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  • January 18, 2020 11:42 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

     BeSpatial'21

    • When: Date of event: Early May 2021
    • Where: TBA

    Call for presentations

    You are invited to submit for a presentation opportunity at the geospatial and information community's annual Ontario event.

    Need a little more time? We have it unfortunately, due to COVID-19. Deadline for submitting abstracts is extended to March 12, 2021

    Click here to submit your abstract. 

    BeSpatial'21 overall theme is Resilience

    Resilience ( ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s)

    • an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
    • the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity
    • the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

    Resilience is made up of five pillars: self-awareness, mindfulness, self-care, positive relationships & purpose.

    As competing pressures, disruptive tools and a dizzying array of new options force organizations into the future, professionals in most disciplines need to be resilient. They need to think strategically to prepare themselves and their organizations for a bumpy road ahead. The ongoing digital transformation changes everything we do.

    Our 2-days program event & expo is designed to help geospatial and information professionals to:

    • power their business by turning data into knowledge 
    • develop geospatial data and technology mindset
    • determine how to optimize business results by implementing location intelligence
    • prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies
    • find out what new developments will influence the digital transformation
    • prepare for new types of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability

    Day 1 theme is “A Glimpse into Geospatial Future” - dedicated to geospatial data and technology implementation presentations

    Day 2 theme is "Creative Strategies for Geospatial and Information Professionals" will emphasize strategic approaches to new technology implementations, location-based intelligence and workforce management.  

    Bookmark and check the Program Highlights page often as more details will be coming soon!
  • December 10, 2019 12:53 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    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.

  • December 05, 2019 4:41 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    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.

    For membership options, visit: Join US

    Please join or renew today!

  • December 01, 2019 4:38 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

     “A Glimpse into Geospatial Future” - dedicated to geospatial data and technology implementation presentations

    Preview these exciting presentation topics!

    Attendees will hear and share insights on transformative change, innovation and leadership.

    Day 1 offers a diverse range of geospatial and information topics that look at

    • climate change information going back to the 1920s and how it supports today's analysis;
    • how over 50,000 engineering documents provide  critical decision support  information;
    • a plan to share municipal datasets with municipalities
    • how the transformative Amazon web services is being used by GIS students and much more... 
    BeSpatial'21
  • November 10, 2019 7:00 AM | Hanna Sjostrom (Administrator)

    Give us your feedback for a chance to win a prize

    Please take 5 minutes to fill out the Membership Survey and be entered for a chance to win 1 of 3 Gift Cards.

     Complete the Survey

    We use the information in the survey to get a better idea of how we can serve you better and how we can continue to enhance the BeSpatial community experience. We appreciate your membership and want to make sure that we meet all your expectations.

    All respondents who complete the survey by Dec 13th, will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $20 gift card.


  • November 03, 2019 4:26 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21

    • When: Date of event: Early May 2021 TBA
    • Where: TBA

    Join us at our 33rd Annual program event, executive session and EXPO 

    BeSpatial/ urisa ontario represents a dynamic geospatial and information community consisting of key decision makers in the public and private sectors across Ontario. 

    Interested in submitting an abstract for a presentation opportunity?

    Click Here 

  • November 02, 2019 11:17 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Back row, l to R:  Khas Selvarajah, Communications, Andrew Lyszkiewicz, Strategy & Outreach, Mirjana Strajin, Director at-large, Melanie Wawryk, Web, Kyle Murdoch, Northern Section, Marikka Williams, Eastern Section, Hanna Sjostrom, Member Services.

    Front, L to R: Irene Rubinstein, Education, Susan Muleme Kasumba, President, Alex Brossault, Finance and Sandra Crutcher, Executive Director.

    Missing: Catherine Fitzgerald: Immediate Past President, Brock Kingston, Northern Section, John Bacon, Programs, Mohamed Nishath, BeSpatial-Logistics & Wendy Baldin, BeSpatial-Project Management.

  • November 01, 2019 11:47 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)
    2020
    • August 19, 2020, 'Learn what I Learned' , Eastern Section event, Queen's University
    • May  2021 TBA

    BeSpatial'21 Annual Program event and EXPO

    Location: TBA

    Details coming soon!

    Interested in submitting an abstract for a presentation opportunity?

    Click Here 

  • November 01, 2019 11:09 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial Webinar - Peer Success Stories: Unlocking the Secrets of Maturity-Driven Strategy


    Maturity is finally getting the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, few have been able to take it beyond ad hoc assessments and glossy high level reports.  Learn how well researched and vendor agnostic capability maturity models such as Slimgim or URISA CMMI provide the raw materials for your Enterprise GIS strategy and continuous improvement efforts.

    Available for viewing soon in themembers area.

  • October 08, 2019 5:14 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Sandra Crutcher, BeSpatial, Executive Director and Marikka Williams, BeSpatial Eastern Director.


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