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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Professional Surveyors Canada

Oct 09, 2015

PSC.jpgWhat are some of the issues you currently face that you believe a national umbrella organization would help address? Can you identify your top priority?

Increasing cooperation and communication among geomatics practitioners. The profession has an image problem – our work is not well understood by the general public. Our top priority is to get our value proposition out to everyone.


How would you rate your current success in collaborating with like-minded organizations across the country? Do you think GeoAlliance membership would help facilitate better communication and collaboration?

We seem to have good presence, but communication/collaboration is still lacking.  The profession needs to strengthen its linkages both internally and externally. GeoAlliance’s success with membership will also be our success.


What is one project you'd like to see undertaken in GeoAlliance Canada’s first year?

It is suggested that a project dealing with increasing our visibility, e.g., the role of maps in improving our economy, that the general public can readily relate to. They need to “get” it.


Name one group (apart from your own) that you'd like to see become a GeoAlliance Canada member. Why them?

An organization that is currently involved in the international scene, e.g., CIG. GeoAlliance Canada need to not only be the go to national leadership organization for broad geomatics sector, but also needs to position itself as a world leader. CIG’s experience with FIG would be beneficial to GeoAlliance Canada.


Would your organization be willing to partner with GeoAlliance Canada and/or other organizations to achieve specific goals requiring additional resources/funding?



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