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Andrew Edwards

PSD CityWide

Sessions in which Andrew Edwards attends

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM EDT - 10:30 AM EDT | 30 minutes

Join us for the the launch of GeoIgnite with Jonathan Murphy, the Chair of GeoIgnite, and Dr. Minda Suchan of MDA.Abstract of MDA Keynote: Canada is the world leader in wide area space-based radar Earth observation through the highly successful RADARSAT program, supporting numerous operational and scientific uses for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. MDA, in conjunction with the Canadian government, has created an internationally recognized brand and reputation for...

Minda Suchan

Keynote speaker
10:45 AM
10:45 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 30 minutes

Do you know what the geospatial product trap is? We fall in love with the technology, not the problem. I am a lucky person. My job has evolved to one where I primarily get to talk about geospatial technology all day. I could be scoping out internal or external projects or evaluating technologies. Increasingly, I provide advice on product ideas. This final situation has forced me to consider the nature of our community-of-practice. The common assumption that geospatial ...

11:30 AM
11:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes

The Canadian Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (NRCan) continues its work to implement the National Elevation Data Strategy. Through this strategy, one of NRCan's goal is to provide Canadians with an accurate three-dimensional representation of the country, in support of government priorities such as flood mapping. Because of the enormous task of obtaining a high-precision and up-to-date national elevation layer, NRCan works with different entities.The data coverage of the st...

12:30 PM
12:30 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes

Over the past year, Minerva Intelligence, a Vancouver-based cognitive AI company, has been awarded two contracts with Natural Resources Canada to design schemas at a national level: the National Flood Hazard Data Layer (NFHDL) and the National Hydro Network V2 (NHNv2). You might be asking yourself why an AI company is designing and building these important database structures. Minerva's cognitive AI system makes use of semantically inoperable data in knowledge graphs and has designed syste...

Friday 23 April, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT | 30 minutes

In 2003, when GISPartner entered the business Poland was still far behind more developed countries in terms of IT implementation. In 2021 the gap is incomparably smaller and some of Polish IT solutions are widely used across the globe. When public administration is considered, it was also GISPartner, which greatly contributed into transforming paper & stamps into high-class software solutions. We want to share our thoughts on how clever, tailor-made IT solutions are driving this transf...

2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT | 30 minutes

This talk will be bringing together the power of location intelligence and blockchain technology for an increased speed and accuracy of transactions and improved decision-making.The value that blockchain brings to geospatial technology is security, immutability, and trusted data. On the other hand, geospatial technology provides the power of location to the blockchain. Together, they represent a game-changer both for their utility and disrupt...

2:45 PM
2:45 PM EDT - 3:45 PM EDT | 1 hour

Join GeoIgnite for this inaugural panel of provincial and territorial geospatial and location technology leaders.We will be discussing issues surrounding: What are main priorities and challenges across jurisdictions? What types of geospatial tools we use to monitor and respond to key challenges like emergency response? How are jurisdictions aligning geospatial tools, data, and people to address climate change? What are some current data...

Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:00 PM
1:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT | 3 hours

Tickets for this workshop must be claimed in advance.The use of drones, officially referred to as Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), has been forecasted to play a key role in the digitalization and further optimization of a variety of geomatics applications such as in resource aggregates management, landfill management, civil engineering (3D reality capture, virtual surveying), and precision agriculture. To help realize this forecast it is important for ...

Thursday 29 April, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT | 2 hours

Tickets for this workshop must be claimed in advance.This workshop will offer a deep-dive into the Avenza Maps app, a mobile app where users can upload or access custom maps for off-line navigation, way-finding, and data collection. The workshop will be composed of 5 modules covering the fundamentals of the apps usage, as well as more advanced industry-relevant features. We will also provide a walkthrough of using the Av...

Friday 30 April, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT | 3 hours 30 minutes

Tickets for this workshop must be claimed in advance.This half-day workshop cuts through the theory and fluff to present, in practical terms, the essential practices for successful GIS project planning and management. Its intent is to provide project managers, teams, and stakeholders with the key actions methods, and tools to launch and execute successful projects --delivering results on time and on budget providing valuable...