2016 Canadian Geomatics Events & Conferences

This is our list Canadian geomatics conferences and events for 2016. Here you will find events pertaining to GIS, remote sensing, surveying, cartography, and informatics. We’re always updating this list, so if you have a Canadian geomatics event coming up, please let us know so we can add it to our list. Send an email to info@gogeomatics.ca with your event info.

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January 2016

GoGeomatics Vancouver January Social

Vancouver, BC
January 13  7:00pm

Join us for our January Vancouver Social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free.

GoGeomatics Edmonton January Social

Edmonton, Alberta
January 21 6:00pm

Join us for our first meeting of 2016 ! This month’s social is taking place Thursday, January 21st (6:00PM) at the Metro (10250 106 st NW). Come out and network over a pint with a great group of folks. We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field.

We also have a presenter lined up for this meeting. Mr. Aditya Gangadharan from High Level Analytics will present on his work as a biologist.

These regular networking events are always fun, and always free. See you there!

GoGeomatics Ottawa January Social

Ottawa, ON
January 19th 6pm

Join us for our January Ottawa Social!

This month at the Ottawa GoGeomatics Social, Jonathan Murphy, the founder and Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada will be giving a talk on his recent experiences working in Canada’s oil patch.

Jonathan will be discussing the technological challenges of incorporating legacy GIS systems with new approaches to managing equipment, production, and personnel. This talk will demonstrate the challenges and opportunities presented by leveraging location technology in the oil patch; it is possible to bring down operational costs while improving efficiencies and safety.

GoGeomatics Calgary January Social

Calgary, Alberta
January 20 6:00pm

We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free.

This month at the Calgary GoGeomatics Social, Jonathan Murphy, the founder and Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada will be giving a talk on his recent experiences working in Canada’s oil patch.

Jonathan will be discussing the technological challenges of incorporating legacy GIS systems with new approaches to managing equipment, production, and personnel. This talk will demonstrate the challenges and opportunities presented by leveraging location technology in the oil patch; it is possible to bring down operational costs while improving efficiencies and safety.

GoGeomatics Toronto January Social

Toronto, Ontario
Thursday January 20th at Tequila Bookworm 512 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V

Join us for our January Toronto Social!

We have a special guest speaker this month for our first social of 2016 and we are at a new venue. Join us at Tequila Bookworm at 7pm and our speaker is Danbi Lee.

Danbi is a research consultant in geodesign and a former Parks Planner at the City of Toronto. She has 4 years of experience as a private planning and urban design consultant in Toronto, Regina, and Saskatoon, and two years as an academic researcher in urban remote sensing applications. Danbi specializes in urban environmental planning, public engagement, and geographic information systems and works at the intersection of design, technology, and policy. Tweet @danbista www.cityspatial.co
In this talk, Danbi will introduce the concept of geodesign and highlight a couple of applications from her own research such as surface infiltration capacity mapping and measuring visual pollution in an urban setting.

GoGeomatics socials are always free and fun. Come out and network with other geospatial professionals in Toronto.

GoGeomatics Niagara January Social

St. Catharines, ON
January 30 6:30pm

Join us for our January Niagara Social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free.

February 2016

2016 Canadian SmallSat Symposium

Toronto, Ontario
February, 2-3

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is organizing its first Canadian SmallSat Symposium building on the heritage of similar events held in Canada over the years. It’s about opportunity and building capability.
SmallSat’s are growing in demand, especially at the micro and nano scale. To take advantage of this demand, the CSCA is bringing together stakeholders from across the country and inviting international participation to foster cooperation and market growth. The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) is pleased to confirm that Canadian Space Agency President Sylvain Laporte will deliver the second plenary on the first day of the Symposium.

PCI Geomatics to Hold User Group Meeting

Ottawa, Ontario
February 4th

PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, will be holding a User Group Meeting in Ottawa, Canada on February 4th, 2016.

The free event will bring together the PCI Geomatics User Community from Ottawa and the surrounding regions, and is open to all. Presentations will cover new technology that has been developed by PCI Geomatics for extracting high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Automated Historical Image Processing and new Python based developer tools.

York Geomatics Career Fair

Toronto, Ontario
Who: All students in any geomatics field are welcome.
When: Friday, February 5th, 2016
Where: York University Keele Campus, Life Science Building
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

5th Annual York Geomatics Career Fair is a networking event that helps potential employers in the field of Geomatics get in touch with students from all across Ontario. There will be lots of networking opportunities including summer jobs, internships, presentations by participating companies about who they are, what they do and how students can start their career in geomatics. Be sure to bring your resume, student ID, and a smile!

Entrance is free for all attendees and students – and everyone is welcome! but space is limited… RSVP quickly! And don’t forget to spread the word!

GoGeomatics Toronto February Social

Toronto, Ontario
February 5

Following the 5th Annual York Geomatics Career Fair, GoGeomatics Toronto will be hosting their monthly social. Students and professionals of any interest level are invited to this fun, free, networking event. The social will take place at Hoops Sports Bar and Grill at 7 pm.

GoGeomatics Vancouver February Social

Vancouver, BC
February 10
Central City Brew Pub (Vancouver)

Join us for our February Vancouver Social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free.

GoGeomatics Calgary February Social

Calgary, Alberta
February 17

Join us for our February Calgary Social! We love to bring together the geomatics community to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free. This social is on Wednesday Feb 17, At the Bank & Baron P.U.B. (125 – 8 Avenue SW) We will be there at 6pm.

MGUG 2016 Winter Workshop and Annual General Meeting

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wednesday, February 17

The Manitoba GIS User Group is proud to announce its upcoming 2016 Winter Workshop & Annual General Meeting. This event will take place at the Park Theatre on Osborne on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 . Lunch will be provided for those who want to attend the AGM in the meeting. Presentations will be held in the afternoon for the annual winter workshop.

AOLS Annual General Meeting 2016

Hilton, London Ontario
February 24

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors is holding it’s 124rd Annual General Meeting.  More details to follow.

GoGeomatics Edmonton February Social

Edmonton, Alberta
February 18

Join us for our February Edmonton Social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free. This social is on Thursday, February 18 (6PM) at the Metro.

GoGeomatics Ottawa February Social

Ottawa, Ontario
February 24

Join us for our February Ottawa Social! Taking place on February 24th at 6pm in the basement room of the James Street Pub, this social is a great place to network with others in the GIS community. All interest levels and backgrounds welcome at this fun, free event.

GoGeomatics Kingston February Social

Kingston, Ontario
February 24

Join us for our February Kingston Social! Bringing together Kingston’s geomatics and GIS community. This social is at 7pm on February 24th at Tir Nan Og Irish Pub. Free and open to all backgrounds and interest levels.

GoGeomatics Niagara February Social

St. Catharines, Ontario
February 27

Join us for our February Niagara Social! This social is taking place Saturday, February 28 (6:30PM) at Fresco’s Restaurant and Bar. These monthly socials are a chance to network with others in the geomatics field to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere.

March 2016

GoGeomatics Vancouver March Social

Vancouver, British Columbia
March 10

Join us for our Vancouver March social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free.

GoGeomatics Edmonton March Social

Edmonton, Alberta
March 17

Join us for our Edmonton March social! We love to bring together friends and colleagues in the geomatics field once a month to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free. This social is on Thursday, March 17 (6PM) at the Metro.

GoGeomatics Kingston March Social

Kingston, Ontario
March 23

Join us for our March Kingston Social! Bringing together Kingston’s geomatics and GIS community. This social is at 7pm on March 23rd at Tir Nan Og Irish Pub. Free and open to all backgrounds and interest levels.

GoGeomatics Calgary March Social

Calgary, Alberta
March 23

Join us for our March Calgary Social! We love to bring together the geomatics community to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere. These regular networking events are always fun, and always free. This social is on March 23d, at the Bank & Baron P.U.B. (125 – 8 Avenue SW) We will be there at 6pm.

GoGeomatics Niagara March Social

St Catharines, Ontario
March 26

Join us for our March Niagara Social! This social is taking place Saturday, March 26th (6:30PM) at Fresco’s Restaurant and Bar. These monthly socials are a chance to network with others in the geomatics field to chat GIS, remote sensing, surveying and more in a casual atmosphere.

GoGeomatics Nelson March Social

Nelson, British Columbia
March 30

Join us in Nelson for our March social! We bring together the geomatics and GIS community in Nelson to talk anything geospatial in a fun, casual atmosphere. All experience levels and backgrounds welcome at these always fun, always free events!

April 2016

2016 Student UAS Competition- Phase 2 Flight Competition

Southport, Manitoba
April 30-May 1

Operation flying demonstration for the 2016 Student UAS Comptition. Students must design and create a UAV to deal with real-life scenarios involving the agriculture sector.

May 2016

BeSpatial 2016 AGM

Mississauga, Ontario
May 4

URISA Ontario’s BeSpatial is an annual industry training, program and expo showcase that attracts over 200 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Information Technology (IT) managers, analysts, technicians, professors and students from throughout Ontario.

National Surveyors Conference 2016 Gateway North: Traversing the currents

Edmonton Alberta
Wednesday, May 4 – Friday, May 6, 2016

Book your calendars now because the National Surveyors’ Conference 2016:Gateway North: Traversing the currents is coming up from May 4 – 6, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta and we have some great seminars lined up!

June 2016

CAG 2016 Annual General Meeting

Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 30 – June 4

Academics and professionals with a geography-related focus from across Canada and internationally are invited to participate in the 2016 Canadian Association of Geographers conference from May 30 – June 4 in Halifax, Nova Scotia! The 2016 conference is an opportunity to showcase the latest research emerging from our discipline.

41st Canadian Cartographic Association Conference (Joint event)

Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 7-9

This year’s conference theme “Imagery to Map” underscores the importance the role that remote sensing plays in the generation of map content. The event will be organized to encourage presentations and discussions on the importance of satellite imagery and map production can play in the analysis of our planet.

37th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (Joint Event)

Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 7-9

The 37th CSRS will include General Sessions and Special Sessions, building on the symposium theme “Imagery to Map” that brings together different applications and technologies to showcase the significance satellite imaging and map production has on the improved understanding of our environment and society. More information will soon be available at the CRSS-SCT website.

TECHNOVATE

Calgary, Alberta
June 22, 2016
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

TECTERRA launches TECNOVATE, the evolution of our Annual Geomatics Showcase.  TECNOVATE represents a tremendous opportunity to unite the business and investment community with innovative geospatial applications and technologies, and a vision of creating measurable, lasting commercial success for innovators, investors, partners, and attendees. TECNOVATE brings together the geomatics community and acts as a distinct catalyst for the fusion of geospatial innovation and commerce.

July 2016

No events so far

August 2016

No events so far

September 2016

Drones by Zagora

September 21 & 22, 2016
Centre des Sciences, Montreal

Commercial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) Conference Drones will inevitably change the way you do business. Indeed, daily operations are being transformed by the use of UAVs… if not now, very soon.

This is why Zagora has put together THE must-attend business gathering of the year for you to meet organizations interested in taking commercial UAV applications to the next level in a concrete manner.

Geomatics Atlantic 2016

September 28
Fredericton, New-Brunswick

Geomatics Atlantic 2016 will bring together academics, practitioners, vendors, and policy makers from the Geomatics community in an informative and productive three-day event under the theme of Decision Support for a Changing World.  With pre-conference workshops, a concurrent conference and exhibition, as well as a social event, attendees will enjoy both technical sessions and networking opportunities, while enjoying the beautiful City of Fredericton along the majestic Saint John River.

October 2016

Géomatique 2016

Montreal, Quebec
October 19th & 20th
The Montreal Branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics is proud to announce the annual geomatique symposium will be held on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October 2016 at the Montreal Palais des congrès. The organizing committee is looking forward to seeing you.

GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle
Toronto, Ontario

URISA – 50 Years of Why Where Matters: Join us in Toronto for our 50th anniversary event and be “where” amazing things are happening! GIS-Pro 2016 is the complete package. Comprehensive workshops and training, important keynote and panel discussions, peer recognition, more than 100 speakers, a busy exhibition, and events to strengthen your professional network. Visit www.gis-pro.org for all of the details.

November 2016

Nothing yet!

 

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One Response to “2016 Canadian Geomatics Events & Conferences”

  1. joan

    The list is great. I too love attending conferences especially those that talks about information technology, computers, digital processing and the like.

    Reply

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