Category Archives: British Columbia

Salish sea Oil Spill Map to Show Where the Oil will Travel in a PacNW Spill

TweetAn interesting new story map from the PacNW from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance reveals sensitive areas and reveals where the oil would travel should a major spill take place in the area now know as … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, conservation, environment |

Mashing-up Opendata for a B.C Liquor Outlet Map with CartoDB

TweetAll the twitter chatter today from #FOSS4G and the hype surrounding CartoDB got me wanting to mashup some data with the awesome open Geo tools out there so I decided to go look for some data and see what I … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, open source, opendata, opengov |

Province of B.C, Canada forges ahead with OpenData initiatives

TweetThis week a special Open Data Summit took place in Vancouver, B.C where about 120 government folk and stakeholders took part in the discussion around the topic of OpenGov and Open Data. In a report from the event, it was … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, contest, developer, howto, opengov |

BCIT GIS Student project and practicum sponsors needed #Geo #EDU

TweetAn update from my friend Karl at the BCIT GIS faculty at BCIT in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Karl provides an update and information on this year’s practicum for the GIS program students. About the program – Every year, the BCIT … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, education |

HootSuite Grabs Seesmic as The Owls Add The San Fran StartUp to the Nest

TweetI follow a number of HootSuite “owls” on Twitter and I’m pretty sure I stumbled onto details of this minutes after the news broke last night as details are now emerging about Vancouver StartUp, HootSuite acquiring competitor Seesmic. HootSuite is … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, business, Social Media, Social Media Tips, twitter |

@Revolver_Coffee Vancouver Brews Up the Most Amazing World Map of Nails

TweetFor people who know me (and a few who don’t) it may be no surprise for me to say that I really do love coffee… I’m also an urban geographer and have a pretty nice passion for architecture and maps. … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, conservation |

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline (Canada) Lying With Maps

TweetWe’ve all heard of the popular geoTech book titled “How to Lie With Maps“… well, it seems there’s a real-life scenario playing out in B.C, Canada involving the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project and the effort of planners to … Continue reading

Posted in 3d, British Columbia, conservation |

Wifarer Mobile Indoor Positioning on Android Guides Me Through the @RoyalBCmuseum

TweetYesterday afternoon I took a trip to the BC Museum… not purely for fun (Ok, seeing the dinosaur exhibit was a blast! ) but I also went to test out some killer indoor positioning technology. Indoor positioning is a real … Continue reading

Posted in android, British Columbia, LBS, mobile |

Victoria Geographers Get Kudos For Innovative Land Registry System

TweetCongrats to the crew at Victoria-based CloverPoint Cartographics, Victoria B.C Canada for the terrific recognition they’ve received recently from the local media, in particular, a full page article and images appearing in the Saturday Business section of the Times Colonist … Continue reading

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First Nations unlock wealth of lands using the Insight Land Registry

TweetDetails of this story come our way via CloverPoint Cartographics in B.C Canada. The Huu-ay-aht First Nations have begun to unlock the wealth of their lands using the Insight Land Registry by CloverPoint.  See also http://cloverpoint.com/land-registry

Posted in British Columbia, video |

SFU Mapping bike Safety On the Whistler Sea to Sky Highway

TweetA cool mapping / biking safety story out of B.C Canada (via SFU News Online) Cyclists setting out to ride the 120-km Sea to Sky Highway between Horsebay and Whistler, BC can check out hazardous areas on a new map … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, Canada |

Real Time GPS Tracking Maps of B.C. Ferries via Microsoft Virtual Earth @BCFerries

TweetOpenGov, transparency etc… it’s all the rage! Here in B.C, Canada the coastal Ferry system is a crucial service for locals, particularly for those of us that live and work on Vancouver Island (home to more than 600,000+ people). The … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, gps, Microsoft |