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BeSpatial issued a poll on August 14 seeking your input on program topic areas
We've heard back and the results are below;
BeSpatial / urisa ontario will be reviewing these topics of interest at our upcoming strategic planning session. Your feedback on this poll is much appreciated!
Below are geospatial and Information focused topics identified from our BeSpatial'19 post-event survey:
If you have an presentation that would appeal to our geospatial and information community, please complete the presentation submission form or contact John to discuss. Program content is to be public sector and/or industry recognized and non-corporate aligned.
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.
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
GIS Day is a worldwide event held in November! Plan now! It's a day to celebrate GIS in your organization. For resources and ideas visit the GIS Day website.
Your membership in BeSpatial / urisa ontario is important to support and maintain a vibrant array of programs and events in your geospatial and information community.
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BeSpatial'19 Presentations and Event photos are now available for viewing in the Members area. Please sign in to view.
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Ian Williams, Manager of the Business Intelligence and Analytics unit, Toronto Police Services shares success stories on enhanced solutions utilizing its enterprise GIS. Presentations by Jan Kestle, President, Environics; Ed Rubinstein, Director, University Health Network and Dr. Tracey Lauriault, Carleton University add their perspectives to this popular session.
Visualizing SMART Transportation Planning: Transforming Data & Evidence into a Compelling Narrative...Nicholas Day, Director (A), Regional Planning, Metrolinx BeSpatial'19 presentations will soon be available for viewing in the Member's area.
BeSpatial/ BeSmart'19 Executive Forum
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BeSpatial / BeSmart Executive Forum on May 2 only
Sponsor Keynote: Thoughts on Navigating the Open Source and Commercial Software Ecosystem
Chris North, Director, Technology Adoption, Esri Canada
There have long been two business models that organizations can use to obtain software – buy commercial-off-the-shelf software or build your own. Many years ago, those who built their own software began sharing it, and this has evolved into today’s Open Source business model. Both the Open Source model and the Commercial model offer different options, different trade-offs and different means for organizations to get access to the tools they need to get their work done and solve the challenges they face. Yet, all too often the choice of technology is made by looking overly simplistically at only one consideration. Open Source components (and Commercial solutions for that matter) should not be selected blindly because they’re “cheaper”, but because they offer compelling advantages in terms of interoperability and flexibility. Esri, like many software vendors, not only leverages many Open Source components within their product offerings, but also contributes over 30 projects back to the Open Source community. This talk will explore some thoughts and considerations on the many ways organizations can leverage the best of Open Source components and the best of Commercial solutions for the technology advantages they provide. Open Source and Commercial software can be used together to build the best possible solutions, and here’s the road map.
Consortech offers unique solutions that help organizations link GIS data with corporate applications through the use of a neutral ETL technology. As a Platinum partner for Safe Software, our certified FME professionals create intelligent connections between systems, databases and business groups.
Introduction to FME server technology