Upcoming events

    • May 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 02, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Dr, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1
    Register

     

    The Geospatial and Information Community's Annual event

    Early Bird rate extended until March 31!

    BeSpatial / BeSmart'19: Creating Business Value and Social Impact

    2 Day Event Wednesday, May 01 and 02, 2019

    @ The Bayview Club, Thornhill, ON

    RegisterBeSpatial'19 - 1 or both days

    We are excited to announce the venue with topics on Smart Initiatives  - the role of the geospatial and information community in shaping and enabling the transformation to SMART!

    Two full days of sessions are planned to address the importance of geospatial and information, at all levels, to the successful realization of the Smart City. The approach will provide opportunities for GIS professionals and practitioners to showcase their initiatives to their peers as well as management and executives levels. 

    Date: May 1 & 2, 2019
    Location: The Bayview Golf and Country Club
    25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1

    Who Should Attend?

    The intended audience for this 2 day event includes public and private sector with participants from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels,  IT leaders, GIS professionals and practitioners, , economic development professionals, city managers, CAO’s, CFO’s, mayors, reeves, wardens, chairs and senior staff – from large, small, rural and first nations municipalities.  Other key stakeholders include community activists and visionaries from the private and not-for-profit sectors.

    Visit: BeSpatial'19 Program Highlights - Day 1 - May 1st

    • Morning Keynote - Nickolas Day, Metrolinx
    • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority – “ Using Lidar to Detect Potential Vernal Pools and Low/Wet Areas for Wetland Restoration”, presented by Christopher Menary;
    • IBI Group  - “The TH!NK Bike: A New Approach to Data Acquisition & Analysis”, presented by Anthony De Crescenzo;
    • City of Hamilton – “Keeping  a Common Address Database ‘Common’ using FME”,  presented by Heather Howe and Lesley MacKenzie.

    BeSpatial / BeSmart'19 Executive Forum - Day 2 - May 2nd Panel Topics: 

    RegisterClick for BeSpatial / BeSmart'19 - Executive Forum only

    Visit: Executive Forum Details

    • Legal and Political Challenges in Data Collection and Access
    • Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions
    • Community Broadband and Economic Development
    • Public-Private Partnership (P3), Challenges and Opportunities
    • Benchmarking Leading Practices in Service Delivery, Canadian Smart Cities Challenge
    • Building Smart Cities and Communities of the Future

    Watch for more details coming soon about the BeSmart'19 Executive Forum and from experts in the geospatial and information community that have been drawn together to discuss various aspects of information management, Smart Cities and the global move to open! 

    Keynote(s), Presentations, Panels, Workshops, Exhibits and Showcases

    The Geospatial and Information community is actively engaged in many diverse building block initiatives that support and shape SMART initiatives. A broader understanding of the significance of these spatial initiatives within an organization is required to realize these benefits and enable a smarter city. The presentations will speak to the critical role that the geospatial and information community plays in the evolution of the smart city, communities and their environments. 

    BeSpatial Opportunities

    The BeSpatial event is an annual event for the geospatial and information community. The BeSpatial'19 event offers program sessions, an executive forum, industry updates in an expo showcase. The event attracts attendees from a diverse cross-section of public and private disciplines: Geospatial (GIS) professionals and Information service (IT/IS) managers, engineers, surveyors, consultants, analysts, technicians, technologists, specialists, professors and students from Ontario.

    You are invited to participate in making this year's event a great one!

    Here is how:

    Exhibition Opportunities - SOLD OUT! Sponsor spots available 

    Best Challenge Awards - Closed

    Bursary Award - Closes April 5

    MApps (Maps and Apps) Awards - Closes Mar 29

    Program Highlights

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Additional Sponsorship Opportunities - e-mail: BeSpatial

    We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail: BeSpatial with any questions!

    • May 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Dr, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1
    Register

     
             

    The Geospatial and Information Community's Annual event

    Early Bird rate extended until March 31!

    BeSmart'19 Executive Forum: Creating Business Value and Social Impact

    Day 2 Event on Thursday May 02, 2019
    @ The Bayview Club, Thornhill, ON

    Registerbelow for the Executive Forum

    Currently a non-member?

     Join US to enjoy the member benefits and discount.

    We are excited to announce the venue with topics on Smart Initiatives  - the role of the geospatial and information community in shaping and enabling the transformation to SMART!

    This is Day 2. There are two full days of sessions offered (see BeSpatial event) to address the importance of geospatial and information, at all levels, to the successful realization of the Smart City. The approach will provide opportunities for GIS professionals and practitioners to showcase their initiatives to their peers as well as management and executives levels. 

    Date: May 2, 2019

    Location: The Bayview Golf and Country Club
    25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1

    Who Should Attend?

    The intended audience for this event includes public and private sector with participants from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels,  IT leaders, GIS professionals and practitioners, , economic development professionals, city managers, CAO’s, CFO’s, mayors, reeves, wardens, chairs and senior staff – from large, small, rural and first nations municipalities.  Other key stakeholders include community activists and visionaries from the private and not-for-profit sectors.

    BeSpatial / BeSmart'19 Executive Forum - May 2nd Panel Topics:

    Visit: Executive Forum

    Topics

    • Legal and Political Challenges in Data Collection and Access
    • Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business Decisions
    • Community Broadband and Economic Development
    • Public-Private Partnership (P3), Challenges and Opportunities
    • Benchmarking Leading Practices in Service Delivery, Canadian Smart Cities Challenge
    • Building Smart Cities and Communities of the Future

    BeSmart'19 Executive Forum provides insights from experts in the geospatial and information community that have been drawn together to discuss various aspects of information management, Smart Cities and the global move to open! 

    The 2 day event is packed full with Keynotes each day, Presentations, Panels, Workshops, Exhibits and Showcases

    The Geospatial and Information community is actively engaged in many diverse building block initiatives that are support and shape SMART initiatives. A broader understanding of the significance of these spatial initiatives within an organization is required to realize the benefits and enable a smarter city. The presentations will speak to the critical role that the geospatial and information community plays in the evolution of the smart city, communities and their environments. 

    The BeSpatial event is an annual event for the geospatial and information community. The BeSpatial'19 event offers program session, an executive forum, industry updates in an expo showcase. The event attracts attendees from a diverse cross-section of public and private disciplines: Geospatial (GIS) professionals and Information service (IT/IS) managers, engineers, surveyors, consultants, analysts, technicians, technologists, specialists, professors and students.

    You are invited to participate in making this year's event a great one! Here is how:

    Exhibition Opportunities - SOLD OUT! Sponsorship available

    Best Challenge Awards - Closed

    Bursary Award - Closes April 5

    MApps (Maps and Apps) Awards - Closes March 29

    Program Highlights

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Additional Sponsorship Opportunities - e-mail: BeSpatial

    We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail: BeSpatial with any questions!

    • May 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1
    Register

    Introduction to FME


    Join BeSpatial Day 2  event and take in this 3 hour workshop

    (no cost if registered for May 1 event before the early bird rate ends on March 31)

    Thursday May 02,  9-12 PM

    Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON  L3T 3X1

    presents a hands-on workshop

    Introduction to FME

    Do you work with multiple formats and data sources such as CAD and GIS? Would you like to transform and integrate them using best practices? Safe Software’s FME Desktop might be the right tool for you. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop and build a workbench in FME using geospatial data.

    Note: You will also have the chance to use everything you learned and the workspaces you will have created in the second workshop offered, Introduction to FME Server.

    Here’s a few topics that will be covered in this 3-hour workshop:

    • -         Introduction to FME and data conversion basics
    • -         Data transformation
    • -         FME best practices
    • -         Transformation components
    • -         Practical transformer use

    Who should attend: Anyone who has to manage data.

    Requires: General knowledge of GIS.

    Join us on May 2. 

    REGISTER here.

    The 1/2 day event will be hosted by BeSpatial. For information on how you may participate, please contact: Cindy BeSpatial

    • May 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON L3T 3X1
    Register

    How to leverage FME server technology to Integrate, Validate and Automate your data processes


    Join BeSpatial Day 2  event and take in this 3 hour Afternoon workshop

    Thursday May 02,  1-4:00 PM

    (no cost if registered for May 1 event before the early bird rate ends on March 31)

    Bayview Club, 25 Fairway Heights Drive, Thornhill, ON  L3T 3X1

    presents a hands-on workshop

    How to leverage FME server technology to Integrate, Validate and Automate your data processes

    FME Server lets you go further! This software solution leverage FME Workspaces to accomplish more—such as automating and orchestrating complex data movements across your organization.

    In this 3-hour workshop, learn how FME Server, an ETL-based technology with a rich spatial toolset allows you to leverage your geospatial data in automated workflows. We will use FME Workspaces built the morning workshop to automate these processes using different mechanisms such as:

    • ·        Job scheduling
    • ·        Automatic job triggering through directory watching
    • ·        Notifications

    Note: If you haven’t participated in the morning workshop, Introduction to FME, pre-built FME workspaces will be provided.

    Agenda

    Introduction to FME Server

    • ·        What FME Server does?
    • ·        Explore the FME Server interface
    • ·        Publishing FME Workspaces to FME Server

    Creating FME Server processes and services

    • ·        Scheduling and managing tasks
    • ·        Implementing on-demand tasks

    Who should attend?

    Anybody who needs to manage data

    Pre-Requisites: General knowledge of GIS and FME.

    Join us on May 2. 

    REGISTER here.

    The 1/2 day event will be hosted by BeSpatial. For information on how you may participate, please contact: Cindy BeSpatial


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