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Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo from the City of Vaughan will give this year's opening address.

Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo, Director of Business Excellence and Operational Performance at the City of Vaughan, is a self-described mover and shaker. Her leadership journey spans across two decades in provincial and local levels of government, the non-profit sector, academia and also in various public service areas. Shanon will provide insight into developing skills beyond your job, to create passion and build a career that excites and motivates you. She will share strategies that you can use, to continuously find opportunities to learn, build new networks, align resources and transform your team's service delivery. 

Stay tuned for more details in our next e-blast which will include a trailer to her presentation....

A sneak peak at our BeSpatial'23 program content is here!

Hydro One – Leveraging Geography for Better Asset Management: Avoiding costly and time-consuming efforts, Hydro One and SKE Inc. created a map-based solution to provide a modern, easy to use, and accurate search engine for their corporate and public-facing application.

Acting Today in the Interests of Tomorrow - The Building of a Spatial Easement Inventory: How the City of Greater Sudbury partnered with Teranet to advance GIS maturity and chart a better future for staff and residents with its easily accessible spatial easement inventory.

Automating Land Planning Applications in GIS: Using Python to Accept User Input and Automate Map Production

Running against time - Workflow enhancements using FME, ArcMap & python scripting to find creative solutions for today's problems: Proactive thinking and use of technology creatively using FME, ArcMap & python scripting to find creative solutions.  

City of Guelph and Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Database Development and Data Load for NG9-1-1: Supporting Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) capabilities to deliver improved and modernized 911 services to Canadians


Workshops from the Academy will be offered in the afternoons of Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd – Noon to 4:30 pm (Stay tuned for actual times of each)

Select Registration including workshop option

Presenter:  Workshops will be led by Greg Babinski.

Three (3) workshops will be held each afternoon of BeSpatial’23 (2 days):

  •  Promote and Grow your GIS for Successful Geospatial Managers
  •  GIS Funding, Budgeting and Financial Management for GIS Managers
  •  GIS Return on Investment (ROI) Fundamentals

These workshops are being offered as part of your BeSpatial'23 including workshop registration!  

See GISCI  for more information on the Certification process.

Plan to attend the GISP session and booth at BeSpatial'23


Register for BeCreative BeSpatial 2023


There are various opportunities throughout the year to present: - a webinar, at a regional event or at the BeSpatial'23 annual event? Fill in the online form or contact Programs


BeSpatial 2023

Announcing that the following Calls for action are open. For details:

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at the Annual BeSpatial '23 event?  Sponsor Options and Benefits  and Exhibit Info



*AOLS recognizes BeSpatial events for CPD professional credits!

BeSpatial events qualify for GISP credits


Opportunities for Events & Webinars: 

Now accepting proposals for  Spring/Fall Webinars events. Contact Programs or fill out the Online form

Planning and scheduling of some great webinars is well underway for Spring/Fall2023.  

Some of these webinars may sound familiar to BeSpatial'22 attendees and you would be right! These amazing presenters from BeSpatial'22 annual event have agreed to provide a more detailed presentation from their BeSpatial event session.  Stay tuned for more information and registration details!

BeSpatial'22 and past webinar presentations are available for viewing in our member's area. 


BeSpatial'23 is a once a year opportunity that will provide you with professional development, valuable information and updates about what is happening in your field, a chance to visit with exhibitors to learn about their new products and services and networking with others in the geospatial and information community and much more...

Register for BeSpatial'23 until March 31st for a chance to win!


We're excited to announce that early bird registration (up until March 31st) will give you a chance to win one of two fantastic draw prizes: an Apple Air Tag or a $250 Visa gift card!

YPN - YOUNG Professionals Network

Stay tuned for upcoming YPN events Connect with YPN for breaking news.

BeSpatial provides  opportunities for professional development , valuable information and updates about what is happening in your field, a chance to visit with exhibitors to learn about their new products and services and networking with others in the geospatial and information community and much more... 

Don't Miss the Upcoming YPN draws

Congratulations to Our Draw Winners! 

Ryan Bunting, Conservation Halton, the winner of the YPN - Career Development session draw

Evangeline Emanuel, Furgo, the winner of the YPN-GISP 101 session draw

Charmalee Sandanayake, City of Peterborough, the winner of our Summer Feedback Survey Draw

Jakub Ripley, Aquafor Beech, the winner of our YPN - Mentorship Launch Draw! 


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ACEC - Ontario  |  GISCI - Certification Institute  |  GoGeomatics   |  GO Open Data |MISA Ontario  |  URISA U.S. 

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