BeSpatial 2021 

AGM and Expo - May 4th & 5th | Virtual Event 

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May 4 & 5, 2021

8:30 am - 1:00 PM

Held over two mornings - 4 hours of program sessions with afternoon workshops and Special Events


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Get access to keynotes and session livestreams

Hear the keynotes from Biju Misra and Alex Miller along with executive and session presentations from other thought-provoking speakers.


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BeSpatial'21 Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals.

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We are excited to announce our annual event and expo. The venue is virtual. The theme is Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals. 

As competing pressures, disruptive tools and a dizzying array of new options force organizations into the future, professionals in many disciplines need to be resilient. They need to think strategically about how to prepare themselves and their organizations for a bumpy road ahead. The ongoing digital transformation changes everything we do.

Geospatial has a strong future. Your participation is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase how your organization has been dealing with business challenges by using the location of anything, which is increasingly becoming everything.

The BeSpatial ’21 virtual conference provides an opportunity for geospatial professionals to showcase their achievements, best practices and challenges preparing for and adapting to the predicted and unpredicted changes in future. 

The presentation speakers will help your fellow geospatial community members and other participants to look into the glimpses of the geospatial future including creative strategies, geospatial intelligence, technological trends, legal issues, open data and stewardship.

Our 2-days conference is designed to help geospatial and information professionals to:

  • power their business by turning data into knowledge
  • develop geospatial data and technology mindset
  • determine how to optimize business results by implementing location intelligence
  • prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies
  • find out what new developments will influence the digital transformation
  • prepare for a new type of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability

About us: A geospatial and information-focused association that is recognized as the premier non-profit organization for the community in Ontario promoting information sharing and interoperability with other relevant professional organizations, government organizations, private industry and educational institutions.

Register for BeSpatial May 4th and 5th

Please register separately below for our Workshop and Town Hall

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We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail: BeSpatial with any questions! 

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Best Challenge Awards

BeSpatial - The Geospatial and Information Community recognizes you for your hard work, creativity and dedication by giving you an annual opportunity to apply for one of our BCAs - Best Challenge Awards. 2020 Winners were announced at our Annual General Meeting online event on September 23rd, 2020. The BeSpatial'21 recipients will be announced during the AWARDS ceremony on May 4, 2021.

For past winners, please visit our Awards and Recognition Page

Submit MApps gallery entry

Student Bursary Award

The BeSpatial Student Bursary is an annual award that recognizes the contributions of students studying at Ontario post-secondary institutions to the geospatial and information community. This is a great opportunity for students to get name recognition and begin participating in community events.

To be eligible for this award, students must be currently enrolled in a certificate, diploma, post-graduate diploma, undergraduate, or graduate studies program in Ontario.

Broad topics for consideration can include the application of GIS in the following areas: Education, Geomatics Engineering, Environment, Natural Resources, Public Safety, Transportation, Facility and Asset Management, Business, and Analytics.

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Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021

MApps (Maps and Applications) People's Choice Award & Gallery

You've worked hard to create a map or application for your organization and now is your chance to show it off to other GIS professionals and colleagues from around the Province at BeSpatial AGM! You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.

 Additional Details

Submissions Open until March 26th, 2021

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Network online with your GIS community

Network in a virtual format to collaborate with your peers.

Experience the Expo and BeSpatial Showcase online

Browse the sponsors and exhibitors through our virtual format. Interact with exhibitors and displays to win prizes

Interact with the online Map Gallery

Look through the best maps and apps submitted by other attendees. See what you can do with smart maps and the art of cartography. Cast your votes for the MApps awards.

Learn in virtual sessions and workshops

Held over two mornings - 4 hours of program sessions followed by  afternoon workshops, a YPN session and other networking opportunities.

Participating Geospatial and Information Community organizations are a cross-section of public, private and educational sectors.

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Frequently asked questions about registration

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Once you submit your registration, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. If we are unable to confirm the information provided, we will reach out to you. Additional information about the event, such as the schedule and how to access the conference, will follow.

About us

We are recognized as the premier geospatial and information non-profit organization in Ontario. where members share their experiences through networking and program events for the use and integration of spatial data, information, applications and technologies that provide solutions and solve challenges in both the public and private sectors.

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Show your commitment to the Geospatial Community by joining us. Be part of a dynamic geospatial and information community whose mandate is to advance the effective application of spatial and information to enable business services and decision making.  


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