2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is an annual 4-day event that provides geospatial training and opportunities for Indigenous communities …

3D Data Workshop and COGS Industry Expo

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter would like to invite you to a workshop on 3D Data mapping that will be of interest to industry, non-profit groups, associations, academia and all levels of government.

It will take place at Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Lawrencetown. COGS is Canada’s largest geomatics-focused learning environment offering high-quality geographic information programs in the fields of GIS, surveying, remote sensing, mapping and land-use planning.

The final day will include the Annual COGS Industry Expo 2018
Read more at https://canadiangis.com/?p=16448#LFmKGSQiMwWdD6zy.99

PCI Geomatica 35th Anniversary Event

PCI Geomatics will be hosting a User Group Meeting on November 15th in conjunction with a special event to celebrate PCI Geomatics’s 35 years in the Geospatial industry. This is a Free Event, but you need to register to reserve your spot.

Geomatics Atlantic 2017 “Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Geomatics”

This years event is being hosted by CIG-NL (Canadian Institute of Geomatics Newfoundland Branch) and will be held in historic downtown St.Johns Newfoundland and feature 150 years of geomatics in Canada …

GIS-Pro 2016 – URISA’s 54th Annual Conference

GIS-Pro 2016URISA, in partnership with its Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Chapters, is pleased to invite you to GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference. The conference will take place October 31-November 3 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.

Michael Hughes will be the opening keynote speaker on November 1. He will discuss “The Power of Personal Contact: How to Turn 3 Minute Conversations into Powerful, Productive and Profitable Relationships”, where we’ll learn how to maximize every GIS-Pro conference contact – great advice to kick off the conference!

Breakout sessions are scheduled on November 1-3. Presentations will be delivered by more than 100 speakers. Each session is detailed: https://gispro2016.sched.org/ Attendance and participation at GIS-Pro 2016, earns points toward GIS Professional Certification/Renewal and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) for professional planner credit.

There are luncheon presentations and posters, a Vendor Spark session and Lightning talks. Networking events from a Young Professionals’ Meetup to the Conference Social Event at the Hockey Hall of Fame will provide ample opportunities to expand your professional connections. The annual URISA awards breakfast will honor GIS Hall of Fame inductees, Exemplary Systems in Government winners and volunteer superstars.  Companies in the exhibit hall will demonstrate their solutions and Esri’s Hands-On Learning Lab will provide self-directed training tutorials.

The conference will wrap up on Thursday morning with Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer of Metrolinx, who will speak to the key issues that will shape the cities of the future and the leadership needed to creatively guide that future. Her closing comments will be followed by URISA’s Annual Business Meeting and the first Annual General Meeting of GeoAlliance Canada.

Calling all Students! URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet is inviting participation in the GIS-Pro 2016 Student Competition and has opportunities to attend the conference for free as a student volunteer. Details are online and the deadline is September 30.

Hope to see you in Toronto!

For complete details, including exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.gis-pro.org today!

Montreal Drones Conference 50% Discount

Drones By Zagora - Commercial Drones Conference in Montreal

Finally, A Business Gathering That Focuses On Integrating Drones Into Commercial Operations

Drones By Zagora – Commercial Drones Conference in MontrealUAV technology is evolving rapidly, creating game changing opportunities to a wide range of industries. Agriculture, oil & gas, mining, utilities, law enforcement and real estate are only a few of the sectors that can benefit from leveraging current and future commercial UAV technology.

Although the technology is already currently being rapidly employed around the world by these sectors, several other issues need to be addressed before the true revolutionary potential of drone technology will be unlocked.

Regardless of what industry you are currently working in, regardless of where you sit on the learning curve, whether you are currently employing, or thinking about potentially incorporating UAV technology into your business applications, this Commercial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference in Montreal is for you.

Experience thought-provoking discussions on the issues that matter most, eye-opening advancements in technology and practical, hands-on training in a pragmatic, yet exciting environment.

Drones By Zagora – Commercial Drones Conference in Montreal Sept. 21-22

The must-attend business gathering of the year for organizations interested in taking commercial drone / UAV applications to the next level

Drones By Zagora - Commercial Drones Conference in MontrealThere has been a lot of hype around drones and UAVs, but nobody has addressed the commercial and industrial applications in a concrete manner… until now.  The Drones By Zagora – Commercial Drone Conference in Montreal, Quebec has partnered with critical regulators, cutting edge technology providers and industry professionals from several different sectors.

Zagora’s Drones Conference in Montreal promises to provide practical solutions to the toughest challenges facing the industry today. Learn from and network with the international ‘Who’s Who’ of the drone and UAV world.

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GIS Conference and Events in Canada

GIS Conferences and Events in Canada

[page last updated March 2016]

Attending professional GIS conferences or  geomatics related events is always a great way to stay current with what is happening in the geomatics industry and provides amble opportunity to enjoy a good time while networking and mingling with others in the geomatics sector. GIS conferences or geomatics related events - 2005 CIG Conference in Ottawa

Many professional organizations across Canada offer great geomatics related conferences and events every year, so we created the Canadian GIS Conference and Events section on CanadianGIS.com as a way to provide the geospatial community with free information about the various related conferences, events, workshops, training seminars and webinars that are being offered.

Our events section includes a variety events related to GIS, remote sensing, surveying, cartography, geography and all other geomatics disciplines (and from British Columbia to Newfoundland).

We are fortunate enough to be able to attend several GIS conference and events every year all across Canada so we also post summaries of past events (when we can) with photos for those that were not fortunate enough to attend but wanted to know how the conference or event turned out.

Listed below are some of the upcoming GIS conferences, events and webinars.  If you know of one that is not listed in our events section or are planning a geomatics related conference or event and would like to have it listed for free  and promoted out through the Canadian GIS & Geomatics networks then let us know.

[Note: This is a dynamic page that is updated regularly – so check back often]

2016 GIS Conference and EventsGIS conferences or geomatics related events

Past GIS Conference and Events

 

[This page was originally published May 2010]

Turning Precision Agriculture Potential into Profit

Turning Precision Agriculture Potential into Profit

Event: 3rd Annual Precision Agriculture Conference & AG Tech Showcase
Theme: Turning Precision Agriculture’s Potential into Profit
Venue: Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London Ontario
Date: Tuesday, February 02, to 03, 2016
Twitter: #PAg16

The 3rd annual Precision Agriculture Conference and Ag Tech Showcase, was held at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn in London last week. London and surrounding Area is recognized as one of the most agriculturally productive and richest areas in Ontario. The theme of this year’s conference was “Turning Precision Agriculture’s Potential into Profit”

Precision Agriculture Conference & AG Tech Showcase

Annual Precision Agriculture Conference & AG Tech ShowcaseThe aim of this year’s conference was to share the innovative and best practices on a wide range of topics such as sensors, managing big farm data, software, UAVs and agronomy that help agronomists and farmers to unlock the full potential of the resources. This Annual event is quickly becoming one of the largest gathering of Agriculture experts, professionals and farmers in Canada, with specific emphasis on encouraging networking, building new as well as strengthening existing relationships.

Annual Precision Agriculture Conference & AG Tech ShowcaseThe conference was inaugurated with a welcome address by Joe Dales, Executive Vice President Farms.com Ltd., who underscored the growing need for sustainability in farming practices. This was followed by Paul Schrempf, who spoke about the market dynamics involving farmers and retailers and the lack of cross platform compatibility among VRT, UAVs, Sensors and Imagery.

Steve Redmond, Precision Agriculture Specialist at Hensall District Co-Operative gave a brief history of Precision Agriculture in Ontario and where they were in adoption of this technology, advent of GPS systems. This was followed by Tim Marquis’s presentation on using the services offered by Weather Decision Technology.

The Trade show part of the conference was opened to the public and represented by most of the well-known service providers for precision Agriculture such as 360 Yield Center, AgLeader, Agri-Trend, DU PONT, Farm Credit Canada, Delta, Deveron UAS, Farms.com, GPS Ontario, Haggerty Creek, Hensall District, Huron Tractor, LaserAg,  Practical Precision, Unmanned Systems Canada, Trimble, and many others.

Annual-Precision-Agriculture-Conference-&-AG-Tech-Showcase-2That was followed by concurrent sessions on:

  1. Precision Agriculture Agronomy Session by Aaron, Stephanie, Jac Nault & Jason Webster.
  2. Managing & Harvesting Your Farm Data by Karon Cowan of AgTech GIS
  3. Financing Agriculture Technologies Panel by Dr. Amit, David Macmillan, Dan & Wade Barnes.
  4. Variable Rate Fertility Overview by Mike Duncan and Rick Willemse.

Following a short break. Jason Tatge, President, Farm mobile presented on “Farm Data Management”, in which he underscored why data is one the most valuable things a farmer harvests. That was followed by Agri-Trends Founder Rob Saik’s presentation on “Building a Dream from the ground up” and how his team has been working on building a network of Agri and Geo Coaches to help farmers.

A welcome reception was held at the trade show to encourage conference delegates to visit the trade show booths and meet Precision Ag experts, socialize with attendees, and network.

On the second day of the conference registration started early followed by breakfast and opening of the Trade show.

The early bird breakout session had two concurrent sessions about:

  1. Precision Agriculture Technology Results by Paul Raymer, Practical Precision.
  2. Introduction to LaserAg-Revolutionary New Soil Testing Systems and Workshop by Jacques Nault, LaserAg-Logiag Inc.

In the Opening main session, there were two presentations:Annual Precision Agriculture Conference & AG Tech Showcase

Lisa Prassack, a well-known Agri Food Innovation expert  presented on “The future & potential of Technology in the Agriculture & Food Industry”, in which she underlined the importance of farmers storing their farm data.

Nevin McDougall, president Agro art Group, spoke about “Why Innovation & Sustainability Strategies Are Critical to Your Farm & Business Success”.

There was a Precision Agronomy & Research Panel Presentation by Noah Freeman, Jason Webster and Dale Cowan and then following a Coffee break there were breakout concurrent presentations on:

  1. Unmanned Systems: UAVs, Images, Services & Regulations by Felix Weber, Norm Lamothe and Charles Vidal
  2. Farmer Software & Technology Update by Chris Creek and Glen Kroeker
  3. Back to Basics – The Evergreen Revolution by Greg Patterson
  4. Precision Farm Machinery Update by Darryl Lacey and Greg Kitching
  5. Variable Rate Seeding Trial, Fungicide Trial & Trial Best Practices by Dale Cowan and Ben Gist.

A Luncheon Keynote Presentation  about “Innovation & Agriculture Business Outlook for 2016” by J.P Grevis and Aron Gampel followed the lunch break. A Farmer Panel was moderated by Lisa Prassack in which four farmers from various parts of North America described their experience in Precision Agriculture and interacted with experts, following which, Wade Barnes, President, FarmersEdge presented on “What Farmers Are Doing in Western Canada / USA”.

The last breakout concurrent presentations were:

  1. Overview of FarmersEdge by Wade Barnes
  2. Future of Agriculture Imagery & Satellite Services by Andrew Pylpchuk
  3. BASF Compass Software Introduction by Andrew Elgersma and Neal Dilawri
  4. Full Season Nitrogen Management Solutions by Stephanie Smith
  5. Zone Smart, Soil Mapping, Management Zones by Nicole Rabe, Mike Duncan and Dan.

Finally, Joe Dales and Steve Redmond provided the Final Wrap Up presentation and highlighted the various proceedings and outcomes of the Conference and the future outlook of the Precision Agriculture industry.

There is an growing need of Skilled resources in Geospatial Technology who can use High Resolution imagery from Satellite, Airborne Imagery in Agriculture Applications , the outlook for the Precision Agriculture Industry is very promising and is poised to become a $4 Billion industry within a few years.

The Conference proved to be a major boost for the Canadian precision agriculture industry in general and Ontario in particular. Some of the new products launched in the conference such as the LaserAg, look very promising for the industry, the enterprising spirit of the speakers was amazing, the conference was well organized and conducted.

 

  Hari Shankar Reddy Yeruva, GISP Contributing Author: Hari Shankar Reddy Yeruva, GISP is a Technology Evangelist on a mission to engage with professionals, educators and students that drive excitement around Geospatial Platforms. As an Evangelist he explores every possible opportunity to reach and inspire technical audiences to successfully discover, understand, deploy and operate the core and unique Geospatial Technologies within their chosen domains. He believes in the concept of “desperately learning” and that learning is imperative if we want to solve some of the challenges our world is facing.


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CCA Conference & CRSS 2016

CCA Conference & CRSS 2016

CCA ConferenceThe Local Organizing Committee along with the executives of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society and the Canadian Cartographic Association would like to invite you to the 37th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing and the 41st Canadian Cartographic Association Conference, to be jointly held at the Richardson College for the Environment at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from June 7-9, 2016.

This year’s conference theme “Imagery to Map” underscores the importance the role that remote sensing plays in the generation of map content. The event will be organized to encourage presentations and discussions on the importance of satellite imagery and map production can play in the analysis of our planet. The CCA2016 alongside the 37th CSRS will include General Sessions and Special Sessions, building on the symposium theme “Imagery to Map” that brings together different applications and technologies to showcase the significance satellite imaging and map production has on the improved understanding of our environment and society.CRSS 2016 - CCA Conference

This is an open call for Abstracts. We invite abstract submissions in all areas of remote sensing, cartography and related fields. The organizing committee also encourages participants to organize special sessions. If you wish to organize a special session please contact the general conference chair, Dr. Christopher D Storie c.storie@uwinnipeg.ca<mailto:c.storie@uwinnipeg.ca>

Each abstract submission is to include:

  • Title of abstract. List of authors with affiliation, position, and contact information for each author (title, organization, address, telephone, e-mail)
  • Presenting author indicated with an asterisk (*)
  •  Abstract (no more than 250 words) that introduces the work, states the methods used, results obtained, and conclusions.
  • Preference for Oral or Interactive Poster Presentation format.

All CCA abstracts will be send directly to the conference chair – Dr. Christopher Storie –c.storie@uwinnipeg.ca

Important Dates
January 2016 – Call for Papers
February 26, 2016 – Abstract Submission Deadline
April 1, 2016 – Abstract Acceptance Notifications Sent
April 22, 2016 – Early Registration Deadline, Deadline for registration of at least one of the authors of an accepted paper to insure insertion in the symposium program.

For more information about fees and accommodations please refer to the current conference website

Looking forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!

Christopher D Storie, PHD | Associate Professor
President, Canadian Cartographic Association