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  • September 15, 2019 11:42 AM | Anonymous

    Call for Papers! Utilities and Municipal Assets Oct. 29 Event

    BeSpatial / urisa ontario is inviting the geospatial community to present how they are meeting these challenges in the municipal utilities sector by submitting a presentation for this event.

    Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 4th, 2019. 

    Click here for more information. 

  • September 15, 2019 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    Save the Date: Utilities and Municipal Assets

    The province of Ontario has been undergoing a challenging search for new energy and water sources to meet community energy and water/wastewater needs while trying maintain existing infrastructure. Compounding this has been the changing ownership of utility companies through mergers and acquisitions. Increasing government regulations on these utilities to promote a cleaner environment, have also been a challenge.  Come and see how the Geospatial community has risen to meet these challenges.

    BeSpatial / urisa ontario's Western Region is excited to host a one day session focused on using Geospatial tools and technique to manage Utilities and other municipal Assets. All members are welcome.

    Date: October 29, 2019

    Time: 9am- 3pm

    Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton

    800 Jamieson Pkwy, Cambridge, ON

    More details to come soon!

  • September 06, 2019 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Save these Fall program Dates

    October 22, 2019: York Webinar
    October 29, 2019: Utilities & Assets Event, Cambridge, ON
    November 12, 2019: Slim Jim Webinar
    December: Western Section Municipal Roundup

    Details coming soon!


  • September 04, 2019 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Interested in showcasing your GIS program? If your educational institution provides a unique and meaningful experience that will help the growth of future GIS professionals, please send us a profile of your program.

    Coming soon! We are planning to introduce a dedicated Education web space that will showcase geospatial and information programs, provide information and updates on our student mentor program and feature opportunities for students to volunteer. 

    Please email your submissions to our President, Susan to be featured on our website and eNewsletter.

  • September 04, 2019 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    Home  -view a list of scheduled webinars in the “Save the Date” section on the Home page . We'd like to hear from you!

    BeSpatial / urisa ontario is currently scheduling a series of Webinars to be held starting in the Fall 2019 and running through 2020. The webinar content is to be public sector and/or industry recognized and non-corporate aligned.

    If you have an presentation that would appeal to our geospatial and information community, please complete the webinar submission form or contact Catherine to discuss.

    If you are a private sector partner, please consider inviting a public sector client to co-present with you. Sponsored opportunities for the private sector are available.  

  • September 03, 2019 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    Here's a chance to highlight new initiatives and events in our BeSpatial and Information Community!

    Opportunity for our Sponsors, Sustaining and Corporate members to get featured in our monthly e-News!

    Profiles will be included in e-News on a first-come first-served basis according to your membership status.  Visit the Profiles page to view past featured partners.

    Book now to secure your spot in one of the September-December 2019 profile months or pick a month for 2020 (assigned per membership renewal status). 

    Please email Susan and include a 250-word profile about your company or a project that you are working on that might be of interest.   Feel free to include your corporate logo.  Then, keep an eye on the e-News and the Profiles page!

    Corporate and Regular members

    interested in promoting your company on our site for the full year? Consider upgrading to a Sustaining or Sponsor level

    For more details, visit: Sponsors and Sustaining Options Page

  • September 03, 2019 12:55 PM | Anonymous


    GoGeomatics is proud to announce its 6th annual series of coast-to-coast Back to School Socials beginning this September. In 2018 we welcomed over 500 geospatial, geomatics and geography students to the community. Our goal is to help them achieve success in their chosen careers and provide networking opportunities. 

    The GoGeomatics group leaders, staff and sponsors are bringing the Canadian geospatial community together. We are looking forward to seeing you at the back to school social nearest you.

  • September 02, 2019 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    URISA International’s GIS-Pro Conference and AGM 

    Please join our president, Susan Muleme Kasumba, at the URISA International's GIS-Pro Conference and AGM in New Orleans, September 29th to October 2nd, 2019. This is a great opportunity to network with your geospatial counterparts from around the world (but mostly Americans). There are some great initiatives that we can learn from. 

    A message from our President: 

    I will personally be attending the Building Community Using Geospatial Tools- half day workshop on Sunday the 29th. It covers how many organizations and community groups are taking GIS out of the back room and are using it in public settings.

    I am also excited about the student and young professionals sessions. I am hoping to bring back our Vanguard Cabinet, with your support.

    I hope to see you there. Please email me if you have any questions.

    Your President,

    Susan Muleme Kasumba

    Click here to find the detailed conference agenda and a link to registration. 
  • September 01, 2019 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    The Data Driven Intelligence Working Group & the Public Sector Service Delivery Council is excited to share the Analytics Playbook. 

    The Analytics Playbook will be an effective tool for sector organizations to get started on their analytics journey as well as advance up the maturity curve to implement more advanced tools and methodologies.

    "We have already heard the document has had an impact in helping jurisdictions advocate internally for leadership buy-in and resources to build analytics capacity. Our plan is to keep this document evergreen and incorporate leading practices and cases as the sector and environment evolves. We look forward to keeping you up to date in the future. We ask you to provide us with relevant use cases you feel would be pertinent."

    Click here for more information.     
  • July 30, 2019 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 feedback about our annual BeSpatial awards. This is an opportunity to update/renew the Best Challenge Award criteria to better recognize current initiatives and fit within the our geospatial and information community .

    Please add your comments below or email us.

    Email Alex: BCA Criteria Update

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