Recall that Esri released a story map prior to the 2015 Canadian election sharing the results and associated color-themed maps from previous elections. Well, on the heels of the 2015 Canadian Federal election (which was a route by the Liberals!) the data has been updated and now the election results map for 2015 is now available.
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So, you may be wondering, what’s up with that cool, little robot that’s hitching across America this summer? Recall early in July we shared the official pre-trip announcement titled “Canadian hitchhiking robot to cross the U.S., relying solely on the kindness of strangers“. Well, I guess not all strangers are kind as Tripbot’s journey has come to a sudden end, sadly, this means that USA won’t get to experience all the fun that could have been!
Today Canada celebrates another birthday, better known in Canada as “Canada Day” – the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. On behalf of the Government of Canada, happy Canada Day everyone via this video from Prime Minister Harper (Source: Government of Canada)
Natural resources Canada recently released details of an assessment of the state of geomatics in Canada
Ever wonder when will commercial drone activity become a reality in the US and also at the same time wonder why Canada is so much further ahead? According to this fine read from Popular Science it really is simple, “The regulatory process is admirably simple, usually requiring only 20 days to process an application for an exemption, known as a Special Flight Operations Certificate”.
Wow, as a Canadian I was surprised to find out that Canada doesn’t actually have an “official” national bird! Yes indeed… like me, i bet you likely suspected it was the Canadian goose or perhaps the loon but nope, sorry!
Via Canadian Geographic, the public is invited to vote for their selection. Pick your favorite from a host of options categorized as raptors, songbirds, seabirds, game birds and more. Personally, I’m torn between the Canada Goose and the common loon – the blue heron also holds a spot close to my heart!
This is one of those stories that I simply HAD to share, mainly because its completely covered in awesome sauce! We have a story of a robot, throw in some cool GSM and GPS technology, it starts off in my home Province of Nova Scotia, ends in my current city, Victoria, B.C. and involves a robot.. how can it get any better??
Enter “Hitchbot”, the hitch hiking robot from Ontario that will start a coast to coast journey across Canada.
Here’s an interesting opportunity from the Youthful Cities program – YouthfulCities is recruiting our next batch of Urban Decoders from around the world.The program will be kicking off in Canada over the coming months.
As an Urban Decoder you will be responsible for bringing YouthfulCities to life in your city. Your responsibilities include everything from collecting data to hosting events. We don’t expect you to be an expert at everything. As part of our global team you will be supported every step of the way and receive training. However, we do expect you to be self-motivated, take initiative and have an entrepreneurial spirit. [Read more…]