Category: Social Media

Follow @CanadianGIS on Twitter

There are many great reasons why people Twitter use, like sending out news briefs, advertising job postings, sharing information and much more.

We have been using Twitter since 2010 and actively post and share GIS and geomatics related content. We post geomatics related jobs, information about opendata, vintage maps and many more geospatial related topics. If you are using Twitter then we encourage you to follow us.

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#GIStribe – A Global Online GIS Community

#GIStribe chats happen every week at the same time on Twitter and is open to anyone who wishes to follow, interact, and / or contribute. All you actually need to participate is a free Twitter account, then search the hashtag #GIStribe (twitter.com/hashtag/gistribe) to monitor the various live chats and include the hashtag #GIStribe with your tweets to get your tweets included in the Live #GIStribe Twitter feeds.

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GIS Appreciation Day

Unlike the traditional GIS day that takes place every year, during Geography Week and used to help promote GIS and geographic education, GIS Appreciation Day would be celebrated more via social media as a fun way to promote GIS, cartography and maps.

We are very active on social media and plan to participate, and hope that you will join us on March 2nd by using the hashtag #GISAppreciationDay with all your social media postings on Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram and Google+. Also do not forget to include lots of great maps, geospatial info, funny GIS memes, videos and various GIS related images

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How about a Thumbs Up?

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites on the internet and websites like CanadianGIS.com rely on it to help further promote our GIS & Geomatics resources.

So if you are using FaceBook then we would love it if you could give us a Thumbs Up by Liking our FaceBook Page!.

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GoGeomatics – LinkedIn Group

The “GoGeomatics” LinkedIn group is a great resource for job seekers, employers and recruiters interested in learning more about trends in Geomatics in Canada.

You can join this free group and read the posts directly from our web site without having to go to LinkedIn…

Join this group and read the posts directly from our web site …

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the Canadian Geomatics Twitter Community

The Canadian Geomatics Twitter Community is very diverse and growing stronger everyday allowing Canada to be well represented in the social media world. GoGeomatics, an active geomatics social media advocate is hoping that if you are using Twitter that you will follow many of the geomatics twitter influencers and help build a stronger Canadian Geomatics social media community.   

They have created a featured list of top twitter accounts related to the GoGeomatics organized into four groups: Professionals; Individuals, Companies, Organizations and Educators. Check out who are major geomatics twitter influencers in Canada

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GIS & Geomatics Jobs on LinkedIn (New Group)

For years now LinkedIn has proven to be a powerful online career tool that people have been including in their job hunting arsenal of tools. Besides some the more obvious features that it provides (such as online portfolios, resumes available 24/7, job postings and recruiters) it has allowed people to network with others in the same industry much easier, often connecting with people well beyond their geographic regions.

The Canadian GIS & Geomatics group  for example has grown to over 2000 members in the past year, and contains a wide range of active geomatics people from Newfoundland to British Columbia who have a wide range of backgrounds, knowledge and experience (GIS, Cartography, Remote Sensing, LIDAR, Surveying etc.).

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Top Canadian Geomatics LinkedIn Group

Recently our Geomatics LinkedIn group was selected as the top Canadian Geomatics LinkedIn Group. Rankings were based on the size of the group (the number of members), the spatial coverage of the group, the groups content and the group’s activity.

If you are not already a member of the Canadian GIS LinkedIn Group, then I invite you to join the Canadian GIS LinkedIn Grou

UPDATE: – Two year’s later and our group is still growing strong now with over 4.500 members …

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Geomatics Social Networking – Get Involved

Social media is a method for online networking interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing and marketing techniques. Traditionally people have always gained information, education and news through electronic and print media. Web based social services make it possible to connect people that share common interests and activities across political, economic, and geographic borders.

CanadianGIS.com has been active with several social media web-based technologies for marketing, interactive communication and networking opportunities with others in the geomatics industry.I have provided some basic information below on ways that I have been social networking with other GIS professionals and encourage you to try some of these as well.

Follow On Twitter: @canadiangis 15,000+ followers @tedmackinnon 11,000+ followers

Join our GIS group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Canadian-GIS-4150297 5,600+ members

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What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the one of the largest professional networking web sites with over 80 million members and growing rapidly every day. The goal of LinkedIn is to help connect you to your trusted contacts and to help you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals in your field. The big difference with this social media site compared to others sites such as Face Book is that it is more career orientated and an important place to have your resume, portfolio and other career tools listed.

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