SDI Events Roundup — April 2017

April 18, 2017 Gordon Plunkett

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

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) Coastal/Marine Best Practice Webinar #2

Recently, the GSDI Coastal/Marine Best Practice Project conducted the second 90-minute webinar in its current series devoted to looking at challenges, issues and successes in developing and implementing coastal/marine spatial data infrastructure around the globe.

Innovative emerging businesses at 2017 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) Startup Zone

The annual 2017 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) and Developer Summit (DevSummit) recently ended. For those who didn’t get a chance to attend, here’s an update on the outcomes of the Startup Zone at EPC. The Esri Startup Program is a global, free, three-year program giving emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and location analytics capabilities into their products. As part of the program offering, members have access to participate at Esri events such as the EPC, DevSummit, Esri UC and more.

Esri Developer Summit keynote: The future of real-time mapping

Tracking assets and vehicles, changing data from sensors and combining real-time data and maps is exposing the functionality to a broader set of developers through easy-to-consume data sources and mapping APIs. In his keynote from the recent 2017 Esri Developer Summit, PubNub CEO Todd Greene discussed what’s driving the demand for real-time applications and how this challenges today’s developers.

Upcoming Events

URISA Ontario BeSpatial 2017 Conference
May 3, 2017
Toronto, Ontario

The 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Cartographic Association
May 31-June 2, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS)
June 12-14, 2017
Edmonton, Alberta

Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017
June 20-22, 2017
Montrèal, Quèbec

Tecterra TECNOVATE 2017
June 21, 2017
Calgary, Alberta

28th International Cartographic Conference
July 2-7, 2017
Washington, DC

Esri International User Conference
July 10-14, 2017
San Diego, California

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett

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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