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. GANS challenges include:
GANS believes that participation in GeoAlliance Canada will help us address each of these challenges. In particular, through shared knowledge, experiences and expertise, gained through working with the national geo-community, we will be able to raise awareness here in our home province, enabling us to educate and retain a skilled geo-practitioner workforce.
We have had little-to-no formalized success in working with other organizations across the country. The only success to-date has been through ad hoc personal relationships. Membership in GeoAllinace will provide a forum for superior communication and collaboration that anything we have experienced to date.
GANS would like to see GeoAlliance collaborate with one of more high-visibility, non-geo organizations on a project that has significant national prominence over-and-above the geo-community. We would like to see this collaborative initiative undertaken as its gets attention outside our own sandbox where we are preaching to the choir. For example, on a local stage, GANS is collaborating with the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia on an initiative that supports the organizational goals of both entities and reaches new audiences.
The Canadian Hydrographic Association. The CHA has as an objective the advancement of the development of activities, including hydrographic surveying, marine cartography, and marine geodesy. As Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world, over 200,000 km, CHA should be a leading participant in GeoAlliance Canada..
Note that the CHA is formally associated with the Canadian Institute for Geomatics.