Community Profiles

We asked leaders in the Canadian geospatial community what GeoAlliance Canada membership would mean to them.

Representatives from education, non-profit associations and the private sector gave their thoughts on how a national umbrella organization might help them thrive, what projects they’d like it to take on, and who else they think should become a member.

 

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Land Information Infrastructure Secretariat, Service New Brunswick.

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The Alberta Geomatics Group (AGG) is a community of people who share a common interest in how information about the physical world is gathered, stored, processed and delivered. The main purpose of the AGG is to promote the Geomatics industry by facilitating and fostering opportunities for information sharing and networking among the members of its community through its website and newsletter and through hosting educational and social events. Brad helped bring GeoAlliance Canada into being as one of the CGCRT Co-Chairs while continuing as the President of the AGG.

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Esri Canada is a privately held, Canadian-owned company that provides world-class enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions. Our solutions help businesses, governments and educational institutions make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. For several years, Esri Canada has been active in the development of the Community Map of Canada, which is a cost-effective and efficient framework for organizations to share their geographic information with the online public. The framework enables organizations across Canada to contribute their geographic information to be published as community maps on ArcGIS Online, a Web site for finding and sharing GIS content and building communities. The available maps are rendered with uniform cartography, cached and seamlessly integrated into a World Topographic Map on ArcGIS Online. This global map is compiled using best available authoritative data from numerous sources worldwide.

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The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia, GANS, promotes the development of the geomatics industry in Nova Scotia, while making it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its material contribution to the province's economy.

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James Boxall has, for the past two years, served as one of the Co-Chairs of the CGCRT. He is a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His primary interest and voluntary efforts for the past 30 years has been on improving geographic literacy in Canada.

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The Manitoba GIS User Group (MGUG) is a group of geomatics professionals and interested individuals using or supporting the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for spatial data management, analysis, and visualization. Formed to facilitate communication between people working in all areas of GIS, the User Group meets to allow its members to learn more about current activities and technologies within the industry and to network with their peers.

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Lynn Moorman is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University in the Departments of Earth Science and General Education, and the Post-Secondary Representative at Canadian Geographic Education and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

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TECTERRA offers a full range of investment and support programs, including business support loans, hiring support grants, meaningful networking opportunities, and targeted professional development services. TECTERRA enables Alberta companies to bring innovative geomatics solutions to market.

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Niem Tu Huynh is a Research Fellow with the Association of American Geographers and a Career Advisor at McGill University.

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The core mission of the OAGQ is to protect the public through professional inspections, ongoing training and discipline. It also sets standards of practice and rules to guide members in their professional activities. The OAGQ represents all people who have the exclusive right to practice the profession of land surveying in Quebec. It currently has over 1,000 members.

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Conceived, developed, and run by Canadian surveyors, Professional Surveyors Canada is dedicated to building and enabling a strong multi-faceted community of surveying professionals committed to exceeding expectations.

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Economic Development Lethbridge is an independent, not-for-profit association representing the many industries and sectors in the region. tecconnect is a unique facility designed to attract, incubate and develop technology companies through commercialization of products and services.

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Verda Kocabas, SAIT

Apr 17, 2015

Dr. Verda Kocabas is Academic Chair at SAIT Polytechnic in the Bachelor of Applied Technology - GIS and Geomatics Engineering Technology programs. She was born and raised in Turkey where she has finished her Master’s Degree in GIS and Remote Sensing while working at the Satellite Ground Receiving Station. She came to Canada 11 years ago to pursue her PhD in GIS at Simon Fraser University, Department of Geography. She has worked in the private industry as a Research Scientist, Project Manager, Production Manager and Senior Operations Manager before joining to SAIT.

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