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  • April 08, 2021 12:01 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    PSD offers industry leading consulting and software solutions for enterprise asset management, GIS and budgeting. Our CityWide Enterprise GIS (EGIS) is a fully-managed desktop, web, server, and mobile solution that combines powerful proprietary and open source software. EGIS is used by public sector organizations as a standalone GIS system or is seamlessly integrated with CityWide Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) for advanced infrastructure management. With an in-house team of former municipal GIS technicians, asset managers, and engineers, PSD's experienced consultants assist local governments, utilities and other government organizations with improving their GIS data, practices and outcomes. PSD also produces the annual Geospatial Maturity Index (GMI) Report, measuring the maturity of GIS programs and ranking the Top 25 GIS Programs in North America.

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  • April 08, 2021 11:27 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    Take Notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association - Ontario (the "Association") operating as BeSpatial /urisa ontario will take place  on the

    4th of May, 2021 at the hour of 8:30 a.m. 

    to be held virtually

    for the purpose of approving the financial statements of the Corporation, to elect directors for the ensuing year, to appoint auditors for the Corporation (pending approval of motion to dispense for Year End 2022 for the ensuing year, approving all Acts of the Board and of the Officers and to deal with such other matters as may be properly presented at the meeting. 

     For details, sign on and visit members area.

    You are reminded that you have a right to vote on the aforementioned matters by proxy. Members who are unable to attend the meeting either in person or virtual (webinar) are requested to complete, date and sign the enclosed form of proxy, detach and return it forthwith by email or mail to Secretary, BeSpatial / urisa ontario, 15 Thornlea Road, Thornhill, Ontario  L3T 1X2.

  • March 25, 2021 1:45 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    First Base Solutions Logo

    First Base Solutions (FBS) delivers high quality geospatial data and custom mapping solutions to organizations across North America. Visualizing complex information using orthophoto and spatial data enables organizations to save time and money, by efficiently managing projects, offering superior service and outdoing the competition with improved day-to-day decision making. FBS caters to organizations with diverse mapping needs, technical expertise and budgets.

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  • March 17, 2021 12:41 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    For over 50 years Cansel has helped organizations in the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, printing, utilities, forestry, and government sectors measure, analyze, design, and build more efficiently and profitably. Cansel’s national team of professionals combine software, hardware and services to provide tailored solutions to improve your workflow, from field to finish.

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  • March 11, 2021 12:46 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Stop Preparing for The Future of Work - Challenge Factory Overview

    Presenters: Lisa Taylor,  President, Challenge Factory -  Speaker, Researcher, Consultant & Author of The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work.

    Insight Statement :  Even before the pandemic, everyone was talking about how to prepare for an uncertain future. From new graduates to executives transitioning to retirement with decades of productivity ahead of them, everyone is searching for what’s next in their work, career, and lives. Surely preparation is needed. When COVID-19 hit, long term preparations were put on hold. Afterall, how can you prepare when even the things you rely on day to day become unpredictable? Can real-time data be a part of the post-pandemic Future of Work equation?

    Join Lisa Taylor from Challenge Factory and Anthony Mantione, Senior Economist from LMIC (Labour Market Information Council) as together they explore how to create, craft, and thrive in the world of work – now and in the future.

    Anthony Mantione is a senior economist with the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC), where he conducts research and analysis primarily related to the skill needs of the Canadian labour market. Some of his work includes, for example, the identification and measurement of labour and skills shortages in Canada, exploring new technologies for skill classification, writing recommendations on best practices for generating and using LMI, and consulting with stakeholders. In addition to studying labour-related issues, Anthony has previous experience in both the health care and education sectors.

    Anthony is a member of the Canadian Economic Association. His interests include British comedies, ultimate frisbee, fantasy novels, and crochet. 

    Challenge Factory focuses on building talent equity by elevating strategic thinking and using career management as a catalyst for change. We do this by supercharging our clients’ workforces. Challenge Factory believes that a talent revolution is taking place, in which job roles, employee roles, and workforce dynamics are changing rapidly. Successful organizations find themselves one step ahead of current workforce trends, prepared to grow, and able to incorporate new thinking, models, and methods into their work.

  • March 11, 2021 12:37 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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    Founded in 1989 and based out of Montreal, Consortech is an industry leader in geospatial data integration, processing, and automation. As an Esri Silver Partner, we help municipalities, utilities and governments entities efficiently leveraging the ArcGIS platform.

    Consortech offers a unique approach to streamline data flows and connect systems and applications to ArcGIS using the FME data integration Platform.  As a Safe Software Platinum Partner, our certified FME professionals create intelligent connections between systems, databases and business groups to open up new opportunities and unlock data’s full potential.  We help GIS teams to save significant time, resources, and money by eliminating existing manual data tasks and creating automated data workflows and services.

    Our mission is to help organizations become data driven by mastering the full lifecycle of their geospatial data.

    Stay tuned for details on the May 5 afternoon 3 hour workshop being offered by Consortech:  Build your own Esri Operations Dashboard using open data and FME.

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  • March 04, 2021 12:26 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

     Artificial Intelligence in Public Sector. Channeling out Thoughts into Building Smart and Intelligent Cities.

    Kalyan Chakravarthy, Chief Information Officer, Regional Municipality of Durham

    The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in the public sector and increased the digital literacy of residents. Due to the way in which services have been provided during the pandemic, there is an expectation and anticipation, from citizens, that there will be continued digitalization of services in the future. To realize this, technology must be leveraged effectively to meet citizen demand.  More than ever, this is the time for local governments to focus on building smart and intelligent cities that will help the residents to gain access to services in a smarter and easier way.
  • February 28, 2021 12:52 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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     (EA) is the premier marketing and analytical services company in North America, helping thousands of customers across every industry sector turn data and analytics into strategy, insights and results. Established in 2003, we specialize in using best-in-class data, analytics expertise and purpose-built software to address key challenges in areas such as consumer profiling and segmentation, multichannel media planning and execution, trade area analysis, merchandising strategies and site location decision-making.

    Our ENVISION platform provides quick and easy access to our comprehensive and privacy-compliant databases—including the latest mobile movement data—to generate deep consumer and market insight, authoritative reports and detailed maps. Environics Analytics' team of 200 statisticians, modellers, geographers and business strategists help organizations develop data-driven solutions and achieve success along every phase of their analytics journey.

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  • February 18, 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 17, 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

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