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SDI Events Roundup – June 2016

Learn about the National Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure’s Bay of Fundy Pilot Project, the next big trends in analytics from Esri expert Mansour Raad, and upcoming events across Canada.

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.

Esri’s Mansour Raad discusses geospatial Big Data: the next big trend in analytics

The traditional storage mechanism that today’s organizations use cannot handle the massive amounts of data they are flooded with. So what do they do? They move their data to USB drives to make room for new data and then shelve the USB drive with the idea that one day, the data will be restored to their traditional storage. But it never is — Mansour Raad, Big Data Expert at Esri, tells how geospatial Big Data can solve this problem.

Webinar: A National Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI): The Bay of Fundy Pilot Project

A spatial data infrastructure provides integrated management of spatial data, information and services. The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is uniquely placed to play a central role in the development of the marine component of SDIs because hydrography forms the key “core geography” layer for the sea space in a particular country or region. A webinar was recently held that described the MSDI pilot project being conducted by the CHS in the Bay of Fundy.

Upcoming Events

Second International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems (CAMUSS 2016)
September 21-23
Québec City, QC

Geomatics Atlantic 2016
September 26-28
Fredericton, NB

INSPIRE Conference 2016
September 26-30
Barcelona, Spain

Ninth International Conference on Geographic Information Science
September 27-30
Montréal, QC

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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