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AGM Notice

Oct 13, 2016 Events and Initiatives 0 comments

The Board of Directors of GeoAlliance Canada are pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Nov 3, 2016 from 1-4pm at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, ON. This AGM will coincide with GIS-Pro, URISA's 54th Annual Conference, which will be held at the same venue Oct 31-Nov 3.



We would like to thank these Committee members for volunteering their time and expertise to support this initiative.



GeoAlliance Canada has launched an exciting new initiative at projects.geoalliance.ca.



GeoAlliance Canada will soon be launching our community projects portal at projects.geoalliance.ca. This valuable piece of digital infrastructure will allow our members to refine project ideas, build teams, and seek out funding. The portal will provide a neutral platform for project teams to share documents and collaborate.



GeoAlliance Canada is pleased to announce that for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, our focus will be on projects that build a stronger sector identity, improve educational resources, and increase access to geospatial data. These three project themes were drawn from the recent work of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) and refined at Map to the Future 2016.



Map to the Future 2016 is a wrap! This event was held to achieve two key outcomes, and we are very pleased with the results. Our objectives were: 1.) Validate and reinforce GeoAlliance Canada’s mandate by identifying the key opportunities and risks for both individual organizations and the community created by the formation of an umbrella organization. 2.) Generate and evaluate project concept for consideration as pilot projects.



Written by Ed Kennedy and Brad Ashley GeoAlliance Canada was pleased to host over 70 professionals for its inaugural meeting, “Map to the Future”, held in Calgary March 15-16 2016. Attendees represented a cross-section of the geography, geomatics and geospatial community across industry, education, government and non-profit organizations. They worked collaboratively to validate the GeoAlliance mandate, brainstorm opportunities, risks, and actions, and suggest specific projects that would benefit the entire geo community.



Over the course of the past year, several people have called to ask me more about GeoAlliance. They generally want to know who, what, when, where and why: specifically, who is involved, what GeoAlliance is, when action will begin, where they can help, and how we plan to enact positive change in our community.



We are ready to launch a membership drive now to grow the breadth of our organization. Our doors are open!



Canada’s geospatial community received a significant boost today with the signing of a 1.5 year funding contribution agreement with Natural Resources Canada. GeoAlliance Canada, a national non-profit umbrella organization, received this funding in support of their mandate to provide essential leadership within the geomatics, geography and geospatial sector.