COGS, you’ve likely heard of it, or perhaps you know of it as the Center of Geographical Sciences. COGS has become well known in GIS EDU circles as a world-class institution. Students from all over the Globe attend COGS and most, if not all of them, find excellent careers in the GIS industry upon graducation. [Read more…] about So, What is it Like to Attend a world-leading GIS Education Program
The the findings of the Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study are now available for download.
We all love Ted talks right? If you haven’ watched one lately I urge you to give it a go, particularly a Ted talk from your local area. You never really know what kind of amazing things and people are right in your own backyard. Case in point, a guy in my town here in Victoria, BC, Canada who’s an avid cyclist turned GPS enthusiast, turned artist. [Read more…] about TEDx Talks – Cyclist creates GPS Doodles with Garmin GPS + Strava
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.
Are you ambassador material? Have you got game and are you passionate about teaching others? Geospatial professionals, educators & students encouraged to help youth develop problem-solving skills using technology. Esri Canada connects GIS Ambassadors with schools in their community and provides a wealth of teaching resources including lesson plans, tutorials and activities for students. Interested participants may contact the Education and Research group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Some fun stuff coming out at year end, case in point, how about a Top 10 style list of the worst reasons to dial 911. From BC, Canada, the annual post that revisits the worst reported calls that the E-911 operators received during the year – hard to believe really!