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Technological developments in recent years are nothing short of remarkable. Geospatial disciplines are evolving along with many of the technological changes that present growth opportunities for individuals and businesses. Some of the developments, such as Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins represent a quantum leap forward in the way we access, interact and use information.
To stay relevant in the field, geospatial and information professionals should “BePrepared”.
They should be aware of how these technological developments and trends can be applied to their work, continually learn new skills and adapt to the ever-changing work environment.
Geospatial plays a crucial role in many industries and is also impacted by technological breakthroughs that are affecting designing and creating business solutions. Some of the skills the geospatial industry requires are:
The 2024 Annual General Meeting virtual conference BePrepared (May 1st and 2nd, 2024) will provide an opportunity for geospatial and information professionals to showcase their achievements, and best practices and discuss challenges in preparing for and adapting to the predicted and unpredicted changes in future.
The Locus Charter
In the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is more important than ever to consider the ethical and responsible use of Location Data. BeSpatial Ontario is proud to be the first organization in Canada to officially endorse and support the Locus Charter, and we encourage our members to understand and implement its principles in their day-to-day activities. To learn more about the Locus Charter, click here.
BeSpatial's President - Peter Hettstedt
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...
Our YPN 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!
Highlights from BeSpatial 2023
BeSpatial Ontario is dedicated to geospatial innovation and knowledge sharing, exemplified by BeSpatial 2023's theme "BeCreative!" that emphasizes unity amidst change. Our use of a virtual platform for BeSpatial 2023 once again furthered this mission by facilitating diverse attendance and fostering inclusivity from all across Ontario. We would like to thank our sponsors, and hope to see you at our in-person regional events planned throughout the year.
2023 WEBINAR and PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcing that the following Calls for action are open all year long. For details:
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*AOLS recognizes BeSpatial events for CPD professional credits!
BeSpatial events qualify for GISP credits
Opportunities for Events & Webinars:
Planning and scheduling of some great webinars is well underway for Fall 2023 and Winter/Spring 2024.
Some of these webinars may sound familiar to BeSpatial attendees and you would be right! These amazing presenters from the BeSpatial annual event have agreed to provide a more detailed presentation from their BeSpatial event session. Stay tuned for more information and registration details!
BeSpatial Annual events and past webinar presentations are available for viewing in our member's area.
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