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SDI Interesting Reads – February 2016

This month’s SDI Interesting Reads includes a remembrance of Dr. Roger Tomlinson, the “father of GIS,” and the early history of GIS in Canada. You’ll also learn about Newfoundland and Labrador’s new open data portal, Transport Canada’s regulations regarding drone operation, and other important news related to spatial data infrastructures.

Get inspiration for your projects from this compilation of interesting articles, blog posts, maps and other resources related to Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI).

Robert Maher remembers Roger Tomlinson and early history of GIS in Canada

It’s been two years now since Dr. Roger Tomlinson, the “father of GIS,” passed away. Robert Maher, editor of GoGeomatics Canada, shares how Roger’s and his career path have crossed several times over the last 50 years in this article.

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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