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2022-23 BeSpatial Management Board


Back row: left to right: James Burn, Majid Chaoudhry, Andrew Lyszkiewicz, Jeff Norris, Courtney Dunn, Hanna Sjostrom, Peter Hettstedt, Joel Meier. Front row: left t right: Brooke Hewitt, Wendy Baldin, Susan Muleme Kasumba, Sandra Crutcher, Marikka Williams and Melanie Wawryk

BESPATIAL 2022-23 WEBINAR PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS


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  • October 19 -  Matt Pietryszyn / Paul Giroux - Hamilton's Enterprise GIS Roadmap: How to Measure Progress and Report Successes. Registration Open!


  • November - Kris Philpott - How the Broadband One Window online map based platform will be leveraging spatial data to support the Province of Ontario's Accelerated High Speed Internet Program.

Interested in Presenting a webinar? contact Programs

BeSpatial Ontario welcomes Majid Chaoudhry as our new annual Event Director

 I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Majid Chaoudhry to the role of BeSpatial event management. As such Majid will be assuming responsibility for organizing our annual conference and AGM. Peter Hettstedt, President. Here is his Bio:

I am excited to join BeSpatial in the annual event management role and am looking forward to serve in this position. I have a passion for GIS, Data and Technology. In my ongoing role with the City of Vaughan and in my work there over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to contribute on multiple projects with the focus on helping staff be successful and have fun in their work.

My background includes B.Sc. Major in GIS from the University of Toronto and Post graduate Diploma in IT from Sheridan College.  Experience with GIS, Data Management, Project Management and Asset Management.  I also have A/V experience working as a volunteer.

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BeSpatial provides  opportunities for professional development , valuable information and updates about what is happening in your field, a chance to visit with exhibitors to learn about their new products and services and networking with others in the geospatial and information community and much more... 

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Introducing our new BeSpatial Ontario  Programs Director, Wendy Baldin, GISP.

Wendy attended the University of Waterloo, Cooperative Education program and obtained a Bachelor of Geography specializing in GIS in 2001. She started her career at Lafarge Canada and also worked for nearly 4 years at the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority where she built and managed the GIS team.

 Wendy then made the jump to consulting and began working for The Sernas Group Inc (later GHD Canada) in 2007 as a Service Group Manager of Geomatics. Between 2018-2021 Wendy worked for GEO Morphix Ltd., a medium-sized consulting firm specializing in geomorphology and earth science.
 Since December 2021 Wendy has transitioned over to the Public Sector and is currently the GIS, IM and IT Coordinator for the Niagara Escarpment Commission.
 In 2015 Wendy earned her GISP designation and in 2017 earned her PMP designation.

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BeSpatial Ontario Opportunities for Events & Webinars: 

Now accepting proposals for Fall 2022 and Winter/Spring 2023. Contact Programs

We are on break from our webinar series over the summer months, but we are already planning and scheduling some great webinars in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023.  Here's a sneak peek:

  • October 19 - Matt Pietryszyn / Paul Giroux - Hamilton's Enterprise GIS Roadmap: How to Measure Progress and Report Successes.
  • November - Kris Philpott - How the Broadband One Window online map based platform will be leveraging spatial data to support the Province of Ontario's Accelerated High Speed Internet Program.

Some of these webinars may sound familiar to BeSpatial'22 attendees and you would be right! These amazing presenters from BeSpatial'22 have agreed to provide a more detailed presentation from their BeSpatial event session.  Stay tuned in August for more information and registration details!

BeSpatial'22 presentations will soon be available for viewing in our member's area. 

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