This seminar is presented by Jonathan Murphy. He is a geospatial career coach and mentor. He has worked around the world as a GIS specialist, geomatics manager, and marketing consultant. He has been coaching graduates, professionals, and senior members of the geospatial industry for over ten years. Jonathan is a member of the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics.

Jonathan is an alumnus the University of Calgary and of the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) and holds post graduate diplomas in GIS and Applied Geomatics Research. Over the course of his career he has worked in many sectors like oil and gas, renewable energy, government, NGOs, and organisations like the United Nations. Jonathan has the distinction of being the first Web Manager of the British Museum in London.

Jonathan provides expert advice to job seekers and is the Founder and Managing Director of GoGeomatics Canada, the most popular communications hub for the Canadian geomatics sector in the world. He has also created Canada’s largest network of geomatics students and professionals with over 4,000 members.

In 2019 Jonathan founded GeoIgnite, Canada’s National Geospatial Conference. All of his work has shared one goal. That of strengthening and empowering the Canadian and global geospatial community. Through his wide network of industry contacts and expertise in human resources and job trends, he provides effective staffing solutions for geomatics companies and career seminars for job seekers. He has volunteered as a geography teacher for at-risk youth, and has been a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society since 2013.