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  • May 05, 2021 9:43 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    The two days of BeSpatial'21 event had an amazing turnaround across all sessions and booths. Everyone from our speakers to sponsors to exhibitors had rich and insightful content to offer for our attendees. Thank you all for participating and hope you enjoyed gamification and the prizes you won! Congratulations again to all of our award winners!

    I'd like to take this moment to thank the board for organizing such an amazing event despite it being virtual (close to 400 registrations!) A special shout-out to our events team for making the event quite interactive. The interactive aspect wasn't just nice but necessary at a time like this, so thank you Jeff Norris Alex Brossault Hanna Sjostrom Andrew Lyszkiewicz Susan Muleme Kasumba Sandra M. Crutcher John Bacon Melanie Wawryk Catherine Fitzgerald (she/her/hers) Wendy Baldin and Mohamed Nishath !

    Thank you for organizing various programming, awards and promoting the event Iain Greensmith Marikka Williams, MSc, GISP Brooke Hickmott Krista Bullock and Paul Beach!

    Let's #BeSpatial again next year!

    Gaya - BeSpatial Communications Director

  • April 08, 2021 12:01 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    PSD offers industry leading consulting and software solutions for enterprise asset management, GIS and budgeting. Our CityWide Enterprise GIS (EGIS) is a fully-managed desktop, web, server, and mobile solution that combines powerful proprietary and open source software. EGIS is used by public sector organizations as a standalone GIS system or is seamlessly integrated with CityWide Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) for advanced infrastructure management. With an in-house team of former municipal GIS technicians, asset managers, and engineers, PSD's experienced consultants assist local governments, utilities and other government organizations with improving their GIS data, practices and outcomes. PSD also produces the annual Geospatial Maturity Index (GMI) Report, measuring the maturity of GIS programs and ranking the Top 25 GIS Programs in North America.

    Check out the Full list of BeSpatial'21 Sponsors

  • 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 08, 2021 1:40 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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    Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in government, business and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. GIS facilitates operational awareness and multi-agency collaboration.

    Municipal, provincial and federal governments leverage Esri technology to improve service delivery, accountability and fiscal management. Location analytics reveal patterns, risks and opportunities that can enhance infrastructure/asset management, economic development, land use planning, census and elections, routing and dispatch of government services. This technology also enables greater transparency, allowing residents to access more information online.

  • February 08, 2021 1:31 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    “Digital transformation in cities needs a human heart and a digital brain”. Geospatial infrastructure is the core of this brain. Future systems, first and foremost, must serve the needs of the people who live there. 

    Alex Miller is president and founder of Esri Canada, the leading geographic information system (GIS) company in Canada, founded in 1984.

    Visit our Spotlight section for more information on our keynote speakers...

  • February 01, 2021 1:37 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Grab your favourite morning drink and join us for the Keynote speakers - Biju Misra and Alex Miller as we kick-off the morning sessions.

    Biju Misra, Director, Corporate Business Systems and Automation COE, Enbridge is a recognized transformation and strategic leader as the Day 1 keynote speaker at our annual BeSpatial event.

    Biju will share his perspective on transformative change, innovation and leadership highlighting the importance of teamwork and building high impact teams, critical to enable resilience as we tackle the challenges and opportunities entering the 2020s!

    May 5 - Day 2 Keynote - Alex Miller, president and founder of Esri Canada, the leading geographic information system (GIS) company in Canada. With more than 400 employees and privately owned, Esri Canada became a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2019. Mr. Miller is a pioneer in transforming geography and mapping into a 21st century digital tool used by millions around the world.

    Check out the Schedule!

    Join your colleagues at your geospatial and information community’s BeSpatial’21 annual event. Don't miss this once a year, unique opportunity and register today! May 4-5 is just weeks away!

    View the spotlights on keynotes, session presenters, sponsors and the exhibitor directory plus You can now view the current sessions.

    There are presenter and sponsor profiles, various awards, an EXPO, a Maps Gallery, a YPN -Young Professional Network event, a BeSocial get-together, prize draws and much more!

    There's also a workshop and NG9-1-1 townhall!

    Register today!

  • February 01, 2021 12:48 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Angus GeoSolutions Inc. (AGSI) since 1993 as a Canadian corporation, has been solving business problems with strategic technology and information solutions, empowering government, electrical utility, telecommunication, oil and gas, agriculture and public safety industries to make better, more informed decisions.

    AGSI’s technology and information professionals are headquartered in Halton Hills Ontario and part time data collection and verification field staff across Canada.

    AGSI offers two main products:

    Go360™ - AGSI’s flagship product - a suite of software tools that manages location data in real time, while delivering enterprise-wide knowledge to decision-makers

    Location Warehouse™ - AGSI’s comprehensive spatial database of North American location data created over 25 years by collecting, verifying and managing the highest quality of land-based location information needed to support mission-critical functions for both private and public sector operations.

    AGSI offers many Municipal Government Services including:

    • Address Management – consolidation of address silos, accuracy and sustainability
    • Permit Tracking – management of contractor and public activities within the community
    • Postal Boundaries - Validate residents’ calls, department mail outs, data analyses – lower tiers.

    Please visit our virtual booth at BeSpatial'21.

  • January 04, 2021 1:51 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    New webinar postings now available to view:

    Recordings can be found in Member’s Area under Presentations – 2020 Webinars as well as prior years.

    Bookmark the Events page for info and registration.

  • October 15, 2020 3:38 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Opportunity for our sponsors, sustaining and corporate members to get featured in our monthly e-News!

    Profiles will be included in e-News on a first-come first-served basis according to your membership status.  Visit the Profiles page to view past featured partners.

    Book now to secure your spot in one of the remaining 2020 profile months or for 2021 (assigned per membership renewal status). 

    Please email Susan and include a 250-word profile about your company or a project that you are working on that might be of interest.   Feel free to include your corporate logo.  Then, keep an eye on the e-News and the Profiles page!

    Corporate and Regular members

    interested in promoting your company on our site for the full year? Consider upgrading to a Sustaining or Sponsor level

    For more details, visit: Sponsors and Sustaining Options Page

  • October 01, 2020 8:00 AM | Hanna Sjostrom, GISP (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 a gift card. All respondents who complete the survey by Dec 11th, will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card.

    Survey now closed!  

    We use the information in the survey to get an 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.

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