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  • March 26, 2020 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    When: March 26, 2020
    Where:  Donald Gordon Conference Centre
    421 Union Street West,

    Kingston, ON K7L 4L6

    Preliminary Agenda Presentation Topics Announced
    • Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking and Opening Remarks
    • "Next Generation 911" Alex Brossault, Program Manager, GIS and Info, City of Guelph with Barry Costello, Esri
    • "GIS in Infrastructure Project Lifecycle" Phil Healey, Manager, Enterprise GIS, City of Kingston
    • "Creating a Culture of Change: Open Government and the Ontario GeoHub”  Mike Dunkley, Land Information Ontario
    • Presentation #4 TBD 
    • Presentation #5 TBD 
    • Buffet Lunch and Networking
    • Keynote: "Thoughts On Adding Geo-Records To The Pilot Study On Best Practices For Citizen Access To Public Records.",  Dr. Barry Wellar. C.M., GISP, Past President, URISA.org (1978), Professor Emeritus, University Of Ottawa, President, Information Research Board
    • Closing Remarks


  • March 13, 2020 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Visit the Awards and Recognition webpage to see past award winners and how you can participate at BeSpatial'20.

    Call for submissions to our annual BeSpatial awards. This is an opportunity to showcase your Best by entering in the Best Challenge Award recognizing current initiatives and successes within the our geospatial and information community .

    Please add your comments below or email us.

    For more info, email Alex - BCA awards 


  • March 13, 2020 12:30 PM | Anonymous


    Summary of early bird registration options: View here

    All early bird registrations are entered into a draw for an opportunity to win this year's amazing prize- a Bose Wireless speaker: 

    Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker - Black


    Attendees receive a special rate on accommodations. For details: Click here

  • March 13, 2020 11:39 AM | Anonymous


    A few speaking opportunities are available, contact: John for details.  

    Submit your abstract

    Day 1 theme is “A Glimpse into Geospatial Future” - dedicated to geospatial data and technology implementation presentations

    Day 2 theme is "Creative Strategies for Geospatial and Information Professionals" will emphasize strategic approaches to new technology implementations, location-based intelligence and workforce management.  

    Sneak peek at the BeSpatial'20 Day 1 offerings

  • March 12, 2020 4:38 PM | Anonymous

     “A Glimpse into Geospatial Future” - dedicated to geospatial data and technology implementation presentations

    Preview these exciting presentation topics!

    Attendees will hear and share insights on transformative change, innovation and leadership.

    Day 1 offers a diverse range of geospatial and information topics that look at

    • climate change information going back to the 1920s and how it supports today's analysis;
    • how over 50,000 engineering documents provide  critical decision support  information;
    • a plan to share municipal datasets with municipalities
    • how the transformative Amazon web services is being used by GIS students and much more... 
  • March 07, 2020 2:54 PM | Anonymous


    A Featured Executive Forum Presentation, Day 2, May 6

    Kalyan Chakravarthy, Chief Information Officer, Durham Regional Municipality

    Insight Statement:  AI utilization in public sector and how it is helping us in channeling our thoughts into building smart and intelligent cities.

    Kalyan Chakravarthy(KC) is Chief Information Officer for the Regional Municipality of Durham. In this position he is responsible for establishing and implementing a long-term technology strategy for the Region. KC has over 20 years of experience in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He graduated his MBA from Smith School of Business and did a certificate course on Artificial Intelligence from MIT.

  • February 29, 2020 12:09 PM | Anonymous


    Developing a data sharing portal with FME and GeoCortex

    The Region of Durham, Ontario, hosts and manages a number of datasets and wished to share them with municipalities within the region through a web application developed on GeoCortex. With the help of Consortech, the Region of Durham was able to streamline requests from GeoCortex and provide a self-serve data sharing solution for key stakeholders in the Region. In the backend, FME plays a pivotal role from processing requests from the web application utilizing the FME Server REST API to maintaining and updating shared data through automated scheduled tasks.

    Presenters :

    Lesley MacKenzie, Senior Business Analyst at Consortech

    Rob Halko, GIS Supervisor at Durham Region

  • February 21, 2020 12:14 PM | Anonymous


    Call for submissions: Open until April 10, 2020

    Educational Program - $500 BeSpatial bursary offering

    An annual educational program aimed to increase student participation from the post-secondary level. BeSpatial / urisa ontario is considered Ontario’s leading geospatial and information community for networking, providing opportunities for the post educational job search, exposure to practical applications of geospatial technology, as well as, many different levels of involvement with a diverse geospatial and information community.

    The BeSpatial Student Bursary program offers a $500 bursary for the student who wins the Geospatial and information project competition in the current submission year. This is a great opportunity for students to get name recognition and begin participating in the BeSpatial community.

    For more details Visit:  2020 Bursary

  • February 20, 2020 4:12 PM | Anonymous

    Mobile LiDAR Surveying For Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management Applications

    Mobile LiDAR surveys have been adopted as a standard survey method for Canadian Transportation agencies and US DOT’s across North America. Systems can provide up to 2-million survey measurements per second providing excellent feature detection along roadway corridors...

    This February 20th webinar presentation provided a review of the practical applications and products for municipalities derived from mobile LiDAR.

  • February 20, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous


    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.

    Submissions Open until March 27th, 2020

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