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Professional Geomatics Associations and Groups in Canada

Professional organizations are great ways to network and discuss GIS topics with others in the same industry. Here are the professional geomatics related associations, groups and organizations in Canada …

1898 Vancouver Panoramic Map

The 1898 Vancouver Panoramic Map provides an oblique look at the City of Vancouver looking from the north. There are also pictorial representations of buildings, industrial activity, various boats and vegetation. Streets, names of buildings and businesses are labeled, as well as the locations of the City foundry, machine works and more. Check out this historic look at Vancouver …

Stories from the Land: Indigenous Place Names in Canada

In Canada close to 30,000 official place names are of Indigenous origin, this story map provides a small sample of the official Indigenous Place Names from the Geographical Names Board of Canada.

Northern Canada Map

Beautiful map featuring the Canadian North in support of Natural Resources Canada and the Government of Canada’s Northern Strategy. This bilingual map product (available either in paper or digital formats) features the vast geography of the north from approximately 50° latitude and above.

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.).

10,000 Changes: Canada’s Commitment to Rethink Plastics

As a Fellow of the RCGS, I want to share something with you, and to ask you to participate. The program, 10,000 Changes: Canada’s Commitment to Rethink Plastics, will be launching on June 27th, with a call to action for all Canadians to make a commitment to reduce plastic consumption, and challenge their family, friends and social media followers to do the same.

1895 Ottawa Panoramic Map

This 1895 Ottawa panoramic map provides viewers an oblique aerial view in a south direction from the east looking west up the Ottawa river. It contains detailed sketches of several principal business buildings at that time, that are displayed around the edges of the map. You also get a look at the transit rail system and a view of Parliament Hill before the big fire in 1916. Find out how to get a high resolution copy of this historic map ….

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

RADARSAT Data and Mosaics

Canada’s first Earth observation satellite, was declared non-operational earlier this year. RADARSAT 2 launched in 2007 was designed to replace RADARSAT 1 and is used for a variety of applications such as sea ice mapping, ship detection, agricultural monitoring, pollution detection, geological mapping, land use mapping, and much more.

Here are links to several RADARSAT data and mosaic images that you can download completely free.

Canadian GIS Employment Resources

“One of the hardest jobs to do during your career will often be finding the job itself, especially in such a niche industry like Geomatics. However the increased use and exposure of the Internet has led to many great resources to help you out and we have taken the best resources and posted them here to help you. ”

Since 2005, CanadianGIS.com has been providing Canadians with the best employment resources available on the web. Here we maintain an updated ongoing list of employment sites or resources that provide Geospatial related Canadian jobs. If you see any missing from the list let us know …