SDI Interesting Reads - September 2018

September 17, 2018 Gordon Plunkett

Where is the Landsat Island and who discovered it? What are some of the most important transformative uses of geospatial information? Find out more in this month’s SDI Interesting Reads, which brings you an array of informative articles on spatial data infrastructure from Canada and around the world.

Betty Fleming, a Canadian cartographer, helped discover tiny Landsat Island with satellite imagery in the 1970s. 

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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