New Improved GeoNB Map Viewer

Service New Brunswick has recently launched a new version of their popular GeoNB Map Viewer, as part of their continued efforts to deliver geographic data to their citizens in a free easy-to-use application.

A Place for the Geospatial Community to Connect and Share Knowledge

geoSpatialOnline (gO) is an online place created to help people connect and share knowledge with other enthusiasts in the geospatial community. It includes a wide range of topics in almost all geospatial related disciplines, and is open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level.

Guidelines for Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Surveying

Both RTK & RTN GNSS surveying can allow people to achieve relative positioning with centimetre (cm) precision, however there are several important factors that need to be considered and thus a need for a good guide of best practices (equipment calibration, errors, multipath, geometry, etc.).

Canadian Cartographic Association Student Map Competition Awards

Every year the CCA announces awards, prizes and scholarships for Canadian post-secondary students involved in any forms of cartography or map-making. All entries should be accompanied by an official entry form

Indigenous Place Names in Canada Map

The map depicts Indigenous place names all across Canada, shared by permission from several First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. A high resolution digital version is provided that may be downloaded for free and printed for personal or educational uses.

LiDAR Extracted Building Footprints Open Data

Natural Resources Canada recently added a new data layer to the Federal Government Open Data portal to help with emergency management (particularly for flood and earthquake risk analysis).

Canadian Geodetic Survey releases new version of NAD83

The Canadian Geodetic Survey (CGS), a branch of NRCan recently announced they are releasing a new version of NAD83(CSRS)

Download New Brunswick High Resolution Imagery

The Province of New Brunswick recently added a new online web application to their arsenal of online mapping and data tools. The new online web application allows the public to download high resolution digital aerial imagery acquired throughout New Brunswick available at a variety of image resolutions.

BC Economic Atlas now provides Save Project functionality

The BC Economic Atlas now provides Save Project functionality! This recent enhancement allows you to save maps you make with the BC Economic Atlas and share them with others or continue your work at a later date. It’s super easy to save your projects using the BC Economic Atlas but for a quick tutorial please see the attached document.

Bring Spatial Skills to Canadian Children: Become a GIS Ambassador

Do you have a passion for geographic education and recognize the importance of understanding maps, GIS and spatial thinking? Then you should consider becoming a GIS Ambassador

“Spatial thinking involves understanding the relationships between objects based on location and learning the importance of answering the question “where” to understand “why” things occur. GIS technology helps develop spatial thinking by enabling people to visualize information as maps and see patterns and trends from within the data. To help bring spatial skills to children in K-12 schools across Canada, Esri Canada invites professional GIS users, educators and university and college students to volunteer their skills and knowledge through the Program.” [Esri Canada]

Bring Spatial Skills to Canadian Children, Become a GIS AmbassadorEsri Canada’s GIS Ambassador program was designed to inspire geospatial minded people to work together with educators and youth organizations to help them better encourage young people to understand, use and do more with geographic information.

As of April 2016, more than 930 schools have registered into the GIS Ambassador program and more than 125 volunteers have signed up to become GIS Ambassadors (including Esri Canada staff, university & college students, geospatial professionals and many more) – see the map below …

Who can become a GIS Ambassador?

Anyone who recognizes the significance of geography and has an interest in helping young people can join. As a GIS Ambassador you volunteer to work with a school, classroom or a club / organization and provide support that can help educators and youth develop geographic thinking skills.

The program is always looking for new people, so consider volunteering some of your time to help engage the next generation of GIS specialists allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. For more details visit http://esri.ca/en/content/gis-ambassador-program or contact k12@esri.ca

Get involved in your community by supporting schools and local youth groups as they explore their world using GIS.