Due to the startling fragmentation of our activity sector, geomatics is an unknown discipline in Canada. Investments in promotion and marketing are diluted among various organizations that often share the same clients. The same is true for our influence with governments.
We have a very good collaborative relationship with other land surveying associations across Canada and with a number of geomatics organizations in Quebec. Unfortunately, we have very few ties with geomatics associations in other parts of Canada, precisely because of the fragmentation of the sector. It is clear to me that if the key stakeholders joined GeoAlliance, it would help remedy this deficiency.
Gather the entire Canadian geomatics community around the same table so that we can collectively understand why we need to come together under the umbrella of GeoAlliance. I personally hope that in the near future, GeoAlliance becomes more than an umbrella organization and lays the foundations for a Canada-wide geomatics organization, similar to Australia’s SSI.
I believe it is essential for CIG to become a member of GeoAlliance Canada, particularly because it currently represents Canada on various international bodies (FIG, ISPRS, ICA).
Yes, if the stated objectives are in keeping with our mission.
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 practise the profession of land surveying in Quebec. It currently has over 1,000 members.