts of four Western Geomatics associations: the Alberta Geomatics Group, GeoEdmonton, Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) Alberta Chapter and Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Alberta Chapter.

Registration begins in February with members of the four Western Geomatics associations mentioned above able to save up to $200 if they register before the early bird deadline and speakers and presenters can save up to half of their registration fees.

They are also promoting Cartography contest where schools can submit maps that they have generated for a chance to win money. The competition is open to students or in Grade 9 thru 12. The top maps will be exhibited at the GeoAlberta conference with chances to win up to $1000.

Help celebrate GeoAlberta’s 10th Anniversary by attending or presenting at this years GeoAlberta – Geospatial Information Conference in Calgary. For more information, direct requests to info@geoalberta.com or check out the conference web site for updates.

[source: GeoAlberta.com]


Esri Canada Dev Meet Up event in Toronto

Esri Canada

Event: Dev Meet Up event
Date: December 1, 2011 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Location: The Raq (739 Queen Street West, Toronto – Ontario)

Esri Canada Dev Meet Up event in Toronto

Details:  Join Esri Canada is launching its first Dev Meet Up event in Toronto on Thursday, Dec. 1.  Their aim is to bring together key people from the web development community to help exchange ideas and discuss importance of spatial accuracy in our rapidly evolving online GIS industry.

The Dev Meet Up is planned to be a technical and informal social event for developers with various demonstrations and presentations to help showcase how users have been leveraging geo-spatial technology for their clients and customers. More information on keynote speaker and lightning talks will be available as the event gets closer.

If you are a  web developer who uses the Esri platform or know of someone who would like to learn how they can leverage location-based services using Esri technology for Web development, then please feel free to spread the word.

Contact Info:  Alia Kotb (Marketing Events Lead at Esri Canada)

Note this is a free event but does require registration so go to http://www.meetup.com/EC-Developers-Meetup/

ISPRS Workshop – Laser Scanning 2011

Event: ISPRS Workshop – Laser Scanning 2011ISPRS Workshop - Laser Scanning
Date: August 29-31 2011
Location: University of Calgary – Calgary, Alberta
On-line Registration: see on-line registration page

ISPRS Workshop – Laser Scanning 2011

Details: The Laser Scanning 2011 event will be the seventh of a series of ISPRS workshops about laser scanning that began back in 1999. It is aimed to bring together scientists, system developers and practitioners from different disciplines who are focused on the modelling and application of point cloud data acquired from laser scanners and other active imaging systems such as range cameras.

“The applications of point cloud data captured from laser scanning instruments are increasing in number and diversity every year. Airborne laser scanning is an important technology for the production of digital elevation models and 3D city models and in forestry and hydrology. Static terrestrial laser scanning has been adopted for many engineering purposes such as as-built documentation deformation monitoring, the recording of cultural heritage sites and the measurement of the human body. In addition, the past few years have seen a considerable increase in the number of vehicle-borne mobile laser scanning systems available on the market in response to the ready uptake of this technology for rapid corridor mapping.”

[source: ISPRS Workshop page]

See event web site for more details on programs and events

32nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing

The Canadian Remote Sensing Society’s (CRSS)32nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing will be held From June 13th to 16th in Sherbrooke at Bishop’s University campus. It will be a co-hosted event with the Congress of L’Association québécoise de télédétection. The Conference provides an opportunity to present scientific and technological advances or to see first-hand the latest advances in remote sensing.

CIG (Montreal) – Geomatics Symposium 2011

CIG (Montreal) – Geomatics Symposium 2011

The Montreal branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) will be celebrating its 30th Geomatics symposium  “Geomatics 2011”, which will be held October 12th and 13th at the Hilton in Montreal Quebec.

CIG (Montreal) - Geomatics Symposium 2011Geomatics 2011 reflects the maturity and perpetual innovation that is at the core of our industry. In the current context of economical recovery, organizations remain cautious in their investments while being aware that they need to improve their processes, rationalize their spending and increase the value of their data. The term “convergence” comes to mind. Whether we think of the convergence of data (assets, procedures, results, objectives or other) or the convergence of industries (civil engineering, architecture, urbanism, etc) geomatics is uniquely positioned to play a central role in that convergence through its ability to aggregate, position and represent information.

Geomatics 2011 is a conference for managers and technical staff alike from the public or private sectors. Participants will have the chance to listen to experienced speakers present their latest accomplishments, new products and services and their vision of what’s to come. Just like in years past, you will also find a large exhibition floor with the key players of the geomatics industry. Also, you will definitely want to attend major networking event.

Mark your calendar today. Tweet it to your friends and colleges.  And don’t forget to update your Facebook and Linkedin pages. Geomatics 2011 will be a thirtieth anniversary you won’t want to miss! I look forward to seeing you all at Geomatics 2011.”

For more details refer to the Montreal CIG branch Geomatics 2011 web page

See you there in Montreal on October 12 & 13, 2011