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  • February 17, 2023 5:10 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    SKE Inc. is an information solutions company and the team behind the award-winning GeoPortal cloud solution. Since 1994, we have been providing project management, systems design, development, and implementation services and software solutions to governments and large corporate clients.

    By leveraging our GeoPortal technologies, our team can quickly design, build, and implement trusted and effective enterprise-wide information management solutions that help organizations publish, integrate, and give access to data and information.

  • February 17, 2023 3:44 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

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    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.


  • February 17, 2023 6:54 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Angus GeoSolutions Inc. (AGSI), since 1993 as a Canadian corporation, has been solving business problems with strategic technology and information solutions, empowering government, electrical utility, telecommunication, oil and gas, agriculture, and public safety industries to make better, more informed decisions. AGSI is headquartered in Halton Hills, Ontario with data collection and verification field staff across Canada.

    Go360™ - Integrated Business Applications & Communication

    Go360™ Business Centre is designed around the specific needs of departments, functions, and roles. Integrated applications connect departments, breaking down silos, increasing efficiencies, and communication. Work and data flows effectively from one area to another.

    This means work is assessed and gets assigned quickly. Your employees and teams are more productive. Data and reports are analyzed in real-time, for faster, safer, and more reliable decision making.

    Learn more… 

    Location Warehouse™ - A Comprehensive Database of North American Location & Spatial Information

    Developed over 30 years by collecting, verifying, and managing the highest quality of land-based location information needed to support mission-critical functions for both private and public sector operations.

    AGSI offers many Municipal Government Services including:

    • Address Management - consolidation of address silos, accuracy, and sustainability
    • Permit Tracking - management of contractor and public activities within the community
    • Postal Boundaries - Validate residents’ calls, department mail outs, data analyses - lower tiers.
  • February 16, 2023 2:10 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial Annual Event and EXPO

    May  Virtual

    Invitation to Sponsors and Exhibitors

    BeSpatial Ontario is inviting you to join us at its 37th 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: BeCreative 

    Date: May ,  2024  - with 2 approximately 7 hour days - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm each day 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.

  • February 16, 2023 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.


  • February 15, 2023 12:37 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Founded in 1989, Consortech is a consulting firm dedicated to generating value through geospatial performance. Partnering with GIS industry leaders Esri and Safe Software, our experts master every single aspect of automation and application integration by leveraging the complementarity of FME and ArcGIS.

    Consortech distinguishes itself by empowering its clients through a collaborative and step-by-step approach that aims to achieve results.

    Our mission is to work with geomatics leaders to strategically position their departments and leverage geospatial data for the benefit of the organization and the community.

    Stay tuned for details on the  what is being offered at BeSpatial 2023 by Consortech.

  • February 02, 2023 4:59 AM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    Dear members: Thank you for you support during the past year. We deeply appreciate your ongoing commitment to BeSpatial, your geospatial and information community in Ontario.

    We are looking forward to an interesting program year with monthly webinars that are available to view,  post event, with access in our members' area.

    Our annual BeSpatial event and EXPO is planned for May and  is a virtual event once again!   This decision to remain virtual is based on your feedback to continue to offer an event that provides broad and inclusive access for those who come from across levels and carry out many diverse roles in organizations that makeup our geospatial and information community, 

    Many organizations registered over 10, 20, even 30 staff and enjoyed the range of presentations offered from leaders and shakers across the technical, business and management streams.

    In addition to our popular and informative monthly webinars, we plan to hold onsite events on a regional basis, so that those important face to face opportunities will also be available to our members.

    The BeSpatial early bird registration rate for members will be in effect until March 27th. There are also early bird draw prizes.

    Renew today to ensure that you will continue to receive program highlights as they are released in our eNews and on our social media platforms!

    If you have already paid your annual dues, thanks very much for your ongoing support of your community!

  • February 01, 2023 11:59 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial Annual Event and Expo

    • When: May 
    • Where: Virtual Event

    Call for Submissions is Open until April 02, 2024

    Educational Program - $500 BeSpatial bursary offering

    The BeSpatial Nathan Adams Student Bursary is an annual award that recognizes the contributions of students studying at Ontario post-secondary institutions to the geospatial and information community. This is a great opportunity for students to get name recognition and begin participating in community events.

    For more details Visit:  Annual Bursary

  • February 01, 2023 6:10 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    We are counting down the days to May !

      This once a year geospatial and information community event has something for everyone! 

    The Final program  is now in place. Click the  Schedule where you can view the exciting sessions topics.  There are an array of industry experts and colleagues who are waiting to share their presentations and answer your questions . If you haven't registered already, please do so now.  

    Register for BeSpatial 2022

    A range of topics will be covered including asset management, geospatial data apps, geospatial technology platforms, LiDAR, GIS tools, analytics, 3D, AI and so much more. We are also featuring a session on GISP certification with Todd Kent, Certification Coordinator of the GISCI certification institute.  

  • February 01, 2023 12:01 PM | Sandra Crutcher (Administrator)

    BeSpatial'24 Annual Program event, workshops and EXPO to be held in May 2024

    BeSpatial’24 is virtual! 

    The Theme is BeTBD

     February 24, 2024 at 11:50PM - Your Intent to Present must be  emailed to Wendy 

    March 5, 2024 11:59PM is the deadline for abstract submission(s) - all abstracts to be considered must be  submitted online 

    Day 1 – Geospatial Creativity in Real Places 
    Day 2 – Creative Ways to Tackle Business Problems with Geospatial Data and Technology

    Be Spatial is inviting you to present at its 37th AGM (Annual General Meeting), program event and EXPO. Virtual presenters for each session are offered complimentary registration.

    Industry Partners - please note that presentation opportunities for our IPs, who are exhibitors, will be offered in the IP session tracts on a first come, first served basis.  Sponsors, depending on their level, will have guaranteed speaking opportunities. 

    Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Geospatial applications use of spatial and not spatial data
    • Extracting value from data through increased access and legal compliance.
    • Business applications using Open Data.
    • 5G and IoT.
    • Data access technologies and business growth.
    • Ideas for eliminating the geospatial divide through cooperation and collaboration.
    • Multi stake-holder cooperation models.
    • Challenges and opportunities in public-private partnerships.
    • How to improve executive understanding of the business value of geospatial? What works and what doesn’t?
    • How to address geospatial illiteracy in a business environment?
    • How to prepare for the next wave of geospatial technologies?
    • How prepare for a new type of jobs which will require new skills and a high degree of adaptability.
    Contact Wendy by email asap with your Intention to present.

    Abstract Submission - Please complete the online form.

    Note: abstracts will be posted online in the program highlights area as approved.  

    The preliminary agenda with designated speakers and presentation times will be posted once  presentation timeslots are confirmed .

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