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.

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High Resolution Mapping Workshop

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) Nova Scotia Chapter would like to invite you to a workshop on high resolution mapping that will be of interest to industry, non-profit groups, associations, academia and all levels of government.

The coastal zone, that dynamic geographic region where the interaction of the sea and land occurs, is vital to the lifestyle and economy of Atlantic Canada. Having quality geospatial data is essential for mapping coastal resources and infrastructures to help ensure safe and sustainable activities within coastal regions, and accurately mapping the coastal zone can be very challenging. Technologies ranging from topo-bathymetric LiDAR and aerial imagery to echo sounding all have their strengths and weaknesses when used to produce integrated maps and charts in this dynamic environment.

This two day high resolution mapping workshop is intended to present the latest information on the technologies and their applications in this area and will include presentations, discussions, poster displays and demonstrations promoting technologies suitable for mapping in the coastal zone. With several opportunities for networking, it will also help engage the geospatial community in Atlantic Canada, increasing awareness of the benefits of using geospatial data and tools for effective decision making.

It will take place at Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Lawrencetown. COGS is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment offering high-quality geographic information programs in the fields of GIS, surveying, remote sensing, mapping and land-use planning. All all refreshment breaks, lunches and dinner included with registration and open to all, including GANS members, CIG members and anyone else interested in technologies suitable for mapping in the coastal zone.


More information and event updates will be added to the main event website as it becomes available. http://geomatics.one/




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.


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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.

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