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  • February 15, 2022 4:08 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    AirPod Pro

    We're excited to announce that early bird registration (up until March 24) will give you a chance to win a fantastic AirPod Pro draw prize!

    In addition, a limited number of workshop seats are available to members up to March 24 at no cost. Please sign in and register separately for the workshop.

    Interest in the program is high with presentation spots quickly filling up  the 20+ sessions being offered. Bookmark the Programs Spotlight area for breaking news about our presentations

    BeSpatial'22 is a once a year opportunity that will provide you with professional development , valuable information and updates about what is happening in your field, a chance to visit with exhibitors to learn about their new products and services and networking with others in the geospatial and information community and much more... 

  • February 12, 2022 11:59 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    • When: May 3-4 2022
    • Where: Virtual

    Call for submissions: Open until April 14, 2022

    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:  2022 Bursary

  • February 05, 2022 11:59 PM | 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 2022 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'22 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 extended until April 15th, 2022

  • February 01, 2022 3:56 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    BeSpatial - The Geospatial and Information Community wants to recognize you for your hard work, creativity and dedication by giving you an opportunity to apply for one of our BCAs - Best Challenge Awards. For details on how you may apply for one of our awards, please visit the Awards and Recognition webpage:

    BCA award Information

  • January 31, 2022 12:01 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'22 Annual Program event, Executive presentations and EXPO to be held May 3-4, 2022

    BeSpatial’22 is virtual!  (Registration Now Open!)

    BeSpatial Ontario is excited to announce that Nora Young,  Host of CBC Radio’s Spark | Author of The Virtual Self will provide the opening address at BeSpatial'22.

    Be Spatial/ urisa ontario is inviting you to present at its 35th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event and EXPO. The primary presenters for each session are offered one complimentary registration.

    January - February 11 , 2022 midnight - must receive your Intent to submit.

     February 14, 2022, midnight -  deadline for abstract submission(s)

    We are Connected! Geospatial plays a pivotal role in providing the fundamental framework for governance, services, infrastructure management and, most importantly today, disaster and recovery management. We stand at the cusp of the 4th Industrial Revolution, which has immense potential to leverage communication and other technology platforms for business growth. Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Geospatial applications use of spatial and not spatial data
    • Extracting value from data through increased access and legal compliance.
    • Business applications using Open Data.
    • 5G and IoT.
    • Data access technologies and business growth.
    • Ideas for eliminating the geospatial divide through cooperation and collaboration.
    • Multi stake-holder cooperation models.
    • Challenges and opportunities in public-private partnerships.
    • How to improve executive understanding of the business value of geospatial? What works and what doesn’t?
    • How to address geospatial illiteracy in a business environment?
    • How to prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies?
    • How prepare for a new type of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability.
    Contact John by email asap with your Intention to present.

    Abstract Submission - Please complete the online form.

    Note: abstracts will be posted online in the program highlights area as approved.  

    The preliminary agenda with designated speakers and presentation times will be posted post February 28.

  • January 06, 2022 1:36 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    March 1 -9th 2022

    GeoIgnite invites the geospatial community to collaborate by sharing their work, services, and data during Canada’s National Geospatial Conference. On March 1st and 2nd, 2022. GeoIgnite will assemble the largest online audience of Canadian geospatial practitioners, managers, senior executives, and enthusiasts for your organization to communicate and engage with. The 3rd to the 9th we will host a myriad of workshop, summits, and training opportunities for the community. 

    We are onboarding sponsors, workshops and presenters now. Please get in touch. jmurphy@gogeomatics.ca

    Website WinterGeo – Canada's National Geospatial Conference

    Please visit here for more information on the event, sponsors, workshops and presenters.

  • January 05, 2022 11:58 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    BeSpatial Ontario is excited to announce that Nora Young will provide the opening address at BeSpatial'22 to be held May 3-4, 2022.

    Nora Young,  Host of CBC Radio’s Spark | Author of The Virtual Self

    Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, a national radio show and podcast about technology and culture, which airs on CBC Radio. She was the founding host of CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology.

    Her work has also appeared online, on television, and in print. As a journalist, author, and speaker, Nora explores how new technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. Her book, The Virtual Self, focuses on the explosion of data about our behaviours, thoughts, opinions and actions.

     She’s a casual blogger and committed hobby podcaster

  • January 04, 2022 12:36 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Towards a Happier New Year

    We hope GOOD members and their families had a happy and safe holiday season.  We're providing some highlights here that we think will be of interest with your 2022 GOOD membership.

    GOOD22 - OpenEarth
    April 21-23, 2022

    We’re gearing up for the #GOOD22 conference. Due to the continuing severity of the pandemic, it has been decided that GOOD22 will be a totally virtual conference.

    Everyone is concerned about climate change and this year’s theme focuses on OpenEarth and the need to actually move from words and data to actions to improve the health of our planet. We’re also concerned about human health and well-being. Our panels will note the importance of data in effecting changes we need to make.

      If you're interested in assisting with the conference or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at connect@go-opendata.ca

    GOOD - What's New for 2022

    We have some new services available to GOOD members for 2022 :

    • GOOD2Know - new set of theme based series throughout the year
    • GOODchat - members only on demand meetups to chat about your issues or interests
    • GOODadvocacy - new opportunities for advocacy on all things open
    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at connect@go-opendata.ca

    GOOD - New Collaborations

    We're pleased to announce that we have two new collaborating partners.

    Code for Canada is a respected non-profit that seeks to help governments and communities harness the power of digital.

    GOOD is part of the International Open Government Partnership’s OGP Local monitoring network. GOOD undertakes the assessment of the Province of Ontario OGP Action Plans.

    If you have any questions or are interested in collaborating with GOOD, please don't hesitate to contact us at connect@go-opendata.ca

    We look forward to you joining us again and wish you and yours a Happier New Year for 2022

    Your GOOD Team
    Jury, Sandra, Dave, Keith, Connie, Mai, Jonathan, Cody, Nathan, Cody, Ushnish

  • January 03, 2022 5:31 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial 2022

    May 3-4 (Virtual)

    BeSpatial Ontario is inviting you to view the PheedLoop Home Page for  program highlights as a sampling of sessions being offered.

    Register today to join your colleagues at the geospatial and information community's annual 35th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event and EXPO.  Bookmark this page and check back often as program details are being updated! 

    Registration is now open to attend  the May 4  workshop:  Application Integration in a SAAS context using FME. There are limited seats and registration is on a  first come basis. Note: Must sign in and register separately for the FME workshop.

    A special thank you to our current sponsors and exhibitors. There are opportunities available for you and BeSpatial has added extra features to enhance your exhibit experience. Come join us in the exhibit hall!

    BeSpatial'22 is a once a year opportunity that will provide you with professional development , valuable information and updates about what is happening in your field, a chance to visit with exhibitors to learn about their new products and services and networking with others in the geospatial and information community and much more... 

  • December 31, 2021 4:59 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Dear members: Thank you for you support in 2021. We deeply appreciate your ongoing commitment to BeSpatial / urisa ontario, your geospatial and information community in Ontario.

    We are looking forward to an interesting program year in 2022 with monthly webinar offerings and their ongoing post event access through our members' area.

    Our annual BeSpatial event is planned for May 3-4 and given the ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 outbreak and concern for your health safety, we will be hosting a virtual event once again!  

    The BeSpatial'22 early bird registration rate for members will be in effect until mid March. Renew today to ensure that you will continue to receive program highlights as they are released starting in the new year!

    If you have already paid your annual dues, thanks very much!

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