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    • March 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Queen's University Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre, Kingston, ON

    'Learn what I Learned'  - a BeSpatial Eastern Ontario Regional Event to be held in Kingston!  

    It is a great opportunity to connect to GIS professionals in Eastern Ontario and learn how people are using GIS at their organizations.

    When: March 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2 PM

    Where: Queen's University Donald Gordon, Hotel and Conference Centre, Kingston, ON

    See below for location map and details.

    Event Preliminary Agenda

    • Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking and Opening Remarks
    • "Next Generation 911" Alex Brossault, Program Manager, GIS and Info, City of Guelph with Barry Costello, Esri
    • "GIS in Infrastructure Project Lifecycle" Phil Healey, Manager, Enterprise GIS, City of Kingston
    • "Creating a Culture of Change: Open Government and the Ontario GeoHub”  Mike Dunkley, Land Information Ontario
    • Presentation #4 TBA 
    • Presentation #5 TBA 
    • Buffet Lunch and Networking
    • Keynote: "Thoughts On Adding Geo-Records To The Pilot Study On Best Practices For Citizen Access To Public Records.",  Dr. Barry Wellar. C.M., GISP, Past President, URISA.org (1978), Professor Emeritus, University Of Ottawa, President, Information Research Board
    • Closing Remarks

    • May 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Americana, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H4


    When: May 5 & 6, 2020 8:00 AM, EDT
    Where: The Americana, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H4

    Early Bird rates in effect until March 13!

    The Geospatial and Information Community's 

    Annual Program Event, Executive Forum and Expo. 

    2 Day Event May 5 and 6, 2020

    BeSpatial'20: Resiliency: A glimpse into the geospatial future with strategies for geospatial and information professionals.

    Click here: Program Highlights

    Note: Please register separately for workshops once they have been announced.

    BeSpatial Starts in

    Accommodations: Special group rates are available

    @ The Americana Niagara Falls, ON

    • Special room rate of $129.00 CAD+ tax & fees per night (limited time offer)
    • Overnight parking $20.00+tax per night (waived for BeSpatial delegates)
    • $20 supplement for additional guests who are over 16 years of age
    • Daytime parking (no charge)
    • Call 1-800-263-3508 or 905-356-8444
    • Register Online enter the date and quote the group's name: BeSpatial
    • May 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Americana Niagara Falls

    Workshop : Advanced FME Training Day

    Objective: Improve your FME skills, build even better workspaces, get some practical experience.

    Prerequisite: General knowledge of FME, Laptop with FME installed (we will provide free training licenses)

    We will learn of advanced FME topics and finish the day with some challenging exercises where you get to apply your new skills.
    Topics we will look at:

    Advanced Attribute Handling

    • Constructing values
    • FME functions
    • Conditional values
    • Multiple feature attributes
    • Null attribute

    Performance Considerations

    We will look at techniques that help us evaluate the performance of our workspaces and improve their efficiency.

    • Performance and FME
    • 64-bit FME
    • Log file interpretation
    • Reader and writer optimization
    • Transformer optimization
    • Parallel processing

    Advanced Reading and Writing

    We will look at different techniques for reading and writing data.

    • Writing zip files
    • Fanouts
    • Dynamic conversions
    • Dynamic schema handling
    • Advanced dynamic schemas

    About the Presenter

    Presenter: Lesley MacKenzie, Senior Business Analyst at Consortech

    Bio: Lesley MacKenzie graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. She is passionate about geomatics and has been working in the field for over 15 years. Her main focus is leveraging ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) with the context of data workflow and process optimization.

    At Consortech, Lesley provides consulting, training and solution design services on various GIS and IT platforms including Safe Software’s FME Desktop and FME Server. Her motivation lies in helping her customers develop automated data workflow processes so they can focus on the fun stuff, real GIS work! Lesley was one of the first specialist in North America to obtain Safe Software’s FME Certified Trainer and FME Certified Professional certifications.

    The Full day workshop event is sponsored by Consortech and hosted by BeSpatial'20.

     For information on how you may participate, please contact:  BeSpatial

Past events

February 20, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar - Mobile LiDAR Surveying For Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management Applications
December 04, 2019 BeSpatial Webinar - Peer Success Stories: Unlocking the Secrets of Maturity-Driven Strategy
October 29, 2019 Utilities and Municipal Assets
October 22, 2019 BeSpatial Webinar: It’s All About the Data – York Region’s Analytics Journey
September 25, 2019 BeSpatial Webinar: The Next Generation of Growth Forecasts: A Data Science Approach
May 02, 2019 FME Workshop - server technology - PM session
May 02, 2019 Intro to FME Workshop - AM session
May 02, 2019 BeSmart _Executive Forum!
May 01, 2019 BeSpatial'19 - Day 1 or 2 Full Days!
February 20, 2019 BeHealthy Event
February 14, 2019 BeEmployed Webinar
December 06, 2018 LiDAR 301 - How do I do it? Software Applications
September 18, 2018 LiDAR for Dummies Webinar: Published LiDAR Specifications and How To Use Them
June 28, 2018 Implementation of an Enterprise-wide Common Street Address Database
May 03, 2018 Preparing your Data for Smart Cities using FME 2018
May 01, 2018 LiDAR 201 - Applications of LiDAR Data
April 25, 2018 Northern Ontario GIS Users Event
November 08, 2017 Learn What I Learned
September 22, 2017 22nd Annual Geodetic Picnic
September 22, 2017 2017 Open and Smart Communities Forum
September 19, 2017 Back to School - LiDAR 101
May 04, 2017 FME and Asset Management Workshop
May 03, 2017 BeSpatial 2017
October 31, 2016 GIS-Pro 2016
May 05, 2016 BIM Workshop by Consortech
May 04, 2016 BeSpatial 2016
April 28, 2016 Peterborough Leverages Ecopia's Visual Recognition Solution for HQ Property Vector Map
April 14, 2016 Introduction to sUAS
October 20, 2015 Asset Management

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