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  • February 19, 2021 10:39 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Teranet is Canada's leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services with extensive expertise in land and commercial registries. Our innovative commercial solutions connect industry professionals and communities with reliable data, actionable insights and practice management applications – enabling them to make better decisions and improve overall efficiency. As a trusted provider of Master Data Management (MDM) solutions and services to government, utilities, and commercial enterprises; Teranet enables customers to improve their decision-making processes by providing reliable property information, location intelligence capabilities, and a world-class customer experience.

    Teranet clients can access the most authoritative and dependable source of parcel mapping, ownership and easement data, and registered plan images. Our systems provide on-demand and direct access to reputable, adaptable, and trustworthy land registry and land related data via a user-friendly customer interface. Our core purpose is to be the most authoritative and reliable provider of spatial mapping services and land registry data to our customers.

  • February 18, 2021 12:08 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Stephen Flower to be featured in executive program at BeSpatial'21

    When: May 4-5, 2021

    Where: Virtual

    Leverage Talent, Optimize Performance

    How do you assemble world-class teams that are built to meet the increasing pressure and demands of the modern workplace?

    Stephen Flower is a Managing Principal with Predictive Success Corporation. He frequently speaks in business and professional circles for Canadian and American Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, and for non-profits. As a collaborative keynote speaker, Stephen energizes people by showing them how behavioral science can solve many of the challenges they face. He weaves real-world examples of business success into actionable plans that can be implemented immediately. Stephen practices what he preaches and spends his days helping organizations implement talent programs that am-plify their overall business strategy.

    Stephen is invited back repeatedly for his powerful message and his ability to connect deeply with leaders who are on a mission for productivity. When facing ‘people challenges’, leaders will find themselves reflecting on the knowledge imparted and the strategies recommended so that they can improve their achievement and create lasting results.

    Registration information

  • February 18, 2021 11:06 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    The City of Peterborough is conducting research into the options for viewing street level imagery for Municipal uses. We would appreciate your input by completing this brief survey.


  • February 10, 2021 11:38 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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

    It's not too early to start thinking and planning to exhibit in the 2021 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 the annual BeSpatial'21 and program event! You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.

    For more details

    Submissions Open until March 26th, 2021

  • February 09, 2021 12:14 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    • When: May 4-5 2021
    • Where: Virtual

    Call for submissions: Open until April 16, 2021

    Educational Program - $500 BeSpatial bursary offering

    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.

    For more details Visit:  2021 Bursary

  • February 09, 2021 12:01 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)
    BeSpatial'21 Annual Program event, Executive presentations and EXPO
    May 4 & 5, 2021
    beResilient LogoBeSpatial’21 is going virtual! 

    1 full event over two 4 hour days (8:30 am - 1:00 pm); Workshops and Special events planned for the PM

      • March 15, 2021, midnight -  deadline for abstract submission(s) 

    Note: abstracts will be posted online in the program highlights area as approved. 

    The preliminary agenda with designated speakers and presentation times will be posted post March 15.

    We are Resilient! Our members would like to hear how your organization has persevered through the pandemic and shown resiliency. Topics can include:

    • How your operations have changed in response to the pandemic with respect to field data collection, and contact with the general public.
    • Your IT department; how you met the challenge of moving employees to home offices and how you deal with continuing IT issues.
    • Unconventional and expanded uses of GIS software beyond mapping.
    • Lessons Learned – how your organization has solved a problem related to geospatial and how you have used decision making information analytics.
    • What are your concerns with the directions we are headed into the post-pandemic future?
    • How to educate the public and how to get council and government on board with implementing new ideas.
    • Innovative projects that have been completed successfully using geospatial and information analytics.

    Contact John by email asap with your Intention to present.

    Abstract Submission - Please complete the online form.

  • February 08, 2021 2:10 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    beResilient Logo BeSpatial'21

    Be Spatial/ urisa ontario is inviting you to join us at its 34th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event, executive session and EXPO. 

    Theme: Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with creative strategies and approaches for geospatial and information professionals. 

    Focus:  New technology implementations, location-based intelligence and workforce management.  

    Date: May 4 & 5, 2021 - Two 4 hour days - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm each day with afternoon workshops.

    Location: Virtual Conference

    Details on How to Exhibit?     

    BeSpatial'21 Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • February 08, 2021 1:40 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Esri Canada Logo

    Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in government, business and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. GIS facilitates operational awareness and multi-agency collaboration.

    Municipal, provincial and federal governments leverage Esri technology to improve service delivery, accountability and fiscal management. Location analytics reveal patterns, risks and opportunities that can enhance infrastructure/asset management, economic development, land use planning, census and elections, routing and dispatch of government services. This technology also enables greater transparency, allowing residents to access more information online.

  • February 08, 2021 1:31 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    “Digital transformation in cities needs a human heart and a digital brain”. Geospatial infrastructure is the core of this brain. Future systems, first and foremost, must serve the needs of the people who live there. 

    Alex Miller is president and founder of Esri Canada, the leading geographic information system (GIS) company in Canada, founded in 1984.

    Visit our Spotlight section for more information on our keynote speakers...

  • February 05, 2021 3:50 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    We are excited that BeSpatial will be hosting the May 4-5 annual conference event on the PheedLoop virtual platform with its many enhanced event features. PheedLoop is positioned as a marketplace leader in delivering a memorable virtual event experience including a robust conference program, exhibit hall with visitations, demos and meetings, networking opportunities and much, much more!  

    The agenda for our program sessions is also shaping up with keynotes Alex Miller, President, Esri Canada and Biju Misra, Director, Transformation / Operations at Enbridge who will be setting the tone for each day. 

    As in our past onsite events and, in addition to the plenaries, you may choose from a number of breakout sessions.  A workshop,  a YPN focused session for those new to the GIS and information community and networking opportunities will be available throughout each day.  There will also be awards, member recognitions and draw prizes!

    In keeping with our not for profit commitment,  we have adjusted our registration rates to recognize associated costs. We appreciate the ongoing support of our sponsors and members and hope to help accommodate those who may be in a budget crunch during the pandemic. 

    Please take this opportunity to spread the word to your colleagues and encourage them to join you at the event. Let's work together to make this virtual event a grand success! 

    Our new registration rates for the BeSpatial Annual Event May 4-5 are as follows:

    $20 per student

    $45 per person for full conference for groups of three or more

    $50 per person for full conference

    $75 per person for full conference including access to workshop(s)

    We look forward to seeing you virtually in a few months!

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