BeSpatial / urisa ontario

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1966. From webinars and workshops to multi-day conferences, URISA presents an abundance of educational programs, offers volunteer GIS expertise through its GISCorps program, and assists government agencies with benchmarking GIS maturity through its GIS Management Institute. URISA fosters excellence in GIS through its programs, guiding and supporting GIS professionals throughout their careers.

URISA Ontario was established in 1987 with less than 50 members and incorporated in Ontario on March 31, 1992. In the beginning, the Association focused on education, which is now being complemented by new initiatives. Today, members are from diverse backgrounds in both the public, private and educational sectors and is recognized by other organizations as Ontario's GIS organization.

Canadian GIS & Geomatics

Canadian GIS and Geospatial Resources

Our Goal is to Increase Awareness of the Geography of Canada while Promoting the Use of free Canadian Geographic Information and Resources

GoGeomatics Canada

GoGeomatics Canada is a community driven effort to promote and organize the geospatial community from the grassroots. There are 15 geospatial networking groups in cities across Canada. To date, we have hosted 500+ geospatial networking events. The annual ‘Back to School Socials’ have been running for 5 years. These fun, free geospatial events are organized across the country, by 40+ volunteers who lead the vibrant online community.

GoGeomatics Canada is the most popular magazine in Canada’s geospatial sector for geospatial news, events, jobs, community engagement, and communications. Hundreds of Canadian geomatics organizations post their jobs, news, and events on GoGeomatics Canada. We have published over 1,000 Canadian geomatics articles, and our Canadian Spatial Times newsletter has 4,000+ subscribers.

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS)

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia also known as GANS was incorporated in 1990 as a non-profit association[1] with the mission to promote the further development of the Nova Scotia Geomatics Industry, making it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its material contribution to the provincial economy.

Through a collaboration among a broad membership representing the academia, all levels of Government and private industry GANS provides both professional and social events, networking opportunities, a mentoring program, geospatial job postings and professional development. The number of members in the regional association fluctuates from year to year but is typical around 250.