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47th Annual CaGIS Map Design Competition

The purpose of the annual CaGIS map design competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The focus of this competition is design; therefore, judging is based on cartographic design criteria, such as creativity, text (spelling and grammar, too), balance, unity, clarity, use of color, and subject matter.

The competition is open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the current calendar year (2019). Help showcase some great Canadian geospatial projects, and find out how to submit your entries …

GIS jobs in Ottawa

Over the years Ottawa has evolved into a political and technological center of Canada and considered one of the best places to live in Canada. Check out some of the GIS jobs available in the Ottawa area …

GIS jobs in Montreal

Montreal’s economy is the second largest in Canada and an important center of commerce, finance, industry, technology, and culture. Therefore you can expect to find many GIS jobs in this region, here are some of the latest GIS jobs in Montreal currently posted …

Free GIS Day Promotion Resources

GIS Day provides a forum for GIS users all over the world to demonstrate how real-world applications are making a difference in society. This year GIS day is Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Download free resources provided to help you put together a fun and successful GIS Day event …

Map your world! – HERE Mapathon

Do you want to have a real impact on your community? Create a visually compelling map and tell an impactful story using data. Enter the run to win up to $10,000!

During the online HERE Mapathon, you have the opportunity to map a dataset of a topic that matters to you. Using the HERE XYZ studio, address an issue that is close to your heart or useful for our society using compelling imagery!

The best thing about this challenge? No technical skills are required thanks to the easy-to-use interface of HERE XYZ!

Vancouver Map Flyover

Check out this neat short film created using an old relief map of Vancouver from the 1970s that was hung on the walls in the Department of Geography at UBC for many years …

How COGS became the ‘Go to Place’ for Technical Map Training

The education programs offered at COGS has evolved and changed drastically over the years, however COGS has maintained an international reputation for the ability to design, develop and deliver high quality technical professionals that continue to populate the geospatial community. Find out how to download various literature about the history of COGS.

The Many Applications of GIS

GIS is used in almost all other sectors from urban planning and environmental conservation to healthcare and business.
The infographic here explains some of the more modern uses of GIS and the common career paths in the field of GIS.

Toronto GIS jobs

Toronto is the largest city in Canada with over two and a half million residents and it is the fifth most populated area in North America. It is considered the economic capital of Canada as well as is one of the top financial centers in the world. If you are moving to Canada to start your GIS career then chances are you are going to want to search for Toronto GIS jobs …

History of Canada in 10 Maps

A History of Canada in 10 Maps consists of several fascinating stories behind some of the people and maps that helped define Canada.