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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 ...

11:15 AM
11:15 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT | 15 minutes
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...

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

1:00 PM
1:00 PM EDT - 1:15 PM EDT | 15 minutes
1:15 PM
1:15 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT | 30 minutes

À l'automne 2020, NV5 Geospatial, propulsé par Quantum Spatial, a été mandaté par la Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) pour réaliser l'un des plus grands levés lidar topobathymétriques aériens fluviaux jamais entrepris au Canada. Cette présentation examinera de plus près le contexte, les objectifs, les défis, la technologie, la méthodologie, ainsi que les résultats et conclusions préliminaires de cette importante étude aérienne des vingt-huit principaux cours d'eau entourant la v...

1:45 PM
1:45 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT | 15 minutes
2:00 PM
2:00 PM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT | 30 minutes

Explore the structure of an enterprise location intelligence platform at Agriculture Agri-food Canada and how they created a strategic road map to systematically diagnose strengths and weaknesses to drive the use of location intelligence in everyday program and policy decisions of a federal department.Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector through initiatives that promote innovation and competitiveness.

2:30 PM
2:30 PM EDT - 2:45 PM EDT | 15 minutes
2:45 PM
2:45 PM EDT - 3:15 PM EDT | 30 minutes

Maxar is building the highest resolution and most accurate 3D map of the planet and this talk will provide an overview of the products and capabilities that are making it possible.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT | 15 minutes
3:30 PM
3:30 PM EDT - 4:30 PM EDT | 1 hour

Title: Advancing Space Based Observation in Canada:The GeoIgnite 2021 Directors General Geospatial Panel, part of Canada's National Geospatial Conference.Title: Advancing Space Based Observation in CanadaThis is a must attend panel for anyone interested in learning the direction Canada's Federal government geospatial leadership is taking.Join our panelists for an exploration of Canada's geospatial priorities and mission in this exciting discuss...

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