March 2017 GoGeomatics Talks: Toronto, London, Peterborough, Halifax

Ottawa GoGeomatics Social 2015

GoGeomatics Canada has built a thriving geospatial community by creating networking opportunities for our participants. We achieve this by holding free informal monthly networking events at pubs across Canada.

You can join us at any of these cities: CalgaryEdmontonHalifaxKelownaKingston, LondonNiagara, OttawaPeterborough and Area, Toronto and Vancouver.

These monthly socials are free and open to everyone from all areas of geomatics – business owners, professionals, students, and job seekers. We discuss geospatial related topics such as jobs, careers, technologies, remote sensing, surveying, and geomatics.

Do you have something to share with the Canadian GoGeomatics community? If you have a topic you want to discuss at your local geomatics social like the speakers below please let us know. Contact your local group using the links above or send an email to info@gogeomatics.ca  Calgary 2015 GoGeomatics Social

Toronto: “Life of an Esri Canada consultant” Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM, Betty’s On King (Upstairs) 240 King St East

Toronto RSVP Here

This month, we welcome Jonathon Hooper, Application Specialist at Esri Canada. Since joining Esri Canada in 2011, Jonathon has worked on several GIS implementation and stabilization projects for both commercial and government organizations including Canadian Tire, Teranet, Hydro One, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the City of Mississauga.

Jonathon will deliver a brief presentation on ‘the day in the life of an Esri Canada consultant’. From requirements gathering to project completion, Jonathon will discuss how to utilize your skills to meet the needs of clients and how to collaborate with clients and colleagues to meet project deadlines and accomplish goals!

London: GIS and Big Data, Saturday, March 25, 2017, to Williams Fresh Cafe, 1245 Highbury Avenue

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This march the group leaders in London will lead a featured discussion on GIS and Big Data. Big Data can be defined by volume, velocity, and variety. Techniques for dealing with volume have a long history in geography, but velocity and variety raise new issues. A rich background of geographic knowledge will always be essential to effective use of GIS.

Peterborough: Geography Education & GIS & Peru Tuesday, March 21, 2017,  6:30 PM, One Eighty Hunter Street, 180 hunter street, Peterborough

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This month we have two speakers in Peterborough. Shawn Hughes, a local high school teacher and Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE) representative, will be joining us to share and discuss the status of geographic education in our schools!

Marikka Williams, a professor or GIS at Fleming College, will be sharing her experience on a Rotary sponsored vocational exchange, called “Group Study Exchange” to Peru. This program aims to facilitate a cultural exchange, build business professional relationships, and a establishing parternships to raise money to sponsor project initiatives that support underdeveloped communities.

Bridgetown: GoGeomatics COGS Social in the Valley, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:30 PM, End of the Line Pub and Grill, 73 Queen St

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GoGeomatics is heading to the valley for our first social there! Join Ted Mackinnon and Jackie Woodruff for networking with the companies that have come down for the COGS Industry Expo 2017.

All students, faculty, graduates and geomatics enthusiasts are welcome to attend our free fun social networking events.

 

About our Author: Jon Murphy

Jonathan Murphy is the Founder and Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada, the most popular communications hub for the Canadian geomatics sector. He has created Canada’s largest geomatics networking group, with the goal of strengthening and empowering our geospatial community. Through his wide network of industry contacts and expertise in human resources and job trends, he provides effective staffing solutions for geomatics companies and career seminars for job seekers. He is a volunteer geography teacher for at-risk youth, and was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2013.

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