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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

  • February 12, 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 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 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?     

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