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SDI Events Roundup – April 2016

Get a recap of the 2015 Pan-Canadian SDI Summit and GeoAlliance Canada’s inaugural meeting and learn about upcoming events related to SDI in this month’s roundup.

Here’s a roundup of events happening in Canada and globally related to Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). You’ll also find insightful reports from recently held SDI events that you may find useful for your own projects.

2015 Pan-Canadian SDI Summit recap

The 2015 Pan-Canadian Spatial Data Infrastructure Summit held on November 24, 2015 in Victoria, BC brought together 130 in-person attendees and an equal number watching the live webcast. Attendees represented a diverse cross section of the Canadian geomatics community including 15 geomatics companies, University of Victoria and Selkirk College, 6 foundations and not-for-profit groups, and more than 20 local, provincial, federal and territorial governments and departments. Presentations, videos and workshop summaries are available on the event Web site.

A recap of GeoAlliance Canada’s “Map to the Future” Meeting

GeoAlliance Canada was pleased to host over 70 professionals for its inaugural meeting, “Map to the Future”, held in Calgary on March 15-16, 2016. Attendees represented a cross-section of the geography, geomatics and geospatial community across industry, education, government and non-profit organizations. They worked collaboratively to validate the GeoAlliance mandate, brainstorm opportunities, risks and actions, and suggest specific projects that would benefit the entire geocommunity.

2016 International Developer Summit proceedings now available

The Esri International Developer Summit was held on March 8-11, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. The conference featured sessions highlighting apps and SDKs, desktop and Web development from Esri developers and users.

Upcoming Events

National Surveyors’ Conference
May 4-6, 2016
Edmonton, AB

URISA – BeSpatial 2016
May 4, 2016
Mississauga, ON

Canadian Hydrographic Conference
May 16-19, 2016
Halifax, NS

CCA 2016 Conference – Imagery to Map
June 7-9, 2016
Winnipeg, MB

37th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing
June 7-9, 2016
Winnipeg, MB

TECNOVATE16 – Where Innovation Happens
June 22, 2016
Calgary, AB

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Director at Esri Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing in both the public and private sectors. He currently sits as a member of the Community Map of Canada Steering Committee, GeoAlliance Canada Interim Board of Directors, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics, the University of Laval Convergence Network Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. During his career, Gordon has worked on projects in more than 20 countries and has contributed to numerous scientific conferences and publications. At Esri Canada, he is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s SDI vision, initiatives and outreach, including producing content for the SDI blog.

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