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Geomatics Atlantic 2017 “Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Geomatics”

This years event is being hosted by CIG-NL (Canadian Institute of Geomatics Newfoundland Branch) and will be held in historic downtown St.Johns Newfoundland and feature 150 years of geomatics in Canada …

Aerial View of Signal Hill, Newfoundland

Drone Aerial View of Signal Hill Newfoundland

Drone Aerial View of Signal Hill NewfoundlandSignal Hill is a scenic hill that overlooks the city of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. Cabot Tower situated on the highest point of Signal Hill was built between 1897-1900, to commemorate both Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s (Giovanni Caboto) voyage to the New World.

It is often considered a must stop location for anyone visiting Newfoundland because of it’s history and the spectacular scenic view.

The video below is a scenic aerial view of Cabot Tower captured with a Phantom 2 drone and GoPro Hero 3 that provides a view of Signal Hill that most people will probably have never viewed before.

[source: chingascook62 ]

St. John’s Declaration (Help Improve Geographic Literacy in Canada)

Last month at the Canadian Association of Geographers conference in St.John’s, Newfoundland, a group of concerned geography educators came together to discuss deficiencies in geographic knowledge, work on a strategy and create an action plan to help geographic education in Canada. St. John’s Declaration is a document that resulted from the meeting that will be sent out to all the major educational institutes and professional organizations to seek their endorsements for the cause.

“The Canadian GIS & Geomatics website has been a long standing supporter of Geography & GIS Awareness in Canada, and in support geographic learning, teaching and research that is the foundation of the Canadian geomatics sector, supports the St. John’s Declaration for Advancing Geographic Education.”

College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic Geomatics

Programs: Geomatics Technician Diploma
Prerequisites: High SchoolCollege of the North Atlantic Geomatics

The College of the North Atlantic Geomatics program deals with all aspects of Geomatics, including GIS, GPS and field training with state of the art surveying instrumentation and Geomatics software.  In addition to theoretical instruction, students obtain considerable field and office experience through a combination of labs, field camps, and work terms.

The Geomatics Technician Diploma is a 3 year program based around cooperative education to help provide students with experience to accompany their technical training.

Contact Info

153 Ridge Road

St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1C 6L8
(709) 758-7000

See the Course Web Site for more details.

http://www.cna.nl.ca/programs-courses/show-program-details.asp?program=96

http://www.cna.nl.ca/programs-courses/show-program-details.asp?program=51

Memorial (MUN) GISciences Diploma Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland GISciences Diploma Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland
Program: GISciences Diploma Program

MUN GISciences Diploma Program

The diploma program in Geographic Information Sciences (GISciences) at Memorial is an intense 30 credit program offered to students that are currently registered in a Bachelor of Arts or in a Bachelor of Science Degree (Also can be offered to students whom have already completed a degree at another recognized university (see their web site for more details) .

The program is made up of a from a variety of cartography, geographical information systems, and remote sensing courses along with two field courses that help provide students with real world opportunities to apply skills and knowledge learned in class.

Students will learn to compile geo-referenced databases, design and produce maps, analyze data in geographic information system environments, produce digital elevation models, and extract information from aerial photographs and satellite images.

GISciences Diploma Program - 1919 Geological Map of Newfoundland

Graduates leave the GISciences program understanding and appreciating how cartography, geographic information systems and remote sensing are integrated with one another into the field of Geomatics.

Contact Info

Department of Geography
Memorial University
St. John’s Newfoundland
A1B 3X9
geog@mun.ca (709) 864-7417

See the Course Web Site for more details.

[source: mun.ca ]


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