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    • August 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
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    Enabling better interoperability with road condition reporting

    Using a combination of Municipal 511, Survey123, Pandas, Python, and ArcGIS Online to allow us display road issues and road conditions to the public. I will explain the challenges we were facing and how a combination of software programs can work together using APIs and open source software.


    Presenter: Joel Meier, GIS Specialist, Grey County


    Interested in offering a Webinar? Contact John for details

    • September 23, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Meeting
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    BeSpatial: A Special Program Event following its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    The BeSpatial association will be hosting a special virtual event to carry out the business required for its 2020 AGM.  Following the AGM,  a Best Challenge Awards ceremony will be held. There will also be a lightning round opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors and a presentation. 

    Sault Ste. Marie's GIS Based Vulnerable Persons Registry

    The virtual program for the event will include a presentation from award winning Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre’s Acorn Information Solutions (AIS) Group that will highlight the Sault Ste. Marie's GIS Based Vulnerable Persons Registry,

    The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 23rd from 12-1 pm.

    About the Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR)

    The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre’s Acorn Information Solutions (AIS) Group and the City of Sault Ste. Marie initiated discussions concerning the development of a Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) after the unfortunate passing of Lewis Wheelan during the 2003 North American electrical grid blackout. Lewis had passed away during the blackout because he was electric dependent, needing air conditioning to cool his body.

    Through significant efforts and partnership building, AIS launched the Sault Ste. Marie VPR in 2011. The VPR is a  free, voluntary and confidential registry for persons at greater risk during an emergency or disaster. A secure communication tool provides GIS based data to local first responders and the local power distribution company with the key information they need to help increase one’s safety during the following situations: power outages, home emergencies and large scale emergencies.

    This presentation will detail the conception of VPR, the process to implement and maintain and will discuss the initial barriers and the successes that have resulted. With rapidly changing climate conditions and aging populations, most communities are facing the growing issue of protecting its most vulnerable populations. In Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding region, the VPR has served to help this vulnerable population learn about emergency preparedness and know that they will be protected should an emergency occur.

    Not a BeSpatial member but interested in attending?  Update your membership status today! 

Past events

June 23, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar: Taking the Plunge into Open Source GIS
June 03, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar: Clarity from Chaos: Maps and Apps that Drive Decisions
May 12, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar - Preparing and Validating your data for Next Gen 9-1-1 standards using FME
May 05, 2020 BeSpatial: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
April 23, 2020 BeSpatial Webinar - Enforcing Cannabis Ordinance Using Satellite Imagery
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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