Enjoy an immersive culinary experience in Toronto’s historic Distillery District and attend our gala in support of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration. Mix and mingle with some of Canada’s top explorers before hearing RCGS Flag Explorer Adam Shoalts recount his 2017 solo expedition across the Canadian Arctic.
Looking for GIS jobs in Quebec? Try checking out some of the various employment opportunities listed here (this is a dynamic page so is updated often) or use the job search tools in our geomatics employment section …
K2 Geospatial launches the latest version of its map-based integration platform JMap
(Montreal, Canada) – February 17, 2017 – JMap’s 7th version is finally here! K2 Geospatial, a leading mapbased solution developer, is proud to announce the release of the newest version of its map based integration platform JMap. This 7th version provides executives, analysts and non-technical users with additional tools to make better decisions and act in real time.
JMap 7 – More Powerful, Robust and Interoperable
JMap is the only map based integration platform that connects all systems and data sources within an organization, without impacting their existing environment. JMap 7 marks the platform’s transition to high availability and enables it to become even more efficient, robust and interoperable. It includes new ArcGIS Server configured data layer importing features. Its new JMap REST API allows users to perform various queries, including data editing via a REST interface, in external systems and in JMap. The platform has an improved administration environment and integrates OpenStreetMap spatial data. All these enhancements are set in a redesigned interface centered around a responsive, user-friendly and efficient user experience.
“JMap 7 is a look into the future of the platform. This version is full of new features made possible by the technological advances of recent years and answers our users’ requests who are faced with new complexities in integration, mapping and data management, “mentioned Jean-Robert Desbiens-Haddad, Chief Technology Officer for K2 Geospatial. JMap 7 is available for organizations currently using the map – based integration platform. Find out more about the new features and enhancements: Discover_JMap7.pdf
Your organization is still not using JMap? Then contact us to find out how to turn torrents of data into smart and safe decisions.
About K2 Geospatial: Since 1995, K2 Geospatial has been committed to bringing spatial information and analysis tools within everyone’s reach by developing software solutions that provide effective visual aids to decision-makers. K2 Geospatial’s solutions are powered by JMap, a map-based integration platform designed to connect silos and offer user-friendly interfaces destined to non-technical users. JMap is deployed and used by hundreds of organizations in North, South and Central America as well as in Europe. To learn more, visit www.k2geospatial.com .
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Finally, A Business Gathering That Focuses On Integrating Drones Into Commercial Operations
UAV technology is evolving rapidly, creating game changing opportunities to a wide range of industries. Agriculture, oil & gas, mining, utilities, law enforcement and real estate are only a few of the sectors that can benefit from leveraging current and future commercial UAV technology.
Although the technology is already currently being rapidly employed around the world by these sectors, several other issues need to be addressed before the true revolutionary potential of drone technology will be unlocked.
Regardless of what industry you are currently working in, regardless of where you sit on the learning curve, whether you are currently employing, or thinking about potentially incorporating UAV technology into your business applications, this Commercial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference in Montreal is for you.
Experience thought-provoking discussions on the issues that matter most, eye-opening advancements in technology and practical, hands-on training in a pragmatic, yet exciting environment.
Drones By Zagora – Commercial Drones Conference in Montreal Sept. 21-22
The must-attend business gathering of the year for organizations interested in taking commercial drone / UAV applications to the next level
There has been a lot of hype around drones and UAVs, but nobody has addressed the commercial and industrial applications in a concrete manner… until now. The Drones By Zagora – Commercial Drone Conference in Montreal, Quebec has partnered with critical regulators, cutting edge technology providers and industry professionals from several different sectors.
Zagora’s Drones Conference in Montreal promises to provide practical solutions to the toughest challenges facing the industry today. Learn from and network with the international ‘Who’s Who’ of the drone and UAV world.
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GIS Conferences and Events in Canada
[page last updated March 2016]
Attending professional GIS conferences or geomatics related events is always a great way to stay current with what is happening in the geomatics industry and provides amble opportunity to enjoy a good time while networking and mingling with others in the geomatics sector.
Many professional organizations across Canada offer great geomatics related conferences and events every year, so we created the Canadian GIS Conference and Events section on CanadianGIS.com as a way to provide the geospatial community with free information about the various related conferences, events, workshops, training seminars and webinars that are being offered.
Our events section includes a variety events related to GIS, remote sensing, surveying, cartography, geography and all other geomatics disciplines (and from British Columbia to Newfoundland).
We are fortunate enough to be able to attend several GIS conference and events every year all across Canada so we also post summaries of past events (when we can) with photos for those that were not fortunate enough to attend but wanted to know how the conference or event turned out.
Listed below are some of the upcoming GIS conferences, events and webinars. If you know of one that is not listed in our events section or are planning a geomatics related conference or event and would like to have it listed for free and promoted out through the Canadian GIS & Geomatics networks then let us know.
[Note: This is a dynamic page that is updated regularly – so check back often]
2016 GIS Conference and Events
- February 2 – 3 (London, Ontario) –Turning Precision Agriculture Potential into Profit
- February 4 (Ottawa, Ontario) –PCI Geomatics User Group Meeting
- February 17 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – MGUG 2016 Winter Workshop and AGM
- February 24 (London, Ontario) – AOLS AGM
- May 4 (Mississauga, Ontario) – URISA Ontario’s BeSpatial 2016
- May 4 to 6 (Edmonton, Alberta) – ACLS Surveyors Conference & AGM Gateway North: Traversing the currents
- May 4 to 6 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – CAG 2016 AGM
- June 7 to 9 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – Canadian Cartographic Association Conference
- June 7 to 9 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing
- October 19 – 20 (Montreal, Quebec) – Géomatique 2016
- October 31 – November 3 (Toronto, Ontario) – GIS-Pro 2016 URISA’s 54th Annual Conference
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Past GIS Conference and Events
[This page was originally published May 2010]
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 …
Canada is certainly not an old country when compared to many others like France or the UK but it has been around long enough to have some very interesting history.
Here are some historic aerial images of major cities in Canada. It is interesting when you compare some of these with modern maps and aerial images, as then you can get a real appreciation on what urban sprawl looks like and how cities develop and spread over time.
The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) provide a service where you can obtain your own colour printed reproduction of any of the listed images below [note: the images that the links below point to are actually only thumbnails of the actual images that they repoduce]. Maps ordered are printed on acid free 70 lb paper with a size of about 55 X 70 cm. For more information about how to order historic map prints go to the ACMLA site
Calgary, Alberta 
Dawson City 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Hamilton, Ontario 
London, Ontario 
Montréal, Québec 
Ottawa, Ontario 
Ottawa, Ontario 
Québec City, Québec 
St. John’s, Newfoundland 
Toronto, Ontario 
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Waterloo, Ontario [189?]
Winnipeg, Manitoba 
Also remember to check back to the new Historic Cartography section as more content is added weekly.
[image source: acmla.org]
CIG (Montreal) – Geomatics Symposium 2011
The Montreal branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) will be celebrating its 30th Geomatics symposium “Geomatics 2011”, which will be held October 12th and 13th at the Hilton in Montreal Quebec.
“Geomatics 2011 reflects the maturity and perpetual innovation that is at the core of our industry. In the current context of economical recovery, organizations remain cautious in their investments while being aware that they need to improve their processes, rationalize their spending and increase the value of their data. The term “convergence” comes to mind. Whether we think of the convergence of data (assets, procedures, results, objectives or other) or the convergence of industries (civil engineering, architecture, urbanism, etc) geomatics is uniquely positioned to play a central role in that convergence through its ability to aggregate, position and represent information.
Geomatics 2011 is a conference for managers and technical staff alike from the public or private sectors. Participants will have the chance to listen to experienced speakers present their latest accomplishments, new products and services and their vision of what’s to come. Just like in years past, you will also find a large exhibition floor with the key players of the geomatics industry. Also, you will definitely want to attend major networking event.
Mark your calendar today. Tweet it to your friends and colleges. And don’t forget to update your Facebook and Linkedin pages. Geomatics 2011 will be a thirtieth anniversary you won’t want to miss! I look forward to seeing you all at Geomatics 2011.”
For more details refer to the Montreal CIG branch Geomatics 2011 web page
See you there in Montreal on October 12 & 13, 2011
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