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  • January 30, 2020 1:13 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial/ urisa ontario is inviting you to join us at its 33rd Annual program event, executive session and EXPO. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to hear some of the best in the industry speak on the importance of geospatial information and to showcase their initiatives! 

    Click here to take a look at the preliminary program. Don't forget to bookmark this page as news of presentations will be announced soon!

    Date: May 5, 2020 - May 6, 2020
    Location: The Americana, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON


  • January 30, 2020 12:30 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21 - reschedulef due to COVID-19

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

    Summary of early bird registration options: View here   (Closed pending new date/location)

    All early bird registrations are entered into a draw for an opportunity to win this year's amazing prize- a Bose Wireless speaker: 

    Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker - Black

    Register (Closed pending new date/location)

    Attendees receive a special rate on accommodations. For details: Click here

  • January 29, 2020 11:39 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21

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

    A few speaking opportunities are available, contact: John for details.  

    Submit your abstract

    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.  

    Sneak peek at the BeSpatial'21 Day 1 offerings

  • January 29, 2020 9:00 AM | Hanna Sjostrom (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21

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

    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 BeSpatial AGM! You have the opportunity to show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application.

    Submissions Open - carried over until March 27th, 2021

  • January 28, 2020 12:09 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21

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

    Developing a data sharing portal with FME and GeoCortex

    The Region of Durham, Ontario, hosts and manages a number of datasets and wished to share them with municipalities within the region through a web application developed on GeoCortex. With the help of Consortech, the Region of Durham was able to streamline requests from GeoCortex and provide a self-serve data sharing solution for key stakeholders in the Region. In the backend, FME plays a pivotal role from processing requests from the web application utilizing the FME Server REST API to maintaining and updating shared data through automated scheduled tasks.

    Presenters :

    Lesley MacKenzie, Senior Business Analyst at Consortech

    Rob Halko, GIS Supervisor at Durham Region

  • January 24, 2020 11:53 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21

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


  • January 21, 2020 12:50 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'21

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

    To view the sponsors package: Click here

    To view the exhibitor details and floor plan: Click here

    For more details, contact:  BeSpatial'21

  • 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)


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    Please join or renew today!

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