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Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names

The most complete geographical representation ever created of Mi’kma’ki territory and Mi’kmaw Place Names, including an online interactive map with more than 700 place names derived from approximately 1500 names collected throughout Nova Scotia from interviews with Mi’kmaw Elders and others. Click here to browse the Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names …

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!

Historic Maps of Prince Edward Island

Some of the scanned Historic Maps of Prince Edward Island that you can download include …

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 …

3D Data Workshop

The event brought together the geospatial community from industry, non-profit groups, associations, academia and all levels of government. It showcased the latest information on the technologies and their applications in 3D Mapping and included presentations, discussions, demos, and poster displays promoting technologies, related to the latest collection, analysis, and visualization software / hardware, from GIS to Virtual and Augmented Reality.

From Geomatics to the fast approaching Autonomous World

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the biggest technology show in the world, known by most techies as CES (Consumer Electronics Show). HERE, an international company based out of Germany known for data and location related services, included me in a group of professionals that they invited to experience their vision of an Autonomous Future and the products and services that they believe will help make it possible.

Using state of the art displays, over sized high-resolution screens and custom animation, they wowed visitors from the moment they stepped inside. Some of the highlights that I was able to take back from my time spent with the various staff of HERE are included here …

Location Technology will make an Autonomous Future a Reality

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, better known by most as CES thanks to HERE, who included me in a small group of professionals that they invited to Las Vegas to see how Location Technology is leading the way to an Autonomous Future. The main focus of the exhibit was show casing HERE’s vision on the Autonomous Innovative Future built on location technology, including smart cities, autonomous vehicles, smart fleet tracking, advances in mobility, drones, and high speed transportation.

HERE and Unifly to map the airspace for drones

Soon it may not only be our roads that are congested. The growing popularity of drones, whether for recreational or commercial use, has highlighted the challenge of managing traffic in low-altitude airspace. Moreover, in the future Autonomous World, the traffic of both airborne and ground vehicles will need to be well orchestrated to ensure safety and efficiency.

Canada’s first urban heat loss map of over 500,000 homes

MyHEAT Inc. launches a new way to reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes, or commercial buildings, while also contributing to the fight against climate change. The MyHEAT platform gives the ability to visualize and compare the heat escaping from every building in a town or city, and is available free of charge.

As of today the platform is live in Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Edmonton, and Sherwood Park, with over 500,000 houses profiled. Additional Alberta communities will be added over the coming months, with a planned roll out across major urban Canadian cities over the next year.