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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.

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia

The Province of Nova Scotia provides online access to a variety of maps and survey plans from historic map collections, find out how you can download some of these historic maps of Nova Scotia …

Open Data Contest

The Province of Nova Scotia is teaming with the School of Information Management and the Rowe School of Business (Dalhousie Faculty of Management) to host its third annual Open Data Contest on March 2 – 3, 2019 in conjunction with International Open Data Day.

Invitation to Conference call on the Canada Forum on Geospatial Standards

You are invited to remotely attend and participate in the first full meeting of the Canada Forum for 2019. This meeting is open to all Canadian organisations.

Nova Scotia GIS jobs

Looking for GIS jobs in Nova Scotia? 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 …

Nova Scotia Open Data Portal

Recently Nova Scotia joined the growing number of Canadian Provinces and Municipalities that offer open data, when it officially launched the Nova Scotia open data portal providing public access to more than 135 different data sets

Open Data is about drawing on the collective knowledge and innovation of Nova Scotians to help grow our economy and improve the lives of those around us

Nova Scotia Online Civic Map Viewer

The Nova Scotia Civic Viewer is the online mapping application used to view civic map information, with a free public viewer version and another version containing more information for certain parties that need more detailed information and the ability to update the information of the database.

Jeff McKenna receives International Open Source Software Award

Jeff McKenna of Gateway Geomatics in Nova Scotia was recently awarded with the 2016 Sol Katz Award for Geospatial Free and Open Source Software during the FOSS4G 2016 conference in Bonn, Germany. The award for is awarded annually by OSGeo at the annual FOSS4G conference to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the GFOSS community.

Aerial Drone Footage of Acadia University

Acadia University Aerial ViewAcadia University Aerial View with a UAV

Master of Science in Applied Geomatics at Acadia University is  a unique joint program that is combined with COGS. The joint collaboration between the two education institutes allows students to further build upon their solid undergraduate foundation that they got from their University degree, adding skills in research, analysis, interpretation and presentations.

Acadia University, located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected universities. The video above features some aerial drone footage captured in 2015 of the campus highlighting some the various architecture found at Acadia University.

Check out other aerial drone / UAV footage featuring various geography from all across Canada …

[Video Source: François Foulem ]

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.