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Sources of Nova Scotia Geospatial Data

On this page we maintain a dynamic growing list of sources where you can download Nova Scotia open data and related Nova Scotia geospatial data to use in GIS applications …

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 jobs in the Greater Toronto Area.

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.

GeoConnections announces the Invitation for Projects for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

GeoConnections is accepting Invitation for Projects for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, Interested proponents are invited to submit a project proposal to GeoConnections no later than December 20, 2018.

GIS jobs in Montreal

Montreal’s economy is the second largest in Canada based on terms of the GDP and the largest in Quebec. The city is an important center of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and was once the headquarters for the Montreal Stock Exchange.

Expect to find many GIS jobs in this region, here are some GIS jobs currently posted …

Google’s Dataset Search Tool

To help provide better access to open data, Google has launched a beta version of their Dataset Search tool, so that the geospatial community can discover the data they need for their projects

East Hants Open Data

East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada is a vibrant municipality between Metro Halifax and the Bay of Fundy. East Hants uses GIS technology in all their departments, from sewer, water, and road projects, to regional planning, taxation, and municipal elections. Recently they developed an online portal (Interactive East Hants) to help Nova Scotian’s explore their growing Municipality’s geospatial data sets.

Open Data – Questions and Answers

Open Data: Questions and Answers by George A Duckett

If you have a question about OpenData then Open Data – Questions and Answers will have all the answers you are looking for. It takes some of the most popular questions from the opendata.stackexchange.com website and answers them in detail.

You can use this book to look up commonly asked questions, browse questions on a particular topic, compare answers to common topics, check out the original source and much more. It has been designed to be very easy to use, with several internal references set up that makes browsing in many different ways possible. It covers a wide range of open data sources including North American & International geospatial data sets.

The digital Kindle version contains links to resources and web sites referenced in the answers.

Topics covered include:Open Data: Questions and Answers

Order your copy of this geo-book here …


GeoAlliance Canada Receives Funding to Promote Use of Geospatial Data and Tools

GeoAlliance Canada

GeoAlliance Canada Receives Funding to Promote Use of Geospatial Data and Tools

Dec 14, 2015 – Today the Canadian geospatial community received a significant economic thanks to a new funding contribution agreement with Natural Resources Canada. GeoAlliance Canada, a national non-profit umbrella type organization launched earlier this year, received the funding in support of a new mandate to provide essential leadership within the geomatics sector and the geospatial community.

Through the engagement of key groups and organizations, GeoAlliance Canada has begun to articulate and promote the benefits of using geospatial data and tools for effective decision making to leaders within business, government and education circles. The contribution funding from Natural Resources Canada will have an immediate impact by providing essential operational resources for this fledgling non-profit organization.

For more information about GeoAlliance Canada or this contribution funding agreement to Promote Use of Geospatial Data and Tools, please check out the GeoAlliance Canada website.

 


GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam for the GISP Certification

The new GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam for GISP Certification is coming!

Des Plaines, IL (August 27, 2015) The Exam date will be announced in the next few weeks and a signup procedure will be provided on the GISCI web site (www.gisci.org)

Exam Foundations

The GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® is based on a complete job analysis, guided by the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM), and informed by the GIS & T Body of Knowledge.

The GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® is open to all individuals interested in attaining the GIS Professional certification.  GISCI will offer the Exam to individuals independent of the application for the portfolio review process.   This means that GISP applicants can start the certification process by completing an application and taking the examination any time prior to attaining the professional experience required for the professional portfolio.

Exam content will cover the following knowledge areas

  • Conceptual Foundations
  • Cartography and Visualization
  • GIS Design Aspects and Data Modeling
  • GIS Analytical Methods
  • Data Manipulation
  • Geospatial Data

The exam will be administered by an exam delivery company providing test locations around the US.   The Inaugural Exam will be offered by the end of 2015 and test preparation materials will be available on the GISCI web site several weeks prior to the initial examination date.

 About GISCI The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization, established in 2004, to manage and operate the most overarching professional certification program for the GIS Profession and to promote ethical conduct among GISPs. GISCI offers participants from the first years on the job until retirement, a positive method of developing value for professionals and employers in the GIS profession.  GISCI has certified over 7,000 GISPs, worldwide, and the GISP is increasingly viewed as a preferred certification in job descriptions.

Media Contact:  Bill Hodge GISP, Executive Director GISCI

bhodge@gisci.org