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  • December 28, 2022 1:45 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    First Base Solutions Logo

    First Base Solutions (FBS) delivers high quality geospatial data and custom mapping solutions to organizations across North America. Visualizing complex information using Orthoimagery, Earth Observation and Spatial data enables organizations to save time and money, by efficiently managing projects, offering superior service and outdoing the competition with improved day-to-day decision making. FBS caters to organizations with diverse mapping needs, technical expertise and budgets.


  • December 15, 2022 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.


  • December 11, 2022 6:58 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Teranet is Canada's leader in the delivery and transformation of statutory registry services with extensive expertise in land and commercial registries. It also provides insightful property intelligence and data solutions to thousands of customers in the real estate, financial services, government, utilities, and legal markets.

    As a trusted provider of Master Data Management (MDM) solutions and services to government, utilities, and commercial enterprises, Teranet enables customers to improve their decision-making processes by providing reliable property information, location intelligence capabilities, and a world-class customer experience. Teranet clients can access the most authoritative and dependable source of parcel mapping, ownership and easement data, and registered plan images. Our systems provide on-demand and direct access to reputable, adaptable, and trustworthy land registry and land related data via a user-friendly customer interface. Our core purpose is to be the most authoritative and reliable provider of spatial mapping services and land registry data to our customers.

  • December 02, 2022 11:27 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)


    Take Notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association - Ontario (the "Association") operating as BeSpatial /urisa ontario will take place  on the

    32nd of May, 2023 at the hour of 8:30 a.m. 

    to be held virtually

    for the purpose of approving the financial statements of the Corporation, to elect directors for the ensuing year, to appoint auditors for the Corporation (pending approval of motion to dispense for Year End 2024 for the ensuing year, approving all Acts of the Board and of the Officers and to deal with such other matters as may be properly presented at the meeting. 

     For details, sign on and visit members area.

    You are reminded that you have a right to vote on the aforementioned matters by proxy. Members who are unable to attend the meeting either in person or virtual (webinar) are requested to complete, date and sign the enclosed form of proxy, detach and return it forthwith by email or mail to Secretary, BeSpatial Ontario, 15 Thornlea Road, Thornhill, Ontario  L3T 1X2.

  • December 01, 2022 5:31 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Announcing BeSpatial 2023

    May 2-3 (Virtual)

    BeSpatial Ontario is inviting you to view the PheedLoop Home Page for  program highlights as a sampling of sessions being offered.

    Register today to join your colleagues at the geospatial and information community's annual 36th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event and EXPO.  Bookmark this page and check back often as program details are being updated! 

    Registration will soon open to attend  the May 3  workshop:  Title TBA. There are limited seats and registration is on a  first come basis. 

    A special thank you to our current sponsors and exhibitors. There are opportunities available for you and BeSpatial has added extra features to enhance your exhibit experience. Come join us in the exhibit hall!

    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... 

  • October 08, 2022 12:52 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Environics Logo

     (EA) is the premier marketing and analytical services company in North America, helping thousands of customers across every industry sector turn data and analytics into strategy, insights and results. Established in 2003, we specialize in using best-in-class data, analytics expertise and purpose-built software to address key challenges in areas such as consumer profiling and segmentation, multichannel media planning and execution, trade area analysis, merchandising strategies and site location decision-making.

    Our ENVISION platform provides quick and easy access to our comprehensive and privacy-compliant databases—including the latest mobile movement data—to generate deep consumer and market insight, authoritative reports and detailed maps. Environics Analytics' team of 200 statisticians, modellers, geographers and business strategists help organizations develop data-driven solutions and achieve success along every phase of their analytics journey.

  • August 27, 2022 5:12 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)
    • President, Executive Committee: Peter Hettstedt
    • Vice President, Executive Committee: Melanie Wawryk
    • Finance/ Treasurer, Executive Committee: Brooke Hewitt
    • Membership/ Secretary, Executive Committee: Hanna Sjostrom
    • BeSpatial/AGM Project Management, Executive Committee: Majid Chaoudhry
    • Programs, Executive Committee: Wendy Baldin
    • Web Executive Committee: Jeff Norris
    • BeSpatial/AGM and Event Logistics: Mohamed Nishath
    • Strategy & Outreach: Susan Muleme Kasumba, Past President
    • Communication: Joel Meyer
    • Education: Iain Greensmith
    • Eastern Section: Marikka Williams
    • Western Section: Melanie Wawryk
    • Northern Section: James Dorland and Angela McEachern
    • As Hoc: Andrew Lyszkiewicz
    • Ad Hoc: James Burn
    •  (YPN): Courtney Dunn

    Welcome New Board of Directors

    Welcome to the board ! We're excited to have such talented professionals join us in moving BeSpatial forward. Stay tuned for their director profiles to come in future eNews.

  • August 19, 2022 1:02 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    I am excited to join BeSpatial in the event management role and am looking forward to serve in this position. I have a passion for GIS, Data and Technology. In my ongoing role with the City of Vaughan and in my work there over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to contribute on multiple projects with the focus on helping staff be successful and have fun in their work.

    My background includes B.Sc. Major in GIS from the University of Toronto and Post graduate Diploma in IT from Sheridan College.  Experience with GIS, Data Management, Project Management and Asset Management.  I also have A/V experience working as a volunteer.

  • August 01, 2022 1:08 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    An international celebration of GIS technology

    This year GIS Day takes place on Wednesday, November 16. You can participate by hosting a GIS Day event to help others learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society and the world. It’s a chance for you to share your accomplishments and inspire others to discover and use GIS.

  • August 01, 2022 11:51 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

      BeSpatial Ontario is seeking one or preferably two Northern Section representatives. This volunteer Board position(s) is responsible for promoting BeSpatial to potential new members and organizations within Northern Ontario, liaising and representing the organization to existing members, and developing content in the form of webinars or seminars that is relevant to the regional membership. The position and related activities should align with our strategic objectives of...

    • Proactively encouraging individuals and organizations to participate and volunteer in the geospatial and information community
    • Deliver networking opportunities, programs and services contributing to geospatial and information community growth, enhanced productivity and innovation.
    • Engage community participation in actively sharing their geospatial and information knowledge and leadership.
    • Advocate for standards that will influence the geospatial and information community.
    • Recognize and reward excellence and innovation within the geospatial and information community.

    Due to the size of the Northern Section in Ontario, it would be preferable to have the duties split between 2 co-leads, one based in the Eastern half and one based in northwestern Ontario. The position(s) will be supported by the BeSpatial Board of Directors. Other duties would also include assisting with the planning, organizing and staging of our annual AGM, attending monthly Board meetings to report on activities and issues within the Northern Section.

    If this volunteer position is of interest, please reach out to president@bespatialontario.ca

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