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The recently released Public Policy Forum report Open Government in Transition: A Case Study of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table takes a look back at the journey of…
The recently released Public Policy Forum report Open Government in Transition: A Case Study of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table takes a look back at the journey of the CGCRT from the initiation of the National Mapping Strategy in 2007 to the … http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2015/05/open-government-transition-case-study-canadian-geomatics-community-round-table/


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After attending the Team Canada event last year, I, like many of you, began following the progress of the Round Table with interest. I’ve been working with the CGCRT on their…
After attending the Team Canada event last year, I, like many of you, began following the progress of the Round Table with interest. I’ve been working with the CGCRT on their digital communications since January, and have really appreciated the opportunit… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2015/04/2020-vision-and-rise-spatial-citizen/


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Lots of people have been wondering what, exactly, GeoAlliance Canada will do. How will it provide value to members? What projects will be undertaken, and when will they begin?…
Lots of people have been wondering what, exactly, GeoAlliance Canada will do. How will it provide value to members? What projects will be undertaken, and when will they begin? What committees will be formed? Who will sit on the Board of Directors? Thes… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2015/04/geoalliance-canada-global-context/


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JFK and James Boxall (Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) Co-Chair) aren’t the only ones to dream of a moon shot. In the 2010 movie Despicable Me super-villain Gru…
JFK and James Boxall (Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) Co-Chair) aren’t the only ones to dream of a moon shot. In the 2010 movie Despicable Me super-villain Gru planned to steal a shrink-ray, downsize the moon, and bring it back to eart… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2015/01/moon-shots-minions-and-map-year/


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Lessons from Canada’s Dance Sector on Crowd-Sourcing a Community Map and Identity Having been born with two left feet, I’m not much of a dancer. So it’s not surprising that…
Lessons from Canada’s Dance Sector on Crowd-Sourcing a Community Map and Identity Having been born with two left feet, I’m not much of a dancer. So it’s not surprising that despite all the hype around Fox Television’s hit show, So You Think You Can … http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/10/so-you-think-you-canmap/


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by Ed Kennedy and Evert Kenk Is there value in formalizing definitions for both the Geomatics Sector and Geospatial Community that capture a meaningful relationship between the…
Is there value in formalizing definitions for both the Geomatics Sector and Geospatial Community that capture a meaningful relationship between the two? The ongoing Geomatics versus Geospatial debate once again became the focus of spirited discussion on t… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/07/geomatics-sector-spatially-enables-geospatial-community-team-canada-perspective/


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HINT: It’s not his secret recipe for crispy chicken! On the first day of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) workshop in Ottawa on June 9 – Condé Nast posted…
HINT: It’s not his secret recipe for crispy chicken! On the first day of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) workshop in Ottawa on June 9 – Condé Nast posted the article, “The Fast-Food Advertisement That Was Visible From Space”. Natu… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/06/3-things-canadian-geo-community-can-learn-colonel-sanders/


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Well, day one is done! It was a good day – filled with good conversation, inspiring ideas and an overwhelming spirit of collegiality. Best of all – the 100 people in the room…
Well, day one is done! It was a good day – filled with good conversation, inspiring ideas and an overwhelming spirit of collegiality. Best of all – the 100 people in the room were able to prioritize strategic objectives for the Canadian Geomatics Commu… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/06/team-canada-strategy-action-and-implementation-planning-workshop-day-one/


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Next week, the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) will convene in Ottawa to work out how to achieve a vision for the year 2020 as defined in the Pan-Canadian…
Next week, the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (CGCRT) will convene in Ottawa to work out how to achieve a vision for the year 2020 as defined in the Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy. I’ll be representing Open North, a non-profit with a mandate to… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/06/open-north-proposes-action-canadian-open-data-sources/


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In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, it seems like déjà vu all over again. Haven’t we had this conversation before? What can possibly be different in the world of geomatics…
In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, it seems like déjà vu all over again. Haven’t we had this conversation before? What can possibly be different in the world of geomatics from my undergrad days when in History of Geographic Thought class we pondered… http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/05/canadian-geomatics-community-seems-deja-vu/


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Geospatial Information Literacy for a Location-Enabled Canadian Society Posted by Deena Yanofsky on May 5, 2014 In an earlier posting, David Monaghan quoted from real American…
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In last week’s article, I discussed what the future identity of the Canadian geomatics community could be through a “Team Canada” lens. To view the first part of this article,…
http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/03/team-canada-professional-surveyors-and-geospatial-scientists-part-2/


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A business model simply put, is “where is the value in what we do”? Another way of looking at it is “What do our customers need and are willing to pay for”? In attempting to…
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Earlier this year, I was approached to expand discussions on a paper prepared for the Canadian Geomatics Committee Round Table (CGCRT). That paper introduced an approach to define…
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As the president of a company that falls into the SME category, I have witnessed significant change in the Canadian and global geomatics marketplace. I also note that Canadian…
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I wish to elaborate on Objective 2 “Identify strategic project investments” and Objective 5 “Strategically focus on specialized value-added, interoperable geospatial information…
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In my day job I am constantly thinking about the state of play in the geospatial data world. I often ask myself questions. I’m guessing that if you are reading this you may have…
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“Knowing is half the battle”. I’m pretty sure most of the readers of this article/blog know this phrase. It’s a classic and if it brings back memories of Saturday morning G.I. Joe…
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Canada has enjoyed a global reputation for the development of new technologies needed to manage its resources. A few familiar examples include the legacy of Roger Tomlinson in the…
http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/02/guest-blogger-bob-maher-additional-considerations-education-and-capacity-building/


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What is the status of the Canadian Geomatics Sector? How critical is the Sector to the Canadian economy? These are key questions we hope to answer through the Geomatics Sector…
http://geoalliance.ca/en/blog/2014/02/join-canadas-surveyor-general-national-dialogue-revitalize-geomatics-community/


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