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!


Geography Helped Me Get Where I am Now - GANS Geographic Education Posters Series 

The GANS Geographic Education Posters were created to help young people identify some of the endless possibilities that learning geography provides, by highlighting the various different geomatics related post-secondary education programs and geospatial related career opportunities available, ultimately resulting in more students pursuing geomatics related careers.

All the professionals featured are graduates of Nova Scotia high schools and have followed a variety of post-secondary paths, including both colleges and universities, to get where they are today. - Geography Matters! 

The Geographic Education and Geospatial Related Careers page includes links to digital versions from the first round of GANS Education Posters. Clicking on an image below will open up a dedicated web page highlighting the individual with a larger digital PDF version of the custom poster and a short summary of the person’s post-secondary path, present job title and their story on how Geography Helped them Get Where they are Now .

We encourage you to check them all out and share with your friends, colleagues, co-workers and extended networks. We will also be adding more images and narratives about other young Nova Scotian geospatial professionals in the future, so also hope that you will come back to the Geographic Education and Geospatial Related Careers page again. http://gans.ca/Geospatial-Careers


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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