The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is a non-profit association created to help further promote the development of the Geomatics Industry in Nova Scotia, while making it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its material contribution to the provinces economy. GANS fosters geomatics within all sectors of the Nova Scotia economy through a collaboration among a broad membership representing the public and private sector.

The field of Geomatics spans a wide variety of many distinct disciplines such as GIS, Cartography, Planning, Remote Sensing, LIDAR and Surveying and is used everyday by most industries in Nova Scotia including Forestry, Mining, Tourism, Commerce, Engineering, Municipal Planning, and many more.

Most Nova Scotians are either involved in or use some aspect of geomatics everyday and do not even know it.

GANS provides both professional and social events year round, have membership fees that are among the lowest in the industry and allow students can join for a nominal fee so they can take advantage of networking opportunities to use in establishing their careers.

Click here to renew or start your GANS membership today!


The Maritimes: a Region of Fascinating Weather

The Creative Art/Map Competition for Nova Scotian Students is meant to to promote student’s creative representation of their province, to enhance their cartographic awareness, and to make them more conscious of Nova Scotia’s Maritime Environment. And have some fun while doing it!

    Nova Scotian teachers/students may submit maps, on the theme “Nova Scotia - A Region of Fascinating Weather”.

    Categories of competition: 
    Primary – Grade 2 - Creative Maps
    Grade 3 – Grade 5 - Creative Maps
    Grade 6 – Grade 8 - Creative Maps 



    Rules & Guidelines for contest can be downloaded here ...


    Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place entries in all categories


    Deadline for submission: December 16, 2016

    For More Details see http://gans.ca/Map-Competition.html




    Nova Scotia Maps, Geospatial Data and Mapping Resources

    Did you know? Although Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia does not actually create or provide any online maps or mapping resources, we do maintain a growing list of Nova Scotia mapping resources and geospatial data sources that we are aware of and are freely available to the geospatial community to use online or download.

    Nova Scotia Maps & Mapping Resources

    Nova Scotia Geospatial Data Resources



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    Geomatics Events

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    Partner Organizations
    The Geomatics Industry in Canada is constantly changing as technology and the Internet continues to evolve. GANS networks are also growing, thus improving the market potential for our 'Corporate and Individual' members. 

    Below are some other organizations and/or related web resources that GANS has been partnering up with to help further promote Geomatics in Canada.


    Click here to find out more information on organizations and/or related web sites that GANS has been partnering with .



    Click here to view more (or post)  Nova Scotia GIS & Geomatics related jobs


    GANS Sponsors

    Gold Level:

    Halifax Water

    Silver Level:

    View Point Realty

    Bronze Level:

    Geo Level:






    The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia uses a tiered level sponsorship program.

    All levels of sponsorship help generate revenue necessary for the Association to operate but provide different benefits back to the company or organization in return for their generous support.

    Click here for more details on the different GANS sponsor levels and how you can become a GANS sponsor.

    Check out the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Sponsors map


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