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Geomatics Analytical Technician – Working in Canada

Geomatics Analytical TechnicianGeomatics Analytical Technicians typically have working knowledge with demonstrated experience using GIS software, development of specialized cartography products, and provide support to other GIS users. They also need to have excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills to assist in the maintenance, management, updating and preparation of spatial data and information products.

Want to know what a Geomatics Analytical Technician job entails?

Here is a video by ” Working in Canada” featuring Kevin Watson, a Geomatics Technician with the Ontario Government, he is a graduate from the Geomatics Institute at Fleming program. It is a little dry, but very informative and help provides a little insight on what a Geomatics Analytical Technician may entail, for those that are interested in pursuing a GIS career.

To learn more about occupations in Canada, visit Working in Canada (http://workingincanada.gc.ca), a source of free and useful information that can help you to decide where to live and work.

[Originally posted Jan. 28, 2010]

 

Learn How To Map in OpenStreetMap

A great step by step intro tutorial video to help beginners learn how to get started mapping with OpenStreetMap, created by the U.S. State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit (mapgive.state.gov).

 

This second  tutorial video covers topics such as navigating the map, searching for locations, and exporting a map image.

 Free openstreetmap user guides

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Jack Dangermond Unveils Climate Support at White House

Jack Dangermond Unveils Climate Support at White House

Jack Dangermond Unveils Climate Support at White HouseIn response to the White House Climate Data Initiative, Esri is launching a comprehensive effort to help communities work smarter and more efficiently, therefore becoming more livable and resilient. Esri  has launched a climate focused portal as a place where users can go to discover, contribute, and share geo resources critical to confronting the impacts of climate change.

Below is a video of Jack Dangermond, from Esri speaking at the Climate Data Initiative held recently in D.C (March 19, 2014) about how Esri can help support  the Climate Data Initiative.

 

What can you do with Geography?

“We all know that Geography is Important; but what can you do with it?”

What can you do with geography?

With National Geography Week and GIS Day quickly approaching I thought I would create a few posts to get people a little more motivated.

Here is a video that explores how geography is used in the real world, from disaster response to military intelligence and even polar exploration.

 

What is GIS – Applications of the spatial information

Here is a short video that provides a pretty good job of defining what GIS is, in common simpler words.

It is not a Canadian video but may help some people out none the less.