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Tuesday 7 November, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
10:30 AM
10:30 AM MST - 11:30 AM MST | 1 hour
Geomatics for the Public Good

Over the past three decades, global and national economies have undergone profound transition while the governments that have tried to steer worldwide growth have been buffeted by profound changes in how citizens interact and feel about the level of services they receive.  That many of them are more empowered than ever by social media, which is often said to have hastened the growth of significant divides, speaks to the need of many governmental leader to stay in touch with prevailing th...

11:00 AM
11:00 AM MST - 11:25 AM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

With climate change comes a massively increased risk to billions of people due to disasters, reduced food and energy security, environmental degradation, and sea level rise to name a few. For example, it is estimated that 200,000,000 people live in low-lying areas of the world considered highly vulnerable.The global OGC community has mobilized to improve how well we connect land, sea, and air Geospatial data and information, improve regional connectivity between various  SDIS &nbs...

12:30 PM
12:30 PM MST - 12:55 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

Flooding is Canada’s most costly natural disaster, and flood risk intensifies as a result of urbanization and climate change. These impacts will change over time and can jeopardize the overall sustainability of communities if they remain unaddressed. As socio-economic consequences worsen, it underlines the need for governments to provide current and accurate hazard information to vulnerable populations, including Indigenous communities who are disproportionately affected, to make decisions...

2:15 PM
2:15 PM MST - 2:40 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

Incidents involving dangerous goods, including flammable gases and liquids, can happen at any time and in any place. When they do, Emergency Response Assistance Canada's 320+ members count on us to provide a safe and effective emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Various GIS solutions exist within Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) to support these functions. Examples include our resource locator tool that spatially queries and returns key information from 40+...

2:45 PM
2:45 PM MST - 3:10 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

Creating, managing and sharing geospatial information has never been easier, but how do we ensure the information we are using to make key business decisions is current, correct, accurate and the best fit for purpose?  This session will explore the different types of geospatial information assets being used at The City and the different tools, methods and standards that are being used capture, manage and share authoritative City data across the organization and to the Citizens of Calgary.

4:00 PM
4:00 PM MST - 4:25 PM MST | 25 minutes
Geomatics for the Public Good

Harnessing the power of regular collection of imagery and Lidar, the City of Calgary provides valuable information for municipal service delivery. The City publicly shares various datasets in different formats, including Orthophotos, Lidar, and 3D buildings, oh-my! Beginning in 1990, the Aerial Imagery Program supported planning, development, and operations.Regularly collecting spatial data allows for more accurate assessments of changes over time. Annual Orthophoto collection aids in ...

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