The Geography in Schools program, offered by the University of Victoria (UVic ) was started to help engage high school students with the Geography Department so that they could see how the endless opportunities that studying geography offers.
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, close to Seattle …
Bird’s-eye view of Victoria
Today we wanted to share an image that has been posted all over the internet lately, it is a bird’s-eye perspective view image of Victoria, British Columbia illustrated by E. S. Glover, A.L. Bancroft and Co., and published by M.W. Waitt & Co. in 1878. In 1871, British Columbia joined Canada and the population of Victoria was around 7900 but dropped to less then 6000 around the time the image was published economic decline. These days the population of Victoria is over 78,000.
Post Update: Had a few people send us a link to the image below, same Bird’s-eye view of Victoria lithograph image but the scan is much better.
[Images sources: above: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division and the version below: Toronto Public Library]
Event: 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing
Date: August 27-29, 2013
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
“These are exciting times for remote sensing research and applications in Canada. The recent commitment of funding to launch the RADARSAT Constellation will mean a continued Canadian imaging microwave presence in space. Canadians are leaders in the development of airborne active and passive sensor technologies. We are also on the cusp of multisensor UAV platform development that promises to revolutionize high resolution data acquisition and research. Applications from marine, arctic and northern surveillance, environmental modelling and monitoring, and resource exploration are also coming of age.” Olaf Niemann – General Conference Chair
The 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing will take place in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia this summer from August 27 to the 29. This years conference will be the first one under the new independent society (the Canadian Remote Sensing Society – CRSS separated from CASI last fall).
CRSS invites all the Canadian Geomatics, Earth Observation and Remote Sensing communities and any one interested in Remote Sensing to join them in Victoria. The conference program has not yet been finalized and the deadline for papers have been extended so there is still time for those interested in presenting.
The CRSS Canadian Symposiums that I have attended in the past have all been very informative and entertaining and I am sure that this one in August will be no different. To register for the event see the event registration page. http://geog.uvic.ca/CSRS2013/CSRS_2013_En/Registration_Accommondation.html
British Columbia’s economy is largely resource based, and is also the endpoint of Canadian transcontinental highways and railways to the Pacific, making international trade a key factor. GIS has always played a key role in helping the British Columbia economy flourish. There are many GIS related Companies in British Columbia that we have listed in the the Canadian Geospatial Directory and here you will find hundreds of GIS jobs related to Geomatics in British Columbia.
Sector: GIS Software developer
Address: 152 Dallas Road
City / Town: Victoria
Province: British Columbia
Postal Code: V8V 1A3
Phone Number: 1.250.384.3537
Contact info: email@example.com
Company Profile: CloverPoint has been a leader in spatial software development and IT consulting since 1992. As a development specialist, they have both developed new web-based technology, including the Insight Asset Management Suite, and implemented GIS based solutions to solve their client’s challenges.
This year looks to be very promising for CloverPoint, with their first major release of 2012, they have added a new edition to their already popular Insight product – ‘Line of Sight’!
Line of Sight is a tool that is going to assist with physical security, infrastructure security, national security, infrastructure planning, insurance and risk assessment, amongst many other important functionality.
With security always a major fore front for CloverPoint, this addition provides a new form of security now visible in the Insight 3D functionality. Line of sight functionality is truly a major advancement and a big step forward for CloverPoint. Being able to see a person’s vision in real-world space will continue to help with different security measures and keep security as an important factor across all industries.
Take a look at the video of CloverPoint’s latest addition to Insight:
CloverPoint’s staff specializes in integrating convergent technologies into solutions that directly address the needs and goals of the people that use them. For additional information about CloverPoint, visit their website CloverPoint.com, call Rohit Bhatia at 1-888–457-2724 or email at Rohit@CloverPoint.com
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