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  • July 24, 2024 4:18 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    GIS Managers Open Forum

    Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

    Note: This is an Eventbrite virtual event. BeSpatial is not accepting registrations for the event. Please CLICK on the button below: 

    This forum will be led by Greg Babinski, GIS Management Consulting Services.

    This free online open forum is an opportunity for GIS leaders to meet, share, and discuss issues and opportunities for those responsible for GIS operations and management.

    GIS management is one of the most challenging responsibilities for any agency or company that utilizes geospatial technology. Effective geospatial management is a key factor for achieving maximum effectiveness and optimum ROI from an agency's investment.

    GIS management can also be a highly rewarding career. Professional GIS managers need a venue to share issues, problems, best practices, resources, and emerging trends.

    This free one-hour online event will include the following agenda:

    • Introductions

    • Spotlight on a new GIS management resource

    • Open discussion of GIS-management related issues

    • Upcoming events


    Current GIS managers, supervisors, and coordinators, and those who aspire to a successful career in GIS management.

    Advance registration is required.

    For more information, contact Greg Babinski at greg@gismcs.com 

    Note: Interested in future events from this organizer. Please checkout upcoming events listed at the registration site above for your perusal and interest.

    Registered attendees will receive Zoom meeting credentials before the event.

  • July 16, 2024 12:38 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Geo-Enabling Digital Twin with AEV and GIS : Unlock the Power of Geospatial Insights & Geoenablement

    Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2024 - 8:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Place: Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre, 421 Union Street West, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.

    For hotel room reservations: 1-866-455-2655

    Are you looking to harness the power of geospatial data to transform your industry? Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the world of GIS, join us for an enlightening and engaging conference focused on Geoenablement and Geospatial Literacy.

    This one-day event is designed for professionals from all industries who seek to leverage geospatial insights to drive innovation, improve decision-making, and enhance operational efficiency. You don't need to be a GIS expert to benefit - this conference is for anyone interested in the transformative potential of geospatial data.

    New to BeSpatial Ontario? A complimentary remaining 2024 and full 2025 membership is included in your non-member registration fee!

  • July 10, 2024 1:12 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Pathfinder's in Partnership with BeSpatial Ontario presents:

    Exciting News for Our Members!

    BeSpatial Ontario has teamed up with Pathfinder Exploration Community to sponsor a year's worth of engaging podcasts. This collaboration will bring 24 insightful Pathfinder episodes to our community, aligning with our shared mission of fostering networking and professional growth in the geospatial sector. 

    Why This Matters:

    • Shared Goals: BeSpatial Ontario and Pathfinders are committed to enhancing professional development within the geospatial community.
    • Valuable content: Episodes will focus on sharing expertise, driving innovation, and supporting evidence-based decisions in geospatial information.
    • Community Impact: The partnership will enrich our community's  knowledge and skills, offering fresh perspectives and expert insights.

    Your Call to Action:

    Valuable Content: Episodes will focus on sharing expertise, driving innovation, and supporting evidence-based decisions in geospatial informatioCommunity Impact: The partnership will enrich our community's knowledge and skills, offering fresh perspectives and exDon't miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your professional horizons. Visit Pathfinders.social  pathfinders.social to access these enriching podcasts and join us in this exciting new journey of learning and growth!

    Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your professional horizons. Visit pathfinders.social to access these enriching podcasts and join us in this exciting new journey of learning and growth!

  • July 09, 2024 1:37 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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    We need your help to update our Questions and Answers library in our FAQ section!

    Do you have a question that is not currently covered in our FAQ section, please contact web  and we'll do our best to make it available on our FAQ webpage.

  • July 07, 2024 12:44 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    GIS and the Future of Infrastructure

    The GIS and the Future of Infrastructure event will be an essential gathering for professionals in infrastructure management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This one-day event will bring together experts from diverse sectors, including architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), electric and gas utilities, district energy providers, telecommunications, transportation, and water management. Together, we’ll share valuable insights and explore innovative solutions to optimize infrastructure planning, development, and long-term sustainability.

    Join us as we pave the way toward a smarter, more interconnected infrastructure landscape!

    Key Topics:

    We are still working on the agenda and are targeting the following key topics:

    Smart Cities and Resilient Infrastructure:

    • How geospatial technologies enhance urban planning, transportation, and utilities.
    • Case studies on resilient infrastructure design and disaster response.

    Asset Management:

    • Leveraging GIS for real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and asset lifecycle management.
    • Creating digital twins to simulate and optimize infrastructure performance.

    This one-day event is designed for professionals from all industries. Engage with thought leaders, explore geospatial solutions, and shape the future of infrastructure.

    Event Details:

    Monday November 4th2024 8:00AM-4:00PM

    Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge ON

    Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee Service is included.

    New to BeSpatial Ontario? We offer a Complimentary 2025 membership included in your non member registration!

  • July 06, 2024 12:54 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Exciting Event Details Coming Soon!

    BeSpatial Ontario and Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre are excited to announce the upcoming Fall GIS in-person event to be held in Sudbury, Ontario on October 29 at the Holiday Inn!

    Don't miss this unique and informative geospatial event! Register will open soon!

    Note: New to BeSpatial Ontario? When you register, you will receive a complimentary remaining 2024 & 2025 BeSpatial membership!

  • June 30, 2024 9:01 AM | Hanna Sjostrom, GISP (Administrator)

    MApps (Maps and Applications) People's Choice Award & Gallery

    It's not too early to start thinking and planning to exhibit in the Gallery! 

    You've worked hard to create a map or application for your organization and now is your chance to show it off to other GIS professionals and colleagues from around the province at the annual BeSpatial program event! 

    Show off your best traditional Map design or create a layout to display your latest Web Application. Open for submissions until early April 2025.

    Plan now for your submission of a mapping, poster or App for this annual award!

  • June 16, 2024 2:10 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial Annual Event and EXPO

    Invitation to Sponsors and Exhibitors

    BeSpatial Ontario is inviting you to join us at its 38th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event, executive session and EXPO.  By sponsoring or exhibiting at our annual event, you will be offered a number of benefits as per the details below.

    Theme: BeTBD 

    Date: May  2025  -  offering morning program presentations with special afternoon sessions, i.e., (workshop, Industry partner sessions, panel, seminar, etc.)

    In addition to program sessions (per sponsor level), Sponsors have an opportunity to participate in the Industry Partners (IP) speaking program on a first come, first serve basis. 

    Location: Virtual Conference

    Details on how to Sponsor or Exhibit!

    Take advantage of this opportunity to participate as a BeSpatial Annual Event and EXPO  Sponsors and Exhibitors! Contact Sandra at BeSpatial:  INFO for more details.

  • April 01, 2024 12:08 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)
    BePrepared was held on May 1st & 2nd 2024 

    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:

    • Creative systems thinking
    • Analytical skills
    • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
    • Understanding of ethical and privacy concerns
    • Service orientation and customer service
    • Remote Work and Collaboration

    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.

  • March 07, 2024 3:44 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Esri Canada Logo

    Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in government, business and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. GIS facilitates operational awareness and multi-agency collaboration.

    Municipal, provincial and federal governments leverage Esri technology to improve service delivery, accountability and fiscal management. Location analytics reveal patterns, risks and opportunities that can enhance infrastructure/asset management, economic development, land use planning, census and elections, routing and dispatch of government services. This technology also enables greater transparency, allowing residents to access more information online.

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