Professional Geomatics Associations and Groups in Canada
Professional Geomatics Associations typically help further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession and help bridge public interest. They are great ways for professionals to network and discuss GIS topics with others in the same industry.
For several years we had a long list of Professional Geomatics Associations in Canada published on this page to help people learn more about the various groups and organizations that are available to the geospatial community, which ones they should become part of (especially since some cost money and most can not afford to join them all).
Then over time, this new section of the web site grew to cover in detail some of the organizations that we either are member of, or know a little about, as well as details shared by our readers.
Recently, we added all this information to the Canadian Geospatial Directory to help make the information easier to manage and update. The content on this page is now loaded randomly through a script and displayed below.
The lists includes random listings from the Canadian Geospatial Directory, for more details on a particular organization, click the view button. You can also sort the listings by City, Province, Postal Code using the quick select sorting links.
If you see any that we have missed or then please let us know.
[originally published July 2010]
Note: The lists below includes random listings from the Canadian Geospatial Directory, for more details on a particular organization, click the view button. You can also sort the listings by City, Province, Postal Code using the quick select sorting links. Click here to view all the Professional Geomatics Association and Group entries
Canadian Professional Geomatics Association and Groups
Professional Surveyors Canada is dedicated to building and enabling a strong multi-faceted community of surveying professionals committed to excellence.
The Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association is an organization of land surveyors and professional surveyors who are registered to practice in accordance with the provisions of The Land Surveyors and Professional Surveyors Act
The Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors has the mandate of regulating and governing the profession of Land Surveying in NB. It was formed in 1954 through an Act of the provincial legislature, which was amended in 1986. (An Act to Incorporate the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors)
Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors are a professional, self-governing body operating under The Land Surveyors Act (Manitoba), which regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.
L'Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec assure la protection du public par le contrôle et le développement de la compétence de ses membres.
URISA Alberta is a non-profit organization focused on Technology education and issues, most recently focusing on all aspects of the geospatial industry.
Professional Geomatics Related Organizations not in Canada but related or associated with the Canadian Geomatics Industry
URISA – Urban and Regional Information Systems Association http://www.urisa.org
NACIS – North American Cartographic Information Society http://nacis.org
GITA – Geospatial Information & Technology Association https://www.gita.org
ASPRS – American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing http://www.asprs.org
Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) – http://www.cartogis.org/ mostly American based
SCGIS – Society for Conservation GIS http://www.scgis.org/ mostly US based
Have we missed any?
The majority of the information on our site is provided by the geospatial community. Therefore, if you know of any Professional Geomatics Association or Groups in Canada that are not included on the list, and should be added (or see any details that should be corrected) then feel please let us know.